DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY, STOP ENABLING BAD BEHAVIOR!
By Max R. Weller
See the story in the Daily Camera published on 12/20/2010, Boulder police: Man said he was HIV-positive before spitting on officer. WTF? Copied below in its entirety:
Lee Davis (Boulder County Jail)
A 34-year-old Boulder transient was arrested early Monday after Boulder police said he told an officer he was HIV-positive and spit on the officer’s face.
Lee Whitehorse Davis was arrested at about 1 a.m. and booked into the Boulder County Jail on a possible charge of second-degree assault.
The incident began when police were called to the 1400 block of Canyon Boulevard on a report of a man who was unresponsive.
According to a police report, officers found Davis sitting on a brick ledge and slumped over. After several unsuccessful attempts to speak with him, police said Davis “bolted up” and made an aggressive advance toward one officer.
The officer was able to restrain Davis — who appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to the report — and waited for an ambulance to take him to the hospital. When paramedics were strapping Davis into a gurney, he said, “I have full-blown HIV. How’d you like it?” and spit on an officer’s cheek, the report said.
Police later learned that Davis does not have HIV, according to the report.
Boulder police Cmdr. Kim Stewart said spitting is an “extremely serious” matter for police, and that officers who are spit on are often checked out at the hospital as a precaution.
Davis has an extensive criminal history in Colorado, according to a check of records with the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
His criminal record includes multiple arrests in Boulder and Boulder County on alcohol-related charges, as well as for driving under the influence of alcohol, failing to appear in court, assault, menacing, obstructing police and resisting arrest.
Davis remained in custody Monday afternoon at the Boulder County Jail on a $5,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.
Again, WTF? If this is the same “Whitehorse” formerly in a position of authority at Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow for several years, it boggles the mind! How in blazes could the board of directors ever have seen fit to hire this character? Are they all NUTS? This info took me no longer than a minute to uncover in an online search yesterday morning — there is NO possible excuse for BOHO to have been caught unawares in reviewing Mr. Lee Whitehorse Davis’ application to become an employee of that nonprofit.
To me, this makes the rumors about Mr. Davis’ misbehavior during his tenure at BOHO entirely believable: The recently fired “formerly” homeless staff member who directed nightly operations has a history of stealing illegal drugs from BOHO’s clients (during “searches” of backpacks and other property) and sexually harassing homeless females who seek shelter there.
Ironic that “Whitehorse” spits on a police officer in late 2010, then later on in his job at BOHO wanted to play amateur cop with homeless clients by looking for their stashes of dope, as well as groping vulnerable females.
This raises another question: Why did it take years for BOHO to realize their mistake and correct it by firing this guy? Again, are the board members all NUTS?
Please, people, stop supporting this corrupt organization! I’ve NEVER stayed at BOHO a single night, and I’m glad for it . . .
(This post e-mailed to Boulder City Council.)