Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Vegas Cop-Shop Signals Corruption

Actual professional police officers might want to pay attention to the Erik Scott story because the excrement is beginning to hit the rotational device--and the splatter will begin to foul badges across the country.

...I wrote of the fact that Sterner [Erik Scott's girlfriend who witnessed Scott's shooting] had recently received two traffic citations and several friends had been followed by the police for such distances that mere coincidence was not a credible explanation. The common factor was that all of the vehicles involved displayed a red, white and blue Erik Scott memorial ribbon on their rear surfaces.

Since that post, Sterner has received a third ticket. Bill Scott’s more detailed account of these recent developments can be found here. In brief, Sterner has received three tickets, two by Henderson officers, one by a Metro officer near her workplace, and as I mentioned in Update 7, others have been harassed--there is no other word for it--as well....

Mind you, the linked post is written by a 20+-year experienced supervisory LEO.

As with far too much in the Erik Scott case, this behavior by the officers of two cooperating police agencies goes beyond mere coincidence. It is unprofessional. It is badge heavy; it is destructive to the community and to the officers and their agencies. Oh, and let's not forget that tampering with witnesses (Sterner will be a witness in the upcoming civil trial and the Police know this) is unethical and a crime.

The tickets? Two "pink lights" and a 5-over speed violation.

So far, the LVPD/Metro Police are covering themselves with stink. That won't do much good for the tourist trade, either.

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