Texas cops pull a “Hoboken SWAT”

8/21/2009:

Setting good examples for other police departments

We all remember the whole Hoboken SWAT Debacle from 2007, right?

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Well, it seems that other police departments followed the model that Hoboken cops patented to get cute girls to talk to you:

  1. Attend restaurant with scantily-clad girls that are fun and easy going
  2. Walk in on-duty and in uniform
  3. Act all tough and authoritative
  4. Say “Wanna hold my big guns?”
  5. Take photos, and be dumb enough to send them around on the internet

Well – this is what happened in Midland, Texas.

Unlike the cops that were just “remprimanded” here in Hoboken – this cop was simply fired. That’s the ticket!

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12 Comments on "Texas cops pull a “Hoboken SWAT”"

truth1
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truth1

Re: Post 10 – The investigation report was completed over a year ago…it is the administrative hearing which is barely creeping along… and the costs still continue to pile on…..Public be forewarned!

realstuff
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realstuff

Let’s complete this SWAT costly legal mess. This is a disciplinary hearing process with the city incurring substantial legal costs due to the hiring of of Public Safety Director (have two highly paid professional Fire and Police Chiefs), an outside attorney to investigate, an outside attorney to present charges and a retired Superior Court Judge to serve as the hearing office. This is not an arbitration in which the union shares costs… This started late 2007…Roberts wanted the PS Director to handle this…well, Mr. Bergin is now gone and the financial costs are still expanding….get to the council meetings and express your opinion on this and other matters….it’s real-good-stuff.

hobojoe
Member

That investigation has gone on for far too long. Normally someone would be furious if their hearings were dragging out for this long. However, when you’re being paid to sit at home in the meantime I guess it’s not a bad deal at all for him. Especially when you’re flirting with reaching retirement and skating away from it all with a nice payout and pension like his pal Labruno.

truth1
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truth1

Regarding the Hoboken SWAT administrative disciplinary hearings being held at the former Hudson County Assignment Judge’s offices in Newark (he is the hearing officer), don’t forget the costs of same. This has been brought up at past council meetings but Corporate Counsel Kleinman never did furnish the current costs incurred so far the the ‘ballpark’ anticipated costs as was requested by the former Pres. of the city council, Nino Giacci. When you factor in Atty. Corrigan’s investigative report costs and Atty. Condon’s fees as the presenter of the charges…don’t be surprised if this is in six figures. Let’s follow up on same!

ntableman
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ntableman

Why didnt these cops have to pay for the cost of their defense and prosecution like other criminals do? This is BS.

In response to truth1 who said:
Regarding the Hoboken SWAT administrative disciplinary hearings being held at the former Hudson County Assignment Judge’s offices in Newark (he is the hearing officer), don’t forget the costs of same. This has been brought up at past council meetings but Corporate Counsel Kleinman never did furnish the current costs incurred so far the the ‘ballpark’ anticipated costs as was requested by the former Pres. of the city council, Nino Giacci. When you factor in Atty. Corrigan’s investigative report costs and Atty. Condon’s fees as the presenter of the charges…don’t be surprised if this is in six figures. Let’s follow up on same!

escaped68
Member

I think the PBA pays for the cops lawyer and the fee for the hearing officer is split between parties involved. All togeather the cost is going to be very steep. Someone should ask the cost at the next city council meeting and see how much double talk you will get over the cost if the council members even know.

In response to ntableman who said:
Why didnt these cops have to pay for the cost of their defense and prosecution like other criminals do? This is BS.

UrbanRose
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UrbanRose

I wonder what the cop looked like? Simply, did you see the pixs of the HPD members with the hooter gals? You know they were tipping them a crap load of cash. Not one of those ladies would have bid those guys the time of day. Moreover, the time of ass.

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