Why Can’t Bad Cops Be Fired?

City Manager Mary Suhm says I was too quick on the trigger to suggest that the City Council hold “her feet to the fire” on the case of Rotten Apple Fernando Perez. She’s right. Here’s the Dallas City Charter. I direct your attention to Chapter 16, which establishes the Civil Service Board, the trial board, and administrative judges. As you will note, the board is appointed by the City Council, so it is responsible if the board and its trial board and administrative judges are keeping bad cops on the streets and bad employees at City Hall. By the way, labor attorney Ron Chapman, Jr is the chairman of the Civil Service Board. Chapman is a 2007 D MagazineBest Lawyer in Dallas.” Ron, we need to have a talk. Perhaps you can explain why you should keep that job.

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2 responses to “Why Can’t Bad Cops Be Fired?”

  1. Grumby Deacon says:

    “Why Can’t Bad Cops Be Fired?”

    Because Dallas, like D and the DMN, hasn’t ever cared about the quality of it offices. (See Chief Bolton)

    Low taxes are always preferred, to adequate police protection, that why we’re always No. 1 in crime stats nationwide.

  2. Helen says:

    I’ve been looking for a site like this to vent my anger about these bad cops in the Dallas, Plano and Frico areas.
    4 months ago I was pulled over because I did not signal when I changed lanes.It was 3pm on Preston Rd. No cars behind me, no reason for me to signal. I paid about $140,00 because I didn’t signal!!!! Now, last week I was going 51 on a 45mph road. I had my cruise control on 51. One more bad cop pulled me over and had the nerve to write down on the ticket that I was doing 58 mph. In other words, I was actually 6 miles over the speed limit, but since he would have no case, he had the nerve to lie through his teeth and claimed that I was actually doing 13 miles over the speed limit. I’m contesting this ticket and reporting this jerk.
    They are nothing more than tax collectors with guns. WHO IS GOING TO PROTECT HARD WORKING PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF FROM THESE BAD COPS? The difference between these bad cops and ordinary criminals, is that bad cops are authorized to steal from us and get away with that. They keep forgetting that they are not above the law.
    I suggest this website to grow bigger and collect opinions, comments and signatures from victims of bad cops. They are everywhere in Dallas, Plano and Frisco.
    Let’s fight against these jerks!!!!!
    Tickets are revenues. They need to keep up an average count per month or they lose teir jobs. Writing tickets means generating revenue for the municipalities. The police department rates their cops based on how many tickets they write per month. If the cop gets a low average count of writing tickets, he is going to have to explain himself to the department.