So Monday night, one of the dumbest officers in our division called. Sadly, I was dumb enough to answer the phone. This kid has maybe a year under his belt, and every time he responds to a radio call, he calls the detective division to ask us what HE should do.
When I answer this imbecile’s calls, I always give him the same reply; “I’m not out there, so you need to make a decision.” The imbecile grumbles, and says, “Okay.”
In Monday’s case, the imbecile responded to a call for a person with a gun. Imbecile is the first on the scene, talks to the alleged “victims” and the offender. Officer Imbecile patted down the offender, and found no firearms or weapons of any kind. The “victims” swore up and down he threatened them with a pistol, but there were no independent witnesses.
Officer Imbecile explains he did not find a weapon on the alleged offender, and no one other than the alleged “victims” claimed they saw a pistol. My first thought was, “You got nothing, kid,” but I figured I should explain why. I told the imbecile that the “victims” may just be trying to screw over the guy – who was the former boyfriend of one of the “victims” – and without any independent witnesses or video, there’s not much he can do. You certainly cannot arrest the guy for possessing a gun if he didn’t have one…