Thanks to the new contract, 14 officers have retired from and been rehired by the department.
Posted at 02:11 AM in Operations | Permalink
Meg was assaulted for her squat.
She has a warrant, so she's a pinch.
At 25, she walks with a cane.
En route to booking, I ask her
"When I was thirteen, my mom
threw me into a brick wall.
I have brain damage."
She was in a coma for six months.
Now, she's partially paralyzed
on her right side, has seizures,
self-medicates, and lives
under a bridge.
Posted at 01:34 PM in Calls | Permalink
Posted at 01:26 PM in Animals, Mug Shots, Off-Duty | Permalink
D-Fresh made one negative comment at roll call
and now he' been dinged with a half dozen
new nicknames like Difficult D, Doubter D,
Downer D, D-Derogatory ....
Posted at 02:16 AM in Operations | Permalink
I have time to burn on the books,
so I am taking a five day weekend.
Posted at 02:24 AM in Off-Duty, Operations | Permalink
With Days Off cancelled
for the election, first
Afternoons had 27 officers.
Second Afternoons had 14.
There were six sergeants
to supervise us all.
Posted at 02:20 AM in Operations | Permalink
Last night, Straight Pipe searched a mope.
He didn't wear gloves.
He pulled a black rubber donut
covered in foam from the man's pocket.
Straight Pipe stopped, stared it.
Then, he asked the man, "What is this?"
The man answered, "My cock ring."
Posted at 02:13 AM in Calls | Permalink
Along the off ramp, under the lip of the deck,
I checked on a spooning couple sleeping off
their heroin high. As I illuminated them
with my flashlight, the rat nestled
between the two sprang up
and skittered away.
Posted at 02:16 AM in Animals, Patrol | Permalink
As the years stack,
a day's success is rated
by the simple things.
Did you eat?
Did you go home on time?
Did go home whole?
Did you go home.
Posted at 03:09 AM in Operations | Permalink
The person who shot my brother was sentenced to 30 years, the maximum for the state.
Posted at 02:28 AM in Court, Operations | Permalink