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Wichita, Kansas ~ ( Originally Published: June 23, 2018 ~ Updated: July 9, 2018) -- (Photo) Former Wichita police officer Dexter Betts is charged with one count of aggravated battery in a shooting that wounded a 9-year-old girl on Dec. 30, 2017.
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"Golden [Guy] Killer Appears In Court!"
Sacramento, California ~ ( Originally Published: March 26, 2016 ~ Updated: July 4, 2018) -- The Golden State Killer, Joseph DeAngelo, is one of the most prolific predators in U.S. history. He sometimes invaded different houses on consecutive nights. Deangelo sometimes returned to the same neighborhood so often that the people who lived there slept in shifts. He terrorized the suburbs of Sacramento. Later on, he continued his murderous crime spree, near Los Angeles, hundreds of miles to the south. (See: Full Hearing!)
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin · (@Wilabee) ~ United States (WCJB) (Originally Published: May 23, 2018 ~ Updated: May 24, 2018) -- The video (Click here) shows an officer approaching Sterling Brown as he goes to get back into his car. The car was parked right in front of the Walgreens (the lot is essentially empty because it’s about 2 a.m.). Brown points out that he doesn’t see anything wrong with parking across two lanes since the lot is empty. The officer tells Brown to back away from him and calls for backup. When backup arrives, the officer (whose name was not released by MPD) says he “only wanted one [car for backup].” He claims that Brown got “right up in my face.” Several officers surround Brown. One angrily tells him to get his hand out of his pocket. When Brown points out that his hands are full, the officer wrenches Brown’s hand out, and a group of officers wrestle him to the ground and tase him. Brown can be heard groaning in anguish after an officer shouts “Taser! Taser! Taser!”

Parkland, FL {PUBLISHED: February 22, 2018 at 02:50 pm | UPDATED: February 23, 2018 at 02:45 pm} -- Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel announced Thursday that school resource officer, Deputy Scot Peterson turned in his retirement papers. Scot retired after being told he would be placed on leave without pay. Peterson was on the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week during the fatal school shooting.Peterson was armed and in uniform during the shooting. Israel said there was video showing Peterson's actions, but the video would not be released because the investigation is continuing. He said the video showed Peterson take up a position outside the building, but "he never went in."

New York, NY {PUBLISHED: March 6, 2017 at 12:50 pm | UPDATED: August 24, 2017 at 01:53 am} -- The New York health department alerted doctors to the case of a newborn who fell ill after undergoing the ultra-Orthodox Jewish practice in which the circumcision wound is cleaned by the Rabbi's mouth. The baby boy was rushed to hospital when he developed herpes following the controversial ancient circumcision ritual. A rash is said to have spread across the child’s genitals, buttocks, inner thighs and ankle two weeks after the procedure. An estimated 3,000 babies are circumcised each year using the method in New York City. NYC is home to the largest Jewish population outside Israel. There have been six cases of herpes among children who have had the ritual known as metzitzah b’peh performed on them since February 2015. Of the six previously undisclosed cases, two occurred last year and three in 2015. Herpes, a highly contagious viral disease which can cause blisters and ulcers. Herpes is more severe in newborn babies as their immune systems are not fully developed. Since 2000, there have been 24 cases of infant herpes linked to circumcision, leading to two deaths and two cases of brain damage.

(Published: Thurs., April 13, 2017) — On Monday, Nandi Cain Jr. had just gotten off work and was headed to his Sacramento apartment when he noticed an officer approaching from behind him with his hand on his gun, according to police accounts, videos of the event and local news reports. Cain put his hands up as the officer approached, but continued to walk away slowly. He asked the police officer the reason for the stop, then protested when he heard it: “You were jaywalking,” the officer said on the dash-cam video released by the police department this week. “I looked both ways,” Cain replied. “You’re harassing me. I just got off work. You’re trying to pull me over for nothing.” Click here for video

EL CENTRO, CA (WCJB) ~ United States The El Centro Police Department said it's investigating a video that shows officers using force on a suspect who put several people in danger Tuesday afternoon. The video shows officers beating 23-year-old Elizardo Saenz, an El Centro resident. It also shows a K-9 police dog attacking Saenz. (Click here for video)

Oakland, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- A sex scandal involving Oakland police officers and a then underage girl has all the makings of a TV thriller. The saga is full of twists and turns. The scandal erupted months after Officer Brendan O'Brien committed suicide. O'Brien left a note spilling the details, including names. Three Oakland officers were placed on paid leave. A source said O'Brien in his suicide note confessed to exchanging messages with a young woman who goes by the name Celeste Guap. However, the note says he did not have sexual contact with her. The same sources said she has met multiple officers. In the note, O'Brien named the officers, including one sergeant, involved in the alleged sexual misconduct with Guap. Guap is the daughter of a Oakland police dispatcher. The police investigation will look at whether Guap was under age during some of the encounters with officers. (Click here for video)

New Orleans, LA (WCJB) ~ United States -- On September 4, 2005, New Orleans police received a call from an officer at Danziger Bridge reporting gunfire. Several NOPD officers—including Sgt. Kenneth Bowen, Sgt. Robert Gisevius, Officer Anthony Villavaso, and Officer Robert Faulcon—arrived at the scene in a Budget rental truck. They proceeded to open fire with assault rifles and a shotgun on an unarmed family, the Bartholomews, who had been walking to a grocery store and were then sheltering behind a concrete barrier. 17-year-old James Brissette—a family friend—was killed, and four other people were wounded. The police shooters stated that while approaching the bridge, they had been fired on by civilians, and were forced to return fire. Homicide detective Arthur "Archie" Kaufman was made the lead investigator on the case. He was later found guilty of conspiring with the defendants to conceal evidence in order to make the shootings appear justified, including fabricating information for his official reports on the case. NOPD lieutenant Michael Lohman also encouraged the officers to "provide false stories about what had precipitated the shooting" and plant a firearm near the scene. (Click here for video)

Aiken, S.C. (WCJB) ~ United States -- A horrifying new dashcam video shows at least one white member of the Aiken, S.C. Police Department search inside a black man’s rectum for the apparent crime of being a passenger in a car with paper tags, which, it bears noting, is not a crime in the state of South Carolina. Driving a car with paper tags isn’t illegal either, as long as they aren’t expired. The car belonged to a woman named Lakeya Hicks, who had the paper tags because she had recently purchased the vehicle. Hicks’ tags weren’t expired, and a check on her license came up clean. However, the cops didn’t let her go. (Click here for video)

Brooklyn, NY (WCJB) ~ United States -- When an unmarked police car drove very close to mailman Glenn Grays in Brooklyn, Grays shouted at the car. Four plainclothes officers got out of the car and started to handcuff him. Grays initially tried to resist, and one of the officers said “Stop resisting! You’re going to get hurt if you don’t give me your fucking hands.” (Click here for video)

Fresno, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- (Warning Graphic Video) Fresno Police shoot and kill mentally ill man within seconds of exiting their patrol vehicle! (Click here for video)

Royal Oaks, MI (WCJB) ~ United States -- Another case of police brutality in the city of Royal Oak. The man doesn't resist at all! The reason for his arrest remains unknown. It appears as if the officers wanted to rip a limb off of him! (Click here for video)

San Francisco, CA (WCJB) ~ United States (Feb. 29, 2016) -- Cops CAUGHT ON CAMERA brutally beating man. When they realize they've been FILMED they try to confiscate the camera and ID the guy recording them. WATCH the video and see how well that went for them. SPREAD THE WORD! THIS IS HOW YOU RESPOND when a VIOLENT COP tries to take your camera! CALL Internal Affairs Division, 415-837-7170 and ask them why their officers BEAT people and then ILLEGALLY try to confiscate evidence of Police Brutality? (Click here for video)
Chowchilla, CA ~ United States -- Tyler Hormel, arrested by Madera County Sheriff''s Office on Monday (Feb. 8, 2016) and accused of sexual misconduct with a minor, has been fired from the Chowchilla Police Force, and charged with sexual misconduct. (Click here for video)
Marion County, Florida ~ United States -- A federal grand jury in Tampa has indicted a former Florida sheriff’s deputy on charges of violating the civil rights of an unarmed Black man, who was brutally beaten after surrendering to him and other officers following a brief chase last year, reports Reuters. Former Marion County sheriff’s deputy Jesse Terrell, 33, is accused of using excessive force against Derrick Price during the incident in August 2014 that was captured on video, according to the indictment handed down late Tuesday. Four of Terrell’s former colleagues pleaded guilty to the charge after accepting a deal, according to media sources. (Click here for video)
Wake County, North Carolina ~ United States -- Shon Demetrius McClain died from blunt force trauma to the head and neck 13 days after prosecutors say he got into a fight with officer Markeith Council in Wake County, North Carolina.(Click here for video)
New York ~ United States -- Opening statements and testimony began this week in the long-awaited trial of New York City police officer Peter Liang for the killing of Akai Gurley, an unarmed 28-year-old African-American man walking down the stairs in his apartment building, part of the Louis H. Pink housing projects in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Jury selection in the case was completed last week. Gurley died more than 14 months ago, on November 20, 2014, as two cops were making a “vertical patrol,” checking the stairwells in the high-rise building. As Brooklyn Assistant District Attorney Marc Fliedner put it, opening the prosecution’s case, “Akai Gurley is dead today because he crossed paths with Peter Liang.” Liang was indicted by a Brooklyn grand jury on manslaughter and other charges last February, and both prosecution and defense agree on the immediate events that led to Gurley’s death.(Click here for video)
Oklahoma City, OK ~ United States -- Daniel Holtzclaw has officially been sentenced for the rape and sexual assault of 13 Black women in Oklahoma. Will serve the rest of his life behind bars. He was sentenced to 263 years in prison. Holtzclaw, 29, was convicted in December of 2015, on 18 of the 36 counts he had been facing — including four counts of first-degree rape. (Click here for video)

United States -- Police officers physically outmatched by a combative male, resort to taser use. (Click here for video)

Chicago, IL -- Surveillance video (Click here for video) in connection with a Chicago police officer's fatally shooting 17-year-old Cedrick Chatman was released today by attorneys for the teen's family. A federal judge ordered the release of footage showing the 2013 shooting today after the city withdrew its objection to its being made public. Chicago police officer Kevin Fry fatally shot Chatman Jan. 7, 2013, in broad daylight during a foot chase, according to court records. Chatman’s family had fought for the video to be released as part of a wrongful death lawsuit they filed over the shooting against the city, Fry and Chicago police officer Lou Toth, who pursued Chatman along with Fry during the foot chase. Family members have argued the video will counter the city and police’s narrative that the 17-year-old was a danger to police. IPRA concluded the officers' actions were justified because they reasonably believed Chatman was armed at the time.

Brooklyn, NY -- A newly-released surveillance video (Click here for video) contradicts an undercover NYPD police officer who arrested four people in Brooklyn for allegedly trying to rob him on Dec. 26, 2015, according to a defense lawyer. Jean Scott, 33; Peterson Duplan, 28; Ricardi Joseph, 29; and Samantha Dabel, 24, said that they were approached by a man who tried to buy drugs from them at a hardware store. The undercover cop was identified as Winston McDonald, who testified in court that Duplan allegedly flashed a switchblade at him outside of the store, and said, "Give me your money or I will stab you," according to court papers.

Forth Worth, TX -- The mother of ‘affluenza’ teen Ethan Couch was ordered released from a Tarrant County jail cell after a bond hearing this afternoon. She may be leaving the jail soon. Judge Wayne Salvant ordered her bond reduced to $75,000 with several conditions. The conditions include weekly visits with the Community Supervisions and Corrections Department of Tarrant County. She is also not to consume alcoholic beverages or use social media. “Let’s look at it for what it is, I understand everyone is concerned and there is outrage in the community… but as a judge I have to look at the law,” said Judge Salvant. Couch and her lawyers were present at a 2 p.m. bond hearing at the Tarrant County Justice Center hoping to have her bond reduced. It was originally set at $1 million since she was charged with Hindering Apprehension of a Felon. (Click here for video)

Salt Lake City, Utah -- Exactly one year after a man was shot and killed during an altercation with a Salt Lake City Police Department officer, a former Davis County Sheriff says new video (Click here for video)footage indicates the officer's actions may not have been justified. James Barker, 42, was shot and killed January 8, 2015 after officer Matthew Taylor responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person and an altercation ensued, during which Barker appeared to strike the officer with a snow shovel.

Philadelphia, PA ~ USA -- Corrupt Justice™ has obtained a video (Click here for video) of the police shooting that took place Thursday night at 60th and Spruce streets. Edward Archer, a 30-year-old Delaware County man who has allegedly claimed an allegiance to ISIS, shot and wounded Officer Jesse Hartnett at 11:41 p.m. last night, city police said. Stunningly, Hartnett can be seen in the video getting out of his patrol car and chasing down the shooter after being ambushed. Officials say Hartnett is in critical but stable condition.

Miami, FL ~ USA -- A Florida jury began weighing on Tuesday whether a man who killed his wife and posted a photo of her blood-spattered, lifeless body on Facebook committed first-degree murder. Attorneys for Derek Medina, 33, argued that he was acting in self-defense when he fired eight shots at Jennifer Alfonso, 27, in the kitchen of their Miami-area residence. The August 2013 shooting followed a fight in which she had threatened to leave, prosecutors said during closing statements. They argued that Medina retrieved a .380-caliber pistol from his bedroom and pulled the trigger repeatedly in a premeditated act of murder. "Every single shot hit her because he was aiming and he wanted her dead," said Assistant State Attorney Leah Klein in Miami-Dade County circuit court. Medina wrote on Facebook shortly before turning himself in: "I'm going to prison or death sentence for killing my wife. My wife was punching me, and I am not going to stand any more with the abuse so I did what I did," he added in the post. (Click here for video)

Montgomery County, Pa. -- Bill Cosby, the comedian and entertainer once known as “America’s dad”, appeared in court (Click here for video) to face his first criminal charge for sexual misconduct on Wednesday, for an incident in which he allegedly drugged and violated a woman who considered him to be her mentor. In a hearing lasting less than 10 minutes, Judge Elizabeth McHugh read out the three second-degree felony charges of aggravated indecent assault. He did not appear visibly moved; when asked if he understood the charges, he replied simply: “Yes.” Bail was set at $1m, of which Cosby will have to pay 10% on Wednesday. Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison for each charge.

San Diego, CA -- (WARNING, GRAPHIC) Police officials released surveillance video (Click here for video) Tuesday showing the fatal shooting of a homeless man who was believed to be carrying a knife — which turned out to be a pen.

Los Angeles, CA -- Sheriff Deputies accused Noel Aguilar of having a gun after they shot him in the back at point blank range multiple times. Deputy Albert Murade was shot in the stomach during the melee by his partner Deputy Jose Ruiz. (Click here for video)

GIFFORD, Fla. -- An Indian River County Sheriff’s deputy is in the hospital with a gunshot wound after he was involved in a shootout with an armed suspect.(Click here for video)

Denton, TX ~ USA -- Police dash camera video (Click here for video) appears to show a 21-year-old UNT student say "shoot me" several times and an officer say "back away" at least six times just seconds before the student was fatally wounded.

Lynwood, CA ~ USA -- A witness's graphic video (Click here for video) appears to show Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies fatally shooting a man near a gas station in Lynwood. It was unclear what led to the incident, in which more than two dozen shots seemed to be fired. No deputies were injured. In accordance with protocol, a multi-agency investigation was underway.

Oklahoma City OK ~ USA -- A former Oklahoma City police officer was convicted Thursday of 18 of the 36 counts he faced, including four counts of first-degree rape, related to accusations that he victimized 13 women on his police beat in a minority, low-income neighborhood. Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, sobbed (Click here for video) as the verdict was read aloud. He could spend the rest of his life in prison based on the jury's recommendations, which include a 30-year sentence on each of the first-degree rape counts. Among the other charges he was convicted of were forcible oral sodomy, sexual battery and second-degree rape. The jury, which deliberated for about 45 hours over four days, recommended he serve a total of 263 years in prison. The judge will decide later whether he will have to serve the sentences consecutively.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- The Chicago police, facing almost daily protests and a newly announced Justice Department investigation, released footage (Click here for video) Monday night showing a 38-year-old black man being shocked by a Taser and dragged down a hallway by officers in 2012.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- The family of Ronald "Ronnieman" Johnson has ALWAYS said that he was brutally shot from behind by the Chicago Police. This new video (Click here for video) which was only released because of the public pressure on the city, shows they were right all along.

Chicago, Ill. ~ USA -- Reports, released by the city late Friday, show that Officer Jason Van Dyke and at least five other officers claim that the 17-year-old McDonald moved or turned threateningly toward officers, even though the video (Click here for video) of the October 2014 shooting shows McDonald walking away, and the scenario sketched out by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in charging Van Dyke with murder contends he was walking away as well.

Miami, Fla. ~ USA -- A shocking video (Click here for video) captured by a bystander was recently uploaded to Instagram and sent to us this morning. That footage shows a Miami, Florida man being shot and killed by Miami Beach Police officers.

San Francisco, CA ~ USA -- Shocking San Francisco Police Shooting Video (Click here for video). Five officers unleash a hail of gunfire on a man with a knife.

Michigan ~ USA -- The family of an unarmed teenager fatally shot by an Eaton County Sheriff Deputy sues after son slain during traffic stop for flashing brights. Bodycam video (Click here for video) shows Deven Guilford stopped for flashing his high beams. It ends with a dizzying tumble of images and the sound of gunshots that killed the young driver.

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Weekend Warriors!

Posted: 01/04/2013 10:56:11 AM PST - Updated: 01/05/2013 11:11:32 PM PST

Fairfield, CA -- A weekend prostitution sting by Fairfield police led to 36 arrests, including nine Fairfield and three Vacaville residents, on numerous related violations, officials reported Wednesday.

Officers with the Special Operations Team, Gang Unit and Narcotics Investigations Unit worked together targeting suspected prostitutes and their prospective clients after becoming aware of their presence in Fairfield through online advertising on known prostitution sites, according to the Fairfield Police Department.

Officials said prostitution is known to bring several other crimes with it, including violent robberies, assaults and drug dealing.

Officers used the web sites to contact the suspected prostitutes and their would-be clients and as a result arrested 36 individuals on alleged offenses ranging from solicitation of prostitution, pimping, pandering, loitering/assisting in prostitution, weapons possessions, furnishing controlled substances, possession of drug paraphernalia, outstanding warrants and parole or probation violations, police said. Among those taken into custody during the sting that authorities called "highly successful" were:

Sarah Gonzalez, 22, of Tucson, Ariz.;
Alan Gonzalez, 20, of Napa;
Orisha Blacksher, 23, of Vallejo;
Christopher Miller, 43, of Fairfield;
Bradley Beede, 33, of Fairfield;
Kendale Perry, 32, of Oakland;
Shawanna Denis-McFarland, 25, of Vallejo;
Juan Chavez, 32, of Napa;
Karin Davis, 22, of Sacramento;
Lanicesa Dill, 26, of Sacramento;
Mark Curtis, 43, of Vacaville;
Shantel Stampley, 20, of Fairfield;
Shiffon Buckley, 23, of Vallejo;
Nicole Suvaco, 21, of Vallejo;
David Montanez, 30, of Napa;
Haziq Jamil, 21, of Vallejo;
Adrian Smith, 18, of Stockton;
Allison Oneill, 18, of Stockton;
Tracey Cloud, 37, of Vacaville;
Brittany Brown, 19, of Benicia;
Candice Bennett, 21, of Vacaville;
Shylyn Vanover, 24, of Fairfield;
Emmanuel Small, 23, of Fairfield;
Aimee Finley, 26, of Napa;
Nitisha Lennitt, 26, of Fairfield;
Antaleyia Campbell, 18, of Santa Rosa;
James Mitchell, 30, of Pittsburg;
Balraj Takhar, 41, of Fairfield;
Anushil Kumar, 39, of American Canyon;
Desiree Ellis, 20, of Vallejo;
Sidney King, 24, of Vallejo;
Katrina Watson, 20, of Las Vegas, Nevada;
Byllie Cruz, 29, of Suisun City;
Michelle Williams, 44, of Fairfield;
Krystal Colquitt, 22, of Fairfield; and
Eric Patterson, 42, of Sacramento.

Oakland's Sex Trade!

Oakland Hoe-Mongering!

Posted: 11/13/2012 06:25:07 AM PST - Updated: 11/13/2012 06:43:07 PM PST

OAKLAND -- Port of Oakland executive director Omar Benjamin (pictured above, center) said Monday that he would "retire" effective immediately, even as the investigation into his involvement in a strip club expense reimbursement continued. "I am cooperating with the port inquiry and will do whatever I can to resolve this matter constructively and in the interests of the Port of Oakland," Benjamin said last week by email. The port chief was found to be part of a group whose $4,537 tab at a Texas strip club was paid for by the Port of Oakland, according to newly released expense records.

Port policy allows "reasonable and necessary travel, entertainment and other expenditures incurred in the course of conducting the business of the port." It does not say where port employees can be entertained or how much executives can spend entertaining them. The Port of Oakland released the full version of the expense records Friday as scrutiny over the spending continued. The records showed for the first time that Benjamin helped run up the strip club tab that was passed off as a normal business meeting. Benjamin and the port's maritime director, James Kwon, were said to be subject to dismissal if the investigation found they improperly billed the port, according to the agency's administrative policies. Kwon remains on administrative leave.

Aviation director Deborah Ale Flint will continue to serve as acting executive director; she was put in charge of port.

Posted: 7:56 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 - Updated: 12:22 a.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2012

OAKLAND, Calif. — Hundreds of dollars at a late-night private room in a karaoke bar is the latest expense uncovered in a KTVU investigation into spending of public money by top officials at the Port of Oakland. For several nights, a KTVU news crew recorded a parade of scantily clad women, many dropped off all at once from a minivan, going into a downstairs bar on 14th Street in Mid-Town, Oakland. It's a familiar scene; neighbors said they've been concerned about for years.

Café Juliet is a business that bills itself as a private room, karaoke bar. It is also where the Port of Oakland's International Marketing Manager Lawrence Dunnigan spent $550 dollars last year. The receipt shows his credit card was charged at 1:44 a.m. Dunnigan wrote on his expense report that he was at a business meeting with four members of China Merchants who had been in town for a trade symposium with local and national leaders. KTVU tried to reach Lawrence Dunnigan directly to hear his explanation for visiting this karaoke bar. KTVU has yet to hear a response.

When a KTVU News reporter and producer visited the bar, a regular patron there told them, "You can get girls here." In an on-line review for the same location, a customer said he was shown six women and was asked, "Which one do you want?" KTVU reporter Eric Rasmussen asked the club manager what kind of business they are running.

•» Eric Rasmussen: “What about all the girls we see coming in here every night?
•» John, bar manager: “Do you see any girls come in here right now?”
•» Eric Rasmussen: “Well, we've seen girls.”
•» John, bar manager: “You know, this is nightclub, karaoke. Like guy and female? We have them come in for the love connection here. “
•» Eric Rasmussen: “You have a love connection here?”
•» John, bar manager: “Yes.”
•» Eric Rasmussen: “Is anybody paying to be with these girls?”
•» John, bar manager: “No. No. That's what I know. I don't really know.”

KTVU discovered the Dunnigan receipt from Café Juliet while continuing an investigation that uncovered $4,500 dollars spent at a Houston strip club by Port of Oakland Maritime Director James Kwon. After KTVU’s first report, the Port Commission put two executives on paid leave, James Kwon and Executive Director of the Port, Omar Benjamin. Much like Kwon, we found Dunnigan was also reimbursed for thousands of dollars of public money spent at exclusive hotels overseas such as the Shangri-la in China and the Saint Regis in Singapore. Same as Kwon, Dunnigan made repeat visits to the 678 International Club, a restaurant and massage parlor in Shenzhen, China.

When asked if the Port should have already known about some of these expenses, Port spokesman Isaac Kos-Read said, “There’s certainly deep concern at the Port, a mixture of shock and dismay. That's why we're taking it so seriously. We're going to get to the bottom of this.” After dodging KTVU's questions for weeks, the Port now cites an on-going investigation. KTVU reporter Eric Rasmussen asked Kos-Read why the Port approved and reimbursed these expenses. “This is all part of the investigation. We're going to get to the bottom of the matter.” Said Kos-Read.

University of San Francisco Professor Marvin Brown is a professor of business ethics and author of a book called Corporate Integrity. He says changing the culture at the Port of Oakland goes beyond putting a few executives on paid leave. “They're doing this because they think they can get away with it. And if they didn't, if they were in a different context, they would act very differently,” Brown said.“Most people do what they think is right, considering the world they think they live in. So what these events tell us is the kind of world that's been created by the people managing the Port of Oakland,” said Brown.

Patronizing Duty!

Posted: 10/30/2012 08:35:28 AM PDT - Updated: 10/31/2012 08:36:00 AM PDT

OAKLAND, Calif. — Some members of the Oakland Police Department have taken an unusual interest in a private room karaoke bar. A place neighbors worry could be involved in prostitution. The port of Oakland is facing increased scrutiny after revelations earlier this month that one of its executives had sought reimbursement for entertaining business associates at a Houston strip club. KTVU staked out Café Juliet several nights recently after learning that a Port of Oakland official had spent public funds there. Over four nights, we watched the same scene play out at Café Juliet on 14th street, in Mid-Town, Oakland. Each night, our camera recorded women in skimpy clothing filing into the downstairs business that bills itself as a private room karaoke bar.

KTVU's cameras recorded "women in skimpy clothing" filing into the business at 266 14th St., four blocks from City Hall. The station also recorded two uniformed officers, Sgt. Warren Young and Officer Barry Ko (pictured left) making repeated visits there. Chang said the women filmed were both waitresses and customers of the bar, which serves mostly Chinese patrons. The manager of Café Juliet, the establishment in question, insisted Monday that there was no sexual activity taking place and that the officers were merely performing security checks to make sure people in private karaoke rooms weren't doing drugs. "The accusation is total bullshit," the manager, John Chang, said.

According to bar neighbor Anca Mosoiu, "We're like, what's going on down there? Is this some kind of weird prostitution thing going on?" She and others say the scene we observed has been going on for years. But she told us it's not just the women and mostly male clientèle that have her concerned. "We've seen a police officer kind of go in and out, sometimes at night. Sometimes there's a police car parked out here for a couple of hours," said Mosoiu.

Police did receive one anonymous tip two years ago about prostitution possibly occurring at the karaoke bar, according to Sgt. Chris Bolton. However, over the past three years, police received only three calls for service at the establishment, none of which were linked to criminal activity. Department regulations do allow officers to make security checks at businesses. Officers also are allowed to take lunch breaks at restaurants, although they can't sit at a restaurant's bar.

On KTVU’s first night outside the bar, a marked Oakland police cruiser parked right in front of us. Moments later, we watched Sgt. Young go inside. Shortly after he left, the women began arriving. On the next night, Young's cruiser was back again but it was another uniformed officer who parked and went inside. Officer Ko made two visits to Café Juliet that night. The second visit lasted 27 minutes. As soon as Ko left, just before midnight, Sergeant Young returned. On his third stop of the night, Young drove though the parking lot, next to Café Juliet using his spotlight on the cars.

KTVU reporter Eric Rasmussen asked Sgt. Young about his stops at Café Juliet.

•» Eric Rasmussen: "Sergeant, Eric with Channel Two. Just a quick question for you. Cafe Juliet on 14th street."
•» Sgt. Young: "Yes. What about it?"
•» Eric Rasmussen: "Why are you there night after night?"
•» Sgt. Young: "Because my friend works there."
•» Eric Rasmussen: "Are you doing this as a favor to your friend?"
•» Sgt. Young: "No, no. My friend works there. Works there. Not owner, not anything else."
•» Eric Rasmussen: "But is that the reason you're giving this, what seems to be, a lot of your time?"
•» Sgt. Young: "No, because I only go down there when I'm off and I stay there for a length of time."
•» Sgt. Young: "When I'm working. I do a security check there. Because what happens is that. Can we talk off camera for a second and I'll tell you what's going on."

Sgt. Young said he couldn't elaborate because of an investigation. But he insists there's nothing illegal happening inside Cafe Juliet.

•» Eric Rasmussen: "I had a regular tell me, flat out, you can get girls here. Does that concern you to hear that?"
•» Sgt. Young: "No, no. That is completely untrue. Well, I can't say that for a fact because I don't follow those people home, right?"

We showed our video to former Alameda County Sheriff Charles Plummer.

"[A] Police officer should know, as you and I should know, what's going on in there and it's not singing karaoke." Plummer says the Oakland Police Department should be questioning what its officers are doing here. "I would start an immediate investigation. Absolutely, right now," said Plummer.

Plummer, with more than 50 years in law enforcement, doesn't believe we stumbled into an on-going investigation. "If they were checking on this place, it wouldn't be in uniform. If they were doing it, it would be plain clothes people," said Plummer.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan says she expects Police Chief Howard Jordan will investigate. "If he has this information, has these tapes, he will investigate it and I have confidence that if there is any misconduct he will do the right thing," said Quan.

Police Chief Howard Jordan has opened an investigation into the circumstances surrounding two officers filmed making repeated visits to a downtown Oakland karaoke bar that nearby residents suspect might double as a brothel. "I take these allegations very seriously, and the department opened investigations as soon as the circumstances were brought to my attention," Jordan said in a prepared statement. Neither officer identified in the videos has been placed on leave during the investigation, police spokeswoman Johnna Watson said. So far, Chief Jordan has not responded to our requests to interview him, Officer Ko, or anyone with the department's command staff.

Solicitation Contradictions!

Posted: October 18, 2012 - 6:31pm EDT - Updated: October 21, 2012 - 3:15 am PDT

“Thus far, we have not found that this type of behavior was exhibited by any of these individuals before.”

-- May, 2012, Statement by Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, referring to the 12 agents who were accused of drinking and cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia.

Washington, D.C. -- An investigation into the U.S. Secret Service prostitution scandal by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General contradicts Secret Service director Mark Sullivan’s adamant assertion before Congress that “this just is not part of our culture,” media sources have learned. The investigation found that while Secret Service personnel were still on the ground in Cartagena, one of the supervisors that had engaged in misconduct was alerted that his actions had become known. He, in turn, warned other Secret Service staffers in Colombia that they should not bring prostitutes back to their hotel rooms. Another U.S. Secret Service agent involved in the prostitution scandal on the presidential trip to Colombia in April told investigators he earlier solicited women for sex in two other countries, according to a lawmaker. Allegations about the unnamed agent’s behavior in the other two locations, El Salvador and Panama, were in a memo that Senator Ron Johnson, a Wisconsin Republican, distributed to his colleagues on the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

“Thus far, we have not found that this type of behavior was exhibited by any of these individuals before,” Sullivan testified before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee in May, referring to the 12 agents who were accused of drinking and cavorting with prostitutes in Cartagena, Colombia, ahead of President Obama’s visit for the Summit of the Americas. In that episode, employees were accused of bringing prostitutes to their hotel rooms, triggering the worst crisis at the Secret Service outside of a presidential assassination.

The report, however, revealed that one of the agents who was in Cartagena during the scandal and picked up a prostitute “admitted to soliciting a prostitute on two previous occasions, once in El Salvador in 2008/2009 and one time in Panama in 2009.” Details from the report, labeled “law enforcement sensitive,” were shared with media sources by unnamed officials who had reviewed it. Investigators also reported allegations of sexual misconduct by Secret Service employees in China and Romania, according to Johnson’s memo. Johnson said in his memo that Sullivan’s previous statements about the incident being isolated “suggest the administration misled or withheld information from Congress.”

A senior Secret Service official with knowledge of the investigation said Sullivan had been briefed prior to his testimony, and that “while some agents had been truthful regarding their conduct with prostitutes in Cartagena, none had confessed to prior contact with prostitutes. Johnson said the inspector general also found that at least 11 Secret Service employees had knowledge of co-workers committing “similar misconduct” in situations unrelated to the Colombia trip.

One agent, who later admitted to the OIG that he had indeed engaged in prior misconduct with prostitutes in El Salvador and Panama, had previously denied in an interview with USSS Office of Professional Responsibility that he had not had prior contact with prostitutes.” Nine agency employees were either fired or voluntarily left as a result of the allegations in Colombia, said Edwin Donovan, an agency spokesman, in an e-mail. Among them was the agent linked to misconduct in Panama and El Salvador in 2008 and 2009, he said.

Sen. Johnson, the ranking Republican on a key Senate oversight subcommittee, was thoroughly briefed on the report by the subcommittee staff, which spent two days reviewing it. Johnson noted that it is government policy for Secret Service agents to report certain contacts with foreign nationals. “In the three and a half years prior to the Cartagena incidents, there were only 105 of those foreign national contacts reported,” Johnson said. “Once Cartagena occurred and the policy was redistributed, you know that agents were reminded of that, 423 additional contacts were all of a sudden reported. And again, this gives me concern that rotationally this type of behavior is more widespread.”

Sullivan is also facing questions about whether he misled lawmakers about the security risks surrounding the scandal. In his letter to Sullivan, Johnson expresses suspicions that the Secret Service director's testimony and other assurances concerning agents' conduct may have been misleading. He said his office's reviews of the inspector general's report ... lead me to believe that these assurances were false."

In May, Sullivan testified that the prostitutes’ names – when run through U.S. national security and law enforcement databases – did not raise any red flags, with law enforcement concluding that there was “no connection either from … an intelligence perspective or a criminal perspective.” But the inspector general asserted that Secret Service officials knew when Sullivan testified that information about two of the prostitutes had caused what’s commonly referred to as “intel hits.” One of those hits has since been dismissed and the other is still being investigated, according to media sources.

The senior Secret Service official asserted that before his testimony, “Sullivan was briefed as to the current status of the investigation and the facts known at that time. He was briefed that checks of the women’s names against national security and law enforcement databases, both in the U.S. and Colombia, had yielded no derogatory information.” The official acknowledged that the Secret Service was told that there had been “potentially… a partial match to the name of one of the women, but at the time, Director Sullivan was briefed that it was not a match. Indeed, the Secret Service, working with other government agencies, was never able to confirm a connection.”

The DHS inspector general has faced challenges in his investigation, with 10 senior and current Secret Service officials refusing to grant him or his investigators an interview. “We are concerned that the inspector general was interfered [with] in terms of his investigation, that was constrained and hampered,” Johnson told media sources.

The inspector general also said the Justice Department denied its request to pursue the legal authority to conduct interviews with the prostitutes, hotel staff, or night club employees in Colombia and to access hotel records. Justice Department officials asserted they provided the inspector general with the documents that they were seeking. “These are very serious charges — the fact that the Secret Service has been implicated in this kind of behavior that puts the president’s life at risk, our national security at risk and we cannot get the answers,” Johnson said.

Ten days after the scandal broke, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters, “There have been no specific, credible allegations of misconduct by anyone on the White House advance team or the White House staff.” The inspector general’s report also noted that the White House counsel conducted her own investigation when two staffers – one a soldier who was part of the White House Communications Agency, the other a White House Advance Team volunteer – were also cited in follow-up investigations, after Carney’s comments.

The soldier ultimately confessed, but the advance team volunteer denied any wrongdoing. The White House argues that the only information tying the volunteer to the scandal was a hotel log in which a prostitute listed the volunteer’s room number as her destination. White House officials noted that a Secret Service agent was similarly implicated – falsely – in the scandal, and that they are convinced of the volunteer’s innocence. They have no further information about whom the prostitute was visiting.

The inconsistency between the new investigation and Sullivan's past accounts has prompted a new call for answers from the Obama administration by lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Pimpin' Ain't Easy!

Posted: 8:02 p.m. PST, February 29, 2012 - Updated: 11:1 p.m. PST, March 2, 2012

ANAHEIM, Calif. (WCJB) -- A 34-year-old man was charged and arraigned Wednesday on suspicion of pimping a runaway teen after following up on a tip from FBI agents of a child prostitute soliciting sex in an online ad. Italo Rajot Boone (pictured left) of Oakland, is charged with two counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count each of pimping a minor, human trafficking and resisting an officer, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office.

The FBI alerted the Anaheim Police Department of an online post soliciting sex featuring a 15-year-old girl. Investigators called the girl and set up a meeting at an Anaheim hotel in the 1700 block of S. Harbor Boulevard. When they arrived about 3 p.m. at the hotel, they found the room was registered to Boone. Boone later exited the room, saw uniformed officers and ran. Police apprehended him with the help of a police dog. Undercover officers spoke with the girl, who said she had worked for Boone for about three weeks, media sources reported.

Police arrested Boone on suspicion of pimping, pandering, lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 16 and resisting police. He is being held at Orange County Jail in Santa Ana on $1 million bail. Boone is next scheduled to appear in court on March 8. If convicted, he faces 15 years and four months in jail and must register for life as a sex offender.

Judge John Victims!

Posted: 04/20/2011 05:41:56 PM PDT
Updated: 04/21/2011 04:59:26 AM PDT

The following story is one more reason Police Officers and Judges should not be solicting Prostitutes in the City of Oakland! See: Judge Jack Gifford, Retired, Solicitation

-- Harry J. Williby, Chief Editor

Oakland Police officer James Belote watches over a vehicle with two infants in the backseat of a car after their mother was arrested for prostitution on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 in Oakland, Calif.

The 1-month-old twins of a prostitution suspect were taken into protective custody Wednesday afternoon after their mother was arrested on suspicion of soliciting an undercover officer, police said. Oakland police Sgt. Roland Holmgren, who was in charge of the police operation, said, "I've never seen anything like this before. Even for the toughest cop, this would touch a place in (their) heart." The name of the 25-year-old Stockton woman was not immediately released.

She was arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment and suspicion of soliciting an act of prostitution. The woman was arrested about 4 p.m. Wednesday during a police operation targeting prostitution and human trafficking. Officers saw the woman loitering in the 1500 block of 16th Avenue and once saw her go check on something inside a "ratty and dirty" Oldsmobile parked nearby. Police said the car's tinted windows were rolled up, making it impossible for people to see inside.

When the woman returned to her place on the street, an undercover police officer contacted her and within a few minutes she agreed to do a sex act for money, police said. She got into his car and the two drove away. Other officers stopped them in a nearby fast-food restaurant parking lot and the woman was arrested. It was then that she told police that her 1-month-old twins, a boy and a girl, were in the car a few blocks away. When police arrived back at the

car, they found the babies asleep in infant seats and unharmed, Holmgren said. One front window was cracked slightly for air flow. Police fed the babies and then took them to Children's Hospital Oakland, for checkups before they were turned over to Alameda County Child Protective Services.

"We are glad we were able to intervene before something horrible happened to those children," he said.

Holmgren said the woman "showed no remorse at all." She told police she needed money to get back home to Stockton and asked, "What else am I supposed to do?' " Holmgren said. The woman also has three other children, ages 3, 4 and 5, police said.

The area where police also arrested six other women on solicitation Wednesday is a known prostitution hot spot and is within the area that was closed down during a anti-pimping and anti-prostitution rally last month.

Sting & The Police!

Posted: 04/09/2011 07:47:20 PM PDT
Updated: 04/11/2011 13:38:23 PM PDT

OAKLAND, CA -- Police arrested 19 men during a sting operation Friday in which undercover officers posed as prostitutes, a police captain said.

Officers focused their efforts along International Boulevard east of Lake Merritt and the Fruitvale neighborhood, an area plagued with prostitution for years, Capt. Edward Tracey said.

"Some say prostitution is a victimless crime, but most people who speak like that do not live in these neighborhoods," he said.

The sting, which began Friday afternoon, lasted about eight hours. One person suspected of being a pimp t was arrested along with 18 men accused of soliciting a prostitute for sex, Tracey said.

Residents and city officials held a rally in the area last month to draw attention to the area's prostitution problem.

Tracey said police have fewer resources at their disposal, so future efforts to curb the sex trade need to be more creative. He will speak with city attorneys next week about the possibility of posting on the department's website mug shots of those arrested Friday.

April 1, 2011

100 Years!

December 18, 2010

Former Newnan police officer Todd Lengsfeld (pictured left) will spend the next 60 years in prison after being sentenced on 13 counts involving Lengsfeld's contact with an underage female. Coweta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon, who presided over Lengsfeld's trial, passed sentence on Dec. 10, 2010 at the Coweta County Justice Center. Lengsfeld was sentenced to a total of 100 years in prison. He must serve 60 years in confinement and the remaining 40 years on probation. Lengsfeld must also register as a sex offender.

At the end of his trial in October, Lengsfeld was found guilty on four counts of child molestation, four counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and five counts of violation of oath by a public officer.

Lengsfeld was found not guilty of one count of aggravated child molestation and seven counts of child molestation.

On count 2, child molestation, Lengsfeld was sentenced to 20 years. On counts 5 and 16, enticing a child for indecent purposes, Lengsfeld was sentenced to a total of 20 years to be served consecutively after count 2. On count 6, child molestation, Lengsfeld was sentenced to 20 years, to be served consecutively after counts 5 and 16, for a total of 60 years in confinement.

On counts 12 and 13, child molestation and enticing a child for indecent purposes, Lengsfeld was sentenced to a total of 20 years, to be served concurrent -- or at the same time -- with count 2.

Lengsfeld was sentenced to 20 years probation on count 8, enticing a child for indecent purposes. He was also sentenced to 20 years probation for count 9, enticing a child for indecent purposes. Count 9 is to be served consecutively after count 8.

On the five counts of violation of oath by a public officer, Lengsfeld was sentenced to a total of 5 years, to be served concurrent -- or at the same time -- as count 2.

Coweta Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorneys Robert Peterkin and Sarah Japour prosecuted the case.

See: Cops the Sexually Offend! - Part XVI

13 Counts - Guilty!

October 9, 2010

A Coweta County Superior Court jury found former Newnan Police officer Todd Lengsfeld guilty on 13 of the 21 counts he faced in a case involving contact with an underage female. He was found guilty on four counts of child molestation, four counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes and five counts of violation of oath by a public officer. Lengsfeld was found not guilty of one count of aggravated child molestation and seven counts of child molestation.

The verdicts were delivered Friday morning in Coweta County Superior Court with Coweta Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Dennis Blackmon presiding. Following the verdict, Lengsfeld was taken to the Coweta County Jail. Blackmon will hold a sentencing hearing on Dec. 9, 2010. At the conclusion of the hearing, Blackmon could render a sentence or set a future sentencing date. The trial began Monday. Coweta Judicial Circuit Assistant District Attorneys Robert Peterkin and Sarah Japour prosecuted. Lengsfeld was represented by an Atlanta law firm.

In July 2009, the Newnan Police Department opened an internal investigation into the off-duty activities of Lengsfeld. The investigation centered on the officer's alleged inappropriate contact with a female juvenile by use of a cell phone issued to him by the Newnan-Coweta Crime Suppression Unit for official business. Authorities determined Lengsfeld was in violation of several law enforcement and city personnel policies. Investigators discovered probable cause to believe Lengsfeld's conduct might be criminal in nature. On July 28, 2009, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation was contacted to investigate the possibility of criminal activity. At that time, Lengsfeld was placed on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of the internal and criminal investigations.

The GBI investigation revealed Lengsfeld had been involved in a sexual relationship with the minor. At the conclusion of the investigation, Lengsfeld, who had been with the NPD for 11 years, was terminated.

The prosecution's key witness was the victim, who met Lengsfeld when she was a student at a local martial arts academy where Lengsfeld was a student and instructed classes on Saturday. The victim said she and Lengsfeld formed a friendly relationship that began with phone calls and text messages and became romantic in nature. The victim testified that on two occasions she snuck out of her house after midnight and was picked up by Lengsfeld and taken to a nearby church where kissing and fondling occurred. The victim said that on two other occasions she snuck out of friends' homes after midnight and was picked up by Lengsfeld and taken to his home, where the two removed much of their clothing and kissing and fondling occurred.

The victim said that each time Lengsfeld picked her up he was driving his unmarked police car. The victim claimed -- and cell phone records proved -- that calls and text messages from Lengsfeld to the victim were made on the cell phone issued to Lengsfeld by the Newnan-Coweta Crime Suppression Unit, where Lengsfeld worked while still a Newnan Police officer. The victim testified that in June 2009, Lengsfeld met her, her sister, her sister's boyfriend and a female friend of the victim at a local movie theater. Lengsfeld sat with the victim and her friend during the film.

The victim's sister told her mother, Angela Creason, that Lengsfeld had met them at the theater. Creason called Lengsfeld and ordered him not to have future contact with the victim. Creason told her sister, Kim Rainwater, about the movie incident. Rainwater later informed Coweta deputies about the relationship between Lengsfeld and the victim. After the matter was brought to the attention of Newnan police officials, GBI Special Agent Larry Duren was asked to investigate by Deputy Chief Rodney Riggs of the Newnan Police Department. Duren testified that during the interview Lengsfeld admitted to having a relationship with the alleged victim and that he had picked her up and taken her to his house twice.
See: Cops the Sexually Offend! - Part XVI

Identured Sexitude!

December 10, 2010

Oakland, CA (WCJB) - International Boulevard in Oakland, California is a major thoroughfare, but locals know it as the “track.” As we discovered while working with police and prosecutors, it is ground zero for child prostitution. Go to the “track” at any time of the day or night and you will find numerous girls working the streets. And these girls are noticeably underage. According to police, many of them are recruited as young as 12 years old.

Undercover officers conduct weekly prostitution stings to get as many of them off the streets as possible. A couple weeks ago, we were invited to come along to watch how it happens. Over the course of two nights, we saw the girls get detained and brought to a holding facility behind a mall where they are not treated as criminals, but as victims. “To look at them as prostitutes is a complete misnomer because they’re sexually exploited children. They’re victims of child abuse and it’s slavery,” said Sharmin Bock, who heads up the human exploitation and trafficking unit for the Alameda District Attorney’s office. As we learned, it’s clear there is one thing driving this whole enterprise: money. A pimp with 4 girls who each bring in $500 a day is taking in more than $600,000 a year. That’s all cash, tax free. Human trafficking has become so profitable that drug dealers are increasingly turning to pimping. Experts say the girls aren’t allowed to keep any of the money. “I have to say traffickers are by far the most manipulative of all the people I have prosecuted in my 21 years,” said Bock. Most of the girls are runaways, with nowhere to turn and little self esteem. It’s likened to Stockholm syndrome, where victims bond with their captors. For all their labor, Bock says, they may wind up with a meal from a fast food restaurant. The “track” basically has a whole infrastructure set up for prostitution. Cheap motels dot the boulevard and there are lots of side streets for johns to sit in their cars and wait for the right girl to come along. Officers try to target the youngest girls. (Getting the exact age of a girl can be tricky because many of them lie once they’re detained and they often don’t carry identification.) For me, the most surprising thing about our ride along was the realization that this is actually happening in America. You often think of this kind of activity happening in some foreign land. As Sharmin Bock told me, “This is something that occurs in America with American men exploiting American children and other Americans facilitating what it in essence is modern day slavery today.” July 2, 2010 LAYTON, Utah -- A Farmington off-duty police officer was among eight men arrested during a prostitution sting conducted by Layton police Thursday. Layton Police Lt. Quinn Moyes said Farmington Police Lt. Shane Whitaker, 40, of Farmington, was cited with a class B misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute. Officers did not book Whitaker in the Davis County Jail for safety concerns, Moyes said. Whitaker said Friday he is not making any comments on the arrest. A court date has yet to be set for Whitaker. Moyes said they plan to treat Whitaker's case "like any other case. Police officers are not above the law and we do not turn a blind eye or condone this type of activity." The Layton police department created its own vice unit five years ago specifically to crack down on prostitution within its city. One other man who came to a local hotel expecting to meet a prostitute was cited with a class B misdemeanor and released. The other six were each booked on a $623 bail. They came from as far as Draper and Tremonton to meet with a prostitute in a local hotel, Moyes said. From June 2009 to June of this year, the department has arrested 61 people -- 28 prostitutes and 33 johns, Moyes said.


Seattle Gang Dismantled!

May 20, 2010 A young woman who was severely beaten by a Seattle gang member in his efforts to control her and to keep her making money for him through prostitution finally had enough—she reported the crime to local authorities. That’s how our Pacific Northwest Innocence Lost Task Force got involved. From that initial complaint late in 2008, some 20 victims of sex trafficking—five of them juveniles—were rescued, and 10 members of the West Side Street Mobb gang are now behind bars. “As a result of this case,” said Special Agent Colleen Sanders, “the gang has basically been dismantled.” And recently, 19-year-old pimp DeShawn “Cash Money” Clark—responsible for the brutal beating that sparked the larger investigation—received a 17-year sentence and was the first person to be convicted in Washington state of a relatively new human trafficking law. “This case illustrates the ongoing national problem of sex trafficking of juveniles,” said Sanders, the task force coordinator who works out of our Seattle office. “It also illustrates the success of the task force approach in bringing local, state, and federal agencies together to help get these young victims off the street.” The Innocence Lost National Initiative was established in 2003 by the FBI, in conjunction with the Department of Justice Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Its goal is to address the increasing problem of domestic sex trafficking of children in the U.S. Since then, some 34 task forces and working groups like the Pacific Northwest organization have been formed around the country, and nearly 900 children have been rescued. In addition, more than 500 pimps like “Cash Money” Clark have been convicted. Sex trafficking cases—especially those involving juveniles—can be difficult to investigate, Sanders explained. Many of the young victims don’t immediately recognize themselves as such. Often the girls consent to prostitution because they think they are in love with their pimps and consider them family—sometimes the only “family” the girls have, despite the beatings and abuse common in those types of relationships. Agent Sanders, who joined the Bureau in 2002, has been working Innocence Lost cases for the last two years. And although Seattle has a reputation for attracting runaway juveniles who are susceptible to being trafficked, she noted, “The more I worked this case, the more I learned that every major city in the United States has this very same problem.” In Seattle, as in other U.S. cities, girls use the Internet to advertise themselves, or they work the street—known as the “track”—walking in seedy areas near low-budget hotels and parks deserted at night except for drug dealers and pimps. After juveniles are recovered, specialists from our Victim Assistance Program work with them, providing help that could range from setting up a place to live to helping them enroll in school or just being available to talk. “Some of the victims we can reach and help them get out of the game,” Sanders said. “But we have to catch them early, while they can still escape from that lifestyle.” That’s why successes like shutting down the West Side Street Mobb pimps are encouraging. “The task force did a great job on this investigation,” Sanders said. “It was truly a team effort, and all of us are committed to keeping young girls from being trafficked.”

SFPD Vice!

May 20, 2010 Jerry Lankford, a San Francisco Police lieutenant whose three-decade career was fraught with strife and controversy, has retired. Department spokeswoman Lieutenant Lyn Tomioka confirmed that Lankford retired Feb. 11, 2010 with full benefits. Lankford's problems in the department began in 1983, when he was arrested for soliciting an undercover Oakland police officer posing as a prostitute. Although Lankford was suspended from the SFPD for 60 days, no charges were filed against him. Instead, Lankford ascended the ranks, becoming a sergeant in 1992 and a lieutenant in 1996. Over the next 10 years, he was named in five lawsuits against the department that cost the city $59,000. One suit was filed by another SFPD officer who claimed that Lankford ripped out some of his chest hair during an argument over an incident report. Another officer, who is Jewish, filed a complaint against Lankford for allegedly saying to him, "every time I see you, it reminds me of the Holocaust." In 2003, Lankford was accused of abducting 19-year-old Christina Gomez in his SUV while off-duty, and holding her against her will. Although no criminal charges were filed, Gomez sued the department and the case settled for $10,000 out of court. About a year later, an internal police investigation of Lankford found he had frequented "red-light districts" in San Francisco, Oakland, and Emeryville, in three cases with a towel draped over his license plate. In 2006 the Police Commission found Lankford guilty of those charges. In April of 2009, however, the commission cleared Lankford of the Gomez abduction charges. (Additionally, he had been accused of intimidating the officer who took down Gomez' report, but the commission cleared him of that as well). The commissioners said the police department hadn't proven its case, and allowed Lankford to reclaim his badge and gun. He had been working behind a desk for five years. "I think the department has dragged Jerry Lankford through the mud long enough," his attorney said. Now, less than a year later and under a new police chief who has vowed to clean up the department, Lankford has retired at 54. Reached on his cell phone and asked why he retired, Lankford directed the media to his lawyer who has not returned the call.

Sgt. Donald Forte!

07/03/07 12:00 AM A San Francisco police sergeant accused of a sex crime in Oakland pleaded not guilty to one charge of committing lewd acts on a minor Monday in Alameda County Superior Court. San Francisco police Sgt. Donald Forte, 58, a 37-year department veteran who supervised motorcycle officers in the traffic company, was arrested June 14 after Oakland police officers allegedly found him having sex with a 14-year-old prostitute in a car. Oakland police say they discovered Forte when they responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle parked in the area of Calcot Place at about 11:34 p.m., an Oakland Police Department spokesman said at the time of the arrest. Calcot Place is a small, dead-end street near the 23rd Avenue overpass of Interstate Highway 880. Forte’s lawyer, Harry Stern, said it was premature to comment on the case. "What I do know for certain is that Sgt. Forte has had a very distinguished career — 37 years of service with the SFPD and we will have a better idea about the outlook for the case once I’ve had the chance to read the police reports and associated evidence," Stern said. Forte faces one felony charge of lewd and lascivious acts on a minor. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office did not comment on the case. Forte was placed on unpaid leave after the arrest, San Francisco police Sgt. Steve Mannina said. He remains on leave without pay while his legal proceedings and a concurrent administrative investigation take place. While it is not uncommon for workers of retirement age to retire when facing discipline, Mannina said Forte has not done so. The San Francisco Department of Human Resources indicated he has not filed retirement papers. "He hasn’t been convicted of a crime. He has every right to retire. He’s got service; he’s got age. He’s put in 37 years at the department," Mannina said. Forte is free from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on $138,000 bail. Stern said he is due back in court Aug. 6, 2007.

Judge Jack Gifford!

An Alameda County [Calif.] judge was arrested by Oakland police during a decoy sting targeting customers who solicit prostitutes. [Former] Police Chief Richard Word said Superior Court Judge Jack Gifford, 76, of Oakland was arrested on March 3, 2004 for soliciting prostitution (Pen. Code, § 647, subd. (b)) during the prostitution decoy operation on San Pablo Avenue, several blocks north of downtown Oakland. Alameda County Superior Court Judge Jack Gifford, accused of soliciting an act of prostitution earlier this month, was convicted March 19, 2004 after pleading no contest to the lesser charge of disturbing the peace. Jack Gifford was not placed on probation, which normally happens in such agreements because that could have an impact on when or whether he could return to the bench. The District Attorney's Office did not want to take the case to a jury trial because the outcome was uncertain. Neither side was really satisfied with the bargain struck, "but both sides could live with it. Cops, (Alameda County) district attorneys, and defense attorneys said it's unfortunate what happened, but it is just a blip on the screen. Despite his conviction to a reduced charge of Disturbing the peace, many agreed Jack should be allowed to continue as a judge. Gifford has presided over thousands of criminal cases, ranging from murders to misdemeanors. Gifford supported local Democrats and has appeared at many police charity functions over the years. Jack Gifford endorsed Phil Daly for Superior Court Judge. Now retired, Jack is collecting a pension at taxpayer's expense after contributing to the demise of the Oakland Community. Related LinksPolice Brutality External LinksJudge held in prostitution solicitation stingIsland judge pleads in prostitution caseOakland's new approach to prostitution treats teenagers as victimsThree Girls Rescued from Child Prostitution in Oakland

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