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  • 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
    wbaltv.com ^ | 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
    dallasnews.com ^ | 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 gwright@charlotteobserver.com 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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Video shows police beating at 201 Poplar (Policeman fired)

    06/18/2008 8:20:33 AM PDT · by tlb · 71 replies · 877+ views
    WMC ^ | June 18, 2008 | WMC
    MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Exclusive video obtained by Action News 5 shows a Memphis police officer beating a suspect at 201 Poplar in an apparent case of police brutality. The video, recorded February 12th, shows Duanna Johnson in the booking area at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center after an arrest for prostitution. The tape clearly shows a Memphis police officer walk over to Johnson - a transsexual - and hit her in the face several times. "Actually he was trying to get me to come over to where he was, and I responded by telling him that wasn't my...
  • Leftist Terrorists attack Armed Forces Recruiting Station in Washington DC and Police do nothing!!!

    02/20/2008 9:22:01 AM PST · by Trueblackman · 145 replies · 2,249+ views
    myself | 20 February 2008 | Trueblackman
    On February 15th 2008, the leftist terrorist group called The Student Democrat Society(SDS) took it upon themselves to attack the Armed Forces Recruiting Station at 13th and L Streets N.W. at 18:00(6 p.m.). The violent leftists terrorists entered the recruiting station and proceed to trash the place of their own free accord as DC Police simply stoodby and did nothing about it. The terrorists took joy in reporting and recording their terrorist actions(http://dc.indymedia.org/newswire/display/142455/index.php). This is the second time that DC Police have stoodby as the terrorists who call themselves the SDS have runamuck in the city, this past summer they...
  • LAPD can't police itself, audit charges

    02/12/2008 3:05:48 PM PST · by John Jorsett · 7 replies · 39+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Feb 12, 2008
    Los Angeles Police Department investigators routinely fail to fully investigate citizens' complaints against allegedly abusive officers, often omitting or altering crucial information in ways that help exonerate the officers, according to a report to be released today. The 34-page report by the Police Commission's inspector general raises questions about the department's ability to police itself, adding to still-unresolved problems highlighted in previous reports. The audit, which is expected to be presented to the civilian Police Commission today, examined how 60 complaints filed against officers in recent years were handled by the officers' supervisors and investigators in the department's internal affairs...
  • CBS 46 Investigates: Cops Over The Limit

    11/27/2007 7:02:45 PM PST · by elkfersupper · 21 replies · 927+ views
    WGCL-TV, Atlanta, GA ^ | 11/21/07 | WGCL - Atlanta Staff
    Investigative reporter Wendy Saltzman discovered more than 100 law enforcement officers have been arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence. Her investigation found some of them asked for favors, some wrecked department cars, and some were given special treatment. "I think that is outrageous frankly," said police psychologist Dr. Anthony Stone. "I can't imagine their being fit for duty, because almost by definition they have a drinking problem," Stone said. Habersham County Sheriff’s Captain Freddie Chapman has been arrested 4 times on alcohol related charges spanning back to an underage alcohol violation in 1988. His offenses also include three...
  • Judge declares youth lockup can be sued over sex abuse

    08/31/2007 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Coleus · 9 replies · 1,033+ views
    star ledger ^ | August 30, 2007 | KATE COSCARELLI
    Just as schools have a duty to act as a substitute parent protecting children from harm on school grounds, county youth detention centers must keep juvenile prisoners safe from sexual predators, a state appeals court ruled yesterday. A unanimous three-judge Appellate Division panel said a former inmate could pursue a lawsuit seeking money damages against the Mercer County Youth Detention Center for failing to protect him from a female worker's sexual abuse. "A county detention center ... operates in the traditional role of a guardian toward its ward," Judge John Holston wrote in a 30-page decision ordering that the case...
  • FBI arrests 2 Conn. police officers

    03/13/2007 8:12:08 PM PDT · by RDTF · 37 replies · 1,233+ views
    Seattle PI ^ | March 13, 2007 | DAVE COLLINS/AP
    Federal agents raided New Haven police headquarters Tuesday and charged the head of the narcotics division with stealing thousands of dollars planted by the FBI during sting operations. Federal authorities also arrested a police narcotics detective and three members of a family of bail bondsmen who they say bribed police to catch criminals who had skipped bail. Authorities also said the investigation could lead to the arrest of even more officers. "Today is a very dark day for our police department," New Haven Police Chief Francisco Ortiz said after the five men were presented in U.S. District Court in Hartford....
  • It Depends On What The Meaning Of “Ethics” Is

    02/05/2007 7:38:15 PM PST · by CTposterBoy · 1 replies · 307+ views
    Radiofree West Hartford ^ | February 06, 2007 | Doug Wrenn
    When asked, outgoing Public Safety Commissioner Leonard Boyle said that his decision to leave was in the works for a while and had nothing to do with Gov. Rell’s appointment of the very troubled Linda Yelmini to be Deputy Commissioner of the very troubled Internal Affairs Unit for the very troubled Connecticut State Police. Maybe so, but it was a worthwhile question that needed to be asked anyway. Now there are a few other worthwhile questions that need to be asked and answered. A recent report showed abysmal performance by the Internal Affairs Unit in handling many outlandish cases involving...
  • Officer had no need for bribe, relative says - "Alaniz earned enough with his overtime work"

    01/23/2007 9:03:29 AM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 565+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 23, 2007, 1:05AM | By STEVE MCVICKER and BRIAN ROGERS
    Officer had no need for bribe, relative says Brother-in-law says Alaniz earned enough with his overtime work The brother-in-law of a Houston police officer charged with accepting a $200 bribe said he doesn't believe the accusation because the officer has made more than $200,000 in overtime in the past two years. "I don't see why anybody making that much money would need to take a bribe," said John Gomez. Officer Alfred Alaniz, 53, was charged Friday with felony bribery after the Houston Police Department accused him of accepting money during a sting, in which an undercover investigator posed as a...
  • LAPD officer charged with making false arrests

    08/12/2006 2:45:58 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 50 replies · 1,175+ views
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 8-12-06 | Unknown
    Angeles police officer assigned to the department's scandal-scarred Rampart Division was charged with making false arrests after he was caught in a sting operation, officials said. Authorities said Officer Edward Beltran Zamora arrested two undercover officers for investigation of drug possession, although a surveillance video showed they had no drugs.
  • Traffic jam could be end of road for NJ top cop (live-in had "confidential state documents" stash)

    07/23/2006 12:21:07 PM PDT · by Liz · 97 replies · 2,039+ views
    New Jersey Star Ledger ^ | 7/21/06 | BETH De FALCO, The Associated Press
    It was the costliest traffic ticket Zulima Farber never got. By coming to the aid of her live-in boyfriend, New Jersey's attorney general has put herself in the eye of a storm, defending herself against questions about whether she influenced police officers who had pulled over his vehicle. On May 26, police in Fairview stopped Hamlet Goore's minivan at a seat belt checkpoint. He called Farber, who was driven to the site in her state car. The minivan, it turned out, had an expired registration. Police were arranging to tow it until Farber arrived. Ultimately, they let Goore drive it...
  • LAPD's Gangster Cops Are Gone(If we could just get rid of MS13 & the other 100K gangsters in L.A.)

    07/23/2006 8:45:03 AM PDT · by kellynla · 11 replies · 1,257+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 23, 2006 | Heather MacDonald
    IT IS LONG PAST TIME to retire outdated stereotypes of the Los Angeles Police Department. Unfortunately, a recent blue-ribbon panel has given them new life. Police Chief William J. Bratton commissioned the Rampart Review Panel in 2003 to evaluate whether his department was still at risk for a corruption scandal like the Rampart gang-unit fiasco of 1999. Ignoring the radical changes in the department over the last four years, the panel, chaired by civil rights attorney Constance Rice, incorrectly concluded that it was. Worse, it recycled old chestnuts about a racially insensitive, overly aggressive LAPD that will only make the...
  • Lacrosse defense witness arrested. (Black cabbie arrested after refusing to change his story)

    05/11/2006 6:19:27 AM PDT · by rwilson99 · 87 replies · 3,572+ views
    The News Observer ^ | 5-11-2006 | Joseph Neff and Samiha Khanna, Staff Writers
    DURHAM - A Durham police detective investigating the Duke University lacrosse case arrested an alibi witness Wednesday on a 2 1/2-year-old misdemeanor warrant. Taxi driver Moezeldin Elmostafa said Investigator R.D. Clayton and another officer asked whether he had anything new to tell them about the rape case before driving him to the Durham County jail. He said no and was held for five hours, until a friend posted his bail on a shoplifting charge. Ernest Conner, a Greenville lawyer who represents defendant Reade Seligmann, said the cabbie's arrest amounted to intimidation. "It appears to me they are trying to pressure...
  • Rep. Kennedy Crashes Car Near Capitol

    05/04/2006 4:48:15 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 120 replies · 2,996+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5 May 2006
    Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated. Kennedy said he had had no alcohol before the accident. Kennedy, D-R.I., addressed the issue after a spate of news reports. "I was involved in a traffic accident last night at First and C Street SE near the U.S. Capitol," Kennedy said in a written statement released by his office. "I consumed no alcohol prior to the incident. I will fully cooperate with the Capitol Police in whatever investigation they choose to undertake." Kennedy appeared to be intoxicated when he crashed...
  • Guard: Jailbreak an inside job

    02/14/2006 11:34:43 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies · 895+ views
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | February 14, 2006 | FRANK MAIN, STEFANO ESPOSITO ...
    A Cook County Jail guard has admitted to investigators that he helped six inmates escape over the weekend to give a political advantage to a former jail supervisor running for sheriff... The 36-year-old guard confessed that he allowed a convicted killer, two accused robbers and two others charged with aggravated kidnapping and battery to bust out of the jail to cast a shadow on Sheriff Michael Sheahan's management of the complex at 26th and California. The guard knew the negative publicity would hurt Sheahan's chief of staff, Tom Dart, who is running for sheriff... And the guard admitted he helped...
  • FBI Nabs Reputed Runaway Mob Enforcer (Frank "The German" Schweihs)

    12/16/2005 5:21:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 1,701+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/16/05 | Mike Robinson - ap
    CHICAGO - A reputed mob enforcer who has been the focus of a nationwide manhunt since federal prosecutors unsealed racketeering-murder charges against the alleged top echelon of the Chicago underworld was arrested Friday, the FBI announced. Frank "The German" Schweihs, 75, was captured without incident when agents swooped down on an apartment he had recently rented in Berea, Ky., a hilly area 40 miles south of Lexington. Schweihs was one of two defendants who slipped away just before federal prosecutors in April unveiled the long-sealed indictment against reputed Chicago mob boss James Marcello and 13 others in the FBI's Operation...
  • Police Looting Walmart (video of police looting, then trying to deny it)

    09/06/2005 3:59:26 AM PDT · by Budgie · 202 replies · 6,220+ views
    http://www.infowars.com/articles/new_orleans/police_loot_walmart.htm
  • Campaign coffers fatten (Texas)

    07/16/2005 7:52:35 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 9 replies · 441+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 07/15/2005 | Rebeca Rodriguez
    Gov. Rick Perry leads in the fundraising race for next year's gubernatorial election, but his Republican challenger, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, isn't far behind. Perry has $8.4 million in his coffers and raised $2.3 million of it from June 20 through June 30 — the period covered in the latest filing period. Strayhorn, meanwhile, raised $1.5 million in the same time period and counts $7 million in the bank. The numbers show a real race between Perry and Strayhorn, who are locked in a battle for the Republican Party nomination next March. "It says she's a player," said Bruce Buchanan,...
  • New Federal Legislation that Would Rein in Rogue Anti-Drug Task Forces to be Introduced

    06/04/2005 12:40:31 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 28 replies · 1,107+ views
    http://www.drugpolicy.org ^ | 5 25 05 | drug policy alliance
    At a press conference and Congressional briefing on Wednesday, May 25th, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) will introduce federal legislation that could cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in federal law enforcement grants to local anti-drug task forces. The legislation, which is being co-sponsored by Representatives John Conyers (D-MI), Charles Rangel (D-NY), Donald Payne (D-NJ), and Ed Towns (D-NY), would prohibit states from spending federal Byrne grants on regional narcotics task forces unless they adopt laws preventing people from being convicted of drug offenses when the only evidence against them is the uncorroborated testimony of a law enforcement officer...
  • Prison, fine for certifying driving tests

    03/18/2004 4:37:47 AM PST · by archy · 14 replies · 358+ views
    The Commercial Appeal [Memphis, TN] ^ | March 17 | Pamela Perkins
    Prison, fine for certifying driving tests By Pamela Perkins Contact March 17, 2004 A retired Memphis police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 18 months in federal prison and fined $20,000 for taking money for falsely certifying test results at her driving school - clearing the illegal aliens to apply for Tennessee driver's licenses. "I'm just sorry," said Charlotte Creasy, 57, before U.S. Dist. Court Judge Jon McCalla sentenced her. She pleaded guilty in November to mail fraud conspiracy. Federal prosecutor Steve Parker, member of the U.S. Attorney's anti-terrorism section, asked McCalla to pass a sentence that would send a message...
  • Ex-police employee guilty; Stole drugs and cash from evidence room

    01/21/2004 12:43:19 PM PST · by archy · 12 replies · 493+ views
    the Commercial-Appeal [Memphis, TN] ^ | January 21, 2004 | Chris Conley
    Ex-police employee guilty; Stole drugs and cash from evidence room"By Chris Conley January 21, 2004 When Kenneth W. Dansberry was running the Memphis police evidence room - and using his position to loot it of drugs and money - he grew so swamped with cash that stacks of it grew mold. Dansberry, 41, a former Police Department civilian employee, pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a wide array of drug conspiracy and money laundering charges. U.S. Dist. Judge Bernice Donald, who received his guilty plea, called the magnitude of Dansberry's crimes "daunting." Fifteen alleged co-conspirators and two other property...
  • Legend of Powerful, Closeted Gays Confronted [Bakersfield, CA]

    03/27/2003 5:36:56 AM PST · by Illbay · 11 replies · 839+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2003 | Brian Melley
    For years, legend had it that there was a group of powerful men in Bakersfield secretly living gay lives, sometimes with deadly consequences. When the county's No. 2 prosecutor was stabbed to death in his home last year, the "Lords of Bakersfield" legend broke out into the open and the city's daily newspaper decided to confront it head-on.In a series of stories that ran in January, The Bakersfield Californian found evidence of a ring of closeted gay men who had sex with teenage boys and used their influence to keep from being prosecuted. Four of the men ended up slain...
  • FBI opens Civil Rights Investigation Into Inglewood Police Brutality

    07/10/2002 3:24:39 PM PDT · by truth-a-holic · 23 replies · 322+ views
    AP ^ | July 10 | AP
    By EUGENE TONG The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (July 10) - A black teenager who was slammed onto a car and punched by a white policeman during a videotaped arrest sued the city of Inglewood, four of its officers, Los Angeles County and three sheriff's deputies Wednesday. The federal lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and alleges misconduct and violations of constitutional rights. ''We believe this is a seven-figure case,'' said his attorney John Sweeney. The Inglewood Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said they had no comment. Various law enforcement agencies have opened investigations into the arrest, and...