Skip to comments.Police Officer ‘Sad’ After Victim Survives Car Crash
Posted on 03/28/2013 1:12:05 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A police officer ended an internal email with a sad face emoticon because the survival of a car-crash victim meant her career was not progressing, she claimed.
The officer has since apologised for the internal email which appeared to show disappointment as Laura Thomas recovered in hospital.
The communication was shown to the Thomas family following a Freedom of Information (FOI) request.
When her father, Darren, lodged an official complaint about the email he received a statement from the officer, who has not been identified, saying that she had not meant to cause offence.
The letter said: In the email I used :( to depict a sad face. This was to convey my sadness at not, at that time, fulfilling my professional development, and certainly not to depict any sadness to the fact that Miss Thomas was recovering."
Police sources have said that officers may be required to demonstrate "certain competencies" when passing their exams for promotion, but they do not necessarily have to have direct experience of a specific situation such as a fatality.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Maybe she could just shoot the canine equivalent
Some people join the police because they want to make a difference in their community. Others join it because they think it would be cool and people will fear and respect them in ways they couldn’t get people to do before...
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