Post On Craigslist By Police Officer
I’m a TPD officer of more than 3 years, and I will post this only once, so it would be helpful if someone copied and repost it for me, because it will be flagged. I am posting from a public accessible computer so it cannot be traced to me. The phone's a throwaway.
We are “encouraged” to create as much revenue as possible. We are told in report to issue citations for speeding if we get you on laser even one mile over the speed limit, no grace any longer. And if you are close we will issue citations saying you were over the limit unless you ask to see the speed-reading and then we will issue a warning, so ask.
We are required to put as much information in our reports to get you for added charges on DUI arrests. We are pushed to add and falsify charges in our reports. If you don’t have more than one charge in your report for DUI arrests we are harassed by our commanders. We are ordered to lead you in the direction of a blood test v breathalyzer because one judge is throwing them out still. The blood test will add about .02 of a point to the reading, taking you, in some cases from a DUI to an extreme DUI and adding more of a case against you, added higher fines and jail time.
We are instructed to be as friendly as possible and lull you into revealing information that you may not or shouldn’t give. The roadside sobriety tests are voluntary but we’re “encouraged” to not inform you of that. We are told that the increase in added fines and arrests look good in our personnel file and it’s majorly considered in advancement. Even adding assault on a police officer if you are disrespectful in anyway, it’s called the “lean and bump” we bump into you and you get charged with assault. The goal is to have as many charges on you when you go to court so they might not get you on everything but they will get you on something. As well as have enough charges to make you look as bad as we can to win favor against you in a jury trial.
None of this is in writing, none of this can be proved. It doesn’t matter. If we win, nothing happens to us. If we lose, nothing happens to us. You are on your own out there. I don’t like the way things are going. But we can’t move our family out of Tucson because our house is underwater. I moved my family out here from another part of the country. We thought it would be a better environment for kids and family life and it has turned into a nightmare.
I can’t live with being commanded to be the cleanest dirtiest players out there any longer. These “suggestions” come all the way from the DA’s office in PHX. A few of the other officers I work with feel the same way I do, but most of them are going too far and actually like the loss of restrictions. The jokes and unbelievable comments I here are beyond conduct unbecoming. SB1070 is just the start. I wish I could do something but I’m only one woman.