Thursday, 02 January, 2014
The police were positioned in the middle of a bridge that spans multiple set of railroad tracks. I witnessed three individuals detained by the Neenah PD. Two of the individuals were handcuffed and the third was being observed a short distance away. The lead cop was aggressively interviewing one of the citizens. The lead cop was using standard deception tactics used to illicit an incriminating response from the citizen. This was no doubt an indiscriminate and unlawful detention by the Neenah Police. The Neenah PD is by no means a civil rights advocate as demonstrated by their unlawful stop and threatened execution of Charles Branstrom, an open carry advocate here in Wisconsin. The three individuals in the video were eventually released without any charges but declined to talk to me. The actions depicted in this video is a clear example of how a Police State operates. If this video disturbs you please call the Neenah PD and let them know. And remember, NEVER talk to cops.
Keith Tabron, Former ‘Detective Of The Year,’ Secretly Videotaped Stepdaughter Undressing
A former “Detective of the Year” in Washington D.C. pleaded guilty to secretly taping his adult stepdaughter while she undressed.
Metropolitan Police Department detective Keith Tabron, 51, pleaded guilty on Thursday to multiple counts of video surveillance with prurient intent.
Authorities accused Tabron of setting up a network of surveillance cameras to spy on the daughter of his estranged wife during a nine-month period between October 2011 and July 2012. She was staying at his house in Prince George’s County, Md., RawStory.com reported.
The victim told investigators she realized she was being spied on when she noticed fresh paint in her bathroom. Upon closer inspection, she found one of the cameras, pointed toward the shower.
She called a cousin, who found a second camera in a bedroom. They traced the wires back to Tabron’s home office, Patch reported.
Tabron has been suspended from the D.C. police force without pay.
As part of the plea deal, he was slapped with a 5 year suspended sentence and 5 years of probation, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office spokesman Gina Ford told NBC Washington.
Officer Suspended For Shooting At Kid-filled Minivan
New Mexico State Police Chief Pete Kassetas told The Associated Press on Thursday that officer Elias Montoya has been suspended with pay pending a disciplinary investigation into the shooting outside the small tourist town of Taos.
A dashboard camera on the police cruiser showed Montoya shooting at the minivan as motorist Oriana Farrell drove away from a chaotic traffic stop that included another officer bashing the van’s window with his night stick. Farrell had been stopped by state police for speeding and fled twice after arguing with an officer.
She and her teen son were later arrested.
Former Texas Prosecutor Jailed For Wrongful Conviction
A former Texas prosecutor who won a conviction that sent an innocent man to prison for nearly 25 years agreed Friday to serve 10 days in jail and complete 500 hours of community service.
Ken Anderson also will be disbarred and fined $500 as part of a sweeping deal that was expected to end all criminal and civil cases against the embattled ex-district attorney, who presided over a tough-on-crime Texas county for 30 years.
Anderson faced up to 10 years in prison if convicted of tampering with evidence in the 1987 murder trial of Michael Morton, who wrongly spent nearly 25 years in prison.
Morton was released in 2011 after DNA evidence showed he didn’t beat his wife to death. He watched from the front row of the gallery Friday as the man who helped convict him now sat at the defense table, just as he once did. Morton smiled and was hugged by family members after the judge adjourned.
Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Sold Pot From Squad Car: Feds
Federal authorities have filed drug and firearms charges against a Georgia sheriff’s deputy they say sold marijuana from his squad car to an undercover law enforcement agent.
The FBI says Newton County sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Mathis showed up in his police car, dressed in his sheriff’s deputy uniform and wearing his official gun when he sold the agent.
During his initial court appearance Friday, a lawyer was appointed to represent Mathis and he was granted $25,000 bond.
The FBI statement says agents began investigating Mathis in April after two law enforcement officers said a confidential source told them he or she had seen a large amount of marijuana in Mathis’ Lithonia apartment during a social visit.
They had the source set up the buys with the undercover officer.
S.C. Sheriff Indicted For Letting Favored Inmates Have Access To Drugs, Sex And Booze
An indictment charges a veteran South Carolina sheriff let some favored inmates sleep outside jail with access to television and alcohol and that he gave away weapons to people he knew.
Sheriff Sam Parker in Chesterfield County denied charges outlined Wednesday in an indictment that also alleged chosen inmates had unsupervised visits with women.
Parker’s attorney, Johnny Gasser, says the sheriff got tripped up by confusing regulations but did nothing criminal.
Parker is charged with four counts of misconduct in office and two counts of furnishing contraband to inmates. Each charge is a misdemeanor, carrying a possible sentence of up to 10 years in prison.
Parker is the fourth South Carolina sheriff in less than three years to face criminal charges. Three of them were accused of misusing state inmates.
Arkansas Cop Charged With Felony Manslaughter For Shooting 15-year-old
A police officer who fatally shot a 15-year-old Arkansas boy was charged with felony manslaughter Friday after investigators determined his account of the incident didn’t match up with evidence at the scene, Little Rock police said.
Officer Josh Hastings, who has a history of disciplinary issues with his department, shot Bobby Moore Jr. while responding to a suspicious persons call at an apartment complex on Aug. 12. Hastings claimed the car Moore was driving was heading toward him, prompting him to fire through its windshield, but the police chief said evidence shows the car was either moving in reverse or stopped several feet away from Hastings when he fired.
Moore died at the scene. Two other teenagers in the car fled on foot and weren’t injured.
“I have reviewed this matter and have concluded that the incident did not occur in the manner represented by the officer and that the use of deadly force did not conform to departmental orders,” Little Rock Police Chief Stuart Thomas said, adding that prosecutors agreed “the use of deadly force was not justified.”
The 26-year-old officer, who had been suspended six times in five years prior to the August shooting, was booked into jail Friday but later released on $15,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
Hastings’ attorney, Bill James of Little Rock, said the officer was justified.
“I’m confident that when the facts all come out he’ll be found innocent. I think he used reasonable force,” James said.
Several phone numbers listed for Moore’s relatives in the area were disconnected when called Friday.
The police chief said evidence showed that the vehicle had stopped several feet from Hastings “and that the driver was in the process of reversing direction when the shots were fired.” Thomas also said evidence didn’t support Hasting’s claim that Moore’s vehicle “continued past him,” noting that the teen’s car came to rest after colliding with a parked vehicle behind it, showing that it had been moving in reverse.