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OffbeatA Milwaukee officer who got drunk and let his child drive is up for promotion again

19:20  06 december  2018
19:20  06 december  2018 Source:   jsonline.com

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A Milwaukee police sergeant who served jail time for letting his 13-year-old daughter drive and driving drunk himself with the child in his car is up for promotion to lieutenant.

Getting drunk , and let the kids drive car. My dad did it ,maybe I did it . The annoyance is that most people don't get these second-chances, let alone a promotion (instead of losing their job and becoming nigh-unemployable) or a punishment that small.

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John P. Corbett once performed his duties as a Milwaukee police sergeant while on work release. He would spend his days working in law enforcement and sleep in a jail cell at night.

On Thursday, Corbett is set to be promoted to captain — a high-ranking leadership position that could put him in charge of an entire police district. His misdemeanor criminal conviction came in 2011, after he got drunk and let his 13-year-old daughter drive his car.

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A Milwaukee sergeant, who once served a jail time after making his minor daughter drive while he was drunk , may soon become a lieutenant. In his recommendation, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn wrote that those up for lieutenant promotion , including Corbett, have been "put through a

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Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales put forward the promotion, which is on the agenda for approval at Thursday evening's Fire and Police Commission meeting.

The civilian commission has the final say on whether to promote Corbett.

At the time of his arrest in 2010 in Fond du Lac County, Corbett's daughter told authorities she had been driving but got lost. By the time the car was pulled over, Corbett was back in the driver's seat.

As part of an agreement with prosecutors, Corbett pleaded guilty to driving drunk with a child in the car. A ticket for refusing to take a breath test was dismissed.

Corbett also was suspended from the Police Department for 60 days as a result of breaking the law.

He was a sergeant at the time and was promoted to lieutenant in 2016.

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A Milwaukee sergeant, who once served a jail time after making his minor daughter drive while he was drunk , may soon become a lieutenant. In his recommendation, Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn wrote that those up for lieutenant promotion , including Corbett, have been “put through a

Milwaukee Police Spokeswoman Sgt. Sheronda Grant said Corbett took responsibility for his alcohol issues and got therapy. He has been sober for eight years, she said.

"He actively educates department members, provides private counseling sessions on alcohol dependency and substance abuse in law enforcement and was a member of the Alcohol Awareness Initiative," she said in an email.

In the years since his arrest, Corbett has earned a master's degree in management, according to Grant.

"He has shown that he is a forward thinking individual," Grant said. "And he possesses great leadership qualities."

This article originally appeared on Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: A Milwaukee officer who got drunk and let his child drive is up for promotion again

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