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Alleged crack-smoking trooper suspended without pay
bostonherald.com ^ | November 26, 2013 | Gary J. Remal, Laurel J. Sweet

Posted on 11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST by moonshinner_09

A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced.

Trooper Shawn D’Amato, 43, who authorities said told EMTs he had smoked crack within an hour of yesterday's crash, was arraigned in his Massachusetts General Hospital bed yesterday on charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle.

EMTs also observed "apparent track marks on (D'Amato's) arms, suggesting intravenous drug use," Jake Wark, spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney's Office, said. The trooper also lost his driver's license today for 180 days, according to the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

D'Amato, who had worked at Troop F at Logan International Airport, was released on his own recognizance and ordered not to drive.

After the arrest, State Police Col. Timothy Alben insisted his department is addressing its officers’ problems, and isn’t facing a crisis of poor discipline.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: badcop; biggestgangintown; circlethewagons; codeofsilence; crack; donutwatch; dopersrights; drugwar; drunkdriving; libertarians; massachusetts; warondrugs
charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. But was released on his own recognizance and ordered not to drive.
1 posted on 11/26/2013 5:14:49 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

Hopefully, no dogs were harmed during this incident.


2 posted on 11/26/2013 5:16:59 PM PST by centurion316
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To: moonshinner_09

But its just drugs. /s


3 posted on 11/26/2013 5:17:51 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: moonshinner_09
"Troop F"? Explains a lot.
4 posted on 11/26/2013 5:20:13 PM PST by steelhead_trout (MYOB)
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To: moonshinner_09
D'Amato, who had worked at Troop F

I guess this isn't the same F Troop that was on TV decades ago.

5 posted on 11/26/2013 5:21:08 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: moonshinner_09
A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced.

Just how hard is it to fire government employees anyway??

6 posted on 11/26/2013 5:22:38 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: moonshinner_09

......spokes person Alben: “this is not who we are”.................yes it is you idiot!

This is what is wrong across the country! No accountability! The Chief, or head of this organization, should surrender his or her badge and gun tonight! There is no way in gods green earth this guy was doing this (track marks on his arm) while active in this police organization without others knowing about it. If the top officer didn’t know, he/she should be fired for that. If he/she did know, they should be fired for that. If any other officer knew about it, he/she did not do their job to enforce the law and should be fired too. For anyone that doesn’t know what this is called, it’s called “Accountability”.


7 posted on 11/26/2013 5:27:54 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: moonshinner_09

Drunk on beer or syzurp?


8 posted on 11/26/2013 5:35:15 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: GeronL

Wonder if he’ll retire with disability payments.


9 posted on 11/26/2013 5:36:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: moonshinner_09
charges of drunken and drugged driving, negligent operation; and failure to change lanes for an emergency vehicle. But was released on his own recognizance and ordered not to drive.

Sweet deal, if you can get it.

10 posted on 11/26/2013 5:36:29 PM PST by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Nothing would surprise me

or benefits for post traumatic stress...


11 posted on 11/26/2013 5:42:03 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: moonshinner_09
Well, at least he got to go home safely to his family.

And that's all that matters.

12 posted on 11/26/2013 5:43:39 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Ken H

He had dogs to shoot.


13 posted on 11/26/2013 5:53:16 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Lazamataz

Hey thats my line.


14 posted on 11/26/2013 5:53:50 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Sorry. You can say you’d hit it, somewhere else, as an amend. :)


15 posted on 11/26/2013 5:55:29 PM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: moonshinner_09
D'Amato, who had worked at Troop F at Logan International Airport, was released on his own recognizance and ordered not to drive.

Good placement.

16 posted on 11/26/2013 5:56:32 PM PST by Flick Lives (The U.S. is dead to me.)
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To: Lazamataz

Thanks man now I have to go find a really good thread.


17 posted on 11/26/2013 6:06:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Cen-Tejas

So the cops couldn’t see that one of their coworkers was a hard core druggie?

We are supposed to believe that?


18 posted on 11/26/2013 6:07:02 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: moonshinner_09

-——A state trooper accused of triggering a three-car crash on Route 1 in Revere that smashed up a cruiser and put an on-duty trooper in the hospital has been suspended indefinitely without pay today, state police announced.———

Wow....in the real world... Private sector....he would be terminated immediately.....


19 posted on 11/26/2013 6:14:59 PM PST by Popman
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To: moonshinner_09

For some reason, Copland, the movie with Stallone, comes to mind.


20 posted on 11/26/2013 6:28:27 PM PST by txhurl (tagline test)
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To: moonshinner_09

He should have stuck to just smoking Marijuana.


21 posted on 11/26/2013 6:45:04 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: a fool in paradise

He will lawyer up and he will claim an addiction.


22 posted on 11/26/2013 7:08:48 PM PST by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: driftdiver

.......well sir, you are entitled to believe whatever you want.

But, I believe that a police officer who is on crack and has needle tracks on his arm is not something that could be hidden for long or indefinitely by said police officer from his fellow officers who are trained specifically and routinely to observe and be on the lookout for just that kind of behavior and identifying needle tracks. One of my very best friends of 40+ years was a narc, and a very good one, a long time ago. I said to him tonight “John, do you think it is possible for one of your fellow officers to be on crack and have needle marks on his arm and not one of his fellow officers, over a long period of time, be aware of it. The answer was a flat “No”.


23 posted on 11/26/2013 7:32:42 PM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: steelhead_trout

Yup Boston columnist/talk host Howie Carr has nicknamed them F Troop in the past. (That’s the next target of the PC crowd—heavens, the theme song says “redskins”....)


24 posted on 11/26/2013 10:25:58 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: Cen-Tejas

We ageee except on the long period of time. If the majority of his coworkers can’t take one look at him and tell he’s using then they should be fired.


25 posted on 11/26/2013 11:46:36 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

He must look like the guy from the Village People.


26 posted on 11/27/2013 4:21:01 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: USNBandit; Revolting cat!

He was inflicted in the line of duty. That was second hand crack.


27 posted on 11/27/2013 4:58:54 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Cen-Tejas

Police officers can now have tattoos up and down their arms (sleeved) as long as they have them completely covered up all year round. Think needle tracks could be hidden in among ink work and aging color?


28 posted on 11/27/2013 5:00:44 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

Needle tracks can be hidden with long sleeves. Kinda hard to hide the glazed eyes and other behaviors that go along with it.

They knew and covered up for him.


29 posted on 11/27/2013 6:45:29 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

I agree. I was just trying to head off some freepers saying “we’ll, they wear long shirts” or something like that. Well, if they wear long shirts sooner or later SOMEBODY SOMEWHERE is gonna notice it and say something to SOMEBODY and the gig would be up. It simply would be impossible to hide indefinitely and some ACCOUNTABILITY needs to be applied to others, in my opinion.


30 posted on 11/27/2013 7:14:38 AM PST by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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