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Must see dash-cam video: Lawsuit after WI police officer chases volunteer firefighter

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  1. mr. sin

    mr. sin Registered User

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    vid at the link of the chase

    Brooklyn volunteer firefighter Dan Dean, 37, alleges Oregon police officer Ted Gilbertson overreacted when Gilbertson drew his gun and held it near Dean’s head during a June traffic stop in the Brooklyn Fire Station parking lot.
    Dean had just sped to the station in his private vehicle after being paged. Gilbertson had begun pursuing him several miles out, apparently in response to an earlier call elsewhere in the county of a motorist possibly impersonating a police officer. Both Dean and Gilbertson were using lights and sirens.
    The department’s internal investigation cleared officer Gilbertson of any wrongdoing and accused Dean of recklessly responding to a non-emergency.
    Dean was cited for failing to yield to an emergency vehicle. He is contesting the ticket.
    The call ended up being a refrigerator fire.
     
  2. Gorilla Pimp

    Gorilla Pimp Popped a molly i'm sweatin, WOO

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    That headline stinks. The cop didn't do anything wrong, and neither did the volunteer firefighter guy.
     
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  3. DrewDown

    DrewDown All are welcome

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    Dan Dean is a cunt. The cops were absolutely in the right here. I don't see anything that makes me think Gilbertson was out of line. In fact, I have a hard time believing Dean's claim that he didn't pull over because he thought the cop was going to the same place.
     
  4. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Did the cop ask him "Where's the fire?".... tsss tsss

    And all the volunteer guys have at least like front faced red light... either like an old school dome light on the dash or there is a few guys that have light bars on their trucks. No sirens though.
     
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  5. Falldog

    Falldog Wackbag's Best Conservative
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    I could've sworn that volunteer fire fighters to get those lights on their personal vehicle aren't legally given any extra allowance regarding driving laws.
     
  6. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Dunno about other states... but basically they have to follow all speeding etc laws here... but people should pull over to let them pass though.

    Note I think the full time guys get the sneaky Pete blue light kit/sirens for their own personal cars (the Chief and the Captain do) in this town. Was odd to see a Ford Contour screaming down my road with blue lights and a siren blaring.
     
  7. Hudson

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    1)We have blue light permits...only the Chiefs can have red lights here. Boy you should see the way some of the wackers here trick out their cars. My favorite is the slick guy who talked his volunteer company into buying him a Hummer 2 that was promptly totally Wackered out.
    2)....90 MPH in a 35-55 area is a bit excessive to be responding to your fire house for a call..POV or not.
    3) I have heard that "we had reports" story before from cops..it is or was a classic way for them to say "I fucked up" without actually having to say "I fucked up". I had a guy about 6-7 years ago who pulled me over..(I think I actually made a thread about it) who basically gave me the "we had reports" story.
     
  8. ruckstande

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    You call them wackers too? I thought it was only a South Jersey thing.
     
  9. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Ya we have a volunteer guy who has a red F150 and a full light bar on top... not as bad as MotorHeads neighbor though... well I haven't seen the truck in a bit.
     
  10. OccupyWackbag

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    We have three of those guys. One is that ugly Toyota truck, firetruck red with huge vinyls on the windows a light bar and a rack with various axes and shovels and whatnot.

    I'll post pics of the nonsense next time I see it.
     
  11. stevethrower

    stevethrower Got Sig?

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    Ya next time I go down to the hospital I'll see if it is there... as the town fire station is right beside the hospital.
     
  12. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Most cops know all the volleys here. They all hang out in the FF together and respond to the same calls.
     
  13. NotSoFast

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    Around here, lights/sirens or not, you are limited to 10mph over the limit, max.
     
  14. GrimSanity

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    wackers are everywhere. yea jersey is blue for everyone red for chief.
     

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