Former Long Beach Police Officer plea...

Former Long Beach Police Officer pleads no contest to felony gun ch...

There are 58 comments on the Long Beach Press-Telegram story from Aug 23, 2010, titled Former Long Beach Police Officer pleads no contest to felony gun ch.... In it, Long Beach Press-Telegram reports that:

A former Long Beach police officer charged with felony weapons violations, including possession of assault weapons, and misdemeanor vandalism pleaded no contest Monday.

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For a better Long Beach

Chatsworth, CA

#1 Aug 23, 2010
best thing about this article - "former"

now get rid of all the other bad cops
nwo_watcher

Downey, CA

#2 Aug 23, 2010
this case violates his 2nd and 4th amendments... If people continue to not stand up for this, we will lose our rights - just like this guy did. Yes it was wrong to drink and drive, but the state law in regards to the 2nd amendment violates the constitution, which is the trump law.
REX 84

Los Angeles, CA

#3 Aug 23, 2010
another one bites the dust.
Croak

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Aug 23, 2010
Surprising, these were very serious charges to just roll over and plead no contest.

Was he still in custody or was he out on bail? At one point the bail was $3 million, but it may have been reduced.
Really

Lakewood, CA

#6 Aug 23, 2010
nwo_watcher wrote:
this case violates his 2nd and 4th amendments... If people continue to not stand up for this, we will lose our rights - just like this guy did. Yes it was wrong to drink and drive, but the state law in regards to the 2nd amendment violates the constitution, which is the trump law.
You obliviously do not know your Amendments!! Assault weapons are illegal to own PERIOD!!and where is your proof that his 4th Amendment right was violated, I guarantee search warrant(s) were used!!
Next

Long Beach, CA

#7 Aug 23, 2010
Now he can go undercover. Nice ploy by the LBPD.
REX 84

Los Angeles, CA

#8 Aug 23, 2010
Really wrote:
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You obliviously do not know your Amendments!! Assault weapons are illegal to own PERIOD!!and where is your proof that his 4th Amendment right was violated, I guarantee search warrant(s) were used!!
as long as the assault weapon was registered with the dept. of justice you can legally own them.
surreal

Santa Monica, CA

#9 Aug 23, 2010
Look into any mysterious deaths or injuries of other police officers this guy is obviously a bad cop he probably has his hands in other things too. He might have dealings with the gangs in Long Beach.
michael

Duarte, CA

#10 Aug 23, 2010
For a better Long Beach wrote:
best thing about this article - "former"
now get rid of all the other bad cops
you they did that, you wouldnt have 10 cops in LB.
TRUTH

Long Beach, CA

#11 Aug 23, 2010
Yes you can own an assault rifle as long as you did so before the ban went into effect. You can't sell it or transfer it to anyone in California but you can still keep what you had prior to the stupid law.
Really wrote:
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You obliviously do not know your Amendments!! Assault weapons are illegal to own PERIOD!!and where is your proof that his 4th Amendment right was violated, I guarantee search warrant(s) were used!!
LB Supporter

Fountain Valley, CA

#12 Aug 23, 2010
michael wrote:
<quoted text>you they did that, you wouldnt have 10 cops in LB.
You know what irks me about your comment is that you haven't a clue about how many good cops there are in LB. Because one bad cop is arrested and charged, as he should have been, its your false claims against the majority of this department that are unwarranted and completely and utterly fabrication. You have a hidden agenda and you need to come clean with what ever story happened to you versus the Long Beach Police Department. You didn't get your way, so now you jump on the band wagon and cry foul.

Michael - you're a bitter person with nothing better to do than label the good working and dedicated officers that protect us and this city. Like I've said before - "GET A LIFE! Or at least move on with yours."
honu

Long Beach, CA

#13 Aug 23, 2010
michael wrote:
<quoted text>you they did that, you wouldnt have 10 cops in LB.
michael, your posts have become increasingly nonsensical. I'd say we're all getting a little tired of having to decipher the gibberish you put up.

Your excuse is "i dont spell good..." is lame. Grow up and learn... and get a book on grammar too!

Oh, by the way, you're wrong... again, or should that be still?
Rachel

AOL

#14 Aug 23, 2010
Wow I cant believe this
REX 84

Los Angeles, CA

#15 Aug 24, 2010
LB Supporter wrote:
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You know what irks me about your comment is that you haven't a clue about how many good cops there are in LB. Because one bad cop is arrested and charged, as he should have been, its your false claims against the majority of this department that are unwarranted and completely and utterly fabrication. You have a hidden agenda and you need to come clean with what ever story happened to you versus the Long Beach Police Department. You didn't get your way, so now you jump on the band wagon and cry foul.
Michael - you're a bitter person with nothing better to do than label the good working and dedicated officers that protect us and this city. Like I've said before - "GET A LIFE! Or at least move on with yours."
sorry we have to disagree with you on this one.how many lb cops have been in the news,this clown, the clown busted last week for stolen weapons,the one busted for shooting at his girl friend the one busted for having sex with an under age girl the one busted for home invasion robberies in l.a. not to mention the lobster thieves.
take your pick.
another one

Los Angeles, CA

#16 Aug 24, 2010
REX 84 wrote:
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sorry we have to disagree with you on this one.how many lb cops have been in the news,this clown, the clown busted last week for stolen weapons,the one busted for shooting at his girl friend the one busted for having sex with an under age girl the one busted for home invasion robberies in l.a. not to mention the lobster thieves.
take your pick.
there is also one that creeps up in my alley while on duty and bangs some chick in a building nearby. I wonder what would happen if I had the car towed for being in my parking spot? lol.
PT Reader

Long Beach, CA

#17 Aug 24, 2010
REX 84 wrote:
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sorry we have to disagree with you on this one.how many lb cops have been in the news,this clown, the clown busted last week for stolen weapons,the one busted for shooting at his girl friend the one busted for having sex with an under age girl the one busted for home invasion robberies in l.a. not to mention the lobster thieves.
take your pick.
So that makes all the others bad cops? Michael's (and probably yours) position is that only 10 LB cops would be worth their weight. Thats quite a wide brush you two have for this canvas!
Finally

Carson, CA

#18 Aug 24, 2010
Gjervold has been spinning out of control for quite sometime. He had DUI's prior to becoming an officer, DUI and accident while an officer. He got away with his agregious behavior with reporter from the Beachcomber. Some how the reporter was found at fought for that incident. It was apparent this young man needed help and the LBPD should have recognized the signs long ago. It was not until the employee from the animal hospital or pet store decided to fight him back after he tried to use his position of authority to bully them. His behavior lead to an internal affairs investigation. As a result of the investigation he was terminated. Hopefully while sitting in jail he will recieve the necessary psychiatric help, alcohol and drug detox. When he is released he should go straight to a treatment facility. He has a long road to recovery.
REX 84

Los Angeles, CA

#19 Aug 24, 2010
PT Reader wrote:
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So that makes all the others bad cops? Michael's (and probably yours) position is that only 10 LB cops would be worth their weight. Thats quite a wide brush you two have for this canvas!
so with your logic there must be some good gang members out there?
if the brush paints them bad its their own fault.
if you cant trust one its best not to trust any.
popo

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Aug 24, 2010
Finally wrote:
Gjervold has been spinning out of control for quite sometime. He had DUI's prior to becoming an officer, DUI and accident while an officer. He got away with his agregious behavior with reporter from the Beachcomber. Some how the reporter was found at fought for that incident. It was apparent this young man needed help and the LBPD should have recognized the signs long ago. It was not until the employee from the animal hospital or pet store decided to fight him back after he tried to use his position of authority to bully them. His behavior lead to an internal affairs investigation. As a result of the investigation he was terminated. Hopefully while sitting in jail he will recieve the necessary psychiatric help, alcohol and drug detox. When he is released he should go straight to a treatment facility. He has a long road to recovery.
I dealt with that reporter also. he is a nut. He would throw his "reporter" credentials all over the place and threatens to write an article about "bad" cops. Gjervold was nuts but was in the right on that incident with the reporter.
seein the lite--

Long Beach, CA

#21 Aug 24, 2010
surreal wrote:
Look into any mysterious deaths or injuries of other police officers this guy is obviously a bad cop he probably has his hands in other things too. He might have dealings with the gangs in Long Beach.
It's anybody's guess if there's any truth to what "surreal" suggests. But one thing IS true: with a plea of guilty or no-contest, there's no evidence presented (except perhaps at the grand jury level which is often sealed), so there's no way to know what else was going on ... where the weapons came from, whether they'd been used in any way, nothing.

This is the same thing (watch how often occurs!) with trials of accused terrorists. Almost always it's a guilty plea... not because the bad guy really WANTS to plead guilty, but because the government isn't about to put forward any evidence it has (or reveal that it doesn't have any). We never find out even if the "person" accused ever actually reaches a jail cell. Or if he was ever a real person in the first place. A bunch of smoke-and-mirrors charades to make the public think the "war on terrorism" is having successes. How's that for a "consipracy think" topic of the day?

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