SSCC Seattle PD

A veteran Seattle police officer pleaded not guilty today to an assault charge stemming from a confrontation with a handcuffed man who had assaulted the officer’s wife, also a Seattle police officer, during an incident in September.

Now this isn’t that I do not understand, but officers are expected to adhere to and respect the law.  They are to lead by example.

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Because when you’re a cop and someone attacks your wife, you get a free pass to go beat the hell out of the SOB who did it.

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5 Responses to SSCC Seattle PD

  1. Jake says:

    I know it technically meets the rules for the SCCC, but I personally would hesitate to count it – a) it looks like an isolated incident (i.e., there’s no indication that he’s done anything like it before and had it covered up), b) he’s being prosecuted without any big media stink prompting it, and c) as you noted, there is certainly a level of provocation above and beyond what most would consider the normally inherent in the job (though he’ll need to learn to deal with it, since his wife is also a cop – this kind of thing WILL likely happen to her again).

    I do have to laugh at the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild rep trying to claim that this is a sign of the city attorney holding cops to a “double standard”, though. Ironic, much?

    • Given the overall level of corruption within the Seattle PD and the fact it took a full blown DOJ probe for them to even start getting their house in order he’s on the count.

      Given his wife’s a cop this is in the realm of “It goes with the territory”. Tell me, if I tried to beat the crap out of a guy after some officers put him in cuffs because he hit my wife, they’d throw me in cuffs on the spot. Not walk away and let it happen.

      Seattle’s had their chance and they’re too damn dirty to let anything slide.

      Not to mention what would be the result if a man struck your wife and you saw him fleeing down the road away from your house and you assaulted him there.

      Technically he was in retreat, though you could make the argument he had committed a felony, but still if you struck him at that point you can take comfort in the fact that if the prosecutor hates you, he will charge you.

      • Jake says:

        Given the overall level of corruption within the Seattle PD and the fact it took a full blown DOJ probe for them to even start getting their house in order he’s on the count.

        Ah, that makes sense. The department being under the spotlight because of a history of corruption negates my main point of confusion.

  2. Old NFO says:

    One ‘really’ wonders what the back story is on this one…

  3. Dann in Ohio says:

    “Because when you’re a cop and someone attacks your wife, you get a free pass to go beat the hell out of the SOB who did it.”… Especially while he’s in handcuffs…

    Dann in Ohio