Cop Drives Off Leaving Woman Open to Kidnap Attempt at Gunpoint

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  1. dawg

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    Dallas Police Chief David Brown has fired an officer who drove off while a woman whose children had been kidnapped at gunpoint tried to flag him down.

    Senior Cpl. Les Richardson, a 28-year department veteran, was one of two officers Brown fired Wednesday. Brown also gave out a 45-day suspension. Richardson, 61, had volunteered to cover officers at a burglary-in-progress call on the morning of Aug. 25.

    While en route, police said dispatchers announced that there had been shots fired and a suspect had rammed a woman’s car in the area where Richardson was driving. He then drove by a woman who was shouting at him that “That’s him, that’s him, right there.”

    “Right here what, baby? I’m on a call,” he said before quickly driving off.

    The woman was referring to her ex, Steven Douglas, who had rammed her car with his pickup and then taken two children out of her car at gunpoint. Hours later, Douglas led police on a chase after they spotted him.

    After he hit a van, he ran away on foot. An officer who caught up to him and witnesses say Douglas pointed the gun at the officer. The officer fired his gun, killing Douglas, 29. The children had been given to a family member and were unharmed.

    Richardson was placed on administrative leave after the woman told investigators what happened.

    The department released dash cam video of the incident, which also shows him smoking a cigarette in the patrol car. Richardson’s attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.



    Footage released by Dallas PD
     
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    Shit, I'd fire his ass too...








    ...SOB, thinking he can smoke in one of my patrol cars.
     
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    29 years and only a corporal? :jj:
     
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    Cops fired for doing the wrong thing?!? I must be dreaming, I'll check back later.
     
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    Let me get this straight. You get a call that a burglary is in progress, and then you light up a cigarette? Where's the sense of urgency?
     
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    Not guilty. Feral people ruin many a mediocre career.
     
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    Seems like this all went down accordingly to plan....Well done officers
     
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    I wonder if I've seen him on "First 48"?
     
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    To be fair to the cop, he didn't shoot any dogs or ask the lady to "take care of the kid."
     
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    I'm glad it was not a white officer or there'd be cries of racism as well!

    Good that they canned him but he'll probably get his job back with back pay.
     
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    To be fair to the cop, he did have half a cigarette left
     
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    Please... The guy was already going to a burglary in progress call, and gets flagged down by an woman who can't communicate,,,he had no reason to think she had been the victim of a serious crime.... They can't speak the kings English, call the cops every five mins for nonsense, and then expect the cops to be able to tell in 2 secs that this is the time it's real?
     
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    Let's not rush to judgement here, folks....

    The officer saw the woman alone. Knowing he was outmanned, he was likely going to a safe place to call in backup, as policy dictates that three or more armed officers is considered a fair fight against one woman.
     
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    Have you seen the size of some of these broads? :eek:
     
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    I'm guessing this guy wasn't fired over just this. This incident drew attention to him but he was probably a pain in the ass and the outrage over this fiasco gave the department enough to finally say "fuck off".

    Being in the area where a kidnapping was just reported AND you blow off some broad waving you down? He's an idiot and probably just wanted to avoid the work. Or he is incompetent and didn't hear the other call. Either way fuck him!
     
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    I am on a call baby??

    What is he officer Earth, Wind and Fire??
     
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    LOL! I was guessing a white cop until I saw he said that. I like how they have to end the story by also pointing out he was smoking in the cop car. Like that's somehow just as bad as not helping that woman.
     
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    that's fucked up. throw his ass in jail
     
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    Comment of the thread. Seriously. This was an internal family matter, not some stranger kidnapping the kids.

    Reminds me how all the white and brown trash have ruined the amber alert system here in california - nobody pays attention anymore because its always some parent crying wolf and abusing the system as their social police for their petty divorce or custody bullshit. Sucks for the kids to be used as pawns but half the state doesn't need to be on high alert because of the fact.
     
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    that's an odd angle