Shootings by L.A. cops have doubled this year

“Shootings involving Los Angeles Police Department officers have doubled this year, a statistic that the new head of the agency’s civilian oversight board said Tuesday was alarming.

So far this year, there have been 45 officer-involved shootings in Los Angeles, compared to 23 through the same time period last year, said Matthew Johnson, president of the Los Angeles Police Commission.

Nineteen of this year’s shootings have been fatal, compared to 18 last year and 14 the year before. In 2012, there were 17 fatal officer-involved shootings, and 26 in 2011.”

“Johnson’s comments come as a report by KPCC found that officers in departments throughout sprawling Los Angeles County, including the LAPD, shot at least 375 people, 187 fatally, between 2010 and 2014.

Of the 148 people shot after they dropped their hands out of sight or ‘reached for’ their waistbands, 47 turned out to be unarmed, according to the report, based on district attorney records, other public documents and interviews.

In all, 97 unarmed people were shot. Black people were shot at triple the rate of whites and Latinos.

Of 279 people shot because police said they had ignored their commands, 120 showed signs of mental illness or impairment from drugs or alcohol, the report said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell told KPCC that while troubling, his agency’s shootings involving unarmed people were unavoidable.”


What a joke

Was it unavoidable when they gunned down a 12 Yr. old with a toy gun?

Was it unavoidable when they shot up a 72 Yr. old Asian woman and her daughter while searching for Chris Dorner simply because they were in a pick up?

They are a bunch of despicable cowards

Every time they fear for their life they shoot someone

Whether that person is armed or not

Problem here is that cowards ALWAYS fear for their lives

War on cops?

Doesn’t sound like it

This sounds more like a war on the people

Drug dealers, child molesters and more: New York heroes in blue hard at work in Watervliet P.D.

“WATERVLIET, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The police chief has confirmed the home of a Watervliet officer was recently searched by the Albany County District Attorney’s Office.

The investigation comes after the arrest of two other Watervliet officers. The first was busted in a drug raid. The other admitted to sexual relationships with high school students while he worked as a school resource officer.

The latest investigation involves a sergeant with more than two decades on the job. He has not been arrested or charged with anything, but after two notable arrests, it’s another blow to the image of the department.”

“The DA’s office would not say what they were searching for or what the case is about, but sources close to the case said the investigation has to do with the recent case of former police officer Joshua Spratt. Spratt recently accepted a deal with prosecutors after admitting to having sex with teenage students while he worked as a Watervliet High School resource officer.

In addition, now-former Watervliet Officer Nicholas Pontore is facing charges for his alleged involvement in a gang-run drug ring.

The rest here:

Just remember folks, one important thing

It’s only a few bad apples

Although here in N.Y they seem to be falling from the trees by the bushel

And in Florida, Texas, California and states all across the country

So many in fact that it seems hard to believe the old “Few bad apples” line

If it is only just a few

I should be running out of stories shortly




I know, not very likely

2 Florida heroes in blue arrested after massive tax fraud scheme

“TAMPA — More than a year after a federal investigation began into the activities of a former Tampa police detective and his wife, a former police sergeant, the couple have been indicted on federal charges including identity theft, money laundering and theft of government property.

Eric and LaJoyce Houston turned themselves in to U.S. Marshals on Wednesday morning. They appeared in federal court later in the day to face the charges in a 24-page indictment, which details what authorities say is a conspiracy that included using police databases in tax refund fraud as far back as 2010. Federal authorities said more than 4,000 people whose information Eric Houston ran through a police database later had fake tax refunds filed in their name. The pair’s illegal proceeds totaled nearly a quarter of a million dollars, investigators said.”

From TBO here:

Who ever would have guessed?

A few more ” Bad apples”

Funny it seems that the bad apples are spoiling the bushel

You can’t go online these days without finding dozens of mis-deeds done by these rarefied “Few bad apples”

Every day that I post articles here I pass on 20 and only post 1

That is every day

Taking account the fact that there are only 800,00 L.E. personnel

It seems there might be a problem

Go to the google news section

Google “Police rape”

Google “Deputy child porn”

Google “Deputy beating”

Go ahead and try it, it’s a fun game and lots of results pop up

Then substitute the word baker

Wow! Nothing comes up

Seems that Bakers get arrested a lot less then cops do for the above

It is time to strip away the default “Hero” status that cops have

A uniform does not give you character

Any more than a badge gives you courage

It is time for we the people

The citizens that they are sworn to protect and serve

To say enough is enough

Here are Nine reports of police misconduct reported for Saturday, October 31 through Monday, November 2, 2015

  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was suspended and arrested for pointing his gun at a man in an off-duty incident.
  • Los Angeles County, California: A deputy pled not guilty to assault and battery against a bartender for a 2014 bar fight.
  • Update: Ramsey County, Minnesota (First reported 07-10-15): A retired deputy pled guilty to selling merchandise to a pawn shop that had been criminal evidence he stole while he was still employed by the County. He was sentenced to 30 days in jail and ordered to pay restitution.
  • New York, New York: The City settled a lawsuit with a deaf and mute woman who was wrongly arrested for $750,000. The officer failed to report her need for a translator.
  • Lafayette Parish, Louisiana: A deputy was arrested for smuggling drugs into the jail.
  • Mercer County, New Jersey: An officer was suspended and charged for accessing a law enforcement database and sharing mugshot of suspect shot by officers.
  • Columbus, Mississippi: An officer was fired and two others were suspended for their roles in the fatal shooting of Ricky Ball in October.
  • Glendale, California: An officer was arrested for drunkenly assaulting officers in Burbank.
  • The rest here from the CATO institute :

Another lying cop in Florida caught: Sergeant gives false testimony about man being tased with his hands up

“Sgt. Jason Shipley, 42, was let go Oct. 16 after 14 years with the Zephyrhills Police Department. The officer he was supervising, Tim Claussen, was terminated Sept. 30.

The Taser incident took place Sept. 9. According to police, Shipley arrived at a home on 20th Street to back up Claussen, who was investigating a retail theft. Shipley pulled up as Claussen was talking to the man the officer believed was linked to the theft, Lester Brown.

Brown, according to reports, opened the door a crack to talk to Claussen. The officer forced the door open and ordered Brown outside, but he didn’t move.

Claussen pointed his Taser at Brown and threatened to shock him if he didn’t come out of his house. Brown stood still just inside the doorway of his house, his hands out in front of him with his palms up. The confrontation was recorded by the digital camera in Claussen’s Taser.

“Come outside now, or you’re about to get tased,” Claussen said.

That’s when Claussen fired the electroshock weapon. Brown retreated and fell on his kitchen floor. The officers arrested Brown on charges of misdemeanor retail theft and resisting arrest without violence. Claussen wrote in his report that he found $112.97 worth of stolen merchandise inside Brown’s home.

Those charges were later dropped by the Pinellas-Pasco State Attorney’s Office at the urging of the Zephyrhills Police Department after they investigated Claussen and Shipley.

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

After the incident, police said, Claussen wrote in his report that he couldn’t see Brown’s hands. Shipley signed off on that report. Shipley’s supervisor noticed the discrepancy between Claussen’s report and the Taser footage and started an investigation into both officers. That inquiry revealed new details about why the officers were fired.

Detective Sgt. Reginald Roberts wrote that Claussen had “no authority or exigent circumstances to enter or force Lester Brown to exit his private residence” and that “Lester Brown passively resisted an unlawful order and there should have been no physical force used in this incident.”

The rest here with video:

Florida certainly has more than its share of scumbag cops

Their first instinct is to lie and try to make their narrative fit the story

Usually because they are either abusing someone or doing something unethical

That hero in blue that pulled you over on the Florida highway?

Is most likely a bigger liar than the people that he arrests

1000 cops lost their badges for sexual misconduct

“In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as propositioning citizens or having consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse.”

The number is unquestionably an undercount because it represents only those officers whose licenses to work in law enforcement were revoked, and not all states take such action. California and New York — with several of the nation’s largest law enforcement agencies — offered no records because they have no statewide system to decertify officers for misconduct. And even among states that provided records, some reported no officers removed for sexual misdeeds even though cases were identified via news stories or court records.

“It’s happening probably in every law enforcement agency across the country,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota Police Department in Florida, who helped study the problem for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “It’s so underreported and people are scared that if they call and complain about a police officer, they think every other police officer is going to be then out to get them.”

Even as cases around the country have sparked a national conversation about excessive force by police, sexual misconduct by officers has largely escaped widespread notice due to a patchwork of laws, piecemeal reporting and victims frequently reluctant to come forward because of their vulnerabilities — they often are young, poor, struggling with addiction or plagued by their own checkered pasts.

In interviews, lawyers and even police chiefs told the AP that some departments also stay quiet about improprieties to limit liability, allowing bad officers to quietly resign, keep their certification and sometimes jump to other jobs.”

The rest of the story here:

See? They call him officer friendly for a reason