A Less Democratic Process

Another police department shuttered, this time because their insurance refused to continue to cover them. Too many lawsuits:
According to PEP Executive Vice President JT. Babish, these “variables” are lawsuits stemming from wage disputes, employment harassment, wrongful terminations, allegations of wrongful arrest and violations of civil rights within the departments.

Nine of these lawsuits are currently ongoing which led to PEP dropping the coverage claiming that they could not keep up with the cost of all the suits....

The closure of the Lincoln Heights police department comes just days after a revealing investigation into the overwhelming corruption within the department. The investigation revealed that the department had not only hired, but heavily promoted an officer with a felony background, who was later fired for felony theft on duty.

The investigation also found that one officer was fired and rehired who had a history of harassing female drivers and was an actual member of several biker gangs known for their felonious activity.
I'm surprised by that. Traditional motorcycle clubs either exclude police, or are made up only of police. It's rare to see overlap.


raven said...

Always useful to have a guy on the inside, though.

Grim said...

True enough (from both perspectives).

Grim said...

A more local story: somehow Georgia police don't know what okra is.

If you follow the AJC's link to the Channel 2 News story, they got a beautiful quote about the okra plant they photographed: "We've not been able to identify it as of yet. But it did have quite a number of characteristics that were similar to a cannabis plant,” said Georgia State Patrol Capt. Kermit Stokes.

I can see how the similarities would be more apparent if your chosen method of identification is by helicopter, at night, backed by SWAT team.

Perry said he's still getting calls about all of the deputy vehicles that responded at his home. He fears his reputation has been damaged.

Well, someone's has been!

raven said...

I am astonished- the okra grower says the officers apologized to him.
I guess none of them were Feds, eh?

Ymar Sakar said...

Georgia has the same problem as Florida. Somehow a significant portion of the population can't be beaten down like slaves because of guns and martial virtues. Somehow it got that way and they didn't realize it, nor the feds.