Florida Highway Patrol Cops Racing
Video showing what clearly appears to be a #Florida Highway Patrolman in a Highway Patrol #Dodge #Charger lining up alongside a #Lamborghini #Aventador and racing down the road is now under investigation. #CopsGoneWild
Suge Knight attorneys arrested
Suge Knight attorneys arrested Thursday on warrants alleging they were accessories after the fact to a felony, authorities said, without disclosing what the felony was or what they are believed to have done. #SugeKnight #CopsGoneWild
Mug Shots Gone Wild
Even the Tampa Bay Times, which prominently displays its Pulitzer Prize tally (12), and is behind such upstanding journalistic institutions as Poynter Institute, compiles them alongside a detailed list of physical attributes — gender, height, weight and so on. The images vanish after 60 days from a section that clocks nearly one million views a month, said the paper’s editor, Neil Brown. While he put the site’s news value at the “lowest possible level,” he said that such eyeball grabbing schemes aren’t unusual. “The slippery slope of being a purist is that there’s all kinds of stuff on news sites all over the county that is there for the interest of the audience,” he said. “I don’t think sanctimony over it is entirely well placed — though I don’t begrudge anyone their sanctimony.”
Body Cam Gone Wild
#CopsGoneWild The officer’s alleged trickery was revealed by the fact that his body cam retained footage for 30 seconds before it was activated to begin recording. During that time, according to the footage and the Baltimore public defender’s office, Officer Richard Pinheiro puts a bag of pills in a can in an alley and walks out of the alley.
The Axon cam’s initial 30 seconds of footage, by default, doesn’t have sound. After 30 seconds, viewers of the video can both see and hear the officer looking for drugs in the alley. Lo and behold, he finds them in the same soup can that he placed them in, according to the footage, which was released Wednesday. Pinheiro can then be heard yelling “yo” to his fellow officers, telling them he found drugs in the alley.
Cops chase traffic violator 32 miles across Tampa Bay Bridge at 100 mph without overhead lights on. #CopsGoneWild
Red Light Camera Update
Cop in this small community was wading through footage of the red light camera in this small #Floriduh town . A couple of weeks later he realized he had clicked his way in to a ticket.
Cop Crashes While Using Laptop in Patrol SUV
Florida has outlawed texting while driving in Florida Statute 316.305. The law is literally known the “Florida Ban on Texting While Driving Law.” It tries to “[p]revent crashes related to the act of text messaging while driving a motor vehicle.” The law prohibits “operat[ing] a motor vehicle while manually typing or entering multiple letters, numbers, symbols, or other characters into a wireless communications device . . . .” The cop drove through a loophole in the law and rear-ended multiple vehicles. Cops can use their computers, since the law allows them limited use. #CopsGoneWild
Florida Highway Patrol Cop Gone Wild
#Allegedly groped a women during a traffic stop. Then dumb enough to #SnapChat it? “[D]etectives monitored a Snapchat conversation between the victim and Gonzalez, during which they said Gonzalez said things that confirmed the victim’s account of the traffic stop.” #CopsGoneWild #Floriduh #Florida
Bank Robbery False Alarm
Bank of America in Florida can by hit hard for customer injured during a false robbery alarm. A team of police officers armed with heavy weapons responded to a false alarm and cops responding hit one of their customers. In this case a guy was at a bank and there was a false alarm for a robbery. An alarm was triggered at a bank and “at some point the police realized that after [the customer] had been seriously injured, it was a totally false alarm . . . .” Bank of America had a video system, but “video showing [their customer] being kicked is conveniently missing. Bank of America denies that this footage was erased, and asserts that the surveillance program is written to purposely create gaps in footage to create an easily downloadable file.”
Tasers Gone Wild
You have the right to …. get blasted with a taser and waive your rights. “[S]uspects’ brains are briefly scrambled when they are on the receiving end of a Taser stun gun and its 50,000-volt delivery.”
Body Cam Update
There’s something missing from a number of dashboard videos of fatal police shootings in Chicago: the sound. . . . The analysis — which was not disputed by police officials — found microphones stashed in glove boxes, batteries removed and antennas damaged. On purpose.
#CopsGoneWild “Five ex-Marion County deputies now face possible prison terms. As they captured Price, video captured their conduct. A federal grand jury in Tampa charged the last of the disgraced lawmen late Tuesday, accusing Jesse Alan Terrell, 33, of violating Price’s civil rights.”
Cops Walk in House with No Warrant
Treasure Island, Florida has become a hotbed of the methamphetamine world. So while on patrol, a cop saw an open door with mail on the floor near the mail slot. The decision was made to enter the home and make sure everyone was alright. Of course, while there, why not search the house and find some meth. Court says a dios to this one.
From the Digital Trenches
Just reviewed a computer crime case where the dates on files on an SD card seized by the police, examined by the police computer forensic laboratory, and by a defense expert in computer forensics showed some unusual patterns in the dates of files that allegedly contained contraband. Those files on an SD card were later the basis of criminal charges and an arrest. There were claims of evidence spoliation. “Spoliation” is a fancy word for tampering. Sometimes a Computer Crimes Experts can come in handy. During a lengthy interrogation by the Prosecutor there were some answers given that may apply to virtually any cases involving data stored on a mobile phone SD card. #CopsGoneWild
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Cameras Gone Wild
They never seem to have a problem turning camera off in my client’s case. #CopsGoneWild “The cameras can capture evidence and clear false complaints, but some officers had trouble remembering to turn them on or off, or later realized that the lens was accidentally pointed away from what the officer was seeing, which “would certainly result in accusations of cover up,” the report reads.” said the confused officer to the reporter.
Spend 600 Months In Prison When Police Search Lost Cell Phone
The story begins in a Walmart in Florida. The owner lost their phone at Walmart. After he left the phone, it was found, and the owner agreed to pick it up from the store. The owner of the phone failed to pick the phone up from the store. The store manager looked at the phone in an effort to find a photo of the owner. When the manager found contraband on the phone, she called the cops – police search lost cell phone.
Commentary: Cops Gone Wild in Tampa, Florida “Tampa police officers took law enforcement-by-quota to an entirely new level. As the Tampa Bay Times Alexandra Zayas reported, since 2001 officers were under pressure to write more tickets if they want to look good on their annual performance reviews.” #CopsGoneWild
Here we go – ticket quotas used in performance evaluations of Tampa Police in Florida – nice work guys.
Tampa, Florida – $2.00 Worth of Weed, an urban assault vehicle, and a death . . .https://www.drug2go.com/2014/12/weed-dealer-busted-killed-tampa-florida.html