Rowdy Rookie Cop Resigns

by The Editors on August 24, 2009

053109  28The rookie San Diego Police officer who took her gun out of her purse and waved it around at Carlsbadistan’s Hennessey’s Tavern on the evening of August 14, 2009 has decided to hang up her badge for good according to a story on

Christine Thurston, 23, resigned Thursday according to a San Diego police spokesperson. . . “I think that she made the choice in the best interest of the community and the department,” police chief William Lansdowne said of her resignation. “I wish her the best.”

Thurston still faces the one misdemeanor charge of being drunk in public, but since she didn’t threaten anyone with her gun she’s not being charged with brandishing a weapon.

[Link: NBC Los Angeles]

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