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Former police officer charged with elder abuse

Original post made on Nov 16, 2012

A Pleasanton man and former police officer has been arrested and police are searching for his wife in a scam that involved taking advantage of an 82-year-old Pleasanton resident.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, November 16, 2012, 12:48 PM


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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Nov 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

One wonders how he became a former police officer.


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Posted by Me Too
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I'm surprised there aren't any post yet about how this shows that every police officer in the country is overpaid and corrupt and they should all be fired and replaced. C'mon people you are out there, you are slacking in the holiday season.

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Posted by Mitch
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I'll take the bait Me Too. Did you see the other story from this week about the SF cop that robbed a bank?

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These are just the ones that got caught being bad.

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Posted by Nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 18, 2012 at 2:16 pm

@mitch. It was a sf sheriffs deputy, not police officer. 2 different departments. It goes to show you that no matter who you are, what profession, you are always capable of breaking the law. The Petraus scandel, the previous NY govenor scandal, the wall street elite. Whether it is greed or to just get by, they choose to break the law. But then even lying on your income tax or speeding is breaking the law. Where do we draw the line?

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Posted by Steven
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 20, 2012 at 10:07 am

Steven is a registered user.

It's very simple Nancy. We don't "draw the line". We can create or remove laws, but selective enforcement doesn't help anyone.

If we don't need a tax law, get rid of it. If we should go faster on a road, increase the limit.

By the way, there are lots of videos of police abuse on You Tube. Some are obviously just haters, but others will make your blood boil and give you a different impression of police. Although I have a friend who's a CHP and several cops in my extended family, I don't trust any cop. They're never concerned with making sure the law is upheld, only with "controlling" a situation.

That's not to say that cops are not nice guys, or you shouldn't cooperate with them. It's just that they're in a tough job, and the best way to stay alive and protect the most people is to control the situation, and not worry about the laws being broken.

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Posted by Lilly
a resident of Stoneridge
on Nov 24, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Police seem to be more corrupt than most, and yes they are very overpaid, don't have to save for retirement, and we all pay for it. not to mention how many go out on disability that is fraudulent.