A Few More “Bad Apples” and “Isolated Incidents”

Jeffrey Holzworth Santa Rosa Junior College

Jeffrey Holzworth in handcuffs.

Former Savannah Police Chief Willie Lovett has been indicted on seven felony counts stemming from an illegal gambling operation, including extortion. This was not his first arrest. He allegedly used his position as Police Chief to protect illegal gambling operations from prosecution, including those he ran himself. Sam Carter, a police officer from Boulder, Colorado, has been convicted in the Mapleton elk trial. Carter apparently shot an enormous elk with his service weapon while on duty. He was found guilty on nine counts, four felonies, including attempting to influence a public official and tampering with evidence.

Jeffrey Holzworth, a former police officer with the Santa Rosa Junior College, has been sentenced to four years in prison for stealing approximately 280,000$ from campus parking funds. Yet, this is just a fraction of the 1$ million USD, seized in cash from drug deals, that has been unaccounted for in the San Diego Police Department.

Here is a video of Judge John Murphy of Florida getting into a fist fight with a public defender. An aggravated Murphy said: “If you want to fight lets go out back and I’ll beat your ass.” Off screen Murphy can be heard screaming, “You wanna fuck with me?” Inexplicably, the crowd applauds upon Murphy’s return to the courtroom:

How about Officer Javier Perez of Lakeland, Florida — he attempted to stop a man from filming by falsely reporting that the man was masturbating. Perez called his own department’s hotline, posing as a private individual, to report a “suspicious man” masturbating in his vehicle. Upon investigation it was discovered through a public records request that Perez made the call from his private cellular phone.

Lakeland Police Department Javier Perez

The Lakeland Police Department Class of 2012. Javier Perez is one of the individuals in this photo.

Which one is Perez? Well, we’re not allowed to know. Police officers are a special class:

The Lakeland Police Department bleeped out any references to the officer’s name, claiming they are required to do so by a law.

Naaman Adcock, of the Fort Smith Police Department, resigned after being charged with multiple firearm-related offenses. These arose from an incident where he allegedly pointed his weapon at his 5-year-old stepson, while drunk, and threatened to “blow his Jewish brains out.” Michael Setiawan, former officer with the New York Police Department, has been charged with a hate crime for painting swastikas around twenty different locations in a Jewish neighborhood.

Meanwhile in Detroit two men suspected of impersonating police officers during a robbery turned out to be actual police officers committing a robbery. Both have been arrested, but their names have not been released.

Baby BouWe’ve already covered the concussion device that severely burned an infant during a 50$ methamphetamine bust. Next to this, anything looks good. Even the three police officers who shot a teenager with a BB gun. Gregory Kwiatkowski, Raymond Krug, and Joseph Wendel, of the Buffalo Police Department, have been charged with excessive force and civil rights violations. Krug and Wendel are accused of shooting a teenager while the teen was handcuffed in a police car. The other teens involved also had to seek medical treatment after the police confrontation.

But if you’re a Sheriff’s Deputy at the Lake County Jail, you might only get fired for fatally breaking an inmates neck. Maybe Krug and Wendel would fit in better in Lake County.

Officer Sean Christian, of the New York Police Department’s 104th Precinct, has been accused of downloading nude photographs from an inmate’s phone. Officer John T. McCavitt, of the Peoria Police Department in New Mexico, has been charged with a felony for videotaping a woman in the bathroom without her consent. This was not the first time McCavitt has been charged with a sexual offense — in 2013 he was charged and acquitted of sexual assault. Officer Thomas Tewell was suspended for inappropriate behavior after using a citation to obtain personal information about a woman then sending her inappropriate photographs via Facebook. None of this holds a candle to the anonymous Peel Region, Australian officer — his name also cannot be released due to special legal protection — who faces multiple charges of sexual penetration with a child.

Not to be outdone by the anonymous Australian, former Lieutenant Dennis Mills, of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, has been charged with child rape. It is alleged that he repeatedly raped a young girl, beginning at at the age of 12, over the course of a year.

Dennis Mills - Child Rape

Dennis Mills – Child Rape

The ACLU has filed a lawsuit in New Mexico on behalf of a woman who was sprayed in the vagina with mace by correctional staff as a form of punishment. Blanca Zapater, one of the officers, is accused of spraying the victim in the genitals twice instead of taking the inmate to the medic. Zapater was disciplined, but is still employed at the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center.

This is all news from May, but we’re still not finished:

Officer Jed Prisbey of the Ceder City Police Department was charged with driving while intoxicated after leaving the scene of an accident. He was driving a police cruiser. Officer Dave Chin of the Delray Beach Police Department faced a maximum of 25 years in state prison for official misconduct and perjury, related to the romantic misuse of a confidential informant. He was sentenced to six months of home supervision with a tracking device.

Another dog was shot. This time by unnamed Round Rock Police Officers. The dog’s name was Bullet.

Officer Michael Brelo has been indicted for his role in a 2009 shooting which left two unarmed people dead. He allegedly stood on his cruiser and fired downward into the front windshield of the victims vehicle. He then moved across to the hood of the vehicle and continued firing. 137 shots were fired in total. Five additional supervisors have been charged as well: Randolph Daley, Sergeant Patricia Coleman, Sergeant Paul Wilson, Lieutenant Jason Edens and Sergeant Michael Donegan.

Let’s wrap it up with the case of one Darren Rainey, a victim of the Dade Correctional Institution in Miami, Florida. Correctional staff at the Dade Correctional Institution forced this mentally ill prisoner — he defecated in his cell — to shower. The water in the shower was scalding hot. Rainey was left in the scalding shower for one hour. And Rainey died.

That’s a horrible way to die, so contact information is here:

Miami-Dade Police Department (Florida)
Phone: 305-471-1780
Email: Contact List
Facebook: Link

Miami-Dade Medical Examiner
Phone: (305) 545-2400

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