Read the incredible story of German Bosque. He has been accused of cracking the head of a handcuffed suspect, beating juveniles, hiding
drugs in his police car, stealing from suspects, defying direct orders
and lying and falsifying police reports. He once called in sick to take a
vacation to Cancún and has engaged in a rash of unauthorized police
chases, including one in which four people were killed.
He has been arrested three times, fired six times, but still has his cop job:
In 1990 (while still in the police academy), he was arrested for impersonating a police officer, auto theft and possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. The vehicle he was driving had been stolen a year earlier from a housing division where he had been working as a locksmith.
He was arrested in 1992 for driving on a suspended license.
In 1994, he engaged in an unauthorized pursuit that ended with the deaths of four people.
In March of 1998, he was suspended for yet another unauthorized pursuit. He was suspended for the same thing in May. Then, he called in sick because he was in Cancun.
In 1999, he engages in another unauthorized pursuit, and then lies about it when it results in an accident. He waits 20 minutes to call the accident in, thus delaying medical care. He is suspended for 20 days over that one. Six months later, a prisoner accuses him of beating him after he was handcuffed. No action was taken.
In 2000, he was involved in yet another unauthorized pursuit. He was fired, but the union managed to get him rehired three months later.
Two months later, he skates out of trouble again, when he is reported by another officer for punching a 14-year-old boy three times in the head, telling the youth:
“I am the law, if I feel like it right now I can f— you up and no one
will say nothing to me.’’ Bosque admits striking the boy, but the state attorney declines to prosecute.
A month after that, he is suspended for a day for skipping work.
Less than a year later, he slapped his girlfriend in the face while they were sitting in his personal vehicle,
then slapped his own face and called police, telling them that she had
battered him. An investigation subsequently showed that Bosque’s facial
injuries were self-inflicted. Investigators recommended he be terminated
immediately. Charges of lying under oath and making a false police
report are dropped because the department failed to initiate
disciplinary action within 60 days.
He is caught making false statements on a police report a month later.
and on, and on. Read his entire record here.