WHO POLICES THE POLICE?Posted on October 13th, 2012 8 comments
—– hey how about given me a tip on how stop being harassed by a detective, I have tried turning myself in after a warrant was issued, I have done the preliminary trial thing, I am waiting for a jury trial what more can i do. Who polices the police. Should I address the Mayor, State Police, FBI?
—– I just don’t understand they answer to no one, do what they want – harass, threaten, cause bodily injury and we as the tax paying public have no recourse.
—– thank you for the email I will contact the Dept. of Justice and the ACLU to see if they can help.
A series of comments posted this week on the Lancaster City Police Facebook page.
This man has been asking for help for months. I have held the story because he recently had his preliminary hearing and is going to trial. The idea was that it was best to wait.
But he has been so public about it that it’s time to address it and I will next week. I have written several articles about the detective in question and he should have lost his job years ago.
Who polices the police in Lancaster? It should be the press, but the Lancaster Newspapers go beyond not covering the incompetence and corruption in the police department – they purposely ignore it and look the other way. It is unconscionable – absolutely unconscionable!
I will also be going to the Department of Justice and the State Attorney General’s office on Monday regarding one of the unsolved murders.
It’s amazing this detective has time to harass a member of the public when there are so many unsolved murders and crimes in Lancaster! I’ll take a look at the more recent ones tomorrow.
8 responses to “WHO POLICES THE POLICE?”
anonymous2 October 13th, 2012 at 15:52
He needs to contact the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of PA. They have the power to investigate local law enforcement.
Depending on his race/ethnicity, he might also contact the ACLU. And WGAL while he is at it.
Good ideas! I have found with the PA State Attorney General’s Office they say they can’t step in unless the DA in the county requests them to. Any thoughts?
Any news if they arrested anybody in the city’s latest shooting? The crime took place on the 900 block of South Duke Street on Saturday morning a little after midnight. The only place I could find any news on it was WGAL.com and they said very little. They have access to video surveillance on virtually every corner of the city and yet have a dismal rate of solving violent offenses.
By “they” I mean the police department.
I saw that on WGAL early this morning and have been waiting all day for it to show up on Lancaster Online. Maybe LNP figures if they don’t report them no one will know or question it when no one gets arrested.
Just checked again – not on Lancaster Online!
It’s the weekend,you really don’t expect them to solve anything today, tommorw….hell next week for that matter do you? LOL if they don’t report it it won’t count.
How was the detective harrassing this person? Am I missing something? At any rate, Police agencies (city police, State Police, Attorney General, etc) do not police each other unless there is a criminal act. It sounds like this is an ethics issues. Here is a list of where I would start/end. If you don’t get satisfaction with one, go to the next.
Lancaster City Police Office of Professional Standards: http://www.lancasterpolice.com/contact/complaint-procedures/
Lancaster City Council: http://www.cityoflancasterpa.com/lancastercity/cwp/view.asp?a=1189&q=619818
Lancaster County District Attorney: http://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/da/site/default.asp
State Ethics: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/home/8992 (although normally reserved for elected officials, they do address all sorts of complaints involving ethics)
PA Chiefs of Police: http://www.pachiefs.org/
And if all else fails, hire an attorney.