What is a constable?

Nov 4, 2011 Full story: WAVE-TV Louisville 18

LOUISVILLE, KY - In light of the constable-involved shooting Wednesday night at a Walmart store in Pleasure Ridge Park, a lot of people have been asking what a constable is and what does a constable do.

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Hopper Stopper

United States

#1 Nov 4, 2011
I had that one time, thought I was going to pop!
Connie

Louisville, KY

#2 Nov 5, 2011
It's what you get when you cross black power with johnny.
You another wanta be

Ash Flat, AR

#3 Nov 5, 2011
Connie wrote:
It's what you get when you cross black power with johnny.
apparently not much with the one who shot that woman.
Overweight , blowhard with a record of thief arrests.
He trained himself because he started his own organization to certify himself and to protect him from wrong doing.
I don't think he is going to get out of this scrape so easily.
CJ

Versailles, KY

#4 Nov 5, 2011
Having worked around the criminal justice community now for several years, the best way to define a constable is... LIABILITY!! They throw a light bar on the top of their 1995 Crown Vic that they bought at a state auction for $500 so they can look like an officer. With the changes in the law over the last century, in all actuality, the position has become obsolete. A large majority of them have no formal law training and an even greater number have no law related experience. With it being an elected position with no set standards, people in these positions normally get in from being part of the good ol' boy system. Sad to say... But it is what it is.
Ron

Williamsburg, OH

#5 Nov 5, 2011
Constables actually serve a very good purpose. They serve civil court papers that would most likely never be served if the Constables didn't do it. As far as performing law enforcement functions, they have little or no training. That part is kind of scary.
process server

Ash Flat, AR

#6 Nov 5, 2011
Ron wrote:
Constables actually serve a very good purpose. They serve civil court papers that would most likely never be served if the Constables didn't do it. As far as performing law enforcement functions, they have little or no training. That part is kind of scary.
Another fairy tale !
Ever heard of a process server?
they are just a regular person with a few easy to gain creditals .
there are hundreds of them and they do a better job than this no neck hill billy
I know

Latonia, KY

#7 Nov 5, 2011
Where I grew up we had a constable. He was about 80 years old, probably senile, dirty, and drove a beat up minivan with light bar on top and "constable" written across his door (unevenly) in those letters you buy to stick on mailboxes. It was generally understood amongst the community that if he ever tried to pull you over, you simply ignore him.
Tsunami

Louisville, KY

#8 Nov 5, 2011
The larger the city, the higher the classification and the more duties assigned. It varies by location.
Cindy

Goshen, KY

#10 Nov 6, 2011
http://www.kentuckyconstableassociation.org/H... I got this link off the internet Kentucky constable website. I know they do have warrant and arrest powers, but I don't know to what extent. Where I grew up, we didn't even have them at the time but they do now, I think. I don't really know any personally, but even though they can do certain legal processes there are certain things they can't do too. I would think due to lack of training they would need to call a police officer of the KY State Police if it was something very important.
Linda

Mount Washington, KY

#11 Nov 6, 2011
Elected, duds that want to be police office that can't pass backgound checks or mental test!
Rejects from normal law enforcements agency!
They get no salary, therefore, they charge to serve process papers for hard to locate defendants,
repo agents for "pay-on-lot car dealers".

In this shooting incident, he will suffer the criminal and civil actions of the court system.

Police DO NOT shoot fleeing people that are not felons!

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Mountain Home, AR

#13 Nov 7, 2011
Linda wrote:
Elected, duds that want to be police office that can't pass backgound checks or mental test!
Rejects from normal law enforcements agency!
They get no salary, therefore, they charge to serve process papers for hard to locate defendants,
repo agents for "pay-on-lot car dealers".
In this shooting incident, he will suffer the criminal and civil actions of the court system.
Police DO NOT shoot fleeing people that are not felons!
You are right , trained police do not shoot people for misnomers nor do they aggressively chase them down in a parking lot with their non service pistol pointed at them.
no and niether do you

Mountain Home, AR

#15 Nov 7, 2011
iHateU2 wrote:
<quoted text>HOW DO YOU KNOW THE PERSON RUNNING IS NOT A FELON;:U THINK THEY HAVE IT WROTE ON THERE BACK.
But what that Dufus renta cop knew is that they did not commit a felony and that he should have had enough common sense not to pull is unoffical automatic pistol and fire at someone in a parking loy full of people .
He knew it was a misnomer and he escalated it into a shooting.
He is a felon that got out on a diversion plea , since he was a felon should you shoot him next time you see him in a parking lot?
LOL the hypocrite

Mountain Home, AR

#17 Nov 7, 2011
lol wrote:
<quoted text>Another one of Ms. Ortiz's fellow thieves defending her criminal behavior. Unbelieveable...
What everyone now knows is that David whilock stole thousands of dollars of equipment and plead out on his Felony arrests.
We know that one of his illegal posse deputies is a convicted felon.
So are you that GUY?
Are do you belong to the posse and support a thieving lowlife bully ?
Do you Know what a hypocrite is ?
Look in the Mirror and that is you!
bobbydigital

United States

#18 Nov 7, 2011
I see LOL is getting ego raped in this forum too. His argument is that we're defending the shot driver when in reality, everyone just wants to know where whitlock got the entitlement to do anything beyond serving papers. Does anyone know what happens to a bullet's ballistics and trajectory when it strikes glass? Nevermind the driver for a second, but imagine your child, loved one, whatever, being struck by stay bullets or fragments from a cops pistol. NOW.... Imagine how you'd feel if your child, loved one, whatever being struck by a non-trained, off duty, process serving wannabe with quite a colorful criminal history of his own. I'd have a question or two.
LOL is a fool

Ravenden, AR

#19 Nov 8, 2011
bobbydigital wrote:
I see LOL is getting ego raped in this forum too. His argument is that we're defending the shot driver when in reality, everyone just wants to know where whitlock got the entitlement to do anything beyond serving papers. Does anyone know what happens to a bullet's ballistics and trajectory when it strikes glass? Nevermind the driver for a second, but imagine your child, loved one, whatever, being struck by stay bullets or fragments from a cops pistol. NOW.... Imagine how you'd feel if your child, loved one, whatever being struck by a non-trained, off duty, process serving wannabe with quite a colorful criminal history of his own. I'd have a question or two.
A great post and it makes one think as to why these fools are out on the streets.
Maybe this will finally compel the legislature to do something so we can be protected from these juvenile wantabes that don't have any idea from the damage they can do.
Constable does not answer

Ravenden, AR

#20 Nov 9, 2011
LOL is a fool wrote:
<quoted text> A great post and it makes one think as to why these fools are out on the streets.
Maybe this will finally compel the legislature to do something so we can be protected from these juvenile wantabes that don't have any idea from the damage they can do.
Has the constable actually closed his office?
I wonder why his web site isn't working.
Maybe LOL will tell us about just what is now going on.
With crime being Rampant at that Walmart store who is going to protect them if Col. Dave isn't around ?
Those boosters will now have no fear in taking everything and stripping that store of all it's merchandise.
Genie Janie

Woodbridge, VA

#21 Nov 9, 2011
Try using a DICTIONARY for a change.
no more security jobs

Ravenden, AR

#22 Nov 9, 2011
The Phoenix School of Discover was going to hire constable Whitlock to a full time security job.
Now after the shooting incident they have graciously rescinded that offer.

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