Florida Disciplines Officers Found To Be Ignoring Emergency Calls To Finish Lunch, Coffee, or Just Chat With Friends

aircheckMyriamMiamiDadeofficers_8627079_722x406_17394243614Miami has fired or disciplined officers found to ignored emergency calls. In one case, an officer ignored an emergency call about an unconscious 5 month year old child so that he could finish his coffee in chatting with other officers, including his sergeant.

Five police officers and one sergeant with the Kendall district were nailed in the investigation. Officer Dario Socarras was a stand out. He allegedly ignored a residential burglary call in order to meet a woman in a parking lot and proceed to kiss and hug her. He was the same officer who was dispatched to help the baby but instead was seen drinking coffee with another officer and Sergeant Jennifer Gonzalez. He later ignored a call about a suspicious vehicle.

Socarras was also accused of doctoring reports to falsely claim that he responded to the calls. He has now been fired as has Gonzalez.

By the way, in Chicago, police will no longer respond to most burglary calls due to budget limitations. Thus, we will continue to send billions abroad to support wars and countries like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, and Israel. However, we will have to hunker down in our homes without police support in burglaries. Chicago will only respond if the felon is still in your home . . . and you can still dial.

Source: NBC

21 thoughts on “Florida Disciplines Officers Found To Be Ignoring Emergency Calls To Finish Lunch, Coffee, or Just Chat With Friends

  1. “we will have to hunker down in our homes without police support in burglaries. Chicago will only respond if the felon is still in your home . . . and you can still dial.”

    And the government wants to restrict our right to bear arms?

    Our country is being run by inmates from a lunatic asylum.

  2. This is outrageous and the officers should be fired. As to Chicago, this is additional evidence of what Austerity provides for the country. We have to fund our police and fire fully and restore our infrastructure and stop spending our treasure in Afghanistan and in corporate credits to large corporations.

  3. All joking aside…. But the people are probably safer if these officers don’t respond…. I know this is probably hard to digest…. But really….think of the safety of the public….

  4. There must be a shortage of honest people in Florida (FLOrida ior is properly pronounced “FLARida”?) that want to become police officers.

    Police – n. armed force for protection and participation.

  5. Billions For Defense. But Not One Cent Tribute! I think that phrase came from the era of the Tripoly War. ChiTown is getting a bad rap today. They wont respond to a burglary. Well, when they are out on the big bank theft maybe the crooks will burgle the cop house. I agree that we should stop aid to any foreign country and stop all foreign war. We police the world but we cant police ChiTown. Jeso.

  6. Ya, honest people in ChiTown can not have guns. “But dont call us, we will call you. Simple burglary. We will fill out a report over the phone. How do you spell your last name, is it Smith? Or Smitty? Oh, Shitty. Uh, huh. Came home and the window was broke. Ok. Wedding ring gone. Huh. Whopps gotta hang up, its time for coffee break.”

  7. rafflaw, You’re absolutely correct, Cook County residents are not taxed enough…that’s the problem. At least you’re predictable

  8. The pi…uh, “cops” won’t respond to burglaries? Charming. Chicagoans should do what women are advised to do: yell “fire” instead of “help”. Don’t call 911 and say “burglary”, call and say “murder”.

    So the street gang was being lazy instead of doing their job. No surprise there. What were they eating? Doughnuts, or pigs in blankets?

  9. Anonymously Yours 1, February 5, 2013 at 10:51 am

    All joking aside…. But the people are probably safer if these officers don’t respond…. I know this is probably hard to digest…. But really….think of the safety of the public….
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    10-4

    That goes for the military as well:

    A Four-Star Scandal

    Sisters Jill Kelley and Natalie Khawam invaded Tampa society like twin buccaneers. They were hilariously over-the-top, stars of their own imaginary reality show. But as they climbed ever higher, the revelations became ever more disturbing, with an FBI investigation, an American hero brought down, and, told here for the first time in detail, a tangled history of their own.

    (Petraeus Gets Laid In Tampa). Many of the 9/11 Truthers are re-thinking their arguments about “no cavemen could have penetrated U.S. defenses so easily”.

    The CIA Head, USCENTCOM Head, had biatches using his computers to tell each other to “f**k off, this dood be myne.”

    He gave those two Bimbos high military medals in the Capitol.

    Gotta wonder about penetration, if ya know what I mean Verne.

  10. These omissions by these officers is without defense or excuse.

    Here is what LEOs do when they are doing the right thing.

    Nearly all restaurants that LEOs frequent know and accept that the officers might be called away at any moment. If the dinner hasn’t been served (at a sit down restaurant not really a fast food one) they will put the order on hold or keep it to be warmed up later, depending on what the officers request.

    If dinner has been served the officers will tell the wait staff they will be back. The staff will then hold the bill and someone will come by later, either the officers dining or a supervisor who will then pay the bill.

    Probably every officer out there has learned how to wolf down half a dinner in 15-20 seconds and then run out to their car and respond, and that is with a medium priority call. A high priority call, you then leave it there. (maybe a quick bite or two)

    For myself, because of so many calls I got just after sitting down for dinner and having to wolf it down or leave it, to this day even after having left the force I still eat dinner at a restaurant fairly quickly and am the first one usually to finish. It’s a habit that’s hard to break.

    The calls these officers are accused of blowing off are not things such as found property call or a barking dog noise complaint, which can wait a few minutes to finish dinner because the response time is not at all urgent. These calls are life threatening. Especially with the child in distress. Police units are usually the first to arrive at any in-progress or medical emergency, just by nature of being out there and spread out in the area. These inactions are dangerous and reflect very badly on the profession.

  11. Darren, Thanks for your knowledgeable perspective. Wolfing down food is unhealthy, as you know. One of the ways I was able to lose weight and keep it off was by giving up two things I loved to do @ the same time..eating and reading. It’s akin to wolfing down because you are not tasting the food the way you should. I made that change a decade ago but I still miss reading the sports section and box scores w/ breakfast.

  12. my favorite is when you’re sitting at a red lite and a couple of motorcycle cops split traffic with their lites on, run the redlight and then you see the same cops, half a mile up the road eating lunch.

  13. I remember waiting at the window in a Fifth district Cleveland cop house, trying to file an accident report, while the crew inside discussed their vacations for twenty minutes before one sauntered over to give me the paperwork. Nobody offered to help filling it our properly.
    Hope they liked the walleye.

  14. What does Federal budget priorities have to do with local budget priorities, as some of the posters alluded to above. Apples and oranges….

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