Thursday, August 5, 2010

Fired For Deriliction Of Duty

A Fort Lauderdale police officer was fired from his job for ignoring calls for service (h/t Keep and Bear Arms):

Rick Burn, a Fort Lauderdale police officer for 25 years, has been fired after an investigation by the department over whether Burn ignored calls while on duty and falsified time cards to collect more in overtime pay than he deserved.A source close to the department provided the Juice with a copy of an email sent an hour ago by Internal Affairs notifying the command staff of its ruling on Burn. He has been suspended without pay, and his termination will be made official on August 31.The allegations against Burn surfaced this May, following an incident in which Burn failed to respond to another officer's call for backup, according to an article in the Sun-Sentinel.According to that article, which you can read here, Burn was supposed to back up an officer responding to a 911 call that came from a retirement home. But Burn refused to go on the call, saying that it was probably just "senile old people." Using the GPS data embedded in Burn's patrol car, investigators learned that at the time Burn was on duty, his car was sitting in front of his home in Pompano Beach.

Sounds fine to me. But how do we explain U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) refusing to do its job? Shall we fire John Morton for dereliction of duty?

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