Police Misconduct

114 petitions

Started 3 weeks ago

Petition to Dallas Police Department


On September 6, 2018, off-duty Dallas patrol officer Amber Guyger entered the apartment of Botham Jean and shot and killed him. Guyger has been convicted of murdering Botham Jean and sentenced to 10 years in prison. But our attention focuses on another local player in this tragedy - Mike Mata. Mata violated the general orders of the Dallas Police Department and showed preferential treatment to an officer involved in a fatal shooting by: 1) Advising Guyger not to say anything while her camera was on. 2) Advising Guyger to turn off her in car camera system so they could talk in private. 3) Removing Guyger from an isolated squad car during an ongoing investigationThese are just the things we know. Suppression of evidence, protection of Police Officers, and disregard for Black Lives. But this is an indicator that this is the type of unethical policing Mata believes in and Mata has a track record that proves he is not the type of officer that Dallas wants or needs. Mata pushed to delay this trial, has tried to prevent DPD from working with Dallas organizers pushing for Police Oversight, and shows a blatant disregard for the mission statement of the Dallas Police Department that says they, "will conduct themselves in an ethical manner."This mission statement also says DPD will:Be examples of honesty and integrity in their professional and personal lives, thereby earning the public trust; and Perform their duties with the knowledge that protection of the lives and property of ALL citizens is their primary duty.But Mata had no intentions of protecting Botham Jean's life that night. DPD should strive to have officers that protect and serve us all, not just their own. When an officer acts in a way that violates their general orders, that officer should be fired. We are offering this opportunity for DPD to protect and preserve public trust by rooting out the conspiratorial culture that has tainted their relationship with the community. By firing officers who act outside of our best interest, Dallas Police Department shows a commitment to being a morally sound Department dedicated to only the best for our community. --------------------------- Read more:

Dallas County
411 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Department of Justice, Mayor Bill Faulkner, City Attorney Bryan Carter

What happened to my little BROTHER?

Calvin Robinson Jr. Calvin Passed away in the early hours of Christmas morning 2015. All his belongings were missing. Additionally his debit card was used for a month following his death. After asking for an investigation into this matter, the family was told the a dead person could not be a victim and they were not going to investigate any further. Still waiting on a response from the Mayor of St Joseph Missouri. Spoke with the Prosecutor and was told that nobody investigates the police. Spoke with the investigator and was told that the family would have to spend some money to find out what happened. The family was not notified by the police of the death of their loved one. Instead a "friend" of the victim notified the family. The same friend who was later determined to have called the police and tell them that the victim had stolen her car. To make matters worse the officer who reconstructed the scene made the following video, seeming to taunt the family. Zachary Craft This officer was eventually fired after the department faced criticism for having him on duty.   Jason Fanning Jason was murdered by a St Joseph Missouri Police officer 2/20/17. A officer approached Jason without any lights or sirens and shot him to death in a vehicle parked in a driveway. The following comment was taken from a article: "Questioned about Bever’s failure to turn on his emergency lights, which would have activated the dash camera, Capt. Jeff Wilson, a spokesman for the St. Joseph Police Department, said this issue was an internal matter for the department and he had no comment on current police policy." I have also included a link for the petition requesting this officer be arrested for murder.  From detective to felon: The Scott Coates Saga "Mr. Coates said the polygraph examination ended with the FBI polygraphist telling him he was lying and beginning interrogation. The interrogation was the first time he was directly asked about the case, he said." Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced that a former longtime detective with the St. Joseph, Missouri Police Department pleaded guilty in federal court today to withholding information about a prohibited person who illegally possessed a firearm used in a gang-related shooting. Angela Horn “It’s a joke,” Horn said. “That’s why it’s called the criminal justice system, because that’s who it serves. Their salary comes out of my pocket. I just think that it should be for people that need protection—and not for people that are out to frickin’ take everything you have.”

Calvin Robinson Jr
426 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to U.S. House of Representatives, Clinton Foundation, Michelle Bachelet, CNN, Amy Goodman

Hands Up Act

My name is Travis Washington. I will be graduating with an M. A, degree in Higher Education and Administration from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in May 2019. I have been politically involved, from registering people to vote, to work in the Springfield Capitol (as an Alexander Lane Fellow, January to May 2017). We know how so many people of cultural minorities are in constant fear of leaving their household. This fear in our lives far too often comes from individuals working in public safety who harm people. Every single week we hear about another unarmed innocent vulnerable human being shot by the police. This has increased the trauma and fear that has made people of color scared to leave their homes. We need legislation now that prohibits police officers from shooting unarmed citizens. If there isn’t a weapon found after someone has been shot (therefore, unarmed) by a police officer, then I propose that the officer should receive a mandatory 15-year prison sentence. We have seen over and over police officers get off, even with videotape footage of citizens having been shot by police officers. This is a new form of lynching. I am pleading with you to propose a bill that protects people who have every right to feel threatened by law enforcement. We always say we need more training for those involved in public safety, and there are increasing policies and laws that mandate that police officers have “body cameras” on them. Those measures do not address the whole problem, not when the individual officers who shoot unarmed victims aren’t punished. Senator, we are in a crisis where relationships between people of color and police officers are deteriorating, beyond the critical level. In order to build any sort of positive relationships again, we need laws to keep a balance in the lives of all the public. I might even suggest this as a title for this proposed legislation: the Hands UP ACT. I will be emailing this to the all of your colleagues in the U. S. Senate, members of Congress, State Governors; Democracy Now, the Huffington Post, ThinkProgress; and to other appropriate organizations across the country. Once this petition receives enough attention. My goal to speak before the House of Representatives or United Nations during a committee hearing to bring attention to this policy.  Thank You !!  

Travis Washington
414,331 supporters