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  1. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    http://www.wfaa.com/news/crime/Dallas-police-investigate-gun-going-off-in-squad-car-96561984.html

    Dallas police investigate gun going off in squad car

    by CYNTHIA VEGA & REBECCA LOPEZ

    WFAA

    Posted on June 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM

    Updated yesterday at 7:41 PM

    Gun goes off in squad car
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    DALLAS - A Dallas police officer is on administrative leave after authorities said she fired off her gun while off-duty in a squad car with at least one on-duty officer.

    The call came in at around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday night, which was when police rushed to the scene at Abrams Road and Gaston Avenue and found three officers at the scene.

    Police said the incident happened after Kelly Beemer, an off-duty officer who police said had a few drinks, had gotten into a squad car of an on-duty police officer. Beemer allegedly pulled out her service weapon from her holster and fired the gun into the floorboard. Sources said she was belligerent at the time. Part of the incident was captured on audio tape from a dash cam camera.

    "You need to stop this [expletive] now," Beemer can be heard saying on the tape before a gun fires.

    "Oh [expletive], Kelly please drop the gun," an officer in the car said. "Kelly, drop the gun."

    Prior to the incident, video from the dash cam showed two officers holding a stumbling Beemer up by her arms as they walked her towards the squad car. Throughout the drive, authorities said Beemer cried and acted belligerent, believing she was under arrest.

    Sources said the on-duty officer driving the squad car was originally called to the bar where Beemer and other officers had been drinking. Prior to being picked up, Beemer was allegedly offered rides from other officers at the bar, and at one point ran and hid from officers, sources said.

    Commanders were called to the scene, but did not arrest Beemer at the time, saying she was too drunk to be interviewed. It wasn't until they viewed the tape that they decided to arrest and charge Beemer.

    "We are disappointed in her behavior there," said First Asst. Chief Charles Cato, Dallas Police Department. "I know I receive calls from friends, relatives who had a little too much to drink and needed a ride home, and all the people I've dealt with in that situation were just grateful that someone was willing to come out and pick them up. And so, in Officer Beemer's conduct, that was certainly a discredit to herself and to the people that were trying to help her. She put them in a really bad situation."

    No officers were injured in the incident.

    Beemer was arrested Thursday and charged with firing a weapon inside the city limits. If convicted, Beemer will lose her peace officer's license. Meanwhile, she has been stripped of her weapon and badge until the investigation is complete. Two other officers are on restrictive duty as police investigate their role in the incident.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Another quality woman for the taking.
  3. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I hope the judge throws the book at her. I have always been of the believe that those we entrust to up hold the law should be held to the higher standard. Be it a cop, judge or politician
  4. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    I'm a little surprised the other cops didn't frisk her before they put her in the back of the squad car. I agree with Doom. Throw the book at her. She's clearly an idiot.
  5. Doomsday101

    Doomsday101 Well-Known Member

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    I have always thought if you are the one enforcing the law or one who is part of writing the laws then you need to be held to the highest standard of the law.
  6. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    They didn't frisk her because they didn't plan on arresting her. They were just going to give her a ride home. That is why they are in trouble, too.
  7. Rynie

    Rynie Benched

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    Yet another reason to hate the Dallas PD.
  8. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    I'm pretty sure she threw some racist epitahs, even though it wasn't caught on tape.
  9. BehindEnemyLinez

    BehindEnemyLinez Optimist Prime

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    :laugh2:
  10. CliffnMesquite

    CliffnMesquite Active Member

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    This happened right down the street ftom me. She must be a neighbor.
  11. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    Why because someone is an idiot and they will get what comes to them.
  12. Kangaroo

    Kangaroo Active Member

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    They may or may not be in trouble that is SOP for incidents like that they send you home on leave even if you are not in trouble.

    Just like if an officer discharges his weapon and he is in the right they send them home for so many days and eventuate everything.
  13. Signals

    Signals Suspicious looking stranger

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    Cliff, if you had invited the drunk cop over for an evening of wine and a shrimp dinner with casual shaving, I think you could have prevented that whole event from taking place at the local club. I blame you for that whole ordeal. :D
  14. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Tell us how you really feel.

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