HELP US KEEP REPORTING. DONATE TO ORLANDO WEEKLY PRESS CLUB.

Too-cozy cops 


The March issue of Police magazine includes advice for all police who must investigate incidents on corporate property. Don't be too comfortable with your biggest "clients," writes editor and ex-cop Dennis Hall. Interestingly, he uses as an example the Anaheim PD's mishandling of a Christmas Eve death at Disneyland.

Two guests were hit in the face by a ship's 8-pound cleat after it ripped lose. A man died, and his wife and a Disney worker were injured. Cops took more than an hour to arrive at the park, and then dawdled in the office with the PR types while workers cleaned up the blood. Hall did not name the police agency because, he writes, "There but for the grace. ..."

Hall's diplomatic message bears consideration here, where from time to time deputies gripe about Disney's policies. Writes Hall in the 52,000-circulation magazine (3,000 here in Florida): "Do you take Goliath's -- or anyone's -- word that it's ‘just an accident'? Or do you do your job like a pro and find out for yourself?"


Tags: ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Orlando Weekly works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of Central Florida.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep Orlando’s true free press free.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 21, 2020

View more issues

Calendar

© 2020 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation