SPD gets a bum rap. For every officer involved shooting, there’s probably a dozen of these special moments on the streets of Seattle. Take it away, Officer Bauer:
On 12/7/10 I was working 3O32, a one-officer uniform marked unit. At 2206
I was dispatched to 61 Corson Av S along with 3O31 Officer Huteson to a
report of an assault.
Upon arrival I contacted who identified himself as the night
manager of the He stated that was the night cook for
the Inn and had been for about ten years. Tonight he was forced to fire
for poor job performance. He said that takes the bus to work
and the last bus had already left. He officers to take home but he
refused. asked instead to sleep in the lobby until the morning
busses run. told him that he could not. He stated that
became very upset and irate. He said that struck him on the hand
with his walking cane. He pointed out who was seated in the lobby.
also stated that he did not want to prosecute he only wanted
him removed. showed me his left hand. It was red and he said it
pained him. He declined medical attention.
was seated behind the counter at the motel. She had witnessed teh
incident and supported version of the incident.
I contacted He was remorseful and stated he had allowed himself to
get out of control.
I screened the incident with Sgt Rusness. I then transported to
his residence and advised him not to return to the motel. He stated he
Thanks for the ride, SPD, from a guy down on his luck. And happy holidays.