Rehpani-Jimenez, who was assigned to a Brooklyn North precinct, fled the scene after hitting the back of a parked car, the New York Post reported. He was apprehended a short time later, the newspaper reported.
But the Mayor said that the boy’s in blue were the only people he wanted in his city with guns. Must be because they’re so honest and honorable.
State Sponsored Criminal #448: Rehpani-Jimenez
Because hit and run and driving under the influence is for the lower masses, not police officers!
The Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office announced yesterday that it has dropped charges of assaulting a police officer — and other less-serious offenses — against a Crown Heights man who earlier this month got the crap kicked out of him by a police officer for no apparent reason.
The D.A.’s Office tells the Voice that it’s yet to make a decision about whether to charge the officer.
Thankfully they dropped the charges against the victim. It is worth noting that most likely it was video of the incident which saved this man’s bacon. Which is ironic considering the efforts officers will go through to prevent people from recording their interactions with the public.
Now hopefully the DA will step up and do the right thing and charge this corrupt bully with a badge.
State Sponsored Criminal #435: John Doe
Because cops are better than everyone else, didn’t you get that memo!?
update via Ry
Via Ry comes another instance of sheer stupidity that evidently is business as usual and nothing significant.
But within minutes, he said, one of the two officers became enraged —
and the judge became his target. The officer screamed and cursed at the
onlookers, some of whom were complaining about what they said was his
violent treatment of the suspect, and then he focused on Justice
Raffaele, who was wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The judge said the
officer rushed forward and, using the upper edge of his hand, delivered a
sharp blow to the judge’s throat that was like what he learned when he
was trained in hand-to-hand combat in the Army.
After reading the article it makes me think that the onlookers probably had reason to be upset with the officer. The officers biggest mistake was striking anyone without cause. But see, in New York, officers can assault anyone they want for any reason they want. Don’t believe me?
The episode, Friday morning just after midnight — in which the judge
says his initial complaint about the officer was dismissed by a
sergeant, the ranking supervisor at the scene — is now the focus of
investigations by the police Internal Affairs Bureau and the Civilian Complaint Review Board.
The civilian review board might be able to accomplish something but I doubt it.
Deputy Commissioner Paul J. Browne, the Police Department’s chief
spokesman, said in an e-mail that all force complaints, whether they
involve serious injuries or not, are referred to the Civilian Complaint
Review Board, an independent agency that investigates allegations of
police misconduct that does not rise to the level of a crime. The
department’s Internal Affairs Bureau investigates complaints of
excessive force that involve serious injuries.
“In this instance,” he said, Internal Affairs “is reviewing the
complaint because it was brought to its attention by the judge, not
because of the level of injury.”
So in other words, your officers can commit assault with impunity unless they severely injure their victim. It’s no wonder why officers dislike people with video cameras. It helps prove assault when they don’t cause permanent injury. Too bad it doesn’t appear that the department would actually do anything about it.
State Sponsored Criminal #344: John Doe
Because being a cop means that when you’re in the ‘roid rage’ you can beat the hell out of and threaten whoever you want. Even a sitting a judge.*
*Note I don’t think they should get any different treatment than the rest of the general populace. However when even the judge isn’t getting traction to deal with the issue, you know there’s a serious problem.
Via Ry comes this wonderful doozey.
A 26-year veteran police sergeant was arrested Friday morning by the New York Police Department on charges accusing him of committing computer crimes dangerous to minors, city police said.
Sgt. Patrick Rosney, 53, was arrested Friday morning when he arrived for work at police headquarters. He was handcuffed while in uniform.
It appears in this case he is not being given any quarter and this has earmarks of moving into the Accountabilibuddyable realm. As he was only suspended, at least without pay, I’m not quite ready to stack it in that realm. It does have the certain possibility of making it though.
Given the previous incidents involving cops and children on the count, this is still an honorable mention.
State Sponsored Criminal Honorable Mention: Patrick Rosney
Because the best part of being a cop is all the little girls trust you. That is except the guy that on the other end of the conversation who’s also a cop.
*As I said, some times I’ll do them on the weekend when it really pisses me off.
A stray-bullet victim says she was held prisoner for five days at a Brooklyn police station because detectives didn’t believe her story about the shooting, the Daily News has learned.
The victim was denied an appearance before a judge. Was denied access to the facilities. As this was all going on she was berated as if she was lying about the incident with no evidence to the contrary.
She said detectives insisted she had been shot during a lovers’ quarrel.
“They were trying to get me to say it was my friend who shot me,” recalled Griffin, who is seeking $5 million from the city.
“He never had a gun,” she said. “I told them he was gay; we had gone to a gay club the night before.”
The friend offered to take a lie detector test and submit to a gunshot residue test on his hands, she said. He was released that morning; she was held.
To add further insult to injury there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest that was a clerical error. This was corrected, but not until she was finally able to see a judge.
The only problem I have with the monetary settlements like this is it’s paid by the police departments insurance company. It should be taken out of the pockets of the officers involved as well as their superiors. This includes going all the way up the path to the chief.
State Sponsored Criminal Count 156: John Doe
Because despite a lack of evidence if you think someone’s guilty lock them up without legal representation. It’s not as if you’re going to have to pay for the deprivation of rights under color of law.
A former New York narcotics detective has testified it was common practice to fabricate drug charges against innocent people to meet arrest quotas.
Anderson was arrested for planting cocaine, a practice known as “flaking,” on four men in a Queens bar in 2008 to help out a fellow officer, Henry Tavarez, whose “buy-and-bust” arrests had been low, the newspaper reported.
Words fail to describe the so many problems with this. The worst part of this is that it wasn’t the first time, and it most certainly wont be the last. The war on nouns not only destroys people who actually take part in the illicit trade, but it destroys those caught in the cross fire. People who are framed to further the quest for funding for those waging the war.
State Sponsored Criminal Count: 139 – Stephen Anderson
Because if you haven’t made your quota drug busts, just frame someone. If we miss our quota our funding will drop, their innocence doesn’t matter relative to our funding.
Reminded of by Alan.