11.30.2005

Anybody Want To Be A Cop?

A Haltom City police sergeant has been fired and two detectives disciplined for taking soft drinks from a refrigerator while executing a search warrant. Two other police detectives with the suburban Fort Worth department who witnessed the theft received written reprimands for failing to report it. Sergeant Dennis Ochs was fired over the incident at a Haltom City house, and detectives Josh Boyd and Roger Dale were suspended for 15 days and ten days respectively. Ochs and Boyd have filed appeals with Haltom City's Civil Service Commission. The case has been turned over to Fort Worth police for consideration of criminal charges. (Source)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well.... Theft is theft no matter who it is. I think the punishment was a little much, but at least they had a warrant :)

Anonymous said...

they were thirsty ..gimme a break!!!

Anonymous said...

ridiculous!

LoveLit said...

The punishment does seem excessive, however, one would think that an experienced officer would not take anything from a residence while conducting a search warrant...no matter how big or small. Surely they could have waited until after all was said and done to grab something to drink...I bet they will next time, well, a couple of them anyway.

Anonymous said...

I always see the officers on tv taste the product to make sure it is coke that is being confiscated.