An astute reader pointed out to me that Academy Class 02-9C has had a high number of "unfortunate" incidents involving its officers.
First Chris Berlanga was involved in a fatal DUI crash in Indiana, then Misha Barnes failed a drug test and was fired. She was later arrested for misdemeanor theft. And poor Mark Zymantas was attempting to stop a gang-fight while he was off duty and was subsequently beaten into a coma by 5 Assyrian Kings.
And now we see that John Ardelean has been charged with a fatal DUI.
That's 4 officers out of 28 in that class. I know that its not as bad as back in the 80's when the city, in their infinite wisdom, decided to forego background screenings on police applicants and ENTIRE classes disappeared in a flurry of arrests, indictments and grand juries.
If you work with any of these guys or gals, let them know to be extra careful out there. There's a black cloud over the "C" class!