More on the Hoboken SWAT!
2/19/2008 3:30am update:
This is the original FOX 5 NEWS report from last night:
More information surfaces about the SWAT team / Hooters scandal.
The report tonight on FOX 5 News, showed a video that showed the girls of the Louisiana trip many Hoboken police officers went on. It even started with the SWAT team logo, and featured the “Girls, Girls, Girls” song from Motley Crew.
Reporter John Deutzman also produced a letter from Mark Competello, saying by having the police visit Kenner, LA, “it created a dangerous public safety situation” and that “manpower was low in Hoboken,” which was a risk for the city.
Additionally, it appears that many of the officers were reported absent at work, because they received two additional weeks off “comp time” from Chief LaBruno (yeah, vacations are exhausting.)
Deutzman also cited the Firearms Rules each officer has to sign twice a year, indicating that they will under no circumstances hand their weapons over to any person other than another officer. Afterward, they showed yet another video from the “thank you” dinner in Kenner, where Lt. Andriani, was shown handing his gun (and bullets) around to citizens at the party. LaBruno was also seen laughing and chuckling.
Lt. Andriani, claims his house is now up for sale, has received death threats, and his “reputation” has been destroyed.