The information below was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit by someone concerned about the ramped-up road pirate activities in Waldo, FL.
Date of Incident: 8/26/14 Individuals Involved: The entire department! Outfit: Waldo Police Department Phone: 352-468-1515
-A Waldo police officer was fired by the city manager for insubordination towards the chief for undisclosed reasons (Likely refusing to obey the illegal ticket quota)
-His fellow bottom level officers felt their jobs were in jeopardy and requested a City Council hearing
-The officers laid out a list of grievances towards the department command, including confirming what citizens and motorists (Waldo is the 3rd worst speedtrap in the country) have known: they have ticket quotas. Which violates the Florida law they are supposed to be enforcing
-The officer that was terminated has been reinstated by the city council and the police chief is under review
-Half of Waldo’s entire revenue comes from traffic tickets.
Four officers in the Waldo Police Department revealed to the city council last Tuesday that the department’s chief was assigning required quotas for writing tickets. The information was brought forth while discussing other complaints about activities in the department.
The incident below was put on our radar by an anonymous person via CopBlock.org/Submit who noted,” This is very sad and unjust.”
Incident Date: June 26 2014 Individual Responsible: Unknown, name censored by police Outfit Involved: Iron Order MC “Investigating”: Jacksonville Beach Police (904) 270-1667
It has been ten weeks since a patched member of the Black Pistons Motorcycle Club named Zachariah “Nas T” Tipton was shot and killed outside Nippers Beach Grille in Jacksonville Beach, Florida by a member or prospect of the Iron Order Motorcycle Club.
Iron Order MC is known to be a cop club. With members of Police, ATF and other government employees. They look, act and conduct themselves the same as what the FBI deems an outlaw motorcycle gang.
The killer of Tipton spoke with police immediately after the incident but no arrest was made, and his name has not been made public.
Many aware of the shooting believe the triggerperson was a current or former police employee, though some have suggested current involvement in the military, which may speak to the hush-hush nature of the “investigation”
The information below was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by someone who wished to remain anonymous.
Date of Incident: 09/14/2014 Individual Responsible: William Grimmich Outfit: Sebastian Police Department Phone: (772) 589-5233
I saw this story online, and it’s a good story of police arresting one of their own.
Sebastian Police (Florida) Sgt. William Grimmich arrested and charged with Trafficking Oxycodone $100,000 bond, Felony Tamper or Destroy Evidence $50,000 bond. He is still in jail to this date. Below is a link to the arrest affadavit, and the news story.
Sebastian Police Chief Michelle Morris stated that, “routine accounting and auditing procedures earlier this year revealed discrepancies in submission of controlled substances placed into the evidence room.”
The Chief requested an investigation following this discovery by an outside agency.
The information below was shared by Deo, who’s active with Greater Cleveland Cop Block, on behalf of Mike Burns, who’s active with Cop Block Central Florida. It’s an update about the baseless accusations made against Mike Burns by Lakeland Police employee Javier Perez, who reported a false crime in an attempt to justify harassment of a Copblocker. What would happen if you did the inverse – if you called the police and falsified such a story about a police employee?
Aggressor: Javier Perez Outfit: Lakeland Police Department Phone: 863-834-6900
Coming at you with an update from Lakeland County FLA, where the thin Blue line appears to be alive and well.
You all remember how Mike Burns caught officer Javier Perez calling in on him and telling them he was masturbating in the car?? Well officer Perez was cleared of all charges!
Listen as the investigating officer leads his buddy in the questioning process about the incident in this final outcome video of the incident.
It certainly doesn’t sound like justice to me!
But don’t worry folks Mike ain’t done yet! He is still out there with his cameras rolling.
This post was shared anonymously via CopBlock.org/Submit by a person who thought it an undesirable sign that police became involved in a situation involving teens at school that caused no victim.
Date of Incident: September 2014 Outfit: Ocala Police Department Phone: 352-369-7000
Two school children, aged 14 and 15 are given police citations for ‘sexting’ a fake nude photo of a girl in their school. They found the photo on Instagram. While not as violent as a normal CopBlock post, it is part of the worrying trend of police in schools.
Treating teenage misbehavior as a criminal matter instead of allowing school administration to deal with the problem, which is their job, merely creates younger criminals and instills distrust and fear into teenagers.
These kids were a few button pushes away from joining the sex offenders registry, as the officer subtly threatens in the CNN video included.
Editors Note: Ange Scroble, the police employee shown on that video, stated, “They [the students] get an opportunity to have a lower-level penalty for what they’ve done and to learn from their mistake.” Huh? Who exactly is the victim? What was their mistake? The photo shared was not of a person in their school – and even if it was, should it have involved police?
On the homepage of the Ocala police outfit it notes that employees are “committed to protecting live and property” – how exactly does taking possession of the phones of some people, and giving them ransoms for pictures on those phones, amount to protecting live and property? And keep in mind that it was an Ocala police employee based at the school – the so-called “liaison officer” who started the wheels in motion to reach this stage…
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Darrien Hunt, 22, was gunned down by Utah’s Saratoga Springs Police on Wednesday for allegedly lunging at police officers with a sword. Problem is, the sword was a toy, witnesses accounts entirely contradict the official story, and a new independent autopsy conducted at the request of the family has shown that all bullets entered him from behind.
Family and friends are questioning the use of force by Independence police after a struggle with an officer sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. The officer used a stun gun on the teenager who is now in critical condition.
Police Sgt. William Grimmich of Sebastian, Florida was recently arrested for stealing oxycodone from an evidence room at the department and selling it back onto the street. The 45-year-old police officer was a 25-year veteran of the department, and is currently being held in jail waiting to post a $150,000 bail.
A police officer in Wise County, Texas was arrested this week after it was discovered that he tricked accused sex offenders into stripping naked and posing for pictures while they were in police custody.
According to MyFoxNY, the Federal Bureau of Investigation just launched its Next Generation Identification program, which is made up of two databases called Rap Back and Interstate Photo System. The Interstate Photo System facial recognition service, according to a press release by the FBI, “will provide the nation’s law enforcement community with an investigative tool that provides an image-searching capability of photographs associated with criminal identities.” Rap Back delivers criminal record status updates on individual suspects of interest who might have found themselves on the wrong side of the law in other jurisdictions. The above-embedded animated video by NMA News Direct breaks down some of the details of the program.
In police audio provided to TMZ, actress Danièle Watts, who was detained over the weekend by Los Angeles police officers on suspicion of being a prostitute, can be heard refusing to provide police with identification after officers were called by a witnesses in a nearby office stating the actress and her boyfriend were having sex in a car on the street.
Will this boy get punished for coming to Jesus? A Pennsylvania teen may face up to two years behind bars for allegedly taking a photo of himself simulating oral sex with a statue of Jesus, Kron 4 reports.
The Defense Department official who oversees the program that has sent billions of dollars’ worth of military-style equipment to local police over the past several years couldn’t come up with a reason that cops on the streets need bayonets during a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
In the days following the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, law enforcement used weapons usually seen in wartime, like smoke bombs, rubber bullets and stun grenades, against protesters.
The first Ferguson City Council meeting since the police killing of Michael Brown one month ago erupted on Tuesday into an outpouring of grievances — accusations of racism, police harassment and government incompetence — as hundreds of residents made angry appeals for change.
A couple and their two daughters were booted from their home without warning following their son’s first-time arrest over $40 worth of drugs. The homeowners were never accused of wrongdoing or charged with a crime.
All charges have been dropped against Roy Sherman, the man who was tased, arrested and charged with assaulting a deputy, all for trying to inform officers his son was autistic during a routine traffic stop in Marion County.
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This post was shared via CopBlock.org/Submit by Jill Marie Wardle who had a not-too-savory interaction with Palm Beach County Sheriff employees Pacheco and Rivera on July 16, 2014.
I was pulled over for an inappropriate tag display.
I immediately dialed my attorney before I pulled over and she was on speakerphone. I informed deputies Rivera and Pacheco that my lawyer was on speakerphone. (My reason for the lawyer being on the phone before pulling over? I had been warned of several dirty deputies that worked distict 5).
As soon as I went into my purse for my license they noticed my LEGAL prescriptions and it was then that I was informed that I was under arrest for my license being suspended – imagine that, another error from the Palm Beach county Clerks Office. I mean what the hell, they already have had me declared dead and are withholding 30,000 in back child support.
I was taken out of the truck and slammed against it even though i was extremely compliant. Pacheco then put me in the cop car with no ventilation or AC in 85-degree weather for approximately one-hour. They went through my belongings without consent and counted my prescription pills all while the temp in the vehicle reached approximately 180-degrees. Pacheco was kind enough to come up to the window at one point and snidely remark “Oh you are still breathing, so you are ok?” and laughed.
Eventually I was placed into Rivera’s car and he too kept the windows closed until one-minute before we reached the jail. Rivera took great delight in radioing ahead that i was combative so that I was jumped on by five extremely large women and men that seemed to take great delight in this.
They all high-fived one another like they had just scored a touchdown by jumping on a middle aged woman with a blown rotator cuff and 12 herniated disks. Eventually a gentleman came down and said he saw the video and was not happy with the way I was treated. He informed me that Rivera and Pacheco are known for hotboxing people. So many are concerned with the way terrorists are treated at Guantanamo and I truly believe those people should be concerned with what goes on here.
I had no intentions of suing the department until now. I will be back at Internal Affairs department first thing in the morning to press formal charges and then proceed to sue the shit out of these deputies that are a stain to the badge. Oh and by the way – I do so hope Pacheco and Rivera enjoyed the big ass legal prescription bottle of percocet they stole.
Decentralization is key. Why? Because it means ideas are spread and connections are made on the ground level, with no approval sought or obtained. In stark contrast to the closed, top-down structure of those who seek to perpetuate the paradigm that says some have the “legal” right to extort others, this growing network is a game-changer.
That’s why I’m happy to announce that the groups below are now included on the map and list at CopBlock.org/Groups
If you’re in the areas where these groups are active, take the time to reach out and give them some love. And even better – get involved.
All are welcome to share video, pictures, and stories of your encounters with police. My hope is that we can grow to a noticeable size and keep our local police, sheriffs, and highway patrol in check by flexing our rights to document police activity through video and photos.
A group of South Florida filmmakers who were violently arrested for video recording from a public observation deck on a beach last year produced an impressive investigative documentary of their ordeal, documenting everything from their arrest to the ensuing coverup by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office where authorities went as far as intimidating a business owner into getting rid of a surveillance video camera that had captured the incident as well as deleting footage from cameras they had confiscated from the men.
From the video description:
This is the main reason why we stopped making videos for a while… All charges against us were dropped but we’re still affected by this incident and believe justice should be served… We still haven’t gotten compensated for the damaged equipment and also lost three months of work since all of our equipment got seized. We need a civil rights attorney who can help us with this case. Please email us if you if have any info that could help in any way. Thanks for watching!