With Friends Protectors like these, who needs Enemies Criminals?

“A D.C. police officer confessed in court today that, while responding to a false alarm at a Northeast Washington home in August, he swiped the owner’s credit card from a credenza while she was gone and tried to rack up thousands of dollars in charges.”

We’ve got enough problems in this town without the cops ending up as the bad guys. Apparently, the cop was also dumb enough to use his home phone as the number he called from to change her PIN, which was how he got caught. He used it at several area ATMs, on tape no less, so this was a pretty much slam-dunk case.

Between this guy and the questions being asked about the off-duty cops who shot that kid in the back in Southeast, one has to ask some serious questions about the MPD. Where the hell are you guys hiring?!

2 Comments so far

  1. Max (unregistered) on October 25th, 2007 @ 5:31 pm

    That’s incredible. Gotta love DC!

  2. Tiff (unregistered) on October 26th, 2007 @ 9:42 am

    You know, we have extra penalties for people who commit crimes against police officers, because police officers are supposed to be the people who protect us, and thus crimes committed against them are considered especially loathsome. Which is fine, BUT, by the very same logic, police officers who commit crimes like these ought to have extra penalties applied, precisely because they’re betraying the public trust.

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