Was it just yesterday that I was talking about people getting bad impressions about a group of people due to the actions of a single member? The thread of conversation continues...
First, read this link: Chantilly couple to file complaint against police after arrest, robbery.
Now, I must add information to this. What the article did not convey is how badly this officer treated these two kids. She would not allow other cops to help the stranded couple and hurled f-bombs (sorry, kids, family-friendly site) whenever the two asked for help.
How do I know this? The poor young lady in the article has been a family friend even before she was born (our mothers met in birthing class). With two cops for parents, she is as eager as anyone in any police department around the country to portray the men and women in blue in a favorable light. I highly doubt that she was lying about the matter.
As a daughter of a retired officer, I am appalled at the manner my friend was treated. The police are not just there to bust crime rings and direct traffic; they are there to help the civilian. To treat someone, anyone, who needs assistance in that manner is disgusting.