Law & Order & Regret
As children, who among us didn’t at least know one person that dreamed of growing up to be a cop or fire fighter? Jobs such as these are among the most standard and exceptional in our society; citizens truly dedicated to helping other citizens. So what would stop them from performing their duties?
In recent years, the reputation of police across the country has suffered major blows at the hands of a few embroiled in controversial cases or found guilty of outright crimes. Although we group every man and woman in the profession together, the truth is that they are not a single unit, rather millions of individuals working day and night to keep our towns and cities safe.
Whether you picture them patrolling the streets, or working on extended cases through the years, the ideal cop is glorified as one who works tirelessly to track down suspects and perpetrators in order to bring them to justice. But are all cases created equal?
While it’s nice to think that police are always dedicated to their cases, that simply isn’t the truth. In fact, it’s not uncommon for cops to handle cases differently based on the type of crime. As it turns out, there are some cases police simply don’t want to solve.
Police were asked to discuss the cases they decided not to pick up or the ones they were in a rush to close regardless of the outcome. While some were crimes so minor they didn’t merit the expense of a full investigation, others are shocking reminders of how crime and punishment are dictated by very human emotions and errors.
He Said She Said
Just this past weekend a guy’s car was just destroyed. 2013 Chrysler 300, pretty nice. Girls name etched into both sides, all windows smashed. Huge rock through the sunroof. Massive, huge dent to the hood from something. All four tires flat. Just destroyed this car. Guy tells us his ex-girlfriend did it. Ex-girlfriend is mad because he has a new girlfriend.
Go over to ex-girlfriends apartment (Same apartment complex), eviction notice on the door. Ex-girlfriend claims she had no idea, doesn’t know who did it. We all know she did it. Ex-girlfriend explains this guy left her and his four kids and ran off with neighbor chick. Stopped paying the power, gas, rent, etc without telling her. Comes home today to find out bills haven’t been paid and they are getting evicted. She had quit her last job because he was a controlling d*ck and didn’t like her working. Just recently started working again. Alright, kind of feel bad but she still did something illegal so going to investigate further.
Go back to talk to car owner again. Guy is pissed we didn’t arrest her and is now pissing me off, just being a d*ck. Tell him we are going to contact the rental office to look at the cameras. I mention that his kids are getting evicted. Condescending, self-centered prick corrects me and tells me only three of the four are his kids. That it’s not his problem, those are her kids and she needs to take care of them. We had words. He threatened to complain, never did or hasn’t yet.
I’m not going out of my way to investigate further. I’m sure a detective will get around to it in a few weeks. Too bad I know from previous calls the cameras at the at apartment complex only retain video for about 3-4 days. (Socialistpiggy)
Smell Ya Later
anytime we get a report of a naked guy or a person covering themselves in feces… (SoMuchLift)
Over the County Line…
Had a guy report he had been kidnapped and drugged against his will. He had managed to escape and had run across town to evade his captors. I was able to rendezvous with him and bring him back to the station.
He told me this grand story about being taken across the county and by people he thought were his family no less. When I asked him their names and where he had been held he got all sheepish and said he didn’t want to make enemies and just wanted to go home.
I started driving him towards his home and dropped him off at a gas station just outside my jurisdiction. Sorry neighbouring detachment. He’s your problem now. (BlueHerogen)