Congratulations to Trooper Watts!!! On 9/19/11 I witnessed an unheard of event. It's a Monday 1pm court room#2 1600 W. Hillsboro Blvd, traffic court.
Things seem pretty routine and operating smoothly until I observe for myself Judge Wich call trooper Watts to the stand. Next to her right was another police officer wearing a dark blue uniform (possibly Miami PD??) defending himself against Trooper Watts’ allegations that he was speeding. What? Am I seeing things right? The officer properly excused himself to Judge Wich, apologizing for wearing his uniform in court.
Yes, she was over heard stating she always pulls over cops and agents for speeding. Is there an agenda here? One can only speculate.
In the end the poor Officer receives $200.00 fine from the Judge. What is a Judge to do? Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.
YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
Last edited by flyingmachine on 09/19/11 18:42:38, edited 1 time in total.
Not another one. Let me be up front: I don't do it, never have, just not my style. But we all know Troopers who do. Please, please don't turn this into a "FHP writes other cops" thread. We all know it happens. Most Troopers that I know don't, but some do--yes they even write other Troopers. The Troopers that I know that do write other officers are asses to everyone, their co-workers included. All these threads turn into are pissing matches between Troopers and Local Deputies/Officers.
I was there also! Trooper Watts you made a fool of yourself. I was hoping it was going to be some gotcha new reality show, but oh no it was for real alright. Even the civilians in the courtroom were in shock. We don't blame other Troopers only the one with an agenda to burn other LEO's. Hope you are proud Donna, sleep well!
What is the matter with FHP? I continue to hear of them issueing cits to PO's and PO's family. Are they outsiders looking in and have no idea what doing Police work is? Or is it because their standards have gotten so low that they have no idea what a "Brotherhood" is? I know you don't care what local PD's think about you, but it's getting worse. Stay Safe
Un-f#cking real! I can't fathom writing an officer after they present valid LEO credentials. I would feel like a complete douche. Even writing them a warning I would feel like a douche. Hell, even going back my car to run their X27 would make me feel really strange! How the hell do these morons stroke other brothers and then manage to sleep at night? These are your BROTHERS! a.k.a the only ones who you can guarantee to have your back when the shizzat goes down. Someone needs to have a serious talk with this idiot.
Sounds like they're both Douches to me....The Trooper for writing a ticket (that we have no background on, perhaps violator officer is a big mouth South Florida entitlement mindset type or maybe not) and the Douche officer for wearing his uniform to court! That’s a bogus excuse that you're on your way to work and he couldn’t change, they don’t have a locker room to change in at the Mayberry PD? Some of you idiots who form opinions based on what an anonymous blowhard posts on a message board amaze me, are you sure you can remember to breathe every few seconds too?
To Repeat the poor Dade County Officer had to drive back to Dade County to go to work and had no choice, which he explained to the Magistrate.
The thing is we will all be there if Trooper Watts were to ever get hurt in the line of duty, or tell her have a nice day if she were stopped her in her personal vehicle.
The "thin blue line" just got thinner out there. SAD
Yep, and regardless of the reason why the Miami officer wore his uniform to court, I couldn't care less if he wore it or not. The only thing that matters is he should have never been put in a position to show up in traffic court IN THE FIRST PLACE!
She wrote a Deputy a seat belt ticket after working his wreck and finding him not at fault. He was working and on his way to a call to back another Deputy at a burglary in progress. She decided not to issue the ticket to the Deputys face but sent it to him in the mail and what do ya know she missed court.
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