Three off duty officers arrested for assault and Robbery.Jan 24th, 2009
Ron the police are being investigated through their own forces but more importantly, they are being investigated by the Public Complaints Commission - they are the folks who investigate police wrong doings and they are a separate entity. It's only my own thoughts but I think the $200.00 was simply an attempt to make it look like a robbery they initially thought they would get away with. Then (IMO) they went too far and thoroughly beat an innocent man and they all got caught. By that point I think they probably knew their careers were down the tube.
The "Public Complaints Commission" is the new name for the entity formally
known as the "Police Complaints Commission" and it is hardly impartial in
the instance my family was involved in, or any I've ever heard of. I'm assuming
that you or your family has never been put in the position where a Commission
you depended on to be unbiased and fair, as opposed to just a rubber stamp
on the Police policing the Police to make it seem to the public that there is some
safeguard in the system. If you've never had to put your faith in a Public Complaints
Commission, then that's a good thing and explains your faith in Law Enforcement.
You and I use to think quite alike. Things have changed for me and not for you...
I understand where you're coming from. My reality is quite different from yours.
Don't get me wrong. I'm still pro-law-enforcement, but I'm VERY anti-corruption
and highly skeptical of the Police investigating themselves.
Do you really think that these three Officers that threatened, beat, and robbed this
Delivery Driver didn't think they were above the law due to their occupations and
a very strong union and the Blue Wall...so they didn't think they where risking their
careers at all? Worse case for them? The Police investigate themselves while these
three still collect their pay (not so for a Delivery Driver off work) for a year or two
or more until this falls off the public's radar...and the charges will be found unwarranted
or unsubstantiated or some other way to sweep this under the rug....and these Officers
just go back to work. The Police Complaints Commission (Public in name now) will
rubber stamp the Police investigation of themselves, and the status quo continues.
I'm going to assume (I know...***/u/me) that you aren't in Law Enforcement or you
wouldn't be able to argue with the conviction that you do, but you know someone in
Law Enforcement that you respect beyond any doubt (Grandfather? Father? Brother?).
I admire your conviction. Really, I do, and I hope you are never put in a place where
you loose it.