There seems to be an increase in officers accused of crossing the thin blue line to free lance in crime. On the same day, New Orleans officer Danny Lohman was accused of stealing a driver’s money in an invalid arrest while Harrisburg, Pa. officer Joseph Kelly resigned after a prostitute that he allegedly hired walked off with his service weapon. In the meantime, Ryan Osbrink in Oregon has admitted to accidently shooting and killing his wife while practicing a fast draw with his service weapon.
Joseph Kelly is accused of soliciting a prostitute, Cara Liddick, only to have her make up with his gun.
In the case of Lohman, Andrea Falcon says that he pulled her over after following her from an ATM. According to her, he asked ‘Why are you going to ATMs, ATMs in our city?’” She said that Falcon told her to put any valuables in the car into her purse, including the $200 in the glove compartment, and told her she was under arrest for unpaid parking tickets. THe problem is that she had not unpaid tickets. She was arrested, booked, and held briefly. When she was released, the money was gone and other officers said that they saw Falcon going through her purse. She has filed a compliant.
In Oregon, there is no allegedly criminality, just tragic negligence. Ryan Osbrink, 24, was scheduled to start his new job as a deputy and was practicing drawing his pistol from a holster when it unintentionally discharged as his wife, Kimberly Osbrink, entered the room. She was hit in the stomach and later died. His first day was scheduled for December 19th. Tragically, Osbrink is a decorated veteran with the Marine Corps and always wanted to serve as a police officer.
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