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March 2013 - "Police checkpoints are often controversial, but now they may be getting even more so after an anti-checkpoint group has offered a prize for video or other proof that the police are violating citizens' rights.
The site Copblock.org is looking for content that "demystifies" police checkpoints and they're offering an HD video camera to the winner."
"My advice is always [to] pretend you're being recorded. Somebody is always watching in this day and age," said Fraternal Order of Police president John George."
SLEEPING MAN AWAKENED ONLY TO BE KILLED BY OFF DUTY OKLAHOMA CITY POLICE OFFICER
Posted @ Copblock.org on 17 July 2013.
An Olathe, Kansas man was killed by an off duty police officer working security at a concert in Oklahoma City, officials say. Two off duty police officers were patrolling the parking lot when they found a sleeping man inside his vehicle. Officials say the off duty officers noticed Billy Simms Jr. had a pistol in his waistband. The officers immediately drew their weapons on the sleeping man. A witness says the officers woke Simms Jr. up by yelling “Freeze!” After Simms Jr. had been awakened by the armed men pointing guns in his face, Simms Jr. replied “F**k you!”. At that moment off duty Oklahoma City officer, Paul Galyon fired eight rounds into Simms Jr.’s body, killing him instantly. Oklahoma is an open carry state so officers would need probable cause to draw their weapons on any individual carrying a weapon. The other off duty officer did not discharge his weapon at the scene. Officer Paul Galyon is currently on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the internal and criminal investigations.
(Photo) Officer Paul Galyon
June 25, 2013 - Ardmore Police Chief, Keith Mann Resigns One Week After Being Suspended. City Manager J.D. Spohn said he was investigating several aspect of the APD. Deputy Chief Eric Hamblin was suspended but has been reinstated to captain.
HOLDENVILLE, Okla. - Terry Farris, an Oklahoma school employee and former police officer has been arrested for for child porn distribution. Farris allegedly sent digital images containing child pornography to an undercover OSBI agent, which began investigating in October, 2012.
LONE GROVE, OK - The Lone Grove Police Department is hiring after an officer resigned.2009 - An officer who made news just a few weeks ago is no longer with the department. KTEN News confirmed with Lone Grove city manager Marianne Elfert Wednesday afternoon that Johnny Denney resigned from his position on Tuesday.
According to Elfert, that resignation came while she was also drawing up termination papers. According to officials, Denney threatened another officer right in front of the police chief.
No charges will be filed, but a few weeks ago police were called to an alleged domestic dispute between Denney and his wife, a former Lone Grove Police dispatcher.
11/26/2012 - MCALESTER, OK - A Muskogee woman allegedly tasered by a McAlester police officer last June following her arrest for suspected public intoxication has filed a lawsuit against the city of McAlester, its police chief and the officer.
According to the lawsuit documents filed nearly two weeks ago at U.S. District Court in Muskogee, Nanika Williams seeks in excess of $1 million in damages from the defendants, one of whom is the officer accused of tasing her as she was handcuffed.
Officer Sterling Taylor-Santino, one of the defendants listed in the case, reportedly tased her in June when she was brought handcuffed into the booking area of the Pittsburg County jail and she reportedly spat on him.
Following an investigation into the incident by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, he was charged in October in Pittsburg County District Court with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. He is free on bond.
The suit alleges Taylor-Santino during the incident on June 24, “pulled out his taser weapon, pointed it at the center of (Williams') chest and fired from point blank range striking her in the left breast,” all while the 4-foot 11-inch tall, 130-pound woman was “unarmed and handcuffed” and “surrounded by several police and law enforcement officers.”
Above - Oklahoma State Trooper Walter Jack, Troop F, Ardmore, Oklahoma. While on duty, Trooper Jack drove to a residence in his patrol unit to make threats to a citizen while small children were present. The allegations were sustained after an internal affairs investigation.
"Hello, my name is Gary Russell. I was needing advice. I am going to court in Nov. for an incident that happened back in Dec. I had a one vehicle accident due to seizures. Trooper Walter Jack was the 3rd on the scene and once he got there everyone left. I had four seizures before Trooper Jack got there, due to an injury I received while in the army. But, once he got there, the ambulance and county sheriff left. Trooper Jack then gave me a walking sobriety test, said I failed and I don't remember much after that besides him kneeing me in the face and he said I was resisting arrest and did it to myself."
11/29/2012 - Bartlesville Okla. - Officer Stacy Charles Neafus, 42 (above) and officer Sonya Worthington, 45, were placed on leave in September of 2011 for allegedly assaulting a hospital patient. After an investigation by Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the two former officers did “willfully and unlawfully commit assault and battery” on the patient, according to a court document.
11/18/2012 On Nov. 2, an officer was fired for giving a ticket to a 3 year old in Piedmont, OK. On Nov. 21, MSN reported Ken Qualls gave a toddler a ticket after he saw the child preparing to pee outside. The officer was quick to fine the young kid, handing his mother a ticket for a whopping $2500! If you think that's crazy, you aren't the only one. There were reportedly several complaints made to the city after this news hit the town,and Qualls was promptly fired.
11/9/2012 SAPULPA OKLA.— Former Valley Brook police chief Melvin Fisher, who appears to have undergone major physical deterioration since his September 2011 arrest, pleaded guilty to drug charges in Creek County. Suspiciously, Fisher received no jail time.
9/13/2012 An off-duty Oklahoma City Police Officer is accused of assaulting a National Guard Veteran on Veteran's Day. The report said the off-duty officer sucker-punched the man and continued to hit the victim several more times, then ran out of the bar. The victim suffered cuts and swelling on and around his face. Police won't identify the officer, but the victim says it's Kris Hunter, above.
UPDATE - 12/03/12 an arrest warrant was issued for this officer and assault and battery charges have been filed.
9/09/2012 Murray County Sheriff, Darin Rogers, loses election. The Murray County Sheriff's Office is no stranger to controversy. Rogers and former deputy Craig Billings are being sued by 21-year-old Logan Grinstead of Sulphur. In a report, Grinstead said he was badly beaten by Billings while in jail for public intoxication. The alleged incident happened in October 2011.
08/21/2012 - Former Oklahoma City Police officer, Maurice Martinez, plead guilty to molesting his adopted sons. An Oklahoma County judge sentenced Martinez to a 25-year suspended sentence. He's been ordered to serve two years in Oklahoma County jail and two years on house arrest. A plea agreement was reached because the teen boys were scared to testify in fear of retaliation from this abuser and his cronies in blue.