WA: Cop faces suspension for tackling man waving ice axe

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WA: Cop faces suspension for tackling man waving ice axe

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Post by ELB » Sat May 05, 2018 9:33 pm

http://komonews.com/news/local/video-re ... discipline

This is unbelievable. There’s a reason I put this in the political category.

Man steals ice ax at REI store, threatens employees with it when They tried to stop him. Later convicted of robbery for this.

Cops followed him down the street as he waves the ice ax at them, threatened to taser him if he didn’t drop it, gave him multiple commands to drop it, finally one cop tackles him, cops take him into custody.

That cop’s supervisor wrote him up for “failing to de-escalate the situation.”
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Post by puma guy » Sat May 05, 2018 9:41 pm

:banghead: Unbelievable.
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Post by C-dub » Sat May 05, 2018 9:48 pm

ELB wrote:de-escalate
I'm not sure that word means what the supervisor thinks it means.
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Post by Allons » Sat May 05, 2018 9:56 pm

I really don't know how that could have been handled any better without anyone getting hurt. Kudos to that officer.
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Post by twomillenium » Sat May 05, 2018 10:49 pm

Very commendable on the part of the LEOs at the scene. However, the supervisor that wrote the officer up should be frequently drug tested and any other test or evaluation that might indicate why the supervisor is so inept in making sane decisions. Of course it is Seattle.
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Post by Liberty » Sun May 06, 2018 5:29 am

I hear Dallas PD is looking for a few good men.
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Post by Abraham » Sun May 06, 2018 9:54 am

The cop did his job and was suspended.

I'm puzzled as to why anyone would remain a cop if that's the kind of treatment you can expect...

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Post by JustSomeOldGuy » Sun May 06, 2018 3:53 pm

Liberty wrote:I hear Dallas PD is looking for a few good men.
The Seattle officer obviously already knows how to bulldog; get him down here, teach him to rope as well, and he'll be unstoppable and will never have to shoot or tase anybody. :biggrinjester:
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Post by LeonCarr » Mon May 07, 2018 10:21 am

Liberty wrote:I hear Dallas PD is looking for a few good men.
About 250 officers short at last count.

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Post by mcscanner » Mon May 07, 2018 9:18 pm

“Snow-flake” supervisor :shock:
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Tue May 08, 2018 10:48 pm

C-dub wrote:
ELB wrote:de-escalate
I'm not sure that word means what the supervisor thinks it means.
The supervisor probably thought that “de-escalate” meant to take the perp out for a cup of Seattle’s Best coffee and a donut.
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Post by C-dub » Wed May 09, 2018 12:29 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:
C-dub wrote:
ELB wrote:de-escalate
I'm not sure that word means what the supervisor thinks it means.
The supervisor probably thought that “de-escalate” meant to take the perp out for a cup of Seattle’s Best coffee and a donut.
That sounds like de-caffeinated. I think that line was used in Lethal Weapon 2.
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