First time in 43 years: Dallas Police officer been indicted for an officer-involved shooting that resulted in death



A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a woman in a January confrontation involving a stolen car.

The Dallas County district attorney announced Friday that Christopher Hess was indicted on a charge of aggravated assault. The charge is related to the January shooting death of 21-year-old Genevive Dawes and is the first time in 43 years that a Dallas Police officer has been indicted for an officer-involved shooting that resulted in death.

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said at a press conference Friday that her office was committed to taking the case to trial and to investigating officer-involved shootings. She said her investigators did not believe there was sufficient evidence to bring a second charge against the officer because of the second passenger in the car.

Daryl Washington, a civil rights attorney representing Dawes’ family, said they were hoping for a murder charge to be brought against the officer. Washington also said the family was hoping a second charge would be brought because of the passenger, Virgilio Rosales, Dawes’ boyfriend, who was also shot at during the incident.

Washington also said Dawes was five months pregnant when she died after being struck by at least four bullets. But Johnson said Friday that Dawes was not pregnant, according to the district attorney’s office investigation.

Hess and another officer, who the grand jury did not recommend charges against, had responded to a suspicious persons call, according to police accounts. Dawes and Rosales allegedly ignored commands to get out of the car, reversed the car into a police cruiser, rammed a wooden fence and were reversing away from the fence when police fired, killing Dawes and injuring Rosales.

Washington said that account is flawed. He said the couple was sleeping about 5 a.m. in the car when police arrived. He said from the evidence he has seen, Dawes never drove the car toward the officers or tried to hit them. He also said Dawes did not know the car was stolen.

Washington said the officers fired 14 times into the car, and that he believed Hess had fired 13 of the shots.

“There were a total of 14 shots at a vehicle that was going five miles per hour,” Washington said. “I can 100 percent stand behind the fact that no officers were in danger. No officer at the time that those shots were fired, were behind that vehicle. And I feel comfortable saying that the statements given by the Dallas police officers were inaccurate.”

Johnson said she had seen the body camera footage from the incident, but could not comment on the content or what role it played in the charge.”

Compilation of lying cops 6-22-2017


 It is not a few bad apples. It is the very nature of the person who wishes to be in the position of control. Normal people do not wish to control others at the threat of death or arrest. “I joined to help people”. My ass; You joined because you wanted power and control and are willing to do anything to keep it.      Lying is nothing new to cops, but the video age is. Make sure that any encounter you have is recorded for your own safety. With any luck you might be able to add a lying cop to the list below.

Former Sanford police officer arrested, charged with lying on …

Feb 23, 2017 – SANFORD, Fla. – A former Sanford police officer was arrested Thursday on more than 100 charges stemming from timesheets that investigators …

GBI: Jackson police officer arrested after lying about being sho …

A Jackson Police Department officer who allegedly lied about being shot by an unidentified suspect she described as a black male has been arrested on multiple charges and taken to the Butts County Detention Center. … The Georgia Bureau of Investigation issued warrants for the arrest

Two N.Y.P.D. Officers Are Charged With Lying About a Suspect – The …

Feb 16, 2017 – The two police officers returned from an arrest describing the kind of encounter that officers fear most, prosecutors said. A man had threatened …

Cop Convicted Of Lying In Arrest Of Man Who Was Filming Him …
Mar 10, 2017 – Cop Convicted Of Lying In Arrest Of Man Who Was Filming Him … A jury found an NYPD officer guilty on Thursday of falsely arresting a man for …
Mar 9, 2017 – An NYPD officer has been convicted of lying about a 2014 arrest in Washington Heights.
May 12, 2017 – A Miami-Dade police officer was arrested and charged with two counts of official misconduct as a public servant and one of grand theft for lying …

What can you do about a police officer lying on an arrest report? – Quora

Get a lawyer. Explain the situation to the lawyer. The lawyer will let you know whether or not you have a case you can pursue. This will hinge upon several things, but …

Mar 10, 2017 – A New York City police officer has been convicted of lying about a 2014 arrest in Washington Heights.

Jun 2, 2017 – The officer allegedly made $900 more than he worked.

Customs and Border Protection officer convicted for lying during …

May 18, 2017 – A CBP officer was convicted by a San Diego federal jury for not disclosing a … for lying in a background investigation about a shoplifting arrest.

NYPD cop convicted after backing up illegal arrest with lies – NY Daily …

Mar 10, 2017 – A NYC jury convicted a city cop accused of unlawfully arresting a man, … NYPD cop convicted for illegally cuffing man, lying to back up arrest.

Two NYPD cops accused of lying on search warrant, to grand jury – NY …

Feb 17, 2017 – Detectives Sasha Cordoba and Kevin Desormeau, both 33, arrested Jamal … Bill Bratton rejects bid to rehire ex-cop who lied under oath.

MIDDLEFIELD, CT (WFSB) -. An officer in Middlefield found himself on the other side of the law. Scott Halligan, 45, was arrested Sept. 15 for lying about the …
Feb 23, 2017 – 4-year department veteran Jason Bunch was arrested Thursday, accused of lying on time sheets and cheating the city and private companies …

Former officer arrested after lying about still being with the El Paso ……/former-officer-arrested-after-lying-about-still-being-with-the-el-paso-p…
Jan 13, 2017 – An El Paso man has been jailed for falsely identifying himself as a police officer.Texas Department of Public Safety officials said a trooper …
Mar 15, 2017 – A Fullerton police officer was charged Wednesday with filing a police report that falsely alleged a man was resisting arrest.

Officer arrested for lying about being shot – Toledo News Now, News …

A Los Angeles Unified School District police officer who claimed he was shot has been arrested for making up the story.

Welcome to Florida: Jacksonville cop caught beating handcuffed teen, seventh JSO cop arrested this year

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

“JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the second time in less than a month, an officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office was arrested Saturday, JSO Undersheriff Pat Ivey announced.

Ivey said the agency arrested Officer Timothy James, 38, who has had more than three years of experience with JSO. He is facing one count battery charges following an incident that started at a gas station around the 1900 block of Atlantic Boulevard around 4 a.m.

A patrol sergeant was flagged down by an off-duty JSO recruit who said he had information about two individuals who were wanted in another jurisdiction. During this discussion, a truck pulled up and the JSO recruit said the individuals were in the truck.

The sergeant called for back-up who ended up being Officer James. The officers made contact with the suspects, ran their backgrounds, then detained them after they got a “hit,” Ivey said.

Both the suspects, a 17-year-old and an 18-year-old were handcuffed and placed in Officer James’ patrol vehicle. The 18-year-old was identified as Abel Campos from Orlando, according to JSO. First Coast News has chosen not to identify the 17-year-old because he is a minor.

As the sergeant was walking away to his patrol vehicle, he noticed James walking away from the backseat where the suspects were placed. One of the suspects then told the sergeant James had hit him, Ivey said. The sergeant inspected the teen and James, but didn’t see any injuries or evidence that the teen had been hit.

The sergeant went back to his vehicle and was proceeding to verify the warrant on the two suspects. When he looked over, Ivey said the sergeant saw James remove the 17-year-old, threw him on the ground and a struggle ensued. Ivey said Campos then got out of the car and hopped on top of James, who then threw the teen to the ground as well. Both the suspects were still in handcuffs, Ivey said.

When the sergeant detained the Campos, he said James “was beating on my brother,” Ivey said.

A second cage unit – or the vehicles where police officers transport suspects – was requested. The sergeant told James to put the 17-year-old back in his patrol vehicle while he held Campos.

Ivey said James not only put the 17-year-old in the backseat, but he also got in the car with him and struck him several times in the face with a closed fist. The sergeant repeatedly asks James to stop. The incident was witnessed by the off-duty JSO recruit.

After the second cage unit arrived, Campos was placed in the vehicle. The sergeant immediately called and reported the incident. JSO conducted an investigation and James was arrested before 1 p.m. He was charged with one count of battery”

To Perve: Sheriff arrested for indecency

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

You don’t get default hero status just by strapping on a gun and pinning a badge on

Hero is an action, not a color

Any time that you think that you should believe a cop simply because he is a cop and swore an oath

Remember this guy

Just a bad apple?

Go to google put in the term “Officer arrested”, hit “News” and see what pops up

It is not a few bad apples

It is a whole bunch of bad apples

“Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann from office for 40 days after an investigation into his arrest for allegedly exposing himself, then running from police in Piedmont Park.

Deal suspended Mann for a shorter period than the 60-day maximum allowed under state law. The 40-day suspension was recommended by an investigatory committee made up of two sheriffs and Attorney General Chris Carr.

The suspension with pay doesn’t end Mann’s legal ordeal. He faces a July 7 trial in trial in Atlanta Municipal Court, and he’s also being investigated by the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council, which could suspend or revoke his license. A revocation of Mann’s license would result in his removal from office.

Mann pleaded not guilty but hasn’t provided an explanation. He previously has said he will clear his name. An incident report said a police officer saw Mann expose himself May 6, then flee when the officer identified himself and turned his flashlight on Mann. He was apprehended about a quarter-mile away after leading the officer on a foot chase through Midtown Atlanta streets.”–politics/dekalb-sheriff-jeff-mann-suspended-days-after-indecency-arrest/DTp2LsWyRgjSxLHpeHBPjI/?platform=hootsuite

Deputy, husband accused of murder after strangling man to death in Denny’s parking lot


Posted by Deborah Jarrett

     Who are these people? Who has given them this authority that makes them think that they can do this? That authority was once held in the hands of the people, but now is in the hands of a giant, uncaring and unrelenting bureaucracy.     What do they expect when they arm and train a force of “Domestic warriors” instead of public servants to serve the people?  This is not one isolated incident. Every bully boy cop that is all pumped up on Adrenalin can kill a citizen as long as he “feared for his life”.   Yes this one got caught and charged, but only after cell phone video was shown. Then to top it off, it seems that they are intentionally over charging it as first, instead of second so they can skate.     Incidents like this are coming from the top down, not the bottom up. This feeling of empowerment is endemic and if we expect to live in a free society we need to do something about it.

“A Harris County sheriff’s deputy and her husband are expected to appear in court Tuesday, days after being indicted on charges of murder, accused of intentionally choking a Crosby man outside a Denny’s restaurant.

Deputy Chauna Thompson, 45, and her husband, Terry Thompson, 41, also of Crosby, turned themselves in Thursday night and both made bail of $100,000 each. They could face up to life in prison if convicted.

Typically, suspects charged with felonies in Harris County appear before a state district judge to have their bail conditions set.

Both are accused of the first–degree felony of intentionally causing the death of John Hernandez, with Terry Thompson accused of choking him to death as he held him pinned to the ground. Chauna Thompson was charged as an accomplice.

The indictments, handed down late Thursday, came a day after more than 150 protesters marched across downtown Houston proclaiming “Justice for John Hernandez” and “Brown Lives Matter.”

The march was the culmination of a week of unrest after cell phone video of the incident was released.
Hernandez’s family members praised the charges as they prepared for a visitation and rosary are set for Friday. A funeral Mass will be held Saturday at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Houston.”


The rest here :

The hero files : Cops arrested compilation June 5 2017

Graft, corruption, rape , child porn and senseless beatings. That’s right, these are the Roid popping, road raging domestic warriors that we call our public servants.   They are heroes one and all because every day they put on a uniform and gun  and “Put their lives on the line”.   Oh that’s right , I meant to say “Put their lies on the line”. Their job is not even in the top 10 most dangerous. Cops are actually behind Landscape supervisors. That’s right, you want to find a hero? Talk to the guy in the uniform that runs the lawn crew. You are much less likely to beaten, robbed or lied about by him anyway.     Read on the list below and remember  these degenerates in blue the next time you see a cop or listen to one in court. Hero is an action…  Not a color

Five Inglewood cops who killed unconscious couple fired

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Surely when the truth comes out we will find out that they all feared for their life and they will be vindicated.  Maybe, knowing that they were sleeping in a bad neighborhood, the couple had painted eyeballs on their eyelids with marker. How else can you explain the volley of bullets unleashed by these fearless heroes in blue?     But on a serious note ; How is it that in a war zone in a foreign country, our soldiers have a much higher standard to shoot someone than does a LEO in our own country? In Afghanistan, simply “Fearing for your life” does not qualify  a U.S soldier to murder someone. That person, that potential foreign “Enemy combatant” in a war zone must actually have a weapon in his hands at the time of the shooting.     This is a real and present problem and it endangers every citizen who has an encounter with a “Hero” in blue. Make no mistake that every single encounter with Law enforcement could end fatally whether or not you co-operate with them.  Think I am exaggerating? Then read on. I have compiled here on these pages a body of work that firmly refutes the oft quoted “A few bad apples”. Do you Think that you are safe when you see cherries behind you on a desolate highway? Again, I challenge you to read what is on the pages compiled here.      Stay safe America and don’t get pulled over….. Or fall asleep.

“The five Inglewood police officers who fatally shot a young couple, firing 20 bullets into them as they appeared to be unconscious in a parked car, are no longer police officers in the city, Mayor James T. Butts said Tuesday.

The announcement marked the end of an internal probe of the Feb. 21, 2016, slayings of Marquintan Sandlin and Kisha Michael, but it offered scant information about the incident, which has stoked protest and calls for greater transparency in the Inglewood Police Department.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office is continuing to investigate the shooting.

“The officers involved in the incident are no longer members of the Inglewood Police Department,” Butts said in his statement. “The department’s report and any discipline that results from the report are confidential.”

Butts said the internal investigation into the fatal shooting of Sandlin, 32, and Michael, 31, was completed on Friday. His statement did not specify the number of officers or whether they were fired or had resigned.

The mayor’s spokeswoman, Jasmyne Cannick, later said that the five officers were “separated from service” after firing their weapons during the encounter with Sandlin and Michael.

All five held the rank of police officer, and four had been with the Inglewood Police Department for two years or less. One had been with the department for five years, Cannick said.

Cannick said the mayor was unable to comment further.

Although Butts did not name the officers, they were previously identified by the city, which initially refused, after a public records request. The five officers involved in the shooting were identified as Michael Jaen, Richard Parcella, Jason Cantrell, Sean Reidy and Andrew Cohen.”