Officer Steve Darden showcased on Channel 7 as being abusive

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Anon

Vallejo, CA

#1 Jan 31, 2013
Someone inside the VPD sent a video and letter to Channel 7 that shows Officer Darden being overly aggressive.(The video and letter will be available on the CH 7 website) The letter also alleges that officers behavior were ignored . Chief Kreins would not comment and Lt Horton said the laws don't allow him to discuss the case.

Is anyone surprised. Darden has a reputation in the Community that seems consistent with what was shown. It looks like a Citizens Oversight Board is needed in this town .
Valleo ISP is Gomes

San Francisco, CA

#2 Jan 31, 2013
Gomes you cop hating b i t c h, you couldn't even wait to post this. Darden is a great cop and role model for African American youth. The person he smacked was disrespectful and confrontational with him. He deserved to be bitch slapped and that's what he got! You and your husband are a scourge on our police and our city. Go find another city to ruin. You have done more than enough harm to Vallejo!

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Sam didnt take his meds

Vallejo, CA

#3 Jan 31, 2013
Valleo ISP is Gomes wrote:
Gomes you cop hating b i t c h, you couldn't even wait to post this. Darden is a great cop and role model for African American youth. The person he smacked was disrespectful and confrontational with him. He deserved to be bitch slapped and that's what he got! You and your husband are a scourge on our police and our city. Go find another city to ruin. You have done more than enough harm to Vallejo!
Sam
You are one sick puppy.

Is Darden your hero Sam? Hopefully pressure will be put on the Chief to get rid of Darden.
Valleo ISP is Gomes

San Francisco, CA

#4 Feb 1, 2013
This is an accurate commentary on this situation:

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Luke

San Rafael, CA

#5 Feb 1, 2013
Cop Watch is going to bust all these rogue cops!
Video of Darden

Vallejo, CA

#6 Feb 1, 2013
Valleo ISP is Gomes

San Francisco, CA

#7 Feb 1, 2013
The video shows a loud mouthed, disrespectful, confrontational fellow getting the bitch slap he deserved!
Phish

United States

#8 Feb 1, 2013
I'm surprised by this obvious smear piece. Did the oh-so-great investigative reporter Dan Noyes, do ANY background at ALL on Blake Robles? He's a well-known troublemaker with multiple felony convictions in his native Napa. He frequently starts vicious fights, deals illegal drugs, and engages in felony hit-and-run accidents....leaving his bloody passenger and other injured parties at the scene of the crime while he runs away. He was already on probation by age 18! Check the Napa Register.

Example:

"Blake Adam Robles found himself sitting in a jail cell after police said he threatened and punched an elderly man following a traffic collision.

The incident happened Saturday at Salvador Avenue and Kingsford Drive in north Napa.

Robles smacked the elderly driver of the other car in the face and threatened to kill him, police said.

A passerby who came to the aid of the elderly man was greeted by the same threats, according to Napa police.

When Napa police officers arrived on scene, Robles proceeded to threaten the officers.

Robles, 20, who is on probation, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and violation of probation."

You really think Chris Darden didn't have an idea what sort of jerk he was dealing with?!? A simple radio check with Dispatch would have given him Robles' extensive record in seconds. And if you still believe Robles was in any shape way or form the "victim" here...you're a fool.

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Since: May 12

Vallejo

#9 Feb 1, 2013
What Officer Darden did by slapping this punk was get his attention and take charge. IMO where he crosses the line is the dressing down afterwards. His first remark "I'm not on your timeclock" is BS. He and every other VPD officer is on my timeclock, I and every other tax paying person in Vallejo pays his salary. What VPD needs to do is with the current officer shortage, they really need to address call priority. If what Robles said was true and there was someone injured at the scene, a 45 minute response time is criminal. People wonder and *itch about the need for the 2nd admendment and here is a perfect example. 45 minutes? Let's be real here. This is the exact reason I have a CCW and carry. Darden slapping this punk is the same as Patton slapping the private in WWII. It was a slap, big deal, he could have tossed him to the ground and put the boots to him. The dressing down afterwards was a bit much though.
pound sand gomes

Vallejo, CA

#10 Feb 1, 2013
i love how junior realizes he mouthed off to the wrong cop! after he gets up he acts all woozy and disoriented for the lawsuit sure to follow for violating his rights as a criminal. what a country!
the larger issue in this incident is ANOTHER RAT inside the department!!
Clark we need you

Concord, CA

#11 Feb 1, 2013
Yep. Rat is the proper word. We have a small force and this RAT has nowhere to hide.
NoRoomForRats

Vallejo, CA

#12 Feb 1, 2013
Chief Kreins should fire the rat that leaked to the media. I really don't know what the accepted protocol is when a suspect is in a cops face like that. Maybe he should have been tasered? He sure was surprised, laying there looking up at authority! Great job Darden!!
anon

Kent, WA

#13 Feb 1, 2013
Anon wrote:
Someone inside the VPD sent a video and letter to Channel 7 that shows Officer Darden being overly aggressive.(The video and letter will be available on the CH 7 website) The letter also alleges that officers behavior were ignored . Chief Kreins would not comment and Lt Horton said the laws don't allow him to discuss the case.
Is anyone surprised. Darden has a reputation in the Community that seems consistent with what was shown. It looks like a Citizens Oversight Board is needed in this town .
1. A very poor example of a U.S. soldier.

2. If you form an oversight committee then begin a search for a new Police Chief at the same time. I doubt Kreins will "embrace" oversight from the likes of our VIB activist.
anon

Vallejo, CA

#14 Feb 1, 2013
At the top of the Chief's action list should be to find out who made the unauthorized release of COV property (tape) and ask WTF were you thinking?
NoRoomForRats

Vallejo, CA

#15 Feb 1, 2013
Anon wrote:
Someone inside the VPD sent a video and letter to Channel 7 that shows Officer Darden being overly aggressive.(The video and letter will be available on the CH 7 website) The letter also alleges that officers behavior were ignored . Chief Kreins would not comment and Lt Horton said the laws don't allow him to discuss the case.
Is anyone surprised. Darden has a reputation in the Community that seems consistent with what was shown. It looks like a Citizens Oversight Board is needed in this town .
Here we go with another extension of present council sentiments towards police. And just what would this oversight board do, recommend Darden be fired? Can't the Gomers tell Keen that is what they want? Gomes has a real hard on for Darden because of the song he wrote with a line about her in it. Perhaps he should have thrown the guy to the ground, it would have been justified. He was more insulted than injured. His buddies are going to have fun with him now, bich-slapped to the ground.
where is the letter

Vallejo, CA

#16 Feb 1, 2013
i couldn't find the letter sent to channel 7.
honey i crashed the car

Vallejo, CA

#17 Feb 1, 2013
anon wrote:
At the top of the Chief's action list should be to find out who made the unauthorized release of COV property (tape) and ask WTF were you thinking?
this is serious business, to have a rat within the organization. hope the rats name comes out soon, he can join tony and bob's select club, of traitor rats.
Anonymous

Vallejo, CA

#18 Feb 1, 2013
Vallejo cop caught on tape smacking down victim - The I-Team received a video along with a police report and a letter complaining about a "cowboy attitude" at the Vallejo Police Dept.
http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story...

Read the police report (PDF)
http://dig.abclocal.go.com/kgo/PDF/report2_Re...
Blame the Victim

Vallejo, CA

#19 Feb 1, 2013
Phish wrote:
I'm surprised by this obvious smear piece. Did the oh-so-great investigative reporter Dan Noyes, do ANY background at ALL on Blake Robles? He's a well-known troublemaker with multiple felony convictions in his native Napa. He frequently starts vicious fights, deals illegal drugs, and engages in felony hit-and-run accidents....leaving his bloody passenger and other injured parties at the scene of the crime while he runs away. He was already on probation by age 18! Check the Napa Register.
Example:
"Blake Adam Robles found himself sitting in a jail cell after police said he threatened and punched an elderly man following a traffic collision.
The incident happened Saturday at Salvador Avenue and Kingsford Drive in north Napa.
Robles smacked the elderly driver of the other car in the face and threatened to kill him, police said.
A passerby who came to the aid of the elderly man was greeted by the same threats, according to Napa police.
When Napa police officers arrived on scene, Robles proceeded to threaten the officers.
Robles, 20, who is on probation, was arrested on suspicion of making criminal threats and violation of probation."
You really think Chris Darden didn't have an idea what sort of jerk he was dealing with?!? A simple radio check with Dispatch would have given him Robles' extensive record in seconds. And if you still believe Robles was in any shape way or form the "victim" here...you're a fool.
You sound like the type of guy who would defend Adolph Hilter. Darden was wrong and it looks like an inside coverup occurred.

This is why internal affairs is NOT trusted.
time to sweat fink

Vallejo, CA

#20 Feb 1, 2013
i would polygraph every officer to find the rat. the union should support this effort to weed out the rat, the traitor in their house.

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