Cpl. Joshua A. Giddings
While the State of Delaware has plans to cut the amount of local and state police officers , I think of all the reasons why the police departments should not have police officers cut to fix the budget in Delaware, in exchange for the safety of the residents that reside in Delaware. To my surprise a Delaware State Police officer gives a reason why the opposite of my argument is false. For you see this police officer has become on the wrong side of the law, while on duty and placing a 39-year-old New Castle woman under-arrest for stealing at a J.C. Penny's at the Christiana Mall on March 19. Giddings had taken her into custody but agreed to issue her a criminal summons instead of taking her to court if she performed a sexual favor, MacLeish said. Crp. Giddings drove to a secluded location and the woman performed the sexual act and he drove her home. When the sexual act became know to Delaware State police, Crp. Giddings was suspended with pay and his benefits, however during the investigation, police discovered a seminal fluid on an article of clothing belonged to the woman that should of been taken directly to court that matched Giddings DNA.
Cpl. Joshua Giddings,who has been a trooper for seven years. Has now been charged with sexual extortion and receiving a bribe, he has been suspended without pay and benefits and was released on $8,000 unsecured bond. With police officers conducting themselves in an unlawful way then the argument is lost to not cutting the amount of police officers that are in the state of Delaware. When we have police officers that are tasering and conducting themselves in the manner that Cpl. Giddings has demonstrated, where are we the residents of Delaware in regards to safety? What happened to the victim, is the charges against her dropped now for stealing out of J.C. Penny's or is she now charged with bribery and other acts, is she now a victim of circumstances or the legal system, where does she stand now? http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20090511/NEWS/90511038/-1/NLETTER03/Trooper+charged+with+sexual+extortion?source=nletter-breakingnews