Michael Palmer was the police chief in the small Texas town of West Columbia. He's also a guy who, according to a lengthy investigation, took drugs from ongoing cases and hospice patients. Drug of choice: oxymorphone pills. The Houston Press has the story.
Ari Pregen picked the wrong strip club to throw his weight around. On January 26, the Miami-Dade assistant state attorney gained free admission for himself and two pals into downtown Miami's Goldrush by flashing his work badge at the club's executive manager, Jeff Levy. A few hours later, Pregen again whipped out his law enforcement credentials so he wouldn't have to pay a 15 percent credit card surcharge on lap dances he purchased. Miami New Times has the story.
It has not been a good two days for Miami police officers. Just yesterday, officer Reynaldo Goyos was fired for killing an unarmed man during a traffic stop while officer Luis Hernandez was arrested on charges of kidnapping and sexual battery.
Now, yet another officer for the department finds himself in hot water. Harold James was arrested today on extortion charges. Miami New Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Ignoring the mission of St. Vincent de Paul Society, a charitable Catholic church group in Missouri, Nancy O'Donnell, the organization's treasurer, decided to open up a sham account to divert donated funds straight to her pocket. The punishment, more than $400,000 later? Riverfront Times has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Village Voice Empire: Angel Dobbs, 28, and her niece, Ashley Dobbs, 24, were pulled over for throwing cigarettes out of their car windows. The backup trooper, Kellie Helleson, aggressively searched the women below the belt and inside their pants. It's frankly pretty disturbing to watch. Houston Press has the story.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: A trio of San Antonio cops have been suspended and several more are under investigation for their roles in the cover-up of a police sergeant's allegedly drunken wreck of a city-owned truck. Houston Press has the story.