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When seconds count, the police are off duty....

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by Brian in Oregon, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=164051246&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10202

    In a nutshell, a witness to an armed robbery at a store was trying to call 911 when a Portland police car rolled by. He flagged the officer down and told him there was a robbery in progress.

    The cop told the witness, "I'm off duty and you should call 911."

    When seconds count, the police are off duty.
     
  2. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    BTW, the cops are trying to whitewash this. Here's their updated report, and no mention of the cop who brushed off the witness.

    Fortunately the local media is on this like a pit bull on a bone.

    http://www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=3056

    UPDATE: Downtown Drug Store Employees Hold Robbery Suspect for Police - 07/27/12
    UPDATE: The suspect, 27-year-old Jocelin Olson was booked in the Multnomah County Detention Center on the charge of Robbery in the Second Degree.

    ###Original Message###

    Today, Thursday July 26, 2012, at 1:12 p.m., Portland Police officers assigned to Central Precinct responded to the report of an armed robbery in progress at Central Discount Drug, located at 538 Southwest 4th Avenue.

    As officers were enroute, additional information was broadcast that the suspect ran out of the drug store and that employees had chased him down and were holding him at Southwest 4th Avenue and Yamhill Street.

    Officers arrived and took the adult male suspect into custody. Officers talked with the employees and learned that the suspect entered the drug store and demanded drugs and money while threatening to kill everyone in the store. Employees told police that the suspect said he had a gun but no gun was actually seen. The drug store owner gave the suspect a few bottles of pills, then as the suspect left, the owner retrieved his gun and along with another employee, followed the suspect until they were able to detain him and get him on the ground.

    The suspect has been transported to the Detective Division and will be booked into the Multnomah County Jail after further investigation.

    The suspects name and charges will be released after he is booked into jail.

    ###PPB###
     
  3. oz

    oz Active Member

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    I guess I'll cross portland off my bucket list.
     
  4. Francis Marion

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    When seconds count, the cops are only minutes(or more) away. CCW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The officer involved has acknowledged he brushed off the witness, and an investigation is starting. A supervisor noted that the off duty excuse was puzzling because it was nowhere near shift change.
     
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    Sounds to me like the cop was a chickenship. Didn't want to put his life on the line despite it being his job. All the more reason why citizens should be allowed to carry and protect themselves.
     
  7. Rick Barker

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    Even if it was shift change, a cop is NEVER off duty, they are cops 24 hours a day, PERIOD.

    This is an example of one bad apple or very poor training and supervision.
     
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