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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
Two deputies from the Broward Sheriff’s Office fatally shot a man in Pompano Beach around 10 p.m. Friday….
Neighbors who were present at the time of the shooting say the man was shot in the back six times. BSO has not yet confirmed that claim….
Friends and family confirmed the victim was Gregory Frazier, age 56, who lived at the Pompano Beach home where the shooting took place. His sister Deborah had called 911 because he had been arguing with her daughter. He had a knife in his hand – the small, Swiss Army-style pocket knife that he always carried – she told dispatchers.
By the time officers arrived, the argument was over, and Frazier was sitting outside in his backyard while eating chicken wings and fries. Quartaze Woodard, Frazier’s nephew, who was at the scene, says three deputies showed up and told Frazier to get down on the ground. Frazier responded, “Leave me alone.” The deputies repeated the order. Again, Frazier asked them to leave him alone. After that, Woodard says, the officers shot him and handcuffed him.Read more
A Lowell police officer has been arrested after being accused of impregnating a 14-year-old girl, officials told Channel 9.
Channel 9 reporter Ken Lemon broke the story Wednesday on Twitter and spoke to the girl’s mother. The State Bureau of Investigation is investigating the case.
James Blair was taken into custody Thursday afternoon after being arrested at the teen’s house. SBI agents were there talking to the family when Blair showed up, officials said.Read more
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.Read more
Assessing the available evidence from the proper perspective – which is to say, that of a cynic who regards all government agencies to be incurably corrupt and incompetent until proven otherwise – it seems clear that if the Bonneville County criminal “justice” system had convicted the offender who actually murdered Leo and Mary Downard, Angie Dodge would probably be alive today.Read more
At about 3:00 am on August 18, a construction worker saw a car swerve off the Turner Turnpike near Mile Market 146. After the vehicle embedded itself in a ditch, the construction worker – who was the actual first responder to the emergency – sprinted over to the scene. He found the driver slumped over the wheel and sweating profusely, but exhibiting no signs of intoxication.
Acting as the public has been trained to, the Good Samaritan called 911. Within five minutes, two of the intrepid heroes from the OHP who, according to Lt. Gov. Lamb, were serving the public “at tremendous sacrifice,” arrived at the crash site. As is generally the case when police respond to an emergency, matters became immediately and dramatically worse.Read more