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« Reply #4950 on: July 10, 2020, 05:38:31 PM »
Most have heard of George Floyd by now but who knows or remembers Tony Timpa?

He was killed by cops despite pleading for help more than 30 times. After killing him the cops laughed and joked.

But his death didn't matter since he was white. No riots, no looting, no beating up innocent bystanders, no taking down statues. Very few even know his name.

Now to add insult to injury, his killers enjoy the travesty known as "qualified immunity".

Federal judge tosses excessive force suit against five Dallas officers in Tony Timpa case

A federal judge in Dallas has thrown out an excessive force lawsuit filed against five Dallas police officers who handcuffed and pinned a mentally ill man to the ground shortly before he died.

In a 27-page ruling, U.S. District Judge David Godbey granted the officers’ motion for summary judgment in the case of Tony Timpa. The unarmed Rockwall man died in 2016 from “sudden cardiac death due to the toxic effects of cocaine and physiological stress associated with physical restraint,” court records show.

Godbey based his decision, signed Monday, on the controversial doctrine of qualified immunity. Under that standard, Timpa’s family had to identify a specific case in the Fifth Circuit court of appeals that clearly established that the officers’ conduct at the time was unconstitutional.

A private security guard handcuffed Timpa before Dallas officers arrived. Timpa was unarmed, in shorts and barefoot. The responding officers mocked the 32-year-old as he screamed for his life, with one officer’s knee pinned in his back for about 14 minutes as he lay face down in the grass, according to court records. They joked after he became unresponsive that he was going to be late for school, the lawsuit says.

The officers involved were Dustin Dillard, Raymond Dominguez, Kevin Mansell, Domingo Rivera and Danny Vasquez.

Three of the officers later faced misdemeanor deadly conduct charges in connection with the death.

But last year, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed the charges against Dillard, Mansell and Vasquez. Creuzot said he met with three medical examiners who told him they did not believe the officers acted recklessly.

All but one of the five officers remain on the force, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday. Mansell retired in August 2019, the spokeswoman said.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2020/07/07/federal-judge-tosses-excessive-force-suit-against-five-dallas-officers-in-tony-timpa-case/


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« Reply #4951 on: July 11, 2020, 01:34:16 PM »
Another non-black victim. Don't expect any rioting, looting or "say his name" hashtags on twitter.

Ex-St. Johns County deputy charged after man beaten during traffic stop

An ex-deputy with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, who was seen on video beating a man during a December traffic stop, has been charged with aggravated battery, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar in March filed a criminal charge of aggravated battery against Anthony DeLeo for his use of force against Christopher Butler. DeLeo was fired from the Sheriff’s Office. The charges were sent to the State Attorney’s Office for review, and DeLeo surrendered to authorities Wednesday.

Family told News4Jax that Butler was severely injured by deputies after he was pulled over for driving 15 mph on Interstate 95. Attorney John Phillips, representing Butler, said Butler was going through a medical episode when he was pulled over.

Video of his arrest, captured by a witness and a state trooper’s dash camera, shows that over a nearly four-minute span DeLeo hit Butler 19 times with his baton, and kicked him in the head twice, while Butler was sitting on the ground offering little resistance. After DeLeo hit and kicked Butler, minimal effort was made to handcuff Butler, according to a warrant affidavit.

“Based on the actions of (DeLeo), the gratuitous amount of force applied and the extent of injuries sustained by the victim; probable cause was established for the charge of aggravated battery,” the warrant affidavit stated.

According to authorities, Butler would not cooperate during a traffic stop. After he was pulled over on County Road 210, a witness captured what happened next on his cellphone and shared it with Butler’s family. Teri Morgenstern, Butler’s mother, shared the video with News4Jax.

In the video, Butler can be heard screaming and moaning when he was shocked with a Taser several times. Later in the video, DeLeo comes at him with a baton.

In the report from the Sheriff’s Office, investigators said Butler was being uncooperative and was not responding to commands. They believed he was on drugs because it appeared to them the Taser had no effect, according to the report.

https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/07/02/st-johns-county-deputy-charged-after-man-beaten-during-traffic-stop/

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« Reply #4952 on: July 13, 2020, 03:20:34 PM »
Quite the "white privilege" these 2 men had.... They got sentenced to 50 and 55 years in prison based on a "bloody" towel that a famous "expert" witness by the government presented as evidence. The minor detail is that the "expert" did not test the towel and the "blood" on the towel was an inorganic substance.

Yet, due to their "white privilege" both men spent 30 years in prison. Don't expect any rioting or looting or stupid twitter hashtags. And of course the "expert witness" will not serve a day for his lies that sent these men to prison.

Who knows how many other people have been unjustly imprisoned or executed because of "expert witnesses" like this piece of shit?

Judge dismisses murder charges against men imprisoned for three decades based in part on discredited testimony by world famous criminologist Henry C. Lee

A judge on Friday dismissed the charges against two men who were convicted of murder and served three decades in prison based in part on erroneous trial testimony by the world-famous forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee.

Superior Court Judge Dan Shaban dismissed charges against Ralph Birch and Shawn Henning during two brief and sparsely attended hearings in a courthouse all but shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. Both men spent 30 years in prison until the state Supreme Court, in a decision sharply critical of Lee, reversed their convictions last year for the 1985 murder of retired truck driver Everett Carr in New Milford.

Litchfield State’s Attorney Dawn Gallo told Shaban that the state had decided against retrying the men, saying key witnesses had died, the recollections of others had faded, two important prosecution witnesses recanted their testimony and a comprehensive series of tests and retests of evidence failed to turn up anything tying Birch and Henning to the murder. She did not mention Lee. Lawyers for the two men asked Shaban to dismiss murder and burglary charges and the judge agreed — putting Birch and Henning in a position to pursue millions of dollars in wrongful prosecution claims against the state.

The dismissals are another blow to Lee’s increasingly tarnished reputation. Lawyers once fought over Lee, a fixture as star witness in the sensational criminal trials of O.J. Simpson, William Kennedy Smith and others. But more recently, his judgement has been questioned. Four murder convictions in Connecticut, including those of Birch and Henning, have been reversed or challenged over allegations of erroneous testimony by Lee about what he characterized as definitive blood evidence.

Birch and Henning were troubled and homeless teenagers, aged 18 and 17, living in a stolen car and committing burglaries to raise money for drugs when Carr was beaten and stabbed to death in his New Milford home in an extraordinarily brutal attack.

The theory of the crime was that Carr interrupted a burglary, putting Birch and Henning at the top of the suspect list. But the police were confronted by a contradiction. The crime scene suggested the teens should have been soaked with blood. There was not a trace on them, their clothing, the stolen Buick or any of the clutter of possessions they had stuffed into the car.

Lee provided an explanation: He testified that he found a stained towel in an upstairs bathroom at Carr’s house and that his repeated tests on the stains proved they were made by blood. The prosecutor was able to suggest to jurors in his closing arguments that the teens could have used the towel to clean up. Birch and Henning were convicted in separate trials of felony murder and sentenced to 50 and 55 years in prison, respectively.

It was more than 20 years later, in 2008, that they discovered a stunning oversight by the prosecution that discredited Lee’s testimony. Birch and Henning had arranged through a last-ditch appeal to have the bathroom towel subjected to sophisticated genetic testing unavailable at the time of their trials. Over the course of the testing, the state forensic laboratory found records showing that the towel had never been tested before, by Lee or anyone else. That meant, at the time of trial, there was no way of knowing what the stain was. When the towel ultimately was tested, the results showed the red-colored stains were not made by blood at all, but by an inorganic substance

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-henry-lee-murder-charges-reversed-20200710-20200710-5pdanjzhwfhhpgvmuhncss7etu-story.html

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« Reply #4953 on: July 14, 2020, 11:55:28 PM »

Lancaster Woman Says She Was Forced From Home Naked by Deputies During Fruitless Search

A woman from Lancaster says Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies violated her Constitutional rights when they burst through her door, handcuffed and moved her outside naked, and terrified her younger sister and son, while allegedly searching for the woman's brother -- who she later learned was being arrested at a different location.

She filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court earlier this year as a, "Jane Doe," that claims the deputies were negligent when they conducted an unreasonable search of her home, and as a result, inflicted emotional distress. The woman does not want her name or face revealed publicly due to the nature of what happened and her allegations against the County.

The woman says she asked her younger sister to begin recording the July 25, 2019 encounter with a cellphone, and the video shows four male deputies inside the home ordering her to walk down a flight of stairs while nude. The woman says she was in the shower when the deputies forced their way inside.

The Sheriff's Department has declined to discuss the incident and said it could not address the allegations in the lawsuit.

At the time of the search, the woman says the deputies told her they were searching for her brother, who was wanted in an assault case. Time-stamped Sheriff's Department booking records show he was being arrested by other deputies in South Los Angeles around the same time deputies forced open the woman's door in Lancaster.

The Sheriff's Department has also yet to respond to a request under the California Public Records Act filed earlier this month for details of the response to Lancaster home and the circumstances of the arrest of her brother.

The brother's arrest turned out to be fruitless, according to court and other records, because the L.A. County District Attorney's Office declined to file a criminal charge citing a lack of sufficient evidence. "No independent witnesses," and, "suspect denies," were listed by the deputy district attorney who rejected the case, according to a charge evaluation worksheet.

The assault allegation against the brother stemmed from an alleged confrontation with a family member in April, 2019, according to a DA's office record.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/lancaster-woman-los-angeles-sheriff-deputy-naked-search-lawsuit/2394444/

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« Reply #4954 on: July 15, 2020, 03:54:19 PM »
Another hoax attack. Deputy Jussie...

Virginia Deputy Lied About Roadside Attack, Sheriff Says

A deputy who said he was the victim of a roadside attack in Fauquier County, Virginia, made up the incident and is facing charges, authorities say.

Jake Preston Dooley, 22, said he was stopped at the intersection of Old Waterloo Road and Wilson Road near Warrenton after 7 p.m. Friday to remove a hazard in the roadway when he heard a vehicle approach and someone yelling.

He said he saw a black SUV and was struck in the head, the sheriff's office said in a release Saturday.

Dooley was taken to a hospital and was stable, authorities said.

Later Saturday, the sheriff's office said detectives found the incident was false. Dooley was fired and charged with falsely summonsing law enforcement and obstruction of justice..

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/virginia-sheriffs-deputy-knocked-unconscious-in-attack/2358353/


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« Reply #4955 on: July 15, 2020, 06:44:27 PM »
That's some white privilege that white man is enjoying, getting beat up by a black cop and then getting charged with a felony as well. Will there be any rioting or looting for a black cop attacking a white person?

Video Shows Cop Punching Man on Manhattan Subway. DA Vance Charges Rider With Assault

A police officer punched and dragged a homeless man who was allegedly taking up more than one seat on a near-empty subway train in Manhattan, body camera video from May shows.

But Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is charging the bloodied man with felony assault, punishable by up to seven years in prison, for allegedly kicking the officer’s hand while the cop tried to cuff him on the platform of the Midtown station.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office stood by its decision to prosecute for a felony assault against police. The police initially arrested Joseph for resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, as well as a violation. But the district attorney’s office upgraded the charges.

https://www.thecity.nyc/2020/7/14/21324745/video-shows-cop-punching-man-on-manhattan-subway




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« Reply #4956 on: July 16, 2020, 12:59:58 PM »
The long quest to stop a ‘Sugar Daddy’ judge accused of preying on women

She was 30 years old, jobless and facing a custody fight for two young children. To keep her kids, she needed a lawyer – someone cheap and willing to see her quickly.

Tim Parker seemed ideal. He was available, and his fee was about half what another lawyer quoted. According to confidential testimony reviewed by Reuters, the woman told state authorities that Parker agreed to represent her in late 2013, then offered her some unexpected advice.

“‘You need yourself a Sugar Daddy,’ is exactly what he said,” the woman said in the confidential testimony. “He was very persistent on it and knew that I was pretty much broke.”

The woman told authorities that she covered part of her legal fees by having sex with Parker, and that Parker paid her at least $3,000 for more sex over the next two years. Typically, allegations that a lawyer had sex with a client or exchanged services for sex would be handled by local police or state ethics officials.

But Parker’s case was complicated: He wasn't just a lawyer. He was also a part-time judge for the Carroll County District Court.

That gave Arkansas' judicial oversight agency the jurisdiction to investigate Parker. Although the woman declined to talk with Reuters, she alleged in secret testimony to the agency that Parker had also used his authority as a judge to help her friends bond out of jail, again in return for sex. The alleged conduct was not isolated, according to the confidential records reviewed by Reuters and interviews with eight law enforcement officials in Arkansas.

City police, the sheriff’s office, the state police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a federal grand jury investigated Parker for about four years. Witnesses gave evidence that the judge disclosed the identity of a confidential informant; traded money and opioids for sex; and gave favorable treatment to young women in his courtroom, Reuters found.

Despite the intense scrutiny, Parker, 58, was never charged with any crime.
In brief interviews with Reuters, Parker said he did nothing wrong, as a judge or as a lawyer. In a statement, Parker’s lawyer said the allegations of illegal drug use and sexual misconduct are “absolutely untrue.”

Still, Parker’s term on the bench ended in disgrace, when the state judicial commission forced his removal and resignation on what was already scheduled to be his final day in office.

The story of Tim Parker shows how hard it can be to remove an American judge suspected of corruption. It also illustrates how, even after misconduct on the bench becomes an open secret, a judge can remain in power for years when his victims are people who typically make for poor witnesses – in this case, petty criminals and drug addicts.

In its investigation into judicial misconduct across America, Reuters sought to identify people harmed as a result of judges who break the law or violate their sworn oaths. Over a dozen years, the news agency found at least 5,206 people who were directly affected by a judge’s misconduct. The victims ranged from individuals who were illegally jailed to those subjected to racist, sexist and other abusive comments or actions.

Parker’s case also provides a different, more hopeful lesson about ensuring accountability in America's state and local courts, however. It demonstrates how a well-staffed and persistent state judicial oversight agency – the exception, not the rule, in the United States – can hold judges to account when other authorities can’t.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-judges-commissions/

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« Reply #4957 on: July 27, 2020, 12:20:26 PM »
If the state owes you, tough luck.

If you owe the state they seize your house, sell it and keep the change. And now that the Michigan Supreme Court argued otherwise, the county's argument is that if they are forced to pay back all their illegal profits to the rightful owners, the county would be bankrupt.

Michigan county treasurer rebuked for seizing retiree's home over $8 tax debt

Officials in one Michigan county are demanding answers from their treasurer amid concerns that the county could be on the hook for millions of dollars in payments to former homeowners whose properties were seized under a tough forfeiture practice.

Oakland County commissioners sent an angry letter last week to Treasurer Andrew Meisner, a former Democratic Party member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, after the Michigan Supreme Court rebuked the county’s decision to seize one homeowner’s house after he underpaid his taxes by $8.41.

The commissioners said that they are forming a special investigative committee to look into the forfeiture practices and "make recommendations to protect the Oakland County taxpayers."

“It appears your actions as Treasurer to foreclose on an Oakland County retiree’s property for $8.41 has exposed the county to serious risk,” the July 21 letter to Meisner, signed by board Chairman David Woodward and commissioners Mike Gingell and Helen Zack, said, according to the Detroit News. Meisner did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

The Michigan Supreme Court’s rebuke centers on the case of Uri Rafaeli, a retiree in his 80s whose 1,500-square-foot house in the Detroit suburb of Southfield was seized in 2014 and then sold for $24,500, with the county keeping all the earnings.

While Rafaeli’s case was stunning at the time, it is hardly unique: more than 100,000 homeowners in the state have fallen victim to an aggressive property tax law that legislators in Lansing passed two decades ago. Similar statutes have been passed in more than a dozen other states.

“When the government takes property to settle a debt, they have to give the extra money they make back to you,” Christina Martin, a lawyer with the Pacific Legal Foundation who was representing Rafaeli in his case against Oakland County, told Fox News last year. “It doesn’t matter what law Michigan passes, they have the constitutional obligation to pay back any more than they are owed.”

The state’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that while Oakland County had the right to seize Rafaeli’s house to satisfy the tax debt and "any interest, penalties, and fees," it was not entitled to the full value of the home that it sold.

Oakland County officials – and those in other counties across Michigan – are now worried that the high court’s ruling will open the floodgates for litigation as former homeowners whose properties were seized look to get the money from the sale of their seized homes.

During a court appearance last year, William Horton and John Bursch, the county’s attorneys, argued that a ruling in favor of Rafaeli would set a precedent that could ultimately bankrupt Michigan counties by forcing local governments to compensate all homeowners in similar situations. He estimated it would cost around $2 billion.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-county-treasurer-after-seizing-retirees-home-for-8-tax-debt

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« Reply #4958 on: July 27, 2020, 03:47:32 PM »
A 6 year old child killed by cops? Oh, the child was white so no protests, no rioting, no looting no stupid "sayhisname" hashtags on social media.
Of course the cops investigated themselves and cleared themselves of any wrongdoing.

'I can't see any weapons': Helicopter video shows moments before deputies shot unarmed woman, 6-year-old boy

The family of a 6-year-old boy who was fatally shot by deputies days before Christmas in 2017 is now calling on Bexar County to settle a lawsuit connected with his death, documents obtained Thursday by Eyewitness Wants to Know revealed.

Kameron Prescott, 6, was shot twice as Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies chased down, shot and killed a fugitive sought by bounty hunters and deputies.

In a 16-page letter sent to county commissioners late last month, attorneys for Prescott's father and mother, Christopher and Rubi Prescott, laid out what they had discovered since filing suit against the county, writing that while they are "confident in our case," the Prescott family is "willing to accept, at this time, a fraction of what a jury would likely award as damages."

The letter contains new details about the moments leading up to Prescott's death, including that a DPS trooper had informed responding officers they did not see firearms on the suspect, Amanda Jones, moments before deputies on the ground shot her.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Sheriff Javier Salazar said deputies suspected Jones was involved in a vehicle burglary, prompting the pursuit. But the lawsuit states that it was actually a bounty hunter that alerted deputies to the fact that Jones was in the area. Jones was wanted on fraud and credit card abuse warrants.

"What we had was a case where a call from a bounty hunter led to a two-hour police chase of a non-violent suspect, and it resulted in that suspect fleeing and standing in front of a mobile home where there was a child's bicycle on the porch and a car in the driveway and a 6-year-old boy playing inside that had nothing to do with this police chase," said Tom Crosley, an attorney for Kameron Prescott's father, Christopher Prescott. "And deputies in this case fired 20 rounds from assault rifles. And one of those rounds killed this innocent young child."

Attorneys for the Prescotts allege in the letter that a deputy's claim Jones was armed and had pointed a gun at him ultimately set off the extensive manhunt. The letter states that deputy recanted after the deadly shooting, stating he never saw a gun and instead "closed his eyes and flinched" when Jones ran past him.

The letter also states deputy Longoria swore under oath he saw smoke coming from Jones's gun, though Jones was unarmed and investigators have never recovered the object deputies claimed she was holding when she tried to exit the trailer.

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/family-of-6-year-old-killed-by-deputies-days-before-christmas-calling-on-county-to-settle-lawsuit-in-letter-detailing-deadly-shooting/273-b6415b16-5b98-49d7-892d-9a5da1ece0f2

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« Reply #4959 on: August 04, 2020, 01:23:02 PM »
Repeated charges of illegal searches, violence, racial profiling, racial slurs and intimidation against Lt. Daniel Sbarra and his team have cost the city more than $1.5 million in settlements 

NYPD veteran Daniel Sbarra donned his dress blues on Aug. 2, 2011, and headed to One Police Plaza — where Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a promotion and a pay raise awaited.

Kelly shook his hand. And targets of Sbarra's crude and costly police tactics were left shaking their heads.
The Brooklyn North Narcotics sergeant with 15 years on the job made lieutenant despite years of on-the-job conduct some say raises serious questions about whether he should still have his badge.

A Daily News investigation of Sbarra and his team of cops exposed repeated charges of illegal searches, unprovoked violence, racial profiling, racial slurs and intimidation that cost the city more than $1.5 million in settlements.

This figure could rise: 9 of the nearly 60 lawsuits filed against the accused rogue cops are still pending.

Sbarra is involved in at least 15 of the suits — others involving his team reference various John and Jane Doe officers, whose names typically don't come to light when there are quick settlements. He's been the target of five to 10 Internal Affairs investigations, the lieutenant acknowledged in a deposition. And he's racked up a staggering 30 civilian complaints, among the most on the force.

City settlements involving the 37-year-old married father total nearly $500,000.

Just 4 months before his promotion, court papers say, Sbarra lost 20 days of vacation after an Internal Affairs probe into an unauthorized search of an ex-Marine's apartment. His union head said Sbarra pleaded guilty to the department charges because he couldn't get promoted until the case was closed out.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/lt-daniel-sbarra-team-finest-article-1.1348075

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« Reply #4960 on: August 07, 2020, 01:17:20 PM »
Another man killed but since he was white there will be no protests, riots, looting or twitter hashtags.

It started as a noise complaint. It ended in another fatal Phoenix police shooting

Ryan Whitaker had heard a stranger knock on his Ahwatukee apartment door in the middle of the night earlier in May. So when he heard a similar knock on a Thursday after 10 p.m. later that same week, he answered the door holding his 9 mm gun.

Holding the gun in his right hand, he was confronted by two Phoenix police officers standing on either side of the door. They appeared surprised by the sight of the firearm, body camera footage shows.

3 seconds after Whitaker opened the door, Phoenix Officer Jeff Cooke shot Whitaker in the back at least two times, killing the 40-year-old man. Phoenix police had portrayed Whitaker's shooting as an emergency domestic violence call. A 30-minute police body camera video released this week indicates the incident started over a noise complaint from a neighbor upstairs who called police twice.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/07/17/noise-complaint-fatal-police-shooting-ryan-whitaker/5459142002/

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« Reply #4961 on: August 07, 2020, 01:39:04 PM »
All of these cases are horrible and good examples of police brutality. I disagree with rioting and violence for any reason, but I also do not abide police brutality. Judges who seem to condone it should be relieved of their judgeship and disbarred from practicing law.

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« Reply #4962 on: August 07, 2020, 11:01:22 PM »
I doubt these cops will end up in prison or pay a single cent out of their own pocket.

District attorney opens investigation into Aurora police mistaken detention of Black family captured on video



Arapahoe County’s district attorney announced Friday that he will review Sunday’s detention of a Black family in Aurora in which officers drew their weapons and forced four girls, ages 6, 12, 14 and 17, to lie face down in a parking lot while they investigated a report of a stolen car.

“Public accounts of the incident in a parking lot near Iliff and Buckley are very concerning,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said in a statement. “Everyone is entitled to be treated equally under the law. No one is above the law. If our investigation determines that the officers involved committed a crime, I will not hesitate to file charges and prosecute them.”

The detention of a Black woman and her daughter and nieces in the Aurora parking lot drew national criticism after a video taken by a bystander showed children on the ground, wailing and pleading for their mothers.

Brittney Gilliam was taking the girls to a nail salon when they were approached in the parking lot by Aurora officers, who drew their guns and handcuffed some of them. Gilliam was detained in the back of a patrol car.

Police mistakenly pulled over Gilliam’s SUV after receiving reports of a stolen vehicle with matching license plates. Those plates, however, belonged to a stolen motorcycle out of Montana instead.

Wilson said officers made two mistakes that day. First, they failed to look up the plate number in the National Crime Information Center to double check the information on the stolen motorcycle. She also said officers should not have kept the children on the ground, even though department policy calls for officers to treat interactions with reported stolen vehicles as high-risk.

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/08/07/aurora-police-district-attorney-investigation-children-detention/

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« Reply #4963 on: August 08, 2020, 04:51:14 PM »
Another criminal enterprise.

Hidden guns, bodyguards and a DA raid on the Santa Clara County sheriff

Prosecutors in Santa Clara County have served at least three search warrants while investigating whether Sheriff Laurie Smith’s office gave out coveted concealed-gun permits in exchange for campaign money, sources familiar with the investigation told The Chronicle.

The Santa Clara County district attorney’s office raided the sheriff’s San Jose headquarters Aug. 2, seizing evidence through a search warrant that remains sealed. About a week before that, sources said, prosecutors served search warrants on two of the sheriff’s higher-ranking supervisors.

Among those who have been contacted by investigators is AS Solution, a security company whose bodyguards protect Silicon Valley tech executives. Public records show one of the company’s managers gave a large contribution last year to an independent expenditure committee supporting Smith’s re-election.

Prosecutors are investigating the Sheriff’s Office at a time when demand for specialized security is high among Silicon Valley companies and executives, particularly since April 2018, when a disgruntled YouTube video creator stormed the company’s San Bruno headquarters and shot three people before taking her own life. Many private guards are retired police officers who may carry hidden guns in California. Those who are not retired officers must apply for permits from their home city or county. The permits generally must be renewed after two years.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Tech-security-firm-part-of-DA-investigation-into-14438702.php



Four indicted in Santa Clara County Sheriff concealed gun permit scandal

Captain, reelection committee officer, two others charged with conspiracy and bribery; Sheriff Laurie Smith and security firm that got permits were not indicted, but DA says ‘we’re not done’


A grand jury has indicted a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s captain and three political supporters of Sheriff Laurie Smith for allegedly brokering a pay-for-play scheme in which campaign donations were exchanged for concealed-carry weapons permits. The sheriff herself avoided indictment, but prosecutors said Friday that their corruption probe is far from over.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced felony charges including conspiracy and bribery against Capt. James Jensen; Christopher Schumb, an officer for a sheriff reelection committee and a prominent South Bay litigator; attorney Harpaul Nahal; and Milpitas gun-parts maker Michael Nichols. All four are accused of plotting to illegally secure concealed-gun permits for employees of Seattle-based executive security contractor AS Solution.

The indictment marks the first criminal case to come out of a decade’s worth of complaints regarding political favoritism in Smith’s issuing of the hard-to-get concealed-carry permits. Rosen said Friday that an 18-month investigation uncovered a two-tiered policy for the concealed gun permits: a process for regular citizens whose applications were destined for a filing cabinet, and another for VIPs whose applications were fast-tracked for approval.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/06/da-to-reveal-results-of-sheriff-corruption-probe-into-concealed-gun-permits/

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4964 on: August 09, 2020, 06:54:56 AM »
Same thing happened in NYC w pistol permits


Another criminal enterprise.

Hidden guns, bodyguards and a DA raid on the Santa Clara County sheriff

Prosecutors in Santa Clara County have served at least three search warrants while investigating whether Sheriff Laurie Smith’s office gave out coveted concealed-gun permits in exchange for campaign money, sources familiar with the investigation told The Chronicle.

The Santa Clara County district attorney’s office raided the sheriff’s San Jose headquarters Aug. 2, seizing evidence through a search warrant that remains sealed. About a week before that, sources said, prosecutors served search warrants on two of the sheriff’s higher-ranking supervisors.

Among those who have been contacted by investigators is AS Solution, a security company whose bodyguards protect Silicon Valley tech executives. Public records show one of the company’s managers gave a large contribution last year to an independent expenditure committee supporting Smith’s re-election.

Prosecutors are investigating the Sheriff’s Office at a time when demand for specialized security is high among Silicon Valley companies and executives, particularly since April 2018, when a disgruntled YouTube video creator stormed the company’s San Bruno headquarters and shot three people before taking her own life. Many private guards are retired police officers who may carry hidden guns in California. Those who are not retired officers must apply for permits from their home city or county. The permits generally must be renewed after two years.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/crime/article/Tech-security-firm-part-of-DA-investigation-into-14438702.php



Four indicted in Santa Clara County Sheriff concealed gun permit scandal

Captain, reelection committee officer, two others charged with conspiracy and bribery; Sheriff Laurie Smith and security firm that got permits were not indicted, but DA says ‘we’re not done’


A grand jury has indicted a Santa Clara County Sheriff’s captain and three political supporters of Sheriff Laurie Smith for allegedly brokering a pay-for-play scheme in which campaign donations were exchanged for concealed-carry weapons permits. The sheriff herself avoided indictment, but prosecutors said Friday that their corruption probe is far from over.

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen announced felony charges including conspiracy and bribery against Capt. James Jensen; Christopher Schumb, an officer for a sheriff reelection committee and a prominent South Bay litigator; attorney Harpaul Nahal; and Milpitas gun-parts maker Michael Nichols. All four are accused of plotting to illegally secure concealed-gun permits for employees of Seattle-based executive security contractor AS Solution.

The indictment marks the first criminal case to come out of a decade’s worth of complaints regarding political favoritism in Smith’s issuing of the hard-to-get concealed-carry permits. Rosen said Friday that an 18-month investigation uncovered a two-tiered policy for the concealed gun permits: a process for regular citizens whose applications were destined for a filing cabinet, and another for VIPs whose applications were fast-tracked for approval.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/08/06/da-to-reveal-results-of-sheriff-corruption-probe-into-concealed-gun-permits/

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« Reply #4965 on: August 09, 2020, 05:34:13 PM »
Horrific. This is how easily this system can throw a man in prison accusing him of horrific crimes. At least unlike other cases where people are exonerated after 20 or 30 or 40 years this was much shorter but still this man's name has been permanently stained.
When the cops realized that this man was not even there when the alleged abuse took place they simply decided to "backtrack" the date so that it fit their narrative.

Cops, prosecutors and this poor fella's first lawyer should all have been sentenced for life or executed.

The police chief "retired" shortly after and then was hired as chief of police in another town, but resigned a few weeks ago. The other cops were promoted as is usual in such cases.

The female district attorney who prosecuted the poor man had a long history of misconduct and was repeatedly jailed for contempt. She was later found dead, possibly suicide. At least that's something.


The Trials of Greg Kelley: A High School Football Phenom Wrongly Convicted of Molesting a 4-Year-Old Boy

On August 9, 2013, Kelley was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy.

According to authorities, the child alleged that Kelley “put his pee-pee” in his mouth on two occasions at a daycare operated by Shama McCarty. McCarty, a booster of the Leander Lions’ football team, had been allowing Kelley, a friend and classmate of McCarty’s son Johnathan, to stay at their home in nearby Cedar Park after his mother was hospitalized with a brain tumor. Days later, a second boy came forward to accuse Kelley of making him touch his penis. Kelley was charged with two counts of indecency with a child and two counts of super aggravated sexual assault, the latter carrying a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

At the McCarty’s urging, the Kelley’s sold their house to pay for Patricia Cummings, a top defense attorney in the area.

Over the course of the trial, several clues appeared to point to another suspect: Johnathan McCarty, who bore a striking resemblance to Greg Kelley.

In his outcry interview conducted at the Child Advocacy Center in Georgetown, Texas, the first boy alleged that Kelley was wearing SpongeBob Squarepants pajamas during the assaults, and that the assaults occurred in a bedroom with a couch, a crib, and trophies. The boy reported it to his mother on July 13, leading police to determine that the assaults happened on July 12. The second boy initially named Johnathan as the assailant in his outcry interview, before a series of leading questions from a detective led the child to name Greg. Both boys were interviewed over a half-dozen times by various officials, prompting a child psychologist for the prosecution to testify at trial that asking a young child “repeated questions” about a particular event may cause them to believe that it happened.

Here’s the thing: Kelley had moved out of the McCarty’s home on June 11, and on July 12 was many miles away from Cedar Park, helping his brother move from Hutto to a new place in South Austin. Plus, he spent most of his days in weight training or football practice. Johnathan, on the other hand, was still living in the home at the time of the alleged assaults, owned a pair of SpongeBob Squarepants pajamas that he regularly wore to school, and—unlike Kelley—slept in a bedroom with a couch, a crib, and trophies.

None of these facts, however, were brought up at trial. In lieu of offering up Johnathan as an alternate suspect, Cummings sought to prove that the boys made the whole thing up—thereby pitting their words against Kelley’s. 

Both young boys testified in a separate room via closed-circuit television. The second boy recanted, repeatedly saying that “Greg” did not assault him; the first boy maintained that Kelley did assault him but was not made to identify him in court. On July 16, 2014, Kelley was acquitted of the charges concerning the second boy but found guilty of two counts of super aggravated sexual assault against the first. Facing life in prison, he agreed to accept the minimum sentence of 25 years with no possibility for parole in exchange for waiving his right to appeal—though he reserved the right to file a motion for a new trial.

In March of 2017, thanks to the financial assistance of a local activist named Jake Brydon, Kelley had managed to hire a new lawyer, Keith Hampton, who’d filed a writ of habeas corpus.

Hampton’s writ of habeas corpus contained a bunch of new potentially exonerating evidence that was not presented at trial, including: that Kelley was not living at the house and helping his brother move when the alleged assaults took place; that Johnathan owned the SpongeBob Squarepants pajamas; that Johnathan’s bedroom contained the couch, crib and trophies; that a cache of child pornography was found on both Johnathan’s cell phone and computer; that four women had accused Johnathan of drugging and raping them while Kelley was behind bars; and that two witnesses heard Johnathan confessing to sexually assaulting the boy. Hampton also accused Cummings and the Cedar Park police department of negligence.

Kelley also learned his initial attorney, Patricia Cummings, had strange ties to the McCarty family—including defending one of Johnathan’s half-brothers of sex crimes.

Kelley was released on bond on August 22, 2017; that December, a judge recommended Kelley’s conviction be overturned due to actual innocence. It wasn’t until November 6, 2019, that Kelley’s conviction was finally vacated

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trials-of-greg-kelley-a-high-school-football-phenom-wrongly-convicted-of-molesting-a-4-year-old-boy?ref=home

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=5645

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« Reply #4966 on: August 10, 2020, 05:42:48 AM »
FNG crazy. 

Horrific. This is how easily this system can throw a man in prison accusing him of horrific crimes. At least unlike other cases where people are exonerated after 20 or 30 or 40 years this was much shorter but still this man's name has been permanently stained.
When the cops realized that this man was not even there when the alleged abuse took place they simply decided to "backtrack" the date so that it fit their narrative.

Cops, prosecutors and this poor fella's first lawyer should all have been sentenced for life or executed.

The police chief "retired" shortly after and then was hired as chief of police in another town, but resigned a few weeks ago. The other cops were promoted as is usual in such cases.

The female district attorney who prosecuted the poor man had a long history of misconduct and was repeatedly jailed for contempt. She was later found dead, possibly suicide. At least that's something.


The Trials of Greg Kelley: A High School Football Phenom Wrongly Convicted of Molesting a 4-Year-Old Boy

On August 9, 2013, Kelley was arrested on charges of sexually assaulting a four-year-old boy.

According to authorities, the child alleged that Kelley “put his pee-pee” in his mouth on two occasions at a daycare operated by Shama McCarty. McCarty, a booster of the Leander Lions’ football team, had been allowing Kelley, a friend and classmate of McCarty’s son Johnathan, to stay at their home in nearby Cedar Park after his mother was hospitalized with a brain tumor. Days later, a second boy came forward to accuse Kelley of making him touch his penis. Kelley was charged with two counts of indecency with a child and two counts of super aggravated sexual assault, the latter carrying a minimum sentence of 25 years in prison.

At the McCarty’s urging, the Kelley’s sold their house to pay for Patricia Cummings, a top defense attorney in the area.

Over the course of the trial, several clues appeared to point to another suspect: Johnathan McCarty, who bore a striking resemblance to Greg Kelley.

In his outcry interview conducted at the Child Advocacy Center in Georgetown, Texas, the first boy alleged that Kelley was wearing SpongeBob Squarepants pajamas during the assaults, and that the assaults occurred in a bedroom with a couch, a crib, and trophies. The boy reported it to his mother on July 13, leading police to determine that the assaults happened on July 12. The second boy initially named Johnathan as the assailant in his outcry interview, before a series of leading questions from a detective led the child to name Greg. Both boys were interviewed over a half-dozen times by various officials, prompting a child psychologist for the prosecution to testify at trial that asking a young child “repeated questions” about a particular event may cause them to believe that it happened.

Here’s the thing: Kelley had moved out of the McCarty’s home on June 11, and on July 12 was many miles away from Cedar Park, helping his brother move from Hutto to a new place in South Austin. Plus, he spent most of his days in weight training or football practice. Johnathan, on the other hand, was still living in the home at the time of the alleged assaults, owned a pair of SpongeBob Squarepants pajamas that he regularly wore to school, and—unlike Kelley—slept in a bedroom with a couch, a crib, and trophies.

None of these facts, however, were brought up at trial. In lieu of offering up Johnathan as an alternate suspect, Cummings sought to prove that the boys made the whole thing up—thereby pitting their words against Kelley’s. 

Both young boys testified in a separate room via closed-circuit television. The second boy recanted, repeatedly saying that “Greg” did not assault him; the first boy maintained that Kelley did assault him but was not made to identify him in court. On July 16, 2014, Kelley was acquitted of the charges concerning the second boy but found guilty of two counts of super aggravated sexual assault against the first. Facing life in prison, he agreed to accept the minimum sentence of 25 years with no possibility for parole in exchange for waiving his right to appeal—though he reserved the right to file a motion for a new trial.

In March of 2017, thanks to the financial assistance of a local activist named Jake Brydon, Kelley had managed to hire a new lawyer, Keith Hampton, who’d filed a writ of habeas corpus.

Hampton’s writ of habeas corpus contained a bunch of new potentially exonerating evidence that was not presented at trial, including: that Kelley was not living at the house and helping his brother move when the alleged assaults took place; that Johnathan owned the SpongeBob Squarepants pajamas; that Johnathan’s bedroom contained the couch, crib and trophies; that a cache of child pornography was found on both Johnathan’s cell phone and computer; that four women had accused Johnathan of drugging and raping them while Kelley was behind bars; and that two witnesses heard Johnathan confessing to sexually assaulting the boy. Hampton also accused Cummings and the Cedar Park police department of negligence.

Kelley also learned his initial attorney, Patricia Cummings, had strange ties to the McCarty family—including defending one of Johnathan’s half-brothers of sex crimes.

Kelley was released on bond on August 22, 2017; that December, a judge recommended Kelley’s conviction be overturned due to actual innocence. It wasn’t until November 6, 2019, that Kelley’s conviction was finally vacated

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-trials-of-greg-kelley-a-high-school-football-phenom-wrongly-convicted-of-molesting-a-4-year-old-boy?ref=home

https://www.law.umich.edu/special/exoneration/Pages/casedetail.aspx?caseid=5645

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« Reply #4967 on: August 10, 2020, 03:57:43 PM »
It would be a clown show with these buffoons if it didn't have real consequences on people.

These are the "highly trained professionals" who wear the "badge".

(bb related: victim must lift some decent weights)

(also, victim appears to be white so don't expect any protests, riots, looting or accountability)

Body cam footage: Reno cop accidentally shot man after being struck by deputy's stun gun

Reno police released body-worn camera footage Sunday showing an officer who unintentionally shot a driver after the officer was accidentally struck by a deputy's stun gun during a traffic stop last month.

According to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy pulled over a driver who was reportedly driving recklessly on South Virginia Street.

Authorities said the driver was uncooperative and non-compliant, causing the deputy to request help from available law enforcement officers.

Deputy Chief Tom Robinson, of the Reno Police Department, said the officers arrived at a parking lot in the area to find several deputies pointing their Tasers at a 43-year-old man.

Body camera footage released on Sunday shows one deputy had fired a Taser and missed. One of the darts struck a Reno police officer in the knee – causing him to "unintentionally" fire the gun once at the man’s shoulder, Robinson said in the video.

https://www.rgj.com/story/news/2020/08/09/body-cam-cop-accidentally-shot-man-after-being-struck-stun-gun/3296003001/


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« Reply #4968 on: August 13, 2020, 06:59:48 AM »
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« Reply #4969 on: August 13, 2020, 11:23:45 AM »
Another one of the "finest" people.

Los Angeles police officer accused in lawsuit of fondling dead woman's body



The family of a woman who died in October is suing a Los Angeles police officer accused of fondling her body and sharing camera footage with others.

The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, alleges that Officer David Rojas sexually molested Elizabeth Baggett. The lawsuit also alleges invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, mishandling of human remains and other offenses.

Rojas allegedly touched Baggett while he was alone with her corpse on Oct. 20 after he and his partner responded to the home where she died.

Her manner of death was ruled an accidental overdose, according to the medical examiner's office.

After Rojas and his partner determined the woman was dead, the partner left the room and Rojas turned off his body-worn camera, but the camera caught the alleged fondling in the moments before the officer turned it back on because the devices have two-minute buffering periods to capture what happens right before they are activated, The Associated Press has previously reported.

Rojas was charged in December with one count of having sexual contact with human remains. He pleaded not guilty and was released on $20,000 bail, according to jail records.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/los-angeles-police-officer-accused-lawsuit-fondling-dead-woman-s-n1236473

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« Reply #4970 on: August 14, 2020, 09:42:37 AM »
In 2017, 6 of the 9 cops in Superior Police Department in AZ were on the Brady List...

Inside an Arizona police department filled with Brady list cops



When Clint Peterson walked into the Superior Police Department, he had no idea what was coming.

“I thought I was going to go in there, get my friend, and I was going to leave,” he said.

Instead, within three minutes, Peterson found himself handcuffed, pinned on the ground under a pile of officers, and arrested for allegedly resisting arrest and hindering prosecution.

The charges, which were later dismissed by prosecutors, were based on false statements filed by a team of officers with histories of misconduct, dishonesty, and crimes.

But an ABC15 investigation found Superior’s police force was filled with discredited cops, who were enabled by a broken Brady list system that let them escape lasting accountability and kept past transgressions hidden from disclosure.

One of the key officers in Peterson's arrest was Christian Ensley.

According to personnel records obtained by ABC15, Ensley has worked in at least 6 Arizona police departments, either failing to meet standards, resigning under investigation, or getting fired for dishonesty. In 2010, he was required to undergo a psychological evaluation that determined, “he may be a poor candidate due to his moral self-righteousness, possible adjustment challenges, may be overly sensitive to criticism, and may be rigid and inflexible in his thinking.”

Another officer involved in the arrest was Commander Anthony Doran, who was previously fired from the Pima County Sheriff’s Office for having sex on duty, records show. In 2019, Doran was fired from Superior for again having sex on duty, which he recorded on his body camera. He also had pornography stashed on his work computer in a folder labeled “Fun Time.”

The Superior Police Department has faced lawsuits for excessive force, civil rights violations, and other misconduct.

A man named Richard Manriquez is suing officers for a 2016 incident, alleging excessive force and an unlawful search of his home based on a false statements to obtain a warrant.

The case, along with the corresponding incident reports and body camera videos, reveal disturbing behavior and unbelievable mistakes. Manriquez, who’s in his mid-50s and is a disabled 120-pound man, was hospitalized after police raided his home and allegedly beat him. Superior police claimed he resisted arrest.

However, none of the officers claimed to have their body cameras rolling, despite recording hours of footage leading up to the search and immediately recording video after he’s placed into handcuffs.

https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/inside-an-arizona-police-department-filled-with-brady-list-cops

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« Reply #4971 on: August 18, 2020, 11:41:50 AM »
"I don't need a warrant".

Dad Tased in Hospital Room Near Toddler, Pregnant Fiancee

Videos of alleged excessive police force have become all too common these days. But the ones at the center of a new lawsuit filed by Woodland Park resident C.J. Andersen are shocking, in part because of their setting — a Colorado Springs hospital room — and those present when he was tased not once but twice by police officers despite offering no resistance.

As seen in body-camera footage, the witnesses included Andersen's seriously injured toddler and his fiancée (now his wife), who was pregnant with their second child.

Attorney David Lane of Denver-based Killmer, Lane & Newman, LLP, who represents Andersen says: "It was a completely unjustified use of force — and tasing him twice was outrageous. He's an honorably discharged Marine combat veteran from Afghanistan, and he did absolutely nothing to make them believe he posed any threat to them. But the fact that he wouldn't do what they told him to do — give them his cell phone, which he wasn't required to do — caused them to lose their temper and tase him. So now we're hopefully going to teach these officers what the Constitution requires."

The lawsuit is filed against four individuals — Colorado Springs Police officers Vito DelCore, Todd Eckert and Carlos Sandoval, plus Teller County Sheriff's Office Detective Anthony Matarazzo — as well as the City of Colorado Springs and Teller County. Colorado Springs isn't commenting on the lawsuit; Teller County hasn't responded to our inquiries.

As Andersen tells the story, on April 17, 2019, his fiancée dropped off their then 19 month old daughter prior to leaving for an appointment, and as he was putting some of the child's belongings in his car, she wandered toward her mother as she was backing out. "She was bumped by the vehicle and had cuts on her face and a minor fracture to the back of her head — but we didn't know that last part yet," he notes.

The toddler was flown by helicopter to Memorial Hospital in the Springs for treatment. "While she was getting a CAT scan, we talked to the main neurologist, who told us everything that was going on with the fracture," Andersen recalls. "The only worry was that there was fluid leaking into her ear, which healed up a couple of days later; she's 100 percent right now. But at that point, after he let us know everything would be fine, some forensic nurses wanted to take pictures and ask her mother questions. And we told them, 'No, don't ask her any questions,' because she was still hysterical and in shock. But that wasn't good enough for them."

Indeed, the injuries apparently raised the (completely unfounded) prospect of child abuse for the nurses, and "they told the police we were a flight risk," Andersen continues. "While we were doing our final check-in about the insurance information, this man [Matarazzo] walks into the room and starts demanding that we hand over my wife's cell phone. He wouldn't tell us who he was, and he got right in my wife's face. I was about to throw him out of the room because he was being so disrespectful, when my father, who was there, too, asked, 'Are you conducting an investigation?' And he said, 'Yes, I am,' and dialed my wife's cell phone number."

When the phone rang, Andersen notes, "I picked it up and put it in my pocket. He said, 'Give me the phone,' and I said, 'Do you have a warrant?' And he said, 'I don't need a warrant.'"


Afterward, the situation continued to spiral. Andersen says that officers "had a judge sign an emergency protective order after they removed me and told my wife that if she didn't sign it, she'd be removed from the room in handcuffs. They basically forced her to sign the paperwork to the Department of Human Services. We didn't actually have a court date until the following Monday — this happened on a Wednesday afternoon — and after I was taken away in handcuffs, we weren't allowed to see our daughter until Friday, when we had a one-hour visitation. They also let my wife and my mother-in-law stay in the hospital over the weekend, but I wasn't allowed to stay with her until Monday, after we had a hearing with DHS and they dropped the case and gave us back custody of our daughter."

That didn't end Andersen's journey through the criminal justice system, however. "They tried to charge me with resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer, even though you can see in the videos that I clearly wasn't resisting arrest and wasn't obstructing justice," he recalls. "The case didn't get resolved until last December, when we finally got the judge to tell the DA, 'You're going to lose this case. You need to drop it.' And they did drop it."

https://www.westword.com/news/video-colorado-cop-tases-dad-in-hospital-near-toddler-pregnant-fiancee-11746661




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« Reply #4972 on: August 21, 2020, 11:03:11 AM »
20 years is a joke for all the crimes he committed but as usual he got a plea deal.

He even had the gall to say he "never hurt anyone".

Former Chattanooga police officer Desmond Logan sentenced to 20 years for rapes

Desmond Ladon Logan, the former Chattanooga police officer who admitted to raping three women in his custody and using a Taser on a fourth woman, has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, the maximum amount possible under his plea agreement.

Dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, shackled and wearing a mask due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Logan stood before U.S. District Judge Curtis Collier and said, "I'd like to apologize for all the trouble it's caused ... I am not a bad person. I made mistakes. I never hurt anyone."

Defendants are allowed to address the court before they are sentenced if there is anything they wish the judge to consider when weighing punishment.

Although difficult to understand at times due to his mask and the low volume of his voice, Logan continued, "I've done things wrong — moral things wrong, [but] I never hurt anyone."

Logan pleaded guilty to two counts of deprivation of civil rights for the rapes of two women as part of a plea agreement. He also admitted to two additional assaults as part of the agreement.

The agreement would, according to prosecutors, hold him publicly accountable for the assaults and spare the victims from having to endure a trial. In exchange, he faced no additional federal charges for the two assaults to which he admitted.

https://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2020/aug/19/desmond-logan-sentenced/530188/

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« Reply #4973 on: August 26, 2020, 12:06:11 PM »
Once again the taxpayers have to foot the bill for the crimes of the state goons. How about they beat up the guards to the point they're left paralyzed and then confiscate all their money and possessions to pay this poor woman?

Florida OKs $4.65 million payout for beating by staff that paralyzed inmate Cheryl Weimar

Cheryl Weimar’s name is known in prison circles as an example of the few rights and little dignity inmates have in the Florida prison system. Weimar, 51, was brutally attacked by guards at Lowell Correctional Institution and paralyzed as a result.

For the past year, Weimar has remained in prison, bound to a special hospital bed and dependent on catheters, mechanical breathing assistance, a tracheostomy and feeding tubes. Meanwhile, her attorneys were building a federal civil rights lawsuit on her behalf.

On Tuesday, Weimar’s case was ordered closed. According to a settlement agreement provided to the Miami Herald by the Department of Financial Services, she will be paid $4.65 million, possibly the largest such settlement from the state of Florida. The family of Darren Rainey, the 50-year-old inmate with schizophrenia whose death in a rigged shower at Dade Correctional Institution led to sweeping reform, settled for $4.5 million.

Weimar’s neck and spinal cord were broken in the August 2019 attack, which happened while she was on prison work duty at Lowell Correctional Institution. Officers ordered her to get on her knees and scrub a toilet, but Weimar, who had a hip condition, complained that she was in pain and said she was unable to do the task.

The road to the settlement has not been the smoothest. In October 2019, the Florida Department of Corrections allegedly tried to dodge the costs of her medical care by releasing her from their custody, according to a petition from her lawyers. The lawsuit said department representatives intimidated and coerced Weimar into signing documents she didn’t understand, and signing over her disability benefits.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/special-reports/florida-prisons/article245146350.html


By the way, these are the mugshots 2 of the guards. They look more like prisoners than guards and the record proves it: one of them was arrested on charges of sexual battery and child molestation but he was promoted regardless. Another guard was arrested on domestic violence charges.

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« Reply #4974 on: August 27, 2020, 09:25:03 PM »
visited to see what was going on. Was willing to discuss issues with folks beside skeletor and soul crusher who don't respond past posting but didn't see any which is a good sign.