Skip to comments.Fla trooper who stopped cop sues after harassment
Posted on 02/11/2014 5:40:17 AM PST by armydawg505
MIAMI Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Donna Jane Watts was on routine patrol early one morning when a Miami police car whizzed past at speeds that would eventually top 120 mph. Even with her blue lights flashing and siren blaring, it took Watts more than seven minutes to pull the speeder over. Not certain who was behind the wheel, she approached the car warily, with gun drawn, according video from her cruiser's dashboard camera. "Put your hands out of the window! Right now!" she yelled. It turned out the driver was Miami Police Department officer Fausto Lopez, in full uniform. Watts holstered her gun but still handcuffed him and took his weapon. "I apologize," Lopez said, explaining that he was late for an off-duty job. "You were running 120 miles an hour!" Watts barked back.
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No dogs shot?
Not yet, but I doubt this drama has fully played itself out.
I never met an honest cop I didn't like.
Now she’s going to have even MORE cops harassing her.
Let’s see some cops fired. Hang a few as examples for the others.
Dad was NYPD. He was honest. 22 years and he retired. He never went above the patrolman rank. Did not want to. Always talked of the seemy side of police work especially above his pay grade. Back in his days ‘46-’68 it was not considered crooked to take a sandwich or cup of coffee (well not among the cops anyway ). The real graft was cash for looking elsewhere and internal affairs did not bother with nickle and dime stuff. As a beat cop the local businesses loved his presence in the mean streets of the South Bronx.
A whole bunch of Bullies in Blue (BiBs) seem to want to pay that $2,500 fine here.
The biggest majority of police were honest back then. They did not tolerate crooks among them. They policed their own. That is not the case at this time.
What is not being said is that police officers frequently are “not lucky in love”, with a high divorce rate and other relationship problems. And with the ability to check up on an ex-spouse and their new paramour, is it far too often an irresistible temptation.
By the 1970 there was a lot of corruption I the NYPD. Think serpico. I had family on the job at that time. Not a nice time for these guys.