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    That is an under statement did anyone really investigate his background before he was hired. Especially why he truly resigned from St.Petersburg Police Department during an IA?
    We will know soon just did public records request.

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    We will know soon just did public records request.
    Considering it’s on the internet under Tampa bay times, shows you must be an expert sleuth from NYPD or that other shithole state MA. Maybe if you keep making stuff up it will come true. Sadly this thing called the internet can prove the liars that you actually are.

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    Considering it’s on the internet under Tampa bay times, shows you must be an expert sleuth from NYPD or that other shithole state MA. Maybe if you keep making stuff up it will come true. Sadly this thing called the internet can prove the liars that you actually are.
    Oh Eric, don’t cry it’s not like someone said you were a racist. Oh wait I think they did.

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    How did he get hire again?

    Three St. Petersburg officers suspended, one resigns after pursuit complaint
    Three are suspended and one resigns after inappropriate remarks on the radio.

    By Chris Tisch
    Published November 8 2013
    Updated November 8 2013
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    ST. PETERSBURG — Three police officers have been suspended and a fourth has resigned after an internal affairs investigation into a complaint of an unauthorized police pursuit in the city's southern neighborhoods.
    The investigation did not conclude that the officers violated the department's pursuit policy, but did find that officers broke other rules, including making "inappropriate and unprofessional comments over the radio."
    "These statements involved conversations regarding a homeless individual, references about citizens' complaints and opinions regarding the department's use of force policy relating to discharging firearms at vehicles," states a memo from Luke Williams, assistant police chief, that was released to the media Thursday evening. "Each officer admitted their comments were inappropriate and should not have been spoken."
    Williams' memo did not include more information about what the officers said, but more detailed reports from the investigation are expected to be released today.
    The officers' comments were made on July 11, the day after an officer was fired and several others were disciplined for their roles in two incidents in which officers shot at suspects fleeing in cars. In one of those cases, an officer fired 13 times at a car with a 19-year-old at the wheel and a 15-year-old passenger; another officer shot at the car from 90 feet away and was later fired.
    The department has had a long-standing section in its use of force policy that says officers should not fire at a moving car unless someone inside is armed and all other "reasonable means" to avoid the danger have failed. The policy also cautions officers to avoid stepping in front of cars.
    Black community leaders lashed out at the Police Department after the incidents. They complained about the shootings, but also said officers did not respect — and in some cases harassed — black residents. They also were concerned about dangerous police pursuits, especially after Mayor Bill Foster loosened the chase policy in 2010.
    On July 12, police Chief Chuck Harmon received an email from Lillian Baker, who questioned who had authorized a police chase the night before. Baker said the chase occurred at the intersection of 18th Avenue S and 37th Street as she was in her car with her brother and teen son.
    Baker said she saw a police car run a red light as it chased a silver sedan. The police car did not have its flashing lights or headlights on, she said. She said a second police car also gave chase.
    Baker said she could have crashed with the first police car had her brother not seen the chase and told her to stop.
    Police officials determined three officers were in that area at the time and a fourth was talking with them on the radio.
    Investigators determined that the officers were doing "proactive self-initiated activity within their area of responsibility … (that) gave the appearance they were pursuing a civilian vehicle," Williams' memo states.
    But the investigation "did not provide conclusive evidence that a pursuit had been conducted. However, improper procedures were utilized. The actions and lack of actions taken by these officers on the night of the incident created a safety concern for themselves and other officers and civilians in the area. Further, their actions that night were not documented in any way," the memo states.
    Officials also said the officers also did not tell dispatch what they were doing.

    Officer Eric B. Galloway, 31, resigned in August. He would have received a five-day suspension. He had been an officer since 2011.
    Officer David M. Kimes, 38, was suspended without pay for three days. He was hired in 2006.
    Officer Robert J. Leoce, 38, was suspended without pay for two days. He was hired in 2003.
    Officer Michael W. Carter, 41, was suspended without pay for two days. He was hired in 2003.

    Chris Tisch can be reached at tisch@tampabay.com.


    Community leaders: St. Pete police investigation confirms our fears
    Leaders in southern St. Petersburg say a transcript confirms a "cowboy" mentality.

    By Kameel Stanley, Times Staff Writer
    Published November 9 2013
    Updated November 9 2013

    ST. PETERSBURG — Some community leaders say an internal investigation completed this week confirms their suspicions that some police officers operate with a cowboy mentality in the city's southern neighborhoods and don't respect residents.
    The internal affairs inquiry, sparked several months ago by a resident who said she witnessed police chasing a car through Childs Park without lights or sirens, resulted in suspensions for three officers. A fourth resigned.
    Even though police administrators cleared the officers of the most serious allegation — that they were involved in an unauthorized pursuit — they found that the officers broke other rules, including operating without supervision and making improper comments on the radio.
    "This validates the people who have come forward and said this is happening," said the Rev. Manuel Sykes, president of the St. Petersburg NAACP branch. "Hopefully this shows them they have some weaknesses in the system."
    Sykes and other neighborhood leaders have gone to top city and police leaders before with complaints from residents about the way police operate in Midtown. One of the biggest complaints has been about cruisers speeding through neighborhoods.
    Assistant Chief Luke Williams said he thinks the behaviors exposed in the internal affairs investigation are not widespread.
    "We want officers to be proactive," Williams said. "My expectation is when they do that, they are doing it in the guidelines and parameters of our rules and regulations."
    On Friday, police released the 15-page transcript of a conversation among the officers, who were found to have made "inappropriate and unprofessional comments" over a radio channel not being monitored by dispatchers or supervisors. The 45-minute conversation took place when it appears the officers were trying to track stolen cars in the Childs Park neighborhood.

    Patrol officers David M. Kimes, 38, Robert J. Leoce, 38, Michael W. Carter, 41, and Eric B. Galloway, 31, were working in or near that area, which they referred to as "Shady Side," on July 11.
    That night, a rented silver Chevy Malibu with tinted windows caught their attention.
    When it sped through a red light at the intersection of 18th Avenue S and 37th Street, two of the officers followed.
    The car got away. The officers moved on. But the incident didn't go unnoticed.
    Lillian Baker, a former neighborhood president, was at the intersection and saw the marked police cars chase the vehicle. The next day, she sent an email to police Chief Chuck Harmon demanding answers. At first, there weren't many.
    None of the officers had filed a report. When detectives could find no record of the incident Baker described, they used GPS-like technology to track which cruisers were in the area at that time. Then they looked at the peripheral radio channels.
    According to the transcript, Kimes at one point told Leoce: "You better be careful what you do down there, you'll get yourself suspended or fired if they call, if they get the NAACP involved." Later, they talked about how an officer would have to get run over before it would be okay to shoot.
    The officers' comments were made the day after another officer was fired and several others were disciplined for their roles in two incidents in which police shot at suspects fleeing in cars, which is against policy.
    Williams suspended Kimes for three days. Leoce and Carter were suspended for two days. Galloway resigned in August.
    Williams said the officers acknowledged they had been "lax" on the radio and made inappropriate comments.
    Kurt Donley, president of the Council of Neighborhood Associations, said he is alarmed by the findings.
    "If you got a few cowboys, you probably got a lot of cowboys," said Donley, who also has gone to city leaders with concerns. "A large portion of the population feels like they are being targeted. When that gets brought to the public consciousness, usually there's a negative reaction on both sides. … But when people are operating outside the standard of procedure, it raises red flags."

    Kameel Stanley can be reached at kstanley@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8643. Follow her on Twitter @cornandpotatoes.

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    Oh Eric, don’t cry it’s not like someone said you were a racist. Oh wait I think they did.
    Wrong! Your detective skills are really bad, you should just stick to spreading false information on a blog.

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    Wrong! Your detective skills are really bad, you should just stick to spreading false information on a blog.
    Save a horse ride a cowboy!

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    Three St. Petersburg officers suspended, one resigns after pursuit complaint
    Three are suspended and one resigns after inappropriate remarks on the radio.

    By Chris Tisch
    Published November 8 2013
    Updated November 8 2013
    Subscribe Now
    ST. PETERSBURG — Three police officers have been suspended and a fourth has resigned after an internal affairs investigation into a complaint of an unauthorized police pursuit in the city's southern neighborhoods.
    The investigation did not conclude that the officers violated the department's pursuit policy, but did find that officers broke other rules, including making "inappropriate and unprofessional comments over the radio."
    "These statements involved conversations regarding a homeless individual, references about citizens' complaints and opinions regarding the department's use of force policy relating to discharging firearms at vehicles," states a memo from Luke Williams, assistant police chief, that was released to the media Thursday evening. "Each officer admitted their comments were inappropriate and should not have been spoken."
    Williams' memo did not include more information about what the officers said, but more detailed reports from the investigation are expected to be released today.
    The officers' comments were made on July 11, the day after an officer was fired and several others were disciplined for their roles in two incidents in which officers shot at suspects fleeing in cars. In one of those cases, an officer fired 13 times at a car with a 19-year-old at the wheel and a 15-year-old passenger; another officer shot at the car from 90 feet away and was later fired.
    The department has had a long-standing section in its use of force policy that says officers should not fire at a moving car unless someone inside is armed and all other "reasonable means" to avoid the danger have failed. The policy also cautions officers to avoid stepping in front of cars.
    Black community leaders lashed out at the Police Department after the incidents. They complained about the shootings, but also said officers did not respect — and in some cases harassed — black residents. They also were concerned about dangerous police pursuits, especially after Mayor Bill Foster loosened the chase policy in 2010.
    On July 12, police Chief Chuck Harmon received an email from Lillian Baker, who questioned who had authorized a police chase the night before. Baker said the chase occurred at the intersection of 18th Avenue S and 37th Street as she was in her car with her brother and teen son.
    Baker said she saw a police car run a red light as it chased a silver sedan. The police car did not have its flashing lights or headlights on, she said. She said a second police car also gave chase.
    Baker said she could have crashed with the first police car had her brother not seen the chase and told her to stop.
    Police officials determined three officers were in that area at the time and a fourth was talking with them on the radio.
    Investigators determined that the officers were doing "proactive self-initiated activity within their area of responsibility … (that) gave the appearance they were pursuing a civilian vehicle," Williams' memo states.
    But the investigation "did not provide conclusive evidence that a pursuit had been conducted. However, improper procedures were utilized. The actions and lack of actions taken by these officers on the night of the incident created a safety concern for themselves and other officers and civilians in the area. Further, their actions that night were not documented in any way," the memo states.
    Officials also said the officers also did not tell dispatch what they were doing.

    Officer Eric B. Galloway, 31, resigned in August. He would have received a five-day suspension. He had been an officer since 2011.
    Officer David M. Kimes, 38, was suspended without pay for three days. He was hired in 2006.
    Officer Robert J. Leoce, 38, was suspended without pay for two days. He was hired in 2003.
    Officer Michael W. Carter, 41, was suspended without pay for two days. He was hired in 2003.

    Chris Tisch can be reached at tisch@tampabay.com.


    Community leaders: St. Pete police investigation confirms our fears
    Leaders in southern St. Petersburg say a transcript confirms a "cowboy" mentality.

    By Kameel Stanley, Times Staff Writer
    Published November 9 2013
    Updated November 9 2013

    ST. PETERSBURG — Some community leaders say an internal investigation completed this week confirms their suspicions that some police officers operate with a cowboy mentality in the city's southern neighborhoods and don't respect residents.
    The internal affairs inquiry, sparked several months ago by a resident who said she witnessed police chasing a car through Childs Park without lights or sirens, resulted in suspensions for three officers. A fourth resigned.
    Even though police administrators cleared the officers of the most serious allegation — that they were involved in an unauthorized pursuit — they found that the officers broke other rules, including operating without supervision and making improper comments on the radio.
    "This validates the people who have come forward and said this is happening," said the Rev. Manuel Sykes, president of the St. Petersburg NAACP branch. "Hopefully this shows them they have some weaknesses in the system."
    Sykes and other neighborhood leaders have gone to top city and police leaders before with complaints from residents about the way police operate in Midtown. One of the biggest complaints has been about cruisers speeding through neighborhoods.
    Assistant Chief Luke Williams said he thinks the behaviors exposed in the internal affairs investigation are not widespread.
    "We want officers to be proactive," Williams said. "My expectation is when they do that, they are doing it in the guidelines and parameters of our rules and regulations."
    On Friday, police released the 15-page transcript of a conversation among the officers, who were found to have made "inappropriate and unprofessional comments" over a radio channel not being monitored by dispatchers or supervisors. The 45-minute conversation took place when it appears the officers were trying to track stolen cars in the Childs Park neighborhood.

    Patrol officers David M. Kimes, 38, Robert J. Leoce, 38, Michael W. Carter, 41, and Eric B. Galloway, 31, were working in or near that area, which they referred to as "Shady Side," on July 11.
    That night, a rented silver Chevy Malibu with tinted windows caught their attention.
    When it sped through a red light at the intersection of 18th Avenue S and 37th Street, two of the officers followed.
    The car got away. The officers moved on. But the incident didn't go unnoticed.
    Lillian Baker, a former neighborhood president, was at the intersection and saw the marked police cars chase the vehicle. The next day, she sent an email to police Chief Chuck Harmon demanding answers. At first, there weren't many.
    None of the officers had filed a report. When detectives could find no record of the incident Baker described, they used GPS-like technology to track which cruisers were in the area at that time. Then they looked at the peripheral radio channels.
    According to the transcript, Kimes at one point told Leoce: "You better be careful what you do down there, you'll get yourself suspended or fired if they call, if they get the NAACP involved." Later, they talked about how an officer would have to get run over before it would be okay to shoot.
    The officers' comments were made the day after another officer was fired and several others were disciplined for their roles in two incidents in which police shot at suspects fleeing in cars, which is against policy.
    Williams suspended Kimes for three days. Leoce and Carter were suspended for two days. Galloway resigned in August.
    Williams said the officers acknowledged they had been "lax" on the radio and made inappropriate comments.
    Kurt Donley, president of the Council of Neighborhood Associations, said he is alarmed by the findings.
    "If you got a few cowboys, you probably got a lot of cowboys," said Donley, who also has gone to city leaders with concerns. "A large portion of the population feels like they are being targeted. When that gets brought to the public consciousness, usually there's a negative reaction on both sides. … But when people are operating outside the standard of procedure, it raises red flags."

    Kameel Stanley can be reached at kstanley@tampabay.com or (727) 893-8643. Follow her on Twitter @cornandpotatoes.
    He’s a friend and neighbor to Lytle. Say no more.

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    Save a horse ride a cowboy!
    Or slap her ass and ride a Blizzard!

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    Proof of nothing

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    It’s called a family agreement learn your law
    Doesn’t have either of their names on it. Why? They never filed one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Considering it’s on the internet under Tampa bay times, shows you must be an expert sleuth from NYPD or that other shithole state MA. Maybe if you keep making stuff up it will come true. Sadly this thing called the internet can prove the liars that you actually are.

    cmon Galloaway...man up..take responsibility for your actions...
    how did port authority even hire you with your nackground/and character?

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