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New Years on the Las Vegas Strip: LVMPD Vice Detective Already Under FBI Investigation Accidentally Shot Tourist

Las Vegas Strip New Years Negligent Discharge LVMPD Det Al Beas

LVMPD Vice Detective Al Beas, who is already being investigated as part of an FBI corruption probe, was responsible for a negligent discharge that injured a man on the Las Vegas Strip during New Years.

NYE Negligent Discharge

It turns out that some of the fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip happened after New Years this year. An officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department managed to fire his rifle while moving barriers after the annual party on the Strip ended.

That round from his personal AR-15 (which Metro officers are allowed to carry while on duty) even managed to hit a bystander. Reportedly, two other people in the other thought they had been hit as well, but had no “visible injuries.”

Presumably, the injuries the unidentified man who was shot suffered were minor and resulted from the bullet bouncing off the pavement, rather than a direct impact. However, there are several interesting things about the negligent discharge involving Vegas’ local “Gang That Can’t Shoot Straight” (but does shoot early and often anyway). Prominently, among these is the lack of actual information that has been provided about it.

As mentioned in the video (by “What Happened in Vegas,” director Ramsey Denison) embedded below, the coverage of the incident itself initially received very little coverage locally. The post-NYE press release from the LVMPD didn’t mention it at all and it wasn’t reported by local news until two days later.

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Even then, what coverage was provided didn’t even discuss the nature of the injury beyond describing it as “minor.” Early reports also failed to identify the officer involved. It wasn’t until that information was leaked and subsequently reported by independent media sources that some of those blanks started getting filled in.

An obvious reason for this is that attracting tourists to Las Vegas for New Years is one of the biggest cash cows for the casinos located on the Strip. The LVMPD, those casinos, and the city government all go to great lengths to prevent anything getting out that might make people feel unsafe or question whether they should come to Vegas.

That’s especially true after the shooting at the Route 91 Festival on October 1st. As also mentioned in the video below and illustrated within “What Happened in Vegas,” by and large the local media is more than happy to play along with and facilitate that, as well. (The fact that the award winning documentary about corruption and police brutality in Las Vegas has been kept out of theaters within the city is itself an example of that.)

The LVMPD’s Corrupt Vice Squad and the FBI Probe

Beyond that, there might be another reason for the silent treatment. The officer responsible for the negligent discharge is one of the many poster boys (and girls) for corruption in and around the police departments patrolling the Las Vegas area. That officer, Detective Al Beas, is already being investigated by the FBI as part of a wide-ranging corruption probe into the LVMPD Vice Squad.

Several years ago Beas, along with Detective Chris Baughman, Detective Warren Gray, and Lt. Karen Hughes, were praised locally and portrayed in media as a group of crusading heroes that were saving women who had been forced into prostitution. In reality, they themselves were victimizing women and participating in sex trafficking.

Eventually, it was exposed that they were working on the behalf of certain pimps, including record producer and hip-hop artist Mally Mall, to eliminate their competition. Not only were they arresting the rivals of their “clients” they were also sleeping with prostitutes and then coaching those women to act as witnesses against the pimps at trial.

Lt. Hughes and Deputy District Attorney Liz Mercer, the lead prosecutor who convicted those pimps, reportedly were also sexually involved with the detectives and even the prostitutes. Mercer is now married to Det. Baughman, which has been characterized as a tactic to avoid having to testify against him, via spousal privilege.

Several of those pimps, including Arman IzadiOcean FlemingRaymond Sharpe, and Micah Duncan (aka Wheelchair Mike) are seeking new trials based on the revelations from the FBI’s corruption investigation.  So, yet again, due to who is involved this unrelated incident carried the potential to shine a light on a much larger issue that the LVMPD would much rather keep quiet about.

BTW, in spite of stating, “Officers guarding a crowd without intending to use their weapon should not have a round in the chamber,” Metro spokesman Jay Rivera has indicated that Detective Beas is not expected to be disciplined for his negligent discharge. In addition, Las Vegas Police Protective Association President Steve Grammas said he is unaware of anyone ever being fired for an unintentional discharge.

I wonder how that would go if someone without one of those Magic Uniforms that renders its wearer impervious to meaningful consequences for their actions (upto and including murder) had fired off a round (and hit someone), unintentionally or otherwise, on the Strip during New Years.

What Happened in Vegas

As has been detailed numerous times here at NVCopBlock.org, What Happened in Vegas explores the extremely controversial killings of Trevon Cole, Erik Scott, Stanley Gibson, and Tashii Farmer-Brown by Las Vegas police and the cover ups that followed. Several other instances of violent, racist, and/or outright criminal acts by members of the LVMPD are also featured to illustrate the overall systemic corruption within the department.

What Happened in Vegas also addresses several unanswered questions and issues about the investigation surrounding the shootings from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas by Stephen Paddock during the “Route 91 Festival” on Oct. 1st. What Happened in Vegas is currently available on iTunes as well as on VOD (Video on Demand) or DVD.

 

“What Happened in Vegas” Trailer

“What Happened in Vegas” Filmmaker Intro

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NYPD Officer Sentenced to Just Three Years in Prison for Repeatedly Molesting Underage Girl

NYPD Officer Jacob Sabbagh repeatedly molested the daughter of a friend beginning when the girl was just 10 years old until she was 13 on a monthly basis when he stayed the night at her family’s house. At the time he was an auxiliary officer, but later was hired on as a full time officer with the New York Police Department.

In spite of being convicted of the egregious and repeated sexual abuse of the young girl, he still received his Policeman’s Discount. Last week, Judge Alan Marrus sentenced Sabbah to just three years in prison, which is just slightly more than the amount of time he molested the girl before she managed to escape his abuse when the family moved to Israel.

Via a press release from Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson:

According to trial testimony, the defendant, Jacob Sabbagh, 34, of Midwood, Brooklyn, was a family friend of the victim and would sleep over at the victim’s home in Flatbush approximately every month. The investigation revealed that on each of these visits, between June 2005, when the victim was 10, and March 2008, when the victim was 13, the defendant repeatedly groped and fondled her and, on occasion, forced her to reciprocate. The defendant went on to join the police force in 2009. He was fired from the force after his conviction this past June.

The victim and her family moved out of the country and, when she was 16, the victim told her mother about the past abuse. The case was reported to authorities in the country where the victim lived and later referred to the District Attorney’s Victim Services Unit.

In addition to the lenient sentence, Officer Sabbah was also released pending an appeal in spite of the nature of his crimes and warnings that he may flee the country to avoid serving any prison time at all.

Via the New York Daily News:

Jacob Sabbagh pleaded for mercy from Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Alan Marrus, insisting he hadn’t done anything wrong — despite the secretly recorded phone conversations that helped put him away.

“I am innocent. These allegations are false. This might have happened, but not with me. I believe in God and don’t know why this is happening to me,” Sabbagh cried.

But his victim, now 21, said Sabbagh’s “disgusting acts changed my life. His sickness changed my life…”

“I trusted him. My family trusted him. He took advantage of me, my vulnerability and trust,” she said.

“At 14, I felt like a terrible person for letting this happen, I beat myself up, he drained me of my life,” she said, asking the judge to think of her younger self when deciding an appropriate sentence…

The judge showed Sabbagh some mercy — sentencing him to less than half the maximum of seven years.

“Child molestation is a serious crime. I can’t ignore this. I’m looking at a total loss for both of you. No sentence is going to be completely justified, but jail is appropriate,” Marrus said.

The judge also granted a request from Sabbagh’s new lawyer Michael Sosnick that his client be allowed to remain free on bail while he appeals the conviction — a process that could take another year.

Prosecutors vigorously objected to the request because Sabbagh may flee and will be a sex offender in limbo out in the community.

“I’m looking at a total loss for both of you.” – In case you missed that bit of wisdom from Judge Marrus within the quoted text. It’s a good thing he ensured that he didn’t cause too much hardship for Sabbah when he sentenced him. He’s surely suffered enough.

Update: New Jersey Cop Pleads Guilty to Sexting Teenage Girls

Back in August CopBlock Network contributor posted about Erik Reamy, a Glen Rock, NJ police officer who was arrested after the mother of a 17 year old girl discovered he was sending her daughter creepy text messages.

On March 3rd, the 51 year old married father of three accepted a plea bargain for a three to five year prison sentence in exchange for admitting guilt in the case involving the seventeen year old and a fourteen year old he was also caught sending inappropriate texts to. Reamy had been working as a juvenile detective and was conducting (separate) investigations involving the two girls at the time he sent the messages.

He also pled guilty to another charge related to stealing and then selling evidence mostly consisting of confiscated guns. That was apparently uncovered during the investigation of his text message improprieties.

Via NJ.com:

Reamy was charged last summer with five counts of endangering the welfare of a child. Prosecutors said he contacted a 14-year-old and 17-year-old girl using his department-issued cell phone.

“Can I say you’re hot” and “Did you think I’d call and start sexting right away ???? Hahaha,” were among the texts he sent, according to the report.

In other texts Reamy asked the 14-year-old to send naked photos of herself and sent photos of his genitals, prosecutors said last year.  The mother of the 17-year-old found inappropriate text messages on her daughter’s phone and went to police, prosecutors said.

Reamy, who remains free on $250,000 bail, pleaded guilty Thursday to a second-degree count of endangering the welfare of a child and a third degree count of failure to make the required disposition of property for selling firearms that should have been locked away as evidence, the report said.

Reamy will have to register as a sex offender, serve the rest of his life on parole and pay unreimbursed medical expenses for the victims, according to the report.

Sentencing is scheduled for June.

Reamy had been a hero for 27 years and was preparing to retire at the end of August (2015) when he was arrested earlier that month.

Masturbating Janitor Case Exposes Cover-Up of Las Vegas School Cop’s Sex Crimes

CCSD Police Officer Masturbation Sgt Mitch Maciszak

In December, a complaint by a Las Vegas elementary school teacher led to the arrest of Michael Timothy Skelton, an overnight custodian, for masturbating on school property. However, within the course of researching that story Darcy Spears, a local news reporter, uncovered information that shows the school police officer in charge of investigating the allegations against the custodian has his own sordid history of sex related incidents and, unlike Skelton, the Clark County School District Police Department didn’t prosecute him and has actually covered up that criminal history.

In fact, Sgt. Maciszak was himself caught in the act of masturbating at a local middle school and has a history of sexually explicit transgressions dating back years. He was reported as having engaged in sex acts with a department employee both in his patrol car and within the same office that he was discovered going to town on himself while watching Asian porn on a department computer. For good measure, he was also accused of getting really drunk and using his cell phone to take photos up the skirts of women during a police department Christmas party.

The greatest moment contained on the videos below is within the second one, consisting of an interview between Darcy Spears and Sgt. Maciszak regarding the charges against Skelton. She’s doesn’t bring up Maciszak’s own history until after she’s already got him to discuss how seriously the CCSD police take cases involving masturbation on school property. She also gets him to say that the department’s ultimate goal for such cases is “always jail time.”

Up to that point, Maciszak is pretty relaxed and happy to discuss how inappropriate the janitor’s behavior was. That changes quite a bit shortly after, though, when Spears begins to discuss Maciszak’s own behavior. Suddenly, he doesn’t want to discuss it because it’s a “personnel issue.” Shortly after, Captain Ken Young, who was monitoring the interview, agreed that it’s a personnel issue and declared the interview over as Maciszak stands up and starts taking his microphone off.

So, it’s okay to discuss a school janitor’s dirty hands, even though it’s not just a personnel issue but also a criminal matter. However, the interview is over as soon as someone brings up the fact that the cop in charge of investigating that case has left some stains of his own on school property.

Via KTNV 13 Action News in Las Vegas: (emphasis added)

Darcy Spears: The ultimate goal in cases like this is what?

Sgt. Maciszak: Well, we always like — like to see some type of outcome to where some type of sentence is imposed.  Either jail time — always jail time.

Skelton cut a plea deal, putting him behind bars for two years.  Then, he’ll have to register as a sex offender.

Darcy Spears: Safe to say that CCSD Police takes this type of incident–masturbating on school property–very seriously?

Sgt. Maciszak: Absolutely.  We take all incidents seriously.  Any type of incident that could impact our children, our staff, our visitors of the school district, we want to make sure–like I said–they’re safe when they come to our property.

Though Maciszak says the Skelton case is unique, our research suggests that this might not be an isolated incident.

We asked Maciszak to flash back to when he was a detective stationed at Garside Middle School.

Darcy Spears: This was a case that our research tells us involved you personally, and an Internal Affairs investigation and masturbation at Garside and pornography.

Sgt. Maciszak: You’re speaking of a personnel issue and I’m not comfortable speaking with that.

It’s something the CCSD Police Department has kept secret… Until now.

Contact 13 obtained an audio recording from a 2012 School Police Internal Affairs investigation.

Internal Affairs Investigator Courtney Purcell of the Bureau of Professional Standards says, “A couple of years before that, while Det. Maciszak was working Adult Education at Garside, Art Sturdivant, who used to be one of our officers but now works for Henderson Police, walked into the police office at Garside and caught Maciszak masturbating while watching pornography on his work computer.

Officer Mike Thomas: That’s what Art Sturdivant told me, yes.

Darcy Spears spoke to Officer Sturdivant, who recounted what he saw that day.

He said he tried to use his key to get into the police office at Garside, but the chain lock on the inside blocked him from opening the door all the way.

He saw Maciszak jump back, bend over to cover himself and run into the back office.

Maciszak’s belt was lying on the desk and there was Asian pornography on the computer screen.

Officer Mike Thomas on the audio tape says, “The tech over at Garside had constantly–it was kind of like common knowledge — had constantly — that computer was always crashed.  It had so much pornography on it that they had to constantly go in there and fix the problem.

When we asked the District about the incident, they sent a written statement, which says, “Concerns were brought forward, which were investigated administratively. Appropriate action was taken.”

But in two cases, which both involved masturbating on school property, custodian Michael Skelton was arrested, charged and sent to prison. 

Because no one blew the whistle on Mitch Maciszak, his case wasn’t even investigated for years. 

That investigation started on the very day Maciszak was promoted to sergeant. 

The outcome, our sources say?  A letter of reprimand in a personnel file.

“As far as I know, this was a reprimand in the file and no criminal charges were filed?” Darcy Spears asked Sgt. Maciszak.  But before he could answer, CCSD Police Captain Ken Young, who was supervising the interview, said, “At this point, like I said, we talked about that, this is a personnel issue.  So at this point we would have to conclude the interview.”

Maciszak takes off his microphone, and leaves the room.

Contact 13 learned this was just the tip of the iceberg with Sgt. Maciszak.

Sgt Mitch Maciszak CCSD PoliceAs detailed in the video, Sgt. Maciszak was not held accountable for his inappropriate sexual activity while on duty at a school in any way criminally, even though they exactly matched the actions of Michael Skelton for which he was charged with felony crimes. Instead, Maciszak was given a meaningless reprimand and then actually promoted to sergeant, even as he was being investigated for the masturbation incident.

And it gets better.

The third video embedded below details even more of Sgt. Maciszak’s “personnel issues:”

But Contact 13 discovered the cop who headed up the investigation had a dark secret of his own.

“How would it look it if got out that he was involved in the same type of activity that he was investigating?” CCSD Police Officer Mike Thomas asked during a March, 2012 Internal Affairs investigation.  Contact 13 obtained the audio recording of that interview…

Darcy Spears: Is it fair for you, with a background like that, to be investigating a case like this? Do you see a possible conflict of interest?

Sgt. Mitch Maciszak: There is no conflict of interest.

Maciszak is no stranger to allegations of sex acts on the job.  What is strange for him is having to answer publicly for his actions…

Other officers were not comfortable speaking out about Maciszak’s behavior until sources say it became impossible to ignore.  They came to Officer Mike Thomas, who heads the police union’s grievance committee.

“Taken as a whole, I think there’s a pattern that did give me some concern,” Thomas told Internal Affairs.

Specifically, sex on the job at school police headquarters.  Investigators were told Maciszak was getting oral sex from another department employee in his assigned school district vehicle.

“And on at least one occasion, he allegedly took her into his work office and had sex with her,” the Internal Affairs investigator repeats during the interview with Thomas.

Thomas added, “I think if you have impulses that you can’t keep in check and you bring them into the workplace, then I think that’s an issue.”

The other issue Internal Affairs investigated is something Officer Thomas witnessed first hand on December 18, 2010 at the Police Officer’s Association Christmas party, which was attended by about 125 department employees and their guests.

IA investigator: And that you saw Det. Maciszak, who you felt was obviously intoxicated, taking his camera phone, sticking it up women’s skirts and taking pictures up their skirts?

Mike Thomas: Yes.

Multiple people who were at the party tell Contact 13 they saw it too.

Officer Thomas told investigators, “To say he was out of control was an understatement.”

The behavior described is a clear violation of the School Police code of conduct.  Sanctions are supposed to get stricter with each additional offense.

According to an internal memo Contact 13 obtained, the complaints against Maciszak were “fully investigated and the appropriate administrative action” was taken.

We don’t know what that action was, but we do know Maciszak was promoted to sergeant during the investigation and even acts as a department spokesman, including in the case of custodian Michael Skelton.

When we asked him about Skelton, he said, “This employee chose, consciously, to do the wrong thing and make the wrong decision.  Therefore, he has to face the consequences that have been dealt to him.”

So, after a school janitor “chose, consciously, to do the wrong thing and make the wrong decision,” he had to “face the consequences” of a felony record, prison time, and being forced to register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life. Meanwhile, the cop investigating Skelton has a history of sexual crimes longer and even worse than him. However, instead of having to face the consequences of his actions, Sgt. Maciszak’s conscious and chosen wrong decisions are treated as a personnel issue and swept under the rug without any meaningful consequences, whatsoever. In fact, according to the CCSD Police Department, the “appropriate administrative action” was for him to be promoted and made a spokesperson for the department, not to be criminally charged or even fired.

This is hardly the first recent case of a CCSD cop getting arrested or of sex crimes being committed by members of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Nor is it even a rare example of Las Vegas police covering up for their fellow employees or other government officials. It’s hardly shocking that people living in Las Vegas have such little trust of the police or faith in police “investigators” with that type of sterling history for accountability among area police departments.

Las Vegas Metro Cop Joins the Growing List of Police Pedophiles/Rapists

Patrick Taylor Facing Child Porn Charges

Patrick Taylor Facing Child Porn Charges

On Wednesday (May 27, 2015), Patrick Taylor turned himself in on charges involving child pornography, stemming from a March 19th raid on his house after investigations by the LVMPD’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and Internal Affairs Bureau. According to Metro, he is being charged with a single count of possession of child pornography and two counts of distribution of child pornography. In spite of the seriousness of those charges, he has been released without bail after his initial court appearance at the Regional Injustice Center in Las Vegas, which took place Wednesday morning. The only conditions being that he promise not to contact his victim or to access the internet or social media.

Anybody that has been paying attention in recent times undoubtedly has noticed that one of the many crimes on the rise within the ranks of police officers are sex crimes. It’s getting rare when even a week goes by that CopBlock.org isn’t posting a story about a cop being caught using their position to rape or in some other way sexually exploit someone. In fact, this isn’t even the only time in recent history that a Las Vegas cop has been caught, as the LVRJ’s article about this case points out.

Via the Las Vegas Review Journal:

Taylor isn’t the first Metro officer to face child porn allegations in recent months. Metro officer James Henry, 37, pleaded guilty in December to one count of possessing a visual presentation depicting sexual conduct of a child. He was sentenced to four years on probation in April. Henry was originally charged with 10 counts of child pornography possession. Prosecutors said several images were found on an online storage account that belonged to him.

The 12-year department veteran was arrested in October after an investigation into child pornography on his Google cloud account. Henry worked as a patrol officer in Metro’s Convention Center Area Command, which includes the Strip.

Michael Kitchen LVMPD Detective Who Assaulted Prostitute

Michael Kitchen LVMPD Detective Who Assaulted Prostitute

In addition, there is the case of the woman, who was sexually assaulted by a Las Vegas court marshal (see video below) and then arrested for reporting it to a judge (that ignored her complaints), a detective, who assaulted the hooker he was visiting (while on duty and driving his police vehicle) after she increased the price on him, and that’s just within Las Vegas in recent times. As you can also see by the quoted LVRJ article above, Taylor’s child porn predecessor, James Henry, only received probabtion for his crimes and exploitation against children. Yet another example of the lack of accountability that these cops have come to expect from the “Justice System” and, no doubt, one of the explanations for this influx of criminals in general within the police departments nationwide.

Sexually assaulted by a Las Vegas Court Martial; then arrested for reporting it:

Nine Police Officers Charged with Sexual Molestation of Minors

What is going on here? How can you expect to be trusted when this is what we see from you? Nine cops in eight days charged with sex crimes against minors. From all over. Its not like one place did a raid. These are all separate incidents. How can we put trust in the police when this is what is happening?

The police will then try to put the blame on the people reporting whats going on. Just like the cop in the Eastside traffic stop video. “All you guys see is the bad cops” he says. Because that’s what is happening! We didn’t go out there and make the cops we film do the dumb shit they do! We just happen to capture it on video! And then we get to see how the system supports these “Bad apples” which seem to be more than just a few spoiling the buschel!
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The website Don’t Comply.com did this report on this story. Even if they are only half right it’s too much!

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Aren’t They Supposed To Protect and Serve? (Updated: Video)

Protect and Serve?This post was submitted via the CopBlock.org Submission page by Anna Cure.

***Updated*** This post has been updated at the bottom of the original post to include a dash cam video Anna Cure submitted of three Grand Island PD police at the time of her arrest, as well as some additional details, concerning prior incidents involving area police.

Date of Incident ~ 07/19/2014
Employees Involved ~ Officer Jason Allen, Investigator Darren Lindgreen, Officer J. Wood, Officer Arrends
DepartmentGrand Island (NE) Police Department
Department Contact ~ 308-385-5400/Grand Island Police FB Page
Area Cop Block Affiliate:  Eastern Nebraska CopBlock on Facebook. To find the appropriate local group in your area, consult the Cop Block Groups page.

In July I was charged with a DUI in Hall County. I was found in my car at 730am, right next to a heavily traveled road in Grand Island and an extremely busy parking lot, with my feet outside my car door, no jeans and no underwear either. It was called in as a welfare check at 730am. It took 3 police officers to walk around my car for almost 3 and a half minutes with me in that condition and talk with one another before ever knocking on my window to wake me up at all. I know this from the tape my lawyer finally received last week from the county attorney’s office. It’s on the tape. The officers never asked me how I got there at all, just asked me to put my pants on and get out of the car. Nobody bothered to ask anything at all. I even asked for my lawyer on more than one occasion loud and clear as day on the video. I was even told the second time by a police officer that I didn’t have the right to an attorney and they didn’t have to grant me one either. I invoked my Miranda rights at that very point and was granted nothing at all.

I was taken to the jail, booked and, while waiting for someone to come and get me, I was in so much pain because obviously something had happened the night before. I asked to see the nurse at the jail and even her and the morning guard who worked there said I should never have been taken to the jail, I should’ve been in the emergency room for the condition I was in. They even went so far as to tell me flat out that, as soon as I was bailed out, I did not need to shower whatsoever.  I was not to go home or anywhere else except the emergency room, that if they had the choice or the power they would’ve taken me in, but they weren’t allowed to.

Now, Hall County is a strict jail in many aspects, but it hurt so much to sit or lay on the concrete beds that they even allowed me to have one of the mats for a bed before the time they were handed out, and allowed me to make over 30 phone calls trying to find someone to come and get me. When I finally did get bailed out, at around 130am the next morning, the guard who walked me out even told me, my mother, and my sister that he wanted us to know that he wanted to go on record of saying he did not agree with how I was treated or the fact that I was not taken to the hospital before then and he would go on record for it because he even said if he’d worked during the day when I was originally brought in he would’ve taken me in.

After all of this, I did go to the emergency room and asked for a rape kit to be done because I didn’t remember anything from the night before except that I had asked two different people to come and get me and that I wanted to go home, and setting my beer down on a table at the bar and going to the bathroom and walking back from the bathroom to find my beer on the opposite end of the table and sitting all by itself and then nothing whats so ever except waking up in my car to cops knocking on my window. I walked into the emergency room around 2am. I even asked to be tested for GHB and they said it would’ve been too long since I’d have gotten it to even be tested at all for it, but they could do the rape kit to test for semen or anything like that. They sent a police officer to take the report and I told him everything that happened and he did take it, but when it came time for me to give them my clothes for the rape kit and so they could test my jeans especially for any DNA or anything they had me undress and place them on the floor, not in a bag or anything, just straight on the floor. The officer picked them up and carried them out, no bag, no nothing. They never even placed anything under me to try and catch any skin or anything that might have been there.

I sat and waited and waited for a sane nurse as they are the ones who are supposed to conduct a rape kit. I waited until 7am before I was told they couldn’t find an available sane nurse to do the exam. I was told to just go home and they would have one contact me on Monday morning and this was at 7am on Sunday morning!!! I was never contacted by them at all and when I contacted them on Monday afternoon I was told that someone would call me on Tuesday to go in. Tuesday came and went. On Wednesday, I went to the crisis center and was told it was too late to do anything, I had waited to long.

I did get to meet with an investigator from the police department to file an official report and here’s the real odd part. The investigator turned out to be the same police officer that was dispatched to the hospital about 5 years prior to this when my niece broke her arm playing in my sisters front yard. I had been there, so of course they had to take a statement from everyone there and make sure it was under normal type circumstances that she had broken her arm. It was the same officer that had contacted me on Facebook after the day my niece broke her arm and told me how pretty I was and how he wanted to get to know me. We did text back and forth for a few weeks until I decided he was creepy, because he wouldn’t stop texting me. So, I finally deleted him from my Facebook and changed my number.

Now, you can imagine how awkward this was especially when he even mentioned our “history” as he called it in our meeting over my sexual assault case. I do have the video of this also. I told him who I was around the night before my DUI and he told me he would look into it and see what he could find out. This was the Wednesday after my DUI. In July, the investigator went on maternity leave with his wife and was gone for 6 weeks. In all this time, they never so much as talked to any individual who was there that night at all, not a single one of them, period.

On October 1st, I began receiving Facebook messages from a guy and his girlfriend asking me why he was being investigated for a sexual assault against me, that’s how I found out they had finally talked to someone. Naturally, I called the investigator and asked how it was going with my case, you can imagine my shock at hearing he talked to one guy who had said yes we had sex, and that it was consensual, and that there was no more case to be had. They were satisfied with the fact that what the guy said was just so.

I was so incredibly frustrated that I did talk to the investigator and asked why, from the time I spoke to him to the time they contacted the one person that they did,  it took them 73 days, yes 73 days!! I even asked why, if he went on maternity leave, he didn’t give the case to another investigator? His reply was he didn’t feel it warranted that attention. Now, to me and to any normal person at all this would be infuriating to say the least. During our last meeting, I was told that it was partially my fault it took so long because I didn’t have screenshots or copies of messages from the one guy’s girlfriend asking me why he came home with scratches and bleeding. I report a sexual assault and get told its my own fault and they are the ones that sat for 73 days without doing anything!!!! It’s all on tape along with emails from the investigator stating that even after all of this my clothes from that night and my rape kit were never even sent in!! They never even so much as sent them in to be tested! They completely shoved it under the rug, they never even cared enough to send it in at all!!!

Someone somewhere has to listen to me please, please, please. This is all so wrong!. The Grand Island Police Department and the county attorney’s office are getting away with everything here, all led by the man who wants to become the new district judge. Someone has got to help me. What they did with my daughter and with me now has got to stop. If they’ve done it to one family, a mother and daughter both regarding sexual assault, what else are they doing and who else are they doing it to?? These three officers even took the special time to take pictures of me without my jeans or anything in my car before they ever tried to wake me up!!! It’s gross and wrong and shows just how misguided the police officers from that morning were!!

Anna Cure

This won’t stop unless attention is brought to them.

***Update***

This is the video from the welfare check incident. As can clearly be seen, along with the great care they showed, they wanted nothing more than a DUI:

I have video of me asking for my lawyer on both occasions in this incident. Also, Officer Arrends is the resources officer at my daughters elementary school!!! I have a daughter, who is 7 now, but was kidnapped and sexually assaulted by a cops step son in the same police department as in the video. And the story where a second set of DNA was found from the night she was taken and that was lost after they realized the second set of DNA and was never found again. And now this happens to me…this is wrong!!!!

Anna Cure

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