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“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”

“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”
“It’s becoming a disturbingly familiar scene in America - mentally unstable cops”

New Police station in Tysons?

It’s now reached the point where the Fairfax County Police in McLean are holding their own press conferences to declare news on crime waves that haven’t happened and probably won’t happen either.
The motivation behind this grab for even more power in our government is the possibility of a new police station and other additions to our already bloated and grossly over funded police.

 We didn’t get a photo of the cop demanding a new police station but this is essentially what it looked like

There are several points to be taken from the cop's demands on our pockets. One is that the police in the McLean area are “overwhelmed”.  Not true. On any night of the week, several cop cars can be watched, and can be watched for an extended spell, stopped in Lewinsville Park, motors running on the gasoline we pay for.  But you have to watch from a distance. The cops make goddamn sure no one enters the park after dark besides them. And now you know why.

The other point is the pending mass of criminally prone hordes that the cops say will sweep into Tyson’s with the arrival of the Metro. Yes, as remarkable as it is, we employ cops too dumb to go find a better job yet smart enough to foresee the future. Ironic, ain’t it?

“More crime is on the way so give us a raise.”  What else would you expect a cop to say?  “Don’t worry, everything will fine?”  Of course a cop won’t say that. Cops live off the public till and in Fairfax County the cops live very, very well off the public teat and the best way for them to keep citizens from asking why the cops in Fairfax County operate on an open-checkbook basis, is to scare the taxpayer into thinking that without massive law enforcement spending, chaos and crime will rule our streets.

For the cops it’s easier to scare than to explain why they weren’t prepared for the Metro opening years ago, or why they haven’t figured out ways to deal with a possible increase in crime within their $300,000,000 budget.

 That would be the concerned, forward thinking way to handle this.  But thinking, concerned cops who plan out the community good won’t happen in Fairfax County, however playing the race card to pimp more money out of the taxpayer will happen.  In fact it’s happening right now because that’s what “crime will increase when the metro opens” appears to be.  It seems like “white speak” for “the black people are coming to rob us and the bastards are taking the metro to get here”.  

We can’t blame the cops for demanding more of everything. After all, when has the board of supervisors ever denied them anything?
In Fairfax County the cops massive budget finances an underused and barely useful  Police Navy, a Police Air Force that’s proven time and again to be redundant and a SWAT team large enough and bored enough to fall out for the execution of an unarmed gambler they set up for arrest.  The cops literally get away with murder. So why not demand a new police station and a new hire of a hundred cops?

The policeman in McLean says that getting more cops to work for him is “critical”…yeah for him, not for us, but then again, your money means nothing to the Fairfax County Police because barely one of them lives in this county.
The proposed multi-million dollar Tysons police station would sit on acres and acres of commercially valuable land and would require that the taxpayer pick up the tab to hire an additional 132 new cops and 30 generically named “staff”.  To the cops it makes sense. Few, if any of them have ever held a job outside government. To them, your money grows on magic trees.  

There are other alternatives:

Name the station “The Bernard Goetz Welcome Center”:  In 1984, Goetz gunned down four black men on a subway because one of them asked him for money. Bernie is now the New York City police chief but I’m sure we can lure him down here with the right dose of medication. The Fairfax cops could get him to shoot black people as they arrive at the station, saving them the time of shooting blacks randomly over a longer period of time.  This solution also saves the cops the effort of thinking up another scary excuse for murdering people (“evil spirits opened the car door on my elbow, pulled the gun from my holster and shot the dangerous eye doctor directly through the heart”). With Goetz, they could just say “Well, Bernie's fuck’n nuts”.        


Sharon Bulova: The cops could force all newly arriving blacks to listen to Sharon Bulova explain why law enforcement’s political contributions to her campaign wasn’t a political payoff to avoid police oversight in the county. After a few minutes of listening to this old white lady, black people will shoot themselves. Problem solved.  

Sharon Bulova

Where the hell is the chief of police and the seemingly endless, endless line of overpaid deputy-assistant-to-the- assistant-deputy-of- the- deputy- police-chief?  Don’t we pay someone in an executive level to make this sort of call?  Where’s Rhorer when you actually need him?


But don’t worry all is not lost.  Poster child for the perpetually confused, Supervisor John Foust, who kept his office in the McLean Police station for years, took his usual marshmallow stand and effectively said nothing. Well almost nothing.

 “Why do you feel the need for such a significant investment?” he asked the inquiring  reporter as if the reporter was planning to build the additional police station out of her spare pocket change. 

                                                    Supervisor John Foust

On the other side of the mentally challenged spectrum we find…and not surprisingly …  big time spender, lifelong government worker and cop suck-up, Supervisor Gerry Hyland (Mount Vernon) who said, “We’re going to need another station. The question isn’t whether, it’s when.” …and so much for democracy.

Hyland, a bachelor who has spent most of his life around men….we’re just say’n that’s all….not there is ANYTHING wrong with that…. may be little more than a waterboy for the cops, but at least we know where he stands, or in his case, which rock he’s curled up under.   

Supervisor Gerry Hyland

And in the end, he’s right. When those pillars of mush on the Board of Supervisors assume no one is watching, they’ll stop their puffery about standing up to the police.  Then the cops, with their one third of a billion dollar budget, will get their new station in Tysons.  That’s the way it goes here in Fairfax County where our elected officials are convenient liberals with bendable principles and the cops run the show. 

Idiots at work

Cottage Grove, Oregon: The mother of an elementary school student who says local police coerced her 10-year-old son into confessing to alleged sex offenses is suing the police department and the school district. She says in the lawsuit that she previously told the school district that her son was not allowed to be interviewed by police without her being present. http://ow.ly/hIVTr

Trenton, New Jersey: An officer will go before a grand jury to determine if he is to be indicted on an aggravated assault charge for his alleged role in a bar brawl. Prosecutors say that he beat a man with a flashlight outside of a bar while off-duty. http://ow.ly/hIxOB

Fort Lauderdale, Florida: An officer copped a plea for an alleged unlawful arrest outside a convenience store. More than three years after the incident, it cost him his badge. He will serve 12 months probation. ow.ly/hIu0r

Volusia County, Florida: A deputy has been suspended after being arrested on grand-theft charges. He is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a homeowner’s association. ow.ly/hHAIM

Knoxville, Tennessee: Administrators haven’t decided yet if an officer involved in a crash will face a citation for running a red light. ow.ly/hGWhW

Update: Schaumburg, Illinois: A lawsuit against the village of Schaumburg claims that two police officers recently accused of corruption improperly raided a man’s home as part of a pattern of illegal conduct allowed by the department. ow.ly/hIXDq

Boone County, Missouri: A $2.7 million dollar lawsuit was filed; the plaintiffs are citing constitutional violations regarding unreasonable searches, freedom of speech, privacy, wrongful seizure, right to bear arms, and due process. The officers deny all of their allegations. ow.ly/hIWjP

Memphis officer charged with harassment

Memphis police officer Darrell Malone is out of jail on bond after being charged with harassment stemming from an October 2012 incident.
A driver called police and said a motorcyclist was driving erratically down Germantown Parkway and I-240.

The complainant who called the Memphis police communications bureau advised that he pulled next to one of the motorcyclist and advised that he was going to contact the police if they continued driving in this manner. One of the motorcyclists allegedly showed the complainant a handgun that was in a holster on his waistband and advised the complainant that he was a police officer. The motorcyclists pulled into a parking lot off Germantown near Giacosa Place.

An officer was dispatched to the area concerning this complaint. The motorcyclist was located in the parking lot of Joe's Crab Shack. The motorcyclist was identified as an off-duty MPD Officer Malone. Malone advised that he was traveling northbound Germantown Parkway when he, and another motorcyclist, were cut off by a motorist that was occupying a SUV which was also traveling north bound Germantown Parkway.

Malone advised that he attempted to flag the motorist to alert the driver that the motorcyclists were in the lane next to him. Malone advised that he did have a weapon holstered on his side and that the driver may have seen his weapon while he was trying to flag the complainant.

Officer Malone and Radio Dispatcher Jenny Rice were relived of duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Allegations against Rice's involvement in releasing inappropriate information to off-duty Officer Malone is also being reviewed by investigators.
Officer Malone was indicted in January and will face a judge in April.

10 local officers charged with helping drug dealers

ATLANTA -- Ten law enforcement officers are charged with assisting drug dealers around metro Atlanta.
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia announced the charges after a year-long undercover investigation of gang related activity.
The overall undercover operation uncovered officers from the DeKalb County Police Department, Stone Mountain Police Department, the Atlanta Police Department, MARTA Police Department, Forest Park Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Protective Service. In addition, one man, Alexander Hill, falsely represented himself to be a Clayton County Police Officer.
US Attorney Sally Yates said, "This is a troubling day for law enforcement in our City. The law enforcement officers charged today sold their badges by taking payoffs from drug dealers that they should have been arresting. They not only betrayed the citizens they were sworn to protect, they also betrayed the thousands of honest, hard-working law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day to keep us safe. We will continue to work with our local law enforcement partners to pursue this corruption wherever it lies."
According to the indictments, the drug deals didn't take place in dark alleys, but often in very public parking lots in broad daylight.
Investigators say the officers often used their patrol cars, wore their uniforms are carried a weapon as they observed the drug deals take place. Some would sit in their car, others would walk the parking lot around the deal as a backpacks with cocaine and money were exchanged.
But Yates says some did more than watch, some got involved in the process, counting the bags of cocaine, setting up signals to communicate, even discussing how and when deals should go down.
"Remarkably one of the police officers suggested that future drug deals be made in parking lot of a local high school so they could exchange backpacks there and that backpacks wouldn't be something that would cause suspicion," said Yates.
Perhaps even more frightening, was how far the US Attorney said some officers were willing to go to protect the dealers.
Dekalb county police officer Dorian Williams allegedly said if things didn't go well, he couldn't just shoot the buyer, he had to kill him.
Monyette McLaurin's, a former Dekalb Sheriff's deputy, also allegedly offered to shoot a buyer if necessary and discussed killing someone he feared might snitch.

Mark F. Giuliano, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Atlanta Field Office, said, "In recognizing the need for the criminal justice system and those who work within that system to firmly have the public's trust, the FBI considers such public corruption investigations as being crucial. The FBI will continue to work with its various local, state, and other federal law enforcement agencies in ensuring that the public's trust in its law enforcement officers is well deserved."
The law enforcement officers arrested today were: Atlanta Police Department (APD) Officer Kelvin Allen, 42, of Atlanta; DeKalb County Police Department (DCPD) Officers Dennis Duren, 32, of Atlanta and Dorian Williams, 25, of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Forest Park Police Department (FPPD) Sergeants Victor Middlebrook, 44, of Jonesboro, Georgia and Andrew Monroe, 57, of Riverdale, Georgia; MARTA Police Department (MARTA) Officer Marquez Holmes, 45, of Jonesboro, Georgia; Stone Mountain Police Department (SMPD) Officer Denoris Carter, 42, of Lithonia, Georgia, and contract Federal Protective Services Officer Sharon Peters, 43, of Lithonia, Georgia. Agents also arrested two former law enforcement officers: former DeKalb County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) jail officers Monyette McLaurin, 37, of Atlanta, and Chase Valentine, 44, of Covington, Georgia.
Others arrested today were: Shannon Bass, 38, of Atlanta; Elizabeth Coss, 35, of Atlanta; Gregory Lee Harvey, 26, of Stone Mountain, Georgia; Alexander B. Hill, 22, of Ellenwood, Georgia; and Jerry B. Mannery, Jr., 38, of Tucker, Georgia.

The undercover operation arose out of an ATF investigation of an Atlanta area street gang in August 2011. ATF agents learned from an individual associated with the gang that police officers were involved in protecting the gang's criminal operations, including drug trafficking crimes. According to this cooperating individual, the officers-while wearing uniforms, driving police vehicles, or otherwise displaying badges-provided security to the gang members during drug deals.
In affidavits filed in support of the charges, an FBI agent described how drug traffickers sometimes recruit law enforcement officers to maintain a physical presence at drug deals. The traffickers hope that the officers' presence at the drug deals will prevent rival drug groups from intervening and stealing their drugs or money, and also keeps legitimate law enforcement officers away from the scene. In return for the corrupt officers' services, the drug dealers often pay the officers thousands of dollars, according to the affidavits.
Acting at the direction of FBI and ATF, the cooperator communicated to gang members and their associates that the cooperator sought police protection for upcoming drug deals.

Judge moves Bisard's crash trial to Allen County

INDIANAPOLIS — A judge moved the trial of an Indianapolis police officer accused of causing a fatal 2010 crash by driving drunk to Fort Wayne on Thursday.
David Bisard is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness in the 2010 crash that killed 30-year-old Eric Wells and injured two others. If convicted, Bisard could face 20 or more years in prison.
A hearing in the case is scheduled for March 8 before Allen County Superior Court Judge John Surbeck.
In an order issued Thursday, Judge Grant Hawkins said that even more than two years after the accident, the case was still generating too much ongoing publicity in central Indiana for Bisard to get a fair trial there.
"It appears clear this cause must be brought to trial a distance away from the Marion County media 'footprint,' " Hawkins wrote in the three-page order.
The case has drawn intense local media coverage as legal snarls caused it to drag on for months and police officers' handling of the crash scene and evidence stirred public distrust and led to disciplinary action against several high-ranking officers, including the demotion of the police chief.
"I don't think anyone who looked at this case objectively thought there could be a fair and impartial jury selected from Marion County," defense attorney John Kautzman told reporters following Thursday's hearing in Marion County Superior Court.
Kautzman said he was still concerned that even an Allen County jury might be tainted, but Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson said that was unlikely because the case wasn't likely to attract as much interest in the community 100 miles from Indianapolis.
Robinson said prosecutors were comfortable with moving the case to Allen County in part because Fort Wayne is an urban area like Indianapolis, so potential jurors would be familiar with urban driving conditions, a key component of the case. Bisard's cruiser crashed into two motorcycles stopped at an intersection on the city's northeast side on the morning of Aug. 6, 2010.
Robinson said she hoped the trial could be held sometime this fall.
The case has undergone a series of delays over admission of blood tests which showed Bisard had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit. The Indiana Supreme Court in ruled in December that the blood tests could be admitted into evidence.
However, Kautzman has said he can still challenge the blood evidence at trial in regards to its chain of custody and that the sample's credibility before a jury also remains in doubt.
Hawkins ruled that the blood drawn from Bisard after the crash was inadmissible because it was drawn by a medical assistant, a profession not included among those listed in Indiana law that are allowed to do so in drunken driving cases. But the state Court of Appeals overturned his decision, saying legislators clearly hadn't intended for such key evidence to be thrown out on a technicality.
Hawkins did allow prosecutors to test a second blood sample despite objections by Kautzman that it was mishandled by police technicians. The results of those tests haven't been released.
Former Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi stunned the victims and public when he dropped drunken driving charges against Bisard just days after they were filed, which he did because of the discrepancy. After taking office in 2011, Prosecutor Terry Curry refiled the charges against Bisard.

Mount Vernon Police Officer Charged With False Overtime

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. - Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore charged Mount Vernon Police Officer Joseph Russo on Wednesday with two counts of falsifying business records.
A news release from DiFiore's office said Russo submitted overtime reports and Westchester County Traffic Board STEP forms to the Mount Vernon Police Department stating that he worked two hours of overtime from Sept. 17, 2012 to Sept. 18, 2012, when he allegedly had not. Russo was paid $226.60 in overtime which he allegedly was not entitled to.
An investigation by the Mount Vernon Police Department Internal Affairs Unit led to Russo's suspension on Tuesday and arrest on Wednesday.
If convicted, Russo faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. He is due in court next on March 27

Police Brutality Complaints Dip...Due To Busted Phone Line

New Yorkers seeking to report instances of police brutality by phone in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy had a more difficult time doing so, and the number of complaints dropped drastically as a result. Citizens who called 311 to report misconduct in November, December, and January weren't able to be transferred directly to the Civilian Complaint Review Board's hotline because the storm damaged the line. Callers were instead given a different number to reach the CCRB, adding an extra step to the process. According to Marcos Soler, the CCRB's deputy executive director for policy, the agency usually receives an average of 249 complaints by phone each month—for the last three months, the average dropped to 29.
"We completely understand as an agency the impact that this had on our ability to receive complaints," Soler said, adding that the usual 800-number was restored yesterday. "Any impact for the ability of the public to reach us is going to have an effect on complaint activity. We have learned our lesson." The CCRB's offices were severely damaged after the storm, and the agency wasn't able to return to 40 Rector Street until late last month.
Soler says that 50% of the total cases handled by the CCRB are taken by phone, but notes that citizens can file complaints on the agency's website, at a precinct, by mail, or in person. "For those people who weren't able to file a complaint over the last three months, they can still do so today. We can still address their issue—the statute of limitations is 18 months."

Ala. man acquitted at trial sues for false arrest

VERNON, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man is suing the city of Vernon and the local police department months after a jury acquitted him of attempted murder.
The Tuscaloosa News reports (http://bit.ly/YwatPY ) Jamison Carr filed a civil lawsuit last week in federal court saying he was falsely arrested and his civil rights were violated. He's seeking $1 million in compensation.
A jury found Carr not guilty of attempted murder and second-degree assault last October. Police had arrested him at a car wash in February 2012 after a confrontation with another man.
The lawsuit says a police officer wrote in an arrest report that Carr said of the man, "I tried to run over him because I wanted to kill him," but the officer later testified in court that wasn't true.

Lying Former Cop Convicted Of False Arrest Only Spends 1 Day In Jail

The former NYPD officer who was convicted of falsely arresting a Brooklyn man last year was given a slap on the wrist plea deal this week—and it turns out he was given a deal on THAT plea deal as well. Former officer Diego Palacio pleaded guilty to the false arrest on Tuesday in Brooklyn Supreme Court in exchange for his resignation from the NYPD and four days in prison. But he only spent one night in jail—because, according to the Post, state law mandates that inmates are to be released on Friday if their discharge date lands on a weekend. So the man Palacio falsely arrested had to spend three days in jail, and the officer who actually did something illegal only got a day.
Last year, Palacio accused MTA engineer John Hockenjos of trying to run him over with his car after Palacio had responded to an argument between Hockenjos and his neighbor. In his report, Palacio said he was forced "to jump out of the way to avoid being hit by defendant's vehicle." Hockenjos was charged with first-degree felony reckless endangerment, and was facing a maximum sentence of up to seven years. Thankfully, a surveillance camera captured footage of the incident, and clearly showed that Hockenjos slowly pulled into the driveway, while the responding cop calmly stood still.
"In my 20 years of legal experience, I've never seen this crystal clear example of a false arrest," defense attorney Craig Newman said outside court last year. Palacio, an eight year veteran of the NYPD, was facing charges of official misconduct, offering a false instrument for filing, falsifying business records, making an apparently sworn false statement, perjury and making a punishable false written statement before he took the deal.

NAACP calls for investigations into allegations of police brutality in Mardi Gras incident

The local branch of the NAACP on Thursday called for federal and state investigations into the actions of nine State Police troopers and one New Orleans police officer after a local TV station aired a video Wednesday night showing the plainclothes officers -- all of them white -- allegedly tackling two young black men in the French Quarter. The incident happened on Sunday in the 700 block of Conti Street amid Mardi Gras 2013 celebrations.
"The major issue is whether or not excessive force was used, and whether or not the civil rights of the young men were violated," said Danatus King, president of the New Orleans chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. "There is a great concern that had those young men been white, they would not have been treated the same way."
The video, which was aired on WVUE-TV and lacks audio, shows 17-year-old Sidney Newman and 18-year-old Ferdinand Hunt standing against a wall. Suddenly, a group of plainclothes officers approaches. Some of the officers tackle the teenagers to the ground.
One of the officers is shown swinging Hunt around forcefully. That cop was a State Police trooper, according to a police source familiar with the incident.
Later on in the video, a uniformed NOPD officer approaches the group. She reportedly tells them she is Hunt's mother, and the officers shortly let both men go with her.
NOPD officials did not immediately release Hunt's mother's name.
State Police Superintendent Col. Mike Edmonson said he takes the allegations "very seriously," adding that he personally initiated an internal investigation into the incident on Monday morning. He said investigators would take statements from everyone involved and determine what happened within 60 days.
"We will get to the bottom of their actions," he said. He said he believes it is premature to comment on the extent of force used or the circumstances surrounding the incident because the investigation was ongoing.
Hazel Newman, Sidney Newman's mother, told WVUE that she thought the officers overreacted, and she wondered whether race was the reason.
"Why take a child or a young man that's 130 pounds and sling him across? Why not just walk up to him and say, 'What are you doing? What's your name or why are you here?' That's a human being," Hazel Newman told the station. "I would hate to think that it was because these boys were young black boys."
Edmonson denied that race was known to be a factor in the incident.
"What disturbs me is that immediately the race card issue comes out," he said. "I've been involved in law enforcement for 33 years. I look at things that are right or wrong. I don't look at things as the color of somebody's skin. Were the actions taken right or wrong? To immediately come out and automatically say it's profiling and it's a race issue -- that's disconcerting to make those assumptions when we don't know that to be accurate."
He said the undercover task force was largely enforcing juvenile curfew, weapons and drug laws.
Edmonson added he was "disturbed" by the mother's actions.
"She doesn't even know what they're doing at the time -- they're trying to identify these two kids because they appear to be underage," he said. "She just immediately pushes her way into it in a very loud voice and everything. Police are affecting an investigation and someone from complete outside comes in and grabs her son when theyre trying to ID and talk to her son. That's not something you just do. I think we need to find out why that happened."
New Orleans police are not investigating the actions of the NOPD officers -- the officer with the State Police group, or Hunt's mother -- because the department has not received any complaints about them, said spokeswoman Remi Braden.

Arrested officer suspended pending outcome of criminal case

Deron Manndel charged in NJ with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest
Arrested officer suspended pending outcome of criminal case
A Central Berks Regional police officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay.
Deron Manndel was arrested Feb. 3 on disorderly conduct and resisting arrest charges at a nightclub in Atlantic City, N.J.
Manndel is a 5-year veteran of the force. We're told his fate will be decided after a hearing on his arrest in New Jersey.

Torrington cop Charged With DUI

A city police officer has been charged with drunken driving, police said.
Matthew Gonska, 32, of Sharon Avenue in Torrington, was driving on New Harwinton Road around 1:27 a.m. Tuesday when he crashed into a snow bank, according to a release from Torrington Police. The vehicle was slightly damaged, but no one was injured.
Gonska, who has been a police officer in the city since August 2010, was off-duty at the time of the crash. He was charged with driving under the influence and traveling too fast, the release states.
Gonska initially placed on leave. He has returned to work on administrative duty.
A criminal and internal investigation continues, police said.
He is to be arraigned on Feb. 25.

Cop charged with DUI may apply for first-time offender program

A Fountain Hill police officer charged with drunken driving after a crash seemed to indicate at his hearing Thursday that he will apply for a first-time offender's program.
James Scoble, 35, of Allentown gave up his right to a preliminary hearing Thursday before District Judge Joseph Barner. Scoble will face trial in Northampton County court on charges of drunken driving and careless driving in the crash Dec. 16 in Bethlehem Township.
During the brief hearing, Scoble's attorney, Gary Asteak, asked Barner for a copy of an application for the first-time offender's program. Scoble declined to comment Thursday.
Scoble remains on paid administrative leave at Fountain Hill, police officials said.
The single-car crash happened in the 3900 block of Freemansburg Avenue. Police said Scoble's car ran into a pole, knocking it down, before hitting a concrete wall and becoming lodged on top of it.
According to the charges, Scoble had a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.16 percent, twice the legal limit.
Scoble was involved in the August traffic stop last year that led to drunken driving and domestic assault charges against former state Rep. Joseph Brennan.
Scoble is the second Fountain Hill officer at the department to recently come under scrutiny. A Fountain Hill police officer was fired this month after authorities say he hit a handcuffed prisoner and lied about it.
Chief Ed Bachert said Grady Cunningham Jr., who had worked full time for the department since 2010, hit the man June 4 in a cell and then falsified reports about it. At the time of his termination, Cunningham declined to comment on the allegations.

Mentally unstable cops

Sandwich police officer arrested Friday after highway incident
A veteran off-duty Sandwich police officer was arrested and suspended from duty early Friday morning after he was accused of ramming a relative’s vehicle on Route 6 east of Exit 2, forcing it from the highway.
Michael Hoadley, 46, faces four counts: assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (his vehicle), domestic assault and battery, operating to endanger and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
Sandwich Police Chief Peter Wack suspended Hoadley from duty with pay and called Massachusetts State Police to investigate the incident.
Hoadley was arraigned later Friday morning at Barnstable District Court. He was last suspended from duty for three months in 2010, following an accident in Forestdale.
Police said the victim in the highway assault was not injured.
Hoadley is a 27-year veteran of the Sandwich Police Department

Police face misconduct allegations over Carnival incident

New Orleans, La. - 17-year-old Sidney Newman and 18-year-old Ferdinand Hunt say they were hanging out together in the 700 block of Conti Sunday night after going to a parade.
Hunt's mother, an 8th District NOPD officer, was working nearby. The young men say Hunt's mother had gone to grab them something to eat.
Surveillance video obtained by FOX 8 shows Hunt leaning up against the building while Newman sat next to him.
"We were just sitting there laughing and out of nowhere, I saw two guys grab Ferd," says Newman.
"All of a sudden, I'm on the wall. A whole bunch of people just came up and threw me up against the wall," says Hunt.
Those people were plain clothes law enforcement officers, nine of them State Troopers and one NOPD officer. The two young men were taken down to the ground.
"I was scared. I didn't know what was happening. I thought they were trying to rob us," says Hunt.
"At that point another guy came up and grabbed me by my hair and he was on top of me. At the same time, I'm calling, 'Ferd.' I'm asking Ferd, 'Where's your mother?'" says Newman.
Hunt's mother does approach and the two young men are allowed to get up. Not long after releasing the two men, the plain clothes officers simply walked away.
"Why take a child or a young man that's 130 pounds and sling him across? Why not just walk up to him and say, 'What are you doing? What's your name or why are you here?' That's a human being" says Sidney's mother, Hazel Newman. "I would hate to think that it was because these boys were young black boys. I would hate to think that."
State Police say any allegations of racial profiling are absurd.
The troopers were part of the Mardi Gras plain clothes detail. They say they were looking for juvenile violations, illegal weapons and narcotic activity at the time.
While on patrol, State Police say they noticed two individuals who appeared to be juveniles and decided to ID them. The troopers say they had detained both of them when they were approached by an NOPD officer who was interfering with the investigation and claiming it was her son.
They say the troopers verified the identification of the two young men and turned them over to the NOPD officer. LSP spokeswoman Melissa Matey said Thursday that the agency continues to investigate the incident.
"This was Mardi Gras time, so you're going to sling a kid rather than walk up and talk to them? That is incredible," says Newman.
NOPD says the commander of the 8th District did see the video and, as it relates to the action of the NOPD officer, there were no obvious violations of misconduct.
The NAACP wants federal and state agencies to look into the case, claiming it shows racial profiling. And the two boys and their parents met with FBI officials Thursday, asking them to conduct a probe. The FBI hasn't said whether they'll do so, but did tell the families they would be back in touch.