Corrupt Cops, Corruption, Pig, Pigs

Cops Arrested for Writing Bogus Tickets

Oink oink oink. More useless swine.

Oh oinkers. At it again. Whenever I rag on cops in the comments sections of random YouTube videos, there’s always some butt hurt & obvious cop themselves who immediately responds to my very colorful language dressing down the pigs in question and vehemently defends the character of cops in general. But I’m sorry guys. You are all simply lower life forms than the average human. Low-lifes to be exact. 40%(which means the real rate is like 90% because most women won’t report it) of you beat your wives and if we were to compare the rate of misconduct within occupational genres in all other sectors. Both public and private. I know for a fact that law enforcement would stand out as being the most egregious and unethical by a long shot. So save it. You’re called pigs for a reason and nothing will ever change the distaste and disdain that the rest of us have for you fatherless pieces of trailer trash. Kapeesh? And for those of you who aren’t pieces of shit and do the right thing. That’s great. That’s your job. I don’t go around demanding accolades for doing the right thing and not abusing my power and terrorizing innocent people. You get no awards for that. Get over whatever it was in your childhood that caused you to become such power trippy toolbags and knock this crap off and start doing the right thing. Because I promise you guys that there will be a paridigm shift that ends up happening real soon and once you guys find yourself in a suddenly lawless environment where your little pedophile symbol badges suddenly don’t mean shit. You’re gonna get treated much more harshly by those of us you’ve wronged. Especially if you end up being dumb enough to identify yourself as a cop once that shift happens. Mad Max doesn’t play that shit.

Source: Miami Herald

Hialeah motorcycle cops charged with issuing bogus tickets to drivers they never pulled over

April 21, 2021 10:58 AM,Updated April 21, 2021 03:21 PM

Hialeah Police Officers Ernesto Arias-Martinez and Armando Perez have been charged with official misconduct and falsifying public records. Miami-Dade Corrections

Two Hialeah police motorcycle officers surrendered on Wednesday to face allegations they issued dozens of bogus traffic tickets to motorists.

Prosecutors charged Ernesto Arias-Martinez, 23, and Armando Perez, 40, with multiple felony counts of official misconduct and falsifying public records. They were being jailed early Wednesday and are expected to post bond later in the day.

Perez had been with Hialeah for five years; Arias-Martinez, for less than four.

The scheme began to unravel thanks in part to a defense law firm chasing business.

It’s not unusual for South Florida ticket lawyers to send mailers and advertise to people who have been issued traffic tickets. In March 2020, a motorist got a call from the office of Alex Hanna, a prominent traffic-ticket attorney whose catchphrase “¡No pagues ese ticket!” or “Don’t Pay that Ticket!” has been seen on Spanish-language TV and billboards in Miami for years.

The office asked the motorist, Reicel Sosa Polo, if he needed legal help with the 10 traffic tickets that could wreck his driving record. Sosa was stunned because he’d never gotten pulled over, although he recalled driving past two Hialeah police motormen earlier that month, according to court records.

Sosa called Hialeah and spoke to Perez, who said he didn’t recall the citations but that if he went to court, they would be dismissed, according to an arrest warrant. Sosa eventually filed a complaint to Hialeah Police’s internal affairs bureau.

Another woman complained that she’d received a letter in the mail from the state of Florida telling her that her license was about to be suspended over six unpaid traffic tickets issued on the same date in January 2020, and she’d never been pulled over, records show.To minimize crowds at Miami’s courthouse and curb the spread of the coronavirus, officials are debuting traffic hearings via Zoom. People with traffic tickets can now fight them via the video conferencing service. By Courtesy: Miami-Dade Judge Steve Leifman | Pierre Taylor

The two complaints led to a broader audit of the two motorcycle cops, according to an arrest warrant by Hialeah Police Detective Paulina Whitney, of the internal affairs bureau.

That led to a slew of victims who had no idea they’d been issued multiple traffic tickets. In all, investigators found that Arias-Martinez and Perez issued dozens of bogus tickets to at least nine victims in early 2020.

One man, the owner of a 2000 Toyota truck, said neither he nor anyone who drove the car had been pulled over. Another victim, who’d never been pulled over, got several tickets attributed to his truck, but in a made-up name: “Martcello Strovanov.”

The Hialeah Fraternal Order of Police, in a statement on Wednesday, distanced itself from the officers.

“As law enforcement officers, we are entrusted in protecting and serving our residents, and these alleged actions have violated the trust of the people and rightfully so,” FOP President Marlon Espinoza said in a statement. “We ask that our community not judge all our dedicated officers by the alleged actions of two. The Hialeah Police Department is comprised of brave men and women, who day in and day out, abide by their oath to protect and serve our residents and the great City of Hialeah.”

Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said the tickets were “not errors or mistakes, but crimes.”

“When police officers create false traffic tickets, as we are alleging happened here, they damage the reputation of their own department and the reputations of every police officer working to serve our Miami-Dade community,” Fernandez Rundle said in a statement.

Perez is represented by Miami defense attorney Michael Grieco, who also represents Jesús Menocal Jr., the ex-Hialeah cop accused of using his badge to pressure young women into having sex with him.

“I look forward to seeing what evidence the State Attorney has,” Grieco said of Perez.

Philip Reizenstein and Mark Lefcourt, who represent Arias-Martinez, declined to comment Tuesday.

David Ovalle

305-376-3379David Ovalle covers crime and courts in Miami. A native of San Diego, he graduated from the University of Southern California and joined the Herald in 2002 as a sports reporter.

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