They claimed one thing. The body camera worn by a bus driver said something else. Deputies fired for falsely accusing Seattle bus driver of profanity – Yahoo News.
One of the cops issued a complaint against the bus driver, saying he used profanity. The other cop signed a witness statement saying that is what happened.
Footage recorded by the body camera Kirkpatrick was wearing, which was given to investigators, showed the driver had not used any profanity.
“I’m not yelling at you, sergeant. … I’m expressing how frustrated I am at the fact that I’ve got three deputies that don’t do anything when I need help,” Kirkpatrick can be heard saying.
Both were fired for dishonesty.
One guy said “he didn’t know” he was being recorded. One lawyer is saying the tape must have been “doctored.” Because we all know how tech-savvy those bus-drivers can be.