Bad Cop News - Breaking:
December 1, 2013: On December 1, 2013, the LA Times featured a snazzy graphic piece on bad cops hired. Although we usually link to stories regarding poor examples of self-policing, this piece was so lacking that, we can't. However, and sadly, reporters live tweeted each other how brilliant the piece was. Seriously. That would be those reporters without a clue. No reporting on cops who are arrested, (long after everyone in the department knows) serve time, but retain their pensions, (or plead out with "Community service") after beating their wives, girlfriends, or women on the street. None of that information was included in the LA Times report, although just two weeks prior, the the New York Times and PBS devoted a documentary to murderous police officers, here. As well as how to combat criminal police officers, here.
Likewise, there is no reporting on the profits behind Domestic Violence.
We like to acknowledge the efforts from our betters. To that end, please follow Behind the Blue Wall, which specifically addresses cops getting away with murder.
12-07-13 CA: Lawyers who nailed CHP officers for executing woman after high-speed chase, win big.
11-13-13 AL: A second lawsuit has been filed for sexual harassment against Sheriff Robert Hertz. This time from former secretary, Jaimie Linton.
VA Supreme Court overturns VA Tech Massacre:
Imagine how many lives might have been saved had police response not been sluggish and inept, with the first on-scene officers not immediately deciding it was a "domestic incident.' (Note: Super creepy when reporters don't asking why police refer to crimes they believe involve relationships, as "incidents.")
Police news is always breaking, however our question is this: Why does attacking women come with a nifty, pension benefits program? We like unions. At least until they run amok. Rewarding criminal behavior qualifies as "amok."
See Carlsbad Police.
11-13-13 AL: Alabama jail guard Vince Cheatham sued for repeated rape of inmate
Olivia Osborne, who was sent to the Birmingham Work Release Center. Suit alleges Cheatham told staff to put inmate on birth control. Complaint also states when Osborne complained of the rapes the staff changed the words "rape" to "kissing."
11-05-13 CA: Oh great. On-duty rapist. Originally profiled in our report of 02/24/13,
former police officer and married father of three, West Sacramento Police Officer Sergio Alvarez now faces federal lawsuit for multiple on-duty sex crimes.
10-28-13 MD: This time a second Baltimore Police officer murders ex, new love (a fireman) and then himself. Way to go, Christopher Lee Robinson.
10/27/13 - NY
Super creep! New York State Trooper Robert Baird performs sexualized "pat down" then orders body cavity search, then orders x-ray after repeated "searches" don't yield drugs.
10/27/13 - FL
St. Cloud Sgt. John Nettles Charged with stalking. Who hires these guys?
10/25/13 - PA: Feds to file against (now) ex Philly cop, ten year veteran, Joseph Harvey, for on-duty masterbating on woman. Charges against his partner, Sean Cahill, also pending. Why? Because the DA dropped the ball.
10/19/13 - OK: Thugs with badges! Guthrie Police Lt. Mark Bruning accused of arresting the ex-husband following the concert and falsely alleging the man was drunk in public. Hint: This isn't Bruning's first rodeo.
10/13/13 - IL: Thugs with badges. Woman attacked by Chicago PD jail officer. Video. Warning - very bloody.
09/15/13 - AK: Fort Smith (married) police officer Billy Rowe arrested for having sex with a 16 year old girl, five times. Rowe was allowed to resign prior to arrest. One of the charges detailed Rowe engaging in sexual relations while while on duty. Another problem? Low bail. $25,000.00. Low bail is the DA's way of informing the public how of little importance the DA and the Courts believes sex crimes are. Update: 10-12-13: Rowe admitted the relationship (crime) earlier. For cops who target children see Bad Cop 2.
08/14/13 - TX: Lisa Rodriguez claims Harris County Deputy committed on-duty rape.
07/29/13 - CA: Jose Rigaberto Sanchez, a seven year LA County Sheriff's Deputy, was arrested on suspicion of committing 11 criminal counts, including rape under fear or distress, all while on duty.
07/29/13 - UT: Katie Hess sues Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake, Police Chief James Winder and Officer Kevin Barrett, in Federal Court after police dog sicced on her by Officer Barrett. Dispatcher cheers. Offers officer a slurpee. All this is on tape, apparently.
07/09/13 - WV: U.S. Attorney comments on non-prosecution of former Clarksburg Police Chief Marshall Goff and Lt. Tim Smith on federal charges. Both Goff and Tim Smith resigned after not arresting city council member Sam "Zeke" Lopez, following an attack on his wife. Tip line likely helped establish a cover-up after not arresting Lopez, is a factor. Marshall Goff and Tim Smith are prohibited from ever working in law enforcement again. A separate investigation continues.
06/27/13 - CO: Aurora Police admit to destroying evidence in sexual assault cases. Essentially, it's a "My bad."
06/19/13 - AR: Testimony today in the rape by instrumentation trial of retired police officer, Jimmy Watson Jones. Jones retired then was alleged to have gotten busy. The case seems to be centered around whether kids lie. Jimmy Jones previously was employed in law enforcement in Arkoma as well as a Sequoyah County agency. A defense attorney is an alternate juror.
06/18/13 - TX: In fairness, this video of a woman being brutally treated is Texas. Home to redefined "low expectations" and those big-haired women who side with criminals wearing badges.
06/17/13 - AL: Is it now Chief Jason Dean, who is being sued for making a stranded motorist perform a sex act?
06/15/13 - NY: It was terrible from the get, and Lt. Jason Margolis is known around the department for hitting on subordinates.