We have previously discussed the curious pattern of people with past crimes seeking employment in law enforcement . . . only to end up as a defendant rather than an applicant. The latest to join this ignoble group is John Wesley Rose, 25, who applied for a job at a Michigan sheriff’s department despite an outstanding warrant in Kentucky on sexual assault charges.
Rose is wanted in Kentucky on six counts of sexual abuse, sodomy and rape. That record was revealed after Rose appeared for the job as an officer. It turns out that, when he interviewed, the outstanding charges were not put into the national database but popped up later. They then carried out a ruse and asked Rose to return to complete paperwork and finalize the employment application. When he showed up, they arrested him.