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Another officer, Jeff Farrior, was busted down from lieutenant to sergeant for knowing about the incident and doing nothing about it, Yahner told the media.
"Their actions are appalling and unacceptable. This conduct is against everything that we stand for," said the chief.
The 3 cops who quit were identified as Richard G. Pina (aka "Dick"), Jason E. McFadden and Michael J. Carnicle (aka Barnacle Carnicle").
Two of the cops are being investigated criminally and departmentally, according to Yahner, and the third cop is considered a witness to the act and therefore subject of the administrative investigation.
Chief Yahner said that all the officers' video cameras were turned off and didn't record a 19-year-old Phoenix man who was stopped for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. on September 13th. He was issued a citation and the vehicle was towed.
He subsequently told a patrol supervisor that the officers who stopped him demanded he eat the marijuana they found in his possession, or go to jail.
The man ate the stash and felt ill afterward. He was also quite hungry and believed heard Jesus calling his name after ingesting about a gram. He did not need to be hospitalized, a police spokesman said.
Yahner called the allegations of the officer's actions 'disturbing and upsetting."
The three cops who quit were all in their first year with the Phoenix police and were probationary employees. These are the types of idiots who give the police a bad name.
"I was going to fire them. They chose to resign," Yahner said. Happily, they will not collect unemployment as they self-terminated.
This is not a case of police brutality. It's a case of police stupidity.
It's a damn shame that at a time when there are riots in Charlotte over an alleged police shooting, that these idiots make the news.