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ReasonableLiving5958 t1_j9jm3w0 wrote

Stop. Letting. Police. Investigate. THEMSELVES


Hagardy t1_j9kbomk wrote

Burlington is voting an on independent review board with the power to investigate the police and people are losing their minds.


meinblown t1_j9kxa1n wrote

But the thin blue line...


thisoneisnotasbad t1_j9m75g7 wrote

Where’s the dude who insisted there was nothing wrong with this community a few days ago and insisted it’s a great place to move to in VT?


DaddyBobMN OP t1_j9jjmhz wrote

"The alleged offenses included fabricating a story, mishandling a death investigation and multiple instances of improperly handling weapons, according to records obtained by VTDigger."


TheTowerBard t1_j9kzpat wrote

I too have investigated myself and found that I have never ever done anything wrong in over 4 decades of living. Not even once. Perfect score. Yay me!!


d-cent t1_j9or32g wrote

You're never going to believe this, but I did too! Perfect Score!!


TheTowerBard t1_j9owu7y wrote

Yay!! Congrats! I was worried there for a second but glad to see your name was cleared 🙌


zombienutz1 t1_j9jsfpl wrote

Good thing St. Albans PD is now running hiring ads on TV.


friedmpa t1_j9kt59p wrote

Should be theonion article


Caseyman1996 t1_j9l8pjl wrote

Did no one actually read the article? They weren't found innocent and received punishments.


kiorrath t1_j9laynh wrote

The article does sound reasonably positive, with findings leading to changes in procedures and some administrative punishments for the issues they found.

I believe they should be handled by an independent review process to eliminate any suspicion of bias or potential conflict of interest. In the absence of that this seems like a reasonable approach so far, but there’s always room for improvement!

Edit: spelling.


TheTowerBard t1_j9mfifi wrote

I read the article. It explained how a department with only about 15 cops has had a string of incidents that cops should be fired for and yet not one single cop has been fired. The things that did happen sound like less than a slap on the wrist. Sure sounds like a rotten culture in that department to me and we are just going to take their word for it? Police lie. It’s what they do. Constantly and always. Please don’t even try to say they don’t because they do. Always. Again and again. They cannot be allowed to investigate themselves and yes, anyone who thinks that is a good idea is a complete idiot.

Edit: and even when cops are actually fired from a department, they are often just hired in another state. The whole system is fucked.