Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cops Gone Wild Part 10: The Starbucks Entitlement Edition

A 14-year veteran, Chicago police officer was reprimanded by her city's police board for scaring Starbucks workers into supplying her with free coffee and baked goods. According to CNN, the Police Board ruled that the officer, "intimidated Starbucks employees by screaming at them and flashing her badge, handcuffs or gun when they wanted her to pay." The officer's attorney refutes this, stating that some coffeehouses voluntarily gave the officer free coffee. However, the Police Board has made its decision, and has handed down its ruling.

As a punishment for her actions, the officer was given a 15-month suspension and ordered to undergo counseling.

[SIDEBAR: I can only wish that other police boards and justices of the law would act so swiftly and justly in the handling of other cases of police misconduct and brutality.]

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