June 2012

Can You Believe This? Fired For Writing Too Many Tickets!

PALM BEACH, Fla. — From its long abandoned practice of ticketing shirtless joggers and issuing ID cards to gardeners, the rules in Palm Beach have always been different. Now, in response to complaints from town residents who agree that rules on the tiny island should be different, police officers are being investigated and fired for writing too many traffic tickets. Officer William Eaton, who has patrolled the town’s ficus-lined streets for six years, was fired this week. Union leaders say two other officers face similar fates. In a termination letter signed Tuesday, the town’s director of public safety says …Read more […..]

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36 Miami cops punished for off-duty speeding

MIAMI — The chief of police is taking disciplinary action against 36 officers for off-duty driving at speeds sometimes exceeding 100 mph. Officer Fausto Lopez, the cop who led a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on an attention-grabbing chase through Broward County in October, has been suspended for one month in the first wave of punishment, according to reports. The incident generated headlines and prompted a closer look at officers speeding by the Sun Sentinel newspaper, who in February published an investigation that used SunPass toll records to find that Miami officers drove up to 55 mph above the speed limit …Read more […..]

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