Skip to comments.Oklahoma cop sues over firing after he cited 3-year-old for peeing in public
Posted on 02/13/2014 11:51:24 AM PST by Responsibility2nd
Kenneth Qualls claims he had permission from on high to give the toddler a $2,500 public urination ticket in November 2012 after the boy began to pee in front of his house.
An Oklahoma cop canned for citing a 3-year-old boy for peeing outside is now suing the city of Piedmont for unfairly flushing his career.
Kenneth Qualls claims he had permission from on high to give little Dillan Warden a $2,500 public urination ticket in November 2012 after the tot unzipped in his pants on Ryan Drive.
The prohibited pee was on private property, the boys mother, Ashley Warden, said at the time.
"I said really, he is 3-years-old, and [the officer] said it doesn't matter its public urination, the boys grandmother, Jennifer Warden, told KWTV News 9 at the time.
But about 10 days after the ill-advised ticket, Qualls was dumped from the department, The Oklahoman reported.
During the 2012 pissing match, the officer was even called stupid by the citys mayor, furthering muddying his reputation, the suit claims.
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But it is OK in NY for gays to expose themselves in a parade.
Good. Being an idiot really ought to DQ someone from being a police officer.
Just goes to show that there are idiots in every state and city, even the “red” ones. The city did the right thing here. Someone like this genius doesn’t need to be running around with a gun and a pocket full of blank citations/tickets.
“Kenneth Qualls claims he had permission from on high to give little Dillan Warden a $2,500 public urination ticket in November 2012...”
Okay. So, even if he did have permission from above.........WHO DOES THIS TO A 3 YEAR OLD? That’s what 3 year olds do. Did he expect the 3 year old to pay a $2500 ticket? Check his I.D. to see if he was wanted?
Yes, it’s ridiculous.
But if he was in contact with his station and his superiors told him to give the ticket, he has a point in terms of his being fired.
Did he shot the boy’s dog for the same offense?f
In most states a 3yoa can’t even be charged with any crime let alone some thing as minor as this.
Thank God he didnt take a dump.
That’s why I live in the country with no close neighbors.
I can pee and shoot out the back, front and side doors and no one says a thing.
Qualls’ appearence before the Piedmont Personnel Board on in July, 2013.
Photo and his side of the story
A good friend of mine did this about age 2 in our yard. My mom always held it against him, but he grew up to be a really good guy. Yep, kids that age sometimes do this.
Too bad this case didn’t run its course. After a failure to pay the fine comes the likely warrant of arrest, which, given the cop’s apparent mindset, I imagine he would have been happy to serve. Another case for calling out SWAT, at that.
From what I heard about this case, the officer in question was parked a couple of blocks away, “casing” the area.
I’d say he probably had it in for the people or just the people in the neighborhood in general.
My 3 yr old, the other night, got confused about where he was supposed to change out of his swimsuit and began doing so poolside at the Y...
Supposedly the ticket was issued to the Mother.
Qualls was fired in November 2012 from the Piedmont Police Department after he ssued
Piedmont resident Ashley Warden a ticket because her three-year-old was allegedly
urinating in her front yard.
Oh... had that happen with a 2 yr old, in the front yard, in suburbia, on Christmas morning...
Yep, he should be fired as he has proven that he’s too stupid to occupy any position of authority.
But I must take issue with this statement: The prohibited pee was on private property, the boys mother, Ashley Warden, said at the time.
Public urination is a crime (though it shouldn't be by a 3 year old), it doesn't matter if a crime happens on public or private property. Following mom's logic, an adult male perv could expose himself to her son but as long as he was standing in his own front yard he could then claim this private property “exemption”.
Now both of my sons would have found themselves locked up for following mom and dad's advice, “better out in the yard then wetting you pants”, so there is a lot of common sense missing from the cops actions, but private property doesn't enter into this one.
It seems that no dogs were harmed in the making of this farce
Peeing in public.
What if he wet his pants in public. Technically, that IS urinating in public!
At my age, I might too.
Not to mention your ‘dumping’ scenario. If a person soils their drawers in public, that would be “in public”.
More war on kids, and old folks.
Photo and his side of the story
So. He got a lawyer and is suing. Chances are... he may collect something. But in the end.... he is a jerk and I hope he never works in law enforcement again.
But you are stupid, Qualls. lol
Only faggots can expose themselves in public, as they have a magic talisman, and they didn’t grow up to be men. Three year old boys are up and coming men, which is closer to being a man than most fudge packers will ever see.
All liberals suffer from homophobia. They’re terrified of faggots, and will bend over backwards to avoid getting “the look” from one.
For those of you who are homosexual and reading my words... mark my words... you will be targeted by the Rats just as soon as they don’t need you as their magic kewpie talisman that they use to stab at Christianity.
“Thats why I live in the country with no close neighbors.”
Yep. Me too.
Even ASKING about giving this toddler a ticket should disqualify this jerk officer from being employed anywhere that needs a working brain to work there.
Yet another idiot not wanting to be held accountable for their actions. The stupid cop didn’t want to be held accountable but thinks he should be able to hold others accountable. Typical liberal.
What a fatass! That porker is a cop???
Probably the guy did other dumb things and citing the 3 year old for public urination was the last straw
“Yes, its ridiculous.
But if he was in contact with his station and his superiors told him to give the ticket, he has a point in terms of his being fired.”
You do realize that the fact he even bothered to ask says a lot about who he is. The only question is, should they also go after the guy who said it was OK? If this guy has no more discretion than that, he does not belong as a cop.
As for “permission on high”, I hope he has a lot more than that statement to back it up.
A cop at another site said it best. “Thank you officer dumbass for improving public relations.”
At least the kid didn’t have a dog the officer could shoot.
I’ve peed off my front porch, but only after dark.
Sheriff Andy put up with Barney Fife for years but he would have canned this idiot in the first episode.
This guy is a cookie, what a maroon.
Does the law have an age limit?
IF....and that’s a big if, he did have permission it
would have been in the form of a radio call to HQ
where he would have asked the watch commander if he
should cite or not. And if said shift supervisor actually
did tell him to do so then it is the shift supervisor
who should be held accountable. And IF said conversation
actually occurred it should have been recorded as virtually
ALL agencies record their radio traffic. Should be fairly
simple to confirm or deny the allegations.
I thought you were going to say you lived in the country so no little boys would pee in your yard...but sadly no, that wasn't the reason.
heck i was doing this until I was about 4......42
sometimes its just too much hassle to go inside
Live stock and pets pee out side all the time only in crowed urban areas is it a worry.
I am sure my son pee in the yard and woods a lot when he was little to much time wasted to run back into the house.
Yes some states to have on the books the age that some one can be held accountable.
i read what the officer said..
with that in mind, i make the following determinations..
1) the childs mother is an a$$hole..
2) the police officer is an a$$hole..
3) the officers supervisor is an a$$hole..
4) the supervisors supervisor is an a$$hole..
mother should be made to pay the fine..
officer has no business being an officer, should be fired..
officers supervisor is a spineless weasel, should be fired..
supervisors supervisor has no common sense or ability to judge a situation, should be fired..
this city has way too many cops and way too few crimes, force should be downsized..
did i miss anybody????
Or vice versa. The child’s parent told the kid to pee on this yard. hmmm.
All of us did it (urinated outside) when we thought nobody was looking. Of course, this was almost sixty years ago. Few people got exercised about things like that in those days.
My though also...and he carries a gun...idiot.
I was going to respond to this thread, but I have to go outside and pee. BRB.
All the world is a urinal! It’s good to be a man! It’s good to be The King.
He didn't say exactly who gave him that okay from on high. Are you suggesting it was "God Almighty"? LOL
Whoever gave him permission should also be fired. Who’s gonna ‘fess up?
Where would men be without women to somewhat civilize them? Oh, that’s right! They wouldn’t be here at all! LOL