Cop Watch

Thursday, June 30, 2005

State Trooper makes wife wait for ticket as husband suffers heart attack

A state trooper who detained a woman at a hospital where she had taken her stricken husband has been suspended without pay for three days for conduct unbecoming an officer.

The action was taken against Trooper John Parker from Troop D.

The case involved Aaron Isbell, who died at a hospital in January of a heart attack.

Authorities say Parker tried to stop Isbell's wife for speeding as she drove him to the hospital.

He detained her in the parking lot and cited her.

Investigators say Parker's action didn't have anything to do with Isbell's death.

Bad Cop, No Donut! - June 30/2001

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This week:

Testimony at child molestation trial of Missouri cop

Iowa cop guilty of assaulting ex-girlfriend

Illinois state trooper arresed again for forcing another couple to strip

Indiana cop arrested for sexually abusing child

Michigan cop accused of sexually abusing children

NYC cop sells cocaine

New Jersey cop charged after drunken 5 car pile-up

Pennsylvania police chief and detective send vulgar text messages

North Carolina cop arrested for domestic abuse

Tennessee cop sells cocaine

3 new taser deaths


An update of our May 5th interview about a police lawsuit in East Rochester, New York.

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Correctional Officer, Two Inmates Indicted In Stabbing

BALTIMORE -- A correctional officer and two inmates have been indicted on charges they tried to kill an inmate at the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Correctional officer Sherman Lawrence and inmates Ronald McClary and Donte Smith were indicted Wednesday on charges including attempted first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.

Burglary suspect dies after being shot with Taser by Miami-Dade officers

Miami-Dade Police officers on Wednesday used a Taser stun gun to subdue a burglary suspect who later died while being rushed to a hospital, officials said.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Sheriff's Officer arrested for beating up his girlfriend

JACKSONVILLE, FL -- A Jacksonville Sheriff's Officer is under arrest after allegedly attacking and beating up his girlfriend.

Officer Ernest Kelly Taylor was booked into the Duval County Jail late Tuesday afternoon. A police report indicates Taylor pinned the victim to the ground and began poking her in the eyes.

The report says he then grabbed a can of air freshener and sprayed her face and head.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Durham Police Officer Arrested For Assault

DURHAM, N.C. -- The Durham Police Department arrested Friday one of its officers for a domestic violence incident that occurred while the officer was off-duty, the police department reported.

Officer D.S. Culver, a corporal assigned to the Special Operations Division, was charged with simple assault.

Springfield Shooting becomes Fatality

Springfield -

Springfield Police continue to keep a tight lid on information stemming from a officer-involved shooting early this morning (Sunday) that left one person dead.

Man Killed During Officer-Involved Shooting

An early-morning confrontation between a police officer and a man sleeping in his car ended in a fatal shooting.

Saturday, June 25, 2005

Civil lawsuit takes aim at Fox Lake police chief

Fox Lake Police Chief Ed Gerretsen has been added to a civil lawsuit against three officers charged earlier this month with beating a handcuffed man outside of a Fox Lake tavern.

The lawsuit, filed on behalf of Ryan Hallett, 26, alleges Gerretsen and Spring Grove Police Chief Donald Regnier covered up for officers, manipulated witnesses, destroyed evidence and did not move to press charges against the three officers indicted in the beating of Hallett outside of KC’s Cabin in March.

Police Officer Arrested for Sexual Abuse & Child Porn

51 year old Anchorage Police Officer Sammy Cohen is under arrest for a crime he was sworn in to fight against.

His arrest comes after a four month investigation with feds. Apparently his credit card number showed up that he was accessing child pornography. After looking into it, investigators say they found more serious crimes had occurred.

Officer Cohen is charged with five counts of sexual abuse of a minor, ten counts of unlawful exploitation of a minor and six counts of possession of child pornography.

State police investigator charged with sex acts with boys

MASSENA, N.Y. A State Police investigator in northern New York faces three charges, accused of molesting three boys between the ages of 10 and 16 over the past decade.

Saint Lawrence County prosecutors say 43-year-old Stephen Kotzen, of Louisville, was investigated this week when one alleged victim said he had been molested, which led to two others.

Trooper accused again of forcing another couple to strip

An Illinois State Police trooper was charged Thursday and accused for a second time of forcing people to remove their clothes to avoid prosecution.

Jeremy Dozier, 31, was arrested late Thursday morning on official misconduct charges stemming from an April 29 incident in Gurnee.

Deputy Tasers 13-Year-Old

The sheriff in Bonita Springs, Florida, says a deputy had to use a Taser early yesterday to subdue a drunken 13-year-old girl who was pitching a fit in a hospital.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Officer arrested: Ryman accused of sexual misconduct

BRISTOL -- A former town marshal was arrested at home Wednesday on a warrant charging him with three felony counts of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Gary Ryman, 62, of 705 St. Joseph St., is accused of fondling a girl over the course of a decade, starting when she was 5 years old, according to Elkhart County Detective Kelly Todd.

The victim, now 18, contacted the sheriff's department earlier this year because she feared for the welfare of another small child, Todd said.

Ryman served as a member of the Bristol Police Department for roughly a decade, resigning as marshal in the 1980s over a disagreement with another town official, said current Town Marshal Mike Swallow.

According to The Truth's archives, Ryman served as the Bristol town marshal until 1984. In March of that year, Ryman submitted his resignation to the town board. He was a Bristol officer for 12 years but resigned after months of controversy regarding the police department's budget, according to the story.

Macon County correctional officer arrested for allegedly stealing while working part-time job with vending machines

DECATUR - A third-shift correctional officer at Macon County Jail has been arrested for allegedly stealing money from the vending machine company for which he worked part time.

The 34-year-old Decatur man was arrested Friday on a bus in Columbia, Mo. Springfield, Ill., police who were looking for the man determined he had purchased a ticket from a local bus station for a bus to Seattle, Wash., which stops in Columbia, said Springfield police Sgt. Kevin Keen.

Police Use A Taser On An 82-Year-Old Man

On Saturday morning 82-year old Alfred Jim Edwards reportedly urinated in Martins Ferry's City Park. Police say they questioned him about the urinating, and he started to walk away several times....and finally they say he resisted arrest. Police then used a taser on the man. Edwards' family says he has dementia and he was frightened and confused, but never combative. Martins Ferry Police Chief Barry Carpenter called the FBI in to investigate, and they say if they find there was excessive force or civil rights violations, the officer will face discipline.

Bad Cop, No Donut! - June 23/2001

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This week:

California cop drugs and rapes 2 women then kills self

FBI investigate California police department

Oregon cop arrested for inappropriate search

Washington cop point gun at motorist in off duty road rage incident

South Dakota cop arrested for impaired driving

Crackhead Pennsylvania cop gets probation

Illinois trooper forces couple to strip at traffic stop

Wife beating Ohio cop back on the job

Kentucky cop arrested after drunken car crash

North Carolina cop arrested for stolen property


An interview with one of the developers of a new police complaints website in Vancouver, British Columbia

Produced at CKLN 88.1 FM in Toronto.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Suspended officer shot and killed self

A San Francisco police inspector who was suspended after being charged in 2004 with drugging and raping a woman three years ago, died last week of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Solano County coroner officials said Monday.

Wilfredo Gonzalez, 38, did not show up for a preliminary hearing in Solano County Superior Court on the rape charges Thursday, and a relative who later checked on him found him dead in his Vacaville home, said Vacaville police Lt. Craig Courtemanche.

Police taser handcuffed suspect

According to the witness, Payson Police officer Joni Varga discharged her taser at McMillen, who at the time was handcuffed, standing, and not physically threatening any of the four law enforcement officers surrounding him.

Officer faces 2 counts of sexual abuse

A King City police officer was arraigned on sexual abuse charges Monday in Washington County Circuit Court.

Brandon T. Tomkins, 29, a six-year department veteran, was charged with two counts of second-degree sexual abuse, alleging that he sexually abused a boy he met on the Internet.

Hermosa Police Probed by FBI

The FBI has launched an investigation into allegations that Hermosa Beach police officers roughed up and falsely arrested three area residents last spring and then lied in police reports and in court to justify their actions.

At least two of the three said they have been interviewed by agents in recent weeks.

Sioux Falls Police Officer Arrested For DWI

A Sioux Falls police officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law, facing several charges.

Twenty-six-year-old James Madsen was arrested early this morning for DWI and leaving the scene of an accident.

Former Officer Arrested For Impersonation

Gary Dennis, Jr. has been arrested and charged with theft of property and criminal impersonation.

Dennis was a member of the Capitol Police from 1995 until he resigned in 2001. He was arrested Friday by Metro Police.

Authorities say he had hundreds of old Tennessee driver licenses in his apartment.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Officer Arrested for burglary

Marcus Bethard is accused of burglary from a case in Macon County. Boone County authorities say Bethard was arrested on an out of state warrant and is being held on a $100-thousand dollar bond. Macon County Sheriff Jerry Dawson says the officer in question will not return to Macon County until police business is handled in Missouri. Sheriff Dawson would not confirm the officers name but says that officer was also carrying a loaded handgun.

Friday, June 17, 2005

Jail Guards Arrested For Smuggling Contraband

CHICAGO -- Cook County Sheriff Michael Sheahan said seven current correctional officers and five former ones conspired with inmates and civilians to smuggle drugs and other contraband into the jail, and in some cases, pocketing thousands of dollars.

FBI to look into teenager shooting

Daniel Rocha, an 18-year-old Southeast Austin resident, was fatally shot Thursday night during a struggle with Austin Police Officer Julie Shroeder during a drug sting in his neighborhood. Rocha was pulled over for suspicion of participating in narcotics activity reported in the neighborhood. No drugs were found on Rocha's body.

Former Officer Arrested for Sexual Misconduct

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - State agents have arrested a former Holly Hill police officer they say dropped traffic charges against women after asking to videotape them stripping.

The State Law Enforcement Division says 36-year-old Mark Wright has been charged with four counts of misconduct in office for the incidents that happened in the Orangeburg County town between 1998 and 2004.

State agents say Wright also offered to drop a speeding charge if a woman pulled up her shirt and let him photograph her and took personal pictures of another woman during a search of her home.

SLED says they seized copies of the videotapes and photographs from Wright's apartment in January.

Girlfriend says man shot in traffic stop wasn't aggressive

CROSSVILLE (WATE) -- The girlfriend of a man shot by a Crossville police officer during a traffic stop says he must have been provoked. Ben Davenport died later in the hospital. But the DA says the cruiser tape shows he attacked officers.

Officers say Davenport was pulled over Thursday on 4th Street behind Cumberland County High School, where he was driving 52 mph in a 30 mph zone.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - June 16/2001

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This week:

Minnesota trooper charged with sex assault on 15 year old

Florida deputy gets life sentence for sex with 3 boys

NYC cop charged with murdering ex-girlfriend

New Jersey cop arrested for beating his 7 year old son

Illinois cop charged with domestic abuse resigns

Iowa deputy on trial for manslaughter

Former Missouri cop sexually assaults 13 year old granddaughter

Texas Sheriff charged with running a criminal enterprise

Georgia cop arrested in prostitution sting

Alberta cops share racist email

4 people die in separate taser incidents

and much more!


Miami-Dade police chase, kill suspect after scuffle in store's aisles

Miami-Dade Police shot and killed a suspected car thief late Sunday after chasing him into a Liberty City convenience store and fighting with him through the aisles of the store, officials said.

Authorities would not comment on witness reports that one of the officers was shot in the leg with his Taser gun during the scuffle. But police did confirm that the officer who killed the man was treated for high-blood pressure at a local hospital.

Officers Carol McKinnon, 46, and Guipson Balthazar, found Morris hiding in the back near the freezer area.

Omar said employees told him a female officer tried to chase Morris out of the store, but fell near the Florida Lottery stand near the exit door. The employees also told Omar that McKinnon shot Morris while on the floor, he said.

62-year-old man dies after police subdue him with Tasers

WACO - A 62-year-old Waco man has died after police officers fired a Taser gun at him four times, then forcibly subduing him with handcuffs.

State Trooper Charged with Sexual Misconduct

A Minnesota State Trooper has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl who frequently babysat his son.

According to the criminal complaint, Lt. Scott Trautner was charged with seven counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Lorain police fire Taser at teen

LORAIN -- A 16-year-old boy was Tasered Sunday night while trying to hide from a police officer under a house's porch, according to a police report, the second instance in less than a week of a Taser used on a juvenile in Lorain.

In the report, the officer, Patrolman Joe Novosielski, said he chased the juvenile after seeing him yelling at another man at the scene of a reported fight involving possible firearms.

Police Sergeant Charged With Killing His Ex-Girlfriend

NEW YORK -- A police sergeant was arrested and charged Tuesday with killing his ex-girlfriend, an immigration officer, in 2001 amid a dispute over child support payments, authorities said.

A Brooklyn judge ordered Sgt. Martin Peters, 41, held without bail after he pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder, first-degree assault and other charges. The defendant, a native of Trinidad, already was facing federal charges that he became a naturalized citizen through a sham marriage with a second woman.

Federal and local law enforcement officials had previously identified Peters as a key suspect in the brutal slaying of Juliette Alexander but had never brought murder charges.

The body of Alexander, 29, a newly hired detention officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service, was found in the foyer of her Brooklyn apartment building Jan. 16, 2001. She had been shot several times in the back of the head.

A second victim, described as a friend of Peters, Nigel Callender, was found inside the apartment with gunshot wounds. At the time, Callender insisted Alexander was shot by a stranger, police said.

Officer admits to lesser charge

A Billings police officer charged in January with drunken driving after a late-night accident has been sentenced after pleading guilty to a lesser charge.

Shane Schaff was given a 90-day suspended jail sentence and was ordered to pay a $300 fine after pleading guilty last week in Justice Court to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless driving. Schaff was initially charged with misdemeanor DUI for a one-vehicle rollover accident on Jan. 22.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

King City officer accused of sex abuse

KING CITY -- Washington County sheriff's deputies arrested a King City police officer Friday, accusing him of sexually abusing a boy he met on the Internet.

Brandon T. Tomkins, a six-year department veteran, was arrested at King City City Hall about 1 p.m. after a two-month investigation by sheriff's detectives.

Tomkins, 29, a Southwest Portland resident, was booked into the Washington County Jail, then released on his own recognizance. Arraignment on two counts of second-degree sexual abuse is scheduled for Monday. Second-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $125,000 fine.

Fort Lauderdale man, 48, dies after deputies use Taser

WEST PARK - A Fort Lauderdale man died Saturday night after sheriff's deputies shocked him with a Taser as they responded to a home invasion call.

The man, identified as Horace Owens, 48, is the seventh person in South Florida to have died after being shocked by a Taser since 2002.

Off-Duty Police Officer Resigns Following Road Rage Incident

APOPKA, Fla. -- An Ocoee police officer quit a day after he was shocked with a Taser when Apopka police were called to the scene of a road-rage incident.

Norman Willis and another off-duty officer said they had been cut off three times by a pickup truck early Thursday when they were confronted by two men in an intersection.

Apopka police say the Ocoee officers got into a fist fight with two men from the pickup, and Willis lost his service pistol in a struggle with a passenger from the pickup. Apopka police shocked Willie as the two men were scuffling.

Willis, 35, was a rookie serving his probationary period when he resigned Friday.

The other officer, Jason Price, has been assigned to desk duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.

Police Use Taser On 12-Year-Old On School Bus

LORAIN, Ohio -- Police departments use the x26 Taser to shock unruly suspects into submission, but Lorain residents are stunned that an officer used one on a school bus to subdue to 12-year-old boy, reported NewsChannel5.

According to the police report, police were called to remove the boy from the bus after he tried to steal another boy's CD case.

Police Capt. Russ Cambarare said the boy cussed at the officers and then threatened her.

Northwoods Police Officer Arrested For Dog Fighting

(KSDK) - A Northwoods police officer was arrested after an alleged dog fighting incident Wednesday afternoon in the 10000 block of Lord Drive in north St. Louis County.

Friday, June 10, 2005

Confrontation Over Dogs On Leash Ends With Arrest, Night In Jail

ATLANTIC BEACH, Fla. -- A woman walking her dogs on the beach was forcibly arrested and spent a night in jail when a confrontation with police escalated into violence.

Angela Egnedoerfer was stopped by animal control officers Sunday afternoon for not having her dog on a leash. When she refused to sign a citation, Atlantic Beach police were called.

According to arrest police report, Egnedoerfer gave police a false name and Social Security number. After a number of verbal warnings, police said they forcibly took her to the ground and arrested her.

She feels the police overreacted to what was essentially a leash-law violation

"I spent the night in jail," Egnedoerfer said. "I had things on my ankles; on my wrists."

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - June 09/2005

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This week:

California deputy charged with wife and child abuse

California deputy indicted for filing false tax returns and threatening IRS officials

California cop kills 13 year old in drunken hit and run

California cops who severely beat man fined $250

California deputy has his squad car stolen

Massachusetts cop charged with rape

Missouri cops and Taser sued in brutality case

Ohio cop critically injures motorcyclist with car

Illinois cops charged in beating

Texas cop beats man at traffic stop

Texas cop beats handcuffed man in jail

Alabama cops beat and taser handcuffed man for 30 minutes

South Carolina cops shoot wrong man by mistake

Activists question Rhode Island FBI brutality investigation

and much more!

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Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Handcuffed by police aged just 8

AN eight-year-old boy was slapped in handcuffs and arrested by police, leaving him emotionally “scarred for life” according to his mother.

Officers, suspecting the child was in a stolen car, snapped their quickcuffs on young Joshua Hurley and put him the back of a police van along with his 19-year-old brother Anthony Walker and two other teens after stopping a car in Whitley at 4.30pm on a weekday afternoon.

Joshua, who’s just 4ft 4in tall, was kept in cuffs and taken to Reading Police Station – despite being two years too young to be charged with any offence.

Police suspected the car was stolen.

Officers dropped Joshua home to Kingsley Close in Whitley Wood around 6pm but his mum, Sandra Blake, was outraged her son had been handcuffed.

The 46-year-old claimed the incident on Wednesday, May 4, would leave Joshua “scarred for life”.

Mrs Blake said: “I just can’t believe the attitude of the police in all this.


Monday, June 06, 2005

Jake Faust

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During the early morning hours of April 4, san Diego musician, artist, writer and actor Jacob Faust was shot and killed by the sdpd in what they said was a routine traffic stop. The sdpd's version of events, which has been trumpeted and amplified by the corporate media, doesnt add up and Jake's family and friends are pursuing truth and justice. This shooting is one of a long line of shootings and brutality by a police department that thinks it can get away with just about anything, and does.

Family Seeks Witnesses In Police Shooting Death

Friends and family of a local man shot and killed by police are looking for any witnesses to his shooting.

The family of Jacob Faust says an autopsy report contradicts what police told them about his death.

Twenty-five-year-old Faust was shot and killed by police on the morning of April 4 in front of the Golden West Hotel downtown.

According to police, he was pulled over for a traffic violation and was shot while reaching for what later turned out to be a fake gun.

But Faust's family says the autopsy report shows he was shot from opposite directions, which contradicts what police told them about the incident.

Faust grew up in the San Diego area and had no criminal record.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

Suit filed after Mo. man allegedly Tasered 15 times

ST. LOUIS - Moberly police used a Taser-brand stun device to shock a man up to 15 times as he suffered an allergic reaction, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for eastern Missouri.

David Lash Sr., 40, and his son David Lash Jr., 18, of Moberly claim their rights were violated when police unnecessarily used the Taser when responding to a call early on Jan. 11.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Video of Cops Torturing Woman

Florida police officers released video footage of an arrest where they used a taser gun twice on an uncooperative female driver.

In Boynton Beach, Florida, Officer Rich McNevin pulled Victoria Goodwin over for speeding, and soon discovered that she was also driving without a valid license, a broken windshield and a nonfunctioning brake light.

When Officer McNevin asked Goodwin to step out of the vehicle, she refused. When he opened her car door and attempted to pull her out, Goodwin started yelling.

Officer McNevin tased Goodwin after warning her at least three times. When Goodwin fell to the ground screaming, Officer McNevin ordered her to lie on her stomach, but within minutes tased her a second time.

Sgt. Sedrick Aiken says Officer McNevin was forced to use his taser gun the first time because she pulled away from him, and the second time because the suspect hadn't been searched for weapons. He added that she could've injured herself or someone else.

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Police officer arrested on fraud charges

MARKSVILLE, La. A Marksville police sergeant has been arrested after being accused of helping another person avoid bankruptcy laws and scam an insurance company.

Herbert Guillot Junior was booked on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, concealment of assets and two counts of mail fraud. After a hearing in federal court yesterday, he was released on an unsecured 25-thousand dollar bail bond.

Arraignment is set for June 8th.

Police Officer Arrested in Fatal Hit-and-Run

Sacramento - An officer with the Sacramento Police Department is facing felony hit-and-run charges after he allegedly struck and killed an Elk Grove teenager while under the influence of alcohol.

Investigators said Jason March, 29, struck and killed 13-year old Michael Ramirez on Tuesday afternoon as the teen was crossing Bilby Road near Stathos Drive.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Ramirez had just gotten off a school bus and was crossing the street to recover a scooter he had hidden in the bushes. "A Ford Expedition came by struck the 13-year-old boy," recounted CHP Officer Jasper Begay. "The vehicle slowed and all of a sudden took off."

Biloxi Police Officer Charged With Selling Ecstasy

A Biloxi Police officer is behind bars after narcotics agents say he was charged with selling illegal drugs.

Agents with the Narcotics Task Force say Darrell Cvitanovich, Jr is a 14-year-veteran officer who, in the past, investigated drug felonies with the Biloxi Police Department.

Drug agents say the 35-year-old is charged with one count of sale of the illegal drug ecstasy and possession with intent to distribute.

Innocent Black man survives 120 shots from sheriffs

Longtime Compton property owner Lee Earl Hayes with Sheriff LeRoy Baca (r) points to bullet holes that blasted his unoccupied dining room wall and window May 9 when 10 Sheriff Deputies fired 120 bullets at Winston Hayes, an unarmed Black motorist. Final Call cover photo shows close-up of holes in window penetrated by wayward bullets.

COMPTON ( - “I thought it was a war going on. It sounded like Iraq was here,” is Ruby Evans’ description of the 120 shots that 10 Sheriff deputies fired at Black motorist Winston Hayes at around 4 a.m. on a narrow residential street May 9.

Despite the hailstorm—errantly classified as a gunfight by mainstream media—only four bullets hit Mr. Hayes, now recuperating at a nearby medical center.

L.A. County sheriff troubled over 120 shots fired in Compton

COMPTON – Sheriff Lee Baca planned to visit residents of a neighborhood where deputies fired 120 shots at an unarmed driver in an attack captured on an amateur videotape, while city leaders demanded an independent investigation into the shooting.

Detail of bullet holes in door of resident’s apartment. Photos: Charlene Muhammad

Baca said Tuesday he owes residents an explanation for Monday's pre-dawn attack by 10 deputies, which wounded the suspect and a deputy.

The videotape shows deputies firing dozens of rounds in the direction of Hayes' vehicle. Some smashed into walls or went through windows of nearby homes, some ricocheted off the SUV, four struck Hayes and one hit a deputy.

The deputy who was struck was wearing a protective vest that stopped the bullet so he suffered only bruising.

A preliminary investigation by the sheriff's department indicated the deputies were confused and opened fire for different, but equally mistaken, reasons.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Bad Cop, No Donut! - June 02/2005

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This week:

No jail for Massachusetts cop who molested daughter

Georgia cop charged with child molestation

New Mexico cop arrested for raping 14 year old

Colorado deputy arrested for child porn

5th Chicago cop charged in drug ring

NYC cop charged with manslaughter

5th Tennessee deputy pleads guilty in beating

Pennsylvania cop caught stealing for the third time

Toronto cops steal bike from homeless man


An interview from Free Radio Santa Cruz about police oppression at last week's Critical Mass ride in Sacramento, California.

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Police officer arrested on fraud charges

A Marksville police sergeant has been arrested after being accused of helping another person avoid bankruptcy laws and scam an insurance company.

Herbert Guillot Jr. was taken into custody at the Marksville Police Department. A federal grand jury indicted him May 25 on charges of conspiracy, money laundering, concealment of assets, and two counts of mail fraud.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Police Officer Indicted For Assaulting Prisoner

PROVIDENCE -- An East Providence police officer has been indicted for allegedly assaulting a man who was under arrest and in handcuffs.

The attorney general's office said Officer Jason Francis, 28, of Glocester, was called to Edward Viera's home on Feb. 4.

Patton Village officer indicted for official oppression

A former Patton Village Police officer is facing criminal charges after investigators say a traffic stop went too far.

Former Sgt. Jeffrey Glenn Speer, 32, of Houston, was indicted on two counts of official oppression in connection with the March 8 traffic stop.

Officers Use Taser To Subdue Officer

(LOUISVILLE) -- Louisville Metro Police say they were forced to taser another police officer Sunday night. The Lincolnshire officer had lost control of his vehicle and slammed into dozens of cars along Bardstown Road. Louisville officers say the Lincolnshire officer wouldn't pull over and became combative when they did finally catch up with him.

Officer Arrested After Fatal Hit And Run

ELK GROVE, Calif. -- A Sacramento police officer has been arrested after allegedly being involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 13-year-old boy.

Michael Ramirez

Michael Ramirez was hit Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of Bilby Road and Stathos Drive in Elk Grove.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Ramirez had just been dropped off by a school bus when he was struck by a white Ford Expedition allegedly driven by off-duty Sacramento police officer Jason March.

Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.

March fled the scene, but witnesses stopped him just a few blocks away, where he was later arrested.

March, 29, was off duty at the time of the crash. He has been with the Sacramento Police Department for three years.

"One of our off-duty officers has committed an outrageous act against our community, and I am stunned really beyond words that someone -- Jason March -- who had a sworn oath to protect this community, has violated that oath," Sacramento Police Chief Albert Najera said.

Jason March

The California Highway Patrol is conducting an independent investigation in the incident.

CHP officials said March failed a field sobriety test at the scene.

Meanwhile, grief counselors were on hand at Harriet Eddy Middle School in Elk Grove Wednesday, where Ramirez was a student. Students were also invited to write notes to Ramirez's family.

Retired cop arrested in wife's death

NEWPORT NEWS -- A 57-year-old Newport News woman was found dead early Tuesday morning and police say her husband - a retired police officer - is responsible for her death.

Jack Harvey Steele, 58, was charged Tuesday evening with first-degree murder in the death of his wife Petra, about 13 hours after the woman's body was found in her home, face down on a bedroom carpet.

Police detective arrested in credit card scam

NEW YORK -- A Nassau County detective was arraigned Wednesday on charges he used a fictitious Social Security number from an undercover assignment to secure $60,000 in credit for a personal spending spree.

Rodolfo Barrio, 41, was charged with two counts of scheme to defraud, two counts of falsifying business records _ all felonies _ and four misdemeanor counts of official misconduct, Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Christine Sullivan said.