Amazing how little cash it takes to get Twin Falls’ “Best” to abandon those they swore to serve and protect.
Good men who would probably file charges against anyone offering them a bribe were characterized in court testimony as “not being able to be counted on to do their jobs,” after being smitten by $5,000 hiring bonuses paid by Boise Police.
The three cops were fired after Twin Falls brass said they took sick leave following job offers from Boise with the $5,000 hiring Bonus. The cops filed suit against the city and both sides came to an out of court settlement this week.
Twin Falls Chief Jim Munn said it will be summer before his force is up to speed with new hires who will have to undergo six months of training.
The GUARDIAN appreciates the dilemma of Boise Police needing to fill its ranks, but when five grand encourages less than honorable behavior it taints the entire process. While details of the firings and settlement are “personnel actions” and not public record we suspect the trio was “using up sick leave” when they were not really sick.
Meanwhile, Boise will fill its ranks with these Twin Falls heroes who risk their lives daily so we can sleep at night (unless they have a better offer). These guys would make good “free agents” in the NFL and obviously have as much team loyalty. If we could only trade them…
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