Grandmother Sues City, Police Department Over June Flash Grenade Incident


KenK's picture

That ass-hat of a police chief would say the same damn thing if there had been a meth lab there and the house had exploded and killed everyone inside. Screw him. Don't we have any real muckraking journalists any more?

mjackso6's picture

"Speaking generally, he said that anytime special teams or SWAT personnel are needed, police have to act in a way that ensures officer safety."

Yeah, that's what it's all been boiled down to these days: "officer safety". Or that's the excuse at least. Well guess what, a cop's job is ~supposed~ to be 'serve and protect', or, as our motto went in the Army Military Police Corps, 'assist, protect, deffend'. ~Nowhere~ in either of those do you see 'cover thine own ass'. Sure, only an idiot endangers him/herself needlesly, but it's not like anyone with at least a room temperature IQ doesn't understand that going into an occupation that involves chasing armed bad-guys can never be safe. The goal is supposed to be safeguarding those who need help or protection, not terrorizing them. But then, I guess I'm just old fashioned and out of step with the times. Damn, there's nothing I hate more than a dirty cop...