LEE COUNTY – A Lee County deputy was fired after an internal investigation revealed he used excessive force and lied on official documents. Deputy Raymond Gallagher was placed under investigation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in October. A witness reported to law enforcement that he saw Gallagher use force he didn’t believe looked necessary […]
Here is this weeks “Heroes in the news”. Looks like the boys and girls in blue have been very, very busy. Instead of “Risking their lives” everyday, they have been “Risking getting caught” everyday. If you enjoyed this compilation, please pass it around and give it some traffic as it is soon to become a […]
Raleigh, N.C. — Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman is dismissing 104 cases of driving while impaired, and an additional 71 traffic-related offenses after a judge found that a Wake sheriff’s deputy lied on the stand.
Last week, District Court Judge Jacqueline Brewer disqualified Deputy Robert Davis as a witness after determining that he had lied in at least three cases. Freeman then dismissed other cases in which he was a witness.
“He violated the defendants’ rights,” Freeman said. “He was untruthful on the stand.”
In seeking to get her charge dismissed, a woman whom Davis arrested in August 2014 made the case that he had not allowed her to make her phone call or to take a breathalyzer test. At a hearing on that woman’s case, Davis denied her claims.
“Deputy Davis’ testimony at the hearing on this matter … was false,” Brewer wrote.
“Deputy Davis has shown a pattern of providing false statements and false testimony,” she added.
Bill Finn represents the woman whose case started the investigation into Davis’ conduct. He said Davis did not allow his client to call a witness into the breathalyzer room, and then lied about it in court. The lie was discovered because there was video of the encounter.
“(Davis) made statements under oath at two different hearings that were false,” Finn said. “You’ve got to have faith in the system, that people are down here making correct statements and they are telling the truth.”
Wake Sheriff Donnie Harrison said Davis, who had served 18 years with the sheriff’s office, was fired after the information came to light.”
Authorities alleged that Deputy Karl Newman was stealing and then selling drugs that were seized in raids. State Police spokesman Doug Cain told the Louisiana Radio Network.
State Police received information that a law enforcement officer may be involved in the distribution of marijuana on the north shore.
Information obtained in that tip led authorities to arrest Newman on charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and abuse of office. Newman’s arrest comes just weeks after another Tangipahoa lawman Johnny Domingue was booked on drug distribution charges.
“BRIDGEPORT — A former state trooper accused of stealing cash and a gold chain from the victim of a fatal motorcycle crash pleaded guilty on Wednesday to third-degree larceny and tampering with evidence, according to the court clerk’s office.
Aaron Huntsman, 43, was the lead investigator of the Sept. 22, 2012, crash in Fairfield that killed John Scalesse, 49, of Orange. After the crash, Scalesse’s family members told police that they couldn’t account for some jewelry, clothing and cash. They later found the clothing at the hospital, but the other items were missing.
Huntsman took a gold chain, valued at $5,500, and $3,700 in cash from the scene, saying he would put the items into evidence, according to an arrest warrant.
When questioned by his supervisor, Huntsman admitted to having the chain but denied any knowledge of the missing money, the warrant says. Huntsman said he left the chain in the cup holder in his police car, inside a glove, and had forgotten about it, the warrant says.
State police later found $3,700 in cash, wrapped in a rubber band, under the front passenger seat of Huntsman’s car, the warrant says.
Huntsman, at the time an 18-year veteran of the state police, was arrested in November 2012 and charged with two counts of third-degree larceny, interfering with an officer and tampering with physical evidence.
The EMT’s gave him the money and chain for safe keeping while they were trying to save the guy’s life
“Then, prosecutors said his own dashboard camera caught him taking the cash to his car. When the Scalesse family asked about the belongings, he lied saying he didn’t know where they were according to the prosecutor. Pictures showed he even wedged the money underneath the front seat of his cruiser.
Scalesse’s mother Marguerite recounted when she saw her son later that night.
“I leaned over and kissed my son’s still handsome face. I petted his beautiful hair. I told him how much I loved him and how proud I was to be his mother not knowing at this time that my son’s belongings were stashed under the passenger seat of Huntsman’s cruiser,” said Marguerite Scalesse in court.”
This dirt bag got 5 years
For taking scum baggery to such new heights I think they should have doubled it
A dashboard camera video obtained by The Chicago Reporter shows a police officer firing more than a dozen shots into a car filled with black teenagers in apparent violation of Chicago Police Department policy.
“The video emerges at a time when iPhones, security cameras and other devices across the country are capturing images that often contradict police accounts of incidents in which officers are accused of misconduct.
In the video, recorded in December 2013, a Chicago police officer, identified in court documents as Marco Proano, shoots into a moving car of six unarmed teenagers at 95th and LaSalle streets on the city’s South Side. Two of the teenagers were shot – one in the shoulder and the other in the left hip and right heel, according to court documents.
Retired Cook County Judge Andrew Berman was so troubled by the video that he provided it to the Reporter. Berman was the judge in a criminal case against one of the teenagers. He described Proano’s actions as the most unsettling thing he’d seen in his 18 years as a judge and 17 years as a public defender.
“I’ve seen lots of gruesome, grisly crimes,” he said. “But this is disturbing on a whole different level.”
I have had a couple of run ins with the CPD and they are really the salt of he earth (Sarc)
Even though one of them cut me a break one time he left a guy who had run into my truck sitting on the side walk with his scalp entirely eviscerated.
He kept telling the guy to shut up and sit down or he would arrest him. Whenever I tried to prompt him to call medical he just told me “He’ll be fine, He’s from Rogers park”. (In other words white trash)
I finally did some basic first aid on the guy myself, pulling his scalp back onto his skull cap and bandaging him up with my tee shirt.
This cop had no concern in the world that this guy was bleeding out and going into shock.
Well, I am off for the weekend with more work to finish. Everybody stay safe.