Embattled department places 7 more officers on administrative leave
@MidvalieanThere are a lot of questions still left unanswered and
yet a lot of people already asking for heads to roll. Punishing police officers
indiscriminately and out of personality animosity toward law enforcement in
general is not justice. It is vigilantism, unconstitutional aside from being
grossly unfair. How would you like to be fired or punished because a coworker
committed a wrongful act without your knowledge?A desire for justice is
one thing but too often in this case we see a highly emotional form of
@procuradorfiscalSo you don't believe in due process, ie the
way we do justice. You believe in your own way? Not the constitution?
Re: ". . . if you were convicted by treachery rather than the law, you are
innocent of the charges are you not?"Only if I have not actually
committed the crime.Otherwise, it's just a technicality.
@procuradorfiscalare you interesting in justice, or punishment? Seems its
in everyone's best interest to find the truth. And if you were convicted
by treachery rather than the law, you are innocent of the charges are you not?
You seem to just want to brush this under the table and move on. People
like me want to see justice for those wronged by the police. Being arrested
whether falsely or not ruins your life. So if it was a false arrest or a arrest
made with improper procedure then it's isn't right to convict. End of
Why did it take the shooting of a suspect for this to come to light? Where was
the oversight? The WVC Mayor and former police chief has some explaining to do.
They act as if they had no idea what was happening.
Re: "Some convicted by West Valley drug unit want their cases
reviewed"I'll bet ALL those convicted by evidence obtained
by the West Valley drug unit want their cases reviewed. Probably a lot more
whose cases didn't even come out of West Valley, as well.That
doesn't mean there's anything wrong with any of the evidence or the
courts' findings, but criminals will grasp for straws whenever they can.That's why this investigation should be completed and closed as
soon as possible. Any lack of effective leadership or betrayal of the public
trust should be promptly and fairly dealt with.And we should then
move on.There are elements out there -- some posting here -- that
suggest the actions of a few bad officers somehow taint the efforts of the many
honest, decent, hardworking men and women we pay so poorly and so grudgingly to
do so much for us.It's WAY past time to be fair to them.
Disband the entire force and go with Unified. The costs of litigating wrongful
convictions should be paid by the City, not the State, because they tolerated
the cowboys for years. When does the Grand Jury meet?
I have to wonder HOW LONG the "investigation" will take? They've
already taken 5 months for what should have taken two weeks.What do
they do all this time? How long will the officers involved remain on paid
administrative leave?Months? Years?