Hero of the week:Laguna Beach police officer arrested in fraud, elder abuse case

See that mug? That is the face of a hero. How do you know? Because he is a cop and wears blue.   Every day he goes out and risks his life to keep us safe.    Hero is a deed people, not a color.

Posted by Deborah Jarrett

FULLERTON – Three people – including a Laguna Beach policeman – were arrested this week on suspicion of defrauding two older relatives out of hundreds of thousands of dollars, police said on Friday.

The officer is 58-year-old Rock Wagner of Lake Forest. The other two suspects are his sister, Wendy Wagner, 55, and her boyfriend, Norman McBride, 58, both of Huntington Beach.

All three were arrested on suspicion of elder abuse and fraud.

Though Fullerton police would give few details about the case, they did reveal that the investigation began in June when they were told about the alleged misconduct by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Orange County Adult Protective Services.

Sgt. Jon Radus, Fullerton P.D.’s spokesman, said that agency took the lead on the investigation because a financial institution involved in the case is based out of that city.

Radus said that the victims, a man and woman, are relatives of the officer and his sister. The three suspects were arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 28.

The trio were booked into the Fullerton City Jail. They have since posted bail and been released. A representative with the District Attorney’s Office said no charges have been filed yet and declined to further discuss the case.

Wagner, a nine-year veteran of the Laguna Beach Police Department, is on paid administrative leave until an internal-affairs investigation is over, Chief Laura Farinella told the Register.

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Heroes in Blue : Compilation of cops arrested for 12/01/17

Pineville police officer arrested on Thursday for abuse of office

KALB News (press release)17 hours ago
Although we are disappointed in the allegations and arrest of this particular officer, we want to assure our citizens, the Pineville Police Department and its dedicated officers will continue to provide the best protection and service possible; continuing to meet and exceed the expectations of our community.” …
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Corrections officer arrested for sex with inmate

New York PostNov 28, 2017
Nakisha Newell, 28, was immediately fired after detectives in Butler County got a tip that the corrections officer — who had been on the job just 18 months — was bringing contraband into the county jail, including a cellphone and electronic cigarettes, Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones announced Monday …
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Orlando police officer arrested on domestic-violence charge, OPD …

Orlando SentinelNov 28, 2017
An Orlando police officer was arrested on a domestic-violence charge after he was accused of pinning his estranged wife against a wall, the department said Tuesday. Salvatore Polizzi, 42, was arrested Monday by the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office. Orlando Police spokeswoman Michelle Guido said he’s …
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Former police officer arrested for alleged bar fight

KALB News (press release)Nov 29, 2017
ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) – A former Pineville police officer, who also once worked for the Alexandria Police Department and Woodworth Police Department, has been arrested by Alexandria police for allegedly getting into a bar fight.
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Chattanooga police officer arrested, charged with assaulting wife

WTVCNov 27, 2017
We reached out to Chattanooga Police for more information on Christopher Day’s arrest and employment with the department. Chattanooga spokeswoman Elisa Myzal says that Officer Day is on leave with pay pending the investigation. Myzal says Day has been with the department since April 2015.
Chattanooga Police Officer Arrested For Domestic Assault In …
Local SourceThe ChattanooganNov 27, 2017

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Fake MPD officer arrested in West Virginia

WMC Action News 512 hours ago
Deputies said they were able to calm Vickers down and arrest him for DUI, impersonating an officer, and obtaining a prescription drug by fraud. Investigators learned Vickers was also wanted in Tennessee for multiple instances of very similar crimes. Vickers is being held in West Virginia, but he may later be …
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Former Utah corrections officer arrested for forcible sex abuse

fox13now.comNov 28, 2017
UTAH – A former Utah corrections officer charged with sexual abuse has been arrested in Hawaii more than a decade after the crime occurred. William Lawrence was certainly living the high life in Hawaii, but there he was known as John Phillips, according to Supervisory Deputy United States Marshal, …
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Off-duty Michigan police officer driven home, not arrested after …

MLive.com21 hours ago
FERNDALE, MI — An off-duty Roseville police officer, who was pulled over for suspicion of drunk driving while driving the wrong way on Woodward in Ferndale Nov. 9, was never given a breathalyzer or arrested, but instead driven home by police, WDIV-TV, Channel 4 News reported. Roseville Police Chief …

Merry Christmas !!!! Cop tries to heist 8 Kilos of Coke

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What a hero this “Sworn officer of the court” is. She literally risks her lies everyday for the public good.   Now that this bad apple is uncovered, do you think that any of her previous testimonies that resulted in convictions will be overturned?      No, I am sure they won’t. That money is too precious to the court system. All those fines and penalties are the only things paying the bills. Without those Judges, prosecutors, bailiff and public pretenders don’t get paid.    So, in the end she gets hers, but a whole lot of people she helped convict get it too.  But I am sure she didn’t lie, after all she is a sworn officer of the court.

“The Houston patrol officer accused of trying to steal a duffel bag with 8 kilos of cocaine during a traffic stop in an elaborate internal affairs sting could face more charges, prosecutors said Monday.

Officer Julissa Guzman Diaz, 37, was arrested Thursday for the third-degree felony of tampering and fabricating evidence. She also could be charged with intent to deliver a controlled substance, prosecutor Jennifer Stabe told state District Judge Denise Collins in court.

“She’s also under investigation for delivery of cocaine,” Stabe said as Diaz was being arraigned

If convicted of the third-degree felony, she faces a maximum of 10 years in prison. If convicted of a more serious charge, she could face more time.”

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Officer-arrested-in-cocaine-sting-could-face-more-12353331.php

Heroes one and all : 9th officer arrested on federal corruption charges linked to Gun Trace Task Force

“A former Baltimore City police officer who is currently a police officer in Philadelphia was arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation into illegal activities of former members of the Baltimore police Gun Trace Task Force.

Officer Eric Troy Snell, 33, of Philadelphia, was arrested on charged of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine.

Snell has been employed by the Philadelphia Police Department since September 2014. He was most recently assigned to the 35th Police District. As a result of the criminal investigation and indictment, Snell will be suspended for 30 days with intent to dismiss.

According to court documents, Snell attended the Baltimore City Police Department Training Academy and was a Baltimore police officer until March 2008. While he was in the academy, Snell met co-conspirator Detective Jemell Rayam. Snell became an officer in the Philadelphia Police Department in September 2014.

According to the indictment, between October 2016 and June 2017, while Snell was with the Philadelphia Police Department and Rayam was with the Baltimore Police Department, Snell and Rayam discussed and planned with each other the sale of illegal narcotics, including cocaine and heroin that had been obtained or seized by members of the Gun Trace Task Force in Baltimore.

The indictment alleges that in October 2016, Baltimore police Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, Rayam and detectives in the GTTF, engaged in a high-speed police chase where the driver of the vehicle threw more than 9 ounces of cocaine out of the window of his vehicle before crashing near Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore. The officers retrieved the cocaine and Jenkins told Rayam to sell most of the cocaine and give Jenkins proceeds of the sale, which Rayam agreed to do, federal prosecutors said.

Later that month, after learning from Rayam that he had cocaine, Snell asked Rayam to provide him with the stolen cocaine instead of submitting it as evidence to the Baltimore Police Department, and Rayam agreed to do so, federal prosecutors said.

Rayam then traveled to Philadelphia and met with Snell at his house. Rayam provided the cocaine to Snell, who arranged to meet with his brother, who was going to sell the drugs, federal prosecutors said. According to the indictment, Snell, his brother and Rayam met, and Snell provided his brother with the cocaine. The three men discussed the price at which the cocaine would be sold and the amount of money that Snell and Rayam would receive from the sales, federal prosecutors said.

In addition to the cocaine, court documents allege that Snell also agreed to sell 80 grams of heroin that Rayam had received from Jenkins.

According to the indictment, Snell deposited thousands of dollars in cash in Rayam’s bank account from the sales of illegal drugs, including deposits on Oct. 28, 2016, and Nov. 9, 2016. Snell also paid Rayam cash from the sales of illegal drugs when he met him on Nov. 11, 2016, federal prosecutors said.”

The rest here: http://www.wbaltv.com/article/9th-officer-arrested-on-federal-corruption-charges-linked-to-gun-trace-task-force/13620371

They risk their lies everyday: Hero cop lies about being shot after shooting himself

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Lying is probably the most common thing that cops do. It is their word against yours and they are “Sworn officers of the court”.    This Jack ass was given the benefit of the doubt just one hour before he was busted.  Do you think that they have gone back and examined any of his arrests for lies?    I can guarantee that they did not. It is known and expected that cops will lie to get convictions. Just a little twist of the truth puts a whole lot of fine money into the court system.   Without fines and fees the courts can’t afford to run.   So if a cop arrests you and lies on the report , don’t be surprised. You are far from alone.

“NEW PHILADELPHIA – A former Newcomerstown police officer accused of lying about being shot on duty causing a manhunt for a fictional suspect pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the incident.

Bryan Eubanks, 37, pleaded guilty to the following charges, according to an announcement from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine:

  • One count of inducing panic, a felony of the fifth degree;
  • One count of making false alarms, a felony of the fifth degree;
  • Two counts of tampering with evidence, felonies of the third degree;
  • One count of forgery, a felony of the fifth degree; and
  • One count of workers’ compensation fraud, a misdemeanor of the first degree.

“An investigation conducted by the Tuscarawas County Sheriff’s Office found that on April 11, then-officer Eubanks shot himself while on duty, but claimed he was shot by a man in a vehicle after stopping the car for a traffic violation. The fictional story led to a response involving local, state, and federal authorities.

Additionally, an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation found that Eubanks forged workers’ compensation documents to fraudulently apply for benefits related to his injury.

In a press conference a week after the incident, Tuscarawas County Sheriff Orvis Campbell and Newcomerstown Police Chief Gary Holland talked about how Eubanks later admitted to them that he had made up the incident. The officer who had spent 14 years with the department said the story was invented to cover up a failed suicide attempt. Eubanks had been shot himself in the arm. He was fired a week after the false report.”

Original here: http://www.dispatch.com/news/20171108/ohio-officer-who-lied-about-being-shot-while-on-duty-pleads-guilty

 

 

Heroes of the week: Two of NYPD’s finest rape teen in police van, give new meaning to “Stop resisting!”

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

So you actually think you are safe when a guy with a gun and handcuffs pulls you over on a lonely highway? How about your daughter, your sister, your mother or your wife? It couldn’t happen to them because this is just a couple of bad apples, right?      Well let me ask a quick question: If that is the case then why have I been able to compile so many pages of filthy criminal conduct?    I will tell you this much ; For every story I post about a scumbag criminal cop , I pass on 20.     I don’t have enough hours in the day to chronicle all that I read.       These officers are not heroes. They do not “Risk their lives every day”. Their job is not even in the top ten most dangerous. These are people who have chosen to control others as their career choice. These are people who wish to force their will on their fellow citizens and do so with the threat of force.    The next time you see a cop, take a good look at him and his attitude . Don’t look at the uniform or the badge look at the man and then see if you like what you view. 

Excerpted from here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/11/02/nypd-detectives-raped-a-teen-in-the-back-of-a-police-van-after-her-arrest-prosecutors-say/?utm_term=.a1a9372cad1e

“Two police officers accused of raping a teenager while she was in custody resigned on Monday, the New York Police Department said.

The two former NYPD detectives — Eddie Martins, 37, and Richard Hall, 33 — are facing dozens of criminal charges and a possible $50 million lawsuit after the teenager accused them of raping her while she was handcuffed inside a police van. The indictment followed a weeks-long investigation of the two former officers who, prosecutors said, pulled over a car driven by the 18-year-old, arrested her for drug possession, then took turns raping her in the back seat.

The resignation came three days before the officers were scheduled for a departmental trial, a separate proceeding from a criminal trial. During that process, officers are tried on charges of misconduct. A trial commissioner decides if they’re guilty and makes recommendations to the police commissioner.”

“Martins and Hall, who were members of the NYPD’s Brooklyn South narcotics unit, have been charged with rape, sexual abuse, sexual misconduct, official misconduct and coercion. In total, they are facing 50 charges each.

DNA recovered from the victim after a rape-kit test matched samples taken from Martins and Hall officials said. Surveillance footage also showed the teen getting out of the police van about 40 minutes after she was pulled over, prosecutors said.

The arrests and the former officers’ arraignment hearing on Oct. 30 capped off weeks of serious allegations of misconduct that have been circulating in the media.”

“Prosecutors said the crimes occurred the night of Sept. 15, when the officers were riding in an unmarked Dodge Caravan as part of a buy-and-bust operation in South Brooklyn. The two detectives, who were in plain clothes at the time, left their post without their supervisor’s permission at about 7:30 p.m. and drove to a park in Coney Island, according to the Brooklyn district attorney’s office.

A little later, the officers pulled over the teen, who was with two male passengers, and found marijuana in the cup holder next to the front seat, prosecutors said. (The Washington Post generally does not identify people who are or may have been victims of sexual assault.)

They then handcuffed her and let the two passengers go before driving off with the teen in the back of the van, prosecutors said.

Before they left, the officers allegedly told the passengers to pick up their friend at the Coney Island police precinct in three hours.

While in the van, Martins called the teen’s friends from his cellphone and told them not to follow the police vehicle, Assistant District Attorney Frank DeGaetano said during the hearing, according to the Times.

As Martins sat in the back seat with the teen, he told her that he and his partner were “freaks” and asked what she would do to get herself out of trouble, prosecutors said. Martins then forced the teen to perform oral sex on him and raped her while Hall drove and watched in the rearview mirror, prosecutors said.

The teen cried and pleaded for the officer to stop, DeGaetano said in court.

The van allegedly stopped in Bay Ridge, roughly four miles from where the teen was pulled over. There, the officers switched places and Hall forced the teen to perform oral sex on him, prosecutors said.

The detectives then drove to the Coney Island precinct and dropped the teen off after ordering her not to talk about the incident, prosecutors said”

 

Hero of the week : Cop arrested after stealing from charity auction

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Posted By Deborah Jarrett

Typical cop behavior; First bully, then fall back and lie. But guess what? This guy is not only a “Hero” but also a sworn officer of the court”.    Without the video evidence, the real hero that tried to stop him would have been arrested and charged with assault.  Stay safe and make sure you ALWAYS roll video when interacting with LEO

 

“WATERTOWN — A Watertown police officer was arrested in connection with a theft from a charity auction and an scuffle that happened when a bystander tried to stop him.

Christopher Masayda, 26, was charged with 5th degree larceny and breach of peace in the second degree. The arrest stemmed from an incident at the Crestbrook Park Golf Course on October 6.

State Police said following a police department sponsored charity golf tournament, Masayda tampered with the raffle drawings and later stole a watch and bracelet valued at $595, which had been donated by a local jeweler.

Police said that Masayda was confronted by someone who shot video of Masayda taking the items. Masayda reportedly tried to take the person’s cell phone. The pair got into a physical confrontation according to police.”

Watertown police officer arrested in theft from charity auction