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Deputy gets fired for being out of uniform

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by ronduke, Apr 6, 2012.


  1. ronduke

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    “He was a well-respected officer,” Watson said Thursday. “There were no write-ups or reprimands in his file.”
    Watson said the person making the complaint refused to come to the department and file a written statement

    http://www.pixiq.com/article/deputy-loses-job-after-photographed-mowing-lawn-in-underwear#

    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2012/mar/23/bradley-county-deputy-dallas-longwith-draws-heat-o/
     

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  2. GRIMLET

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    Odd behavior
    Odd consequences.
     

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    Am I missing something?? Should there be something more to this than is being reported?? :dunno:
     
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    Sounds like someone up the chain didn't like this guy and used this as an excuse to get rid of him despite not really investigating it. The politics in a Sheriffs Office can be deadly when you don't have any civil service or union protection...
     
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    Any violation of law?

    Any person file a written complaint?

    Does this mean that I can get people fired that ware PJ's out side their home?

    What if I am out side the Sheriffs home at 2am and he comes outside in his underware, and I get a cell phone pic?

    I could see some days off if he was warned about it, but not fired.
     
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    There's nothing there that would warrant a dismissal, and maybe not even a reprimand...But small town agencies are "interesting" in the way things are done.
     
  7. Hack

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    One of several reasons I do not work for a sheriff, (plus less money in it). You work at the pleasure of the elected official, and he can get rid of you for whatever reason he decides on.

    Still, you would think there would be more to it. Conduct unbecoming I would think would be more severe.
     
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    Had he been mowing in a speedo, would that have made a difference? Seriously...I'm not seeing where this is a violation of law, nor that it would fall under the category of conduct so grievously inappropriate that it would warrant discipline. Good thing deputies in my state have civil service.
     
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    I hope he files a federal lawsuit and wins, take it all the way to the box if ya have to...sounds like total BS!
     
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    I know a guy who claims to. He still works with us. I think there is more to it, that we are not hearing.
     
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    What if he wore Lycra bicycle shorts? Maybe the difference between bikinis and bra and panties?
     
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    Next time tell him the potato goes in the front, not in the back...:rofl:
     
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    Man, the sheriff is really trying to put the peen to him. Not cool.
     
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    I'd be surprised if they have a regulation that would support firing somebody for mowing the law in his underwear. I'm pretty sure that's 100% legal and not the kind of thing you think of to put in a reg. Even California doesn't have a law saying how many layers of clothes you are required to wear...yet.
     
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    Looks like the Sheriff can/did let him go for just about any reason, and I'm betting there's some history there that's not reflected in the news media (big surprise). But the guy still keeps his state LE certification unless he's charged with a crime, which he wasn't.

    It sounds like the officer was trying to prove something, and the Sheriff was trying to prove something in return. Sheriff won, at least for now.
     
  17. Bluecard

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    I wonder if they would have fired an attractive female deputy if she mowed in a bikini? How stupid is this?
     
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    Maybe, but the article says the complaint came in in December. Who mows their yard in December in Tennessee? The pic sure as crap doesn't look like it was taken in December.
     
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    I will bet Tennessee it is a "right to work" state, and/or there is no union.
     
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    At least he wasn't wearing tighty whiteys.
     
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