Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Complaint filed against Chief Dessoye


I am filing a complaint against the city of Wilkes-Barre, the WBPD, police chief Gerard Dessoye, and Officer Brian Gist. Even though I “beat” the (trespassing behind police station) citation since it was dismissed by Judge Vough– this does not change the fact that my civil rights were violated and I was forced to pay $1,000 for an attorney.  Initially Magistrate Marty Kane found me guilty when he refused to allow me to make a Constitutional argument (I have the transcripts). I appealed to Judge Vough.

POLICE BULLYING    This civil rights case is important to fight because a thunderous message needs to be sent that the police cannot bully and file bogus charges against somebody because they don’t like them. My only “infraction” (tongue in cheek) was accusing the police chief and Mayor and other officers of being a party to the “Cars for Cash” scam involving Leo Glodzik. I stand fully behind these accusations. I was behind the police station that night to take pictures of illegal tags and a truck driven by an officer that served as a bribe.

RT stands for Repair Towing (illegal tags for police officer)

Before I go further... please try not to laugh or cry when you see these responses to realizations that there had been many "bribe cars."
LEIGHTON: It is not illegal (to take a bribe).
G DESSOYE: There is nothing I can do about it (oh really? police chief?)

Then why did Officer Collins return the Merecedes back to Glodzik? Unreal.

Bribe vehicle from LAG


1)    SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT    I was given a ticket for trespassing by Brian Gist behind the police station Easter night. This infraction was selectively enforced because of why I was there. I was there to expose corruption. A “Right-to-know” request has revealed that I was the ONLY person ever to be cited for Trespassing behind the police station. Tens of thousands have passed through there since the station was upgraded.
2)    SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT    Other news reporters (Joe Holden, Terrie Morgan-Besecker) were cited and then had the citations withdrawn. Dessoye selectively enforced the “Authorized vehicles only” sign only against me. As it turned out, the corruption I uncovered (bribe cars) led to headlines in the papers and was the lead story on WBRE for four consecutive nights.
3)    SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT    All four entrances to police station have “authorized vehicles only” signs and they are ignored every single day of the year. For example, everybody who attends city council meetings is in violation.
4)    SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT    Officer Brian Gist yelled repeatedly “I know exactly what you are doing here!” And he was right. The question becomes:
-         Why wasn’t he reporting the illegal tags on John Majikes’s Dodge Ram?
-         Why wasn’t he reporting the bribe (the truck) that Majikes took from Leo Glodzik?

          - Free loaner cars to many other cops from LAG   
- Buying stolen property from LAG at bargain prices
- Selling cars on consignment (A1 Auto and Captain Bob Hughes)
- Free tows for cops and their families (gifts/bribes)
- Champagne bribes on the holidays (acceptance rate here must be near 100%)
- Even girly shows at Leo Glodzik’s home

1)    Aid and Abetting     To assist or facilitate the commission of a crime, or to promote its accomplishment.

2)    Dereliction of Duty    No law enforcement officer shall negligently do the following… Fail to prevent or halt the commission of an offense or to apprehend an offender, when it is in the law enforcement officer's power to do so alone or with available assistance.

3)    Malfeasance    A wrongful or unlawful act; esp. wrongdoing or misconduct by a public official (such as a police officer)

4)    Obstruction of Justice    To proscribe every willful act of corruption, intimidation, or force which tends in any way to distort or impede the administration of law. This applies to me via unequal protection under law and selective enforcement. I was one of tens of thousands who passed through the alley without receiving a ticket.

Sec. 5301.  Official oppression.  A person acting or purporting to act in an official capacity or taking advantage of such actual or purported capacity commits a misdemeanor of the second degree if, knowing that his conduct is illegal, he:
(1)  subjects another to arrest, detention, search, seizure, mistreatment, dispossession, assessment, lien or other infringement of personal or property rights; or
(2)  denies or impedes another in the exercise or enjoyment of any right, privilege, power or immunity.

I had the right to be where I was free from interference… like the thousands before me who received no citation. I was there for the public good. I was there to expose police corruption. I was authorized to be there for that reason.
6)        §  903.  Criminal Conspiracy.
(a)  Definition of conspiracy.--A person is guilty of conspiracy with another person or persons to commit a crime if with the intent of promoting or facilitating its commission he:
(1)  agrees with such other person or persons that they or one or more of them will engage in conduct which constitutes such crime or an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime; or
(2)  agrees to aid such other person or persons in the planning or commission of such crime or of an attempt or solicitation to commit such crime.