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The Worst Cop in Dallas
Cops Are Corrupt Dallas PD
By Christopher R Rice
In 2009, according to an article in The Atlantic, Dallas settled a lawsuit in which it was accused of hindering the construction of affordable housing in the western part of the city, which is more white and more affluent.
Good Cop Blew Whistle on Corrupt Superior, She Was Fired for It
January 6, 2015 By Cassandra Fairbanks the Free Thought Project
Former cop says she wasn’t surprised when she found out that her prior superior was just arrested for sexual assault, while on duty.
Officer David Kattner, a 26 year veteran of the Dallas Police Department was arrested in late December for sexually assaulting a woman on three separate occasions while in uniform and in his police vehicle.
The evening of his arrest, the officer had called the woman and told her where to meet him. The affidavit states that he had her perform a sex act on him while one of his hands was on his weapon and the other hand was down her pants, after showing her outstanding warrants and telling her he knew where her daughter lives. The woman believed this to be a threat to her and her daughter’s safety and complied.
The detectives were already on the scene and were aware the assault was taking place as it happened. Instead of stopping the attack, they waited until it was over and questioned the woman, who they describe as “a known prostitute,” as she went to leave the scene.
The 44 year old officer is currently on paid leave and out on bond as the investigation into his second degree felony continues. Oddly, the department refused to release any photo of the officer or his mugshot, stating they will not release it during the “on-going investigation” despite it already having been published in D Magazine in 2007.
The department is asking for any additional victims to come forward, and unfortunately it is likely there are many, due to the department’s own negligence.
Back in 2006, a then rookie officer named Shanna Lopez was terminated after she came forward and told one of her trainers that Kattner and three other Central police officers had systematically mistreated prostitutes.
Dallas police officer arrested for allegedly raping woman while on duty
January 28, 2014
Dallas police have released disturbing allegations against one of their own. Officer La'Cori Johnson was arrested January 28 for a sexual assault that allegedly occurred while Johnson was on duty.
According to information provided by the Dallas Police Department's Public Integrity Unit, Johnson stopped a woman in the 9300 block of Larga Drive on September 9, 2013. Johnson then told her she had an outstanding warrant for her arrest but he'd refrain from taking her to jail if she had sex with him.
Police say Johnson forced her to have sex with him in the backseat of his squad car. She reported the incident to Dallas police on October 4, and Johnson was placed on administrative leave the same day.
Should We Trust Police Officers?
Are police officers allowed to lie to you? Yes the Supreme Court has ruled that police officers can lie to the American people. Police officers are trained at lying, twisting words and being manipulative. Police officers and other law enforcement agents are very skilled at getting information from people. So don’t try to “out smart” a police officer and don’t try being a “smooth talker” because you will lose! If you can keep your mouth shut, you just might come out ahead more than you expected. Related article: 46,000+ American citizens are currently serving time for crimes that they did not commit
Veteran Dallas Police Officer Arrested in Ellis County
October 3, 2016 WBAP/KLIF News
Ellis County (WBAP/KLIF News) – Dallas police said Senior Corporal Keith Huber turned himself in on Friday to the Ellis County Sheriff’s Department for an offense that happened on September 26th.
Huber was charged with assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He is a 16-year veteran of the department and was assigned to the Central Patrol Division.
Huber is currently on administrative leave pending an Internal Affairs investigation.
Dallas Cop Breaks Rank, Says Blacks Wrongly Arrested to Fill Quotas
July 24, 2016 the Free Thought Project
Officer Nick Novello serves in the Dallas Police Department, and has for 34 years, but the leadership of Chief Brown, the officer says, has been anything but the rosy portrait of unity he paints in public.
Novello says distrust of the department by African-Americans has been fueled by a number of wrongful arrests to fill drug and public intoxication quotas.
Policing for revenue, Novello explained, has rendered the department ineffectual in dealing with issues of greater importance — worse, he feels filling quotas contributes to predatory policing by emboldening officers with power over the people they should be protecting.
“In my estimation, the quota system is corrupt. You are telling the officer who has a great deal of power that he is required to exercise that and generate funds for the city. Arrests generate money.
Four police associations — the Black Police Association of Dallas, the Dallas Fraternal Order of Police, the National Latino Law Enforcement Organization’s Dallas chapter, and the Dallas Police Association — to call for Dallas Police Chief David Brown’s resignation.
“As a police officer, I can look you in the eye and say, ‘We have got your back, we are out there patrolling’ … but no, we are not. I can recall a number of days when I went to detail in the morning and there might have been seven of us there and after they put officers on special assignment, there was one or two police officers for the whole district.”
Quotas of varying types — whether by race, as what another whistleblower cop from the NYPD alleged and caught on tape, or by type of offense, as described by Novello — undoubtedly drive the issues of police violence and systemic racism through profiling.
Philando Castile — the black man shot by an officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota — had been pulled over a whopping 52 times by officers prior to his killing. As the Washington Post noted, these stops — all non-violent, non-criminal ‘offenses’ — had generated $6,588 in fines and fees for the city from one man.
Policing in the U.S. now revolves around revenue-generation, and until that changes — and these official and unofficial quota systems with it — the cycle of violence and resentment will inevitably continue.