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Cons like to be fooled, they never admit it either


They seem to really require their politicians and community leaders to lie to them. I don't get that.

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Read the Laquan McDonald police shooting case records from the Chicago government watchdog investigation - Chicago Tribune

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration released a trove of records from the Chicago government watchdog’s investigation into the Laquan McDonald police shooting. Read the documents below and more about their release and what we learned from them here [LINK - https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/cri ... story.html].



City releases files from watchdog’s probe of fatal Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald

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Chicago was still simmering over the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald when the city’s watchdog finished an in-depth review of the case and determined police officers lied about what they saw, and changed or destroyed evidence, resulting in a massive cover-up of a brazen shooting.

Video from police dash cameras — which the city fought vehemently to keep secret — contradicted the official police account of what happened when Officer Jason Van Dyke fired 16 shots into McDonald in October 2014, a shooting that would divide the city.

When the video was released in 2015, the Chicago Police Department and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel faced withering criticism. The case, which led to the imprisonment of Van Dyke and the firing of multiple other officers on the scene that night, changed the course of Chicago politics.

But through it all — save for documents the Chicago Tribune exclusively obtained nearly three years ago — Chicago officials kept Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s investigation report documenting the cover-up hidden from the public.

That changed Wednesday, when Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s administration released a trove of records to the public, a key move in her campaign promise to try to build trust in the way high-profile police misconduct allegations are handled, and the first time the city’s Law Department has publicly released reports from Ferguson’s investigation.

Lightfoot got the City Council to pass a measure last month to give her corporation counsel the authority to decide whether to release the inspector general’s investigations in cases that involve a death or that “is or may be a felony ... and is of a compelling public interest.”

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Nearly three years ago, the Chicago Tribune exclusively obtained thousands of pages of confidential reports from the inspector general’s investigation, much of which was released publicly Wednesday. The Tribune has periodically run stories with details from those reports. Among the highlights:

— Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, while a deputy chief of patrol, was among top brass who viewed now-infamous video of McDonald’s shooting about 10 days after the incident and didn’t raise any objection to Van Dyke’s actions, according to an interview by Ferguson’s investigators with a police lieutenant who was in attendance. The reports also highlighted what Van Dyke told a police oversight investigator happened, in which he alleged McDonald was coming after him: “I think he’s going to try and take my life away from me,” he told the investigator.

— Ferguson’s office recommended that 11 officers — including the two highest-ranking on the scene, Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy and Deputy Chief David McNaughton — be fired for their alleged roles in covering up the circumstances of the shooting.

— Officers in the department’s higher ranks either justified the shooting or took little action after viewing chilling dashcam video of McDonald’s shooting, Ferguson’s reports showed, raising questions as to whether the top brass participated in or enabled the code of silence that critics say pervades the department.

— Acting on the superintendent’s recommendation, the Police Board held hearings and ultimately decided to fire a sergeant and three officers for helping cover up the truth about McDonald’s shooting.


The Trib has also been sitting on documents and "periodically" runs stories with details from the reports. Okay.


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Among the newly released IG reports the Tribune had not previously obtained are four reports on officers who were accused of failing to ensure that their in-car audio recorders or dashboard cameras were working properly. Johnson handed down weeklong suspensions to officers accused of those infractions.

Parts of the reports released Wednesday touched on a familiar theme in the scandal — the question of whether detectives investigating the shooting inflated the danger McDonald posed.

Officer Leticia Velez told disciplinary investigators she did not remember making statements attributed to her in notes in a report signed by Detective David March that described McDonald waving an object in the air before the shooting. Asked whether March made her comments up, she responded, “I don’t know: Like I said, I do not remember speaking to the detective, and these are things I wouldn’t have necessarily said in that context.”

She later testified at Van Dyke’s trial to the threat McDonald allegedly posed, and she said she was concerned the teenager might have had a gun.

Additionally, the released reports include one on Lt. Anthony Wojcik, a detective supervisor who the IG said destroyed evidence. According to the IG, Wojcik improperly disposed of police reports with handwritten notes from his detectives’ interviews with three civilian witnesses, then personally “re-created” those reports without asking the detectives who wrote them to review the reports for accuracy.


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Former police officer found not guilty of murder in shooting death of unarmed black veteran - CNN

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(CNN)A former Georgia police officer was found not guilty of murder Monday more than four years after he killed a naked, unarmed black man who was mentally ill.

A jury in DeKalb County found Robert "Chip" Olsen guilty of aggravated assault, making a false statement, and two counts of violation of oath, but acquitted him on two felony murder charges.

Olsen faces up to 35 years in prison and is due to be sentenced November 1. Judge Latisha Dear Jackson said he can remain out on an $80,000 bond until then, though he will have an ankle monitor and be subject to a curfew.

Olsen was charged with killing Anthony Hill, a 26-year-old Afghanistan war veteran, in March 2015. Prior to the shooting, someone in his neighborhood called police to report a man "acting deranged, knocking on doors, and crawling around on the ground naked," then-DeKalb County Police Chief Cedric Alexander said after the shooting.

Olsen was dispatched and "when (Hill) saw the officer, he charged, running at the officer. The officer called him to stop while stepping backwards, drew his weapon and fired two shots," Alexander said.

Hill had a history of mental illness and struggled to get the support he needed from the Department of Veterans Affairs, his girlfriend, Bridget Anderson, previously said. She said he stopped taking his medication shortly before his death.

During closing arguments, the prosecution claimed Olsen did not follow protocol for using force. Assistant District Attorney Lance Cross said he could have used a baton on Hill.


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Concentric circles of lying cop. :?

Indicted cop says he posed as corrupt officer, lied to informants - Sun Times

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From a witness stand at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse, indicted Chicago Police Sgt. Xavier Elizondo said Friday he was a liar who often portrayed himself as a corrupt police officer as a way to cultivate informants.

Those were just some of the tactics he’s employed over his 23-year career, much of it as a gang enforcement officer in some of the city’s most violent and drug-plagued neighborhoods.

“There’s some trickery involved in it,” Elizondo said. “It’s the nature of law enforcement working with informants. It’s the nature of the beast.”

Elizondo and his co-defendant, Officer David Salgado, were charged in May 2018 in a three-count federal indictment with conspiracy to commit theft and embezzlement. Earlier this year, a new indictment accused them of a civil rights conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Elizondo also was accused of trying to persuade Salgado to conceal evidence.

Elizondo and Salgado have been accused of abusing a system that lets cops use anonymous “John Doe” informants. An informant working for the officers gave false information to Cook County judges to get warrants that let the cops search properties where they stole money, drugs and cartons of cigarettes, according to the indictment. They also are accused of sharing the illegal proceeds with informants.

The sergeant — who, along with other members of his gang team were stripped of their police powers in January 2018 — testified for more than three hours Friday.

During cross examination, Assistant U.S. Attorney Sean Franzblau asked Elizondo, “When you’re doing something legitimate, you tell people you’re doing something criminal?”

“Absolutely,” Elizondo responded. “It’s been a long strategy that I’ve utilized in various fashions and forms for years.”


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SC trooper fired for lying about pursuit that ended in deadly crash, Highway Patrol confirms - WYFF

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The South Carolina Highway Patrol confirmed Wednesday that a trooper was fired for lying about a chase that ended in a deadly crash.

Former trooper Austyn Vaughn was terminated Sept. 25, Trooper Joe Hovis said.

The crash happened back on July 8 on Interstate 85, when a car went off the street while trying to exit onto Augusta Road.

The former trooper’s file from the state's Criminal Justice Academy includes a termination letter, stating Vaughn did not admit that he was engaged in a pursuit of a speeding car until after his supervisor reviewed his dashcam video.

The driver of the car Vaughn was driving after, Kent Washington, is charged with failure to stop for blue lights, as well as felony DUI resulting in death.

His passenger, Michael Mansell, 30 of Greenville, died at the scene.

Mansell's family released this statement regarding the firing of former trooper Vaughn, saying: “We appreciate the fact that this trooper was held accountable, but we would much rather have our loved one back; Michael was a great person, and a cherished member of our family who will be truly missed."

South Carolina Highway Patrol respectfully declined to speak with WYFF4 on camera regarding Vaughn's termination.

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SFPD officer accused of lying under oath after severely beating bicyclist in SF’s Mission - Mission Local

Lying under oath? About police brutality? Say it ain't so. :problem:

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Officers celebrated with ‘high-fives’ and ‘fist-bumps’ after beating man who rode bike on sidewalk, per witness testimony — and body camera footage

A San Francisco police officer lied under oath about the Mission District incident that led to him and another officer punching a man in the head a dozen times while also beating his legs with a baton, according to the Department of Police Accountability.

“A preponderance of the evidence proved that the named officer lied under oath about the subject’s initial non-compliance and wrote an inaccurate and incomplete incident report,” concludes a June 11 Department of Police Accountability (DPA) report.

The officer, Michael Marcic, has remained on duty since the June 20, 2018 confrontation, when Marcic and another officer stopped 37-year-old Jeffery McElroy for riding his bike on the sidewalk near 15th and Mission Streets, chased him for blocks on foot, and then subsequently beat McElroy severely in front of a residential garage on Natoma.

The DPA’s report concluded that Marcic used excessive force. He continued to beat McElroy in the head, even as “both of [McElroy’s] hands are visible and are blocking his face from [Marcic’s] punches,” the DPA complaint says.

The finding, and its conclusions that Marcic lied under oath, used excessive force, and broke numerous other policies will now be forwarded to Police Chief Bill Scott, who will consider the appropriate consequences. If Scott determines that Marcic deserves 10 days or fewer of suspension, Scott can unilaterally impose such punishment. If the infraction warrants a longer suspension, the case will be forwarded to the Police Commission. Marcic would have the opportunity to appeal either outcome.


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Hundreds of police officers have been labeled liars. Some still help send people to prison. - USA Today

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evat Vara should not have gone to prison.

One night in 2006, Houston police pulled him over for a missing license plate and told him to walk a straight line.

Vara said that he hadn’t had a drop to drink and that he passed the sobriety test. Officer William Lindsey said otherwise.

At trial, jurors were told about Lindsey’s expertise evaluating drunken drivers. They were told about Vara’s two previous DWIs.

What jurors weren’t told: Officer Lindsey had been found guilty of misconduct by his department 35 times. He was investigated for padding his overtime – by manipulating DWI arrests so he would have to be called to testify – among many other violations.

In a case that came down to one man’s word against another’s, jurors believed the police officer. Because of his prior offenses, Vara was sentenced to 25 years in prison.

What happened to Vara has been unconstitutional for more than 50 years.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in 1963 that prosecutors must tell anyone accused of a crime about all evidence that might help their defense at trial. That includes sharing details about police officers who have committed crimes, lied on the job or whose honesty has been called into doubt.

A USA TODAY Network investigation found that widespread failure by police departments and prosecutors to track problem officers makes it impossible to disclose that information to people whose freedom hinges on the integrity of law enforcement.

Reporters for USA TODAY and its partners, including the Chicago-based Invisible Institute, spent more than a year gathering Brady lists from police and prosecutors in thousands of counties to measure compliance with the landmark 1963 ruling in Brady v. Maryland.

The investigation found:

o Thousands of people have faced criminal charges or gone to prison based in part on testimony from law enforcement officers deemed to have credibility problems by their bosses or by prosecutors.

o At least 300 prosecutors’ offices across the nation are not taking steps necessary to comply with the Supreme Court mandates. These places do not have a list tracking dishonest or otherwise untrustworthy officers. They include big cities such as Chicago and Little Rock and smaller communities such as Jackson County, Minnesota, and Columbia County, Pennsylvania.

o In many places that keep lists, police and prosecutors refuse to make them public, making it impossible to know whether they are following the law.

o Others keep lists that are incomplete. USA TODAY identified at least 1,200 officers with proven histories of lying and other serious misconduct who had not been flagged by prosecutors. Of those officers, 261 were specifically disciplined for dishonesty on the job.


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Fresno police respond to release of fatal OIS video

Don't watch these videos. They of a point-blank murder.

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“I mean it’s unjustified. I don’t know how anyone looking at this video can say this young man running away from an officer or a group of officers posed a threat to them or anybody else,”


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Stuart Chandler the family’s attorney said Wednesday.

This began on April 14, 2017, when someone opened fire on a car on North and Gettysburg. The driver died from his injuries. Police identified Murrietta-Golding and his 17-year-old brother as possible suspects.

The next day police attempt to take Murrietta-Golding into custody. Chandler said the teen was unarmed and police did not have a warrant for his arrest.

“On the day that Isaiah was shot, their objective that day was to detain him, to interview him, to photograph him as part of their investigation,” he said.

Fresno Police Chief Andrew Hall released a statement saying in part:


F him, who cares.

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"Good shot” an officer seemed to say.


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Amazon Is Marketing Face Recognition to Police Departments Partnered With Ring: Report - Gizmodo

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Amazon is marketing its facial recognition software to Florida police departments that are currently partnered with its home surveillance company, Ring—arrangements that allow police to request access to video footage captured by homeowners.

Emails uncovered by an ABC News investigative team in Tampa Bay (WFTS) reportedly show that Amazon has been pushing police departments to adopt its controversial face recognition software, Rekognition, while also helping them acquire access to footage taken by Ring’s doorbell cameras via its Neighbors app.

Ring has repeatedly told reporters that neither its devices nor the law enforcement portal through which police request access to Ring footage use facial recognition. (“Ring does not use facial recognition technology,” a spokesperson told Gizmodo last month.) But Ring’s denials do not appear to rule out the possibility that police may, at some point, obtain doorbell footage and analyze the faces in it using a separate Amazon product.

WFTS said it attempted multiple times to contact Ring, which was acquired by Amazon in 2018, in the week leading up to its report. The company did not respond.

Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) last year showed that Amazon had been handing out its Rekognition tool to police free of charge. The group says the technology, which researchers and critics call unreliable and racially biased, poses a “grave threat” to communities.


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Viewers horrified as Chicago cops cheer on Trump’s ‘disgusting’ attacks against their city

President Donald Trump on Monday delivered a rambling speech in front of police in Chicago in which he repeatedly trashed their city while also disparaging Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

Among other things, Trump called Chicago an “embarrassment” to the nation, falsely claimed that it was more dangerous than Afghanistan, and accused Johnson of putting “criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of Chicago.”

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Viewers horrified as Chicago cops cheer on Trump’s ‘disgusting’ attacks against their city

President Donald Trump on Monday delivered a rambling speech in front of police in Chicago in which he repeatedly trashed their city while also disparaging Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

Among other things, Trump called Chicago an “embarrassment” to the nation, falsely claimed that it was more dangerous than Afghanistan, and accused Johnson of putting “criminals and illegal aliens before the citizens of Chicago.”

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New York Police Union: Lying And Violating Rights Is Just Part Of Everyday Police Work - Techdirt

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On very rare occasions, the front mouths for law enforcement -- police unions -- will surprise you with inadvertent truthiness. Such a rarity occurred recently. It was -- as almost every union outburst is -- provoked by the introduction of the tiniest sliver of accountability.

The Bronx District Attorney decided to release its list of cops even it can't trust. What the New York Post refers to as a "naughty list" bears some resemblance to the Brady lists compiled (but rarely released) by other city prosecutors. These lists contain cops who have been caught lying in reports or in court or have had evidence tossed (usually more than once) for Constitutional violations.

These lists are supposed to make their way to criminal defendants. This rarely happens either. No prosecutor wants their star witness impeached, even if the prosecutor knows what we know: cops lie. Some more than others.

The list released to the New York Post contains some redactions (thanks to sealed cases), but at least a few officers' names were made public. Here's one snippet from the "naughty list."

Two… cops named were Sabrina Alicea and Waikiria Velez — whose statements in a June 2015 crash, which killed one and left another brain-dead — were contradicted by surveillance video, the DA’s records say.

Detective Winston McDonald made the list for lying about being robbed at knife point in early 2016 — and Capt. David Dent landed on the list after he was caught fudging transit crime numbers.

Here's where it gets fun. The Sergeants Benevolent Association, one of New York's law enforcement unions, reacted very badly to the release of the naughty list. Bear in mind this list only includes officers who've "given questionable testimony" or "had evidence tossed for unconstitutional policing."

This is how the SBA responded, cloaked in stupidity it mistook for righteous anger.

The city’s police union responded to the release by slamming the Bronx DA’s prosecution record and attacking the “anti-cop activists” who requested the lists to smear “honest, hard-working police officers.”

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So are the DAs

DAs trained how to keep people in jail despite new bail law

Jed Painter, an assistant district attorney from Nassau County, has been giving presentations on New York’s new state laws that limit bail, expand discovery in criminal cases and encourage speedy trials to audiences of lawyers and legislators across the state. But critics say Painter’s presentation helps prosecutors find legal loopholes to hold more defendants on bail and to delay trials.

Painter, who serves as general counsel to Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas, a Democrat, has been delivering a presentation on the new laws as part of the New York Prosecutors Training Institute, or NYPTI, the training arm of the District Attorneys Association of the State of New York. DAASNY was a major voice in the debate over the reforms that passed in this year’s state budget, and suggested less ambitious reforms than plans proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic lawmakers.

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Officials deny Nazi flag in state building means anything - J Weekly

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State officials sought to quell fears this week about racism in the ranks of state correctional officers after two Nazi flags were seen hanging inside a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation office in Sacramento.

First published by local TV news stations on Monday, the troubling footage of the flags — one red with a black swastika in the center, another black with SS bolts, hanging on the wall next to a bulletin board — spread quickly, with national media coverage by the Washington Post, Newsweek, the Daily Beast and other outlets. A video posted on the social media site Imgur was viewed over 150,000 times and counting.

In a series of terse statements on Tuesday and Wednesday, the CDCR sought to pour cold water on concerns that the department had been infiltrated by Nazi sympathizers. Instead, a spokesperson said the flags had been seized from offenders and did not represent the ideology of the person who hung them. As to why they were displayed prominently, sharing space with other office décor such as an American flag, the answer was less clear.

“Our initial review of the facts shows that the employee responsible for hanging this flag is a person of color, and has no ties or affiliation with white supremacy or Nazis,” wrote CDCR’s Dana Simas in a statement emailed at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday. The flags were “seized property from a case.”

In an earlier statement, the CDCR said the office is used by parole officers, who often “come into contact with items that may be considered objectionable” throughout the course of their work. Indeed, the California state prison system has well-known neo-Nazi and white supremacist elements — in June, the U.S. Department of Justice filed charges against 16 members of the Aryan Brotherhood within the state prison system, alleging that gang members operated an extensive drug trafficking ring and committed murder. Ralph Diaz, who holds the top job as CDCR secretary, said at the time that “neutralizing prison gangs is a top priority for the department.”

Other complaints have concerned not prison gangs but institutional racism among officers. In 2015, an investigation by the state’s inspector general into the High Desert State Prison in Susanville reported numerous allegations of “overt racism” by correctional officers toward inmates, including use of the N-word and the slur “wetback.” Inmates interviewed during the course of the investigation said it was common practice for officers to search the “cells of black inmates more often than those of other races.”

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Nazi flag seen hanging in state building in Sacramento - J Weekly

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The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is looking into why a Nazi flag was hanging on the wall inside a state parole office over the weekend.

An anonymous video uploaded Saturday on Imgur, a video and photo sharing website similar to Instagram, shows a red Nazi flag with a black swastika in the center, visible through the window of a CDCR office in downtown Sacramento. The video also shows what appears to be a second flag, black with SS bolts, hanging below it.

“This is a trashy way to represent this beautiful city, especially in a state building,” a caption on the online post read. By Tuesday, the video had been viewed more than 23,000 times.

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Some of the items confiscated from offenders are “used as training tools,” Simas wrote. She did not say whether the flag was among them.

The Nazi flag was not the only wall decoration seen in the video. Also visible was a “Thin Blue Line” flag — a black and white version of the American flag with a blue line that represents law enforcement. Its popularity grew around the time of prominent demonstrations against police brutality in Baltimore, Ferguson and elsewhere. The flag is often associated with the “Blue Lives Matter” movement.

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Police warn of ‘untrustworthy drug dealers,’ offer to weigh drugs to make sure buyers received correct amount - FOX LA

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MINT HILL, N.C. - Police in North Carolina posted a tongue-in-cheek PSA on their Facebook page, urging residents to be wary of a common scam involving “untrustworthy drug dealers,” urging any victims of the ruse to contact authorities immediately.

The Mint Hill Police Department posted a photo of a bag of marijuana placed on top of an iPhone with the calculator app on.

“Some untrustworthy drug dealers are using their cell phone, instead of a certified scale to display the weight of the merchandise that they are selling,” wrote the police.


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Lol look at this stupid gang member with a gun and badge

Cop Pleads Guilty To Lying That Suspect Tried To Run Him Over: DA - Patch

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An NYPD officer said a suspect tried to knock him over with his car, but the surveillance video showed that didn't happen, prosecutors said.

SUNSET PARK, BROOKLYN — A cop who lied about a suspect trying to run him over with his car could spend up to a year in jail, prosecutors announced.

Officer Michael Bergman, who worked with the Grand Larceny Division, pled guilty on Thursday to perjury and false statement charges for the February incident, where he claimed a burglary suspect tried to ram into him and his partner with a car in Sunset Park.

Prosecutors would later find out by watching surveillance video of the arrest that the suspect and his car were nowhere near hitting the two officers, according to the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office. They charged Bergman with first-degree perjury, second-degree perjury, making a false statement and official misconduct.

"This officer's false claims led to an individual being charged with a crime he did not commit," Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. "The criminal justice system must be able to rely on the integrity and credibility of our police officers to keep our communities safe and to ensure equal justice. This defendant has now been held accountable for his inexplicable actions."

The prosecutors asked that Bergman be sentenced to one year in jail. The judge in his case indicated that he may sentence him to six months in jail with five years probation, the DA's office said.

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Lots and lots of very bad cops. I wonder how many scum in our military like this

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Arrested and convicted of crimes, but still on the force - Sac Bee

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More than 80 law enforcement officers working today in California are convicted criminals, with rap sheets that include everything from animal cruelty to manslaughter.

They drove drunk, cheated on timecards, brutalized family members, even killed others with their recklessness on the road. But thanks to some of the weakest laws in the country for punishing police misconduct, the Golden State does nothing to stop these officers from enforcing the law.

Those are among the findings of an unprecedented collaboration of newsrooms, including McClatchy, which spent six months examining how California deals with law enforcement officers who break the law.

Today, we’re unveiling that review, along with a unique searchable database of hundreds of current and former officers convicted of a crime in the past decade — the largest record of criminal activity among police in California ever compiled.

The review found 630 officers convicted of a crime in the last decade — an average of more than one a week. After DUI and other serious driving offenses, domestic violence was the most common charge. More than a quarter of the cases appear never to have been reported in the media until now. And nearly one out of five officers in the review are still working or kept their jobs for more than a year after sentencing.

It’s a small percentage of the 79,000 sworn officers across the state. But exactly how many cops with convictions are still on the beat today — or even the number of officers convicted over the last decade — is far from clear. Hindered by some of the strictest secrecy laws in the country, California residents don’t really know who is carrying a gun and patrolling their streets.

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