Trouble Trooper caught on tape!
Giles County, TN (WVLT) - More trouble for the Tennessee Highway Patrol.
Another state trooper is currently on paid administrative leave and in some serious trouble, after the state released a videotape of a vulgar encounter.
35-year veteran, Russell Cope is seen in the videotape approaching two cars he pulled over in Giles County, back in 2000.
The tape shows cope questioning the drivers and then is heard making rude comments to those inside.
"I'm talking to you now. Did I ask you anything? You want to do all the talking today, I'll let you talk. You're gonna keep on running your mouth and you're gonna end up going with me."
The trooper instructs one passenger to stay in his vehicle and then slams his leg with the car door.
After a fight nearly broke out, cope is seen backing away from the situation with his hand on his gun.
Chairman of the Tennessee Transportation of Safety Committee Phillip Pinion says the trooper obviously had bad intentions.
"It's a wonder it hadn't turned out a lot worse than it did. Because he was asking for trouble from the moment he walked out of that car," says Pinion.
Commissioner Nicely saw the tape and ordered an investigation.
Cope has more than 900 pages of personnel file, and there have been countless disciplinary actions taken against him starting as far back as 1985.
News Story Here: http://www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=4388802
Brought to you by a WarRifles Partner: http://www.keepandbeararms.com