Says someone who foolishly and ignorantly degrades an entire contingent of people for the actions of an individual.
Remember that the next time you call 911 for the help of the police next time you need their aid.
call the fire department when my house is on fire? call the paramedics when i'm injured? or you mean call the police because i'm tied up with dishes on my back and a police officer serial killer is raping my wife so i can wait 40 years for them to do anything about it?
was there such a thing as "good" gestapo? it's the ideology they are enforcing that is the problem. end prohibition enforcement and we can start to open the possibility of the existence of a "good" police officer.
ESPAÑOLA, N.M. — Police have seized cellphones of a New Mexico sheriff accused of showing up drunk to a SWAT standoff.
The Española Police Department executed a search warrant Thursday at the Rio Arriba County Sheriff’s Office for the personal and work cellphones of Sheriff James Lujan, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports.
Police said Lujan showed up drunk to a SWAT standoff, tried to order officers away, then ignored commands to leave the In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, James Lujan is sworn in as the new Rio Arriba County Sheriff in Espanola, N.M. Espanola Police said Lujan showed up drunk to a SWAT standoff, tried to order officers away, then ignored commands to leave the "kill zone."
The search warrants came as part of an investigation into a misdemeanor charge filed against Lujan by Española police for resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.
A criminal complaint filed in March said Lujan, in plainclothes, attempted to take over the scene involving a barricaded subject in Española.
The complaint, written by interim Española police Chief Roger Jimenez, states Lujan refused, despite commands from officers, to leave the scene. The complaint also says he smelled like alcohol and appeared to have trouble keeping his balance.
Lujan told Jimenez he was communicating with Phillip Chacon, the man who was the target of the SWAT standoff and had barricaded himself inside his home while officers tried to serve him with an arrest warrant, according to the criminal complaint.
Ninth Judicial District Attorney Andrea Reeb said Thursday there was “some difficulty” obtaining Lujan’s cellphones and that she made a call to Lujan’s attorney, Nathaniel Thompkins, to say Lujan needed to turn over the phones.
Española police Sgt. Jeremy Apodaca, a department spokesman, said Lujan “was compliant” when served with the search warrant.
Thompkins declined to comment.
The search warrant for Lujan also included information about another search warrant served earlier this week by Española police for the cellphone of an Española city councilor.
John Ramon Vigil was charged last week with several felonies, including conspiracy to commit bribery of a public officer and unlawful interest in a public contract, after officers discovered text messages, emails and Facebook messages he exchanged with Chacon.
A detective found the messages on Chacon’s phone while investigating aggravated battery charges against the man.
Officers “had some difficulty getting Mr. Vigil to exit his residence and comply with the search warrant,” according to the document.
Lujan, along with Undersheriff Martin Trujillo, then arrived at Vigil’s home, according to the search warrant, and detectives at the scene said they thought Lujan was obstructing their investigation.
“Sheriff Lujan continues to show a pattern of arriving on active scenes in which Española Police personnel are investigating crimes and interfering,” according to the search warrant. “Sheriff Lujan has offered no assistance that has resulted in a positive outcome. Moreover, Sheriff Lujan has contacted or been contacted by two separate individuals who were under felonious investigations during the investigation.”
Reeb was appointed special prosecutor in the Lujan case after state Attorney General Hector Balderas and First Judicial District Attorney Marco Serna recused themselves, citing conflicts of interest.
Paroled wife-killer choked woman: cops Steve Lieberman, Published 2:45 p.m. ET June 30, 2015 | Updated 4:42 p.m. ET June 30, 2015 Rocco Cuccio
ORANGETOWN – A 61-year-old former police officer who spent 13 years in prison for killing his wife has been arrested for allegedly choking a woman and threatening her with gardening shears, Orangetown police said Tuesday.
Rocco Cuccio's arrest violated his parole after his November prison release and he's been taken into custody by state parole officers, police said.
Police arrested the Tappan resident Sunday on misdemeanor counts of second-degree menacing and criminal obstruction of breathing, as well as second-degree harassment, a violation.
Justice Richard Finning set Cuccio's bail at $2,000, which he posted, but he remains in custody for the parole violation, Capt. Donald Butterworth said.
Cuccio, a former Port Authority of New York and New Jersey officer for 23 years and a former Nyack officer, served prison time from October 2001 until this past November. He then was released on parole, which was set to expire next April.
He pleaded guilty in 2001 to beating and strangling his wife Janyce, 45, inside their Valley Cottage home in November 2000 and dumping her body in the woods by Lake DeForest in Clarkstown. She was missing for eight days before former Clarkstown Supervisor Charles Holbrook found her body while bird-watching.
An initial second-degree murder charge brought against Cuccio in his wife's death was dropped after four psychiatrists agreed Cuccio suffered from extreme emotional distress.
Murder Inc - Golden State Killer Cop murderincorp.wordpress.com The greatest lesson to be learned from the EAR/ONS case is that police ARE the bad guy
nowhereman: If you didn't see Keep Sweet: Pray and Obey on Netflix...yikes. I was aware of most of that stuff but when it's all explained chronologically in great detail holy cow. Those FLDS people are out there.
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mcfetty: YEahhhhh, just watched it and that was insane!
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vivazapata: Peoples Investigates 2 hour show on "The Hammer Killer" in case anyone interested
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billthom56: Just noticed this shoutout from SammyT. Thank you so much. Bill Thomas
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sammyt: You're well deserving a shout out Bill. You put yourself out there, year after year. A truly inspirational person within the true crime world.
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sammyt: After the new 12-26-75 book, perhaps it's time for a similar investigation into the CPK crimes. Seems like there were a lot of dirty police chiefs around back in the day...
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sammyt: And big shout out to daedra.. another really good researcher on here!
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kg: Thanks SammyT. I have to give credit to SammyT for the fact that I am still plugging away on Coe. If it were not for his candid feedback and encouragement I am sure I may have landed in the looney bin a long time ago but most likely I would have quit.
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