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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
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9060 clicks; posted to Main » on 21 Feb 2012 at 1:00 AM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-02-21 12:44:26 AM  
5 votes:
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.
2012-02-20 09:02:32 PM  
3 votes:
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!
2012-02-21 04:24:07 AM  
2 votes:

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.


Hey, Cruiser Twelve, you just proved the point that you thought you were refuting. Only cops are investigating the cops.
Stop resisting!
2012-02-21 03:19:26 AM  
2 votes:
Yeah, I hate cops. I absolutely hate them with every fiber of my being. I've never done anything wrong and I've been hassled by them enough times. The funnest time was when three friends of mine and I were detained and frisked at gun point because I matched a "description" of a person who was carrying a gun in the are earlier. Oddly enough, open carry is legal in my state.

Apparently a young white male with a shaved head is a description. Anyway, I didn't do jack shiat, neither did anyone with me as we had been together for several hours not carrying guns since we were 17, and nowhere near the area. But a cop decided he needed to do a full hands torso check of the rather well endowed 17 year old girl who had just come out of a house to greet us 5 minutes after we arrived. It was a party, plenty of people were there, I was 17. He apologized and said he had to do the search while he was clearly feeling up her breasts, while she was wearing nothing but a t-shirt. That check was never done on any of the three of us, even though we were wearing coats, mine had four pockets which seems like a prime area to conceal something.But no, they concerned themselves with the 17 year old with big tits who was not a male, and did not have a shaved head, and spent more time searching her than I, who matched the description.

The scariest part was I that we had two other cops pointing their Glock's at us. They rarely get any on the job experience around here, it's pretty quiet for the most part, and they don't get very much range time. Just watching that cop with a Glock pointed at my head, his arms shaking, the other cop training his service pistol between the two other guys there, knowing he thought I had a firearm, and watching his buddy fondle my friend's chest made me scared as hell. He had his damn finger on the trigger, anything that might've surprised him could've sent that 9mm round through my head.

I can kind of understand why they detained me, I matched a description, no matter how vague it was. But they didn't need to detain my friends, or grab her tits. That's the part that really pisses me off. She didn't have a rifle in her cleavage. She was wearing a tight t-shirt, the guy was just a pervert.
2012-02-21 01:33:37 AM  
2 votes:

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!"
2012-02-20 08:46:48 PM  
2 votes:
Absolutely disgusting. This why I don't trust the government.

/It has people in it.
2012-02-20 08:32:56 PM  
2 votes:
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.
2012-02-21 06:21:00 AM  
1 vote:

germ78: jaylectricity: Seattle ain't too far from Vancouver, is that correct?

Worse than that, it's sandwiched between two Vancouvers.

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.


Oh yeah, how's that working out?

Seattle police had 450,355 contacts with the public in 2009, including 22,983 arrests, plus dispatch calls, traffic stops and on-view citizen contacts. (Source: SPD). SPD's Office of Professional Accountability was formed in 1999 by the City Council, has a civilian head, and reports to the council and mayor, not to police. OPA reports that in 2009, 12 percent, or 24 of 198 serious misconduct complaint investigations completed were upheld, or found justified by the evidence. Of these 198 cases closed, 105 involved allegations of unnecessary or excessive use of force by police officers. Zero of the 105 excessive force cases closed in 2009 were sustained.

Link (pops)

Sounds like they're doing a bang up job.

And yes, Seattle is not that far from Vancouver. Vancouver, of course, being the place where Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski was tasered to death in the middle of YVR all over a stupid misunderstanding by 5 RCMP officers who proceeded to lie about the event and then all get let off with a wrist slap so call me jaded here. While the RCMP continue to resist any civilian oversight we do have the OPCC or Office of Police Complaints Commission, which like yours is a civilian overseeing a board of ex-cops which is frequently accused of doing more whitewashing than over-seeing. Hence the use of the word "serious" in my initial rant.

So there's that.
2012-02-21 06:03:35 AM  
1 vote:

BronyMedic: lajimi: The duo did file an internal investigations complaint about the actions of Richardson and other officers, but all were cleared by the department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA).

We have thoroughly investigated ourselves and we have found ourselves innocent. OK, boys, beer all around!

[i236.photobucket.com image 640x607]

Um, you do realize that parking an emergency vehicle in a handicapped spot isn't breaking the law, right?

State laws are written that an Emergency Vehicle, duly authorized, can park anywhere they damn well please.


Not in every state. For example, in Connecticut, only ambulances can park in handicapped spots, and only for 15 minutes, and only if they're transporting a patient and assisting the patient at the time. No other emergency vehicles are authorized. Maybe in YOUR state, police officers are exempt, but I wouldn't count on it. There aren't too many police emergencies where the handicapped spot is closer than the fire lane or the curb, which appear to be the favorite cop parking spaces when on a call. The handicapped spot is more for when police are grocery shopping or eating, at least in my observation.
2012-02-21 05:35:16 AM  
1 vote:

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I had a cop banter to kick my ass one night


Me too.

"PUH-LEASE resist me. I want to kick your fat ass. Seriously, resist me! I dare you."

We really need Cop robots. The job has too much power for a human to handle.
2012-02-21 05:29:13 AM  
1 vote:

drunkard9: he found two people matching the description


Black. That was the only part of the description which they matched. They weren't wearing the same clothes, their heights weren't right. They were black. That's it.
2012-02-21 02:20:48 AM  
1 vote:
The duo did file an internal investigations complaint about the actions of Richardson and other officers, but all were cleared by the department's Office of Professional Accountability (OPA).

We have thoroughly investigated ourselves and we have found ourselves innocent. OK, boys, beer all around!

i236.photobucket.com

2012-02-21 01:53:00 AM  
1 vote:

9beers: Keizer_Ghidorah: At least acknowledge when they need some punishment for overstepping.

I did, I said a slap on the wrist was appropriate.


If we're going to hold police to a higher level of power, they also need to be held to a higher level of scrutiny. "A slap on the wrist" is not sufficient for an abuse of power.
2012-02-21 01:51:43 AM  
1 vote:
Obviously one of those backward conservative states farkers are always foaming at the mouth about.
2012-02-21 01:19:48 AM  
1 vote:
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 01:18:31 AM  
1 vote:
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.


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2012-02-20 08:32:06 PM  
1 vote:
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 08:14:47 PM  
1 vote:
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.
 
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