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(IndyStar)   Police officer uses his flashing lights and loudspeaker while a) pursuing bank robbers, b) escorting a pregnant woman to the hospital, or c) going drunkenly through the drive-through at White Castle late at night?   (indystar.com) divider line 32
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2014-07-30 08:09:24 AM  
Officer Palumbo?
 
2014-07-30 09:18:24 AM  
D) Picking up a transformer hooker?
 
2014-07-30 09:33:09 AM  
Darn. He only did it to fark with his friends. I was hoping he used the PA system to order sliders.
 
2014-07-30 09:33:12 AM  
To be perfectly fair, that's what you or I would want to do if we had access to a police car.

/Maybe not a WhiteCastle
 
2014-07-30 09:33:36 AM  
Over-weight, drunk cop at White Castle in the wee hours. Sounds like a Tom Waits tune.
 
2014-07-30 09:35:27 AM  
Should have ridden a cheetah...
 
2014-07-30 09:35:53 AM  
Best. Mugshot. Ever.
 
2014-07-30 09:36:43 AM  
Dude wanted his litre o'cola, what can you say?
 
2014-07-30 09:36:47 AM  
Indianapolis PD, which I believe has ~1,500 officers - get to drive their marked police cars home with them?
 
2014-07-30 09:42:01 AM  
I love how they gave him 2 hours before administering the test. Too bad it STILL came back positive.
 
2014-07-30 09:42:01 AM  
/CSB
Ah...  Del Taco at Grand for breakfast.  One mornin' I was waiting for my two breakfast burritos and OJ when I saw a drunk stagger up behind the car.

"Honk" says the drunk.
"Honk Honk" says the drunk again.

Well, this is one busy drunk so I pull up past the window.  Drunk snickers, walks up to the window and ask "You servin' tacoooos?  When you servin' tacoooos?  I guess he got his answer that tacoooos aren't being served at 5:30 in the AM, so he turns around and walks away.  The lady in the windows says  "that's not as rare as you might expect.  Usually, it's college kids."
 
2014-07-30 09:45:28 AM  

Stoj: Indianapolis PD, which I believe has ~1,500 officers - get to drive their marked police cars home with them?


They do here too.  There are at least 3 cops living within a quarter mile of me.  It's not a high crime area, but I still see it as a crime deterrent.  We only have 200 sworn officers though
 
2014-07-30 09:46:13 AM  
Police around here go full lights, siren and pass on double yellow line ON A BRIDGE just to get donuts.. And no, that's not a cliche - actually saw it happen; was me the idiot passed on the bridge.

/Pulled in McHappy's on 7th street, hopped out and was laughing about it with another pig which was waiting on him
//OMFG Putting out the days olds! Better floor it and endanger lives!
 
2014-07-30 09:46:28 AM  
16 years in.  Really lousy way to piss away a half decent job with a pension.
 
2014-07-30 09:49:20 AM  
I love it how cops have to "play around" with their authority.

Many years ago I belong to a poker group and there were two cops in it. After one hand where I took a large pot, the cop wanted to see my hand. He folded so I told him that he did not pay to see it. He immediately threatened to arrest me with public drunkenness. I was indoors, but had to walk home after the game and he knew it. After interrogating me like I was on trial, and some encouragement from other people there, he finally sat down.

After there was noticeable tension in the air, he said he was only joking.

You know what, fark you officer. I'm glad I took your money.
 
2014-07-30 09:51:29 AM  
i303.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-30 09:54:07 AM  

dpaul007: Best. Mugshot. Ever.


www.gannett-cdn.com

ts2.mm.bing.net
 
2014-07-30 09:59:16 AM  
A probable cause affidavit released Tuesday says Brown started drinking after he finished working the Brickyard 400 race Sunday. That night, he drank six beers, documents say, including four 20-ounce glasses of Blue Moon at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Plainfield before a friend dropped Brown and his girlfriend off at Brown's Camby home.

I'll share the ear worm with you now..

Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding Blue moon moon blue moon dip di dip di dip
Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip Moo Moo Moo Blue moon dip di dip di dip
Bom ba ba bom ba bom ba bom bom ba ba bom ba ba bom ba ba dang a dang dang
Ba ba ding a dong ding....

/Takes deep breath

BLUUUUUUUUUE   MOOOOOON
 
2014-07-30 10:00:53 AM  
Give me a liter of cola.
 
2014-07-30 10:08:55 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 10:09:10 AM  

SquiggsIN: Stoj: Indianapolis PD, which I believe has ~1,500 officers - get to drive their marked police cars home with them?

Yes, they do.  And we still buy most of their gas, IIRC.  This guy lives in Monrovia (I was there yesterday) which is a tiny town of barely 1000 about 20 miles west of Indy.  So he probably has been driving drunk back and forth on I-70 from home to work for years.  (Scary because i'm on the same stretch of interstate a lot)


If i had to make a guess, access to the car is part of their contract. As in, an enumerated fringe benefit. Something that they negotiated for, and possibly chose to forgo another benefit, or trade back an existing benefit in order to receive. It's also a taxable benefit, just like anyone else who has a company car.

It may actually work out better for the city, anyway. Figure on 4 shifts per week. Is it easier on the city's finances to have 1500 cars that are on patrol 1/4 of the week, or 375 cars being run 24 hours a day, in terms of maintenance and replacement schedules? I honestly have no idea, but I suspect the answer is that it's close to a wash. Having worked places were particular vehicles "belonged" to an employee, it seems that they treat the vehicle with some ownership, as opposed to other places where guys hop in whatever's available and they just beat the shiat out of them. If were I a cop I think there would be differences in how I would treat a takehome cruiser versus a random car I'm only going to drive for one shift, and I'm pretty easy on whatever equipment I use.
 
2014-07-30 10:15:26 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-07-30 10:17:56 AM  
Day_Old_Dutchie:
BLUUUUUUUUUE   MOOOOOON

You saw me standing alone
 
2014-07-30 10:20:53 AM  
For the record, I respect what they do.  They don't get paid enough to risk their life.

But the actions in Indy, are appalling.  its a frathouse.  How many more of these people get to embarass the city before someone finally takes charge? what happens when one of them is drunk and kills someone again?

Ive heard arguments that off duty they are just like you and me, but thats crap.  They are held to a higher standard being in a public position that is funded by taxes.

i *regularly* see them abusing their lights, just to PULL INTO TRAFFIC when there is a little extra traffic happening.  Like its too inconvenient to them to wait an extra minute.  Or driving around with their families in their cars, clearly off duty.  Which I'm paying for with gas.

I just can't stand the clear sense of entitlement I see out of them.
 
2014-07-30 10:23:12 AM  

lizyrd: If i had to make a guess, access to the car is part of their contract.


It also is not unusual, particularly in smaller cities and for officers who go to on-call status. The city can get a lot more officers available for an emergency.
 
2014-07-30 11:09:03 AM  
lizyrd:  It's also a taxable benefit, just like anyone else who has a company car.


BZZZT, Wrong:

"Qualified nonpersonal use vehicles.

All of an employee's use of a qualified nonpersonal use vehicle is a working condition benefit. A qualified nonpersonal use vehicle is any vehicle the employee is not likely to use more than minimally for personal purposes because of its design. Qualified nonpersonal use vehicles generally include all of the following vehicles.

Clearly marked, through painted insignia or words, police, fire, and public safety vehicles.

Unmarked vehicles used by law enforcement officers if the use is officially authorized."

Source:  IRS publication 15-B, page 21.

Take home cars for law enforcement are NOT a taxable benefit.  I tried to post a link, but it got all farked up coming off Deh Googles.
 
2014-07-30 11:13:19 AM  
Maybe McLovin wanted a snack?
 
2014-07-30 11:30:15 AM  
Yet another reason to hold cops in such high esteem.
I'm surprised they even arrested the guy and didn't just drive him home.
 
2014-07-30 12:01:28 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: lizyrd:  It's also a taxable benefit, just like anyone else who has a company car.


BZZZT, Wrong:

"Qualified nonpersonal use vehicles.

All of an employee's use of a qualified nonpersonal use vehicle is a working condition benefit. A qualified nonpersonal use vehicle is any vehicle the employee is not likely to use more than minimally for personal purposes because of its design. Qualified nonpersonal use vehicles generally include all of the following vehicles.

Clearly marked, through painted insignia or words, police, fire, and public safety vehicles.

Unmarked vehicles used by law enforcement officers if the use is officially authorized."

Source:  IRS publication 15-B, page 21.

Take home cars for law enforcement are NOT a taxable benefit.  I tried to post a link, but it got all farked up coming off Deh Googles.


As noted in your post, police cars are only generally exempt. Certain restrictions, beyond painting "POLICE" on it, must be met for it to be non-taxable. Examples include that: the employee must be on-call at all times he is not on his regular shift; and that personal use outside authority of the employee must be prohibited.

(Source: IRS FAQs for government entities regarding meal and vehicle expenses)

So, in the light of my earlier post's intention, i will be more precise: Either the officers are allowed to take home their cruisers only to commute and run short errands within their boundries because they are on-call 24/7, or they are allowed to use their cruisers as a personal vehicle, in which case it is a taxable benefit.
 
2014-07-30 12:16:10 PM  

gopher321: D) Picking up a transformer hooker?


Wow. Fark filter updated to change "trannie" (with a 'y') to 'transformer'. I don't know which is funnier.
 
2014-07-30 12:24:29 PM  
www.kaosklub.com
 
2014-07-30 04:55:01 PM  

SquiggsIN: zepher: Yet another reason to hold cops in such high esteem.
I'm surprised they even arrested the guy and didn't just drive him home.

who is to say that he hasn't had that benefit on multiple prior occasions and that his comrades in blue weren't willing to offer it again?


It sounded like he was busted in the next county over so they may have let him slide the past 10 times and just got fed up and decided to actually arrest him.
 
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