Category Archives: Corrupt Cops

Texas Police Corruption: Texas Rangers Arrest Chief of Police, Rest of Police Department Out the Door But Covington Still Very Afraid

A stone’s throw as the crow flies from Fort Worth is the tiny Texas town of Covington, and if you follow along Interstate 35 from downtown CowTown you’ll be in the heart of Covington in around 45 minutes.  So, this story isn’t coming out of some backwoods, rural spot that’s living without the knowledge or…

Texas Cop Investigated for Lewdness and Child Pornography by Texas Rangers

News reports are popping up across the state today about an officer with years of service at the Wylie Police Department who just got put on paid administrative leave after allegations were made against him involving lewd behavior and child pornography.   The patrolman has voluntarily turned over his home computer to the Texas Rangers, who…

Houston Police Officers Union Pillaged by Houston Cops: Matthew Calley Sentenced to 20 Years After Pleading Guilty to $650,000+ Theft, Two Other Cops Charged

Last week, retired Houston police officer Matthew Calley stood in front of a Harris County judge and said he was sorry for what he had done, but no one can know for sure if that apology swayed the judge at Mr. Calley’s sentencing hearing. Maybe it did, because the 25 year veteran could have been…

Texas Police Accused of Planting Drugs on Innocent Man: Aransas Pass Police Department Corruption Charges Escalate

What is going on with the Aransas Pass Police Department — is there widespread corruption there, as more and more news stories suggest? Consider this:  just last week, we posted about the situation involving the Aransas Pass Police Department being investigated by the Texas Rangers after Martin Ortiz ended up comatose in a Corpus Christi…

Laredo Cop Busted for Taking Bribes from Cocaine Smuggler After FBI/DEA Investigation

A Laredo grand jury indicted local Webb County Deputy Constable Eduardo Garcia this week for taking bribes. This was announced by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Houston, and it was the result of a continued investigation into cops gone bad by a joint task force of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement…

Texas Police Chief Sentenced and Jailed for Evidence Tampering

Last fall, Jeremiah Shults was the Chief of Police for Rosebud, Texas, a small Texas town a stone’s throw from Temple down in Central Texas and about two hours drive, going south on I-35, from Dallas. Everything changed for Chief Shults early in October 2010, when he was indicted for evidence tampering – a serious…

Federal Judge Sam A. Lindsay Sick and Tired of Bad Cops Getting Cushy Sentences: Orders Former Mesquite Narc Officer to 15 Months in Fed Pen for Taking $2000

Some Dallas locals may remember Sam Lindsay from his days serving as Dallas City Attorney (1992-1998); however, for many years now, he’s been Judge Sam A. Lindsay of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas, presiding over a federal trial bench. And last week, Judge Sam A. Lindsay got fed up…

Veteran Dallas Cop To Be Fired After Discovery That He Lied In His Police Reports

Another veteran Texas cop is discovered to be bad news — seems like this is getting to be a regular news story, right? This week, it was the Dallas Police Department who had the shameful task of informing the media and the public at large that a police force veteran (13 years) would face termination…

Laredo Cop Moonlighting In the Cocaine Business Sentenced This Week to 25 Years in Fed Pen

There’s more and more media coverage about the Texas-Mexico border, and lots of debate over how dangerous it is – or isn’t – to travel through South Texas and down into Mexico. Just this week, the Wall Street Journal reported on a warning issued by the U.S. Consultate’s Office in Monterrey that U.S. law enforcement…

Texas Cop Busted for Sex with Robbery Suspect and Falsifying Overtime Pay

Edinburg police officer Robert Alvarez already had his fifteen minutes of fame back in 2009, when he appeared in an episode of “Gangland,” a television show on the History Channel. As a gang investigator, Alvarez was a respected law enforcement professional whose skills were highlighted on the national cable TV series in an  episode entitled,…