We’re the police and we are here to help : Separate Georgia cops arrested for sexual assault and armed assault of one officer’s stepfather

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So, who is pulling you over on that dark highway ? Who is that that guy ordering you around with his hand on his gun? Just some guy who decided that  he “Wanted to help people” for a living?     Question : Has a cop ever helped you?  I have had plenty of contact with cops and I can tell you this ; Not once, not ever. I have been interrogated, ticketed, harassed and told multiple times that I am on my own. Every time I have ever called the Cops they have had no resolution for the situation at hand.     So what would we do without these thugs, these most noted members of the thin blue line?  Descend into Anarchy? Probably. I Don’t know about you but I don’t kill or steal because of cops; it’s what keeps me in check.  The Large brown line is more like it.     Stay safe kids and remember that any encounter with LEO can end with the end of your freedom or life.

 

 

” Two northwest Georgia police officers have been arrested following separate GBI investigations.

Ringgold police Officer Blake Ballew, 27, is facing charges out of Catoosa County on allegations he sexually assaulted a woman. Steven Andrew Thornton, 27, was fired from the Cohutta Police Department after what police said was an alcohol-fueled fight with his former stepfather that ended in gunfire.

Ballew was arrested Monday, according to the GBI. The agency opened an investigation Thursday after a woman walked into the Varnell Police Department to file a report against him.

“After interviews, review of the physical evidence, and consulting with the Lookout Mountain District Attorney’s Office, the GBI obtained warrants for the arrest of Officer Ballew,”Joe Montgomery, special agent in charge, said in a news release.

Ballew was arrested on charges of aggravated sexual assault, violation of oath of office and false imprisonment. It is unclear if Ballew was on duty when investigators believe the alleged assault took place.

He was booked into jail in Catoosa County on Monday. According to online jail records, he was released the same day.

Ballew’s employment status was not clear.

Thornton was in between shifts when he was arrested Saturday morning in southern Whitfield County. The GBI determined he was not acting in his official capacity as a police officer, but Cohutta police Chief Greg Fowler decided to fire him anyway.

His employment was terminated hours later, Cohutta Mayor Ron Shinnick said. The city has submitted their reports to the Georgia POST Council, the state agency charged with regulating and certifying police.

According to an incident report obtained by AJC.com, Thornton got into a fight with mother’s ex-husband, Tramell Putnam, after Putnam drove another woman home from a bar. The group had all been drinking together, a witness told Whitfield County sheriff’s deputies.

Thornton confronted Putnam when the man returned home, and he told Thornton to “sleep it off.” A scuffle ensued, and the witness said he saw Thornton put a gun to Putnam’s side before firing a round into the floor.

The former officer claimed his stepfather threatened to kill him and put him in a chokehold. He told deputies he fired the gun as a scare tactic after he began to lose consciousness.

Thornton was arrested on charges of aggravated assault, discharging a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, and possession of a weapon during the commission of a crime. He was being held Monday in the Whitfield County Jail in lieu of $20,000 bond.”

https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/just-north-georgia-officers-arrested-after-gbi-investigations/0MY0n6UbmzQnjTxtqKn8jO/

Who’s pulling you over? Ohio police chief had been fired for perjury and felony

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

If you still think that this is just a few bad apples then I have a bridge to sell you in New York.   Enough of the default hero status because they strap on a gun and hang a badge off their shirt. These are people who have chosen this job so they could control others. They have been handed more power than anyone in that position ever should have.    What could possibly go wrong? I think this shows what.  Don’t forget that whatever this chief, or any cop anywhere, reports is given the weight of truth.  If some lying scumbag cop says that you shoved him, spit on him etc. It is up to you to prove that you didn’t . Unless you have video rolling, you are screwed. You will be in jail.     The chief got away with this simply because they chose to believe his lies. It tells you as much about them as it does him

“AMSTERDAM, Ohio – In the days after they ousted their police chief, the leaders of this town realized that the real mess he’d made wasn’t the jumble of trash and misplaced evidence that cluttered his office. It was what was buried underneath.

There they found forms featuring the mayor’s apparently forged signature that David Cimperman used to add more than 30 officers to the town’s police roster – one for every 16 residents. Many never did any paid police work for the town, logging hours instead for a private security business that state investigators say Cimperman ran on the side. He tried to outfit them with high-end radios. The riot gear and other surplus military equipment he bought with taxpayer money are missing.

What they didn’t find was evidence that the police force built out of fear of being without help in an emergency did much actual police work.”

“Even now, the people who hired Cimperman don’t know the depth of what went wrong in the part-time police force of this small town in the hills of northeastern Ohio. The new chief says he’s consulted with state criminal investigators to help figure it out.

What they know is that they could have prevented it all with a single phone call. They hired a chief without knowing he’d been fired for perjury, quit a job as his bosses started investigating missing police equipment and was charged with a felony for tampering with police radios to make untraceable phone calls.”

“Cimperman’s journey from disgraced police officer to police chief is a surprisingly common one, a USA TODAY Network investigation found.

Misconduct that might disqualify someone from being hired as a rookie cop hasn’t stopped officers from taking the top jobs at law enforcement agencies throughout the USA.”

“Police forces – and the officers they employ – have come under intense public scrutiny in recent years after a succession of high-profile scandals including questionable shootings and commanders who have themselves become criminals. The USA TODAY Network gathered misconduct records from hundreds of police departments and state licensing boards in nearly every state to shed light on the profession, amassing one of the largest stores of information on police wrongdoing.”

“The USA TODAY Network identified 32 people who became police chiefs or sheriffs despite a finding of serious misconduct, usually at another department. At least eight of them were found guilty of a crime. Others amassed records of domestic violence, improperly withholding evidence, falsifying records or other conduct that could impact the public they swore to serve.

In North Dakota, officials picked as their sheriff a man who’d led his co-workers on a 100 mph chase after drinking. A dispatcher summoned him to assist in his own pursuit. In Georgia, an officer fired from the state police after investigators found he’d carried out numerous on-duty affairs and lied about it landed a job as a small-town chief. A Washington trooper who was convicted of rendering criminal assistance in a case involving his son found work leading a small department in that state.

Those chiefs almost certainly represent only a small glimpse at the larger issue, because the records reporters were able to examine cover a small fraction of U.S. law enforcement agencies.”

Excerpted from here with a heads up to Bob for his help:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fired-for-a-felony-again-for-perjury-meet-the-new-police-chief/ar-BBWgqWj?ocid=spartandhp

Hero of the week : James Comey

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What a typical cop this asshole is

How does Trump like all of his “Law and Order” B.S. now?

The highest LEO’s in the nation, lying, conspiring and doing as they damn well please

All to bring down his presidency

Bet he is surprised

But then again I am sure that Trump has never been pulled over by some power hungry bully with a gun who will lie his ass off just for the power trip

Good luck Comey

For your lying, deceit and corruption

You have been chosen

The hero of the week!