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August 24, 2013 So, I make up the bad cop stories. Well, I have picked out bad cop stories as many of you clowns stated in e-mail to me across America just for this month of                                                                August 2013.
There were many more, but I chose drug related bad sheriff/clown stories as this is what all citizens are charged with. I did have to throw in one sex crime by an officer as well. Way to many of those across America Especially prison guards getting it on with their inmates for??? Take a guess for what. Maybe this will show you why I am pissed, and why badge wearers are as I stated in all my stories. Just control freaks, bullies, scum bags and why you best protect yourself!
                                                 e-mail to: lewis1946@cox.net
A San Francisco police officer was reportedly arrested on suspicion of molesting a 15-year-old boy in Concord.
San Francisco police Officer Albie Esparza confirmed that the officer has been accused of criminal conduct, but he would not confirm the charges. He did say the officer — whose name has not yet been released — has been suspended without pay.
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An internal investigation is pending.
We put in a call to the Concord Police Department and will update post when we hear back.
Update 9:50 a.m.: A dispatcher with the Concord Police Department told us they’re not releasing any information at this time. She then transferred us to the Special Victims Unit’s voicemail — again.
Cook County corrections officer arrested for smuggling
A Cook County correctional officer was arrested for trying to bring a backpack full of hundreds of pills into the county jail, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Candice M. Grube, 45, of the 5400 block of South Linder Avenue, was charged with official misconduct and bringing contraband into a penal institution, according to court records.
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Police Lt. Thomas F. Foye has been arrested for the alleged theft of drugs from a police evidence locker, Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced Thursday.

Foye, 49, is charged with theft of drugs from a depository and possession of a class B substance (cocaine).

After an internal investigation, the Ludlow Police Department contacted the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, which then referred the matter to the Attorney General’s Office.

“The AG’s Office began an immediate investigation into the matter,” the statement from Coakley’s office reads. “Foye was arrested this morning after he allegedly accessed the evidence locker without authorization. Upon arresting Foye, authorities discovered him in possession of what appeared to be cocaine.”

Records at the Massachusetts State Police station on Liberty Street in Springfield list the time of the arrest, made by state police assigned to the Attorney General’s Office, as 10:13 a.m.

Foye, a former school committee member who was appointed as a provisional lieutenant in May, is expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Palmer District Court.

The incident remains under investigation by state police.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Marina Moriarty and Criminal Bureau Chief John Verner of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

In the 1990s, Foye served on an anti-gang unit, and as the department’s D.A.R.E. officer — a role in which he was charged with teaching students in grades 2, 4, 5 and 7 about the dangers of drug use.

Foye’s more recent history at the department includes an incident in which a suspect in a drug case allegedly went to his home to intimidate him for his role in the investigation.

The suspect was convicted in January of 2012 on a range of charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was convicted trespassing, intimidation of a witness, and resisting arrest for the incident at Foye’s home, during which he threatened to “get even” with Foye from jail and then chest-bumped him, leading to a scuffle.
A Medford police officer has been charged with trying to cover up an alleged drug deal that led to a slaying at his Stoneham home.

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said 53-year-old Miguel Lopez was indicted Thursday on two counts of witness intimidation. Ryan said he’s accused of lying to investigators and removing evidence from his home.

She said a 28-year-old man who lives at the home allegedly arranged to sell drugs to two men July 2. Ryan said the men robbed and shot the 28-year-old and killed his innocent visiting friend, 27-year-old Joseph Puopolo.

Ryan said 24-year-old Jessie Williams of Medford and 19-year-old Eugene Tate of Malden also were indicted Thursday on charges including murder. They pleaded not guilty earlier.

A telephone listing for Lopez couldn’t be found. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.
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A former King County sheriff’s deputy was ordered held on $250,000 bail Tuesday amid allegations that he stole drugs and other evidence while working undercover for the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency.

Mitchell J. Wright, 33, was arrested at his Bothell-area home on Monday for investigation of possession of stolen property, possession of narcotics, theft, and tampering with evidence, as KIRO Radio first reported.

Wright resigned from his position as a deputy with the sheriff’s office on July 9 in lieu of termination after a separate investigation was launched into allegations that he used government computer systems to access information against department policy.

According to court documents released Tuesday, Wright was assigned to the DEA field office in Seattle in 2009 to work with a task force dedicated to investigating federal and state-level drug crimes. He was reassigned from that position in February 2013 and resumed work as a patrol deputy out of the sheriff’s office in Shoreline.

Concerns about misconduct on the part of Wright first surfaced in May 2013, when a Bothell police officer caught a woman injecting heroin into her arm in the parking lot of a McDonald’s restaurant. According to court documents, the woman was in a Dodge Ram registered to Wright and told the officer that she worked for him as an informant. The woman also told the officer that she lived with Wright, according to the documents.

A subsequent search of the vehicle uncovered drugs and drug paraphernalia, the documents read.

The King County Sheriff’s Office launched an internal investigation into the incident and Wright was placed on administrative leave on July 3.

On July 20, King county deputies cleaning out Wright’s previously assigned patrol car found three “small plastic baggies” marked with DEA case numbers. Residue inside the baggies tested positive for heroin, according to court documents.

It was later determined that between $36,450 and $52,490 worth of narcotics seized by Wright during his time with the DEA were never placed into evidence, according to the documents. Those drugs included hundreds of prescriptions pills, including Oxycodone.

Wright’s father, Michael Wright, appeared in court Tuesday to speak on his son’s behalf and identified himself as a retired, 24-year veteran of the DEA.

“Mitchell grew up in a law enforcement family,” Wright said. “He has two uncles and an aunt who are also in law enforcement.”

Prosecutors expressed concern Tuesday that Wright would not return to court if released on bail and feared he would flee the country using a fake identify created for him by the federal government.

“The DEA is concerned because the defendant still has not turned over his undercover identity documents,” said Steven Kim, a senior deputy prosecutor for the King County Prosecutor’s Office.

District Court Judge Pro Tem Lisa O’Toole ordered Wright to surrender his passport based on statements from his landlord that he planned to move to Australia.

Family members of Wright who were present in the courtroom Tuesday declined to speak with the media.

Wright joined the department in November 2002. In 2006, he was named “Shoreline Police Officer of the Year” by his peers. That year, Wright was credited with making more than 150 arrests, “including numerous arrests of suspects in stolen cars, felony narcotics violations, and other serious crimes,” according to a City of Shoreline annual report.

In the report, Chief Tony Burtt was quoted as saying that Wright “has the heart of a lion, excellent police instincts, and the willingness to risk his safety in order to serve the citizens of Shoreline.”
A former Pittsburgh police officer has been sentenced to 18 to 36 months in prison on drug, fraud and other charges.

Forty-five-year-old Michael Johns was convicted in May of drug-related counts, insurance fraud, obstruction, false statements, official oppression and conspiracy.

He had been accused of running a prostitution service but was acquitted of promoting prostitution, theft and other counts.

Johns, who had been on the western Pennsylvania force for 16 years, resigned last year. He was sentenced Wednesday in Allegheny County Court.

He was arrested a year ago after investigators said he paid for rental cars for the women, helped them obtain drugs and allowed them to use his home.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a former Union City drug court probation officer today.

Martha Sue Moore was indicted on two counts of theft over $60,000 and one count of money laundering.

In April, the 27th Judicial District Attorney General office requested TBI to investigate discrepancies in the reported amounts of money that Moore had collected from probationers.

During the TBI investigation, the State Comptroller’s office conducted an investigative audit which revealed that between 2006 and 2013, Moore stole more than $63,000 from the probationers she was in charge of monitoring.

Westate Corrections Network first discovered a discrepancy in money while preparing for an audit.

Moore was booked into the Obion County Jail on $150,000 bond. Her initial court appearance is scheduled for Friday.
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Former Smith County Sheriff’s deputy Kimbrick Jones pleaded not guilty to five counts Tuesday in United States District Court.
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Jones, 38, was arrested in the sally port area of the Smith County jail on July 10.

He faces five charges: conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and less than 28 grams of cocaine base, possession with intent to distribute less than 50 grams of methamphetamine, use and carry of a firearm related to a drug trafficking crime (2 counts) and possession with intent to distribute less than 28 grams of crack cocaine.

Smith County Sheriff Smith says Jones had drugs in his patrol car. Officials would not say if he was collecting drugs while on duty, but don’t believe anyone else is involved.

Jones has been with the sheriff’s department since June 2004. He was promoted from detention officer to patrol deputy in 2006. He had previously served with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer from 1997-1998 and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office as a jailer from 1998-2001.

Jones is being held in the Gregg County Jail until a pre-trial hearing in October.
Melvin Charles Schoch, Jr., 30, was sentenced Monday to 75 months in federal prison for attempting to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone and using a firearm during a drug offense.

Schoch previously admitted that, in May or June of 2009, while working as an Ashland Police Officer, he and two other individuals invaded a residence in Boyd County. They conducted the home invasion, under the guise of executing a search warrant, in order to obtain Oxycodone pills and/or money for their own personal benefit.

Prior to entering the residence, Schoch provided the others with police tactical equipment to help with the home invasion. Schoch entered the home armed with his duty weapon, a .40 caliber Glock pistol, and placed the two male occupants of the residence in handcuffs. However, Schoch didn’t locate any pills at the residence.

According to the plea agreement, before to the home invasion, Schoch and the others observed activity around the residence and believed there were large quantities of Oxycodone and cash at the residence.

Schoch’s co-defendant, Ellis Pittman, previously pleaded guilty to similar charges and is scheduled for sentencing in September.

Under federal law, Schoch must serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence.

An Indiana State Prison correctional officer was arrested July 30 at the facility on a charge of trafficking with an offender, the Indiana Department of Correction (DOC) said.

According to a statement released last week, Marcus Crenshaw, 27, of Chicago, reported for work at the start of his shift, was stopped and searched by facility investigators from Internal Affairs, and subsequently was found to be in possession of approximately 343 grams of a leafy substance which later field-tested positive for marijuana.

DOC said that the marijuana was intended for delivery to a prisoner.

Crenshaw–hired in April 2013–was charged with one count of trafficking and transported to LaPorte County Jail. He has been suspended without pay, DOC said.

Trafficking is a Class C felony punishable by a term of two to eight years.

“The incident is currently under investigation by the facility’s Internal Affairs Department to determine what charges or internal disciplinary action may be taken with any offenders allegedly involved,” DOC said.

“I congratulate the Indiana State Prison for continuing to be diligent in their efforts performance to remove those who feel they are above the law,” DOC Commissioner Bruce Lemmon said. “Those who uphold the honor of their position as state employees simply will not tolerate such activity.”

Added Superintendent William K. Wilson, “I am very proud of the staff and the great work we do on a daily basis. This is indicative of our commitment to maintain the safety and security of the facility. We will continue to aggressively pursue and eradicate these individuals who choose to compromise the integrity of our profession.”
A Broward sheriff’s deputy has been suspended without pay while his colleagues investigate allegations he was having sex while on duty, was dating escorts and allowed the use of drugs in his presence, a search warrant says.

The agency’s internal affairs unit began investigating Deputy Michael Hennessey in February after an ex-girlfriend came forward with the allegations, according to the warrant recently made public in Broward Circuit Court.

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