Police Officers Association Calls For Boycott Of KOSP
November 14, 2014 at 11:45 AM (PT)
The SPRINGFIELD, MO POLICE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION posted on its FACEBOOK page that "all members, and the public at large," should boycott MID-WEST FAMILY Top 40/Rhythmic KOSP (92.9 THE BEAT)/SPRINGFIELD, MO after morning co-host RICHARD DEAVER went on-air to complain about being pulled over during a traffic stop.
The post: "This morning on the RICH AND MCCLAIN SHOW on 92.9 a DJ, RICH, has taken it upon himself to air a personal disagreement of facts over a traffic stop. For almost two hours RICH AND MCCLAIN used their positions as radio hosts to distort the facts and disparage Police Officers, members of our organization. We know Officers are not liked or appreciated by many but we find it reprehensible that a public figure would use his position to lie about facts, distort the truth, and try to intimidate our members by threatening to disparage them publicly for doing their job. We intend fully to address this issue in the correct arena. We ask all members, and the public at large, to boycott 92.9 fm."
The SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER reported that the police added details in the following statement: "In response to numerous media inquiries, SPRINGFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT confirms that an officer conducted a traffic stop this morning at the corner of Cherry and Barnes at 5:06 a.m. RICH DEAVER was pulled over for running a flashing red light.
While the citations were being issued, DEAVER was detained for the following reasons:
1. Due to officer detecting the strong odor of marijuana believed to be coming from the scooter or DEAVER.
2. Confirmation of outstanding warrants from CAMDEN COUNTY.
DEAVER consented to a search of his scooter, however, no contraband was located. DEAVER declined the officer's request to search his person.
DEAVER ultimately was issued two citations for disobeying a flashing red light and operator's license required."