Compilation of Heroes in blue arrested for the week of 02/04/2019: Rape,child sex, child porn, assault and more

Joe Gamaldi, police union president, to those who criticize the police ; “We’ll be keepin’ track of all of Y’all” Wanted innocent man left on death row

 Joe Gamaldi, dirtbag extraordinaire, was keeping track of Alfred Brown for sure. After 10 years on death row his conviction was thrown out after it was found that investigators withheld evidence that proved his alibi.   But that didn’t matter to Joe Gamaldi. He was convinced that this man should stay in prison.   This is the man who purports to speak for 800,000 police officers nationwide.    This is not just about Joe Gamaldi; It is about everything that he represents.   This is about the whole dirtbag system and all of those involved in it.  This is about the dirtbag cop who jailed Brown’s girlfriend until she changed her testimony. This is about the dirtbag cop who had the phone records and kept them hidded.    This is about the dirtbag prosecutor who turned a blind eye to all of it. This also includes the dirtbag judge who oversaw the whole thing and allowed it.     Yes Mr. Gamaldi, there are plenty of dirtbags out there, but they are not all stalking the streets of Houston.     Remember this Mr. Gamaldi and all those you represent ;  We will be keeping watch on all of you.

Texas death row inmate Alfred Dewayne Brown is released from prison

June 10, 2015

Texas death row inmate Alfred Dewayne Brown was released from prison Monday. He spent 10 years on death row. A huge portion of the credit for his release goes to Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg, who won a Pulitzer for her coverage of the case.

Brown had an alibi for the crime for which he was convicted — an armed robbery that resulted in the death of a police officer. Brown said he was staying at his girlfriend’s apartment at the time of the robbery. But after a browbeating from a Houston cop who inexplicably served as foreman on the grand jury that indicted Brown, the woman changed her testimony. Grand jury transcripts would later show that during her testimony, the cop/foreman threatened to indict Brown’s girlfriend for perjury and threatened to take away her children. She was eventually jailed for seven weeks, then released when she changed her testimony to contradict Brown’s alibi. Without his girlfriend’s testimony, Brown was convicted and sentenced to death.

Seven years later, Brown’s attorneys discovered phone records confirming that Brown had called his girlfriend at her job from her apartment around the time of the murder. Not only were those records never given to Brown’s defense attorneys, the records were found in the garage of a Houston homicide detective.

As I reported here at The Watch last summer, leaked grand jury documents later showed that the same cop who threatened Brown’s girlfriend had served on at least nine other grand juries. This was thanks to a grand jury selection system known as the “key man” system, which critics say allows judges and prosecutors to stack grand juries with people most likely to do the state’s bidding. The Texas legislature has since started to reform the key man system.

According to the Death Penalty Information Center, Brown is the 12th death row exoneration since 2013, and the fourth death row inmate exonerated so far this year.”

Washington Post

UPDATE 1

HOUSTON – An attorney has been named to review the actual innocence case of former death row inmate Alfred Brown, Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced Wednesday.

Brown was freed from prison in 2015 after the state’s highest criminal court ruled his rights were violated by prosecutors who failed to show phone records supporting his alibi in the 2003 deaths of Houston police officer Charles Clark and store clerk Alfredia Jones.

 

Devon Anderson, the Harris County district attorney at the time of Brown’s release, dismissed the capital murder charge against him, but declined to make a determination as to Brown’s innocence.

Since his release, Brown has filed a petition to be declared actually innocent.

Ogg said in a written statement that she has named trial lawyer John Raley, of the Houston-based firm Raley & Bowick, to review Brown’s case and present findings and recommendations to prosecutors.

“We’re going to leave no stone unturned,” Raley said in an interview with KPRC2. “We’re going to look at the state’s case at the time of trial. We’re going to look at the appellate record, we are going to talk to law enforcement officers, we’re going to talk to Mr. Brown’s counsel.”

“The question that we’re going to have to try to answer is whether a reasonable jury would convict under the facts as they are currently known,” Raley said.

But Brown’s attorney maintained the facts, as presented, speak for themselves. “I don’t think [Raley] will find anything. I believe Alfred Dewayne Brown is not guilty of this crime,” Scardino said.

Joe Gamaldi, president of the Houston Police Officers Union, said Brown is the right guy and Raley’s independent investigation will prove just that.

“I think there was a very exhaustive investigation done the first time, which was why he was convicted in the first place,” Gamaldi said.

Alfred Brown said when he was freed that he didn’t commit the crime, but he knew the people who did.

Excerpted from the original here: https://www.click2houston.com/news/attorney-to-review-actual-innocence-case-of-ex-death-row-inmate-alfred-brown

UPDATE 2 :

“Report finds former death row inmate Alfred Brown ‘actually innocent”

Updated

Special prosecutor John Raley has completed a report finding ex-death row prisoner Alfred Dewayne Brown “actually innocent,”

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office was set to release the bombshell results of the monthslong investigation on Monday, but stepped back at the last minute, Hunt said. Two sources familiar with the case confirmed the union’s claims to the Houston Chronicle.

Hunt, who has long voiced his belief in Brown’s guilt for the 2003 cop killing, roundly condemned the findings.

 

“In my opinion this was a scam from the beginning,” he said. “Kim Ogg knew that John Raley would declare Brown actually innocent.”

The district attorney’s office referred all comment to Raley, who declined to confirm the results of his report.

“My sole role has been, and is, to investigate the truth of the Brown case,” he said. “I approached the case with no preconceived notions, and have been completely independent in my work. Every step of the way I followed the facts where they led, and am continuing to do so.”

Brown, now 36, was sentenced to die in 2005 for the killing of Houston Police officer Charles Clark during a botched check cashing store robbery. He spent a decade awaiting execution before his conviction was tossed after a police investigator turned over evidence – phone records that might have confirmed Brown’s alibi – found in his garage during spring cleaning.”

Excerpted from the original here: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Police-union-Report-finds-former-death-row-13566075.php

 

Compilation of heroes in blue arrested for the week of 01/31/2019 : Child molestation, peeping, theft, battery and more

School security officer arrested for sexual battery on elementary …

ABC Action NewsJan 24, 2019
TAMPA, Fla. — A security officer at a Tampa Bay elementary school was arrested and charged with sexual battery on a victim less than 12 …

Retired Belgian police officer arrested for hiding evidence in cold case …

Fox NewsJan 24, 2019
The latest twist in the cold case murders carried out by a gang known as the “Crazy Brabant Killers” is the arrest of a former police officer who …

The Latest: Venezuelan rebel military officer arrested

Hastings TribuneJan 30, 2019
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local):. 8:15 a.m.. The wife of a rebel military officer who …

North Branford officer arrested on child pornography charge

Hartford CourantJan 2, 2019
A North Branford police officer has been arrested for allegedly … Anthony DeLuise, 58, of 168 Sebec St. in Hamden, was arrested on Dec.
North Branford police officer arrested for alleged possession of …
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Man arrested downtown with loaded gun

Hollister Free Lance1 hour ago
The officer arrested the gun-carrying suspect, Cesar Gomez, 20, of Hollister, police said. Gomez was transported to San Benito County Jail and …

DPD officer arrested for drunk driving

Fox 2 DetroitJan 26, 2019
(FOX 2) – A Detroit Police Commander from the 3rd precinct was arrested early Sunday morning for drunk driving and causing an accident.

Darlington Co. corrections officer arrested

wpde.comJan 23, 2019
DARLINGTON COUNTY, S.C. (WPDE) — The Darlington County Sheriff’s Office says they’ve arrested a corrections officer for bringing in …
Former detention officer arrested for contraband
WBTW – Myrtle Beach and Florence SCJan 23, 2019

I’m a cop. If you don’t want to get hurt, don’t challenge me.

What the fuck? This is America? Did the British win and I didn’t I didn’t hear about it?    You can’t tell me that a free people in a free nation are accepting this…. Bullshit….

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This police state has to be stopped. We are now occupied by a military force payed for by our own tax dollars. We finance our own fate

We are Palestine

And we need to start acting like it

 

“It’s not the police, but the people they stop, who can prevent a detention from turning into a tragedy.”

“Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me.”

“A teenager is fatally shot by a police officer; the police are accused of being bloodthirsty, trigger-happy murderers; riots erupt. This, we are led to believe, is the way of things in America.

It is also a terrible calumny; cops are not murderers. No officer goes out in the field wishing to shoot anyone, armed or unarmed. And while they’re unlikely to defend it quite as loudly during a time of national angst like this one, people who work in law enforcement know they are legally vested with the authority to detain suspects — an authority that must sometimes be enforced. Regardless of what happened with Mike Brown, in the overwhelming majority of cases it is not the cops, but the people they stop, who can prevent detentions from turning into tragedies.

Working the street, I can’t even count how many times I withstood curses, screaming tantrums, aggressive and menacing encroachments on my safety zone, and outright challenges to my authority. In the vast majority of such encounters, I was able to peacefully resolve the situation without using force. Cops deploy their training and their intuition creatively, and I wielded every trick in my arsenal, including verbal judo, humor, warnings and ostentatious displays of the lethal (and nonlethal) hardware resting in my duty belt. One time, for instance, my partner and I faced a belligerent man who had doused his car with gallons of gas and was about to create a firebomb at a busy mall filled with holiday shoppers. The potential for serious harm to the bystanders would have justified deadly force. Instead, I distracted him with a hook about his family and loved ones, and he disengaged without hurting anyone. Every day cops show similar restraint and resolve incidents that could easily end up in serious injuries or worse.

Sometimes, though, no amount of persuasion or warnings work on a belligerent person; that’s when cops have to use force, and the results can be tragic. We are still learning what transpired between Officer Darren Wilson and Brown, but in most cases it’s less ambiguous — and officers are rarely at fault. When they use force, they are defending their, or the public’s, safety.

Even though it might sound harsh and impolitic, here is the bottom line: if you don’t want to get shot, tased, pepper-sprayed, struck with a baton or thrown to the ground, just do what I tell you. Don’t argue with me, don’t call me names, don’t tell me that I can’t stop you, don’t say I’m a racist pig, don’t threaten that you’ll sue me and take away my badge. Don’t scream at me that you pay my salary, and don’t even think of aggressively walking towards me. Most field stops are complete in minutes. How difficult is it to cooperate for that long?”

From here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/08/19/im-a-cop-if-you-dont-want-to-get-hurt-dont-challenge-me/?utm_term=.77e56afe3b9b

Compilation of heroes in blue arrested for the week of 01/24/2019

Former deputy arrested

Herald ZeitungJan 22, 2019
Texas Rangers over the weekend arrested a former Comal County Sheriff’s Office deputy fired last year upon revelation of allegations of his …
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Jeffco sheriff’s detentions deputy arrested

Arvada PressJan 22, 2019
A woman who worked for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office for about three years has been arrested for suspicion of a number of crimes.
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‘I Wasn’t Innocent’: Female Jeffco Deputy Admits Phone Sex, Illicit …

CBS Denver16 hours ago
(CBS4) – A female Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy took part in … After being arrested, Lovato posted $50,000 bond and was released from jail …
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Whatcom corrections deputy arrested for alleged intimate relationship …

The Bellingham HeraldJan 16, 2019
A male Whatcom County corrections deputy allegedly had an intimate relationship with a female inmate at the Whatcom County Jail, both while …
Story image for deputy arrested from CBS Denver

Jefferson County Detention Deputy Arrested, Accused Of Bringing …

CBS DenverJan 18, 2019
(CBS4)– A deputy at the Jefferson County Detention Facility has been arrested for allegedly having sex in a correctional institution and bringing …
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SCSO deputy arrested for buying drugs at Cracker Barrel, police say

FOX13 MemphisJan 11, 2019
Memphis police arrested a Shelby County Deputy after he bought Oxycodone from undercover officers, court records said. Jeffery Crossley, 27 …
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Deputy arrested in domestic assault case, terminated from position

KAITJan 16, 2019
Sharp County Sheriff Mark Counts said John Marlow, who was an Independence County sheriff’s deputy at the time, was arrested on suspicion …
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Former Randolph Co. Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested For Sexual …

WFMYNews2.comJan 18, 2019
RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — A former Randolph County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been arrested in connection with the sexual exploitation …

Cop shoots 14 Yr. old in the back , killing him, then lies about a weapon

This is law enforcement at it’s best. Shoot and kill a teenager, turn off your body cam and lie your ass off. Impound a witnesses truck and search his house without a warrant.   Wow, that sounds like living in a free society doesn’t it?

“On January 14, 14-year-old Antonio Arce was shot in the back as he ran away from a Tempe, Arizona police officer down an alleyway. The boy later died at a hospital, fatally wounded by a bullet which struck in his rear shoulder-blade area. The shooter has been identified as Officer Joseph Jaen.

Antonio Arce

Police claim that Arce was carrying an airsoft gun and that he “turned toward the officer,” who then “perceived a threat and fired his weapon.” Body camera footage released by police shows Arce running away from the officer.

Jaen was responding to a 911 call about a suspected burglary in an alley in Tempe. The bodycam video shows Jaen pulling up to a pickup truck facing his squad car.

The officer then exits his car and crouches behind a trash can yelling, “Hey.” The officer, with his gun drawn, chases after the teen after he exited the passenger side of the truck and began running away down the alley.

The officer yells, “Let me see your hands” and fires two shots at the teen. Jaen then yells, “Shots fired, shots fired,” and later, “He’s got a handgun, he’s got a handgun.” The video inexplicably ends before the officer reaches Arce’s body.”

“The video shows Arce holding an object, but it is not clear whether it was the airsoft gun. Two witnesses, who have not been identified or released any statements, have since claimed that Arce was holding an item which looked like a gun.

Perhaps not surprisingly, the owner of the truck in the video, Lou Silvas, disputes the official police version of events. Silvas told the Arizona Republic he was unloading items from his truck around 2:30 p.m. that Tuesday afternoon when he went inside his house and left his truck unlocked. He heard two shots outside and went to check his truck and look for his cellphone.

Silvas said he noticed his two airsoft guns were still in his truck and was later shocked to hear Police Chief Moir tell the media on Friday that Arce had stolen one of his airsoft guns from his truck before running. Silvas said there were only two airsoft guns in his truck and they had been undisturbed.

He believes the bodycam video shows Arce with a large, black cellphone in his hand, which was missing from his truck. In a police photo, the image of the object was freeze-framed and circled, with the caption, “appears to be a weapon.”

“Silvas told the newspaper he thought about removing his airsoft guns from the car but noticed the empty police car parked in front of him. He then decided to wait for the officer, assuming he was being recorded the entire time.

He then reported being approached by a group of officers shortly after and was then placed in handcuffs in the back of a police car. Silvas asked what he had done wrong and was merely told it was just a “safety precaution.”

More than an hour later, Silvas was released but forced to wait outside his home while officers searched it. In an initial report, police mentioned a second suspect, but have since not mentioned this.

Silvas was asked by a detective the next day about the contents of his truck and mentioned the two airsoft guns. He then said the police impounded his truck and he would not be able to retrieve it until the following week.

Another resident of the home, Julie Ann Bravo, also said police searched the home without permission or a search warrant. The home’s occupants, including a 71-year-old woman, were ordered out of the house until 10 or 11 p.m., until the officers were done.

Bravo told media how she saw officers use a stun gun and handcuff Arce after the shooting. This would contradict Muir’s press conference where she stated officers “rendered aid” to Arce within minutes of the shooting until firefighters arrived to take him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.”

Excerpted from here: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/01/22/ariz-j22.html

Heroes of the week: Officers charged after allowing two women to drown while locked in police van

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

January 4

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Two South Carolina law officers were charged Friday in the deaths of two women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff’s department van during Hurricane Florence.

Stephen Flood is charged with two counts each of reckless homicide and involuntary manslaughter, according to online court records. Joshua Bishop faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

A judge set bond at $30,000 for Flood and $10,000 for Bishop and both were released after posting bail.

Flood, 66, and Bishop, 29, were fired from the Horry County Sheriff’s Office in October as part of an internal investigation. Authorities said the deputies were driving 45-year-old Wendy Newton and 43-year-old Nicolette Green through Marion County to a mental-health facility under a court order when their van was swept away by rising floodwaters as Hurricane Florence inundated the state.

According to records from the state Criminal Justice Academy, Flood made a “conscious decision” to drive around a barricade near the Little Pee Dee River, and Bishop didn’t try to stop him.

The powerful tropical system smashed into the Southeast coast as a hurricane Sept. 14, triggering severe flooding as it weakened yet nearly stalled over the Carolinas for days.

Green and Newton drowned in the back of the locked van on Sept. 18.

The families of both women tearfully addressed the judge Friday. Rose Hershberger, Green’s oldest daughter and a high school senior, mourned her mother missing milestones like her graduation.

“Every night is just a constant lack of sleep,” Hershberger said. “All I see is my mother, and I hear her screams and her cries.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/officers-to-be-charged-after-2-patients-drowned-in-van/2019/01/03/35b61ba4-0fc3-11e9-8f0c-6f878a26288a_story.html?utm_term=.88999b4c0daa