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Off-Duty Rookie Fired Over Confrontation with Uniformed Officer

A rookie officer with the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police has been fired over a confrontation with a uniformed officer with the Swissvale (PA) Police Department. A witness caught the incident on cell phone video as 25-year-old Sidney Bates—who had just been sworn in with the PPD in May—got into a dispute with an officer in the street. More Here.

November 05, 2018

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EODK9Trainer @ 11/5/2018 2:30 PM

No. Rookie officer was likely on probation meaning he can be fired for any reason. He should have cooperated right off the bat.

MPDLEO @ 11/6/2018 6:58 AM

He doesn't have respect for other brothers/sisters in law enforcement apparently, next thing you will hear his atty. saying he was harassed because of his color. I would of fired him as well! It's not about the issue of the parking it's about his disrespect and non-cooperation in dealing with it because he thought he should of been given a free pass.

DEPUTYJJG @ 11/8/2018 3:59 PM

Well, maybe he would make it in the military. If he gets his attitude fixed that is. Rookies (Probationary officers) should play it cool or results like this can and do occur. TX LEO

Ret. LEO @ 11/16/2018 9:09 AM

The "rookie" officer Sidney Bates should have respected the officers instructions. Based on the video shown, he showed disrespect toward the uniform. If he is a rookie officer on probation, the department can fire him without cause.

Trigger @ 12/4/2018 8:02 AM

Here comes the out of court law suit settlement.

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