Just a few bad apples right? Of course it is and that would explain why I have hundreds of pages and thousands of stories posted here. These cops lying, stealing and worse are not anomalies, but rather the norm. Why tell the truth when you can lie and it will believed because of your blue privilege? Why not swagger and throw your ass around when you are backed up by all of your cohorts who do the same? It is not a far jump from that starting point to theft, cover up and civil rights violations. Any time you are in contact with LEO, both your life and freedom are in danger.You never know the true face that hides behind that badge and gun….. Until you see it.
“A Paterson police sergeant was arrested Tuesday as part of an internal affairs and FBI investigation into corruption within the city’s department, authorities said Tuesday.
Sgt. Michael Cheff is the eighth city police officer arrested in the FBI’s corruption probe that began three years ago, Police Director Jerry Speziale said.”
“Cheff is accused of civil rights violations and falsifying police reports. According to an FBI complaint, Cheff is accused of stealing more than $2,000 from the safe of an alleged drug dealer and sometimes falsified paperwork to cover up the thefts of money that other officers stole.”
“The investigation has focused on police officers who allegedly stole thousands in cash from people after illegally stopping and searching their vehicles.
Last year, Officer Daniel Pent admitted to being part of a conspiracy in which the officers routinely illegally stopped residents, both in their vehicles and on the street, and stole money and other items from them.
Cheff, who has been on the job since 1996, was the sergeant who supervised five former patrol officers who have pleaded guilty to taking money from motorists, passengers and other people they illegally stopped.”
Excerpted from the original here: https://www.nj.com/passaic-county/2020/01/paterson-police-sergeant-arrested-as-fbi-corruption-investigation-widens-cops-say.html