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Walking out of court in the winter sog,
a woman said to me, "Officer,
you're an authority, make it stop raining."
I smiled and said, I like the rain.
She replied, "Then we have nothing
to talk about," winked, and walked away.
Posted at 10:58 PM in Court | Permalink
Finding stolens is like picking low hanging fruit.But this one is like picking fruit off the ground...
It wasn’t there the night before.Odd no one called it in.
Posted at 09:56 PM in Patrol, Sworn Statments | Permalink
As of December, Traffic Court is no longer producing
the officer’s copy of his Traffic citation for testimony
on violation trials. The court has yet to inform issuing
agencies of this change, leaving officers to scramble,
at the last minute, to find copies of their notes.
Posted at 02:04 AM in Court, Operations | Permalink
Days off for Saturday, the 20th, may be cancelled.
Per the sergeants, volunteer or be voluntold.
Posted at 07:40 AM in Off-Duty, Operations | Permalink
At yesterday assault trial, the testifying transient pissed
his pants and soaked the seat in the witness box.
After he left dripping, we flagged the DA
and requested a recess to swap out chairs.
Posted at 02:48 PM in Court | Permalink
In 2013, the company contracted to clean up
the 213 blocks of the downtown core removed
5600 needles from the sidewalks and streets.
In 2016, they removed 16,000.
In 2017, the cleaned up 30,000.
Posted at 02:02 AM in Facts, Patrol | Permalink
Stepping out of the parking garage,
I see the sidewalks are a Jackson Pollock
of bird crap and needle caps.
Posted at 03:01 PM in Operations, Song of the Night | Permalink
Per an appellate court ruling, the state has to prove
the defendant has to know the car was stolen
in order to prove the case. So, unless a suspect
admits he knew a car was stolen,
the theft cannot be successfully prosecuted.
As a result:In 2016, there were 4900 cars stolen in the cityIn 2017, there were 6500.
Posted at 02:13 AM in Facts, Operations | Permalink
In 2017 the City had 27 Homicides.
Last Year, there was 20.
In comparison, in 2017,
there were 51 traffic fatalities.
Posted at 02:40 PM in Facts, Operations | Permalink