Seattle cop and occasional Worst Person in the World., Shandy Cobane may have quite literally stomped the "Mexican piss" out of a Hispanic suspect on the street. And he may or may not have choked a dude in his police car. But that doesn't mean he's not fit to get back out there and give it another shot.
KING 5 reports that Cobane will likely remain on the force after an ordeal that began April 17 last year, when several robbery suspects were being detained and Cobane told one Martin Monetti "I'm going to beat the fucking Mexican piss out of you homey. You feel me?"
Later, accusations that Cobane also repeatedly choked suspect David Rengo in the back of his police cruiser surfaced and prompted an internal investigation (we're still waiting to hear back on that one).
The word that Cobane would keep his job was given from an unnamed source at SPD and "without permission or authority of the Chief of Police," according to a statement. Chief John Diaz is supposedly going to formally announce the decision soon.
The good news is that we're getting a better idea of the different benchmarks that exist at SPD with regard to what it takes to get charged with a crime and/or disciplined by the department for brutality.