A few bad apples: Nationwide study shows that police crime is rampant

“So far this month, two New York City police commanders have been arrested on corruption allegations, an officer in Killeen, Tex., has been accused of sexually assaulting a female driver, a Philadelphia police officer has been charged with extortion of a drug dealer, and an officer in Hono­lulu has been accused of raping a 14-year-old girl.

Such sporadic news accounts of police officers being arrested led one group of researchers to a question: How much crime do police officers commit?  No one was keeping track, much as no one was tracking how often police officers shoot and kill civilians, although both may involve use of police power and abuse of public trust.

Now there is an answer: Police officers are arrested about 1,100 times a year, or roughly three officers charged every day, according to a new national study. The most common crimes were simple assault, drunken driving and aggravated assault, and significant numbers of sex crimes were also found. About 72 percent of officers charged in cases with known outcomes are convicted, more than 40 percent of the crimes are committed on duty, and nearly 95 percent of the officers charged are men.

The study is thought to be the first-ever nationwide look at police crime, and was conducted by researchers at Bowling Green State University through a grant from the Justice Department’s National Institute of Justice. The research covered seven years, 2005 to 2011, and sought to quantify not only the prevalence of police officers arrested across the country, but also how law enforcement agencies discipline officers who are arrested and how officer arrests might correlate with other forms of misconduct.”

For example, the study found that 22 percent of the officers arrested had been named as defendants in a federal civil rights lawsuit at some point in their careers, unrelated to their arrest case. The authors suggest that police agencies analyzing such suits “could potentially lead to new and improved mechanisms to identify and mitigate various forms of police misconduct.”

In the seven years of the study, the researchers compiled 6,724 cases, or about 960 cases per year, involving about 792 officers per year — 674 officers were arrested more than once. But the study has continued beyond 2011, and lead researcher Philip M. Stinson at Bowling Green said the number of cases now averages about 1,100 arrests per year.

“Police crimes are not uncommon,” Stinson concluded. “Our data directly contradicts some of the prevailing assumptions and the proposition that only a small group of rotten apples perpetrate the vast majority of police crime.” Although nearly 60 percent of the crimes “occurred when the officer was technically off-duty,” Stinson wrote, “a significant portion of these so-called off-duty crimes also lies within the context of police work and the perpetrator’s role as a police officer, including instances where off-duty officers flash a badge, an official weapon, or otherwise use their power, authority, and the respect afforded to them as a means to commit crime.”

“This is probably the tip of the iceberg,” said Cara Rabe-Hemp, a professor at Illinois State University who has studied police deviance. She said the effort is the “first-ever study to quantify police crime” and shows it is “much much more common than what police scholars and police administrators previously thought.”

The rest here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2016/06/22/study-finds-1100-police-officers-per-year-or-3-per-day-are-arrested-nationwide/?utm_term=.25eaa2159d85

 

Hero of the week: High speed chase of drunken cop ends in fiery crash

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Posted By Deborah Jarrett

Of course he thought that he was above the law and the rules didn’t apply to him. He is after all a default “Hero” simply because he wears blue. His testimony in court, the day before the incident, would have been given the weight of truth by a judge because he is a” Sworn officer of the court”.     So this type of person is the type that choose to be cops? Short answer… Yes. And that will never change as long as they are responsible for their own accountability.  Took a pissed off citizen to bring this guy down.

KENNER – An intoxicated NOPD officer was arrested after leading Kenner Police on a high-speed chase that ended in a fiery crash.

Fifty-three-year-old Carlos Peralta got into an argument with the clerk at a CVS Drugstore in the 800 block of West Esplanade Avenue just before midnight on November 24.

The store clerk refused to sell Peralta alcohol because he was obviously inebriated already, according to the Kenner Police Department.

The clerk called the police, and Peralta got behind the wheel of his vehicle and drove away.

Kenner Police officers caught up to Peralta’s vehicle in the 1400 block of West Esplanade, where they observed Peralta driving recklessly.

Peralta initially stopped his vehicle when ordered to do so, but then he sped away, according to the KPD.

He led police on a high-speed chase on I-10 that ended with a crash in the 5700 block of Morrison Road in New Orleans East.

The vehicle caught fire after the crash, and a 15-year-old passenger who has been described as Peralta’s relative hopped from the burning vehicle and ran to safety.

Peralta, however, refused to exit the burning vehicle, and had to be forcibly removed by arresting officers.

More here: https://wgno.com/2018/11/26/nopd-officer-charged-with-dwi-after-leading-police-on-high-speed-chase-that-ended-in-fiery-crash/

Heroes in Blue: Rape, child molestation, battery ,drug dealing and more. Compilation of cops arrested for the week of 11/05/2018

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CPD officer arrested, accused of punching man with his wife

WXIXNov 2, 2018
COLERAIN TWP., OH (FOX19) – A Cincinnati officer faces an assault charge after police say he attacked a man he found with his wife at the …
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Pullman officer arrested in sex assault of WSU student

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PULLMAN, Wash. – The Pullman Police Department says a veteran officer has been arrested in the sexual assault of a female Washington …
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Clearwater police officer arrested after domestic incident

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CLEARWATER, Fla. (WFLA) – A Clearwater police officer was arrested early Wednesday morning after a domestic incident. According to police …
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Clearwater police officer arrested, accused of assaulting girlfriend

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CLEARWATER, Fla. — A Clearwater police officer has been arrested after a Wednesday morning domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
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Fowler police officer fired after arrest for beating up four women

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Hero of the week : Cop pulls over illegal alien and rapes her

I will say it again… A person who desires the control that comes with policing have more in common with wife beaters, child molesters and rapists than they do with the ordinary citizen.       Think I am joking? Put rape or sodomy into this website’s search bar and see what pops up.  It is disgusting.  I use one case in particular as an example when the “Copsucker” that I engage in a conversation tells me that ” No one in my family disobeys the law”.   It is about a young gentleman in Alabama who is pulled over because of loud music…..

“Grand jury indicts Montgomery police officer on sex charge

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) –

A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a Montgomery police officer on a charge of sodomy first degree.

Deonte Hamner was arrested in June after allegedly sexually assaulting a man while on duty.

According to court documents, Hamner pulled over the victim’s vehicle because of a noise complaint. Hamner then allegedly pulled a gun on the victim and forced him to perform oral sex.”

Yep, that is who is Stalking patrolling our streets. Feel safe?  Well you shouldn’t. Take a tour of the website here and see what happens when a man with a gun pulls people over on a dark highway. Sleep tight kids…..

 

“A Prince George’s County police officer in Maryland has been arrested on rape charges after a woman living in the United States illegally told police he pulled her over and attacked her.

Officer 1st Class Ryan Macklin, a six-year veteran of the department, was arrested on charges including rape and assault, Chief Hank Stawinski announced Monday night. The officer has been suspended without pay.

The woman told police the officer pulled her over about 1 a.m. Thursday on University Boulevard in Langley Park. Then, she said he forced her to perform a sex act in her car in a nearby parking lot.

She is an undocumented immigrant, sources told NBC Washington.”

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Prince-Georges-County-Officer-Accused-of-Sexually-Assaulting-Undocumented-Woman-After-Traffic-Stop-497627681.html

Blue privilege : Cop arrested for DUI, never spends an hour in jail

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Posted by Deborah

And this comes out of New Mexico which has some of the most corrupt cops in the world

One phone call to a judge and he is out without bond

And therein lies the problem : The Judges are just as corrupt as the cops

They are all part of the system, Judges, Lawyers, Cops and prosecutors and they are there Simply to make the system work.

The system requires a whole lot of money to work and as long as there is payola, guilt or innocence doesn’t matter

Fines matter, court costs matter, federal aid matters and that is all

 

“LOS LUNAS, N.M. (KRQE) – A New Mexico police officer was arrested for DWI last week but he, unlike most other suspects, was not taken to jail.

Instead, he was released without even posting bond and residents want to know why.

Residents alerted us to the arrest of Los Lunas Police Sergeant Michael Romero wondering why he got special treatment.

The arresting agency says this wasn’t about special treatment, but safety.

Romero was confronted by police on September 23 after his SUV ended up in a ditch near the intersection El Cerro Mission Blvd and El Cerro Loop.

Romero admitted to Valencia County deputies that he had one drink before leaving his house. They gave him a field sobriety test.

“He failed the testing and so we took him in for a breath test, we gave him a breath test and he was taken over to the jail to be processed,” says Chief Deputy Jeff Noah.

They say Romero blew more than twice the legal limit. The 44-year-old officer asked deputies if they were going to call his chief.

Romero was processed but never saw the inside of a jail cell. Deputies on scene called, Judge Tina Garcia who ordered Romero be released on his own recognizance and not to be booked.”

https://www.krqe.com/news/crime/new-mexico-police-officer-arrested-for-dwi-but-wasn-t-taken-to-jail/1495644088

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Hero in blue, Officer of the week : U.S. Forest Service officer arrested for sexual assault, false imprisonment

Seriously, whoever would have suspected a guy who’s career is to control people of this? Does someone just get out of bed one day and say ” I want my life to be spent ordering others around?    I think not. It goes more to the core of what, not whom, that person is. This is a person who’s authority is backed up by handcuffs, a gun and 400 other cops on a moments notice.  The man is A thug hired by the state to enforce it’s laws and make a profit doing so.    What could possibly go wrong?

Ask yourself just that the next time you get pulled over.

“The Tulare County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a U.S. Forest Service officer on multiple charges including sexual assault and false imprisonment.

Deputies arrested Richard Telles, 37 at his home in Springville on Wednesday.

Investigators say the Porterville Substation called to check on the welfare of a woman who was possibly involved in a domestic dispute. When deputies arrived at the Springville home, the woman told them she got into a physical fight with Telles. She also reported being sexually assaulted and held against her will.

Deputies arrested Telles on scene without incident and transferred him back to the Porterville Substation.

Telles faces charges of attempted rape, abuse, false imprisonment and penetration with a foreign object.”

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More lying, crooked cops : Former Deputy chief lies to FBI about convicted Sheriff

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Posted By Deborah Jarrett

Yep, you just can’t make this stuff up

This is what happens when you automatically assign truth to a person because they wear a uniform

This is what happens when “Sworn officers of the court” make reports and give testimony

They lie because lying is made easy for them

They cheat because cheating is made easy for them.

A few bad apples?

Not by a long sight

Maybe there are a few good ones left

Maybe….

Former Lake County, Ind., deputy police chief sentenced for lying to FBI

“A federal judge told a former Lake County deputy police chief that when he lied to the FBI, his turned his legacy into that of “a crook.”

Dan Murchek, 57, of Schererville, was sentenced to two years of probation by federal Judge James Moody on Wednesday in Hammond. The former top-ranking police officer was sentenced for lying to the FBI.

Murchek was indicted in April for allegedly making false statements to the FBI, according to court documents, and reportedly lied to investigators during an interview about towing operations under convicted former Sheriff John Buncich when the former deputy chief was asked about campaign contributions he received from a tow operator.

“You’ll be remembered as a crook,” Moody said.

“Yes, sir,” Murchek said.

Defense attorney Paul Stracci said Murchek always did what he could to serve his community throughout his more than 30-year career in law enforcement. Murchek was willing and ready to help anyone who needed it, Stracci said.

What got Murchek into trouble was that he doesn’t always think things through, Stracci said.

Had Murchek admitted to the FBI that he structured the campaign donation, Stracci said it would have been a Class B misdemeanor and he likely would have continued being a police officer.

“I think sometimes Danny doesn’t think,” Stracci said.

“Or maybe he’s just full of himself,” Moody said.

Stracci said Murchek knows his accomplishments and contributions to the community will be overshadowed by his criminal conduct.

“He will be punished forever for a lie, for an unexplainable lie,” Stracci said.

Original here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/news/ct-ptb-dan-murchek-sentencing-st-0920-story.html