Mattis Claims US Not Involved in War on Syria

Mattis Claims US Not Involved in War on Syria



by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)



Trump escalated US aggression Obama launched. As defense secretary, Mattis is in charge of waging it.



Saying Washington isn’t “engaged” in the war belies years of US-led terror-bombing, its rape of Raqqa, its cold-blood slaughter of countless thousands of Syrian civilians, its support for ISIS and other terrorist groups.



Commenting on US warplanes massacring around 100 Syrian and allied forces in Deir Ezzor on February 7, Mattis lied calling it “self-defense, adding “(o)bviously we are not getting engaged in the Syrian civil war.”



No civil war exists. Obama launched naked US aggression on a sovereign independent nation threatening no one. Trump escalated what he began, opposing conflict resolution instead of supporting it.



On Friday, AMN news said “US-backed forces have launched an all-out offensive against the Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary groups near two government-held towns in Deir Ezzor province,” adding:



“Moments ago, opposition sources began to report that forces of the US-led Deir Ezzor Military Council began storming positions of the Syrian Army and National Defense Forces at the government-held towns of Khashim and Tabiyyah on the eastern shore of the Euphrates River as part of a determined assault to capture the settlements.”



The offensive is being conducted by the so-called Deir Ezzor Military Council (DEMC), separate from undemocratic Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – comprised of Kurdish YPG fighters and Arab terrorists.



Nearly all DEMC fighters are Arab terrorists, likely ISIS and al-Nusra elements, AMN saying they’re “on the payroll of the US Department of State and under the direct strategic guidance of the Pentagon” – waging Washington’s ground offensive for regime change along with SDF fighters.



AMN said the offensive hadn’t so far achieved gains.



Separately, the neocon CIA house organ Washington Post deplorably accused Russia of “bad faith” in Syria.



Its operations are combatting US-supported terrorists – on the side of the angels against US-backed devils.



WaPo cited Kurdish commander General Hassan, falsely claiming the US-led Wednesday terror-bombing of Syrian and allied forces followed intelligence reports that a government attack was coming.



Its forces in the area were conducting a reconnaissance mission. Nothing suggested they intended to attack SDF troops. Hassan lied, claiming his forces were attacked by tank and artillery fire.



According to WaPo, the Pentagon “showed its overwhelming military dominance in the areas it controls in eastern Syria,” adding: 



“Russian-backed forces paid dearly for their unprovoked and, it seems, deceitful attack.”



No Russian-backed forces attack occurred, “deceitful” or otherwise. Premeditated US aggression was launched on government reconnaissance troops, further escalating conflict, added proof showing Washington wants endless war, not resolution.



As long as Russia fails to challenge US aggression forcefully, these incidents will continue and escalate – heading toward full-scale US war on Syria unless stopped before things spin out-of-control.



VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.



My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”



http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html


Source Article from https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/234459-2018-02-09-mattis-claims-us-not-involved-in-war-on-syria.htm?EdNo=001&From=RSS

First Solid Evidence That Obama Was Directly Involved In Hillary Clinton’s Email Investigation

Most of us who have been watching the biggest political scandal in our country’s history unfold over the past year — the politicization of our federal law enforcement and intelligence institutions to spy on a rival presidential campaign — never for one second believed that the 44th president was completely in the dark.

To believe that President Obama didn’t know that the bogus “Trump dossier” bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign was an opposition research document and not an intelligence report is the epitome of misplaced trust.

To accept that, somehow, Obama’s top FBI and Justice Department officials could hide from him the fact that they misrepresented the dossier as an intelligence document so they could get a surveillance warrant from the FISA court to spy on a rival political campaign is akin to accepting unicorns, Middle Earth, and Arizona coastline as real things.

But until now there hasn’t been any direct evidence to prove that Obama was in on that.

Until now.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., head of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, just received a new batch of text messages exchanged between anti-Trump FBI counterterrorism agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, proving that Obama was kept in the loop for the Hillary Clinton email investigation — making it incredulous to think that, somehow, he wasn’t aware of what was going on in the Trump spying scandal.

As reported by Fox News, among thousands of newly released text messages the network reviewed was one from Page to Strzok regarding talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to Obama.

On Sept. 2, 2016, Page wrote to her lover about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” ‘Potus’ is the acronym for “President of the United States.”

“According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation,” Fox News reported further.

You think?

Johnson, along with majority staff from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is releasing the texts, along with a report titled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of it.”

The newly uncovered text messages also reveal more regarding the timing of when FBI agents discovered “hundreds of thousands” of emails on disgraced U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop, which eventually led to Comey’s now-infamous letter informing Congress about them in October 2016 just days before the election.

On Sept. 28, 2016, Strzok wrote to Page, “Got called up to Andy’s [McCabe] earlier.. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], includes a ton of material from spouse [Huma Abedin]. Sending team up tomorrow to review… this will never end.”

As to the question of whether Obama knew about the FBI’s misrepresentation of the bogus “Trump dossier” to get surveillance warrants so they could spy on former campaign official Carter Page (and anyone else in the campaign he would be talking to), it’s hard to imagine he didn’t.

First of all, the attorney general (in this case Loretta Lynch) has to sign off on all FBI requests for a warrant from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But we also know that former FBI Director James Comey also signed off on three of them (McCabe signed one).

Also, as reported by The National Sentinel, FISA warrant applications are included in the President’s Daily Brief, a classified document that Obama often received electronically.

“As the Brookings Institute noted in a policy paper arguing for the Trump administration to renew legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the FISA Act, which clarifies warrant requirements of the Act, information gathered via FISA warrants ‘sometimes known as PRISM, comprises a large part of the President’s Daily Brief,’” the website noted.

Revelations about Obama being in the loop for the Clinton email probe only reinforce the belief that he also stayed on top of the Trump investigation. The only question now is Obama’s level of involvement and whether he obstructed justice.

Sources include:

TheNationalSentinel.com

FoxNews.com

naturalnews

Source Article from https://worldtruth.tv/first-solid-evidence-that-obama-was-directly-involved-in-hillary-clintons-email-investigation/

Obama Involved in Trump Vilification Campaign

Obama Involved in Trump Vilification Campaign



by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)



Led by undemocratic Dems and media scoundrels, long knives tried preventing Trump’s election by devious means – now trying to oust him from office for the wrong reasons.



No US president was ever removed from office by impeachment. John Adams once said it would take a national convulsion to do it.



Impeachment and conviction require proving “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.” It’s never been done. Only two presidents were impeached, neither convicted and removed from office.



Will Trump break precedent – for the wrong reasons, not the right ones? Russiagate is an unconstitutional witch hunt endangering the republic.



Paul Craig Roberts calls it “a dagger aimed at the heart of American governmental institutions,” an anti-Trump conspiracy, involving high-level undemocratic Dems, DOJ and FBI officials, supported by media scoundrels.



High-level FBI official on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team Peter Strzok was removed from the investigation because of anti-Trump text messages with bureau lawyer Lisa Page, his mistress.



A Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee report indicated they gave Obama regular updates into FBI investigative work on Hillary’s email scandal – for sure the Russiagate probe as well.



The report revealed text messages between Strzok and Page discussed ” ‘protect(ing) the country from the menace’ of Trump ‘enablers,’ and the possibility of an ‘insurance policy’ against the ‘risk’ of a Trump presidency.”



Other text messages between them discussed “Attorney General Loretta Lynch knowing that Secretary Clinton would not face charges before the FBI had interviewed Secretary Clinton and before her announcement that she would accept Director Comey’s prosecution decision.”



He failed to hold her accountable for wrongdoing, passing it off as “extreme carelessness,” a major dereliction of duty, arguably a criminal offense.



Obama wanted to “know everything” about the FBI Hillary investigation, the Senate report said. He lied saying “I do not talk to the Attorney General about pending investigations,” adding:



“I do not talk to the FBI directors about pending investigations. We have a strict line, and always have maintained it.”



Strzok and Page were heavily involved in the Russiagate witch hunt probe, Obama kept informed.



Comey lied to Congress under oath, claiming he didn’t consult with the DOJ or White House about the Hillary probe, based on text messages between Strzok and Page.



The Senate report “raise(d) additional questions about the type and extent of President Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email scandal and the FBI investigation of it,” along with the Russiagate probe.



Questions remain unanswered, including “whether, and the extent to which, any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s investigation,” along with the “extent to which, the Obama Department of Justice or White House influenced the FBI’s investigation and…whether, and the extent to which, any personal animus and/or political bias influenced the FBI’s actions with respect to President Trump.”



Clearly long knives aim to remove him from office by impeachment or more sinister means.



The fate of the republic hangs in the balance if he’s wrongfully ousted by coup d’etat masquerading as just cause.



VISIT MY NEW WEB SITE: stephenlendman.org (Home – Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.



My newest book as editor and contributor is titled “Flashpoint in Ukraine: How the US Drive for Hegemony Risks WW III.”



http://www.claritypress.com/LendmanIII.html


Source Article from https://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/234363-2018-02-08-obama-involved-in-trump-vilification-campaign.htm?EdNo=001&From=RSS

OBSTRUCTION? First solid evidence that Obama was DIRECTLY involved in Hillary Clinton’s email investigation


Image: OBSTRUCTION? First solid evidence that Obama was DIRECTLY involved in Hillary Clinton’s email investigation

(Natural News)
Most of us who have been watching the biggest political scandal in our country’s history unfold over the past year — the politicization of our federal law enforcement and intelligence institutions to spy on a rival presidential campaign — never for one second believed that the 44th president was completely in the dark.

To believe that President Obama didn’t know that the bogus “Trump dossier” bought and paid for by the Clinton campaign was an opposition research document and not an intelligence report is the epitome of misplaced trust.

To accept that, somehow, Obama’s top FBI and Justice Department officials could hide from him the fact that they misrepresented the dossier as an intelligence document so they could get a surveillance warrant from the FISA court to spy on a rival political campaign is akin to accepting unicorns, Middle Earth, and Arizona coastline as real things.

But until now there hasn’t been any direct evidence to prove that Obama was in on that.

Until now.

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., head of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, just received a new batch of text messages exchanged between anti-Trump FBI counterterrorism agent Peter Strzok and his mistress, FBI lawyer Lisa Page, proving that Obama was kept in the loop for the Hillary Clinton email investigation — making it incredulous to think that, somehow, he wasn’t aware of what was going on in the Trump spying scandal.

As reported by Fox News, among thousands of newly released text messages the network reviewed was one from Page to Strzok regarding talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey to give to Obama.

On Sept. 2, 2016, Page wrote to her lover about prepping Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” ‘Potus’ is the acronym for “President of the United States.”

“According to a newly released Senate report, this text raises questions about Obama’s personal involvement in the Clinton email investigation,” Fox News reported further.

You think?

Johnson, along with majority staff from the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, is releasing the texts, along with a report titled, “The Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of it.”

The newly uncovered text messages also reveal more regarding the timing of when FBI agents discovered “hundreds of thousands” of emails on disgraced U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner’s laptop, which eventually led to Comey’s now-infamous letter informing Congress about them in October 2016 just days before the election.

On Sept. 28, 2016, Strzok wrote to Page, “Got called up to Andy’s [McCabe] earlier.. hundreds of thousands of emails turned over by Weiner’s atty to sdny [Southern District of New York], includes a ton of material from spouse [Huma Abedin]. Sending team up tomorrow to review… this will never end.”

As to the question of whether Obama knew about the FBI’s misrepresentation of the bogus “Trump dossier” to get surveillance warrants so they could spy on former campaign official Carter Page (and anyone else in the campaign he would be talking to), it’s hard to imagine he didn’t.

First of all, the attorney general (in this case Loretta Lynch) has to sign off on all FBI requests for a warrant from the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. But we also know that former FBI Director James Comey also signed off on three of them (McCabe signed one).

Also, as reported by The National Sentinel, FISA warrant applications are included in the President’s Daily Brief, a classified document that Obama often received electronically.

“As the Brookings Institute noted in a policy paper arguing for the Trump administration to renew legislation reauthorizing Section 702 of the FISA Act, which clarifies warrant requirements of the Act, information gathered via FISA warrants ‘sometimes known as PRISM, comprises a large part of the President’s Daily Brief,’” the website noted.

Revelations about Obama being in the loop for the Clinton email probe only reinforce the belief that he also stayed on top of the Trump investigation. The only question now is Obama’s level of involvement and whether he obstructed justice.

J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.

Sources include:

TheNationalSentinel.com

FoxNews.com

<!–

–>

Source Article from http://www.naturalnews.com/2018-02-07-obstruction-first-evidence-that-obama-was-directly-involved-in-hillary-clintons-email-investigation.html

WATCH: Congressman Says He Has ‘Credible Evidence’ ‘Terrorists’ Involved in Vegas Massacre

isisisis

The Vegas massacre, which is now being referred to as 1 October, has only gotten stranger as things progress. As TFTP reported on Thursday, the police have just entirely contradicted themselves and released information that there are multiple suspects in the shooting. Adding even more mystery to the already muddy waters of this tragedy, however, on Thursday, Republican lawmaker Scott Perry (R-PA) told reporter Tucker Carlson he has evidence ISIS may be involved in the deadly attack.

During the interview, Perry said that he was recently given credible evidence to suggest that Islamic State forces infiltrated the southern US border and were somehow involved in this incident.

“Recently I’ve been made aware of what I believe to be credible evidence regarding potential terrorist infiltration through the southern border regarding this incident… Twice before the attack ISIS warned the United States they would attack Las Vegas. In June and August. And then after the attack claimed responsibility four times… Something’s not adding up… I’m just telling you I have received what I feel to be and believe to be credible evidence of a possible terrorist nexus…”

As TFTP noted in October, the day after the shooting, the Islamic State immediately claimed responsibility for the violence.

According to the Independent:

A statement published by the group’s Amaq propaganda agency claimed the attacker was a “soldier of the Islamic State”.

“The Las Vegas attacker is a soldier of the Islamic State in response to calls to target coalition countries,” it said.

In a second statement, Isis claimed the gunman “converted to Islam several months ago”.

The wording of the release is similar to other attacks that have been inspired, rather than directed, by Isis.

The claim, which cannot be independently verified, came days after Isis released a speech purporting to be from the group’s leader.

Adding to the credibility of the ISIS claim, the group released a propaganda video last year, calling for lone wolf attackers—and featuring footage of the Las Vegas Strip, that they took in 2015.

The 44-minute long video called on its supporters to conduct attacks with any weapons they could find. It also featured footage of New York City and Washington D.C.

As TFTP reported in November, the predictions of attacks in New York also took place.

The video’s release prompted police in Las Vegas to go on high alert. This alert was still ongoing when the shooting took place.

As Newsweek reported, the FBI’s Las Vegas field office told Fox News in a statement following the video’s publication that it was working with “international law enforcement, intelligence, and security services agencies to share information and intelligence.”

A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said: “We are always concerned when Las Vegas is mentioned by groups or individuals who subscribe to the idea of committing violence to further their cause.

“Our city has been mentioned in similar videos and publications but this most recent video should serve as a reminder to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity.”

Naturally, this claim by ISIS could very well be lies and propaganda as an attempt to sew discord as they use this senseless violence to their advantage. However, when an actual Congressman comes forward, it may be time to pay attention.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/vegas-massacre-congressman-isis/

LA Sheriff’s Patrol Vehicle Involved in Fatal Crash That Killed 2 Boys Didn’t Have Its Siren on


Last November in Boyle Heights, a Los Angeles County sheriff’s sport-utility vehicle was responding to a radio call of a shooting when it smashed into a car at a busy intersection and jumped the sidewalk, hitting pedestrians and killing two boys.

Since then, questions have lingered about how fast the sheriff’s vehicle was going and whether the emergency lights and siren were on at the time.

The investigation into the fatal crash of Nov. 16 is ongoing, but detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Multi-Discipline Collision Investigation Team have provided more details about the deadly accident.

In a recent phone interview, LAPD Det. Chris Rodriguez said the sheriff’s patrol vehicle was traveling less than 25 mph when it crossed the intersection of Indiana Street and Whittier Boulevard. The vehicle had its lights on but not its siren.

“No audible sounds were made by the emergency equipment of the police car,” Rodriguez said.

As it headed south on Indiana Street, the sheriff’s patrol vehicle crashed into a 1998 Honda Accord going east on Whittier Boulevard. The impact caused the Accord to hit a 2002 Honda Odyssey van that was carrying two women and five children. The van was stopped at a red light on the northbound lanes of Indiana Street.

Simultaneously, the sheriff’s SUV drove up a curb ramp, careened off the wall of a bank building and struck pedestrians on the sidewalk, including a woman and her two sons.

Video footage taken by a security camera at the Green Mill Liquor store showed what happened after the SUV struck the pedestrians. The short clip showed the front of the SUV — with its emergency lights on — hitting a trash can. A person rolled into the frame on the sidewalk.

Seven-year-old Jose Luis Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene. His older brother, 9-year-old Marcos Antonio Hernandez, was declared dead at L.A. County-USC Medical Center, according to Rodriguez.

The mother and relatives of the two boys could not be reached for comment for this story.

In a statement placed on the family’s page on the GoFund me website, Jessa Ramos said her brothers were eager learners. They loved reading and drawing.

“They were both great students and used to fight for who was getting dropped off first at school,” she wrote.

She said the accident had left her mother in critical condition with a broken pelvic bone, head injury, fractured neck, leg and a broken nose.

In all, 17 people were involved in the three-vehicle accident.

At least one woman, who was a month pregnant at the time, was hit by both the Honda Accord and the sheriff’s SUV as she was crossing the intersection. Her unborn child was not harmed from the accident, according to Rodriguez.

Attorneys for some of the victims declined to comment or could not be reached for comment. Family of the two boys who were killed also could not be reached for comment.

Rodriguez said at the time of the crash, the sheriff’s patrol vehicle was being driven by a 30-year-old female trainee deputy, and her 39-year-old field training officer was in the passenger seat.

“She was on the job for two or three years and was starting the patrol aspect of her career,” he said.

Rodriguez said it would be up to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department to release the name of the deputies. The agency has not responded to the Los Angeles Times’ public records request seeking their names.

A day after the fatal crash, the Sheriff’s Department released a statement and expressed its condolences to the families of the crash victims.

For full story visit: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-sheriff-crash-boyle-heights-update-20180104-story.html

If you haven’t already, be sure to like our Filming Cops Page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Please visit our sister site Smokers ONLY

<!–

(function(d) {
var params =
{
id: “3c7936d6-71e2-4cba-afb4-95ed4171941f”,
d: “ZmlsbWluZ2NvcHMuY29t”,
wid: “365543”,
cb: (new Date()).getTime()
};

var qs=[];
for(var key in params) qs.push(key+’=’+encodeURIComponent(params[key]));
var s = d.createElement(‘script’);s.type=’text/javascript’;s.async=true;
var p = ‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https’ : ‘http’;
s.src = p + “://api.content-ad.net/Scripts/widget2.aspx?” + qs.join(‘&’);
d.getElementById(“contentad365543”).appendChild(s);
})(document);
–>

Filming Cops

Source Article from http://filmingcops.com/la-sheriffs-patrol-vehicle-involved-fatal-crash-killed-2-boys-didnt-siren/

Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Deputy Involved in 3 Shootings Has Been Reprimanded Before


BERNALILLO COUNTY, N.M. — We’re learning more about the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s deputy who shot at three people in the last four months, killing one of them. Turns out, Deputy Charles Coggins has been in the hot seat before.

According to his personnel file, Coggins got in trouble in May 2015 for not submitting audio evidence for two cases. One of those cases involved the alleged sexual assaults of two 12-year-old girls. The file said that case could be dismissed if the recording wasn’t filed into evidence.

Coggins was also reprimanded in February 2014 for carelessly handling another piece of evidence. According to his letter of reprimand, a forensic employee got pricked by an uncapped syringe Coggins left inside a purse.

Finally, in January 2014, Coggins was written up for leaving his patrol unit in reverse, causing it to crash backwards into a civilian’s car. This letter said this was Coggins’ second “chargeable accident,” but there was no record of the first accident in his file.

Coggins has been a BCSO deputy for about 5 years.

Coggins has been in the spotlight recently for shooting at three people over the last 4 months.

On July 4th, he shot and killed a suspect after a traffic stop and chase. On July 25th, he shot and injured an unarmed burglary suspect. Then on October 24, he shot at a suspect who pointed a BB gun at him.

The Sheriff’s Office says the District Attorney will decide if Coggins did anything wrong.

BCSO does not investigate multiple shootings together, even if they involve the same officer.

Coggins is back on duty after the October 24th shooting.

Source: http://www.koat.com/article/deputy-involved-in-three-shootings-reprimanded-before/13763610

If you haven’t already, be sure to like our Filming Cops Page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Please visit our sister site Smokers ONLY

<!–

(function(d) {
var params =
{
id: “3c7936d6-71e2-4cba-afb4-95ed4171941f”,
d: “ZmlsbWluZ2NvcHMuY29t”,
wid: “365543”,
cb: (new Date()).getTime()
};

var qs=[];
for(var key in params) qs.push(key+’=’+encodeURIComponent(params[key]));
var s = d.createElement(‘script’);s.type=’text/javascript’;s.async=true;
var p = ‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https’ : ‘http’;
s.src = p + “://api.content-ad.net/Scripts/widget2.aspx?” + qs.join(‘&’);
d.getElementById(“contentad365543”).appendChild(s);
})(document);
–>

Filming Cops

Source Article from http://filmingcops.com/bernalillo-county-sheriffs-deputy-involved-3-shootings-reprimanded/

Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon






Airliners And F-15s Involved In Bizarre Encounter With Mystery Aircraft Over Oregon


November 17th, 2017

Via: The Drive:

Something quite out of the ordinary occurred in the skies over Oregon on October 25th, 2017. A mystery aircraft was flying in daylight hours among the steady stream of airliners that traverse from south to north, between locales in California and Nevada and cities like Portland and Seattle and beyond. The incident began, at least as best we can tell, around 4:30pm near the California-Oregon border and resulted in multiple pilot eyewitnesses, recorded air traffic control audio, and eventual confirmations from both the FAA and North American Aerospace Command (NORAD) that it did indeed occur.















<!–

–>











<!– AD CAN GO HERE

Buy gold online - quickly, safely and at low prices

END: AD CAN GO HERE –>

Leave a Reply


You must be logged in to post a comment.







Source Article from http://www.cryptogon.com/?p=51994

Fort Wayne Police Department Deputy Chief Involved in Fight With Minor


FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A complaint involving Fort Wayne Police Department Deputy Chief Derrick Westfield is now being reviewed by the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office. FWPD said internal affairs is also reviewing the case. In a police report obtained by NewsChannel 15, what started as an apparent road rage incident ended in a fight on the minor’s driveway.

According to the Allen County police records, Westfield was driving his personal vehicle and entered the round-a-bout on Auburn Road at Union Chapel Road around midnight on Sunday November 5. Adrian Lowe, 18, the driver of a vehicle in the round-a-bout, claims Westfield cut him off. Lowe then flashed his lights at Westfield and Westfield is said to have “brake-checked” Lowe. Lowe then sped past Westfield’s vehicle and turned into the Falcon Creek Addition.

Westfield followed Lowe into the addition, which he said is because he also lives there. Lowe pulled into the driveway of a home in the 1500 block of Millenium Crossing, and this is where the accounts of what happened next vary.

Lowe and the 17-year-old in his car told police that Westfield followed them and stopped in front of the 17-year-old’s house. The teens were asking Westfield and his fiance, who was in Westfield’s vehicle, why they cut them off and the teens said Westfield got out of his SUV. Lowe said Westfield was “aggressively in his face” saying “do something” and then pushed him. When the 17-year-old told Westfield to stop, the teens said Westfield pushed the 17-year-old too and the two started fighting. Westfield had the 17-year-old on the ground and was on top of him when Lowe went into the house to get the 17-year-old’s father.

Pages: 1 2

If you haven’t already, be sure to like our Filming Cops Page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Please visit our sister site Smokers ONLY

<!–

(function(d) {
var params =
{
id: “3c7936d6-71e2-4cba-afb4-95ed4171941f”,
d: “ZmlsbWluZ2NvcHMuY29t”,
wid: “365543”,
cb: (new Date()).getTime()
};

var qs=[];
for(var key in params) qs.push(key+’=’+encodeURIComponent(params[key]));
var s = d.createElement(‘script’);s.type=’text/javascript’;s.async=true;
var p = ‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https’ : ‘http’;
s.src = p + “://api.content-ad.net/Scripts/widget2.aspx?” + qs.join(‘&’);
d.getElementById(“contentad365543”).appendChild(s);
})(document);
–>

Filming Cops

Source Article from http://filmingcops.com/fort-wayne-police-department-deputy-chief-involved-fight-minor/

IMPD Chief Recommends Firing Two Officers Involved in Fatal Shooting of Aaron Bailey


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Two Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) officers involved in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man in June have been suspended and face termination.

A special prosecutor assigned to the case determined criminal charges against officers Carlton Howard and Michael Dinnsen were not warranted. IMPD conducted an administrative review separate from the prosecutor and determined the officers’ actions didn’t comply with IMPD’s policies.

Aaron Bailey crashed a car after leading police on a brief chase on June 29; officers shot him when he got out of his car and said they thought he’d reached into the vehicle’s center console to retrieve a weapon. There were no weapons found on him or in his car.

The IMPD Firearms Review Board reviewed the materials in the case and the officers appeared in front of the board for questioning. After the hearing, the board voted unanimously that the officers didn’t comply with their training.

After reviewing the facts presented by the board, IMPD Chief Bryan Roach found there was not sufficient reason to believe deadly force was necessary to affect the arrest of Bailey. He does not believe Bailey posed a threat of serious bodily injury to the officer or anyone else.

Roach said Howard and Dinnsen did not apply their training for high-risk traffic stops properly. If they had, Roach says they would have allowed themselves time, distance, cover and a safer encounter overall.

One of IMPD’s values states, “The protection and perseveration of life is our fundamental objective. We will only use deadly force when necessary to protect the life of a citizen or officer and when other options are not reasonably available. There were other reasonable options available to the officers in this incident.”

Pages: 1 2

If you haven’t already, be sure to like our Filming Cops Page on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Please visit our sister site Smokers ONLY

<!–

(function(d) {
var params =
{
id: “3c7936d6-71e2-4cba-afb4-95ed4171941f”,
d: “ZmlsbWluZ2NvcHMuY29t”,
wid: “365543”,
cb: (new Date()).getTime()
};

var qs=[];
for(var key in params) qs.push(key+’=’+encodeURIComponent(params[key]));
var s = d.createElement(‘script’);s.type=’text/javascript’;s.async=true;
var p = ‘https:’ == document.location.protocol ? ‘https’ : ‘http’;
s.src = p + “://api.content-ad.net/Scripts/widget2.aspx?” + qs.join(‘&’);
d.getElementById(“contentad365543”).appendChild(s);
})(document);
–>

Filming Cops

Source Article from http://filmingcops.com/impd-chief-recommends-firing-two-officers-involved-fatal-shooting-aaron-bailey/