Judge's End Around
Um, what's this?
- OT but, are any of you guys aware that Judge Joseph Claps is violating officer's rights and the FLOP and the OLA is standing by and letting it happen. On a recent motion to suppress his confession, a defendant claimed that he only confessed because he was beaten. Claps then points out two detectives in the courtroom and asks the defendant if these are the officers who beat you. When he says no, the judge sends an order to the police department to produce photos of every officer involved in the arrest, presumably to conduct a photo array on the next court date. WTF, where is the FOP on this? Where is the ACLU? Policeman dont have any rights?
Claps seems to have irretrievably tainted any investigation by his words and deeds. The FOP should be making some sort of appearance along with Corporation Counsel to educate the judge as to the other side of "due process" and "contractual protections" along with the presumption of innocence, not only of the career criminal on trial, but the officers and detectives involved.
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