Friday, August 16, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
There are consequences for cops who report other cops so they seldom report the misconduct even though the Minneapolis Police Department manual is pretty clear.
Every police department in the country has a similar policy. I have talked to cops across Canada and the United States and every cop knows this policy is there but they all admit it is the most commonly violated policy in the whole manual. It is seen by most as a “gotcha” policy to be used to discipline an officer when a department can’t justify anything else.
Chief Harteau, you want to change the culture of the MPD? Then hold cops like Peterson, Thole, and Powell accountable. Make the rest of us, and your cops, believe that you mean what you say.
Monday, August 5, 2013
My good friend and former partner Chief Greg Hestness at the University of Minnesota is always the advocate for all the good things cops do. He helps to keep me on track and remind me of the good work done by so many. The following is from the UMPD Report. My congratulations to all the officers involved especially Officer McElroy.