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Postby AuthorTony » Tue Jun 23, 2020 10:01 pm

Cops justified in slapping protesters who flip them off, Bay Area police union president says on Facebook; group plans protest

Why does it seem like the biggest clowns in blue end up running the unions?
That's just insane. But I'm sure the cops would be happy to file assault charges against a civilian who slapped a fellow civilian who was mouthing off but hadn't made physical contact.

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Postby Jim » Wed Jun 24, 2020 8:23 am

All unions should be disbanded. Great idea gone horribly horribly wrong.

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Postby count2infinity » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:55 pm

No clue where to put this so I guess I'll put it here. I'll be interested to see the follow up (if any) to this story:



The OP posted a bunch of tweets from people on the scene, so take this with a huge grain of salt:

The tl;dnr seems to go...

- Two girls go missing, but it doesn't hit the requirements of an amber alert for whatever reason so parents/neighborhood go to find them.
-Track them to a house, call the police. Police search the house, say there's nothing there. Someone is unsatisfied with the search so they knock on the door and are met with gunfire. Police come back to handle the gunfire, and this time they magically find the girls and other kids.
-House is lit on fire.
-Firefighters show up and start putting the fire out but stop and allow it to burn because they were out of water.

Many suspecting cops were part of the sex ring and lit the fire to cover up evidence. Crazy sh*t.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:22 pm

Trooper charged with stalking after taking woman's phone, sending himself nude photos

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/troop ... ude-photos
MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - A Minnesota State Patrol trooper was charged with felony stalking for taking a woman’s cell phone and using it to send himself nude photos of her, the Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Tuesday.

Albert Kuehne, 36, was charged with two counts of stalking with bias due to the fact the victim was a woman.

According to the criminal complaint, on March 25, Kuehne worked a single-car accident at Interstate 94 and Cedar Avenue in Minneapolis. The driver, a 25-year-old woman, was detained by Kuehne as a possible drunk driver. She was taken to a hospital where she was treated and released.

When the woman returned home, her boyfriend was using her laptop, which is linked to her cell phone. According to the complaint, the laptop records showed the woman’s phone was accessed and nude photos of her were texted from it to an unknown phone.

Her boyfriend called the phone number, and the person who answered eventually identified himself as Kuehne. The woman called a lawyer, who reported the incident. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension began an investigation.

According to the complaint, Kuehne’s squad video showed him leading the woman to his squad car. Along the way, the woman took out her phone, and Kuehne demanded that she give it to him. The cell phone records indicate the photos were sent from the woman’s phone at 4:44 p.m. The video showed Kuehne alone in his squad at that time while paramedics treated the woman.

Investigators obtained a search warrant and seized Kuehne's phone. They found three photos of the woman on his phone, according to the complaint.

According the the Minnesota State Patrol, Kuehne was placed on paid investigatory leave May 20, 2020.

Note that investigators have video of the cop taking the phone, being alone in his car with the phone, and they found photos of the woman on the cop's own phone. Yet the cop is still on paid leave. Blue privilege.

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Postby count2infinity » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:45 am

wtf...

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Postby NAN » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:56 am

I read that this morning. That's the kind of **** that needs out of the force (and society in general). Glad those guys got caught.

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Postby Jim » Thu Jun 25, 2020 11:24 am

Idiotic bullies gotta idiotically bully.

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Postby Shyster » Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:33 pm

Valdosta police sued for $700K in excessive force case

https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news ... 5665b.html

Cop arrives for a panhandling report. He approaches the wrong man. He asks for ID, which the man voluntarily provides. A second cop arrives, grabs the man, and body slams the man and breaks his arm. Ooopsie! They had the wrong man all along, which they would have known if they had bothered to run the man's ID before assaulting him and breaking his arm.


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Postby Shyster » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:01 pm

Buffalo Cop Calls Woman "Disrespectful Little F*cking C*nt" for Recording Cops



Buffalo Police lieutenant suspended, under investigation after derogatory comments caught on camera

https://www.wkbw.com/news/local-news/bu ... ast%20year.

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Postby Shyster » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:32 pm

Colorado Cop Arrests, Abuses Man for Refusing to give Witness Statement



https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gon ... vpkNWTfZcw
Stunned that a citizen would not want to talk to him, Loveland police officer Paul Ashe escalated a routine exchange with a citizen into an overly aggressive arrest, leaving the man bleeding from his head and arm with a dislocated shoulder, facing charges of obstructing and resisting arrest.

“I told you. I gave you plenty of opportunities," Ashe told Preston Sowl, a 60-year-old man who was one of several good samaritans who had helped an injured motorcyclist who had fallen on his bike.

"All you had to do was talk to me."

But Sowl was under no legal obligation to talk to him. In fact, even if he had been suspected of committing a crime, he would still have the right to remain silent.

But as a witness to a one-man accident that caused no fatalities, he had the added right to be free from unlawful search and seizures which is why prosecutors never filed charges against him.

Last week, Sowl filed a lawsuit against the Loveland Police Department and four officers who went along with the unlawful arrest.

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Postby tjand72 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:24 pm

Just a few bad apples.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 pm

Police Departments Asked Live PD To Cut Footage That Made Cops Look Bad

https://reason.com/2020/07/01/police-de ... -look-bad/
After A&E canceled the police ride-along reality show Live PD in response to growing criticism and activism about how police officers treat black people, host Dan Abrams insisted that part of the purpose of the show is to provide additional transparency into how officers operate in the field. Abrams said that he thought the show actually furthered the cause of police accountability.

But a new investigation by The Marshall Project, in partnership with The Daily Beast, raises questions about the influence of the police departments with whom the show partnered.

The Marshall Project sought out records and emails between the 47 law enforcement agencies that worked with Live PD and the show's production company. From the 20 agencies who responded to their records requests, they found documentation that police officers reviewed footage before it aired and that, in 13 cases, police asked Live PD to not broadcast specific encounters.

Not all of Live PD was aired live. The show frequently followed police and recorded footage to be aired for future episodes. And even for the footage aired "live," there was actually a 10- to 25-minute delay so that the footage could be reviewed. The show said it only edited footage to remove private information or censor footage that could jeopardize a case or cause a security risk.

But The Marshall Project found that law enforcement agencies asked that footage be cut for other reasons. In one such case, police in Warwick, Rhode Island, confronted a man on a skateboard with a shopping cart who was suspected of shoplifting. As a police car chased the man on a skateboard, it appeared (though it's not fully clear) that the officer driving the car opened the door to knock the skater down while the vehicle was moving.

This is a pretty dangerous tactic for catching a shoplifter and could have hurt the man. A captain with the police department wrote to Live PD and told them that the method used to catch the shoplifter was "way outside of [their] policy and [they] would be opening up some scrutiny issues with the city and our insurance company if they were to see this." He said that the incident was "too 'wild west'" for how they typically behave in the department. Following that email, the incident never aired on Live PD.

The investigation also found footage of a sheriff's deputy in Spokane, Washington, forcefully removing a woman from her own home after she apparently called them over a domestic violence incident. The woman told officers they had to get a search warrant in order to enter her home and then tried to close the door. Instead of leaving, or waiting peacefully outside the home, the officers dragged the woman out of her house while waiting for a judge to sign a warrant.

Once again, representatives from the sheriff's department asked Live PD not to air the encounter due to "procedural issues" with how the deputies behaved. The show's producers tried to edit the footage, but the department was still not satisfied. The encounter never aired.

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Postby Shyster » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:51 pm

New Charges and Audit Results Reveal Widespread Laxness and Corruption in the Houston Narcotics Division That Killed an Innocent Couple

https://reason.com/2020/07/02/new-charg ... nt-couple/
Ten months after Houston cops killed a middle-aged couple during a no-knock drug raid based on a fraudulent search warrant affidavit, Police Chief Art Acevedo was still assuring the public that the incident did not reflect a broader problem in his department or its Narcotics Division. "We will continue to be vigilant in our processes and our systems and our audits," Acevedo told reporters on November 20, dismissing "the chances of this being systemic." That was the day the Justice Department announced federal civil rights charges against Gerald Goines, the former narcotics officer who cited a heroin purchase that never happened to justify the raid that killed Dennis Tuttle and Rhogena Nicholas in their home on January 28, 2019.

New criminal charges against Goines and five of his former colleagues, along with internal audit results that were revealed yesterday, show that "the chances of this being systemic" are actually 100 percent. The revelations suggest that Acevedo, who has been presenting himself as the embodiment of police reform since George Floyd's death, either had no idea what was going on in his department or did not want the public to know.

"Houston Police narcotics officers falsified documentation about drug payments to confidential informants with the support of supervisors," Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said yesterday. "Goines and others could never have preyed on our community the way they did without the participation of their supervisors; every check and balance in place to stop this type of behavior was circumvented. This was graft and greed at every step in the process, and prosecutors are making their way through the evidence one incident at a time."

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Postby Shyster » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:18 pm

Body Camera Footage Shows Florida Cops Laughing About Using Rubber Bullets on Anti-Police Brutality Protesters
https://reason.com/2020/07/03/body-came ... rotesters/
A Florida police department is investigating officers who joked on camera about the protesters they shot with rubber bullets.

Body-worn camera footage obtained by the Miami Herald shows officers with the Fort Lauderdale Police Department (FLPD) shooting rubber bullets towards protesters during an anti-brutality protest on May 31 and then making jokes.

One officer is heard shouting, "Beat it, little ****," to a protester who appears to be hit after picking up a tear gas canister and throwing it back in the direction of police. At one point, another officer asks if the body-worn camera is on and then laughs that he "plugged his ass three **** times."

In a statement released this week, FLPD Chief Rick Maglione says that a longer video "clearly demonstrates our officers were under attack by a group of people who chose to use violence instead of peace to antagonize the situation." Maglione also says the officers were "dealing with the chaos of a developing situation."

FLPD has been criticized for its conduct during the May 31 protest. The department said it was fending off violent agitators in a city garage, but video and photos from the protest do not appear to back this version of events. The protesters appear to have remained peaceful until an officer was seen shoving a kneeling protester. Another police officer quickly stepped in to reprimand him and protesters began to throw water bottles in his direction. The situation escalated when more officers arrived on the scene. One protester was hit with a rubber bullet and suffered a fractured eye socket.

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Postby Shyster » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:44 pm

The NYPD Isn’t Giving Bodycam Footage to Officials Investigating Alleged Abuse
https://truthout.org/articles/the-nypd- ... ged-abuse/
Like many cities, New York City began equipping its police officers with body-worn cameras a few years ago. The footage is often invaluable evidence for the civilian agency charged with investigating complaints about NYPD abuses.

But first, the agency’s investigators need to get the footage. And increasingly, the NYPD is not turning it over.

In May, New York City’s Civilian Complaint Review Board requested body-worn camera footage for 212 cases involving possible misconduct but received only 33 responses, according to a recent internal memo.

The NYPD’s responsiveness has “steadily gotten worse,” stated the memo, which was obtained by ProPublica. The memo warned that “the situation is untenable.”

The memo’s authors wrote that lack of access to body-worn camera footage reflects a broader issue. “The struggle for BWC,” or body-worn camera footage, they wrote, “is the struggle for the future of civilian oversight.”

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Postby Shyster » Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:50 pm

How An NYPD Officer Can Hit A Teen With His Car In Front Of Several Witnesses And Get Away With It
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200 ... h-it.shtml
Apparently, this is how an investigation unfolds. Officers were responding to a report that a group of teen boys had attacked another teen and stolen his cell phone. One of the officers responding was in plainclothes, driving an unmarked car against traffic. This was the officer that hit one of the running teens. A bunch of other teens who just happened to be on the street were picked up by cops and hauled to the station.

Umansky tried to follow up on this incident. The kids arrested by the officers were all released around one a.m. the next morning. They were given no paperwork on their arrests or the names of their arresting officers. Umansky was at the station the night it happened and couldn't get answers from any NYPD personnel.

He called the next day and talked to the NYPD's spokesman, who happens to be a former journalist. This was a dead end as well. The spokesman, Al Baker, simply said the arrested teens were being charged with resisting arrest. But this was the real kicker: the official word from the NYPD was that this was teen-on-car action, not the other way around.

I spoke to four witnesses, including my wife. All of them said they saw the same thing. When I called Baker back, he told me that my wife and the three others were mistaken. The car hadn’t hit the kid. The kid had hit the car.

As his statement put it: “One unknown male fled the scene and ran across the hood of a stationary police car.”

And that was it. The NYPD declared its own officer free of guilt or responsibility. There's still an investigation open, but there's little chance this will result in discipline of the plainclothes officer. In fact, there's little chance it will ever be resolved at all. At this point, the CCRB has 2,848 open investigations. And, as Umansky's article points out, moving these forward is almost impossible at this point.

Since the pandemic started, officers haven’t allowed CCRB to interview them remotely, meaning investigations have effectively stalled. The police unions had objected to doing it over video.

“We won’t do Zoom,” one union spokesman told The City. The CCRB is re-starting in-person interviews soon. It noted 1,109 investigations are awaiting police officer interviews.

Most CCRB investigations aren’t completed, and not just because of police intransigence. The roughly 100 investigators can only handle so many cases at once.

Thanks to the pandemic, the CCRB's budget has been cut, meaning there's even fewer investigators digging into thousands of cases containing allegations against officers who refuse to speak to them.

Even if the CCRB decides it would rather watch a recording of the alleged incident, rather than deal with a more uncooperative witnesses, it's not going to find anything there either. First off, the NYPD stonewalls CCRB request for camera footage. Then it finds some reason to deny the request. If it can't deny the request, the CCRB will receive the footage -- with any redactions the NYPD feels are necessary -- months after it has asked for it.

More immediate access to footage is possible, but it involves having to travel to the precinct to watch the footage while bound, gagged, and heavily-supervised.

CCRB investigators can now go to a room and watch footage. The agreement stipulates that CCRB staff can only take notes. They cannot record anything or use footage they see of abuse that happens to be different from the specific incident they’re investigating. They must sign a nondisclosure agreement.

With all of these unaccountaiblity practices in place, it comes as no surprise the NYPD would claim a person hit by a car driven by one of their officers was actually just an assault on an innocent police car by a person fleeing the forces of justice.

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Postby Shyster » Sun Jul 05, 2020 4:51 pm

With No Independent Oversight, Only Cops Investigate Cops in Philly

https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/lo ... e/2428688/

Here's how a complaint works in Philly:
A citizen must fill out a complaint form and either email or mail it to Internal Affairs, or drop it off at a police district or headquarters. The complaint form can be downloaded or obtained at police districts, the District Attorney's office, the Police Advisory Commission, neighborhood advisory centers and the city Commission on Human Relations.

Internal Affairs detectives investigate the complaint against the police officer, also known as "the CAP."

After the initial investigation and if the complaint is found to be credible, Internal Affairs will hand off their findings to the officer's commander.

The commanding officer will then decide if the findings should be sent to the Police Board of Inquiry for a formal hearing or whether the complaint requires only a "commander action," a lesser form of punishment that may be a reprimand or a note in the officer's personnel file.

If the Police Board of Inquiry is handed the investigation, a departmental advocate who acts as the internal prosecutor will write up charges. At that point, the officer is "brought to the front," which is police parlance for a disciplinary hearing.

The PBI hearing consists of a three-person panel, which includes a high-ranking department official and an officer of the same rank as the cop facing a charge.

The panel makes a decision on the findings. If the complaint is sustained, the panel also decides on a punishment. That decision goes to the commissioner for approval.

After the commissioner rules on the punishment, the Fraternal Order of Police union is able to grieve the finding in front of an arbitrator.

So complaints are investigated by cops, a cop decides whether the complaint should be sent to a formal hearing, a cop serves as the "prosecutor," the hearing panel is made up of cops, the commissioner (the head cop) has to approve the punishment, and the union gets to challenge the finding in front of an arbitrator.

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Postby Shyster » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:24 pm

White US police union bosses protect officers accused of racism

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/202 ... te-leaders
The head of a police union in Baltimore called Black Lives Matter protesters a “lynch mob”. One in Philadelphia referred to demonstrators as “a pack of rabid animals”. Another has labeled St Louis’s democratically elected prosecutor, who is black and supports police reform, a “menace to society” who must be removed – “by force” if necessary.

All three union leaders also have this in common: they are white.

In many cities, police officers are more likely to be white than the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. But this is especially true of the presidents of their unions, the Marshall Project found in an analysis of demographic data from major US police departments. Of the 15 large American cities in which a majority of officers are non-white, only one, Memphis, has a union leader who is black.

Only about a fifth of the Miami-Dade police department’s officers are white, but the head of its union is. In Washington, DC, just a third of police are white, but the union chief is. It’s a similar story in many other largely black cities such as Atlanta, New Orleans, Houston and Los Angeles: most police are not white, but the person who represents their interests – who publicly speaks for them – is.

The same is true of the entire leadership structure of many police unions and associations. The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has no black officers among its top brass, the union confirmed. California’s statewide FOP appears to have an executive board consisting of nine white men – and one black man serving as the chaplain.

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Postby dodint » Wed Jul 08, 2020 11:44 pm

That first quoted paragraph reminds me of someone...

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Postby Shyster » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:29 pm

Justice Department Finds Massachusetts Drug Squad Regularly Uses Excessive Force and Covers It Up
https://reason.com/2020/07/09/justice-d ... ers-it-up/
A police narcotics unit in Springfield, Massachusetts, regularly uses excessive force on suspects, including punching them in the face, and frequently fails to document the incidents or falsifies reports, the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said in a report released Wednesday night.

The Justice Department report found that officers in the Springfield Police Department's Narcotic Bureau "regularly punch subjects in the head and neck area without legal justification," resulting in a "pattern or practice" of unconstitutional excessive force under the Fourth Amendment.

The report also found it was "not uncommon for Narcotics Bureau officers to write false or incomplete narratives that justify their uses of force."

Justice Department investigators cited one instance where an injury report of an arrestee only noted "small cuts to the face." However, pictures of the man "clearly show severe contusions and dark bruising on the right side of his face, a large black eye, a gash on the bridge of his nose, and additional abrasions on the left side of his face and the left side of his nose."

Because of rampant underreporting of use-of-force incidents, the use of vague language to obscure the extent of injuries, and the outright falsification of police reports, the Justice Department concluded that excessive force incidents were likely more widespread than the many violations captured in its report.

And there was little to no discipline for officers involved in those civil rights violations. Because of poor reporting requirements, lax supervisor oversight, and lazy internal affairs reviews, the report found that there was not a single sustained excessive force finding against a member of the narcotics team over the past six years.

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Postby Shyster » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:33 pm

Dallas Cops Who Joked About Pinning a Man to the Ground Until He Stopped Breathing Get Qualified Immunity
https://reason.com/2020/07/09/dallas-co ... -immunity/
On a Monday night in August 2016, Tony Timpa, a 32-year-old Dallas resident, called 911 to report that he was "having a lot of anxiety" about a man he feared would harm him. Timpa mentioned that he had received several psychiatric diagnoses—schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorder—but had not taken his medication that day. After police arrived in response to that call and other reports of a man behaving erratically near 1728 West Mockingbird Lane, Timpa yelled, "You're gonna kill me!" He was right.

Timpa, who had already been handcuffed by a security guard, died while being pinned to the ground face down by several police officers for about 15 minutes, during which time he pleaded with them to stop and cried for help over and over again. The officers, while intermittently showing signs of compassion, joked about Timpa's predicament and the possibility that they had killed him.

This week, in a decision that vividly illustrates how difficult it is to hold cops accountable for misconduct under a federal statute that authorizes lawsuits against government officials who violate people's constitutional rights, a federal judge granted qualified immunity to those officers. Whether or not they violated Timpa's Fourth Amendment rights, U.S. District Judge David Godbey ruled, the law on that point was not "clearly established" on the night he died.

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"Will you let me go, please?" Timpa begged. "Please let me go….Help me! Help!…Help me. Help me. Help me….Oh God, please. Oh God, please….Stop, Officer….It hurts! Please take it off." He repeatedly lifted and turned his head, as if struggling to breathe.

An expert hired by Timpa's family concluded that he "died due to mechanical asphyxia." The Dallas County medical examiner concluded that Timpa suffered "sudden cardiac death due to the toxic effects of cocaine and physiological stress associated with physical restraint." She added that because of "his prone position and physical restraint by an officer, an element of mechanical or positional asphyxia cannot be ruled out."

Video from the body camera worn by Officer Dustin Dillard, who pinned Timpa to the ground by kneeling on his back, shows Timpa lying with his nose buried in the grass between the sidewalk and the street, unresponsive and apparently unconscious. The officers conclude that he has fallen asleep. "If I was squirming like that, I'd be sleeping too," says one. "Hey, time for school! Wake up!" says another. The two cops—Cpl. Raymond Dominguez and Officer Danny Vasquez—elaborate on the gag, laughing while portraying Timpa as a child who does not want to go to school and describing the breakfast of "scrambled eggs" and "tutti-frutti waffles" waiting for him.

After the cops lift Timpa onto a gurney and he remains unresponsive, Dillard asks a paramedic, "Is he knocked out? He ain't dead, is he? He didn't just die down there, did he?…Is he breathing?" As Timpa is wheeled to the ambulance, Dominguez rubs his chest and, getting no response, turns toward Dillard's body camera, his face screwed into a comical "yikes" expression. "I hope I didn't kill him," Dillard says. His colleagues laugh in response. "What's all this 'we' ****?" Vasquez says, although Dillard did not actually say we. "I love how all this became a 'we.'" Another officer jests, "We ain't friends."

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Postby Shyster » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:47 pm

New York state recently repealed its law that provided that police disciplinary records were not public records. So WIVB News in Buffalo was able to obtain the record for the Buffalo Police lieutenant who called a woman a "Disrespectful Little F*cking C*nt" for recording him and other police officers. The report should come as no surprise:

What the records of a Buffalo Police Lieutenant are revealing about his history on the force
https://www.wivb.com/news/local-news/bu ... the-force/
News 4 Investigates obtained DeLong’s file through a Freedom of Information Law request after an incident last month caught on video showed DeLong accosting a female who was lawfully recording a police encounter in Buffalo.

DeLong’s record shows he has at least 36 complaints filed against him for alleged use of force, off-duty domestic issues, not following procedures, and other issues.

Of those complaints, 22 were not sustained, which means the police department was not able to gather enough proof that he was or was not at fault.

However, he was suspended four times before the incident last month. In 2008 for a use of force complaint, In 2014 for off duty conduct.

He was again suspended in 2017 for violating the departments’ sick policies, and more recently in 2018 for an off-duty domestic incident.

His first suspension was for a June 17, 2008, use of force complaint. He served two days without pay for that incident. Police did not release any details about this case.

DeLong was suspended again for off-duty conduct on May 25, 2014, that is not described in his record. He served a one-day suspension without pay.

DeLong served another one-day suspension without pay for a February 9, 2017, violation of the department’s sick confinement policies.

The lieutenant was suspended again for 30 days without pay for an off-duty domestic incident on March 16, 2018. No details about this incident were released by the police department.

In addition, DeLong was reprimanded or forced into conference by his superiors at least 10 times during his career.
DeLong not only kept his job through all of these incidents, but Lieutenant DeLong was repeatedly promoted and now occupies one of the highest ranks.

Also note the "off-duty domestic incident." I've recently been reading the book Police Wife: The Secret Epidemic of Police Domestic Violence. While the studies are limited (mostly due to the blue code of silence), the studies that have been done report that at approximately 40% of police families experience domestic violence, compared to only 10% of families in the general population. Domestic violence is rampant among the police. And one of the ways that police cover that up is to deal with abusive officers through the police disciplinary system rather than through the courts. So when a cop beats his wife or girlfriend, instead of going to court and jail like everyone else, he gets a 30-day suspension from work. Just like Lieutenant DeLong got a suspension for an "off-duty domestic incident" with no details in the record. And a cop who abuses his wife or girlfriend and knows he can get away with it is probably the same sort of person who would have no hesitation in openly calling a woman a "Disrespectful Little F*cking C*nt" while on video.


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