Cop Claims His Punishment is “Too Harsh” For Inhumanely Spitting on Young Boy
ASHEVILLE — “Disrespectful. Inhumane.” — those are the words that were used to describe a police officer after the officer gathered saliva in his mouth and spat it at a young boy, according to reports.
“It’s not something anybody should do, but especially a law enforcement officer,” said William Anderson, the city’s former police chief.
Officer Jonathan Collins has been suspended for spitting on the boy, reports say.
The suspension will last only about 2 months, and then he will be patrolling the streets again.
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Officer Collins claims that he did not spit on the boy, but that he spat on the ground and the boy “passed by.”
He claims that the 2 month suspension is too harsh and he does not want to be punished in such a manner.
Officer Collins said he regrets spitting on the street near the boy.
“It was silly. It was immature,” he said.
But a civil service board has determined that the suspension shall be upheld, despite Officer Collins’s view that the punishment is too harsh.
Alongside the suspension, Officer Collins will be required to wear a body camera hereafter when he patrols.
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