Would you really expect anything more from a man like Littlefield? He only cares about himself and nobody else which was made PAINFULLY obvious with the take home car fiasco. He needs to just go ahead and resign.
my my my, I guess that's what you get when you lie, cheat, and don't protect your own employees. I think this is rather entertaining honestly. I highly doubt that some of those investigators and detectives have been on patrol in years. I certainly wouldn't want to work for that police department right now.
THANK YOU honest1. finally someone with some sense is commenting on this story.
SCOTTYM Bondsmen have very large guns and don't always call police officers in. I honestly don't understand why he called them in this time but he did. And according to Officer Massengale the Bondsman stated he did have a warrant but that Massengale didn't see it nor did he ask to see it. as stated in the article.
"Before the Nov. 16 search, a bondsman told the officers about a search warrant, according to the report.
"Officer Massengale stated he recalled the word 'warrant' being mentioned, but that he didn't see one nor check if there was one," the report states."
so isn't some of this on his back too then? I don't see how its fair that only she gets the firing. is it because she is pointing out the obvious flaws in the city police department? thats what it would seem to be.
I see what you're saying noapathy but, bondsmen can do more than police officers. he called for backup fully believing a fugitive was in the house. that's his job, to catch fugitives and he has the right (if I'm correct) to break into private residences without a warrant if he believes a fugitive is present. They had the wrong address so that was a mistake but the house ended up being condemned because it was so terrible inside. If they had had the right address and a fugitive had been inside this wouldn't of been an issue. and you really think that they set these officers up for this? I highly doubt that they would've set these officers up in such a situation. and not having SOP on the issue doesn't fully release her but it does release quite a bit, if the city doesn't have SOP on such a basic thing as bondsmen then what else is missing? and since so much is obviously missing then that gives them free reign on most issues dealing with the department does it not?
MaxiMillian if you understood the issue then why the comment of "Now, Chauncey is whining about being fired right at Christmas time?". you are incorrect. and its not just RBPD its the city itself. Dorsey is the city manager and is in her lawsuit against the city, do you think its right that he gets to fire her while he's in the middle of a lawsuit with her? because I certainly see that as a conflict of interest on his part. He wants her gone because she has a legitimate case against him and the police department.
Chauncey is right though MaxiMillian_Lapre, Departments are supposed to have SOP(standard operating procedure) for dealing with situations such as this. and according to her they do NOT have one. Dealing with a bondsman when you are a cop is not a common sense issue. they have different privileges than police officers do. if the department doesn't have SOP on how to deal with bondsman then what is she supposed to do? please tell me that. She's not whining about being fired at Christmastime. that's not the issue here with her firing. She is claiming retaliation for uncovering issues within the RBPD. such as the female officer who had an affair and pulled over a man out of her district for DUI and was never reprimanded for it. please understand the issue before attempting to comment on it.
this is pure retaliation against Chauncey. she has a 1.5 million dollar lawsuit against the city along with Officer Hanon. Massengale doesn't have a lawsuit against the city. well now, that's interesting only the two who have lawsuits against the city got termination hearings. Massengale got a written reprimand. he stood by while the bondsman kicked down that door just like Chauncey and Hanon. Oh and by the way, Fireman's lives are put in danger EVERY DAY ON EVERY SINGLE CALL. This is no different. Just going on a basic medical call they have no idea what they're going to run into. a fugitive could be in the house that they go to a heart attack call on. They run into burning buildings to protect YOUR property.