Additional records signed Thursday by former officer Ryan Speakman, the dog’s handler, show that the city also agreed to pay him $40,000.
Under the settlement, records relating to Speakman’s termination will be removed from his personnel file, he will submit a voluntary letter of resignation effective last July and he will be able to purchase Serg, the Belgian Malinois who bit Rose, from the city for $1.
…but we need to change this attitude towards their latest set of expensive, useless gadgets first:
“Technology is where policing is going as a whole. If we’re not utilizing technology, then we fall behind in crime fighting,” Police Superintendent Larry Snelling told The AP in an October interview. “There are always going to be issues. Nothing is 100% and nothing’s going to be perfect.”
From the same group that can’t be bothered to follow up on the technology they already have: