Despite the turn of events, McKimm said he hopes the community and nation aren’t quick to judge any law enforcement agency “by the isolated acts of a rogue officer. “Doing so denigrates all of the many, selfless acts of law enforcement personnel who daily put their lives on the line to protect and serve the citizens in their communities,” McKimm said. -- Dean McKimm, City of Canton Police Chief on Bobby Cutts, accused murderer of Jessie Davis and a Canton City Police officer..
This morning I'm giving damned little credence to anything this man says because I had an encounter with one of his officers last night. After listening to my neighbor and her live-in screaming and banging around for hours, I finally called the police as per my landlord's instructions when I called him a couple days ago. Unfortunately, by the time he came they'd stopped and, of course, denied a problem. The officer came to my place and yelled at me and told me that the problem is my landlord because he doesn't have things sound-proofed properly and that I have to deal with it or move.
I'm sure my landlord will be delighted to hear this when I call him. This is a big old house built back when buildings were built solid as rocks. When I'm in my dining room, I can barely hear my television in the living room so tell me what the officer knew what he was saying.
When I told him that this was my home and that I have a right to peace, he said, "No it isn't, you rent. If you want peace and quiet, buy a house." Excuse me? Yes, I rent and this place is my home as long as I rent it. So I woke up, after very little sleep, to my neighbor screaming "Shut the f--- up repeatedly.!" Thank you, officer.
I have long been a defender of our law enforcement officers here but that is on shaky ground at this time. I refuse to be blown off by a smart-assed cop. I like my apartment and my neighborhood. I'd like nothing better than to buy a house here if I could afford it and could maintain it. I am a good citizen. I am an active member of our neighborhood association and an officer of the Neighborhood Leadership Council for our city. Our motto is "You don't have to move to live in a better neighborhood." My motto is I can't afford to move every year.
This morning I called I called the police department and told the lieutenant what happened. He was very polite, seemed to understand my being upset and said that the officer shouldn't have said those things. He also said he would refer it to the officer's supervisor. In the meantime, I'm tired and frustrated and angry because I can't have peace in my home. And my respect for the police is tarnished. Wish me luck when I get in touch with my landlord!