Policemen prefer to play Pokémon GO and ignore theft, they are fired

Policemen prefer to play Pokémon GO and ignore theft, they are fired

It is well known by the gaming community that Pokemon go remains one of the most popular games in the industry, and continues to be a huge phenomenon that to date has thousands of people hooked.

But that cannot always be a positive thing, as there are some people who are such fans that they prefer to ignore their responsibilities in order to capture a Pokemon that they have been looking for for a long time.

It might seem hard to believe, but that is something that has happened on several occasions, even recently that happened in California, U.S, where those now accused of ignoring their duty to play, were a couple of police officers who today were officially fired from the Los Angeles Police Department.

That happened a few years ago, to be more specific, on Saturday, April 15, 2017, where they had a busier morning than the police would have wanted. This to the degree that there were more crimes than patrols capable of responding to them.

What was especially curious that a patrol did not seem to be attending to the needs of the population, it was even more so when said patrol was reported a robbery to which they did not respond.

But how could they have realized this? Well, it turns out, when they checked the patrol’s audio recording system and discovered that both officers were going from one side of the city to the other to capture creatures like Snorlax and Togetic.

“For about the next 20 minutes the DICVS (car recording system) captured the [oficiales] discussing Pokémon while driving to different locations where virtual creatures apparently appeared on their phones “, points out a report on the appeal of the punishment to the officers.

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The accused officers denied having been playing Pokemon go and they assured that they were only talking about the game, but that justification was not enough, since one of the officials was in a group of Pokemon go where people “showed off their scores.”

Both elements appealed the decision, but it did not help much since they ended up without a job. The above since the Los Angeles Police Department found that they were lying in their testimony, in addition to having ignored their colleagues and superiors in the past.