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Crimes by Police Officers and the Justice System

Discussion in 'Crimes' started by Cousin Dupree, May 11, 2018.

  1. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

    The vast majority of policeman are great people and great cops who protect us everyday, dealing with danger. Unfortunately, there are cops out there that don't do their jobs as well, and seem to have received poor training. This thread is about the bad cops. It is also going to be about prosecutors who withhold evidence that would exonerate a defendant. It can also cover lab technicians who don't do their jobs too.

    Waffle House under fire after officer chokes, slams man after prom
    By Faith Karimi and Jamiel Lynch, CNN
    11 hrs ago

    Anthony Wall's night started at the prom with his sister, followed by a food stop at a Waffle House in North Carolina. While at the restaurant in Warsaw, he got into a heated argument with employees, who called the police.

    The ensuing incident Saturday was captured on cell phone video that was widely shared on Facebook.

    It shows an officer putting his hand around Wall's neck and shoving him up against a glass wall as he tries to arrest him...

  2. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    This happened a couple years ago. Another (rookie) officer died because of a police sergeant's recklessness. Apparently he has just been charged in her death this year.

    NYPD sergeant who overturned car in high-speed Bronx crash charged in death of cop
    JAN 05, 2018

    An NYPD sergeant was drunk when he flipped his car in a fiery crash that killed his rookie cop passenger, authorities said Friday.

    Sgt. Randolph Price is charged with manslaughter in the death of Officer Bianca Bennett, 27, who perished when fast-moving flames consumed Price's Dodge Charger in the Feb. 1, 2016 crash near City Island.

    The two were on their way home after a day at the NYPD firing range when Price, who was speeding, lost control of the muscle car, hit a tree stump and flipped over, sparking a fire.

    Officer Bianca Bennett
    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york...ned-car-bronx-charged-death-article-1.3739680
  3. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Florida officer arrested after video shows him beating up daughter at school

    A Miami-Dade police officer was arrested after he was caught on camera hitting his daughter at school.

    Police say on March 19 a teacher called Raymond Rosario to tell him his 14-year-old daughter was being disrespectful.

    After Rosario arrived at the school's front office, surveillance video shows him slapping his daughter in the face, grabbing her by the hair and striking her twice on the legs with a belt.

    Employees didn't intervene at the time, but did eventually report the incident to the Florida Department of Children and Families.

    Rosario surrendered to authorities for child abuse with no great bodily harm on April 2.

    The Miami-Dade Police Department suspended him with pay.

    VIDEO of incident at link - http://abc7ny.com/video-shows-officer-beating-up-daughter-at-school-/3471952/
  4. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Georgia cop fired after video shows him running over fleeing suspect with patrol car
    JUN 03, 2018 | 10:05 PM

    A rookie Georgia police officer has been fired after being caught on video running over a fleeing suspect with his patrol car.

    The Athens-Clarke County Police Department released the footage showing Officer Taylor Saulters mowing down 23-year-old Timmy Patmon, who was wanted on a felony probation warrant, in Athens on Friday.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny-news-cop-fired-video-hitting-suspect-car-20180603-story.html
  5. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Ex-leader of rogue police unit gets 25 years in prison
    BALTIMORE — Jun 7, 2018, 5:33 PM ET

    A former leader of a corrupt Baltimore police unit has been sentenced to 25 years in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release.

    U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake handed down the punishment Thursday to 37-year-old former Gun Trace Task Force leader Sgt. Wayne Earl Jenkins of Middle River, Maryland.

    Jenkins pleaded guilty earlier this year to charges including racketeering, robbery and falsifying records. Among a long list of other crimes, he admitted to giving stolen drugs to an associate who resold them, enriching both men.

    Jenkins was "putting poison into our community when he should have been protecting our community from that poison," Judge Blake said.

    Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/leader-rogue-police-unit-25-years-prison-55731814
  6. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    ‘You’re going to jail’: Officer fired for abuse of power after pulling over daughter’s boyfriend
    Cleve Wootson
    16 hrs ago

    The dash cam was mounted just below the police cruiser’s roof, in perfect position to capture the 26-year patrolman’s transformation from concerned father to authority-abusing police officer.

    On that day in April, John Kovach’s 18-year-old daughter, Katlyn, was dating an 18-year-old her parents didn’t approve of named Makai Coleman.

    She wasn’t responding to her father’s attempts to talk, so Kovach tracked his daughter’s computer to a friend’s house on West 34th Street in Lorain, Ohio, he told investigators. Then he sat in his patrol cruiser, waiting.

    When Coleman’s silver Pontiac drove past, Kovach flipped on his flashing lights and initiated the traffic stop that would end his two decades with the Lorain Police Department....
  7. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Former police lieutenant who should've been removed from the force and locked up long ago:

    Pictured: Wife killed by estranged troubled police lieutenant husband told of how she 'feared for her life' in the weeks leading up to the shooting
    PUBLISHED: 15:07 EDT, 30 June 2018 | UPDATED: 16:55 EDT, 30 June 2018

    The wife of a former Georgia police lieutenant had told how she 'feared for her life' in the weeks before she was killed.

    Katie Sasser, 34, had written in divorce documents how she lived in fear for her safety after it was revealed her husband, who had recently lost his job, was suffering from PTSD.

    Robert 'Corey' Sasser, 41, of Brunswick was found dead in his pickup truck on Thursday night after leading police on a slow-speed chase before engaging in a stand off with SWAT in front of his home.

    At the time of his death, Sasser was out on bond after allegedly going to Katie's home in May and trying to kick down her door while threatening to kill her.

    Later that month, Sasser engaged in a standoff with SWAT in the woods in western Glynn County after police tried to arrest him for reportedly having a gun in contradiction to the terms of his bond release.

    A suicide note was said to have been found inside his truck when he was taken into custody on that occasion.

    Sasser was fired from the Glynn County police department on May 24.

    The former police officer previously made headlines in 2010 for his part in the controversial shooting of Caroline Small, 35, a mother of two.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...utenant-husband-fired-shooting-young-mom.html
  8. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Georgia officers on leave after coin-toss used to decide arrest
    Farnoush Amiri and Ethan Sacks and Kerry Sanders
    9 hrs ago

    Two Georgia police officers have been placed on leave after video showed them using a coin-toss app before determining whether to arrest a woman caught speeding in April, and the police chief said he is "appalled" by the move.

    "Why am I being arrested?" Sarah Webb is heard saying to Officer Courtney Brown in the bodycam footage posted by NBC affiliate WXIA of Atlanta, which first reported the story.

    Webb, who said Friday she was speeding because she was late for her job at a hair salon, was arrested on charges of speeding, reckless driving and driving too fast for conditions, according to police records.

    On Monday, a prosecutor dismissed the charges, the station reported.

    In the video posted by WXIA, Brown and another officer, Kristee Wilson, are heard discussing what they should do with Webb, and the Brown says that she doesn't have speed detection equipment and Wilson says she doesn't have any tickets. The officers used the terms "A" or arrest for heads, and "R" for release for tails, according to the station...
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  18. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    An L.A. County deputy faked evidence. Here's how his misconduct was kept secret in court for years

    AUG 09, 2018 | 5:00 AM

    They were at the tail end of their overnight shift when they spotted Gerald Simmons near a vacant lot in Inglewood.

    The two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said they saw the 43-year-old toss a plastic baggie of rock cocaine to the ground.

    Their testimony would become the backbone of the 2009 criminal case against Simmons.

    After a six-day trial, the verdict was swift. Guilty.

    But jurors made their decision without knowing a crucial detail.

    Jose Ovalle, one of the deputies who also booked the evidence, had been suspended five years earlier for pouring taco sauce on a shirt to mimic blood in a criminal case. He nearly lost his job.

    Ovalle’s past was kept secret for years from prosecutors, judges, defendants and jurors, even though he was a potential witness in hundreds of criminal cases that relied on his credibility, according to a Times investigation.

    The deputy took the stand in 31 cases before the district attorney’s office found out about his misconduct. Once his credibility came into question, prosecutors offered some career criminals generous plea deals in pending cases or dropped charges altogether. Some went on to commit serious crimes.

    Ovalle is not an isolated example. Misconduct by law enforcement officers who testify in court is routinely kept hidden by California’s police privacy laws.

    The U.S. Supreme Court requires prosecutors to inform criminal defendants about an officer’s wrongdoing — but the state’s laws are so strict that prosecutors cannot directly access the personnel files of their own police witnesses. Instead, California puts the burden on defendants to prove to a judge that an officer’s record is relevant.

    Times reporters reviewed documents from hundreds of criminal cases in which the district attorney’s office identified Ovalle as a potential witness after he was caught faking the bloody evidence in 2003.

    Read more: http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-brady-list-secrecy-court-20180809-htmlstory.html
  19. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Two things about that. First he should have been fired for faking evidence. That should be mandatory. Second he should have been fired for being so insanely stupid. It makes me wonder how the forensic labs operate there if he thought he could get away with that.
  20. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Judge blocks 'outrageous' mother-daughter deportation, threatens to hold Attorney General Sessions in contempt
    1 day ago

    An incensed federal judge in Washington on Thursday halted a deportation of a domestic violence survivor and her daughter after finding out the Trump administration had put them on a flight to El Salvador even though their appeal was ongoing.

    U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan laid into a Justice Department lawyer after he learned during a hearing in Washington, D.C., that the woman – who’s only known as Carmen in court papers – had been put on a flight to her home country with her daughter hours before the hearing, according to the American Civil Liberties Union.

    “This is pretty outrageous,” Sullivan said. “That someone seeking justice in U.S. court is spirited away while her attorneys argue for her in court.”...
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