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Former Dayton, Ohio, police officer Ryan Meno has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription pain medicine from a home that he went to to respond to a possible break-in. He faces up to 30 months in prison.

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  1. Montgomery County Judge Mary Wiseman said Meno would be “forever disqualified’ from holding any public position of trust in Ohio.

    So he can still be a cop?

    1. Of course. If he lives on the western side of Dayton, then Indiana is only like 30 minutes away. He might not even have to move.

      1. Live in Dayton, work in Eastern Indiana, as the old saying goes.

  2. He faces up to 30 months in prison.

    See, this is why we need to stop writing everything in base ten. What the hell is thirty months? What is that in base twelve? Let’s see…26 months, or 2.6 years. So two and a half years. Much clearer.

    1. This is exactly the kind of complaint I expect to see in a Reason comment section at 4:30 AM. Thank you.

    2. fuck you and your mathz…

    3. I’d prefer to know how long it is in base 30.

        1. Thank you, Scooba Steve.

  3. Montgomery County Judge Mary Wiseman said Meno would be “forever disqualified’ from holding any public position of trust in Ohio.

    So although Meno would be barred from being a licensed Tom Hanks impersonator, his badge will be waiting for him when he gets out.

    1. Nice catch, I’m surprised no one caught this earlier.

    2. Position of trust? That’s indefinable.

      1. Trust that when you give them a badge that let’s them legally fuck with people, the fucking won’t include theft not shared with the state.

  4. Note that the accompanying photo is of pills, not the mug shot that accompanies all other local TV news arrest stories.

    1. Let’s remember who (or rather, what) is the guilty party here. The pills for being so sexily tempting.

    2. The substances were acquired while the search of the premises was being performed.

  5. I knew a crooked cop who got TWENTY-FIVE YEARS.
    http://www.nydailynews.com/new…..-1.1075349

  6. Thirty-seven-year-old Ryan Meno faces up to 30 months in prison at his Jan. 31 sentencing after his guilty plea to theft of drugs, theft in office and obstructing official business.

    Montgomery County Judge Mary Wiseman said Meno would be “forever disqualified’ from holding any public position of trust in Ohio.

    Check back on Jan. 31 to see if that “forever disqualified” is “in addition to” or “instead of” the “up to 30 months in prison”. I know some people would argue that losing his certification is more than enough punishment for any cop and that may be what the judge is hinting at. I mean, the guy made a mistake, but to be fair there wasn’t anything in the procedures manual on not stealing drugs, so this really can be at least partially blamed on the PD for failure to adequately train their officers. Why should the cop be so harshly punished for something that really wasn’t fault? Isn’t the cop here really the victim of poor training? Hasn’t he suffered enough and doesn’t the Eighth Amendment prohibit excessive punishment?

    1. Obviously the Dayton PD needs more funding so they can revamp their training procedures to include how not to steal from medicine cabinets. I imagine each officer would need 8 hours of overtime every year to practice this critical skill.

  7. Up to 30 months just means that’s the maximum sentence they would give to a peasant. I doubt this guy will see the inside of a jail cell.

    1. I’m sure he’s seen the inside of a jail cell, when he was on prisoner beat-down assignment…

  8. Meanwhile, in Canada….

    The new president of the Calgary Police Association, Les Kaminski ? who has spoken out against naming officers charged criminally ? potentially faces criminal charges himself, CBC News has learned.

    Kaminski is under investigation over allegations of perjury, uttering false documents, obstruction of justice, assault causing bodily harm and bringing false charges.

    1. Kaminski is under investigation over allegations of perjury, uttering false documents, obstruction of justice, assault causing bodily harm and bringing false charges.

      Or, as it is known around here, Tuesday.

    2. uttering false documents

      Canada is so weird, eh?

      1. must be like speaking in tomes…

  9. his guilty plea to theft of drugs

    Well, *there’s* his mistake: “Your Honor, how was I to know there were *drugs* inside those little bottles I was simply going to recycle?”

  10. His first mistake was that he didn’t eat all the evidence.

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