Typical arrogant cop behavior: Cop forces man to jump from roof top

This is what happens when cops begin to think that they are better than those that they serve. This is the action, not of a public servant, but rather a domestic warrior carrying on a fight against corrupt citizenry. The cop, pictured below, gets to now become what he hated so much.    Hopefully some other cop on a power trip will kick his teeth in while he is in custody.  Karma, while sometimes a long time in coming, can often be a real bitch.

“An Adams County Sheriff’s Deputy has been arrested after forcing a suspect to jump  off a roof during a confrontation in March.

James Cook, 33, was arrested Thursday and is being charged with 2nd degree assault.

According to a press release, it all started with a domestic violence call in Brighton on March 21.

The suspect, Alejandro Martinez, 24, ran from authorities and climbed onto the rooftop of an outbuilding nearby.

Police say he was refusing direct orders to come down so Cook, an Adams County K9 handler, was sent to the roof with a dog to attempt to take Martinez into custody.

Witnesses told police that during the ensuing confrontation, Cook physically forced Martinez off the roof.

Martinez fell and was taken into custody on the ground. He was transported to the hospital to be treated for his injuries.”

The whole story here from  Amanda Kesting, KUSA : http://www.9news.com/news/crime/adco-deputy-arrested-after-pushing-suspect-off-roof/431182415?platform=hootsuite

Heroes of the week-Cops arrested for April 14 2017 : – Child porn, robbery, domestic violence and more

#Police officer that killed Autistic boy sentenced to 40 Yrs.

Scumbag cop got exactly what he deserved ; Essentially a life sentence. It wasn’t only that he opened fire, but he had to lie about and fall back on the “Feared for his life” defense. That’s just how heartbroken he is.     Not just that, but I love the way the defense attorney attempts to return him to hero status ” For more than a decade, Jonathan Goins told the court, Stafford “was putting his life on the line each and every night” while “we’ve been sleeping in our beds.”    Yeah, right. You never know when a 5 Yr. old Autistic kid may open fire on you.    It is more likely that he put his lies on the line every night.   Pulling over drunks and old ladies sure is some hazardous duty. Sounds to me like he was simply pissed because the driver would not submit to his authority and ended up killing the kid.        This shit is not for free anymore. If LEO has not figured it out; enough is enough. They are making war against the citizens that they are sworn to protect and the rubber is ready to hit the road.  People are up in arms, prosecutors are finally prosecuting and judges are handing out prohibitive sentences.       Put your life on the line? Keep shooting innocent and unarmed people and it will be. Just like Officer Stafford ; a life for a life. LEO has brought this on itself and it is going to take quite a bit to undo it.

“MARKSVILLE — Former Marksville deputy marshal Derrick Stafford was sentenced to 40 years in prison Friday, a week after an Avoyelles Parish jury found the 33-year-old former policeman guilty in the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy and the wounding of the boy’s father.

Stafford, who apologized to the boy’s father and asked for leniency, was convicted of manslaughter in the death of Jeremy Mardis, an autistic first grader, and attempted manslaughter in the wounding of Chris Few, the boy’s 26-year-old father.

But Judge William Bennett, who presided over the week-long trial, decided to impose the four-decade sentence — the maximum for manslaughter, and a prison term Stafford’s attorneys described at the hearing as essentially a life sentence — after reading an eight-page statement from the bench.

Bennett called Stafford “a good man” but described the hail of gunfire unleashed by Stafford and a fellow deputy, Norris Greenhouse Jr., at the end of a two-mile pursuit on Nov. 3, 2015, as “a senseless tragedy” for which Stafford was justly convicted.

“The shooting simply should never have happened,” Bennett said.

Stafford, shackled and wearing an orange jail jumpsuit, reiterated that he never knew the child was in the car and expressed remorse for the boy’s death. While standing before the judge, Stafford turned and, looking directly at Few, apologized for the shooting and the loss of Few’s son. “I have kids, man,” he said.

But Stafford continued to maintain that Few posed a threat when Stafford opened fire on his small SUV at the end of the chase.

“I did believe there was a threat and I tried to stop it,” Stafford said.

Both Stafford and his attorneys also stressed his 13-year law enforcement career during the sentencing hearing. For more than a decade, Jonathan Goins told the court, Stafford “was putting his life on the line each and every night” while “we’ve been sleeping in our beds.”

Cop arrested for stealing from Hispanics he arrested

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Posted by Deborah Jarrett

Another cop out there risking his life everyday. Who would have guessed that the guy with the badge was the real criminal? After all he is a hero right? He has a badge, a gun and a blue uniform. Remember when you see lights behind you on the highway, it could be this guy or one of his buddies

“A former Kenner police officer was arrested Friday (March 10) for allegedly stealing money and wallets belonging to Hispanic men the officer had arrested during traffic stops.

Jan Michael Gregory, 32, will be charged with five counts of malfeasance in office, two counts of felony theft and three counts of misdemeanor theft, the Kenner Police Department said.

Kenner police initiated their investigation into Gregory in February, while he was still employed by the department. He resigned Feb. 22, immediately after being confronted with evidence that he had stolen money from Hispanic men he arrested for driving without a license.

A subsequent search of a gym bag inside Gregory’s police vehicle revealed two wallets that were later linked to Hispanic men he had arrested. Detectives later identified five Hispanic men Gregory arrested between Dec. 19, 2016 and Feb. 5, 2017, all of whom reported Gregory stole their money and wallets after pulling them over, police said.

The Kenner Police Department hired Gregory on Sept. 19, 2012. He graduated from the ninth Kenner Police Department P.O.S.T. Academy in January 2013, after which he was assigned to the patrol division.”

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2017/03/kenner_officer_hispanic_motori.html?platform=hootsuite

Florida cop covered up for Buddy in murder plot against 79 year old

“SARASOTA, FL — As one former Sarasota County Sheriff’s deputy stands accused of trying to kill a 79-year-old woman, another deputy now faces charges for allegedly covering up evidence related to the crime. The arrest of Deputy Carson Lee Plank, 23, was announced by the sheriff’s office Thursday.

Plank, a one-year veteran of the agency, “lied to detectives during the criminal investigation surrounding ex-employee Frankie Bybee,” the sheriff’s office wrote in an email to media.

Carson, the sheriff’s office said, was one of the first deputies to arrive on the scene after the elderly woman reported the murder attempt on Jan. 12. When Carson was questioned by detectives about what she found at the scene, she told them she “didn’t see anything out of the ordinary at the victim’s home,” the email said. Carson also denied having contact with Bybee since he was placed on administrative leave Dec. 20.


See also: Ex-Deputy Accused Of Attempted Murder Faces New Charges


The sheriff’s office said detectives interviewed Plank again on Jan. 19. She told a different story during that interview, the agency alleges.

“Plank admitted to locating and photographing with a cellular phone, a blood droplet with human hair, at the victim’s home on January 12,” the agency said in a media release. “Plank did not submit the photograph as evidence and following the January 12 incident, contacted Bybee to make him aware of the questions detectives asked her related to the attempted murder allegations. Phone records later obtained by detectives confirmed the communication between Plank and Bybee.”

http://patch.com/florida/sarasota/2nd-sarasota-deputy-arrested-attempted-murder-investigation

Go figure……

Yet another bad apple

How long is that narrative going to hold up?

We should all feign shock that a cop lied on his report

Just like story after story after story

Sorry guys, no default hero status for you anymore

No more assumption of thruthfulness

The balance is tilting as more and more law abiding citizens see you for what you are

Welcome to the cell phone age and the age of the dash cam

And by the way

I am so glad that I can help

 

From the CATO institute :Two weeks of police abuse reports for February 2017

Before you read any of the below, be sure you go here : https://www.policemisconduct.net/

This is the mother site of these reports from the CATO institute.

Go there and bookmark the page for future use

It is unequivocally the most important police abuse resource in the country

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

  • Jackson, Mississippi: An officer was fired after a cell phone video showed him knee a handcuffed suspect in the head. ow.ly/ELm7308ZD1a
  • Update: Denver, Colorado (First reported 10-31-16): An officer pled guilty to stealing $1,200 at a crime scene. He was discovered by a review of the footage on his body camera. He was allowed to resign and given 18 months of probation. ow.ly/DTjH308ZEjA
  • Update: Montvale, New Jersey (First reported 01-17-17): An officer pled guilty to DWI. He was sentenced to 18 months of probation, but he is appealing the inclusion of his DWI test as evidence, so the probation has not yet gone into effect. ow.ly/AzHF308ZFhV
  • Ft. Myer U.S. Army Base (Virginia): A civilian police officer pled guilty to armed bank robbery. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 12.  ow.ly/TX6G308ZG9A
  • Pensacola, Florida: An officer was arrested for trespass, battery, and obstruction for an off-duty incident at another person’s home. ow.ly/DDhQ308ZGSE
  • Tennessee Highway Patrol: A trooper was charged with reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, public intoxication, and resisting arrest for an off-duty incident involving his wife. ow.ly/iKfP308ZHx9
  • Las Cruces, New Mexico: The City was ordered to pay a couple $1,600,000 for an incident when an officer slammed a woman’s face into rocks during her arrest, thereby breaking her nose and wrist. ow.ly/vB6Y3090lMj

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-13-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 13, 2017:

  • Update: Marion County, Florida (First reported 01-27-16): A now-former deputy was acquitted of state battery charge for actions during a 2014 arrest that was caught on video. He was acquitted of federal civil rights charges for the same incident last year. Four other now-former deputies pled guilty to charges and testified against him. ow.ly/EMah308WomY
  • North Charleston, South Carolina: A deputy who was fired for excessive force was charged with third-degree assault and battery for an on-duty incident. This is the same community that is preparing for the retrial of its former officer Michael Slager for fatally shooting Walter Scott in the back. In both cases, the officer was white and the citizen was black. ow.ly/2Tw6308Wp3z
  • Florence County, South Carolina: A deputy who served as a school resource officer was charged with sexual battery of a student. ow.ly/CvjT308WpGP
  • Orlando, Florida: An officer was fired for lying on an official police report.  ow.ly/ftfg308X50d
  • Macon County, Tennessee: A deputy was charged with stealing a bale of tobacco. He was off duty at the time of the incident and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/tBHt308X5GY
  • Newark, New Jersey: An officer was charged with false swearing and making false statements. He was previously suspended for actions during the arrest of a 14-year-old boy. (See report of 02-05-16) ow.ly/oiEV308X6d8
  • Wichita, Kansas: An officer was jailed on rape charges for an incident while he was off duty. ow.ly/FR24308XBq9
  • New York, New York: An officer was cited in a lawsuit by a disabled man who alleges he was sexually assaulted by the officer under color of law in a bodega. ow.ly/TUz9308XYFV

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-10-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 10, 2017:

  • Friars Point, Mississippi: An officer was suspended for three days for threats and intimidation. ow.ly/XWrY308SvyB
  • Update: Ely, Minnesota (First reported 11-12-15): An officer who had been suspended indefinitely struck a deal so to resign after he admitted to a sexual relationship with an underage girl. He will receive $15,000 in severance pay. ow.ly/lYIM308SwhB
  • Chicago, Illinois: The independent review authority recommended firing an officer who fatally shot motorist Darius Pinex in January 2011. ow.ly/dvde308Sx8B
  • Atlanta, Georgia: An officer was arrested after a DUI crash. ow.ly/KgPU308SRRQ
  • Richmond, Virginia: An officer was charged with reckless handling of a firearm after a fellow officer filed a complaint. ow.ly/37oc308SS6u
  • Indian River County, Florida: A deputy resigned in lieu of termination after an excessive force complaint. Two others were suspended for their actions related to the same complaint. ow.ly/1Dxg308TqnX
  • Cleburne County, Arkansas: A deputy was fired after he lied to supervisors about a reported rules violation. ow.ly/3Rdg308TtWJ
  • Update: Ault, Colorado (First reported 06-07-16): A now-former officer was acquitted of second-degree murder in a fatal crash that prosecutors alleged was the result of road rage. ow.ly/XEx3308TwXu
  • Sarasota County, Florida: A deputy was charged with lying to authorities who were investigating her colleague for attempted murder. ow.ly/IFsT308TxdX

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-09-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 9, 2017:

  • Update: Kettering, Ohio (First reported 01-03-17): An officer was sentenced to 90 days of home confinement and 200 hours of community service for pill theft. ow.ly/Kloh308OTdU
  • Lincoln, Nebraska: An officer was arrested for suspicion of drunk driving while he was off duty. ow.ly/cxY1308PgCK
  • Level Plains, Alabama: An officer was arrested for burglary after a domestic incident with his wife during a child custody exchange. The report described a physical altercation but did not mention any assault or battery charges. ow.ly/iWpZ308PgNh
  • Helena-West Helena, Arkansas: An officer was arrested for false imprisonment after he arrested woman walking to her doctor. ow.ly/zTiM308PgZf
  • Boyd County, Kentucky: A deputy was suspended for 24 days for a racist post on social media. ow.ly/5VAo308PhaY
  • Update: Bullitt County, Kentucky (First reported 11-19-15): A now-former detective was acquitted of unlawfully accessing a confidential law enforcement database. Her wrongful termination suit is ongoing. ow.ly/ZUza308Qf5b
  • Update: Cleveland, Ohio (First reported 07-01-15): The City settled a wrongful death lawsuit with the family of Tanisha Anderson, who died of asphyxiation while handcuffed during a police encounter, for $2,250,000. ow.ly/7j9w308Qidx
  • Arapahoe County, Colorado: A deputy was arrested for DUI by his colleagues while he was on duty. ow.ly/8Z3B308Qnuy
  • U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (New Jersey): Two agents pled guilty to lying to federal officials about their joint ownership interests in and employment at a nightclub. This ownership would have likely scuttled their security clearance due to a presumptive conflict of interest. One was sentenced to probation and community service. The other is scheduled to be sentenced Friday.  ow.ly/VMcu308QE1b

Worst of the Month — January

So for January we have selected the case of Philippe Holland, who was an innocent man shot by Philadelphia police.

According to news reports, here is what happened: Holland was a college student who worked part-time delivering take-out food.  Two  years ago, he was delivering a cheeseburger to a house when two officers in plain clothes responded to the area because of a report about gunshots.  Holland says he thought he was about to get robbed because the officers approached him without identifying themselves.  Frightened, Holland jumped in his car and tried to drive away quickly.  The police officers opened fire and Holland now has a permanent seizure disorder and has bullet fragments in his brain.

Last month, the city agreed to pay $4.4 million to settle a lawsuit brought by Holland, reportedly the largest settlement for a police shooting in the city’s history.

The officers involved in the shooting–Kevin Hanvey and Mitchell Farrell– claim that they feared for their lives and thus had to shoot.  They were not prosecuted.  Even after the passage of two years the department says their discipline is yet “to be determined.”  Hmm.

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-08-17

Here are the nine reports of police misconduct tracked for Wednesday, February 8, 2017:

  • Surprise, Arizona: An officer resigned after his domestic violence conviction stemming from an incident in Las Vegas involving his now-ex-fiancée. ow.ly/SeMG308NIyO
  • Update: University of North Dakota (First reported 11-09-15): A now-former officer was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay $16,000 in restitution for child pornography possession. ow.ly/QtII308NJs4
  • Update: Richmond, California: (First reported 11-01-16) One of the four officers who were recommended to be fired for their roles in the Bay Area child exploitation and prostitution scandal was reinstated after serving a one-month suspension. According to the report, “Eleven Richmond police officers were implicated in the investigation. Five have been disciplined, but continue to work for the department. Two have left the department for reasons unrelated to the teenager who used the name Celeste Guap while working as a prostitute. Another two have been fired from the department.” Several other departments have officers that were caught up in the scandal. ow.ly/4J2B308NJSS
  • Update: North Andover, Massachusetts (First reported 01-23-17): An officer retired after being arrested for a DUI crash in his cruiser while on a work trip in Pennsylvania. His BAC was recorded at .219. ow.ly/LxVm308NKlM
  • Update: Pima County, Arizona (First reported 02-16-16): The now-former chief deputy agreed to plead guilty to charges to embezzling more than $500,000 of forfeiture proceeds.  ow.ly/HkUK308NL1y
  • Update: Gwinnett County, Georgia (First reported 02-01-17): The officer who was fired after striking pedestrians while responding to a call was charged with vehicular homicide after a teen he struck died. ow.ly/mwYS308NMiV
  • El Paso, Texas: An officer was arrested for sexual assault of a child. ow.ly/BXHj308NMJr
  • Oceana County, Michigan: A now-former deputy pled guilty to misdemeanor destruction of property. He is appealing his firing to a labor arbitrator as misdemeanor convictions do not necessarily trigger terminations.  ow.ly/2uwM308NNwW
  • Update: Los Angeles, California: The City formally agreed to pay family of Ezell Ford Jr. $1,500,00 for his wrongful shooting death.ow.ly/K1ZB308OOli

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-07-17

Here are the eight reports of police misconduct tracked for Tuesday, February 7, 2017:

  • Ferguson, Missouri: The City dropped its appeal of a federal jury’s $3,000,000 wrongful death award to the family of an unarmed man who was tased to death by a now-former officer.  ow.ly/Fk95308JX29
  • Baltimore County, Maryland: An officer was charged with assault for actions after a pursuit. ow.ly/W3SB308JXpC
  • Temple, Texas: An officer was suspended indefinitely for improperly storing DNA, drug, and other evidence in his locker and patrol vehicle. ow.ly/nYDy308LHyv
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was arrested for domestic violence and is no longer with the department. ow.ly/YT3H308LLds
  • Spartanburg County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged for coercing an 11-year-old girl to send pornographic images to him. ow.ly/ogXw308LLW9
  • San Francisco County, CA: A sheriff’s deputy was charged for falsely reporting that her gun was stolen and giving it to her boyfriend, whom she knew is a felon. ow.ly/ROLf308LMbX
  • Washington County, Georgia: Two deputies are being sued by a woman who claims she was arrested for criticizing one of them, her ex-husband, on facebook. ow.ly/buQf308LMo2
  • Update: New York, New York (First reported 07-02-15): An officer who was arrested three times in a year and sent to rehab was given 4 years for heroin distribution. ow.ly/vwRM308MyN1

 

 

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-06-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Monday, February 6, 2017:

  • Denver County, Colorado: A deputy was suspended for 30 days for flashing his badge at a restaurant in order to intimidate employees. ow.ly/nnXi308ISHt
  • Logan Township, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged for a DUI hit-and-run while he was off duty. He has been suspended without pay. ow.ly/PMX8308J2gX
  • Pinellas County, Florida: A deputy was fired after an investigation into sexual misconduct revealed numerous violations. ow.ly/9ngw308JgDH
  • Update: Evansville, Indiana: An officer suspended since November is under investigation for sending threatening text messages. ow.ly/vG3n308JhzE
  • Moberly, Missouri: An officer was arrested for tampering after allegedly stealing less than $500 from drug raid evidence. ow.ly/kfkI308Jofc
  • Aiken County, South Carolina: A deputy was charged with sexual battery for an alleged sexual relationship with a student at the school where he served as SRO. The charge includes the language “no aggravated force or coercion.” ow.ly/sewK308JpnR
  • Update: Sandusky County, Ohio: A now-former sheriff was sentenced to four years in prison for drug and theft-in-office convictions. ow.ly/3E40308JQaf

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-03-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Friday, February 3, 2017:

  • Jacksonville, Florida: A now-former officer was given credit for time served, one year of probation, and ordered to undergo counseling for stalking his ex. ow.ly/afnG308EfMi
  • Midland, Texas: An officer was arrested for public intoxication in September and subsequently resigned. A video of the incident was just released. ow.ly/GAHF308ErJY
  • Denver, Colorado: A deputy was fired for excessive force against a jail inmate. He provoked the inmate to fight him. ow.ly/22a5308EuCY
  • San Francisco County, California: A deputy was arrested on federal insurance fraud charges for allegedly staging a home burglary. ow.ly/1QTr308Ezkz
  • Georgetown, Kentucky: One officer resigned and another was suspended after an investigation into a drunken off-duty fight. ow.ly/RRUo308EAzn
  • Cleveland, Ohio: A now-former detective was charged with felony drug counts for buying illicit prescription pills. He is also named in an excessive force lawsuit for shooting a drug dealer. ow.ly/qkXC308EBpp
  • Update: Wapato, Washington (First reported 11-02-16): A now-former officer was sentenced to one year of probation, plus time served, for third-degree rape of a woman when he was off duty. ow.ly/QDOA308EDAN

National Police Misconduct Newsfeed Daily Recap 02-02-17

Here are the seven reports of police misconduct tracked for Thursday, February 2, 2017:

  • Causeway, Louisiana: An officer was arrested for allegedly stealing drugs and cash from evidence. ow.ly/GLg4308BNdl
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: An officer was charged with six criminal counts related to domestic assault. Charges included terroristic threatening, assault, and violation of a protective order. He was suspended with the intention to be terminated. ow.ly/Kk7C308BPJE
  • North Attleborough, Massachusetts: An officer was arrested for domestic assault and fired. ow.ly/Aa0z308BS9M
  • Wichita Falls, Texas: An officer was charged with DWI after a crash that seriously injured a motorcyclist. ow.ly/Fkbk308BVWl
  • Los Angeles, California: The City settled a lawsuit with a woman who was seriously injured when she fell out of police car that was traveling at approximately 30mph. She claimed that she was trying to get away from an officer who was in the backseat with her and inappropriately touching her. She was handcuffed when she fell out of the vehicle. The settlement was for $3,500,000. ow.ly/Xkaz308BWgr
  • South Hackensack Township, New Jersey: The commissioner was arrested for domestic violence and smiled during his mugshot. ow.ly/h8sF308BXT0
  • San Bernardino County, California: A deputy was recorded threatening to arrest man on made up charges because he was legally recording an encounter in the police station. ow.ly/c40Z308CVp2

Psychopath cop shoots his vehicle multiple times after his wife crashes it

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Posted By Deborah Jarrett

“NICHOLAS COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) — A former Nicholas County Sheriff’s deputy who lost his badge after two incidents faces a criminal charge in connection with one of them.

Former Nicholas County Sheriff David Hopkins, whose term ended Dec. 31, 2016, tells WSAZ that Justin Caprio was on duty and responded to a car accident in Nettie on Dec. 4 of last year. When Caprio arrived, he found his wife had crashed his personal car.

Hopkins says after Caprio’s wife was out of the car, he used his service weapon to shoot into the car several times.

According to a criminal complaint, the wrecked car was still sitting in the road. Hopkins is facing a charge of shooting or discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, house, or across a public road in the state. The charge is a misdemeanor.

Hopkins says, days before that incident, Caprio disobeyed orders, refusing an order to turn over a murder suspect to the Nicholas County Sheriff’s Department. Hopkins says Caprio instead took the suspect to West Virginia State Police.”

The rest here: http://www.wsaz.com/content/news/Deputy-fired-after-charged-with-misdemeanor-disobeying-orders-411276455.html?platform=hootsuite

Seriously, you just can’t make this stuff up

Are you starting to see who these people really are?

Are you beginning to see what type of person the modern police force attracts?

Who hired this guy any way?

I am sure that a normal person (Not a normal LEO as they like to refer to themselves) would have seen a dozen red flags with this guy

But no, he was a hire

And why?

Because he is the same breed as the rest of them

He just lost control and couldn’t lie or intimidate his way out of it and got busted

Just remember

The day before he did this he had default hero staus because of that very same gun and badge

“They risk their lives everyday”

Bullshit

They risk our lives everyday

 

 

How deep the corruption goes: Former LA sheriff to be re-tried

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“Federal prosecutors announced Tuesday they will retry former L.A. Sheriff Lee Baca for obstruction of justice and conspiracy after his trial last month ended in a hung jury.

At the new trial, scheduled to begin in February, Baca will also face a third charge – false statements, which had been previously severed from the case.

“We think it’s best to rejoin the counts,” prosecutor Brandon Fox told Judge Percy Anderson.

The defense took issue with the move to rejoin, saying it was extremely rare.

“The matter is closed,” Anderson told the defense. “That’s what we are going to do.”

Prosecutors accused Baca of being ‘the heartbeat’ of a conspiracy to thwart an FBI investigation into inmate abuse in the county jails, which the sheriff oversees. But Baca’s defense attorney, Nathan Hochman, told jurors at the last trial the plan was masterminded by then undersheriff Paul Tanaka and carried out in secret from the sheriff.

Prosecutors presented evidence that put Baca in conversation with conspirators, but during deliberations, jurors questioned whether the sheriff’s involvement was illegal. Eleven of the 12 jurors wanted to acquit Baca of obstruction of justice and conspiracy. When the jurors could not reach consensus, the judge declared a mistrial.

“Traditionally, many 11-1 cases have not been retried,” Hochman told reporters after retrial was announced. “Why the government wants to do that, you should ask the government.”

Baca was once among the most powerful men in law enforcement and ran the country’s largest sheriff department for 15 years. He retired in 2014, not long after the U.S. attorney in Los Angeles announced charges against his employees.

Those deputies were accused of hiding an FBI informant, moving him from cell to cell and shrouding him under false names to make it difficult for the FBI to investigate claims of brutality in the jails. Sheriff’s deputies also put an FBI agent under surveillance, showing up outside her home and threatening her arrest.

Nine individuals were convicted or pleaded guilty for their roles in the scheme, including Baca’s second-in-command, Paul Tanaka.

Earlier last year, prosecutors offered Baca a deal in exchange for pleading guilty to making false statements to the FBI, but the judge rejected it as too lenient. That led to the December trial, when prosecutors called many former sheriff’s deputies to testify against Baca.

Baca is accused of lying to federal investigators in 2013, when he told them that he didn’t know there was a civil rights investigation, did not participate in plans to keep the inmate informant from the FBI, and was unaware deputies were going to approach the FBI agent at her home.”

http://www.scpr.org/news/2017/01/10/67964/former-la-sheriff-lee-baca-will-be-retried-in-corr/

It is not just your beat cop or patrol man

It is the nature of the person who desires power and control over others

Power corrupts and absolute power

Corrupts absolutely

There needs to be a fundamental change in who is allowed to be a cop

We need public servants

Not domestic warriors

We need people who want to serve the community

Not “Bust the heads of criminals”

We need men and women who want to serve and better America

People who are part of their community and for their community

Cop charged after 2 year old shoots mother with his gun

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– A Waxhaw police officer has been charged after his 2-year-old son accidentally shot his mother, officials said.

Officer Jeremy Ferguson is charged with failing to store a firearm to protect a minor– a misdemeanor violation.

The shooting happened about 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4 at the officer’s home along Bigham Road in Waxhaw.

 

According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, Officer Ferguson’s 2-year-old son found his off-duty gun and fired a shot. The bullet hit Ferguson’s wife, but she is expected to be okay.

Waxhaw Police Chief Mike Eiss said officer Jeremy Ferguson has been placed on administrative leave with pay while the department holds an internal investigation. He faces a fine or community service if found guilty.

The rest here:http://www.fox46charlotte.com/home/227521767-story?platform=hootsuite

But the day before the shooting this guy could decide whether or not to take your life

The day before the shooting this guy could decide who to arrest or not

Just one hour before the shooting this guy had default hero status because he wore the very same gun

What is wrong with this picture?

 

 

Poll: 93% Of Officers Fear For Their Safety While On The Job

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“Most police officers believe their job has become more dangerous in light of recent fatal encounters between cops and black people, a poll reveals.

A Pew Research poll released Wednesday surveyed 8,000 male and female officers across the country to get their opinions on policing, the recent protests against officers and their thoughts on using force against civilians.

Eighty-six percent of officers surveyed said the recent high-profile encounters between police and black people have made their jobs more difficult. Only 12 percent believed the encounters did not make a difference.

In light of these encounters, 93 percent of officers are also more fearful for their safety while on the job.

Seventy-six percent of officers said they were more unwilling to use force when necessary, while 72 percent are less willing to stop and question someone who seems suspicious.

Officers also gave their thoughts on the protests surrounding fatal police shootings. Sixty-eight percent of cops believe the protests are due to an anti-police bias. Only 10 percent think that the protesters really want police to be responsible for their actions.

When it comes to the job, some of the officers expressed frustrations with being a cop. Fifty-one percent said being a cop vexed them, while 56 said they had become more callous because of the job. About 66 percent of officers described being verbally abused while on the job by a citizen.”

 http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/11/poll-93-of-officers-fear-for-their-safety-while-on-the-job/#ixzz4VTsN0m6U
So let’s make a correlation here
Police deaths were at an all time low at the beginning of 2015
Deaths of citizens killed by police were at an all time high
Now there are record breaking shootings of police
Could the two be related?
C’mon, it’s not rocket science