So Thursday night was amusing. Most every officer who visited the division brought with them an idiotic report. One officer brought in a stolen firearm report, where the victim was allegedly carrying two pistols in a Lyft, and he “forgot” to bring the guns with him after being dropped off. Or the other stolen firearms report where the victim refused to be interviewed, or cooperate in any way.
The worst, however, was the rookie.
So this rookie cop calls the division, and like a dumbass, I picked up the phone. The cop claims two men had an outside altercation, and at one point, the offender takes out a gun and puts it by his side. At this point, we’re looking at threats, and nothing more. The offender walks to his car, then walks away…
The victim calls 911 and Officer Doofus arrives. The victim now claims the gun was POINTED at him, and Officer Doofus becomes Vic Mackey. He let two other officers search the vehicle – without a warrant – and they do not find a weapon. The offender comes back and Officer Doofus arrests the male for, I guess, threatening the victim with an imaginary pistol. The offender is searched and the officer finds narcotics.
Officer Doofus finally has an arrestable offense, after his first two tries fell flat.
The officer brings in this garbage, and the supervisor listens to this nonsense and approves it. Shaking my head, I took the report and assigned it. Officer Doofus thanks me for “my help,” and I replied, “Don’t thank me, because this case isn’t getting past a preliminary hearing.”
I imagine the court case going like this: “Officer, is it true you searched a vehicle without a search warrant? Officer, is it true you arrested the offender for possession of a firearm without actually seeing a firearm? Officer, did you arrest the offender without any collaborating witnesses?”
Oh, and by the way, the car was hit with a search warrant, and guess what? No gun.
This department is doomed.