Why does the cop need to prove the kid brake checked him? The cop doesnt need to prove the kid wrong. The cop has to justify his actions. You should know this. Why did you hit him? It was an accident I had just changed lanes and he made an unexpected stop. I was going to attemp to read his plate. Why did you intimidate him? From my point of view it seemed like he had braked on purpose to strike my vehicle. Why did you not report it? Because I am an idiot and there was no damage. We areThere's a difference between using coercion to apprehend a suspect and using coercion to threaten someone else to get out of getting out of trouble. As an NCO I was required to use coercive force to gain compliance sometimes. But if I were to have used it in this exact situation though, I would have lost a stripe and even get the chance to make big rocks into small rocks. He didn't use coercion to gain compliance, he used it for personal gain and to save his own ass. Officers are trained on the proper use of coercion and intimidating some kid to get out of getting shit on by the sergeant or force commander is NOT the proper use of coercion. He may not have to be a nice guy, but he DOES have the requirement to be professional and not abuse his power and authority. I agree. Accidents happen all the time and generally an officer is not going to be raked over the coals over it. I had no huge glaring issues with his rear ending the biker other than the fact that he wasn't paying attention and was tail gating. what I DO have an issue with is him then getting out and threatening the biker into submission. His actions reflect negatively on all other LEOs out there and showed a huge lack of professionalism. We all have bad days, but as a public servant you HAVE to maintain a professional front when dealing with the public. As I said earlier, you can't assume the rider looked in his mirror and freaked out and saw the cop. We can't assume that he looked in his mirror at all. Purely because you can't prove it either way. So the cop can't prove that the kid brake checked him.
He should not have put himself in that situation in the first place by not tail gating the guy. I don't hate LEOs at all. I have a lot of respect for them. I DO have an issue when an officer does something blatantly illegal and against policy that makes other LEOs look like they're all corrupt douche bags.
suspending you for two days. The end.
LOL are you trying to use coersion on me by telling me you were an NCO on some military base?