You are the enabler of anarchy, Mr. Rolando. We have a civil society largely based upon the good work of guys like FLALaw and all the other cops who understand the importance of public safety and how that must always trump the brute hunting dog instinct which consumed Officer Daves. People like you with no sense of proportion and reason are the one who get us Rodney King and the riots. Those riots were anarchy in answer to lawlessness. Crime in response to crime. It is people liken you out in Simi Valley who got innocent people killed in LA.
You don't know Jack about society, civics, or anything else, Mr. Rolando.
Oh, not one of your assertions has been borne out by follow-on events, sir.
Now, I repeat. I hope young Officer Daves is given the opportunity to apologize, keep his job, and hopefully encourage the Wrights to not sue the City of Chattanooga, a city that has surprised me with it's reasonableness.
BTW, hope you ain't a cop.
Totally standup response from both the DA and Chattanooga PD. Now, if a personal apology could be elicited from Officer Daves along with his solemn promise to never behave like a moron again I would love to see all charges dropped and the chastened officer returned to duty. So long as he understands that failing to see to the immediate care of the woman could have put him in prison.
This culture of the cops as unquestionable arbiters of life and death must be broken. It breeds a diseased society. People who always "back the badge" even when the badge is wrong are even worse than the worst cop. I don't care the good intent behind it, either. They are the enablers of much bigger problems that must be avoided by society as a whole. Save the backing for when the cops are doing the right thing, which is most of the time with most of the cops.
I have 10 years of work as an EMT/Paramedic. And NO, the first thought when a hospital employee brings in his non-ambulatory wife showing stroke symptoms in his arms is NOT that he is going to shoot the place up. It is the paranoid answer of someone reaching beyond reason to justify actions that are not justifiable.
You are talking to the wrong guy. I know how ER staff and cops bond, I know the first impulse is to defend the officer. This guy has his priorities backwards. And further, had it been a real assault, why didn't the officer proceed with the arrest after the woman finally reached the inside of the ER? I'll tell you why, because he saw that she was really sick and needed care, something that had not even occurred to him, because he is a dumbass. So he left, but then began to think about what was going to happen to him when the details got out so he filed a report with a bunch of trumped up charges, using the bad cop typical fake charge litany.
Mr. Wright proved his good faith by going to the police station to turn himself in. His good faith took less time to demonstrate itself than Daves's bad faith.
But anyway, for all of those things that the story got wrong -- something I can and will vouch for is the consistent inaccuracy of news accounts -- then I am sure we will see the charges against Mr. Wright reinstated and Officer Daves vindicated after release of the surveillance video and your expert testimony as to the truth of the officer's original account!
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Please do not waste our time. Had Mr. Wright been in front of a 7-11 or a bank carrying a woman in a hurry, it would have been one thing, Mr. Fender. At the Emergency Room entrance it is quite another. Nobody "has to be there". If you do not realize this then Chattanooga has bigger problems with their schools than they do with their police. And that is saying something.
It is not about a ticket, Mr. Rolando. The officer could have assisted the driver in getting the sick woman into the ER for care, then hauled him out and cited or arrested him. He committed assault by interfering with her medical care. And since he did it under the color of authority while armed, it was felonious assault. The guy needs to be fired and made an example of. The first duty of a cop is public safety. When the decision is between a life in jeopardy and a traffic infraction, if you do not have the mental capacity and the common sense to make the right decision then you are in the wrong line of work as a cop because that is about as easy as the decisions ever get. And as for you, Mr. Rolando, you need some high school civics lessons, stat.
Now they need to file assault charges against the idiot cop for obstructing Mrs. Wright's access to the ER. They need to fire him for failure to render aid in a timely and reasonable manner.
If he wants to write a ticket, fine. Let him, after the woman is in a doctor's care. But preventing her from going into the hospital is assault, and since the guy is a cop and armed, it is felonious assault. The guy needs to go to prison.
This has nothing to do with traffic lights. I would expect comments like that coming from idiots, nothing more. The problem here is that a cop assaulted a man carrying his wife into the ER for care. He is a thug.
Oh, it doesn't matter what in the hell the therapy was. There was plenty of time for the dumbass cop to write his tickets after getting the woman into the hospital.
This is a case of a bully thug cop liar who needs to be fired and charged with assault.