52 episodes

The LEO Sideshow is a Podcast with two city police officers that integrates current events, education, and raw journalism in a fresh crisp spectacle of a podcast.

The LEO Sideshow The LEO Sideshow

    • Government
    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

The LEO Sideshow is a Podcast with two city police officers that integrates current events, education, and raw journalism in a fresh crisp spectacle of a podcast.

    A Hodge Podge of Catch-up

    A Hodge Podge of Catch-up

    Frank and Patrick discuss the last four weeks in the policing world including; the Derek Chauvin verdict, the Taser/Gun mix-up, and more.  Also, our "fan favorite" case of the week talks about the Police's duty to protect....or lact thererof. Come join the sideshow for some CRED.  

    Case of the Week

    TASER, TASER, TASER... GUN!

    Taser Video

    Chauvin Guilty news article

    • 59 min
    Mad Max Exodus

    Mad Max Exodus

    Scathing exit interviews left by former Portland Police officers are a microcosm for mass exits of police officers across the country.  What are the reasons for this and how do we challenge community and political leaders to reverse the tide?

    Police 1 Article

    Case of the Week

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Sometimes More Is Less

    Sometimes More Is Less

    Frank and Patrick unravel and examine the officer involved shooting that occurred in Tennessee involving the Metro Nashville Police officer Josh Baker and Nika Holbert.  We make a sobering critique of what went well and what could be done better next time.


    United States v. Burrus

    Video of Incident and WKRN News Write-up

    Attorney Ashley Upkins Comments

    Obesity Journal Article

    BJJ - Jiujitsufive_o Tactics

    • 53 min
    Say it, don't spray it... I want the news, not the weather

    Say it, don't spray it... I want the news, not the weather

    As police officers, we are the microcosm and front line visible images of local, state, and federal government.  When we intentionally abuse our powers and make erroneous decisions, criticism comes from various entities and the profession becomes tarnished.  In order to counteract the tiny portion of our profession who do not belong, we need to look inward and criticize those LEOs who tarnish the badge.

    NY Times - Rochester Police Pepper Spray

    Washington Post Rochester Pepper Spray

    Youtube Video - Rochester Police Pepper Spray

    Case of the Week

    • 50 min
    Emergency Pod: Some are not QUALIFIED to Understand

    Emergency Pod: Some are not QUALIFIED to Understand

    HR 1280, the “George Floyd Justice in Policing Act” will have profound effects on law enforcement as one of the components within the bill is the elimination of Qualified Immunity for LEOs.  We debate the components of the bill, some good, some bad, and some really really bad and why the bill would do more harm than good.

    116th Congress House Bill

    National Review "Poisonous Police Reform Bill"

    NPR "House Approves Police Reform Bill Named After George Floyd"

    George Floyd Fact Sheet

    USA Today "House Passes George Floyd Police Reform Bill"

    • 55 min
    Gee... Who would have seen that coming???

    Gee... Who would have seen that coming???

    Following the tragic death of George Floyd, Minneapolis was the beacon and the starting point for cries of, “Defund the police.”  In response to public outcry, the Minneapolis city council voted unanimously to spend $6.4 million dollars to recruit more police officers.  We discuss this hypocrisy and what this means for the city of Minneapolis from two outsider perspectives.

    NY Post February 2021 Article. "Spending 6.4 Mil"

    NY Post September Article "City Council Alarmed"

    Daily Mail Biased Article

    Case of the Week

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Utah Son ,

Good Job Guys

Outstanding!! Keep those episodes coming. I enjoy hearing the different perspectives, that is how we learn. Keep Crushin It !!

Dmb213 ,

Hope This Podcast Grows

Good topics and guests. Would highly recommend for people who want to know more about law enforcement officers and for those considering a job as a cop.

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