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Isolated Incidents? 1,000 Cops in 6 Years Decertified for Child Porn, Child Rape, & Sexual Assault

(RT) — Around 1,000 policemen across the US had their licenses revoked and lost their jobs over the last six years on account of numerous sexual offenses that included rape and possession of child pornography, an AP investigation based on official data revealed.

The probe involved examining records from 41 states to see how many police officers’ licenses were revoked in 2009-2014 and for which offenses. Police desertification data was not provided by nine states and the District of Columbia. The investigation included examining the records of state and local police, sheriff’s deputies, prison guards and school resource officers. However no federal officers were included in the investigation.

The probe revealed that 550 officers were decertified for various sexual assaults, including rape. Some were dismissed for sodomy or sexual shakedowns, where victims were forced to perform sexual acts to avoid arrest.

A further 440 officers lost their jobs for other sex-related offenses, such as possessing child pornography, being a peeping Tom, sending sexually charged messages to underage teens or having sex while on duty.

About one-third of the officers lost their jobs for committing sexual offenses with juveniles.

Those who fall prey to police are often young, poor, drug abusing individuals who don’t report their cases to the authorities. Victims included motorists, schoolchildren who were patted down in searches for illegal drugs, or women forced to perform sexual favors to avoid legal troubles. Prison inmates were also forced to have sex with guards.

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The real number of sexual offenses could however be much higher, as AP only looked into registered cases where an officer lost their badge because of an offense. Lawyers and police chiefs acknowledged that some departments let the sexual assaults slide to limit their liability, allowing their staff to quietly resign or transfer to other duty stations or departments.

Furthermore the probe notes that not all decertified officers faced criminal charges as some policemen surrendered their badges voluntarily to avoid a potential scandal.

“It’s happening probably in every law enforcement agency across the country,” said Chief Bernadette DiPino of the Sarasota Police Department in Florida, who helped study the problem for the International Association of Chiefs of Police. “It’s so underreported and people are scared that if they call and complain about a police officer, they think every other police officer is going to be then out to get them.”

AP points out that their findings, together with other research and interviews with experts, suggest that sexual misconduct is one of the main problems facing police departments across the US. Citing news articles and research undertaken by Phil Stinson of Bowling Green State University who looked at the period 2005 to 2011, the agency reports that his findings discovered 6,724 arrests involving more than 5,500 officers.

Out of almost 7,000 arrests, sex-related cases were the third-most common. Police violence and profit-motivated crimes topped the list. According to another study, the Cato Institute’s investigation discovered that in 2009 and 2010 sex misconduct was the second most reported offense against officers, after the use of excessive force.

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  • They were gotten rid, so it looks as if they do discipline?!

    • Up to 1% of criminal cops are held accountable.

    • THATS A SHIT FIGURE FOR THE VIOLENCE AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THEY DO

  • They were gotten rid, so it looks as if they do discipline?!

    • Up to 1% of criminal cops are held accountable.

    • THATS A SHIT FIGURE FOR THE VIOLENCE AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITY THEY DO

  • Shit cops are the most dangerous criminals in the country, besides Congress.

  • Shit cops are the most dangerous criminals in the country, besides Congress.

  • According to this website there are 900,000 cops in the US (I’m open to other numbers). If this is true that means 0.11% of cops did this over the span of 6 years. That’s about 0.02% each year. I would define that as isolated. THAT BEING SAID. One time is one time too many. I’m just offering some perspective. http://www.nleomf.org/facts/enforcement/

    • how diplomatic of you!

    • No. That means that 0.11% of cops GOT CAUGHT for this over the span of 6 years….. Which means that the number of cops who did these things is orders of magnitude higher.

    • Throw in murder; manslaughter; assault; theft; robbery; criminal trespass; perjury; kidnapping; conspiracy…what do the numbers look like then, keeping in mind that most never get charged?

    • Daniel Coble PRESACTLY WHAT I SAY

    • The police force have become a disgrace, and are attacking the civilian population, they need aa clean out right from the top where the rot has started.

    • yeah let’s see you give such unbiased perspective if you were the parent of one of these victimized children. smfh

    • Everyone so angry when all I’ve done is NOT pick a side, offer some information that offers a different perspective, and finish my statement with acknowledging that there is a problem. This happens to me when I comment on pro-cop posts too. It really goes to show that moderate thinking will no longer be tolerated by either side.

    • …and Caleb Thompson, let me offer you a similar example, a situation in which I have dealt with the loss of someone. I’m a Marine vet. I’ve seen friends killed by radical Islam. I’ve also seen radical Islam on TV, in news papers, in History books, and on my newsfeed. I’ve heard about it from the stories of my fellow vets. However, despite what I’ve seen, I recognize Radical Islamists are the minority. I recognize that terrorism is a relatively rare event. This doesn’t let the bad Muslims off the hook, this doesn’t bring back my dead buddies. This offers a different perspective, a perspective I would offer if I saw an anti-Muslim post in which the author exaggerated the percent of radical Muslims within the entire Muslim community.

    • Trooth be Told – so by using that logic it could said that only 5% of Americans have tried marijuana because only 5% have been arrested for it .Polls actually say that 75% of Americans have tried it.I read this as 70% didn’t get caught .

  • According to this website there are 900,000 cops in the US (I’m open to other numbers). If this is true that means 0.11% of cops did this over the span of 6 years. That’s about 0.02% each year. I would define that as isolated. THAT BEING SAID. One time is one time too many. I’m just offering some perspective. http://www.nleomf.org/facts/enforcement/

    • how diplomatic of you!

    • No. That means that 0.11% of cops GOT CAUGHT for this over the span of 6 years….. Which means that the number of cops who did these things is orders of magnitude higher.

    • Throw in murder; manslaughter; assault; theft; robbery; criminal trespass; perjury; kidnapping; conspiracy…what do the numbers look like then, keeping in mind that most never get charged?

    • Daniel Coble PRESACTLY WHAT I SAY

    • The police force have become a disgrace, and are attacking the civilian population, they need aa clean out right from the top where the rot has started.

    • yeah let’s see you give such unbiased perspective if you were the parent of one of these victimized children. smfh

    • Everyone so angry when all I’ve done is NOT pick a side, offer some information that offers a different perspective, and finish my statement with acknowledging that there is a problem. This happens to me when I comment on pro-cop posts too. It really goes to show that moderate thinking will no longer be tolerated by either side.

    • …and Caleb Thompson, let me offer you a similar example, a situation in which I have dealt with the loss of someone. I’m a Marine vet. I’ve seen friends killed by radical Islam. I’ve also seen radical Islam on TV, in news papers, in History books, and on my newsfeed. I’ve heard about it from the stories of my fellow vets. However, despite what I’ve seen, I recognize Radical Islamists are the minority. I recognize that terrorism is a relatively rare event. This doesn’t let the bad Muslims off the hook, this doesn’t bring back my dead buddies. This offers a different perspective, a perspective I would offer if I saw an anti-Muslim post in which the author exaggerated the percent of radical Muslims within the entire Muslim community.

    • Trooth be Told – so by using that logic it could said that only 5% of Americans have tried marijuana because only 5% have been arrested for it .Polls actually say that 75% of Americans have tried it.I read this as 70% didn’t get caught .

  • Joe Lee

  • Joe Lee

  • Weed them out,,,all of them..

  • Weed them out,,,all of them..

  • Cops are just nasty bullies dressed up, show them for they really are.

  • Cops are just nasty bullies dressed up, show them for they really are.

  • Stephanie Anne Munsell

  • Stephanie Anne Munsell

  • NOW IMAGINE HOW MANY AREN’T CAUGHT YET ?

  • NOW IMAGINE HOW MANY AREN’T CAUGHT YET ?

  • TAXPAYERS GET THE BILL RIGHT ?

  • TAXPAYERS GET THE BILL RIGHT ?

  • oops

  • oops

  • Masons

  • Masons

  • This isn’t simply a cop issue, its a morality issue…. It’s spreading like cancer through America. Bad parenting and this bullshit progressive movement.

    • Sarcasm or are you brain dead?

    • Never mind. I looked at your page and my question was answered. Thanks for your input, Rush.

    • You seriously don’t think the immorality of people has anything to do with the way they were raised?

    • And kids without parents, stuck in the system? Still the not the systems fault? Idiot….

  • This isn’t simply a cop issue, its a morality issue…. It’s spreading like cancer through America. Bad parenting and this bullshit progressive movement.

    • Sarcasm or are you brain dead?

    • Never mind. I looked at your page and my question was answered. Thanks for your input, Rush.

    • You seriously don’t think the immorality of people has anything to do with the way they were raised?

    • And kids without parents, stuck in the system? Still the not the systems fault? Idiot….

  • Time to kill this evil infesting America. Kill all pigs and their families

    • Your a moron

    • Only conscious John at least I am NOT an emotionally unconscious animal you are

    • Are you a pig John or you simply a pig lover

  • Time to kill this evil infesting America. Kill all pigs and their families

    • Your a moron

    • Only conscious John at least I am NOT an emotionally unconscious animal you are

    • Are you a pig John or you simply a pig lover

  • Out of all those cops that have been arrested and charged for Sexual Misconduct, how many of them have been registered as Sex Offenders, because there are millions of Concern Citizens that have the Right to Know!?

  • Out of all those cops that have been arrested and charged for Sexual Misconduct, how many of them have been registered as Sex Offenders, because there are millions of Concern Citizens that have the Right to Know!?

  • Put them in general population and let all the other inmates know they’re child molesters.

  • Put them in general population and let all the other inmates know they’re child molesters.

  • More than the Vatican.

  • More than the Vatican.

  • The next time someone tells you all cops are bad…ask them who arrested these former cops.

  • The next time someone tells you all cops are bad…ask them who arrested these former cops.

  • Decertified? I think you misspelled Justice

  • Decertified? I think you misspelled Justice

  • …and got probation.

  • …and got probation.

  • You left out the one I worked with in 2014.

  • You left out the one I worked with in 2014.

  • “are you a rapist?”
    “yes”
    “alright your hired”

  • “are you a rapist?”
    “yes”
    “alright your hired”

  • Hey! Stop victimizing! They have a tough job. Sometimes you have to shoot a 12 year old AND fuck one. You don’t get it… (sarcastically stated)

  • Hey! Stop victimizing! They have a tough job. Sometimes you have to shoot a 12 year old AND fuck one. You don’t get it… (sarcastically stated)

  • :X

  • :X

  • Chris Douglas numbers don’t lie.

  • Chris Douglas numbers don’t lie.

  • I wonder how they stack up to our politicians? Should be a close race.

  • I wonder how they stack up to our politicians? Should be a close race.

  • WILL THEY SERVE TIME & HOW MUCH