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Florida Officer with Violent History Interferes with Copwatcher Filming Police Brutality in Public

Officer D. Lade Obstructing Legal Filming Fort Lauderdale Police Beating Video

Recently, Fort Lauderdale Police Officer Derek Lade attempted to prevent a copwatcher from legally filming the police. Back in 2008, Lade was involved in a high profile case in which video vindicated a man who had been beaten and falsely arrested by the police.

Note: The video and description included within this post was shared with Nevada Cop Block via an anonymous reader submission. If you have videos, stories, upcoming events/protests, or personal interactions with the police (and/or “justice” system) that you would like to share, send them to us and we will do everything we can to bring it to the attention of the world. In addition, you can visit the Nevada Cop Block resources section for information and links to the rights of citizens when dealing with police, during which you should always be filming.

The first section of this post and the video embedded under it consist of the original anonymous submission. In the video, a copwatcher begins filming the arrest of a man, whom he claims to have seen being assaulted by Fort Lauderdale police. Officer Derek Lade, who is moonlighting as security at a local bar at the time, notices the man filming and begins trying to prevent it, (Just in case one of the officers making the arrest happens to be a Bad Apple and feels the need to get a little physical.)

Officer Lade begins with the common tactic of trying to stand in between the cop watcher and the arrest to block the camera. Then he begins going through the typical roll call of police tactics to prevent filming. First, he starts berating the cameraman with things that he thinks will hurt his feels. Then he threatens to confiscate his cell phone because it is needed for “evidence.”

Next, he moves on to claiming that the public sidewalk is “my property” and therefore the man filming is trespassing. The trespassing claim is accompanied by demands to show ID. (He did, however, somehow miss the incredibly effective tactic of taking photos or video of people that generally don’t really mind being recorded.) The person making the submission also claims that the harassment, including an illegal physical detention, continued off camera afterwards.

After doing a search on the Google to see if there was additional background or images related to this story, I discovered that Officer Derek Lade does in fact have a history of violence during his career as a cop. Not only that, but it’s rather obvious that this previous experience, no doubt, taught Lade the importance of trying to make sure there are no digital witnesses available whenever people are getting their head dropped onto the hood of a police car or otherwise abused.

The second section below details an incident that happened in Dec. of 2008, in which Lade and two other officers assaulted a man. As is typically the case, after they attacked the man Officer Lade lied and claimed on his official police report (otherwise known as committing perjury) that their victim had actually assaulted them. Fortunately for him, surveillance video showed what really happened. Of course, although the charges were dropped against the man they assaulted, the cops were punished in no way whatsoever for their actions.

Officer Involved: Officer Derek Lade
Department Involved: Fort Lauderdale Police Dept.
Dept. Facebook Page: Fort Lauderdale Police on FB
Dept. Twitter Account: @FLPD411
Department Phone No.:
(954) 828-5700

Interfering With a Copwatcher Legally Filming an Arrest

After seeing police officers slam a handcuffed man’s head into the hood of their squad car, I started filming them. Officer D. Lade was there to try to prevent me from filming. Usually he is busy talking to drunk girls outside of the bar, so I will give him credit for actually trying to do police work for once.

After I stopped filming, he continued to harass me and even grabbed my wrist refusing to let me leave. Luckily I know the owners and bouncers who vouched for me and he let me leave the property, but threatened to arrest me if he saw me downtown again that night. This happened in downtown Fort Lauderdale, in front of Fat Cats (a local club).

Officer Lade Interfering With a Man Legally Filming The Police

Beating an Innocent Man Then Lying and  Falsely Arresting Him

As stated earlier, Officer Lade learned the value of not having video available all the way back in 2008. At that time Lade along with Fort Lauderdale Police Officers Stefan Silver and Steve Smith were in the process of breaking up a fight when a man named Joshua Daniel Ortiz had the nerve to question their technique as he got onto a nearby elevator with friends.

Apparently, Ortiz made the mistake of asking Officer Lade what his problem when he was confronted by the officers. According to Ortiz, Lade responded that he would “show him what a problem is” and shoved him backwards. Officers Lade, Silver, and Smith then proceeded to beat Ortiz after pinning him in the back of the elevator. In the meantime, several other officers stood blocking the door of the elevator and intimidating Ortiz’s friends.

As a result, Ortiz suffered black eyes, a broken nose, and other facial bruise. In the mind of Lade and the other officers, that wasn’t sufficient punishment, though. Instead they lied and claimed that Ortiz had initiated the altercation and assaulted them. Based on their police reports (which are considered sworn statements), Ortiz was charged with aggravated battery against an officer. That felony charge, obviously, could have had a devastating effect on Ortiz’s life.

Via the Orlando Sentinal:

“They were just sitting there watching my life go down the drain with those charges,” Ortiz said Wednesday. “I’ve been going crazy thinking my life is over. It’s barely started and it’s over.”

The looming legal charges delayed Ortiz’s enrollment in college classes, he said.

Fortunately for Ortiz, however, the hotel that he was in when the attack took place had surveillance cameras, including within the elevator. That video footage (embedded below) showed what really happened and it was dramatically different than the lies Officers Lade, Silver, and Smith had written in their reports. So those false charges were dropped.

Of course, in spite of them not only having assaulted a citizen, filed false charges against him, and committed perjury by lying in a sworn statement to justify that assault and the false charges, there were absolutely no consequences for Lade or any of his cohorts. Which is why Officer Derek Lade is still out there in Downtown Fort Lauderdale threatening innocent copwatchers to cover up for other Good Cops while they smash the heads of people they are arresting onto car hoods.

Personally, I can’t see any way that could eventually go bad.

News Coverage of the Beating and False Arrest

Surveillance Footage From the Elevator

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Kansas Community Activist Harassed; Driven from State by Coffeyville Police Chief Kwin Bromley for Opposing MRAP

Kwin Bromley Coffeyville Chief of Police Harassment MRAP

An anonymous submission claims that Coffeyville Police Chief Kwin Bromley harassed, assaulted, and falsely arrested a man over his opposition to the department’s use of an MRAP vehicle.

Note: The following post was shared with Nevada Cop Block via an anonymous reader submission. If you have videos, stories, upcoming events/protests, or personal interactions with the police (and/or “justice” system) that you would like to share, send them to us and we will do everything we can to bring it to the attention of the world. In addition, you can visit the Nevada Cop Block resources section for information and links to the rights of citizens when dealing with police, during which you should always be filming.

The person who submitted this post alleges that Chief Kwin Bromley of the Coffeyville, KS Police Department harassed, assaulted, and falsely charged a local community activist. Reportedly, that harassment and other acts by Bromley were retaliation for his opposition to the department’s use of an MRAP vehicle. Eventually, this community activist was jailed and then forced, via part of a plea agreement, to leave the state of Kansas.

Bo Rupert moved to Coffeyville, Kansas in 2016. After months of hard work and dedication he became involved with the community and began to become involved with police accountability. Mr. Rupert would go to the city commission meetings and speak out about different issues surrounding the community and the Coffeyville Police Department.

One of Mr. Rupert’s biggest causes he was trying to make happen was trying to have the Coffeyville Police Departments MRAP vehicle sent back to the federal government. He publicly addressed the city commission about this several times. It seemed to fall on deaf ears.

After Mr. Rupert did this the Coffeyville Police Department began to target him, his family, and his friends. Mr. Rupert did his best to stay strong and ignore this. However, the taunts continued.

On July 25, 2017 Mr. Rupert went to the City Commission meeting to address them about removing him from the Montgomery County Juvenile Corrections Board Police Chief Kwin Bromley showed up to the meeting late, sat right next to Mr. Rupert, and proceeded to harass him throughout the whole meeting. Mr. Rupert addressed the city commission and left the meeting. On his way out he was assaulted by Chief Kwin Bromley who punched him in the back of the head on his way out the door.

Mr. Rupert was arrested on three counts of criminal threats and had to spend 93 days in jail in Kansas. Part of his plea agreement was that he had to leave the state of Kansas and not return.

The current and future citizens of this community need to be aware and warned of the dangers they face if they speak out against Kwin Bromley or his police department. There is no low he or his officers will not stoop to. They will target your family, friends, bring false charges against you , and even run you out of town. This man is dangerous and should be watched.

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Ellwood City Police Officer Files Disgusting, False Charge to Cover Up Hazardous Jail Conditions

The following post was shared with the CopBlock Network by Natalie Jacoby, via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page.

Date of Incident: February 20, 2016
Officer Involved: Officer Matthew Kennedy – badge no. 5823
Department Involved: Ellwood City (PA) Police Department
Department Address: 525 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City, PA. 16117

On Feb. 20, 2016, I was arrested for a public drunkenness in the back parking lot at Breakers Bar in Ellport, Pa, of which I am guilty. At the time of my arrest Officer Matthew Kennedy was extremely rude and forceful in cuffing me as the picture shows. I do also have more photos of other bruises and scratches left on my arms and legs by this officer.

That Monday the 22nd, my mother and I went to the magistrate so I could pay this charge off in full. To our surprise, a later charge was added stating that I had urinated and defecated in the cell I was being kept in. We were appalled to learn of this later charge. A few days later, about two months before I even had my hearing, I was sent a bill for $369.08 from the Borough of Ellwood City Public Works Supervisor Randy Gatto for the clean up of this cell!

When I was in the cell I had to beg for about 30 minutes for water and toilet paper. When this was brought to me I went to use the toilet when I noticed the disgusting condition of the area. There was old caked on urine and feces covering the toilet and the floor surrounding the toilet. Now, I’m sure it would be obvious to us all what old caked on waste looks like as opposed to something that was supposedly just done. I WAS going to urinate in the styrofoam cup the water was brought to me in and then dump it into the toilet because I refused to touch that toilet. However, I could not urinate so I tossed the cup aside.

Believe me, I know how bad this must have looked. I took the toilet paper I had pulled from the roll and used it to cover the toilet area so I would not have to look at this filth. The entire night I was in the cell I loudly complained about the old urine and feces covering the area. I did become vulgar about the incident when I was in the cell stating that “someone could seriously gets sick from this shit, you need to clean this shit up, someone is going to get Hepatitis from this!” I did request to at least be put in a clean cell-no answer.

Upon my release a different officer was working. This officer was also extremely rude. He asked me “what did you do piss all over the place?!” I found this absolutely insulting and told him I did not but judging by the state of that cell maybe I should have. And that if he didn’t believe me to check the tape as I was being recorded the entire time I was there. I asked if I could use a phone to call my mom to pick me up and I was told to “get the hell out of here. We don’t even have to let you go!”

My address is in Ellwood City, however I do not live in town. I live on the Ellwood/Fombell line a few miles away and would have had to walk down a very busy four lane highway to get home. I stopped at a gas station in town and was able to use their phone. When my mom picked me up on the side of the road, I immediately started to tell her what happened and showed her the black, sticky filth and grime all over me. When I got home I washed my hands twice and took a shower.

I did file a police complaint form and a 7 1/2 page report of what happened that night, this information was sent certified with return receipts to the mayor of Ellwood City, Anthony Court, the Magistrate Jerry Cartwright Jr. and the chief of police, William Betz. None of this did me any good.

I am on SSI because of my bipolar, so I unfortunately could not afford an attorney, I did contact two different Family Legal Services and public defenders offices and was advised against getting an attorney even if I could afford one. They told me it would be difficult to find someone that would take this case because it was my word against a police officer’s and because “they work with these officers on a daily basis.”

The day of my hearing came, April 4, 2016. In court, Officer Kennedy entered as evidence to the judge the police complaint form I had filled out against him. As I already stated the judge was also sent one of these in the letters I had previously mailed certified. Judge Cartwright thought this police complaint report was something they had written up against me. He did not even know what it was. This tells me either he did not read the information I had sent or more likely he was not taking this false charge seriously.

Officer Kennedy brought with him another officer who was there that night, Officer Disher, as a witness. There were times during this hearing when Kennedy again blatantly lied and where these officers contradicted each other . Kennedy stated when I supposedly urinated on the floor I was standing on the bed. Disher stated that I was between the bed and the toilet. When Officer Disher was asked if he would like to specifically describe what happened in his own words he replied “no I just agree with what he said”, referring to Kennedy.

We all know that if I had had a witness and they would have replied that way their testimony would have been immediately thrown out. Judge Cartwright asked me “why would a highly trained police officer lie?” At the time, I was not sure how to respond to this. I cannot answer for someone else. However, after thinking about this question I know why he lied. He lied for the same reason any person lies…to protect himself. Either that disgusting mess came from me or it was there before I was put in that cell.

I feel like this officer may have felt stuck. Either he press a false charge and blame me or the Ellwood City Police Dept. would be in quite a bit of trouble for allowing their cells to remain covered in peoples waste. Kennedy stated in court that he was worried about my safety and that was why I was arrested, however at the time of my arrest he refused to answer me when I asked why I was being arrested. Also, if he really was concerned for my safety, I would have been able to use a phone upon my release to get a ride home and I never would have been locked in a cell covered in filth and waste.

So now I am stuck paying on fines for over $600 for something I would never do. I have also been back in therapy because of all the emotional distress this officer has caused me. I have also learned of other people, including one girl who is a friend of my sisters, who were locked up right after I was and they have also said those cells are disgusting, covered in other people’s waste! This entire experience changed me and unfortunately I have become extremely angry and bitter towards the police since then. Obviously when you do not have a badge your words do not matter.

– Natalie Jacoby

Opposing Candidate’s Lawsuit: Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri Hiding Incriminating Public Records

The following post was shared with the CopBlock Network by James McLynas, a candidate for sheriff in Pinellas County, Florida. In the post, which was shared via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page, McLynas discusses a lawsuit he has filed which accuses current Sheriff Robert Gualtieri, whom he is running against in the upcoming election, of hiding incriminating information contained within public records in violation of the Florida Open Records Laws.

The post was originally published at James McLynas’ personal campaign website under the title, “Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri Sued for Hiding Incriminating Records From Opposing Candidate.

10-20-2016 – Pinellas County Florida:

On October 20, 2016, Pinellas County Sheriff Candidate James McLynas filed a lawsuit against current Sheriff Robert Gualtieri and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) for intentionally refusing to provide public records to McLynas in violation of Florida Open Records Laws and the Florida Constitution.

The suit enumerates several allegations and was filed by prominent attorney Jerry Theophilopoulo (also known as Jerry “T”). Those factual allegations include:

  • That the PCSO and Sheriff Gualtieri targeted McLynas for retribution after McLynas filed multiple legitimate complaints against PCSO deputies.
  • That Sheriff Gualtieri and the PCSO also had McLynas falsely arrested on multiple bogus charges to silence McLynas shortly after McLynas threatened to run for Sheriff in 2013 to expose Gualtieri’s corruption.
  • That in order to hide the specific records that evidenced Gualtieri’s personal involvement in the false arrest of McLynas, Sheriff Gualtieri and the PCSO implemented new and unique public records policies ONLY for McLynas to prevent him from obtaining those records he requested that incriminate Gualtieri.
  • That the PCSO literally posted a “WANTED” type poster with McLynas’ confidential driver’s license records (a crime) barring McLynas (and only McLynas) from being able to access the PCSO record’s department in clear violation of Florida Statute Title X, Chapter 119 and the Florida Constitution.
  • That PCSO and their lawyers lied to McLynas in writing that “no records existed” when McLynas asked for specific records regarding PCSO’s illegal Stingray cellphone surveillance used on McLynas, when the records did in fact exist and were created by PCSO during the illegal Stingray surveillance.
  • That Sheriff Gualtieri and the PCSO would try and charge McLynas a “transparency tax” by lumping multiple separate records requests together and then intentionally overcharging McLynas sometimes thousands of dollars and not allowing McLynas to see ANY of the records he individually requested unless he paid for ALL of them.
  • That PCSO also made up huge bills for fees for multiple records requests without providing McLynas with the “one free hour” of records processing time per request that everyone else is provided.
  • That under the direction of Gualtieri, many of McLynas’ records requests were literally ignored and not properly responded to as is required under Title X, Chapter 119 records laws. These records have still not been provided sometimes years later.

The suit also alleges that Gualtieri and the PCSO refused to provide these records to prevent McLynas from using the damaging documents in the upcoming Sheriff’s election where McLynas and Gaultieri are the only two candidates.

Included with the lawsuit are over 50 pages of exhibits and documents proving the allegations, including numerous emails from the Sheriff’s department literally saying and doing the things they are accused of right in the emails and exhibits.

Under Title X, Chapter 119, Sheriff Gualtieri can also be charged with criminal penalties, suspended and removed or impeached if it is determined that he knowingly violated these laws while withholding the public records from Candidate McLynas. There is also a $500 per occurrence fine, which would add up to well over $100,000 in this case.

However, there are larger issues here that should concern ALL citizens of Pinellas County and even the State of Florida:

  • Did a Sheriff retaliate against an innocent man as retaliation for reporting deputy misconduct?
  • Did Sheriff Gualtieri then have McLynas falsely arrested after McLynas pushed back threatening to run for Sheriff to expose Gualtieri?
  • Is this an example of an incumbent Sheriff having his opposing candidate falsely arrested to destroy the political opposition?

It seems pretty clear that Sheriff Gualtieri went through some extraordinary lengths to prevent McLynas from seeing these records that McLynas says will prove Gualtieri’s personal involvement in the vendetta and political sabotage of McLynas.

Why would Sheriff Gualtieri take such a personal interest in a mere records request, or enact so many new policies directed specifically at McLynas if the records showed nothing at all? The answer to that is; he wouldn’t have. Gualtieri would not have tried so hard to conceal those records and violate Florida law to hide them if they were harmless. Those records still have not been produced by Gualtieri.

Even if only half of what McLynas and his lawyer have alleged in the lawsuit is true, Gualtieri does not need to remain Sheriff of Pinellas County and instead should be sitting in the same jail cell he tried to put McLynas in for running against him.

COPY OF LAWSUIT: https://www.scribd.com/document/328327343/Pinellas-County-Sheriff-Robert-Gualtieri-Sued-for-Hiding-Incriminating-Records-From-Opposing-Candidate

COPY OF EXHIBITS A-L: https://www.scribd.com/document/328333331/Pcso-Exhibits-a-l

COPY OF EXHIBITS M-W: https://www.scribd.com/document/328333484/Pcso-Exhibits-M-W

– James McLynas

 

Two Victims of Police Harassment & Abuse Run For Sheriff in Florida To Expose Corruption

The following post was shared with the CopBlock Network by James McLynas, via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page. The post discusses the candidacy for sheriff in Pinellas County that McLynas and Greg Pound and the reasons why they decided to run for that office. As you can see within the post, McLynas maintains that both he and Pound have been victims of police abuse by current Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri and/or his deputies.

Note: other than editing for spelling/punctuation errors and minor formatting changes to accommodate this site, this post is being published as it was received.

James McLynas has a web page on Facebook outlining some of what he has been through and other issues with the Pinellas County Sheriff.

June 24, 2016
Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri – [email protected]

In Pinellas County Florida near Tampa, there is an interesting election race brewing for sheriff. Current Pinellas County Sheriff Robert Gualtieri is being challenged by two fathers named James McLynas and Greg Pound. You may already know Sheriff Gualtieri from recent national news coverage where he claimed his deputies tried to save three black teen girls after his deputies chased them into a pond. However, video and audio showed the deputies standing around casually discussing listening to the girls scream and drown and doing nothing.

Neither McLynas nor Pound have a law enforcement background, aspired to enter politics, or just decided one day they wanted to be sheriff. Both men claim that Sheriff Gualtieri and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office are corrupt and have abused their power and authority to falsely attack, harass and arrest both men for filing complaints about dirty cops and demanding that the Sheriff take action to discipline the rogue deputies.

Both men are also claiming that the Pinellas County Child Protective Investigation Unit, which is also a branch of the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office, had filed multiple false CPI reports against them, fabricated evidence and kidnapped their children from them using these lies and false reports as punishment for speaking out about the Sheriff’s corruption, dirty practices and filing complaints against abusive deputies. Two of the senior officers McLynas complained about were terminated after the department initially protected the officers because McLynas refused to back down from the complaints.

In the Pound case, the Pinellas CPI removed Greg Pound’s four children from his home after a relative’s dog bit one of the children. Even though the relative was only there for a short visit and the dog was put down, CPI refused to return the children and continued to attack Mr. Pound. The more he complained, the more they attacked until ultimately they permanently removed his children from him and his wife’s custody and gave his children out to be adopted.

They then moved to ban Pound from ever again having contact with his own children or he would go to jail. Greg Pound was never permitted to see his children again. Mr. Pound was then arrested again by the Pinellas Sheriff’s department for “stalking” because he would stand at the side of the road where his children’s school bus would pass and hold up a large sign that said he loved them.

Mr. Pound is deeply religious and a devout Christian and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s characterized this as a mental defect.

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After his four kids were taken from him permanently, Pound and his wife had another child, but the Pinellas Sheriff came to take that child away too, even though there was never any allegation of abuse. Mrs. Pound fled with the child and the Sheriff arrested Greg Pound for refusing to tell where they fled to even though he repeatedly told them that he did not know where they were. He spent weeks in jail for that. To this day, years later, even though Greg Pound still loves his wife and child, he has not had contact with them to prevent them from being arrested and having the child taken from the mother.

Mr. Pound ran for Sheriff in 2012 in protest, and during that election process they arrested Mr. Pound for “trespassing” at an election event he was invited to attend after refusing to allow him into the venue. Whenever Mr. Pound was permitted to speak, he would detail the corruption of the Sheriff, and the Sheriff was not going to allow him to do that. In another incident, the Sheriff “Baker Acted” Mr. Pound, which is a process where they take you to a psych ward and hold you for three days for being a danger to himself or others. It appears the only one he was a danger to was Sheriff Robert Gualtieri and his career. Mr. Pound regularly protests in front of the Pinellas County courthouse in a little area that they passed a law just to keep him in.

In Mr. McLynas’ case, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s started attacking and falsely arresting Mr. McLynas and trying to take his child from him because his ex-wife started dating multiple officers from the Pinellas County Sheriff’s office to enlist their support in the custody case. Laura McLynas had James McLynas falsely arrested for Domestic Violence claiming he had scratched and pushed her. After four months of being kicked out of his own home, not being able to see his children and being prosecuted for the domestic assault, Laura McLynas admitted that she had made the whole thing up, admitted she hit Mr. McLynas multiple times and lied to have him arrested to gain the upper hand in the custody case. Sheriff Gualtieri refused to prosecute her for the domestic violence or the false report.

You would think it might have stopped there, but not when Pinellas County deputies were being offered sex for police favors. All in all there were over 150 false police reports, 22 false child protective investigations and four false arrests of Mr. McLynas over the next four years. His ex-wife used Domestic Violence Injunctions to block his rights to see his daughter and to take over his new home, where he lived alone having moved away after the first false arrest. She would then use his forced absence from his home to burglarize and vandalize the home making it unlivable. She also stole multiple cars and a boat, and smashed a vintage 1960 Alfa Romeo sports car with a sledgehammer and stole all of his tools he used to earn a living. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office refused to investigate or prosecute these crimes, despite multiple witnesses to the crimes, including the police who helped her.

Pinellas Sheriff’s Deputy Paul Martin, one of the deputies “dating” Laura McLynas, filed false charges against McLynas, stalked him and threatened him. Text messages from Martin proved that he had contacted the judge in the McLynas custody case to get the judge to also attack McLynas. In those documented text messages, Pinellas County Deputy Paul Martin texted Mrs. McLynas and stated:

Deputy Paul Martin 5-2-2012 -“Wish I could fix things for you”

Deputy Paul Martin 5-16-2012 – “Time for him to get fucked with for a change. Delete this text. I made some calls. Nothing will go anywhere. He can make all the complaints he wants. File all the motions he wants. From this point forward he will be ignored and nothing will go anywhere. Fuck him.”

Again Sheriff Gualtieri refused to take action.

The Pinellas County CPI repeatedly filed false reports and refused to make any harmful allegations against the wife for her abusive conduct. Mr. McLynas was falsely accused by CPI of beating his wife and kids and abusing them even during periods of time when he had no contact. When that didn’t work, CPI falsely accused him of sexually abusing his daughter, when even the mother denied that would have ever occurred. Laura McLynas then had the 60lb, 4’ tall 10yo daughter of the couple arrested in handcuffs by the PCSO and taken to jail for supposedly assaulting her. The mother then Baker Acted the child with the help of PCSO. If they couldn’t get the father, James McLynas to break, maybe they could do so my attacking his innocent daughter.

McLynas claims that PCSO tries to get you to lose your temper so they can claim you are a threat and shoot you. What better way to anger someone than to kidnap their children.

banner govJames McLynas was more fortunate than Greg Pound. He kept meticulous records, took videos of every encounter and was able to get the crooked judge thrown off of his case. After the father demanded a guardian ad-litem and a court ordered Psychological Evaluation the court’s investigation proved that none of the 150 false police reports, 22 CPI reports and 7 DVI’s were true and were all lies to assist the wife in gaining an upper hand in the custody case. The court ordered that the Pinellas Sheriff’s CPI turn over a full library of all CPI reports in the McLynas case to be provided to the Guardian Ad-Litem and he court appointed PHD Psychologist to revue. The Pinellas Sheriff’s office then tampered with the reports and redacted anything in the reports that was favorable to the father, and added numerous entries that were favorable to the mother. However, these reports did not match the copies that James McLynas had obtained at the time each one as filed. CPI was busted and the judge refused to allow them to testify. Complaints were filed, but Sheriff Gualtieri took no action.

A final hearing was set for October 31, 2013 and a month before the hearing McLynas informed Sheriff Gualtieri directly that he was going to run for Sheriff to expose his abuse and corruption. But the Sheriff wasn’t done quite yet.

On the day before the custody hearing, Sheriff Gualtieri filed five fraudulent and false felony charges against James McLynas, and then illegally used a Stingray tracking device without a warrant to ensure he would be found and arrested so he could not attend his custody hearing. October 31, 2013 was also the same day they fired Deputy Paul Martin and the arrests were payback. The Sheriff also lied in discovery and document requests that the illegal Stingray use even took place and claimed no such documents existed, but they were later uncovered and obtained.

During the final custody hearing, the court heard evidence from the guardian ad-litem and court appointed psychological evaluator. They testified that ALL of the police reports were false and that the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office lied, falsified reports and CPI tampered with the evidence. The judge agreed and also stated that that the father’s arrest the day before the hearing “was no coincidence”. The court ruled in the McLynas custody case that the mother was deeply psychologically disturbed and was a “homicide threat” to the couple’s daughter. Laura McLynas, the insane “homicide threat to the daughter” was the same parent that the Pinellas County Sheriff tried so hard to help get custody. There was no documentation of the danger Laura McLynas posed in any of the CPI reports.

James McLynas was awarded 100% custody of his daughter while he was incarcerated and the two have been together, happy and safe for the last three years. This was the first time in the history of the Florida courts that a man was awarded 100% custody while in jail. The false criminal charges against James McLynas were also dropped.

However, McLynas decided that he could not stand by and allow the corruption of Sheriff Gualtieri, his deputies and the Child Protective Investigations Unit to continue. True to his promise to Sheriff Gualtieri, James McLynas entered the next election in 2016. James McLynas and Greg Pound are now officially qualified candidates for Sheriff of Pinellas County and both have almost the exact same horrific story of lies, false charges and abuse to tell about the incumbent Sheriff Gualtieri and his department. What are the odds of that happening…unless it was really happening? They say that if you keep kicking dogs, one of them is bound to bite back. Well it seems Sheriff Gualtieri kicked two dogs too many and now he has to face the consequences.

James McLynas

The System Has Failed Our Family in Fruita, Colorado

The post below was submitted via the CopBlock.org Submissions page.

“D” states:

The police where I live have a long history of corruption against the people of this town! It is like something out of a Hollywood movie!!

The Fruita (Colorado) police were after my son for a long time, trying to catch him with drugs. But every time they stopped him they couldn’t find any, even when using drug dogs! So they were mad about it and got three drug addicts to go along with their plans. One of them, Mike, has a lot of experience in this. He had to move from California after a car bomb went off because he was exposed as an informant. He’s a liar and insane! If he cant get drugs, he threatens people by telling them that he will call the police and have them arrested. Also, he makes up phony charges and the police here go along with it.

In my son’s case, they were more than happy to help Mike. They called my son to come over to their trailer to ask him about some money they owed him. When he got there, he was at bottom of the steps talking with the people inside. Then this crazy man Mike came running out with a can of mace and sprayed my son. So my son got in his car and left. We know this because there were about ten people right across from where the so-called crime took place.

banner-submitAfter he left, Mike called the police on my son. The next thing we know Half of the Fruita Police Department are here taking him into custody on the charges that he burglarized them. In reality, he never actually made it past the bottom steps when he was there! The next day, my son called us on the phone from jail and said, “just give them what they want.” Of course, we said we would not, but the cop that wanted my son spent the night at the station waiting for my son to make calls so he could file more charges. They came up with a bunch bribing a witness, threatening the people at Mike’s house, and several others, as well.

In the meantime, a few days went by and Mike had a bad night. He called the D.A. stating my son’s friends are harassing him. However, my son has no friends were we live. Regardless of that, the D.A. tacked on even more charges. Meanwhile, my son’s girlfriend lives few trailers down from where Mike lives. The fat lady that lives with him walked down to my where my son’s girlfriend lives and said she would like to talk with her. (We have proof that there were at least 4 to 5 people standing there when this lady walked up.)

A few days prior to this Mike was calling her wanting to meet with her, too. When she went to the trailer all three drug addicts were there. They thought she had drugs and could get more. So when she asked what really happened the day my son got arrested they couldn’t wait to start telling her. At the beginning, she is on tape stating she is recording them and they all agreed they had no problem with that. They talked about how the police had sat on their couch and were laughing about the phony charges they had filed. Also about how the police were coaching them on what to do and say.

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In spite of that, the D.A. told my son if he didn’t accept the plea that he is going to start arresting us!! I thought he just was using scare tactics and payed no more attention to it. However, it wasn’t long after that the Fruita police showed up at the house of my son’s girlfriend with phony charges that she tried to bribe the addicts. The D.A. also somehow has gotten my wife and me listed on the case against my son’s girlfriend as co-defendants.

How can this be? We had nothing to do with it. We weren’t even there. In state of Colorado there’s some dumb law that, if we’re co-defendants, we can be tried for the crime. I couldn’t believe this. The public defender did nothing to stop the D.A. at all. Plus, Mike and the other addicts are still texting people and threatening people that they will be next if they don’t do as he wants and get him drugs.

Now my wife and me are sitting day to day waiting any time for the police to show up and arrest us. I am 61 my wife is 59. How could the D.A. get so much pleasure out of putting two old people in prison for 2 to 10 years for something no-one did. We are helpless to do any thing, as we have no money for an attorney. So all the proof we have is useless! I never thought I’d see the day that the system would be used against me. And how could people entrusted to help people do to us what they’re doing?

– D