Thursday, December 29, 2016

Why not to recruit Stormtroopers to your police department: Cowtown edition

Fort Worth PD yesterday released another Stormtrooper Recruitment video a video of an officer shooting an unarmed man in the back seconds after he left his patrol car from an incident earlier this year. See coverage from the Startlegram and the Washington Post. This arrives in the wake of viral video showing another Fort Worth officer arresting a mother and child in a dispute about which a Dallas News columnist declared, "It's hard to imagine anyone mishandling a call any worse than this officer." Meanwhile, the local police union president made himself the poster child for the proposed new enhancement for assaulting a police officer after he attacked a CLEAT boardmember in South Padre and fled the scene in September.

Make us proud, Cowtown. Make us proud.


Anonymous said...

The unarmed black man probably had warrants. Right, Phelps?

Anonymous said...

"Stormtroopers?" Seriously?

Gritsforbreakfast said...

Their representation of their recruits, 10:11, not mine.