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(Seattle Weekly)   A Seattle cop caught on tape threatening to "make stuff up" about two men to get felony charges against them say that he was merely "bantering" with them   (blogs.seattleweekly.com) divider line 164
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2012-02-20 08:14:47 PM
His comment was deemed by SPD as merely "inappropriate" since he never actually made up any charges.

you are certainly welcome to use that as a defense in the civil rights lawsuit against that cop and the police department.

Good luck with that.
 
2012-02-20 08:18:48 PM
blogs.seattleweekly.com

www.tbwe.com
 
2012-02-20 08:32:06 PM
Hmm, an official statement by an official in the course of his duties declaring his willingness to lie.

As this can be called up by any defense lawyer in the future, this guy's testimony is now useless. Brady list the farker and cut his ass loose.
 
2012-02-20 08:32:56 PM
but all were cleared by the department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA).

Dear cops,

When you name it that, it makes you look even more corrupt than you already are. Just own the fact that you have no accountability, and carry on.
 
2012-02-20 08:46:48 PM
Absolutely disgusting. This why I don't trust the government.

/It has people in it.
 
2012-02-20 08:50:00 PM

brerrabbit: Hmm, an official statement by an official in the course of his duties declaring his willingness to lie.

As this can be called up by any defense lawyer in the future, this guy's testimony is now useless. Brady list the farker and cut his ass loose.


THIS - I'm sure every defense attorney in town just got a hard-on. He's done. Get rid of him.
 
2012-02-20 09:02:27 PM

brerrabbit: Hmm, an official statement by an official in the course of his duties declaring his willingness to lie.

As this can be called up by any defense lawyer in the future, this guy's testimony is now useless. Brady list the farker and cut his ass loose.


I wonder how our local authoritarians and white knights will try and spin this fact of life....?
 
2012-02-20 09:02:32 PM
Another day, another SPD officer abusing their power and getting away with it. Color me shocked.

At least no one ended up in a permanent vegetative state (new window) or dead (new window) this time.

What will actually shock me is if anything comes out of the DOJ investigation (new window) going on into SPD.

/Lives in DT Seattle
//More afraid of the cops than anything they claim to be protecting me from
///Links here, get your links!
 
2012-02-20 09:11:02 PM
He says "threatening to make stuff up" is "just bantering".

I say his "just bantering" talk is just some stuff he made up in order to try to deflect from his abuse of power.

To-MAY-to, To-MAH-to, really.

/Letting only cops investigate other cops is madness.
//There needs to be serious civilian oversight.
///People shouldn't have to fear the cops more than the criminals.
 
2012-02-20 09:13:10 PM
Well that's completely predictable.
 
2012-02-20 09:37:52 PM
Isolated incident.
 
2012-02-20 10:07:13 PM
So he was just making up stuff about making up stuff?

[x-zibit.jpg]
 
2012-02-20 10:34:52 PM
This is why video taping of police doing their duty should be illegal.
 
2012-02-20 10:40:47 PM

doyner: Isolated incident.


One bad apple.
 
2012-02-20 10:52:41 PM

TsarTom: doyner: Isolated incident.

One bad apple.


I'm trying to cut back on these sorts of things really
 
2012-02-20 11:08:59 PM
I had a cop banter to kick my ass one night
 
2012-02-20 11:17:01 PM

One Bad Apple: TsarTom: doyner: Isolated incident.

One bad apple.

I'm trying to cut back on these sorts of things really


And the seed is planted.
 
2012-02-20 11:22:20 PM

quatchi: /Letting only cops investigate other cops is madness.
//There needs to be serious civilian oversight.
///People shouldn't have to fear the cops more than the criminals.


CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT PROCESS in SEATTLE

Civilian oversight in Seattle has three parts.

The Office of Professional Accountability is directed by a civilian who oversees the experienced detective sergeants who investigate complaints of misconduct and related issues of police practices.

The OPA Auditor has independent authority to review all cases.

The seven-member civilian OPA Review Board conducts community outreach regarding accountability issues and reviews the operation of the accountability system. Each part is independent, but all three work together to meet the goals of the system.
 
2012-02-20 11:23:28 PM
It must be a day ending with Y.
 
2012-02-20 11:47:35 PM

CruiserTwelve: quatchi: /Letting only cops investigate other cops is madness.
//There needs to be serious civilian oversight.
///People shouldn't have to fear the cops more than the criminals.

CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT PROCESS in SEATTLE

Civilian oversight in Seattle has three parts.

The Office of Professional Accountability is directed by a civilian who oversees the experienced detective sergeants who investigate complaints of misconduct and related issues of police practices.

The OPA Auditor has independent authority to review all cases.

The seven-member civilian OPA Review Board conducts community outreach regarding accountability issues and reviews the operation of the accountability system. Each part is independent, but all three work together to meet the goals of the system.


tainted. witness.
 
2012-02-20 11:49:21 PM
A Seattle Police Officer doing someting wrong? is it a day ending in y?


/fire everyone on the SPD, rebuild the force from scratch with nobody but experienced officers with squeaky clean record.
 
2012-02-21 12:13:56 AM
Seattle ain't too far from Vancouver, is that correct?
 
2012-02-21 12:44:26 AM
Police are not your friends, they are not your protectors. They can, and regularly do, commit crimes of violence with near-total impunity. When confronted with obvious wrongdoing, as in this case, they will inevitably circle the wagons and form the familiar blue wall. There is no such thing as a good cop in a corrupt system where bad cops suffer no consequences for their behavior. This guy should have been severely disciplined, probably fired, instead, he is protected and the department is incredulous and derisive when confronted with his obvious wrongdoing.

On any given day in your routine, you are in more danger of violence from the police than from criminals.
 
2012-02-21 12:56:20 AM

Weaver95: tainted. witness.


Come to think of it, all witnesses have taints.
 
2012-02-21 01:05:17 AM

Ed Finnerty: [blogs.seattleweekly.com image 149x151]

[www.tbwe.com image 96x96]


HAHAHA!
 
2012-02-21 01:09:36 AM
Ahem. I shall now say this in the ROYAL CANTERLOT VOICE to ensure emphasis.

*cough*

WHY, IN THIS DAY AND AGE, WOULD YOU EVEN MAKE A JOKE ABOUT THAT WITH PEOPLE, IF IT WAS A JOKE. WHAT THE (beep) MADE YOU THINK THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA?!
 
2012-02-21 01:10:40 AM
This can be cleared up easily.
All the board has to do to prove their impartiality is point to all the cases where they DID find "officer misconduct" in an investigation.
 
2012-02-21 01:11:30 AM
It sounded like sarcasm to me, but maybe I'm wrong.
 
2012-02-21 01:13:21 AM
Ah, yes, the boys in blue doing their best to institute the police state. Well done, officers, well done...
 
2012-02-21 01:15:13 AM

jaylectricity: Seattle ain't too far from Vancouver, is that correct?


Worse than that, it's sandwiched between two Vancouvers.
 
2012-02-21 01:17:52 AM

quatchi: There needs to be serious civilian oversight.


Cops whine when you suggest that. Apparently, citizens hold cops to unrealistic standards like "make sure the thing the kid in front of you is holding is a gun, not a garden hose, before you and the three officers with you fire 45 rounds into him." It's unfair to leave too much control to citizens who've never walked a beat.

// heard DC Chief Cathy Linnear make that claim a few months ago
 
2012-02-21 01:18:31 AM
Fire him.

He will never again make an arrest where the Defence Attorney will not play this in front of the Jury. Even if it was a joke; he is no longer able to do his job.

And I'm sure, with his good sense and judgement,
he will have many other opportunities in either the House Keeping or Food Service industries.


farm4.staticflickr.com
 
2012-02-21 01:19:48 AM
Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie.
 
2012-02-21 01:20:12 AM
Seattle PD, when you absolutely, positively need to make the Spokane PD look good
 
2012-02-21 01:21:30 AM
never ever question a police officer. they are here to help and protect us. if the police man is hitting you, it must be because you are bad, so just stand there and take it. the police are the only thing between us, and anarchy, so just do as they say, and everything will be alright.



here, read this, citizens. (new window)

i cant post any pics of the incident, it's too graphic

google "Alexandra Svoboda "
 
2012-02-21 01:22:22 AM
hotmexchili.com
 
2012-02-21 01:22:41 AM
It is quite possible the Seattle PD is on it's way to being managed by the federal government like the LAPD was a few years ago.

/Oakland too.
//Kudos to the local news for doing something good.
 
2012-02-21 01:24:07 AM
Dim authoritarians don't tell jokes well.
 
2012-02-21 01:25:55 AM

CruiserTwelve: quatchi: /Letting only cops investigate other cops is madness.
//There needs to be serious civilian oversight.
///People shouldn't have to fear the cops more than the criminals.

CIVILIAN OVERSIGHT PROCESS in SEATTLE

Civilian oversight in Seattle has three parts.

The Office of Professional Accountability is directed by a civilian who oversees the experienced detective sergeants who investigate complaints of misconduct and related issues of police practices.

The OPA Auditor has independent authority to review all cases.

The seven-member civilian OPA Review Board conducts community outreach regarding accountability issues and reviews the operation of the accountability system. Each part is independent, but all three work together to meet the goals of the system.


Wait, are you implying that police officers are not civilians?
 
2012-02-21 01:25:58 AM

Enemabag Jones: It is quite possible the Seattle PD is on it's way to being managed by the federal government like the LAPD was a few years ago.

/Oakland too.
//Kudos to the local news for doing something good.


Prince George's County police just east of DC. Those boys would crack a bone just to hear it pop.
 
2012-02-21 01:27:22 AM

medius: Bally Jerry, pranged his kite right in the how's-your-father; hairy blighter, dicky-birded, feathered back on his sammy, took a waspy, flipped over on his Betty Harpers and caught his can in the Bertie.


I don't quite follow ya.
 
2012-02-21 01:30:02 AM
As someone who has to deal with people like this cop does on an everyday basis let me offer you this. He or any other cop was called to the scene for a complaint, when he arrived he found two people matching the description and told them to stop. First warning bell goes off right there, when you don't comply that gets the cop nervous, after ordering them to get on the ground they the innocent folks here charged a rookie cop with blackitude and got their asses whipped. The first thing out of any thugs mouth is "you got the wrong guy", followed by I'm gonna sue, and finally " you makin this shiat up". I have been around the world but one, and I stress one thing never changes.
 
2012-02-21 01:31:34 AM
People say stupid shiat all the time in heated situations. The cop didn't make any charges up so I'm fine with a slap on the wrist. Cop haters are going to have to find another story to be outraged about, this one isn't worth the effort.
 
2012-02-21 01:33:37 AM

drunkard9: As someone who has to deal with people like this cop does on an everyday basis let me offer you this. He or any other cop was called to the scene for a complaint, when he arrived he found two people matching the description and told them to stop. First warning bell goes off right there, when you don't comply that gets the cop nervous, after ordering them to get on the ground they the innocent folks here charged a rookie cop with blackitude and got their asses whipped. The first thing out of any thugs mouth is "you got the wrong guy", followed by I'm gonna sue, and finally " you makin this shiat up". I have been around the world but one, and I stress one thing never changes.


As someone who's dealt with the most vile human beings on the planet let me offer you this. The first thing out of any sadist's mouth is "Stop resisting!"
 
2012-02-21 01:34:03 AM
Okay... I was ready to put some rage in my rage but they were assault suspects. The cop mouthed off. Whatever. He wasn't under oath and cops are trained to bait "offenders". It ain't right but it's true. He was probably just trying to get them to confess to something bigger. Also the victim of the assault drop the charges likely out of fear of retribution which tells me these guys were probably assholes themselves.

So we essentially have assholes f*cking assholes. I blame gay marriage.

THANKS ALOT, 0BO0GER!!!
 
2012-02-21 01:35:16 AM
Wait, wait, wait. What website is this again? One of the inter-tubes must be misaligned.

It can't be FARK, because I know on FARK, any thread, any day of the week, you can get a lecture from a Very Worldly and Informed 12 year old about how everything the Government Does is wonderful and perfect. Cops are Government, where the rubber meets the road, so every action of every cop must be living perfection - just as it is for every IRS agent and regulatory bureaucrat.

So straighten up and fly Left, Komrad Farkers!
 
2012-02-21 01:36:16 AM

drunkard9: As someone who has to deal with people like this cop does on an everyday basis let me offer you this. He or any other cop was called to the scene for a complaint, when he arrived he found two people matching the description1 and told them to stop. First warning bell goes off right there, when you don't comply that gets the cop nervous, after ordering them to get on the ground they the innocent folks here charged a rookie cop with blackitude2 and got their asses whipped. The first thing out of any thugs mouth is "you got the wrong guy", followed by I'm gonna sue, and finally " you makin this shiat up". I have been around the world but one, and I stress one thing never changes.


1. Except for the clothing and height
2. Yet lost the video that could prove this

Not saying the two kids couldn't have been punks, but the cop definitely was.
 
2012-02-21 01:36:53 AM

jaylectricity: Seattle ain't too far from Vancouver, is that correct?


Which Vancouver?
 
2012-02-21 01:37:45 AM

9beers: People say stupid shiat all the time in heated situations. The cop didn't make any charges up so I'm fine with a slap on the wrist. Cop haters are going to have to find another story to be outraged about, this one isn't worth the effort.


I thought the police were trained to keep their cool in any situation. Guess they do as bad of job of training as they do of selecting.

Being a fanboy doesn't mean you have to defend every single thing, 9beers. At least acknowledge when they need some punishment for overstepping.
 
2012-02-21 01:38:39 AM
as someone who's just started the 5th season from a 2 week long marathon of "The Shield" I'm getting a kick...
 
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