The Stoughton police chief says a decorated patrolman installed a laser sight on his service weapon against department policy, deserted his patrol to meet a woman billed as “the world’s smallest porn star,” then lied about it all in an internal investigation prompted by his peers.
Officer Richard P. Bennett, who just last month received a commendation for his work in a March murder case, has resigned rather than face disciplinary action, Police Chief Paul Shastany said.
“Momma told me there would be days like this,” Shastany said. “We are not red-faced. In fact, I am pretty proud (other officers) stepped up.”
Bennett, 28, of Fall River, submitted his one-paragraph resignation letter to Town Manager Francis T. Crimmins on June 30. His resignation came 10 days after he made an on-duty, in-uniform visit during a graveyard shift to Club Alex’s Gentlemen’s Club, where 3-foot-9-inch adult-film star Bridget “The Midget” Powers was making a guest appearance.
“He was insubordinate and left his section and drove over to Alex’s,” Shastany said.
Bennett did not radio other officers to alert them he was headed to the club, Shastany said; the department has a strict policy requiring officers to alert dispatch and team up with a partner any time they respond to the strip club.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Massachusetts Cop Walks Off the Job to Go See Midget Porn Star
Hey, it's not every day Bridget the Midget shows up. What's a cop to do when presented with such a quandary?
Posted by JammieWearingFool at 11:21 AM