FHP Troop L under investigation by Internal Affairs and Senator Nelson's office

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West Palm Beach, FL

#1 Dec 25, 2009
I ride motorcycles, but this isn't about me...it's about the depth of corruption that exists at FHP. My dad's friend was hit in his car coming home from work on the back-left side, flush, by a drunk driver who was not only tailng him for a while before slamming into him, but was also seen previously swerving all over the highway, then, and this is the kicker, tried to take off - aka ht and run, only to be chased down a full exit down '95

FHP sent my dad's friend home in his demolished car in this really bad neighboorhood around where he lives, then called call cab for the drunk driver and his friend, and had HIS CAR TOWED!!..No citation, No arrest, no breathalyzer, no roadside test -nothing - for the driunk driver. Nothing but a ride home on the State and a free pass on accepting any blame for the accident!!

So, apparently the final crash report contained language by the responding officer that my dad's friend said he couldn't ID the other driver at the scene so they had to release him. Meanwhile, he saw him twice behind the wheel, and would have said so if a) he was asked by any of the 6 officers who were present at the scene or b) there was any question in anyone's mind who the other driver was as they were both being questioned.

He says not one cop asked him if he saw the other driver behind the wheel and there were apparently numerous instances at the scene where the other driver was clearly recognized as the one behind the wheel (owning the car, with his name on the insurance and registration wasn't enough, I guess) And now 2 of this cop's superiors have backed the his side and allegedly given inconsistent sworn testimonies.

My dad's friend ace in the hole? A recording of his phone call into FHP seconds after he was hit, which, from what I'm told, includes audio of him relaying information to dispatch as the other driver is attempting to leave the scene, reading his plates as he's fleeing, and basically just reliving the entire accident, step by step, how it happened, how he saw him swerving all over the road, etc...I'm told his written and verbal statements match exactly what's depicted in the audio. I'd like to hear that...wow.!!

So I'm told FHP Internal Affairs has reopened the case (alot of good that wiil do), and even Senator Nelson is involved, to what extent I don't know..

My advice: G-d forbid any of us are in an accident, but if you are, and FHP is the responding agency, call a lawyer first and don't say a mother fucking word until he/she gets there. Not a word!!

Be safe everyone...Happy New Year!!

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Dec 25, 2009
Just a quick comment to add to my thread:

Obviously, I wasn't there, and am just going by what I hear in bits and pieces and read on other blogs, so in all fairness to FHP, I will admit I wasn't witness to the accident and have no information whatsoever on what was or wasn't said during anyone's sworn testimony, or whether or not there were inconsistencies, including that of my dad's friend. I didn't mean to imply otherwise..

My point was: I just know this man, and for him to be kicking and screaming like this can only mean a terrible injustice must have been committed.

Kingston, Jamaica

#3 Dec 25, 2009
I have heard the tape of the recording, and can attest to the total truth of the story. Perhaps one of the facts relating to the ID of the driver was changed tp protect his Identity, but all the facts are true. Cant wait to see the youtube video complete with badge numbers, and license plates and ID of the driver exposed, thank heavens for the internet, a great equalizer.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#4 Dec 25, 2009
I am a former policeman, and i find this very rare, especially for FHP. Not that it could never happen, but it would have to involve too many troopers, and the dispatchers to some extent. Was the person involved anyone in a political position?

Cleveland, OH

#5 Feb 24, 2010
Go Blue wrote:
I am a former policeman, and i find this very rare, especially for FHP. Not that it could never happen, but it would have to involve too many troopers, and the dispatchers to some extent. Was the person involved anyone in a political position?
It was early in the shift.
There was no over-time involved.
Hence, no crime.
No Name Trucker

Stuart, FL

#6 Mar 23, 2013
on wendsday the 20th of march I was getting on the Flordia turnpike at the Ft Pierce exit 152 ,I noticed a FHP car getting on about 5 cars back and also noticed a unmarked blue car behind him about 2 or 3 cars back behind the FHP car ,
I got up to 70 -72 mph and this tourist from jersey came flying up next to me and saw the FHP car getting out in the fast lane and he got scared and slowed down next to me and wouldn't go on so I slowed down and jersey got over in front of me and 2 florida cars came up next to me and boxed me in so I couldn't move then I noticed the FHP slammed on his brakes and scared jersey in front of me ,I just used my jake brakes to slow down and the next thing I know I saw in the rear view the unmarked hit his blues and so I pulled over ,
I walked back to the car the officer never asked for ID and met me on the side of the car not in front so the camera could see who he's talking to and he said do you know why I pulled you over ????? NOT A CLUE DUH he said I was tail gating ( REALLY ??) WTF I few hot fast and I've never done that in my life but I saw this scam coming just has soon has he said I was getting a ticket for tailgating ( bullshit)
I've been a trucker for 33 yrs and never had a ticket or and accendent EVER and I saw the other trooper that started this whole thing pull over 1/4 mile up the road and when my arms started going I saw him take off and me and MR BROWN FHP had a little talk about he was full of shit and I was going to call a fed marshall for running a scam on a trucker and how I wondered how he was a supperman to be able to see thru 2 steel tanks that where on the back of my trailer along with 45 ft of trailer and a truck that stands about 13'5 high so can anyone tell me how that man can see that far and thru all that steel WOW I MEAN REALLY offier and I use the term very litely ,
this was just one old trucker that just don't give a shit anymore but I do want it known that I do respect all troopers just not the ones that try to run a scam on us truckers ,theres more but I'm tired of typing so be careful people and don't ever be afraid to speak your mine or ask questions cause there not always rite either . be safe all

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