SocraticGadfly: Bring the cops donuts instead of cookies next time

July 12, 2008

Bring the cops donuts instead of cookies next time

I have several pieces of advice for the Lake Worth and Blue Mound police departments, now that Christian Phillips cleared of all allegations that he tried to lace with LSD chocolate chip cookies brought to the Lake Worth PD.

To Lake Worth:
1. Do a second test, if anything like this happens in the future, before reacting, let alone over-reacting;
2. Put out to pasture, or else retrain, the drug dog that got a false hit on Phillips’ cookies.

To Blue Mound:
1. Tell your officers a human sniff test doesn’t count for marijuana;
2. Train them not to use a word like “reek” unless they have damned good evidence.

To both PDs:
1. A formal apology is probably in order — I’ll hold my breath, on the slim chance something actually pans out;
2. A review of your police department policies and procedures is DEFINITELY in order.
Looking at your cities having an official PR person might also be in order.

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