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« Reply #4525 on: July 09, 2019, 12:18:43 AM »
While a man surrendered, a cop let his unleashed police dog maul him, while at the same time other cops were screaming at the man to "stop resisting".... The usual code word excuse used for abuse and coverups: "stop resisting". Not so easy to stay motionless and silent when you are already surrendering and suddenly a wild animal is viciously attacking you.
As it conveniently happens in many of these cases, the offending cop's bodycam "happened" to be turned off but the other cops present had functioning bodycams that were turned on.
For each of the infractions the cop received a "harsh" 10 day suspension, however, they wouldn't add up but they would run concurrently. Still, he couldn't even handle that so he appealed the suspensions at the last minute so the process will be delayed.

Denver police K-9 handler suspended for 10 days after allowing dog to bite man who was surrendering

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/denver-police-k-9-handler-suspended-for-10-days-after-allowing-dog-to-bite-man-who-was-surrendering


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« Reply #4526 on: July 09, 2019, 03:49:03 PM »

Video shows current Durant police officer used questionable force during traffic stop

Police dash cam video is raising questions over whether or not the Durant Police Department should have hired a former Iowa State Patrol trooper.

Last month, the I9 investigative team learned Durant Police Officer Robert Smith is the only peace officer in Cedar County with a "Giglio file." The contents of a Giglio file are secret and detail misconduct by a police officer, which may include instances of lying or using excessive force. Only judges can look at Giglio files.

Smith joined the Durant Police Department in 2018 after retiring from the Iowa State Patrol. Around nine months before Smith left the state patrol he was involved in a traffic stop, where he can be seen in video obtained by I9 through an open records request with the Cedar County Attorney's office using a questionable amount of force before making an arrest.

The video was shot on the night of September 25th, 2017. It shows then-Trooper Smith turning on his lights and pulling over a then-20-year-old Bryce Yakish, of Davenport, near West Liberty.

Yakish can be seen quickly pulling off the road, which is quickly followed by a physical confrontation. Smith takes out his gun and then shoves Yakish to the ground by the head His bike is knocked over in the process. You can hear Yakish in the video groaning in pain.

In court documents, Smith claimed Yakish tried to elude him even though he gave "a visual and audible signal to stop," The video does not confirm Smith's written version of events. Nevertheless, Yakish would be arrested for a felony charge of eluding a law enforcement vehicle.

Cedar County Sheriff Warren Wethington has also reviewed the footage and said this is one reason why he recently chose to stop booking people arrested by Durant police officers into his jail.

"It's absolutely wrong," Wethington said. "My opinion, Bob Smith should have been charged criminally."



https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Video-shows-current-Durant-police-officer-used-questionable-force-during-traffic-stop--512444331.html

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« Reply #4527 on: July 10, 2019, 01:46:05 PM »
Oh look, another one:

FDLE arrests Wester for fabricating evidence, false imprisonment

FDLE agents arrested Zachary Wester, 26, on felony charges of racketeering, official misconduct, fabricating evidence, possession of a controlled substance and false imprisonment. Wester, a former deputy with Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, was arrested this morning in Crawfordville, Fla.  He is also charged with misdemeanor perjury, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
 
FDLE began its investigation last August at the request of Jackson County Sheriff’s Office.  The investigation shows Wester routinely pulled over citizens for alleged minor traffic infractions, planted drugs inside their vehicles and arrested them on fabricated drug charges. Wester circumvented JCSO’s body camera policy and tailored his recordings to conceal his criminal activity.
 
“There is no question that Wester’s crimes were deliberate and that his actions put innocent people in jail,” said FDLE Pensacola Assistant Special Agent in Charge Chris Williams. “I am proud of the hard work and dedication shown by our agents and analysts on this case to ensure justice is served.”

https://www.fdle.state.fl.us/News/2019/July/FDLE-arrests-Wester-for-fabricating-evidence,-fals

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4528 on: July 11, 2019, 11:26:20 PM »
As it has been mentioned so many times in this topic, we are dealing with organized criminal gangs.
It appears the FBI is also investigating this issue.

Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy describes attack by Banditos clique

Deputy gangs are facing renewed scrutiny at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department as the district attorney weighs potential criminal charges against members of the Banditos, a gang or clique that operates out of the East Los Angeles patrol station.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva unveiled a new policy Friday meant to root out the problem.

The measure follows a violent deputy confrontation at a department sponsored party at Kennedy Hall in East L.A.

A deputy who was beaten up at that party is speaking out anonymously as he and six other deputies file a legal claim alleging harassment and discrimination.

"There's people getting, you know, stomped on... being choked out... it was just crazy, crazy to believe they're all cops," the deputy tells Eyewitness News.

The deputies allege that it was a one-sided fight with younger deputies attacked by veteran "shot callers" of the East L.A. sheriff's station, a group bearing tattoos of a skeleton in a sombrero with a shotgun.

It is the Los Banditos logo.

The deputies' attorney calls the group a gang.

"Two of the four perpetrators of the Banditos who did the attacking at Kennedy Hall had been previously fired, one for domestic violence and another for filing a false police report," said lawyer Vincent Miller.

Even Sheriff Villanueva, who once worked at the East L.A. station acknowledges a bully culture. He says that that the clique came to control even the station captain.

https://abc7.com/lasd-deputy-describes-attack-by-banditos-clique/5370629/

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« Reply #4529 on: July 12, 2019, 02:18:27 PM »
Remember this case?

Cop Who Killed Unarmed Dad Begging for His Life Claims Showing Jury Body Cam is “Unfair”

Phoenix, AZ —  In March of 2016, Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford was charged with second-degree murder for gunning down Daniel Shaver, an innocent husband, and father of two. The shooting was captured on his body cam, part of which was released the following May.

Now, however, Brailsford’s defense is claiming that the prosecution showing the jury the body cam during opening statements would be unfair to the killer cop.

According to AZ Central, Brailsford, 26, is scheduled to stand trial starting Oct. 23 on a charge of second-degree murder. The trial is expected to last 16 days. In a memorandum filed in Maricopa County Superior Court on Monday, attorney Michael Piccarreta says prosecutor Susie Charbel plans to show an 18-minute police body- camera recording during her opening statement, scheduled for Oct. 25.

Piccarreta says in the memo “that it is extremely unfair to the defense” to show the video during the opening statement because that wouldn’t allow the defense lawyer to immediately cross-examine any witnesses about the footage.

However, the playing of the video is in line with standards of opening statements allowing the prosecution to establish their credibility in this case. The video of Brailsford killing Shaver will undoubtedly be at the very center of the case so the defense’s claim of not being allowed to cross-examine any witness about the footage is unfounded.

Regardless of when the body camera video is shown, it will be the first time the full, unedited version will be played.

Last year, an Arizona judge announced that they would be releasing the body camera footage showing Brailsford murder Shaver. When they did release it, however, the city released two videos, both of which were clearly edited and portions redacted.

Police said Shaver, a 26-year-old from Texas staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites on a business trip on Jan. 18, 2016, had invited a couple he met to his room for drinks. No one was in any danger and the entire incident was a misunderstanding. For the majority of the video, police appear to be in a standoff with people who simply can’t hear them.

“Occupants of room 5-0-2, this is the Mesa Police,” the officer is heard yelling on the video, to which he receives no response.

“Listen to my instructions or it’s going to become very uncomfortable for you,” the officer said. “The female is to step outside the room.”

When ‘the female’ does step out the room, she is escorted away by an officer as she tells him how scared she is.

“I’m so scared,” she told the officer, clearly in shock with the multiple officers in the hallway responding to a hotel in which no crime had been committed and innocent people were simply sharing drinks.

Below are the redacted versions of the police body cameras.



The videos above clearly illustrate the intentions behind only releasing a portion of the body camera footage. It is made to look like it was an intense standoff as well as make the police look like heroes as they comforted the woman.

However, as we pointed out, it was likely that there was no standoff and they simply did not hear the officers. Also, the woman was most likely not scared of the man who she voluntarily consented to have drinks with — she was scared of the multiple armed men pointing AR-15s at them. This will likely come out when the defense is allowed to cross-examine her.

When Laney Sweet, Shaver’s wife originally asked to see the footage, she was told that if she watched it, she would be forced to remain completely silent about its contents.

During an interview with Maricopa County attorney, Bill Montgomery, Sweet was given the ultimatum — watch the disturbing video and never speak of it, or don’t. The widow of an innocent man, killed by the government, was told that the video proves her husband did not deserve to die. However, Sweet will now have to wait until the city decides to release the unedited version of the video to get closure—this would have been over a year.

In a statement to the press, the county stated that Daniel Shaver was complying with officers, crawling on his hands and knees and begged not to be shot, just before Brailsford opened fire.

“Please don’t shoot me,” Shaver is quoted in the police report.

However, last year, Brailsford’s attorney denied Shaver begged not to shoot him while at the same time thanking Superior Court Judge Sam Myers for not releasing the entire video.

On January 18, Brailsford, along with several other officers, responded to a call about a suspect with a rifle in a hotel room. The ‘rifle’ was nothing more than a pellet gun that was used in Shaver’s business of pest control, and Shaver was not in possession of the pellet gun when he was murdered in cold blood by officer Brailsford.

According to KTAR, Brailsford told investigators that Shaver was ordered to crawl toward officers with his hands on the ground, but the officer believed Shaver’s move forward was an attempt to get “a better firing position on us.”

The officer said he could no longer see Shaver’s right hand and worried that Shaver could have easily drawn on officers, who were just feet away in a hallway outside his room. However, none of the other officers fired, illustrating the lack of danger.

“So that’s when I assessed the threat. I fired my weapon, uh, five times,” Brailsford said, adding that it was terrifying the first time Shaver reached back.

Charging an officer with murder in Arizona is an exceptionally rare incident, which speaks to the severity of what must be shown on the body camera. It also means that this coward officer was in no danger when he decided to pull the trigger — 5 times.

Brailsford was fired from the department in March of 2016 for multiple policy violations not associated with the murder of Shaver. After he was fired, we learned that he should have never had a badge that night he killed an innocent man.

Aside from his unsatisfactory performance, records released by Mesa Police revealed that Brailsford was accused of beating three people a few months before he killed Shaver. He also etched “You’re Fucked” into his AR-15 police rifle — illustrating his disregard for human life.

Two children and a wife will now live the rest of their lives without their loving father because of the actions of this public servant. The one thing that could help get this family closure is to see the man who stole the life of their dad and husband put behind bars. Hopefully, this case ends differently than the countless cases before which ended with killer cops walking free for needlessly killing other human beings.

The Free Thought Project will continue to cover the trial as it unfolds next week.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-killed-unarmed-dad-begged-life-claims-showing-jury-body-cam-unfair/

Remember this case? No rioting or looting for Daniel Shaver of course, apparently only "blue" and "black lives matter".
Now we see that the cop has been rehired so that he can get pension (apparently lifetime pension $2500 per month) and is now "medically retired".
Criminal gangs look after their own...

Fired ex-Mesa police Officer Philip Brailsford rehired to help him get a public-safety pension

Philip "Mitch" Brailsford, a former Mesa police officer acquitted of killing an unarmed man in 2016, was temporarily rehired by the department so he could apply for a monthly pension, records show.

A Maricopa County jury found Brailsford not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of 26-year-old Daniel Shaver, who was unarmed and on his knees begging for his life when the officer shot him five times in the hallway of a Mesa hotel.

Brailsford was fired in March 2016. City and court records show he was briefly rehired by the Mesa Police Department in 2018 so he could apply for the pension, which totals more than $30,000 annually.

The shooting, which is the subject of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit filed by Shaver's family and a federal civil-rights investigation, received national attention after unedited footage depicting the minutes before the killing was released a year later.

Minutes from the Sept. 13, 2018, meeting of the MesaPublic Safety Personnel Retirement System show Brailsford was reinstated on Aug. 27 for 42 days.

During that time period, Brailsford applied for accidental disability.

An accidental disability is one that occurred while the employee was on the clock and permanently prevents the employee from doing his or her job. Both physical and mental conditions can qualify.

It's not known what incident Brailsford cited. Steven Wright, a spokesman for the city of Mesa, said he could not comment on the matter as it would violate medical privacy laws.  

In August 2018, Brailsford reached an agreement with Mesa that allowed him to be reinstated to an "unfunded budget position with no pay or duties," according to Wright.

The temporary reinstatement was primarily procedural, as officers need to be employed in order to file for disability.

Commander Ed Wessing, a Mesa police spokesman, clarified that Brailsford "was not in any way fulfilling a capacity as a police officer" during the 42-day period.

Brailsford first appeared before the board Sept. 13. His application was the only item on the agenda. All discussions pertaining to Brailsford's "disabling injury" and subsequent treatments were discussed in executive session.

The board told him he needed to receive an independent medical exam before it could make a decision, which is standard procedure.

He was approved for medical retirement on Oct. 8 in a unanimous vote.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/mesa/2019/07/10/mesa-police-officer-philip-brailsford-rehired-pension-daniel-shaver-shooting/1698540001/

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4530 on: July 14, 2019, 06:19:59 PM »
This cop was assigned to an "elite" "specialized" unit that investigated crimes against children and now he's accused of raping a 14 year old whose case he was investigating. How many more perverts like that serve on these "elite" units that investigate crimes against children? Incidents like this can make children victims of sexual assault think twice before contacting the police (and this cop is accused of doing this exact thing, dissuading the victim from testifying). Normally in such cases the police tries to name and shame the accused but it seems that when it's a cop involved the treatment is a bit different. In this case the Sheriff's Department did not announce the arrest initially and provided information after an inquiry by the LA Times.

L.A. County sheriff's sex crimes investigator arrested on suspicion of raping minor



A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy assigned to handle sensitive sex abuse crimes, often involving vulnerable minors, has been arrested on suspicion of raping a 14-year-old girl in a case he was investigating.

Neil Kimball was taken into custody Friday evening after a monthlong inquiry into the allegations by the sheriff's criminal internal investigation bureau. He was booked on suspicion of rape by force and preventing or dissuading a victim from testifying.

The 45-year-old investigator with the special victims unit met the girl during the “scope of his work,” a department spokeswoman said Monday.

Kimball was relieved of duty with pay and was booked at the Los Angeles County Inmate Reception Center shortly after 11 p.m. Friday. His bail is set at $2 million.

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-deputy-svu-rape-20181119-story.html

https://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-deputy-charged-20181121-story.html

Remember this case?

Molesting a 15 year old girl who was already the victim of sexual abuse and thought she would get help by going to the police... He is expected to get just 3 years in prison...

LASD Sex Crimes Detective Pleads Guilty to Molesting Teen Whose Sex Assault Case He Was Investigating

A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective pleaded guilty to child molestation involving a teenager whose sexual assault case he was investigating, authorities said Wednesday.

Neil David Kimball, 46, of Agoura, pleaded guilty to a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office said.

The former detective was initially charged with forcible rape against a minor 14 years or older while the victim was tied or bound, as well as witness intimidation by threat of force, the DA said.

While working as a detective with the Special Victims Bureau for sex crimes in 2017, he met with a 15-year-old when she reported being a victim of sexual assault.

Kimball’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 8, 2019, at a Ventura court. He is expected to be sentenced to three years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement.

https://ktla.com/2019/07/10/l-a-county-sheriffs-sex-crimes-detective-pleads-guilty-to-molesting-teen-whose-sexual-assault-case-he-was-investigating

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4531 on: July 14, 2019, 06:23:10 PM »
Remember this case?

Molesting a 15 year old girl who was already the victim of sexual abuse and thought she would get help by going to the police... He is expected to get just 3 years in prison...

LASD Sex Crimes Detective Pleads Guilty to Molesting Teen Whose Sex Assault Case He Was Investigating

A former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective pleaded guilty to child molestation involving a teenager whose sexual assault case he was investigating, authorities said Wednesday.

Neil David Kimball, 46, of Agoura, pleaded guilty to a lewd act with a child and unlawful sexual intercourse, the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office said.

The former detective was initially charged with forcible rape against a minor 14 years or older while the victim was tied or bound, as well as witness intimidation by threat of force, the DA said.

While working as a detective with the Special Victims Bureau for sex crimes in 2017, he met with a 15-year-old when she reported being a victim of sexual assault.

Kimball’s sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 8, 2019, at a Ventura court. He is expected to be sentenced to three years in prison under the terms of a plea agreement.

https://ktla.com/2019/07/10/l-a-county-sheriffs-sex-crimes-detective-pleads-guilty-to-molesting-teen-whose-sexual-assault-case-he-was-investigating
Didn't a female teacher just get 20 years?
Liar!!!!Filt!!!!

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4532 on: July 14, 2019, 06:31:47 PM »
Didn't a female teacher just get 20 years?

Yes, one of the few females to get a sentence that somewhat resembles what men get in similar cases. Most of the times the female teachers get very little if any prison time.

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« Reply #4533 on: July 14, 2019, 06:35:22 PM »
Yes, one of the few females to get a sentence that somewhat resembles what men get in similar cases. Most of the times the female teachers get very little if any prison time.
How does this cop only get 3?
Wait a minute, LA county.... ::)
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« Reply #4534 on: July 15, 2019, 11:55:46 AM »
But of course they are allowed to investigate themselves so they can then clear themselves of any wrongdoing.
Ironically, the syndicate responsible for the "internal investigations" is called "Professional Standards Bureau".

Kansas chief concerned about police shooting investigations

A Kansas police chief testified in a newly released deposition that he was so concerned about the fairness of internal department probes of police shootings in Wichita that he removed the high-ranking officers overseeing them and detectives conducting them.

Wichita Police Chief Gordon Ramsay acknowledged investigators asked leading questions that could have prompted police officers to claim the shootings were in self-defense. He also testified that detectives working on the internal probes got involved in the related criminal investigations and were “potentially contaminating” those investigations.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/kansas-chief-concerned-about-police-shooting-investigations/2019/07/11

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« Reply #4535 on: July 21, 2019, 10:03:19 PM »
I wanted the 10,000th post to be something remotely funny or in reply to a WYHI thread but, alas, this came up.
Once again, we are dealing with organized criminal gangs. Initially this gang member was facing 40 years in prison for attacking, kidnapping and robbing innocent people but instead he now faces a possible sentence of just 30 to 37 months (months, not years)... Meanwhile ordinary people serve more time than that for less severe and less violent crimes..

'Everything we do is illegal': 7th Paterson cop arrested in FBI police corruption probe

Police Officer Frank Toledo pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in illegal traffic stops and shakedowns, making him the seventh city cop arrested in an ongoing FBI corruption probe.

Standing in federal court in Newark, Toledo admitted joining with other rogue cops in a conspiracy that allegedly started in late 2016 and continued until 2018. He also admitted beating people he arrested in at least two instances. During his plea, Toledo said he sent a text message to another cop in which he said, “Everything we do is illegal.”

As part of the probe, five officers were arrested in 2018 and a sixth earlier this year.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2019/07/16/paterson-feds-nab-7th-cop-police-corruption-probe/1744294001/

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Re: Police State - Official Thread
« Reply #4536 on: July 25, 2019, 08:54:55 AM »
Crazy


I wanted the 10,000th post to be something remotely funny or in reply to a WYHI thread but, alas, this came up.
Once again, we are dealing with organized criminal gangs. Initially this gang member was facing 40 years in prison for attacking, kidnapping and robbing innocent people but instead he now faces a possible sentence of just 30 to 37 months (months, not years)... Meanwhile ordinary people serve more time than that for less severe and less violent crimes..

'Everything we do is illegal': 7th Paterson cop arrested in FBI police corruption probe

Police Officer Frank Toledo pleaded guilty on Tuesday to participating in illegal traffic stops and shakedowns, making him the seventh city cop arrested in an ongoing FBI corruption probe.

Standing in federal court in Newark, Toledo admitted joining with other rogue cops in a conspiracy that allegedly started in late 2016 and continued until 2018. He also admitted beating people he arrested in at least two instances. During his plea, Toledo said he sent a text message to another cop in which he said, “Everything we do is illegal.”

As part of the probe, five officers were arrested in 2018 and a sixth earlier this year.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/paterson-press/2019/07/16/paterson-feds-nab-7th-cop-police-corruption-probe/1744294001/

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« Reply #4537 on: August 06, 2019, 04:19:10 PM »
Once again, the sentence is a joke.

Former Sheriff of Philadelphia Sentenced to Prison

The former Sheriff of Philadelphia John Green, 72, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to serve five years in prison followed by one year of supervised release, and ordered to forfeit $76,581 by U.S. District Judge Wendy Beetlestone of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

John Green was convicted of conspiring to defraud the citizens of Philadelphia of his honest services as Sheriff of Philadelphia by receiving and accepting a stream of hidden personal benefits from co-defendant James Davis in exchange for giving Davis millions of dollars of business at the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office.  From 2002 to 2011, Green accepted hidden bribes and kickbacks from his co-defendant Davis totaling over $675,000.  The bribes and kickbacks that Davis gave to Green included:

(1) a move-in ready home in Philadelphia for Green and his new wife in 2003, with rent-free living and then Green’s purchase of the home at a discount;
(2) employment of Green’s new wife as a subcontractor when she started a new business in 2004, paying her over $89,000, and being the primary and at times sole employer of Green’s wife;
(3) facilitation of over $65,000 in hidden campaign contributions to Green’s 2007 re-election campaign through others;
(4) payment of over $148,000 in advertising for Green’s 2007 re-election campaign and falsely reporting the payments on the campaign finance reports; and
(5) over $320,000 in payments to Green to assist him with the purchase of his retirement home in Florida in 2010.  In exchange, Green gave his co-defendant Davis over $35 million of business at the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office in the sale of homes at sheriff’s sales.  

“Sheriff Green sold the business of his office for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks,” said Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.  “Today’s sentence holds him accountable for his near-decade-long betrayal of the public trust.”

“Public officials hold office to serve the public good, not to line their own pockets” said U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.  “When public servants abuse their authority and flout the rule of law, they disgrace themselves and the offices they hold.  That is what Green did here and he is now paying the price.  Every public official should be on notice after today’s sentence: federal law enforcement is watching and we will hold you accountable to the law and to the public that you are supposed to serve.”

“This type of corruption erodes the faith of citizens in the city's ability to function and causes people to question the honesty, integrity and efficiency of how the city is run,” said City of Philadelphia Inspector General Amy L. Kurland.  “This case was especially significant to the city and this sentence sends a strong message that we will not tolerate employees or officials using their positions to enhance their own wealth at the taxpayers’ expense.”

Green left office at the end of 2010, over one year before the expiration of his term, after the City of Philadelphia, Office of the Controller had issued an audit report in October 2010 expressing concern about potential irregularities with respect to the funds held by the Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office relating to Sheriff’s sales.  The Controller’s Office hired Deloitte Financial Advisory Services, which conducted a forensic investigation of the Sheriff’s Office.  Deloitte issued a report in October 2011 that revealed the extent of the hidden business that Green had given to co-defendant Davis.  Deloitte provided its findings to the government.  Green pleaded guilty in April 2019.

The case was investigated by the FBI, IRS Criminal Investigation, and the City of Philadelphia Office of Inspector General.  Trial Attorney Jennifer A. Clarke of the Criminal Division’s Public Integrity Section and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Sarah L. Grieb and Christopher Diviny of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania prosecuted the case.

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/former-sheriff-philadelphia-sentenced-prison

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« Reply #4538 on: August 06, 2019, 05:11:18 PM »
Notice how once again the cops try to downplay their abuse through creative use of language and of course trying to discredit the person they abused.

Phoenix Police Suspended Officer Involved in Unwarranted Body Cavity Search

The Phoenix Police Department suspended an officer who performed an unwarranted body cavity search on a 37-year-old black mother in violation of department policy, according to a press statement.

The police narrative did not name the female officer who conducted the search, reveal the length of the suspension (which began in February), or say whether the officer was paid during her disciplinary period. It did not use the phrase "body cavity search," opting instead for "thorough search."

The statement also failed to answer accusations that officers orchestrated a cover-up of the alleged sexual assault of Erica Reynolds, the details of which are outlined in a notice of claim filed Monday.

The situation began on December 26, when Phoenix police surveilled Reynolds meeting with Charles Riggins, the suspected leader of a criminal drug ring. After the meeting, officers pulled Reynolds over and claimed to smell marijuana in her car.

They searched her vehicle, patted her down, and brought out a drug-sniffing dog. None of those procedures turned up any drugs. Still, the officers took her to a substation where they asked her to strip naked and bend over, her claim states. A female cop used her fingers to probe Reynolds' anus and vagina.

https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/phoenix-officer-suspended-over-cavity-search-11318316

Let's see if this "police veteran" will face charges for violent sexual assault.

Phoenix officer's body-cavity search was 'inappropriate,' investigation finds

Phoenix Officer Timaree Murphy, a 20-year police veteran, acted inappropriately when she conducted a body-cavity search on a woman without her consent or a warrant, according to a Feb. 25 internal affairs report.

The Arizona Republic acquired the report through a public records request. It determined Murphy in her actions violated a policy classified as "the inappropriate use of police powers, authority, and privileges."

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2019/07/31/phoenix-police-officer-timaree-murphy-body-cavity-search-suspect-inappropriate-investigation-finds/1873153001/

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« Reply #4539 on: August 06, 2019, 05:21:04 PM »
These are the "highly trained" officers who are "qualified" to handle firearms, unlike the "ordinary" people whose rights are slowly eroding. The cop wanted to shoot at the dog, but the bullets only grazed the dog and instead the cop killed the poor woman.

Arlington officer accidentally kills woman while shooting at running dog, police say

An Arlington police officer on Thursday fatally shot a woman who was lying in grass as he fired upon a running, barking dog near her, the police department said.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/crime/article233429077.html


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« Reply #4540 on: August 06, 2019, 05:27:50 PM »
So this "Assistant Chief" and his family get no prison time for helping their rapist son flee to Mexico. The son was eventually captured and convicted to 35 years to life for rape.
Ordinary people get arrested and go to prison for helping criminals or "aiding and abetting", even if the criminals are their family members. But maybe cops and their families are subject to different/lower standards.

Former CHP leader and wife spared jail after helping rapist son flee to Mexico

A former California Highway Patrol assistant chief and his estranged wife were sentenced to six months of probation for their role in helping their son escape to Mexico during his rape trial in 2012.

Retired Fresno County Judge John Gallagher issued the sentence Friday, ending more than five years of legal drama for the Kyle Scarber, his wife Gail Scarber and their daughter Crystal Reynoso.

All were implicated in helping Spencer Scarber flee to Acapulco.

https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/crime/article233016537.html

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« Reply #4541 on: August 06, 2019, 05:35:04 PM »
Another joke sentence...
45 days in prison for battery of a person older than 65 and false imprisonment is apparently a harsh sentence if you are a cop.. Meanwhile, ordinary people who barely touch a cop get years in prison, that is if they are alive an in one piece.

Miami officer gets 45 days in jail for tossing nurse to ground in fight over niece

A fired Miami cop, convicted last month of battering a nursing supervisor at Jackson Memorial Hospital, was sentenced to 45 days in jail Friday despite pleas from friends and family who said the officer was kind and often went out of his way to help others.

Bohnenblust, 51, was convicted of battery of someone over 65 and false imprisonment by a jury in June for a May 2018 confrontation with JMH nursing supervisor James Nicholson, 66, at the hospital. Surveillance video caught Bohnenblust grabbing Johnson by the shoulders and slamming him to the ground at the hospital’s behavioral health unit during a discussion about Bohnenblust’s niece.

The officer’s niece had been released from the hospital, but returned the next day with her father, who was upset when Nicholson refused to re-admit her. So, her father called Bohnenblust who arrived in uniform and demanded that his niece be re-admitted before walking to the side with Nicholson and grabbing him by the back of his jacket. Bohnenblust at first told Nicholson he was under arrest and called for backup.

Nicholson, a nurse for 29 years who was only two months shy of retirement, was not arrested and Bohnenblust was arrested after the video surfaced.

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article233174611.html

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« Reply #4542 on: August 07, 2019, 01:15:45 PM »
Pentagon testing mass surveillance balloons across the US

The US military is conducting wide-area surveillance tests across six midwest states using experimental high-altitude balloons, documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reveal.

Up to 25 unmanned solar-powered balloons are being launched from rural South Dakota and drifting 250 miles through an area spanning portions of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Missouri, before concluding in central Illinois.

Travelling in the stratosphere at altitudes of up to 65,000ft, the balloons are intended to “provide a persistent surveillance system to locate and deter narcotic trafficking and homeland security threats”, according to a filing made on behalf of the Sierra Nevada Corporation, an aerospace and defence company.

The balloons are carrying hi-tech radars designed to simultaneously track many individual vehicles day or night, through any kind of weather. The tests, which have not previously been reported, received an FCC license to operate from mid-July until September, following similar flights licensed last year.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/aug/02/pentagon-balloons-surveillance-midwest

https://apps.fcc.gov/els/GetAtt.html?id=233815&x=.

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« Reply #4543 on: August 07, 2019, 03:08:27 PM »
3 years paid vacation... Is this why cop unions are fighting to keep the records of cops sealed?

LA County Deputy Found To Be Getting Salary, Benefits While Not Working Since 2016

A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy arrested during a disturbance call in East Los Angeles last week was found to be receiving his pay and benefits, even though he hasn’t been working since 2016.

Antonio Ramirez, 45, was arrested on July 29 after a 911 call reported an intoxicated man throwing items inside a garage, according to a statement released by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Friday. Deputies identified Ramirez as an off-duty deputy.

The statement said the 911 caller asked that Ramirez be removed from the location, but when deputies tried to detain him, “an altercation ensued” and they had to use force to restrain him.

Felony charges were subsequently filed July 31 against Ramirez, according to the sheriff’s department. Ramirez is being held on $225,000 bail and is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Aug. 13, according to the Los Angeles County sheriff’s online inmate information database.

Sheriff’s officials say further inquiry showed a prior arrest on July 12, 2016, during which time he was on approved unpaid leave. Immediately following that arrest, sheriff’s officials say a decision was made by Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s administration to put Ramirez on paid administrative leave.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/08/05/los-angeles-county-sheriffs-deputy-unpaid-leave-getting-salary-2016-arrest/

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« Reply #4544 on: August 07, 2019, 06:39:18 PM »
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« Reply #4545 on: August 08, 2019, 03:19:30 PM »
Of course the cop lied when the incident occurred but people still think "why would a cop lie"? The cop's attorney said that the charges are “vindictive” and said it was “overkill” and “not a good season to be a police officer. “ Those poor criminal cops.. Let's see if he gets a lengthy prison sentence and if he is treated in the same way he treated his victim.
Naturally if it wasn't for the video, the criminal would've probably gotten away with this, as his word would be more than enough for his fellow gang members to justify the crime.

Homestead Police Officer Arrested, Accused Of Shoving Handcuffed Suspect Into Wall

A Homestead police officer has been charged after he reportedly used excessive force on a suspect who was in handcuffs. Officer Lester Brown pushed the handcuffed man into a wall, which caused a bloody facial injury, according to police. The incident happened in December 2018 at the Homestead substation and was captured on internal surveillance video.
Brown said in his police report that the suspect fell because of a struggle between them.
“Our investigation of this incident and our review of the police surveillance video contradicts, in our view, it contradicts the official representation by Officer Brown of allegedly the facts of what happened that night,” Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said.

https://miami.cbslocal.com/2019/08/07/homestead-police-officer-arrested-accused-of-shoving-handcuffed-suspect-into-wall/


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« Reply #4546 on: August 08, 2019, 03:41:29 PM »
A homeowner is trying to defend his life and property inside his house. Even that is apparently not allowed in police state USA though, so a cop shot him through the front window..
Now an ordinary criminal or tresspasser or burglar would have faced charges. But we are not talking about "ordinary" criminals, this is the uniformed criminal division we're dealing with here.
"We investigated ourselves and cleared ourselves of any wrongdoing".

SC deputy cleared by internal affairs after shooting homeowner through front window

Greenville County Sheriff's Office investigators have determined a deputy acted according to policy when he shot a 62-year-old man through a front window of his Simpsonville home.

The Sheriff's Office's Officer of Professional Standards conducted an internal investigation to see if Deputy Kevin Azzara violated any written policies during the incident. The investigation concluded and found that no agency policies were violated, spokesman Lt. Ryan Flood told The Greenville News Wednesday.

Azzara responded to an alarm call on Eastcrest Drive in Simpsonville June 14. After approaching the front door, he saw a man inside, later identified as the homeowner, armed with a handgun. According to the Sheriff's Office, the man pointed the gun at Azzara, at which point Azzara fired his weapon into the home.

Azzara struck homeowner Dick Tench twice, once in the pelvis and once in the aortic artery.

Initial statements from the Sheriff's Office claimed Tench opened the front door and pointed a gun at Azzara before Azzara fired shots.  An edited video presentation of body camera footage the Sheriff's Office shared 45 days later showed that Tench never opened the door.

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/south-carolina/2019/08/07/sc-deputy-cleared-internal-affairs-after-shooting-homeowner/1944593001/

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« Reply #4547 on: August 09, 2019, 06:59:52 PM »
Cop near me busted for child porn in port Chester

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« Reply #4548 on: August 13, 2019, 10:58:14 AM »
Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 California lawmakers for criminals, says ACLU

California Assemblyman Phil Ting has never been arrested, but he was recently mistaken for a criminal.

He’s not surprised.

Ting (D-San Francisco), who authored a bill to ban facial recognition software from being used on police body cameras, was one of 26 California legislators who was incorrectly matched with a mug shot in a recent test of a common face-scanning program by the American Civil Liberties Union.

About 1 in 5 legislators was erroneously matched to a person who had been arrested when the ACLU used the software to screen their pictures against a database of 25,000 publicly available booking photos. Last year, in a similar experiment done with photos of members of Congress, the software erroneously matched 28 federal legislators with mug shots.

The results highlight what Ting and others said is proof that facial recognition software is unreliable. They want California law enforcement banned from using it with the cameras they wear while on duty.

“The software clearly is not ready for use in a law enforcement capacity,” Ting said. “These mistakes, we can kind of chuckle at it, but if you get arrested and it’s on your record, it can be hard to get housing, get a job. It has real impacts.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-12/facial-recognition-software-mistook-1-in-5-california-lawmakers-for-criminals-says-aclu

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« Reply #4549 on: August 13, 2019, 06:19:11 PM »
Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 California lawmakers for criminals, says ACLU

California Assemblyman Phil Ting has never been arrested, but he was recently mistaken for a criminal.

He’s not surprised.

Ting (D-San Francisco), who authored a bill to ban facial recognition software from being used on police body cameras, was one of 26 California legislators who was incorrectly matched with a mug shot in a recent test of a common face-scanning program by the American Civil Liberties Union.

About 1 in 5 legislators was erroneously matched to a person who had been arrested when the ACLU used the software to screen their pictures against a database of 25,000 publicly available booking photos. Last year, in a similar experiment done with photos of members of Congress, the software erroneously matched 28 federal legislators with mug shots.

The results highlight what Ting and others said is proof that facial recognition software is unreliable. They want California law enforcement banned from using it with the cameras they wear while on duty.

“The software clearly is not ready for use in a law enforcement capacity,” Ting said. “These mistakes, we can kind of chuckle at it, but if you get arrested and it’s on your record, it can be hard to get housing, get a job. It has real impacts.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-12/facial-recognition-software-mistook-1-in-5-california-lawmakers-for-criminals-says-aclu
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