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LAKEWOOD: Police need better communication skills

Letter by K.I. Lyons, Vaughn on Jan. 5, 2012 at 12:11 pm | 64 Comments »
January 5, 2012 12:11 pm

Recently on my way to work I was a victim of a speed trap in Lakewood. The Lakewood motorcycle officer was strikingly arrogant and with an angry voice and manner issued me my ticket.

I am also a public servant, a hospital nurse of 42 years. Being treated as if I was a criminal was totally unacceptable. Discussing this matter at work revealed that many of the nurses and doctors have also been treated without respect by Lakewood police.

I called this officer’s supervisor, whose comments were, “Did he use profanity?” and “You were speeding. I don’t see a problem.” I couldn’t believe what I was hearing.

I am disgusted about paying the wages of public servants who treat us with so much disrespect. I am not confident that this officer could or would protect me if I needed help.
I think they need training to tell the good guy from the bad guy and reprimanded for treating hard-working taxpayers so poorly.

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