Recent Headline Review – January 2022

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Throughout last year and now early into 2022, more disconcerting off-duty articles are appearing in the media.  Below are several of the most recent headlines illustrating key issues encountered by agencies. All of these off-duty incidents are avoidable.
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Police Officer Arrested After An Investigation Revealed He Fraudulently Billed Work Hours
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Breakdown:
Officer faces three counts of grand theft and one count of organized scheme to defraud after an investigation allegedly revealed several instances where the officer signed on to work off-duty details while still working the scheduled on-duty shift. The timecard discrepancy of several hundred incorrectly billed hours caused the loss of thousands of dollars.

 

26 Officers Suspended From Secondary Employment Following Investigation
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Breakdown:
Nearly 30 officers were suspended from working secondary employment after an investigation revealed off-duty job impropriety. The officers were ultimately suspended for a number of issues including timecard discrepancies, exceeding maximum work hours, and other agency policy violations.

 

Off-Duty Police Officer Shot While Working At Nightclub
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Breakdown:
An officer is working a routine off-duty shift providing security for a nightclub. An individual brings an illegal firearm into the premises. When confronting the individual, the weapon discharged injuring both the officer and the perpetrator. In such instances, liability and cause of injury are in question.

 

Off-Duty Officer Shot Man Who Fired Into Bar Crowd
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Breakdown:
When an armed assailant discharges a firearm into a crowded bar, an off-duty officer returns fire to protect the occupants of the bar. The assailant was critically wounded, as well as a bar patron. Both were hospitalized. Incidents dealing with hospitalization almost always involve liability insurance.

 

Police Officer Dies After Being Hit By Driver While Working Off-Duty
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Breakdown:
Officer is tragically killed while working off-duty when he is struck by a vehicle. It is unclear what protections, if any, are in place for the officer’s family.

 

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