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Scott County / Officer charged with DWI tried to flee

There are 56 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 9, 2010, titled Scott County / Officer charged with DWI tried to flee. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

A belligerent Anoka County sheriff's sergeant was shocked three times by a stun gun before his arrest Saturday morning on suspicion of drunken driving, authorities said.

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Mark

Saint Paul, MN

#45 Aug 10, 2010
Sounds like he would make a great cronie for Sheriff Bob Fletcher.
Tea Party Patriot

Saint Paul, MN

#46 Aug 10, 2010
International Respect Not wrote:
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For the union to walk away from this guy. Instead they will defend him to the detriment of all union members.
Hey International Respect Not,

Thanks to my party's George Bush and Dick Cheney, we have no international respect. I am impressed with President Obama, however. I may vote Democrat this year.
observer

Montevideo, MN

#47 Aug 10, 2010
Chuck wrote:
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He shouldn't be on paid leave. He should be fired immediately. Any other stupid questions?
So because he is a cop he doesn't get his right to a day in court , you folks are stupid.
yo-yo

Inver Grove Heights, MN

#48 Aug 10, 2010
Cops are pricks.period.
pig

Minneapolis, MN

#49 Aug 10, 2010
my tax money your job not anymore pig. give it to someone who has control of their life. your fired pig
Mike

Winona, MN

#50 Aug 10, 2010
As of 2006 there were about 800,000 people employed as police officers in the U.s. according to Wikki Answers. This includes all local, state, and federal officers. The people who refer to police as pigs are just farting out of their mouths, so I won't pay attention to them. The cop mentioned in this piece has managed to piss away his career with one single incident and I feel sorry for him. Police officers are merely human beings who are trained, equipped and expected to enforce the laws that we have passed in order to insure a secure society. Any civilian or cop who believes that police officers are not subject to the same imperfections that are present in all human beings is a fool at best. My hope is that the officer who made this arrest is not made an outcast by some misguided in blue who refuse to acknowledge that not everyone who chooses to serve is worthy.
Drew

Minneapolis, MN

#51 Aug 10, 2010
This guy is a Sgt in the Civil Process division so I'm willing to bet he hasn't stopped OR arrested anyone in quite some time. All he does is serve foreclosure and eviction notices, divorce papers, etc. He barely qualifies as a cop. Aside from that the guy is charged with two gross misdemeanors which means if he's convicted of one or both his Peace Officer's License is gone. If he gets a "slap on the wrist" it won't be because he's a cop, more specifically a sheriff's deputy, it will be because almost EVERYONE gets a "slap on the wrist" for DWI in MN. That's why we have so many people that have them, something like one eighth of the state. He very likely will lose his job in the near future. He always has the option of going to arbitration to try to get it back, but he's likely flushed his career. Law Enforcement has no room for a guy like this.
catfish

Minneapolis, MN

#52 Aug 11, 2010
My guess would be that this individual had an alcohol induced blackout. An individual that went through all the schooling and training to become a Law Enforcement Officer most likely has a lot of good principles and values. It is sad but likely that this individual drank enough so that he truly lost all reason and control of his inhibitions. If this is the case, there is no excuse for his beahvior but at the same time it is possible he truly did not have the reasoning to understand any of his actions. If anyone has seen indibviduals have alcohol blackouts, it is truly terryfying as they become completely different than their sober or even intoxicated selves. He likely has no recollection and is deeply ashamed and embarassed for his extremely dangerous actions. He should be fired and not be eligible for law enforcement, but at the same time lets not judge him as an "evil power hungry cop" as some are saying. I obviously do not know the man but respect his profession and the drive needed to become an officer. I hope this is a wake up call for him and others the true terror that binge drinking and alchohol blackouts (again if this is the case) can cause an individual. Alcohol abuse is a major problem and stories like these are evidence that it must be talked about and addressed. I have seen many good people start there nights drinking and continue to down liquor and then they completely go overboard and end up being violent or abusive to people they respect and care about.
LittlePiggiesInD irt

AOL

#53 Aug 11, 2010
Richard_ wrote:
<quoted text>You're saying guilty before proven innocent, you're wrong.
What? You can`t read or comprehend a simple post like mine?
No wonder these bozos keep being able to pull off these stunts.

Again...NO PAID LEAVE COVERED BY THE PUBLICS MONEY...Gezzhhhhhhh!
TTT

Longview, WA

#54 Aug 11, 2010
LittlePiggiesInDirt wrote:
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What? You can`t read or comprehend a simple post like mine?
No wonder these bozos keep being able to pull off these stunts.
Again...NO PAID LEAVE COVERED BY THE PUBLICS MONEY...Gezzhhhhhhh!
If he was not a police officer he would have been allowed to go back to work on Monday with no problem, so since he is not allowed to be at work that is why the paid leave.
elle

Saint Paul, MN

#56 Aug 11, 2010
Rocky really? I mean are you serious? Perhaps people could take your post even a little serious if, oh I don't know, perhaps if you could spell better than my 7 year old. Your grammar is that of a child which leads me to believe you are either uneducated and that is your excuse for being so ignorant on the matter or simply you're just a complete idiot talking out of your a**. I'm leaning towards idiot but that's my opinion. Check your facts next time before you decide to pipe up. Oh and GED is free...just sayin.
rocky wrote:
Used a taser three times. If it was a citizen he would have been shoot three dozen times. Why the double standards. You never hear about tazers sinse murder has become the cops favorate way to advancement. I was a old folks home talking to the group. The seniors felt cop murder is one of the most important issues in todays criminal just us systems. Everyone knows they are all criminal enterprises. The seniors talked about old times when police served and protected and America was free. A log time ago.
blindman

Leesburg, FL

#57 Aug 12, 2010
what a cop cant take a few swigs without being thrown in the whoscol give him a break, i would drink to if i had to deal with all the de-generate's that are walking the streets, with us.
Justice

Saint Paul, MN

#58 Aug 12, 2010
Well Well Well. Seems we have lots of folks who walk on water. You're lucky to have Cops that are human beings. As such they have human faults. This is one example. The "process" is working. He'll pay in ways that other citizens would never experience if they were in a similar situation. So, perhaps until such time as you rise above the fragile human condition and can stand up as the example all humankind should strive to be, lighten up. Go enjoy your day. Other people will fight what you fear, protecting you & your loved ones, and when they fail to live up to you're expectations, instead of being a vulture waiting to pluck the eyes out of the skull, have some compassion and understanding. Not because it's a Cop, but because it's a fellow human being. Thank this one for the service, he knows he screwed up. Hope his skills & desire to protect you will survive and through the "process", and he will return to help you sleep well knowing he'll lay it all down for you. A fellow human.
HelpMeDaddi

Minneapolis, MN

#59 Aug 13, 2010
Another one of Anoka Counties finest that is use to operating above the law. Hopefully Scott County can show him what real justice is like and give him a shock or two more.
Rob

Minneapolis, MN

#60 Aug 13, 2010
Justice wrote:
Well Well Well. Seems we have lots of folks who walk on water. You're lucky to have Cops that are human beings. As such they have human faults. This is one example. The "process" is working. He'll pay in ways that other citizens would never experience if they were in a similar situation. So, perhaps until such time as you rise above the fragile human condition and can stand up as the example all humankind should strive to be, lighten up. Go enjoy your day. Other people will fight what you fear, protecting you & your loved ones, and when they fail to live up to you're expectations, instead of being a vulture waiting to pluck the eyes out of the skull, have some compassion and understanding. Not because it's a Cop, but because it's a fellow human being. Thank this one for the service, he knows he screwed up. Hope his skills & desire to protect you will survive and through the "process", and he will return to help you sleep well knowing he'll lay it all down for you. A fellow human.
I wish there was some standard that cops could follow that would reciprocate what you've said above, but there isn't. And they are getting back in spades what they deal out to their "enemies", the citizenry, on a daily basis. So before you start decrying the horrible, insensitive people who would DARE to criticize the police, walk in the shoes of some of their victims, like the guy who had the snot beat out of him at O'Gara's Bar for talking to a cop's wife, or my brother-in-law harassed on a daily basis by the local cops for the color of his skin, or the innocents shot in New Orleans, or the Hmong guy shot in the back, or the people whose cars are taken by gang task force cops that have no case or ability to retrieve their basically stolen items... etc. etc.
youll see

Minneapolis, MN

#61 Aug 14, 2010
What the wrote:
It would be great to be able to go on PAID leave I wonder how long that will go on. I guess he will need it since he shouldn't have a license for a year after a refusal. I bet he will get a slap on the wrist since he is a cop.
He'll get a work permit. Have heard about it happening with officers a lot more than you would ever think.

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