“Seven recruits at the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office were fired Monday for cheating on training exams, and a deputy resigned over his role in the scandal.
An investigation began Thursday when supervisors suspected the recruits may have cheated, the Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.
The recruits — Darold Cook, Julia Hopkins, Joshua Mason, Thomas McDonnell, Bruce Ramos, Diana Shoemaker and Michael Walker — obtained copies of two written exams and two oral exams from their their field training deputy Eric Biddle, according to the Sheriff’s Office. All seven were hired in November 2015.
The copied exams were the same ones they were tested on, and several of the recruits scored 100 percent on the tests and planned to use the material on their next round of tests.
The Sheriff’s Office some deputies lied when they were first questioned about the issue.
All seven deputies were terminated, the Sheriff’s Office said, and Biddle resigned. He had been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2012.”
From The Tampa bay times. The rest of the story can be found here: http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/crime/pinellas-sheriff-fires-seven-recruits-for-cheating-on-training-exams/2262699
I have a serious question to ask here
Does that sound like a few bad apples to you?
I know it doesn’t to me
This is the caliber of this incoming generation of cops
I believe that they are the rule, not the exception
Try this little exercise
Go to Google and put in the search term “Pinellas fires deputies”
Wow! I was surprised at how much popped up
I find it astounding that you never know what kind of miscreant you may be dealing with when you have contact with a LEO
Beating people in wheelchairs, sexual assault, lying, theft
The list goes on and on
Do you think I am exaggerating?
Again go to Google
This time use the search term “Deputy arrested child porn”
Page after page after page of hits
What is wrong that all of these people are being hired?
On the CATO institute they have a police misconduct page
Go to it
It is a never ending list of crimes and misconduct being perpetrated against those they are supposed to protect and serve
7 deputies fired?
Just think about all the ones who never got caught
Next time a cop swears that some one said or did something in court
Think about these 7
And don’t forget the child porn
Just because you wear blue doesn’t mean you are a hero