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A Florida police detective resigns after threatening a mass shooting if he didn’t get the job he wanted

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As a Florida police detective resigned last week after he told me that there was an “active shooter situation” if he doesn’t get the job he wanted, the officials said.

Steve Bergren submitted his resignation to the Tarpon Springs Police Department is located in Pinellas County, when he made the remark on Aug. 5 is a co-investigator, the Police, Maj. Jeffrey r. Young, “said the co-worker’s’ hairs on the back of his neck stand up.”

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Bergren, according to the Tampa Bay Times, wrote a letter to the chief of police a letter, in which he was joking and that he “failed to appreciate how the recent, tragic events can result in a statement, referring to an active shooter will be misperceived — but the excuse does not fly.

In his letter, he said that it was a joke, but in retrospect, it was ill-advised, Young told the news outlet. “In today’s society, you can’t say something like that, and will not be responsible for it.”

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The police major said: “it doesn’t make sense for law enforcement to request that members of the public to watch out for “red flags,” such as the name of an “active shooter situation” – while ignoring such observations in the area, in spite of where they come from.

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Bergren, who was an officer with the force since 2008, and they apologized.

“I would never have thought of that when the statement was made that it was seen as a potential threat to our shared workplace,” he wrote to the chief of police. But the detective, who reported that the response to said the department is “Bergren made this statement in a stoic manner, and do not give any indication that it was a joke.”

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Bergren has been placed on leave and an investigation was carried out, revealing that Bergren had made a similar comment in the May of 10, he told his co-workers about what was going to happen, even if he is not appointed to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office drug task force.

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Co-workers thought Bergren was trying to be funny. “He was stoic, and she thought that he would only have a dry sense of humor,” Young said.

Each Tarpon Springs hotel, city of rules, Bergren’s comments would be considered as a workplace threat, according to the Times. The section of the survey will be sent to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement of the Standards set by the Commission for further review.

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