There's a popular stereotype that cops are villains, out to ruin the day of drivers while rocking a pretty severe God complex. Of course, this is not all cops. In fact, we'd argue that the overwhelming majority of law enforcement officials are good, upstanding, friendly citizens that are just trying to get by, much like your or I. We aren't too sure about Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Joseph Quiles, though.

In February 2013, Quiles was on patrol and t-boned the car of Tanya Weyker while she was crossing an intersection. Weyker's car was hit so hard that her neck was broken in four places, rendering her unable to use a Breathalyzer or take a field sobriety test following the accident.

Deputy Quiles wrote in a police report that Weyker's eyes were red and glassy and that he smelled alcohol on her breath. Quiles also wrote in the report that he came to a complete stop at a stoplight, before proceeding and striking Weyker, saying he couldn't see her headlights. Weyker was arrested at the hospital, while in traction according to our sister site, AOL Autos, and charged with Unreasonable and Imprudent Speed, Operating While Intoxicated and Causing Injury While Operating While Intoxicated.

This might all be fine, were it true. It isn't, though. Take a look below for the video, to see what exactly transpired.


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      JaredN
      • 7 Months Ago
      That cop doesn't just need to be fired, he needs to go to jail.
        Aussie Aspie
        • 7 Months Ago
        @JaredN
        Along with every one of his colleagues who helped perpetrate this crime, no matter how far up the chain it goes.
      H.E. Pennypacker
      • 7 Months Ago
      unbelievable that this cop is still working when he filed a false police report, broke this woman's neck, and had her arrested. he should be in jail.
        JayP
        • 7 Months Ago
        @H.E. Pennypacker
        Taking advantage of authority. He's a lying puke. He needs to be in general population and all the lads should be told why.
          ffelix422
          • 7 Months Ago
          @JayP
          I support this method of punishment.
      manure
      • 7 Months Ago
      So basically a cop went on a crime spree, nearly killed a woman during his crime spree and he didn't go to jail. Wow, knock me over with a feather.
      gork
      • 7 Months Ago
      The officer should have been fired for written perjury. No one needs a lying officer...not the people he's supposed to protect and not the criminals he's supposed to put away.
      David Gardner
      • 7 Months Ago
      Since he has already lied, and filed false paperwork how can his testimony be trusted or hold up in court ever again? He should be fired as his judgement and trustworthiness make him unsuitable for such a position of trust. Truly scary!
      closetmke
      • 7 Months Ago
      This is frightening... I live in Milwaukee and I've heard NOTHING about this until now. in fact, as I Google this story looking for coverage from my local news stations, NOTHING comes up. I'm finding national posts, posts on UK websites, but no Milwaukee media is covering this. Scary.
        dovegraybird
        • 7 Months Ago
        @closetmke
        I live here to, and sad to say, am not surprised at all. Look at the departments history. It's just been awhile that any of them have been caught at something.
        Koenigsegg
        • 7 Months Ago
        @closetmke
        scary? this is nothing new, covering up stuff like this, its always been done
      icemilkcoffee
      • 7 Months Ago
      Suspend for 9 days? That's it? No jail term for this bucko?
        Jim R
        • 7 Months Ago
        @icemilkcoffee
        The Thin Blue Line protects all.
      TruthHertz
      • 7 Months Ago
      The filing of a false police report in the state of Florida is a 1st degree misdemeanor and this piss poor excuse for a cop needs to be charged just like everyone else.
        Vien Huynh
        • 7 Months Ago
        @TruthHertz
        wow... misdemeanor??? Throwing people into misery should be a felony
      DrSoob
      • 7 Months Ago
      And this cop wasn't even fired. That means he will get to keep his pension, which means he will be collecting money from the tax payers for the rest of his fat lying life.
        bullitt2605
        • 7 Months Ago
        @DrSoob
        You can thank the union for that.
          bullitt2605
          • 7 Months Ago
          @bullitt2605
          You think of any non-union job where someone acts in this way and tell me they won't get fired. I worked for a large mining company and when of the haul truck drivers drove off with the bed still up. He took out an overhead conveyer system causing over $250k in damages. Luckily no one was hurt. Did he get fired? Nope, union saved his butt. Again tell me any non-union job where you cause that kind of damage and won't get fired.
      cpmanx
      • 7 Months Ago
      The full story is even more appalling, including an apparent cover-up by the sheriff's department. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2014/05/05/but-for-video-wisconsin-deputy-badly-injures-woman-in-crash-attempts-to-blame-victim/
      Rochester
      • 7 Months Ago
      Not disciplined for ruining an innocent person's life and reputation? Seriously?
      Ryth
      • 7 Months Ago
      Should be fired, then taken to trial and sued in civil court. She should also sue the state and sheriffs department, get the commanding officers in the cover up fired and sue them also in civil court.
        bullitt2605
        • 7 Months Ago
        @Ryth
        The Cop should be fired end of story. If he lied about this what else did he lie about? Also this brings up something I have always had a problem with. How many police accident reports have "speed related" or "alcohol" related in them when this things have nothing to do with what happened. Just pumps up the statistics.
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