“That’s him, that’s him, right there.” That was the screaming plea of a Dallas mother whose children were in the process of being kidnapped.
“Right here what, baby? I’m on a call,” was the reply of Senior Cpl. Les Richardson who continued past the kidnapping while smoking a cigarette. All of which was captured on dash-cam.
Richardson was in the process of responding to a burglary but a call had gone out on the radio that shots had been fired and a women’s car was rammed in a separate incident in the area Richardson was patrolling.
The kidnapper, who was an ex of the mother, was eventually caught in a high speed chase where he was killed by police after pointing a gun at them. The children were unharmed.
After the inactions of Cpl. Richardson were reported, Dallas Police Chief David Brown placed Richardson on leave for 45 days and then fired him this week. Cpl. Richardson has the ability to appeal his termination under civil service rules.