The police chief of a coastal North Carolina city and another officer have been arrested after authorities say an investigation found they were working at second jobs while on the clock.
Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David said at a press conference Thursday that the two Southport officers had a “habitual and repeated pattern” of leaving their police posts for work at a trucking company.
David said Police Chief Gary Smith and Lt. Mike Simmons left Southport and even the state at times.
Both face charges including obtaining property by false pretenses. It wasn’t immediately clear if either had an attorney. Attempts to reach them were not successful.”
The rest here: http://abc11.com/nc-police-department-shut-down-after-police-chief-officer-arrested/3833340/
But wait, a hero and sworn officer of the court wouldn’t lie would they? The police Chief? He must be some kind of extra hero , right?
No, they are just typical cops who think they are above the law and can make up a lie to cover whatever they do
Time after time, from beatings, to bad arrests, to the killing of unarmed citizens, entire squads of cops will lie to cover one of their own
I guess it gets easier when your word can’t be impugned and is automatically given the weight of truth by the courts
These guys just went a little too far and pissed the wrong people off
Remember this guy the next time that someone gives a cop default hero status because they “Risk their lives everyday”. Hero is an action and not a color. Hero is earned by deed, not by occupation. Rot in your cell you dirty , corrupt bastard.
“COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Columbus Division of Police Sgt. Dean Worthington faces four felony child pornography charges, according to Franklin County court records.
Worthington, 51, has been charged with three counts of pandering sexually-oriented matter involving a minor (two fourth-degree felony counts and one second-degree felony count) and one count of illegal use of minor in nudity-oriented material or performance, a second-degree felony.
According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, Worthington allegedly was downloading child pornography to his personal phone.
“Between January and July of 2018, it is alleged that Worthington uploaded an image to Tumblr and downloaded multiple videos and images depicting young children engaging in sexual activity with adults,” O’Brien said in a press release.
O’Brien said Tumblr provided a tip to law enforcement after Worthington allegedly uploaded an image of child pornography.
Worthington surrendered himself at the Franklin County jail shortly after the charges were announced. He is expected to make his first court appearance on the charges Friday afternoon.”
“Sgt. Worthington had been on the force for 20 years before being promoted to PIO for the division in 2017.”
He was promoted to Sergeant in 2006 and worked for a time in internal affairs. ”
“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
“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.”
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.”
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.”