A suspended Florida police officer—who’s been fired six times over the years for alleged misconduct, only to be reinstated—says he’s the victim of a “witch hunt” and wants to go back to work, even though he’s being paid $60,000 a year to stay home.
At least they have sent his ass home, but $60k a year still? Not to mention that under the statement, “once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three or more times is enemy action,” what is six incidents?
Who knows maybe they were incidents that in the grand scheme aren’t actually that bad…
Bosque—who has been accused of “cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, defying direct orders and lying and falsifying police reports”—was suspended with pay in May after he allowed a newspaper reporter to ride along in his patrol car without permission. (During the ride-along, Bosque told the reporter, “I’m an excellent police officer, but I break the rules.”)
He admits to breaking the rules, yet he continues to be paid for nothing and wants his job back. This is why many people are loosing their faith in law enforcement professionals. While not all are like this individual, their willingness to not expel him from their ranks taints them all.
State Sponsored Criminal #386: German Bosque
Because rules are for the little guy. Why? Because if you want to make an omelette you’re gonna need to break a few eggs.