Corstan Court was the first supervisor on the scene of the October 2004 Frank Jude Jr. beating by off-duty police officers. Chief Nannette Hegarty demoted Court to officer because he failed to perform the duties of a supervisor. Namely, he left the scene without telling anyone, did not separate witnesses and suspects, did not request additional officers to the scene, and did not make any arrests. Hegarty said:
He is not being punished because he didn’t do everything perfect. He is being demoted because he didn’t do anything right at the scene that night.
Edited to add: The demotion was upheld this afternoon by the police and fire commission.