Re: “Officer allegedly took $151,000 from charity” (TNT, 2-9).
I agree that what that officer is charged with doing was very wrong. But to mention that he was with the “bar sweep team” is irrelevant and should not have been mentioned.
My partner and I worked dozens of times with the team, which did a lot to stop crime in Lakewood.
The Lakewood Police Department has some of the best officers around. I don’t believe one bad apple spoils the whole bunch. They have heroes in that department. I ask the public to not judge the Lakewood Police Department by one man, nor any other police department.
(Now retired, Cornett was a longtime Liquor Control Board enforcement agent in Pierce County.)