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  • PPB: 60 applicants, only 3 passed background checks (Portland Police Bureau)

    04/05/2019 4:34:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 30 replies
    KOIN6 ^ | April 2, 2019 | Lisa Balick
    PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) -- There are now 120 sworn officer vacancies in the Portland Police Bureau. At a City Council meeting Tuesday, Chief Danielle Outlaw shared some of the challenges they face in hiring new people and filling those positions. The assistant chief told the City Commissioners that out of more than 60 people who applied for public safety specialist jobs, only 3 passed background checks. The biggest reasons for their disqualification is past drug use or dishonesty in their application. Police applicants who have used marijuana in the past year don't pass a PPB background check because marijuana remains...
  • Peter Strzok Hid The Search Warrant For Weiner’s Laptop Emails

    06/14/2018 5:02:43 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 63 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | 14 June 2018 | Patrick Howley
    FBI agent Peter Strzok emailed the draft copy of the Anthony Weiner search warrant to himself on his private email address days before the election, which allowed him to make changes to the warrant without being detected by FBI documentation. This revelation came out in the Michael Horowitz inspector general report. If Strzok had printed out the draft warrant at his office, it would be subject to official FBI records. But instead he sent it to his private email on October 29, which allowed him to print it off at home. Insiders believe that Strzok showed the draft warrant...
  • IG Report: FBI Officials Accepted Bribes From Media…

    06/14/2018 1:12:17 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 107 replies ^ | 6/14/18 | sundance
    On Page Xii of the IG report the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (DOJ-OIG) highlights numerous FBI officials who accepted bribes from multiple media outlets including: “tickets to sporting events”, “golf outings”, “drinks and meals” as well as exclusive invitations and admission to “nonpublic social events”.
  • Feds charge former Pasadena police spokesman with illegally selling more than 100 guns

    03/02/2018 9:35:05 PM PST · by blueplum · 14 replies
    LA Times ^ | 02 March 2018 | Matt Hamilton
    A Pasadena police officer who formerly served as spokesman for the department turned himself in to authorities Friday after a federal grand jury indicted him on charges of selling dozens of guns across Southern California without a license. Lt. Vasken Gourdikian faces four felony counts, including illegally possessing a short-barreled rifle and providing false statements while buying firearms, according to the indictment filed Thursday in U.S. District Court. {snip} In an online forum, he posted ads offering firearms and described the guns as "off roster" and sold an array of pistols and semiautomatic rifles across Southern California, the court papers...
  • But for the video…

    03/01/2015 9:54:48 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 5/27/15 | Radley Balko
    The latest example of cellphone video vindicating someone from false charges is a doozy. It comes from Washington Parish, La., and WWL TV. One of the worst days of Douglas Dendinger’s life began with him handing an envelope to a police officer. In order to help out his family and earn a quick $50, Dendinger agreed to act as a process server, giving a brutality lawsuit filed by his nephew to Chad Cassard as the former Bogalusa police officer exited the Washington Parish Courthouse. The handoff went smoothly, but Dendinger said the reaction from Cassard, and a group of officers...
  • Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket

    09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT · by rawhide · 102 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | 5-19-13
    BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital. Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it. CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one...
  • First Officer Pleads Guilty In Extortion Case - Dozens Of Baltimore Officers Charged

    06/09/2011 3:51:36 PM PDT · by WaterBoard · 8 replies ^ | June 8, 2011
    A Baltimore City police officer has pleaded guilty to extorting car accident victims. According to the plea agreement, Reeping said he would contact fellow Officer Alexis Moreno Mejia, who would then arrive at a crash scene to arrange to tow the vehicle to Majestic. The court document indicated that Moreno would then pay Reeping up to $300 for each vehicle taken to Majestic.
  • NOPD Captain Jeff Winn fired in cover up of SWAT killing of Henry Glover

    05/26/2011 8:40:19 AM PDT · by WaterBoard · 10 replies
    New Orleans Capt. Jeff Winn has been fired from the department today for his failure to notify NOPD investigators about his knowledge of what happened in the Henry Glover civil rights case, according to his attorney. Winn testified at trial that he knew a man who had been shot arrived at school grounds in Algiers where his officers in the NOPD's Special Operations Division had set up camp in the chaotic week after Hurricane Katrina. He told two of his subordinates -- Officer Greg McRae and Lt. Dwayne Scheuermann -- to drive the man's body, inside a car, to...
  • Sheriff's deputy, 2 others arrested in Arizona human trafficking bust

    05/26/2011 7:52:47 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/26/11
    Authorities in Arizona have arrested three employees of a sheriff's office known for its tough stand on illegal immigration, accusing them of aiding human traffickers and drug smugglers. A sheriff's deputy and two detention officers were among 12 people arrested in an operation Tuesday, Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said. "That a deputy sheriff would provide information and associate with these drug and human traffickers is despicable," Arpaio told reporters. Deputy Alfredo Navarrette, who had been a member of a unit targeting human smuggling, faces felony charges connected to human smuggling, money laundering and participating in a crime syndicate, Arpaio...
  • City ordered to stop naming disciplined SPD officers (Seattle Police Union Runs City Now)

    05/25/2011 3:11:28 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 11 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 05/25/2011 | Steve Miletich
    Acting at the request of the Seattle police union, a labor arbitrator has ordered the city to stop releasing the names of Seattle police officers found to have engaged in misconduct. The ruling comes at a time when the city, under U.S. Justice Department investigation over its use of force and treatment of minorities, has begun publicly to provide more information about internal investigations of officers to promote openness and accountability. The arbitrator's order also follows a series of high-profile incidents in which officers' conduct has led to closely watched disciplinary reviews, including the recent 30-day suspension of Officer Shandy...
  • 2 men claim to be victims of DUI scam

    03/13/2011 3:06:46 PM PDT · by Second Amendment First · 34 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | March 13, 2011 | Justin Berton
    Looking back, David Dutcher realizes the gorgeous blonde who approached him through an online dating service came on too strong. During their 2008 date at the Old Spaghetti Factory in downtown Concord, Dutcher said the woman chugged shots of hard alcohol and punctuated each with a kiss to his lips. After a second flirtatious woman showed up, the blonde told Dutcher, then a 46-year-old recent divorcee, that their night would continue if he followed the ladies home to join them in a hot tub. Dutcher never got there - minutes after he left the restaurant, a Concord police officer pulled...
  • 3 dozen Dallas County deputy constables hired despite troubling job histories

    09/19/2010 10:31:04 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 9 replies ^ | 19 Sept 2010 | ED TIMMS and KEVIN KRAUSE
    Rene Lozano Jr. once lost control of his patrol car while chasing a traffic violator. The vehicle slammed into a utility pole, fatally injuring a rookie officer riding with him. A bullet narrowly missed another officer's head when Lozano's pistol accidentally discharged. He was the passenger in a stolen Mercedes-Benz driven by a friend. The bolt cutters used to steal the car were stashed under the seat. And he once was fired for making false statements about his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated, a case that ultimately was dismissed because the arresting officer was unable to testify. That...
  • A lab-tech wreck for the NYPD: 'Faked' tests send DAs scrambling

    05/11/2010 6:06:52 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 9 replies · 775+ views
    New York Post ^ | 05/11/10 | MURRAY WEISS and DAN MANGAN
    technician in the NYPD's forensics lab has been suspended for allegedly falsifying drug-test results, throwing into question "maybe thousands" of criminal cases -- and prompting a panicked meeting yesterday between cops and the city district attorneys. A Bronx drug trial was even abruptly halted last week because the longtime lab technician, Mariem Megalla, was supposed to testify in that case, sources told The Post. The NYPD last week sent out an emergency e-mail to the city's five DAs warning them about the evidence disaster and telling them to examine pending felony case files for evidence tested by her. In all...
  • ACORN Cleared by Brooklyn DA in Big "Pimp/Prostitute" Probe [ACORN-front WFP endorsed DA in 2009!]

    03/02/2010 12:32:36 PM PST · by ETL · 16 replies · 665+ views
    Gothamist ^ | March 2, 2010 | John Del Signore
    Kings County District Attorney Charles Hynes has concluded his investigation into possible criminality on the part of three ACORN employees caught on video giving advice to a couple posing as a prostitute and companion. (Though the right-wing gadflies who made the hidden camera video edited it to suggest that James O'Keefe was posing as the woman's pimp, the couple actually told ACORN employees he was trying to protect her from the pimp [PDF].) Yesterday Hynes cleared ACORN of any criminality, while perpetuating the misconception that O'Keefe had posed as a pimp and worn a cliche pimp costume during the meeting...
  • Grand jury votes to indict bakery leader in slaying of Oakland journalist

    04/29/2009 1:04:28 PM PDT · by SmithL · 12 replies · 738+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 4/29/9 | homas Peele, Bob Butler and Mary Fricker - The Chauncey Bailey Project
    OAKLAND - A grand jury today voted to indict Yusuf Ali Bey IV, the scion of the defunct Your Black Muslim Bakery, for ordering the killings of journalist Chauncey Bailey and two other men in 2007, authorities familiar with the situation said. Prosecutors are likely to bring the case with special circumstances - allowing them to seek the death penalty against Bey IV, 23. He allegedly told two of his followers that in exchange for killing Bailey, he would teach them how to file fraudulent loan applications that could reap hundreds of thousands of dollars. Another man, Antoine Arelus Mackey,...
  • Coke cop says oral sex to blame for dirty test, but judge not buying it (Drug Test News)

    04/08/2009 8:18:11 AM PDT · by tlb · 62 replies · 3,078+ views
    N Y Daily News ^ | April 8th 2009 | Alison Gendar and Jose Martinez
    A decorated ex-cop who claimed he tested positive for cocaine because he ingested the drug during oral sex with his girlfriend can't have his job back, a Manhattan judge has ruled. Supreme Court Justice Eileen Rakower last month shot down helicopter pilot Jon Goldin's attempt to overturn his April 2008 dismissal from the NYPD. Goldin, a 15-year veteran, tested positive for cocaine in October 2006 in a random drug test using hairs from his arm. Goldin's lawsuit said the cocaine in his system was the product of "passive ingestion" from performing oral sex on girlfriend Coreen McCarthy, who, once he...
  • [Texas:]Police: Trooper busted dealing cocaine

    11/25/2008 8:06:31 AM PST · by SwinneySwitch · 25 replies · 1,396+ views
    The Brownsville Herald ^ | November 24, 2008 | Ildefonso Ortiz
    Brownsville police arrested a Texas state trooper on Saturday morning as he aledgely was finishing a drug deal, Brownsville Police Sgt. Jimmy Manrrique said on Monday. Jesus Rafael Larrazolo, 35, a four-year veteran of the Texas Department of Public Safety, was arrested by police at 10 a.m. in the parking lot of Best Buy as he was loading his car with more than 60 pounds of cocaine after having purchased the drugs in front of police, Manrrique said. A group of detectives from the Special Investigations Unit were conducting routine surveillance in the Pablo Kisel area, when they noticed suspicious...
  • Drug Trafficking, Hitman Solicitation: Charges against Air Marshals

    11/14/2008 11:36:50 AM PST · by BGHater · 8 replies · 758+ views
    ABA Journal ^ | 13 Nov 2008 | Debra Cassens Weiss
    Dozens of federal air marshals charged with protecting the public from airplane terrorists have themselves been accused of criminal wrongdoing, including 18 who were charged with felonies. The tally comes from an investigation by the investigative journalism group ProPublica. Its story says marshals have been accused of aiding a human trafficking ring, smuggling drugs and money, trying to hire a hitman and trying to smuggle explosives from Afghanistan. "Since 9/11, air marshals have taken bribes, committed bank fraud, hired an escort while on layover and doctored hotel receipts to pad expenses, records show,” the story reports. They have also “used...
  • Why in God's name are Ramos and Compean still in prison?!

    08/28/2008 1:44:28 PM PDT · by djsherin · 95 replies · 180+ views
    28 August 2008 | djsherin
    I heard Glenn Beck talking about them the other day and I was thinking about their situation... what did these men do wrong?! They are in prison for doing their jobs. This goes beyond tying one hand behind our border patrol agents' backs; this is like lopping their arms off and kicking them on the ground. These men literally did nothing wrong yet they sit rotting in federal prison for more than a decade. The leaders of the country they swore to protect have betrayed them both and have left them to a horrible fate. I can think of no...
  • Hundreds of cases could be dropped

    06/21/2008 8:06:59 AM PDT · by Globalist Goon · 8 replies · 304+ views
    Hundreds of cases could be dropped Prosecutors say they will throw out pending cases in which 2 police officers facing charges played a major role. By Gary L. Wright Mecklenburg prosecutors say they'll dismiss a “substantial” number of criminal cases made by two police officers now facing drug conspiracy charges. District Attorney Peter Gilchrist said Friday he'll dismiss any pending cases in which Charlotte-Mecklenburg officers Jason Ross and Gerald Holas played a crucial role. Gilchrist might also agree with defense lawyers to set aside some convictions if it can be shown that the cases substantially hinged on the two...