Heroes: Three cops on trial for lying about beating suspect after realizing they were being taped

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 If you have ever had a cop lie about you on a police report, you are far from alone.   It is standard practice in almost every interaction for the cops involved to change their reports to fit the narrative they want.  It doesn’t get quashed because in most cases even when it is obvious. In court the judge and the prosecutor would rather have a win than “Impeach the testimony of a sworn officer of the court”.    After all , wins get prosecutors points and the fees and fines pay the judges salary.  I actually have a transcript from a court case in Pinellas Florida where an FWC officer blatantly lied in clear contradiction of his deposed testimony.   The judge allowed the lie in the record which ended in a conviction.     The very same judge illegally allowed an officer to give a victims impact statement at sentencing when there was no victim at all.     The officer actually wanted to read an article from an “Anti police” site written by the defendants husband.     The judge allowed it, said he couldn’t let it influence his sentence, and then quoted the article during sentencing.     Don’t be surprised if a cop lies; it is part of the system. Innocent men don’t pay fines, only those found guilty do.

“Three Boynton Beach police officers took part in an illegal “beatdown” of a suspect, then concocted a cover-up when they found out they had been videotaped by a hovering helicopter, prosecutors told jurors Tuesday.

Defense attorneys for the three men, only one of whom still works in law enforcement, told the jury the criminal trial is an unfair attempt by prosecutors to second-guess how the officers handled a very dangerous arrest.

“People want to second-guess them after the fact. … The government is Monday-morning quarterbacking,” defense attorney Bruce Reinhart said during opening statements in federal court in West Palm Beach.

But prosecutors quickly followed up with damaging testimony from three fellow law enforcement officers – who expressed concerns about how the incident, and the aftermath, was handled by the defendants.

The trio accused of inflicting the beating – Officer Michael Brown and former officers Justin Harris and Ronald Ryan – have pleaded not guilty to federal charges that could send them to prison if they are convicted.

Prosecutors say Brown, Harris and Ryan used “excessive force” by beating and kicking the front-seat passenger and using a stun gun on him after a high-speed chase on Aug. 20, 2014.

They also said the officers filed false initial reports about what happened and then adjusted them about a week later after they found out that the beating was videotaped by an overhead helicopter operated by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office.

The officers had arrested the front-seat passenger, Jeffrey Braswell, on a charge of resisting arrest without violence before they found out about the video.

After realizing what was on tape, they rewrote their reports and added claims that Braswell had resisted them, tried to assault them and appeared to have been reaching for a weapon or trying to escape, prosecutors said. The officers were trying to justify their excessive use of force by making it seem like the suspect resisted them enough to justify what they did, according to the prosecution.

Boynton Beach Police Officer Patrick Monteith testified Tuesday that he saw much of what unfolded after the police chase ended and officers “swarmed” around the suspects’ car. His testimony, which resumes on Wednesday, suggested that Braswell was not resisting during the beating.

Monteith, who told jurors it was a “little bit” uncomfortable to see his fellow officers in court, testified that he had his police rifle trained on Braswell and watched much of what unfolded from just in front of the hood of the suspects’ car.

“I could see his [Braswell’s] hands. His hands were up. … He was blocking blows that were coming [from officers],” Monteith testified.

Braswell, whose seat belt was still on, was jerking back and forth in the seat from the blows like he was in a washing machine, Monteith said.”

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/palm-beach/fl-pn-boynton-cops-beating-openings-20171030-story.html

Hero of the week: Decorated officer cuts off GPS device and flees before trial for rape and kidnapping

And then the scumbag meets a fitting end… Suicide while waiting out a SWAT team. Oh, how the mighty have fallen. In the end you cannot hide who you are. A real tough guy bully who obviously had to have it his way.   No warning signs here, I am sure the guy’s behavior was perfectly normal. As a matter of fact the  Cleveland police officer who won the department’s distinguished service medal in 2009.    A regular good apple right? Yeah, sure thing.  That “Few bad apples” thing is a myth. It takes someone corrupt to work in the culture of violence and corruption that exists in America’s P.D. s.      Adios Amigo and good riddance.

“Authorities said Tuesday a former Cleveland police officer who allegedly cut off his GPS tracker and went on the run one week before he was set to go on trial for rape and kidnapping has killed himself after a standoff with police.

Tommie Griffin, 52, was wanted by the U.S. Marshals Service and the Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Office for the bond violation, according to Pete Elliott of the U.S. Marshals Service.

Griffin was tracked to a house in Cleveland, where Cleveland Police SWAT was called in, Elliott said Tuesday. Police tried to call him out of the house, but received no response from him. When police entered, they found Griffin dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest, police said.

Elliott said Griffin had an accomplice in his escape. The accomplice took Griffin to a motel for Saturday and Sunday night and then to the home — described as that of a friend of Griffin’s — where SWAT surrounded him. Elliott said on Tuesday the accomplice would be charged, but provided no further details.

Griffin was arrested for rape, assault and kidnapping after allegedly attacking his girlfriend in January, The Associated Press said.

He allegedly pistol-whipped her and fired two shots next to her, the AP said.”

Hero of the week 10/24/2017 : Correction officer arrested for rape, oral sodomy and eight counts of lewd, indecent acts with a child under 16.

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Well, this guy gives new meaning to the old “Stop resisting!” phrase doesn’t he? But remember this: Only one hour before this scum was busted, he was “A sworn officer of the court”.   If it was his word against an inmate, he was given the weight of truth.     That is how much that oath and badge are worth.  Do you think that this guy is an anomaly? Just one of the “Few bad apples?” well he is not.   The dirty little secret is that cops are more likely to commit crimes of violence than the average person.  That’s right, the guy with the gun and the badge who pulls you over on a dark highway could well be  a psychopath looking for victims.     Stay safe and stay away. Any encounter with ANY LEO could end your life or freedom. Teach your children not to put themselves in danger. Call an adult if approached by LEO and make sure that EVERY encounter is recorded no matter how minor.

“The Oklahoma Department of Corrections reports a corrections officer has been arrested for first-degree rape, two counts of forcible oral sodomy and eight counts of lewd, indecent acts with a child under 16.

Christopher Adams, 46, was taken into custody on Friday by the Oklahoma City police and DOC Fugitive Apprehension & Investigations agents. Adams is currently in the Oklahoma County Jail.

The OKCPD got in touch with DOC on August 1st, requesting his employment information. On October 12th the Oklahoma County district attorney notified DOC they were filing charges against Adams.

Adams was removed from contact with inmates, according to DOC Communications Director Matt Elliott.

“We have cooperated and will continue to assist in any way we can with this investigation,” DOC director Joe M. Allbaugh said. “We are not aware of any other potential victims. If there are any, we encourage them to come forward.”

Adams was employed by DOC in November of 2014 and served at the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, as well as security for hospitalized inmates.”

Compilation of lying cops for 10/19/2017

Heroes in Blue : Compilation of Cops arrested 8/29/2017

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What will they think of next? Drug dealing, rape, abuse, child molestation, child porn and more. How about the latest? Check a few pages in and you will find a seargent arrested for molesting….. A deputy!    That’s right, they have all the bases covered here when it comes to violating the public trust while on the public dole.    These heroes in blue risk their lies every day just hoping that they don’t get caught.   And as for you, you better hope that you don’t get caught either. (Like on a dark highway with one of these malevolent ,miscreants with handcuffs and a gun)     Stay safe out there. Avoid them where and when you can and make sure you record them when you can’t.

Westminster police officer arrested, suspected of on-duty sex assault

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Curtis Arganbright, 40, a patrol officer with Westminster, was arrested Monday, according to a Broomfield Police Department news release.
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Buffalo police officer arrested, facing charges after alleged cell block …

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – A Buffalo police officer has been arrested and booked on charges of misdemeanor assault and official misconduct.
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Woman shoved by officer arrested on several charges

1011now16 hours ago
OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) — Police said the woman seen on video being shoved by an Omaha officer Sunday was arrested on several charges.
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BREAKING: Mobile Police Officer Arrested on Multiple Charges …

WKRGAug 28, 2017
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — A Corporal with the Mobile Police Department has been arrested on multiple charges, including alleged possession …
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Officer Arrested for Alleged Fraudulent Insurance Claims

U.S. News & World ReportAug 28, 2017
A Colorado police officer indicted by a state grand jury was arrested on multiple felony counts for allegedly lying about his home and car being …
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CMPD officer arrested, charged with illegally obtaining opioid …

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer was arrested today and charged with five counts of illegally obtaining prescription painkillers (opioids) …
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Police officer arrested for DUI, public decency

WXIA-TVAug 25, 2017
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — A Douglasville Police officer is facing disciplinary action after being arrested on driving under the influence and public …
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Greenwood Officer Suspended Following DWI Arrest

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GREENWOOD (KFSM) — A Greenwood officer was suspended on Monday (Aug. 28) following a DWI arrest, according to a Greenwood Police …

Hartford Detective Under Investigation Following DUI Arrest

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A city police detective has been charged with driving under the influence and interfering with an officer after an early morning incident in …

Ohio police officer accused of forcing women into sex acts

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Coral Gables Police Officer Arrested on Domestic Battery Charge

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A Coral Gables police officer who was investigated for allegedly assaulting his wife back in June was once again behind bars Thursday on a …

Aug. 29 Police Reports

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An officer identified a stolen vehicle near the intersection of South Ohio Avenue and East 16th Street. The driver, Rucker, was arrested on a …

Oklahoma police officer arrested on allegations of child sexual abuse

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WOODWARD, Okla. – A Woodward police officer has been arrested on allegations of child sexual abuse. After a request from the Ellis County …

Registered sex offender arrested for impersonating an officer

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Registered sex offender arrested for impersonating an officer, … police say he impersonated an officer to kidnap and rape a Mississippi woman.

DeKalb County detention officer arrested

FOX 5 AtlantaAug 18, 2017
DEKALB COUNTY, ga. – Deputies arrested a detention officer at the DeKalb County Jail after supervisors found she was providing contraban

Linn County Deputy arrested over the weekend

KCRGAug 28, 2017
The Linn County Sheriff’s Office tells TV9 he has been a deputy for almost 10 years and chose to stay in the jail during his employment.
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Pair attemps to elude deputy, arrested

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Deputies arrested Shawna Marie Franklin, 43, aka “Postal,” of the 100 block of North I-35 in Round Rock, Texas, for interfering with a law …
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Georgia deputy arrested, fired after off-duty confrontation at gas station

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A Middle Georgia deputy was fired after being accused of choking and pulling a gun on a gas station customer, according to a sheriff’s office …

Spotsylvania Arrest Blotter, August 18, 2017 – August 27, 2017

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Reading man arrested after deputy chases ATV in city

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Former Bexar County Deputy Arrested for Assaulting an Inmate

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Pierce County corrections deputy arrested for sex with inmate

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A Pierce County corrections deputy was arrested after allegedly admitting to have sex with a female inmate inside the county jail. Department …

Third woman says Hamilton County deputy sent her explicit photos

Cincinnati.comAug 23, 2017
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to come forward with information about a deputy who has been arrested after allegedly …
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Galveston Co. sheriff’s deputy arrested for alleged assault

Chron.comAug 23, 2017
A Galveston County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Tuesday for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend. The unnamed 22-year-old woman reported …
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Utica woman files lawsuit against a female Hinds County deputy

Jackson Clarion Ledger4 hours ago
… in a federal lawsuit that a female Hinds County deputy, who was in a relationship with her ex-husband, had her unlawfully arrested last year.
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Longtime Osceola deputy arrested after girlfriend found with swollen …

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A longtime Osceola County deputy was arrested early Sunday after his girlfriend was found with a swollen lip and eye, according to Osceola …
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Former Manatee County deputy arrested on battery charge

FOX 13 News, Tampa BayAug 15, 2017
Steven Buckel resigned from the agency on Friday after an alleged battery incident with a 17-year-old, according to an arrest affidavit.
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LASD Sergeant Arrested, Charged With Molesting Deputy

CBS Los AngelesAug 22, 2017
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s sergeant is accused of repeatedly molesting a deputy he supervised and

Police abuse: Compilation of lying cops 8/17/2017

Welcome to Florida: Pinellas deputy resigns after investigation reveals racist, pornographic content on phone

   Yes that’s right: It’s only a few bad apples. And really, they are not racist at all.   That is why if you go to Google, Put in the search term “Officer arrested” and hit ” news”, hundreds of recent results pop up.     It is amazing what these heroes in blue are up to. Besides porn and racism they are being picked up for assault, battery, rape, child rape, robbery and even murder.  Don’t believe me? Go ahead and search for yourself.   You will find that when I post my “Hero of the week” segments there is no funny business concerning the amount of arrests.    This is what happens when you seek out people who want to have power over others.  No one just wakes up one morning and says” I want to wear a badge and a gun and exercise control over my fellow man”.     It is who these people are; And it does not make for good people. It makes for people who feel that they have a sense of entitlement. It  makes for people who have more in common with bullies and wife beaters than with your average person.      We do not need a police force full of domestic warriors terrorizing our streets.  We need public servants who are honored to do their only duty which is to serve and protect.    As long as the current trend in hiring continues this is only going to get worse. We now live in a defacto police state and serious change must happen or our very freedom is is gone.

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. – A Pinellas County deputy has resigned after offensive content was found on his personal cell phone during a separate investigation into an alleged extramarital affair with a corrections deputy.

Shawn Pappas, 46, was employed with the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years before he resigned at the end of February. He became a corporal approximately 3 years ago.

The content on his phone was racist, sexist and pornographic in nature. There were dozens of pornographic photos of women and offensive memes that were sent and received while Pappas was both on and off duty.

One of the memes mocked the Women’s March in D.C. and said “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle Obama did in 8 years.

Another showed a white child next to a monkey and reads “Stop Racism, black children and white children are the same.”

There were also memes sent that mocked people with Down Syndrome, gay men and American Indians.

Investigators also discovered videos Pappas made while on duty.

When Pappas was confronted about the content, he resigned from the Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say they would have fired him, had he not resigned.

Story here with video: http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-pinellas/pinellas-deputy-resigns-after-investigation-reveals-racist-pornographic-content-on-phone?platform=hootsuite