Whistleblowing Sergeant Sues Clackamas County Sheriff For Retaliation, Harassment


Oregon – A Clackamas County sheriff’s sergeant who blew the whistle on the poor performance of a veteran detective has filed a $1.6 million lawsuit alleging that his supervisors created a hostile work environment after he complained.

Sgt. Matt Swanson filed the lawsuit this week in state court and named the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Craig Roberts and Undersheriff Matt Ellington. He alleges he was subject to retaliation and harassment after trying in 2015 to initiate an internal affairs investigation into Detective Jeff Green.

Roberts said he had not seen the lawsuit and could not comment. Ellington did not immediately respond Friday to a request for comment.

Green pleaded guilty last summer to two misdemeanors for failing to investigate reports of child abuse. He retired in 2015.

Another Sheriff’s Office employee, Deputy Joel Manley, also recently warned the agency of his plans to file a lawsuit for harassment and retaliation.

Manley, a longtime deputy who was most recently assigned to the courthouse, has retired. He alleges that he was harassed by coworkers for refusing to participate in an off-color photoshoot at the courthouse last fall.

Manley also alleges that his frequent complaints to department management about the “boys club” atmosphere in the Civil Division fell on deaf ears.

In Swanson’s case, he alleges three high-ranking Sheriff’s Office supervisors asked him to revise his internal complaint against Green so it “would be less easily tracked.”

He claims Capt. James Rhodes and Capt. Jeff Smith, who was then a lieutenant and a former supervisor of Green, worried the complaint would “make them look bad.”

Swanson, a patrol sergeant, says in the lawsuit that he saw their request as “unethical and illegal” and refused to change the complaint.

He alleges Smith was angry and called it a disloyal thing to do. He claims Rhodes asked to meet him behind a public works shop while Swanson was on patrol and “attempted to bully and coerce” him into covering up problems with Green and Rhodes’ involvement.

Word of Swanson’s internal affairs complaint was spread by agency brass “for the specific purpose of putting pressure” on him to withdraw his complaint “and play ball with the command staff to cover-up Det. Green’s illegal activities,” according to the suit.

Since raising concerns about Green, Swanson says he’s been passed over for promotion and received a poor evaluation based on “false information.” He claims he was the subject of a “sham” internal affairs investigation that “intentionally damaged” his reputation.

Swanson also alleges that five months after Green retired, a detective assigned to investigate cases Green had ignored was told not to disclose to victims that their complaints hadn’t been investigated.

Green was not interviewed regarding Swanson’s complaints, Swanson alleges.

Ellington took Green to lunch and a party was held in his honor at the Sheriff’s Office when he retired.

Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2018/04/whistleblowing_sergeant_sues_c.html

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Sheriff LEGALLY pockets more than $750,000 meant to feed prison inmates and uses it buy a beach house

  • Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin took $750,000 from prison food funds
  • He used it to buy a lavish four-bedroom beach house with a pool and boat dock
  • Lawman claimed Alabama law meant he could keep ‘excess’ funds for himself
  • He even used a ‘food provision account’ to pay for getting his lawn mowed

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A sheriff pocketed $750,000 meant to feed prison inmates and used it to buy a lavish beach house – and it was completely legal.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin filed ‘more than $250,000’ of extra ‘compensation’ with the Alabama Ethics Commission from inmate feeding funds.

He claimed it under an obscure pre-WWII law allowed Alabama sheriffs to keep ‘excess’ prison food provisions for themselves.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin pocketed $750,000 meant to feed prison inmates and used it to buy a lavish beach house

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin pocketed $750,000 meant to feed prison inmates and used it to buy a lavish beach house

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin pocketed $750,000 meant to feed prison inmates and used it to buy a lavish beach house

The cash was used to buy this $740,000 four-bedroom beach house in the affluent town of Orange Beach near Pensacola

The cash was used to buy this $740,000 four-bedroom beach house in the affluent town of Orange Beach near Pensacola

The cash was used to buy this $740,000 four-bedroom beach house in the affluent town of Orange Beach near Pensacola

His windfall could be even higher as anything over $250,000 in a year does not have to be reported, according to the Birmingham News.

The cash was used to add a $740,000 four-bedroom beach house in the affluent town of Orange Beach near Pensacola to his $1.7 million real estate portfolio in September.

The house has 2.5 bathrooms, timber floors, a modern kitchen, wraparound porch, double garage, in-ground pool, and canal access with a boat dock.

Sheriff Entrekin and his wife Karen were able to amass at least six houses around the state despite him earning a salary of just $93,178.80.

The prison food funds came from federal, state, and local government taxpayers, but unlike other states did not have to be handed back if not used.

The lawman was so brazen about keeping the cash he paid Etowah handyman Matthew Qualls to mow his lawn with a cheque marked Sheriff Todd Entrekin Food Provision Account’.

The house has 2.5 bathrooms, timber floors, a modern kitchen, wraparound porch, double garage, in-ground pool, and canal access with a boat dock

The house has 2.5 bathrooms, timber floors, a modern kitchen, wraparound porch, double garage, in-ground pool, and canal access with a boat dock

The house has 2.5 bathrooms, timber floors, a modern kitchen, wraparound porch, double garage, in-ground pool, and canal access with a boat dock

Sheriff Entrekin and his wife Karen were able to amass at least six houses around the state despite him earning a salary of just $93,178.80

Sheriff Entrekin and his wife Karen were able to amass at least six houses around the state despite him earning a salary of just $93,178.80

Sheriff Entrekin and his wife Karen were able to amass at least six houses around the state despite him earning a salary of just $93,178.80

Sheriff Entrekin maintained keeping the money as he pleased was legal, despite growing condemnation and an ongoing statewide lawsuit.

‘The law says it’s a personal account and that’s the way I’ve always done it and that’s the way the law reads and that’s the way I do business. That’s the way the law’s written,’ he said.

‘In regards to feeding of inmates, we utilize a registered dietitian to ensure adequate meals are provided daily.

‘Alabama law is clear as to my personal financial responsibilities in the feeding of inmates. Regardless of one’s opinion of this statute, until the legislature acts otherwise, the Sheriff must follow the current law.’

Sheriff Entrekin’s opponent at this year’s sheriff election, Rainbow City Police Chief Jonathon Horton, said taxpayer funds should benefit taxpayers.

‘There’s been a tremendous amount of money left over that shouldn’t be used as a bonus check,’ he said.

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Denver Sheriff Shields Illegal Hit-and-Run Suspect From ICE Deportation

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An illegal alien has been charged with vehicular homicide and ICE agents want to take him into custody, but the Denver Sheriff’s office will not honor the detainer.

26-year-old Ivan Zamarripa-Castaneda allegedly rammed into a semi-truck, killing the driver, and will be free to walk the streets until his next court date if he posts a $25,000 bond.

The crash was caught on cellphone video and police say Castaneda fled the scene and was still slurring his speech when they apprehended him at his home the next day.

Denver hasn’t honored detainer orders from ICE since 2014, but now the federal government is cracking down on lawmakers and politicians who disobey federal immigration law.

Today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a lawsuit against the state of California over the sanctuary state’s immigration policies.

A reporter for the Daily Wire called for the DOJ to sue Colorado next for failing to keep citizens safe.

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Cover-up unraveling? Florida Sheriff Israel stonewalling on the release of the Parkland school shooting surveillance video


Image: Cover-up unraveling? Florida Sheriff Israel stonewalling on the release of the Parkland school shooting surveillance video

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Within hours of the Feb. 14 shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School details about suspect Nikolas Cruz were already streaming out across various news and online media outlets.

We knew, for instance, that he was a troubled youth who had been expelled from the school he attacked. We knew that he was known to the local police authorities as well as the FBI. We knew virtually everything about the guns he used and owned.

Now, weeks later, what stone has been left unturned? What do we still not know?

One of the things we also know is that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, an armed school resource officer on duty inside the school the day of the shooting, reportedly did nothing to save his young charges.

Is this why Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is stonewalling the release of surveillance video that could provide investigators with more evidence and clues regarding the massacre?

That’s what an editorial in the Sun-Sentinel newspaper is asking.

“Since the Valentine’s Day shooting” at the school “in Parkland, many government officials have walled off information needed to assess how well they did their jobs,” the editorial states.

“At the head of the pack is Broward Sheriff Scott Israel, who suggests the school’s resource officer acted cowardly during the mass shooting and two deputies mishandled earlier warnings. Aside from that, though, the sheriff wants you to take his word that he and his deputies did amazing work before, during and after the shooting,” the paper continued.

Not good enough, the editors stated. The only way to hold government officials accountable to the people who appointed or elected them is complete transparency. That means that the people are going to have to see the surveillance video for themselves — no holds barred — otherwise it’s a situation where local Floridians will have to “take the word” of a sheriff who still hasn’t explained all he should have to explain.

Like why, according to various reports, his deputies refused to enter the school as children were being killed — like the department’s protocols state. Israel has said that yeah, that’s what should have happened, but it didn’t and people want to know why. (Related: Parkland shooting survivor files suit against Broward County school district after ARMED resource officer failed to protect students.)

“The video is not the only public record sought by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel and other media organizations in the aftermath of the shooting and the epic government failure surrounding it,” the editorial noted. “Among other things, we’ve also requested copies of the 911 calls, police radio calls and incident reports from the 39 times [Broward Sheriff’s Office] deputies were called to the home of Nikolas Cruz, who’s confessed to carrying out the rampage that killed 17 and injured 17.”

The surveillance video actually just became more important. As the New York Post reports, Peterson has been caught lying about details of the shooting. He has said he believed that the shooter was outside — which is where he was — but in reality transcripts of his radio call to HQ show he knew that the shooter was inside. What’s more, the paper said, he also warned responding officers to stay away from the school as kids were being killed.

“Do not approach the 12 or 1300 building, stay at least 500 feet away,” Peterson said over the radio, according to internal radio dispatches released Thursday.

Ah. Another piece of the puzzle. But it’s still not enough.

As the Sun-Sentinel said, getting the video may indeed expose wrongdoing on the part of the Sheriff’s Department — but it could also show what may have went wrong on the part of the school. Did teachers and staff react properly? If not, why not? As for Peterson, he says the video will exonerate him, so there’s that.

The video will also highlight what went right, the editors note, making for teachable moments.

For now, though, Israel has decided that no one needs to see what really happened that day. And frankly, that’s unacceptable.

J.D. Heyes is editor of The National Sentinel and a senior writer for Natural News and News Target.

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Florida Survivors Defend Sheriff Against Republican Calls To Oust Him

Students who survived the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, earlier this month don’t blame Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel for missing various red flags in the shooter’s behavior.

Even though almost every Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives has asked Gov. Rick Scott (R) to suspend Israel, high school student Brandon Abzug thinks Israel should absolutely keep his job, he told CNN’s “New Day” on Monday.

The sheriff’s office reportedly received almost 20 phone calls between 2008 and 2017 reporting concerns with shooter Nikolas Cruz, according to The Naples Daily News, including specific worries that he wished to carry out a school shooting.

“We know about this one time where they dropped the ball but we don’t know about the 999 other times where they did do things to save us,” Abzug said.

Israel isn’t the only one who should be held accountable, he continued. “It’s a whole bunch of people and we need to move forward and make sure that this doesn’t happen again,” he added.

Scott is the one who should bear the responsibility since he ultimately oversees Israel, argued another shooting survivor, David Hogg. The governor ordered an investigation into law enforcement’s response to the shooting on Sunday.

“Just like the president is the boss of the FBI, Gov. Rick Scott is essentially the boss of Scott Israel, the sheriff,” Hogg said Monday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” And as such, he should be held accountable. He can’t just blame the bureaucracy and expect to get re-elected.”

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He doesn’t blame law enforcement in general, he added, but laments the fact that a handful of individuals “did not conduct their job correctly.”

Israel attempted to defend himself on Sunday, fielding questions from angry news anchors

“I exercised my due diligence,” he told CNN’s Jake Tapper. “I’ve given amazing leadership to this agency. … There’s a lot of things we’ve done throughout.”

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Broward County Sheriff Says Officials 'Will Not Get Re-Elected' Without Push For Gun Reform

Gun control reform is coming. At least, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel is hoping it is.

The top law enforcement officer in the Florida county where a gunman on Wednesday killed 17 adults and students with an AR-15 rifle at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School warned politicians that gun policy needs to change during a vigil the following night.

“If you’re an elected official, and you want to keep things the way they are ― if you want to keep gun laws as they are now ― you will not get re-elected in Broward County,” Israel told a crowd that erupted in cheers.

Thousands attended the Parkland, Florida, vigil held at an amphitheater lit by candles and dotted with 17 four-foot-high angels ― one for each of the victims.

Community leaders spoke to the crowd as parents and students comforted each other, at one point leading a chant: “No more guns!”

Since the tragedy, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas have been some of the most vocal critics of U.S. gun policy, pleading for reform on national television. Florida has some of the nation’s weakest gun laws.

At a news conference earlier on Thursday, Israel urged lawmakers to give police and mental health professionals more power to involuntarily detain people who post disturbing content on social media. The sheriff said accused gunman Nikolas Cruz posted “very disturbing” images prior to the rampage. 

“We need to have the power to take that person and bring them before mental health professionals at that particular time, involuntarily, and have them examined,” he said. “People are going to be rightfully concerned about their rights ― as am I. But what about these students? What about the rights of young kids who go to schools?”

Israel said he wished officials had the legal authority to act “if they see something on social media, if they see graphic pictures of rifles and blood and gore and guns and bombs, if they see something, horrific language, if they see a person talking about ‘I want to grow up to be a serial killer.’”

In a familiar theme, top Democrats have called for policy change in the wake of the shooting while top Republicans ― including House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) ― have argued against “politicizing” the tragedy

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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Sheriff Richard Mack


Founder and CEO of CSPOA (Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association). Also, CSPOA is a member of The Freedom Coalition…


Webpages:


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http://www.thefreedomcoalition.com/


Campaign Website:


https://sheriffrichardmack.com/


Author/speaker and former sheriff Richard Mack has served in a wide variety of roles over the course of his nearly twenty year career in law enforcement, which began in Provo, Utah.


Mack began his career with the Provo Police Department as a parking enforcement cadet while attending BYU. A couple of years later he became a full-time officer and was soon promoted to Corporal, Sergeant, and Detective. His most traumatic experience there was a one-year assignment as an undercover narcotics agent. After nearly 11 years at Provo PD, Mack decided to return to his childhood turf in Arizona and run for Graham County Sheriff. His campaign took off and he was elected in 1988.


He was sheriff for two terms until 1997. He was named Elected Official of the Year by the Arizona-New Mexico Coalition of Counties in 1994, received the NRA Law Officer of the Year, inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame, 1995 Cicero Award, Samuel Adams Leadership Award from the Local Sovereignty Coalition, and Gun Owners of America Defender of the Second Amendment Award.


During his tenure, federal officers informed the sheriffs of the state that they would be required to enforce the so-called “Brady Bill” and run background checks at their expense under the law. In 1994, Mack and six other sheriffs from across the country, challenged the constitutionality of the Brady Bill and ultimately, fought it all the way to the United States Supreme Court, where they won a monumental decision for freedom. Three years later, in a landmark 5-4 split decision based on the Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, Mack won his case.


A graduate of the FBI National Academy, some of Mack’s positions include: patrol officer, undercover narcotics officer, hostage negotiator, youth officer, school resource officer, communications supervisor, corporal, front desk sergeant, detective, sheriff, Search and Rescue supervisor, jail administrator, and DARE instructor.

Mack has been a consultant on numerous cases regarding police abuse, brutality, and other misconduct by public officials. He has joined with other members of the law enforcement community to speak out in favor of drug policy reform.


A graduate of Brigham Young University, Mack now lives with his wife near the Phoenix, AZ area. 

During the past two years Sheriff Mack has been a speaker at more than 70 different Tea Party rallies all across the country, ranging all the way from Honolulu to Bangor, Maine. Mack has supported this noble movement, because it is both effective and peaceful.


Author/speaker and former sheriff Richard Mack has served in a wide variety of roles over the course of his nearly twenty year career in law enforcement, which began in Provo, Utah. Please see the Events page for a current list of events that Sheriff Mack will be speaking at.


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About Sheriff Mack…


Champion of Constitutional Values


*Led a Supreme Court victory for state sovereignty


*Author of several books on freedom, government and gun control


*Consultant on constitutional issues


*Tea Party activist


*Public speaker


*Crusader for liberty


*Trainer in constitutional issues for law enforcement


Sheriff Mack is best known for challenging the Brady Bill, a gun control scheme requiring local law enforcement to perform background checks on prospective gun purchasers. He maintained that the Federal Government had no authority to command local officials, and became the first sheriff in American history to sue the Federal Government (under the Clinton administration) and win at the US Supreme Court. The case was based on the Tenth Amendment, states rights and local sovereignty.


Mack is the son of an FBI agent and began his own law enforcement career as a street cop in Provo, Utah. After graduating from BYU in 1978, Mack became an officer with Provo P. D. He was soon promoted to corporal, sergeant, and detective. He spent one year as an undercover narcotics agent. In 1988, Mack moved home to Arizona where he ran for sheriff. He was elected Graham County Sheriff and served as such for eight years. It was during this time – in 1994 – that federal agents informed all sheriffs that they would be required to work for the Federal Government under the mandate of the Brady Bill, and Mack’s court case began.


Since that landmark ruling Mack has written six books and appeared at over 175 Tea Party rallies nationwide. He has stood against the incursions of the Federal Government and has fought for civil rights from Hawaii to Bangor, Maine. He is the Founder and President of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA) and has been inducted into the NRA Hall of Fame.


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A Special Announcement from Sheriff Richard Mack


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A Special Announcement from Sheriff Richard Mack


For the past few years I have been teaching high school government and history classes. The students have taught me so much! Besides the essential principles of good government and liberty, I have learned that the validity of these subjects is not in the “knowing,” but rather in the “DOING.” I enjoy teaching immensely and it is a very worthwhile endeavor. But to “know” and never “do” is just the opposite of what I teach my “scholars.” 



BREAKING: Sheriff Richard Mack Announces For U.S. House (Arizona District 8)


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BREAKING: Sheriff Richard Mack Announces For U.S. House (Arizona District 8)


Sheriff Richard Mack, founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), announced Saturday that he is running for the U.S. House of Representatives in Arizona’s District 8. 



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Sheriff Mack: “We’re Taking Back America One County at a Time”


In an exclusive interview with The New American, retired Arizona Sheriff Richard Mack (shown), founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (CSPOA), highlighted the successes that members of his organization are having in resisting unconstitutional challenges by the federal government and declared that with these successes, “We are taking back America one county at a time!” 



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THE BEGINNING OF A REVOLUTION


As January draws near, and the crypto space continues to explode, Keynote invites you to join us at the most important blockchain conference of the year, The North American Bitcoin Conference, a part of World Blockchain Forum: Investments & ICOs, taking place in Miami on January 18th and 19th 2018. The success of our 2017 conferences have brought together all the major players of the industry, launched some hugely successful businesses, and proven that the world of ICOs is growing exponentially.


WHY US?


We at Keynote are responsible for the largest and longest running conference in the blockchain space, having run 12 global conferences since 2012. This time, not only are we hosting two days of non-stop, thought provoking speeches about Blockchain and disruptive technologies, but we will also be hearing from the biggest in the industry about the hottest new thing in the crypto-currency community – ICOs.


MAIN STAGE


The conference will cover a wide array of topics including blockchain technology, Bitcoin and Ethereum, ICOs, token sale mechanics, investing, regulation, startups, disruption, and much more. Blockchain industry speakers will be presenting throughout the two day conference in the main theatre in 20 minute speaking slots.


EXHIBITOR HALL


Our spacious exhibitor hall is where you will have the opportunity to meet and interact with companies making huge waves in the crypto world. You will be able to ask questions and network with upcoming ICOs and companies changing the world of blockchain. 


PITCH YOUR ICO


The Pitch Your ICO sessions at TNABC is a unique opportunity for our attendees to hear from the founders about the newest and hottest upcoming ICOs. Each ICO will have 7 minutes on the main stage to present their projects, and answer some questions you may have. These ICOs will also be set up in the Exhibitor Hall for further networking opportunities. 


AGENDA


See below for the schedule of speakers and networking. Subject to changes. Full agenda at the bottom of the page.


DAY 1


17 Jan 2018


DAY 2


18 Jan 2018


DAY 3


19 Jan 2018


12:00-17:00


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PRE-REGISTRATION AND CLAIMING OF BADGES


Hate long lines? The North American Bitcoin Conference will be attended by over 3000 participants and counting! For easier access on the conference dates you may pre-register and claim your badges on January 17 starting from 12 PM to 5 PM. See you there!


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WATCH: Michigan Sheriff’s Officer Stripped of Badge Has History With Police and Alcohol


PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan – A former Washtenaw County Sheriff’s lieutenant sentenced Friday, March 3 for drunken driving has a history of run-ins with police related to alcohol consumption.

Brian Filipiak, 47, was sentenced to one year of probation, with a deferred jail sentence, for operating while intoxicated in connection with a drunken-driving arrest on Nov. 13, 2016, in northern Michigan. He initially was charged with misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more for the incident, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge in January.

“This trip to deer camp on Nov. 13 of last year has had a significant impact on my client’s life,” his attorney said.

Though Filipiak remains employed in a support role at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, he was stripped of his title as a lieutenant and sworn law enforcement officer after an internal investigation into the incident.

Police reports obtained by The Ann Arbor News show the November incident was not Filipiak’s first contact with police involving alcohol use. Reports show there were at least two incidents in 2013.

Filipiak and his Boyne City-based attorney, Timothy Arner, declined to comment on the prior incidents when asked about them following the sentencing Friday.

Washtenaw County Sheriff Jerry Clayton said the department was aware of the past incidents and investigated them and ordered corrective action as appropriate.

The first incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. July 21, 2013, at the United Airlines Baggage Service Office at Detroit Metropolitan Airport.

Drunk Driving Arrest of Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Filipiak
Wayne County Airport Authority officials responded to a report that a juvenile girl was hiding in the office, an airport authority police report showed. The report includes two narratives – one written by Officer Thomas Zahina and one by a Lt. Tavtigian, whose first name was not included.

The girl had told a United employee that she was afraid of someone and told police that she was afraid to leave with her father, the report shows.

The portion of the report written by Zahina said the girl, who was crying and visibly shaken, told him she was supposed to get a ride home from the airport from her father, but thought he was acting strange and appeared intoxicated when she met him in the baggage claim area.

Zahina then approached Filipiak.

“It became immediately apparent that B. Filipiak was intoxicated,” Zahina wrote. “There was an odor of intoxicants coming from his breath and his eyes appeared red and glossy. I asked how he got to the airport and he stated that he drove.”

After advising Filipiak to arrange for he and his daughter to be picked up, Zahina asked for Filipiak’s identification, Zahina wrote in the report. Filipiak repeatedly refused to hand it over and Zahina explained he faced arrest if he didn’t comply, according to the report.

“B. Filipiak stated, ‘You won’t arrest me,’ and ‘You don’t know who I am, do you?’” the report states.

Brian Filipiak, 47, is still employed by the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office, but “he is no longer a lieutenant, holds no command responsibility, and is no longer a sworn law enforcement officer,” according to an emailed statement from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office.

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