Friday, April 04, 2008

Police, Sex for Protection, Racket?

Investigators: APD Officer Cruised For Sex

[from CBS]

ATLANTA [Georgia]-- An Atlanta police lieutenant was caught on tape cruising for sex acts from people while on duty, Internal Affairs investigators said.

A resident of midtown Atlanta shot a video of Lt. John Oglesby, who is seen with several neighborhood cross dressers and prostitutes. The resident told CBS 46 he shot the video because he was tired of seeing Oglesby with cross dressers and hookers so often.

When the police department’s internal affairs unit began investigating, it found Oglesby was routinely out of his assigned zone in Buckhead for hours at a time and even recorded him soliciting for sex acts.

“When are you gonna beat me again?” asked Oglesby on the tape.

“Hmmm?” asked the second person.

“When are you gonna beat me again?” Oglesby repeated.

CBS 46 also obtained audio tape of some of the conversations that investigators said Oglesby had while on duty in his patrol car.

"Did you know that if everybody didn't do anything that was bad for them they wouldn't get out of bed in the morning? Like for instance smoking a cigarette, chewing gum, sucking (expletive)," Oglesby said.

"I'm a lady," the other person on the tape said.

"Well, all the ladies I know do it," Oglesby replied.

CBS 46 reporter Joanna Massee confronted Oglesby on Thursday.

“Did you make any sexual comments to anybody in your car at all?” Massee asked.

“No," Oglesby replied.

“We heard you ask ‘When are you going to beat me again?’ What did that mean?” Massee asked.

“I never said that,” Oglesby said.

“You made many references to oral sex,” Massee said.

“You said it, not me,” Oglesby answered.

Oglesby retired from the Atlanta Police Department before administrative charges could be filed. Maj. C.J. Davis emphasized Thursday how hard the department is working to cut out allegedly corrupt officers.

“We have noticed a pickup in the number of tips we get internally, and we feel that our officers want good officers working alongside them,” Davis said.

Davis said she was disturbed by Oglesby's sex talk and concerned that a supervisor would leave his watch for such unprofessional pursuits.

Investigators said Oglesby's behavior wasn't criminal, because there was no mention of money or favors in return for the sexual activity.

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Is it felony theft, just for the above officer to cash his paycheck. He wasn't working, he was trying to score hookers, and most likely for free, for some sort of "favors"?

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Veteran Mobile County Alabama Court Police Officer Terry DeWayne Johnson Arrested, Charged After Seeking Sex With Child Whore

MOBILE, AL - A veteran officer of the Mobile County [Alabama] Court Police was arrested Sunday in Mobile and charged with enticing a child and soliciting prostitution, according to a judge who oversees the police unit.

The officer, identified as Terry DeWayne Johnson, 44, also was charged with possession of a forged instrument, according to a news release issued by Circuit Judge Joseph “Rusty” Johnston.

The Mobile County Metro Jail log indicated Johnson had been released on bail, but the amount was unclear.

Judge Johnston was out of the courthouse and unavailable for further comment.

“We are aware of the arrest of Terry Johnson,” Judge Johnston wrote in the news release. “This incident happened on Sunday, and we are in the process of ascertaining the facts. Mr. Johnson has been placed on administrative leave with pay while we investigate this matter.”

Mobile County Assistant District Attorney Steve Giardini, who specializes in prosecuting sex crimes against minors, said Johnson was discovered in a public park off Dauphin Island Parkway with a 15-year-old girl in his pickup truck.

The girl was apparently selling herself, or attempting to sell herself, as a prostitute, Giardini said, when a Mobile police officer came upon them.

The prosecutor said that the first two charges stem from those allegations — that she was an underage minor and Johnson was soliciting prostitution from her.

The third charge — possession of a forged instrument — stemmed from an allegation that Johnson was carrying counterfeit money, Giardini said.

The prosecutor said Johnson had his uniform in the truck, along with a bullet-resistant chest protector and other items related to his police work.

One courthouse official said Johnson had been a member of the court security staff for nearly 11 years and was for the past few years stationed at the Mobile County Community Corrections Center.

The corrections center, located near the jail, serves among other functions as a probation office whose officials perform sentencing investigations and drug testing.

It also serves as a processing center for sex offender and drug treatment programs, along with supervising people placed there in jail diversion programs.

Court police officers provide security for the corrections center, the Strickland Youth Center and Government Plaza in downtown Mobile.

Court Police Chief James Collier deferred requests for comment to Judge Johnston.

“Considering this is a personnel matter, and a matter which will be in the criminal courts, there will be no further comments made at this time,” Johnston wrote in the news release.

According to the jail log, Johnson lives in west Mobile.

Mobile Police Department spokesman Officer Eric Gallichant noted Monday afternoon that since at least one of the allegations against Johnson involves a minor, “there’s not much more detail we can provide, other than the charges he is facing. That’s all we can do.”

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