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Whatever was Edwards thinking?

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Good morning, Netizens...

 

Another one bites the dust, for misusing city equipment to obtain the personal information of a woman he met at a Valley bar.

 

Alan D. Edwards, a former Spokane Police Officer, has been fired by interim Police Chief Scott Stevens subsequent to a complaint filed by a bar tender at the Sullivan Scoreboard Tavern. She had called 911 in the pre-dawn hours of December 16, because of a man at her door, who it turned out to be officer Edwards.

 

Edwards, who was off duty, contacted an unnamed on-duty officer and said he was investigating a theft and needed the woman’s address. He told the officer, whose name has not been released, he was at a bar when the woman stole his friend’s credit card. But police say Edwards was not investigating a crime – he simply wanted information about the woman for personal purposes.

 

This tale gets even more bizarre the deeper you peer into it. Ostensibly Edwards had been at the Sullivan Scoreboard Tavern earlier where he encountered the bartender, accosting numerous female patrons and even a female customer in the bathroom. Gee, you have to wonder why Edwards was at her doorway at three in the morning, don't you?

 

Last week Edwards and interim Chief Stevens and a Guild representative met with Edwards whereupon he was terminated.

 

Edwards' Letter of termination:

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/khq/alan%20edwards%20termination%20letter%20with%20redaction.pdf

 

For other comments relating to this story, you should also read:

http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/feb/29/spokane-police-officer-fired-after-womans-911-call/?comments#c419885

 

It is suddenly certain, based upon comments by Chief Scott Stevens, that behavior of this nature will not be tolerated. That is certainly as it should be. Of course, your results may differ.

 

Dave




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