St. Louis County, MO — A Pine Lawn cop with nearly a decade of complaints, police reports, warrant filings, and testimonies against him, isn’t facing any charges and gets to maintain his license as a police officer.
Steven Blakeney was the commander of the entire Pine Lawn department up until November of last year when he was placed on suspension and finally fired in December. It took complaints from a myriad of women, claiming that they had been beaten, drugged and forcibly raped, before the department finally fired him.
However, he was only fired, Blakeney is not facing any charges and he could be hired on at another department tomorrow.
Blakeney’s sordid history dates back to his time as a bar manager in 2006. FOX 2 News obtained copies of police reports which exposed the many allegations of Blakeney drugging and raping women.
“It is well known in the bar industry that Blakeney had drugged and raped many other girls.”
According to FOX 2,
Several women wrote police statements. One described waking up and feeling like she`d been sexually assaulted. She told police she “saw Blakeney in bed on top of (her friend) who believed that Blakeney had drugged (her friend) and had sex with (her) while (she) was passed out.”
Blakeney’s old boss at Hrabosky’s told police, “It is well known in the bar industry that Blakeney had drugged and raped many other girls.”
The report says “Blakeney did not deny sexual misconduct” and towards the end of the police interview, Blakeney admitted he lied about several things saying “I just think the cards are stacked against me.” The report also quotes him saying “I`m not going to own up to this. I`ll spend five years in jail.”
Despite the overwhelming amount of information painting Blakeney as sadist who drugged and raped “many girls,” the St. Charles County Prosecutor back then, Jack Banas, did not press charges.
FOX 2 talked to the current prosecutor, who said that they didn’t press charges because they didn’t think they could win a case against him based on the the women’s statements alone, and that they should have been blood tested within 24 hours to detect the “date rape” drugs in their systems.
According to police reports, Blakeney was investigated again for forcible rape after a young woman claimed she was drugged and raped by him. In the report it was discovered that the victim was reluctant to give up Blakeney’s name because she feared him, knowing he was a cop.
Internal affairs investigators from the St. Louis police department were assigned to the case, thinking that the officer involved was one of their own. They pressed the victim for the name, assuring her that what happened to her was in fact “a crime.”
After she was finally convinced by investigators, and gave the name Steven Blakeney, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s office declined to prosecute, citing “consensual sexual intercourse immediately prior to the reported sexual assault.”
According to FOX 2, Blakeney declined to talk on camera, but by phone he denied every allegation and attacked the credibility of each woman. When he was asked about the stack of previous allegations, he emailed FOX 2 a cease and desist order.
This man could show up the next time you call 9-1-1.
While these allegations against Blakeney are particularly disturbing, they are anything but rare in the field of law enforcement. Sexual misconduct is the second highest of all complaints nationwide against police officers, representing 9.3 percent in 2010, according to a study by the Cato Institute’s National Police Misconduct Reporting Project.
Earlier this month a cop in Plano, TX was arrested twice within a 3 week period for indecency with a child and possession of child porn.
Last October we reported on an officer in charge of a rape case who is accused of stalking and sexually harassing the victim.
In September, Oklahoma made headlines with three serial rapists, in 3 weeks, all officers, as well as one police chief molesting children.
Also, last October an ‘Officer of the Month’ brutally raped a young woman on the hood of his car, at gunpoint.
Last July, a former New York Police Department officer convicted of planning to kidnap and rape women before killing and eating them was set to go free after a federal judge overturned his conviction.
Or how about the police officer that was found guilty of raping a girl with a pencil; she was 5!
As a matter of fact, last year we reported that 40 cops racked up dozens of charges of child rape and sexual abuse, in an arbitrary 30 day period.
Help to expose this officer by sharing this article, it would be a travesty of justice if this man was not tried for the crimes he’s been accused of by so many of these women.
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