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Wash. Police Web Cartoon

Two officers with the Renton (Wash.) Police Department were suspended for this video depicting a mustachioed officer talking to a jail employee clown using robot voices. The video mocked staff and procedures of a new jail in South King County.

August 16, 2011

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officer tucker @ 8/16/2011 12:11 PM

The police officers who made this deserve to fry. Everyone needs to know we ARE the law, and above petty criticism!

Mark @ 8/16/2011 6:09 PM

This is hilarious. Typical political bullsh*t between jail staff and police. Probable Cause = arrest and booking. Not too complex, is it? Hope the officers were suspended with pay for a free vacation!

notmeofficer @ 8/16/2011 6:11 PM

Way too little info here to make any quality judgement... was it done on duty?.. using departmental computers? etc etc,,,

We should be careful in the restriction of any speech... like it or not we protect the right

VC_cop @ 8/16/2011 6:14 PM

Wow! The truth about the bureaucrats presented in a lighthearted way. Great way to blow off steam! What a hilareous presentation.

Calcop @ 8/16/2011 6:38 PM

Officer Tucker, if you base your condemnation of the two officers on what little is here, then you must be that "one guy" every department seems to have. I don't work for Renton, but I do work for a department with low morale. After a long time of hopelessness and helplessness, this is what you get.

PWerk @ 8/16/2011 7:41 PM

Personally, as a 34 yr. Retired Sgt. and previous Chief in four different PDs, I kinda' think the "cartoon" is pretty well "ON", as to either the way things already are, or certainly, the way they're headed......Probably shouldn't have been done on PD/SO Computers, though............

Mark @ 8/16/2011 7:56 PM

Officer Tucker, I hope your tongue was planted in your cheek with that comment about "we ARE the law..." because I have yet to find in a career that started in the 1970s that cops are the law. We are not the law, we ENFORCE the law. Big difference.

andie @ 8/16/2011 8:20 PM

I love it....this is great....a little criticizm is good. Fix the problems, slap the cops on the wrist. They don't deserve was TRUE.

Herb Soule @ 8/16/2011 10:04 PM

It sounds like something is rotten in Denmark. Rather than discipline the officers this should be the catalyst for an investigation. We all work for the same ultimate result, and binding the street officer with a bunch of silly requirements made by some desk jockey doesn't correct the problem. Chief of Police in Mo.

Luis @ 8/16/2011 10:30 PM

Seems like the cartoon hit it right on the nail. This is the typical kind of political stuff that goes on between cops and jailers. Just tell the cops to stop teasing the jailers because they obviously can't take a joke and call it good. Demotions though? I don't think it deserves demotions.

Joe Citizen @ 8/16/2011 10:50 PM

Hilarious, I mean really? A demotion. The truth hurts huh? What ever happened to freedom of speech. Obviously the two Ofcr.'s knew they were toward the end of their respective careers. No harm, no foul.

john @ 8/17/2011 6:14 AM

so much for a constitution. now anytime someone gets there feelings hurt its time to demote or fire someone. The video was a fresh point of view and the officers thought outside the box. Great job

Anthony Bacchus @ 8/17/2011 7:38 AM

With all the reasons in the world not to join law enforcement,they just added intimidation, and Officer Tucker to the list. Officer if you are on the job, you have been doing it way too long.

NCChief @ 8/17/2011 9:39 AM

It is obvious that Officer Tucker is a jailer or whatever they call them now days. I suggest that if you want the respect of a police officer you should attend an academy. If for some reason you are a police officer, I can not see how you survive on the streets with the mentality that a fellow officer should “fry” for sarcastic humor! That was far better than cussing at the jailer for not doing his job. People like you are the cause of low morale in law enforcement.

really? @ 8/17/2011 12:59 PM

As someone who works in a Jail, I think this is disgusting and off base. We do have limits as to who we can and cannot take. It is not laziness when someone is refused with cause. To Herb Soule.........silly requirements? Many of these requirements are meant for officer safety............should we not care about that too?

DenverCop @ 8/17/2011 1:38 PM

I understand not using city equipment for making this cartoon if they did. However, demoting these two officers is embarassing. If personnel can't take a joke like this, then imaging how they would respond on the street. Upper management can't take a joke and I am sure the cartoon isn't far off what actually goes on. We are always going back and forth with our sheriffs here in Denver and we need to learn to suck it up. The truth hurts I guess.

poelease @ 8/17/2011 2:01 PM

I was a Deputy,on the road and in a jail. I am a Chief now. When a detention staff says something bad about a cop or attempts to help the bad guy be Lawyer we are told dont worrry about it there jailers expect it. But when Cops do it they knew better. Demote them. Cops and firefighters have been hanging it on each other for as long as I can remember, its all in fun. All of our jobs are hard make one on the Cops. There must be more to the story. Detention staff means Dentention and Law enforcement means just that. We are all on the same team though just diffrent divisions. I wonder if this offended so easy the poor drunk loud mouth must real get it in there. Just smile and be thankful we all get to go home safe at night.

Joshua @ 8/17/2011 6:28 PM

I see nothing that is slanderous or untrue, the department should just a "verbal" punishment. This video is offensive because it is true and the people being mocked got their panties in a wad. I started out in a jail, then I grew up and became a police officer!

GSO SGT @ 8/17/2011 8:44 PM

Kind of funny I have worked both the Jail and Street Patrol and can see both sides. But suspending someone, come on, is this really the kind of stuff that needs to be on Law Enfocement web sites as " NEWS". Someone needs to get a grip on thier big boy underwear and get the knot out.

Bob @ 8/18/2011 3:41 PM

Who cares there is nothing wrong with this. What happened to the 1st amendment. Oh that's right cops have no rights.

morg @ 8/21/2011 12:41 PM

Excellent cartoon. If done on their own time I don't see an issue. Are we not allowed to criticize our departments, just because an administrator gets red in the face officers shouldn't be suspended. Sometimes the truth hurts.

deportega @ 8/28/2011 8:10 AM

This is way too funny!! BUT a dam shame, because it's true..

Jeff M @ 10/19/2011 11:23 PM

Officer Tucker......From one cop to's five oclock somewhere and you sound like you really need a bud light bud!!!!!

Velez @ 11/10/2011 7:23 AM

Demotion ? exagerated ! this was just a couple of cops having a creative moment ! maybe some names should not have been mentioned but a simple slap on the wrist would have worked like it has for other situations . Oficer tucker ! thats rediculous .

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