CA: Two cops fired for chasing Snorlax instead of robbers

Source: BBC News [UK state media]

“Two Los Angeles police officers were fired for chasing Pokemon rather than fleeing robbers, court documents show. The pair were parked nearby when a radio call came in for officers to respond to a shop robbery. But a review of their in-car camera footage showed they had been playing Pokemon Go and chose to pursue a nearby Snorlax (a relatively rare catch), instead of providing back-up. The pair denied playing the game but were sacked after an investigation. Details of the case emerged when the most recent documents about their appeal (which was dismissed) were spotted by Axios.” (01/11/22)