Thursday, September 7, 2017

Detective Jeff Payne Who Arrested Utah Nurse Placed on Administrative Leave

The Salt Lake City dickhead police officer named Jeff Payne, who arrested and assaulted a nurse for refusing a blood draw from an unconscious patient, was placed on administrative leave, according to the mayor's office this morning.

In a body cam video taken July 26 at the University of Utah Medical Center that went viral Friday, nurse Alex Wubbels is seen explaining to Salt Lake detective Jeff Payne that she couldn't allow a blood draw on a patient who had been injured in a car accident. Wubbels told Payne that the patient is required to be conscious to give consent, unless the patient is under arrest or if officers had a warrant.

Wubbels points out to Payne that these parameters are spelled out in an agreement between the hospital and the department.

Despite the warning, Detective Payne is heard saying, "We are done, we are done, you are under arrest."

Payne can then be seen man-handling Wubbels and cuffing her as she screams, "You're assaulting me stop! I've done nothing wrong! This is crazy! This is crazy!"

In the video, Payne's partner could be heard trying to calm his partner down during the arrest.

Another officer is heard saying, "I don't think this arrest is going to stick."

The hospital security camera also captured parts of the incident, including what appears to be officers forcing her outside.

Mayor Jackie Biskupski said there will be a criminal investigation by the Salt Lake City police department and the district attorney. As a result of the criminal investigation, the officer is being placed on full administrative leave.

"The only job I have is to keep my patient safe," Wubbels said in a press conference Friday.

The University of Utah said in a statement that Wubbels had "followed procedures and protocols in this matter and was acting in her patient's best interest," according to CBS affiliate KUTV.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Two San Antonio Cops Busted for Driving Drunk

San Antonio, Texas

Well  it looks like two of San Antonio PD's finest were caught more than a little tipsy behind the wheel. Both have been arrested for driving while intoxicated overnight, the San Antonio Police Department announced early Friday.

San Antonio Police Officer Gena Rodriguez
Gena Rodriguez
SAPD officer Gena Rodriguez, 39, was arrested just after 10 p.m. Thursday after causing a three-car accident. Inside the vehicle at the time of the accident were her three children, one in a child safety-seat, SAPD said.

Fortunately, no one was seriously hurt in the accident but Rodriguez, an 11-year veteran of the force, was arrested at the scene.

San Antonio Police Officer Harold Thomaston
Harold Thomaston
Then early Friday morning 46-year-old Harold Thomaston, a 20-year veteran, was pulled over after running a red light in front of an officer. He has been booked on a DWI charge.

San Antonio police chief William McManus said in a statement released Friday that he is disappointed that the officers would put public lives at risk.

Both officers have now been placed on administrative leave pending both internal and criminal investigations.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Harris County Sicko Deputy Andrew Sustaita Likes His Lovin’ 'Doggie-Style'

Andrew Sustaita Harris County Texas

Andrew Sustaita Harric County Arrest Photo
Andrew Sustaita, Jr.
Houston, Texas

For one Harris County deputy, the good news is that he has been released from jail this morning. The bad news is that he if facing some pretty creepy charges of having sexual intercourse with a dog.

A sheriff's deputy is out on bond this morning, charged after he allegedly posted video of himself performing a sex act with an animal.

Andrew C. Sustaita Jr., a six-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff's Office, is accused of allegedly posting a video of himself performing a sex act with a dog. Sustaita was most recently assigned to the Crime Control Division and has since been relieved of duty.

Sustaita was fingered as a suspect during the course of an investigation managed by the sheriff's high tech crime unit. Investigators were alerted about obscene material coming from an account in Harris County. An investigation reveals that Sustaita was allegedly involved in producing obscene material online.

Harris County Sheriff's Office wouldn't talk about the nature of the video. However, sources confirmed to KTRK-TV in Houston the video depicts Sustaita engaged in bestiality with a small dog.

"The possession of obscene and illicit material is made even more troubling when a sheriff's office employee is found to be involved," Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said.

"Every resource of this office will be dedicated to protecting the public and holding our employees accountable for wrongdoing."

The deputy comes from a law enforcement family, and they said they are waiting for more information.

Sustaita’s father, also named Andrew Sustaita, says he is devastated to hear about the allegations involving his son. He describes his son as a hard worker, and says that he is reacting like any father would.

Sustaita is charged with obscenity, a state jail felony.

Before coming to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Sustaita's LinkedIn profile said he was a U.S. Army specialist, and also worked at Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office.

A source who knows the deputy tells Eyewitness News, in his experience and knowledge, he knows him as an honorable and committed family man.

Sustaita is expected in court by tomorrow. Investigators say more charges could be filed.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Tulsa Cop Who Shot Terence Crutcher Facing Manslaughter Charges

Tulsa Cop Betty Shelby

Tulsa, Oklahoma

On Thursday, prosecutors in Tulsa, Oklahoma filed manslaughter charges against a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man on a city street.

Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler filed the charges against officer Betty Shelby, who shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16. The dashcam and aerial footage of the shooting and its aftermath depicted Crutcher walking away from Shelby with his arms in the air.

The footage does not offer a clear view of when Shelby fired the single shot that killed Crutcher. Shelby's attorney has said Crutcher was not following police commands and that she opened fire when the man began to reach into his SUV window.

But Crutcher's family, however, denies that claim, saying the father of four posed no threat to the officers. Police have verified that Crutcher did not have a gun on him or in his vehicle.

Shelby has been a member of the Tulsa Police Department since December of 2011. She was en route to a domestic violence call when she encountered Crutcher's vehicle abandoned on a city street, straddling the center line. Shelby did not activate her patrol car's dashboard camera, so no footage exists of what first happened between the two before other officers arrived.

The police footage shows Crutcher approaching the driver's side of the SUV, then more officers walk up and Crutcher appears to lower his hands and place them on the vehicle. A man inside a police helicopter overhead says: "That looks like a bad dude, too. Probably on something."

As officers surround Crutcher, he suddenly drops to the ground. A voice heard on police radio says: "Shots fired!" The officers back away and Crutcher is left unattended on the street for about two minutes before an officer puts on medical gloves and begins to attend to him.

Earlier this year, a former volunteer deputy with the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office was sentenced to four years in prison after he was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Eric Harris.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Police Officer That Killed Passenger During a Traffic Stop in Minnesota Identified

St. Anthony, Minnesota

We now know the identity of the police officer who fatally shot black school cafeteria worker Philando Castile during a routine traffic stop Wednesday. Authorities have ruled the death a homicide.

The state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) identified the police officer as 28-year-old Jeronimo Yanez. It also identified another cop on the scene as officer Joseph Kauser. Both officers have been with the St. Anthony Police Department for four years.

Jeronimo Yanez

Yanez opened fire on Castile Wednesday, and footage of the aftermath - in which the school worker lost consciousness - was live-streamed through Facebook by Castile's girlfriend Diamond Reynolds.

Trigger-Happy Baton Rouge Cop Identified: Blane Salamoni Killed Alton Sterling

Police Officer Blane Salamoni Photo
Police Officer Blane Salamoni

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

The trigger-happy Baton Rouge police officer that killed a subdued black man, Alton Sterling, has been identified.

Officer Blane Michael Salamoni, 28, has been a police officer for four years. He was caught on cell phone video shooting and killing Alton Sterling early Tuesday morning. Salamoni, a third generation law enforcement officer, is the officer without the hat in the deadly cell phone video. 

The video shows Salamoni yelling at Sterling to stop moving before pressing a handgun into the 37-year-old’s chest and pulling the trigger. About six shots are heard in the clips, and though neither video clearly shows Salamoni firing all of the shots, the Baton Rouge Police Department has said only one officer killed Sterling. Salamoni is heard crying “F***!” after the shooting ...

Officer Blane Salamoni has a history of abuse. He had a complaint sustained against him, for which he received a letter of caution in an automobile crash in June 2012. He was accused of improperly carrying out orders in a vehicle pursuit in July 2015 and using force on August 2015 in hurting someone he was trying to arrest. Both of the latter incidents were found “not sustained” records show.

The other officer seen in the cell phone videos has been identified as Officer Howie Lake II, a three-year veteran of the force. While the Baton Rouge Police Department has identified the two officers, they have remained silent about the actual firing of weapons.

Officer Howie Lake II also has a history of abuse. He had a use of force complaint lodged against him in April 2014, for injuring a 15-year-old boy while trying to arrest him. In another incident in December of that year, Lake was accused of using force after responding to an incident in which another officer fired at an armed man, striking the man. Records show Lake was “exonerated” of both complaints.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Video of Alton Sterling Shooting Police Don't Want You To See

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

New video shows police officers pinning down and shooting Alton Sterling outside a convenience store in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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