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

 

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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Compilation of lying cops for 10/19/2017

The usual : Federal investigation finds corruption at the highest level of law enforcement

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

This is not a few bad apples. This is what happens any time you turn over the LEO bushel basket. This is who these people are and it pervades the ranks from top to bottom.   Go from one state to the next and the story is the same: Anytime they are investigated widespread corruption is found.   As Americans, free men and women, is this what we signed up for? Corrupt and violent thugs roaming our streets and controlling our cities?  How many people must die and be imprisoned before we as a people say that “Enough is Enough?”

      Well, that time is coming. In the video age, they can no longer hide who they are. 10 Yr. old kids now pass video links around of cops beating people, shooting pets and abusing the citizenry in general.

That time is coming and it is up to all of us to do our part. Do not be silent. Do not let them have default “Hero” status. Video every encounter with them that you see and spread it around. Do not look away anymore and let them be who they are. Stand up… And do what is right, because they won’t.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36601661/fbi-arrests-hpd-officer-tied-to-kealoha-mailbox-scandal-corruption

“A Honolulu police officer and retired major appeared in court Monday after being charged as part of the years-long federal investigation into public corruption at some of the highest levels of Oahu’s law enforcement.

Former HPD Maj. Gordon Shiraishi, 61, and HPD officer Bobby Nguyen, 43, are the first people arrested in a corruption probe linked to former Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife, Katherine, a deputy city prosecutor.

Shiraishi has been charged with obstruction of justice, while Nguyen has been charged with conspiracy to obstruct.

“Corrupt activities, such as those alleged to have been committed, erode the public’s faith in law enforcement,” said FBI Special Agent in Charge Paul Delacourt, in a news release.

“The citizens of Hawaii demand and deserve diligent police officers who adhere to the highest standards of conduct. Police corruption is among the FBI’s highest priorities and we are committed to investigating and prosecuting to the fullest extent those who violate the civil rights of others.”

In detailed complaints unsealed Monday, Kealoha is identified as “co-conspirator 6.” It’s the first time the former chief is identified in court documents as a player in the conspiracy to lie to federal authorities.

The former head of HPD has not been arrested, but attorneys for people involved believe the arrests of Nguyen and Shiraishi send a message.

“This matter has not concluded… if they don’t cooperate they will be arrested,” says Myles Breiner, attorney for the Kealohas.  Breiner says he is not surprised by the arrests but did question the need to execute them on a Sunday believing it was a way for the prosecution to get more attention to the case.

“If it happened on a Friday, or a normal business day, the arrested would have been processed and they would have been released immediately. To do it on a Sunday, on a slow news day, so it would get the most attention.  So it was the top story,” says Breiner.

In court Monday, special prosecutor Colin McDonald said Shiraishi and Nguyen violated the oath they took to protect the people.

The case is tied to the theft of the Kealohas’ mailbox in June 2013, a crime the FBI says was made up to frame Gerard Puana, who is Katherine Kealoha’s uncle.  At the time, the two sides were involved in a bitter family dispute over money.”

“Puana’s attorney, Ali Silvert, says the charges against Nguyen and Shiraishi are significant, and just the beginning, “This has been a long time in coming,” Silvert says, “Mr Puana feels very vindicated and very happy at this point that the prosecution has moved to this stage.”

In December, a retired Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty to lying under oath as part of the conspiracy to frame the Kealohas’ uncle. Niall Silva was a detective in CIU. Silva is now a key witness in the case. He is awaiting sentencing for his role in the alleged fake mailbox theft, but that can’t happen until after he testifies against the others. His attorney, Bill Harrison, says Silva is anxious to get that done.

Heroes in blue : Rape, child porn, theft, beatings- Compilation of cops arrested 10/10/2017

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4 Disabled People Dead in Another Week of Police Brutality

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Police don’t need better training; they need to stop treating noncompliance as justification for violence.