I did get a chuckle out of the fact that no one had bothered to tell him he had such an excellent record. Management!
This is L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Elton Simmons, and I bet you don’t like him already. Seeing him there, hiding in the shadows.
‘Why can’t he go catch some real criminals,’ you may be thinking. Or, ‘No wonder he has a record number of complaints.’ Who wouldn’t complain about a guy whose sole purpose in life is to ruin your day?
By the very nature of the business, all L.A.County traffic cops can expect to get at least a few complaints every year. A lot of them are petty — people just mad because they got a ticket. But regardless, they all get documented and placed in the officer’s personnel file.
Which is why Capt. Pat Maxwell was stunned when he started looking through Simmons’ file. “I just said that’s not possible,” he said.