Monday, December 12, 2011

Hit and Run, Police Don't Care

Here's a fascinating story, from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

"Injured hit-and-run pedestrian finds assailant, wants officers disciplined"
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/injured-hitandrun-pedestrian-finds-assailant-wants-officers-disciplined-vo399fn-135218938.html

A woman was a victim of a hit and run, and the cops did ... nothing. Nothing at all. Another sad story, you say? Not at all. This woman did a GREAT job investigating the case herself.

This woman was able to solve the case herself. And she is (rightly) pissed that the cops don't care.

One element of the story that makes me wonder is this: Did the people on the scene cooperate with the police? Did they talk to Harris-Brown and not to the police? If so, maybe you can understand their reluctance to follow up on this case. I still don't buy this excuse, however. A good cop knows his beat and is able to build up trust and work with all the people he/she interacts with. That's my opinion, anyway, because that's what I do in my job.

I hope those cops are fired. Remember, regardless of whether witnesses cooperated with them or not, they didn't even file a police report. They didn't take pictures. They didn't follow up once Harris-Brown told them the perpetrator's name. That's enough for me.

NWA was right, if you catch my drift.