A judge orders the police officer who prompted a gun scare at a local theater to immediately be taken straight to jail. Cincinnati sergeant Shauna Lambert will spend the next five days in jail.Lambert’s attorney asked for a stay until Friday so she can wrap up a situation at work. Judge Jason Nagel denied that request.After she serves her jail time, Lambert will spend another 54 days under house arrest with an electronic monitoring device. Lambert pleaded no contest to inducing panic and using weapons while under the influence. Lambert was intoxicated when she dropped her weapon at the Rave Movie Theater in Milford. Nobody was hurt.She apologized at her hearing and said she took full responsibility for her behavior. She had a previous OVI arrest before this incident and said she was getting help through rehab and continuing care. “I want to help myself, I don’t want to be like that.”As part of the plea, Lambert had explained that she had taken the gun with her to the theater out of concern for her safety, after there had been a shooting at an airport in Florida.Judge Nagel told her that’s not why she was there. She had decided to drink alcohol and not properly secure her weapons. “You’re a police officer. A waistband is not a way to have a loaded weapon secured. It’s one of the main reasons why that weapon ultimately fell on the floor and was grabbed by another patron of the movie theater.”Lambert will also serve two years probation and serve 80 hours of community service. Judge Nagel told her if she violated her probation she would serve all 180 days in jail.Lambert has been on desk duty since her arrest and her police powers remain suspended. She will undergo the department’s disciplinary process. Judge Nagel did not order her to give up her weapons.She is banned from consuming alcohol or illegal drugs and going to bars. She’s been ordered to stay away from the Milford Rave Cinema.
A Houston police officer has been relieved of duty after officers allegedly caught him in a post-Cinco de Mayo drunk driving incident.
Officer Ronald Gilbert, of Deer Park, faces a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated.
Ray Hunt, the police union’s president, confirms Gilbert was on duty when he was stopped.
Investigators said he was found impaired and was taken to the jail on Riesner, where he was later released on a $500 bond.
Tonight, Houston police said Gilbert has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of this investigation.
Hunt says the union will only represent an officer operating in the course and scope of HPD. Because Gilbert was allegedly drunk, Hunt says that would be considered “outside the scope,” and therefore the union will not represent him.
It was not immediately clear whether Gilbert was in his police cruiser when he was stopped. We are working to confirm those details.