Also Tuesday,Please tell me that there's more to this story--or I will be forced to conclude that Minneapolis PD's officers all have to wear special coats, to cover their angel wings. police Sgt. Jesse Garcia said Assam was fired from the Minneapolis force in 1997 for lying during an internal investigation. Sgt. John Delmonico, president of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, said police were investigating a complaint that Assam swore at a bus driver while she was handling an incident on a city bus.
UPDATE: A reader points out that once a police officer has been caught lying about something so trivial, it makes it very easy to impeach her testimony about important matters. On the one hand, it seems like a minor basis to fire someone; on the other hand, the police department can't have you around for fear of losing a major criminal case based on a lie.