There have been 83 marijuana-related tickets written in Seattle this year. Sixty-six of them—a hair under 80 percent—have been written by a single officer who's since been reassigned for somewhat unprofessional practices.
On the Seattle Police Department's consistently brilliant police blotter, Chief Kathleen O'Toole writes that the unidentified officer often wrote notes on the citations, many of which were issued to City Attorney Peter Holmes. Holmes, as you might remember, made headlines earlier this month for not only becoming one of the first people to purchase recreational marijuana in the state of Washington, but accidentally bringing weed back to his office.
According to the SPD blotter, the officer was prone to other unacceptable behavior:
In another instance, the officer indicated he flipped a coin when contemplating which subject to cite. In another note, the officer refers to Washington’s voter-enacted changes to marijuana laws as “silly.”
The cop with a sense of humor has been passed along to the Office of Professional Accountability, who will deal with him while an investigation is conducted.
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