Monday, June 22, 2020

Second Guessing - Six Months Ago

  • A Fort Myers police officer was arrested after he failed to contact the Department of Children and Families in regards to a young child's safety, according to Fort Myers Police Chief Derrick Diggs.

    Officer Tyler Williams has been placed on unpaid administrative leave and could face internal charges with the department for violations.

    His arrest stems from a traffic stop on January 18, 2020 at Colonial and Solomon Boulevards. Officer Williams pulled over a car for speeding at 4:50 a.m.

    During this stop, it was the officer's duty to report information about a young child's safety, which put the child's welfare in jeopardy, according to Chief Diggs.
Yes, you are reading that correctly. The officer is facing an internal charge in June.....for a January incident....because a child died in February. This makes a lot of assumptions:
  • Officer discretion? Does it exist in Florida? Was the officer being an understanding human being and cutting the woman a break?
  • Did the woman pinky swear promise to put the child in a car seat? Isn't it her responsibility to ensure the safety of her child?
  • Does anyone really think that the Florida Department of Children and Family Services would investigate a seat belt complaint?
But some useless bureaucrat chief thinks he can second guess his officers five months or more after the fact? Fuck this jagoff.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

And if the officer did anything, he would have been HARRASSING the poor innocent woman and child.

6/22/2020 12:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/22/2020 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m filing a missing person report on the “weasel”. And yes, I already checked all the rabbit holes.

6/22/2020 12:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What???!!! I’d be on the phone 24 hours a day with DCFS if I reported what I saw in the hood

6/22/2020 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

File this one under:
"We need to hold someone other than
the sodden broodmare mother, responsible."

This is the evil shit liberal democrat progressives
desire to have done to Policemen... Dredge up old
shit in order to review it to see if an Officer
"did something wrong."

That's why they want to make qualified immunity
and due process for Policemen to go away.

6/22/2020 12:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So, the lesson here kiddos,

Inform Child and Protective services every time you have a child out of the car seat, a child in a car with drugs or paraphernalia, especially if it is the middle of the night. You better not let the driver and passengers go until the baby snatchers show up on site to investigate.

If it takes the entire shoift, it takes the entire shift. Remember! If it only saves one child!!! If it overloads Child and Protective Services? Not your circus, not your monkeys.

The Fort Myers Police will give the Florida Department of Children and Family Services quite a workout for the next ten years minimum.

6/22/2020 12:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell me there's more to this.
In Atlanta they're roasting the officer because he didn't give the man a break for a DUI. In this instance the officer gives a break and it's the same result? So damned if you do and damned if you don't! What in the wide world of sports is going on? Please send me my dose of crazy of pills so this can all make sense to me

6/22/2020 12:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


6/22/2020 12:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do anything anymore ?!?!

The liberal cancer that is plaguing our country has infected the dept, with the joke running 011, the fraud DC, the clown lt margolis in 002 all wanting officers disciplined during riots. I say F-- It, Defund the Police and let these liberal traitors run the department and the the city into the ground.

19PAUL covers ALL !!!!!!!

6/22/2020 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Legalize more turbo drugs Florida— and next up— if you don’t have a car seat; the police officer will be required to have one in the squad ready to give it to you if you don’t have one

6/22/2020 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damned if you do, damned if you don't, your only chance is never to have the option.

If he'd never pulled her over this never would have happened.

6/22/2020 01:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nowadays, like never before, you are doomed from the onset if anyone even invents a complaint against you.

6/22/2020 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’m sorry but I am with Diggs in this, surely the officer is prescient as all of us are.
I also applaud the diligence of the Chief in discovering fault where a lesser being would not.
Will the officer be sent to a camp for re education along with his extended family?

6/22/2020 01:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the parent arrested?
The police need to be paid 3× as much if they are to be held responsible for the actions of the people they come in contact with.

6/22/2020 02:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the internal charges. Officer Williams was ARRESTED and being CRIMINALLY charged with a third-degree FELONY for failure to report child abuse and neglect. So any Florida cop that doesn’t report suspect abuse or neglect can now anticipate being arrested for a felony charge? Well screw that! Report everyone and let social services drown in reports.

6/22/2020 03:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry if I gave offence, my comment was meant to be satirical.
I cannot believe the malignance shown by your leadership.
You have my utmost respect for working in Chicago under an inept Superintendent and an evil Mayor.

6/22/2020 03:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief Diggs, meet Chief Brown

6/22/2020 04:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not putting your kid in a baby seat is child abuse/neglect? You sure you want to go with that Florida? What happens when black people do it? You want them arrested? Put that on paper please.

6/22/2020 04:53:00 AM  
Blogger neilgoldman said...

It is really a stretch, but this lays the groundwork for the lawsuit. All about the $$$. We are expendable.

6/22/2020 05:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

By now everyone gets it. A liberals logic says it's the cop's fault the kid is dead. Plain as day. WTF...

6/22/2020 05:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should cite this case to reporters as you arrest them for WHATEVER.

6/22/2020 05:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm retired and live in Ft Myers, great weather, conservative politics but Ft Myers does have Chief Diggs. He is a transplant Chief from Toledo and has enough qualifications to be the Supt of Chicago. You never see him in public because he has communication skills worse than Biden.
I read the blog and could not believe an Officer removed from duty and arrested for an incident occurring in Jan as a seat belt violation. I always thought an Officer has discretion in performing his duties and in this incident conducted a preliminary investigation on the street and determined the child was not at risk at that moment in time and allowed the party to continue. Little further background on Diggs, one of his Captains last year was arrested for doing a sting operation on a massage parlor but on video was observed taking a little more pleasure in the massage parlor than authorized. After a year or so he was charged with some sort of crime but is not on the news radar anymore. Ft Myers does have its own murder rate mostly not reported to the public and this Officer in the middle of night stopping a vehicle was doing good police work maybe looking for a weapon in a vehicle used in a shooting. Chief Diggs, your another example of a leader to your troops and a morale

6/22/2020 05:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So officers shouldn’t be writing tickets if children are not in car seats but arresting the parents for child endangerment since not being in a car seat is now classified as abuse or neglect?

6/22/2020 06:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, arrested for a felony. The world is insane along with scared to death mayors and police chiefs who want to show they are tough

6/22/2020 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer saw that there were syringes in the van and suspected the adults of drug use in the January stop, but cut them a break.

I don't know about criminal charges against him, but it seems a pretty big screwup even without the benefit of hindsight.

6/22/2020 07:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Diggs salary $182,000, with perks that can take it to $251 K, for a department of 300, 82,000 citizens in Ft Myers, smaller than some of Chicago's districts.
Kid died when mother crashed he vehicle reportedly hi on drugs, no story of the mother being charged.

6/22/2020 07:07:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Sacrificial Lamb.

6/22/2020 07:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe it’s time to finally quit.

6/22/2020 07:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All police chiefs are political hacks, how the fuck do you think they got the job in the 1st place, they will throw any cop under the bus to keep their job or advance their position

6/22/2020 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope he sues for false arrest sounds like a goofy charge to me.

6/22/2020 07:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me see if I understand this being a Police Officer thing? U go through intense background checks, prove your in decent shape, then get in Semi Military Organization type shape for six months, and are mandated to go through a probationary period. All this to potentially get arrested?
God Bless the Police, but broken down like this it sounds like an act of insanity

6/22/2020 08:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A big problem in law enforcement today is the fact that there are too many gutless wonders that are command staff in departments across the nation! Many of these useless assholes are not real cops and don’t have any idea of what the job is about. These same imbeciles make judgements that they have no background giving them any clue as to what really goes on at the patrol officer level! The bigger problem is the mayors, states attorney & alder-people who get elected and really have no skills, insufficient education & absolutely no common sense To manage a popcorn stand let alone city wide government!!!

6/22/2020 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's what OUR force review unit is all about. Review body cams even if there isn't a complaint. Had a fellow officer get contacted via dept. email a long time after an incident. The email said something like "We've reviewed your body worn camera footage under incident RD#xxxx and we recommend you review some of the department directives"
No complaint. There was an arrest on signed complaints and their suggestion apparently focussed on how HE (not the arresting officer) could have handled the situation differently. I guess it didn't rise to the level of disciplinary action but just shows you THEY are reviewing on their own.
With societal hatred of police, BWC second guessing, department & city out to get us any chance they get, food establishments sabotaging food/drinks, etc. the ONLY policy any cop should be using is one of ZERO to minimum interaction with the public unless forced to. Can't leave this job quick enough.

6/22/2020 08:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the mayor of Atlanta said the officer should have used discretion and let a dui driver go.

6/22/2020 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What???!!! I’d be on the phone 24 hours a day with DCFS if I reported what I saw in the hood

6/22/2020 12:20:00 AM

Even when you do call they don’t give two shits too.

6/22/2020 08:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chief Derrick Diggs is Canadian! 'Nuff said?

6/22/2020 09:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shit like this breaks my heart. As an officer that has worked the annals of this ungrateful city, I have seen the worst specimens that humanity has to offer. One has to adapt to the thinking of the shitbird and then react accordingly. I'm sure that this officer handled many crackheads in similar situations and reacted like many of us would. We know that arresting this mutt would have been a fruitless endeavor due to the revolving door of the court systems nationwide. Sadly, this baby never stood a chance in life because her mother was an addict who didn't give a fuck about herself let alone the baby. THIS IS NOT OUR FAULT !!! And then the officer was arrested??? Unfuckin believable !!!

6/22/2020 09:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looks like the honor students had a great weekend

6/22/2020 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Isn't citing a traffic citation actually a defacto notification to the state via the courts? This sounds like an admin beef more than criminal. But we live in interesting times. Looks like DCFS is getting too involved in police business lately. And just how much concern is there for the liability of the knucklehead parent in all of this?

6/22/2020 09:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case you haven’t noticed this is happening all over the country. Videos are being reviewed and charges brought against officers. That’s just the way it goes. BLM’s legal observers are volunteering time to do this. So if there’s anything questionable then expect to be notified.

6/22/2020 09:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not putting your kid in a baby seat is child abuse/neglect?

Judging by the outcome it most certainly is.

6/22/2020 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You send them to court and libro judges dismiss everything at the same time hang you in the courtroom looking like you harassed a family.

6/22/2020 10:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous said...
Please tell me there's more to this.
In Atlanta they're roasting the officer because he didn't give the man a break for a DUI. In this instance the officer gives a break and it's the same result? So damned if you do and damned if you don't! What in the wide world of sports is going on? Please send me my dose of crazy of pills so this can all make sense to me

6/22/2020 12:45:00 AM"

If the Atlanta officers let Brooks go and he ended up coming back to the car and driving and killed someone, the officers would be getting arrested like the Fort Meyers officer for not taking police action. They would also be subject to civil lawsuits from an ambulance chasing scumbag attorney representing the deceased person.

There is no safe harbor on this shit-ass job anymore. Like President Trump, I got 4 more years to go and it can't come soon enough!

6/22/2020 10:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Placed on Admin duty -
As soon as they can prove that their Child Services takes and documents every single minor complaint that comes from every call to their offices. Show me one DCFS agency that does. Prove that DCFS is that efficient.

Probably all tied to the impending wrongful death suit.
Stinks of shady, settle out of court lawyering, complete with the plaintiff attorneys complaint and history of PD lawsuits.
If the States atty is actually considering this as criminal, then they could up for re-election, needs publicity or complicit with the civil case.

Speeding on geeked up on chronic along MLK boulevard at 4:30 in the morning with a baby on board...there’s a Murphy’s Law.
Who’s to say the child was restrained at that time, baby driver DCFS history, her driving record or whatever might be the real story.
FakeNews Local Media is just stirring the pot for the angry public.

6/22/2020 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

onymous said...
What???!!! I’d be on the phone 24 hours a day with DCFS if I reported what I saw in the hood.

So be it. I do not work in a busy district, but I will transfer there and report everything. Do they still have that 800 number where no one picks up and you cannot leave a message? Do I drop the children off personally? So many questions.

6/22/2020 11:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Parents not feeding children breakfast and lunch , child neglect, abuse . Happens everyday in Chicago , that’s reason CPS provides breakfast and lunch . Unfit parents.

6/22/2020 11:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More info on this

6/22/2020 12:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And the mayor of Atlanta said the officer should have used discretion and let a dui driver go.

That’s one thing Ms Thic Bottoms and I fully agree on.

6/22/2020 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read a more detailed article about this. It stated that Ofc found heroin, meth, and paraphernalia in the car. With body camera on, he told the occupants they were getting a freebie and said he didn’t feel like dealing with [DCFS equivalent in FL] so early in the morning. Don’t agree with arrest but, if true, would explain it a little better than just discretion on a child seat violation.

6/22/2020 04:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good post at 12:13 pm, changes your though process on him getting railroaded by b.s. he had it coming with the dcfs at 6am comment

6/22/2020 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps the plan is to have all the sworn officers leave due to fake charges, get sued or just wear down with bureaucracy. The BLM/Antifa types will then take over duties of the police. They are probably already certified to be LEOs.

What could possibly go wrong?

6/22/2020 05:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be aware of a similar requirement in the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act - See 325 ILCS 5/4.02:

“Any other person required by this Act to report suspected child abuse and neglect who willfully fails to report such is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor for a first violation and a Class 4 felony for a second or subsequent violation.” Police officers fall into this category, so State’s Attorney can charge you criminally.

Can’t happen here? Just wait, it probably will.

6/22/2020 06:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Floriduh cops actually earned their arrests.

Three Ft Pierce cops, K-9 Officer Albert Eckrode, 32 a white man, Officer Monica Frederic, 27 who is black, and a third black male officer are in a hospital mental health ward with a sitting "drunk and combative" 38 year old shirtless in shorts and socks white guy who made "racial" comments about the black female Frederic.

So Eckrode decides to tune up the drunk by shoving him, slapping him and punching him. Tries to get the drunk to fight but the drunk was not that stupid. Body cams not on. Toward the end of the beating another white man and black officer, probably hospital security, enter and watch. Nobody intervenes.

Eckrode and Frederic file false incident reports. Drunk needs stitches. Hospital checks their own security tape and no-doubt policy requires them to report. Ft Pierce police learn lessons about tune ups and security cameras.

Video at link worth watching.

6/22/2020 09:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just be aware of a similar requirement in the Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act - See 325 ILCS 5/4.02:... Can’t happen here? Just wait, it probably will.” @ 6/22/2020 06:09:00 PM

–. SVU makes plenty of notifications when case reports come in, nothing happens. Looks like Traffic and Misc. Incidents will be on the blue shirt. Just wait until el’COPA adds another wing to their building to investigate this opportunity.
Just how many times already has the incompetence and shit patronage hiring of DFS caseworkers at IL-DCFS, including Directors have been rotated, promises revamp the system and it’s still a bloated, expensive disaster. Both city and state operations...All bullshit.

6/23/2020 12:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"...Chief Diggs is Canadian..."

I dunno aboot day one dere Pally. Why would anyone who lives in Da Great White North want to come down to da Lower Forty Eight and deal with all you hosers. Exceptions being actors and singers dere, eh?

6/24/2020 08:11:00 AM  

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