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 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

Heroes in blue : Compilation of lying cops for 09/06/2018

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“The evidence secured was absolutely conclusive, but unfortunately juries are unwilling to take the uncorroborated word of a policeman against that of a defendant”

“A mere policeman (was) eager to convict the defendant and add another scalp to his belt”

True stories of crime, 1908 by Charles Train former NY District attorney

Video of now fired cop beating the hell out of a guy on the street

Now this is a classic case of  a guy who wants to be a cop because he is a “Tough guy”

Deep down inside this bully in blue has to prove to himself that he has mettle to stand up to street thugs

Just like Mark Furhman, the felon, racist LA cop from the O.J trial, who claims that every arrest he made was a “fair fight” when the citizen resisted

He was more proud of his physical prowess fighting “Thugs” on the ground than he was embarrassed by his behavior that resulted in him being convicted

These are the same type people that have to control everything around them including their families and Lord help the spouse that challenges them

According to the purple berets, a women’s advocacy group in Sonoma Ca., In 2 separate studies police were  up to 4 times more likely to commit domestic battery

Additionally, they were less than half as likely to be prosecuted for their crime

The most telling detail about the video above is that this cop feels perfectly comfortable about beating the Hell out of this guy in front of another cop and a street full of witnesses

Don’t get taken in by the false “racist cop” narrative. This cop isn’t racist, he’s a cop

This is the type of person who chooses to do this job and if they are not weeded out, this is what you get on the street

It’s not about black or white, it’s about blue…

And hero is not a color

 

 

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 county highway

Compilation of lying cops for 6/14/2018