Day: November 29, 2018

Jail For Police Chief Who Framed Innocent Black Men For Crimes They Didn’t Commit

A former South Florida police chief has been sentenced to three years in prison for framing black people for crimes they didn’t commit, in order to boost his department’s crime-solving stats.

Raimundo Atesiano, 53, formerly the chief of the Biscayne Park Police Department in Miami-Dade County, was sentenced by a federal judge on Tuesday for conspiracy to deprive individuals of their civil rights.

“When I took the job, I was not prepared,” Atesiano told U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore before his sentencing, according to the Miami Herald. “I made some very, very bad decisions.”

Atesiano was reportedly given two weeks before having to report to prison, allowing him to spend time with his mother, who is terminally ill.

One month ago, three other former Biscayne Park officers — Guillermo Ravelo, Charlie Dayoub and Raul Fernandez — were sentenced for their participation in the scheme.

Prosecutors said Aresiano on three occasions ordered them to falsely arrest and charge three people for unsolved burglaries. One of those arrested was just 16 years old when he was falsely accused.

Davoub and Fernandez were each sentenced to one year in prison; Ravelo was sentenced to 27 months.

“Putting an arrest statistic above the rights of an innocent man instead of working to protect all our citizens undermines the safety goals of every Miami-Dade police department,” said State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle in a statement on Tuesday. “Miami-Dade’s residents deserve honesty and integrity, qualities that Raimundo Atesiano deliberately failed to deliver.”

One of the three victims, who served five years in prison for a series of burglaries that he was falsely accused of committing, has filed a federal lawsuit that accuses the town and its former officers of violating his civil rights. His conviction was tossed by a judge in September.

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Police Launch Appeal For Teenager Who Attacked Woman At Cash Point

Detectives in Newham have released footage and aDetectives in Newham have released footage and an image of a woman they are keen to speak with after another woman was slapped and robbed for cash outside a cash machine.
The offence happened in the middle of the day on Wednesday, 28 November at about 15:10hrs on Leytonstone Road, Newham.
The victim, a women in her early 40s, was withdrawing money from a cashpoint, while a second woman in her late teens was waiting behind her.
This second woman then approached the victim, punched and slapped her, and then stole the money she had just withdrawn.
The victim did not require medical treatment.
The suspect is described as a black woman in her late teens.

The incident was recorded on CCTV and police are releasing the images to assist in locating the suspect.

Detective Inspector Steve Bluemore of Newham CID, said: “This was a shocking attack in broad daylight and we know a number of people were passing at the time. I would ask anyone who witnessed the incident or who recognises the suspect to contact police immediately.”
Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101 or contact via Twitter @MetCC. Quote CAD 4628/28NOV
To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.