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  • Was I screwed

    Here is a quick story on what happened to me!

    Had a lady make false accusations of sexual abuse against me. She was allowed to fill out her own complaint and affidavit. The Chief called me in and gave me two choices. Resign or be fired.

    I then went down to talk with the county attorney and he was in an uproar on how the chief was handling this. The CO Attn said he'll try and get to the bottom of it. Meanwhile I told the chief I wasn't resigning and he then told me I was fired. The county attn then contacted the Chief. Then the chief called me up and advised me that I was not fired and I am now on unpaid suspension and the DCI was going to investigate.

    The DCI came in and investigated and after 2 months they cleared me of any wrong doing. The second day of the DCI investigation they released my name to the press via press release. Here is the important part. Nothing was EVER FILED. Under advisement from the State attorneys office that nothing was to be filed and nothing ever was. That doesn't give the DCI the right to release my name since it's not public knowledge, right?? In the press release the DCI said a complaint was filed.

    After the DCI investigation found no wrong doing the city still gave me the option to resign or be fired. I was 3 days from the end my probation period so I resigned with all back pay and such under advisement from my attorney.

    Is the DCI in the wrong??

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    Liked to help, however, what is DCI??? If you are cleared of all the charges, you have are entitled to your job back, according to the FOP here in MD. We just went threw something like that.

    People make complaints ALL the time, most of the time here they are false. But our IAD (Internal Affairs) jumps the gun, and the officer gets ***ed out until its straighten out later on down the road.

    My opinion, if you were innocent, I would fight till everything was clear. However the hardest thing to get back is your name.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by NightStix
      Liked to help, however, what is DCI??? If you are cleared of all the charges, you have are entitled to your job back, according to the FOP here in MD. We just went threw something like that.

      People make complaints ALL the time, most of the time here they are false. But our IAD (Internal Affairs) jumps the gun, and the officer gets ***ed out until its straighten out later on down the road.

      My opinion, if you were innocent, I would fight till everything was clear. However the hardest thing to get back is your name.
      The DCI is Department of Criminal Investigations..they were called because of the conflict with the CO attn.

      Your right... people make complaints all the time and this was false..the chief had no clue how to handle it and neither does the city.

      The city knew they screwed me, but since I was still in my probation, they can purdy much rid of ya for anything. So under advisement from my attorney I took the back pay, comp time etc...
      Last edited by lcpdwannabe; 04-16-2007, 01:53 PM.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lcpdwannabe
        The city knew they screwed me, but since I was still in my probation, they can purdy much rid of ya for anything. So under advisement from my attorney I took the back pay, comp time etc...
        That's right.
        Originally posted by lcpdwannabe
        There is now a 7 figure suit against the state and the agents that released my name.
        Let us know how it works out for you.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by lcpdwannabe
          So under advisement from my attorney I took the back pay, comp time etc...
          Your attorney should have also advised you that if you're the plaintiff in an ongoing civil suit you should probably not be posting about it on an open web forum.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by lowdrag
            Your attorney should have also advised you that if you're the plaintiff in an ongoing civil suit you should probably not be posting about it on an open web forum.
            Ditto! Civillians get on this web site just as much as LEO let's hope it's not opposing counsel. Good luck with your suit, money will be the easy thing to get but your name will be tougher.
            Go out and save some kittens or puppys or something like that, ya know good PR stuff. LOL
            "Fast is fine, but accuracy is everything!"-Wyatt Earp

            "You never know when crazy will show up!"-Irishdep

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            • #7
              1. Check you state's Peace Officer's Bill of Rights for answers to your questions.

              2. Check with your Peace Officer's Association for assistance.

              3. Rely on your attorney for pursuing the case

              4. QUIT talking about it in a public forum!

              Good luck............
              Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

              [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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              • #8
                Originally posted by lcpdwannabe
                After the DCI investigation found no wrong doing the city still gave me the option to resign or be fired. I was 3 days from the end my probation period so I resigned with all back pay and such under advisement from my attorney.
                I just wonder how much of the story is being left out.

                No wrong doing ..... and you are still wanted "gone".

                Smells bad.
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                Rule #10 - YOU ARE NOW THE MINORITY. This country is no longer the one your parents knew. You will not be able to understand it. You will not be able to change it. You must learn to live with it.

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                • #9
                  actully your lucky that they gave you the option to resign or be fired while you were still on probation. On prbation they can can you for anything, and no questions. its a timing thing.

                  2 months unpaid leave.....well that really suxed but they were attepting to get you to go out and get another job- and leave it at that. I suspect that the press got your name for a reason.......

                  like others said- stop posting about on going legal issues and yes, you got screwed but let you lawyer work for you.
                  ‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.’
                  Oscar Wilde

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                  • #10
                    Actually it's the Division of Criminal Investigation, as in a division of the Iowa Department of Public Safety.

                    Sorry...just had to correct that little point. Wel, maybe it's not a little point.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sgt. Geezer
                      I just wonder how much of the story is being left out.

                      No wrong doing ..... and you are still wanted "gone".

                      Smells bad.
                      I would think that going to the County Attorney behind the Chief's back in an attempt to influence an internal or possibly criminal investigation probably didn't help things either, wouldn't you?
                      "First of all, then we have to say the American public overwhelmingly voted for socialism when they elected President Obama." - Al Sharpton, March 21, 2010

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by equinox137
                        I would think that going to the County Attorney behind the Chief's back in an attempt to influence an internal or possibly criminal investigation probably didn't help things either, wouldn't you?
                        no, and it sounds like that if he does breeze though this its a timing thing before sonething else bites him hard.
                        ‘Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.’
                        Oscar Wilde

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                        • #13
                          Was I screwed?

                          Here's one more thought. If the Chief was all that quick to assume you were guilty of the allegation, you probably don't want to work there anyway. Now to the advice, previously given. Probably not a good idea to discuss your situation on this forum for now. Retain an attorney, pursue this through the courts. Best of luck to you.

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                          • #14
                            "I was screwed" = welcome to law enforcement! Or should I say that is called Law Enforcement 101

                            You heard the old saying, the customer is always right, well , it applies in law enforcement of all branches. I have worked them all over the years. you get the same thing no matter which agency you work for. Speaking from experience, if you are called in, say no more than you absolutely have to about anything. Then contact you a representive ex; PBA, FOP, personal attorney etc. If your right and you know it, go full speed ahead and kick their *** in court and get all of the $$$ you can. Then dont feel bad about taking it cause it was their fault in the first place for letting the dumb *** run the show. I must agree, dont speak in a public forum about it. I would not even talk to other officers about it because there is always the chance of one being a rat and running back telling your business. Trust me, I learned the hard way! Good luck!

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                            • #15
                              Sounds fishy...but not false. As bad as that is, I would not be shocked to see a guy like that make chief.

                              Hope things work out for you. You wouldn't be the first I've seen get put through the pony show on a false allegation with no evidence to support.

                              Good advice to keep your lips sealed on it. At least until it's over.

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