Bad Cop Lesson #248: Don't Rip Off The Non-Criminals

Should've taken pointers from this law enforcement expert.
Should've taken pointers from this law enforcement expert.

Times must indeed be tough locally if Houston police are forced to seek "financial assistance" from the civilian population:

A Houston police officer has been accused of stealing from drug suspects and those he pulled over in the line of duty.

Matthias Dornellien, 24, was charged with theft by a public servant. He appeared in court on Monday and was released on $5,000 bond.

Investigators said the police department received several complaints about Dornellien and his patrols in the Third Ward. [...] Internal Affairs said the officer stole $273 from an undercover officer he pulled over.

Maybe it's just me, but I think the problem started when Dornellien expanded his range of victims beyond "drug suspects." As this guy could tell you, people are pretty dismissive of problems befalling the criminal element.


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