To serve:‘Drunk’ cop stripped of his gun and badge

‘Drunk’ cop stripped of his gun and badge

A Bronx cop was stripped of his gun and badge amid allegations that he was drunk on the job Thursday — and as a photo emerged of him passed out in the stationhouse locker room with his beer belly exposed, The Post has learned.

Officer Richard Evans was deemed “unfit for duty” during his midnight-to-8 a.m. shift in the 52nd Precinct in Norwood, sources said.

“He was clearly inebriated. He was slurring his words,” a police official said.

Ironically, the first whiff of trouble came as Evans, 44, and his rookie partner checked out a report of a drunken dispute between neighbors, law enforcement sources said.

One of the people there accused Evans of being drunk, which he denied, and the officer summoned a supervisor, sources said.

Someone at the scene also shot video of the allegedly drunken cop and made a complaint to 311, a source said.

A sergeant responded, declared Evans fit for duty, and the cops all left without making any arrests, sources said.

Evans stayed in the field until a short time later, when a duty captain summoned him back to the precinct stationhouse near the New York Botanical Garden.

The captain interviewed Evans, declared him unfit for duty and immediately suspended him, sources said.

Evans was suspended without pay, said NYPD spokesman J. Peter Donald.

The officer — who earned nearly $126,800 during fiscal 2016, including nearly $50,000 in overtime — was described by sources as a problem drinker.
The real problem here?
Don’t piss your buddies off
That’s no accident that his shirt is pulled up over his gut

2 responses to “To serve:‘Drunk’ cop stripped of his gun and badge

  1. The problem is not as serious as it was in the 20th century. Cops would go to the “farm” to dry out. Then the “select” dumping grounds would be the new place they would be transferred to. But here’s the thing.., On Duty, or, Off Duty, the service weapon is no longer authorized, and the cop could, be charged criminally, with Criminal Possession of Loaded Handgun. Departmental Hearing of Charges & Specifications, can be made, which, could possibly terminate the employment of the cop, with loss of pension, and loss of benefits. Usually, if anyone is found in an intoxicated condition while On Duty, the Patrol Supervisors, usually sergeants, are written up for Charges & Specifications, for Failure to Supervise, and they can, lose their stripes. If that happens, they are dead ended, and their careers, pigeonholed. Never to be promoted again. Never to get away from white shield (Patrolman/Officer). Never to make detective squad or any other lateral transfer to a special squad. Most of the time, if you have a bad cop, it is due to poor or non-existent supervision. And then, from that point, it goes, uphill, in the chain of command. Lieutenants who might not care about anything. A complacent or “missing” captain.
    It was the reason why I was such a hated cop, by other cops. It starts out at Roll Call. A real inspection. Then hunt down the known problem makers. Those who disappear. Those who don’t answer radio jobs. Then with everyone on the tour, show up unexpectedly on their jobs, unannounced. You immediately become, “unpopular”. Complaints and grievances, made against you. Prank phone calls to your home. People whining, “He thinks he’s still in the Marine Corps”. But they Fear you.

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  2. Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Almost forgot to post this. Another point to be made, aside from the service weapon issue, of the cop, there is also Theft of Services, a Misdemeanor charge, for the time stolen. Nobody is authorized to steal paid time. From the time of Roll Call, to the time of discovery, calculated hours in dollar amount, is charged as theft.

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