God Bless our #GoodPolice but the #BadCops Have 2 Go!

Nowhere has the Legislature indicated that the sheriff's powers and duties are limited to the unincorporated areas of the county. Nor is there any statutory language from which such a limitation might be inferred. We note, in addition, that the sheriff at common law was the chief law enforcement officer of the county, and that the office of sheriff retains its common law powers and duties unless modified by the constitution or statutes. 70 Am. Jur. 2dSheriffs, Police, and Constables § 2 (1987); seeState ex rel. Johnston v. Melton, 192 Wash. 379, 388-89, 73 P.2d 1334 (1937); AGO 51-53 No. 322 at 2. We thus conclude that the sheriff has a general duty to enforce state law in both unincorporated and incorporated areas of the county. "the jurisdiction of the sheriff in law enforcement matters normally extends throughout his county including the incorporated areas thereof." [The sheriff's] authority is county wide. He is not restricted by municipal limits. For better protection and for the enforcement of local ordinance[s] the [[Orig. Op. Page 4]] cities and towns have their police departments or their town marshals. Even the state has its highway patrol. Still the authority of the sheriff with his correlative duty remains.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Proposed bill would make it easier to fire bad cops. No Exceptions!! Washington State New York -California! All States Zero Tolerance for All Misconducts not just Sexual- All Misconducts- NO EXCEPTIONS!

Proposed bill would make it easier to fire bad cops

Kevin Parker

6th District
Position 1
Spokane




ON JANUARY 21, 2013 @ 1:07 PM (UPDATED: 2:03 PM - 1/21/13 )

 http://mynorthwest.com/11/2180912/Proposed-bill-would-make-it-easier-to-fire-bad-cops





Police Sexual Misconducts in WA State- Zero Tolerance 2014!



THIS IS WHAT I FEEL NEEDS TO BE DONE IN WAS STATE NOW!

AND I HAVE MADE THIS VERY CLEAR TO WA STATE~



ANY WA State Police Officer caught having sex on duty- sex w/a minor-Lies and Abuses, commits crimes to have sex on duty.. NO SECOND CHANCES! Gone! Period! End of subject GONE! Turn in your badge, turn in your weapon- GONE! In writing in EVERY WA State Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual. One gets fired the next doesn't. One resigned, the next doesn't-One gets "punished" the next doesn't.

NO EXCEPTIONS!


Knezovich has drafted a proposed bill that is now being championed in the legislature by Representative Kevin Parker of Spokane. It would give Police Chiefs and Sheriffs more discretion over the punishment given to officers and deputies who are dishonest or act criminally on the job.



"The citizens of this state, quite frankly, demand and expect that police officers don't lie," says Knezovich. "It's always been public doctrine." But it hasn't always been an idea enforced by the courts.



In 2009, the Washington State Supreme Court ruled on a case involving a Kitsap County sheriff's deputy who was fired for lying and other misconduct. The court sided with an arbitrator who said the deputy had to be reinstated because honesty was not an essential function of the job.



With that precedent set, Knezovich says he has run into at least two incidents where he tried to fire an employee but was overruled by an arbitrator. In one case, the sheriff says a corrections officer forced a mentally ill, suicidal inmate to strip in his cell and perform ten jumping jacks.



"Apparently he had a reputation of being a jokester and had done similar things under prior sheriffs. Because no one dealt with him before, apparently, I have to live with him," says Knezovich. That corrections officer still works for the department today.



All 39 sheriffs in Washington State have signed on to support the creation of new legislation to address the issue. Representative Parker says he is also speaking with police chiefs and members of law enforcement unions to get their input.



On Wednesday, Parker has a meeting scheduled with the union in Spokane. He says he hopes he addressed any of their possible concerns already in the way the bill has been drafted.



"It's narrowly written," says Parker. "I'm hoping that in the end the police unions will see this as a tool to help them do their jobs better."



Knezovich says the bill is not an attack on due process. He explains that the disciplinary process, grievance process and binding arbitration are still intact. It would only apply if, at the end of it all, the arbitrator finds the sheriff or chief can prove wrongdoing by the employee. He would then be unable to change the discipline handed down.



"If these people [...] had been a probationary deputy, they'd have been let go immediately. If they would have had this in their background prior to being hired, we'd never hired them," Knezovich says, "So, why are we keeping them?"

Parker expects to be ready to introduce the bill in the next week or two. He is not sure where it will start, but says it would likely begin in the House Committee on Public Safety.



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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Miss Bren's Law March 21-2013 -The True Plaintiff-


The Plaintiff Fighting for the better of others not just themselves is
“The True Plaintiff”


The Plaintiff Fighting for Truth not Money- Is the True Plaintiff what 
Our Courts are for-

The Plaintiff Fighting for Justice not Money- Is the True Plaintiff what 
Our Courts are for-

The Plaintiff Fighting for Respect of the Law Not Money- Is the True Plaintiff What Our Courts are for-

The Plaintiff Fighting for Awareness/Change from their own Pain- Is the True Plaintiff What Our Courts are for-


The Defendant who uses all of the above & the good lawyers, to once again, 
take no responsibility for their own behavior is Not what our laws and Courts were Ever meant for
&
What makes the True Plaintiff 
True




The case alleged contamination of drinking water with hexavalent chromium (also written as "chromium VI", "Cr-VI" or "Cr-6") in the southern California town of Hinkley. At the center of the case was a facility called the Hinkley Compressor Station, part of a natural gas pipeline connecting to the San Francisco Bay Area and constructed in 1952. Between 1952 and 1966, PG&E used hexavalent chromium to fight corrosion in the cooling tower. The wastewater dissolved the hexavalent chromium from the cooling towers and was discharged to unlined ponds at the site. Some of the wastewater percolated into the groundwater, affecting an area near the plant approximately 2 by 1 miles (3.2 by 1.6 km).[6] The case was settled in 1996 for US$333 million, the largest settlement ever paid in a direct action lawsuit in US history. Brockovich's law firm received 133.6 million dollars of this settlement, and Brockovich herself received a two million dollar bonus from the action.[citation needed]
A study released in 2010 by the California Cancer Registry showed that cancer rates in Hinkley "remained unremarkable from 1988 to 2008."[7] An epidemiologist involved in the study said that "the 196 cases of cancer reported during the most recent survey of 1996 through 2008 were less than what he would expect based on demographics and the regional rate of cancer."[7]
Average Cr-6 levels in Hinkley were recorded as 1.19ppb with a peak of 3.09ppb. The PG&E Topock Compressor Station averaged 7.8ppb and peaks at 31.8ppb based on the PG&E Background Study.[8] California's Public Health Goal (PHG), circa 2011, for hexavalent chromium is 0.02ppb.[9]


Monday, March 18, 2013

Police Sexual Misconducts- It’s NEVER going to stop WA State.. Until WA State MAKES IT STOP!

It’s NEVER going to stop WA State.. Until WA State MAKES IT STOP!

By Kristen Drew Published: Mar 17, 2013 at 5:55 PM PDT Last Updated: Mar 17, 2013 at 7:23 PM PDT



BELLEVUE, Wash. -- A Bellevue police officer who's suing the department claims a fellow officer created a hostile work environment by speaking openly -- and graphically -- about the his sexual exploits.

Officer Jan Auclair Trizuto filed a 10-page complaint in U.S. District Court Friday. In it, she claims she and a fellow officer were alone in a patrol car when he began speaking about his sexual experiences, including a detailed description of his body. 

She said the same officer then began sending her inappropriate and offensive text messages.

She didn't report the incidents because she feared she would become a target of retaliation. She later confided in a lieutenant, who reported the incident against her wishes.

That's when she said her supervisor retaliated against her with threats of discipline and public ridicule, including belittling her in front of coworkers.

Trizuto's allegations come after a rocky year for the Bellevue Police Department. It was just a few months ago that two members of the command staff were demoted for extramarital affairs. Last fall, two BPD officers were disciplined for drunken behavior at CenturyLink Field during a Seahawks game.

Trizuto's attorney said the lawsuit will be served this week. A spokeswoman for the Bellevue Police Department had no comment on the suit.

Saturday, November 17, 2012


Police Sexual Misconducts in WA State- Zero Tolerance 2013!


THIS IS WHAT I FEEL NEEDS TO BE DONE IN WAS STATE NOW! AND I HAVE MADE THIS VERY CLEAR TO WA STATE~

ANY WA State Police Officer caught having sex on duty- sex w/a minor-Lies and Abuses, commits crimes to have sex on duty.. NO SECOND CHANCES! Gone! Period! End of subject GONE! Turn in your badge, turn in your weapon- GONE! In writing in EVERY WA State Police Department Policies and Procedures Manual. One gets fired the next doesn't. One resigned, the next doesn't-One gets "punished" the next doesn't.

NO EXCEPTIONS!

EDMONDS, Wash. -- An Edmonds police officer faces a felony charge of sexual misconduct and is now under investigation for alleged molestation.
Officer Daniel Lavely was arrested six months ago for the alleged sexual misconduct. Lavely will be arraigned on the sexual misconductcharge this coming Tuesday. 

The prosecutor on the case said the reason it took so long to charge is they have to take the greatest care and diligence gathering witnesses and evidence in cases of this nature.

Lavelly has been on paid administrative leave since the allegation surfaced back in May. He's accused of picking up a woman from Andy's Motel on Highway 99.  She was a woman he had stopped for jaywalking earlier in the night.
Prosecutors said he took her to a secluded parking lot behind the Burlington Coat Factory and had sex with her "while on duty as a police officer, and wearing his department issued uniform and carrying his department issued firearm."
Prosecutors said they found several witnesses and pieces of evidence that confirm her side of the story and contradict his version of his whereabouts that night.
Lavely is also being investigating for molesting a relative years ago when he was in the Navy. NCIS is handling the investigation. It's unclear where that crime took place, but prosecutors said it was not in Snohomish County.

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By Diana Hefley, Herald Writer


EDMONDS – An Edmonds police officer accused of having sex with a woman while on duty is now charged with a felony sex crime.

Prosecutors on Thursday charged Daniel Lavely with first-degree custodial sexual misconduct. He is scheduled to be arraigned next week in Snohomish County Superior Court.

The Edmonds officer, 47, is accused of engaging in sex with a woman he stopped in May while on patrol. It is against the law for a police officer to have sex with somebody they are detaining, even if the contact is consensual.

Court papers say Lavely escorted the woman, 28, from a motel room and placed her in the back of his patrol car. The woman told investigators that Lavely drove her to deserted parking lot along Highway 99 and ordered her out of the car. That’s when he allegedly fondled her and then engaged in sex with the woman.

Video surveillance footage shows that Lavely lied about his contact with the woman when he radioed in his whereabouts, court papers said.

Lavely also is under investigation by the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service for allegations that he molested a young relative while he was enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Snohomish County deputy prosecutor Adam Cornell wrote in charging papers. The allegations surfaced after Lavely was arrested in connection with the Edmonds incident.

Lavely has been an officer with Edmonds since 2004. He was hired after serving 20 years in the U.S. Navy as a naval police officer.

When the allegations surfaced in May, Lavely immediately was placed on administrative leave by Edmonds, and his law enforcement authority was suspended.

Now that the criminal investigation is complete, Edmonds police will begin an internal investigation to determine Lavely’s future with the department and if any disciplinary action is warranted, Edmonds police Sgt. Mike Blackburn said Thursday.

The internal probe is expected to include a review of the criminal investigation file and the charging documents provided by the prosecutor’s office, he said.

Lavely was arrested in June following an Everett police investigation into the incident. Edmonds police officials requested that Everett detectives investigate to avoid a conflict of interest. 

Lavely told Everett detectives he didn’t have sexual contact with the woman.

Investigators believe Lavely first had contact with the woman around 8 p.m. May 6. Lavely stopped the woman for jaywalking. He discovered that she had a warrant for her arrest out of King County. Lavely took the woman into custody, placing her in the back of his patrol car. Seattle police officers declined to pick the woman up so Lavely drove her to a parking lot and dropped her off, court papers said.
The woman told investigators that Lavely warned her that if he saw her on Highway 99 again he would take her to jail.

The woman then walked to the nearby Andy’s Motel where she met a friend who helped her get a room. At the motel, the woman met a father and son. The three talked for some time and the son became concerned that the woman was under the influence of illegal drugs, court papers said. He said she was making comments that led him to believe she might harm herself. The man convinced the woman to walk to a store, but he led her to the emergency room at Swedish Medical Center Edmonds. Once at the hospital, he told the staff the woman was acting crazy. They advised him to call 911. He said the woman overheard the conversation and ran from the hospital.

The man called 911 around 2:22 a.m. May 7 to report his concerns. Another Edmonds officer was dispatched to the call, but Lavely advised the dispatcher that he was familiar with the woman and he said he’d respond to the call, court papers said.

About 10 minutes later, Lavely called a dispatcher and reported that he couldn’t find the woman and indicated that he wasn’t going to take any further action and was available to respond to other calls. 

The man who had taken the woman to the hospital returned to the motel and found Lavely parked there. Lavely allegedly asked the man his name. The man returned to his room and found some people he didn’t know inside. He went back outside and sought out Lavely. The officer reportedly returned to the room with the man and told the woman she needed to follow him. The woman asked if she was under arrest, Lavely reportedly said, “no,” but escorted her out of the room and walked her to his car.

Lavely reportedly put the woman in the backseat. While the door was open, she had her legs outside. She told investigators that Lavely pushed her legs inside and then they drove off. She told investigators she never heard Lavely call anyone on his radio. 

The woman said she was driven to a parking lot. At first, she believed that the officer had taken her to a police station, but she soon realized they were alone. She said that Lavely ordered her out of the car and told her to place her hands on the vehicle. She said Lavely patted her down for weapons but then began fondling her.

The woman told police that Lavely then initiated sex, asking her for a condom, court papers said. She said he had sex with her with his gun belt on before driving off, according to charging papers.

The woman told investigators she then hitched a ride from a stranger who took her to a 7-Eleven store and bought her cigarettes. Video surveillance shows the woman at the store at the same time Lavely told a dispatcher he’d dropped the woman off at a transit center, about a mile away.
Investigators believe Lavely made up the call to cover his tracks. 

Detectives returned to the clothing store parking lot and discovered a condom wrapper that matched others found in the woman’s purse. They also spoke with a street sweeper who identified the woman as the person he saw in the store parking lot around the time of the incident. He said he saw the woman hitching up her pants.

If convicted, Lavely would be required to register as a sex offender.
Story tags »  • Edmonds • Crime • Police • Sex Crimes


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Published: Friday, March 9, 2012, 12:01 a.m.
Everett cop fired after alleged relationship with teen
By Rikki King, Herald Writer
Investigators believe former officer Brian Nelson, 40, met the teen through the school resource officer program, according to the termination letter obtained by The Herald through public records laws.

Nelson, a 12-year veteran of the department, has denied any misconduct and is appealing his termination.
Nelson and his then-wife were both school resource officers for Everett police. The girl, then 16, was a student at the school where Nelson's wife worked.

His wife apparently was mentoring the teen, who began spending time at the couple's home.

The girl told investigators she was 16 when she and Nelson first had sex, according to the documents. She said the two repeatedly engaged in sexual activity between November 2010 and April 2011.

At the end of August, the teen told a teacher about the relationship. The teacher notified Child Protective Services, in accordance with state law.

According to police documents, the teen told the officer's wife about the allegations in June. The woman confronted Nelson, but did not report the alleged relationship to her supervisors at the police department, records show.

Everett police Sgt. Robert Goetz on Thursday said he was not permitted to say if the woman has been disciplined. She has been assigned to other duties and is no longer working in the school resource officer program, he said.

A criminal investigation was conducted by Snohomish County sheriff's detectives. Prosecutors reviewed the case but declined to file charges. In general, the legal age for consensual sex in Washington is 16.

Everett police also conducted an internal investigation.

Nelson admitted to being alone with the girl on multiple nights but denied any sexual contact, according to the documents. Nelson and his wife no longer are a couple.

In the termination letter, Police Chief Kathy Atwood wrote that Nelson's conduct was disheartening and a violation of his duty as a police officer to protect the teen from harm.

The decision to fire Nelson was based on the teen's "credible sworn statement" and "compelling circumstantial evidence supporting (the girl's) allegations," the chief wrote.

"Your conduct is unbecoming an Everett officer and fails to meet the high standards of integrity, trust, public trust, and professionalism incumbent upon us all," Atwood wrote.

Rikki King:rking@heraldnet.com.

"Your conduct is unbecoming an Everett officer and fails to meet the high standards of integrity, trust, public trust, and professionalism incumbent upon us all," Atwood wrote. 


But what Officer FRANKLIN  has done to ME and other Women AND NOW HES DONE IT  AGAIN !!!! (I Have Proof so don't even try) IS NOT! conduct unbecoming an Everett officer and DOES NOT fail to meet the high standards of integrity, trust, public trust, and professionalism incumbent upon us all.. Really... How So Miss Atwood? We know how so.. and so do you!