Hero of the week: Texas county Sheriff and deputy arrested on numerous felony charges

 James Sigman

“The sheriff of Texas County and a deputy have been arrested on felony charges, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported Wednesday evening.

Sheriff James Sigman, 48, and Lt. Jennifer H. Tomaszewki, 38, were arrested by troopers on suspicion of first-degree assault, first-degree robbery, first-degree endangering the welfare of a child, second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, unlawful use of a weapon and harassment. They also face misdemeanor counts misuse of official information by a public servant and misdemeanor false impersonation.

Sigman is incarcerated in the Greene County Jail in Springfield. Tomaszewski, is being held at the Shannon County Jail.

The arrests come after an investigation into the Texas County Sheriff’s Department was announced in April and a search warrant was executed in May.”

The rest here: http://www.thesalemnewsonline.com/news/article_0b4ffea8-8b56-11e8-ad1a-2b8376db9d82.html

Go on, go on; Keep telling yourself that it is just a few bad apples

That’s easier than facing the truth about how corrupt the whole system is

It’s easier than admitting how much danger you are really in when you have an encounter with one of these road bandits on a dark highway

It takes a certain type of person to want to control others for a living and this is what you get in the end

In a survey by a National police organization 45% of respondents (Officers) stated that they had witnessed police misconduct and said nothing about it

Makes you wonder about a police culture that allows a scum like the above mentioned to rise to the top

Good luck and happy travels and here’s to hoping you won’t encounter any of this guys buddies on a dark lonely Texas highway

Hero of the week : Jacksonville corrections officer beats shackled woman who was arrested for driving with a suspended license

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

“JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A 21-year-old female corrections officer was arrested and fired from the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office after police said she beat a woman who was shackled in the Duval County jail.

Catherine Thompson had been with JSO for 14 months and was still in her probationary period, Undersheriff Pat Ivey said Thursday.

Ivey said a woman was arrested Friday on a charge of driving without a valid license. The woman, Kirenda Welch, encountered Thompson while being searched at the jail and the two exchanged insults, Ivey said.

Welch, who told News4Jax she’s five weeks pregnant, said the episode began when she took issue with the itchy uniform she was given, according to her complaint.

“The pants immediately started to itch me. Something was wrong with the pants. I told her, ‘These are old. They’re dirty, and they stink and I’m itching. I can’t put on the pants. I left the shirt on. Can you please give me another pair of pants?'” Welch said.

She said her criticism was met with racial slurs.

“She pretty much went off and started calling me Kunta Kinte,” said Welch, referring to the slave character from the novel and TV miniseries “Roots.”

At some point, Ivey said, Welch was placed in four-point restraints, meaning she was handcuffed and her legs were shackled, and her hands and legs were connected by a chain. She said things escalated when she complained that the shackles were too tight.

According to Ivey,  Thompson hit Welch in the face and knocked her to the floor. He said she repeatedly attacked Welch while she was on the ground. At one point during the struggle, Welch said, she fought back. She was later maced”

“She punched me dead in my forehead, right in the middle. Boom. I could not believe it,” Welch said. “I can’t believe she’s doing this. I’m shackled up. I’m on my back … She used both hands and banged my head into the concrete wall. I was like, ‘Oh my God. This is it. It’s happening.’

“Ivey said Thompson then wrote a report about the incident that was “not honest.” Thompson has been charged with misdemeanor battery and official misconduct, which is a felony. Because she was still on probation, Thompson was fired immediately. Ivey said he did not know the specifics of the verbal exchange between the two women.

Welch, 36, told News4Jax on Thursday that, physically, she has some scrapes that are healing. Mentally, she said, she’s dealing with post-traumatic stress and worrying that her unborn child could be injured. Welch said she’s planning to file a lawsuit against JSO.”

 

“Welch also gave News4Jax the details of the traffic stop Friday that led to her being taken to the Duval County jail.

Welch said she and her two children were on the way back from a youth basketball game Friday evening. She said she was driving a Dodge Charger on Firestone Road when her toddler got out of his safety seat.

“I tried to hurry and pull over, so I made an illegal U-turn. I was trying to get him settled,” she said.

That’s when a police officer got behind her and initiated a traffic stop.

Welch said she then got out of her car to tend to her son in the back seat while the officer was parked behind her.

“He jumped out with a gun drawn. So I’m like, ‘Oh my God. Please don’t shoot. I was, like, ‘I don’t want to die.’ I told my son to put his hands up,” Welch said. “The officer later told me that he didn’t know what I was going to do to him. That’s why he had his gun drawn.”

The officer checked her license and learned it was suspended.

“I ran through a toll I didn’t know about. They sent it to my old address. I never got it. I didn’t pay it so they suspended my license,” Welch said. “So, I’m riding around all this time and they said a judge signed off on it May 30.”

She was then placed under arrest and taken to the Duval County jail, where investigators said she was beaten by the now-former corrections officer.”

The rest here at the original : https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/jso-corrections-officer-arrested-fired-after-she-beat-shackled-woman

More lying cops : Three St. Pete lieutenants falsified work hours

How about these “Sworn officers of the court”? Never assume that a cop is telling the truth. It is much easier to lie when it is assumed that you are telling the truth. If you are ever on a jury just remember that the cop is just as likely to be lying as the defendant.

“ST. PETERSBURG — Three lieutenants responsible for supervising the police officers who patrol the city were found to have been faking their work hours instead of showing up for duty on time.

In some cases, the watch commanders submitted time sheets stating they were working overtime while their police cruisers were still parked at home.

That’s according to an internal St. Petersburg Police Department investigation. A command review board examined their cases this week and on Wednesday demoted two of the lieutenants back to patrol officer. The third lieutenant retired early.

“It’s a disappointment,” police Chief Anthony Holloway said. “It’s frustrating to know that with all of the experience that they had, they would get that lazy or that complacent to not show up to work on time.”

Lt. Dennis Bolender, 52, had planned to retire in the fall but chose to retire this week before his case was heard, officials said. Lts. Cynthia Davis, 54, and Cleven Wyatt, 51, were both demoted.

Bolender had been with the agency since November 1986 and became a lieutenant in 2005. He made $110,614 annually.

His personnel file contained a few minor reprimands. One from three decades ago was similar to his most recent offense. In May 1988, a sergeant chastised Bolender for leaving his shift early at 6:51 p.m. instead of waiting until 7 p.m.

“I apologize and will see that it does not happen again,” Bolender wrote in a response to the complaint.

Davis made $105,768 a year. She joined the department in June 1996 and was promoted to lieutenant in 2016. There were no disciplinary letters in her personnel file.

Wyatt was earning $110,614. He was hired in October 1987 and had been a lieutenant since 2006. His file shows he has been disciplined for a few minor incidents such as failing to turn in an arrest report, pointing a gun at a subject who was deemed not to be a threat and failing to appear in court for a case.

Both former commanders will now make $79,518 a year, and the pay cuts will affect their pensions.

As watch commanders, the lieutenants were responsible for leading a team of about 10 officers who patrol sectors of the city. The internal investigation found that when the three lieutenants were supposed to be on duty from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., they were instead still en route, driving to and from their houses. Two live in Tarpon Springs and another lives in Lithia.

The internal investigation started after a tipster reported in January that the three lieutenants were not correctly checking in for work.”

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/St-Pete-police-Three-lieutenants-lied-about-their-work-hours_169351839

Heroes of the week: Body cam footage shows Vegas cops hiding in hallway while shooter mows people down 1 floor above

Boy, they are real tough guys when they are pushing and bossing women around. When they are completely in control and have the upper hand they sure do show their ass.  But the problem here? That is the description of a typical bully. And that is what most of them are. They have more in common with thugs and wife beaters than the common citizen.       Look at the coward that sat outside the Broward Florida school while children were being mowed down. I am sure that when he was in complete control of the situation he was a real hard ass, swaggering around with his vest and gun.    But without back up and 40 other cops…… He was just a frightened bully that was too afraid to act.

“Newly released body camera footage shows Las Vegas police officers pausing for several minutes in the hallway of the Mandalay Bay hotel — as mass shooter Stephen Paddock guns down 58 people on the floor directly above them.”

“Holy sh-t that’s rapid fire,” officer Cordell Hendrex utters in the chilling video, reacting to Paddock’s gunfire — which he later described as “like thunder all around and above us,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The officer and his first-day trainee, Elif Varsin, stayed on the 31st floor for four-and-a-half minutes, even as they heard the shooter’s position reported as “the 32nd floor, room 135.”

“I’m inside the Mandalay Bay on the 31st floor,” Hendrex says in the video. “I can hear the automatic fire coming from one floor ahead, one floor above us.”

In a report, he later wrote that he “froze right there in the middle of the hall” after being terrified.

Three armed Mandalay Bay officers were with the Metro cops during the incident.

Las Vegas criminal defense attorney Louis Schneider said Nevada law protects the officers from liability — unless they were moving slowly on purpose.

“In the limited context of this video, it looks like they’re moving deliberately slow, but that could be for safety purposes,” Schneider told the paper. “But if you wait on an active shooter, you end up using a lot of body bags.”

The footage was the eighth batch of records released since an April Nevada Supreme Court decision compelled the Metropolitan Police Department to hand over records. Media organizations sued for the records in the aftermath of the Oct. 1 bloodbath — in which Paddock broke a window in his hotel room and opened fire on thousands of music festival attendees.”

Video link here from NYP https://nyp.st/2Ky1j5a

The rest of the story here:

https://nypost.com/2018/06/28/footage-shows-cops-waiting-in-hallway-during-las-vegas-massacre/

Scumbag cop busted after lying on his personal history statement

How about that? His former employer forced him to retire and then sealed his records until a search warrant was required. The typical cover up for one of their own. Only problem here is that this scum really pissed someone off and they turned him in.   Seems that Sheriff Capers is one of the few good apples still left out there.

Michael Lansing Flynt is accused of lying about his personal history when he applied for a job as a police officer in Humble.  Photo: .
Posted by Deborah Jarrett

“A San Jacinto County sheriff’s deputy is facing criminal charges after he allegedly falsified his state-mandated personal history statement used when he sought employment with the department.

According to San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers, the deputy, Michael Lansing Flynt, was hired in January 2017 as a lieutenant for the Patrol Tactical Unit after retiring from Humble Police Department.

“He completed the application and personal history statement required for all applicants by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE). In that government document, Flynt stated ‘no’ to issues concerning his former employment with Humble PD,” a statement from the sheriff contends.

On June 4, 2018, the sheriff’s office received information from an anonymous tipster that claimed Flynt was a suspect in numerous crimes at Humble Police Department, according to the statement.”

“Upon learning the allegations from the tipster, Sheriff Capers ordered his detective division to reopen the background investigation on Flynt. The detectives soon learned why the criminal issues were absent during the background investigation,” the statement continues.

Capers claims administrators with the City of Humble “sealed any references to Flynt’s background, even going as far as to threaten any employee from discussing the issues.”

In their investigation, SJC detectives obtained a search warrant for Flynt’s personnel files and found that he had been the subject of several criminal investigations and was forced to retire.

The case was presented to 411th District Court Judge Kaycee Jones who signed an arrest warrant for Flynt. He is charged with four state jail felonies and one misdemeanor crime.

Flynt was terminated from the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office on June 20 and surrendered to the Liberty County Jail on June 21.”

https://www.chron.com/neighborhood/eastex/news/article/SJC-deputy-former-Humble-PD-officer-arrested-13015347.php

6/20/2018 heroes of the week : Cops arrested for rape

Detention Officer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 4-Year-Old Girl …

Daily BeastJun 18, 2018
Detention Officer Allegedly Sexually Assaulted 4-Year-Old Girl, … Jose Nunez, 47, was arrested Sunday by Bexar County police and … In Houston, reports of rape from Latinos dropped over 40 percent from 2016 to 2017.
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Paso Robles police officer accused of on-duty rape

Cal Coast News17 hours ago
While the other officers left following the arrest of the victim’s boyfriend, McGuire stayed behind. McGuire is accused of pulling the victim on his …
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Birmingham police lieutenant accused of rape now in custody

CBS42.comJun 18, 2018
(WIAT) — A Birmingham Police officer has been placed on administrative leave and a warrant has been issued for rape in the 1st degree …
Story image for officer arrested rape from fox5sandiego.com

Local woman accuses Las Vegas cop of rape

fox5sandiego.comJun 18, 2018
Local woman accuses Las Vegas cop of rape. Posted 11:22 PM, … He was rapingme,” Solomon said. … Later that day, Gutierrez was arrested.
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Prison officer arrested on suspicion of rape at HMP Forest Bank

Manchester Evening NewsJun 18, 2018
A prison officer has been arrested after an allegation that a woman was raped at a Salford prison. Police arrested a 25-year-old man on …
Story image for officer arrested rape from AL.com

Birmingham police lieutenant now in custody on rape charge

AL.comJun 18, 2018
Birmingham police lieutenant now in custody on rape charge … Attorney Mike Anderton said Lt. Pete Williston was arrested Monday afternoon. … Prior to that, Williston served as the department’s public information officer.
Story image for officer arrested rape from MassLive.com

Suspended Springfield police officer Daniel Cintron, charged with …

MassLive.comMay 25, 2018
SPRINGFIELD — A suspended Springfield police officer arrested last week on child rape charges has been ruled too dangerous to be released …

Police officer charged with threatening to kill woman, brother and rape …

The LedgerMay 30, 2018
The threats, which started on Instagram, said the Orange City officer would kill the Georgia woman and her brother, plus rape her sister, if she …

Compilation of lying cops for 6/14/2018