Colorado Police ‘Deeply Sorry’ For Arresting Father Caught Playing Ball With His Daughter In An Empty Park

BY Herschel Smith
3 months, 4 weeks ago


The man, 33-year-old Matt Mooney, is a former state patrol officerLocal FOX31 reported that Mooney refused to give his identification to police officers who approached him and demanded it. Knowing he wasn’t breaking any laws, Mooney was under no legal obligation to interact with the officers. He told Fox his daughter was scared. “She’s like, ‘Daddy, I don’t want you to get arrested.’ At this point I’m thinking, ‘There’s no way they’re going to arrest me, this is insane.’ I’m telling her, ‘Don’t worry, Daddy’s not going to get arrested. I’ve done nothing wrong. Don’t worry about it,’ and then they arrest me.”

But handcuff him and stuff him in the back of a police car they did, while the officers radioed in to their supervisor to find out what to do with the man they decided wasn’t “socially distancing” properly. Mooney said the interaction with the police was the only violation of the social distancing guidelines that he had been involved in. “During the contact, none of the officers had masks on, none of them had gloves on, and they’re in my face handcuffing me, they’re touching me,” he said.

[ … ]

The Brighton Police Department is currently conducting an internal investigation into what led to officers detaining Mr. Mooney while responding to the complaint. While the investigation sorts through the different versions of what took place by witnesses who were at the park, it is evident there was an overreach by our police officers.

As officers are required to interpret several layers of state public health orders and local closures as they change, there may have been a misunderstanding about the park closure.  It is imperative that we improve communication with our front line first responders so they are up to date on the latest rules in place regarding COVID-19 for addressing public safety.

Here’s the solution to the problem.  The PD should stop hiring monkeys with an IQ of 50 to enforce layers of public health orders, because public health orders aren’t the law.

They should try to hire intelligent people who follow the constitution, which in this case would have been refusing to violate his fourth amendment rights.

Maybe just as good an idea is to hire a chief of police who wasn’t also a monkey who performs for food.

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  1. On April 10, 2020 at 6:37 am, anonymous said:

    Show me your papers now!

  2. On April 10, 2020 at 7:49 am, Mark Matis said:

    Except you should understand by now that they are NOT going to do any such thing.

    “Law Enforcement” in this country exist to:

    1. Protect their Masters.
    2. Protect their bruthas and sistas in Blue
    3. Generate revenue.

    Anything they do beyond that is purely coincidental. And by the way, they are cut from the same cloth as the Koch-sucking Rove Republican swill:

    1. No morals.
    2. No scruples.
    3. No principles.
    4. No honor.

  3. On April 10, 2020 at 7:58 am, Sanders said:

    Sorry or not, they still did it.

    I recall not too long ago, several police officers stood up and spoke at a town council meeting in favor of Second Amendment sanctuary status for the town.

    I was wondering then, if they had to choose between violating the 2A and their pension, which way would they go? It was rhetorical, as I am pretty confident in the answer.

    No good cops stopped the bad cops in Colorado. Therefore, there were no good cops.

  4. On April 10, 2020 at 8:41 am, harry balszak said:

    Why are cops like flies?
    They eat shit and bother people.

  5. On April 10, 2020 at 9:07 am, X said:

    Compared to what I remember policing to be like in the 1970s, the post-911 era is just insane. I remember when city cops had .38 revolvers and troopers had .357s. When things got REALLY hairy they would pull out a 12-ga 870. That was IT. No body armor, no tactical shit, no ARs, no 30-round mags, no space alien suits, no MRAPs, no Stingrays.

    And no $150,000 salaries and $90,000 pensions, either. Nothing but a blue shirt, a badge, a .38 and a baton. Most of them were big, dumb, ex-high school football players who basically tackled the bad guys for a living.

    We truly DO live in a “police state” where you can and will be cuffed — and possibly shot — for ANYTHING.

    And 99% of the time the cops get away with it.

    “Land of the Free,” my ass.

  6. On April 10, 2020 at 9:09 am, George 1 said:

    “The PD is conducting an internal investigation into what led officers to detain Mr. Mooney”.

    Why of course. It will be the standard investigation. “We investigated ourselves and found we did nothing wrong”.

  7. On April 10, 2020 at 9:34 am, Fred said:

    Please excuse the OT, Mr. Smith.

    Easter 2020 – Do As You Are Told. Choose which master you will serve, and choose wisely.

    We are entering a time when the rubber of Christianity meets the road, sort of speak. Now is not the time to faint. Now is not the time sit down and shut up. The time is arriving in America where we are going to find out who the real Christians are and who is just pretending.

    “And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,” – Hebrews 10:24-26

    We must assemble together. You don’t need a priest or an official Church building or a man well lettered from the fancy university with all the approvals and being well esteemed of men. No, you only 2 or more people assembled in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, LORD of all. You can do it in a house such as in the days of Acts during the early church. Weather permitting you can be in a park or somewhere, or anywhere. God is what matters. There is no rite, ritual or recitation, no ceremony required to worship Holy God thanking the Father for His Son and the resurrection that offers the newness of life to us, if that we would only believe.

    “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20

    Get some people together this Sunday. You are commanded to do this. Matthew 28 would be an appropriate example of a passage of scripture for the occasion. Pray, give thanks, honor Holy God, share testimonies, brag about God to each other, or some combination of these or something else entirely but do it in His holy name. And above all worship Jesus for His sacrifice, the sacrifice He made, once for all.

    It doesn’t have to be fancy, but it does have to be.

    “And when they [the Captain and officers of civil authorities] had brought them, they set them before the council: and the high priest asked them, Saying, Did not we straitly command you that ye should not teach in this name? and, behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this man’s blood upon us. Then Peter and the other apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.” – Acts 5:27-29

    These men were stoned to death, crucified, beheaded, boiled in oil, fed to lions, chased across jurisdictions and continents being hunted down for refusing to follow the religion and governments of their day. You must, by order of Holy God under the New Testament, the blood covenant of Jesus Christ; assemble one with another this Sunday.

    Now is not the time for Christians to slack off, now is not the time for backing down. Now is the time for men known of God to stand forth and proclaim that Jesus is that Prophet, the Priest, our Saviour, and the King and to exclaim to all the world that He is risen from the dead for our salvation. We will worship our Lord, even unto the death.

    (not that the virus can’t kill you)

  8. On April 10, 2020 at 12:36 pm, Wes said:

    Scanner tells me our local PD (who are almost always averse to unnecessarily jamming someone up & usually seek alternate solutions) has been kept busy by a few old ladies (presumably former block wardens raised in the DDR) who will call them when they see a parent with their children in a park across the street. Current “orders” are that defined playgrounds (jungle jims, forts to climb on) are closed, but parks themselves remain open to foster exercise & outdoor activity. All these calls end up the same way; “same household family, no action/we’re clear.”

    Lesson from the host’s post: Plenty still think a Nuremberg defense is valid.
    Lesson from above: No matter where in Deplorable land you live, there are snitches.
    The hostile AO can be across town, a block over, or next door.
    (See fable of The Scorpion and the Frog)

  9. On April 11, 2020 at 9:16 am, revjen45 said:

    Two thoughts on this:
    They really f’ked up most egregiously if they actually apologized for being a-holes.
    It only mattered because it was another cop the f’ked with.

  10. On April 12, 2020 at 1:54 am, Dan said:

    Colorado police deeply sorry THEY GOT CAUGHT ON VIDEO arresting this man for doing NOTHING WRONG. They aren’t sorry for what they did.
    They are just upset THEY GOT CAUGHT DOING IT.

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