Archive for Thursday, May 11, 2006

Police unresponsive

May 11, 2006

My car was stolen from in front of my house in July 2005. I filed a report and hoped I would get some help from the Eudora Police Department. No chance.

The teen who stole my car later confessed to his parents. The parents called the police department. Two officers questioned the kid, and he confessed to them. The police and the parents told me about both confessions.

Despite the confessions, and a history of theft and other cases pending against the teen, nothing was ever done about my car.

While serving on jury duty in March, I decided to check on the case. According to the Douglas County District Attorney's Office, the Eudora Police Department decided the confession wasn't real and wasn't going to pursue charges.

Great. The teen is still walking around like nothing ever happened, while I have no justice or restitution for my loss.

The chief of police told me someone should be charged, but no one was and the case is now closed.

The police department is good only for speed traps from 6 to 8:30 a.m., and to catch DUI offenders from 10 p.m. to 3 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. They can't handle a case that is dropped in their laps.

It is time to save some money by eliminating some officers and putting the chief back in a patrol car. What does he do anyway?

If anything ever happens to me or my children, I wouldn't even bother calling the police. I have no faith in our window-dressing police chief.

Mike Brouhard

Eudora

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