Bully Baltimore Cop Finally Fired

by The Editors on August 28, 2010

Rivieri-1Baltimore, Maryland Police Officer Salvatore Rivieri who was caught on tape at least two times being a complete asshole way overstepping the bounds of his badge (click here for all the coverage) has finally (and thankfully) been fired by Baltimore City Police Commissioner Fred Bealefeld, according to a story on ABC 2 News.

Not so suprisingly, the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 3 thinks the firing was was wrong, according to the story. In their statement they said:

For the PC to increase the punishment to termination is an abuse of his discretion and not only does it end the career of a 19 year veteran who was out there doing his job, the PC’s decision sends the wrong message to all our police officers who are expected to aggressively keep our streets safe but cannot expect to be treated fairly and not discriminated against in any disciplinary proceedings.

Oddly, we believe this firing is one of the first times the right message is being sent to other police officers regarding how they handle skateboarders in general and children specifically. If not for Youtube.com this man would still be harassing people with his badge like a school yard bully and the sooner other officers realize that this is not proper police behavior the better.

Then the Baltimore Police can get back to the important stuff like allegedly shooting unarmed war veterans outside nightclubs.

[Link: ABC 2 News]

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

JAF August 29, 2010 at 8:30 am

justice… finally.

John Clark August 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

Thank you, Editor, for this briefing. Something is up. I cannot imagine the PC doing this just because it’s the right thing. There is always some hidden agenda with this department. This may them trying to look decent just before the elections. After which Mr. Dude will be reinstated and given back pay. It happens all the time. There is always a lie associated with the actions of the Baltimore Police.

Mike August 29, 2010 at 10:08 pm

May I suggest a new term… being “Rivieried” is when some asshole cop shoves around kids without due cause. It happens all the time so we might as well give this thug credit for it via his own name.

Forrest August 30, 2010 at 7:53 am

http://forrestgladding.blogspot.com/2010/08/retrospection_25.html

Kinda says what I think about Baltimore Police.

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