Gypsy cops in Texas

This article highlights weaknesses in the Texas system for tracking officers who seek police employment after being terminated for cause from another agency. Nationally, states vary in their oversight of this issue and in whether they formally de-certify officers for misconduct.

3 Responses to “Gypsy cops in Texas”

  1. Gunther Says:

    Dear Sir:

    I have click on this article three times and doesn’t take me to the article regarding gypsy officers and this is what I get: Former Boston Police Commissioner Kathleen O’Toole picked to run Seattle Police Department

  2. Gary Cordner Says:

    Thanks for pointing that out, I have fixed it.

  3. Gunther Says:

    I didn’t realize the the police in Texas had a union considering the fact that Texas has a long history against unions and that police officers overall in this country hate unions except when they have one.

    Amazing how people complain about having a hard time firing teachers due to unions; yet, it is hard to fired a Texas cop since the that particular Texas union demand that the burden of proof should be on the department; however, I can understand the situation since as the article pointed out good cops got fired because the police chiefs and their lackeys hate good cops who question their authority or rub them the wrong way. Unfortunately, a good law has been use for bad purpose.

    It is amazing that if you are in the military and you are a good person but got dishonorably or bad discharge because you had a bad officer/NCO, it is impossible to get your document change and you face a lifetime of not getting employment because of it, but it seems that it is no problem with Texas cops not having to worry about getting a bad or dishonorable discharge when they screw up on the job.

    There should be a nationwide tracking system of bad cops not just in Texas…

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