And we shouldn’t be trusted?

A police officer in the Seattle Police Department didn’t have his head screwed on tightly.  In his infinite wisdom, the officer left his loaded “assault rifle” on the back of his cruiser and drove away.

It was around 9 p.m. and the car was parked outside the Roosevelt Hotel, near Pine and 7th Avenue, with no police officers in sight, said Gonzales.

In addition, after an officer got back into the patrol car, it was driven away with the rifle still on the trunk.

The Seattle PD has apologized and an investigation is being conducted.

Its amazing how much flak citizens are given over ownership of guns and the police are just given  a slap on the wrist.  I doubt the officer will be punished for his ineptitude. Especially since this is the same department who shot a deaf man in the back.

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4 Responses to And we shouldn’t be trusted?

  1. SayUncle » Oopsie says:

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  2. flighterdoc says:

    WTF did he have the rifle out for in the first place?

    • Barron Barnett says:

      To shoot someone crossing the street in front of him. If not that, then so he could look like a total bad-ass. Got to get chicks some how right?

      I also note that he’s going to have to muzzle anyone across the street in order to pick that thing up, including any traffic driving by.

  3. Robert says:

    Holy Smokes! Free taxpayer rifle!