Police officer arrested by her own department for shoplifting while on duty

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  1. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    A Mississippi cop was arrested by her colleagues for allegedly shoplifting sneakers while on duty and in uniform — getting taken into custody in her own squad car.

    Now-fired Columbus Officer Robin Conner, 33, was busted Wednesday at a Dick’s Sporting Goods when an employee stopped her walking out in a $140 pair of tennis shoes, her police chief, Joseph Daughtry, told the Columbus Dispatch.

    “We’re putting her in jail,” said the chief, who was among those who responded to arrest his own uniform-clad officer.

    “It’s embarrassing for the department, but we’re going to treat her like we would anybody else.”

    Daughtry said a store employee caught Conner trying to steal the shoes, and detained her before calling 911.


    Told the officer was in uniform, dispatchers called a supervisor at Conner’s own precinct — with Chief Daughtry and his assistant chief responding along with the officer’s captain.

    Conner’s colleagues then arrested her and brought her to the Lowndes County Adult Detention Center in her own patrol car, according to WTVA.

    Conner was immediately placed on administrative leave, but the Columbus city council voted unanimously Thursday to fire her, after two years on the force, WTVA reports.

    She is also charged with misdemeanor shoplifting for stealing goods worth less than $1,000 and was given an $862 surety bond, according to WCBI.


    We have a job to do and we’re held to a higher standard,” Daughtry told the local news station.

    “And the community is just starting to trust us — and to take this gut punch really hurts

    That’s why we fulfilled our obligation, not only to the store, but to the community.”


    Mississippi cop arrested for shoplifting while on duty
     
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  3. Savor the Flavor

    Savor the Flavor Medium Load Member

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    Quick -- get @gentleroger here! He LOOOOOOOOOOOOVES hatin' on the po-po.
     
  4. Flat Earth Trucker

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    A hundred years ago, those in charge of selecting police recruits probably all had at least twenty years in on the force and new recruits were required to undergo psychological evaluations, and finally, there was an oral board where these recruits were cross-examined by police brass.

    Looks like standards have been relaxed a bit. :biggrin_25513:
     
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  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I actually saw a shoplifter being detained by store security at a Winco last night. In CALIFORNIA! I thought thieves had a license to steal here.
     
  6. mjd4277

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    They probably saw that 7-Eleven video where a would-be thief got his *** whupped-literally by the store employees!lol
     
  7. RockinChair

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    As sad as this is, I had to laugh at the fact that they drove her to jail in her own police car.
     
  8. mjd4277

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    That’s karma for ya!!;)
     
  9. RockinChair

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    I hope the other inmates clowned her butt off for that.
     
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  10. LoneRanger

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    Liberal DA’s having a stroke trying to figure out if they should charge her for being a cop or release her with no charges for being a minority.

    it’s a doozy.
     
  11. TheLoadOut

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    Think about the mindset here. This person was given a gun, and power, power to destroy ones life, but she didnt know enough to think "what am I doing?"...risking my job/career for a pair of sneakers?"

    We have got to do better in our hiring process.
     
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