Corruption trial opens for ex-West Mi...

Corruption trial opens for ex-West Mifflin cop

There are 47 comments on the PittsburghLIVE.com story from Jul 11, 2008, titled Corruption trial opens for ex-West Mifflin cop. In it, PittsburghLIVE.com reports that:

A witness scheduled to testify today against a former West Mifflin police officer has ties to a man who killed a Pennsylvania State Trooper.

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munman

Pittsburgh, PA

#1 Jul 17, 2008
Missig is a piece of shit
Think

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Jul 17, 2008
So the witnesses against this officer are a known violent drug dealer and a person linked to the murder of a State Trooper? And to testify they get their records expunged? Is this for real?
DA Zappella must really have something against this cop to prosecute this case. Or are there others (WMPD) trying to cover themselves?
RetiredCop

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Jul 18, 2008
As a retired law enforcement officer of 30 years I can relate to some of the testimony that has been brought forward in this case. Officer's have stated that Mr. Missig's relationship with the former Chief
had them in fear of reporting any wrongdoing. This sentiment is very common within law enforcement. Know the pecking order and don't make waves. Although only a detective in rank testimony has stated that Mr. Missig was second only to the Chief
on the totem pole. I do however agree that there seems to be a lot of unsavory characters brought forward to testify against Mr. Missig.
Justice for All

Pittsburgh, PA

#4 Jul 18, 2008
Do far 3 West Mifflin polices officers have testified against Missig, including the current chief
interested

Homestead, PA

#5 Jul 18, 2008
RetiredCop wrote:
As a retired law enforcement officer of 30 years I can relate to some of the testimony that has been brought forward in this case. Officer's have stated that Mr. Missig's relationship with the former Chief
had them in fear of reporting any wrongdoing. This sentiment is very common within law enforcement. Know the pecking order and don't make waves. Although only a detective in rank testimony has stated that Mr. Missig was second only to the Chief
on the totem pole. I do however agree that there seems to be a lot of unsavory characters brought forward to testify against Mr. Missig.
that is what i dont understand, shouldnt the drug dealers, and especially the suspect in a shooting be prosecuted also? why should they get aways with their crime, to go and commit more? yes this person, WM police chief, or police officer, should be procecuted, but so should the the people that are testifying.
RetiredCop

Pittsburgh, PA

#6 Jul 18, 2008
interested wrote:
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that is what i don't understand, shouldn't the drug dealers, and especially the suspect in a shooting be prosecuted also? why should they get aways with their crime, to go and commit more? yes this person, WM police chief, or police officer, should be prosecuted, but so should the the people that are testifying.
Interested, unfortunately this is the way our "justice" system is designed. If charges were dropped or immunity was given in lieu of testimony for the prosecution then a jury will have to weigh the credibility of those who have testified. These scenarios will always be present in our "win at all cost" justice system as it is today. If this prosecution is politically motivated as some seem to think, then it is up to the voters to send Mr. Zappala on his way up re-election. Funny thought, isn't it odd that when these same "drug dealers" testify
against each other on behalf of the police and prosecutors, which is typical of how 90% of drug cases are brought forward not a thought is given as to their credibility, yet when the tables are turned we have the "how can we believe what they are saying, they are drug dealers" mentality.
Just a thought.
Justice for All

Pittsburgh, PA

#7 Jul 19, 2008
Good thought
citizen

Pittsburgh, PA

#8 Jul 19, 2008
the witnesses were prosecuted. the drug dealer spent 2 years in prison and the juvenile was sent to shuman. dont u read the papers. det.missig planted drugs on the drug dealer because he couldnt get him any other way. this detective should be behind bars he's the real criminal. missig and his chief, who also plead guilty to drug charges and went to jail, thought they were above the law. they fixed cases for friends and even stole guns off of a deceased wm officers wife and sold them on the street. thats why their also be sued by the deceased officers wife after her husbands guns start showing up at crime scenes.
tvman

Pittsburgh, PA

#9 Jul 20, 2008
Anyone hear that they are bringing back two 70's TV shows, Fran Diener as McCloud and Noel Missig as Kojak. Can't wait
interested

Homestead, PA

#10 Jul 21, 2008
RetiredCop wrote:
<quoted text>Interested, unfortunately this is the way our "justice" system is designed. If charges were dropped or immunity was given in lieu of testimony for the prosecution then a jury will have to weigh the credibility of those who have testified. These scenarios will always be present in our "win at all cost" justice system as it is today. If this prosecution is politically motivated as some seem to think, then it is up to the voters to send Mr. Zappala on his way up re-election. Funny thought, isn't it odd that when these same "drug dealers" testify
against each other on behalf of the police and prosecutors, which is typical of how 90% of drug cases are brought forward not a thought is given as to their credibility, yet when the tables are turned we have the "how can we believe what they are saying, they are drug dealers" mentality.
Just a thought.
so true...
concerned

Oil City, PA

#11 Jul 21, 2008
That only leaves Reno 911 for the current chief
tvman

Pittsburgh, PA

#12 Jul 21, 2008
concerned wrote:
That only leaves Reno 911 for the current chief
I like it
Concerned

Pittsburgh, PA

#13 Jul 21, 2008
What ever happened t innocent until proven guilty. In several of these comments I see that some have already convicted Mr. Missig. If he did the crime he should do the time. I think we should wait until the jury delivers a verdict before we pass judgement.
interested

Sewickley, PA

#14 Jul 22, 2008
i agree
For real

Canonsburg, PA

#15 Jul 22, 2008
munman wrote:
Missig is a piece of shit
Not nice.......I hope that you do not live in a glass house....those who judge will be judged
For real

Canonsburg, PA

#16 Jul 22, 2008
Justice for All wrote:
Do far 3 West Mifflin polices officers have testified against Missig, including the current chief
DAHHHHHH he lied or made a "mistake" on the stand all political.....the truth shall set them free
For real

Canonsburg, PA

#17 Jul 22, 2008
citizen wrote:
the witnesses were prosecuted. the drug dealer spent 2 years in prison and the juvenile was sent to shuman. dont u read the papers. det.missig planted drugs on the drug dealer because he couldnt get him any other way. this detective should be behind bars he's the real criminal. missig and his chief, who also plead guilty to drug charges and went to jail, thought they were above the law. they fixed cases for friends and even stole guns off of a deceased wm officers wife and sold them on the street. thats why their also be sued by the deceased officers wife after her husbands guns start showing up at crime scenes.
HMMM obviously you are uneducated.....you say they...it was the then chief not they....can you read.....not the detective that sold the guns....you say drug dealer...you do not need to plant drugs on a drug dealer.......and juvenile no longer.....now he was involved with a killing of another human being...Officer Porkorny.....remember anything that you read, even newspaper articles, are just an opinion.Just like any opinions you are reading here!!!!!
For real

Canonsburg, PA

#18 Jul 22, 2008
munman wrote:
Missig is a piece of shit
NICE!!!!! and what are you???? How do you know this??? EXPLAIN!!! maybe you are the piece of crap
For real

Canonsburg, PA

#19 Jul 22, 2008
munman wrote:
Missig is a piece of shit
MUNMAN...would that be Munhall...post your name wuss
For real

Canonsburg, PA

#20 Jul 22, 2008
Everyone is so quick to judge.......look at all of the evidience(SP)were you in the courtroom????
NAHH didn't think so

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