Bad Cop - Breaking:
05/15/13 - FL: Recycling? Broward County hires 53-year-old Edwin Sanchez. Sanchez was
fired in 2008 from the Broward’s Sheriff’s Office following
accusations by a 21-year-old woman booked on drug trafficking charges
that he tried to look down her shirt, asked for her phone number and
asked her out on a date upon her release. Another reason for his firing was earlier, Edwin Sanchez forgot to mention has additional firings.
05/06/13 - IL: Off-duty drunken Chicago cop Nick Pocius bites 5'-01" Lisa Murata as she walked down the sidewalk. Murata's arrested after attempting to file a complaint.
03/07/13: It's a trifecta! Callous judge Patricia Doninger (who is in domestic violence court) bad cop Marshall James Keyton- and arresting officer, (later fired.) But this time it's all caught on tape.
Interestingly, although Judge Patricia Doninger has a record of disdain for women,
(she is in the Family Court's "domestic violence" section. Which normally means one addresses crimes, not participates or ignores as Judge Doninger did for four straight minutes.)
02/24/13: West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez arrested for on-duty predatory sex crimes against women. He is a married father. Given the nature and number of Alvarez's on-duty attacks, bail is set for 26.5 million.
01/22/13: DC police officer convicted of killing mistress, leaving baby to die in hot car. Richmond Phillips was convicted of two counts of first degree murder.
01/21/13: Police Lt. Hans Walters kills family, torches house. Kills self. Lt. Walters was a 20 year veteran with Las Vegas Police.
01/21/13: Assistant Police Chief Jayson Scott Vest allegedly had sex with an inmate of the Harmon County jail, Oklahoma. Vest remains jailed.
01/16/13: CHP payout after traffic stop reveals they kicked and hogtied pregnant Tamara Gaglione. Video stuns public. And yes, it was a LA DA who initially told Gaglione's attorney there was no dash-camera. More bad news. All officers involved in Gaglione's case, those who hog-tied, and kicked her in the ribs, are still on the prowl, and in uniform.
12/31/12 - CA: LA Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Alexander sued for rape of minor. Alexander met girl during a domestic violence call.
12/21/12 - TX: Only in Texas. Trooper Kellie Helleson conducts Roadside Body cavity searches. It's not Helleson's first search. The traffic stop was July 13, 2012, but was only now made public. Helleson's been suspended. With pay.
12/07/12 - MN: Massive confidential file break-ins committed by cops over 550 times. Police accessed DMV data base to obtain personal, confidential information Anne Marie Rasmusson.
11/29/12 - OK: Another taser attack, this time in OK. McAlester PD officer Sterling Taylor-Santino, who has a record of excessive force.
Philly cops who downgraded rapes to burglaries for better crime stats.
To the surprise of no one, ex Bolingbrook Police Sgt., Drew Peterson decided not to testify in the murder trial of his third wife. Body of fourth wife still missing. He was convicted. But that he got away with it for so long....means ongoing psych evaluations seems like a good idea, but the process of "Oversight" in some states, doesn't exist. In 2002, Oceanside Police Department sued by female cops for harassment....judge allows confidential settlement. Fast forward to San Diego Police...déjà vu. But good news, the Code Of Silence is Broken in Federal Court, and police officers attacking family members.
IL: November 20, 2012 Justice Police Department Officer Carmen Officer Carmen Scardine sued for forced sex. "Scardine proceeded to unzip his pants, exposed his penis, grabbed (M's) head and forced her to perform the act of oral sex on him. Under duress and fear of being arrested, again (M) complied.
After this act of sexual gratification for defendant he zipped up, walked over to the driver side of his vehicle, pulled off and drove (M) back to the cab where the driver was still waiting."
M says she reported the sexual assault to the police in the village where she lives, which contacted the Justice Police Department, which investigated and "found that (M's) complaint against Scardine was sustained."
NY: October 24, 2012: Officer Gilberto Valle, cannibal cop wannabe.
MD: Deputy Sheriff Lamar McIntyre sued for sexually attacking woman in court holding cell.
MI: Detroit Police Chief Ralph Godbee out in middle of another sex probe. Godbee's predecessor, Warren Evans, was fired after an embarrassing reality TV show audition video surfaced, as well as because of complaints about Evans' relationship with Detroit police officer, Monique Patterson. Shortly after Godbee became chief it was revealed he also had also had a relationship with Patterson, but as the city was still reeling, remained at the top. Godbee's wife immediately tweeted, "Wow, some people aren't who they say they are!" At least until news of an affair with Angelica Robinson. To which we can only add, "Sheesh."
Firing of NY "Show me your boobs" trooper Jeffrey C. Salatel, upheld.
From Bad to Incomprehensible.
September, 13, 2012
9th Circuit: Amazingly, Judge Sandra Ikuta sided with San Diego Sheriff's Officers who caused the death of the Lowell Bruce's wife, Kristin Maxwell-Bruce.
Lowell Bruce was a San Diego Deputy who shot his wife Kristin, point-blank in the face during an argument in front of their little boy. (By day Bruce "guarded" women in Los Colinas Women's Detention facility).
San Diego Sheriff's deputy's allowed Kristin Maxwell Bruce to bleed-out rather than get medical attention. Then sheriff's deputies pepper-sprayed her father, hit him with a baton, and refused to let anyone go to Kristin, for five hours. (On the other hand, what if EMT Jesse Thrush had showed up? Thrust was hired by San Diego Medical Director Brucy Haynes after he was convicted of killing's his girlfriend's little girl.)
(Later DA Bonnie Dumanis went to bat for Lowell Bruce, against Judge Allen Preckel, although in the case of Fartuna Kheyre, Judge Preckel allowed the County to prosecute Kheyre for spitting on a deputy while in custody, although there was evidence Kheyre was not mentally competent. (Kheyre's Conviction was over-turned on appeal.)
Lowell Bruce was hired by San Diego Sheriff's department in spite of his history of violence, and failing not one, but two psych evaluations.
(Tacoma Police Chief, David Brame had four psych evaluations and was hired as "fit for duty" after he was accused of rape.)
After Kristin Maxwell's parents sued, U.S. District Judge John Houston dismissed the claim that the county negligently hired Bruce as a deputy. Judge Houston agreed with the county that Bruce "already had psychological issues before the county hired him and that he would have had the same issues whether or not the county hired him."
Tina texted her NYPD officer to leave. Her battered body was found six days later.
Former NY City Transit cop, hubbyEdwin Colleo was arrested, tried convicted. Jury didn't go for his "I just snapped" defense.
CA: Five LAPD officers are under investigation. Woman tried to leave her children with the police. Instead, they decided to charge her with child endangerment. Cops went to her home. She resisted. Dash camera caught one cop stomping on her groin area. She stopped breathing...and suffocated. Misogyny this gross (this time from a female police officer, is a huge, Top-down problem.
CA: Two LAPD officers, one a 20 year veteran, "fist bump" after throwing hand-cuffed woman to the ground twice, after a traffic stop. Nearby store security camera captures the entire event.
VA: Former deputy Ronald E. Oaks, Jr. sentenced to a month in jail for "indecent acts with a minor." Won't have to register as a sex offender. See also, "Bad Cop 2."
NY. Former NYPD officer Michael Pena pleads guilty to rape.
NY: NYPD officer of six years, Arthur Roldan arrested for sex assault and brandishing knife and gun on victim, ex girlfriend.
NY: Will be following the trial of Mark Barber, (featured below) regarding his 71 felony counts of sex with the women prisoners he was supposed to be guarding, including one count of third-degee rape.
PA: Yoliana Washinton-Pope isn't buying the diabetes excuse as a reason why her police partner put his loaded police issue gun to her head, and demanded she beg for her life. Washington-Pole filed suit instead. Washington-Pope claims among other things that Bailey had a checkered workplace history - and the city knew it.
MA: Ex Rutland police officer Jason Bidden convicted of raping a woman he offered ride to, but he's already in prison serving time on another rape.
CA: Corona Cop Maraget Bell and church pastor Lonny Remmers arrested for failure to report child abuse, among other charges. Margaret Bell was made aware of a child's nipples being twisted with pliers, but did not report it; as detailed in her arrest report. Remmers who has Power of Attorney over some in his congregation, also served time in federal prison for investment fraud. Remmers had enrolled in a Corona Police Volunteer program, and wanted to be a police chaplin, but was removed after a background check...which came after he'd been in a volunteer program for months.
CA: Who hires misogynist police officers and DAs? Consider the case of LAPD Sgt. Joshua Chong who after threatening to murder his ex girlfriend as well as her new boyfriend, was offered a plea deal by OC's lame DA's office, to one misdemeanor and eight hours of "community service" along with a DV prevention class. Other lackluster DA's are featured here. As yet no one has explained by criminal cops are allowed to keep their pensions.
FL: Police officer records himself picking up hookers while on duty.
CA: Anthony Sclafani age 42, the former former Desert Hot Springs police sergeant was sentenced to four years in federal prison for pepper-spraying and using a stun gun on two suspects in custody "without any lawful justification." One of the Sclafani's victims was a woman too drunk to stand up as ordered by Sclafani.
CA: Courthouse News reports LA Sheriff's raided the wrong house, and forced a naked woman to get out of bed, watched her do it, then joked that she would "have a story to tell others at Thanksgiving," according to the suit filed by the woman and her fiance. This was done at gunpoint.
IL: Will County sheriff's office got rough with female employee who filed sexual harassment claim.
MO: Calverton Park police officer Robert Brooks convicted of killing fiancee. Amanda Cates was gunned down in her home.
CA: Woman testifies in kidnap rape by former Ontario Police officer Anthony Nicholas Orban. (Orban is pleading "Not Guilty by reason of insanity.") Sanity phase to follow. [update: It didn't work]
Criminal cops remains a problem throughout the nation as this LA Sheriff's Office Investigation demonstrates. The problem however, is that those in charge, don't fire them. Instead, most superiors are allowed to retire with their huge pensions, because of the systemic Union refusal to address the basic issue of criminal, misogynistic cops. See the Kids Killed Fast section for police officers who kill their own babies.
Can police disdain for women be any better demonstrated than Gilroy's Police Department? Probably not.
While standing in a blood-soaked crime scene, after Vet Abel Gutierrez, killed his 11 year old sister Lucero, and then himself, Gilroy Police Suspended their search for his missing Mother, Martha Guiterrez. Some reports quoted Gilroy Police officials stating, "Well, we have no real proof she's dead." A resident found her body.
But Kern County Deputy Sheriff Logan Earl Steven August, seems to run a really close second. August's being sued for crashing his vehicle into the Plaintiff's car, and then going to the hospital and taking about 30 pictures of her exposed chest in the hospital...and posting them online, according to the Complaint.
Do police departments screen for misogyny? Consider Beaumont PD officer and head of the Beaumont Police Officer's Association, Enoch Clark. Clark tussled with a woman he stopped for driving under the influence, but who was not drunk. Clark sprayed pepper spray in her eyes at 400mph, from ten inches away. (Recommended distance is five feet.) This blinded her. Mercifully, Enoch Clark is now indicted on four felony charges.
A New York judge sentenced the ex cop Michael Pena, the former drunken off-duty cop who repeatedly attacked a teacher, while waving his gun in her face, threatening to blow her F**king head off, to 75 years.
Meanwhile, San Francisco's wife beater newly elected sheriff told to go, (doesn't) and Alameda's Chief of Probation hit with a lawsuit. The Bay Area is again a three-ring circus. As LA and San Diego breathe a sigh of relief.
On the last day of 2011, the New York Times reported women attempting to report crimes against them by men, were rebuffed by local police. Apparently this and that law enforcement personnel beat their families at Twice the rate of non-police families, is news only to New York Times reporters.
Why this continues to happen: Bad reporting. In some cases, lethally bad reporting.
At present bad reporting stems from the San Francisco Chronicle, and UTSan Diego.com
Check it out
Public Safety reporter (the irony) Kristina Davis, reporting on "violence." (Family violence? It's m-u-r-d-e-r.)
In January 2012, headline writers got it right with, "Murders up in 2011 - Family Violence a Cause" although Davis's reporting was cringe worthy.
Consider San Francisco's Heather Knight who, in the middle of San Francisco's sheriff administering a beat-down to his wife, dashed off a puff-piece titled "San Francisco gets it right in Domestic Violence."
San Francisco has 900 unsolved rapes. 1,000 unsolved murders. But columnist Debra Saunders isn't quite sure Mirakarimi is an abuser. No
After repeatedly bleating he was innocent, Sheriff Mirkarimi dumped his first attorney and quickly accepted a plea deal for false imprisonment. The DA dropped the DV charge. That's getting it right?
Bad to the bone....San Francisco demonstrates their top-down problem:
Given it's San Francisco, Sheriff and wife beater Ross Mirkarimi grabbed the offered plea deal from the DA's office; of false imprisonment. (After the fight Mirkarimi refused to allow his wife to leave the house for 18 hours.)
For the sad history of a lack of prosecution, see below.
History: It began on New Year's Eve. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi San Francisco's newest sheriff faced trial for three DV related charges and one child endangerment. The latest report was he kept his wife, (who seemingly suffers from Battered Women's Syndrome) isolated for 18 hours after her New Year's attack.
Update: Uh-oh...looks like Mirkarimi's got a history of grabbing women and arm twisting to settle fights...and San Francisco Supervisors voted to get the Sheriff his job back.
Earlier in the year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported over 1,000 unsolved murders and 900 unsolved rapes. But ringing in the new year, San Francisco's newly elected sheriff, Ross Mirkarimi was booked with three counts, including battery and child endangerment.
San Diego: San Diego meanwhile, had a record number of officer arrests, (nine) during one short, time period, including one "Officer of the Year" who was stalking a fellow officer. Although afraid for her life the female officer could not get a restraining order from Judge Lisa Schall. The officer of the Year was later convicted of stalking, but kept his job. Others quit the force after their arrest. Others went to prison.
Anthony Arevalos, dubbed, "Los Colinas Transportation Unit" was one. Turns out he'd been stalking women for years. Lawsuits against the city have been filed. Although Chief Lansdowne has lost control of the department, San Diego's City Council doesn't seem to mind.
Other, recent arrests:
OH: Obetz police officer Vernon Wolford demanded oral sex before transporting females to detention centers. Wolfford is married and was a "Reserve" officer for a year prior. He was later fired.
NV: What happens in Vegas.....makes headlines.
Las Vegas Police Officer John Norman.
Does Officer Norman have trouble getting dates? Why else would he demand women expose their breasts to him; and is anyone really surprised he's additionally charged with groping?
Family Court remains the bedrock source, but because reporters don't cover Family Court, speaking only to officials or "experts" when it comes to family violence, (crime) the public remains better informed than those being paid to report. In the Kristina Davis article Davis spoke with Cynthia Burke, director of criminal justice research at San Diego Association of Governments. Burke stated, “Homicide is not the best measure of how safe a community is." Reportedly with a straight face. That Davis would quote her, confining her reports to people in her rolodex, is another (sad) matter.
Bad reporting is why women attempting to report inter-family crimes are shuffled off by the police to Family Court, instead.
It's likely reporters have no clue Family Court judges have long adjudicated crimes. The only difference being unlike criminal courts judges, women are more at risk as Family Court judges refuse to protect litigants trapped in front of them. Family court judges refuse to order GPS with Victim Notification, although these devices enable judges to make for the first time, effective restraining orders.
A separate issue: how did the individuals below not come to the attention of their superiors...remains unaddressed and unreported.
NY: December 12, 2011: NY retired cop Clarence Cash pumps ten shots into wife, Tracy Young. Three in the face. Cash then says she didn't deserve it.
OH: December 11, 2011: Marvin Rice, former Dent County Deputy suspect in double murder of ex-wife and her boyfriend. The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported Rice went to the home of his ex-wife, Annette Durham and her boyfriend Steven Strotkamp and fatally shot them, before fleeing with his 2-year-old son, which he left with his new wife, before speeding off.
CA: December 8, 2011: Court of Appeal affirms Deputy's wife's murder conviction. (The bad news is the kids can't or won't believe reality.)
OH: November 29, 2011: Retired police office and deputy sheriff, Gary Stroud...arrested in wife's murder.
CA: November 29, 2011: San Jose Police Sgt. Christopher Shimek kills wife, and self.
Within two months of paternity being established;
Jackson Police Detective Natyyo Gray is arrested for killing his daughter. Natyyo Gray has been employed on the police force since 2001. He also goes by the name Devon Whitfield.
Text messages show covert tactics of Baltimore police who protected Cleaven Williams, Jr., the man they were supposed to arrest, resulted in William's ability to murder his wife. Baltimore PD sued.
Just in time for October's "Domestic Violence Awareness" month - do women need back-up after the police arrive? Or why do City Councils allow top brass to keep their jobs? To wit:
It took LAPD a year to arrest a knife-wielding, gun-toting Detective Richard Womack for domestic violence.
Fullerton: Seven women come forward with claims against officer Albert Rincon. (Although LA doesn't hold a candle to San Diego for stalking, sex crimes, for domestic violence the jury is still out.)
Are most city leaders as into cronyism, as Fullerton's City Councilman Bruce Whitaker - who previously handed the Sheriff-Coroner Department; the District Attorney’s Office; Public Defender Office; Probation Department; the Superior Court System while working for Chris Norby?
Meanwhile, San Diego DA and police officials ended all pretense of ending Domestic Violence as stalker sgt takes a plea, while on paid leave, which allows him to keep his gun. Media continues ignoring the GPS real-time monitoring technology solution which would also save officer lives. (Jail house recorded phone calls revealed the killer planned to kill them all along. He cut his tracking device off and did so. GPS straps using real-time monitoring can't be cut. Had the state used the newer, better technology police officers wouldn't be killed.
Returning to the other problem; the result of police officers refusing to provide services when called, is dead people.
Often, dead, women people.
Recently eight year old Rosalin Reynolds was murdered after Watonga, Oklahoma, because the police couldn't get their act together to investigate after numerous prior calls for service.
This makes sense as police officers themselves have a higher rate of harming their own family members. Domestic violence is 2 to 4 times more common in police families than in the general population. In two separate studies, 40% of police officers self-report that they have used violence against their domestic partners within the last year. In the general population it's estimated that domestic violence occurs in about 10% of families. Most recently, Ohio Corrections officer William Dembie Jr. who self-reported he beheaded his wife Holly over their divorce.
A historical perspective: or what happened when enterprising journalist, Harvey Levin - yes, that Harvey Levin, learned LA PD was not prosecuting officers who beat their wives and girlfriends, courtesy of Robert Mullaly.
LA PD immediately went after Mullaly, who was then tried in federal court for violating a civil court order.
Mullaly's sentence; Take that whistleblower. U.S. District Judge William Keller ends Mullaly's career.
And yet, after not responding to calls for service, the police apply for grant money for snazzy new, crime solving, software for themselves, while telling Victims of assault and attempted murder, they don't have the money.
San Diego's police chief's response to GPS with real-time victim notification was an immediate, "How are they going to pay for it?" The question itself belies the prejudice against women crime victims. In what other area is a crime victim expected to pay for their protection? That said, each city has existing funds. It's merely a question of deciding women are important enough to divert existing funds to empower them with equipment to save themselves. San Diego City Council's reaction to police officers repeatedly attacking women? Bumpkiss.
Where are the supervisors?
WA: Some of them are supervisors. AG taking over prosecution of former Staff Sgt. Dennis L. McCarthy was arrested late last year on charges that he pointed a gun at his girlfriend in May 2010 and pushed her out the second-story window of an Olalla home. The woman broke her shoulder and legs in the fall. Detectives said McCarthy reported that she fell out the window while she was hanging curtains at 4:30 a.m.
"This defendant used the influence of his position to terrorize, rape and abuse vulnerable inmates."
Also consider Kim Wolf, another New York jail guard now charged with murdering her ex-girlfriend and Uncle.
On the other hand, when Police Chiefs break into homes for financial gain related to pregnancy, shouldn't women realize calling the police might qualify for a new definition of "risky behavior?" Consider the case of former Ohio Police Chief, Barry Carpenter and Police Chief Chad Dojack.
Recent: In the Category of "How strange is this?"
San Diego Police Chief William Lansdowne wanted officer Anthony Aravalos prosecuted, but sent him back out on the street, alone.
(San Diego City Council continued their mute stance after Sgt. Ken Davis was convicted of stalking a fellow officer.)
KY: Sometimes the bad cops are women. Erlanger Police Detective Kim Klare ignores rape evidence. Klare speaks to DA Amy Burke and Victim is arrested. (Lawsuit follows).
DC: Vice officer Richmond Phillips involved in custody dispute now in custody after woman and baby identified as Wynetta Wright and daughter Jaylin found dead.
VA: Franklin County Deputy Jonathan Agee shoots ex-wife Jennifer Agree multiple times. Kills her. Jennifer Agree owed Jonathan Agee about 24k in back child support.
Stating the obvious: the public pays taxes including for police officers - who take an oath to protect the public. Seems simple. So why are police officials promoted after officers downgrade rapes to burglaries? When the police are the front line of defense against crime towards women, are themselves, criminals. city councils must demand accountability.
San Diegans are beginning to wonder if San Diego's police misconduct cover-up, isn't getting a helpful assist by the City Council, led the mayor, and former police chief, with a helpful assist of the city attorney, himself involved in a "domestic violence" incident.
In one 45 day period,
five , six, Seven San Diego Police officers were arrested for on-duty stalking, sexual battery and rape. The latest arrest, featured Daniel Dana, for on-duty rape, less than 24 hours after a press conference wherein the chief announced a new task force. Unfortunately the force is staffed with managers who are also problematic.
In the case of Anthony Arevalous, it may be that his superiors as reported locally, were aware of Arevalous's activities, for 15 years.
Women buy into this culture, too. San Diego Sheriff's Deputy Lauren McAllister was herself arrested for trying to block the arrest of a man for sexual assault.
Certainly, the San Diego City Council was made aware since 2005, officers were refusing to provide polices services to crime victims. But they did nothing.
It now seems the city wasn't aware the police brass were committing crimes. In that San Diego's mayor Jerry Sanders is San Diego's former police chief, why didn't he clean up the department?
On the right coast, Christopher Clavell, a NYC corrections officer was arrested for the cold-case murder of his ex, Barbara Perez, over a child custody dispute.
Clearly, something about the job seems to attract the best and the worst. Unfortunately the best continue failing to weed out the worst.
Which explains how two off-duty police Orange County police officers who worked in concert,
are were charged with rape charges. Update: A jury found a former Westminster Police Department detective and Iraq War veteran guilty of kidnapping and raping a cocktail waitress, setting the staging for a second phase of the trial when the panel will decide whether Anthony Nicholas Orban was legally sane when he carried out the attack in Fontana two years ago. His partner in crime testified against him. Update: Ever the coward, Orban committed suicide the day before sentencing.
As Scott Christopher Montoya demonstrates, the problem is not new problem for Orange County, California.
Just as clearly as there is a problem between victims of family crimes and the response of police officers, just as clear is this is a reflection of a Top-Down, not a rank and file, problem.
Should any police officer refusal to provide police services in relation to family crime please contact us. Government works - but sometimes only after problem areas are corrected. And when authorities fail, and media fails to do its job, the result is a continuing parade of dead people.
Consider the number of Murder-Suicides By State.
Then there are the cases where the police do their part, and the DA fails to do their job. Or, the police and the DA do their part, and the judge does not. Please see KillerJudges.com
The public must hold city officials responsible when police refuse to provide services, including to crime victims within the family...which generally come to light in family court. In the case below, the failure of the police to allowed Bud Parsons to freely molest other people's children for a period of five years.
New York City:
1. Why would Long Island cop Gilbert Mannerz feel okay about stopping a car with three woman and forcing one to grope him during the stop?
So he could get a phone number and harass them later.
taped one of Mannerz's calls and gave it to the cops. Mannerz is a five year veteran of the force.
And yes, we have wondered what Mannerz had in mind, next.
2. NYPD precinct boss Juanita Holmes brutally beaten by jealous ex-cop husband.
3. Cop may have killed before.
Utica Police Department
A year later - Nothing's changed.
Delayed Justice but - Justice
Former Winkler County Sheriff (20 years) Robert Roberts found guilty of retaliating against nurses who reported doctor.
Reward: To the first person who leads police to the person or persons responsible for the murder of Bexar County Sheriff's Deputy Kenneth Vann. Although we profile bad cops, we do not tolerate cop killers, period.
Great news! Dorcus Allen, who cut off a tracking bracelet and murdered four police officers, was convicted. (Had Allen been outfitted with a real-time GPS monitoring bracelet instead of a tracking, after-the-fact, bracelet, those officers would be alive today.) And when it comes to stalked and battered women, GPS real-time monitoring with victim notification is needed in family court.