Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fired cops defend vandalizing homeless camp

Three fired Grand Junction police officers claim the use of knives to cut tents at a homeless camp was consistent with their law enforcement training, while insisting May 3 wasn’t the first time local officers have used such tactics at a transient camp.

“Had I known I’d lose my job for looking for a felony suspect, I’d have never gone down there,” said Joseph Mulcahy, 28, among the three officers fired earlier this month by Police Chief John Camper.

“Cutting the tents was not consistent with professional law enforcement training standards or any training provided by the Grand Junction Police Department,” Camper said in an e-mail, while declining further comment because of the officers’ active appeals.

Read the Grand Junction Daily Sentinel report here. And see previous posts here and here.


Post a Comment

<< Home