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Tom CareyGrand Haven MI pig  Tom Carey arrested by other pigs,  charged with two sex felonies

Oral sex  occurred while Carey was investigating certain complaints by the two women, and were performed “under the pretense of furthering those investigations, and showing care and concern, and while dressed as a police officer and holding himself to be a police officer.”

The transcripts also note that the acts took place “in locations where it is possible that an unsuspecting public could be exposed to view the act” between March 1, 2005, and Feb. 29, 2009.

Carey, 46, pleaded no contest to one count of gross indecency between male and female, and one count of misconduct in office — both five-year felonies. His sentencing has been scheduled for Nov. 2.

In 2007, Shreveport police officer Wiley Willis arrested 38-year-old Angela Garbarino on suspicion of drunken driving. While in custody, as captured on the video below, Garbarino begins arguing with Willis about what she said is her right to make a phone call. About a minute later, Willis walks over and turns off the video camera. When the camera comes back on, Garbarino is lying on the floor in a pool of her own blood. She was later photographed with severe facial injuries she says were the result of Willis beating her. Willis’ attorney stated that she tripped and fell while the camera was off. After the video went viral, Willis was fired, but has never been criminally charged.

Last month, the Shreveport Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board voted to reinstate Willis on the police force. He’ll get full back pay and benefits for the year-and-a-half he was fired. The reason? During the internal investigation of Willis, a polygraph machine operator failed to record the results of his Q&A with Willis. This apparently is a violation of Louisiana’s “Police Officer’s Bill of Rights,” a set of guidelines every department must follow when investigating officer misconduct.

Garbarino won a $400,000 settlement from the city of Shreveport last year.



Joseph Seper, 29, faces two misdemeanor criminal charges and a Police Board trial, a disciplinary hearing, for allegedly making a false report.

Former Officer Stephen Conrad was indicted in March on charges that he lied in a criminal case deposition, falsely accusing a man of trying to hit him with a car.

Three others, Bobby Lee Garrett, Vincent Carr and Leo Liston, were indicted in federal court last year on various charges, including stealing money and planting drugs. All have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

Two other ex-cops, William Noonan and Shell Sharp, were accused during an Internal Affairs investigation of lying on affidavits they used to obtain search warrants. They allegedly claimed to get tips from confidential informers who were either dead or in jail.

Those charges and accusations have already resulted in the review of hundreds of criminal cases that depended upon their credibility as witnesses, and the dismissal of possibly more than 100 in the past year.

Hall was the boss of former officer Andrew Collins, who is currently serving time in federal prison on a felony drug conviction.

The FBI says both Collins and Hall used drugs they seized to commit numerous crimes. They would use them as evidence to falsify search warrants and fake drug deals, embezzle money, and present false evidence against residents of Benton Harbor.

Hall faces up to 10 years in prison.

Longabardi committed the first two of three assaults in November at Penuche’s Ale House in Concord while talking with two women he met at the bar, according to Assistant Attorney General Pete Hinkley.

Longabardi touched the breast of one of the women and the groin of the other, Hinkley said.

The third assault happened Jan. 12, outside the Concord police station, while Longabardi was on duty, Hinkley said.

In that case, one of the women from the Penuche’s incident came to the police station and was confronted by Longabardi outside.

Longabardi grabbed the woman’s arm and told her not to say anything about what had happened at Penuche’s, Hinkley said.

The theft, which is unrelated to the assault charges, happened July 25 when Longabardi refused to pay his tab at The Draft on Main Street, Hinkley said. He had only ordered drinks and was not on duty at the time, Hinkley said.

ALBANY, NY – New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo released today the result of his office’s investigation into allegations of political corruption at the highest levels of the New York State Police.  In it, he states that there “is no evidence that the rank and file of the State Police… acted in anything other than the public interest,” but that he had found many “troubling” situations in which political considerations played an “improper and determinative” role in the actions of ranking members of the police.

The complete text of Attorney General Cuomo’s letter to the Governor and the detailed report of his findings is reprinted below:
Dear Governor Paterson:


COLUMBUS, Ohio—A former deputy accused of forcing an inmate to rub his genitals in a sandwich and then watch another inmate eat it pleaded guilty to two counts Wednesday.

Former deputy Joseph Cantwell, 38, pleaded guilty to two health-code violation counts Wednesday.

He originally was charged with four counts: dereliction of duty, operating without a license, disorderly conduct and health-code violation. The other charges were dropped as a part of the plea deal.

He was given a 90-day sentence, which was suspended, five years of probation and a fine of $500 plus court costs.

Adam S. Pretti, a former deputy with the Shelby County, Tenn., Sheriff’s Office, was sentenced today in federal court in Memphis to 18 months in prison and two years of supervised release for using excessive force during an encounter with a citizen. Pretti was also ordered to pay a $4,000 fine and a $100 special assessment.

Pretti pleaded guilty on April 9, 2009, to unnecessarily striking in the head a man he encountered outside a residence in Cordova, Tenn., while conducting an investigation in March or April 2006. Pretti acknowledged that he abused his authority as a law enforcement officer and agreed that his conduct violated federal law and the constitutional rights of the man he struck.

The former sheriff’s deputy, who served with the office for 25 years, is charged with four counts of rape with additional counts of unlawful sexual penetration and domestic violence. A county grand jury indicted him in December 2007 accusing him of raping three women, while prosecutors added a fourth suspected victim in the fall of 2008.

DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. – Gerald Hege, the colorful former sheriff and convicted felon, will run again for sheriff next year, his son told FOX8 News.

The elder Hege, who served as Davidson County Sheriff from 1994 to 2004, became well-known for his off-the-wall style. He had the Davidson County Jail painted pink with crying, blue teddy bears on the walls. He was known for having several chases in the county in his “spider car.”

In May 2004, Hege pleaded guilty to two felony counts of obstruction of justice. He resigned as sheriff and got two suspended 6-month sentences.

If elected, Hege would not be allowed to carry a gun since he’s a convicted felon.

Police Chief Kathleen Hartle

Police Chief Kathleen Hartle

Chief Kathleen Hartle of Waterville Township OH, in charge of D.A.R.E. classes, suspended for public intoxication AND open liquor container in her squad car.

Anthony Wayne School District has suspended its D.A.R.E. program because the police officer in charge of the drug-prevention classes, Chief Kathleen Hartle of Waterville Township police, was suspended from her job after being accused of public intoxication and having an open container of alcohol in her patrol vehicle. Drug Abuse Resistance Education, or D.A.R.E., is a police-led series that uses classroom lessons to coach children from kindergarten through 12th grade to resist drugs and alcohol.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) – A former Baton Rouge police officer was sentenced Thursday to 6 ½ years in prison by a federal judge for distributing child pornography.

Paul G. Ruiz, 50, of Denham Springs pleaded guilty to the charge in June. In addition to the prison sentence, he was given ten years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $7,000, as well as a special assessment of $100.

In July, a Broward County jury convicted Miranda Decker and Emanouel Legakis of official misconduct and falsifying reports to say a driver, Clayon Jones, was a belligerent aggressor who tried to kick out a patrol car window during a Feb. 8, 2008, traffic stop. The jury acquitted the pair of battery.

Decker had stopped Jones for running a stop sign.

“It hurts that she [Imperato] didn’t believe me,” Jones, 30, said after Wednesday’s sentencing hearing.”I don’t feel too pleased with the outcome but it is what it is and the judge made a decision. To me, this is like a slap on the wrist.”

Jones’ wife, Michelle, 39, said she believed the judge let her former career as a police officer influence the sentencing.

“They say cops are like a brotherhood,” Michelle Jones said. “It makes you wonder who is there really to protect you, if the ones sworn to serve and protect you are abusing you. Who do you turn to?”

Good question, Ms Jones.


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