Disproportional response shows poor judgment. "another officer chasing a burglary suspect" =/= "rape in-progress". In either case, now the citizens are on the hook for the cost of a replacement vehicle, cost of accident response, and the officer's medical expenses.... AND the initial goal of the officer responding to the call STILL wasn't accomplished.Originally Posted by Article
Non-cops have single-vehicle 'accidents' and get ticketed for it. This guy not only made the call/response situation *worse*, he cost his community $$$$$. But because he's a cop he should be able to giggle "oopsie!" and that's OK?
Don't think the airbags went off. Officer should sue Ford.
In the military we would call such an unfortunate situation an "acceptable loss in the dispatch of one's duty". Glad he made it. The investment we make through taxes that are used to train the police so they can do their job as efficiently and safely as possible makes a destroyed cruiser seem almost free. To bad we can't issue RPGs to the men in blue to perhaps end dangerous high speed chases. Hey, as a bonus all those 'high drama' TV chase shows with their terrible added sound effects might go away as well?
Note to bad guys that run, If you want to play be prepared to pay.
"The investment we make through taxes that are used to train the police so they can do their job as efficiently and safely as possible makes a destroyed cruiser seem almost free."
It's up to us, to demand to our beloved representatives that this kind of actions are investigated by a neutral party and if determined that the officer was at fault, and wasn't cautious that he/she should be responsible for this.
Let's pretend for a minute the tree was a human being, a kid, an elder, somebody's mother, i'm pretty sure the outcome would have been different. That's why many cities do not do high speed chases anymore because they are here to protect and make sure everything gets resolved without harming innocent people.
Their job is to serve and protect, and this guy was serving alright but i don't see anywhere the protect aspect of his actions.