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Antonio Cromartie’s wife accuses NJ cops of racial profiling
The wife of Jets CB Antonio Cromartie accuses New Jersey police of racial profiling.
September 24 2015


The wife of Jets CB Antonio Cromartie accuses New Jersey police of racial profiling.

The wife of Jets star cornerback Antonio Cromartie said Friday she was racially profiled by a police officer during a traffic stop in New Jersey.

Terricka Cromartie took to Instagram Friday morning to complain about the incident with the Madison, N.J. officer, posting one video of the exchange and a second, showing her speaking to the camera about the incident.

In the video with the officer, Cromartie seems to question why she has to roll her window down, producing an uneven back and forth.

Officer: "For safety reasons."

Cromartie: "For safety, but I'm not authorized to do that, either."

Officer: "You don't have to, which I explained to you."

Cromartie: "So now I have to tell you why I'm in Madison?"

Officer: "You don't have to."

Cromartie: "But why are you asking me why I'm in Madison?"

Officer: "Just curious."

Cromartie: "Well, you don't have to be curious about why I'm in Madison."

Officer: "OK. All right, just hang tight, ma'am, for me. And I'll be right back, all right?"

Cromartie, a former music video dancer and model, says she repeatedly asked the officer why she had been pulled over, but never got an answer.

The videos have since been removed.

“When you get pulled over for driving Black in Madison,” Cromartie wrote inthe caption of one of the posts. “FYI I was pulled over for no reason, just to ask me to roll my windows, and why am I in Madison. Like how you don’t know I live here.”

Driving while Black... I’m thankful to be able to even make this message so many weren’t as luck. But how do you
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FBI Agent Charged With Child Porn

May 14, 2012, 6:48 PM

A former FBI Supervisory special agent who worked on some of the bureau's most high profile terrorism and bombing cases including the Unabomber case, the USS Cole bombing, the Oklahoma City bombing and the1993 World Trade Center bombing and the 9/11 attacks, has been arrested and charged with distributing child pornography.

Donald J. Sachtleben a former FBI agent who served as a team leader on the high profile investigations, was charged in a criminal complaint that was unsealed today by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indiana.

Sachtleben was charged with knowingly possessing child pornography and knowingly distributing child pornography. According to his Linked In profile, he left the Bureau in 2008 after a 25-year-career that spanned the globe.
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With plea deal, details of Hastert allegations may be 'lost to history'
Written B10/25/2015, 05:40pm

Former Republican Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is shown arriving at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse in June for his arraignment. He is scheduled to return to the courthouse on Wednesday to enter a guilty plea. He is accused of lying to the FBI and skirting banking laws. | Getty Images

The legacy of Dennis Hastert is already in shambles.

The former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to walk into a federal courtroom Wednesday, plead guilty to criminal misconduct and take his place as possibly the highest-ranking Illinois politician ever convicted.

But in doing so, the Republican might also seal a deal with federal prosecutors designed to keep secret the most embarrassing details of alleged sexual misconduct dating to Hastert’s days as a high school teacher and wrestling coach.

Legal experts have long predicted Hastert, once second in line to the presidency, would seek an arrangement that would keep those details hidden even when he is sentenced. But an advocate for young victims of sexual abuse told the Chicago Sun-Times that Hastert’s potential plea agreement “sends a horrible message.”

“Secrets only allow more kids to be hurt,” said Barbara Blaine, president and founder of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests.

Unnamed sources have said Hastert, 73, agreed to pay millions to cover up sexual misconduct with a male dating to his time as a teacher in Yorkville. His bombshell indictment refers only to “past misconduct,” though. And Hastert is charged simply with skirting banking laws in recent years and lying to the FBI last December.

The motivation behind the alleged crimes is irrelevant, former federal prosecutor Jeffrey Cramer said. That’s why the feds don’t need to get into the details.

“The prosecutors’ job does not entertain what the public wants to know,” Cramer said. “They’re here to prosecute and investigate this man, for this crime. And if certain facts are not relevant to do that job, then they’re not brought out.”

A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to comment.

Hastert’s indictment alleges he withdrew $1.7 million in hush money from bank accounts between 2010 and 2014, handing it over to someone identified in court documents only as “Individual A.” Hastert ultimately agreed to pay $3.5 million, the indictment alleged.

The former speaker illegally structured the withdrawal of $952,000 to evade banks’ reporting requirements, the feds claim. When the FBI asked Hastert if he withdrew the money because he didn’t trust the banks, he allegedly lied and said, “Yeah … I kept the cash. That’s what I’m doing.”

Cramer, who now heads the Chicago office of the investigation firm Kroll Inc., predicted Hastert will plead guilty to the structuring charge. Andrew Herman, an attorney at the Miller & Chevalier law firm in Washington, D.C., agreed. But Herman noted the structuring charge was not designed for cases like Hastert’s.

“It’s intended to deal with terrorists, drug dealers and other people who were concerned about concealing the source of funds they are receiving to engage in misconduct,” Herman said.

Hastert’s case rather seems to revolve around his underlying conduct, Herman said. And he questioned whether Hastert would have been dragged into court had he not once served as speaker of the U.S. House.

But Kent Redfield, an emeritus professor of political science at the University of Illinois at Springfield, also questioned whether “John Q. Citizen” could afford the kind of high-powered legal team Hastert has employed to secure a deal with prosecutors.

Redfield agreed it is good to have a “full accounting” of wrongdoing.

“I think there’s a cleansing and a heightening of awareness that’s a positive thing that we may be being denied in this situation,” Redfield said.

But some things are simply “lost to history,” Herman said. “And sometimes they’re better off staying lost to history, for the people involved.”
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local police sergeant arrested for child pornography


October 28 2015

A Live Oak police sergeant is facing federal charges for child pornography.
Police arrested Sgt. Kyle Kirby around 9 a.m. today and took him directly to its detention facility in Jacksonville after it searched
his home last week for child pornography.


FBI Analyst Sentenced In Underage Sex Case

Posted: Fri 12:18 PM, Feb 23, 2007
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A former FBI analyst has been sentenced for having sex with a 11 year old

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FBI knew Jared Fogle was a pedophile — and let him continue molesting children for years anyway

01 Nov 2015 at 08:45 ET

In August, we learned the shocking truth that a familiar face on television—Jared Fogle, the Subway guy—was a pedophile who used his wealth, status, and secrecy to exploit kids.

Fogle pleaded guilty to having sex with two minors and possessing homemade child pornography, although there were many more victims. He agreed to a plea deal where he will serve 5 to 12.5 years in prison and pay $1.4 million in restitution to his victims.

The story was reignited two days ago when the New York Post revealed the contents of secretly recorded audio tapes. In them, Fogle’s perversions are laid bare.

“I would fly us clear across the world if we need to. To Thailand or wherever we want to go. If we’re gonna try to get some young kids with us it would be a lot easier,” said 38-year-old Fogle, married father of two, in the tapes. “I had a little boy. It was amazing. It just felt so good. I mean, it felt — it felt so good.”

The recordings were made by Rochelle Herman-Walrond, a former Florida journalist who took it upon herself to stop Fogle after hearing him profess his sexual taste for children. Masking her own disgust, she befriended Fogle so she could record and expose him.

She contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who asked her to wear a wire. Glossed over in the mainstream media, however, is the fact that the entire process took ten years, according to an interview Herman-Walrond gave to ABC News.

She wore a wire for four-and-a-half years before the FBI took action and arrested Fogle.

“That was my biggest question, ‘Why was it taking so long?’” journalist Rochelle Herman-Walrond told ABC affiliate WWSB. “A case of this size just happens to take that long, and that’s what I was told.”

Herman-Walrond said she believes the total numbers of victims in Fogle’s perverteds spree is greater than 14, in the United States and “international tours” including Thailand.

As Fogle’s comments and admissions got more brazen over the years, he even began asking Herman-Walrond if he could install hidden cameras in the rooms of her two young children. He asked her if she had any friends with “hot” children.

All of this paints a picture of a wealthy, connected pedophile who had years to direct his energies into victimizing more and more children. During this time, he enriched and enabled those who provided access to the kids, in the U.S. and in other countries.

For at least four years, the FBI had evidence of Fogle’s criminal behavior and chose to let the abuse continue. As Herman-Walrond asked, why did it take so long to stop him?

The casual excuse is the bureaucracy itself, but we know that when the government wants to act quickly, it does. It does not hesitate in killing, disappearing, or jailing those it deems are a threat to government, and it sets aside constitutional protections to do so.

However, when the threat is in the form of sexual predation on children, government takes its time because “it just happens to take that long.”

As the horrible audio tapes of Jared Fogle are broadcas
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Police rape: like most rape, it's hard to report and aimed at the disadvantaged
Jessica Valenti


There’s a certain timeline of appropriate actions women are told to take if they are sexually attacked. Don’t shower; get help; call the police. That last one seems to be hardest – most rapes aren’t reported to law enforcement, and much of the mainstream advocacy against sexual assault is bent on changing that.

But how can we expect women to report their rapes to police when the police have done such a poor job in the past helping women and believing their stories? And what are victims to do when the very people they’re supposed to report to are the ones doing the attacking?

This week – as jury selection started for Daniel Holtzclaw, a former Oklahoma City police officer going on trial for the alleged sexual assault of 13 women – the Associated Press published the results of a year-long investigation showing that sexual assault committed by police officers isn’t that rare an occurrence. They found that over a six-year period approximately 1,000 police officers – a number they call “unquestionably an undercount” – had been fired for crimes ranging from rape and sexual misconduct to the possession of child abuse images.

One Florida police chief told the AP: “It’s so underreported and people are scared that if they call and complain about a police officer, they think every other police officer is going to be then out to get them.”

It’s not news that the very people tasked with helping others sometimes hurt them instead; police misconduct in the United States ranges from corruption to murder. So that sexual violence is also prevalent among officers, sadly, is not entirely shocking. But the way that police officers get away with their crimes – targeting the most marginalized women because they’re less likely to seek help or report the attacks – serves as an important reminder about the way power operates and how women are discredited when it comes to accusing someone of rape.

Holtzclaw, who is facing 36 charges, for example, is accused of targeting black women, many of whom were afraid of arrest or were drug users, making them all the more vulnerable to being disbelieved. One 44-year-old woman who is reportedly set to testify that Holtzclaw forced her to perform oral sex, for example, was a convicted felon. She said: “Who am I to a police officer?”

Holtzclaw, 28, was only charged after he attacked a woman with no criminal record (who therefore had less to be afraid of).

In a wholly predictable move, Holtzclaw’s defense attorneys have already used some of the accusers’ criminal history against them in questioning; they’ve already brought the victims’ histories up in their opening statements. The very reason these women were targeted will be used to try to discredit them.

This is part of the reason that some anti-rape activists are concerned about strategies that overly focus on reporting rapes to the criminal justice system. For many communities, there’s an understandable distrust of police, so asking women to rely on them for help is unrealistic.
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When the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, the largest anti-sexual assault organization in the United States, suggested in its White House recommendations that campus rape be curbed by increasing efforts around criminal justice as opposed to campus adjudication processes, for example, younger activists weren’t pleased. Wagatwe Wanjuki, a board member of Know Your IX and a sexual assault survivor, wrote at the time: “I chose a school judicial process for many reasons.”

She continued: “I was a young woman of color uncomfortable with the use of an institution that is often violent, distrustful, and discriminatory towards people who look like me, it was preferable to using the criminal court process.”

And despite the abundance of important coverage on campus rape and consent, we still don’t pay nearly enough attention to the abuses that happen to women off campus – especially women who society pushes to the edges already, and who are the most in need of sup
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Internet Safety for Parents

St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, 604 E. Lackawanna St. in Olyphant, will host a presentation by Special Agent Tanya Evanina of the FBI on “internet safety for parents” and covers the topics of online privacy, inappropriate content, sexting, online sexual solicitation and cyber bullying. It will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 7 p.m. No children. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 2 by calling 570-489-3891.
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Victims' hopes for justice fade as rape kits are routinely ignored or destroyed

Tens of thousands of boxes have collected in ‘rape kit backlog’ as some states lack rules on how long evidence should be kept while some police departments destroy kits after a year
Tens of thousands of rape kits have created a ‘rape kit backlog’ over decades.

Tuesday 10 November 2015 07.30 EST
Last modified on Tuesday 10 November 2015

Susan Kendrick Shuenemann was on the phone with her sister blocks from her new home in Savannah, Georgia, when a man interrupted and asked for directions. She didn’t know the area, and told him so.

She was watching him walk away when he turned, snapped his fingers and marched back. She turned away from him. Moments later she heard a pistol cock next to her head.

She said he forced her to the backyard of an abandoned house, made her undress, and shot her in the gut. He dragged her under the vacant building and raped her in a filthy crawlspace, she said. Then, he walked away.

She made her way to an ambulance hours later after performing a grim mental calculus: if she died right here, would her family find her?

“Just help me to survive it,” she thought when she passed out in the back of the ambulance. “Now, that would change over the course of time, because you become aware that it would have been easier to not have survived it.”

Shuenemann was just 19 years old then, a beauty school student in Savannah in 1985. She passed out for most of her ambulance ride and some time at the hospital, as doctors worked to remove a bullet that pierced her liver and colon, fragmented and lodged a quarter-inch from her spine.

She wouldn’t find out for nearly 20 years, working on another rape victim’s case at the Barrow County district attorney’s office, that doctors collected evidence in a rape kit that night, and that it made it all the way to the Georgia bureau of investigations. It would be almost two years more before she discovered it was destroyed, discarded by police in 1988. She said she reported her assault to police at the time, but her case was closed less than a year later. Savanah-Chatham police did not comment on Schuenemann’s allegations, despite multiple requests.

“There was always the question, and there’s still the question honestly, could it still exist somewhere? But I do believe that Savannah [police] and the GBI as well as the DA’s office have looked thoroughly,” she said. “I drove myself crazy for a couple years about it, because it was so hard to fathom. To find out it once existed, and to find out it was gone – it was devastating.”

Her case is not uncommon.

For decades, tens of thousands of boxes of DNA evidence that nurses meticulously gathered from the bodies and clothing of sex assault victims sat stacked in storage rooms, ignored. Later, this mountain of untested evidence would be known as the “rape kit backlog”.

As scrutiny of disregarded rape kits mounted, a portrait of a more difficult to tally sort emerged – rape kits police destroyed. As with the rape kit backlog, there is no national tally of the kits police destroyed. But increasingly, local media have published reports of police destroying rape kits in states as disparate as Utah, Kentucky and Colorado.

In some cases, police destroyed kits because they deemed allegations unfounded, alleged that victims didn’t cooperate or arrested suspects without the benefit of DNA. In others, victims never filed a police report and relinquished DNA to a group of anonymous rape kits known as non-reporting or “Jane Doe” evidence, collected in case they one day decide they can report.

In 2013, in Aurora, Colorado, police department workers derailed a prosecution when they destroyed a rape kit from a 2009 assault. The error was discovered when a detective got a hit on an offender DNA profile, went to pick up the rape kit and was told it no longer existed. Shortly thereafter, police stopped all evidence destruction while they investigated, and found workers destroyed evidence in 48 rape cases between 2011 and 2013.

In Salt Lake City, 222 of the 942 kits collected between 2004 and 2014 were destroyed. Of those, just 59 were tested and went to court.

In Hamilton County, Tennessee, sheriff’s employees destroyed rape kits with marijuana and cocaine from drug busts, angering the local prosecutor who said he wasn’t consulted.

In Kentucky, the state auditor discovered some police departments routinely destroyed rape kits after a year, even though the state had no statute of limitations for rape. The perpetrators could have been prosecuted as long as they were alive. He wouldn’t hazard a guess at how many kits had been destroyed by police.

“You may have a hit against the national DNA database, and when law enforcement or prosecutors are notified, [they] find out evidence has been destroyed,” said Kentucky state auditor Adam Edelen. “That’s a scandal – it’s a tragedy.”

The destruction of rape kits comes as lawmakers take a keen interest in adding arrestee DNA to CODIS (short for the Combined DNA Index System). That national database was designed to serve as a bank of DNA from both suspects and from crime scenes. Advocates, however, contend that the destruction of rape kits represents the nation’s prioritization of offender DNA over crime scene DNA.

“[What] we are seeing is very retarded movement in the testing of crime scene evidence. In other words, you can collect all the offender evidence you want; if you have nothing to compare it to – in other words, crime scene evidence – you’re going to solve very few crimes,” said Rebecca Brown, policy director at the Innocence Project. Studying evidence retention policies was one of her first projects when she started at the agency in 2005, she said.

Most state lawmakers, she said, fail to provide guidance on when to test and retain crime scene evidence, which in the case of a sexual assault is a rape kit.

Alabama, for example, collects DNA from everyone arrested for any felony, and from people arrested for some misdemeanor sex crimes. But the state has no statute governing how long police should keep DNA evidence collected from crime scenes, such as rape kits, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures and the National Center for Victims of Crime (both in 2013).

“We are seeing huge changes in policy around the collection of evidence from offenders: in other words, a huge increase in the collection of swabs of people,” she said.

Experts said about half of states have laws to tell police how long to preserve evidence, everything from DNA to handguns involved in serious crimes, but even those tend to focus on keeping evidence after conviction. That leaves unsolved crimes in legal limbo.

Contrast Alabama’s lack of a statute with Mississippi: there, evidence must be preserved for the length of time a crime is unsolved or until a convicted person is released from custody, the National Center for Victims of Crime reported. This kind of statute, advocates say, provides greater protection not just for victims of crimes but for the wrongfully convicted.

States lacking evidence retention laws are not split between liberal or conservative, nor are they geographically grouped. They span from Vermont to Tennessee and from Pennsylvania to Utah.

“There is no rhyme or reason,” said Brown. “We can’t even divine a pattern to share with you. We’ve seen good laws in states like Texas … My home state [of New York] has no [evidence] preservation law, so there’s just an incredible mix.”

One kind of kit in particular, called a “non-reporting” or “Jane Doe” kit, is particularly vulnerable to destruction. Beginning in 2009, the Violence Against Women Act required states accepting grant money to provide a way for women to undergo a rape exam without reporting a crime to police. VAWA also allowed states to determine how long to keep those kits, who offers them and where they are kept.

The provision, meant to encourage rape victims to preserve evidence, even if they weren’t ready to report, means that thousands of anonymous kits sit untested in rape crisis centers, hospitals and police departments for as little as a month or indefinitely.

For example, in Florida, policies for how long to keep anonymous rape kits varied widely between crisis centers where they were collected. As of 2009, kits at a Tampa Bay Area clinic were kept for as little as 30 days, but kits from victims in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties will be held for up to four years by the sheriff’s department, according to data collected by the Florida Council Against Sexual Violence.

Shuenemann said her case was closed within nine months of the incident, after she couldn’t identify her perpetrator from dozens of mugshots. A former police chief, Michael Berkow, told the Denver Post in 2007 that the loss of her evidence was a failure.

“Think about all of the cases, not just rape but any form of sexual assault, murder, all the cases where evidence has not
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Sacramento Police Officer Gets Life In Prison For Raping 75 Year-Old Stroke Victim
Police officers reviewing footage of the incident immediately recognized their colleague, who was then an active officer on the Sacramento police force.
November 27, 2015


Officer Gary Dale Baker is taken into custody in Sacramento Superior Court after being convicted of raping a 72 year old woman who was paralyzed by a stroke.

Officer Gary Dale Baker is taken into custody in Sacramento Superior Court after being convicted of raping a 72 year old woman who was paralyzed by a stroke.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A former Sacramento police officer convicted of raping a 75-year-old stroke victim in her senior living apartment has been sentenced to life in prison, court records show.

Prosecutors said Gary Dale Baker, 52, entered the woman’s apartment at least three times from 2010 to 2012, raping her twice as she suffer
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L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. investigating reports that deputy sexually abused female inmates

Hermann Kreimann Jr., who was hired by the Sheriff's Department in 2009, worked as a bailiff at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center for at least two years.

November 29 2015

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USDOJ/OIG Special Report

The FBI Laboratory: An Investigation into Laboratory Practices
and Alleged Misconduct in Explosives-Related and Other Cases (April 1997)
Table of Contents

After viewing any of the following links, use your browser's GO/BACK function to return to this page.


I. The FBI Laboratory
A. Organization of the Laboratory
B. The Laboratory's Quality Assurance Plan and Accreditation
C. The Hiring of Non-Agent Examiners
D. Changing Legal Standards for Admissibility and Disclosure
II. Whitehurst and His Allegations
III. The OIG Investigation


I. Introduction
II. The Psinakis Case
A. Factual Background
B. Analysis of Rudolph's Conduct in Psinakis
III. The Laboratory's 1989 Reviews of Rudolph's Casework
A. Factual Background
B. Analysis of the 1989 Reviews
IV. The FBI OPR Investigation in 1991-92
V. The 1992 Corby Review
A. Factual Background
B. Analysis of the 1992 Corby Review
VI. The 1995 Corby Review
A. Factual Background
B. Analysis of Corby's 1995 Review
VII. Conclusion
A. Rudolph
B. Management

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of the Whitehurst Allegations
A. The Alleged Violation of Protocols
B. The Identification of Red Dot Smokeless Powder
C. Thurman's Testimony About the Explosives
D. Claims That Thurman Testified Outside His Expertise
E. Claims That Martz Misled the Jury About His Qualifications
F. Claims That Martz Improperly Testified About Smokeless
Powders Found in the Devices
G. Claims That Martz Improperly Analyzed Primers
H. Testimony by Martz About the Search at Moody's House
I. The Conduct of the Prosecutors
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Testimony of SSA David Williams in the Salameh Trial
A. FBI's Manufacture of Urea Nitrate
B. Williams' Opinions on Defendants' Capacity to Manufacture
Urea Nitrate and on the Explosive Used in the Bombing
C. Williams' Testimony Regarding the Attempt to Modify
Whitehurst's Dictation
D. Other Allegations
III. Pre-Trial Issues
A. Specimen Q23
B. Specimen Q65
C. Other Matters Involving Williams
D. Allegation Concerning SSA Haldimann
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
A. The Laboratory Reports
B. Verbal Reports by Ronay
C. The Missile Strike
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
A. The Crime Scene
B. The Laboratory Analysis
C. The AConfessor
D. The Whitehurst Memorandum
E. The Trials
III. Analysis
A. Hahn's Testimony
B. Whitehurst's Conduct
IV. Conclusion
A. Hahn
B. Whitehurst
C. Kearney
D. Corby

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
A. The Claim that Martz Committed Perjury by Testifying
that He Authored the Testing Procedures
B. The Claim that Martz Misled the Court Concerning the
FSRU's Validation Study and Other Matters
C. The Claims That Martz Misled the Defense Concerning
His Erasure of Digital Data and Improperly Erased Digital Data
D. Criticism of Martz's Presentation
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. William's Report
A. Velocity of Detonation
B. Identification of the Explosive
C. Weight of the Explosive
D. Other Conclusions Concerning the Explosive Device
E. Bases for Conclusions
F. Restatement of AE Dictation
G. Other Allegations
III. Thurman's Review of Williams' Report
A. Specific Items in the Report
B. Thurman's Method of Review
IV. Martz's Examination of Evidence
V. Conclusion


I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
A. The Claim that Thurman Misled the Jury or Deprived
Kikumura of a Fair Trial
B. The Claim that Thurman Improperly Failed to Disclose
Aspects of His Education or Training
C. Claims that Thurman Improperly Testified Outside His
D. Claims that Thurman Improperly Testified about the Possible
Use of Other Materials in Explosive Devices
E. Other Aspects of Thurman's Testimony
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Discussion
A. Publication of the Article
B. The Allegation that Mohnal and Ronay Rebuffed Burmeister
C. The Laboratory's 1995 Response to Burmeister's Concerns
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Alteration of Whitehurst's Dictation
A. Background
B. Analysis
III. Burmeister's Allegation
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. Factual Background
III. Analysis of Laboratory Reports
A. Category One
B. Category Two
C. Category Three
D. The Remaining 21 Laboratory Reports
IV. Conclusion

I. Introduction
II. The Reporting of Metals-Related Examinations
A. Improper Wire Gauging
B. The La Familia Case
C. The Peter Mauchlin Case
III. Alcee Hastings Matter
A. The Background to the Investigating Committee Proceedings
B. Malone's Testimony before the Investi's Testimony
D. Analysis
IV. Conclusion


I. Introduction
II. Analysis of Whitehurst's Allegations
A. The Claim that the FBI Improperly Punished Whitehurst for
His Conduct in the Psinakis Case
B. The Claim that the FBI Ignored and Covered Up
Whitehurst's Allegations Concerning Software Theft and Assault
C. Referral for Psychiatric Examination and Counseling
D. The Claim that the FBI Improperly Investigated Whitehurst
for Disclosure of Confidential Information
E. The Claim that the FBI Improperly Disclosed Henthorn
Material Concerning Whitehurst
F. The Claim that the FBI Punished Whitehurst by Reassigning
Him to the Paints and Polymers Program
G. Other Evidence of Retaliatory Intent
III. Conclusion

I. Individuals Central to Whitehurst's Allegations or Whose Conduct
is Criticized in this Report
A. Terry Rudolph
B. Roger Martz
C. J. Thomas Thurman
D. David Williams
E. Richard Hahn
F. Robert Heckman
G. Wallace Higgins
H. Alan R. Jordan
I. Michael Malone
J. J. Christopher Ronay
K. Robert Webb
II. Laboratory Management
A. Charles Calfee
B. Kenneth Nimmich
C. James Kearney
D. John Hicks
E. Alan T. Robillard
III. Other Individuals
A. Roger Asbury
B. Edward Bender
C. Louis J. Freeh
D. Donald Haldimann
E. Ronald Kelly
F. Lynn Lasswell
G. Richard Laycock
H. Thomas Mohnal
I. Bruce McCord
J. Mark Olson
K. Howard Shapiro
V. Frederic Whitehurst

I. ASCLD/LAB Accreditation and External Review
II. Restructuring the Explosives Unit
III. Principal and Auxiliary Examiners
IV. Report Preparation
V. Adequate Peer Review
VI. Case Documentation
VII. Record Retention
VIII. Examiner Training and Qualification
IX. Examiner Testimony
X. Protocols
XI. Evidence Handling
XII. The Role of Management

I. ASCLD/LAB Accreditation and External Review
II. Restructuring the Explosives Unit
III. Principal and Auxiliary Examiners
IV. Report Preparation
V. Adequate Peer Review
VI. Case Documentation
VII. Record Retention
VIII. Examiner Training and Qualification
IX. Examiner Testimony
X. Protocols
XI. Evidence Handling
XII. The Role of Management


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Did This White Cop Rape 13 Black Women?
Goldie Taylor
12.10.151:00 AM ET

Daniel Holtzclaw should be a household name. He should be on the front page of every newspaper in the country. His criminal trial should be featured in the A-blocks of national news broadcasts.

We should be able recognize him on sight. We should be able to number and name the horrendous crimes he allegedly committed. Should he ever walk the streets again, he should enjoy not a single moment of anonymity.
Daniel Holtzclaw, 28, of Oklahoma City is pictured in this undated handout photo obtained by Reuters December 7, 2015.
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Holtzclaw, a 28-year-old former Oklahoma City police officer, is an alleged sexual predator who prosecutors say used his badge to rape at least 13 women over a seven-month period. The alleged victims of his increasingly brazen pattern of attacks, prosecutors say, included an underage girl and a grandmother. Ranging in age from 17 to 57, all but one are black and all live in the same poverty-stricken, predominantly African-American neighborhood in the northeast section of the city.

They were picked because they were black and poor. They were picked because the perpetrator thought nobody would give a damn. It’s been two days since the jury began its deliberations, and there is a growing unease about the potential for a not-guilty verdict.

On Wednesday morning, eight men and four women filed into an Oklahoma courtroom and began their third day of deliberations. As of this writing, there has been no verdict. If convicted, Holtzclaw could face life in prison for 36 felony charges of rape, forcible oral sodomy, burglary, and sexual battery. It is worth noting that while the city population is nearly 40 percent minority, the jury panel is all white.

Some of the accusers—Buzzfeed documented their testimony on Wednesday—said the officer violated them in their own homes while wearing his department-issued uniform. One woman testified that after Holtzclaw ran her name and found an active warrant, he took her to an abandoned school where he raped her. Another said she was forced to perform sex acts on the side of the road. Another said she was sexually violated while handcuffed to a hospital bed. Investigators said they found DNA, from what some believe is an unknown 14th victim, inside the crotch of his uniform.

The last accuser to testify was only 17 when, she said, Holtzclaw raped her on her mother’s porch just after dark. The officer first told her he needed to search her for drugs, she testified. He first groped her under her clothes before pushing his fingers into her vagina, she said, then he unzipped the fly of his trousers and raped her. The youngest of the accusers—some of them suspected of prostitution or drug possession, others with an active warrant—she wondered out loud: “What kind of police do you call on the police?”

For too many, living on the margins and with no real voice in the system, the answer is: nobody.

At 6-foot-1 and 260 pounds, the former Eastern Michigan football player allegedly used threats of violence and arrest to ensure their silence. Holtzclaw was apparently betting on that. He was apparently betting that, if they ever talked, we wouldn’t care. Once arrested and headed for trial, he had to be banking on at least a majority white jury. Three black men were reportedly struck from the jury panel.

He didn’t go after doctors, lawyers, housewives, and schoolteachers in a white suburb, Assistant District Attorney Lori McConnell said. Holtzclaw allegedly targeted and preyed on women he apparently thought no one would believe, women who didn’t have the power to push an investigation or to demand his arrest.

"Who will believe these women, and who will care?" McConnell said was Holtzclaw's attitude.

Indeed, in the end, most were afraid to come forward, afraid no one would believe them, afraid that they themselves would be arrested. They weren’t the kind of women who make for “good victims” on the evening news or on the witness stand. Even if identified, they would be hesitant to speak out.

It wasn’t until a 50-something-year-old grandmother came forward that detectives took a real interest in the case. She said Holtzclaw “snickered” and “grinned” as he forced her into oral sodomy during a traffic stop.

“‘Oh, my God, he’s going to kill me,’” she testified. “That’s what I kept saying to myself.”

Holtzclaw was placed on administrative leave and eventually arrested, after investigators used GPS tracking devices to corroborate the accusers’ stories. He was fired in January 2015.

All too often, despite the presence of physical evidence, as a society we refuse to believe black women can be victims or survivors of sexual violence. The scales are further tipped when the assailant is wearing a badge. After all, he was an officer of the law and they were a collection of suspected prostitutes and drug addicts.

The Holtzclaw defense team, which has denied the charges, is banking on the notion that an all-white jury won’t believe the accusers and that they will believe any sexual acts that took place were consensual. Invariably, over the course of the trial, the accusers were cast as liars and criminals whose testimony could not be trusted. Meanwhile, his defense attorneys described Holtzclaw as a model police officer who had been on the force for three years and was an “all-American good guy.”
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Curiously, the case—the allegations, the investigation, and the trial—has largely escaped widespread media coverage. The silence, save for a spate of bloggers and a handful of news stories about the trial, has been deafening. The women, the case, the horrific nature of the crimes allegedly committed by a sworn officer have been all but invisible.

In too many newsrooms, a story doesn’t get real attention until a college football team threatens to walk out or thousands take to the streets in protest. Until a bridge or highway gets blocked or a hunger strike takes root in a statehouse, we’ve got other things to do. Unfortunately, we don’t take notice until somebody sets a drugstore on fire or a reporter gets arrested in a fast food restaurant. For too many of us, the story doesn’t get real attention until we think it could happen to us—until we can see ou

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Trump was very close friends with Roy Cohn (above), accused of running child abuse rings for the CIA.

Roy Cohn was Donald Trump's mentor.

The C.I.A., Mind control & Child Abuse.

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Carrabelle police officer arrested on sexual battery, child pornography charges
Updated: Thu 4:51 PM, Dec 17, 2015


A Carrabelle police officer is looking at termination after being charged with having sex with a minor and possession of child pornography.

CARRABELLE, Fla- A Carrabelle, Florida, police officer has been arrested by agents from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Glenn Darius Hampton May, 49, of Carrabelle, Fla. is facing one count of sexual battery on a child over 12 years old, but less than 18 years old, and four counts of possession of child pornography. May is a police officer with Carrabelle PD.

According to investigators, FDLE Agents began investigating May in October at the request of Carrabelle Police Chief Gary Hunnings after Hunnings received an allegation about May having sex with an underage female. May has been on administrative leave since that time.
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hree Honduran Women Sue Federal Government After Being Raped by Border Patrol Agent

Three Hondurans are suing the federal government for $3 million after they were sexually assaulted last year by an on-duty Border Patrol agent who has since killed himself, San Antonio Express-News reports.

The attack occurred when an adult woman and two girls illegally crossed the border in March 2014 and were encountered in Hidalgo County in Texas by U.S. Border Patrol Agent Esteban Manzanares, according to the lawsuit.

New details have emerged from the suit, which alleges the agent dragged, beat, choked and sexually assaulted one of the plaintiffs and her 15-year-old daughter.

The lawsuit also accused Manzanares of tying up another of the victims before sexually assaulting her and photographing her in the nude.
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Defense Lawyers Claim FBI Peddled Child Porn in Dark Web Sting
January 8, 2016 // 12:00 PM EST

On Tuesday, Motherboard reported that the FBI had carried out an “unprecedented” hacking campaign, in which the agency targeted at least 1,300 computers that were allegedly used to visit a site hosting child pornography.

While it looks like several of those already charged will plead guilty to online child pornography crimes, one defense team has made the extraordinary step of arguing to have their client's case thrown out completely. Their main argument is that the FBI, in briefly running the child pornography site from its own servers in Virginia, itself distributed an “untold” amount of illegal material.

“There is no law enforcement exemption, or statutory exemption for the distribution of child pornography,” Colin Fieman, one of the federal public defenders filing the motion to dismiss the indictment, claimed in a phone interview earlier this week. Jay Michaud, a Vancouver teacher arrested in July 2015, is also being represented by Linda Sullivan.


Fieman and Sullivan reason that if the methods of the investigation that supposedly identified his client “cannot be reconciled with fundamental expectations of decency and fairness,” then the indictment should be dismissed.
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Teen testifies she was repeatedly raped by police officer

Former Michigan police officer raped his teenage relative while watching ‘Family Guy’ with her, she testifies


Friday, January 22, 2016, 9:35 PM

Former police officer Troy Estree, 46, faces a potential life sentence if he's convicted. Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office
Former police officer Troy Estree, 46, faces a potential life sentence if he's convicted.

A Michigan police officer touched his teenage relative’s genitals and later raped her while watching “Family Guy,” she testified Wednesday.

The 17-year-old relative of former Emmett Township Public Safety Officer Troy Estree joined a 33-year-old relative who also testified in August that Estree sexually assaulted her in a hot tub while free on bond in the teen’s case, MLive reported. Estree gave the teen herpes when she performed oral sex on him, a pediatrician said in court Wednesday.

Prosecutors said the teen was 15 at the time Estree began sexually assaulting her — sometimes while on duty in the southern Michigan town near Kalamazoo, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer. The teen victim said she and Estree had been estranged for 13 years before the encounters and that she initially lied under oath because she worried they would lose contact again.

“I thought it was normal,” she said. “It was like a relationship thing. Now I know I had sex with [him], and it destroyed a whole family. It felt good. I had not had sex before and it felt good. I saw him more as a friend.”

The sexual encounters started in 2014, when she and Estree were watching the animated TV comedy “Family Guy,” the teen said. She didn’t try to resist because “if I said no he might walk out again,” she told the court.

“It started with him touching me up my leg and
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FBI employee accused of rape remained on job for months
Sheriff's officials in Porter County, Indiana, now say they informed the FBI last July that one of the bureau's employees had been implicated in a teenage rape case
Friday, January 29, 2016 06:29PM
CHICAGO -- Sheriff's officials in Porter County, Indiana, now say they informed the FBI last July that one of the bureau's employees had been implicated in a teenage rape case. Despite that, the employee remained on the job in Chicago for months.

As the I-Team first reported, FBI computer specialist James Luttinen told police last summer he was drunk when he had sex with a teenage relative who was babysitting his sons.
Chicago FBI employee charged with raping teen relative

Even though Indiana authorities now say they reported Luttinen to FBI officials in July, he continued working at the Chicago field office for nearly six months, according to sources familiar with the case.

Luttinen worked at the FBI's regional headquarters on Chicago's Near West Side. He wasn't a special agent, but did have a government security clearance since being hired in 2009 because he worked on federal law enforcement computers.

Police say the 33-year-old resident of Crown Point, Ind., admitted in July to having sex in his home with a teenage girl - a relative who was babysitting. The police report lays out in graphic details how Luttinen gave the girl alcohol and Jell-O shots and was drunk himself, along with very specific details that he admitted according to the report.

Paperwork was provided to FBI officials in Chicago in July, according to Porter County officials, but Luttinen continued working at the Chicago FBI office for nearly six months, according to sources familiar with the case.

According to a statement from Porter County, it was last July that "contact was made with the agency to make them aware of the allegations and copies of the report were faxed to them."

He was arrested a week ago Friday at the FBI office - with the FBI's assistance - charged with rape and is still being held on $100,000 bond.

The FBI now has him on administrative leave, according to a spokesman.

However, FBI officials in Chicago won't explain why Luttinen was not removed from his post when they were first informed of the rape admission last summer.

The FBI requires employs to self-report a wide range of personal conduct to their superiors - from name changes to bankruptcies to DUI's. Certainly rape would be on the list, and all federal agencies require those with security clearances to self-report.

Whether Luttinen did so is not clear, but the FBI knew about this. The question
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Secret discipline in cop’s sexual misconduct case no barrier to job


Published On: Feb 12 2016 11:17:25 PM EST Updated On: Feb 12 2016 11:53:18 PM EST

After a months-long public records battle with the city of Newburyport, 5 Investigates uncovered an internal affairs investigation into an embarrassing and potentially criminal act committed by a Newburyport police sergeant.

But charges were never pressed, and after failing a lie detector test and confessing, Newburyport police Sgt. Stephen Chaisson was allowed to quietly resign, records obtained by 5 Investigates Mike Beaudet show.

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That apparently helped him land a sensitive job as director of compliance and investigations for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's medical marijuana division.

It was a fortunate landing for a cop whose own supervisors were prepared to criminally charge him.

Chaisson's troubles started in September 2013 when a woman told police that she spotted a man masturbating in his truck parked on Newburyport's Water Street.

The woman told police that the man saw her looking at him and continued masturbating for a short time. She only got a partial license plate as he drove away, according to a police report.

Days after the incident, the witness returned to the police station, surprised to see that same truck outside

Her comments are recorded in a police report: "She asked did you get him???'
Soon after, Chaisson changed his license plate.

In a videotaped interview with police -- part of the records the city unsuccessfully fought from being released -- he denied it was him.

"I wasn't there that day," he said.

"So you didn't commit any sexual acts on Water Street?" he is asked by a police investigator.

"Absolutely not," he replied.

The video, which along with more than 100 pages of records were repeatedly ordered released by the secretary of state, show just how close Chaisson was to being charged.

"Minus the polygraph you were going to get charged today with a crime. We were going to charge you," the investigator told him, referring to his agreeing to take a lie detector test.

He was asked why he changed his plates.

"You've done some pretty weird things since this has came about," he was told.
"I changed my plate just 'cause she came in here," he said. "I just wanted it over with."

The records reveal that, days after that interview, Chaisson backed out of the lie detector test, only to agree to it later after being granted immunity.

He then proceeded to fail the test, and then in another recorded interview made a partial confession.

"It's embarrassing, but I had my belt undone," he said.

Chaisson admitted he was in the truck, but stopped short of saying he was masturbating.

"The only way I can really put it is I was playing with myself," he said. "I've undone my pants before, just usually on long drives, but I had a big breakfast."

"I wasn't looking to show anybody anything," he said.

The police investigation noted "there is enough circumstantial evidence to move forward with a criminal complaint" and the department "recommended that he be terminated."

But Chaisson was never charged or fired. He was allowed to resign.

"Why did the city fight so hard to keep this information secret?" Beaudet asked Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday.

"I don't think we fought hard to keep it secret. We were just following advice of counsel," she replied.

Beaudet asked City Marshal Mark Murray if Chaisson got special treatment because he was a police officer.

"Absolutely not," Murray replied.

"But there's no criminal charge. Isn't that special treatment?" Beaudet asked.
"No," Murray replied.

"Why not?" Beaudet asked.

"Because we didn't have the evidence to go forward," Murray replied.

The records include a detailed interview with the alleged victim, who was described as "very credible," but officials said she wouldn't testify in court, making the odds of a guilty verdict unlikely.

"What do you say to the public who sees this and says, 'Why wasn't he charged?’" Beaudet asked Murray. "I would have been charged."

"I can charge you, it doesn't mean I'm going to win in court," Murray said.
"If you had this same evidence with an average citizen, would that person be charged?" Beaudet asked.

"I can't answer that," Murray replied.

Mayor Holaday defended giving Chaisson immunity and letting him resign, saying it allowed the city to remove him from the force quickly. She also pointed out Chaisson never admitted to anything until after he was granted immunity.

"Any police officer who is found to be a liar, which is what ultimately came through in this case, is useless to the department," Holaday said.

But Chaisson is not useless to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he landed on the payroll in the sensitive job of policing the state's medical marijuana program.

Newburyport Police tell 5 Investigates the state never called for a reference.
"Is he really being held accountable fo
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March 4 2014

Alabama state trooper charged with raping woman while on duty gets six months in jail


Updated: Friday, March 4,

Samuel H. McHenry II pleaded

GREENVILLE, Ala. — An ex-Alabama state trooper who was accused of raping a woman while he was on duty was sentenced to six months in jail after he pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor sexual misconduct charge.

Felony charges of rape and sodomy against Samuel McHenry II were dismissed as part of a plea agreement he filed in Butler County District Court in Greenville.

McHenry’s Alabama Peace Officers’ Standards and Training Commission certification will be revoked and he’ll have to register as a sex offender, according to the plea agreement.


The plea deal comes amid increased national attention on allegations of sexual misconduct by law enforcement officers.

In a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, The Associated Press learned of about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for offenses including rape and propositioning citizens for sex while on duty.

The figure includes only officers whose licenses have been revoked. Not all states take such action, maintain accurate records or have a statewide system to decertify officers for misconduct.

In McHenry’s case, the trooper drove a woman away from the scene of a car accident the night of Dec. 6 and threatened to take her to jail if she didn’t have sex with him, according to a warrant.

The former trooper made the demands after he found pill bottles and an empty nasal spray bottle in her car at the accident scene, investigators have said.

McHenry drove the woman to a closed store after having sex with her, then let her out and drove off, investigators have said. Alabama Law Enforcement Agency spokesman Sgt. Steve Jarrett said McHenry began working as a trooper in 2009.

McHenry was ordered to report to the Butler County Jail by March 12 and pay court costs, fines and crime victims’ compensation fees.

Officials at the Alabama Attorney General’s Officer were not immediately available to comment on McHenry’s plea deal Friday morning.

“Both sides have to agree to it, so in that sense there was that discussion about is this acceptable to both sides,” said James Williamson, one of the attorneys who represented McHenry.

Williamson said state prosecutors offered McHenry the plea deal. Prosecutors and McHenry’s defense team reached an agreement after about three hours of negotiations, said Judge J. MacDonald Russell Jr., adding that judicial ethics rules prevent him from giving further details on the case.

“I suppose the court can always refuse a plea bargain but that’s not done very often,” he said. “I’ve never
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Deputy pleads guilty to child-porn distribution
Sunday March 13, 2016 1:25 PM


When federal agents searched Mark W. Wolfe's computer, they recovered 486 videos and 203 images of preteen girls and boys displaying their genitals and in some cases having sex with adults.

Authorities said those weren't the worst discoveries.

Wolfe, 50, a former Delaware County Sheriff's deputy who served as interim sheriff for five days in 2007, pleaded guilty Thursday, March 10, in U.S. District Court to one count of distribution of child pornography. The charge carries a maximum 20-year prison term. The plea agreement worked out by prosecutors
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Lawsuit by strip club dancers against San Diego police can advance, a judge rules

Exotic dancers who claim they were held against their will and photographed by San Diego police officers during a compliance raid can move forward with their lawsuit, a federal judge ruled this week.

The 24 dancers, who have worked at the Cheetahs or Expose strip clubs, claim the officers violated their constitutional rights during the raids July 15, 2013, and March 6, 2014.

According to the complaint, five to 15 police officers went to the clubs during the early-evening hours and ordered the dancers into a dressing room, where they were told to wait until called, the lawsuit said.
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The officers then questioned the dancers, who were scantily clad, checked their city-issued adult entertainer permits, asked about tattoos or piercings and photographed them.

The lawsuit claims some of the officers "made arrogant and demeaning comments to the entertainers and ordered them to expose body parts so that they could ostensibly photograph their tattoos."

The dancers say the process lasted more than an hour, and when several asked if they could leave, police threatened them with arrest and stationed officers at the exits, the suit says.

Lawyers for San Diego police asked the judge to dismiss the lawsuit, saying the search and seizure was reasonable as laid out by the city's permitting law, which allows police inspections of adult entertainment businesses. Police have said that cataloging tattoos is an easy way to identify dancers

U.S. District Judge M. James Lorenz disagreed, saying there are limits.

"Submitting photographs and providing identification during reasonable inspections, to avoid losing a permit, is qualitatively different than stripping down to undergarments, huddling in a dressing room for up to an hour, and submitting to a photo shoot that involved the exposure of intimate body parts, to avoid arrest," he wrote.

The judge is also allowing the lawsuit to go forward on a false-imprisonment claim and a Monell claim, which can hold supervisors liable for the actions of lower-ranking officers if it can be proven that the behavior
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