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“State of Panic”

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Aug 24, 2008
 

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Our local ABC affiliate in Dallas did an investigation on the Irving Police Dept.
I think the cops need to be suspended.

http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/dws/wfaa/bs...

http://www.wfaa.com/video/index.html...

"IRVING - Those driving down the road without an insurance card or driver's license with a correct address may find themselves in jail if they get pulled over by Irving police.
In fact, it happened to two women who were pulled over by the same two Irving cops last weekend. Both women said their traffic stops turned into a nightmare.
Mikki Stokes, of Irving, said she was headed to the store for some sour cream when she was stopped by two Irving police officers.
She was initially stopped for not making a complete stop when exiting the parking lot. Stokes second offense was that her current address was not on her Texas driver's license. However, she said she never dreamed that those two minor offenses would result in her being cuffed and stuffed into the backend of a squad car.
"And I was like,'Is this something that someone with no criminal record would get arrested for, that's never been in trouble for anything [and] that's not a persistent offender?" she said. "I've never been in trouble before. Why are you arresting me for this? And they were like,'We can arrest you for anything.'"
Two hours later it was Leanna Onstott, of Fort Worth, who became the next target of the same two officers.
"And he said,'You are under arrest,'" she said of when she was pulled over without have proper proof of insurance in her car. "And he turned me around and put handcuffs on me and I was just like,'Is this really happening? I mean, can they do this?'"
Onstott was originally pulled over for creeping her car past the pedestrian crossing line.
Neither woman had outstanding warrants or had ever been to jail. Yet, Stokes said she spent two hours behind bars. Onstott said she spent five hours in jail before posting a $600 bond. However, none of that was what Onstott said was the worst part of her arrest.
"They asked me to take off my clothes," she said.
Onstott was then forced to put on jail clothes.
Both women have filed internal affairs complaints against the two Irving officers Daniels and McPherson. While Irving police officials said their concerns are being taken seriously and will be thoroughly investigated, they also said the officers were within their rights to make the arrests.
"The discretion that was used, the decision to make the arrests, it's well within their authority to do that," said David Tull, with the Irving Police Department. ".... I don't know that you could say it's common, but it's not unheard of."
Regardless of how the investigation turns out, both women said their faith in Irving police has been shattered.
"I think if someone can't get them to stop abusing power and pulling people over and doing stuff like this because they think they have the right to, then they don't need to be in that job," Stokes said.
Onstott warned motorists that as long as officers can arrest whoever they want for what they want, Irving is not a desirable place to drive.
"I just want to know why they didn't give me a ticket," she said. "The public needs to know that it's happening and it could happen to them if it happened to me."
groundhog9

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Aug 24, 2008
 
Try this one from Toledo,Oh.
Police sergeant guilty of making threats to clerk

http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...

"On April 6, Sergeant Brandon returned to the store about 3:40 a.m. He again made sexual comments to the woman and told her that she was going to have sex with him "either willingly or by force," according to transcripts of the surveillance video."

"The deputy chief recommended that Sergeant Brandon be demoted to patrolman for one year and suspended without pay for 10 days."
irene

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Aug 6, 2009
 
havent lived here long have you?
...reality slips in and knocks you right back into the presant.No not a city yould like to drive in.{after dark}
ufelixirvingtexa s

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Sep 14, 2009
 
i have a 15 yr old hispanic son that was riding his bike down macarthur going south on the sidewalk when an irving police officer Schale stopped him for no reason started to ask him some ridiculous questions like what gang you with, where did you get that scar( on his arm) and where are the tatoos. This officer also searched him which is is only 15 and you need a parents permission to search a minor. My son asked the officer why are you stopping me and he stated that he was riding his bike down the sidewalk.... ok i think that is the most stupidest citation i ever heard and my son told him well there goes anothe kid riding his bike arent you going to give hima ticket, the officer did not reply. i complained at the irving police head quaters and they stated that they would look into it i went to the courts the next few days so my son could get trial by jury well they stated the ticket was not in the system, i went to speak to someone in another department and they told me the ticket was dismissed no paper work given to me and i felt that this was not handled in an appropriate manner. i have then filed a complaint on the officer with internal affairs and they are reviewing the complaint.
Amber

Irving, TX

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Irving Cops are dirt bags along with Dallas County cops in general . They all corrupt. I know abuse victims that the police ignored, but they will write a traffic violation in a heart beat. I can only hope that they recieve payback times 10. I had one try to force his way into my apartment after I called over a pitbull attack. The police berated me for calling them. I hope a pit viper sleeps in their pillow case. There all a bunck of snakes.
Beatrice

Irving, TX

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Oct 9, 2009
 
I know this lady who was abused as a child. When the abuse happened, she told her church. The church called the Dallas Police. Then, the Dallas police brought the child back to the abuser's house. The little girl pleaded for the police to take her anywhere else, but home. After the police knocked on the abusers door, the police could hear the child's parents stashing glass alcohol bottles. After several pleads from the little girl, the police told the girl that they would return and check on her in a while. The police never kept their promise. When inside her parents apartment, the girl was held down by her step father while the mother punched the child in the face, repeatedly puched her stomach, forced a hand full of dirt in the child's mouth, and then used sharp sissors to scalp the hair and flesh off the girls head. Then the girl was locked in a closet until noon the next school day. She had nothing to eat, but when released from the closet she ran away and never came back. This child spent her childhood in foster homes, girls homes, and juvenille jail only due to terrible parents and a cruel system designed to protect the rich and powerful. How do you think an adult police officer would react to being beaten, scalped, force fed dirt, starved, deprived of education and locked in a closet for half a day by their own parents. I bet they would loose that arrogant smugness of theirs. Imagine what that does to a child. Those officers probably got promoted after that, like they were some kind of dutifull heroe. I know of similar stories like that about the Mesquite Police force. If their neighbor fixes their car for them for a big discount and the neighbor also brutally beats his children to the point of breaking body parts and leaving a gallon of a beaten child's blood in the dining room floor, as a favor the cops tells the abuser how to cover the abuse up. The Mesquite Police Officer then instructs his buddies on the Mesquite Police force to stall on taking the victims assualt pictures, and whatever else they can do to cover the crime. Meanwhile they return home to their well tuned vehicle, "Leave it to Beaver" wife and kids, like they are some kind of noble public servant. Those same Mesquite Police creeps are probably still on the force waiting until their retirement check. The police throughout history have looked out for the powerfull and their own whether it be men or their own race, or whatever their bias is. The government is so corrupt. I'd like to see things improve, but the corruption is so easy and wide. spread.
NICOLE

Dallas, TX

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Oct 28, 2009
 

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Why Would Anyone LIVE OR DRIVE In Irving,TX??? THAT SOUNDS LIKE THESE SO CALLED PEACE OFFICERS NEED A TASTE OF THERE OWN MED.WHY DONT THEY GO GET REAL CRIMINALS OFF THE STREETS LIKE CHILD SEX OFFENDERS AND MURDERERS, OTHER CONTROLLING POWER TRIPS. COWARDS !!!
groundhog9 wrote:
Try this one from Toledo,Oh.
Police sergeant guilty of making threats to clerk
http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/arti...
"On April 6, Sergeant Brandon returned to the store about 3:40 a.m. He again made sexual comments to the woman and told her that she was going to have sex with him "either willingly or by force," according to transcripts of the surveillance video."
"The deputy chief recommended that Sergeant Brandon be demoted to patrolman for one year and suspended without pay for 10 days."
BILLY JONES

Garland, TX

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Nov 19, 2009
 
I WAS ARRESTED 4 DELIVERY AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA. I,M NOT A DRUG DEALER. OFFICER MCPHERSON CONTACTED ME THROUGH MYSPACE POSING AS A RECORD PROMOTER. I,M IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS AND A LOVING FAMILY MAN.OUR CONVERSATIONS WERE STRICTLY ABOUT MUSIC UNTIL ONE DAY OFFICER MCPHERSON POSIN AS THE RECORD PROMOTER NAMED CHAD BELL. SAID HE HAD SOME ARTIST COMING IN FROM OUT OF TOWN,AND HE NEEDED SOME DRUGS AND I SAID IM NOT A DRUG DEALER IM A PRODUCER.HE WAS ASKING ABOUT POWDERED COCAINE,AND WEED. I ADMITT I SMOKE MARIJUANA. BUT THATS MY PRIVATE LIFE AS AN AMERICAN CITIZEN.HE HAD A BLACK OFFICER NAME UNKNOWN 2 TRY 2 MAKE THE TRANSACTION.THEY CONSPIRED WHICH IS A CRIME WITHIN ITSELF.HAS LAW ENFORCEMENT BECOME THIS TYPE OF CRIMINAL 2 BE FORCE 2 BREAK THE LAW IN ORDER TO TAKR PEOPLE 2 JAIL?? HAS ANY ONE ELSE OUTTHERE BEEN VICTIMIZED BY THE IRVING POLICE DEPARTMENT OF OFFICER MCPHERSON???
ipd sucks

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Amber wrote:
Irving Cops are dirt bags along with Dallas County cops in general . They all corrupt. I know abuse victims that the police ignored, but they will write a traffic violation in a heart beat. I can only hope that they recieve payback times 10. I had one try to force his way into my apartment after I called over a pitbull attack. The police berated me for calling them. I hope a pit viper sleeps in their pillow case. There all a bunck of snakes.
The IPD is corrupt, lazy, and full of misconduct. They abuse their authority, particularly when it comes to women and minorities. I would like to hear from women who have been abused by the IPD because I for one would like to sue the little bastards
Ashley Morris

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Feb 2, 2010
 

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That is a terrible story, but here is a worse one. I live in the Colony, Tx, basically Plano. One night a friend of mine and I were walking our dogs in the park of my apartments. There is a bar directly under the apartments where I live. A drunk guy walks out of the bar and sees us walking our dogs, he heard my gay friend and I talking and he starts screaming at the top of his lungs, "FAGGOT, FAGGOT!!!" He then started coming towards us I we were kida in shock and didnt know what to do. My friend told him to stop but he kept coming. His dog ran up to the man and the drunk guy kicked the tiny dog across the parking lot, then my dog ran up to him and he did the same. I was furious I started screaming at him to get away from us and go home. Instead the guy punched me in the face and knocked me out.....did I mention I'm a 115lb girl?!?!?! I was knocked unconscience and when I finally came to I saw my friend chasing the guy screaming, "you dont hit a girl!" There were probally about 7 or 8 people that saw what happened and called The Colony cops....that was the worst thing that would happen that night....When the cops showed up the were talking with the drunk guy that assaulted me and he was trying to drive away!! The sad thing is after all the witnesses told the officers that he hit me, the cops let him drive away drunk! They tehn started calling my gay guy friend, ma'am!!!! He told them he was clearly a man not a woman and they continued to call him ma'am. They let the man who assaulted me leave and told the witnesses they didnt need their statements, then they detained me and my friend for over an hour while my nose and lips were bleeding prufusly. I told them if they were not going to help me then they needed to leave. They told me I was not going anywhere and they continued to interrogate us on what we were doing at the dog park and where we were going and what apartment I lived in!!! I couldnt believe it! I was crying and shaking and they told me I needed to calm down or they would take me in! I couldnt believe what I was hearing, I got knocked out cold and they are telling me to calm down and questioning me like I was the one that assualted him! After about an hour and a half they finally let me go upstairs to my apartment to lay down and tend to my busted face, and they followed me all the way to my front door and stayed there like some super wierdos. They didnt even make a report and they hassaled me while I probably had a concussion. Instead of calling an ambulance, they gave me the 5th degree. AMAZING! I have NO faith in police of any kind and I will never call for their assistance, even if another man HITS ME!!! My point is if you want any kind of justice........NEVER LIVE IN TEXAS!!!!!
anita

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I BELIEVE THE IRVING POLICE DEPT. IS RACIST KIDS CANT EVEN WALK TOGETHER WITHOUT BEING PULLED OVER AND THEY HAVE TO ASSUME POSTION THIS POLICE DEPT SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES GO AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN IRVING TEXAS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO THE CHIEF IS GOING TO STAND BY HIS MEN MY NEXT STEP WILL BE THE DA I HAVE NEVER EVEN HAD A TICKET BUT I FEEL SO SORRY FOR PEOPLE OF OTHER RACES THAT CANT EVEN WALK DOWN THE STREET WITH OUT BEING QUESTIONED THATS VERY SAD !!!
ANITA

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NICOLE wrote:
Why Would Anyone LIVE OR DRIVE In Irving,TX??? THAT SOUNDS LIKE THESE SO CALLED PEACE OFFICERS NEED A TASTE OF THERE OWN MED.WHY DONT THEY GO GET REAL CRIMINALS OFF THE STREETS LIKE CHILD SEX OFFENDERS AND MURDERERS, OTHER CONTROLLING POWER TRIPS. COWARDS !!! <quoted text>
ok so agree with you BELIEVE THE IRVING POLICE DEPT. IS RACIST KIDS CANT EVEN WALK TOGETHER WITHOUT BEING PULLED OVER AND THEY HAVE TO ASSUME POSTION THIS POLICE DEPT SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES GO AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN IRVING TEXAS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO THE CHIEF IS GOING TO STAND BY HIS MEN MY NEXT STEP WILL BE THE DA I HAVE NEVER EVEN HAD A TICKET BUT I FEEL SO SORRY FOR PEOPLE OF OTHER RACES THAT CANT EVEN WALK DOWN THE STREET WITH OUT BEING QUESTIONED THATS VERY SAD !!!
Lola

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Oct 27, 2011
 
I had not one cop but two... One peace officer... lol shot my former husband's car at love field and he kept me hostage, he written phone numbers all over my body and raped me. They gave him 3 day vacation with pay. He stalked me... then I was told it wasn't safe to live in the state of Texas. I was appointed an FBI agent. Then they fired him and now his in Roanoke Police Department. Meanwhile, they rule not patrol and rob you of your soul.

At least the FBI dislike Dallas P.D. and Irving TX. Thanks, for the boxes of case file and scars... But at the end of the day... I have the last laugh because I've written a screenplay and I am telling all. Thank you! FOX 4 ... for believing my story and broadcasting the truth.
Lola

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AMEN! to Anita...:)
kevin2012

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Nov 28, 2011
 
ASHLAND, KENTUCKYs POLICE DEPARTMENT IS BAD FOR
HARRASSMENTS AS WELL! THEY ARE ABUSIVE, AND THEY NEED TO BE BANNED!!!!!!!!!!
Diane

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Dec 24, 2011
 
There are corrupt police in just about every jurisdiction. The only difference is others are better at covering it up. There will always be people that join the police for the power and others that join to help others. The hard part is figuring out which is which.
Stephanie

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Dec 24, 2011
 
anita wrote:
I BELIEVE THE IRVING POLICE DEPT. IS RACIST KIDS CANT EVEN WALK TOGETHER WITHOUT BEING PULLED OVER AND THEY HAVE TO ASSUME POSTION THIS POLICE DEPT SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES GO AFTER THE REAL CRIMINALS THERE IS NO JUSTICE IN IRVING TEXAS AND WHAT CAN YOU DO THE CHIEF IS GOING TO STAND BY HIS MEN MY NEXT STEP WILL BE THE DA I HAVE NEVER EVEN HAD A TICKET BUT I FEEL SO SORRY FOR PEOPLE OF OTHER RACES THAT CANT EVEN WALK DOWN THE STREET WITH OUT BEING QUESTIONED THATS VERY SAD !!!
THERES A GANG UNIT IN IRVING FOR A REASON! It has been here for years and as long as there are gangs here, people in groups of two or more will get stopped and questioned. That's how it is. File a complaint and move on. I walk down O'Conner all the time and not once have I been stopped my Irving PD. Then again i'm not a boy/man walking like i'm big sh*t with my ass hanging out. Huh! Maybe that's why!
Misha

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Jan 31, 2012
 
I have one experiences myself tonight. I just was going to work at midnight, pick up one of the college at gas station and that was wrong, next time i will stop at front of door. So police of Irving, saw it and start folowing me down belt line and I knew they will find reason to pull me over. They ask me milion question but did not tell me why I was pull over. Then they ask to look inside my car, what left me sitting on curb of roud like criminal. I dont have record no warnings, dont do drugs and I feel like peace of s--t, sitting there where they was looking over my car. Didnt find nothing and was not nice, so next time, I would not let them look inside. I feel really bad for some reason Irving police first impression is .....I think you can imagine.
Lewis

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Jul 12, 2012
 
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THERES A GANG UNIT IN IRVING FOR A REASON! It has been here for years and as long as there are gangs here, people in groups of two or more will get stopped and questioned. That's how it is. File a complaint and move on. I walk down O'Conner all the time and not once have I been stopped my Irving PD. Then again i'm not a boy/man walking like i'm big sh*t with my ass hanging out. Huh! Maybe that's why!
"Walking like you're a big shit" is not a crime. Oh, and neither is being a man. Are you implying that merely having bravado and a penis entails a swift show of force from the police? It's funny that. In that case most of IPD is due to be pressed up against a wall and read their rights. It may be obnoxious, but it is not a crime. Neither, for the time being, are exposed boxers above the waist band of trousers. Irving's gang unit is largely bigoted and ineffective. I'm a student living in Las Colinas and have been stopped near innumerate times for "Suspicious activity" which is cutting through a parking lot or walking around with a back pack at night. Forget that I'm a student who has no car so I have no choice but to walk with a back pack when I go to night school, I get stopped. The white drug dealers who live in my apartment and wear American Eagle never get harassed. But I get stopped on a regular basis and asked to get my bag checked (it's always full of books, like most students backpacks are) and pat downs. Forget innocent until proven guilty or protect and serve. The Irving Police are racist sexist bigoted assholes who don't give a shit about you unless you're someone who looks like you have the means to make them pay for their abuse of power.
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Aug 7, 2012
 
I totally agree with you. We should start a petition about how Irving Police has harassed citizens and abused their power. We can turn it into a higher authority beside internal affairs since they won't do nothing about it.
Amber wrote:
Irving Cops are dirt bags along with Dallas County cops in general . They all corrupt. I know abuse victims that the police ignored, but they will write a traffic violation in a heart beat. I can only hope that they recieve payback times 10. I had one try to force his way into my apartment after I called over a pitbull attack. The police berated me for calling them. I hope a pit viper sleeps in their pillow case. There all a bunck of snakes.

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