Reinstate UGA Police Officer Jay Park and expunge negative personnel record for insubordination.

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Jekia Ford
6 years ago
Its important for GOOD cops to be recognized for the doing the ethical thing.

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Jasmine Beckett
6 years ago
His personal and professional record should not he tainted because his superiors were not following the law and instructing their officers to do so.

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Yetunde Ogunsakin
6 years ago
Based on what I've read, it appears that Jay Park's actions were honest and legal. I hope that justice is served and this respectable man can put this unpleasantness behind him.

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Ethan Lapaquette
6 years ago
Safety first

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Matthew Drouin
6 years ago
I'm signing because, as a law school graduate and soon-to-be lawyer, the UGAPD's treatment of (former) Officer Park for making an honest attempt to follow and understand Georgia's recently passed amnesty law makes me sick. The law was put in place by the democratically elected members of Georgia's legislature for a reason and it was meant to be carried by Georgia's law enforcement officers, without question. To fire Park for his honest attempt to do so was wrongful, unlawful, and goes against the purpose for which the UGAPD exists: to keep the students of the University of Georgia safe. Park should be reinstated immediately and the UGAPD should be punished for its actions.

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melissa heath
6 years ago
If students in trouble aren't given a break on arrest, they won't contact authorities for medical help related to drinking. A student died at my daughter's school outside Boston because they were afraid of getting arrested and spent the night outdoors, after which the school adopted an amnesty policy. This officer was doing EXACTLY the right thing. Police are supposed to protect these kids.

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Monica Quinones
7 years ago
The amnesty law is there to prevent more deaths from alcohol in underage drinkers. It doesn't make sense that he was fired for failing to do the wrong thing.

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Carey Vaughan
7 years ago
He followed the law signed by the state of ga... Yes the kids were in violation but the law was written to avoid people NOT calling for help in an emergency out of fear of legal retribution. The kids asked for help, he provided help and followed the law... He did the write thing and it sounds like his boss fired him for questioning his judgement. Last i saw asking for clarification of a regulation wasn't a terminable offense. He deserves his job and maybe the chief should be placed on leave, if you can't take someone questioning your judgement you shouldn't be in charge.

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Alex Wise
7 years ago
We need more good cops on campus

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Young Kim
7 years ago
Alcohol poisoning is a serious and life threatening medical emergency that results from drinking a harmful amount of alcohol. Both students who choose to drink and those who choose not to drink may encounter alcohol emergencies during their time at the universities. Sometimes students are afraid to seek emergency medical care when alcohol poisoning is suspected because they do not want to get themselves or others in trouble. In order to encourage students to seek emergency medical care, the University has instituted Student Amnesty for Alcohol Emergencies. The officer did nothing wrong - he could have potentially saved a life - you shouldn't punish someone for making a choice it's when they don't make a judgment call you loose lives or even worst - you have someone that doesn't care .