Former Catoosa Police Officer Gets Probation, Not Jail Time

The former assistant police chief of Catoosa will avoid prison time. Paul Whitmire pleaded guilty in May to obtaining prescription pain killers from several sources. Full Story
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Heater

Mannford, OK

#1 Aug 13, 2010
and no donuts???
Teri

Claremore, OK

#2 Aug 13, 2010
Seriously? He is a disgrace to his badge and this sentence is a joke.
threedognite06

Tulsa, OK

#3 Aug 13, 2010
figures. and the police wonder why nobody likes them
JustJ

Tulsa, OK

#4 Aug 13, 2010
I understand someone getting probation for a first offense but I feel a LEO should be held to a higher standard... JMO
pdq

Porter, OK

#5 Aug 13, 2010
you and i would have gotten 3 to 5 years in prison but a cop gets probation. they say the court system is fair.... BULL BUTTER!!
saywhat

Tulsa, OK

#6 Aug 13, 2010
I support my local Police Department

Since: Jul 09

Pryor

#7 Aug 13, 2010
Really people you have no clue about what you're complaining about when it comes to LEOs getting a sweater deal with the courts than an "average" citizen. Spend 6 months, every day, in Oklahoma courts and watch how many "average" citizens get even lighter sentences. It's almost a joke, if it wasn't so pathetic, how many people who may have done the same thing as this guy or even worse, not only get probation but also get a deferred sentence. That means if they keep their noses clean for the duration of their probation then their conviction is expunged from their record. This guy didn't get the "deferred" so he'll be a convicted felon for the rest of his life. Do you understand what that means when it comes to his rights as a citizen? Now here's the kicker. Those that have a deferred and get caught doing something that is deemed to be a violation of their probation probably won't go to jail, yet. Their deferred will plead down to a suspended and they still won't see a day in jail but they will now have a felony conviction on their record. Some of you are absolutely right, the court system is not fair. If it was we wouldn't have this B.S. we call deferred sentences or plea bargaining or suspended sentences. If you do the crime you pay the fine and do the time.......the same for everyone regardless of gender, age, race or social/economic position. But don't think this guy got any kind of favorable treatment because he was a cop. The truth is he WAS held to a higher standard and almost got a fair sentence. A lot worse then if he wasn't. Trust me, I've seen it more often then I like.
college student

Tulsa, OK

#9 Aug 13, 2010
is it even supervised probation? i bet not he will be back to popin pills in know time...shit hes probably on a loratab or 2 tonight with his fat ass
college student

Tulsa, OK

#10 Aug 13, 2010
and has any one noticed that sutten got probation? this cop got probation,and some other police officer got probation all this week dont you see the pattern?...they dont want to send a cop to prison its like a death sentance and they know that..
college student

Tulsa, OK

#11 Aug 13, 2010
i do agree with u kentley im on a deffered sentance...
Smush

Houston, TX

#12 Aug 13, 2010
I'm guessing they are running out of slaps on the wrists.
Former Chelsea Officer

United States

#13 Aug 14, 2010
threedognite06 wrote:
figures. and the police wonder why nobody likes them
Remember it was the court system that made the deal with him not the Police Dept. The D.A. or Asst. D.A. makes the plea deals not the police officers. Look up cases and see what people get away with. Some have gotten away with murder to roll on bigger fish the government wanted. Pleas are a part of our Judicial System whether we like them or not. The D.A. wil always push for the most they feel they can get with out letting someone get away scott free. It does cost a lot to try a case which we all forget and although I think these guys dishonoring the badge should be thrown under the jail, I would rather see our money locking up up muderers, rapist, molesters, etc....
JustJ

Tulsa, OK

#14 Aug 14, 2010
Former Chelsea Officer wrote:
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Remember it was the court system that made the deal with him not the Police Dept. The D.A. or ****. D.A. makes the plea deals not the police officers. Look up cases and see what people get away with. Some have gotten away with murder to roll on bigger fish the government wanted. Pleas are a part of our Judicial System whether we like them or not. The D.A. wil always push for the most they feel they can get with out letting someone get away scott free. It does cost a lot to try a case which we all forget and although I think these guys dishonoring the badge should be thrown under the jail, I would rather see our money locking up up muderers, rapist, molesters, etc....
Sounds like a fellow officer in your Town has wrapped themselves up in prescription drugs as well...
h mmmmm

Grand Rapids, MI

#15 Aug 14, 2010
imagine that......no surprise here huh
JoonBug

Claremore, OK

#16 Aug 14, 2010
Well, well, well.
The new thing with all the teens and early 20s is oxycontin and other downers, as oppossed to back in the early 2k was X, 90's when it was meth and Xanax and the 80s was coke..
Most of the kids don't have the Dr. Feelgood contacts so where do you think they're getting it? The ole Barney Fife payroll hasn't been so great lately due to low tax receipts so a little supplemental income sure goes a long way... Can they prove he wasn't selling? Most addicts have to sell to finanace their habit no matter what the drug of choice.
Anyone notice Chelsea's boy got busted too? Whats up with Rogers county? Its always been crooked but holy cr@p!...
Deal with it

Tulsa, OK

#17 Aug 14, 2010
A felony conviction, 30 months of probation, and lost his job as assistant chief.

Good enough for me.

It's called Karma, Paul. Everybody gets theirs. Took a couple of years, but I knew you'd get your some day.
mightyjoeyoung

Collinsville, OK

#18 Aug 14, 2010
"I don't think we've got us no boar here... what I think we got us here's a SOW!!!"

"Squeal like a pig boy!!!!"

Comedy aside, the sentence IS a joke!!! It's obvious there's two kinds of justice in this country: one for those who make and "enforce" the laws, another for everyone else.
Jeff

Stillwater, OK

#19 Aug 14, 2010
The good ol' boy network is strong in eastern Okla... again
mike4 jenks okla

Oklahoma City, OK

#20 Aug 14, 2010
the cop getting 0ff with a slap on the wrist is one of the reasons oklahoma is rated no. 10 in the most corrupt state poll right mr. tulsa d.a. our judical system is a joke. every time someone goes before the judge. he or she ask if you have talked to the d.a. if not talk to him then come before back before me. they need to fire all the judges and put the d.a. on the bench. that way people know why our state is ranked so high on corruption, right mr. tulsa d.a. but we know that oklahoma makes alot of money by sending people to jail. so one rule to remenber if prison population is down on okla try to postpone yor court date until the prison population is at its highest if you dont you will probably do time.
Larry

Edmond, OK

#21 Aug 15, 2010
edmond police are a bunch of freakin idiots with ocpd envy

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