After story after story demonstrating that the po-po are NOT on our side, this makes quite a refreshing change.
NYPD at New York City Police Department (2001–present)Updated 4y
As a police officer, what is one instance where you couldn’t decide whether to arrest someone or let them go?
Once my partner and I responded to a call of a shoplifter. It was a 16-year-old girl who had stolen a scientific calculator. We called her dad and he began crying for shame over the phone. He said that she has SATs the next day and despite him working very hard to support his family, he could not afford the calculator. She told us the same thing. The store manager said that corporate policy mandated him to press charges. With a heavy heart, we brought her in. Somehow that paperwork got so botched that the case never made it to court and was dismissed (oops!). Also, on our way out of the store, my partner and I purchased that calculator. We knew someone who needed it.
Awww. Good on ya and your fellows, officer.