Hero Cops Says He “Has Just One Tool”….

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Video: “Turn around and look at me because I’m [expletive] talking to you, you piece of [expletive] now get the [expletive] over here.”

“I was very disturbed,” said Chief Garcia.

And on another call talking to a possible victim of domestic violence: “I’ve got one tool, that tool is to beat people up and take them to jail.”

“I was very disturbed…from what I saw from one of our Phoenix police officers,” said Garcia.

Garcia is referring to the videos captured by Greco’s body camera.

Video: “He looks retarded.. he looks like another MMI student.”

After an internal investigation, Garcia fired Greco for unprofessional conduct.

“One of the witnesses said it better.. he displayed a contempt for citizens and I think that’s a very, very accurate description of what I saw,” said Garcia.

Police launched an investigation after getting one complaint. They looked into one video, saw problems, then pulled every video recorded by Greco’s body camera for three months in 2011.

Video: “How many times have you done this? Spread your [expletive] feet…” “I’ve never been in jail.” “Well, welcome to jail, sounds like you should have been a while ago.”

Right now, 50 Phoenix police officers wear body cameras. That number could grow.

“It works both ways. The citizen knowing they’re being recorded and their conduct is up to scrutiny, but it also works in relation to our officers as well,” explained Garcia. “My message is clear. We will not tolerate our officers treating people anything less.. we want dignity and respect from our officers.”

Greco told a civil service board he did not believe he should have lost his job for this.

That board — made up of members of the community, upheld the Chief’s decision.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. The “Chief” knows goddamned good and well just how his officers act on the street.

    This is why the camera-equipped cell phone has become the “Great Equalizer”, along with the ability to INSTANTLY upload the video (has proved crucial in a few unfortunate incidents). The cops KNOW that they’re being filmed…the “good” ones don’t mind, hell, your recording is more evidence, as far as they’re concerned. The “bad” ones are the ones that DO mind…and they should be afraid…VERY AFRAID. Just ask the scumbag SLC police sergeant that falsely arrested and manhandled the nurse at the UofU hospital last year…now he’s out of both his civil service LE job AND the PT job he had as an EMT for a local ambulance company. Sometimes “justice” is indeed served.

  2. Justice at last. At least Greco was fired, but he should have been run outta town as well. The more cameras scrutinising them the better.

  3. Don’t “interject” this guy “into your decision making process.” LMBO

    I didn’t think he was that bad!

    He’s dealing with straight up scum.

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