* 36. Both Defendants have been previously sued for violating citizens’ civil rights under 42 U.S.C. 1983.
From the current lawsuit below.
Yes, they certainly have. The actual lawsuit will come tomorrow.
Lancaster City Police Officer Brandon McCormick and his brother, City Police Officer Christopher McCormick, have been sued again in Federal Court! Fire both of these officers today!
Please check back for this developing story!
THE CHIEF HAS TO KNOW HOW TO SOLVE CRIMES!
Click here for the link in the screenshot below to register and if you need language help, the city says to submit a request to firstname.lastname@example.org, including your name, the language needed, and your contact information (email and/or phone number), or call (717) 517-5738.
Tell the police to submit Erma Kaylor’s killer’s DNA to Parabon! Do it today along with the other unsolved murders where you have DNA. And if Captain Mike Winters can’t solve these murders then put someone else in charge who can! How hard is that?
1-23 UPDATE –The $40,000 paid by the city in the federal lawsuit of Sha-ki Staten v. City of Lancaster, Etal is so low I am thinking it may be the city’s deductible and the insurance company paid out more over and above that amount. If you are in jail for 10 months, you lose your job, you lose your house or apartment, you lose your car, you lose your life as you knew it. I can not imagine settling such a strong case for $40,000.
I will put in a Right-to-Know request to the city for their deductible under their police liability policy and will report back.
FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST THE VILLAGE
Warning: Explicit language.
This amount seems very low to me. What do you think? Click here for the original article on this site about this federal law suit.
The city’s YouTube channel is here. If you want to read the below Facebook post in Spanish click here.
UPDATE 1-19 –Thank you very much to the commenters keeping us informed on what is going on with the Republican Party and their candidates! It is so important.
Please see the comments under this post and check back later today.
HYPOCRITES & LIARS!
LNP Executive Editor Tom Murse and Opinion Editor Suzanne Cassidy
Did you see how the LNP is trying to quote Martin Luther King JR and act all high and mighty about racial and economic justice? ROTFL! I called them out on it because I can not think of an even worse company that does the opposite of everything they say.
Part of a comment into this site today.
They are absolute hypocrites and liars and I will prove that in the upcoming weeks and in a book. I am making phone calls this afternoon. Please check back tomorrow.
Brandon is the younger brother of Sgt. Chris McCormick.
From the Lancaster City Police Facebook page when Brandon McCormick was hired (click here). He is the subject of the below federal lawsuit.
This is simply unbelievable. From the police website there is this (click here):
The Training department is headed by Sgt. Christopher McCormick and is an integral part of the department hiring process. Sgt. McCormick arranges all training for officers and civilians in the department. Training can vary from simple classroom instruction to hands on firearm, first aid / CPR training, and use of force training.
Chris McCormick was also named in a federal lawsuit (click here) and also involved in the two violent arrests pictured above (click here). How is this possible? He is in charge of all training? Who watches the police in Lancaster?
On this Martin Luther King Jr. Day do you remember the below lawsuit (the original is here)? This settled in December. I will put in a Right-to-Know request with the city to see how much they paid. Can you imagine everything this man lost being in Lancaster County prison for 10 months? What has happened to the officer?
Is it my imagination or after years of not seeing any suspects from the Lancaster Safety Coalition cameras – or seeing a few ridiculously blurred images – suddenly the pictures are very good as in the below photo? This is an alleged car thief (click here and if you recognize him please contact the police per the press release instructions). There will be more on the cameras coming.
* Click here for the Lancaster City Police Department’s new recruitment website.
DELAYS, DELAYS, DELAYS!
Sleep issues delay delivery of today’s LIP News! You don’t need to know anything else!
* The “Statement of Facts” from LNP’s lawsuit (appeal of a Right to Know denial) against the city is below (click here for the full suit on the Prothonotary’s Office).
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
LNP SUES THE CITY
Christopher Bower’s updated docket is below. The bail amount is listed as 10% of $10,000 or $1,000! How is that possible?
Please check back later today.
Christopher Bower is the man who threw a woman from a car. He was in custody today. Extremely low bail was set and he is free as a bail bondsman posted his bail. I have the Criminal Complaint from District Judge Bruce Roth’s office but it is barely legible. Is that on purpose?
According to Roth’s office, someone from court administration called their office yesterday and said they had to release the documents. The fact that he was not in custody and had a warrant against him did not give them a legal reason to withhold public information. No one told me until today! I did call court administration yesterday and followed up with an email regarding the situation.
There will be much more tomorrow. Unbelievable!
TOM MURSE NEEDS TO RESIGN!
LNP slams Lloyd Smucker and tells him to resign twice (click here)! Do you think Lloyd will listen? LOL!
** Why hasn’t interim Lancaster Police Chief John Bey released information on this man?According to his docket he is 34-years-old and white. According to the sheriff’s office this morning he weighs approximately 150 pounds and has blue eyes. The public needs more information!
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
WARRANT FOR BOWER
I called District Judge Bruce Roth’s office this morning requesting the Affidavit of Probable Cause for Christopher Bower. I was told that this could not be released because there is a criminal warrant for his arrest. I have several calls in to various offices.
If you recall, it was reported on a reliable social media source that a woman had been thrown from a vehicle in the city and suffered severe head trauma. This has not been reported by the police or news media. I did a docket search for the date of the crime and found Bower’s docket where he is charged with a first degree felony for, “Aggravated Assault – Attempts to cause SBI or causes injury with extreme indifference.”
Whether he is the man who threw the woman from the car or not, this is a dangerous man and the public needs more information to get this man off the street and arrested under the warrant.
Please check back for this developing story.
WHO STOLE THE MONEY? – 3
Heather Adam’s does what Josh Parsons tells her. There was no missing money and no investigation was ever turned over to AG.
This comment in yesterday.
Is this possible? Did District Attorney Heather Adams turn an investigation into $150,000 stolen money over to the PA Attorney General’s Office or not?
I am hot on the trail of the person who stole $150,000 from the Lancaster County Drug Task Force. The PA Attorney General’s Office – not so much. I sent a third request email today and left a second voicemail looking for a status on their over six-month investigation into the missing money. Their email response today with no name attached (see below for the response today and the original email is below that):
Apologies for the delay. We have no comment at this time.
This is not satisfactory! This is their job! They are supposed to be good at this. I will follow-up in a week. Someone stole $150,000 from the Lancaster DA’s office and the last I checked that’s a crime and the people of Lancaster deserve answers and their money back!
** Part of the police press release linked to immediately below.
* The Lancaster City Police have put up a long post about a stabbing on Saturday (click here).
HOW IS BEY DOING?
Where are the police logs? Will new interim police chief John Bey finally tell us who threw a woman from a car?
There is a serious law enforcement communication problem in Lancaster. A number of Lancaster Police Officers, including Captain Todd Umstead, retired as the new year came in. The District Attorney’s spokesman, Brett Hambright, stated this past Friday was his last day.
Who is keeping the public informed? Is Christopher Bower the man who threw a female from a car in the city (see his docket below)? I’m not sure but his crime is the closest I found and he certainly did something very serious to be charged with a first degree felony.
I posted this two days ago (the screenshot below was taken this morning):
There has been nothing official released by the police or DA’s office. How is the victim? If it was Bower, the case is listed as “inactive” and there is no mention of bail which normally means he is/was not in custody. What did Bower do and why don’t we know? Is he on the loose? The public needs answers!
Say what? Boy, am I out of it. I’ve never even heard of most of them!
YOU CAN KEEP “SUGAR COOKIE!”
Since there was a brief discussion about pets under this post, I’m going out on a limb and making a lot of people angry by saying “Sugar Cookie” makes me extremely nervous (click here). She is obviously part pit bull which is not mentioned. According to the video:
— “She is not a fan of fur balls so a home with no cats would be best.”
— “She is also picky about canine companions.”
— “She would do best with children who are at least 13 years of age or older.”
Excuse me? That’s a lot of warnings! This makes me extremely, extremely nervous. Obviously if you go to the SPCA they can fill you in on what they know about the dog’s background – but this is scary.
I do not want to hear from pittie lovers!
Please check back later today for more serious news.
** The below screenshot was taken at approximately 2:00 o’clock pm today. Why hasn’t this been in the news? Where are the police? Where is LNP? Who did it? Have they been charged? Isn’t this attempted murder? Please check back tomorrow.
*** BREAKING NEWS ***
* LNP has been using their former court reporter, Brett Hambright, to “cover” the courthouse for them for years. It was terribly unethical. What will they do now?
UP THE REWARD TODAY!
A $5,000 reward for a cat; a $1,000 reward in the brutal murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor. What is wrong with these pictures?
I have kept this site on national news for the last several days. People are not taking Trump’s assault on democracy and his attempted coup seriously. They think somehow this deranged, insane individual will be stopped by decency and democratic principles.
I am stating this man is a serious threat to our country and he needs to be stopped now! Take his threats very seriously and stop this man now!
Wow! Just wow! Good for you, Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger!
1-3 UPDATE – TREASON!
I spent the day in shock over the “antics” of President Trump. I cannot wait until he is in jail.
Back to Lancaster news tomorrow.
* Oh, good lord. Just what we need today. Then get off the road, Puryear! OMG!
THE CURSE OF MURSE – 2!
A twitter retweet by LNP opinion editor Suzanne Cassidy.
You better be careful, Suzanne, you know LNP executive editor Tom Murse fired reporter Tom Knapp for talking badly about Trump. And of course the tweet is correct and what Trump is trying to do to our democracy is an outrage. I don’t know why we bothered to have an election – why don’t we just let Vice President Mike Pence decide who the next president will be? [Absolute satire].
And speaking of Murse, I don’t know how I will be able to put up with another year of this hypocritical, unethical joke of an editor – but there will be more on that to come.
A man was stabbed to death on December 29th in the city and his killer is still walking the streets (he stayed on the scene which apparently in Lancaster is enough for a free card for murder). We will see what new interim police chief John Bey does about this! And where in the hell is LNP, Murse?
I don’t mean to be negative. Shortly we will have a new president who will return decency and humanity to that office. And the vaccines should put covid-19 on the short track. Here’s hoping for a great New Year!
Wow wasn’t expecting that! This gets weirder and weirder. You may already be aware, but the police were also called to the 400 block of Arrowhead back in July 2020 for a death investigation, which was ruled a suicide. It was an elderly man, looks like it was his grandfather.
This comment in.
Click here for, “Death ruled suicide after police investigate in Warwick Township Thursday [update].” Hulse’s grandfather, Soreno A. Auker, died on July 16, 2020 (click here).
MISSING A LOT!
This comment in today:
Not sure why this is an “exclusive”, it is a google map!!! And this isn’t difficult, he hit the guy, felt uncontrollable guilt and tried to kill himself. Or do you have another conspiracy theory I’m missing.
Perhaps you should check your dates. According to the police he stabbed himself on September 9th. The hit and run happened on December 18th so your theory is out the window.
This is an exclusive because I followed up with the NLCRPD on a vicious stabbing when no other media did and they responded that the life-threatening injuries were self-inflicted. I stated several days ago that I had figured out who this person was. I could not believe it yesterday when his name went up as being the hit and run driver.
You are missing a lot!
* Below is a google view of 401 Arrowhead drive and a close-up of Hulse’s garage. According to county records, the home is owned by his late grandfather, Soreno A. Auker.
Derek M. Hulse, 36, lives at 401 Arrowhead Drive and is the man the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department reported stabbed himself with life-threating injuries on September 9th of this year.
I will come back to Jonathan Luna and the Lititz man who in September the police said stabbed himself multiple times causing life-threatening injuries tomorrow.
There is a special meeting of city council tonight beginning at 6:00 pm. Council is scheduled to vote on the proposed budget for 2021. The agenda is below and it should be livestreamed on the city’s YouTube channel (click here).
OPEN HIS FILE!
Speaking of Jonathan Luna, as I have several times in the last few days, there is this LNP article this morning (click here). It is simply unbelievable that District Attorney Heather Adams is arguing that his autopsy should remain sealed after 17 years. Unbelievable!
— Doing some research this afternoon. Please check back tomorrow.
** I think it is important that the public see the names and pictures of the District Judges in Lancaster County because it is an elected position. At left is Edward A. Tobin who according to Saner’s docket (see the post immediately below) presided at his preliminary arraignment and set his bail as unsecured, meaning Saner did not have to put up a penny to get out of jail.
Oh, and look here! An LNP article by Tom Murse, who is now the executive editor of LNP titled, “Law forces candidate for judge to quit job,” about Tobin (click here). How in the world do these lawbreakers get elected to be a District Judge? What an absolute disgrace!
BLATANT WHITE PRIVILEGE!
* This is a blatant example of white privilege (see Ryan Lee Saner’s docket below). Click here to read all the drugs, cash and guns they found. Five felonies and he is free on $500,000 unsecured bail apparently set by District Judge Edward A. Tobin filling in for Stuart J. Mylin. $500,000 sounds like a lot but he did not have to put up one penny to get out of jail on unsecured bail. If this man was black he would be in jail on $500,000 cash bail!
WHAT HAS LNP DONE?
Former district attorney and now judge, Craig Stedman (left) and former police chief Keith Sadler (click here for the LNP editorial).
Has LNP confronted the issue of race in Lancaster? They’ve had over six years since they ran the above editorial!
Lancaster Detective, now Captain, Todd Umstead going door to door with seven other detectives in the 200 block of West Vine Street supposedly looking for information on the brutal murder of 83-year-old Erma Kaylor that happened four months earlier in her home on the block. What a show those detectives put on and WGAL ate it up (click here). What a sad joke.
There will be more to come.
* The York Daily Record has begun a series on unsolved murders in York County (click here). Please note the last item in their below list of ways to give tips to the police. Good for you, Mayor!
Remember when LNP was also doing a series on unsolved murders? And then executive editor Tom Murse fired reporter Tom Knapp and that was the end of that!
WHAT ABOUT THE KNIFE?
The NLCRPD the investigation is now concluded with a reasonable degree of certainty with the finding extensive injuries were self-inflicted by the victim within his own course of conduct.
The final sentence to the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department’s (NLCRPD) press release on the vicious stabbing on September 9th of this year (click here).
Do you know what is missing from this report? The knife! There is absolutely no information about the knife.
*** Pease note that in the graphs below, the applicants shown have passed the physical test. These graphs indicate the numbers after the physical test according to Captain Umstead.
** This comment in:
Applicants for Police Officer positions are few and far between everywhere. I wonder why!
That is not necessarily true as proven by this graphic supplied by the police during the budget hearings on Saturday, December 5th (click here and it begins at approximately 2:53:23 into the video).
I apologize for the poor quality. From the top left it is 2016 Hiring Process; to the right 2017 Hiring Process and on the bottom row it is 2018 on the left and 2019 on the right. The four categories in the 2016 graph beginning at the left are “Passed Written Test,” “Didn’t apply/Withdrew,” “Disqualified” and “Hired.” In the remaining three graphs for 2017, 2018 and 2019 there are five categories and they break out the “Didn’t apply – in black” and “Withdrew – in yellow.”
So, what is going wrong?
SEVEN NEW OFFICERS
* UPDATE – As previously reported on this site, seven new Lancaster city police officers were sworn in yesterday. You can see them all on the Crime Watch site – click here. Some of these men have absolutely no previous association with Lancaster city or county. What in the world is going on?
WHO STOLE THE MONEY?
Who stole $150,000 from the District Attorney’s Office Drug Task Force safe? Does anyone care? Will District Attorney Heather Adams give the public an update? Did she really turn this over to the Attorney General’s office? Where does their investigation stand?
Geez. These guys are supposed to be experts at solving crimes. So who stole the money?
What a day! Justo Smoker was charged with the six month old murder of 18-year-old Linda Stoltzfoos whose body has never been found and the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department determined that a horrific stabbing in September was self-inflicted by the victim (shades of Jonathan Luna?).
The below is a portion of the updated police release by the NLCRPD (the entire original release is here):
The NLCRPD has concluded the investigation into this incident after interviews with over a dozen associated persons, collection of over 53 items of evidence, execution of numerous search warrants for a seized vehicle, electronic evidence and medical records, and toxicology reports. The scene of this incident was subject to capture by NLCRPD body worn camera (BWC) images of the initial sweep of the home, blood spatter and trailing to the basement of the home where the male was found semi-nude in a sitting position covered with blood. The victim a male age 36, was struggling to speak and found sitting in a darkened room at the bottom of a stairway. The home contained assorted drug paraphernalia including small amounts of marijuana and methamphetamine. Investigation and interviews determined that following a period of illicit drug ingestion, the victim felt he inflicted the injuries upon himself.
This posture adopted by the victim was consistent with the information known to the investigators. This included the home being secure upon arrival of the initial responding officers, the existing forensic , the outcomes of the interviews and other processes associated with the investigation. In addition, other information not subject to disclosure by statutory requirements as non-public information supports this theory of the mechanics of the injuries and forms a secondary basis for the conclusions arrived at by investigators.
The NLCRPD the investigation is now concluded with a reasonable degree of certainty with the finding extensive injuries were self-inflicted by the victim within his own course of conduct.
There will be more tomorrow.
The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (NLCRPD) has updated their press release on the man found on Route 501 (click here). I will follow-up with them today with a second email requesting an update on the horrific September 9th stabbing.
I will also follow-up on my email to the PA Attorney General’s Office for an update on their investigation into the stolen $150,000 from the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Drug Task Force.
** And yesterday this happened (click here for the original of the police press release):
NLCRPD patrols were dispatched to the intersection of Route 501 and East Newport Road for a report of a man down on the roadway, subject was reported to be unresponsive. NLCPRD patrols arrived in less than one minute and found a male suffering from lacerations and extensive bleeding. The subject was unable to be interviewed due to the level of consciousness and medical conditions requiring immediate emergency treatment. The subject was transported by EMS for hospital based emergency medical care. No further information concerning the victim or his condition is available at this time.
Officer Brayden Brandt is the investigating officer with the continuing investigations since It is undetermined if the injuries were sustained as a result of a hit and run crash involving this pedestrian or by other means.
Anyone with further information or persons who may have witnessed this incident are requested to contact the NLCRPD at NLCRPD Police Dispatch: (717) 664-1180 or (800) 957-2677. Other information may be submitted at the tips portion of nlcrpd.org at Crimewatch
* Arriving NLCRPD patrols found the rear door of the residence unlocked and made several announcements prior to entering the residence. After entry the officers observed blood smears and blood trailing on various residential surfaces. The officers then checked the homes basement where they located a blood soaked and unresponsive adult male victim suffering from multiple stab wounds. NLCRPD requested EMS assistance with the transport of the victim to an undisclosed medical treatment facility for treatment of life-threatening injuries.
From the police press release on September 9th of this year and linked to below.
I don’t know who you think you are, Police Chief David Steffen, but this is unacceptable. Your job is to serve and protect the public and you are not doing so.
Thank you for continuing to follow up and post about the September attempted murder/murder. I can’t believe something like this happened in Lititz and it barely got any attention. Doesn’t seem like anyone’s been arrested, but yet they also don’t seem to be seeking info or tips from the public either. I understand not being able to release sensitive information in an active case, but this one seems to have been kept bizarrely quiet.
This comment in yesterday.
Exactly! I simply cannot believe it either! We are talking about the below article from this site based on this press release from the Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department (the original of the below article is here):
OMG! It has happened again. The Northern Lancaster County Regional Police Department will not tell the public anything. Click here for the LNP story shown at left and here for the police press release LNP rewrote. There is still an attempted murder (or possible murder) from September that they have refused to update the public on. There will be more tomorrow along with today’s promised story.
* As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, the below email was sent to PA Attorney General Josh Shapiro’s press office this morning. The link to the LNP article is here.
12-18 UPDATE –What else should interim Lancaster Police Chief John Bey be doing? Oh, there is so much… Please check back later today.
*** My long held theory is in the comments.
** John Tarik Bey, Lancaster’s interim police chief, and his wife, Elizabeth. They married on October 4, 2015. The photos are from his wife’s Facebook page. This supports a theory I have long held.
* What pisses me off is that the DA doesn’t give a shit about all that stolen money. Enough money to have Parabon test the DNA available in all of Lancaster’s unsolved murders. Part of a personal comment into this site. What an excellent point! I promised to follow-up on the stolen $150,000 from the DA’s office Drug Task Force and I will and I will report back. Thank you for writing!
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