Cast-Out Cops Are Often Hired in Other Cities

Cast-Out Cops Are Often Hired in Other Cities:

As a police officer in a small Oregon town in 2004, Sean Sullivan was caught kissing a 10-year-old girl on the mouth.

Mr. Sullivan’s sentence barred him from taking another job as a police officer.

But three months later, in August 2005, Mr. Sullivan was hired, after a cursory check, not just as a police officer on another force but as the police chief. As the head of the department in Cedar Vale, Kan., according to court records and law enforcement officials, he was again investigated for a suspected sexual relationship with a girl and eventually convicted on charges…

Mr. Sullivan, 44, is now in prison in Washington State on other charges… It is unclear how far-reaching such problems may be, but some experts say thousands of law enforcement officers may have drifted from police department to police department even after having been fired, forced to resign or convicted of a crime.

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To the 4 Policemen Who Beat Me For Checking the Health of a Sick Black Man in Their Custody

To the 4 Policemen Who Beat Me For Checking the Health of a Sick Black Man in Their Custody:

Every time I see officers surrounding an individual who needs protection, I will interfere. Every fucking time… It is my duty as a physician. As a human. It is my duty to hold those people responsible for their actions. I can take a beating, thank-you. I will never ever ever ever walk by silently….

Fuck you if you think you can scare people like me. You can’t. You only make us more determined to do the right thing. And yes, assholes, I could name each of you here. Name and shame. Each of 4 white, ignorant, asshole police officers.

But I won’t, I’ll see you in court with a badass lawyer. I have privileges that the other poor guy could never have. And I am going to use them.

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In 14 Cases, No Gun Is Found After Chicago Police Shot Someone They Said Was Armed

In 14 Cases, No Gun Is Found After Chicago Police Shot Someone They Said Was Armed:

A flashlight. A wrench. An L-shaped object under a towel. Even a Chicago Fire Department badge in a wallet.

All allegedly have been mistaken for guns in recent cases in which people were shot by Chicago police officers who believed they were under threat, a Chicago Tribune investigation has found….

Those shootings, in which police said the victim had a gun but one was never found, resulted in seven deaths. But that was not the only cost. Lawsuits have been filed in all 14 shootings, and, even with three cases pending, the city already has settled with plaintiffs for more than $15 million – a hefty price for Chicago taxpayers.

Although none of them had guns, six people who survived the shootings were nevertheless charged with aggravated assault of a police officer. Four were either found not guilty or convicted of a lesser crime. One person shot by police, a paramedic, was not charged.

IPRA sided with officers in every completed investigation but two…

In addition to the 14 cases, the Tribune’s review found other cases where no gun was recovered after a police shooting. Those were left out of the final count because there was a realistic opportunity for the person to ditch a gun that officers said they had – such as driving for blocks following an initial confrontation with police.

Also not included were incidents where those shot weren’t armed, but police did not claim they were; cases where a person was alleged to have used a vehicle as a weapon, for instance, also were left out. Finally, some recent investigations where IPRA paperwork remains incomplete and a determination of the circumstances of a shooting could not be discerned also were not counted.

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West Virginia Cop Fired For Not Killing a Man

West Virginia Cop Fired For Not Killing a Man:

We’ve tracked countless cases here where cops were able to keep their jobs after killing unarmed people, killing people after responding to the wrong house, killing people and then lying about it… the list goes on.

Give the Weirton, W.Va., police chief some credit. He’s come up with a new spin on the the same problem. He just fired a cop for not killing someone.

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Judge, DEA, and Cops Protect Masked Criminals Who Violently Attacked Two Innocent Women

Judge, DEA, and Cops Protect Masked Criminals Who Violently Attacked Two Innocent Women:

The Burley sisters were raided, roughed up and verbally abused, but because they can’t name the perpetrators, they won’t get a fair day in court.

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Sheriff Zollman — What Will You Tell Jack Yantis’s Widow?

Sheriff Zollman — What Will You Tell Jack Yantis’s Widow?:

People who pursue a career in law enforcement rarely expose themselves to peril, and are often burdened with an overdeveloped capacity for self-pity. From the moment the Adams County deputies gunned down a rancher in an act of criminally negligent homicide – after pleading with him to finish a dangerous task that exceeded their subsidized but inadequate skill-set – [Sheriff Ryan] Zollman and his comrades made protection of the killers their highest priority.

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No Justice for Jack Yantis: The “Smoking Gun” is a Bloody Bullet

No Justice for Jack Yantis: The “Smoking Gun” is a Bloody Bullet:

Critical evidence will sometimes evade the notice of an inattentive or inept investigator because he is not looking for it. When that evidence has been found, documented, and then ignored by the investigator, something worse than incompetence – most likely malice or corruption – is at work.

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11 Incredible Findings from the Report on Baltimore PD

11 Incredible Findings from the Report on Baltimore PD:

The Department of Justice released its report on the Baltimore Police Department on August 10, and the results are stunning, even for people who are used to reading about police misconduct. Individual cases of brutality make the headlines, but the problem with BPD is not a “few bad apples,” who could be fired to fix the department. It’s the system itself, from top to bottom.

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Los Angeles Police Admit They Killed an Unarmed, Innocent Man

Los Angeles Police Admit They Killed an Unarmed, Innocent Man:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday admitted that it killed an innocent man. “No question this is a terribly devastating event,” Capt. Steve Katz said during a news conference at which he explained that Donnell Thompson, a 27-year-old unarmed black man who was gunned down by an officer late last month, was not a second suspect in a carjacking as the police had initially claimed.

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The Justice Department’s Stunning Report on the Baltimore Police Department

The Justice Department’s Stunning Report on the Baltimore Police Department:

It’s a gobsmacking documentation of systemic racism, harassment, brutality, and constitutional violations – not just by individual officers, but as a matter of policy.

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