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12-12-07, 05:25 PM #1Ninja In TrainingVerified LEO
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Houston PD Cadet Busted After Traffic Stop
A Houston Police Academy cadet who was scheduled to graduate next month has been charged with possession of cocaine.
Rene Gallardo Fuentes, 33, of Friendswood, entered the academy in June and would have been on Houston streets with a field training officer after his class's scheduled graduation, said Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon.
Instead, Fuentes posted a $2,000 bail on the charge, a state jail felony, and was released from the Harris County Jail on Monday, according to Harris County records. The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in a state jail.
Fuentes was stopped for a moving traffic violation in the 3500 block of Leeland at about 2:45 a.m. Monday, Cannon said.
Fuentes had bloodshot eyes and "all signs were that he was intoxicated on something," Cannon said the arresting officer reported.
Fuentes could not be reached for comment Tuesday morning.
He underwent a routine cadet background check that included questions about possible prior drug use, Cannon said. Fuentes was a member of Class 193 at the Houston Police Academy, Cannon said. The class began in June.
Mark Clark, Houston Police Officers Union executive director, said he believes that the department conducts thorough background checks on all academy applicants but some manage to get in when they shouldn't.
Clark said the HPOU is aware of the Fuentes case and union officials have heard reports that two other academy members may be questioned.
Academy members are not HPOU members and cannot turn to the union for legal representation, Clark said."Sometimes doing the right thing, is not doing the right thing."
12-12-07, 09:31 PM #2
Yet another negative press release about something related to law enforcement. Thankfully he was caught before he was a fully sworn officer............................................
12-12-07, 09:35 PM #3http://www.allpoetry.com/Grunts%20Girl
We dallied under
Vine maples and sapling alders
Searched for lady slippers
Found blackberry riots and
An old skid road
Brought ghost ferns and
Hollows filled with
While waves wrapped
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'Round mule spinners
His cyanotic eyes
Were hard enough to make
The sun turn tail and
Tender enough to attract me
To his world of illusion
12-12-07, 09:51 PM #4
Ah HA! So Mr. lehope42 Polygraph Confuser DID pass the polygraph after all!
I knew it!
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12-12-07, 09:54 PM #5
"Whoops, did I forget to leave that evidence package in the classroom?" What a dummy! Good that he was found out before he hit the road and got that badge.Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
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12-12-07, 10:12 PM #6Don't you just hate it when someone's balls are hidden so well, they can't seem to find it themselves ~ RSA
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12-12-07, 10:20 PM #7A Houston Police Academy cadet who was scheduled to graduate next month has been charged with possession of cocaine.It's better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.
12-12-07, 10:36 PM #8
This is just what the press thrives on one bad apple that that makes all of LE look bad!
12-12-07, 11:24 PM #9
SWEET...another job opening I can apply for...LOL500 fights, that's the number I figured when I was a kid. 500 street fights and you could consider yourself a legitimate tough guy. You need them for experience. To develop leather skin. So I got started. Of course along the way you stop thinking about being tough and all that. It stops being the point. You get past the silliness of it all. But then, after, you realize that's what you are.
12-12-07, 11:27 PM #10I'm your huckleberry...
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but every girl I found was either one way or the other...
12-13-07, 12:29 AM #11RookieVerified LEO
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I suppose if I were ambitious I could create a poll for this, but here goes. I am wondering what opinions people have with regards to corruption. Do you think it is at about the same level as it ever was? Or is it better or worse than say 10 or 20 years ago? I live and work in Minnesota what we experience is not necesarily representative of the country as a whole. For example, I often read about problems recruiting in other parts of the US, but from my perspective here in Minnesota we have way more applicants than jobs. And that being the case, I am wondering why this is such a differnce. I don't know if it is an issue of standards or pay or something else? Has anybody looked into this as far as why it is so difficult to recruit and retain in some areas? I am skeptical that we pay any better than any other area when you take into account cost of living, etc. If anything I would think that we would have more difficulty recruiting because of our requirements for a pre-service 2 year college degree, but maybe that is fairly common now.
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