Skip to comments.YPD fires detective for breach of public trust
Posted on 06/18/2014 11:28:11 AM PDT by shotgun
A Yakima police detective with more than 18 years on the force was fired Tuesday for improperly sharing information with a potential witness in a double-murder case.
Detective Geoff Gronewald also was accused of failing to file timely reports in the case and for engaging in improper conduct, according to city officials. Yakima police Chief Dominic Rizzi described Gronewalds actions as a breach of the publics trust, but one he hopes does not tarnish the departments reputation.
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In a nutshell, this detective started messing around with the girlfriend of one of the murder victims and was sharing evidence he found out about the case with her. Of course his union has stepped in to try to reverse his firing.
They sure that cop wasn’t involved in wacking the girls boyfriend?
We are seeing it now even in residential West Valley neighborhoods. It used to be restricted to below 16th Avenue, Sunnyside, Wapato and Granger. The cartel traffickers want to blend in and protect their drugs and ill-gotton money from other criminals. The drug dealers today work out of residential homes with multiple vehicles, switching plates on cars, and work from dusk to dawn. The residents of the home, seemingly have no jobs, other than delivering drugs in the middle of the night. Look for expensive cars, Lexus, Escalades, BMW’s, Jaguar out of place for their downtrodden non English speaking owners, many of whom also collect welfare and food stamps in multiple NW states. Entire families usually work the” business” even enlisting their children and extended families. You will see a steady train of Mexican drug mule visitors from Mexico, in and out for a few months then back to Mexico to pick up another drug shipment. A steady stream of cars too, Portland, Seattle, Cali plates/covers.
From Yakima the drugs distributed by illegal alien drug mules, to Spokane, Boise, Canada, and points East. Chicago, Denver. There is a huge underground network comprised of the illegal aliens, Mexican Drug Cartels, and local gang members.
But wait! owebama sez these folks are the future of the USA.
And the Feds won’t enforce marijuana laws in Washington.
I found it very ironic that Yakima applied for an “All American” city. I can’t figure out what qualified them as a finalist. More drugs & gang members? My daughter is a HS teacher in the area. She’’s looking to leave ASAP. Putting in applications elsewhere. I feel sad/scared that most of my grand kids are being raised in the area. I worried enough when I raised my own kids in the Valley.
"And the Feds wont enforce marijuana laws in Washington."
Why should they? Legal competition will draw off the customer base for the dealers Uncle Miltie described.
Assuming the charges are correct, the cop’s a damned fool. Partaking of a crime, ruining his reputation, his career. Worse if he has a family. For what? Some thug’s former girlfriend? Stupid.
Yakima, being on the deep fringe of metro Seattle, is an ideal location for this kind of operation to flourish.
Metro Seattle?? There is a mountain range between Yakima and Seattle.
By distance and economic influence, Yakima is an ideal base of operations for distribution of drugs in the metro Seattle area, capiche?
And the reason for this is the same simple reason that moonshiners became an insignificant part of the alcohol trade when Prohibition was ended: legal sellers can operate completely aboveboard with no need to take any kind of precautions to fly under lwa enforcement's radar.
We are entering into a new prohibition age with the accompaning violence. This time the Mexican cartels will cut their prices and compete with the licensed dealers, not become legitimate like the Kennedys and other moonshiners did.
History proves you wrong; the rumrunners, such as Al Capone, were violent men - but were nonetheless squeezed out of the alcohol trade when that drug was legalized. And there is no significant violence against legal marijuana sellers in Colorado.