Cop loses prisoner, resigns

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TAMPA — A five-year officer with Tampa police resigned Friday after an internal affairs investigation
revealed he was unaware a prisoner escaped from his car until another officer told him.

[the officer] said the prisoner was there [in the vehicle], but when the officer shined his flashlight,
he only saw two sandals in the back seat.

He didn't immediately radio dispatchers that the man had escaped,
and didn't give accurate information when he was talking to dispatchers, an IA report said.

He later told his superiors he was "like in a daze" as he searched for the missing man.

Tampa officer resigns after Internal Affairs inquiry finds he lost prisoner - St. Petersburg Times
 
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All he had to do was submit to the obvious piss test that would come down the pike with this incident & if he would have passed, gold shield for sure. Too much.

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The question I have is how was the "perp" able to escape custody from the the back of the officer's squad? Standard issue fleet models don't normally allow exit from inside the rear seat! Even if the the door lock overide is off he shouldn't have been able to open the door.
Was he cuffed? This just doesn't figure!:roll:
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"The question I have is how was the "perp" able to escape custody from the the back of the officer's squad?"
He climbed through the open window. Now go back and read about the other dumb mistakes the cop made and all he had to say for himself was "duh".

This story reminds me of a Don Martin cartoon, pick one. (;->)
 

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Tampa police officer resigns after investigation into escape

A prior investigation:
Investigators found two unopened quart bottles of Olde English 800 malt liquor in the trunk of
(officer) Shellman's cruiser and a CD case containing several adult movies in the cruiser's passenger
compartment, according to the disposition.
Shellman admitted he had watched pornography while on duty...
Many more lurid details in that article.
 
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I just figured it out, TAMPA!!!!!! The perps girlfriends sister will have to get a second job at KFC to support her now unemployed cop boyfriend. You just never know who's in bed with who & who owes what to who.

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"The question I have is how was the "perp" able to escape custody from the the back of the officer's squad?"
He climbed through the open window. Now go back and read about the other dumb mistakes the cop made and all he had to say for himself was "duh".

This story reminds me of a Don Martin cartoon, pick one. (;->)
Ma bad!:roll: I guess I just can't imagine any LEO leaving the window open enough for a suspect to escape! I'm sure sh*t will roll downhill on this one!
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FLRAILMAN said:
All he had to do was submit to the obvious piss test that would come down the pike with this incident & if he would have passed, gold shield for sure.
Its interesting how easily he resigned,was probably drunk off his ass!!
 

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Not necessarily, I once knew a cop who made this one look like a genius and he was sober as a judge. Wait a minute, I once knew a judge who was arrested 23 times (at last count) for DUI.

"Its interesting how easily he resigned..."
He was offered an easy way out to save the time and expense of bringing him up on charges. Ask yourself just how often a loose cannon is given a "promotion" to a desk job or transfer to Outer Mongolia to get him out of everybody's hair or offered a resignation to put a short end to an otherwise long and embarrassing process with even more media attention. When you consider all the time and expense of jumping through legal hoops that alone is enough to shove him out the back door and be done with it.

I leave you to ponder this; did the door hit him on the arse on the way out?
 
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