Jacksonville deputy arrested after groping caught on camera

Read the story below and let it sink in. 18 years he was on the force. That is who these people are. ” Multiple horrible choices” tells you that they knew exactly who this guy was and what he was up to. But you know what? The day before he was arrested he was a “Sworn officer of the court”. With full knowledge that this guy was a dirtbag he was still tasked with enforcing the laws of the state.    That is the guy you see who straps a gun and badge on every day; The state enforcer. The blunt instrument that the state uses to bend it’s citizens to it’s will. Do they care if their blunt instrument is also a criminal?   Not at all. Not one case that this guy testified in will ever be undone. The state got its money, the judge got paid, the prosecutor got paid and some defense attorney got paid.    The system thrives on low lifes like this because they will unthinkingly carry out their thuggery.    Then why was he arrested? Because he got careless and got himself caught on camera.  No matter how much you might want to look the other way it is impossible when it is caught on video

WJCT

“An 18-year-veteran of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office faces possible termination after his arrest Tuesday.

Officer Thomas McDonald was arrested for simple battery after he was caught on video inappropriately touching a woman’s breast at Five Points bar Birdie’s early on Sunday morning.

JSO Undersheriff Pat Ivey announced the arrest Tuesday afternoon. He said McDonald was talking to the woman and her boyfriend, whom he knew previously, when he playfully invited her to punch him. After she did, McDonald responded by touching her “upper breast.”

“She was pissed. Her face had a very shocked look,” Ivey said. “You can tell by her response that it was a totally unwanted contact by Officer McDonald.”

Ivey said she immediately punched McDonald — for real this time — before calling police after the incident.

He said McDonald was already facing a 15-day suspension in a separate case when he was arrested for the bar incident.

“This is something that’s not connected to anything else. This is not corruption. This is an officer that made a horrible choice, and if he’s an officer that made multiple horrible choices in the last four years, five years, so be it. We deal with it,” Ivey said.

Ivey said McDonald previously served a 10-day suspension in another case as well.

He is the eighth JSO officer arrested this year.”

The whole story here:http://news.wjct.org/post/jso-officer-arrested-after-indecent-touching-incident-caught-camera

Court rules to protect names of lying cops

You can’t have one without the other. The courts and the corrupt judges sitting on the bench need these lying cops to bring proceeds into their courts.   No lies, no convictions, no money to run a hugely expensive system.  The courts criminal courts have now become a self perpetuating bureaucracy.     Right or wrong does not exist only revenue does. Take a plea , pay the fine and pay the salaries of those set out to persecute you.

“The names of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies who’ve lied, stolen, falsified reports and committed other types of “moral” misconduct are confidential and cannot be handed over to prosecutors — even in pending criminal cases in which the deputies are listed as potential witnesses — a Los Angeles appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The decision by the state’s 2nd District Court of Appeal makes clear just how secret officers’ identities and personnel files are in California. The ruling is also the latest turn in the fight over a secret list compiled by Los Angeles County’s sheriff of 300 deputies whose history of misconduct could damage their credibility if they are ever called to testify in criminal cases.

“It’s a victory for cops everywhere,” said Elizabeth Gibbons, an attorney for the Assn. for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the union that represents rank-and-file deputies.

Last fall, the union sued the department over Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s attempt to disclose the names to the district attorney’s office. The union had argued that revealing the names to prosecutors, even in pending cases, would violate state peace officer confidentiality laws and draw unfair scrutiny of deputies whose mistakes might have happened long ago.

The appeals court agreed on the strict confidentiality of law enforcement personnel files. But it left open the possibility that names could be disclosed pursuant to a court order.

California has some of the strictest protections on law enforcement officer records in the country. Discipline hearings, personnel files and even the names of officers accused in internal affairs investigations are secret.

“Notifying an outside agency, even a prosecutor’s office, that a deputy has an administratively founded allegation of misconduct involving moral turpitude cannot be characterized as anything other than disclosing information obtained from the peace officer’s personnel file,” the court said in its opinion.

But some advocates for police transparency slammed the decision.

“There should not be greater concern for protecting officers with histories of lying, domestic abuse, evidence tampering and other immoral conduct from public scrutiny than for ensuring that individuals accused of crimes receive a fair trial,” said Melanie Ochoa, a staff attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

The ACLU, along with other advocacy groups, filed a friend-of-the-court brief in March, asking the appeals court to reject the deputies union’s request that none of the names of problem deputies be sent to prosecutors.

Brady vs. Maryland

McDonnell’s effort to send deputies’ names to prosecutors had nothing to do with recommending that the officers be charged with crimes, the department contended. Instead it would have been a heads-up to the district attorney’s office that the deputies were potentially vulnerable to attacks on their credibility if they were ever called to testify, and that prosecutors would potentially have to alert defense attorneys about the names.

Under the 1963 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Brady vs. Maryland, prosecutors are obligated to alert defendants to any evidence that could aid the defense. That evidence includes information that could undermine an officer’s credibility. Not doing so could result in wrongful convictions.

Right now, police agencies in at least a dozen counties in California regularly do precisely what McDonnell was attempting. Some departments, including those in San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura, have been giving prosecutors the names of problem officers for well over a decade.

Legal experts say Tuesday’s decision could begin to change that.

Although the ruling pertains to the Sheriff’s Department, analysts say it could embolden police unions across the state to refuse a prosecutor’s request to identify problematic officers who might be called as witnesses.”

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-brady-decision-20170612-story.html

The hero files : Cops arrested compilation June 5 2017

Graft, corruption, rape , child porn and senseless beatings. That’s right, these are the Roid popping, road raging domestic warriors that we call our public servants.   They are heroes one and all because every day they put on a uniform and gun  and “Put their lives on the line”.   Oh that’s right , I meant to say “Put their lies on the line”. Their job is not even in the top 10 most dangerous. Cops are actually behind Landscape supervisors. That’s right, you want to find a hero? Talk to the guy in the uniform that runs the lawn crew. You are much less likely to beaten, robbed or lied about by him anyway.     Read on the list below and remember  these degenerates in blue the next time you see a cop or listen to one in court. Hero is an action…  Not a color

Off duty cop directing traffic fires into van full of children

And who would have guessed? The cowardly scumbag lied about the incident to try and justify it. He tried to use the old “Feared for his life” on a van full of children.     What a hero this guy is. The report states that he ran along side of the van and shot after it went around him. That’s right; he was pissed because the van didn’t stop and went around him.  This is the caliber of person you get who chooses a job controlling others at gun point.    Remember this guy the next time you hear a cop giving testimony. Chances are he is most likely to be the one telling lies.

 

ATLANTA – Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the Atlanta police officer who opened fire on a man driving a van behind the Georgia Dome has been fired for using excessive force.

Channel 2’s Nefertiti Jaquez has obtained documents that show Sgt. Mathieu Cadeau’s has been terminated from the department.

“The reality is, the physical evidence doesn’t lie,” attorney Shean Williams told Jaquez after reviewing the documents confirming Cadeau’s termination.

Williams represents Noel Hall, of North Carolina, who was shot by Cadeau while driving his van out of a motocross event at the Georgia Dome in February.

“The law is clear. You cannot fire. You cannot fire a deadly weapon without your life or someone’s life being in danger,” Williams said.

Jaquez spoke on the phone Thursday night  to Hall, who said he was pleased to hear Cadeau had been removed from the force.

“Extremely happy, I think it’s the first step in justice,” Hall said. “What would make him think I was trying to accelerate at him with kids and grandkids in the car?”

According to the documents, Cadeau was working an off-duty job directing traffic along Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard that night.

He told investigators he shot at Hall’s van because, “I was in fear of my safety, the safety of other traffic personnel and the pedestrians.”

“The driver looked away and then made a hard left turn with high acceleration,” Cadeau said in his report.


“If his life was in danger he would have emptied a clip in me, he wouldn’t have just shot one time,” Hall told Jaquez.

Investigators didn’t think Cadeau’s story added up.

They said he was standing near the driver’s side window when he fired at the van so he was never in danger of being hit by Hall.

They also interviewed a witness who said, “As the driver drove around the two officers, one officer ran alongside the van and ‘popped a shot off.'”

“There is no reasonable excuse for what happened,” Williams said.

Jaquez went to Cadeau’s home for comment, but no one was there.

Documents indicate that Cadeau was notified of the firing May 8, which will become effective on Friday.

Sources close to this case told Jaquez that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is now investigating whether criminal charges should be brought against Cadeau.

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/atlanta/apd-officer-fired-for-excessive-after-opening-fire-on-man-in-van/524146636?platform=hootsuite

Heroes of the week: Cops arrested for 5-18-2017

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Those wacky boys and girls in blue are back! They are stealing , beating, lying and pillaging their way across the nation!     Watch out or you may end up on the wrong end of their weapon or worse. These heroes in blue are the worst that they have to offer and all that oath means to them is power and a paycheck.

Story image for deputy arrested from WZTV

Lying cop fakes body cam footage; Prosecutors drop charges

Believe me when I say this; You are never safe when you have an encounter with LEO. They will lie, cheat, steal and make fake body cam videos to prosecute you. It is not the gun nor the badge that makes them dangerous. It is the man. It is the type of person who chooses to control others as a career.    According to a study by the women’s advocate group, the Purple Berets, cops are 4 times more likely to commit domestic violence and six times less likely to be prosecuted than the average citizen. So remember this the next time you get pulled over. You are in danger; Don’t be fooled by the uniform. Not all abusers wear wife beaters.

“Prosecutors in Pueblo, Colorado are dropping felony drug and weapon-possession charges after an officer involved in the case said he staged body cam footage so he could walk “the courts through” the vehicle search that led to the arrest.

The development means that defendant Joseph Cajar, 36, won’t be prosecuted on allegations of heroin possession and of unlawful possession of a handgun. The evidence of the contraband was allegedly found during a search of Cajar’s vehicle, which was towed after he couldn’t provide an officer registration or insurance during a traffic stop. Officer Seth Jensen said he found about seven grams of heroin and a .357 Magnum in the vehicle at the tow yard. But the actual footage of the search that he produced in court was a reenactment of the search, the officer told prosecutors.

Cajar’s attorney said the development, which comes as more and more police agencies are deploying body cams, is a disturbing use of technology.

“Everyone who looked at the video believed it was in-time documentation of what actually happened,” lawyer Joe Koncilja told Ars. The video, he said, shows the officer is “surprised by the fact that he found the gun. It’s tampering with evidence.” The video was shown in court during a March preliminary hearing where a judge found sufficient evidence to prosecute Cajar.

The Pueblo Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the body cam incident.

The alleged police misconduct surfaced after the local prosecutor texted Jensen to make sure his report matched the body cam footage.

According to the Pueblo Chieftan:

Jensen replied back, saying, “For the search, the body cam shows different than the report because it was. Prior to turning my body cam on I conducted the search. Once I found the (expletive referring to evidence), I stepped back, called (a fellow officer), then activated my body cam and walked the courts through it.”

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/05/cop-fakes-body-cam-footage-prosecutors-drop-drug-charges/?platform=hootsuite

Heroes of the week: Deputies pair with disgraced ex cop to distribute Marijuana

Marijuana, Meth and a multitude of crimes. It’s a good these these “Few bad apples” were taken off of the street . Now we have nothing to worry about, right? I am sure that they are going to throw all the cases out that these degenerates testified on, right?      Unfortunately it is no on both of those questions.  According to an internal survey conducted by the police themselves, 46% of cops have witnessed malfeasance by other cops and did…….Wait for it…..Nothing.    That’s right, it is just a few bad apples. You need to remember this the next time you have contact with LEO. Whether on a dark highway or listening to them testify in court. Hero is earned, not a color you wear.

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Two former Kern County deputies have admitted their involvement in a corruption scandal involving a former Bakersfield police detective.

Derrick Penney and Logan August are each scheduled to plead guilty May 15 at the federal courthouse in downtown Fresno to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana.

The maximum sentence for the crime is five years in federal prison and a fine, but prosecutors will recommend a lesser sentence as part of the deal. Judge Lawrence O’Neill is not bound to follow the recommendation, but he did give lighter sentences to Damacio Diaz and Patrick Mara last year. Diaz and Mara, each former Bakersfield Police detectives, faced similar charges, though with higher maximums.

Court documents obtained Wednesday say that 10 times in 2014 August stole marijuana seized during sheriff raids. He gave the marijuana to a former confidential informant to sell and then received a $15,000 cut of the sales.

Between June 2014 and October 2014, Penney conspired with August, his informant, former Bakersfield police detective Patrick Mara and others to steal and sell marijuana that they took from a locked evidence storage facility. Penney profited $1,200, according to his signed statement of facts.

Public records obtained through Transparent California indicate that the two deputies each earned at or near $200,000 in pay and benefits during the year of their crimes.