Thursday, July 26, 2012

Negligent Spokane Cop Get a Slap on the Wrist

Spokane’s police chief says the officer whose young daughter accidentally shot herself in the leg with his service weapon in April has been given a three-week unpaid suspension.

An internal investigation found that Officer Barry O’Connell failed to comply with department policy requiring officers to secure their duty weapons at home and with other rules that prohibit officers from acting willfully, carelessly or negligently with city property. Interim Chief Scott Stephens announced the penalty Wednesday.
This is a good example of how the cops do it. After a little time passes and everyone is more concerned with bigger news like the Colorado shooting, they issue their minor sanctions. That's how they protect each other.

In my opinion, whenever a kid gets daddy's gun and hurts or kills someone with it, daddy should get more than three weeks without pay.

What's your opinion?  Please leave a comment.

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes, 3 weeks without pay indeed. It would hurt more than going to jail, lol. Negligent father.
    I'm sure tim jones, Spokane would laugh at this.