“DUVAL COUNTY, Fla. —
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has arrested one of its own after investigators say she was helping her son escape.
Betty Maynor Pearson, 42, was arrested Wednesday night on a felony charge of aiding escape.
She’s a 15-year veteran of JSO. She started off as a corrections officer in 2000 and worked her way up.
Investigators say she was actively helping her son, Antoine Pearson Jr., elude arrest. Antoine Pearson Jr. has a warrant out for his arrest for trafficking cocaine.
Undersheriff Pat Ivey said Betty Pearson had conversations with her son, advising him to not drive a specific car police were looking for. He said that one point Antoine Person Jr. told her he was hiding, and that she needed to come and get him, to which she responded “OK.”
Excerpted from ActionNewsJax.com here: http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/news/local/jso-announces-arrest-officer/nnXgD/
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“Here are some facts about the heroes in blue
“The sampling of current officers was comprised of 2,698 fulltime officers from twenty-one different states. A total 1,116 of the 2,657 officers asked to complete a confidential questionnaire, did so. This equates to a response rate of 42 percent. An additional forty-one officers provided confidential interviews. The following facts were revealed.
- In response to “Please describe the first time you witnessed misconduct by another employee but took no action,” 46 percent (532) advised they had witnessed misconduct by another employee, but concealed what they knew.
- In response to the question “At the time of the incident occurred, what did you think would happen if you revealed what had taken place?” the five reasons listed most often were: I would be ostracized (177 times); the officer who committed the misconduct would be disciplined or fired (88 times); I would be fired from my job (73 times); I would be “blackballed” (59 times); the administration would not do anything even if I reported it. (54 times)
- 73 percent of the individuals pressuring officers to keep quiet about the misconduct were leaders.
- Eight percent (40) of the 509 officers who admitted to intentionally withholding the information about officer misconduct were upper administrators. The upper administrators of the average American police department comprises only five percent of the agency.
- Of the 532 who confessed they had participated in the Code of Silence, 252 were pressured to keep quiet by the officer(s) who committed the misconduct and 118 felt pressure from uninvolved officers. The remaining 162 officers advised they covered up the incident even though they were not pressured.
- Excessive use of force was the most frequent situation over which the Code of Silence occurs, with 217 were excessive use of force