Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Another FPD officer resigns among allegations of harrassing woman

In what can only be another black mark on our FPD, an officer is allowed to resign and work somewhere else as a cop. What makes this story even worse than it is, is the fact that it started in 2012, and continued in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Clearly this was ignored by command staff. Many questions still need answers, like how many cops are on detail pay inside companies. Is this really what we pay them to do? It seems like a cushy job making over 6 figures in doing so.

Asked whether the episode could damage the police department's reputation, Trask said members of the public should have confidence the allegations against Calvao were fully investigated.

"I think we received a complaint, and we investigated it fully, and we came to the resolution that we came to," he said. "I don't think that anyone in the community should be worried about the integrity of the police department or our officers not doing their job diligently."

Assistant Chief Trask needs a reality check. The integrity of FPD has been in questions for years now. This episode is just another in a long list of serious allegations that have been largely ignored by the Town. I wonder if the harassed employees at TJX will sue the Town now. And with the officer's departure, is it fair to any other community to hire a know harasser of women. If he did it once, he will continue to do so without penalty. Once again, the union has failed to protect the community from a bad cop, instead, protects the offender.