Casselberry police sergeant who sued family of brain-damaged to...

A Casselberry police sergeant who was fired after she sued the family of a severely brain-damaged toddler, alleging she slipped and fell in a puddle of water during a rescue attempt, has lost her bid to be reinstated. Full Story
Yarp

United States

#1 Apr 16, 2009
To begin with, this cop had all her medical bills paid for and didn't end up with days off with no pay. So why sue the people who called her for help, when she wasn't out money or time?

The City and the abitrator got it right. If you think you'll get sued by a cop or firefighter who gets hurt in your house, you'll think twice before calling for help. And people need to be able to call cops or firefighters. That's what those folks are for -- it would be different if the cop was forced to pay for all her care out of her pocket.
Yikes

Lake Mary, FL

#2 Apr 16, 2009
Yarp wrote:
To begin with, this cop had all her medical bills paid for and didn't end up with days off with no pay. So why sue the people who called her for help, when she wasn't out money or time?
The City and the abitrator got it right. If you think you'll get sued by a cop or firefighter who gets hurt in your house, you'll think twice before calling for help. And people need to be able to call cops or firefighters. That's what those folks are for -- it would be different if the cop was forced to pay for all her care out of her pocket.
...and who wouldn't expect there to be water...it was by a pool. Unfortunate that she was injured but I think in her position, she should have been more aware of her surroundings. I suppose she expected them to mop and put some of those brightly colored warning cones around their pool before letting them enter and perhaps verbally warning her that the floor was wet.
R Man

Winter Park, FL

#3 Apr 16, 2009
Thank you Jesus! Don't let the door hit you on the way out! Hope you never find a job anywhere ever again!

Since: Feb 09

Christmas, FL

#4 Apr 16, 2009
Who would want this troublemaker as an employee?
Wm J

United States

#5 Apr 16, 2009
Now go sue your lawyer for giving you the most idiotic advice to sue the family while being a public servant.
What in the hell were you thinking?
I sure don't feel sorry for you one bit. All this did was prove that you were not fit for the job. Good riddance.
OCPS TEACHER

Orlando, FL

#6 Apr 16, 2009
That cop is an a$$hole. I am glad she got fired. If I sued after falling and breaking my knee cap at work, I would get canned too. A cop should expect some kind of danger in the job. At least she wasn't shot or killed. She is NOT deserving of the job.
Wohoo

United States

#7 Apr 16, 2009
The scary part is that she had previously forged documents in an attempt to evade taxes, but did not get her fired for it. Had this lawsuit not happened, she would still work as a police officer. How would your employer react if they found out you were forging documents to commit fraud agains the IRS? Would they let you stay on board?

Makes you wander how many incidents involving cops are sweep under the rug.

Remember that Orlando officer that pushed a women down the stairs at Club Paris, in front of a security camera? Even with video evidence, the jerk still works for the OPD, as a police officer. Does he need to kill someone before its apparent he is not fit to be cop?
UpL8

Palm Bay, FL

#8 Apr 16, 2009
That's good news. Hope she never works in that capacity again.
Native Born Floridian

United States

#9 Apr 17, 2009
The young mother of the child and her family have suffered more than enough emotional trauma from what happened to their baby boy in this tragic accident.
I hope this ex cop is black listed from ever working in LE or any public service job for the rest of her life. Being a cop entails dangerous risks. How could anyone even think of compounding the families emotional trauma in such a horrible crisis as this when they already have to suffer too much for the rest of their lives? This is so very sad. I feel bad for the family and I will always pray for them. Good riddance to the ex cop!

Since: Nov 08

United States

#10 Apr 17, 2009
There is some sanity left in the world! Matbe we should have a law that lists the name and phone number of the idiot lawyers who actually bring up stupid law suits. The lemming who follows the lawyer's advice is just ignorant but the lawyer is criminal!
Conservative Republican

Orange City, FL

#11 Apr 17, 2009
Evey once in a great while justice is served. Thankfully, that cop was fired. She should be sued for suing citizens for doing her job. If she were injured on the job, all of her medical bills would have been covered by the police force, and she wouldn't have had to charge her PTO account one minute. So, why did she sue the family? Greed and stupidity. Hopefully, this kind of ineptitude isn't pervasive in the police force. Citizens need to rely on help from police, fire and ambulance peronnel, not fear legal reprisal if one of them gets injured on duty.
Wm J

Olla, LA

#13 Apr 17, 2009
Lawyers should be punished for getting ignorant people to file lawsuits that are so ethically wrong that they make all lawyers look like crap. As if the familys of these victims don't have enough on their plate. That includes zanita gonzales "For The Money" also......
Michael

Orlando, FL

#14 Apr 17, 2009
It makes you wonder about the ethical standards of an attorney that would take this kind of case--oh wait, we are talking attorneys, so the idea of ethical standards is not a consideration.
Reality

Orlando, FL

#15 Apr 17, 2009
Hopie Changie wrote:
Who would want this troublemaker as an employee?
Minneola Fire Department may hire her!
URRRRRRRRRRRR

Kissimmee, FL

#16 Apr 17, 2009
ha ha...klutzilla.
What goes around comes around and pretty soon you won't be around.
Kerry

Charleston, SC

#17 Apr 17, 2009
She deserves to be fired, and she should not work in public service in ANY capacity, ever. What a pitiful specimen she is.
SO SO SAD

Brockton, MA

#18 Apr 17, 2009
What an embarrassment to her co-workers! I hope they would have treated her like dogdoo had she been rehired!
Ace Ventura

Altamonte Springs, FL

#19 Apr 17, 2009
Hey Eichhorn... LOOO-HOO-HOO-ZUHER!

Since: Jan 09

Deltona, FL

#21 Apr 17, 2009
All I have to say about this is GOOD! When this story first cam up I was livid just like a lot of other people. I am a true believer of Karma......and this is exactly what she got. How dare she try & sue that family?! My God, if she got rehired I would definitely wonder what is wrong with our system. Now hopefully the community can forget what this evil woman tried doing. I can't help but continue to feel for this family that this happened to. One thing I don't remember though, did they decide to let the baby go? Or is he still on life support?! Anyone know the answer to this?

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