I don’t want to get technical here, but Stone Mountain Police Officer Diane Sinclair isn’t the one who held the gun in the following tale. It was her teenage son Terrence. But I reckon not teaching your children responsible gun ownership makes you an irresponsible gun owner. And if you’re with your sprog and they’re waving a gun around . . . Well, judge for yourself [via 11alive.com] . . .
Randy Foster said he was headed to the Dungeon Gym on Brown Bridge Road May 13 when a female driver cut him off and her son, who was in the passenger seat, pointed a gun at him.
Foster said he kept heading toward the gym, knowing that his uncle was there. He said the car followed him.
The two cars pulled up to the gym. As Foster got out of his vehicle, he said the teen passenger in the other car followed him. Foster said he was banging on the locked door of the gym when the teen came toward him with a gun . . .
Authorities were called to the scene.
It was discovered that the driver of the vehicle that followed Foster was Diane Sinclair, an officer with the Stone Mountain Police Department. She was arrested on charges of reckless conduct.
Her son, Terrence Sinclair, was also arrested on numerous charges, including aggravated assault, pointing a pistol at another and possession of a pistol by a minor.
The idea that a sworn police officer would be a party to this behavior beggars belief. It raises serious questions about the Stone Mountain, Georgia PD’s hiring, training and supervision practices.
Needless to say, officer Sinclair is on paid leave. If the facts are as presented, and she isn’t fired post haste, her employment will stand as yet another example of the irresponsible “some animals are more equal than others” mentality that separates police from the citizens they serve.