“AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A former police supervisor in suburban Cleveland has been sentenced to nine years in federal prison on charges related to stealing thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.
A judge on Tuesday also ordered East Cleveland Sgt. Torris Moore to pay $37,000 in restitution
Moore pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy, false statements and other charges. Two detectives she supervised also were charged.
Authorities say the three officers conducted illegal searches and falsified search warrant affidavits while stealing from suspects and compromising legitimate cases. The officers were accused of reporting just a portion of money seized during drug raids.”
“The world’s smallest police station just got a little lonelier, as a Florida cop working for the panhandle town of Carrabelle got nailed with a second round of felony criminal charges.
Now, the Florida cop is facing life in jail, after his state’s top law enforcement agency the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) added a felony witness tampering charge to the serious sex crime allegations 49-year old Glenn Darius Hampton May was already defending for child pornography and sexual battery with a minor between the ages of 12-18.
State authorities announced that their investigation showed May was communicating with the victim in his sexual battery case, which is being prosecuted by the state attorney Willie Meggs in Tallahassee.
FDLE agents believe he coached the victim by telling her what to say when interviewed by law enforcement.
So they charged May with first degree felony witness tampering, which is punishable by up to life in prison.
Carrabelle is best known as an idyllic beach town and fishing village, and isn’t exactly a hotbed of crime, but is famous in police circles for having the world’s smallest police station, which has been stationed along scenic Highway 98 since 1963.”
What is wrong with someone who wants to wear handcuffs on their belt?
What is wrong with someone who wants to control people for a living?
He is a hero, right?
Thank God he comes home safe at night
Every day he risks his life to keep us safe
Every day he puts on that badge and gun
Every day this sworn officer of the court keeps us safe
Either that or he lies,cheats and steals and molests children
“A Carrabelle police officer was arrested Thursday morning, Dec. 17 for sexual battery on a child, and possession of child porn.
Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, along with Carrabelle Police Department and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, arrested Glenn Darius Hampton May, 49, of Carrabelle, on one count of sexual battery on a child over 12 years old, but under age 18, and four counts of possession of child pornography.
May began with the department on a part-time basis Jan. 7, 2013, and was hired on as fulltime beginning July 15, 2013.
In October, FDLE agents began investigating May at the request of Carrabelle Police Chief Gary Hunnings after he received an allegation May was having sex with an underage female. May has been on administrative leave since that time.
“I immediately contacted FDLE when I learned of this allegation,” said Hunnings. “May’s actions are unacceptable and appalling for anyone, especially an officer of the law. Now that an arrest has been made, I am moving swiftly to terminate May from our police department.”
May was arrested at his home in Carrabelle and booked into the Franklin County Jail on a $200,000 bond. The case will be prosecuted by the Office of the State Attorney, 2nd Judicial Circuit.”
“The Richland County Grand Jury indicted Mansfield Police Officer Michael Garn on 40 counts of criminal charges Thursday – 25 of which were felonies.
Garn, 41, was indicted for 17 counts of unauthorized use of Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, 14 counts of dereliction of duty, burglary, trespass into a habitation, attempted gross sexual imposition, attempted sexual battery, menacing by stalking, two counts of tampering with evidence, sexual battery and public indecency.
The indictments come after an almost three-month investigation by detectives at the Mansfield Police Department into Garn’s behavior. Deputy Chief Keith Porch said Garn was put on administrative leave Nov. 26 pending a criminal investigation after a complaint of possible misconduct was received by police administration from other detectives and other officers within the Mansfield Police Department. The complaint initiated the investigation.
“The initial complaint came in of how the officer was conducting himself while on duty, which stemmed from inappropriate relationships with females along with an allegation of destruction of evidence,” said Porch. “As detectives were looking into that, it mushroomed into other areas.”
The dates of the incidents detailed in the indictments span from June 2012 through September 2014. The most serious charge against Garn is burglary, a second-degree felony, stemming from an alleged incident that took place between June 1, 2014 and Sept. 15, 2014. Garn is charged with three third-degree felonies, two counts of tampering with evidence and one count of sexual battery.
Garn is also charged with three fourth-degree felonies and 18 fifth-degree felonies, 17 of which involve the Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway, an electronic information network used by law enforcement.
In addition to the 25 felonies, Garn is charged with 14 misdemeanors of the second degree for dereliction of duty, and one misdemeanor of the third degree for public indecency.”
MANSFIELD, OH – Jury deliberations of suspended Mansfield police officer Michael Garn have gone on for 15 hours, still with no verdicts.
The 42-year-old faces 34 counts accusing him of improperly using the LEADS computer system, of failing to turn in drugs he had confiscated to the crime lab, and of attempting to use his position of authority to have sexual relations with women he had arrested.
Assistant county prosecutor Omar Siddiq told the jury Tuesday that police have a responsibility to perform their jobs within the law, and the public has the right to hold police who break the law accountable.
A Sanford police lieutenant was arrested early Saturday near Sanford, the Sanford Police Department said.
Sanford police Lt. Joe Santiago was arrested shortly after 5:45 a.m. near Interstate 4 and H.E. Thomas Jr. Parkway following a night of barhopping in Daytona Beach with a woman, according to an arrest report.
The woman told deputies Santiago headbutted her at a bar after she said something Santiago didn’t like, the report said.
The woman told investigators the two later got into an argument and Santiago punched her in the face, causing blood to shoot from her nose, the report said.
Santiago, who smelled of alcohol, chose to not speak or answer any questions without a lawyer present, deputies said in the report.
The woman was brought to Central Florida Regional Hospital to be treated for her injuries, deputies said.
Santiago was booked into the John E. Polk Correctional Facility, where he was jailed without bond. He was charged with felony battery.”
According to the women’s advocacy group the Purple Berets cops are 2 to 4 times more likely to be domestic abusers
Not only that, but they are 6 times less likely to be prosecuted
“” 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”
That is not a hero in blue that risks his life every day to save the public
That is a bully with a badge and a gun who is a threat to anyone he encounters
Bullies are notorious for being cowards
If they are not positive that they can win they become frightened
And if a cop becomes frightened and ” Fears for his life”
Because it turns out that it’s not just a bad cop, it’s also an incompetent and/or dysfunctional city government and a local newspaper that is so defensive that it’s painful. Radley Balko reports in the Washington Post: About 10 days ago, I first reported about the traffic stop and apparent cavity search involving a black […]
Lloyd Sean Chandler, 39, is charged with first-degree sexual assault and distributing, possessing or viewing matter depicting sexually explicit conduct involving a child. He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment before Circuit Judge Robin Green on Monday. Chandler is free on a $50,000 bond.
Chandler, who was arrested Feb. 23, is accused of engaging in sexual intercourse with a minor to whom he held a position of trust or authority over, according to court documents. Chandler also is accused of possessing multiple images of a nude child, according to court documents.
Chandler was a sergeant with the special investigations unit at the Sheriff’s Office. He has since been fired.
The teen told police she had sex with Chandler at his Rogers home in June when she was 16, according to court documents. The girl also said she and Chandler exchanged explicit photographs, according to a probable cause affidavit.
The girl told police she met Chandler where she worked, and they began a friendship, according to court documents.
Chandler admitted to “playing around” with the girl at his home but denied he had intercourse with her, according to the affidavit. Chandler also said the two exchanged photographs.
Bentonville and Rogers police officers began the investigation after they were told Chandler had sex with a teen girl, according to a news release from Bentonville police.
Chandler’s case is assigned to Circuit Judge Brad Karren. A pretrial hearing is set for 8 a.m. May 11.”
“Here’s an interesting factoid about contemporary policing: In 2014, for the first time ever, law enforcement officers took more property from American citizens than burglars did. Martin Armstrong pointed this out at his blog, Armstrong Economics, last week.
Officers can take cash and property from people without convicting or even charging them with a crime — yes, really! — through the highly controversial practice known as civil asset forfeiture. Last year, according to the Institute for Justice, the Treasury and Justice departments deposited more than $5 billion into their respective asset forfeiture funds. That same year, the FBI reports that burglary losses topped out at $3.5 billion.
Armstrong claims that “the police are now taking more assets than the criminals,” but this isn’t exactly right: The FBI also tracks property losses from larceny and theft, in addition to plain ol’ burglary. If you add up all the property stolen in 2014, from burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft and other means, you arrive at roughly $12.3 billion, according to the FBI. That’s more than double the federal asset forfeiture haul.”
“BARTOW — A former police officer in Oakland, a small community west of Orlando, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for molesting a 2-year-old girl in Polk County.
Joshua David Smith
Photo provided / Polk County Sheriff’s Office
Joshua David Smith, 33, of Lakeland, pleaded guilty to lewd molestation and child pornography charges. Circuit Judge Wayne Durden sentenced Smith on Monday.
Smith was arrested in 2015 after an undercover FBI agent from outside of Florida received a message stating “no limit perv dad here. Looking for someone like minded to talk with. HMU (hit me up) if interested,” according to a Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrest affidavit.”
* Child predators are typically afraid of adult intimacy.
* Child predators search out children who are vulnerable and easily manipulated.
* A child predator may refuse to take responsibility for his actions.
* A child predator generally needs to control others.
* A child predator may have been abused as a child.
* A child predator often has a great desire for power.
* Child predators typically have a low self-esteem.
Sounds like a check list to be a cop doesn’t it?
Give him a gun and handcuffs and let him go
Just hope he doesn’t pull your daughter over on a dark highway
“A Louisiana woman is recovering after being run over by a police vehicle while sunbathing in Grand Isle.
Lindsey Gordon, 24, suffered a shattered pelvis and internal bleeding in the Thursday afternoon incident, her mother, Suzanne Baggett, told WVUE. She is in stable condition after undergoing multiple surgeries.
Grand Isle Police Assistant Chief Norris Esponge was patrolling the beach in a marked police truck, a Ford F-150, when he drove the vehicle over the woman, according to the report. Gordon’s friend was able to get out of the way.
Esponge is on administrative leave pending the outcome of a Louisiana State Police investigation.
“I just don’t see how he could not see them laying there,” Baggett told the news station.
A relative of the friend who escaped injured said the woman heard Gordon screaming and was able to get out of the way.”
“The FBI is continuing to ask questions about two men arrested by former Marion County sheriff’s deputy Eduardo Bustamante, who resigned in February after the State Attorney’s Office released a report highly critical of his conduct.
Attorney Melanie Kohler — who has represented both Johnny Edward Ostane and Courtney Carpenter — said Thursday the FBI has spoken to her about them. Kohler would not discuss what their discussion was about.
Ostane, newly freed from prison after a court hearing on Tuesday, said an FBI official told him they wanted to talk. Ostane, 33, said the official didn’t give any details about their inquiry.
On Tuesday, a judge granted Ostane’s motion for a reduced sentence on his convictions for resisting an officer with violence, battery on an officer and felony driving on a suspended license. The state attorney’s Case Integrity Review Team had reviewed several of Bustamante’s cases, including this arrest, and concluded the deputy had not been truthful about his encounter with Ostane.
Prosecutors said Ostane was hit on the head and other parts of his body by Bustmante’s baton. They said the FBI twice notified the Sheriff’s Office that it was investigating the deputy for alleged use of excessive force.
The State Attorney’s Office had created the Case Integrity Review Team in 2015 to comb through cases looking for evidence of falsified reports or unnecessary use of force. This followed the August 2014 beating of an unarmed drug suspect in Marion Oaks. Five deputies had falsified their reports about that incident, authorities said. All are facing federal prosecution in connection with the beating. Four have pleaded guilty, and one is scheduled for trial next week.”