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Update: Lt. Brian Filipiak, “Superdrunk” Michigan Cop Who Insisted on Being “Just Let Go,” Let Off With Probation

Video Arrest Super Drunk Michigan Cop Lt. Brian Filipiak

Lt. Brian Filipiak of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office became a bit of a YouTube star after a video surfaced of him being stopped for driving drunk in November and insisting that the Montmorency County deputies “just let him go.” Instead of being hauled out of the car and beaten then handcuffed and shoved into the back of a patrol car, Filipiak was allowed to spend over thirty minutes making his meandering, slurred argument that they should make a “Brotha’s deal” and look the other way while he either continues on or sleeps it off on the side of the road.

Even after he is finally convinced to come out of the truck by the threat of being tazed, Lt. Filipiak is argumentative and even physically resistant once they finally try to put him into the back of a patrol car. He, of course, wasn’t charged with resisting or even obstruction, as any mere mortal without a Magic Uniform would be. And early last month when he went to court for the first time, he was given the customary plea deal for a dramatically reduced charge that cops facing trial should (and obviously do) readily expect.

However, there’s no way the courts would give a minor slap on the wrist to a high ranking cop who was caught on a viral video telling other cops to just let him go and stating matter of factly that he and the other officers in his department would do just that if they stopped another police officer driving drunk. Especially if that cop was not just drunk, but “super drunk” and had a long history of well documented drunken incidents even before this one. There’s obviously no way they would gloss this over and “just let him go,” if for no other reason than for the sake of appearances. This is the one guy they’d have to make an example of, for sure.

Or maybe they would not only just give him a short probation sentence, but also even keep him on the department payroll.

Via MLive.com:

A former Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant was sentenced Friday, March 3, to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service for drunken driving.

A northern Michigan judge also gave Brian Filipiak a 93-day deferred jail sentence, which means he will only serve the time if he violates probation…

Filipiak was arrested in Rust Township with a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 – more than three times the legal limit. A deputy’s body camera footage showed Filipiak trying to talk his way out of the arrest based on his position as a lieutenant in Washtenaw County.

The incident took place for more than half an hour before authorities got the clearly inebriated Filipiak out of his truck and into the back of a patrol car…

Filipiak was initially charged with misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more – commonly referred to as the “super drunk” law. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of operating while intoxicated on Jan. 27, according to court records…

Filipiak has lost the title and pay of a lieutenant, but remains employed at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. He no longer is a sworn officer, the department said.

He was placed on unpaid administrative leave during the internal investigation and is now employed on a conditional basis working in a support capacity at reduced pay, officials said.

As a lieutenant, he was being paid in the ballpark of $79,000, but is now receiving deputy wages, officials said, which range from around $42,000 and $63,000, according to the county’s salary report.

Lt. Filipiak feels really bad though, much worse than the time he had to be ordered to leave his own house during a drunken domestic dispute with his wife or the time he admitted to driving while drunk to the airport to pick up his daughter and then insisted he was going to drive home when confronted by Wayne County police officers. And he even stated that those cops who insisted on arresting him had done some mighty fine police work that day. Plus, unlike every other person who has ever been arrested, including all the ones he has arrested himself during his 21 year career for driving drunk, this has destroyed Lt. Filipiak’s life. (The guy’s lost at least $15,000 a year from his measly $79,000 salary for God’s sake.)

And he’ll have a lot of time (40 whole hours) to think about it as he’s performing the community service that is pretty much the only tangible punishment he was given for his Super Drunk Country Drive.

Shortened Version Of the DUI Arrest Video

Previous Alcohol Involved Domestic Disturbance Call

Full Body Cam Video of DUI Arrest

Drunken Airport Incident

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Michigan Police Harass Black Man Claiming He “Fit the Description” of a White Man

The following post and accompanying video were shared with the CopBlock Network by a reader named Brian (no last name provided), via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page.

Along with the video, Brian stated:

“They harassed me, because I, ‘fit the description’ of a black male in black clothes. The real description was of a white male.”

Date of Incident: August 23, 2013
Department Involved: Canton (MI) Police Department
Department Phone Number: (734) 394-5400
Department Email: Email Canton Police Department
Facebook Page: Canton Police Department on FB
Twitter Account: @CantonPSD

In a description included on the video, Brian explains that he was heading from his house to the gym when he noticed that he was being surrounded by police cars, including an undercover vehicle. Soon after a uniformed officer and undercover officer in plain clothes (who refused to identify himself) approached and began demanding ID from Brian.

Brian further states that he told them that he was not required to give them ID unless they had reasonable suspicion of him having committed a crime to detain. They then responded by telling him that he “fit the description” of someone that had been reported as exposing himself to women in the area. According to the officers, that description was “a black 20 year old male wearing black shorts, a black shirt, and a medalion.”

However, Brian indicates that he later found an official report from the Canton Police Department, which included the description of the person(s) suspected of exposing themselves. That description actually included two people, both of whom are white and significantly different in appearance to Brian’s physical characteristics.

Within that description and also numerous times on the video footage itself, Brian also states that when he refused to provide his ID and instead asked to speak to a supervisor, the original two officers acted aggressively toward him and appeared ready to assault him. He equates the fact that did not happen to his having began filming them shortly after.

It’s certainly not impossible that a third person who was black had been reported exposing himself that day. However, it’s also not an uncommon tactic for the police to claim someone fits the description of a suspect they are looking for to justify stopping someone they have decided they want to harass. In fact, cops have even been caught using fake 911 calls to manufacture a reason to perform illegal searches.

In this particular instance, the cops never bring the alleged victim over to visually identify Brian (which is often done from within a police vehicle to ensure anonymity), nor is any other type of evidence produced to substantiate their claims of suspicion. Instead, the dozen or so cops that have shown up to harass Brian simply leave once the supervisor has (finally) shown up and spoken to him.

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Update: “Superdrunk” Michigan Cop Lt. Brian Filipiak Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge

Last month, I posted on the CopBlock Network about Lt. Brian Filipiak, the cop from Michigan’s Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office whose super power was engaging in drunken incidents without suffering any sort of ramifications, legally or professionally. (Videos embedded below.)

As I detailed in that post, Filipiak had managed to be involved in at least two major incidents in which police from other departments had to intercede without any sort of negative impact on his ascent to a leadership role within the WCSO. That included one where he drove drunk to an airport to pick up his daughter, who refused to go with him, and then refused to identify himself to officers that responded to the disturbance.  He also possibly drove home drunk after verbally refusing to heed the advice of those officers to get alternative transportation and then walking away in the direction of the airport’s parking garage.

Unfortunately for Lt. Filipiak, his kryptonite, like many cops, turned out to be cameras. In a video that was widely seen on the internets, Filipiak was (eventually) arrested for DUI by deputies from the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office after numerous drivers called 911 to report him driving like a drunk asshole. He was, of course, still in the process of drinking from a bottle of booze he tried to hide in the backseat when stopped.

Not surprisingly, he tried to use the fact he was a cop to avoid the arrest continually imploring the deputies to “just let me go.” He also physically resisted to the point that the (unnamed) arresting officer had to threaten to use a taser on him to get him out of his truck. Even then, he refused to perform a field sobriety test and initially refused to consent to a breathalyzer.

Although, it wasn’t enough to make another cop who knew he was being recorded on a bodycam “just let him go,” his Super-Drunk Cop powers weren’t completely negated. Besides the aforementioned portion of the show in which he physically resisted for about fifteen minutes and was only threatened with a tasing, he also physically resisted efforts to put him in the police car after his arrest, but was not actually beaten, tased, dragged out of his truck, and possibly shot for that resistance, like any mere mortal would be . The arresting officer even states at one point that “anyone else” would have gotten a resisting arrest charge for refusing to get in the vehicle.

On Friday, Lt. Filipiak accepted a plea bargain for lesser charge and pled guilty to driving drunk. Via MLive.com:

A lieutenant from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated in connection with a drunken-driving arrest in northern Michigan.

Lt. Brian Filipiak, 47, was charged with misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more for an incident on Nov. 13, 2016, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge on Friday, Jan. 27, according to Montmorency County’s 88-2 District Court office.

Filipiak was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 and 0.27 percent – more than three times the legal limit for driving – during breath tests after his November arrest, a police report showed.

Body camera footage of the arrest showed Filipiak resisted arrest that day and his arresting officer stated in his report that “Brian would try and use that he is a Lieutenant for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to try and persuade me by letting him go (sic).”

Michigan’s legal limit for blood-alcohol content while driving is 0.08 percent, and stiffer penalties are in place for those with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more under the state’s so-called “super drunk” driving law.

He potentially could receive 93 days in jail as a result, but don’t hold your breath on that. As of right now though, it’s not yet known when he will return to court so he can be sentenced to a short probation term and a fine or exactly when he will be back out there arresting people (but not other cops) for DUI.

Shortened Version Of the DUI Arrest Video

Previous Alcohol Involved Domestic Disturbance Call

Full Body Cam Video of DUI Arrest

“Superdrunk” Michigan Cop In That Viral DUI Video Already Had A Long History of Alcohol Related Incidents

By now, everyone on the internets has obviously seen the infamous viral video of Lt. Brian Filipiak from the Washtenaw County (MI) Sheriff’s Office being stopped for driving drunk. (If you somehow haven’t, the shortened video that was initially released is embedded below, along with the full, unedited 24 minute video)

Throughout that video, Lt. Filipiak acts indignant that another police officer would actually enforce the law against a cop. Numerous times he tells the Montmorency County Sheriff’s deputies that stopped him to “just let me go.” Filipiak even states at one point, when questioned about how he would handle such a situation in his own county, that he would in fact let another cop go if he caught them driving drunk.

The sense of entitlement and protection he expects to receive from a fellow cop is rather obvious from the start of the video when he purposely flashes his badge as he opens his wallet to retrieve his ID. Unfortunately for him, that little “secret handshake” didn’t work this time. Not surprisingly though, it turns out that there is a reason he had such expectations. Lt Filipiak actually has a history of alcohol involved incidents, going back to at least 2013.

There is a record of law enforcement officers responding to his drunken escapades on at least two occasions, including one in which he was argumentative and, at least initially, refused to follow officers’ orders not to drive while drunk. In spite of that, not only was Filipiak apparently not disciplined in any way, but obviously he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, which brings with it a leadership role within the WCSO.

Below are the descriptions of those two incidents, including excerpts from the police reports officers involved filed regarding them. (Courtesy of WashtenawWatchdogs.com.) In addition, video of the drunken domestic dispute call involving Filipiak’s wife (mostly audio) is embedded below.

July 2013 Drunken Airport Incident (emphasis added):

On July 21, 2013, Sheriff Department’s Lieutenant Brian Filipiak drove to the Wayne County Airport to pick up his daughter but was so drunk and belligerent that his daughter refused to get into the car with him and hid in a back room of the United Airlines baggage claim office. The United Airlines employees called the Wayne Metro Airport Police to assist [1] .

  • On 7/21/13 at approximately 0030 hours, I was dispatched to the United Airlines baqqaqe service office in the North Terminal to assist a female juvenile [daughter] who was afraid to go with her father (reported by Connie Boudourakis from United). Upon arrival, I located [daughter] in the back room of the United office. She was crying and was visibly shaken. [daughter] explained that she had just flown back from her mother’s house out of state and was supposed to get a ride home with her father (B. Filipiak). [daughter] stated that when she met her father in baggage claim, he was acting strangely and appeared intoxicated. She stated that she was afraid to go home with him and was on the phone with her stepmother to arrange a ride home. She stepped out of the back office briefly and pointed out her father standing on the opposite side of luggage claim near carousel 5.

Lieutenant Filipiak was drunk and uncooperative with the responding police officer. He refused to provide ID and stated “You won’t arrest me” and “You don’t know who I am, do you.”

  • I made contact with the father (B. Filipiak) near carousel 5. I explained the reason for speaking with him and that his daughter was concerned about going home with him. It became immediately apparent that B. Filipiak was intoxicated. There was an odor of intoxicants coming from his breath and his eyes appeared red and glossy. I asked how he got to the airport and he stated that he drove. I advised B. Filipiak to make some phone calls to arrange to have he and his daughter picked up. I requested his ID and he repeatedly refused to provide it. I explained that he was required to provide ID at my request or face arrest. B. Filipiak stated, “You won’t arrest me,” and “You don’t know who I am, do you?” At this time, I requested another officer to my location. Cpl. Kuty and Lt. Tavtigian arrived to assist. Cpl. Kuty and I again explained that he needed to provide ID and he finally complied. B. Filipiak handed me his Michigan operator’s license and a [Washtenaw County] Sheriff’s Office ID. I directed him to use his phone to try to acquire transportation to his home. At this time, I turned control of the scene over to Lt. Tavtigian.
  • I was advised B Filipiak admitted to having identification on him; however he was refused to provide any identification to Ofc Zahina for his investigation. Eventually, B Filipiak provided Ofc Zahina with his Michigan driver license and his Sheriffs Identification card. I asked B Filipiak for the name of his commanding officer and their telephone number. He stated he was not going to give it me. I repeated my question and he ignored me. I conducted a pat-down search for weapons with negative results. I could smell the odor of intoxicants from his person. I asked him if he has been drinking, he stated yes. I asked him how much, he stated a few beers. Also, he admitted of driving to the airport and he parked his vehicle in the blue deck. Ofc Zahina instructed him to call somebody to drive him home because he will not be allowed to drive home in his current condition.

Lt. Filipiak’s daughter called her stepmother and arranged for her to come to the airport and pick her up but she refused to pick up her husband.

  • Ofc Zahina advised me that his daughter told him that she was afraid of him and he had been drinking. She wanted nothing to do with her father, B Filipiak. No threats of harm and/or acts of assaults had occurred to her. He then spoke with B Filipiak’s wife [Jamie Sue Filipiak] on the telephone. She stated to him that she was coming to the airport to pick up [daughter]  however she wanted nothing to do with him. Ofc Kuty and I stood by with B Filipiak while Ofc Zahina united [daughter] with her step-mother.

Lt. Filipiak was still uncooperative with regard to arranging for a ride home from the airport.

  • While we were waiting, I told B. Filipiak multiple times to call somebody to drive him home. Ofc Zahina returned and advised B Filipiak that his daughter was picked up by his wife and they have left the airport. He was free to leave, however he could not drive his car or he will be arrested. I asked B. Filipiak if he had a credit card for a taxi or if there is somebody we could contact for him. He stated he did have a credit card on him and told me not to worry about it. I spoke with Lt Walls and advised him of the situation. I told B. Filipiak that he needed to get a ride home, however he refused any cooperation and assistance from me and walked away towards the parking deck. I conducted a search of the parking deck with negative results.

Officer Zahina briefly parked his patrol vehicle outside the parking structure to discourage Lt. Filipiak from driving home.

November 2013 Drunken Domestic Dispute (Video embedded below)

In another incident that occurred on November 1, 2013, the Pinckney Police were called to Brian Filipiak’s home for a civil dispute with his wife. According to Lt. Filipiak’s statement [2] ;

  • Upon arrival R/O [Watson] met with [Brian] Filipiak who advised that he and his wife [Jamie Sue Filipiak] were having marital problems and had been arguing. [Brain Filipiak] stated that the incident was verbal only and he is not sure why [Jamie Sue] called 911. [Brian] stated that he had been drinking and just wanted to go to bed.

According to his wife’s statement;

  • RIO [Watson] met with [Jamie Sue] Filipiak who advised that [Brian Filipiak] has a drinking problem and had been drinking before he arrived home. [Jamie Sue] further stated that they got into an argument but the incident had not gotten physical and she did not believe that it would.

The couple agreed to separate for the night and no further disturbance was reported to police. 

Original arrest story via ClickOnDetroit.com:

Washtenaw County Lt. Brian Filipak (sic) is on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.

Video shows Filipak repeatedly asking to just be let go, but the Montmorency deputies weren’t having it (surprising usually they follow the rules of the thin blue line) and at one point, told him they would use a stun gun on him if he didn’t knock it off. The fact that they would use a taser on him when he wasn’t fighting but rather arguing shows how aggressive cops can be.

“Brian, I’m going to have you step out of the car and do some field sobriety tests,” an officer said.

Filipak was pulled over after deputies said they saw his car weave all over the road.

“Just let me stay here,” Filipak said.

He pleaded with the deputies to let him sleep it off on the side of the road, repeatedly refusing to budge from his truck.

The deputy told him he had to get out of the truck now, but Filipak continued to refuse the orders and forced the deputies to pull him from his pickup truck.

Note: This post contains content that was shared with the CopBlock Network by a reader who goes by the pseudonym “The Poor & Unknown.” It was shared via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page. Below are the  personal comments included with the submission:

Criminal police at it again, Video captured two Montmorency County sheriff’s deputies dealing with a Washtenaw County lieutenant who is accused of drunken driving. Not just drunk driving but SUPERDRUNK Driving.

When are people going to realize just how useless, abusive and corrupt cops are? They never follow the same rules handed down to the average person and then they beat those who don’t comply with their unjust demands. Wake up people, call the Sherriff’s office and express how you feel about the super drunk jackass Lt. Brian Filipak.

– The Poor & Unknown

Shortened Version Of the DUI Arrest Video

Previous Alcohol Involved Domestic Disturbance Call

Full Body Cam Video of DUI Arrest

Detroit Cop Complains In Racist Facebook Rant That Cameras Prevent Police From Abusing Citizens

Detroit Police Officer Daniel Wolff is in a bit of hot water after he got offended by an article discussing how many police now live in the suburbs, rather than the city in which they work. He then posted comments to the article in which he called the residents of Detroit garbage and lamented the good old days before it was routine for cops to be filmed as they perform their duties and could “walk up to a kid or asshole and smack them in the face.”

In a previous comment, he also stated that he “hit them in the head with handcuffs” while apparently responding to another person’s comment. Other posts included racist comments, such as his desire to send a Terminator back in time to kill “Whoppi” Goldberg and Al Sharpton’s parents and stating to another commentor who said his posts sounded racist that it didn’t matter, because his “Chaldean ass will be deported soon enough.”

He also expressed a desire to be fired after he was told that screenshots of his comments had been sent to internal affairs. That’s not a very unrealistic goal at this point.

Via MotorCityMuckraker.com:

Wolff, who works in the second precinct and lives in the suburbs, said he would never live in the city he serves because it is “just a nasty place.”

“Getting rid of residency was the best thing that ever happened to the Detroit Police!!!!! We have to police the garbage but you can’t make us live in the garbage.”

Wolff bemoaned cell phone cameras, saying, “You can’t walk up to a kid or asshole and smack him in the face like we did.”

Motor City Muckraker alerted police to the posts, and the screenshots were sent to Internal Affairs. Police spokesman Michael Woody said there would be “a full investigation.”

Wolff said he worked for DPD for more than 20 years.

In other Facebook posts, Wolff , who is white, said he wanted to “send a terminator (Cyberdyne series 101) back in time to take out Whoppi Goldberg and Al Sharpton’s parents.”

When someone said the post sounded racist, Wolff responded, “Don’t matter anyways, your Chaldean ass will be deported soon enough” and then called him “a little girl” and declared, “you should die.”

Wolff, a fanatic Donald Trump supporter, said he’s tired of “politically correct cry-baby soft ass snowflakes” and made a “personal pledge” to “do my best to offend at least one person a day with a harsh comment. … I want to make someone cry today.”

When I told him that Internal Affairs was investigating, Wolff responded, “Please do. I’ve been trying to get fired for years you cunt. Help me you ass.”

During his psychotic little rant, he also complained that people weren’t watching enough John Wayne movies and used enough homophobic slurs to make one wonder if he might be overcompensating for something (perhaps something he keeps in his closet). His Facebook page has since been deactivated.

New York SWAT Team Executes War Vet’s Dog Just Days Before Christmas

The following Post was shared with the CopBlock Network by Matt Albert, via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page.

Date of Incident: December 21, 2016
Department Involved: Buffalo Police Department
Officer Involved: Narcotics Detective Sean O’Brien
Department Phone No.: (716) 851-4575

A Bloody Christmas – This Is How Police Treat Our Veterans

After serving 37 years in the military, one would think that Gary Aljoe was entitled to spend a quiet Christmas with his family and his beloved best friend, an 8-year-old-male German Shepherd, whom Aljoe had owned since he was a pup. The dog had been given to him as a present by Aljoe’s son, and was appropriately named Sarge. For Gary himself had achieved the esteemed rank of Sergeant First Class, and one would think that this country would give back the so called freedoms Aljoe had fought for by allowing him the comforts and enjoyments of his own family and home this holiday season. If one thought that however,…one would be wrong.

In the early morning hours on December 21, 2016, the Buffalo Police Narcotics Unit stormed Aljoe’s Ullman Street residence by way of a flash bang, taking the brave sergeant and his animal by surprise. Sarge, usually a very friendly and social German Shepherd, cowered in the corner at the sudden attack. Aljoe initially thought that he was being invaded and was set to call the police. It turned out that his instincts were half right.

And again, if one thought that the Police would show mercy on what they perceived to be an enemy combatant cowering in the corner, one would also be mistaken. A Buffalo police officer, name unknown at this point, blew up Sarge while Gary laid helpless on the floor, with a jackbooted cop standing over him, holding him down.

The mirage of freedom that Aljoe had fought for 37 years was shattered by way of gunshots from agents of his own government to his best friends’ head. This wasn’t friendly fire… this was the purposeful execution of a companion animal.

Aljoe has seen a lot over the course of his 37-year tour of duty. He had built schools and clinics in war torn nations such as Panama, and while others ran from midtown Manhattan in the wake of 9-11-01, Aljoe came to the scene to provide security for the four months immediately after the tragedy. However, nothing he saw prepared him to witness the savage slaughter of his best friend, by so called men, who should be wearing prison uniforms as opposed to police.

Aljoe has replayed these events in his head every single day, unable to fathom the brutality of the Buffalo Police Force. He is scheduled to begin extensive counseling at the VA. Meanwhile, the officers found the situation to be far more comical, laughing about the matter as they quickly bagged up Sarge to try and keep any testing being done on the body; testing which would prove the unjustifiable nature of the attack on a dog that was laying down helpless on the floor.

As previous Artvoice reports have established, this is nothing new to the Buffalo Police Department. For they have done this thousands of times over the years, and have the art of killing canines down to a science, with the help of the Buffalo Animal Control and the SPCA. Yes, the SPCA. If one were to think that the SPCA, the one agency in society whose creed is to protect animals above man, would be outraged about this barbaric practice, one would again be mistaken.

In fact, the SPCA has assisted Buffalo Police in the destruction of evidence time and time again, and helped cover up these brutal crimes for all these years. They have an incinerator designed specifically to make the dogs’ remains, and any hopes of justice… go up in smoke. After Buffalo Animal control bags up the bodies, they then take the lost souls to the SPCA for incineration.

Luckily, Aljoe contacted me in time for intervention and we will be ushering Sarge to Cornell for an independent Necropsy to be done. Private citizens are realizing more and more that they need to rely on other private citizens for hopes of obtaining traditionally American values, such as freedom and justice, and not law enforcement and quasi law enforcement agencies such as the SPCA.

To underscore that point, Erie County SPCA Chief Veterinarian Helene Chevalier actually has a forensic certification and can perform the analysis needed to determine how Sarge was shot; what position he was in when the officer fired. However… the SPCA has planted themselves firmly on the side of the cops on this one, forcing the difficult task of transporting Sarge across the state for any hopes of justice.

The SPCA, through email correspondence from Assistant Director Beth Shapiro, indicated they intend to handle this matter by working “with the Buffalo Police,” and “offering training.” Evidently, they overlook the fact that the Police have denied all efforts for training over the past 10 years… indicating that the choice to kill dogs is simply just that… a choice.

Perhaps Buffalo Police were in a particularly giddy mood that morning so close to Christmas, as a Federal Appeals Court in Michigan had just handed down quite the gift to law enforcement, in the form of a decision that has left dog lovers across the country howling in anger. The appeals court ruled that police can shoot and kill dogs upon entry into an individuals’ home if the dogs barks or moves. While paralyzed and mute dogs may still be safe, the rest of us are not.

The grand bounty that the Buffalo Police claimed for the stripping of this proud veteran’s pride and the loss of this beautiful German Shepherd’s life? A bag of cocaine residue, which police try and attribute to Aljoe’s son, who lives at the residence. It’s funny how all these so called drug dealers don’t actually have drugs in their houses…but rather, empty bags of residue. If one didn’t know any better, one could surmise that these bags are planted by police to try and justify their lawless invasions, canine kills, and mass arrests of the poor and downtrodden. If one didn’t know any better, one could easily come to the conclusion that there is no justice…there is just us.

– Matt Albert

Michigan Man “T-Boned” by Police Car Speeding Without Lights or Sirens On Life Support

A car driven by Timothy Turner, a 59 year-old grandfather, was hit on Monday by a Dearborn Heights police cruiser as he was driving to work. That police cruiser was speeding and driving without lights or sirens on at the time that it “T-Boned” Turner’s Lexus. As a result, Turner is now on life support “fighting for his life,” according to his niece Kellie Stuart. Although the two unnamed officers that were driving were treated at the hospital, as well, they’ve already been released.

Meanwhile, Turner’s family is looking for answers and haven’t received many from the police, yet. The Michigan State Police, who are investigating the accident, have stated that it will take between two and four weeks to determine who was at fault. (Spoiler: The guys speeding into an intersection without any lights or sirens to warn other drivers and likely running red lights are, even though their Brothas in Blue just might decide otherwise.)

Via Fox2Detriot.com:

“Right now I’m numb. I can’t believe this has happened,” Stuart said. “Right now, the doctors are still running tests. He is on life-support, very very critical, and he is fighting for his life.”

The accident happened at Van born and Pelham, where witnesses say a Dearborn Heights police cruiser traveling at a high rate of speed without emergency lights (sic). That’s when it t-boned a Lexus sedan driven by Turner. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.

The two officers in the cruiser were also treated at the hospital and released for what we’re told were non-life threatening injuries.

Michigan State Police are handling the investigation. Meanwhile, the family is taking action as well and have hired an attorney as they started 2017 without the smiles and laughter of a husband, father, grandfather, dedicated truck driver and military veteran.

Asst. Wayne County MI Prosecutor Bob Stevens, Rehired After 2014 Drunken Assault on Wife, Arrested for DUI

The following post was shared with the CopBlock Network by a reader who goes by the pseudonym “The Poor & Unknown,” via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page. (See below for previous submissions.) This post concerns the case of Bob Stevens, a Wayne County (MI) Assistant Prosecutor, who was arrested for driving drunk on Christmas.

As the article quoted below and video embedded within the post detail, Stevens has a history of alcohol abuse and domestic abuse, as well. In spite of the fact his job involves prosecuting people for DUI’s and domestic violence charges, Stevens not only doesn’t seem to have received any sort of meaningful consequences for his previous arrest after drunkenly assaulting his now ex-wife (who can be heard on a 911 call begging the dispatcher to “take him away” in the video), but also was rehired by the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office afterwards.

Via Fox2Detroit.com:

Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Bob Stevens was busted for drunk driving as he was driving down I-94 between Gratiot at 21 Mile in Chesterfield Township Michigan.

Macomb county deputies were on the lookout for his vehicle after witnesses claim he side-swiped a vehicle on the expressway.

The Macomb County Sheriff’s Office claims the assistant prosecutor refused a Breathalyzer – eventually providing a blood sample. He was arrested and posted bond.

But turns out this isn’t the first time Stevens has been in trouble with the law. In 2014 Stevens’ beat his wife and was arrested for domestic violence. His wife dialed 911 from their Macomb County driveway screaming, claiming Stevens, who is a CCW holder, had a gun and attacked her.

She clearly feared what he would do next as heard in 911 recordings from the incident.

“911 What is your emergency?”

Stevens’ wife: “My husband just attacked me he’s either on something or he’s drunk.”

Stevens’ wife: “He’s been getting progressively more and more violent and angry and he’s drinking. He ripped the phone out of my hand and I went to pick it up and he pushed me down on the cement of the garage and started hitting me.”

Stevens was suspended and then fired from the Wayne County Prosecutors Office for the domestic disturbance incident, but eventually they brought him back. YEP BROUGHT HIM BACK. And people wonder why things are the way they are with LEOs and other people in positions of authority.

Stevens was working at the same prosecutor’s office when he was busted again. His wife, who has since been divorced from Stevens, had no idea about his latest arrest. The prosecutor’s office seems to be protecting him. They won’t even say if Stevens has been suspended or not.

The Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office is handling the case and will make a decision once the results of the blood alcohol test come back. YEAH RIGHT!!! I cannot wait to see how he gets off with no charges again lets watch this one closely

– The Poor & Unknown

I know he is not a cop, but he is buddy’s with several cops and they scratch each others backs. This is sickening and should be exposed…

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Former Michigan “Officer of the Year” Who Accidentally Shot Teacher Then Tried to Cover It Up Indicted

Bay County (MI) Sheriff’s Deputy Adam J. Brown was arraigned yesterday on on three separate charges relating to an incident last month in which he accidentally fired of a round from his personal .380-caliber Sig Sauer. Those charges consisted of tampering with evidence, a four-year felony; careless discharge of a firearm causing injury, a two-year high court misdemeanor; and careless discharge of a firearm causing less than $50 in damage, a 90-day misdemeanor.

After discharging the firearm while playing with a machine inside Bay City Western High School and Middle School, Brown then tried to destroy evidence and failed to tell teachers he was the one that had fired the shot. As a result, the school was placed on lockdown under the assumption that someone had fired a gun toward the school from outside.

Deputy Brown was the school resource officer, whose job it is to protect the students, at the time of the shooting. The bullet from his negligent discharge traveled through a wall into the next classroom and hit a teacher in the neck. However, the teacher was uninjured except for a scratch where the bullet hit her. After the spent bullet was given to Brown by school officials to preserve as evidence, he took it and threw it outside the school in an effort to cover up that he was responsible for the shooting

Via MLive.com:

The charges stem from an incident last month involving Brown, who fired a handgun inside the Bay City Western High School and Middle School building at 500 W. Midland Road last month.

Following a Michigan State Police investigation, the report was filed with the Bay County Prosecutor’s Office. To avoid any conflict or appearance of impropriety, staff in Bay County requested a special prosecutor. State Attorney General Bill Schuette on Nov. 29 signed an order granting the request, appointing the Tuscola County Prosecutor’s Office to the task of determining whether charges are warranted.

Police reports obtained by MLive/The Bay City Times via a Freedom of Information Act request state Brown, the school’s resource officer, at about 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, was in the school’s robotics classroom with another teacher. They used a force machine to test the trigger pull on Brown’s personal Springfield EMP 9mm handgun.

The pair left the room, only for Brown to return alone and use the machine to test the trigger pull on his .380-caliber Sig Sauer, another personal handgun that he brought into the school. The gun was not empty of bullets and the experiment caused the gun to fire a round through two pieces of drywall. The projectile entered a classroom containing about 30 students, traveled toward the ceiling, scraped a tile, proceeded to hit a cement wall, ricocheted off it, careened across the room, and struck a teacher Brenda Amthor in the neck.

Amthor was sitting at her desk when struck by the bullet. She was uninjured apart from a small scratch, police reports state.

Though Brown was engaged in conversations with school staff on the projectile’s origin, he did not admit to having fired a gun, reports indicate. As a result, the school was placed in secure mode while administrators attempted to discern what had happened.

School staff gave Brown the bullet to hold, but he then tossed it in a grassy area covered by leaves, according to police reports. A K-9 Unit recovered the bullet.

“During this incident, Adam did not initially confess to discharging his weapon,” wrote Detective Sgt. William Arndt. “He confessed after being confronted by school administrators. Adam also admitted that he attempted to destroy evidence when school administrators gave him the fired bullet to protect. Adam left the school building, placing the fired gun in his personal vehicle, and threw the fired bullet into the school lawn in an attempt to thwart the investigation.”

Arndt spoke with Brown, who was “extremely emotional and explained that he had been in contact with his union representative who had advised him not to provide a statement. He did say, ‘It was a total accident.'”

Deputy Brown, who led a “live shooter” school training drill in August of 2015, was of course named Officer of the Year in May of 2012 by “Crimestoppers of Bay County.” They obviously have a pretty good vetting process for that award, since almost every cop that gets indicted seems to have one of them on his resume.

(Video) Las Vegas FBI Agent “Suffering Alcohol Fueled Paranoia Attack” Arrested For Shooting at Grand Rapids Police

“He’s got a badge, Federal Bureau of; he’s an FBI agent.”

Body camera footage shows Grand Rapids police chasing a man in a parking lot. At the end of the video, as that man whimpers and sobs while repeatedly stating that he’s sorry, one of the cops begins searching him. That officer announces the discovery of the badge, then after pulling his wallet out begins reading the department he works for. As the quote above indicates, that man was soon identified as FBI Agent Ruben Manuel Hernandez.

Apparently, Agent Hernandez got a little liquored up and decided he needed to get a workout in. At some point the Las Vegas based agent began suffering an attack of paranoia and after brandishing his gun and talking incoherently. He then took it to the next level by firing off three shots at a Grand Rapids Police Sergeant who responded to complaints from other people at the gym.

Although, it might also be “alcohol fueled” and not just a matter of Hernandez being a crappy shot, all three bullets missed their target. Also, once that alcohol fuel wore off, Agent Hernandez immediately expressed how shocked (shocked, I tell ya) he was about the whole thing.

Via MLive.com:

A Las Vegas-based FBI special agent, in town on an undisclosed investigation, felt intense paranoia before he drew a gun at a fitness center then shot at a responding Grand Rapids police sergeant, his attorney said.

The agent, Ruben Hernandez, 35, has only a “vague, hazy” recollection of the possibly alcohol-fueled events early Tuesday, Dec. 6, attorney Larry Willey said.

Willey spoke Wednesday after his client, a married father of two, was arraigned in Grand Rapids District Court on charges of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm, a 10-year felony, and assault with a dangerous weapon, a four-year felony.

He also faces a 90-day misdemeanor for brandishing a firearm.

Police say Hernandez brandished a firearm at Planet Fitness, 3681 28th St. SE, before he fired three shots outside at Sgt. Neil Gomez, who was responding to a call there.

The shots missed Gomez. Police then arrested Hernandez at gunpoint.

His attorney said the allegations – “atypical,” he said – shocked Hernandez’s family and friends, including his FBI colleagues. Willey just met his client but said after hearing from those who know him best, he found that “he’s a really good guy.”

Alcohol “may have played a role in the series of events” but Willey said his client has not previously suffered from alcohol or substance abuse.

“This is an episodic thing (with alcohol) rather than a regular problem,” Willey said.

He said his client has no known mental-health issues. Willey expected to investigate that possibility as he would for any client facing such serious allegations.

For whatever reason, Hernandez felt paranoid before the shooting. He thought people were going after him.

“I’m not saying that in fact happened. That’s what he believed,” Willey said.