Skip to comments.LA traffic cop has record number of complaints
Posted on 08/27/2013 8:36:53 PM PDT by WilliamIII
(CBS News) LOS ANGELES -- This is L.A. Sheriff's Deputy Elton Simmons, and I bet you don't like him already. Seeing him there, hiding in the shadows.
In lieu of a lecture, Elton Simmons gives most people the benefit of the doubt. In lieu of a lecture, Elton Simmons gives most people the benefit of the doubt.
'Why can't he go catch some real criminals,' you may be thinking. Or, 'No wonder he has a record number of complaints.' Who wouldn't complain about a guy whose sole purpose in life is to ruin your day?
By the very nature of the business, all L.A.County traffic cops can expect to get at least a few complaints every year. A lot of them are petty -- people just mad because they got a ticket. But regardless, they all get documented and placed in the officer's personnel file.
Which is why Capt. Pat Maxwell was stunned when he started looking through Simmons' file. "I just said that's not possible," he said.
Although he did see lots of commendations, looking back over the last 20 years, over the last 25,000 traffic stops, Capt. Maxwell couldn't find one complaint. A record: zero.
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Now that is one fat, lazy pig.
Good for him, but one thing. Considering that this is potentially very useful relating to the community and being able to get a job done, it seems to have taken a very long time to have noticed he has these skills. The department should have better quality control processes in place to learn from people like him. Just because they are in a service/government industry, doesn’t mean there is no quality control necessary.
Consider your complaint as being filed.
A good traffic cop:
1) Only goes for the “big fish”—the flagrant violators who don’t even slow down for a stop sign, etc.
2) Always explains that signing the citation is not an admission of guilt or innocence but acknowleging the receipt.
3) Never says “have a nice day” but “try to have a nice day” because he knows it just was screwed up.
Most complaints come from breaking # 2 or # 3.
Thanks for the ping.
God bless him.
Indeed, it was amusing. Thanks! I’m going to sit and read the posts that come later....
So he'll probably be transfered to Vice or Homicide next week... ;-/
LA, so most complaints are likely “DON’T YOU KNOW WHO I AM ???”
What’s most amusing — so far — are the comments from people OBVIOUSLY too lazy to actually read the brief article.
“LA, so most complaints are likely...”
And exactly how many complaints out of NONE is “most”?