If You Killed Someone in a Traffic Accident, How Long Would the Investigation Last?

Especially if it was clear you ran a stop sign, while driving on the wrong side of the street. Cop Runs Stop Sign with No Lights On, Not Responding to a Call, and Kills a Man—Hasn’t Even Gotten a Ticket.

The cop in question is on paid vacation – excuse me, administrative leave – while they “investigate.”

According to officials, as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports, Atlanta police Officer Ryan Chandler, 24, ran a stop sign and was not using emergency lights at the time of the crash. The man on the scooter was taken Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died. His name has not been released.

There is a witness to his driving on the wrong side of the street. I would like to know if he was given a breathalyzer test at the time of the incident, but I doubt it. (Those rules don’t apply to the cops!)

My (completely worthless prediction) is that the very worst he will suffer is that he resigns, and is back at a work in another police force within a few months. The least he will suffer is being on “administrative leave” while they sweep this under the rug. (Hat tip to Claire Wolfe.)


NYPD Doesn’t Care If You Have a Stalker

They claim the case is closed – even though it appears they haven’t done anything. The NYPD must take the ‘dirty doorman’ case seriously.

The cops say “there is no evidence” because he used an app. Really?

A lawyer who specializes in revenge-porn cases, Daniel Szalkiewicz, tells The Post that he’s managed to subpoena TextMe (the app in question) for user info in the past. And a former prosecutor notes that Aviles also texted pics with his distinctive chest tattoo, which cops could also match.

The truth is, they just don’t give a damn about acquaintance rape. (NYPD denies this!) The sex-crime division is understaffed, and they really just don’t care.

I wonder if any of the 5 victims of this stalker (he was a doorman, he potentially had access to their apartments) asked for a concealed carry license in the NYPD would approve it? My guess is no. (Rely on the state for everything! Even when it has been shown that you can’t.)

She Disrespected His Authority

Department policies be damned! He couldn’t let that go. Cincinnati police chief ‘extremely concerned’ by officer’s use of Taser on 11-year-old girl

A police officer working an off-duty detail at a grocery store used a Taser on an 11-year-old girl Monday evening.

She was walking away, and he told her to stop. She didn’t stop. So he used a taser.

So will the fact that he was moonlighting – and not on duty (or so I see that statement) – mean that he isn’t granted limited immunity? (Which usually amounts to unlimited immunity anyway.)

“If you can’t run, then you need to get off the police force. If you can’t handle an 11-year-old child, then you really need to get off the police force. You here to protect these kids,” [the girl’s mother] said.

I’ll go along with that statement.

Cops Behaving Badly – Canadian Edition

One cop having a string of bad days, a system that covered it up, and fellow “boys in blue” who looked the other way. WATCH: Cop Convicted After Savagely Beating a 17yo Boy Chained to Hospital Bed.

As the video shows, in spite of being chained to the bed, the teen was still flailing about, trying to cause himself harm. That’s when officer Corey McArthur snapped and threw a vicious elbow about the face and upper body of the teen.

The blow resulted in a massive gash below the defenseless teen’s eye which had to be treated with stitches by hospital staff.

Cops – in Canada or the US – haven’t woken up to the fact that there is almost always a camera, even if they turn theirs off.

And this same cop was found GUILTY of assault in 2010, but was rehired, so he could do it all over again. In 2014, and then again with this incident from 2016. So why would you hire a cop found guilty of assault? Rule of Law? Bueller? Anyone? (Sorry, I forgot, the Little People don’t matter)

None of McArthur’s fellow cops who witnessed the attack said a thing.

Because “Brotherhood” or something.

Claire Wolfe gets the hat tip with Friday links. This is worth some of your time; this was only one of the stories.

Cops (Plural) Charged for Their Misdeeds?

JusticeOK in the first story, he is only “likely” to be charged. NYPD cop likely to be charged for shooting romantic rival in the face.

I’ll believe it when it happens.

Edited surveillance video obtained by NBC 4 New York shows a confrontation between the two men on the sidewalk, during which Blake — who was off-duty and wearing civilian clothing — appears to draw a handgun before Santana winds up sprawled on the ground.

Sources said the unedited video shows Santana raising his hands before being shot.

The video also appears to show Blake place an object alongside Santana on the ground before walking around, picking it up and putting it into his pocket.

Shooting his ex-wife’s partner, planting evidence. On video. (What’s the legal term for that?)

On the West Coast, they actually did charge a cop. LAPD Officer Charged With Sexually Assaulting Child.

A veteran Los Angeles police officer pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually assaulted a friend’s 13-year-old daughter in her Torrance home.

So it will be interesting to see if anything comes of either case.

Another Armed Homeowner Killed By Police

This story has been pissing me off for 2 days. Aurora police chief acknowledges shooting death of armed homeowner by officer.

The intruder was African-American and naked. The homeowner was white. That info – and the fact that homeowner was armed – was communicated to 911. Lots of good that did.

But the trigger-happy cop (who shot someone in June) shows up and shoots the 1st person he sees.

The police chief is dancing. He will have a press conference this afternoon. “The information is not valid.” “Social media has it wrong.” Blah Blah Blah.

There is no way he is going to admit that cops are afraid of their shadows and will shoot anyone and anything that “scares” them or makes them feel threatened. Even though that looks true in just about every jurisdiction.

The naked intruder? Attacked the 11-year-old grandson, and the homeowner (Richard ‘Gary’ Black, a Vietnam Vet) shot the intruder to protect his grandson.

The Criminal Justice System Meets Systems Design

And the results are not the best. Because systems design and training takes time. And having 2 people verify sensitive information would be expensive! Judge lifts order requiring the L.A. Times to change article on ex-Glendale police spokesman.

Next you will want the .gov to spend money on computer security, or expect judges and lawyers to follow rules cooked up by programmers.

It’s an organized crime case. A Glendale police detective lied about his ties to organized crime. He took a plea agreement.

The plea agreement between prosecutors and detective John Saro Balian was supposed to have been filed under seal, but it was mistakenly made available Friday on PACER, a public online database for federal court documents.

That was done on Friday, by Saturday the LA Times had published a story. The judge wanted the story taken down, but as the defense attorney in the original case noted…

nobody can “unring that bell.”

A clerk made a data entry error. I wonder how overworked/underpaid those clerks are.

The case itself is interesting. (A cop accepting bribes, tipping off witnesses, and eventually being busted could have been an episode on any number of cop shows or even “Movie of the Week” back when they had those.)

The rush to put everything on the internet. The goal of making that easy. The lack of safeguards for sensitive information. (The judge is worried that the guy’s family will be put in danger.) But hey, we like having things on the internet, except when stuff gets hacked. Or mishandled.

Actually putting information on the internet is a good thing, but ONLY if it is not private or sensitive info (like the way to get into your online banking account) and only as long as the security is in place. Reviewing and securing data is not free.