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Law Enforcement: This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories

Submitted by Phillip Smith on (Issue #481)
Drug War Issues

More cops arrested, a dispatcher, too, and yet another prison guard goes to prison. Let's get to it:

In Wallace, North Carolina, a Wallace Police officer was arrested April 3 on a raft of drug and robbery charges. Officer David Brown Jr., 31, was charged with conspiring to sell cocaine, conspiring to deliver cocaine, conspiring to sell marijuana, conspiring to deliver marijuana, robbery with a dangerous weapon and conspiring to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon. The following day, he was also charged with receiving a bribe. Brown was arrested after an investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, and the Wallace Police Department. At last report, he was jailed on bonds totaling $350,000 at the Duplin County Jail.

In Clarksville, Indiana, a Clarskville police officer was arrested April 3 for peddling morphine pills. Officer Franklin Mikel, 34, got busted after allegedly trying to sell 30 pills to an Indiana State Police undercover officer at a local skating rink. He was last reported to be in jail awaiting arraignment.

In Oglesby, Illinois, a police dispatcher faces charges she tipped off the suspect in a drug raid that police were on the way. Kara Kamin, 22, was fired and charged after a February 22 drug raid came up empty-handed. She faces a May trial date. The case was in the news this week because the man she allegedly helped elude police was arrested on more drug charges in Minnesota.

In Saranac Lake, New York, a state prison guard was sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to selling heroin to inmates after he was busted on videotape. Michael Bradish, 43, a guard at the Bare Hill Correctional Facility in Malone, was sentenced to one-to-four years in prison after pleading guilty in February to first degree attempted promotion of prison contraband and fifth degree possession of a controlled substance. Bradish had small packets of heroin mailed to him, then took them into the prison and sold them. He was caught on tape receiving 37 bundles and arrested as he carried the drugs to work the next day.

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Anonymous (not verified)

How can these people do this? Next we'll see officers killing children with weapons! They are already killing them with drugs!

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 11:39am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

where have you been? with respect, kids are being killed now. And abused in the prison system,young kids who are incarcerated for minor possesion of pot, are routinly put in with hardened criminals, and raped, while officers do nothing.

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 4:09pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

This doesn't surprise me. I've been hearing of this many times in the past, even from victims. This further illustrates why the F.B.I. NEEDS to investigate all incarceration facilities. For those who don't find it alarming,imagine one of thses kids being yours. I have witnessed and been a victim of sexual assault by a sheriff's department deputy. You can report it but, it gets covered up.

Fri, 05/18/2007 - 5:47am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

Two words, population control. Officers killing children with weapons ? Please don't give them any ideas. Here in Nashville, TN , the police chief(Ronal Serpas) would love the idea. This I do believe.

Thu, 05/17/2007 - 4:09am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

...are just as much victims of the stupid drug war as any junky passed out in the gutter and then dragged for a prison cure.

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 12:59pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

well, it seems we are all in a mess, because, anyone you ask almost anywhere in this land will tell you they are afraid of the police. Here in maui hawaii, our police are no longer our protectors, they are our masters. Corruption is rampant here, and the feds are investingating. Ask anyone here, that has lived here for any length of time, they will concur, as long as it is in private, for ALL are afraid, say that is not so when you look inside , tell yourself the truth, we are living in a police state.
Our rights are being trampled on. Officers are breaking the very laws they are swore to protect. !0 years ago hear, they were our friends, we spoke to them , now, that is no longer true. It has come down to us and them. No one wants to even call them, for fear of reprisal..Paradise????think twice, they are throwing people in jail for using pot, they are arresting people for nothing. And, if one wants to argue with them , or ask for thier rights, they will fiquere out a way by intimidation to arrest a person. If your not a criminal, be carefull, you may be made into one. Thier is so much more to say..suffice to say that 99% of this island do not trust the police, and stay as far from them as possible. This is plain truth..just the truth, and when it happens to you, you will know it is the truth. In the past couple of years, a few have been caught dealing, afew more in corruption..the whole dam thing is out of hand..most of them are nuthing but thugs with a gun and a badge that they use as power to do as they please..Im not the only one, im one of thousands that know this.
I have family that are police, and i know the inside story, yes, its a tough job, but, they are making it tougher on themselves and all of us by the way they operate. Guilty until proven inocent.

Fri, 04/13/2007 - 6:15pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

In reply to by Anonymous (not verified)

It's the same here in Nashville,TN. It seems the Police here have a great time arresting people(wether there is evidence of a crime commited by the "offender" or not). They are not friendly at all toward any citizen who has no social value or political value. Police Chief Serpas has made things worse. There is no justice for the poor here especially men. It is hell here.

Sat, 04/14/2007 - 5:46am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

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Let me guess........the police there make it extremely difficult for you to prove yourself innocent? Here in nashville, the police are arbitrary and vicious. They are even worse since they've been armed with stun guns and tasers (one police officer here used his taser on an elderly man who had a history of heart disease. The elderly man wasn't able to resist but, they administered the taser and ended the mans life. I haven't heard anything in the news about it. I would say the cop got away with murder(excuse me, since it was a cop who killed a civilian, it's called justifiable homocide). The police here are real terrorists.

Thu, 05/17/2007 - 6:30am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

I know what some are thinking "falsely convicted,sure".Well it happens and has been happening for years in Okla City. A well known case is an investigator evidence tampering and giving phony testimony on many occasions.Some probably died as a result of the death penalty.Watch your back,big brother is

Sat, 04/14/2007 - 11:19pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

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I know it does. I have been convicted of "simple assault" and I am on probation for 11 months and 29 days. I never assaulted anyone. If I could have afforded a good attorney, I'm sure I would have won. Justice is for sale and the price for it is extremely expensive. I was looking at being convicted and sentenced to 2 to 15 years for the false charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. The local D.A.'s office, the police department and the sheriff's department here only care about getting indictments , convictions and destroying the lives of anyone. I can't leave my home without being traumatised by how easy it is for a person to be incarcerated here and lose everything they own, based on here-say and the indictment/convition hungry "law enforcement" here. Everyone do youselves a huge favor, stay away from nashville unless you want to take the chance of becoming a convicted felon.

Thu, 05/17/2007 - 4:23am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

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It's a good thing I have never owned a weapon. If I had a weapon the night I was accused of waving a pistol at a crowd of people( August 2, 2006) who give drug users a bad name, the above mentioned evil entities would have sought to make a federal case out of it ( Federal gun charges) . I especially do not want to own a gun in this city or this state. Here in nashville, there are no self defense laws. This means if you are being shot at by somebody and you return fire, you will face criminal charges. Only a privileged few outside of "law enforcement" are authorized to own/posess any type of firearm. I am still a soldier in the U.S Military and I am sworn to uphold and support the constitution of the United States of America. With "law enforcement" taking away people's rights or punishing them for excercising their rights, what will be left for me to defend ? I am also sworn to protect our nation from all enemies both foreign and domestic and I am seeing a nation of people who are evergrowing in their anger toward those who are stomping on and removing more and more of their God given liberties. God bless those of you who know and love what true justice is.

Thu, 05/17/2007 - 4:45am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

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This is why I am going to leave nashville as soon as I can. The crime rate(including crimes commited by those who are hired and paid to prevent crime(s),corruption in the police department and, the ease at which ordinary people can be arrested for literaly anything (even spitting on the grass) and the evergrowing problem of people's rights/privileges being removed, who wants to live in a police state? The Federal Government really needs to investigate the MNPD and the sheriff's department. Every time I walk to work, I can see the evil smirks on the faces of cops driving by me. I have also witnessed many cops turning on their blue lights,and sometimes their sirens, just to run a red light. If a cop bumps into you it's an accident. If you bump into a cop by accident, you commited felony assault(?!) The police here complain about not having enough power to do their jobs but, what power they do have , many of them misuse it and allow it to go to their heads . I recently saw a piece on the local news where a cop here in tennessee has been convicted of burglary,and this was in a small town. I shudder to think of what is going on here in nashville that never gets reported in the news.

Thu, 05/17/2007 - 5:24am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

While it was wonderful to read that an inmate in custody for 24 years in Florida was released after DNA validated his innocence it brings even more questions.

How do you prove innocence in a conspiracy, perhaps the most frequently charged drug crime. All it takes is one person who says you committed an offense for which there is no physical coroboration.

How do you prove something for which there is no physical evidence did NOT occur.

We must find a way to require the police to prove a crime, and not rely on informants who offer absolutely no evidence.

Sun, 04/15/2007 - 3:35pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

If there is a God then I hope the federal government will clean house in Nashville, TN.
The corruption within the police department regarding drugs, prostituting illegals is so overwhelming people can not breath.
Neighborhoods have complained as to why MDHA has been allowed to house flelons when state and federal laws clearly prohibit this.
The police tell good homeowners, tax paying citizens who witness drug dealing openly on the streets, subjecting the children and murdering others to move.
This has been going on in these neighborhoods for over 30 years, 30 years of state and federal money housing felons who are committing crimes daily and the people are defenseless every minute of their lives.
The Guardian Angels where called in to start a chapter but because of the deep rooted corruptions within the state I hope the federal government will do a complete internal investigation.
The residents, the Angels, the children, the disabled and elderly need all the help we can get.

Thu, 04/26/2007 - 11:10pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

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I am military and have always had respect for police officers until one married cop ended up dating my wife for three years and lied several times about it. I called this so called officer and told him to stop and the only thing I got was arrogance like he was above the law. I have been harrassed by this guy and my wife told him it was over and still he came around. I put in a complaint which was a joke his superiors stated that he did nothing wrong even though he was texting and calling my wife while on duty (your tax paying dollars at work). The officer then lied on the complaint form several times, which I did not know until I saw the form and his superiors stated that it would be in his official record but upon reading it, it made me look like the bad guy. He even told me that he would continue seeing my wife and that he couldnt stop. He manipulated my wife and put my family in a terrible situation. The only reason it got sent up the chain of command was because I told them I was seeking legal action for harrasement and because this officer was using his duty time to continue an affair. Did you know there is no morality law in nashville which means what a cop does off duty doesnt interfere on duty, a cop is on duty 24 hours a day and this morality law would stop alot of the bullcrap that goes on in nashville. I have since moved because of the harrassment and the total lack of reguard for the fellow citezens lives in nashville. The next time your wife or girlfriend gets pulled over I would ask her everything that transpired because most of those officers are out to put a knotch on their belts no matter who it hurts.

Sun, 12/06/2009 - 3:39pm Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

Nick died 09-30-08 in his apartment the detective was there and helped an ex-officer and another man kill Nick.

The autopsy was a joke...cocaine od, methadone od--no metabolites
EDDP- were found at autopsy. Nick got a hot shot after he was dead. Nicks eye color, height, weight were WRONG. He was classified as a POLYSUBSTANCE ABUSER...a complete lie with evidence (2 yrs worth of Negative Urine Screens) to prove it.

The Detective told his ex-officer friend to convince my family that Nick had committed takes about 2-3 days to die of methadone poisoning.

The Detective told my family the case was closed.....this detective suddenly has a "brain Tumor" and cannot answer our calls...

Upon meeting with higher ranking officials we found out that the case is still open..nothings going to's just smoke and mirrors....IT'S UNLIKELY THEY WILL ACCUSE ONE OF THEIR OWN OF MURDER.....

Any advice???

I am contemplating suing the Medical Examiners Office and the Nashville Metro PD...

Wed, 03/19/2008 - 1:58am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

Contacting the FBI about police wrong doing is like telling a prostitutes pimp that she's prostituting herself and trying to make him take action to stop it. I know the pain you feel over losing your loved one. And, I know the anger and frustration of having all the ends untied and justice unserved but there's no hope.
There are no good cops. Especially now that we're in a recession. All the cops out there are going to be the ones living large nowadays. Why are drugs such a problem nowadays? It's the most booming business around. The only thing solidly bringing in money and they're ALL involved whether they're buying or supplying. Think they'd choose doing what's right over big balling in any situation?
The fucking Maui Police Department alone rape the youth, murder them too, threaten your families, pull you over for DUI's and just gang rape and throw you in a cane field when they've had enough or better yet threaten your life after the havoc and still proceed to give you your DUI and arrest you. They allow their insiders to murder and help them wash their hands clean. A good friend of mine was murdered here on the island, The murderer.. Oh yeah, His dads the cheif of police. Do you think he was even questioned? Nah. The innocent life that was taken was trying to protect a girl from getting raped by the cheifs daughter. I personally have almost fallen victim to it as well and I know many friends who have been molested by this boy as well. They're ruthless out here. I'd rather deal with any situation I have on my own then call these so called law enforcers to protect me. I wouldn't dare call an officer to come to my home in fear of getting raped in my own home. I live on a fucking island for christs sake. Where everyone knows everyone and we're all one big Ohana spreading the Aloha spirit. So much for that nice thought, right. I can only imagine how fabulous the mainland police must be.
All we can do is have faith in God to protect and to help justice prevail.
We live in a dirty, dirty world.

Tue, 03/03/2009 - 8:41am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

May justice prevail. And the filth of punkslikelijah get taken to hell when they die. This will happen one day. We who know the truth can have some comfort that karma is real. I hope those fucking corrupt cops rot in hell too. Yep it's not all perfect paradise here. There is acually a dark cloud of demonic vibes in the undercurrent of life. What a mess. Bless at least least the cheif of police is retiring two years early in June or so I hear. Maybe he is afraid of the FBI investigating his real crimes. Remember they did try to bring justice to afro Americans in the south after the civil rights movment. In Selma? Though I feel you this is the time to protect ourselves. Stay safe sister.

Thu, 03/05/2009 - 3:19am Permalink
Anonymous (not verified)

here in australia the whole of Victoria is a police state. Here the goverment has budgeted $500million from what they are going to make from speed cameras. I wasn't even speeding and I find that I have recieved a $250 fine from some hidden camera. And my story isn't the only one.

Wed, 07/08/2009 - 10:33am Permalink

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