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Old 01-19-2009, 07:17 AM
 
Location: Way up high
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He was on his cell phone the entire time because I saw the glow of the screen and then after this whole thing happened and we followed him into the mall, he was still on it. It happened very fast and very slow. I can't explain it.

All I can say is that he's very, very lucky he didn't hit us. I would have sued the crap out of him and the police department. There were numerous witnesses.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC/ Concord, NC
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Well at least you are okay and noone was hurt. Not sure what more you can do here?
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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Ok I am going to jump into this....He could have been on a call and on the cell phone also. Was he careless? Most probably. But really, who of us on here can say we are driving are cars all the time perfectly? Thank g-d there was not an accident, we go by every day taking driving as an afterthought when it is a dangerous thing. WE ALL DO IT. We all do stupid things sometimes, we just don't pay attention to when we do something wrong because 99 percent of the time nothing happens. Maybe this thread has gone on a bit to long?? Just my 2 cents. Glad no one was hurt.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:50 PM
 
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Police and all emergency personnel have a special responsibility to not put the public in danger. Sure, we all do dumb things sometimes, but we are not trained professionals that are sworn to uphold public order and safety.
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:48 PM
 
Location: Union County
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maybe you could go to books a million and ask if there was a fight/if the police were called?? just a thought...
Not a bad idea at all.
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Huntersville
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Not a bad idea at all.
but really, why? Nothing else is going to happen.. so now she is wasting her time. Chalk it up, to it sucks, you did what you could do, glad no one was hurt and move on..
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Union County
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but really, why? Nothing else is going to happen.. so now she is wasting her time. Chalk it up, to it sucks, you did what you could do, glad no one was hurt and move on..
It can't hurt. Not everyone is willing to just give up. We can't all just roll over in life and play dead. If it checks out, then the chief was honest. Since when do people get in fights looking at books?
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Old 01-19-2009, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Cumberland County
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He could have been on the phone with dispatch. They don't put everything out there on the radio.
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:51 AM
 
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maybe you could go to books a million and ask if there was a fight/if the police were called?? just a thought...
well considering ALL police calls for service are public record, you could just do a public records request and find everything out on your own instead of speculating.

This thread cracks me up. If it was you or your family getting robbed in the parking lot, you would care less who the officer endangered getting there to save you, but as soon as its an inconvenience to you, all he77 breaks loose!

I dunno, I would just let it go and move on with life. If this is the hot topic of your life, you need a hobby, lol.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:03 AM
 
Location: Outside Charlotte
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Perhaps the reason he slowed down almost immediately after narrowly missing you is that he realized he was driving too fast and needed to be more careful. Sometimes people don't realize they are not driving very well until something makes them realize it...much like how many of us have had the experience of not having any idea of how fast we were driving until we passed a police car on the side of the road, and frantically looking at the speedometer hoping we weren't speeding.

Also, yes, most communication is transmitted over the radio, however, cops do sometimes converse with people at the scene over the phone. After all, it is much more efficient to talk directly to someone over the phone than having to use dispatch as a third party relay. As far as anyone knows, he was talking with someone at the store (mall cop, manager?) getting an update on the status of the fight. And if he was told everything was over and the culprits had left, the urgency would not be very high, thus, no needs to keep the lights on.

The point is that you cannot know what was going on or the reason he did things the way he did. I do think, however, you were right to follow up because if he was driving recklessly and abusing his position (running siren and lights without need), then the department needs to know. And even if the Chief was just giving you a line to end things, that doesn't mean the officer is not going to have to answer for anything that might have been inappropriate.
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