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Old 02-20-09, 11:37 AM
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Bad Cop

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https://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/20/ny...l?ref=nyregion
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Old 02-20-09, 11:52 AM
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Bad cop; no donut!!
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Arrrgghh! NYTimes demands I register to read the article. Can you post a synopsis?
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to be fair, he may not actually be looking for a job. The police dep. said he was fired; attorney for the ex-cop said he resigned...
. . . to concentrate his efforts on fighting the criminal charges that are against him, Mr. London said, so that when he is ultimately acquitted he can reapply to the Police Department.
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Arrrgghh! NYTimes demands I register to read the article. Can you post a synopsis?
I'm not one for re-posting full articles, but you may try this: https://www.bugmenot.com/
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Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post
Bad cop; no donut!!
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque police have taken doughnut runs to new heights, swooping down in a police helicopter for a late-night snack.

"I don't know how they decided that was a good idea," the department's spokesman, Lt. Bob Huntsman, said in a copyright story in Friday's Albuquerque Journal.

The Albuquerque Police Department has two helicopters for routine night patrols, and Huntsman said it costs about $80 an hour to keep one of the Kiowa copters flying. The pilot "who is not a police officer" is under contract to the department.

"We're going to look into it," Huntsman said. "If they violated policy or procedure, they're going to get disciplined for it. We've worked too hard to make this a professional unit to let lack of common sense tear us down."

Rio Rancho resident Keith Turner, who works near a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on Albuquerque's west side, said he was taking a break with other people between 12:30 and 1 a.m., Thursday, when a police helicopter swooped down, circled and landed in a nearby dirt field.

"I was like, 'No, they'd better not go and get doughnuts,"' Turner said.

One of those aboard got out and went inside while the helicopter idled, he said. The passenger returned to the helicopter 10 to 15 minutes later carrying a box of Krispy Kremes, he said.

"I was angry, and I'm still kind of angry," Turner said. "You've got no business flying in to get doughnuts."

The chopper gave what Turner presumed was a goodbye toot on its police siren as it took off, he said.

Huntsman confirmed the incident, but said he had not had a chance to speak to those aboard. He said it appeared the duo were near the end of their shift and probably were flying back to the hangar on the west side.

"As far as we know, they did bring doughnuts back," he said.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque police have taken doughnut runs to new heights, swooping down in a police helicopter for a late-night snack.

"I don't know how they decided that was a good idea," the department's spokesman, Lt. Bob Huntsman, said in a copyright story in Friday's Albuquerque Journal.

The Albuquerque Police Department has two helicopters for routine night patrols, and Huntsman said it costs about $80 an hour to keep one of the Kiowa copters flying. The pilot "who is not a police officer" is under contract to the department.

"We're going to look into it," Huntsman said. "If they violated policy or procedure, they're going to get disciplined for it. We've worked too hard to make this a professional unit to let lack of common sense tear us down."

Rio Rancho resident Keith Turner, who works near a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on Albuquerque's west side, said he was taking a break with other people between 12:30 and 1 a.m., Thursday, when a police helicopter swooped down, circled and landed in a nearby dirt field.

"I was like, 'No, they'd better not go and get doughnuts,"' Turner said.

One of those aboard got out and went inside while the helicopter idled, he said. The passenger returned to the helicopter 10 to 15 minutes later carrying a box of Krispy Kremes, he said.

"I was angry, and I'm still kind of angry," Turner said. "You've got no business flying in to get doughnuts."

The chopper gave what Turner presumed was a goodbye toot on its police siren as it took off, he said.

Huntsman confirmed the incident, but said he had not had a chance to speak to those aboard. He said it appeared the duo were near the end of their shift and probably were flying back to the hangar on the west side.

"As far as we know, they did bring doughnuts back," he said.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
AP

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Albuquerque police have taken doughnut runs to new heights, swooping down in a police helicopter for a late-night snack.

"I don't know how they decided that was a good idea," the department's spokesman, Lt. Bob Huntsman, said in a copyright story in Friday's Albuquerque Journal.

The Albuquerque Police Department has two helicopters for routine night patrols, and Huntsman said it costs about $80 an hour to keep one of the Kiowa copters flying. The pilot "who is not a police officer" is under contract to the department.

"We're going to look into it," Huntsman said. "If they violated policy or procedure, they're going to get disciplined for it. We've worked too hard to make this a professional unit to let lack of common sense tear us down."

Rio Rancho resident Keith Turner, who works near a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop on Albuquerque's west side, said he was taking a break with other people between 12:30 and 1 a.m., Thursday, when a police helicopter swooped down, circled and landed in a nearby dirt field.

"I was like, 'No, they'd better not go and get doughnuts,"' Turner said.

One of those aboard got out and went inside while the helicopter idled, he said. The passenger returned to the helicopter 10 to 15 minutes later carrying a box of Krispy Kremes, he said.

"I was angry, and I'm still kind of angry," Turner said. "You've got no business flying in to get doughnuts."

The chopper gave what Turner presumed was a goodbye toot on its police siren as it took off, he said.

Huntsman confirmed the incident, but said he had not had a chance to speak to those aboard. He said it appeared the duo were near the end of their shift and probably were flying back to the hangar on the west side.

"As far as we know, they did bring doughnuts back," he said.

A perfect ending to that story would have been "Then they threw an empty bottle of Jack Daniels and a dead hooker out of the chopper as they flew off .."
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A perfect ending to that story would have been "Then they threw an empty bottle of Jack Daniels and a dead hooker out of the chopper as they flew off .."
That's the perfect ending to any story.
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Having some background in aviation I can tell you that the estimate of $80 for an hour of operational costs of rotary wing aircraft is missing a zero. It's likely that the boys in blue quoted that figure to the press.
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That's the perfect ending to any story.
I should have added "..into the friscalating dusklight." to the end of that.. Dammit! Would have been PERFECT!
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Having some background in aviation I can tell you that the estimate of $80 for an hour of operational costs of rotary wing aircraft is missing a zero. It's likely that the boys in blue quoted that figure to the press.
That was my first thought as well. I was always under the impression that helicopter rates were much higher than $80/hr. Hell if it were only $80/hr then make one of the officers pony up a $20 and call it a day....

It has to be much more than $80/hr.
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he better go stand in the corner now. bad boy.
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Arrrgghh! NYTimes demands I register to read the article. Can you post a synopsis?
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
That was my first thought as well. I was always under the impression that helicopter rates were much higher than $80/hr. Hell if it were only $80/hr then make one of the officers pony up a $20 and call it a day....

It has to be much more than $80/hr.
Depends on the make. Nearly all PDs in large metro areas run Jet Ranger class choppers w/ special equip such as FLIR. Big Bucks. My guess for real operating costs for such equipment would be $2k - $3k / hour. It could be substantially more.
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Just to set the record straight, the helicopter-doughnut story happened in Nov 2001.
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