After more than a year of bruising news, the Seattle Police Department found itself reeling Thursday after a veteran officer died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound hours after being arrested in an undercover drug sting.
So I’m happy that a corrupt officer has finally been held accountable, doubly so he did it to himself with the barrel of his own gun saving the public the costs of prosecuting him. Now why would I be pissed off I hear you ask, well that’s simple.
Know what a tragedy is Chief Metz? The abuses your department is delivering to the law abiding public, the behavior of your police officers, and the all out corruption displayed by your department. Then again maybe I’m jumping to conclusions, maybe he was innocent and just caught in the cross fire.
On Wednesday, as part of a so-called “integrity test,” an undercover officer from another agency working in the Rainier Valley approached Nelson and gave him a purse that contained cocaine, Metz said.
Well there went the caught in the crossfire theory. There is a time to stand up and say, “We Fucked Up! Here’s what we did wrong, this is how we’re fixing it.” This department lacks the ability to air its dirty laundry and continues to act as if for some reason it is exempt from the rules of lawful behavior. It appears that Deputy Chief Metz is just considering this a tragedy because the guy got caught and then committed suicide propelling the incident to the front page.
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Because it’s a tragedy when one of our officers gets caught, doubly so when he does something to cause it to end up in the news.
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.