Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Officer Megan Laffoon Arrested for DUI

A Kansas City Missouri Police Officer was arrested early Wednesday morning for driving under the influence.

According authorities, KCPD Officer Megan Laffoon, 29, was pulled over in Clay County by a Missouri Highway Patrol trooper around 3:20 a.m. on Wednesday morning. Sheriff’s deputies say Laffoon was swerving out of her lane traveling up the curb that separates northbound from southbound traffic.
Missouri Highway Patrol troopers allege that Laffoon failed a series of field sobriety tests and assaulted a trooper and resisted arrest. She now faces four counts, including DUI, lane violation, assault of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest.

According to the probable cause statement, Laffoon scratched the arresting officer on the neck with her fingernails and head-butted another officer as they tried to place her under arrest.

The MHP said Laffoon was so belligerent, they called Kansas City, Mo. police for assistance in arresting one of their own.

When she was taken to the Clay County Detention Center, it took seven officers to place Laffoon in a restraint chair, according to the probable cause statement.

The statement reads:
“Laffoon began to fight all the attempts I made to gain control of her. During the struggle, Laffoon scratched the right side of my neck with her fingernails.”

Laffoon has been suspended without pay and will remain on suspension until the case is resolved.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have no doubts that Ms. Laffoon is well aware of the personal and professional damage this incident has caused. I also have no doubts that she, while wearing a badge, is also human. She made a mistake... a huge mistake, but she will suffer the consequences of her actions, and she is aware of this.

There have been plenty of stories in the news about LEO crimes and although this tarnishes the department in which they represent, I'm sure (or at least, in Megan's case) she feels shame and regret.

Hopefully, if there is a more personal issue that the public is unaware of that may have caused this unnatural behavior (taking her personality into consideration), she is able to accept whatever punishment she is given and move on with her life.

Just because you may be a cop, doesn't mean you are incapable of making terrible mistakes.