That’s right folks, the Seattle PD had decided to return to the land of the criminal count. This one is juicy…
Lowe’s wife was believed to be a passenger in a car when Seattle police stopped him Aug. 14 for allegedly talking on his cellphone while driving, according to sources familiar with the case. But Lowe was not immediately arrested because police were not able to verify the court order as a result of a computer problem, the sources said.
Now initially it doesn’t sound that bad, especially since the judge issued the no-contact order without a request to do so from the wife. So a judge did something against the will of both the defendant and plaintiff and they possibly violated it, but here’s the real reason this sucker is juicy.
The new charge further clouded Lowe’s career in the Police Department, in which his bachelor’s degree in business and master’s in public administration helped him land a position on the police-reform effort but whose troubling history of bad judgment and misconduct raised questions about his selection.
That’s right folks, the Seattle Police departments first choice to aid in their reform behaves like this. It is worth noting that he has since been removed as the team leader and the situation has changed due to this incident.
The most entertaining part though is this isn’t the first time he has behaved in a questionable nature.
He previously was disciplined after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in 2008. He pleaded guilty to an amended charge of reckless driving, later dismissed when he met court conditions. The department then suspended him for four days without pay after an internal investigation.
Lowe also received internal reprimands for inappropriate physical treatment of his handcuffed son while he was in police custody in a holding cell in 2006, and over an improper effort to retrieve from a man nude photographs of a female acquaintance in 2002.
Have no fear though, I’m sure he’s on paid administrative leave, pulling down his $148,000 salary. Seriously you can’t make this stuff up!
State Sponsored Criminal #411: Donnie R. Lowe
Because what better man to help aid the department in reform than a man who is obviously in need of some reform himself.