The good news is that they found out before he killed anyone, the bad news is that in his field of work, policing, well.........
Yet he got a job with the shitty that held a pension...
Dunno what happened here but this is not good.
Swat tactics deployed against civilians yet again.
Bet they didn't even bother to listen for shots fired before deploying, because there weren't any!
He cried while handling a gun???
Does he need a Snuggy too?
Maybe the other deoartment gave him a POS weapon like some 1980’s Glock 17, by Mattel.
I know I’d cry...
Picked up a loaded handgun. . And got weepy. I’m speechless.
“Loehmann shot the boy dead within two seconds of a police car driven by Garmack arriving to the park and pulling to a stop within feet of the child. In the video, released by Cleveland police a week ago, Loehmann appears to fire his gun as he opens the door to leave the police car.”
It sounds as if he was suffering from depression at that time. Most people probably are not fit for police work... or firefighter work... or EMS work. They are tough jobs. If only this man had chosen another occupation.
The city of Cleveland should be bankrupt after this kid’s family gets through with them. This guy should never have been hired. It seems to me he was looking for a chance to fire his weapon. The 15 year veteran with him didn’t even pull his weapon. Unfortunately, I believe there are way too many cops out there who can’t wait to kill someone or some thing. Maybe a dog? When will they start shooting cats?
The atrocity in which the city of Independence passed this guy off to Cleveland reminds me of this murderer that was passed off from the hospital in San Antonio to a clinic in Kerrville-
Independence PD has to feel extraordinarily good that their vetting process seemed to work in this tragedy
*Oy*. My head.
Someone ping me back and let me know whether the majority of users here on FR are standing tall behind this idiot cop, or not.
I grew up in Independence. Nice town to grow up in, at least back then!
He’ll get away with it. Either he won’t get indicted or else he’ll get off at trial. All he needs to do is claim he thought his life was in danger.
I used to travel a lot and covered much of the southern and western halves of the country. I rode a motorcycle most of the time and, of course met lots of policemen. I noticed that in the 90s the character of police that I met changed. Before, however swaggering or officious officers were who stopped me for being on a MC in their small towns, they were never scary. I could talk to them and even sass them a bit without things betting physical. Cops tended to have been raised in their areas. In the nineties that changed. Cops that stopped me had accents at variance with the local speech and their attitude was dangerous. I found it advisable, when stopped, to put my hands on top of my head and wait for the cop to tell me what to do. More than once I pulled over and looked back to see the officer with his gun out and pointed at me and the guy would be ordering me to put my face in the dirt. I got no tickets during that 90s but the interactions became scary as hell. I took to carrying my DL etc in a clear flat box attached visibly to the "dash" of my fairing so that I didn't have to put my hands in my pocket. The officers where I live are mostly from elsewhere now. Fortunately the Sheriff, who advertises himself as a Constitutional Sheriff, doesn't countenance bad behaviour.
Cops once again degrading the position and trust of police officer to the same standards as burger flipper. Then they wonder why so many don’t respect them. Crap, they don’t respect themselves.
Tip to the LEOs here, if someone leaves a PD in 6 months, that is what we in the professional world call a red flag.