It’s not easy being mean for Pasadena police officer


By all accounts, Pasadena Police Officer Elgin Lee is nice. Maybe even, super nice. He’s a former Eagle Scout, a trained medic and he has spent the last 12 years focusing his police work on tackling mental health and homelessness in Pasadena. But one day a week, Lee, 39, hangs up his Mr. Congeniality merit badge to become a Training, Advising and Counseling (TAC) officer at Rio Hondo Academy. Here cadets learn how to become police officers, but they also learn that in the real world – not everyone is nice. “No one believes me when I tell them I…

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