Monday, November 21, 2011

Dispatch broadcasted an unknown vehicle with heavy front end damage and human matter in the grill. They had to shut down a major freeway due to a fatal crash.

A man follows a drunk driver and calls police. An officer catches up to them and stops the drunk. The caller decides after giving his information and statement that he doesn't want to cooperate or get involved. However the officers panic and call the DA's office who panics in turn not wanting to take the case. After some teeth pulling and irritation by the sergeant the two time drunk goes to jail. I guess neither the officer nor the assistant DA realize that people can be compelled to come to court and compelled to testify.

An officer spots smoke coming from an apartment complex. I go down there expecting the complex in flames. Turns out just a dumpster fire. Big whoop!

After leaving that I find a vehicle sitting in the street with the door open and no lights on. Being between two apartment complexes known for drug dealing I turn around and approach and car (gun at my hip) only to find a stranded photographer and his drunk friend. He was hauling a** and hit either the curb or a pothole and bent two rims. Again, big whoop!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A man caught trying to break into homes lead officers on a chase. He ran to a nearby apartment complex where he tried hiding into a vacant apartment. A K9 bit the hell out of the felon. Good dog!!!!

A woman got stopped on traffic and arrested for traffic warrants. While enroute to the jail she slipped her cuffed hands and flashed her breasts. That officer has another war story.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Nail Biting....

Precinct 6

Precinct 7

Harris County constables have to be biting their nails. I mean the actual constables, not the people that work in those offices. The majority of those deputies/civilians are hard workers and do so without the civil service protection that sheriffs and Houston police enjoy. However both of those agencies have had their share of bad press as of late yet for some reason constables are treated in the media as the red headed step children (and by other agencies as well). When the county had to slash its budget the only law enforcement cuts were the constables offices that laid off many good people while giving the sheriff's department more money yet the sheriff's office continues to have deputies busted for misconduct. If you look at Channel 13's interactive page (which I have to admit Dolcefino despite his criminal and shady past did a good job) there are 8 badge icons. So far 3 are open leaving 5 more. There are 8 constables offices. Who is next?

My Thoughts on Corrie Long

I read this story with great interest. Now granted I don't have all the facts. However I feel the man who had the racy pictures of her deeply violated her trust. Police officers are human with human failings. They are susceptible to all the joys and pains of life including love. In this case two fellow officers shared a romance that ended badly. In spite the man sent private pictures for him to his chief (which maybe a violation of PC 21.15) who allegedly had them laid out on his desk to embarrass Ms. Long. Her "crime" is she took semi nude pictures of herself. Now while most people won't admit it a large number of the population have at one time or another sent or taken nude pictures of themselves. In many cases it has come back to haunt them (ask Anthony Wiener). I surely hope that's not why this chief got rid of her because I'm sure he has plenty of skeletons in his closet (as most old time cops have). What she does off duty should stay off duty and should never have come into the department. In my opinion she should have told the chief "all due respect that is a private matter and I refuse to discuss it unless you serve me with a signed complaint." I also think she should have made them fire her rather than be bullied into resigning. I'll be paying attention to this suit to see how it pans out. In response the chief is counter suing.