“Spring Hill, Florida — The Hernando County Sheriff’s Office says a patrol deputy has been arrested for battery and false imprisonment after alleged inappropriate conduct with a traffic accident victim.
Deputy William Martinez was reportedly backing up the Florida Highway Patrol during a single vehicle accident on Deltona Blvd. and Founder Road on Jan. 23 when the incident happened.
According to witness statements, once the FHP trooper completed the accident investigation, Deputy Martinez gave the accident victim a ride home.
The victim went to the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office the next day and claimed inappropriate conduct and contact with Deputy Martinez occurred during her ride home.
The sheriff’s office says Deputy Martinez originally denied any type of inappropriate conduct and/or contact.
The victim reportedly submitted physical evidence to authorities, however, that proves the deputy was lying about the encounter.”
In annual reviews, Martinez consistently met or exceeded standards and was praised for his performance.
His most recent review praised Martinez for teaming up with other patrol squad deputies to pursue wanted subjects. Martinez could be counted on as a supervisor, and acted as a mentor to younger officers, the report stated.
Martinez was named deputy of the year in 2002, and has received the medal of valor.
Among the many accolades include saving two lost hikers in the Chassahowitzka Wildlife Management Area, according to a letter from the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation commission. (1)
Meghan Sherron said it was routine for her to leave for work while her longtime, live-in boyfriend would take him to daycare. But last Friday, Marrone called her at work to inform her that her son’s genitals were swollen.
She had Marrone come to her work so she could see what he was talking about and found that her son’s genitals were swollen to the size of a softball. She also noticed burn marks to his thigh, buttocks and chest.
“When I saw the marks on his behind, I thought, that looks like my blow dryer,” she said. When she asked Marrone what the hell happened to her kid’s junk, he went through several different stories including; he woke up and found him that way, he blacked out and doesn’t remember, and that he simply snapped.
The boy was rushed to Tampa General Hospital where doctors would find the boy was suffering from second-degree burns. They called the Department of Children and Families who also notified police.”
This guy is a special kind of sick and it goes to show the mentality of the people who occupy these positions. Ask yourself this question : What was it that drew him to law enforcement in the first place and specifically to being a corrections officer?
The type of personality that enjoys power and control is the same type of personality that is drawn to law enforcement.
According to the purple berets, a California women’s advocacy group,
“Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population, it’s estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families”
It is a dangerous mix to take a type of personality that is more prone to abuse and put that person in a position of power.
Hernando county has a long history of Deputies being arrested for abusing their position and power and being outright liars, victimizers and thieves.
Nothing will change though until all of the current, long time deputies are replaced and the culture of corruption comes to an end.
” A Tampa Bay Times investigation has found that Tampa police are targeting poor, black neighborhoods with obscure subsections of a Florida statute that outlaws things most people have tried on a bike, like riding with no light or carrying a friend on the handlebars.
Officers use these minor violations as an excuse to stop, question and search almost anyone on wheels. The department doesn’t just condone these stops, it encourages them, pushing officers who patrol high-crime neighborhoods to do as many as possible.
There was the 56-year-old man who rode his bike through a stop sign while pulling a lawnmower. Police handcuffed him while verifying he had, indeed, borrowed the mower from a friend.
There was the 54-year-old man whose bike was confiscated because he couldn’t produce a receipt to prove it was his.
One woman was walking her bike home after cooking for an elderly neighbor. She said she was balancing a plate of fish and grits in one hand when an officer flagged her down and issued her a $51 ticket for not having a light. With late fees, it has since ballooned to $90. She doesn’t have the money to pay.
The Times analyzed more than 10,000 bicycle tickets Tampa police issued in the past dozen years. The newspaper found that even though blacks make up about a quarter of the city’s population, they received 79 percent of the bike tickets.
Some riders have been stopped more than a dozen times through the years, and issued as many as 17 tickets. Some have been ticketed three times in one day.
It’s possible blacks in some areas use bicycles more than whites. But that’s not what’s driving the disparity.
Police are targeting certain high-crime neighborhoods and nitpicking cyclists as a way to curb crime. They hope they will catch someone with a stolen bike or with drugs or that they will scare thieves away.”
The past couple of weeks have not been easy for Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.
Five of his deputies have been arrested and four of them are out of a job.
“Sometimes I could bite a nail in two I’m so angry,” Nienhuis said. “Disappointed because these individuals took an oath.”
According to investigators, Deputy William Martinez was involved in a sexual act with a woman in his patrol car. He was arrested for battery and false imprisonment and then fired.
The Martinez case is the most recent. Earlier this month, Detention Deputy Cody Marrone was arrested for burning a little boy with a hair dryer. In late December, two deputies were arrested for theft and another deputy was busted for DUI.
“We do hire people here and our people make mistakes and some of them may get through that have character flaws,” the sheriff said.
While you slept your public servants became your masters. I will start by using a word I truly hate ; “Lawmakers.” You, us , the whole country, has been hijacked by statutes that are incredibly oppressive to a free people. I will start by posting statutes and I will leave it up to the readers to decide what use or why these statutes even exist. They are in direct conflict with the bill of rights, the supreme law of our society . I began to question this when I was told by a Hernando county police officer, deputy that “you don’t have a 4th amendment right anymore .”
I will now post my first statute and I will appreciate any in put to why such an oppressive piece of legislation is allowed to exist. We are the lawmakers, they elected and exist to serve us, not us them. Please offer only insight not hate filled emotion I would like to actually accomplish something here. Think of it as the peoples think tank. You will need to read the bill of rights they are not hard to understand. Here is an easy reading version: http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/BillOfRights.html. Now here is the first statute that we’ll examine and it is a beauty.
Florida 2014 statutes
843.02 Resisting officer without violence to his or her person.—Whoever shall resist, obstruct, or oppose any officer as defined in s. 943.10(1), (2), (3), (6), (7), (8), or (9); member of the Florida Commission on Offender Review or any administrative aide or supervisor employed by the commission; county probation officer; parole and probation supervisor; personnel or representative of the Department of Law Enforcement; or other person legally authorized to execute process in the execution of legal process or in the lawful execution of any legal duty, without offering or doing violence to the person of the officer, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
If you read the body of this statute you will notice that the language is unnecessarily vague. Simply to” oppose ” an officer of the state can result in you being imprisoned for up to a year . Oppose is a very broad term and almost any action or thought that is not in agreement with an officer could be construed as “Opposing.”
Synonyms:oppose, fight, combat, resist, contest Theseverbsmean to try to thwart or defeatsomeone or prevent or nullifysomething.Opposehasthewidestapplication:opposedthebuilding of a nuclearpowerplant.“Theidea is inconsistentwithourconstitutionaltheoryandhasbeenstubbornlyopposed…sincetheearlydays of theRepublic”(E.B.White). Fightandcombatsuggestvigorandaggressiveness:“All my life I havefoughtagainstprejudiceandintolerance”(Harry S. Truman).“Wearenotafraid… to tolerateanyerror so long as reason is leftfree to combatit”(ThomasJefferson).
To resist is to strive to fendoff or offsettheactions,effects, or forceof:“Pardonwasfreelyextended to allwhohadresistedtheinvasion”(John R. Green).
To contest is to callsomethingintoquestionandtake an activestandagainstit:contestedherneighbor’sclaims to herproperty in court.
So by merely asking “am I under arrest will buy you a trip to jail.” So I ask you to define this language and get back with me and let me know is this the language of a free people ?
Thank You and lets drink some coffee we have a lot of work to do if we are to remain a free people.