Gaston County 911 Dispatchers got a call more than a month ago and just now the altercation has made the press. Cedar Posts first mentioned this news back in July when the altercation filtered down the chain of command. At the time only the event was known and not the officer.
Now according to WCNC that Officer is Gina Cook, who is under investigation after her roommate called 911 on July 7, 2011 and the following conversation took place:
“We need police,” said Cook’s roommate on the 911 call.
“Who’s there causing problems and what are they doing?” asked the 911 dispatcher.
“Well, we've had a little bit of shoving. We've had some verbal abuse,” the roommate answered.
“Do they have any kind of weapons,” asked the dispatcher.
“No ma'am,” Cook’s roommate answered.
According to WCNC Cook has been placed on paid administrative leave.
This is not the first time Gina Cook has gone postal on her domestic partner. Back in 2003 she went nutty on a fellow police officer that she once had a relationship with after finding her in bed with another woman.
What was then described as a total beat down at the hands of Cook took place while she was on duty, and ended only after Cook nearly choked her former lover to the point of passing out.
It is unclear if this latest victim is the same woman.
Back then Chief Stevens gave Cook a free pass and allowed her to keep her dog as well as her role with the K-9 unit.
Cedar's Take: No doubt Ms. Cook has served the City of Charlotte well over the past twenty years. However while Ms. Cook's lifestyle choice should not affect her job performance it is clear that it does. Now not only has her lifestyle as a violent lesbian become an embarrassment, her complete lack of self control has become a danger to the public at large.
In this case she may not be guilty of any crime, only guilty of complete lack of judgment and moral character, as well as conduct unbecoming an officer.
I'd give her 24 hours to resign, and suggest she do so without adding further embarrassment to the already troubled department.
It should be noted that no male officer suspected of domestic violence would be given such courtesy as paid leave or special assignment or even an opportunity to resign.
Bonus Coverage Lesbian Cop Brawl at CMPD, Take II by Tara Servatius which is here.