Who’s pulling you over?: Hundreds if not thousands of lying, crooked cops allowed to keep their jobs and still testify in court

 

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If you still believe that this is just a few bad apples then you are either a fool or a cop. Every week I peruse hundreds of stories about bad cops to post just one on this site.    For every article posted on this website I have passed on dozens of others that are current and relevant.    Lot of work, huh? Well that is what happens when a cop lies and the result is jail time for an innocent citizen. When self righteous, a person will go a long way to expose the corruption of those that persecuted them.    At one time I actually believed that whole ” Few bad apples” thing myself. Not any more. Because of misdeeds of various police officers, they have firmly put me in the camp opposite of theirs.  Nice job guys, keep up the good work.

Revat Vara should not have gone to prison.

One night in 2006, Houston police pulled him over for a missing license plate and told him to walk a straight line.

Vara said that he hadn’t had a drop to drink and that he passed the sobriety test. Officer William Lindsey said otherwise.

At trial, jurors were told about Lindsey’s expertise evaluating drunken drivers. They were told about Vara’s two previous DWIs.

What jurors weren’t told: Officer Lindsey had been found guilty of misconduct by his department 35 times. He was investigated for padding his overtime – by manipulating DWI arrests so he would have to be called to testify – among many other violations.  ”

“In a case that came down to one man’s word against another’s, jurors believed the police officer. Because of his prior offenses, Vara was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

What happened to Vara has been unconstitutional for more than 50 years.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1963 that prosecutors must tell anyone accused of a crime about all evidence that might help their defense at trial. That includes sharing details about police officers who have committed crimes, lied on the job or whose honesty has been called into doubt.

A USA TODAY Network investigation found that widespread failure by police departments and prosecutors to track problem officers makes it impossible to disclose that information to people whose freedom hinges on the integrity of law enforcement.

Reporters for USA TODAY and its partners, including the Chicago-based Invisible Institute, spent more than a year gathering Brady lists from police and prosecutors in thousands of counties to measure compliance with the landmark 1963 ruling in Brady v. Maryland.

The investigation found:

  • Thousands of people have faced criminal charges or gone to prison based in part on testimony from law enforcement officers deemed to have credibility problems by their bosses or by prosecutors.
  • At least 300 prosecutors’ offices across the nation are not taking steps necessary to comply with the Supreme Court mandates. These places do not have a list tracking dishonest or otherwise untrustworthy officers. They include big cities such as Chicago and Little Rock and smaller communities such as Jackson County, Minnesota, and Columbia County, Pennsylvania.
  • In many places that keep lists, police and prosecutors refuse to make them public, making it impossible to know whether they are following the law.
  • Others keep lists that are incomplete. USA TODAY identified at least 1,200 officers with proven histories of lying and other serious misconduct who had not been flagged by prosecutors. Of those officers, 261 were specifically disciplined for dishonesty on the job.”
  • The rest at USA Today here: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2019/10/14/brady-lists-police-officers-dishonest-corrupt-still-testify-investigation-database/2233386001/

Who’s pulling you over? : Top Philadelphia police commander accused of sexually assaulting officers he mentored

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Wow! This is great stuff; it contains all the elements that make a cop a cop. (1.) A need for power and control over others (2.) Moral Corruption and the belief that he is above the law (3.) The need for vindictive prosecution when he doesn’t get his way. (4) (5) (6) Lie! Lie! Lie!   Remember this high ranking officer and what he was willing to do to one of his own the next time a guy with a gun ,a badge and handcuffs pulls you over.  Good luck……. Stay safe and stay away from any “Heroes in blue” Your life or freedom may well depend on it.

By Ray Sanchez and Mirna Alsharif, CNN

(CNN) — Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Carl Holmes has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting three female officers to whom he presented himself as a mentor, according to prosecutors.

Holmes, 54, one of the highest ranking members of the department, allegedly used his position to insulate himself against the allegations, which resulted in internal affairs investigations against his accusers, a grand jury presentment said.

“All three women testified about the extent to which (Philadelphia Police Department) culture discourages reporting a fellow officer, especially a boss,” the document said. “Doing so can leave you vulnerable, and on the wrong side of the blue line.”

The case comes two months after Richard Ross Jr. stepped down as commissioner of one of the country’s largest police departments amid allegations of sexual harassment and gender and racial discrimination within the force.

Holmes was arrested Thursday after a grand jury recommended criminal charges that included aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault, attempted involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and other sex offenses, the department said in a statement.”

” The alleged crimes occurred between 2004 and 2007, according to the presentment.

Holmes over the years “developed relationships with new recruits and young female police officers” through his rank and position at the training academy and presented “himself as a safe resource or mentor,” the Philadelphia district attorney’s office said in a statement.

Holmes allegedly “came on to” two female officers who had sought “guidance and mentorship” from him, and “against their will and without their consent kissed them, fondled their breasts, and digitally penetrated” them in a police department office, according to the court document.

In the first case, in the summer of 2004, the officer sought Holmes’ help after she was sexually harassed and stalked by her supervisor, the document said.

Holmes told the officer that he was friends with her supervisor and warned that she should “prepare for a fight” if she decided to file an Equal Employment Opportunity claim against the man, according to the presentment.

Near the end of the meeting, Holmes allegedly grabbed the officer, lifted her onto his desk and “started trying to kiss (her), trying to force his tongue into her mouth. kissing down her neck, and groping her breasts,” the court document said.

When the officer pleaded with him, swearing not to say anything if he let her go, Holmes allegedly told her that “no one would believe some little b—- like her anyway” and that he “could make her disappear,” according to the presentment. At one point, Holmes allegedly pushed “one of his fingers inside her vagina” before she managed to get away.

Weeks after filing a complaint against the supervisor, the officer was was arrested after “abandoned drugs were found and seized from her trash can while it was on the street, outside her home,” the document said. She was investigated by internal affairs for nearly three years for associating with drug dealers — an allegation later deemed unfounded.”

https://www.cbs58.com/news/top-philadelphia-police-commander-accused-of-sexually-assaulting-officers-he-mentored

Who’s pulling you over? : Cop accidentally shoots and kills 73 old wannabe C.OP. during”Shoot, don’t shoot exercise”

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And this genius, whether just stupid or evil may be pulling you over on a dark highway or questioning you on a sidewalk.   This genius may be questioning your 14 r. old child about a burglary in your neighborhood while “Under suspicion.  Worst of all, this genius may be trying to teach your grandmother how to make breakfast or keep your neighborhood safe.    Blue? Not a hero; Maybe a dumbass, maybe a criminal, most certainly someone who wants to be in power.  Sorry Grandma.

 

“PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) – Prosecutors in southwest Florida have filed charges against an officer who accidentally shot a woman to death during a citizens academy “shoot/don’t shoot” exercise, as well as the officer’s boss.

State Attorney Stephen Russell announced Wednesday that Punta Gorda Police Officer Lee Coel has been charged with felony manslaughter and faces up to 30 years in prison. Police Chief Tom Lewis has been charged with misdemeanor culpable negligence and faces up to 60 days in jail.

Authorities say 73-year-old Mary Knowlton was taking part in a roleplaying scenario Aug. 9 when she was mistakenly struck with a live round. The retired librarian was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.”

https://www.kaaltv.com/news/officer-chief-charged-mary-knowlton-austin/4407972/

 

Who’s pulling you over? : Deputy Police Chief Arrested on Child Pornography Charges

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State Police say 28-year-old Joel Archambault is facing charges of promotion of sexual performance by a child and possession of sexual performance by a child.

Authorities say Archambault downloaded and shared images consistent with child sexual exploitation online.

As well as serving in his role as deputy chief for SUNY System Plaza, Archambault is also a part-time member of the Whitehall Police Department.

In a statement, SUNY officials say they have launched an internal investigation of their own and have suspended Archambault indefinitely. SUNY says they will continue to provide a secure and safe environment for faculty, staff, and students.

SUNY has issued a statement in response.

“We are all deeply disturbed by the alleged crime committed by a SUNY officer. While the criminal investigation is ongoing by the State Police, the officer has been suspended and if he is found to have violated any law or policy, we will pursue immediate termination.”

Archambault is due back in court later this month.

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/news/2019/10/16/suny-deputy-police-chief-arrested-on-child-pornography-charges

Who’s pulling you over? : N.C. Sheriff arrested for plot to murder Deputy

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Don’t be afraid of the man with the gun when he pulls you over. He is a hero who risks his life every day. He is part of the thin blue line that keeps anarchy at bay. And just remember, what is really important; that he goes home safe every day. A hero, for sure until his badge and mask are off.   Remember this guy anytime you hear sworn testimony from a cop. The cop is probably far more likely to be lying than the defendant

“A North Carolina sheriff was  suspended Monday after he was arrested last week for allegedly encouraging another man to kill a former deputy who had an audio recording of him making “racially insensitive” comments.

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins, the county’s top lawman since 2009, was removed from his post at the request of county attorney James Wrenn, who filed a petition for the sheriff’s suspension, according to CNN.

Wilkins and his lawyer agreed to the move.

The sheriff last Monday was charged with two felony counts of obstruction of justice after he allegedly told an unidentified man in 2014 that he wanted former deputy Joshua Freeman dead, according to an indictment.

“The only way you gonna stop him is kill him,” Wilkins purportedly told the man during a recorded phone call regarding the alleged plan, which was ultimately not put into action.

In 2014, Wilkins learned that Freeman said he had a recording of the sheriff using “racially insensitive language,” which the deputy planned to release to authorities, according to the indictment.

Prosecutors claim that Wilkins’ “personal animosity” toward Freeman motivated him during an August 2014 recorded call to tell the unnamed would-be shooter to kill the deputy, clearly making his intentions known of not protecting Freeman or stopping the plot, the indictment states.

“If you need to take care of somethin’, just take care of something,” Wilkins told the man, according to the indictment.

The aspiring killer even gave Wilkins a time and location for when he planned to kill Freeman, as well as the type of firearm he intended to use. In response, Wilkins “counseled the individual how to commit murder” in a way to avoid being identified, including hiding the weapon used to kill Freeman and to simply keep quiet, the indictment continues.

“You ain’t got the weapon, you ain’t got nothing to go on,” Wilkins allegedly told the man before advising him to stay mum after the killing. “The only way we find out these murder things is people talk. You can’t tell nobody nothin’, not a thing.”

Original here : https://nypost.com/2019/09/23/sheriff-suspended-for-alleged-plot-to-have-former-deputy-killed/

Who’s pulling you over? : Off-duty NYPD cop arrested for threatening motorist with gun

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Trust me, you have nothing to fear when you see cherries lighting up your dashboard. That is a sworn officer of the court behind you and anything that he says will be given the weight of truth.    Put your hands behind your back and let the man with the gun put you in handcuffs.    Remember….. You have nothing to fear….

” An off-dufy NYPD cop was arrested for allegedly threatening a motorist with his gun following a dispute at a red light in Queens, police said.

Officer Philip Case, 49, who was slapped with a menacing charge, got into an argument with another man at the corner of Van Doren Street and 108th Street in Corona about 10:15 p.m. Friday, authorities said.

With both cars stopped, Case flashed his gun and then sped off once the light turned green, cops said.

The victim called police and Chase was arrested a block away.

It’s unclear what prompted the argument, but police said both Chase and the victim remained in their vehicles during the confrontation.

Chase was released after getting a desk appearance ticket for the offense.”

Original here : https://nypost.com/2019/09/07/off-duty-nypd-cop-arrested-for-threatening-motorist-with-gun/

Who’s pulling you over? : Wash. police officer charged with assault after allegedly beating woman

    It begs the question; What the hell is wrong with this guy? Well, I think it is self evident that someone doesn’t wake up one day and say that they want to spend their working career controlling others.    What type of person wants to be the cop? In My graduating class it was all of the bullies. You know, the guys who only wanted to prey on people weaker than themselves. They would never stand up in a fair fight if the odds weren’t stacked in their favor.    I don’t think it is coincidence that cops are 2 to 4 times more likely to commit domestic battery (And half as likely to be prosecuted) * (1)    So, what the Hell is wrong with this guy?  Well do the math and really wonder the next time you see cherries lighting up your dashboard ” Who’s pulling me over ?”

RENTON, Wash. — New court documents are giving more details about what led up to a Renton police officer being arrested in Des Moines early Saturday morning.

King County prosecutors officially filed charges of assault and abuse of office against Officer Tanuj Soni.

The victim told investigators Soni texted her to meet him before dawn Saturday saying he wanted to talk about a case involving her ex-boyfriend.

When a friend dropped her off, the victim says Soni was waiting with a bottle of wine and two cups.

The victim says they spent a couple of hours drinking. During that time, she says Soni deleted some messages on her phone and told her to take off her clothes.

The victim says she willingly did that but then Soni started hitting her and that’s when she tried to get out of the situation.

Just before 6 a.m., the victim managed to run to a nearby home where she contacted authorities. Prosecutors asked a judge for $100,000 bail on concerns about the accusations against Soni. They added that Soni may have covered his tracks when the victim accused him of deleting messages off her phone.”

Renton police officer charged with assault after allegedly beating woman