Polk Undercover Drug Officers Caught Playing Wii During Raid
It appears the Nintendo Wii is hard to put down, even for law enforcement officials during a drug raid.
As a result, a drug-dealing case may collapse after the video catches police exercising "bad judgment."
To quote: "As investigators searched the home for drugs, some drug task force members found other ways to occupy their time. Within 20 minutes of entering Difalco's house, some of the investigators found a Wii video bowling game and began bowling frame after frame.
While some detectives hauled out evidence such as flat screen televisions and shotguns, others threw strikes, gutter balls and worked on picking up spares.
A Polk County sheriff's detective cataloging evidence repeatedly put down her work and picked up a Wii remote to bowl. When she hit two strikes in a row, she raised her arms above her head, jumping and kicking.
While a female detective lifted a nearby couch looking for evidence, another sheriff's detective focused on pin action.
But detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office, the Auburndale, Lakeland and Winter Haven police departments did not know that a wireless security camera connected to a computer inside Difalco's home was recording their activity.
"Obviously, this is not the kind of behavior we condone," Lakeland Police Chief Roger Boatner said. "There was a lot of down time, but that does not excuse the fact that we should act as the consummate professionals."
"Certainly this was a case of bad judgment," Auburndale Police Chief Nolan McLeod said. We will handle it appropriately."
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this makes me question how effective our law enforcement is on the clock when there's not a camera around....
Or if they have a mobile wii for downtime
I understand that they shouldn't be messing around on the clock. They get paid to work, But how many of us have slacked off somewhat at our job when we got the chance. And I dont see how this could make the case collapse?
The guy got caught selling drugs and the cops confiscated his stuff while playing with his wii for a few mins. It's not like they got caught smokin his stash. They are only human.