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San Francisco Sheriff’s Deputy Ring Pit Fighting Inmates

BY Herschel Smith
1 month, 3 weeks ago

News from San Francisco:

San Francisco sheriff’s deputy Scott Neu is accused of leading a ring of corrupt jail guards who coerced prisoners into gladiatorial combat with threats of rape and violence.

Neu serves at County Jail No. 4 at 850 Bryant St despite having settled claims that he raped a woman prisoner and two transgendered prisoners while working at the jail. He sports a tattoo reading “850 Mob,” believed to describe the name used by the corrupt deputies to describe themselves. At least four other deputies are implicated in the program of sexualized torture.

The San Francisco Public Defender’s Office had undertaken an investigation into Neu’s behavior, in cooperation with an independent private investigator, and had planned to issue their report only after the prisoners who came forward were released and safe from retaliatory violence. However, Neu had reportedly planned a fresh round of fights, leading to a hasty release of their findings.

Neu and his co-conspirators gambled on the outcome of fights. One fight pitted the smallest inmate in the jail against the largest, and the fighters say they were threatened with rape and beatings by the guards if they didn’t spar. Neu is also said to have coerced prisoners into training for the fights with threats of rape and violence. Neu has a reputation for sadistic practices overall, including making prisoners gamble to receive their food, clothes and comfort items. Even when prisoners won the games Neu forced on them with the red dice and the deck of cards he carried, he would sometimes take away their “winnings” and give them to other prisoners.

The Deputies’ Union attorney Harry Stern claims the Public Defender is making a big deal out of nothing. He says that the prisoners were encouraged to “wrestle to settle disputes about who was stronger,” and were “encouraged” to work out. He dismissed the entire affair as “little more than horseplay.”

Gosh, I just hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I forced men to fight at gunpoint in order to eat.  But I didn’t have that awesome Deputy’s union to help convince people it was all just in good fun.

Officer “Accidentally” Fires Gun On Junior High Campus

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

News from Texas:

ODESSA, TX — An Ector County ISD police officer accidentally fired his gun inside Crockett Junior High on Friday.

“It discharged into the wall of his office and then the bullet went up into the ceiling,” said ECISD Communications Officer Mike Adkins.

“His gun was wet, and he went back into his office and felt it would be an opportune time to clean it and make sure it was working,” said Adkins.

The school system is investigating the incident, and the officer has been placed on administrative duties.

“They want to know exactly what happened, how it can be avoided in the future and if there needs to be retraining done for our officer or even other officers,” said Adkins.

The owner of a business called Guns and Trades, Tommy Atchison, offered reaction on Monday.

Atchison said, “All guns should be acted like they’re loaded at all times.”

Gosh.  I hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I shot up a junior high school while trying to clean my gun.  I didn’t pull the trigger either.  It just “went off.”  But everybody wanted to blame me.

Meanwhile, some folks in Texas are really glad those goober civilians who are about to be allowed to open carry will have to get training since a concealed carry permit is a requirement.  We wouldn’t want them to shoot up junior high schools.

Drunk Prison Guards

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

News from California:

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California’s corrections department has a problem with off-duty prison guards brandishing or carrying firearms while they are intoxicated, the department’s inspector general said Friday.

One correctional officer danced atop a bar while drunkenly flashing his gun several times at private citizens in the tavern.

Another drunken officer pointed a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun at a citizen’s chest during an argument.

They are two of seven incidents since June 2014 that show the department needs to automatically and immediately revoke concealed carry permits for officers caught consuming alcohol while possessing weapons, the inspector general said.

Gosh.  I hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I flashed my guns around while drunk and standing atop a bar dancing.  I remember.  Well, sort of.  I woke up in jail that night.  I wonder if the prison guards did too?

Detroit Police Officer Charged With Theft During Drug Raid

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 1 week ago

News from the great North:

DETROIT, MI — A Detroit crime fighter is charged with committing a crime of his own.

Detroit Police Officer Christos Kyriakides, 62, is suspected of stealing a “Scarface movie collage” from the home of a resident where he and other officers were serving a search warrant about 8:20 p.m. Feb. 20.

“It is alleged that Officer Kyriakides participated in the execution of a search warrant and while at the location removed a framed Scarface movie collage from the scene and placed it in his scout car and later concealed it in his personal vehicle,” Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy’s office said in a statement Friday.

Kyriakides is scheduled to be arraigned in Detroit’s 36th District Court at 10:30 a.m. on a charge of larceny from a building.

The charge of criminal misconduct conduct by a Detroit police officer comes about a month after multiple Detroit police officers were named in a lawsuit accusing them of conducting an illegal marijuana raid in Warren, and amid an ongoing FBI probe into wrongdoing by the disbanded Narcotics Unit.

A fellow officer turned Kyriakides in, Police Officer Adam Madera said after the accusation became public.

Gosh, I hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I barged into somebody’s home pointing guns.  I sure didn’t find anything as cool as a “Scarface movie collage.”

The good news is that there is at least one honest cop in Detroit.

Grieving Texas Dog Owners Want Police To Be Trained In How Not To Kill Animals

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

Dallas News:

Grieving dog owners told House lawmakers Tuesday that animal training for police could have prevented the deaths of hundreds of beloved pets across the state.

“This training is mandatory for UPS and FedEx delivery men; why isn’t it for law enforcement?” said Cheri Scholz, who lives near Amarillo. Her 8-year-old blue heeler, Smokey, was fatally shot in 2012 by a police officer responding to a loose dog report.

Smokey had escaped from her yard. The officer attempted to get the dog into his car, but Smokey darted away, Scholz said. Neighbors who witnessed the event told Scholz the police officer then shot and killed the dog, she said.

The House Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee considered two bills Tuesday from North Texas representatives that would require police to receive training in encountering animals. The bills were left pending.

Controversial dog shootings have grabbed headlines recently. Since 2009, Texas officers have shot more than 400 dogs, according to the animal advocacy group 4 Keeping Our Pets Safe.

Law enforcement representatives told lawmakers the training — a course that teaches officers how to deal with aggressive dogs and read an animal’s body language, among other things — could prevent officers from being attacked and save families the grief of unnecessary shootings.

“Canine encounter training will help fill this void and provide officers with effective options and valuable knowledge to use when we come into contact with dogs while performing our regular duties,” said Amy Knoll, assistant chief for the Cleburne Police Department.

One of the bills, by Rep. Helen Giddings, D-Dallas, would require all officers to receive training in encounters with animals. Another, by Rep. Nicole Collier, D-Fort Worth, would focus solely on dogs and require new officers and officers seeking promotion to complete a four-hour training program within two years.

The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement would establish and require the training. Departments would absorb the cost.

Committee chairman Rep. Larry Phillips, R-Sherman, indicated that he preferred legislation that includes training for a variety of animals.

Phillips and Rep. Tony Dale, R-Cedar Park, also inquired about offering the course online in an effort to reduce costs, particularly for smaller police departments in far-flung parts of Texas.

“There are a lot of financial costs to training like that, where there’s travel and everything else, so that’s something we’re all going to have to think about,” Phillips said.

Gosh.  I hate it when that happens to me.  Every time Heidi runs off or barks at me or anyone else I haul off and blow her brains out.  I’m on my seventeenth or eighteenth Heidi, now.  It’s getting old, so maybe I need the same training.


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Police K-9 Attacks Little Boy

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

News from Virginia:

VIRGINIA BEACH — New video obtained by 13News Now shows the painful moment a Virginia Beach Police K9 bit a young boy Tuesday.

The child was bitten during the apprehension of a bank robbery suspect in Virginia Beach.

Police were attempting to find 26-year-old Joshua Allen–a suspect in Monday’s Wells Fargo bank robbery–at American Best Value Inn on Northampton Blvd.

Virginia Beach Police Chief James Cervera said Wednesday that the officer involved was seasoned and they took every precaution possible to prevent an accidental bite while searching the motel.

“The individual we were looking for, we had every reason to believe was armed and every reason to believe he would use violence,” Cervera said.

He explained that the boy ran from behind a corner without warning and the dog reacted.

[ … ]

“I turned to walk back to the hotel room, I reach the sidewalk, I see the K9 with one officer coming down the sidewalk. My son was already standing outside where he went through a pass way to get to the front of the hotel by the vending machine. He yelled ‘mom.’ I said: ‘Cameran – get back into the hotel room!’ and that’s when the dog grabbed him and bit him from behind.”

“As the K9 team was moving into position to assist in the arrest of the suspect an 11-year-old boy emerged from a corridor of the motel and ran into the K9 dog,” police said in a press release. “The K9 dog reacted by biting the child. First aid was immediately rendered to the child and officers remained with the child and his mother until rescue responded.”

Police say it appears the child was bitten once by the dog, but pictures provided by the family show more than a single wound to Cameran.

Gosh.  I hate it when that happens to me, and given the number of kids running around in our neighborhood, Heidi, my 82 pound Doberman, rips open a lot of flesh since I have no control over her.

Davie Police Officer Faces Extortion Charges

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

News from Florida:

A Davie police officer is facing extortion charges after he threatened to share nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend, who was also a police officer, if she didn’t resign, police said.

Davie police Officer James Krey is on administrative leave. He was arrested by Coral Springs police while on duty.

“We arrested him (Tuesday) night at the Davie Police Department,” Coral Springs police Sgt. Joe McHugh told Local 10 News. “He was called in off the road, at which time he was offered to give us a statement. He refused to give us a statement, so he was taken into custody and charged with two counts of extortion.”

Police said Krey, a 12-year veteran of the Davie Police Department, sent the rookie police officer threatening text messages, telling her that she had better quit her job and move out of town or he would make those nude pictures public.

“The defendant made a threat that he would hold back at nothing to get even,” Judge Karl Evans said. “He also made a statement, ‘You’re going to have to leave Broward County, sweetheart. Anywhere you go I have people.’ Those statements do concern the court.”

Gosh.  I hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I threatened to send naked pictures of someone around.  There was hell to pay.

San Antonio Police Officer Pulls Gun On His Wife, In Standoff With SWAT

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

San Antonio:

A San Antonio police officer accused of engaging in a standoff after pulling a gun on his wife in 2013 has been fired, according to the San Antonio Police Department.

Daniel Lopez, 45, was removed from SAPD’s ranks in February, the department confirmed Monday.

Lopez was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of deadly conduct for his role in a July 4, 2013, incident in which he was accused of holding his wife at gunpoint at his home in the 100 block of Whitecliff Drive while two children were inside.

SWAT negotiators were called to the scene and streets in the area were blocked off for a short time. Lopez eventually gave himself up peacefully, then-SAPD Chief William McManus said at the time.

Lopez was placed on paid administrative leave for about 9 months after the incident. In April 2014, he was placed on unpaid temporary suspension, where he remained until being fired in February.

On Feb. 2, Lopez accepted a plea deal for a Class C misdemeanor instead of second-degree felony aggravated assault, which could have carried a sentence of up to 20 years in prison.

He was ordered to pay a $200 fine and serve one day of deferred adjudication probation, according to prosecutor Jim Wheat, chief of the district attorney’s special crimes unit.

Gosh, I hate it when that happens to me.  I remember the last time I went berserk and took a .45 1911, cocked it and put it to my wife’s head.  The SWAT team wasn’t so nice to me.  I think he may have had some friends with the PD, especially with only one day of deferred adjudication probation.

Two Utah “Peace Officers” Suspended Over Bikini Firearms Video Shoot

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 2 weeks ago

Fox News:

Two Utah peace officers have been suspended without pay over a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad women firing high-powered weapons.

The Utah Department of Public Safety imposed the discipline in December on Rob Wilkinson, a Utah Highway Patrol sergeant, and Justin Hansen, a State Bureau of Investigation agent. The department released its discipline records last week after receiving a request to obtain them by The Salt Lake Tribune.

Wilkinson, who received a three-day suspension, and Hansen, who received a one-day suspension, were at the Big Shot Ranch near Grantsville in June when British bikini models posed for photos and were videotaped firing guns for a calendar called “Hot Shots.”

The two men were seen wearing camouflage uniforms identifying them as police in a promotional video posted on YouTube in October.

Neither Wilkinson nor Hansen sought their superiors’ permission to participate, and superiors learned of the activity only when they saw video clips played by the news media in Utah, according to the records.

The men were disciplined for conduct that brings discredit to an officer or agency, and for wearing their uniform during a promotion for a product — both rules violations, the records show.

I hate it when that happens to me.

“Peace officers” indeed.  Dressed all in tacticool gear.  I don’t think “peace” was the “piece” they were interested in.

Speaking of tacticool, recall when I saw Mr. tacticool at a church in Mauldin, S.C.?  Well, I was at the Firehouse sub shop on Mauldin Road on Saturday running errands, and saw his buddy all duded up in tactical gear, drop holster, body armor, and so on.  I asked my wife what she thought of when she saw him?  Did she see a “peace officer” or someone else?

She said, “I see someone trying to keep themselves safe.  I said, “exactly.”

Negligent Discharge In Troy Police Station

BY Herschel Smith
2 months, 3 weeks ago

News from the great Northeast:

A Rensselaer County transport officer’s pistol accidentally fired Tuesday morning inside city police headquarters when inmates were moving to and from City Court, the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Office said.

“He was attempting to put his weapon in the holster when it discharged,” Sheriff Jack Mahar said.

The incident occurred at 11:25 a.m. Tuesday in an area near the police station sally port where transport officers store their weapons in lockers when they bring prisoners in to appear in Troy City Court on the second floor. The officers are not permitted to bring their weapons into the courtroom.

The bullet was fired into the floor, shattering pieces of the concrete floor, Mahar said.

An Albany County jail inmate said he was struck in the arm. Mahar said the inmate was treated at the scene by Troy firefighters and taken to Samaritan Hospital for additional examination.

The inmate, Daniel McCann, suffered an abrasion and was returned to Albany County jail where he was examined by the jail medical staff , Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple said.

The transport officer, who was not identified, was relieved from transportation duty and assigned to work inside the Rensselaer County Jail until the investigation is completed.

Gosh.  I hate it when that happens to me.  But I sure am glad that in the many times I’ve shot someone accidentally while holstering my firearm, I wasn’t sent to prison either.

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