Drunk SWAT cop busted

Fucking guy’s insisting on his special privileges the whole time he’s in the station.

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22 Responses to Drunk SWAT cop busted

  1. Bossmech says:

    At the 19:11 mark he lifts his shirt to show the officer something.
    Was it his service pistol? Still armed while in custody???

    • John h says:

      No it was probably where he carried his badge
      John h

      • Bossmech says:


        He also puts his hand on the processing officers gun area at 35:35.

        I still think I’d be full of holes if they found a MP7 in the back of my rig………..

  2. Paul B says:

    Proned out on the ground with a knee digging in the back. This is absolute crap. Just because he is a cop. Nuts

  3. Unclezip says:

    Fuquem. Back in the day, one of my best customers was a police chief.

  4. Onehalfmvsquared says:

    The arresting officers were very professional, treated this Cop with respect. If it was you or I in the situation we would have been held in a jail cell for six to eight hours. They did him a favor by releasing him to his Department. He should be happy.

    My guess is that he’s a real nice guy when not hammered. Everybody makes mistakes. This was a big one. Hope he gets well.

    • Wirecutter says:

      They should’ve treated him exactly the same as they would’ve treated me or anybody else.

      • Andy says:


      • MadMarlin says:

        Absolutely. And they should have confiscated all the weapons, the vehicle, and everything else of value. Just like they do us taxpayers, and then make him pay for the privilege of getting his property back.

        • John h says:

          It appears they did it by the book they inventoried everything in the vehicle and allowed the other department to take possession of the vehicle and all the equipment including weapons which was standard procedure in our department whether it was another officer or an individual
          John h

      • james says:

        that is what should have happened, all right.

      • John h says:

        Ur Exactly right but the thin blue line is all but obvious in that tape. Even though he was booked and fingerprinted and probably charged you or I would’ve spent eight hours minimum in the drunk tank instead of being released to our employer!
        Thats the bullshit if the story.
        John h.

  5. Thomas says:

    It is a trust issue. He can not be trusted with a badge and gun anymore. One bad cop spoils the whole barrel.

  6. Gordon says:

    I would be willing to bet a dollar to a doughnut (see what I did there?) that he is still on the job. Too much money invested in training him to let him go, and all that crap.

    • Chris Mallory says:

      He got a wrist slap. Sounds like he wasn’t even legal to be working as a LEO at the time.

      From the video description:
      “On December 22, 2017 East Cleveland Police Officer Joseph Marche was arrested for OVI in the City of Bratenahl, Ohio. Joseph Marche was appointed to the City of East Cleveland Police Department from 1998 to 2005. He left the city and his OPOTA certification ended with the city 9/16/2005. According to public records Mr. Marche worked with Blackwater USA from 2005 to 2015 as a security specialist. Mr. Marche returned to the city of East Cleveland, according to OPOTA files, August 2009 to the present, Mr. Marche is employed as a full time police officer. According to Ohio Administrative Code 109 when there is more than one year break in service, peace officers are REQUIRED to take a Refresher Course and until the course is completed and a letter provided by the Executive Director grants permission, the peace officer reverts to cease and desist function. Peace Officers are not allowed to engage in law enforcement and carry firearms. Mr. Marche’s records with the Ohio Peace Officer Training Department reflects he has never taken the MANDATED Refresher course and has been in cease function since 2007. The video clearly reflects Mr. Marche not only intoxicated but having his service weapon and other firearms on his person and in the vehicle along with empty prescription pill bottles. The vehicle is a City of East Cleveland police car which suffered extensive damage to windows having to be broken out to retrieve the officer safely. D
      East Cleveland Police Commander Scott Gardner confirmed Marche was convicted of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in Bratenahl court, and was given a 30 day suspension without pay.

      Gardner said Marche was on prescription medication for two shoulder surgeries, and drank a limited amount of alcohol, misjudging the effect the combination would have on his faculties.

      Gardner confirmed Det. Marche’s drivers license was suspended, but he was granted work driving privileges.

      Gardner said Marche has an an outstanding work record and had no prior convictions.

      Gardner said the department consulted with four other police departments to insure a 30-day suspension was adequate.”

      • IslandGirl says:

        Yes, a slap on the wrist. Which is why we’re seeing this is video at all. Someone from that department leaked it to to balance the scales of justice.

        This is a far worse punishment than had he just accepted responsibility for the arrest and charges. Had he done so, he’d have merely lost his job.

        But now the world sees what this man is made of, and believe me, the interwebs never forget.

        Public excoriation is an ugly thing.

  7. Craig says:

    Fuck both of these pricks. I bet that drunk asshole got a paid vacation then had a bad report which will only hold up his next promotion. Still gets his salary and a fat pension at 50.

  8. WoodBurner says:

    22 Years with the department, SWAT Team Leader.

    He did not start out as a POS, that type of behavior has to be learned.

    I wonder how many times he fucked someone to tears just because he could.

  9. Chris Mallory says:

    I have had to fire men who got DUI’s after the insurance company would not cover them to operate company equipment. This guy is still on the street.

    • Wirecutter says:

      I lost my first job after getting out of the army because of a DUI for the same reason.

    • H says:

      Damn straight. I once cheerfully fired a guy after he got charged with a DUI, well before the insurance company heard about it. His work truck, a low-boy heavy equipment hauler tractor-trailer, had to be retrieved from the impound lot after he led the police on a 20-mile chase, and he lied to me about every single part of the incident. It was a thousand wonders he didn’t kill somebody, or several.

Play nice.