Just a few bad apples: Sheriff indicted after tipping off drug dealing deputy

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Former Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell was indicted in federal court Tuesday on five charges, including obstructing an investigation and aiding a special deputy in his department who sought to distribute more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

The indictment was unsealed in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

Greenwell was arrested and appeared in federal court Wednesday. Among other charges, he is accused of  “arranging a secret meeting” and informing a special deputy identified as “C.M.” that he was the subject of a narcotics investigation and giving him the names of a potential witnesses.

Greenwell also allegedly told C.M that his business was under surveillance and provided information that investigators had obtained under wire tapping, according to the indictment.

Greenwell pleaded not guilty to all charges, said his attorney, Scott C. Cox. “There are serious charges and I look forward to contesting them,” Cox said.

While “C.M.” is not identified, a former Bullitt County Sheriff’s special deputy named Chris Mattingly pleaded guilty last year to being part of a drug cell in Kentucky that had ties to Mexico and distributed drugs and large sums of cash across the country.

http://www.wdrb.com/story/35332944/former-bullitt-county-sheriff-arrested-indicted-on-federal-charges?platform=hootsuite

Off duty cop directing traffic fires into van full of children

And who would have guessed? The cowardly scumbag lied about the incident to try and justify it. He tried to use the old “Feared for his life” on a van full of children.     What a hero this guy is. The report states that he ran along side of the van and shot after it went around him. That’s right; he was pissed because the van didn’t stop and went around him.  This is the caliber of person you get who chooses a job controlling others at gun point.    Remember this guy the next time you hear a cop giving testimony. Chances are he is most likely to be the one telling lies.

 

ATLANTA – Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the Atlanta police officer who opened fire on a man driving a van behind the Georgia Dome has been fired for using excessive force.

Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez has obtained documents that show Sgt. Mathieu Cadeau’s has been terminated from the department.

“The reality is, the physical evidence doesn’t lie,” attorney Shean Williams told Jaquez after reviewing the documents confirming Cadeau’s termination.

Williams represents Noel Hall, of North Carolina, who was shot by Cadeau while driving his van out of a motocross event at the Georgia Dome in February.

“The law is clear. You cannot fire. You cannot fire a deadly weapon without your life or someone’s life being in danger,” Williams said.

Jaquez spoke on the phone Thursday night  to Hall, who said he was pleased to hear Cadeau had been removed from the force.

“Extremely happy, I think it’s the first step in justice,” Hall said. “What would make him think I was trying to accelerate at him with kids and grandkids in the car?”

According to the documents, Cadeau was working an off-duty job directing traffic along Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard that night.

He told investigators he shot at Hall’s van because, “I was in fear of my safety, the safety of other traffic personnel and the pedestrians.”

“The driver looked away and then made a hard left turn with high acceleration,” Cadeau said in his report.


“If his life was in danger he would have emptied a clip in me, he wouldn’t have just shot one time,” Hall told Jaquez.

Investigators didn’t think Cadeau’s story added up.

They said he was standing near the driver’s side window when he fired at the van so he was never in danger of being hit by Hall.

They also interviewed a witness who said, “As the driver drove around the two officers, one officer ran alongside the van and ‘popped a shot off.'”

“There is no reasonable excuse for what happened,” Williams said.

Jaquez went to Cadeau’s home for comment, but no one was there.

Documents indicate that Cadeau was notified of the firing May 8, which will become effective on Friday.

Sources close to this case told Jaquez that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is now investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against Cadeau.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/apd-officer-fired-for-excessive-after-opening-fire-on-man-in-van/524146636?platform=hootsuite

Heroes of the week: Cops arrested for 5-18-2017

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Those wacky boys and girls in blue are back! They are stealing , beating, lying and pillaging their way across the nation!     Watch out or you may end up on the wrong end of their weapon or worse. These heroes in blue are the worst that they have to offer and all that oath means to them is power and a paycheck.

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Lying cop busted for perjury

Who would have guessed? A “Sworn officer of the court” lying under testimony. The only difference here is that it caught up to him. Usually the lies go unnoticed and the result is that the power of the state is then used to punish an innocent individual. Don’t think that this is a “Few bad apples”. The only unusual circumstance is that he got busted lying. Had they not been looking to get him and if the lies fit their narrative, they would have gone unmentioned. 

“A Lake County sheriff’s deputy has been indicted on three counts of perjury alleging he gave inconsistent testimony in a driving under the influence case.

Justin Hill, a sheriff’s deputy since 2014, faces up to five years in prison if found guilty of the felony charge approved Wednesday by a Lake County grand jury.

A $10,000 arrest warrant was issued for Hill after the indictment, authorities said. The 28-year-old Kenosha resident later turned himself in at the sheriff’s office and was released after posting bond.

The charges stem from testimony Hill gave Nov. 2 during a summary suspension hearing in a DUI matter, authorities said.

“It was discovered there were inconsistencies with Hill’s testimony which potentially resulted in perjury,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday.

Deputy Chief James Elliot of the sheriff’s Office of Professional Standards investigated the matter, and Hill was placed on administrative leave and relieved of his police powers, authorities said.”

http://www.dailyherald.com/news/20170510/lake-county-sheriffx2019s-deputy-facing-perjury-charges?platform=hootsuite

Lying cop fakes body cam footage; Prosecutors drop charges

Believe me when I say this; You are never safe when you have an encounter with LEO. They will lie, cheat, steal and make fake body cam videos to prosecute you. It is not the gun nor the badge that makes them dangerous. It is the man. It is the type of person who chooses to control others as a career.    According to a study by the women’s advocate group, the Purple Berets, cops are 4 times more likely to commit domestic violence and six times less likely to be prosecuted than the average citizen. So remember this the next time you get pulled over. You are in danger; Don’t be fooled by the uniform. Not all abusers wear wife beaters.

“Prosecutors in Pueblo, Colorado are dropping felony drug and weapon-possession charges after an officer involved in the case said he staged body cam footage so he could walk “the courts through” the vehicle search that led to the arrest.

The development means that defendant Joseph Cajar, 36, won’t be prosecuted on allegations of heroin possession and of unlawful possession of a handgun. The evidence of the contraband was allegedly found during a search of Cajar’s vehicle, which was towed after he couldn’t provide an officer registration or insurance during a traffic stop. Officer Seth Jensen said he found about seven grams of heroin and a .357 Magnum in the vehicle at the tow yard. But the actual footage of the search that he produced in court was a reenactment of the search, the officer told prosecutors.

Cajar’s attorney said the development, which comes as more and more police agencies are deploying body cams, is a disturbing use of technology.

“Everyone who looked at the video believed it was in-time documentation of what actually happened,” lawyer Joe Koncilja told Ars. The video, he said, shows the officer is “surprised by the fact that he found the gun. It’s tampering with evidence.” The video was shown in court during a March preliminary hearing where a judge found sufficient evidence to prosecute Cajar.

The Pueblo Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the body cam incident.

The alleged police misconduct surfaced after the local prosecutor texted Jensen to make sure his report matched the body cam footage.

According to the Pueblo Chieftan:

Jensen replied back, saying, “For the search, the body cam shows different than the report because it was. Prior to turning my body cam on I conducted the search. Once I found the (expletive referring to evidence), I stepped back, called (a fellow officer), then activated my body cam and walked the courts through it.”

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/cop-fakes-body-cam-footage-prosecutors-drop-drug-charges/?platform=hootsuite

Heroes of the week: Deputies pair with disgraced ex cop to distribute Marijuana

Marijuana, Meth and a multitude of crimes. It’s a good these these “Few bad apples” were taken off of the street . Now we have nothing to worry about, right? I am sure that they are going to throw all the cases out that these degenerates testified on, right?      Unfortunately it is no on both of those questions.  According to an internal survey conducted by the police themselves, 46% of cops have witnessed malfeasance by other cops and did…….Wait for it…..Nothing.    That’s right, it is just a few bad apples. You need to remember this the next time you have contact with LEO. Whether on a dark highway or listening to them testify in court. Hero is earned, not a color you wear.

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Two former Kern County deputies have admitted their involvement in a corruption scandal involving a former Bakersfield police detective.

Derrick Penney and Logan August are each scheduled to plead guilty May 15 at the federal courthouse in downtown Fresno to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

The maximum sentence for the crime is five years in federal prison and a fine, but prosecutors will recommend a lesser sentence as part of the deal. Judge Lawrence O’Neill is not bound to follow the recommendation, but he did give lighter sentences to Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara last year. Diaz and Mara, each former Bakersfield Police detectives, faced similar charges, though with higher maximums.

Court documents obtained Wednesday say that 10 times in 2014 August stole marijuana seized during sheriff raids. He gave the marijuana to a former confidential informant to sell and then received a $15,000 cut of the sales.

Between June 2014 and October 2014, Penney conspired with August, his informant, former Bakersfield police detective Patrick Mara and others to steal and sell marijuana that they took from a locked evidence storage facility. Penney profited $1,200, according to his signed statement of facts.

Public records obtained through Transparent California indicate that the two deputies each earned at or near $200,000 in pay and benefits during the year of their crimes.

Heroes of the week – 5/3/17 cops arrested for rape, child porn, violence etc.

 We are back for another edition of our heroes in blue and their malfeasance on the public dime. These supposed public servants could really give the criminals they are supposed to be after some really good lessons in general dirt baggery.    The only difference between these uniformed criminals and the ones who wear wife beaters is that you don’t have to worry about one of them pulling you over on a dark highway.

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Baker Police officer arrested for malfeasance

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Navassa police officer arrested

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