Posts Tagged ‘Disgraced Award Winners’

Award-Winning New York Deputy Charged with First-Degree Rape

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017
An award-winning New York sheriff’s deputy is facing 25 years in prison for a rape he is accused of committing in 2013.
Tompkins County sheriff’s deputy Scott Walters, 32, was indicted Friday on first-degree rape  and sexual abuse charges along with another man named Matthew Pinney, who is 30.
The two men are accused of engaging in “sexual intercourse with a person who was incapable of consent of reason by being physically helpless,” according to the indictment, which you can read here.
Both men appeared in court on Friday but were granted the Blue Privilege of remaining free throughout the weekend as

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WATCH: Surveillance Video of Florida Cop Shooting Retired Librarian during “Shoot/Don’t Shoot” Training Exercise Released

Thursday, April 20th, 2017
The surveillance video showing Punta Gorda police officer Lee Coel shooting and killing a retired librarian during a “shoot/don’t shoot” citizen’s academy training exercise last year was obtained by a local television news station, showing the cop dressed in a hoodie and playing the role of a thug before pulling the trigger.
But it was obvious Coel was a thug long before he shot and killed Mary Knowlton, a 73-year-old retired librarian who joined the academy to show her support for police at a time when cops were receiving negative press for killing unarmed citizens.
However, these signs were ignored by

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North Miami Cop Charged with Felony Attempted Manslaughter for Shooting Autistic Man’s Caretaker

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
Despite the usual twisting of the truth from the Police PR Spin Machine, the North Miami cop who opened fire on an unarmed man with his hands in the air last year was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony attempted manslaughter.
North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda was also charged with a misdemeanor charge of culpable negligence.
Although it should have been an obvious decision to charge the cop, especially since he was told to hold his fire before he fired his gun, Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle has never charged a cop for an on-duty shooting in the 24

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North Miami Police Chief Reveals Coverup and Lies in Last Year’s Controversial Shooting of Unarmed Caretaker

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
The award-winning Florida cop who made international headlines last year after shooting an unarmed caretaker who had his arms in the air, then claiming he had feared for his life after confusing a toy truck for a loaded gun, was informed by another cop seconds before the shooting that the object was not a gun, but a toy.
But North Miami police officer Jonathan Aledda fired anyway, not even striking the autistic man with the truck that he had confused for a gun, but his caretaker who had already told officers it was not a gun; the man they later

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Florida Sheriff Tells PINAC Reporter he has no Right to Protest Participation Award Ceremony for Deputies

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

A Florida sheriff violated PINAC reporter Jeff Gray’s right to record public officials in a public setting during his silent protest at the department’s annual awards banquet, which was held at the tax-funded St. Johns Convention Center in St. Augustine last month.
But St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar insisted it was “private property.”
“You go outside. And hold your sign,” Shoar told Gray, threatening him with arrest. “But you’re not going to stand in here and hold your sign. This is our party. This is our special night.”
“I’m standing here quietly holding a sign,” Gray responded, referring to his sign

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Two NYPD Cops Indicted Twice in Two Months for Falsely Jailing Two Innocent Men

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Two NYPD cops thought they had an open-and-shut case when they arrested a man on drug charges, claiming he had seven grams of cocaine in his waistband, which could easily have sent him to prison for several years.
But now they are the ones facing a prison sentence after a surveillance camera proved they made the charges up.
The two New York City police detectives, Kevin Desormeau and Sasha Cordoba, both 33, were indicted Tuesday by the Queens District Attorney after a grand jury found enough evidence that they committed perjury and wrote false reports.
The same two cops – one who

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Florida “Officer of the Year” Arrested for DUI After Swerving into Oncoming Traffic

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017
The 2015 Orlando police “Officer of the Year” was drunk and shirtless when he was seen swerving into oncoming traffic and running a red light in front of the Orlando Police Department Saturday, leading to his arrest.
Ben Gauntlett then proceeded to bang his head against the seat in the back of the Orange County sheriff’s patrol car as he was being transported to jail.
The award-winning officer told the arresting deputy he didn’t remember how much he drank, but that he had been at a party, then stopped at a downtown bar for more drinks.
His blood-alcohol content was measured at more

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Texas Cop on Trial After Caught on Video Illegally Searching PINAC Reporter’s Car

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

The criminal trial for a Texas cop who searched the car of a PINAC reporter without a warrant after arresting him for recording in front of a police department begins today.
Galveston Police Sergeant Archie Chapman probably did not realize his unconstitutional actions were being recorded by a dash cam inside Phillip Turner’s car in November 2015, even as Turner sat inside a jail cell.
Phillip Turner
Now Chapman is facing 180 days in jail and a $2,000 fine if convicted.
Turner, who was charged with failure to identify after he was confronted for recording a police memorial in front of the Galveston

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Award-Winning Michigan Cop Charged with Shooting Teacher in School, then Lying to Cover up for Himself

Monday, January 9th, 2017
An award-winning Michigan school resources officer who fired a gun inside a classroom last year, striking a teacher in the next room – then acting as if somebody else fired the shot, leading to the school being placed on lockdown as they searched for an imaginary gunman, – was criminally charged last week.
Bay County sheriff’s deputy Adam Brown, a former “Officer of the Year,” is now facing up to six years in prison for the negligent shooting and the ensuing coverup.
The incident took place on November 11 while Brown was inside a robotics classroom with a teacher at Bay City

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Award-Winning Retired Chicago Cop Charged with Arson for Setting Homeless Man’s Tent Ablaze

Saturday, December 31st, 2016

A retired Chicago cop named James R. Povolo was slapped with felony arson charges and destruction of property for burning a homeless man’s tent and all of his belongings earlier this year.
Everything Scott Huber had left was all he’d managed to keep during his version of a peaceful political protest after the city of Naperville in Illinois evicted him from his home and electronics business.
The fire torched his tent and almost all of his property, including 20-years of documents and records stored on computer discs he’d saved from his battle with the city of Naperville, a Chicago suburb.
Scott Huber, who engaged

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Award-Winning Connecticut Cop Arrested for Domestic Violence Hours After Arresting Man for Domestic Violence for Reality Cop Show

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016
An award-winning Connecticut cop who had just arrested a man for domestic violence for an A & E reality television show called Live PD was arrested herself for domestic violence hours later.
As the Connecticut Post phrased it: “Perhaps A&E should have kept the cameras rolling.”
Had they kept the cameras rolling, they would have seen Bridgeport police Sergeant Stacey Lyons breaking into her ex-boyfriends home and assaulting him after finding him with another woman in an incident that took place in October.
The 33-year-old police officer soon found herself in the back of a Trumbull police car charged with disorderly conduct. She was also

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Award-Winning Florida Deputy Arrested for Identity Theft

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

For $10,000-a-month, Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy Frantz Felisma would obtain the personal information of luxury car owners through a law enforcement database, then hand it over to another man, who would then use that information to swindle the car owners out of money.
But the scheme caught up to the 42-year-old deputy and he will now spend the Christmas weekend behind bars because he is considered a flight risk.
His attorney, however, said nothing could be further from the truth because his client recently received the Deputy of the Quarter award.
“Deputy Felisma contests the government’s allegations that he is a flight

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WATCH: Award-Winning Florida Cop Shoots Unarmed 17-Year-old Teen Lying on Stomach

Monday, December 5th, 2016
An award-winning Florida cop who was once named Officer of the Year shot an unarmed 17-year-old boy as he was lying on his stomach with his arms outstretched before him, posing no threat.
Rockledge Police Corporal Nicholas Galluzzi claims he was in fear for his life because the teen was a passenger in a car that tried to strike him.
But the threat, even if there was one, was over by the time Galluzzi fired his gun.
Galluzi was wearing a body camera, but police did not release the footage that took place prior to the shooting. And they blurred out the

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Michigan “Officer of the Year” Negligently Fires Gun in Classroom, Striking Teacher in Neck

Friday, November 18th, 2016
A Michigan school resources officer and former “Officer of the Year” negligently fired a shot while toying with his gun inside a classroom Friday, shooting a teacher in the neck while she was teaching class in the next room.
Police say the teacher was not injured because the bullet did not penetrate her skin, but they are not even releasing her name or any other information.
All we know is that Bay County sheriff’s deputy Adam Brown is on paid leave until the “investigation” is complete.
But parents of students at Bay City Western High and Middle School are peeved about being

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Award-Winning Arizona Cop Caught on Camera Gunning Down Tiny Native American Woman with Medical Scissors Resigns after Investigation

Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

The Arizona cop who shot Loreal Tsingine, a Native American woman holding a tiny pair of scissors, quit after a meeting in which he was confronted about the results of an external investigation regarding the fatal shooting.
Winslow police officer Austin Shipley’s resignation is effective immediately, according to the Arizona Daily Sun.
A pair of medical scissors similar to the pair Loreal Tsingine can be seen holding before she was shot.
On March 27, Shipley responded to a call in which a person matching the description of the 27-year-old Native American mother had shoplifted a case of beer.
Shipley ended up shooting Tsingine five times

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WATCH: Award-Winning California Cop Flees Scene after Crashing Patrol Car

Friday, October 28th, 2016
An award-winning California cop crashed his patrol vehicle into a parked car and utility pole Thursday, then refused to step out when ordered to do so by responding officers, putting the car in reverse and speeding off with flashing emergency lights, a broken windshield and a dangling passenger side mirror.
The incident was caught on video by shocked bystanders as more than 1,000 homes and businesses were left without power.
Refraining from pulling their guns, the California Highway Patrol officers then tried to chase the state park law enforcement officer on foot as he pulled up to a traffic light, but

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WATCH: Award-Winning California Cop Flees Scene after Crashing Patrol Car

Friday, October 28th, 2016
An award-winning California cop crashed his patrol vehicle into a parked car and utility pole Thursday, then refused to step out when ordered to do so by responding officers, putting the car in reverse and speeding off with flashing emergency lights, a broken windshield and a dangling passenger side mirror.
The incident was caught on video by shocked bystanders as more than 1,000 homes and businesses were left without power.
Refraining from pulling their guns, the California Highway Patrol officers then tried to chase the state park law enforcement officer on foot as he pulled up to a traffic light, but

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WATCH: Award-Winning California Cop Flees Scene after Crashing Patrol Car

Friday, October 28th, 2016
An award-winning California cop crashed his patrol vehicle into a parked car and utility pole Thursday, then refused to step out when ordered to do so by responding officers, putting the car in reverse and speeding off with flashing emergency lights, a broken windshield and a dangling passenger side mirror.
The incident was caught on video by shocked bystanders as more than 1,000 homes and businesses were left without power.
Refraining from pulling their guns, the California Highway Patrol officers then tried to chase the state park law enforcement officer on foot as he pulled up to a traffic light, but

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WATCH: Award-Winning Pennsylvania Cops Sued for Brutal Arrest Thanks to Video They Tried to Destroy

Friday, October 28th, 2016
Five months after agreeing to pay a $45,000 settlement to a man they arrested for recording them tasering a man on his front porch, the Allentown Police Department is being sued again.
This time, by the man they tasered and tortured that night.
One of the cops mentioned in the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Jason Ammary, is responsible for a $100,000 settlement dished out in February from another lawsuit when he tasered a 14-year-old girl in the groin for walking in the street in an incident captured on video.
Not surprisingly, he is also an award-winning officer.
The incident regarding the latest lawsuit took

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Award-Winning Wisconsin Cop Charged with Shooting Man in Back

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

An award-winning Wisconsin police officer was charged with aggravated battery last week for shooting an unarmed man in the back as he lay facedown on the ground.
Brown Deer police officer Devon Kraemer claimed she shot the man “because she feared for her safety and that of her partner,” according to the complaint filed Friday, which was obtained by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
But prosecutors did not buy that story.
The incident took place on March 14, 2016. Kraemer received a “Meritorious Service Award” just a week later for an unrelated incident.
Coincidence?
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California Cop Patrick Feaster Guilty of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of DUI Suspect

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Former Paradise police officer Patrick Feaster was found guilty of manslaughter today for the shooting death of a DUI suspect last November in an incident captured on his own dash cam.
Feaster, who won numerous awards for the number of DUI arrests he made, faces five years in prison. He has not yet been sentenced.
It was a karmic decision considering Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey initially announced he would file no charges against the cop because the shooting was an “accident.”
But Ramsey had a change of heart after a huge national outcry.
Today, during closing statements, Ramsey told the jury the

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South Florida Cop Acquitted of Raping Woman at Gunpoint After Jury Determines She Asked For It

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
A South Florida cop accused of raping a woman at gunpoint while on duty was acquitted today after a jury determined she had asked for it and was merely acting out a fantasy by allowing the cop to penetrate her as she bent over the hood of his car.
After all, defense attorneys argued, the woman had posed for a photo back in high school where she bent over the hood of a car with her hands behind her back in a “strikingly similar position” to how Boynton Beach police officer Stephen Maiorino allegedly raped her.
That photo was taken in

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Florida “Officer of the Year” Arrested on Federal Child Pornography Charges

Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Police officers across this nation are called to “serve and protect,” but that is not the case with Michael Harding of the Port St. Lucie Police Department, who once was named “Officer of the Year.”
At least not since he was arrested on two counts of child pornography.
It is reported  that in July of 2015,  Harding used the KiK instant message service to post and share the grotesque content. What is even more disappointing is the fact that he was tracked viewing and receiving the content while on duty.
A Department of Homeland Security undercover agent was in the chat room called

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