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  • Former Leesburg cop found not guilty of sex assault

    08/23/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by christx30 · 39 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | August 23, 2014 | Jayna Omaye
    TAVARES — A former Leesburg police officer acquitted Friday of sexually assaulting a woman in his custody had a terse message for the 24-year-old and her family after the verdict: "Move on." People in the courtroom broke into tears when the jury of four women and two men found Henri Bart Larue, 27, not guilty of armed sexual battery by a law-enforcement officer — a crime that could have landed him in prison for life.
  • Whistle-blower let go as reserve deputy

    08/18/2012 9:58:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | August 17, 2012 | Justin Berton
    A law enforcement whistle-blower who told investigators he witnessed a Contra Costa County sheriff's deputy conduct a "dirty DUI" arrest has been relieved from duty in what he said was retaliation for breaking the police code of silence. William Howard of Danville worked as a reserve in the Sheriff's Department for 19 years until he was dismissed Tuesday without explanation and ordered to turn in his uniform and weapon. A department spokesman, Jimmy Lee, described Howard's release as an internal matter and declined to discuss it. Reserves are "at will" employees and are subject to dismissal without cause, according to...
  • Ear-mounted cameras serve as witnesses for JoCo deputies (Johnson County, Kansas)

    <p>The RoboCop look is coming nationwide, a law enforcement supplier says, and Johnson County deputies are on the cutting edge as they test cameras they wear on their ears.</p> <p>Executives at Taser International Inc. hope the company’s new device spreads as quickly among police as its zappers did in the 1990s.</p>
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Breaking News: Former El Paso Border Patrol Agents Free From Prison (both free)

    02/17/2009 8:32:21 AM PST · by STARWISE · 154 replies · 5,313+ views
    KFOX-TV ^ | 2-17-09
    At 3 a.m. mountain time, former Border Patrol agent Jose Compean was released from the Elkton Federal Prison in Elkton, Ohio. Former agent Ignacio Ramos was released about five hours later from the Phoenix Federal Prison in Phoenix, Ariz. Ramos and Compean will officially be released from Federal Bureau of Prison custody on March 20th, but on Tuesday both were allowed to rejoin their families. They had been in prison since January 2007. Ramos and Compean were in prison for shooting drug smuggler Osvaldo Aldrete Davila and then trying to cover it up. On President Bush’s last day in office,...
  • Black Leader Condemns Bush for Not Pardoning or Commuting Sentences of Jailed Border Agents...

    11/26/2008 12:25:18 AM PST · by South40 · 35 replies · 1,073+ views
    Black Leader Condemns Bush for Not Pardoning or Commuting Sentences of Jailed Border Agents During Pre-Thanksgiving Round of Executive ClemencyWashington, D.C. - Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie is condemning President Bush’s inaction regarding incarcerated Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean and is reiterating his call for a pardon or commutation of the agents' sentences before the President leaves office in January. Massie’s call comes as the White House has announced that President George W. Bush granted pre-Thanksgiving pardons to individuals involved in the distribution of drugs and bank embezzlement and commuted the sentences of two men given...
  • Bush Throws Some Pardons: What About The Border Agents?

    11/25/2008 12:16:34 PM PST · by Jay777 · 157 replies · 2,173+ views
    Stop the ACLU ^ | 25 Nov 08 | William Teach
    President Bush, who apparently uses the same pen for veto’s and pardons, has given out 14 and commuted the sentences of 2 others. All were pretty much low level scumbags who pretty much hurt no one but themselves, but what about the border agents? Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, R-Calif., noted that the list also did not include former Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean, who were convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up. Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks while...
  • Ramos, Compean Commutation under Review by U.S. Pardon Attorney

    11/19/2008 8:57:24 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 32 replies · 1,119+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 19, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    ( – In the waning days of the Bush administration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) is mulling whether to recommend a commutation for the two former Border Patrol agents jailed for more than a decade each for shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in the buttocks. The case is now before the DOJ’s Pardon Attorney Donald Rodgers. The Office of Pardon Attorney works in consultation with the attorney general’s office to assist the president, who has sole power of clemency in federal cases under the Constitution. Ultimately, it is the president’s call regardless of what the Office of Pardon Attorney recommends....
  • 'Country First?' Ask those jailed border agents

    11/15/2008 6:01:00 PM PST · by Gary Johnson in 2012 · 56 replies · 1,091+ views
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | November 15, 2008 | Paul Mulshine
    As I noted in a post during the Republican convention in September, there was something fishy about the Republicans' use of the slogan "Country First" in the recent campaign. Why not "America First?" We got the answer the other day when the Bush administration continued its attack on the two U.S. Border Patrol agents who were sentenced to long jail terms for shooting and wounding a drug smuggler. The Bush Justice Department continued to go after the men this week and succeeded in an effort to prevent any significant reduction in the sentences of former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose...
  • Begging Your Pardon

    11/15/2008 5:12:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 46 replies · 1,080+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | November 14, 2008
    Justice: Two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler have been resentenced for the crime of protecting the borders of the United States. Mr. President, you do not have the right to remain silent.Former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean are 20 months into their sentences for shooting drug dealer Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, who tried to elude the two agents after driving a van near Fabens, Texas, that was found to hold 743 pounds of marijuana. He tried to flee back to Mexico and was shot in the buttocks by the agents who had reason to believe he...
  • Border Agents’ Prosecutor Defends ‘Righteous’ Case as Judge Upholds Lengthy Imprisonment

    11/14/2008 2:00:36 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 21 replies · 714+ views
    CNSNews ^ | November 14, 2008 | Fred Lucas
    ( – A federal judge left unchanged the decade-plus prison sentences for two Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a Mexican drug smuggler in early 2005. The ruling could be the final chapter of a controversial legal case that began along the Texas-Mexican border and erupted into a political and media firestorm. The prosecutor in the case, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton of the Western District of Texas, was satisfied with the outcome. “It was a very righteous prosecution,” Sutton told on Thursday. “The court of appeals and anyone who has looked at the facts has agreed with that. The...
  • Second Ex-Border Agent Resentenced in Shooting Case as Supporters Call for Pardons

    11/13/2008 5:56:47 PM PST · by Gary Johnson in 2012 · 38 replies · 817+ views
    Fox News ^ | November 13, 2008
    A second former Border Patrol agent who received a lengthy sentence in a case involving the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler has been resentenced to his original 11 years and a day in prison, as the agents' supporters hold out hope for presidential pardons. Ignacio Ramos got the same sentence two years ago when he was convicted in the shooting of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila, an admitted, and now convicted, drug smuggler. On Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Kathleen Cardone gave Ramos' partner, Jose Alonso Compean, his original 12-year sentence, 10 years on a charge of using a weapon in...
  • Ramos and Compean (Urgent Update From Joe Loya)

    10/07/2008 4:57:15 AM PDT · by Ladycalif · 23 replies · 837+ views
    <p>I just wanted to let you know so that we can get the word out that Nacho will be resentenced at 9am on November 13th in El Paso.</p> <p>This could be the only opportunity for everyone to see him before they take him back and lock him up again. I'm still trying to gather more information on the resentence. It has to do with our first appeal - they dropped one of the charges and ruled that he had to be resentenced.</p>
  • Border Agents Who Shot Smuggler Denied Appeal (Ramos & Compean)

    09/12/2008 6:00:19 AM PDT · by kellynla · 895 replies · 4,116+ views ^ | September 11, 2008 | staff
    EL PASO, Texas — Two former Border Patrol agents convicted of shooting a drug smuggler and trying to cover it up have been denied a request for a new hearing. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans denied the request by Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean on Wednesday. The same court upheld the men's convictions in July. No reason was given for the Wednesday's denial. Ramos and Compean are each serving sentences of more than 10 years for shooting Osvaldo Aldrete Davila in the buttocks while he was fleeing from an abandoned marijuana load in 2005....
  • 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...
  • Border Agent Ramos Update

    08/22/2008 6:22:12 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 15 replies · 218+ views
    Joe Loya | 8/23/2008
    JUST IN FROM JOE LOYA... ************************* Agent Ramos' father-in-law, Joe Loya, just spoke via the telephone to Raymond Herrera. Agent Ramos' youngest son was discharged today from Children's Hospital, Houston, TX. He underwent a multitude of tests, including "interior tests" to the neck, ear, back and kidneys. Agent Ramos was afforded a phone call to his son while he was in the hospital - his son will be readmitted to the hospital after a visit with his mother, Monica Ramos, in Arizona. *************************************************************
  • What Happened To Justice In America? (Compean & Ramos)

    08/04/2008 10:15:39 AM PDT · by kellynla · 125 replies · 377+ views ^ | 08/04/2008 ET | Rep. Dana Rohrabacher
    What happened to justice in America? It certainly wasn’t served on July 28 when the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the unjust convictions of Border Patrol Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. As it stands today, these two brave border protectors must now serve out their full 10-plus-year sentences for shooting and wounding a Mexican drug smuggler they encountered while he was carrying a million-dollar payload of narcotics along the Southern border in Texas. What started off as simple procedural mistakes by the agents has turned into an unimaginable travesty of justice unlike anything I’ve ever seen in...
  • Tancredo Renews Call for Release of Border Agents

    11/17/2007 3:48:00 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 48 replies · 89+ views
    Congressional Web Site ^ | Nov. 16, '07 | Press Release
    Rep. Tom Tancredo today nenewed his call for the release of Border Patrol agents Ramos and Compean amid recent reports that the star witness, illegal alien Oswaldo Davila, was arrested for the third time attempting to smuggle drugs across the U.S.-Mexican border. Tancredo seeks Congressional approval of a legislative provision that would free the two imprisoned agents by preventing the expenditure of any federal funds to carry out the sentences imposed on the two men, effectively freeing them from federal custody. Osvaldo Davila, an illegal alien who has been three times apprehended attempting to smuggle drugs into the United States,...
  • Hunter Pledges To Build Border Fence In Six Months

    08/18/2007 8:08:42 AM PDT · by Califreak · 58 replies · 1,049+ views
    Hunter Pledges To Build Border Fence In Six Months By: Joe Murray, The Bulletin 08/16/2007 Las Vegas - On Tuesday night, it wasn't the ring of the slot machines or the glow of the neon lights that was attracting the attention at Arizona Charlie's, a small casino a few miles off the famed Vegas Strip. Rather, it was the pledge of Duncan Hunter, a California congressman and GOP presidential hopeful, to build the 854 miles of border fence signed into law last year within six months of his election that won hearts and, quite possibly, votes of the Las Vegas...
  • Family seeks support for border agent; Ignacio Ramos serving 11-year sentence...

    08/02/2007 7:06:56 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies · 422+ views
    North County Times/The Californian ^ | Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | CHRIS BAGLEY
    Family seeks support for border agent; Ignacio Ramos serving 11-year sentence after wounding smuggler Wednesday, August 1, 2007 By: CHRIS BAGLEY - Staff Writer TEMECULA -- A thousand points of friction surround the issue of illegal immigration, but few have inflamed passions like the cases of Ignacio "Nacho" Ramos and Jose Compean. The two U.S. Border Patrol agents have been in federal prison since January after shooting and wounding a drug smuggler who was fleeing to the Mexican border in February 2005. The agents are serving 11 and 12 years, respectively, for convictions on charges of armed assault, obstruction of...
  • Duncan Hunter Defends BP Agents (Ramos & Compean)

    07/19/2007 6:28:58 AM PDT · by WalterSkinner · 23 replies · 441+ views | 7-17-07 | YouTube
    Duncan Hunter testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on behalf of Border Patrol Agents Ramos and Compean.
  • Virginia Police Chief Charged With Distributing Methamphetamine

    06/24/2007 7:28:38 AM PDT · by RDTF · 41 replies · 1,108+ views ^ | June 24, 2004 | AP
    ABINGDON, Va. — The Damascus police chief was arrested Saturday and charged with distributing methamphetamine. Anthony Stephen Richardson, 40, was arrested without incident at the city police department, Virginia State Police Sgt. M.T. Conroy said. The arrest was the result of an undercover investigation in which a confidential informant bought methamphetamine from Richardson on June 12, according to court documents.
  • Radio hosts lead charge to free Ramos, Compean

    04/07/2007 4:28:42 PM PDT · by whatisthetruth · 74 replies · 1,190+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | April 6, 2007 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Dozens of radio talk-show hosts from across the nation are uniting with an immigration group for a Capitol Hill rally to pressure Congress to defeat an illegal alien amnesty bill, protect the border, and support the Border Patrol, including imprisoned former agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean. Texas radio talk-show host Edd Hendee, working with colleagues such as Roger Hedgecock and Howie Carr, wants the agents to be freed and the prosecutor, U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, fired. The "Hold Their Feet to the Fire 2007" rally is planned for April 22-25 by the Federation for American Immigration Reform in Washington,...
  • Judge Promises Life Sentence for Ex-Cops (NY)

    06/05/2006 3:00:35 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 3 replies · 397+ views
    AP/Guardian ^ | 6-5-06 | Larry McShane
    A judge told two decorated former detectives Monday that they will get the maximum - life in prison - for moonlighting as hitmen for the mob. U.S. District Judge Jack B. Weinstein said he would not formally impose the sentence on Louis Eppolito and Stephen Caracappa until at least June 23. At that time, the defendants will argue they were not adequately represented by their lawyers at their trial. ``This is probably the most heinous series of crimes ever tried in this courthouse,'' the judge said.(snip) Prosecutors said the detectives committed some of the murders themselves, and delivered up other...
  • Officers in Call to Legalise Use of Drugs

    04/15/2006 2:21:22 PM PDT · by Know your rights · 225 replies · 1,635+ views
    SCOTTISH police officers have sparked anger after calling for the legalisation of all drugs - including heroin and cocaine. The Strathclyde Police Federation has called for a dramatic change of direction in the battle on drugs crime, and the issue will be debated later this month. The body, which represents 7000 officers, is set to argue that all drugs should be licensed in the same way as cigarettes and alcohol. Officers claim this would cut drug deaths and divert police resources to other crime-fighting priorities. It is the first time that an organisation representing officers has made such a demand....
  • Six more troopers heard on wiretaps (Gretzky Gambling Investigation)

    02/11/2006 10:02:41 PM PST · by Coleus · 27 replies · 1,506+ views ^ | 02.11.06 | MITCHEL MADDUX
    Investigators suspect that at least six New Jersey state troopers were recorded on wiretaps, calling in bets to a bookmaking ring allegedly run by a National Hockey League coach and another trooper, a source familiar with the probe said Friday. The state police also suspended a trooper for allegedly failing to report the illegal betting ring to his superiors, a law enforcement official said. Michael Kaiser, a sergeant assigned to the Garden State Parkway, was suspended late Thursday for violating the agency's rules. He was not charged with any crimes, officials said. State police investigators are now trying to determine...
  • Seized drugs were hot property Literally untold millions from MPD (Memphis) evidence room

    01/22/2006 6:26:31 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 29 replies · 1,158+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | January 22, 2006 | Chris Conley
    For three years, Memphis police made drug arrests, dutifully gave the drugs to property room workers and waited to make their cases in court. They had no idea those workers were wheeling those same drugs right back out the door -- right back onto the street. Now, almost three months after a drug lord who sold more than a half-ton of that cocaine earned a 24-year prison term, the scope of the property room case is clearer. It netted more than 100 people, including one part-time judge and two workers who took more than $100,000 to look the other way....
  • State police employee gets probation for deleting friend's records

    11/11/2003 3:53:52 PM PST · by mhking · 13 replies · 404+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 11.11.03
    <p>MIDDLETOWN, Conn. -- A judge has granted a special form of probation that may result in charges being dismissed against a state police employee accused of deleting a friend's arrest files.</p> <p>Sharyn Lemley, an office assistant with the state police's Bureau of Identification, was granted accelerated rehabilitation by Middlesex Superior Court Judge Thomas O'Keefe on Friday, The Middletown Press reported.</p>