October 11, 2007

Eichhorn Wakes Up and Smells the Coffee.

I guess the fact that pretty much everyone in the country now hates her guts has caused Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn to reconsider her monumentally stupid lawsuit.

Not only was it a petty and vicious things to do to the Cosmillos, it has had a chilling effect on the public's willingness to use 911 to call for help. Eichhorn was responding to a 911 call from the Cosmillo family when she was injured.

Sgt. Andrea Eichhorn (October 11, 2007)

According to the Sun-Sentinel, "City Manager Barbara Lipscomb, in a prepared statement, said she wanted to encourage Casselberry residents to continue to call 911 when there is an emergency." So not only did she heap stress and humiliation on a family who is caring for a child in a vegetative state, she's made people afraid to call for help in emergencies. Nice move, "sarge."

The Sun-Sentinel also reports that Eichhorn has been placed on administrative leave. Which is a good thing; at this point, I suspect that her effectiveness as a law enforcement officer is zero. Who'd want her to show up at their emergency? And does the city really want to risk sending out a litigious maniac out into the public? And once people found out who she was, there'd be a real risk of a riot.

No, Eichhorn has pretty much ended her career as a police officer. This might well be the most publicized career suicide in history.

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