Skip to comments.Highway Patrol clears trooper of wrongdoing
Posted on 07/08/2011 12:27:56 PM PDT by freedomwarrior998
Raleigh, N.C. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol on Friday released its findings that clears a state trooper of wrongdoing following a Raleigh woman's claims that she was harassed and intimidated during a traffic stop in Wilmington last month.
(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...
WHAT! What is that? Yep... a service record that indicates that the headlight on the vehicle had been having problems, and the problem kept occurring.
Many bloggers and their discussion board anarchists all claimed that the headlight was in perfect working condition.
Now watch... this thread will soon be filled with individuals who are so stubborn and can't stand to admit that the responded without having all the evidence, that they will retreat to either "IZ A CONSPIWACY!" OR bring in come irrelevant discussion unrelated to this case, in a desperate effort to save face.
Watch... it will be amazing to behold.
no wrong doing .. ok.. but she still blew a 0.0% alcohol but was taken before a magistrate at third location, nothing to see here.. officer do-right was perfectly ok to harass this citizen.
but where o, where was all the alcohol the perfectly innocent officer “smelled”?
Did you note that the problem was solved with a new bulb?
Your name and posting record suggests you are at war with freedom. No citizen deserves to be treated like this woman was.
You missed this part...
I’m beginning to believe a “new government” made up of today’s “conservatives” would be as bad, if not worse, than the “current” government.
There are bad cops. And good cops cover for them.
All the woman and her husband wanted was an apology and action against the troopers. Now comes a lawsuit they are sure to win.
Another trooper identified in the case, however, was suspended for unprofessional conduct...
The woman arrested registered 0.00 reading on TWO alcohol breath tests...
Statement from the attorney: "I am not surprised that the Highway Patrol exonerated the Highway Patrol"
Smith (The other trooper) will receive additional training on Highway Patrol Policy before returning to full duty. The internal investigation found that he sent inappropriate messages to Wyrick, including some with profanity, and that he failed to document his stop of Hoyt Tessener.
Plenty of bad cops here for you to read about...
That is the problem with cops. “Good” cops are obliged to cover for “bad” cops, therefore making the whole system corrupt. If there is only one “bad” cop, and every other cop covers for them, they are all bad.
Probable Cause IS NOT A HIGH STANDARD TO MEET.
Once he makes the arrest, that's it. In North Carolina, a magistrate has to release the arrested party.
§ 15A-511(1) A law‑enforcement officer making an arrest with or without a warrant must take the arrested person without unnecessary delay before a magistrate as provided in G.S. 15A-8209.501.
Once that is done:
(c) Procedure When Arrest Is without Warrant; Magistrate's Order. If the person has been arrested, for a crime, without a warrant: 1) The magistrate must determine whether there is probable cause to believe that a crime has been committed and that the person arrested committed it, and in the manner provided by G.S. 15A-8209.304(d). (2) If the magistrate determines that there is no probable cause the person must be released. (3) If the magistrate determines that there is probable cause, he must issue a magistrate's order: a. Containing a statement of the crime of which the person is accused in the same manner as is provided in G.S. 15A-8209.304(c) for a warrant for arrest, and b. Containing a finding that the defendant has been arrested without a warrant and that there is probable cause for his detention.
The officer COULDN'T release the suspect after she blew a .00. He was REQUIRED by LAW to take her to the magistrate to be released. That's how it works in North Carolina. If you don't like it, petition the legislature to give officers the authority to "un-arrest" a suspect.
The questions remain, why did he arrest her after she blew a .00? And why did he ask a fellow trooper to illegally follow, harass, and detain the woman's husband?
Yeah, this guy is a great cop.
What’s amazing is your stupidity. She wasn’t stopped for a headlight out, the idiotic trooper said she was drunk and tried to fake the breathalyzer tests to prove it. A headlight out would have caused a fixit ticket to be issued and that would have been the end of it. This is another classic case of the storm troopers protecting their own, not to mention the certain class of FReeper that you are evidently a part of, the cop butt kissing class.
“Probable Cause IS NOT A HIGH STANDARD TO MEET. “
Today an officer can claim a “furtive look” as adequate for probable cause. I would like to see a defense attorney try to argue against THAT!
But if they couldn’t find people willing to do the job. But then again their is no shortage of people who want to be where the tyranny meets the road.
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
I’m looking at the responses on this thread - and boy, did the posters make a jackass out of you.
Of course they did (knock me over with a feather).
the officer said he smelled alcohol.
there was no alcohol.
the officer lied.
have a nice day, officer.
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