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Politics => Vox Populi => Topic started by: Metro on April 13, 2015, 05:02:15 pm

Title: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on April 13, 2015, 05:02:15 pm

Will Hillary Clinton push the Senate to confirm Loretta Lynch?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-walter-greason/disappearing-excellence-massive-resistance-is-preventing-loretta-lynchs-attorney-general-confirmation_b_6971890.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-walter-greason/disappearing-excellence-massive-resistance-is-preventing-loretta-lynchs-attorney-general-confirmation_b_6971890.html)
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on April 13, 2015, 08:35:53 pm

Will Hillary Clinton push the Senate to confirm Loretta Lynch?

[url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-walter-greason/disappearing-excellence-massive-resistance-is-preventing-loretta-lynchs-attorney-general-confirmation_b_6971890.html[/url] ([url]http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-walter-greason/disappearing-excellence-massive-resistance-is-preventing-loretta-lynchs-attorney-general-confirmation_b_6971890.html[/url])
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on April 19, 2015, 09:41:08 am

Thanks. Still trying to move the mountain.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on April 19, 2015, 01:56:29 pm
An entire fiscal quarter went by and still no confirmation vote.

That gives every single corrupt individual in law enforcement more than enough time to 'cover their tracks' before she can begin her first order of business.

God, I despise the gop.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on April 21, 2015, 03:11:34 pm

Confirmation could happen in the next week.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on April 23, 2015, 03:24:12 pm

Done.
Now will she push for increased scrutiny of local law enforcement?
http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/loretta-lynch-attorney-general-vote/ (http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/loretta-lynch-attorney-general-vote/)

Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on April 24, 2015, 03:49:09 am

Done.
Now will she push for increased scrutiny of local law enforcement?
[url]http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/loretta-lynch-attorney-general-vote/[/url] ([url]http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/23/politics/loretta-lynch-attorney-general-vote/[/url])



Very good question, Metro!  :)

After Ms. Loretta Lynch gets sworn in, I wanna see every single corrupt police officer, and law enforcement individual sh!tcanned!  Just like this...  effective immediately:

http://youtu.be/YAQcktoQbro (http://youtu.be/YAQcktoQbro)

You Are Fired!
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on April 26, 2015, 07:59:18 am

Immediately is a tough bill. I'd settle for by January 2017 - especially if the training of better leaders and officers could focus on community control over the next two years.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on April 26, 2015, 05:42:34 pm

Immediately is a tough bill. I'd settle for by January 2017 - especially if the training of better leaders and officers could focus on community control over the next two years.


Whatever her first order of business should be, Attorney General Lynch must set an aggressive tone by demonstrating an impressive  'no nonsense' display of power.  Remember, my suggestion was directed at corrupt M/Fers in the criminal justice system such as judges, police and other law enforcement individuals...

---not the useful ones.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on April 28, 2015, 10:31:37 am

Well, Baltimore has given the new AG an excuse to expand that Ferguson report to a national analysis. Her initial statement on boosting police morale could have been written more effectively.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on May 06, 2015, 01:41:20 pm

Well, Baltimore has given the new AG an excuse to expand that Ferguson report to a national analysis. Her initial statement on boosting police morale could have been written more effectively.


Attorney General Lynch's tour of Baltimore, Maryland should be able to get the 'ball' rolling on a national analysis on police misconduct, however,  it was State Attorney Mosby (Kristopher, if you're reading this... any relation?) stance on diligently charging those 6 lousy police officers with felony counts of 2nd degree murder that really set things off that impressed me. 
I'm like,

"Go 'head girl!"   ;D
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on May 22, 2015, 03:49:20 am
(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif)(http://s2.tinypic.com/1zdww08_th.jpg)walking the beat goes on!

Grand Jury Returns With Indictments On All 6 Police Officers

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(CNN) - Six Baltimore police officers were indicted Thursday on charges connected to the death of Freddie Gray.

The indictments came after prosecutors presented evidence to a grand jury for two weeks, Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby said.

Mosby didn't take questions at the press conference and didn't go into details about what additional evidence had come to light.

The officers are scheduled to be arraigned on July 2, she said.
 

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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on May 28, 2015, 06:35:52 am
(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif)(http://s2.tinypic.com/1zdww08_th.jpg) Hm... the Rook is activated.

Gaming Kingpins Busted!
By Michael Herzenberg

(http://i.imgur.com/LrtWk9f.jpg)

(Bkln's In Da House) - The U.S. Attorney's office on Wednesday named 18 of the world's top soccer officials in a federal corruption indictment, with four others pleading guilty, as part of an investigation led by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York.

Attorney General Lorretta Lynch and federal prosecutors say several FIFA officials were involved in a conspiracy with sports marketing companies since the 1990s, raking in close to $150 million in bribes and kickbacks.

According to the indictment, those involved in the scheme used American banks to commit wire fraud, and profited heavily from the sport's growing popularity in the United States.

"They did this over and over, year after year, tournament after tournament," said Lynch. "They were expected to uphold the rules that keep soccer honest and to protect the integrity of the game. Instead they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer to serve their interest and enrich themselves."

"If you touch our shores with your corrupt enterprise—whether that is through meetings or using our world class financial system—you will be held accountable," said FBI Director James Comey.



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Now if only the U.S. Attorney General's office could target blizzard entertainment and their corrupt executives for committing the exact same offense with that on-going 'eSports' scandal... (http://media.ign.com/boardfaces/33.gif)
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on May 29, 2015, 09:44:40 am

This process of DoJ dealing with institutional actors could be good, if more every day people were in a position to take advantage of it.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on May 29, 2015, 03:24:25 pm

This process of DoJ dealing with institutional actors could be good, if more every day people were in a position to take advantage of it.



Institutional actors?  That's an interesting term. :)
Does reagan count as a institutional actor?
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on May 30, 2015, 07:15:59 am
Has anyone seen this?  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/edDUb4b.jpg)

Mrs. Marilyn Mosby was suing M/Fer's long before she decided to indict 6 bullsh!t cops on murder charges as Baltimore City State's top Prosecutor.

15 years ago, Mrs. Mosby made an appearance on the television court program, 'Judge Judy'.

I'm like,
"Go 'head, girl!"  ;D



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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on June 05, 2015, 06:44:02 am

Sorry. Institutional actors is a social science term to describe government agencies and large private corporations/nonprofits. "Anchor institutions" is a synonym.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on July 10, 2015, 01:40:10 pm
Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake fires Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts

By Yvonne Wenger,
The Baltimore Sun

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(Baltimore, MD) Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake fired Police Commissioner Anthony W. Batts Wednesday, saying his presence had become a distraction in a city that needs to focus on ending a dramatic spike in homicides.

The mayor's decision to replace Batts on an interim basis with Deputy Police Commissioner Kevin Davis — effective immediately — came as the City Council was preparing to send her a letter calling for Batts' resignation. And the city's police union was poised to hold a no-confidence vote next week.


Under the terms of his contract, he will get $190,000 in severance plus a payout for unused leave. He had been earning $201,700 a year.

Rawlings-Blake's decision was applauded by many church and political leaders, some pointing to the rise in homicides, which reached a 25-year high in May when 42 people were killed. In June, 29 were killed.



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The Mayor did exactly what I would've done.  (http://i.imdb.com/Photos/CMSIcons/emoticons/basic2/yes.gif)
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on July 30, 2015, 10:49:02 am
(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif)(http://s2.tinypic.com/1zdww08_th.jpg)BUSTED!
University of Cincinnati Officer Indicted in Shooting Death of Samuel Dubose
by RICHARD PÉREZ-PEÑA

(http://i.imgur.com/3BViAMd.jpg)

GOTCHA!

(Cincinnati, OH) A University of Cincinnati police officer was indicted Wednesday on a murder charge in what a prosecutor called “a senseless, asinine shooting” of an unarmed man during a minor traffic stop. Officials say it was the first time such a charge had been leveled against an officer in the county.

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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 06, 2015, 07:35:42 am
(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif)(http://s2.tinypic.com/1zdww08_th.jpg)Early Bird Bonus!!!
Ex-Cop Sentenced!
by JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.AUG. 5, 2015
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(Manhattan, NY) - An undercover New York police detective who joined a gang of motorcyclists as they attacked a driver and his family in Upper Manhattan was sentenced to two years in jail on Wednesday.

The detective, Wojciech Braszczok, 34, who was fired from the Police Department after his conviction, showed little emotion when Justice Maxwell Wiley of State Supreme Court handed down the sentence, rejecting a defense lawyer’s plea for a punishment without jail time.

“Just as much as anybody, Mr. Braszczok terrorized these people,” Justice Wiley said. “Mr. Braszczok’s actions on that day have to be punished.”  8)

The former detective declined to make a statement in court on Wednesday. His lawyer, John Arlia, argued that Mr. Braszczok had already been punished, having lost his job and pension and having had his identity exposed to drug dealers he arrested in 13 years on the police force.  :-[



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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on August 08, 2015, 10:07:15 am

Document, file injunctions, sustain investigations ... it is time for true justice to take root.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 14, 2015, 01:10:15 pm
(http://www.hudlinentertainment.com/smf/Themes/default/images/post/xx.gif)(http://s2.tinypic.com/1zdww08_th.jpg)Lousy rookie Cop!
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Arlington rookie cop terminated after Christian Taylor shooting
by Claire Z. Cardona

(Arlington, TX) - According to The Dallas News, the officer involved in the fatal shooting of 19-year-old Christian Taylor has been terminated, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said Tuesday.

Johnson cited several examples of poor judgment in the incident as reasons for Officer Brad Miller’s termination. He said he made the decision after receiving a briefing from investigators Tuesday morning and the decision was his alone.


Miller, 49, fatally shot Taylor, who was unarmed, during a burglary call at Classic Buick GMC near Interstate 20 and Collins Street early Friday. The incident began after private security for the car dealership called 911 shortly after 1 a.m. to report that Taylor was damaging a car in the parking lot.

“This is a extraordinarily difficult case,” Johnson said. “Decisions were made that have a catastrophic outcome.”

Miller’s poor judgement in tactics in the shooting officially led to his firing, but the fact that Taylor was shot and killed played a role in the chief’s decision, police spokesman Christopher Cook said.

Since Miller was still in field training at the time of the shooting, he cannot appeal the firing.




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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on August 20, 2015, 04:35:06 am

The problems are systemic. Harassment is increasing, even in isolated suburban communities.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on August 20, 2015, 10:12:36 am

The problems are systemic. Harassment is increasing, even in isolated suburban communities.
One of the most striking things about STRAIGHT OUT OF COMPTON is the outrage over the Rodney King case.  The nation was riveted over what has become an everyday event now. 

The only real solution is to take the profit motive out of crime from the top to the bottom of the food chain. 

From for-profit prisons that demand government provide minimum number of prisoners to local governments who balance their budgets on harassing fines of its more economically vulnerable citizens, there's too much money to be made in the perpetuation of crime by government.  When the crime rate dropped once NYPD ceased revenue based police work, that was the national reveal of America's dirty secret. 
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Metro on August 23, 2015, 07:31:37 am
When the crime rate dropped once NYPD ceased revenue based police work, that was the national reveal of America's dirty secret.

The ideology of privatization has become the bane of liberty and dignity in the United States.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 16, 2017, 06:59:25 am
I'm in the process of restoration here at HEF, images that photobucket dot com has snatched from millions and millions of account users in messageboards nation-wide and around the world.  Please forgive me for bumping older articles to complete this process.

Meanwhile, here's an update I've been keeping an eye on for some time way back in 2014.  Anyone remember this altercation where a South Carolina State Trooper fired his gun at an unarmed African American during a traffic stop after ordering him to retrieve his wallet? 

(http://i.imgur.com/D4xCzV0.gif) Here's an update:

ROGUE STATE TROOPER SENTENCED UP TO 5 YEARS

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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A former South Carolina Highway Patrol trooper who shot an unarmed man during a traffic stop in 2014 has been sentenced to more than three years in prison.

Circuit Judge Casey Manning on Tuesday sentenced Sean Groubert to five years in prison and three years of probation for shooting Levar Jones in the hip after stopping him for a seat belt violation in Columbia.

Groubert was given credit for 17 months he served after pleading guilty to aggravated assault and battery last year. Dashcam video shows Groubert shot Jones as he reached into his truck to get his driver's license.

Groubert said he thought Jones was getting a gun. Groubert is white and Jones is black. Groubert apologized, saying that he made a mistake and Jones did nothing wrong.


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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on May 12, 2018, 01:22:41 pm
Georgia Police Officer Resigns After Misconduct Caught on Dash Cam Video

by Kalhan Rosenblatt

Saturday May 12th 2018

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"You are not in charge! Shut the fvck up and get out of the car!"


A Georgia police officer has resigned following the arrest of a woman whose routine traffic stop escalated into a heated confrontation.

james h. legg resigned from the Alpharetta Police Department on Friday night over the arrest of Ms. Rose Campbell, 65.

She was stopped on May 4 after an officer observed her swerve into a neighboring lane.

According to dash cam video, the officer appears to reach into the vehicle to pull Ms. Campbell out and she yells, "You are in violation of my rights!"

Ms. Campbell continues to plead with the officer to wait until his supervisor arrives, and as she does, more officers begin arriving at the scene. Soon a second officer appears and tries to help the first get Ms. Campbell out of the car.

legg is the third officer seen arriving at the scene. He initially walks over to the passenger-side door, but then comes around to the driver's side where the officers are struggling with Ms. Campbell.

He shouts, "You are not in charge! Shut the f--- up and get out of the car!"

legg can be seen grabbing Ms. Campbell's arm and forcefully pulling it behind her back as she wails.

Once Ms. Campbell is cuffed, legg is seen aggressively pulling her forward before she is led to the police car.





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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on June 25, 2018, 10:38:07 am
Monday, June 25th 2018

Ohio Police Officer Fired After Misconduct Caught on Dash Cam Video
by Cleeve Wootson

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“Have a seat in my car. We’ll make sh!t up while we go.”

The dash cam was mounted just below the police cruiser’s roof, in perfect position to capture the 26-year patrolman’s transformation from concerned father to authority-abusing police officer.

On that day in April, John Kovach’s 18-year-old daughter, Katlyn, was dating an 18-year-old her parents didn’t approve of named Makai Coleman.

She wasn’t responding to her father’s attempts to talk, so Kovach tracked his daughter’s computer to a friend’s house on West 34th Street in Lorain, Ohio, he told investigators. Then he sat in his patrol cruiser, waiting.

When Coleman’s silver Pontiac drove past, Kovach flipped on his flashing lights and initiated the traffic stop that would end his two decades with the Lorain Police Department.

“You can get out,” the officer told Coleman, according to a profanity-filled video of the interaction. “You’re going to jail.”

When Coleman asked why, his girlfriend’s dad told him: “Have a seat in my car. We’ll make [expletive] up while we go.”

Lorain Police Chief Cel Rivera and Safety-Service Director Dan Given said those statements and several other things that happened during a nearly nine-minute stretch were violations of the department’s standards of conduct and policy procedures, according to the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram.

“These actions are not acceptable for members of our Police Department, and we felt it warranted immediate dismissal,” Given told the newspaper.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on June 27, 2018, 06:08:43 am
Wednesday, June 27th 2018

Baltimore prosecutor wins 2nd term
by Lukas Mikelionis

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Baltimore's top prosecutor won her Democratic primary Tuesday, assuring her of a second term despite criticism over what critics say was her botched 2015 prosecution of six police officers in the death of a black man named Freddie Gray.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on July 12, 2018, 10:42:46 pm
Wednesday, July 11th 2018
Police Officer Resigns For Derelict Of Duty

by Associated Press

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"Why Is She Wearing That Sh!t?!"

CHICAGO — A police officer has resigned amid an investigation into his response to a woman who said she was being harassed in a Chicago forest preserve for wearing a shirt with the Puerto Rican flag.

The Forest Preserves of Cook County announced on Twitter that Officer Patrick Connor resigned late Wednesday. Records show he had been with the force since 2006.

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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on July 13, 2018, 05:19:25 pm
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The Chief Wanted Perfect Stats, So Cops Were Told To Pin Crimes On Black People, Probe Found
by Charles Rabin, Jay Weaver and David Ovalle

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ray atesiano (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

The indictment was damning enough: A former police chief of Biscayne Park and two officers charged with falsely pinning four burglaries on a teenager just to impress village leaders with a perfect crime-solving record.

But the accusations revealed in federal court last month left out far uglier details of past policing practices in tranquil Biscayne Park, a leafy wedge of suburbia just north of Miami Shores.

Records obtained by the Miami Herald suggest that during the tenure of former chief raimundo atesiano, the command staff pressured some officers into targeting random black people to clear cases.

“If they have burglaries that are open cases that are not solved yet, if you see anybody black walking through our streets and they have somewhat of a record, arrest them so we can pin them for all the burglaries,” one cop, Anthony De La Torre, said in an internal probe ordered in 2014.

“They were basically doing this to have a 100% clearance rate for the city."

In a report from that probe, four officers — a third of the small force — told an outside investigator they were under marching orders to file the bogus charges to improve the department’s crime stats.

Only De La Torre specifically mentioned targeting blacks, but former Biscayne Park village manager Heidi Shafran, who ordered the investigation after receiving a string of letters from disgruntled officers, said the message seemed clear for cops on the street.

“The letters said police were doing a lot of bad things,” Shafran told the Herald. “It said police officers were directed to pick up people of color and blame the crimes on them.”

Beyond the apparent race targeting, the report — never reviewed in village commission meetings — described a department run like a dysfunctional frat house.

It outlines allegations that the brass openly drank on duty, engaged in a host of financial shenanigans and that the No. 2 in command during the period, Capt. Lawrence Churchman, routinely spouted racist and sexist insults.

Amid the probe, Atesiano abruptly resigned in 2014. Afterward, there was a stark change in village crime-busting statistics.




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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on July 28, 2018, 06:53:41 am
Saturday, July 28th 2018

Man says officers beat him, called him a 'fake American'
by Associated Press

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NEW ORLEANS — Two white New Orleans police officers have been fired after they were accused of beating a Hispanic man who they allegedly called a "fake American." (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

Authorities say the rookie officers were off-duty when they attacked Jorge Gomez outside a bar early Tuesday.

Gomez's face was badly bruised and his forehead required stitches.

Gomez, who says he was born in the U.S. and grew up in Honduras, told reporters that the officers were angry that he was wearing a military camouflage-style outfit.

He says they called him a "fake American" and beat him after he said he'd served in the military.








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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Reginald Hudlin on July 29, 2018, 09:35:47 am
we should change the name of this thread to American Horror Police Stories
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on July 29, 2018, 12:27:33 pm
Thursday, July 26th, 2018

North Miami Beach Cop Arrested for Beating Eight-Month Pregnant Woman, Forcing Early Labor
by Tim Elfrink
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Just after 8:30 last night, Miami Beach Police rushed to Española Way to find a woman who was eight months pregnant in distress.

The woman told police she was having severe abdominal pain and contractions after another woman had beaten her in the stomach.

Police quickly found her attacker: 26-year-old Ambar Pacheco, who works as a police officer in North Miami Beach. (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

Pacheco didn't deny the brutal attack on a "visibly pregnant" woman, MBPD officers say in an arrest report.




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https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/28/us/north-miami-beach-police-officer-fired-pregnant-woman/index.html (https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/28/us/north-miami-beach-police-officer-fired-pregnant-woman/index.html)


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/07/28/a-woman-gave-birth-early-after-an-officer-allegedly-kicked-her-in-the-stomach/?utm_term=.764ae2aef555 (https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/07/28/a-woman-gave-birth-early-after-an-officer-allegedly-kicked-her-in-the-stomach/?utm_term=.764ae2aef555)
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 02, 2018, 02:35:25 am
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Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Ohio police chief overdosed on drugs taken from evidence room, investigators say

by Maria DeVito


REYNOLDSBURG, Ohio – An Ohio police chief who died of a fentanyl overdose allegedly took the drugs from his department's evidence room, authorities say.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 03, 2018, 08:52:32 am
Friday August 3rd 2018

Detroit police officer suspended after video shows him repeatedly punching woman in a hospital

by Sheena Jones and Steve Almasy

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A Detroit police officer has been suspended with pay after a bystander's video showed him punching a possibly mentally ill woman at least 10 times at a hospital, the police chief said.

Detroit Police Chief James Craig has called the video "very disturbing" and said a criminal investigation has been launched into the officer's use of force.

But he also added the officer is entitled to due process.

The department is not making any conclusions but observations, Craig said.

The police chief also said the suspended officer has had six minor use of force incidents before, the most recent in 2015.








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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 13, 2018, 03:05:32 am
Monday, 12 August 2018

Baltimore police officer resigns because he got caught on cam striking a helpless man
by Edmund DeMarche

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The Baltimore police officer who was seen in cell phone video striking a man several times and knocking him down over steps on a sidewalk is no longer with the department, police said in a statement late Sunday.

Interim Police Commissioner Garry Tuggle accepted the officer's resignation.

The police officer, who was not officially identified had served on the department for just over a year.

He was suspended shortly after the video first surfaced on Saturday.

The Baltimore Sun reported that police said the incident started after the man was stopped by police, let go and then approached again.

“When he was asked for his identification, the situation escalated when he refused,” police told the paper.

“The police officer then struck the man several times.”

The video begins with the officer standing in front of a black man who has his back to a wall.

The officer, who is also black, can be seen shoving the man in the chest before the officer began to throw punches.

The man tries to block punches from the officer but doesn't appear to fight back.

The man is pushed over some steps by the officer who continues to throw punches, and the video ends with the officer on top of him.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2018, 03:01:57 pm
Friday, 24 August 2018

Columbia police dog died after being left in vehicle for eight hours because of gross negligence and conscious indifference
by David Travis Bland

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COLUMBIA, South Carolina — The Columbia Police Department said Thursday that a police dog that died in July had been left in a police vehicle for eight hours.

“I guess the simplest way for me to start is to say we made some mistakes,” Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook said at a Thursday afternoon news conference.

The dog, named Turbo, was a 2-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever who specialized in explosive detection. Turbo was with CPD for seven months. Master Police Officer David Hurt worked with the dog.

Hurt was at C.A. Johnson High School for active shooter training, Holbrook said. The officer deactivated the K-9 unit vehicle’s heat alarm, which causes a siren and horn to go off when the temperature inside the vehicle reaches a certain level. Hurt had parked in the shade and left all the windows cracked, according to Holbrook.

The dog was in the car from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

Other dogs were also in police vehicle during the training at the high school. Hurt asked another officer to check on Turbo during the eight hours.

That officer reported back to Hurt that Turbo was fine at the time. But when Hurt returned to the vehicle at 3:30 he saw that his dog was panting heavily, foaming at the mouth, and unsteady on his feet. He immediately recognized the signs of Turbo being overheated and called for help.

Holbrook called Hurt’s actions negligent and lacking common sense.

The Columbia Police Department announced Turbo’s death on July 28, saying the dog experienced a “heat-related work injury” two days prior. Holbrook said the dog experienced organ failure after being taken to a veterinarian and was euthanized.

Holbrook said Hurt “didn’t give any logical reason for why he deactivated the heat alarm.”

“Officer Hurt was very emotionally attached ... this is not something that just goes away. This is something he’ll live with.”
The officer will face no criminal charges, but he has been removed as a K-9 officer, suspended from the bomb squad for six months and will be on leave with no pay for five days.

Holbrook says the review determined there was no criminal intent.

Information from the investigation was shared with the State Law Enforcement Division and the 5th Circuit solicitor’s office.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 24, 2018, 04:07:18 pm
Friday, 24 August 2018

Dash Cam Reveals police taunting distressed man
by Megan Jones

Police dashcam video obtained by The Beacon-News shows officers responding to a disturbance in a residential neighborhood Sept. 14, 2017, and the situation escalates as the man and his mother go inside their home.

The man yells obscenities at officers.

Officer Jeffrey Johnson then ridicules the man, challenges him to "bring it," and later tells other officers the man is "getting tased immediately - just FYI," according to the audio.

"Hey, you still live with mom. Bring it. Bring it. Bring it. Bring it. Go ahead, please, finish yourself off," Johnson said to the Yorkville man.

The Yorkville Police Department concluded an internal investigation and on Aug. 2 announced disciplinary measures against the three officers.

Sgt. Sarah Klingel was fired.

Johnson was suspended without pay for 30 days.

Officer Christopher Hayes received a written warning.





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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 29, 2018, 07:23:28 am
Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Ex-cop roy oliver found guilty of murder, could face life for killing Jordan Edwards
by Tasha Tsiaperas

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(https://i.imgur.com/kixZRGW.gif)"I hope & pray this  f_____r  gets life imprisonment."


Earlier Tuesday, the Dallas County jury convicted the former Balch Springs police officer of murder for shooting the unarmed 15-year-old as he left a party with his brothers and two friends in April 2017.

The former officer, who was fired from the force not long after the shooting, was immediately taken into custody, and his bond was revoked.

In the hallway after the verdict was read, Jordan's father, Odell Edwards, embraced supporters, rocking them from side to side as he wiped tears from his reddened eyes.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on August 30, 2018, 06:54:30 pm
(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)"When Pigs Fry!"
Thursday, 30th August 2018

Police Officer Convicted of Murder Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison
Dallas County prosecutors considering additional aggravated assault charges against former cop guilty of murder
by NBC staff & Associated Press

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Jurors on Wednesday night sentenced a former Texas police officer convicted of murder to 15 years in prison and a fine of $10,000.

The prosecution and the defense both rested Wednesday afternoon following the second day of the sentencing phase in the trial of former Balch Springs police officer Roy Oliver, who was convicted Tuesday for the 2017 slaying of 15-year-old Jordan Edwards.

"The beautiful thing about his sentence is, because he received over 10 years, he will not be eligible for an appeal bond," Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said.

"So, he will start serving that sentence today. I’m quite certain that the defense, as the judge indicated, has already submitted its certification to appeal this case, but we feel very comfortable about the verdict and feel very comfortable about the case we put on."





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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 05, 2018, 11:40:20 am
(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)"There should be a law against dumb law enforcement officers."

Wednesday, 5th September 2018

Dumb Cop Tasers 11 year Old Girl For Shoplifting
by Sharon Coolidge, Cameron Knight and Mark Curnutte


Cincinnati police investigators said an officer who deployed a Taser to stop an 11-year-old girl from shoplifting violated the department's use of force policy, but also found problems with his telling the girl: "You know, sweetheart, this is why there’s no grocery stores in the black community.”

The comment was caught on Officer Kevin Brown's body camera and is the second time the officer is accused of making inappropriate comments while doing his job.

Two years ago he was written up for using a homophobic slur in reference to an alleged domestic violence victim, though the woman did not hear him.

Councilman Wendell Young, a former police officer, said “I just don’t know if you have room on the police department for people like this.

This guy, from what I am hearing, has serious issues. He apparently polices the way he feels.”

Young said he’s not cavalier about anyone’s employment, but said “there comes a time you have to cut your losses.”

“If it’s true he tased the little girl, if it’s true that he said what he’s reported to say, if it’s also true that not terribly long ago he made derogatory comments about the gay community, he’s building a case that makes it difficult for us to continue with him as a member of the police department.”

Brown's punishment is up to Police Chief Eliot Isaac, who make a determination after an internal departmental hearing.

Punishment could range from counseling to termination, and Brown would have a chance to appeal any decision.

Cincinnati police released a use of force report related to the Aug. 6 incident involving Brown, 55, who was working a theft prevention detail at the Spring Grove Kroger.

Body camera footage was included in the release and shows the girl, who is African-American scared and crying as Taser barbs are taken from her back.

(https://i.imgur.com/6ilnD6D.jpg)

Brown, also African-American, violated four policies according to the report:

The comment constituted prejudice.

He did not turn on his body camera until after he deployed his Taser.

He did not warn the girl he was going to use his Taser.

He told her to stop three times as she was exiting the store, but did not warn that he was going to escalate his use of force.

The incident wasn't serious enough to deploy a Taser. Police investigators said officers should use the least amount of force necessary when dealing with juveniles.

Isaac told reporters Tuesday using a taser was "unnecessary in this circumstance."



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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: supreme illuminati on September 05, 2018, 03:16:07 pm
These incidents are proliferating with a pre-1950's rate of violence. Fools like this Officer Brown are the reasons why I teach my clients the multipronged problem avoidance, resolution, and proven, Afrikan fighting science [ Montu Ra ] rooted self defense techniques aimed at swiftly and relentless dismantling criminal cops and any other criminal that runs up on them.

I cannot stomp on this repulsive creature's skull enough. That 11 year old baby? IS THE DAUGHTER OF THE ENTIRE AFRIKAN COMMUNITY. Lord help that fool if I get a crack at him.

On second thought? Nah. Lord? Don't help that fool at all, please. Thanks.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 05, 2018, 06:51:40 pm
These incidents are proliferating with a pre-1950's rate of violence. Fools like this Officer Brown are the reasons why I teach my clients the multipronged problem avoidance, resolution, and proven, Afrikan fighting science [ Montu Ra ] rooted self defense techniques aimed at swiftly and relentless dismantling criminal cops and any other criminal that runs up on them.

I cannot stomp on this repulsive creature's skull enough. That 11 year old baby? IS THE DAUGHTER OF THE ENTIRE AFRIKAN COMMUNITY. Lord help that fool if I get a crack at him.

On second thought? Nah. Lord? Don't help that fool at all, please. Thanks.






It's sickening, Supreme, I know...  :-[

Y'know, what?   You're right.

Martin, Medger Evers and Malcolm had enough and took action.  We should finish it.   We are failing our children, our women and elders.

We, the People... will handle these matters after November 2018 the correct way.

Thanks for your commentary.   I always look out for your words of wisdom.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 08, 2018, 09:23:48 am
Friday, 7th September 2018

A stupid, drunken police officer (in uniform) walked into a man’s home — mistaking it for her own — and killed him*
by Lindsey Bever and Taylor Telford

(https://i.imgur.com/KiAm7uY.jpg)

A police officer in Dallas shot and killed a man she thought was in her apartment — only, it wasn't actually her apartment, authorities said.




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*according to this p____'s mouth. (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 21, 2018, 07:40:51 am
Friday, 21st September 2018

A dumb white sheriff was caught on tape making racist remarks. Now he faces calls to resign.
by Eli Rosenberg

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The sheriff of New Jersey’s most populous county apologized Thursday after a recording in which he reportedly made racist remarks about blacks as well as the state’s Sikh attorney general was published by the public news radio outlet WNYC, generating wide calls for him to step down.

NPR affiliate WNYC published comments  from a secret taping it said it had obtained of Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino, who is white, making unsavory remarks after the inauguration of Phil Murphy, a Democrat who succeeded Chris Christie (R) in January as the state’s governor.

A man at the station identified as Saudino is heard talking to colleagues about Murphy’s speech.


“He talked about the whole thing, the marijuana, sanctuary state ... better criminal-justice reform,” he says of the governor.

“Christ almighty, in other words let the blacks come in, do whatever ... they want, smoke their marijuana, do this, do that, and don’t worry about it. You know, we’ll tie the hands of cops.” (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)
 
Later Saudino says that Gurbir Grewal, the first Sikh attorney general in the country, was appointed by Murphy solely because of his religion.

“He didn’t do that to help Bergen County. He did that because of the turban,” he says. (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

Saudino apologized for the remarks Thursday evening but did not address the swelling number of calls for his resignation.






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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 21, 2018, 07:06:10 pm
Friday, 21st September 2018

Dumb white New Jersey sheriff resigns after racist remarks captured on tape

by John Bowden

(https://i.imgur.com/FGZWDiH.jpg)
YER OUT!


A New Jersey sheriff has resigned after he was caught on tape making racist remarks about African-Americans and the state's attorney general.



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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 24, 2018, 10:41:59 am
Monday, 24th September 2018

Stupid Dallas officer who killed neighbor in his apartment is fired
by Justin Carissmo

(https://i.imgur.com/FGZWDiH.jpg)

YER OUT!

A white police officer who shot and killed her black neighbor in his apartment was fired by the Dallas Police Department on Monday.
(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)
Dallas Police Chief U. Renee Hall fired Amber Guyger after an internal investigation determined the former officer "engaged in adverse conduct" when she was arrested on manslaughter charges, according to a news release.







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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 25, 2018, 01:57:09 pm
Monday, 24th September 2018
18 Convictions Overturned in Cases Tied to Disgraced Garbage Police Sergeant
by Phil Rogers

(https://i.imgur.com/9G0IJmO.png)


In an extraordinary move, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx did something Monday which isn't often done in Chicago's criminal justice system.

She apologized.

Foxx's comments were directed to 18 men, whose convictions had just been thrown out by Chief Judge Leroy Martin.

All 18 were arrested at the hands of notorious police sergeant Ronald Watts and his tainted tactical unit, which critics say ran roughshod and virtually unsupervised for a decade on Chicago’s South Side.
 
"The system owes an apology to the men who stand behind us,” Foxx declared, after standing at the back of the court and shaking hands with each of the plaintiffs as they walked from the bench.

"We know that what was happening with Sgt. Watts, and the way he ran his operation, is that there were many men and women who fell victim to his corrupt ways."

While even fellow officers pointed to corruption in the unit, only Watts and one of his officers, Kallatt Mohammed, were ever prosecuted for shaking down and framing residents of the Ida B. Wells housing project.

Both went to prison.

"It's noteworthy to me who's not here, and that's the city and the Chicago Police Department," attorney Joshua Tepfer said after court.

"(They) really owe the apology to these men and so many others, for letting this happen and covering it up for so long."

Indeed, residents of the Wells housing project had long argued that residents there were being unjustly targeted.

"They put cases on people who didn't cooperate with their corrupt schemes, took bribes, stole money and drugs from drug dealers, and really ruined the lives of dozens---maybe hundreds," attorney Joel Flaxman said.

"These officers knew who they were, would go after them, and would frame them over and over again."

With Monday's exonerations, at least 42 individuals have now seen their convictions overturned. And the State’s Attorney’s office says it is examining many more.

"I believe in the interest of public safety in Cook County, we must have a criminal justice system that has integrity and credibility," Foxx said.

"That means that we have to admit when things have gone wrong and actively work to fix it."

"Maybe this is a day of reckoning," attorney Sean Starr told reporters.

"We hope that the officers that are on the street that see things happening-don't continue to play a complicit part in this. Speak up."




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Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Curtis Metcalf on September 26, 2018, 08:10:18 am
Thanks for posting this, Battle. I had not seen this story. It's this kind of thing that comes to mind whenever some folks talk about slavery being so long ago. Racist oppression is not distant history. It's not history at all.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on September 26, 2018, 09:12:19 am
Thanks for posting this, Battle. I had not seen this story. It's this kind of thing that comes to mind whenever some folks talk about slavery being so long ago. Racist oppression is not distant history. It's not history at all.


I agree with you 100%!

I read this meme online 20+ years ago and it gave me pause.  It stayed with me forever.

It goes:

Slavery never ended. It was just extended.
Title: Re: Disappearing Excellence: The Senate & Loretta Lynch
Post by: Battle on October 19, 2018, 01:24:42 pm
Thursday, 18th October 2018
3 Florida Ex-Cops Sentenced In Scheme To Frame Innocent Black People
by David Lohr

(https://i.imgur.com/ZmzYmmP.jpg)

Three former Florida police officers were sent to prison this week after pleading guilty to their roles in a departmentwide conspiracy to frame people of color for crimes they did not commit.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Guillermo Ravelo, a 37-year-old former officer with the Biscayne Park Police Department, to 27 months behind bars, the Miami Herald reported. On Wednesday, former officers Charlie Dayoub, 38, and Raul Fernandez, 62, were sentenced to one year apiece after pleading guilty to making false arrests.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

Dayoub and Fernandez had cooperated with federal authorities in making a case against former police chief Raimundo Atesiano.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

The former officers told prosecutors that Atesiano’s goal was to clear cases involving property crimes in the small village north of Miami, even if it meant pinning crimes on innocent people.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

“Atesiano was acting under color of law as chief of police when on three separate occasions he ordered officers under his command to falsely arrest and charge individuals with unsolved burglaries,” the U.S. Department of Justice said in September.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

At his sentencing Thursday, Ravelo told U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga, “I am not here to make excuses,” according to the Herald.

“I let down my family, the people I serve and most of all my two boys.”

Ravelo pleaded guilty in July to charges of conspiring to violate the civil rights of two black men and for using excessive force on a Hispanic man whom he punched in the face while the man was handcuffed.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

Jonathan Pereira, the victim of the 2013 assault, was stopped for a broken tail light and then falsely arrested by Ravelo on charges of battery and resisting arrest. (https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

The charges were later dismissed.

“This has had a really big impact on me,” Pereira, 27, said at the sentencing hearing, according to the Miami Herald.

“It has made me look at law enforcement differently.”(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

The judge, who based the sentencing on a recommendation from the prosecution, could have sentenced Ravelo to up to 10 years in prison.

A day earlier, Dayoub and Fernandez appeared in court for sentencing.

One of the cases involved a 16-year-old black teen who was falsely accused of committing several break-ins in 2013.

Federal prosecutors had recommended one year of probation for Fernandez and eight months of house arrest for Dayoub. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore ignored the recommendation and handed down one-year sentences.

“To think that they can come into court and get a slap on the wrist is insulting to the men and women in law enforcement,” Moore said in court.

Federal authorities launched an investigation into the department after four other officers told an outside agency what was happening at the department.

Atesiano, 52, was indicted in June.(https://i.imgur.com/AJJU6wJ.gif)

In September, he pleaded guilty to framing multiple black people.

He’s scheduled to be sentenced in November.

One of those victims was Clarens Desrouleaux, a 41-year-old Haitian man who served five years in prison for a series of burglaries he was falsely accused of committing.

Desrouleaux’s conviction was tossed in September and he’s since filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the town and three officers of violating his civil rights.

“I applaud the combined efforts of our law enforcement partnership to end this calculated abuse of power,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a press release.

Earlier this month, Miami-Dade County Public Defender Carlos J. Martinez told the Miami New Times his office is investigating thousands of arrests in an effort to vacate cases tied to the former officers.




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