Krystal Brown shared the information below via CopBlock.org/Submit about a police employee who’s actions, outside of policies and procedures, caused the death of Marlon Brown. Though that police employee – JP Harris – was fired from his job, he never faced any repercussions in legaland, as would almost assuredly happened if you or I acted similarly.
Date of Incident: 5/8/13 Individual Involved: JP Harris (Deland police employee); William Ridgeway (chief), Bob Apgar (mayor), Mike Pleus (city manager ), RJ Larizza (state attorney) Outfit: Deland Police Department Phone: (386) 626-7414
Around 12:30am on May 08, 2013, Marlon was stopped for allegedly not wearing a seat belt. Soon after the sheriff called off traffic stop. Yet two Deland police employees saw Marlon’s car and attempted to reinitiate the traffic stop.
They followed Brown into a field. Car 1 stopped according to policies and procedures. Car2, driven by over zealous JP Hararis, went around the lead car, accelerated in speed, never deviating in path, and struck and ran over Marlon – pinning him under the police car with little regards to human life.
They refused to allow citizens to assist with moving the car off his body. He was unable to breathe and died.
They allowed his body to lie there over four hours before removing the car off his body while his children stood and watched.
The officer responsible – JP Harris – was fired. The State Attorney RJ Larizza sent the case to grand jury who came back with no bill. The Medical examiner report states that he was never struck by the police car.
The medical examiner ruled that Brown died from accidental suffocation, and there was no evidence he was run over...
Marlon Brown’s family circulated a community-backed petition. They are asking DeLand Police Chief William Ridgway to recommend a coroner’s inquest. That’s a special investigation into Marlon Brown’s cause of death…
Ridgway, however, said it would be inappropriate for him to agree to what Brown is asking for.
Marlon Brown’s family is asking for a coroners inquest which they have been denied and the city of Deland. Elected officials refuse to assist even after being presented with thousands of signatures in a petition.
The content below was shared by Michael Burns via CopBlock.org/Submit about his experiences within legaland, where those who purport to epitomize integrity were allowed to lie without question, and where, despite claims of a transparent forum, Michael was told that he could not show objective content pertinent to the conversation. Fortunately, at the conclusion of this most-recent adventure in legaland, Michael is no longer threatened by Broward County Sheriff’s Outfit employee Paul Sada.
I got a little tired of going to court in a suit and tie to fight against lying officers with judges that did not care about the lie even when it was proven with a video.
I was happy this time going to court in my FUCK THE POLICE t-shirt fully expecting to lose either way.
I was denied my ability to admit video evidence to prove the officers were lying and I was told I had no 5th amendment right to remain silent upon being asked a question I didn’t much feel like answering. I did not answer it… Once upon a time I would wait my turn to talk and be soft spoken… This time I was rather out-spoken however end the end.. I won my case!…
This goes back to a traffic ticket for “obstructed tag” from having of all things, an FOP badge on it. (don’t ask.. its a love/hate thing with having it on).
The actual reason for being pulled over was because I was attempting to record what the Broward County Sheriff was doing on the size of a highway breaking up a get-together at a public boat ramp..(albeit at 1:30 in the morning). One officer told me they were just “ruining peoples fun”.. then said they don’t know what they were doing but they could be doing all sorts of illegal activities”.. non-sense.. as I made my way up the boat ramp/levee Deputy Paul Sada of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office told me I could not be there to film… even though it was public property. After getting his name, I left without an argument.
Once I left he got behind me along with six other BSO officers finally pulling me over five miles down the road as I was about to make a u-turn to go home. (The car is not in my name so.. he really wanted to pull me over to get my name.)
Original video from when I got the ticket, uploaded on March 17, 2014
The video, uploaded to the Youtube channel TRAGEDYDAHOTBOY, was accompanied by this description:
this is how i got treated by Boynton beach police department. officer pulls gun out and threatens to shoot…always record u have the right to do so
After conducting an “internal investigation” those at the Boynton Beach Police Outfit concluded that their colleague who pointed his weapon at the vehicle occupant and threatened to “put a round in your ass so quick” did not act in the wrong. B
ig surprise. That’s the accountability had with a coercive monopoly…
A quick glance at their website shows that, far from even pretending to be personable, the individuals associated with the Boynton Beach Police Outfit seemingly take pleasure in trying to look intimidating.
Perhaps someone should update this picture to read, “Protecting Ourselves”
Boynton Beach Police Chief Jeffrey Katz defended the aggressive reaction of his officers in a Youtube video Tuesday, claiming the men in the car were “escalating” the situation by “recording the interaction,” causing one of the officers to fear for his life when a man “reached out of his window with a black object in his hand,” which was nothing more than a camera phone trying to record the cop’s name tag after he refused to provide it.
That cop slapped the phone out of his hand, then yanked the man out of the car, throwing him facedown on the grass while another cop with his gun drawn comes charging towards the other men, threatening to shoot one of them for who knows what.
“I’ll put a round in your ass so quick,” the cop said, even though none of the men in the car were doing anything more than being assertive about their rights, even if they were doing it in a profane manner, which is protected by the First Amendment.
The video cuts off when the gun-pointing cop moves to the backseat and arrests the man with the camera, eliminating the deadly threat they were envisioning…
Katz, who prides himself on being a social media whore on Twitter and Facebook, comes across arrogant and condescending in his statement (posted below in its entirety), stating that the men deserved to be attacked because they did not show enough “fear.”
If you’re a Boynton Beach Police employee and are not supportive of your colleagues actions – either the still-unnamed psycho who pulled his firearm and threatened the gentleman in the vehicle, or the joke of an “investigation” done – speak out.
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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