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"What is going on around here?"

Uh, misconduct.

Posted by Mr. Poe | July 9, 2007 3:12 PM

in other news, lewis libby exonerated dick cheney of involvement in the valerie plame case, and the justice department exonerated itself of politically based and discriminatory hirings and firings!

Posted by this sucks | July 9, 2007 4:03 PM

What IS going on around here?

In your attempt to drum up a case against Kerlikowski, your poster child #1 (Patterson) turned out to be a mischievous gnome.

Poster child #2 (Alley-Barnes) took the initiative in creating the fracas that got his ass improperly whipped.

Poster child #3's case resulted in an OPA finding of inappropriate use of force, treated as a training issue rather than departmental discipline. (About 750 use of force reports are filed annually, resulting in about 150 complaints. 3 or 4 are sustained and disciplined, and another half dozen referred as training issues. Inevitably, there are fuzzy boundaries on use-of-force decisions, both in the field and on procedural review.)

What IS going on here? Seems to me your master narrative is unraveling, and you are scrambling to impeach the whole process by quibbling over one person's potentially inconsistent word choice.

From the OPA definition
"An additional finding, newly established in 2004, is “Supervisory Intervention.” This finding is used where, although there may have been a violation of policy, the violation was not willful, and/or the violation did not amount to misconduct." So Supervisory Intervention may or may not indicate misconduct.

Scrap your bogus narrative, look back at the facts, see what you did with them ... and then start asking questions again.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 9, 2007 4:50 PM

SPD is spreading like an STD - Bluescholars

Posted by vooodooo84 | July 9, 2007 6:34 PM

@3: oh my god. Alley-Barnes deserved to have his ass kicked because he said something about the Constitution to a police officer? Next time you think a police officer is harrassing you, I hope he lifts you up by the crotch, slams you on his police car, and then calls three friends to come kick your ass for "having a big mouth."

Posted by wf | July 9, 2007 7:26 PM

wf @ 5 -- That's not what I said ... but there's more to the story than you'll read here.

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 9, 2007 9:49 PM
Posted by spokevin | July 9, 2007 10:15 PM

And what precisely IS that, Ron? Care to enlighten us? You just said Alley-Barnes "created the fracas" when even the OPA's report admonishes Sergeant Sackman for escalating the situation.

Posted by Jonah S | July 9, 2007 10:16 PM

spokevin @ 7 -- Your cites do not appear to address the Alley-Barnes incident.

Jonah -- Wjat say we take case at a time, "my friend"? Are you ready to give up the Patterson incident, or are you (like Nick Licata) still attempting CPR?

Posted by RonK, Seattle | July 10, 2007 7:21 AM

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