Fourth Police Officer Fired In Madison

A fourth Madison police officer was fired Tuesday, and a fifth may be fired at a hearing Thursday in an extraordinary series of scandals that has ensnared one-fifth of the department so far. Full Story
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DfreshofManhatta n

New York, NY

#68 Jan 30, 2008
You need to relax. I don't think anyone here is checking grammar or spelling. To be obnoxious over a "your" vs. "you're" is getting a bit too much. These posts are loaded with typos. Try to focus on the arguments, not petty grammatical errors. I'm no union guy, but what's up with the "union goon" comment. People here could easily tell you to get off your soapbox in your lilly-white New Canaan.
Ray wrote:
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Well said! Spoken like a true union goon.
DfreshofManhatta n

New York, NY

#69 Jan 30, 2008
So what's your point? Of course cops do good things as well. The whole point of this article is cops that go wrong. Your post has no relevance to this argument.
A Parent wrote:
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I am not related to cops nor do I personally know any. I can say though I had to deal with the cops for a very serious problem and they were terrific. They put extra time in and stopped by my home to follow up on us. They are not all bad and corrupt.
As far as this officer being online. Do you know they don't have 8-5 jobs. they have weird days off and they have weird scedules all together.
Marc_Formerly_of _Avon

Hanoi, Vietnam

#70 Jan 30, 2008
This is as shocking as discovering John Rowland is a wife beater...oh puleeze. Things like this usually takes years to develop into what you see today. Sadly, it's not the only town in CT with this problem and many people here calling for the head of the Chief is correct. Avon has some of the better cops that you'll ever come across, especially their female officers. Madison should clean house and promote someone from Avon to run their dept. On the other hand I believe the Police and Teacher's Union are now obsolete. They served a purpose at one time but have now become a burden to society not to mention of impeding progress. We should call for a Statewide referendum to abolish these two Unions. They help to foster these problems.
whats new

New Britain, CT

#71 Jan 30, 2008
Just another story about the overpaid underworked PIGS in this state. And I heard today a PIG in Norwalk was arrested for having sex with minors. And this is what we pay $150K on average for. Just what in the F*** do these PIGS do all day other than eat donuts and drink coffee. And only God knows why the PIG POLICE CHIEF in Madison isn't being fired. We need GPS units on all PIG cars and in reality all public employee cars
Bookem - Dano

United States

#72 Jan 30, 2008
He thanks!,,
Im no union goon; I don't even have a job!; and mum-nuts is right I can't spell, but I have the wright to state my opinion on this blog and he is wrong. He claims the union is the reason that bad cops have to be tolerated, that is not so. I don’t know the answer but crook’et cops are nothing new.
Today more and more cops are getting caught hurting or ripping the taxpayers off and that good ,they should be put in jail or thrown out of law enforcement for good.
DfreshofManhattan wrote:
You need to relax. I don't think anyone here is checking grammar or spelling. To be obnoxious over a "your" vs. "you're" is getting a bit too much. These posts are loaded with typos. Try to focus on the arguments, not petty grammatical errors. I'm no union guy, but what's up with the "union goon" comment. People here could easily tell you to get off your soapbox in your lilly-white New Canaan.
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Citizen Kane

Amston, CT

#73 Jan 30, 2008
What more needs to be said?
Citizen Kane

Amston, CT

#74 Jan 30, 2008
I can assure you that the majority of police officers are fine upstanding and hard working. Like ANY business or profession there are those INDIVIDUALS who are innately bad. I personally have been in this profession and have associates and friends who are in Law Enforcement that can be trusted unlike any other people I know. And to the guy who thinks they are over-paid...try putting a value on a job that could cost you your life or save anothers life.
Mike

Manchester, CT

#75 Jan 30, 2008
This along with Priests, Sports Players and etc., whom are kids look up with respect get their dreams crushed.

When will someone step up to the plate and show the younger generation what a real moral person is?
Jeff Alling

Anchorage, AK

#76 Jan 30, 2008
If you have a manager at the top who will not put up with any nonsense,your average employee will tow the line. If the manager is lax,the average employee will pick up on it and to he or she,the sky is the limit. I say average employee because the good ones,like you, comprehend the whole picture and the concept longevity and good for the "common wealth". It sounds to me like those at the top were not minding the store and some of the employees smelled an opening and took it. PARTY!!!!!!!
jmmartin

United States

#77 Jan 30, 2008
Citizen Kane wrote:
I can assure you that the majority of police officers are fine upstanding and hard working. Like ANY business or profession there are those INDIVIDUALS who are innately bad. I personally have been in this profession and have associates and friends who are in Law Enforcement that can be trusted unlike any other people I know. And to the guy who thinks they are over-paid...try putting a value on a job that could cost you your life or save anothers life.
I know people who were cops and they were only cops until the day they retireed then then were no longer cops. They were sitting on very fine pensions with second jobs that only they were qualified for because of their previous experience. Nice way of spending 20 or 25 years or work, retire relatively young and get second jobs to "suppliment" their fat pensions. Stop with the strapping on gun John Wayne type of stuff.
old saybrok

Peabody, MA

#78 Jan 30, 2008
hopefully other departments will soon follow in the footsteps of the madison police department and fire employees when needed....i say we start with old saybrook! watching pornography on town time should not be allowed!
LMAO

West Haven, CT

#79 Jan 30, 2008
Stacy Khuns LAPD wrote:
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Hey! Lay off the Cop's
Were only human, well at least and only when get we caught screwing up.
We all make mistakes,, Rodney King knows what im talking about.
But mean while and until or next flop,, were God!
The next time we you pulled over we will make that clear to you.
YOUBEDOOBE HOOBY
jorge

Moodus, CT

#80 Jan 31, 2008
Chu wrote:
The Madison PD is like a dead fish, a fish dies from the head down, get rid of the head known as the chief and the whole force. Bring in the state police temporarily and start a new police force, one the town can be proud of.
yah ... the state police have such a sparkling reputation right now - another band of misfits ... that isn't much of an improvement - bag the chief and most of his managment staff find a quality person with an impecable law enforcement background ... bring in a outside firm to do a credible search and selection process for fresh officers ... better yet, find top shelf lateral transfers (pay them extra money to come) from real / big time / professional PD's from around the country to show those left - how they are expected to act and behave ... bring in some pride !
CHU

Moodus, CT

#81 Jan 31, 2008
jorge wrote:
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yah ... the state police have such a sparkling reputation right now - another band of misfits ... that isn't much of an improvement - bag the chief and most of his managment staff find a quality person with an impecable law enforcement background ... bring in a outside firm to do a credible search and selection process for fresh officers ... better yet, find top shelf lateral transfers (pay them extra money to come) from real / big time / professional PD's from around the country to show those left - how they are expected to act and behave ... bring in some pride !
Sounds good to me!
A Parent

South Windsor, CT

#82 Jan 31, 2008
DfreshofManhattan wrote:
So what's your point? Of course cops do good things as well. The whole point of this article is cops that go wrong. Your post has no relevance to this argument.
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I was responding to the post that stated the cops are all no good etc.
finishthejob

AOL

#83 Jan 31, 2008
The problem with the police in general is that in Connecticut, you get 16 weeks at the academy and they hand you a gun. You only need a high school education. Too much power, no education, too much authority.. even the Army gives you 6 MONTHS basic training before they set you loose.
DfreshofCT

New York, NY

#84 Feb 1, 2008
Actually, the Army gives you EIGHT weeks basic traing, not 6 MONTHS. After basic training you go to AIT (Advanced Training) for whatever your job will be.
finishthejob wrote:
The problem with the police in general is that in Connecticut, you get 16 weeks at the academy and they hand you a gun. You only need a high school education. Too much power, no education, too much authority.. even the Army gives you 6 MONTHS basic training before they set you loose.
FTPMadison

Nashville, TN

#85 Feb 1, 2008
"The townspeople rely heavily on the police department." What to do what give us speeding tickets and bust up high school parties. The Madison police force is made up of some good men but a lot of filler. They are routinely paid exorbitant salaries (because the demand high wage over time and then go bird watching) They drive the newest fanciest police cars. Why do they need a Chevy Avalanche or a boat. Oh, I forgot, Madison is a crack den where all the Colombian cocaine comes it and people are killed left and right. Nothing happens in Madison apart from loitering, the occasional marijuana use and speeders. Madison does not need scumbags sucking up the money and doing little in return. The entire department needs to be reexamined and all superfluidity needs to be eliminated as well as all corruption. This is not say that there are not a few honest, hard working and diligent officers but there is a lot of gristle in the department that needs to be removed.

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