What Did He Say?
A lot, and we mean a lot, of anger bubbling to the surface in 009 over some speech the Commander gave following the Monday incident. We've had to remove a few over the top comments. What happened over there?
- To the officers of the 009th Dist. Thank you for the way you handled the scene. It was messed up from the beginning when the dispatcher dispatched the job to one officer without a backup. We all came together within an instant and we all knew what to do without being told. You represented the CPD, your district and your watch with respect. It doesn't matter what your specific duty was that day, either at the scene knowing what was happening or answering calls and not know what was going on with this family or if their fellow officers were safe. The officers of the surrounding districts that came into 009 for assistance, we thank you also. Each and every one of us handled this incident with dignity, and don't you let anyone try to tell you any different. Not one officer, sgt., or captain at that scene did anything wrong, ARE YOU LISTENING ROY, NOTHING WRONG. How dare you imply that a "blueshirt or whiteshirt" was spreading rumors, how dare you say that to those officers that dealt with that scene while you were in the command van or standing a block away, while your officers and supervisors were in that house. How dare you imply the officers did wrong-when your officers were the ones at the hospital talking to the children trying to keep them alive because that's all they could do. How dare you make that implication when your officers with not even two years' experience had to put his body in the wagon. You had no right to make that implication. If you felt that someone did or said something wrong at that scene you should have been a boss, a leader, and pulled them aside either that day or the next in order to find out what you wanted to know, but you couldn't even give us that much respect, to just talk to us instead of imply that someone did a bad job. We were better off without that meeting, we were doing just fine without your pep talk. You are the one that should be ashamed of himself, not us. Instead of it being us against them, it is always us against you.
Sounds like J-Fed's latest changes can't come soon enough for 009. What the hell is this all about?