Officer Investigated on False Arrest Charge

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A police officer in northeast Georgia is suspended without pay as authorities investigate a complaint that he falsely arrested a man during a traffic stop. Full Story
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Wife of a Cop

Atlanta, GA

#1 Mar 5, 2008
One bad apple doesn't make the whole bunch bad.
Police Officer

Marietta, GA

#3 Mar 5, 2008
However, all of these stories about officers being suspended and prosecuted should end this BS crap people say about cops being allowed to get away with anything... But we all know that won't be the case. People will still claim the "blue wall of silence" and that cops don't get in trouble.
Atticus Finch

Buffalo, NY

#4 Mar 5, 2008
It looks like the video is helping the police in the Braselton "chase" case (although I must admit I haven't been able to see it yet).

The more video we have of police, the better. I mostly get suspicious in situations where there should be police video, but is not. If there should be police video, but isn't, then I start to draw inferences unfavorable to police conduct.
Atticus Finch

Buffalo, NY

#5 Mar 5, 2008
Wife of a Cop wrote:
One bad apple doesn't make the whole bunch bad.
How many bad apples do we need to consider the bunch as bad?
Jessica

Suwanee, GA

#6 Mar 5, 2008
Look, police have been getting away with stuff for so long. I guarantee you there are numerous people in jail/prison right now because some arrogant, controlling, insecure, evil policeman/woman has lied on or planted evidence on innocent people.

They need to have mental evaluations at least 2x a year. SOme of them are CRAZY!!
Atticus Finch

Buffalo, NY

#7 Mar 5, 2008
Atticus Finch wrote:
It looks like the video is helping the police in the Braselton "chase" case (although I must admit I haven't been able to see it yet).
Now that I have seen the Braselton chase video, I don't think it will be helpful to police when the civil litigation starts.
Atticus Finch

Buffalo, NY

#9 Mar 5, 2008
Speculation wrote:
<quoted text>... "How many bad apples do we need to consider the bunch as bad?" That isn't a passive question, it's a negative inference.
By the way, the video shows clearly the guy was driving dangerously and endangering life before the LEO put his lights on....
1. I think the officer was chasing, and I don't think the accident would have happened if the officer had not been chasing. For civil liability purposes, I think that is all the family of the innocent victims need. You act like this somehow undermines my factual credibility, but this seems more like a legal issue than a factual one.

2. The how many bad apples question was intended as a question, and not as an inference. I would really like to know -- how many bad LEOs need to turn up before it makes sense to trust LEOs less as a group? I get the feeling you don't want this question answered or even considered.
True Facts

Kennesaw, GA

#11 Mar 5, 2008
Power hungary cop.
miguel

Lithia Springs, GA

#13 Mar 5, 2008
It's funny how everyone is all "innocent until proven guilty" on here when the suspect is a murderer or pedophile. How about breathe, settle down, and wait?
Ben Hunt

Atlanta, GA

#14 Mar 5, 2008
What's needed is to curtail the police of some of their powers. Some, if not most of the police officers out there have abused there police powers at some point in there careers. In some cases they abuse there powers just to further their careers at the publics expense. Every city needs a citizen's review board that watches the police. We shouldn't leave it to the police to police themselves.
theman

Jackson, GA

#15 Mar 5, 2008
hahahaha have another beer
Deadman

United States

#16 Mar 5, 2008
Here we go again.

My opinion is all cops have too much authority with little responsibility. Aka abuse of force.

Isn't this a lawsuit in the making.

Since: Jan 08

Mount Aetna, PA

#17 Mar 5, 2008
True Facts wrote:
Power hungary cop.
learn how to spell.
the real ford man

United States

#18 Mar 5, 2008
Nextime you get in trouble and need some help maybe a policeman/woman will be there to help you .
ranting atlanta

Douglasville, GA

#19 Mar 5, 2008
nothing will happen to that cop< cops go trough the motions of being tried but they know they will be found not guilty because jury members in a cop trial is not the same jury as the average joe would have
agree

Powder Springs, GA

#20 Mar 5, 2008
Atticus Finch wrote:
<quoted text>
How many bad apples do we need to consider the bunch as bad?
If that's the case then The Man Upstairs may be considering extinction for the entire human race.
GCPD 845

Warwick, RI

#21 Mar 5, 2008
Jessica wrote:
Look, police have been getting away with stuff for so long. I guarantee you there are numerous people in jail/prison right now because some arrogant, controlling, insecure, evil policeman/woman has lied on or planted evidence on innocent people.
They need to have mental evaluations at least 2x a year. SOme of them are CRAZY!!
Liberal much?
Atticus Finch

Buffalo, NY

#22 Mar 5, 2008
Speculation wrote:
<quoted text>... Your question and these questions are terrible inferences and don't serve a purpose other to determine at what point stereotyping is acceptable.
The opertive stereotype is that police tell the truth and should be believed, even when their story conflicts with a non-police. That is the stereotype that we need to get rid of. Video helps.

Really, the only reason that the policeman is in trouble here is because another policeman contradicts him. If the backup had not arrived, then this driver would have been convicted. because of the stereotype that police tell the truth.
Copwatcher

United States

#23 Mar 5, 2008
Each and every day another criminal with a badge gets busted doing something crooked. If this many get caught, how many are out there getting away with crimes?
Read the paper. Each and every day another cop is whacked for some crooked stuff.
Georgia should have a sign at the state line that states, "Welcome to Georgia. We have murders, rapes, robberies, and drug dealing. And that is just our police deparetments"
Policeman USED to be a noble profession. The blue wall of silence DOES exist. There is too much evidence to deny it.
alpha-2

Hudson, OH

#24 Mar 5, 2008
i don't agree judging all oficers becuse one bad apple.they all are very proud to serve and protect their communities and they do a good job even doesn't pay a lot money to risk your life.

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