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New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in patrol car now loses loaded gun
NBC 10 ^ | January 8, 2013 | Jean Casimir and David Chang

Posted on 01/09/2013 10:00:21 AM PST by Altariel

A New Jersey cop who was spotted sleeping in his patrol car last summer has now lost a loaded handgun, according to his lawyer.

Trenton Police Officer Richard Takach misplaced the Glock semi-automatic handgun in the city's West Precinct parking lot around 3 a.m. on Monday, his attorney Stuart Alterman said.

"It's not a sign of him being careless," Alterman added. "It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon. He was changing in and out of his duty uniform to his street clothes. He was transferring his weapon from his duty holster to an off-duty holster. And unfortunately he lost a weapon. He left it on the car or the truck. When he realized it was gone, he called, he drove back to Trenton, they looked for it, and he notified his superiors immediately."

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Of course. When a government employee loses a weapon, it's *clearly* not a sign of carelessness.
1 posted on 01/09/2013 10:00:29 AM PST by Altariel
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2 posted on 01/09/2013 10:03:43 AM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: Altariel
"It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon."

Boating accident in the parking lot?

3 posted on 01/09/2013 10:05:11 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Altariel

When you change clothes and holsters, you don’t pat your gun to check that it’s there?

Maybe he should be arrested for indecent behavior, changing his clothes out in public.


4 posted on 01/09/2013 10:06:04 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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5 posted on 01/09/2013 10:06:04 AM PST by TexasCajun
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Chris Christie’s personal trainer?


6 posted on 01/09/2013 10:07:36 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Boating accident in the parking lot?

My thoughts, exactly!

7 posted on 01/09/2013 10:07:55 AM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Altariel

Changing clothes in the parking lot???


8 posted on 01/09/2013 10:08:40 AM PST by Bob
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To: Altariel

Well, at least he can’t shoot any family pets if he can’t stay awake or find his gun. :)


9 posted on 01/09/2013 10:09:57 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Bobalu

Just hope this is the guy they send to confiscate your weapons. LOL!


10 posted on 01/09/2013 10:10:50 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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It's not a sign of him being careless," Alterman added. "It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon.

When was carelessness ever defined as intentional?????

11 posted on 01/09/2013 10:13:38 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Altariel

I’m surprised that the DemoQuacks now don’t want to disarm all cops since one allegedly was negligent concerning the safekeeping of his gun.


12 posted on 01/09/2013 10:16:13 AM PST by AtlasStalled
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don’t they have a locker room? the cops have to change their clothes in the parking lot at 3am in the middle of winter????


13 posted on 01/09/2013 10:16:27 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: TexasCajun

Diabetic coma would have been a better excuse. Also would explain sleeping through someone stealing the gun while he was taking a nappy-poo.


14 posted on 01/09/2013 10:17:23 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: TexasCajun

looks like he might benefit by being denied his donuts for a while as punishment


15 posted on 01/09/2013 10:17:57 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: camle
don’t they have a locker room? the cops have to change their clothes in the parking lot at 3am in the middle of winter????

Isn't it a violation of the law to strip down to your skivvies in a parking lot?

16 posted on 01/09/2013 10:18:18 AM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Altariel

If that’s not a sign of carelessness, I don’t know what is.


17 posted on 01/09/2013 10:19:34 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Some cultures are destined to remain stupid and we need to quit trying to uplift them.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Of course not; cops are government employees, and therefore, their negligence is not to be treated as seriously as a law-abiding non-government-employee’s negligence.


18 posted on 01/09/2013 10:20:37 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Above My Pay Grade

There is also the possibility that the “accidental” loss is cover for deliberately tossing away the gun after it was used to commit a crime.


19 posted on 01/09/2013 10:22:26 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Bobalu

Oh, you’re quick.


20 posted on 01/09/2013 10:23:09 AM PST by BipolarBob (Happy Hunger Games! May the odds be ever in your favor.)
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To: SampleMan

i wonder what the temperature was that night... indecent exposure anyone?


21 posted on 01/09/2013 10:30:35 AM PST by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Above My Pay Grade

“Given the choice of an awake cop on duty or a sleeping cop on duty, I’ll take the sleeping one every time.” - Marmaduke


22 posted on 01/09/2013 10:31:34 AM PST by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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23 posted on 01/09/2013 10:38:58 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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"It was an accident. Nobody intentionally loses a weapon

I retired from a major Tier 1 stamping plant in Detroit. Many, many years ago, the midnight shift security guard at the back gate to the company lost his company issued service revolver one night.

As it turns out, he was visited that night by a local hooker who used to walk the streets around that area. After servicing him, when she left, she also stole the revolver......which of course he had to report to the head of security.

Since he was in his mid 60's, he was fired then forced to retire. It took a while but the company was able to get the gun back from the gal..........

24 posted on 01/09/2013 10:39:56 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon or just throw her from the train......)
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If that’s not a sign of carelessness, I don’t know what is.

If you do that in the Service, you get a court-martial. He's lucky if all they do is fire his fat lazy lard ass.

25 posted on 01/09/2013 10:43:03 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

And, because he’s most likely a union member, they probably won’t even do that.


26 posted on 01/09/2013 10:50:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: Bobalu

Ban sleeping cops.


27 posted on 01/09/2013 10:51:28 AM PST by choctaw man (Good ole Andrew Jackson, or You're the Reason God Made Oklahoma...)
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To: TexasCajun

Friggin SLOB...and a careless slob to boot! When I make a change of location with my firearm, I always TRIPLE check to make sure it’s there before I walk away. When I use the ladies room...I use the handicap stall because it has the extra rails that I can use to hold my firearm. I don’t take my eyes off my firearm until I have it back on my side...that way, I won’t forget it!


28 posted on 01/09/2013 10:51:49 AM PST by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Altariel

http://thegazette.com/2011/05/19/cedar-rapids-cop-admits-to-sleeping-on-duty-is-disciplined/

How fortunate it was a CR Tea Party founding member and FOLB that took the pics....hehehe...

Nonetheless, local liberals were howling about photoshop & set-ups....

No mention on the actual discipline meted out - one less donut?


29 posted on 01/09/2013 10:52:42 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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Wonder if he’d so vehemently defend a citizen who had the same thing happen to him.

Wouldn’t bet on it.

Wish they’d just be honest and come out and say this guy has no business being an armed officer and would just remove him from the force. It’s clear he’s a blot on their entire image. More than once.


30 posted on 01/09/2013 10:54:21 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: TexasCajun

Too much pizza for lunch. Carbs’ll do that to ya.


31 posted on 01/09/2013 11:51:54 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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Nobody saw me, Sarge; I didn’t do it!


32 posted on 01/09/2013 11:53:54 AM PST by carriage_hill ("I meant to say maggot, but I have a lisp.")
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