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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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Coonin' ~ 2016!

TPD Style!

Posted: Nov. 19, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Tuesday Nov. 22, 2016 10:37 pm PDT

Talladega, Ala. -- A police officer in Alabama was fired after posting racist memes on Facebook, including one of First Lady Michelle Obama, officials announced. The controversial post featured text over a picture of Melania Trump reading, “Fluent in Slovenian, English, French, Serbian, and German.” Below it, the words “Fluent in Ghetto” were laid over a photo of Obama. The officer, Joel Husk, is a Trump supporter who had worked for the Talladega Police Department for two and a half years, according to media reports.

LAPD Style!

Posted: Mon., September 19, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016 09:37 am PDT

Los Angeles, CA -- Rodney King's daughter was just 7 when her father was beaten bloody by Los Angeles Police officers in 1991. She was eating breakfast when it came on the morning news. The video footage showed LAPD officers kicking and hitting her unarmed father dozens of times with batons. It gave her nightmares for years.

Lora King, 32, stood shoulder to shoulder with about a dozen LAPD officers Thursday. She hugged many of them. She was there to join them in a talk to young people who have had their own run-ins with police. She said a whole police department can't be judged by the actions of a few.

New York, NY -- New York City police shot and killed a 66-year-old woman with a history of psychiatric problems Tuesday (Oct 18, 2016) night as she wielded scissors and a bat.

Atlanta, GA (Published on Jul 21, 2015) -- HEADLINE: Two officers guilty in 92-year old's shooting.

Atlanta, GA (Published on Aug 13, 2013) -- Kathryn Johnston was an elderly Atlanta, Georgia, woman who was shot by undercover police officers in her home on Neal Street in northwest Atlanta on November 21, 2006, where she had lived for 17 years. Three officers, Arthur Tesler, Jason R. Smith and Gregg Junnier, entered her home in what was later described as a 'botched' drug raid. Officers cut off burglar bars and broke down her door using a no-knock warrant. Police said Johnston fired at them and they fired in response; she fired one shot out the door over the officers' heads and they fired 39 shots, five or six of which hit her. None of the officers was injured by her gunfire, but Johnston was killed by the officers. Police injuries were later attributed to "friendly fire" from each other's weapons.

Atlanta, GA (Published on Nov 22, 2006) -- Undercover police raid the wrong house AGAIN. They shot a 92 year old black woman. This elderly lady didn't go out without a fight. She was able to shoot 3 of the officers before going down. I consider this lady to be a kind of hero, she stood up and defended her life, freedom, and home. We could learn something from her.

South Africa -- On August 30th 2016, a South African police officer was caught raping a 15-year-old Black girl on camera inside of a jail cell. The security camera footage was released earlier this week and has been shared millions of times across Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

Posted: June 3, 2016

Florida -- Triplets Heaton, Wilder and Holden have developed the sweetest bond with garbage men Andrew Black, Rob Whitmore and Chad Cover. So much so that the 2-year-olds, who live in Florida, look forward to the weekly “garb days,” (or garbage days), to spend time with their treasured friends. This is called "Coonin'." Adult Black Males forming friendships with White (Toddler) Children. To obtain a better understanding of the concept of "Coonin'," please see the Movie: "The Toy," (1982) featuring the late comedian, Richard Pryor.

Posted: November 25, 2016

Charleston, West Virginia -- A 62-year-old man fatally shot a black teen following a verbal confrontation at a grocery store Monday night. After being arraigned on a first-degree murder charge and jailed Tuesday, William Pulliam, who is white, confessed to the murder of James Means, 15. The incident is now being investigated as a hate crime.

Posted: November 14, 2016

Geismar, Louisiana -- On November 14, Jordan Jackson, who is 8 years old and black, was allegedly attacked by a group of white boys. During the beating, one of the assailants is said to have told Jackson, "You need to go back to the cotton farm!" The incident, which left the young boy with multiple injuries, occurred on the grounds of Geismar, Louisiana's Spanish Lake Primary School.

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POSTED: OCT 20 2016 06:09AM PDT ~ UPDATED: 12:12 am, October 23, 2016 PDT

OAKLAND, CA (WCJB) -- On Thursday, Oct. 21, 2016, Oakland police announced the arrest of an officer. The officer has been charged after he was arrested a day earlier in connection with an alleged involvement with a prostitute. Ryan Walterhouse, 26, was charged with two felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and a misdemeanor charge of engaging in prostitution. Walterhouse was arrested Wednesday in downtown Oakland about 9 p.m. as he arrived for work. Walterhouse confessed to giving a sex worker information on covert operations. Officer Walterhouse was booked on Thursday of last week at the Glenn Dyer Jail in Oakland. He posted $20,000 bail within three hours of his booking. Walterhouse was arraigned Friday and pleaded not guilty on all counts.

Walterhouse is accused of conspiring with a prostitute. He allegedly had a relationship with the prostitute for over six months. He warned her when fellow police officers would be out so she wouldn’t get busted for prostitution. He is accused of warning the woman twice last week. He is also accused of calling her and texting her during times when undercover stings to stop prostitution were in progress. Court documents show that on October 13, he allegedly called an “unidentified woman” and said, “You might want to call it an early night tonight. You might want to stick to the online thing right now.” He also allegedly texted the woman with messages warnings such as, “I’ll let you know when n to…not yet, they still out, probably after 12.”

Mayor Libby Schaaf said during a press conference at Oakland police headquarters: "It is incredibly disturbing that in light of what happened this summer, any officer could think that it was at all acceptable to engage in this type of behavior and further sully the reputation of this department that has been working so hard." In a written statement released Thursday morning, the department said: "The Oakland Police Department takes all allegations of misconduct involving our employees seriously. We hold all of our employees to a high level of ethical and professional accountability and will not tolerate criminal behavior. Ensuring internal investigations are swift, fair and objective is our priority."

Deputy Chief John Lois said the alleged crimes occurred both on-duty, as well as, off-duty. Oakland Officer Omega Crum noticed some of Walterhouse’s alleged conspiracies. Officer Crum swore in an affidavit that Officer Walterhouse’s actions put other officers in harm’s way. Officials said they believe the incident does not extend beyond Walterhouse. They also said Walterhouse's arrest is not connected to a sex scandal that rocked five Bay Area law enforcement agencies. Celeste Guap (an alias used by the woman at the center of the scandal and misconduct allegations) claims she had sex with two dozen current and former officers. Walterhouse was arraigned at the same time on Friday as two other Oakland Police who were arraigned on their sex scandal charges. They also have pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Vassar Inappropriately!

POSTED: 6:56 AM, OCTOBER 14, 2016 ~ UPDATED: 11:46PM, OCTOBER 15, 2016 PDT

PONCA CITY, Okla. – Matthew Vassar, 45, is now an ex-Oklahoma police officer. Vassar has been arrested for allegedly molesting a 12-year-old girl. Investigators arrested Vassar in Ponca City on Thursday evening for lewd acts with a child. A probable cause affidavit claims that Vassar resigned on Thursday from the Perry Police Department. Vassar resigned after the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations (OSBI) made multiple attempts to contact him for an interview.

Investigators with the OSBI began investigating the allegations against Vassar on Oct. 11, 2016. The Ponca City Police Department also began investigating Vassar. The allegations came to light after the alleged victim told a friend that Vassar had been inappropriately touching her for the past several years. A family member of the friend called the victim’s mother to tell her about the alleged abuse. The victim’s mother then immediately called police.

An arrest warrant alleges claims made by the victim during an interview with officials. The victim said that she “didn’t know what Vassar was doing to her was wrong. As [the victim] got older[,] she watched a video about puberty and sex at school. [At this point] she learned what Vassar was doing to her was wrong.” The victim told investigators that she was afraid to tell anyone because she didn’t think anyone would believe her. She added that she was scared of Vassar.

Oral Commands!

Posted: JUNE 22, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Friday Oct. 14, 2016 01:57 am PST

Montgomery, Alabama -- Montgomery, Alabama police officer Deonte Lashawn Hamner, 27, is accused of holding a gun to a man’s head and forcing him to perform oral sex on him during a traffic stop. The felony sex crime arrest report was released last week. Investigators said Hamner was on-duty when he pulled the victim over. He then pulled his department issued firearm on the victim and forced him to perform oral sex at gunpoint. Officer Hamner made “a deal” with the victim, in exchange for not shooting him in the head. The victim later contacted the Montgomery police.

The arrest report indicates the incident took place on June 9 between 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Montgomery Police Department began an investigating against one of their own after the victim made allegations against Hamner. Officer Hamner claimed there was a disturbance and he responded, making contact with the victim. MPD then arrested one of their own after conducting an investigation. Officer Hamner then traded his badge for an orange jump suit. Officer Hammer’s bond was set at $60,000.

The southern Alabama police department refuses to say where the alleged sexual assault took place. The Montgomery Police Department also refused to verify if there was even a noise complaint called in. This implies Officer Hamner may not have received a call at all and was simply abusing his position to prey on the victim. In spite of the current charges against him, Montgomery PD placed Hamner on paid administrative leave. He graduated from the police academy in 2014. Hamner was with the Montgomery Police Department for just over two years.

Alabama law defines the Class A charge, that could land Hamner anywhere between 10-99 years in prison, as Sodomy in the first degree:

(a) A person commits the crime of sodomy in the first degree if:

(1) He engages in deviate sexual intercourse with another person by forcible compulsion; or

(2) He engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is incapable of consent by reason of being

physically helpless or mentally incapacitated; or

(3) He, being 16 years old or older, engages in deviate sexual intercourse with a person who is less than

12 years old.

(b) Sodomy in the first degree is a Class A felony.

Sex Convictions!

Oklahoma City, OK -- 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.

Continuous,... ~ 2016!

Continuous Sexual Abuse of A Child, Penal Code Section 288.5 (Felony): "5 of our deputy Sheriff officer's had sexual relations with Jasmine Abuslin. She was an 18 year old prostitute. The deputies did not pay her, or arrest her. Therefore no crime was committed and this is closed."

California Law: CHAPTER 5. Bigamy, Incest, and the Crime Against Nature [281 - 289.6] ( Chapter 5 enacted 1872. ) California Penal Code Section 288.5. (a) Any person who either resides in the same home with the minor child or has recurring access to the child, who over a period of time, not less than three months in duration, engages in three or more acts of substantial sexual conduct with a child under the age of 14 years at the time of the commission of the offense, as defined in subdivision (b) of Section 1203.066, or three or more acts of lewd or lascivious conduct, as defined in Section 288, with a child under the age of 14 years at the time of the commission of the offense is guilty of the offense of continuous sexual abuse of a child and shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for a term of 6, 12, or 16 years.

Wrist Slaps!

Posted: Fri., September 23, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Sunday Sept. 25, 2016 09:57 am PDT

HAYWARD, CA (WCJB) – Brian Bunton, 40, is one of five Oakland police officers charged in a sex scandal. Bunton graduated from the police academy last year. It is his second career. He has a wife and children. The child-sex scandal is centered around Jasmine Abuslin. Abuslin is the former sex worker who previously identified herself by the name “Celeste Guap.” She claims she slept with 30 Bay Area police officers. Abuslin says she had sex with four of the officers before she turned 18. Abuslin's claims triggered internal affairs investigations at several Bay Area law enforcement agencies.

Bunton pleaded not guilty Friday to a felony obstruction charge. He also pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor prostitution charge. Bunton is accused of warning Abuslin to stay away from an intersection known for prostitution because of an ongoing police operation. Bunton allegedly provided Abuslin information about an undercover sting happening on East 14th Street in Oakland during a specific evening. The victim said Bunton received sex in exchange for the information.

Bunton did not comment to reporters after the hearing. His lawyer told local media outlets that his client has expressed remorse and took responsibility for some of the actions. The attorney would not say what actions he took responsibility for. The attorney continued, “He understands there are consequences and those are going on right now.” Bunton will have to surrender at Santa Rita Jail by Monday. He is expected to pay the bail of $12,500 that was set by the judge Friday. Bunton’s attorney said he is still employed by the Oakland Police Department, since he hasn’t been convicted of any crime. The city of Oakland would not say if Bunton is currently patrolling the streets or on paid leave.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley previously filed criminal charges against the first two of the seven police officers she plans to prosecute in the case.

Former Livermore police officer Dan Black, 49, is charged with two counts of engaging in prostitution: two counts of performing lewd acts; and one count of giving alcohol to a person under 21. The crimes allegedly occurred in Berkeley in April after Black bought dinner for the woman, according to the charges. Black resigned his post.

Retired Oakland police officer Leroy Johnson is charged with failing to report suspected child abuse in September 2015. The teenager told him in a Facebook message that she had engaged in sex with other Oakland officers and was underage in some of the encounters. Abuslin was in Puerto Rico with her mother at the time. According to the complaint Johnson was a family friend of both mother and daughter. Abuslin's mother is an Oakland police dispatcher.

The complaint signed by Deputy District Attorney Sabrina Farrell alleges that after she sent Johnson the message, he wrote back, “Tell me you were and (sic) adult,” and she responded, “I’d be lying.” As an officer, Johnson had a mandatory duty to report suspected child abuse. Both Black and Johnson are scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court on Oct. 4. The crimes they are accused of are misdemeanors.

Posted: Mon., September 19, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Friday Sept. 23, 2016 01:37 pm PDT

Oakland, CA -- Ex-Livermore police officer Dan Black is one of seven East Bay law enforcement officers being charged in connection with the child-sex scandal. Black has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of engaging in an act of prostitution. He is charged with two additional misdemeanors of engaging in a lewd act in a public place. Black claims he is "still employed with the Livermore PD." However, he was on administrative leave for several months, before resigning.

Black spoke via Facebook Messenger to media sources. He said "No way," did he think he'd be charged in the case. He insisted that all he did was have consensual sex with another adult in his RV in a restaurant parking lot. Black says that he did not know the child was a prostitute. He also says did not know about her encounters with other police officers. He says he thought she was a nanny. He admits, though, that he offered to buy her dinner. He claims he picked her up in his RV and took her to Spenger's Grotto in Berkeley. He said they dined and then spent the night in the RV in the parking lot.

The child claims that Black told her when they met: "I don't pay for sex but I will buy you dinner." However, Black says that was taken out of context. He also joked: "We all pay for it; diamonds; gifts; and marriage." He told media sources: "Sex and prostitution are two very different things. One is legal and one is not." Alameda County DA Nancy O'Malley told media sources that it was still paying for sex, regardless of how Black spins it. "It doesn't have to be money. It can be food. I mean we have children on the street who are homeless who are engaging in commercial sex because they don't have food."

Several other officers, including unnamed officers with the Oakland Police Department, have been charged with sexual exploitation, inappropriate sexual conduct with a minor, and obstruction of justice.

Posted: Mon., September 19, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Friday Sept. 23, 2016 02:00 pm PDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (WCJB) -- Officials say three more officers have been formally charged in connection with the Bay Area police child-sex scandal. The scandal involves a woman named Jasmine Abuslin who was formally known as Celeste Guap. Alameda County District Attorney officials announced a felony obstruction of justice charge for former Oakland Police Department Ofc. Brian Bunton. Oakland Police Department Ofc. Giovanni Loverde and former Contra Costa Deputy Ricardo Perez face felony oral copulation with a minor. The offenses are punishable by up to three years in jail. Alameda County prosecutors promised to charge seven officers. So far five officers have been charged.

River Runs Deep!

POSTED: 6:56 AM, Sep 8, 2016 ~ UPDATED: 1:13AM, OCTOBER 18, 2016 PDT

Riverdale, GA -- According to a Riverdale Police report, a woman was turned over to Officer J. Robinson for transport from the Riverdale Police Department to the Clayton County Jail on August 7 after being arrested for falsely reporting a crime. Investigators said it was during that transport that Robinson allegedly raped the woman behind an empty building on Tara Blvd.

During a preliminary hearing Tuesday, new details of the encounter between the Jonesboro man and the woman in his custody were revealed.

A GBI special agent investigating the rape allegations told the Clayton County courtroom the female told him what happened during the ride from the Riverdale Police Department to the county jail. He said she told him that, during the transport, Robinson stopped and parked near a building on Tara Boulevard, where she claimed she was forced to have sex with him. The woman said she was handcuffed during the ordeal, and felt threatened and intimidated by Robinson.

Robinson, when questioned, at first denied any stops along the transport. GBI Special Agent Agie George says that when special agents pressed him about the unusually long time it took to transport the inmate, Robinson changed his story: "His head slumped, he looked disappointed," Agent George testified. That's when Robinson told investigators they did have sex, but that the inmate came on to him.

Once at the jail, the inmate "adamantly asked" intake deputies to not wash her clothing as she switched into a jail jumpsuit. Her clothing was eventually entered as evidence along with a rape kit when she went to authorities following her release from jail.

Riverdale Police say Robinson had only been with the department for five months when the incident occurred. His former place of employment, according to investigators, was the same tire shop where the alleged attack happened.

Detoxed ~ 2016!

Posted: Friday, September 09, 2016 04:16PM PDT ~ Updated: Sunday Sept. 11, 2016 09:37 am PDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (WCJB) -- Alameda County D.A., Nancy O'Malley, announced that criminal charges will be filed against seven officers in the sex scandal rocking several East Bay police departments. Nancy O'Malley says that five of these officers are from the Oakland Police Department. The five Oakland PD officers have been identified as officers: Brian Bunton; Warit Utappa; resigned Officer Tyrell Smith; and retired Officer Leroy Johnson. Officer Dan Black of the Livermore Police Department and Contra Costa County Sheriff Deputy Ricardo Perez also face criminal charges.

Four of the Oakland PD officers were terminated. The other departments have also had resignations and suspensions. On Thursday, the Livermore officer resigned. All of the officers are alleged to have been sexually involved with a woman known as Celeste Guap, age 19. Guap (pictured above, center) is a self-described prostitute. She says she slept with multiple officers when she was underage. Richmond police sent her to a rehab center in Florida. She was arrested last week for assault.

O'Malley said that more charges could be possible in other counties. However, she said she cannot charge some of the Oakland police officers who had contact with Guap in Contra Costa County. O'Malley says she is in contact with District Attorneys in Contra Costa County, San Francisco County and San Joaquin County regarding their officers.

Posted: Sept. 2, 2016, 8:23 am PDT ~ Updated: Saturday Sept. 10, 2016 09:37 am PDT

Stuart, Florida -- The recent arrest of Celeste Guap, 19 (pictured above, center) smells fishy. Guap is a resident of Richmond, California. She is the daughter of an Oakland police dispatcher. Guap is the California woman who claims she had sex with more than two dozen cops. She claims to have had sex with some officers while she was still under 18. The sex was in exchange for cash or protection from prostitution stings. Guap has been central to the sex scandal involving officers from at least five Bay-Area police agencies. The Bay-Area police agencies include Oakland, Richmond, and San Francisco. The first officer she claims to have been involved with wound up killing himself last fall. The officer's wife also allegedly committed suicide.

Richmond Police Officer Terrance Jackson. Jackson is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with sexually exploited teen Celeste Guap.

Something just doesn't sit right about Guap's arrest. Guap is now being held in a southeast-Florida jail. Last Friday Guap checked into a residential detox facility in Stuart, Florida. Her mother described Guap as a heroin addict. Guap and her mother both told media sources that the drug-treatment was funded through the Richmond Police Department (RPD). Three days after arriving, Guap was arrested. She is in the Martin County Jail facing felony charges for aggravated battery. Guap's bail was set at $300,000. Any investigation into California cops' involvement with Guap may now be hindered by the Florida felony-battery case.

The allegation that RPD funded the detox has raised eyebrows among people following the investigation. Guap's prostitution claims include RPD officers. Guap told media sources that the treatment money came from RPD's victim's compensation fund. According to Guap: "They said it was a paid vacation, ... to consider it a paid vacation." RPD chief of staff, Lieutenant Felix Tan, would not confirm or deny whether the agency was involved with Guap's treatment. He stated: "It would be irresponsible and inappropriate for any public agency to comment on anyone's rehabilitation progress. We are not commenting." A California civil-rights attorney is leading a call for the state to take over the investigation from individual agencies involved. The attorney said: "I'm not saying rehab is a bad idea, but there are rehab programs here.

Guap's alleged victim is a detox-center security guard named Joseph Sanders. He claimed Guap was getting (verbally) upset with a facility care staffer. He said he and two other security guards entered the room. At that point, Guap tried to pull a safe off of the room's countertop. "[W]hen the security officers intervened, [Guap] began resisting, starting a physical altercation." The arrest affidavit says Guap began "screaming at the employees then lunged at one of the female security officers. Sanders attempted to restrain Guap. At this point she bit his right forearm.

Guap told police Monday that she did not remember anything about the incident that led to her arrest. Guap "stated she blacks out when she gets angry." Guap then refused to talk to police. She was handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car. She slipped out of the handcuffs. Guap then began to repeatedly bang her head against the window. She was then placed in a police hobble. Security-camera footage of the altercation allegedly backs up Sanders report, ...except for the biting. The biting was not caught on video. Officer Michael Trent McCarthy reported in Guap's arrest affidavit that he observed "teeth marks" on Sanders' arm. He mentions no bruising or bleeding.

Guap's mother wonders why a detox and recovery center would call the police on someone for acting-out in the throes of drug withdrawal. It's a fair question. An aggravated battery charge for this incident also might seem harsh. The charge is supposedly reserved for an assault involving a deadly weapon, or attacks that cause: "great bodily harm; permanent disability; or permanent disfigurement."

Public Information Officer Christine Weiss said the sheriff's office has not yet seen the Security-camera footage. However, according to Weiss, aggravated battery is the standard charge in cases that involve biting. Weiss also said that the $300,000 bond was nothing unusual. "We have in Martin County very high bonds." Weiss added that the department was "not even aware" of Guap's situation in California until it began receiving calls from California media today.

PUBLISHED: THURSDAY, JULY 7, 2016 | UPDATED: Monday, Sept. 12, 2016 at 11;24 AM PDT
“'Waiting for u to make us$$$$'”

-- 2016 texts between Federal law-enforcement agent, William K. Johnson and Celeste Guap, who has been the victim of sexual exploitation since she was 12.

Federal law-enforcement agent, William K. Johnson. Johnson is alleged to have had a sexual relationship with sexually exploited teen Celeste Guap. He also texted her asking to be her pimp.

San Joaquin County, California -- William K. Johnson is a guard for the federal Defense Logistics Agency. The federal Defense Logistics Agency a branch of the U.S. Department of Defense. The Federal law-enforcement agent is based in San Joaquin County. He asked teen Celeste Guap if he could her pimp. Guap is at the center of the Oakland PD sex scandal.

The communications were via text messages obtained by media sources. Johnson sent multiple text messages to the eighteen year-old. He asked her to make money for him through sex work. Guap said that Johnson initiated contact with her over Instagram in May (2016). Guap said Johnson contacted her after initial news reports about her sexual exploitation by numerous East Bay cops.

“If you know I'm in the middle of a police sex scandal, why get involved with me.”

-- Guap said about her contact with Federal law-enforcement agent, William K. Johnson. Guap has been the victim of sexual exploitation since she was 12.

The messages show that Johnson solicited her for sex. Guap claims they met at the hot tubs on University Avenue in Berkeley. They then traveled out to Johnson's home in Vacaville. On multiple occasions Johnson offered to serve as Guap's exploiter in order to earn more money through sex work. Additional text messages provided by Guap confirm these allegations. Johnson texted Celeste on one morning in May.

Johnson: "What u doing today,"

Guap: "Hide lol"

Johnson: "Ur supposed to make us rich"

(When Celeste asked how, Johnson replied:)

Johnson: "BP."

(According to Guap, "BP," refers to Backpage.com. The website is used by sex workers to advertise themselves to customers.)

In another text message exchange, Johnson wrote:

Johnson: "Waiting for u to make us$$$$."

Guap: "Lol I'll pay you daddy; )"

Johnson: "Ok....when will you start" and "How much can you pay me?"

Media sources first contacted the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) about Johnson's contact with Guap in mid-May. Spokesperson Dawn Bonsell stated that Johnson was not under investigation. On June 9, media sources followed up on the matter. Sources asked if an investigation had been opened yet. However, Bonsell stated again that Johnson was not under investigation. On July 6, media sources reported that the DLA had "reassigned" Johnson to administrative duty.

Patrick Mackin, the deputy director of public affairs for the DLA, confirmed to media sources that an investigation has been opened. Johnson was placed on administrative duties on June 14, 2016. The is the same day media sources named him in a story. Media sources reached Johnson by phone on July 7th. Johnson told media sources that he "can't talk to the media." He then hung up the phone. DLA spokesperson Michelle McCaskill said today that the agency cannot release any more information about the investigation. Deputy District Attorney Robert Himelblau said the San Joaquin County District Attorney does not currently have an inquiry open into Johnson.

PUBLISHED: July 1, 2016 at 8:06 pm | UPDATED: Sept. 12, 2016 at 11;24 AM PDT

RICHMOND, CA — The RYSE Youth Center demanded that police Chief Allwyn Brown remove two police officers from school campuses. The calls came amid allegations the pair and three other officers had sex with Celeste Guap, 19 (pictured above, center). Guap used to attend a Richmond city high school. She is at the center of a widening police sex scandal. Both officers work on school campuses. Officer Jerred Tong works at Lovonya DeJean Middle School. Officer Terrance Jackson has worked at De Anza High. Guap said he even detained her a few years ago for cutting class.

All three of the Richmond officers named by Guap have assignments to work with youths. Lt. Andre Hill is a Richmond police spokesman. He was the RYSE center’s contact at the department. Tong is a youth adviser in the department’s police Explorers program. Tong initiated a text conversation with Guap on Monday morning, April 11, 2016. The officer asks if he could stop to visit Guap on his way from downtown to “DA” (apparently referring to De Anza High School). The city’s website shows Tong worked morning weekday hours during the school year.

The Youth Center demanded that Chief Brown reassign the two officers, or place them and the other officers on leave while authorities investigate the claims.


Posted: August 18, 2016 01:37 PM PDT ~ Updated: 11:28 PM PDT Aug. 18, 2016

AMARILLO, TX (WCJB) -- Earnest Tillman McDonald III, 39 (pictured above, center) is an Amarillo police officer. He faces child pornography charges after an investigation linked him to illicit images posted on a Twitter account. According to the city police department, McDonald was arrested Tuesday. He was arrested on a warrant for two counts of possession of child pornography.

Police said information was received Monday from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that the social media platform Twitter had detected images that could contain pornographic material of minors. The material was confirmed pornographic material of minors. The account was linked to an account allegedly owned by McDonald.

The officer was interviewed. He was later booked into the Potter County Detention Center on the charges. McDonald has been employed by the APD since 2008 and was assigned to the uniform division. The Amarillo Police Department said McDonald has since been placed on administrative leave.

Kann of Worms!

Posted: August 11, 2016 02:37 PM PDT ~ Updated: 11:17 PM PDT Aug. 12, 2016

Montville, OH — Carl Kannenberg, 34 (pictured above, center) is a Montville Township, Ohio, police officer and Wayne County probation officer. was charged with raping a 7-year-old girl while she was a patient at University Hospital in February. A Cuyahoga County grand jury indicted Kannenberg with two counts of rape, two counts of gross sexual imposition, and two counts of kidnapping.

According to the indictment, the former law enforcement officer “is charged with committing anal penetration and with inappropriate sexual contact” for sexual assaults, which the indictment syas occurred multiple times. Three of the sexual assaults occurred at the hospital (while his young victim wore a hospital gown) Kannenberg was visiting another patient at the time. Another incident happened prior to that one, but at a separate and unnamed location. No further details were available regarding the sexual assault that occurred prior to the multiple incidents at the hospital.

Joe Frolik is spokesman for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. He told media sources that Kannenberg was not working for University Hospital at the time of those sexual assaults. However, he had been visiting another patient. Frolik added that hospital personnel helped report the incidents to police. Media sources tried to contact officials from the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office. However, neither Frolik nor the appropriate officials with Wayne County could be reached for comment Saturday. University Hospitals Spokeswoman Alicia Reale released a statement. She refused to comment directly on the case in question. She said: “Patient safety is our highest priority. UH takes the safety of our patients very seriously. We are continually refining and strengthening our protocols to maintain a safe environment for our patients and their families.”

Inexplicably, Kannenberg was arrested on July 12, 2016. He has since been released pending arraignment on August 17, 2016.
His charges are explicitly brutal: violent in nature; and forcibly committed against such a young child; in the further vulnerable position of being a hospital patient. Kannenberg’s freedom until his next court date defies both reason and any possible sense of safety or justice for his victim. One has to wonder whether Kannenberg’s status as a law enforcement officer played a role in his being able to roam freely until arraignment. He roams freely, despite being charged with the rape of an innocent 7-year-old child.

Frolik stated Kannenberg left the Montville police department in 2015. He then served as a Wayne County probation officer from August 2015 until March this year. Kannenberg’s social media profile still lists him currently employed in the Wayne County Municipal Court as a Community Service Coordinator. It also says that he has been in law enforcement for four years in total.

Police sexual misconduct is very common. More than 1,000 officers have had their licenses revoked in just the last six years for sexual assault. Nearly half of the sexual assaults involved underage victims. These incidents are not uncommon. They are more common when children choose to be around police through the police explorer program(s).

•» Last month, former Canterbury Police Chief John Laroche was charged with sexually assaulting a former member of the Boscawen Police Explorers. His alleged victim was a 16-year-old girl.

•» Last year, former Trumball police officer William Ruscoe began a drastically reduced 30-month prison sentence for handcuffing and raping a teenage girl in his home. His victim was an explorer.

•» Trever Blackwell, 30, was jailed in September 2014 for raping a 15-year-old girl while she was in the department’s Explorer program.

•» Before that incident, several sex charges were filed against a former Irwindale police officer who allegedly molested a 14-year-old Explorer Scout.

Teen Cruisen'!

Posted: August 10, 2016 12:37 PM PDT ~ Updated: 11:17 PM PDT Aug. 10, 2016

Whitefield, Maine -- Kenneth L. Hatch III, 46 (pictured above, center) of Whitefield, is a veteran Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputy. Hatch joined the sheriff’s office in 1999. He was named its Deputy of the Year in April 2015. Hatch was first arrested in June. At this time he was charged with two counts of sexual abuse allegedly against one girl. Hatch was indicted Tuesday on 21 counts related to alleged sexual assaults against three girls over the past 17 years. The Knox County grand jury indicted Hatch on 10 counts of sexual abuse of a minor: three counts of unlawful sexual contact; and eight counts of aggravated furnishing of marijuana in connection with alleged incidents against three victims. The drug counts allege that he provided marijuana to two of the alleged victims.

The incidents for which Hatch was indicted date back as far as September 1999. One girl was younger than 14 years old at the time of the oldest alleged sexual assault. The offenses against another girl, who was 14 or 15 years old, occurred in 2001 and 2002, according to the indictments. The sexual assaults against the third victim resulted in Hatch’s arrest in June. The sexual assaults against the third victim first occurred in 2004 when she was 6. The indictments then allege that Hatch sexually assaulted the same girl and provided her marijuana in 2013 and 2014, when she was 14 and 15.

Detective Peter Lizanecz of the Maine attorney general’s office filed an affidavit in June in Wiscasset Unified Criminal Court. He wrote that the teen told Augusta police in May that when she was 14 years old, Hatch offered her marijuana in exchange for sex in the back seat of his cruiser. She also alleged that Hatch gave her cigarettes, alcohol, money and more marijuana during other sexual assaults in the cruiser during the next two to three years. The teen allegedly told an officer that on Sept. 21, 2013, Hatch gave her marijuana from a plastic bag marked “EVIDENCE” that matched evidence bags that Brackett confirmed were used by the sheriff’s office.

Assistant Attorney General John Risler the case to the grand jury. The cases were presented to the Knox County grand jury by the state attorney general’s office to avoid any appearance of a conflict. Hatch works extensively with the district attorney’s office. Sheriff Todd Brackett placed Hatch on paid administrative leave when the officer was arrested in June pending further investigation. A telephone message left early Tuesday afternoon seeking comment from the sheriff was not immediately returned.

Hatch was released from jail in June on $50,000 unsecured bail. The conditions of release stipulate that he have no contact with the alleged victim or with girls younger than 16 years old. He also is prohibited from using or possessing alcohol, drugs or dangerous weapons.

Teen Strip Poker!

Posted: August 4, 2016 12:37 AM PDT ~ Updated: Fri., 10:17 PM PDT Aug. 05, 2016

Stockton, California -- Anthony Ray Silva is the mayor of Stockton, California. Silva has a history of bizarre, outlandish and questionable behavior. The website that he manages states that he is “a little ‘rough around the edges.’ ” Many people who personally know him say this is an understatement. Stockton’s NAACP and Black Women Organized for Political Action hosted a mayoral candidate debate on April 21, 2016. During the debate Silva said he was the city’s first black mayor. Silva is white Hispanic. The next day he clarified his statement to media sources. He said: “I think I said, I’m not African American, but I’m pretty darn close. Quite frankly, I could be determined to be the first African American mayor of Stockton.” Silva is up for reelection in November.

2015: A gun that belonged to Silva turned up as the weapon in the slaying of 13-year-old Rayshawn “Ray Ray” Harris. Harris was shot to death in his driveway in February of that year. It turned out that the .40-caliber semiautomatic pistol had been stolen from Silva’s home during a burglary. However, the mayor did not report the gun missing until a month after Harris was killed.

2014: Silva was handcuffed after a fight broke out in a limousine. The fight caused $7,000 to $10,000 worth of damage to the car. A man known as Curtis Mitchell was arrested for the fight. Mitchell said Silva inappropriately touched his fiancée. Silva denied the claim. The mayor was never arrested. However, the limousine’s driver filed a civil lawsuit against him and the other passengers in May.

Many Stocktonians viewed these actions as the erratic, questionable behavior in the life of an eccentric mayor. However, what happened Thursday cannot simply be viewed as erratic, or questionable behavior. Mayor Silva was arrested. Clad in a black T-shirt, shorts, white socks, sandals and handcuffs, Silva was guided into a police cruiser. Mayor Silva was charged with a felony on Thursday, August 4, 2016. He is accused of secretly recording confidential communications without consent. He is also charged with three misdemeanor charges: contributing to the delinquency of a minor; providing alcohol to people under 21; and child endangerment. He posted $20,000 bail and was released the same day.

The allegations came as a bit of a shocker. Silva has served as the chief executive of the Boys and Girls Club of Stockton. He served as president of the Stockton Unified Board of Education. He also served as aquatic program director for the San Joaquin County Human Service Agency. There and according to his website, he claims he “help[ed] kids in economically disadvantaged parts of Stockton get access to swimming lessons and pools.” He also coached high school water polo for several years.

Finally, Silva operates the Silver Lake Camp. The place is a camp for disadvantaged youth. It was at this camp that police arrested Silva for providing alcohol to minors. He then proceeded to play a game of strip poker with several of young people there. One was a 16-year-old boy. Police said he filmed the game against their will. Silva allegedly installed hidden cameras in his bedroom and at the Stockton Kids Club. Silva's attorney dismissed the charges. He claims they were a form of political assassination intended to ensure Silva “won’t have enough time to clear his name before the election.” However, the investigation into Silva's conduct with children began long before now.

Federal officers confiscated his cellphone and two of his laptop computers in October of 2015. The FBI turned the details of the investigation over to the Amador County District Attorney’s Office on July 26, 2016. Police found 23 photographs and four video clips that were recorded between Aug. 3 and Aug. 9, 2015, at the Silver Lake Camp. One of the video clips was taken in Silva’s bedroom at the camp. The video shows him playing strip poker with several of the camp’s counselors, including one who was 16 years old. Silva allegedly gave alcohol to the participants of the game. He also provided alcohol to other underage counselors at the camp.

Prosecutors alleged in a statement: “In one of the video clips, it appeared that moments after the video began, the phone was set down, darkening the camera lens and thus only containing audio. That clip contains audio of a conversation between participants involved in a strip poker game that occurred in Silva’s bedroom. The conversation between the participants indicated that they were naked. One of the participants was a 16-year-old male. The audio of the surreptitious recording clearly indicates that the participants did not want to be recorded.”

When asked if Silva had played strip poker with young people at the camp, his attorney said: “I highly doubt it.” He added: “I can’t wait to fight them in court, so we can expose the epidemic of kids at summer camp playing strip poker.” Silva’s court date is Aug. 18. 2016. If convicted, he could serve up to three years in prison.

Posted Aug. 2, 2016 at 6:14 PM ~ Updated Aug. 5, 2016 at 3:06 PM PDT

STOCKTON, CA — Stockton Mayor, Anthony Ray Silva's gun was used in the unsolved 2015 killing of 13-year-old Rayshawn “Ray Ray” Harris. The San Joaquin District Attorney’s Office says Anthony Silva has refused to cooperate with investigators seeking information about the mayor’s recovered gun. Prosecutor's say for more than two weeks Silva has refused to cooperate in the investigation. Supervising Deputy District Attorney Robert Himelblau said his office has not spoken to Silva about the gun’s role in the Harris homicide.

Himelblau also told media sources on Tuesday that Silva knew his legally registered handgun was missing. Himelblau said Silva even spoke about it informally with an undisclosed member of the Stockton Police Department. This conversation occurred weeks before Harris’ killing. A police spokesman said Tuesday night that the undisclosed member of the department was Chief Eric Jones. Jones urged the mayor to make an official report “immediately.” Officer Joe Silva is the spokesman for Stockton police. He revealed that the mayor spoke to Stockton’s police chief about his missing gun weeks before Harris was shot to death.

On Tuesday night, Joe Silva (who is not related to the mayor) said the conversation began with Anthony Silva asking Jones how to report a missing gun. The chief asked: "‘Where is it missing from?’" The mayor responded: "‘From my residence in the county.’" The chief said: "‘That’s the sheriff’s jurisdiction, and you need to report it to the Sheriff’s Department and I can help facilitate that.’" The mayor declined saying, "'he’d take care of it himself.'" However, records show Silva did not officially report the gun as missing until March 22, 2015. He told the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office that the weapon had been stolen during a burglary sometime in the previous three days at a home he owns on Shippee Lane in Morada.

The gun was recovered June 9 by police responding to a domestic disturbance in north Stockton. The disturbance is believed to be unrelated to the mayor. According to the D.A.’s Office, Silva said he last recalled seeing his missing gun in January 2015. Subsequent ballistics tests revealed the gun was used to kill Harris in the 2200 block of South Sacramento Street early in the morning on Feb. 23, 2015. On Tuesday Himelblau referred to Harris’ killing as a “cold case.” Ballistics tests also linked the gun to another crime. The mayor's gun was fired multiple times toward a house in the 2300 block of South Church Street on Jan. 15, 2015. No one was injured in that crime. This case is also unsolved.

Himelblau said his office spoke to Silva about the recovered gun before last week. “Two investigators from the District Attorney’s Office contacted and attempted to speak to Mr. Silva on July 18, 2016. The investigators identified themselves as agents of the District Attorney’s Office. Mr. Silva believed he recognized one of them. The investigators informed Mr. Silva they wished to speak about the theft of his gun. Mr. Silva declined to speak with the investigators.” When asked about why his office believe's the mayor refuses to cooperate, he said: “I don’t understand it.” Himelblau said his office is seeking to determine exactly when Silva’s gun went missing. “I just don’t get it,” Himelblau said. “We just wanted to find out who took his gun. We would like to solve this crime.”

Media sources reported four months ago that two of Silva’s guns were stolen in separate unsolved burglaries in Morada in 2015. The burglaries occurred at his Spanos Park rental home in Stockton in February of this year. The second stolen gun has not been recovered. The District Attorney’s Office first publicized that Silva’s gun had been recovered in June and that it was the murder weapon in Harris’ killing on Friday. Silva previously said he arrived at his home March 24 while the burglary was in progress. He said he pursued the men for a time in a vehicle chase down Eight Mile Road. He had an unidentified 12-year-old boy in the passenger seat. He said he tried unsuccessfully to get a license-plate number. Silva said he ended the pursuit after being advised by a 911 operator to stop chasing the men.

More details emerged on Tuesday:

• Silva told media sources this past April that a gun safe was among the items he reported stolen along with his gun on March 22, 2015. However, the District Attorney’s Office says Silva did not include a gun safe among the missing items when he reported the burglary to deputies;

• The District Attorney’s Office says Silva’s gun was on the “top shelf” in the closet in the master bedroom “next to a safe.” A shotgun on the shelf next to the pistol was not stolen. Silva has said the now-recovered gun’s trigger lock was engaged when it was taken; and

• Media sources also learned that two men have pleaded guilty to a burglary at Silva’s house in Morada on March 24, 2015. The guilty pleas came two days after the mayor made his March 22 report to sheriff’s deputies regarding his missing gun. The men are serving sentences in the County Jail, according to court records.

Silva's attorney said late Tuesday night: “The D.A.’s office is clearly confused about the facts. The mayor has no reason not to cooperate with law enforcement even in the face of an obviously biased D.A.’s office. As his attorney I can assure you that we have made every effort to assist the investigation. Unfortunately the D.A.’s Office routinely fails to call me back.” Silva is seeking re-election. He is three months away from his November showdown with City Councilman Michael Tubbs.

On Tuesday night, Silva’s political consultant, N. Allen Sawyer, said that it is “absolutely false” that the mayor has refused to cooperate. The political consultant and his lawyer accused the D.A.’s Office of being politically “biased.” Sawyer said that Silva “is absolutely willing to cooperate with the homicide investigation.” Sawyer added: “He first learned of the homicide investigation being connected to his stolen weapon (Friday) in the media.” Sawyer also said: “Hindsight being 20/20, he wishes that he had immediately reported his gun as a theft and not informally got advice from the Stockton Police Department. Stolen guns are a tragic common occurrence in Stockton and often find themselves used in subsequent crimes.”

Silva, 42, is managing the Stockton Municipal Camp for children this week at Silver Lake in Amador County. He was unavailable for comment Tuesday. Sawyer said the mayor plans to leave the camp on Friday. He plans to return to Stockton early so he can hold a Friday news conference to discuss the situation more extensively. According to Sawyer, cellphone service at Silver Lake is too unreliable for Silva to speak with the media from the remote location. Silver Lake is a two-hour drive from Stockton.

Constitutional Sex!

Posted: August 1, 2016 1:37 PM MDT ~ Updated: Tue., 12:17 PM PDT Aug. 02, 2016

Ohio -- An Ohio cop narrowly avoided being sent back to prison for having sex with a 14-year-old boy after the state supreme court ruled in his favor last week, stating that a law barring cops from having sex with minors was unconstitutional.

In the 4-3 decision, the Ohio Supreme Court determined the law violated the state’s Equal Protection Clause of both the U.S. Constitution and the Ohio Constitution because it imposed a higher standard on cops than it did for the general public.

The Ohio sexual battery law includes provisions that make it illegal for people with “established authoritarian relationships” to have sex with minors, including teachers, coaches, administrators, scout leader, clerics and police officers.

However, the court determined that police officers should not be included with the others because there is “no occupation-based relationship between the officer and the victim.”

In other words, the Ohio Supreme Court does not find it possible that a police officer would use his badge to coerce sex out of a minor.

No, that’s never happened before.

In this case, Matthew Mole was a 35-year-old Waite Hill police officer when he met the 14-year-old boy online in 2011, who told him he was 18.

Even when Mole snuck into the boy’s house around 3 a.m. on December 11, 2011 and discovered the boy was shorter and lighter than he had described, not to mention he wore braces and had yet to begin shaving, he still believed the boy to be 18.

The two undressed and were performing oral sex on each other in an unlit sunroom in the back of the house when the boy’s mother walked in on them.

It was then that Mole learned the boy was only 14.

“There’s a naked man in my house with my son,” the boy’s mother said in the 3:57 a.m. call to police.

Police arrived and arrested Mole, who was charged with unlawful sexual contact with a minor and sexual battery. Mole also resigned.

In July 2012, the boy testified that he had lied to Mole about his age and that the sex was consensual, so a jury returned with a hung verdict on the former charge because they could not prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the cop knew the boy was younger than 16, which is the legal age of consent in Ohio.

Matthew T. Mole was arrested in 2011 after the mother of the 14-year-old boy he molested found him in her house during the night. Mole was 35 at the time.

However, the following week, a judge found him guilty of the sexual battery charge because of the provision in the law that states, “No person shall engage in sexual conduct with another, not the spouse of the offender, when any of the following apply: … The other person is a minor, the offender is a peace officer, and the offender is more than two years older than the other person.”

Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge Nancy McDonnell sentenced Mole to two years in prison in August 2012 and ordered him to register as a sex offender upon his release.

He remained in prison until July 2013 when he had the conviction reversed upon appeal.

“We agree with Mole that one’s occupation as a peace officer alone, without more, does not provide a person with an ‘unconscionable advantage’ over a minor,” wrote Judge Larry A. Jone of the Eighth Appellate District Court of Ohio in the reversal decision.

But Cuyahoga County prosecutors appealed the decision to the state supreme court.

On Thursday, the Ohio Supreme Court returned with its decision, which you can read here, affirming the appellate court’s decision in that the 2007 law was unconstitutional because it singled out cops, whose jobs, unlike teachers, administrators, coaches and clerics does not “afford offenders access to children.”

That doesn’t mean that police may engage in such acts without fear of prosecution. Other laws barring adults, including peace officers, from having sexual conduct with minors remain in place.

Writing for the court, Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor noted that provisions in the sexual battery statute that apply to a teacher or a minister or a mental health provider are different in that they require an occupational relationship with the minor. The ban for officers, according to O’Connor, required no such relationship and as such was an “arbitrarily disparate treatment of peace officers.”

The key passages are below:

{¶ 2} R.C. 2907.03 is generally a valid scheme insofar as it imposes strict liability for sexual conduct between various classes of offenders who exploit their victims through established authoritarian relationships. But subdivision (A)(13) irrationally imposes that same strict liability on peace officers even when there is no occupation-based relationship between the officer and the victim. We therefore conclude that R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) is an arbitrarily disparate treatment of peace officers that violates equal protection under the Ohio Constitution and the United States Constitution. Accordingly, we affirm the decision of the Eighth District Court of Appeals declaring R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) facially unconstitutional.

{¶ 68} The differential treatment of peace officers in this statutory scheme is based on an irrational classification. The statute not only fails to include any relationship or other element that justifies the omission of a scienter requirement, but also disparately affects peace officers in a way that bears no rational relationship to the government’s interest in protecting minors from sexual coercion by people in positions of authority who use that authority to compel submission. Having carefully considered the compelling interests at play here, the constitutional protections afforded our citizens, and the strong presumption of constitutionality that can only be overcome by a showing that the statute clearly and unequivocally violates the Constitution, we are compelled to conclude that R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Ohio and United States Constitutions.

We do not condone the conduct of appellee. Nor do we easily reach our conclusion that R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) represents a “classification of persons undertaken for its own sake, something the Equal Protection Clause does not permit.” Romer, 517 U.S. at 635, 116 S.Ct. 1620, 134 L.Ed.2d 855.

{¶ 70} Although the government has a compelling interest in protecting minors from sexual coercion and an interest in prohibiting peace officers from abusing their authority in order to sexually exploit minors, the government cannot punish a class of professionals without making a connection between the classification and the prohibited act. We therefore affirm the judgment of the Eighth District Court of Appeals, declaring R.C. 2907.03(A)(13) to be unconstitutional on its face.

One of the dissenters is a former cop, Justice Sharon Kennedy, who believed police officer should be held to a higher standard than the general population.

Criminalizing sexual conduct between a peace officer and a minor is rationally related to a legitimate state interest because it punishes peace officers for conduct that if discovered would diminish them in the eyes of the community. If a peace officer discovered after the fact that the person with whom he engaged in sexual conduct was a minor, he would have a strong incentive to do whatever is necessary to ensure that his employer never found out, even to the point of compromising his integrity. Moreover, there is the potential for blackmail, which could lead to corrupt behavior or worse. These considerations demonstrate how the statute is rationally related to a legitimate government interest of protecting the public trust in peace officers by criminalizing conduct that is not only immoral but is fraught with the potential for corruption and exploitation.

Kennedy also argued that the court’s majority decision was wrong by citing Ohio law that “in order for a statute to be facially unconstitutional, it must be unconstitutional in all applications.”

So just because Mole did not have an occupational relationship with the 14-year-old boy does not mean other officers will not have “established authoritarian relationships” with minors, which would allow them to use that position to sexually abuse children, no different than teachers, coaches or clerics, whom the court believes have special access to children.

All we have to do is look at Police Explorer programs throughout the country in which boys and girls interested in careers in law enforcement are allowed to work with their local law enforcement agencies once they turn 14, going on ride-alongs and learning hands-on aspects of the job, which has resulted in hundreds of reported cases of sex abuse over the years.

In 2014, Cincinnati police officer Darrell Beavers was convicted for an inappropriate relationship with a 17-year-old girl he was supposed to be mentoring through the Explorer Program.

So it’s obvious that Kennedy, as a former cop, is much more aware of what takes place within police departments than the four judges who struck the law down as unconstitutional in the false belief that cops have no more power over children than the average citizen.

Mi Amor Tu!

POSTED: 3:40 PM PDT, JULY 29, 2016 ~ Updated: 3:00 AM PDT, JULY 30, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA — Toni Nicole Sutton, 38 (pictured above, center) a Crawford High School Spanish teacher and volley ball coach. Sutton carried on a six-month sexual relationship with a 15-year-old male student. The victim's mother said she saw graphic messages to her son from the defendant. She called the police. Deputy District Attorney Judy Taschner said the relationship between Sutton and the boy started last summer. The prosecutor said the two had sex in the classroom: her car; and at her home. The boy is now aged sixteen (16).

Sutton pleaded guilty last month to unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor. The defendant told the judge that her relationship with her student is one that she will always regret. Sutton told the judge: “I’m so ashamed of what I’ve done.” Her defense attorney said Sutton has suffered physical, mental and sexual abuse in her life and was mentally abused by her ex- boyfriend. The attoreny described Sutton’s relationship with her ex-boyfriend as “toxic. Sutton has been diagnosed with a major depressive disorder and has a “great need to be liked and loved,” her attorney told the judge.

The victim’s mother, identified in court as Loretta, read a letter from her son in which he said he doesn’t know whether to be angry or sad. “My whole life has been turned upside down,” the victim said in the letter. “She (Sutton) was my first … and she broke my heart. I just want my life back.” Loretta said Sutton took away her child’s innocence.

Superior Court Judge Daniel Link sentenced Sutton on Friday to a two-year prison term. The judge told the weeping defendant: “You desecrated the sanctity of the classroom.” Link said a teacher’s job is to educate students, teach them and mentor them. He said Sutton did the “exact opposite.” Link said the case was “different,” in part because of the significant age difference between the defendant and the victim. He ordered Sutton to register as a sex offender for life.

Double Standards!

Posted: 07/15/2016 06:56:27 AM PDT ~ Updated: July 27, 2016, 4:49 am PDT

OAKLAND, CA -- Jorge Ramos, 26, of Oakland, appeared in court Thursday. He appeared on charges that allege he raped and otherwise sexually abused a young girl over two-to-three years. He appeared before an Alameda County judge Thursday morning to receive a public attorney.

The Oakland girl is now 12. The abuse began when the child was 6. She recently reported the abuse to her mother and Oakland police. She broke years of silence motivated by shame and a fear that she wouldn't be believed. The Alameda County District Attorney's Office this week charged Ramos with four felony sex crimes. They include intercourse and/or sodomy with a child under age 10; and continuous sexual abuse.

Ramos was also charged with felony evading police. Police first attempted to arrest him July 9, 2016. According to court documents, Ramos led officers on a vehicle chase. Ramos is being held without bail in Santa Rita Jail.

School Investigations!

Posted: May 6, 2016, 7:16 pm PDT ~ Updated: July 20, 2016, 7:49 pm PDT

STOCKTON, CA — Mario Gates is a former Stockton Unified School District police officer. He is accused of strip searching a high school student. Gates resigned from the department in March after he was criminally charged with the unlawful strip search of a minor. The case involves a 14-year-old boy from Chavez High School. He has denied the accusation. The case is pending in the county Superior Court.

Court records indicate Gates had previously been accused of making a 9-year-old boy expose himself. The information came to light in a motion filed by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office. The motion is seeking the personnel files of Gates. The motion was filed May 5, 2016. It said, “While investigating this case, the Stockton Police Department also became aware of (Gates’) prior incident.”

A school district report dated Oct. 1, 2013 says Gates responded to a report of indecent exposure at Marshall Elementary School. Gates arrived and he and the school principal spoke with the 9-year-old boy. The boy admitted exposing himself in school. Gates told the principal he would walk the student back to class after the meeting. However, Gates took the child into an office.

In the office, Gates “asked him to simulate what happened. The motion says: “In doing so, Gates advised the boy to ‘just pretend’ to expose his buttocks like he had done in class.” Gates was notified by the school that the boy’s mother was upset that he had her child re-enact the incident. The motion says Gates then “went to the child’s home unannounced. He again confronted the child without his mother.” Afterwards the mother contacted the school district to complain about the inappropriate behavior.

Dianne Barth, spokeswoman for the school district, said the incident was investigated by Stockton police. “It was determined to be unfounded,” Barth said. She also said a parent’s complaint is always taken seriously.

Deputy District Attorney Elton Grau declined to comment on details of the motion. She said: “This is a process in which we obtain information we believe will be relevant in a jury trial.” Grau said there are strict protocols officers must adhere to when conducting strip searches on minors. He said when those procedures are not followed, the District Attorney’s Office looks at the case closely. Grau continued saying: “Anybody who has access to children and they commit a crime toward a child is a serious violation in the DA’s office. We’re not going to give them a get-out-of-jail card simply because they are a police officer or a teacher.”

Court papers say that on Oct. 13, 2014, Gates responded to a call of a fight between a minor and another student. Gates handcuffed the teen and took him into a room. The two were alone. Gates found a lighter on Doe and asked the boy if he had marijuana. Even though the teen denied having any marijuana, Gates had him pull down his pants, spread his buttocks and cough and turn around and lift his genitals. Gates didn’t file a police report on the fight until November. He denied having conducted the search.

According to the criminal complaint: "The minor was searched “without reasonable suspicion for a said search, and without prior authorization of the supervising officer on duty.” Gates faces the misdemeanor unlawful strip search of the Chavez High student identified in court documents with the fictitious name John J. Doe. Gates is facing a potential maximum of six months in the County Jail and three months of probation, if convicted. Gates’ next hearing is June 15, when attorneys are scheduled to argue the motion for his personnel file.

Sheriff Investigations!

Posted: June 30, 2016, 7:16 pm PDT ~ Updated: June 30, 2016, 7:49 pm PDT

Oakland, CA -- The Alameda County Sheriff's Office has concluded internal investigations and cleared four officers of wrongdoing, finding that the relationships between Celeste Guap and its officers occurred when she was of age, were consensual and no money was exchanged. Guap, who has been the victim of sexual exploitation since she was 12, soon became renowned, spreading by word of mouth across the Bay Area police blotter. Guap continues to "work a corner" in East Oakland. Despite her refusal to give up officer's names, Guap feels that the police "all turned their backs on me."

D.A. Investigations!

Posted: 07/26/2016 05:52:16 PM PDT | Updated: 07/26/2016 08:12:16 AM PDT

OAKLAND, CA -- The death of an Oakland police officer's wife inside an Oakland apartment had the makings of a homicide investigation. From the start, Officer Brendan O'Brien was "allegedly" the prime suspect. Two detectives "grilled" him about previous arguments with his wife at police headquarters. O'Brien told police he left the house to buy cigarettes and returned to find his wife dead from a gunshot wound. A receipt from the gas station found in his car confirmed the purchase at 9:45 p.m. Surveillance footage obtained by police showed him in the store around the time of his wife's suicide. Investigators eventually ruled the June 2014 death of Irma Huerta Lopez a suicide. Officer O'Brien committed suicide in September 2015.

Officer O'Brien was again absolved on Monday by the office of Alameda County District Attorney, Nancy O'Malley. O'Malley claims to have conducted a lengthy review of the case. D.A. O'Malley's report confirmed Huerta Lopez's as death a suicide. Officer O'Brien's suicide was also re-examined. O'Malley concluded: "After an exhaustive review of the investigation, it is our opinion that both deaths were investigated professionally and thoroughly, ultimately reaching the reasonable and appropriate determination to classify each death a suicide."

O'Malley outlined her findings in a letter sent Friday to Schaaf, City Administrator Sabrina Landreth and assistant police Chief David Downing. Mayor Schaaf supposedly requested the new investigation after news reports said the gun she used was fired twice. This evidence deepened her family's doubts over her death. Lopez's family maintained lingering suspicion of O'Brien. The new investigations came amid an East Bay-wide law enforcement sexual misconduct scandal. Officer O'Brien exposed the scandal in a suicide note.

O'Brien's suicide note consists of a two-page, typewritten letter signed by the 30-year-old officer. According to the DA's report, O'Brien revealed the names of some officers who were involved with a woman who goes by the name of Celeste Guap. Guap is a sexually exploited teen. She is the daughter of a police dispatcher. Guap claimed to have had a sexual relationship with O'Brien when she was underage. She also said she had sex with about 30 officers from various police departments. Some of the sexual encounters occurred when she was underage. Guap turned 18 about a month before O'Brien's suicide on Sept. 25, 2015.

She also said some of the officers shared confidential information with her. Guap's allegations sparked a widespread investigation. It resulted in several officers in Oakland, Richmond, Livermore, the Contra Costa Sheriff's Office and an inspector with the Alameda County District Attorney's Office being placed on leave, or resigning. The fallout from the scandal caused Oakland police Chief Sean Whent to resign under pressure in June. Whent's two successors departed within one week. The city is currently without a chief of police. The only possible reference to Guap in the DA's report was the police interview of an 18-year-old "Jane Doe." The interview was conducted five days after O'Brien's suicide.

The bulk of deputy district attorney Timothy Wagstaffe's report focused on Huerta Lopez's death on June 16, 2014. O'Brien and a neighbor each called 911 at about 9:52 p.m. Paramedics pronounced Huerta Lopez dead at 10:13 p.m. O'Brien consented to a search of his home, car and cellphone. He gave a blood sample. Crime scene technicians took about 1,000 photographs as they searched the apartment. Over the next 12 hours, other evidence as officers interviewed neighbors in the apartment complex at on Greenridge Drive.

Meanwhile, O'Brien sat in an interview room at police headquarters from 12:21 a.m. until he was interviewed at 5:19 a.m. During his interview with Sgts. Cesar Basa and Mike Gantt, Wagstaff wrote, "the investigators employed interrogation tactics. The tactics included the use of a 'ruse' in order to try and obtain information from Officer O'Brien. The investigators delved into any perceived inconsistencies in his statement until they were satisfied that all their questions had been answered truthfully and consistently." Nothing in O'Brien's suicide note contradicted his statements to Basa and Gantt, according to the report.

Technicians collected gunshot residue from O'Brien and Huerta Lopez. Police said both O'Brien and Huerta Lopez had gunshot residue on their hands. Investigators said the residue on O'Brien could have come from earlier firing or handling a gun. However, her DNA was more prevalent on the weapon.

Lt. Roland Holmgren, head of the homicide unit, said his unit takes all investigations seriously. "I hope the results of the independent investigation will work to ease some of the doubts cast about our ability to conduct fair and unbiased investigations," Holmgren said. Gantt, a seasoned detective, was recently investigated for having his girlfriend transcribe his notes in a 2013 homicide case.

Mayor Schaaf said in a statement: "This third-party review serves to reinforce the integrity of our police investigations. The public deserves to have confidence that we take any allegations or wrongdoing seriously and that our police department continues to operate with the highest level of professional and ethical standards." The DA's office and the police department continue to investigate the allegations of sexual misconduct by officers.

Posted: June 16, 2016, 5:16 pm PDT ~ Updated: June 21, 2016, 5:16 pm PDT

Oakland, CA -- Corrupt Justice™ is learning more about the alleged relationship between Celeste Guap and Rick Orozco. Orozco is an investigator from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. He is now on leave as a result of the Oakland police sex scandal case. Orozco is a former OPD officer of 28 years. He retired in 2015 before joining the D.A.’s office. Guap claims she and Orozco had a sexting relationship while she was underage.

On Thursday, the now 18-year-old woman at the center of the scandal texted media sources some details about her alleged connection to the district attorney’s investigator. Celeste Guap would not talk on camera. However, throughout the day, she and sources have been texting. What she told sources was sexually graphic and concerned her online messages with Orozco. Their communications were private on Facebook Messenger. Guap sent sources a copy of the message on Thursday morning. It was too explicit for TV, but it involved a sex act.

When asked what sparked the suggestive language. Guap replied via text, “Well based on the photos I had just sent him.”

The sources asked: “Nude photos?”

Guap replied: “Yeah, lol.”

When the source asked to see more messages from Orozco, Guap replied: “I think that’s all I have but we started sexting when I was 17 lol. He’s so handsome. For a 50-year-old.”

On Wednesday, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’ Malley placed Orozco on administrative leave. His connection to the self-described call girl is now under investigation.

The Alameda County District Attorney's office said no former Oakland officers would participate in its investigation. That includes DA inspector and one-time Oakland Police captain Rick Orozco, who once wrote a Facebook message to Guap that said, "I would love your taco!"

Wannabe Judge!

Oakland, CA -- Former Alameda County Deputy District Attorney Scott Jackson (pictured below, center), who is currently running for an Alameda County Superior Court judge seat, said he did not know he was Facebook friends with Celeste Guap until a reporter called him Monday. Jackson said he didn't know who she was and "unfriended" her while on the phone with this newspaper.

Sex, Murder, or Suicide?

Posted: May 13, 2016 12:55 AM PDT ~ Updated: May 24, 2016 02:45 PM PDT

OAKLAND, CA -- Terryl Smith and James Ta'ai are the two Oakland police officers who resigned this month in the wake of a sexual misconduct scandal. Both the officers graduated from the Oakland police academy in 2014. Smith and Ta'ai graduated from the 168th Basic Recruit Academy. This was the largest-ever class of recruits to graduate in Oakland at a time when the city was working to add officers to its depleted ranks. Oakland police announced Wednesday that two of the four officers placed on paid leave during an investigation into sexual misconduct with the daughter of a police dispatcher, had resigned. However, OPD did not divulge their names.

On Friday, OPD provided the names of five of employees who resigned from the department since May 1, 20-16. According to the list of names provided by the department: Smith resigned Tuesday and Ta'ai resigned May 13, 2016. On the 13th police Chief Sean Whent and Mayor Libby Schaaf held a tense news conference to address the investigation. The list was provided in response to a public records request. However, a police spokeswoman refused to identify the two officers. It's not exactly clear how the officers are connected to the ongoing investigation.

The investigation was first sparked after Officer Brendan O'Brien committed suicide on Sept. 25, 2015. O'Brien left a suicide note naming officers who reportedly were involved with the dispatcher's daughter who goes by the name Celeste Guap. The Internal Affairs unit investigated the allegations in O'Brien's note. It is not known if any action was taken. However, the criminal and internal affairs probe was reopened after the federal monitor overseeing the department heard about the case.

The Alameda County District Attorney's Office is now doing an independent review. They are allegedly reviewing the sexual misconduct allegations and deaths of O'Brien and his wife. Irma Huerta Lopez is the wife of O'Brien. She allegedly committed suicide in June 2014. Her death was briefly investigated as suspicious and later ruled a suicide. However, her sister has said she still has doubts that it was a suicide and blames O'Brien for her death.

Smith and Ta'ai could not be reached for comment. A call to the Rains Lucia Stern law firm, which frequently represents Oakland police officers, was not returned.

On Friday morning, Chief Whent addressed 44 new officers graduating from the 174th Basic Recruit Academy. and warned them to pay close attention to their moral compass.

"One risk I want you to pay close attention to is when and how you or others may lose your bearing to our shared moral compass. As police officers, you now share our obligation to uphold our code of ethics," Whent said.

He said officers must "maintain an unsullied personal life."

"The actions of one officer on or off duty anywhere in the country can have severe and lasting impacts on the relationship we have with our community here at home," Whent said. "That relationship is the foundation upon which our community safety is built and nothing is worth jeopardizing that."

Schaaf told the new officers she wasn't going to be as "subtle" as Whent.

"You've chosen an amazing week to become police officers," the mayor said. "This department is being rocked by a scandal of off duty conduct."

Posted: May 13, 2016 12:55 AM PDT ~ Updated: May 13, 2016 02:45 PM PDT

OAKLAND, CA -- 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.

Brendon O'Brien is part of a group photo at the 166th Basic Academy graduation at the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland, Calif., on Friday, March 22, 2013.

All attempts to reach the woman at the center of the scandal through a relative were not successful. However, she has been posting about the allegations on Facebook. This week Guap wrote: "[T]he only officer I ever messed with underage is sadly gone now, so I don't know why this is still being brought up." In another of her posts in late April, there was a picture of an Oakland patrol car parked at gas station with a message: "took me back to Richmond in style #saucy."

On June 16, 2014, O'Brien's wife, 29-year-old Irma Huerta Lopez, allegedly committed suicide. Adding to the intrigue she shot herself in the head with her husband's gun. Lopez' death was briefly investigated as suspicious but then ruled a suicide. Her family was not convinced. They blamed O'Brien for her death. On Friday, Lopez' sister Paulina Huerta said: "I always knew it. It was not possible for my sister to kill herself. But we didn't have proof."

On Friday City officials confirmed the gun that killed Huerta Lopez was fired twice. One bullet hit the floor and the other struck her head. O'Brien and his wife tested positive for gunshot residue on their hands. The coroner's report says the two had argued the night of the suicide. O'Brien left the home and returned to find her dead. O'Brien admitted in the suicide note that was drinking heavily and suffered from lingering suspicion that he might be involved in his wife's death, despite being cleared, a source said. Calls and messages to the O'Brien family were not returned.

Police Chief Sean Whent and Lt. Roland Holmgren of the homicide unit said it is not uncommon for both of those things to happen. Whent said the investigations into the deaths were thorough. He said evidence supports the suicide rulings in the case of O'Brien and his wife. However, the city announced that the Alameda County District Attorney's Office has been called in to review both suicide investigations and the ongoing sexual misconduct investigation.

U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson, who oversees the department's court-mandated reforms stemming from the 1999 Riders police-brutality scandal, issued an order in March saying there were "irregularities" and "violations" of procedure in the handling of the sex allegations by police. The judge wrote that it raises concerns about the department's "commitment to accountability and sustainability."

Mayor Libby Schaaf called for the district attorney investigations and said no DA employees who used to work for the police department will be a part of it. Whent and Schaaf declined to discuss the sexual misconduct investigation. The exact allegations have not been released. Schaaf has asked the department to report to the DA's office each time an officer is suspected of criminal misconduct. Whent cited recent arrests of two officers while off-duty. He said the department will review misconduct cases in recent years to look for patterns and see if leaders can prevent future cases.


Posted: 07/21/2016 11:26:02 AM PDT ~ Updated: 07/28/2016 11:26:02 AM PDT

Noah White Winchester, 31, of Stockton, was arrested on July 21, 2016 and has been charged with raping or sexually assaulting five women while on duty as a San Mateo police officer and earlier as an officer with the Los Rios Community College District in Sacramento. ( San Mateo Police Dept. )

Stockton, CA (WCJB) ~ United States -- The accusations against Noah Winchester, a former San Mateo police officer, are truly shocking. Investigators say he's a serial rapist. The former northern California police officer was charged Thursday with raping five women while on duty. Police arrested Noah Winchester, 31, near his Stockton home Thursday morning after the local district attorney charged him with 22 counts of kidnapping, rape and related charges. Winchester, who is jailed on $3.1 million bail, is scheduled for an arraignment Monday. It's unclear if he's represented by an attorney.

"If these allegations are proven to be true, that would be horrific for the women who were victimized. Such criminal behavior is contrary to the core values and mission of the Los Rios Community College District," district spokesman Mitchel Benson said.

Winchester was linked to two other assaults in San Mateo and two more around Sacramento. All of the victims were female, and all but one were adults, prosecutors say. Winchester is charged as follows:

•» Oct. 20, 2015: Two counts of rape and one count of kidnapping in the Coyote Point case;
•» Sept. 22, 2015: One count of residential burglary and one count attempted rape for an encounter in a San Mateo motel room;
•» Sept. 15, 2015: Two counts sexual battery involving a victim at Hillsdale Mall in San Mateo;
•» Aug. 30, 2013: Two counts digital penetration, four counts sexual battery and one count kidnapping involving a 17-year-old girl in a Los Rios Community College parking lot; and
•» July 2, 2013: Two counts rape, four counts oral copulation, one count kidnapping and one count of felony threats involving a victim at a Los Rios campus building.

Winchester was hired by San Mateo police in early 2015 and completed his probationary period in June, meaning he was patrolling unsupervised for about four months when he was placed on leave following the October allegation. In February, with the investigation still underway, Winchester resigned from the department.

Posted: May 13, 2016 12:55 AM PDT ~ Updated: May 26, 2016 01:45 PM PDT

San Mateo, CA -- Police authorities announced Thursday that one of their officers is being investigated by the District Attorney’s Office for allegations he raped a woman while on duty. Officer Noah Winchester was employed with the San Mateo police department for about nine months before allegations of severe, “repugnant” sexual criminal misconduct came to the department’s attention. San Mateo police claim they learned of the allegations in October 2015. Winchester was immediately placed on paid administrative leave. His police powers were suspended. Police say he subsequently resigned prior to the investigation being completed.

Police Chief Susan Manheimer said: [Our department] “recognizes the seriousness, and is absolutely horrified at the nature of these criminal allegations. We want to reassure the public that this alleged conduct in no way reflects the core values of this department, its members or the police profession. We repudiate any and all misconduct while protecting and serving our public.”

District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe would only confirm that Winchester was currently being investigated for criminal conduct against women while on duty. Wagstaffe said police quickly contacted his office as soon as they were notified. He noted the former San Mateo officer has not yet been charged. He said the investigation is ongoing and he anticipates making a decision next month. Wagstaffe said: “We agreed to conduct the lengthy investigation … for criminal conduct while on duty, involving women.”

Burlingame police reportedly notified San Mateo police and the District Attorney’s Office after receiving an allegation from a victim. A Burlingame woman reported she was raped by Winchester at Coyote Point Recreation Area. The allegations sparked an investigation that has led to potentially four other victims on the Peninsula and in Sacramento County. Neither police nor Wagstaffe would release many details. They noted the investigation was made public before a determination had been made about the allegations or whether criminal charges would be filed.

Winchester worked at another law enforcement agency in Sacramento County. He patrolled the American River College before recently being hired in San Mateo. The college’s newspaper, the American Current, profiled Winchester in 2014 noting he previously spent time with the U.S. Marine Corps before joining the Los Rios Police Department. He reportedly made more than $88,200 in benefits and pay while employed by the college district in 2014, according to state records. No one could immediately confirm where Winchester is currently residing. Online records show he previously lived in Sacramento.

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