“[Tacoma Police] officer Kirby, badge #49600, initially refused to give me his name and badge number and threatened to put me in handcuffs. He was impounding my motorcycle that someone else was riding. He repeatedly threatened to shoot the rider.”
After conducting a Google search on Officer Kirby’s name, I am able to share the following information:
“On March 4, 1997, Kirby became involved in police union activities. On September 15, 1998, he was diagnosed with a work-related stress disorder, about which he notified the City on July 31, 1998. His private physician provided psychiatric treatment from September 15, 1998, until March 26, 2001. Kirby was subjected to several psychiatric examinations to determine his fitness for duty, including one on September 9, 1998. Kirby twice reported himself unable to work due to stress-related illness.
Kirby was the subject of numerous Internal Affairs (IA) investigations, some of which lasted for months and some for up to two years. TPD does not generally initiate IA investigations unless the incident would justify economic sanctions.