Brickbat: 12 Strikes and You're Out

Edison, New Jersey, police officer Michael Dotro has been charged with five counts of attempted murder after allegedly setting fire to his captain's home while the man and his family slept inside. Dotro was reportedly upset after being ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation after receiving his 11th excessive force complaint in the past decade. Dotro, who has at least 16 total complaints against him, has also been accused of harassing a police department clerk and was reportedly one of the prime suspects in the theft of a police car in 2008.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    He apparently should have been fired long ago. I mean, arson? He obviously would rather have been a fireman anyway.

  • rxc||

    But will this be enough to get him fired, or will the union stand up for his right to burn up his boss and family???

  • LTC(ret) John||

    Hey, the Captain is management, so.....

    /union rep

  • Ted S.||

    His mistake was setting fire to his boss' home. If he had set fire to a non-cop's home, the police and the township would be just fine with it.

  • Rrabbit||

    ^^ This ^^

  • Ted S.||

    Did Chuckie SF the image?

  • ||

    The server got torched.

  • sarcasmic||

    STOP RESISTING!

  • ||

    Dotro was reportedly upset after being ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation after receiving his 11th excessive force complaint in the past decade.

    It's true, no one needs more than 10 complaints against him.

  • Rich||

    Dotro was reportedly upset after being ordered to undergo psychiatric evaluation after receiving his 11th excessive force complaint

    I imagine *this* guy was pretty upset after just receiving his first complaint.

  • ||

    They really did go overboard in disciplining him. There are a lot more people who will complain after getting beat up out during the day than after midnight.

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