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Crimes by Police Officers and the Justice System

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

  1. Uno2Much

    Uno2Much Bronze Member

    Baltimore police officer charged with assault after video shows him beating man

    Baltimore police officer who repeatedly punched a man over the weekend in an altercation caught on video was charged Tuesday with assault, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest.

    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby announced Tuesday that a grand jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first- and second-degree assault and misconduct in office.

    Mosby said the first-degree assault charge “fits this alleged crime” and requires proof that Williams “intended to cause serious physical injury in the commission of the assault.”

    Williams, who resigned from the force over the weekend, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. It’s unclear whether he has hired an attorney.

    A widely circulated video showed Williams repeatedly striking 26-year-old Dashawn McGrier with his fists and knee and taking him to the ground in front of an East Baltimore rowhouse on Saturday. McGrier does not fight back in the recording and is bleeding on the ground when Williams is on top of him.

    McGrier, a warehouse worker at Dietz & Watson, suffered a fractured jaw and ribs, swelling around his eye and ringing in his ears, according to his lawyer, Warren Brown, who is seeking restitution payments from the city for his client.


  2. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    On-leave county prosecutor arrested on suspicion of DUI after colliding with radio personality Big Boy
    Hannah Fry
    19 hrs ago

    A prosecutor on leave from the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Tuesday after a crash in Calabasas involving popular radio personality Big Boy led to a strange series of events that was captured on video.

    Michael Kenneth Pettersen, 54, of Northridge, was taken into custody following the crash at the intersection of Parkway Calabasas and Park Entrada shortly before 1 p.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida said. Booking records list Pettersen’s occupation as district attorney.

    Pettersen is also being held on two outstanding warrants from Ventura County stemming from DUI charges in 2014 and allegations of driving on a suspended license from 2016. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges, according to court records....
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  3. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Howie Carr: Staties wait to share Leigha Genduso’s resignation, claim no drug intel
    Late night news dump
    Howie Carr Sunday, August 26, 2018

    ...The motto of the MSP has gone from “To Protect and Serve” to “To Protect and Steal” to “Nothing to See Here Folks, Move Along.”

    Leigha Genduso, former live-in moll for a major drug dealer, ex-cocktail waitress at Scuttlebutts in Salem and until a recent barroom brawl the night bartender at the Osborne Tavern in Danvers, was eminently qualified for her $150,000-a-year gig as a state trooper.

    She had, after all, admitted in open federal court under oath to a) kingpin-level drug dealing, b) perjury in front of the grand jury, c) income-tax evasion and d) money laundering for her gangster boyfriend.

    The state police knew nothing. That’s their story and, like Sgt. Schultz, they’re sticking to it.

    Their investigation of her sordid background, the MSP said with a straight face, was “thorough and complete.”...
  4. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Ex-Texas cop guilty of murder for killing unarmed black teen

    By RYAN TARINELLI, Associated Press
    8 hrs ago

    DALLAS A white ex-police officer was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally shooting a black, unarmed 15-year-old boy while firing into a car packed with teenagers in suburban Dallas, marking a rare guilty verdict in a police shooting case.

    Dallas County jurors were not swayed by Roy Oliver's claim that he feared for his partner's life when he fired into the vehicle as it drove away from a large house party in Balch Springs in April 2017. The gunfire killed Jordan Edwards, who was sitting in the front passenger seat....
  5. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Andreatta: Christopher Pate's 'crime' was jaywalking
    David Andreatta, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 8:58 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2018 | Updated 9:48 p.m. ET Aug. 28, 2018

    If every Rochester police officer were as merciless as the two cops who allegedly beat Christopher Pate, nearly every pedestrian in the city would be in line for a broken face.

    That’s because Pate’s alleged crime was jaywalking. The cops called it disorderly conduct. But it was jaywalking.

    The episode was detailed in an incident report filed by one of the officers after Pate was arrested, and in the criminal complaint against Pate that a Rochester City Court judge dismissed after recognizing it for the trumped-up nonsense it was.

    It all went down around 4:45 p.m. May 5, when officers Spenser McAvoy and Michael Sippel were driving eastbound on Bloss Street and spotted Pate walking on the sidewalk near the corner of Fulton Avenue....
  6. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    White ex-Texas cop gets 15 years in black teenager's death
    11 hrs ago

    DALLAS (AP)A white former police officer was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday night, after being convicted of murdering an unarmed 15-year-old boy when he fired into a car packed with black teenagers leaving a house party in suburban Dallas.

    Roy Oliver, who faced up to life in prison, was sentenced one day after being convicted in the 2017 death of Jordan Edwards. The verdict marked an extremely rare murder conviction for shootings involving on-duty police officers. His lawyers are expected to appeal.

    Oliver was a police officer in Balch Springs when he and his partner responded to reports of underage drinking at the party. Oliver fired into a car carrying Edwards and his friends, later saying he feared the vehicle was moving toward and endangering his partner. Edwards, who was in the front passenger seat, was shot....
  7. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Experts: Unusual factors in ex-Texas cop's murder conviction

    Every case is unique, as is every jury. But experts say several factors seemed to stack up against former Texas police officer Roy Oliver this week when, in an extremely rare outcome, he was convicted of murder for a shooting that occurred while he was on duty.

    Criminal justice experts tell The Associated Press that fewer than 90 officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter for such shootings since 2005. Less than half were convicted or pleaded guilty to lesser charges.

    Even more rare is a guilty verdict on a murder charge: That has happened only five other times in the last 13 years in cases involving non-federal law enforcement officers — and four of those convictions were overturned, according to Bowling Green University criminologist Phil Stinson....
  8. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member

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  10. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Cy-Fair ISD officer accused of sexually assaulting Deer Park girl who went missing

    A Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a 12-year-old Deer Park girl who went missing Tuesday, police said.

    Jorge Luis Bastida, 22, was charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child.

    Police said the girl was found safe in a hotel in Cypress around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. According to authorities, she met Bastida -- known as "Jay" from Cypress -- on an app called MeetMe.

    What started as an online conversation ended at a hotel in Cypress where the girl was found. It was later discovered that Bastida was "Jay" and that he was an officer with Cy-Fair ISD Police Department, officials said.

    Authorities said Bastida was a certified police officer who was training to be a resource officer with Cy-Fair ISD.

    The Police Department was notified and Bastida was removed from school grounds and taken into custody, investigators said. Bastida resigned from his position.

  11. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    FBI database to track deadly encounters with police

    By Lisa Marie Pane | AP
    November 30 at 3:15 PM

    The federal government is launching a national database that will track when law enforcement officers use deadly force, providing more transparency about police shootings that have inflamed tensions in cities around the country.

    For years, the public has debated whether law enforcement have become too trigger-happy — especially in dealing with African-Americans and minorities — but basic information about police shootings and use of force has been elusive.

    It’s mainly been left to news organizations to fill the void by compiling their own databases to understand the problem, an effort that took on greater urgency in the wake of deadly police shootings of unarmed black men that gave rise to the Black Lives Matter movement.

    The FBI national database, announced recently and being launched in January, will catalog incidents in which a death or serious bodily injury occurs, or when officers discharge a firearm at or in the direction of someone. It also will track gender, age, ethnicity and other demographic information.

    There will be limitations, however, because police departments are not required to report their information to the national database....
  12. Cousin Dupree

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  15. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

    Minneapolis police officer found guilty in shooting death of unarmed woman who called 911

    A former Minnesota police officer was found guilty of murder Tuesday for shooting an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible rape behind her home.

    The jury convicted Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor of third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter for the killing of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, a dual citizen of the United States and Australia, on July 15, 2017.

    The jury could have opted for the top charge of second-degree murder or lesser charge of second-degree manslaughter.
  16. kdg411

    kdg411 Resource Mod

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  17. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    Phoenix Police Under Fire After Threatening To Shoot Pregnant Woman After 4-Year-Old Daughter Stole A Barbie Doll
    Kellee Terrell , Contributing Writer
    Posted June 14, 2019

    Read the comments to the video before they get cleaned up.

    Phoenix police are under fire after two videos show an officer cursing and threatening to shoot a pregnant mother after her 4-year-old daughter took a Barbie doll out of a local Family Dollar store.

    According to 12 News, Dravon Ames and his fiancé Lesha Harper say city cops pointed guns at their heads while their 1-year-old and 4-year-old daughters watched. Apparently, an anonymous witness reported that the eldest daughter swiped a $5 Barbie doll from the discount store.

    Ames claims that police followed them to a nearby apartment complex, but when Harper, who was in the backseat with her girls, told police the backseat didn’t open, that’s when the officer threatened to shoot her.

    “I promise, it doesn’t open,” she tells the officer in the video.

    “You’re going to f—— get shot!” the officer shouts back....
  18. Cousin Dupree

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  19. Cousin Dupree

    Cousin Dupree Platinum Member


    2 Dozen Dallas Officers Disciplined Over Offensive Posts
    Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department's code of conduct.
    By Associated Press, Wire Service Content July 6, 2019, at 12:40 p.m.

    DALLAS (AP) — Dallas police officials say more than two-dozen officers face disciplinary measures after they were found to have posted bigoted or other offensive material to social media in violation of the department's code of conduct, including mocking protesters who were pepper-sprayed..

    Officials announced Friday an internal review determined that 25 officers posted or shared objectionable material.

    Four of those officers have been placed on administrative leave because of the extreme nature of their posts....
  20. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Administrator Staff Member

    Atlanta police officer fired over $500 missing from homicide victim's wallet

    Atlanta police fired one of their own and then released the officer's body camera footage, allegedly showing her mishandling $500 in cash from a homicide victim's wallet, officials said.

    Officer Keisha Richburg was at the scene of a shooting in northwest Atlanta on June 19, when an EMT handed her the wallet of shooting victim Jamel Harris, 29, who later died at the hospital, authorities said.

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