Corruption and crime in the LA Sheriff’s Department **

The quarterly report on the Sheriff’s department filed by the County Office of Independent Review is a detailed list of investigations into a variety of miscounduct by employees of the Sheriff’s Department. Much of it never gets reported in the MSM.

There are stories of domestic violence, theft, beatings and sex with inmates at the county jail.

Interestingly enough there appears to be no mention of Industry Sgt. Joe Dyer, accused of embezzling something like $500,000 worth of towing fees from the City of La Puente. The case is under investigation by the Sheriff’s Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau, and reportedly has been refered to the OIR. *

* An anonymous caller points out that a similar incident is mentioned on page 8 of the report. It also says that it was turned over for prosecution but that the DA’s office rejected the case.

Here’s the text from that entry:

Subject allegedly removed money that the station had collected for traffic impound fees, and failed to follow protocols for collection and documentation of these funds. Investigation is complete; final resolution is pending. Criminal investigation failed to establish a basis for prosecution; Case rejected in July of ’07.

**Officials now say that was a separate case from another station. Apparently the problem is widespread in the sheriff’s department. Anyone want to bet that the policies for handling tow money is about to change? How many other cities have been shortchaged?

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  • Kimberly Corrigan

    I just read another article about the sheriffs dept. of Los Angeles. I have been in a fight against a deputy for domestic vioelnce, with only bills to show for my marriage of 20 years.
    He has taken my rights as a parent, turned the domestic violence case, away from him to control me even further! He still verbally abuses me, raped me, keeps my children away from me and has taken several thousands of dollars.
    I need help, legal, as well the sheriffs dept. internal affairs have not helped me but they are very good about their threats!
    Thank you
    Kimberly
    mkimr63@aol.com

  • http://NONE HARDY

    BACK IN 08′ PALMDALE’S DEPUTY “GILBERT” DELIBERATELY SHINED THE SPOT LAMP RIGHT IN MY WINDSHIELD SO AS TO BE DANGEROUS & OFFENSIVE, BOTH VEHICLES WERE MOVING @ THE TIME. COMPLAINT # 211247 DATED 10-7-08 TO THIS DATE THEY REFUSE TO TELL ME THE REASON FOR STOP, JUST EXCUSE! THE BAD COPS ARE AS FOLLOWS: “GREGORY MINSTER” PERPETRATED ROBBERY, HOSTAGE TAKING & FALSE ARREST / “GILBERT” PERPETRATED THE AFOREMENTIONED SPOT LAMP THING & “KENNETH ELLIOT” CHANGED CITE AFTER FACT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF COURSE NO AMENDED COPY FILED, OH’ BUT SO DID THE OTHER TWO! YOU MEAN THREE LAW-MEN PERPETRATED A MISDEMEANOR, YES! IF THE PEOPLE ARE HELD TO A LOFTY PIE IN THE SKY STANDARD SO SHOULD THE COPS! YES, I HAVE AN AX TO GRIND MY IN-LAW, LAPD’S “MICHAEL OLIVER” STOLE 67 GRAND FROM MY FAMILY… LIKE I’VE SAID BEFORE THERE NEEDS TO BE A SYSTEM OF CHECKS & BALANCES… THANK YOU ALL (THEY DO RETALIATE)