41-year-old Terence Alexander, an 11-year veteran of the Atlanta Police Department, was arrested after he physically assaulted his 18-year-old girlfriend. Am I the only one here who finds the age difference just a little bit creepy?
Anyway there is a bit of a back story to this one. The Atlanta Police fired Terence in 2005 after surveillance video caught him slamming a woman to the ground and arresting her for a parking violation at the Atlanta Airport. The woman who was assaulted sued the city of Atlanta and won a $350,000 settlement. Alexander was shit-canned for using unnecessary force but the city’s civilian board overturned the decision and Alexander was rehired even though he had already been reprimanded or suspended without pay 13 times for violating departmental rule.
Flash forward to 2010. When police were called to his apartment this week after the fight with his girlfriend they discovered he had two current outstanding warrants and was already under investigation for a work-related incident and has been stuck on desk duty awaiting the outcome.
Damn, this is one asshole who is really giving the police a bad name. Somebody should slap a bit of sense into the civilian board that told the APD they couldn’t fire him five years ago.