Cops arrested who were serial killers

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Cops arrested who were serial killers

Postby fruhmenschen » Sat May 02, 2020 1:16 pm

Corn can't expect justice from a court composed of chickens.
- African Proverb



https://listverse.com/2016/01/02/10-serial-killer-cops/



10 Cops Who Turned Out To Be Serial Killers





https://www.policeprostitutionandpoliti ... update.pdf



"rescuing sex trafficking victims by raping them..."
How many sex workers raped by predator cops will it take to make politicians, philanthropists and celebrities care about those victims?
Rogues Gallery- the Worst of the Worst-
Section II: COPS, POLICE CHIEFS -PLUS JUDGES AND POLITICIANS- WHO SEXUALLY EXPLOIT- RAPE/ EXTORT/ SOLICIT
AND PIMP PROSTITUTES OF ALL AGES . THESE ARE THE ONES WHO GOT CAUGHT... MANY MORE NEVER DO.
THE LAWS AGAINST PROSTITUTION GIVE A GREAT DEAL OF POWER TO THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH ENFORCING THE LAWS. THIS POWER IS ABUSED BECAUSE THOSE WHO ENFORCE THE LAWS ARE THEMSELVES “ONLY HUMAN” AND FIND IT EASY TO GET AWAY WITH THEIR CRIMES. MOST PROSECUTORS DON’T WANT TO FILE CHARGES AGAINST OFFICERS BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE THAT IT WAS CONSENSUAL. IF AND WHEN THEY ARE ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED, JUDGES DON’T LIKE TO SENTENCE THEM TO PRISON BECAUSE THE OFFENSE “WASN’T THAT SERIOUS”... ON RARE OCCASIONS WHEN THE EVIDENCE OF THEIR CRIMES BECOMES OVERWHELMING, THEY ARE SENTENCED TO PRISON. HOWEVER, IN MANY CASES THEY DO NOT GET FIRED, MUCH LESS ARRESTED. YET POLITICIANS AND THE PROSTITUTION ABOLITIONISTS WANT TO CHARGE THE NON VIOLENT, NON ABUSIVE CLIENTS OF SEX WORKERS WITH ‘SEX TRAFFICKING’ AND SEND THEM TO PRISON FOR UP TO LIFE. WHY IS THAT?
On August 8, 2012, the Ohio State Attorney General’s office released a report it had commissioned on domestic sex trafficking in that state. Newspapers across the US touted the ‘ground breaking research’ based on interviews with a very small number of underage and adult people (328 )
involved in the sex industry. Although other researchers had previously stated what prostitutes of all ages and nationalities have told them, this report was based on research conducted at the behest of the state government. “In all of Ohio, the most common buyers for victims were law enforcement. Businessmen and drug dealers were second and third, respectively.”
With so very many naughty cops to choose from, it was difficult to decide which ones to share, but you can view the list yourself and check out their stories (click link) Name, department, rank/ sentence for crime (where known)




https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/ar ... nk/596647/


Modern Life Has Made It Easier for Serial Killers to Thrive
They get away with their crimes about 40 percent of the time.




https://www.jurist.org/commentary/2020/ ... onspiracy/


COVID-19: A Well-Planned Conspiracy?
APRIL 18, 2020 09:33:15 PM Shivang Yadav and Rakshitt Bajpai
Edited by: Gabrielle Wast




JURIST Guest Columnists from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University, Lucknow, India, Shivang Yadav, a third-year law student, and Rakshitt Bajpai, a second-year law student, discuss the recent suit filed by US interest group Freedom Watch against the Chinese government amid the COVID-19 pandemic..





https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/31142

Steve Hochstadt: Why I Am a Conservative

While a History Professor at Bates College,
Steve Hochstadt helped me organize a conference
for 11 consecutive years at Bates College looking
at Crimes Committed by FBI Agents


https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/01 ... -is-biden/

MAY 1, 2020
If Trump is a Pathological Liar, What Type of Liar is Biden?
by BRUCE E. LEVINE


Bernie Sanders has routinely called Trump a “pathological liar.” The term pathological liar, a controversial one for psychiatrists, in common usage coveys someone who is an extraordinarily unrestrained liar. And so, Bernie knows that it is in no way radical to use this term to describe the unrelentingly self-serving Trump



https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/01 ... t-big-oil/



MAY 1, 2020
So We’re All in This Together…Really? What About Big Oil?
by CHARLOTTE DENNETT

One thing I’ve learned over the years of investigating Big Oil and its hold over the futures of whole nations — including the US — is this: Never count on “straight talk” from its lobbyists, its PR people, and its protagonists in Congress and the White House
So what are we make of the fact that the price of oil tanked to below zero per barrel on April 22, the greatest drop in history? The price has gone up slightly since then, hovering around $16 a barrel on April 25th, but it is still severely depressed. Who will suffer from this? And perhaps more importantly, who will gain?
Predicting the future is difficult during this pandemic. Here are five questions that might yield answers.
What caused the precipitous drop in the price of oil?
In a word: coronavirus. No one can deny this. It is an inescapable



https://www.motherjones.com/environment ... op-donors/


The Oil Execs on Trump’s “Opening the Country” Council Are Major GOP Donors
It includes 8 fossil fuel executives who have donated $4.2 million to Republican candidates and PACs since June 2016.




https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... ollection/


One Thing the Pandemic Hasn’t Stopped: Aggressive Medical Debt Collection
Debt collection operations continue, often by the same institutions treating coronavirus patients.





https://www.thenation.com/article/polit ... mcconnell/


McConnell’s Stimulus Scam: Vaccinate Businesses, Expose Workers
The Senate leader wants to block businesses from being sued for putting people at risk of Covid-19—thus ensuring people are put at risk.



https://www.thenation.com/article/polit ... ick-biden/



THE MOST CONSEQUENTIAL DECISION OF BIDEN’S 2020 CAMPAIGN




https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/ ... -over-year


Published on
Friday, May 01, 2020
byCommon Dreams
"I'll Never Lie to You," Vows Trump's New Press Secretary at First Regular Briefing in Over a Year—Then Starts Lying
"To start with these words is a 100% guarantee that you WILL be lied to on an EPIC scale."



https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/ ... -borrowers

Published on
Friday, May 01, 2020
byCommon Dreams
'A New Low': Betsy DeVos Sued for Garnishing Wages of Nearly 300,000 Student Loan Borrowers During Pandemic
"The Trump administration is taking money from borrowers who are living on the edge of poverty, in the middle of a pandemic, and in violation of the law."






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The Latest: White House blocks Fauci from testifying before House panel
The medical expert has walked a fine line in delivering scientific information to the public that at times has contradicted President Trump.






https://www.muckrock.com/foi/texas-109/ ... 367-91790/


To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:
I would like the complete prison file for Tommy Lynn Sells, #999367. Please include any copies of correspondence, reports, commissary balances, written requests, visitor logs, disciplinary reports and any other information the department retained. Sells was executed on April 3, 2014. Sells was housed on death row in the Allan B. Polunsky Unit near Livingston, Texas. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice received him on November 8, 2000.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Albert Winfrey







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State
Black Mainers have gotten the coronavirus at a disproportionately high rate
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Re: Cops arrested who were serial killers

Postby fruhmenschen » Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:49 pm

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/ ... 17510.html


Cop confesses to being sadistic 'Golden State Killer'
Joseph James DeAngelo Jr, 74, says an inner personality named 'Jerry' forced him to commit dozens of California crimes.

29 June 2020
A former police officer who terrorised California as a serial burglar and rapist and went on to kill more than a dozen people while evading capture for decades pleaded guilty Monday to murders attributed to a criminal dubbed, "the Golden State Killer".
Joseph James DeAngelo Jr had remained almost silent in court since his 2018 arrest until he repeatedly uttered the words "guilty" and "I admit" in a hushed and raspy voice as part of a plea agreement that will spare him the death penalty for a life sentence with no chance of parole





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St. Albans Cop Charged With Assaulting Prisoner in 2017
POSTED BY DEREK BROUWER ON MON, JUN 29, 2020 AT 6:19 PM




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JUNE 29, 2020 | DARLENA CUNHA


ACTIVISTS WORRY NEW GEORGIA VOTING MACHINES OPEN TO CYBERATTACK




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JUNE 27, 2020 | TED RALL
ANTIFA, COME OUT, COME OUT, WHEREVER YOU ARE




https://www.wilx.com/content/news/Teens ... 70811.html


Teens sideswiped by "cop" goes viral






https://apnews.com/6780a6c50c0b1f1c38a536c53da9a6dc



Chicago releases video of ex-top cop asleep at the wheel





https://nypost.com/2020/06/30/muslim-co ... imination/


Muslim cop plans to sue NYPD for $5M after alleged discrimination



https://www.investigativepost.org/2020/ ... lk-by-cop/


Police suspend cop over misogynist insult
Video goes viral showing defiant lieutenant uttering obscenity


To whom it may concern,
 
I am writing on behalf of my research team with the Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents Studies at Nationwide Children’s Hospital to ask for the assistance of your organization. We are seeking to find strategies and solutions to best support youth with incarcerated parents. This study requires the participation of youth ages 12-18 years of age who have or had an incarcerated parent in prison or jail, OR a caregiver with a history of taking care of a child with an incarcerated parent  OR parent who is within 1 year of release of jail or prison Youth participants will be interviewed about their experiences with an incarcerated parent, and adult participants (caregivers or parents upon 1 year of release of jail or prison) will be interviewed about caring for a child with an incarcerated parent. Participants will be given $40 for completion of the interview and no identifiable information about the participants will be collected.
 
I have attached two flyers to this email containing further information on each study and instructions on how participants can contact researchers if they would like to participate. It is at your organization’s discretion whether you want to email staff in your organization about this study with the flyer or post a copy of it. The goal of this study is to find strategies that best support these kids, caregivers and parents, we believe our study would benefit from the knowledge and experience from the people in your organization. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions on other organizations or schools you think we should reach out to regarding this study. If you are an adult participant, please email SCIP2@nationwidechildrens.org or call ‪614-355-0202‬ and leave a voicemail with your name, number, and interest in participating in SCIP #2 study. If you are a youth (between the ages of 12-18 years) participant, please email SCIP3@nationwidewidechildrens.org  or call ‪614-355-0202‬ and leave a voicemail with your name, number, and interest in participating in SCIP #3 study.
 
Sincerely,
 
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Research Assistant
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
700 Children’s Drive
Columbus, OH 43205
 
Dr. Samantha Boch, PhD, RN
Post-Doctoral Scientist
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
 
Email: SCIP3@nationwidechildrens.org
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Re: Cops arrested who were serial killers

Postby fruhmenschen » Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:31 am

https://www.news.com.au/technology/scie ... 4286dc2bce


Detroit cop shoots fenced in dog after the animal attacked his canine
A cop has been filmed shooting a dog in the face and killing him in his own yard after he attacked his police canine through a fence.



https://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson_ ... 6ac57.html

Cop resigns over bad joke



https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog ... n-the-news

Serial Killer Cops In the News
Some offenders use the forceful guise of authority to trick a victim.
Posted Aug 23, 2020




https://www.nwitimes.com/news/hammond-p ... 34687.html

Hammond police officer who lost sexual harassment suit must pay $8K to city, ex-cop she sued
* Bill Dolan Times Correspondent Aug 21, 2020 Updated 1 hr ag





https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html

Florida investigator removed from post over bias favoring cop who shot woman with rubber bullet during protest
By MURI ASSUNÇÃO

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
AUG 22, 2020 AT 10:30 AM


https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/21/the-p ... t-secrecy/

AUGUST 21, 2020 | JEFF SCHECHTMAN
THE PATHOLOGY OF GOVERNMENT SECRECY
Why the Freedom of Information Act Is Ineffective


Everyone talks about the need for transparency in public affairs, but what the government means by transparency turns out to be… not all that clear.  
In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, award-winning author Nicholson Baker (Baseless: My Search for Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act) describes what it’s like to try to squeeze even a small amount of truth from a huge mass of documents that the federal government seems determined, for apparently arbitrary reasons, to keep secret. 
Baker set out 10 years ago to learn about the use of biological weapons during the Korean War (1950-53). He never really gets those answers, but what he discovers along the way should concern all of us. 
Among other things, he demonstrates that the 1966 Freedom of Information Act is actually a framework for not getting information. It’s designed to keep inquirers waiting for documents that never arrive, to release records only with massive whiteouts and redactions, and to induce frustration so pervasive as to trigger a brief dopamine rush when even the tiniest crumb is given out.  


https://whowhatwhy.org/2020/08/19/rogue ... e-enemies/

AUGUST 19, 2020 | MANSUR MIROVALEV
ROGUE RUSSIAN LAW ENFORCEMENT MASS-PRODUCES ‘STATE ENEMIES’




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AUGUST 17, 2020 | JONATHAN Z. LARSEN
HEROIN, THE VIETNAM WAR, AND BODY BAGS
From ‘The Perfect Assignment: A Memoir of Journalism in the Golden Age’


https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/21/ ... r-old-boy/

What did Mayor Alex Morse do when Holyoke police beat a 12-year-old boy?
The details, revealed in a lawsuit the city quietly settled several months ago, are chilling. So is the inaction by Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse and police officials before, during, and after this case.
By David DaleyUpdated August 22, 2020, 8:08 a.m.


https://www.tmz.com/2020/08/22/detroit- ... attack-k9/

Police Dept. Sides with Cop
DETROIT COP
SHOOTS, KILLS FENCED-IN DOG
... Police Dept. Sides with Cop




https://gothamist.com/news/four-months- ... ll-answers

Four Months After NYPD Launches Probe Of Cop Who Beat Bystander During Social Distancing Stop, A Call For Answers
BY DAVID CRUZ
AUG. 22, 202




https://midhudsonnews.com/2020/08/22/su ... ttled-cop/


Supervisor seeks to re-hire embattled cop
August 22, 2020



https://www.bet.com/news/national/2020/ ... -away.html


[GRAPHIC VIDEO] Louisiana Cops Under Investigation For Shooting And Killing Black Man As He Walks Away
Trayford Pellerin, 31, was reportedly shot 11 times.


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https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny ... story.html

82 NYC protesters file to sue city alleging police brutality at George Floyd events
By CHELSIA ROSE MARCIUS and ROCCO PARASCANDOLA

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
AUG 22, 2020 AT 11:00 PM


https://www.nydailynews.com/news/nation ... story.html


Police chase down, fatally shoot Black man outside Louisiana convenience store
By TIM BALK

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
AUG 23, 2020 AT 12:03 AM




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UPDATE: We're pleased to announce that we'll be joined by Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Snowden revelations. I hope you can join us for this timely webinar: ‪Monday, August 24 at 6 pm eastern‬/ ‪3 pm pacific‬. We'll livestream on our website, over Youtube and on our Facebook page.
Please RSVP for the event here.


Edward Snowden is again in the news as Trump says he is considering pardoning him. While it is unclear how serious this is, Trump’s comments have launched a renewed debate about Snowden. Snowden is currently charged under the Espionage Act for revealing to the US people the vast extent of the NSA’s mass surveillance programs that directly infringe on our rights. 
It is outrageous that government officials who engage in abuses of power suffer no consequences, while those who bravely expose these abuses of power are prosecuted under the draconian and archaic Espionage Act. 
Unfortunately, many of the loudest voices in the debate on Snowden have been proponents of surveillance and secrecy.  It’s time to hear from a few whistleblowers and their advocates on why Snowden deserves a pardon.
Join us for a special virtual conversation, entitled "Pardon Snowden!" ‪on Monday, August 24 at 6:00 pm ET‬ with Glenn Greenwald, the journalist who broke the Snowden revelations, the head of ExposeFacts' Whistleblower and Source Protection Program Jesselyn Radack, and NSA whistleblower Dr. Thomas Drake about why - regardless of the motives behind the sandstorm distractions coming out of the White House - Edward Snowden deserves a presidential pardon.



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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS |
AUG 23, 2020 AT 3:59 PM


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/articl ... lized.html

White cop shoots unarmed black father in the back SEVEN times as his children watch - sparking violent protests as the Wisconsin Governor slams the 'excessive use of force'



https://www.nj.com/news/2020/08/motoris ... h-gun.html

Motorist gets $325K to settle claim cop threatened him with gun
Updated Aug 23, 2020; Posted Aug 23, 2020



https://www.timesofisrael.com/senior-co ... -attacked/

Senior cop denies assaulting anti-Netanyahu protesters, says he was attacked
Niso Guetta claims he didn’t use excessive force in filmed incident; attorney for protester says officer strangled him ‘the same way as George Floyd’



https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.pr ... -1.9095807

Jerusalem Court Rules Cop Must Pay Haredi Protester He Slapped Thousands in Compensation
Police officer is ordered to pay 15,000 shekels ($4,400) plus 6,000 shekels in lawyer’s fees to a young ultra-Orthodox demonstrator whom he slapped twice in a 2017 incident




https://www.oregonlive.com/education/20 ... rship.html


Portland’s first Black woman cop now ‘the inspiration’ for a new PCC criminal justice scholarship
Updated Aug 23, 2020; Posted Aug 23, 2020




https://nypost.com/2020/08/23/daughter- ... tral-park/

Woman wants to build Central Park farm tribute to mom killed by ex-NYPD cop dad
By Sara Dorn
August 23, 2020 |




http://www.chronline.com/northwest_regi ... 804da.html



Fired, But Still a Cop: How Washington's Decertification Process Leaves Troubled Officers With Their Guns
* By Mike Reicher / The Seattle Times




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Dallas cop admits surfing child porn on police computers

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Postby fruhmenschen » Fri Nov 20, 2020 11:48 pm

 Black Agenda Report
 Torture Survivor Jackie Wilson Exonerated in Pandemic Murder Trial  
https://www.blackagendareport.com/tortu ... rder-trial
Flint Taylor

 
18 Nov 2020

Wilson’s 40-year ordeal has ended, but his attorneys hope to make Chicago prosecutors pay for their crimes.
“Jackie and his brother were tortured by notorious police lieutenant Jon Burge and his crew of ‘ass-kickers’ into making confessions.
On September 22, 2020, 69 year old Cook County, Illinois Criminal Court Judge William H. Hooks commenced the long awaited bench murder trial of police torture survivor Jackie Wilson. Convened in the midst of the pandemic, the Judge, witnesses, and courtroom personnel all sat, wearing masks, behind plastic shields.  Family, two members of the defense team and the media were all socially distanced in the cavernous old court room on Chicago’s southwest side, while Jackie Wilson and his two lead counsel sat a few feet apart at counsel table. A documentary film crew filmed the proceedings from the jury box, and a representative from the Chief Judge of Cook County monitored the proceedings for conformance to COVID 19 protocols.
Jackie Wilson and his brother Andrew were arrested in 1982, after an extensive and brutal five-day manhunt, for the murder of two white Chicago police officers. They were tortured by notorious police lieutenant Jon Burge and his crew of “ass-kickers” into making confessions to the crimes. The torture included electric shock of both brothers, burning Andrew on a radiator and placing a bag over his head, beating Jackie over the head with a telephone book and threatening him with a gun, and beating and kicking both brothers.
Unmistakable evidence of the torture was reported by the Chicago police superintendent to State’s Attorney Richard M. Daley and his top assistants, including Deputy Chief Bill Kunkle, but they refused to investigate, and Kunkle instead proceeded to prosecute the brothers. A politically connected judge denied the brothers’ motion to suppress the confessions, they were tried together, and convicted. Andrew, who was identified as the shooter, received the death penalty, while Jackie, who, according to the main eyewitness, stood by in shock, received two life sentences.
 
Both convictions were reversed on appeal, Andrew’s on the basis of his tortured confession, Jackie’s on the grounds that his case should have been severed from his brother’s and tried separately. In 1988, Andrew was again convicted of both murders, and this time received two life sentences, while Jackie was retried in 1989.
Jackie Wilson’s retrial not only featured his confession, where he falsely admitted to encouraging his brother to shoot the second officer, but also a jailhouse snitch of international infamy, William Coleman, a British national who, under the control of prosecutor Nick Trutenko, and in exchange for a deal that included dismissal of a six to 30 year trafficking of cocaine charge, spun a yarn about Jackie confessing to him in the Cook County Jail library. This time, Jackie was convicted of murdering the second officer only, and was again sentenced to life.
Jackie Wilson remained in prison for decades until, in 2015, the Illinois Torture and Relief Commission, which was established to review Burge related torture allegations, referred Wilson’s case back to the Cook County criminal court for a new hearing on his torture allegations. This hearing took place in late 2017 and early 2018, with the State represented by the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP). At the taxpayers’ expense and at the urging of the Fraternal Order of Police, the OSP blindly defended against a wealth of accumulated torture evidence, but Judge Hooks, in a 119-page decision, found the allegations of torture credible, granted Wilson a new trial, and suppressed his confession. The Judge also granted Wilson a recognizance bond, and he was released in June of 2018 after spending more than 36 years behind bars.
“Judge Hooks the allegations of torture credible.”
Undeterred, the OSP appealed, but the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed and sent the case back to Hooks. The OSP, now stripped of the false confession, continued their FOP-inspired crusade, this time building their prosecution around the bought, manufactured, and completely discredited testimony of William Coleman.
The trial was set for early May 2020 and Wilson’s lawyers filed five motions in limine and a motion under the Illinois Jailhouse Informant Statute for a hearing on whether Coleman was sufficiently credible to testify. The OSP responded by saying that they could not locate Coleman and that he was most likely “out of the country.” Producing nothing about his post 1989 history or whereabouts, they moved that he be excused from appearing at the hearing and that he be declared “unavailable” so that they could introduce his 1989 testimony. 
Then the pandemic hit with full force, and all proceedings were delayed until July, when the motions were argued via Zoom in several lengthy proceedings. The Coleman motion was argued, with the OSP contending that, despite a “tremendous effort,” they had not found Coleman and, despite a known record of dishonesty, fraud and violence that spanned, from 1964 to 1989 and several continents, they intended to introduce his prior testimony at trial. The judge repeatedly admonished the OSP prosecutors about their ethical obligations concerning the Coleman evidence, but, without further comment, ultimately denied Wilson’s motion to bar Coleman.
“The OSP built their prosecution around the bought, manufactured, and completely discredited testimony of William Coleman.”
The trial then began in late September with the evidence of 13 of the OSP’s 20 witnesses, including the only two eyewitnesses, being declared unavailable, permitting the prosecutors to then read their 1989 testimony into the record. The first eyewitness, Tyrone Sims, had testified in 1983 that Jackie had stood by in shock during the shooting, but had backed off from that testimony in 1989 after ASA Trutenko had coached him. After the OSP read the prior testimony of the second ‘unavailable” eyewitness, DeWayne Hardin, who said in 1989 that Jackie Wilson had left the scene smiling, the defense called him live via Zoom to dramatically recant that testimony, saying that he had been browbeaten by Trutenko and tortured by a Burge henchman to lie on Jackie at the 1989 trial.
The OSP then read Coleman’s 1989 direct examination testimony into the record. The Judge, as a compromise, had permitted the testimony, but gave the defense wide latitude in offering all manner of evidence of Coleman’s lack of credibility, reputation for dishonesty, racism, and violence. Not only was Coleman’s cross examination at the 1989 trial read into the record by the defense, but other subsequent impeaching testimony that Coleman gave on Burge’s behalf during Andrew Wilson’s civil damages trial later in 1989 was also read, and 15 Exhibits demonstrating Coleman’s record for international mendacity were also admitted into evidence. In what may have been a first in legal jurisprudence, the Judge, sensitive to the defense’s arguments that Wilson’s due process right to confrontation was being trampled, also allowed defense counsel to pose questions to the absent witness (played by another of Wilson’s lawyers) that he would have asked if the witness were on the stand. After two days of Coleman, the Judge cried “no mas,” saying that the defense was not only kicking a dead horse, but also had kicked it into the ditch and was continuing to kick it.
“The Judge allowed defense counsel to pose questions to the absent witness.”
As one of their last witnesses, the OSP inexplicably called former Deputy Chief prosecutor Bill Kunkle to the stand. After twice prosecuting the Wilsons, Kunkle had gone on to represent Burge in Andrew Wilson’s civil torture case and had used Coleman as a snitch witness against Andrew a few months after he had testified against Jackie. Kunkle admitted that Coleman was a con man, that Coleman had contacted him from England several years after his 1989 testimony and had attempted to extort him, perhaps for as much as $50,000, so that he would not “flip.”  He also admitted that Trutenko had tendered Coleman to him in 1989, and that Trutenko had gone to England in early 1992 as an emissary to talk to Coleman.
After the Judge, reluctantly it seemed, denied the defense motion for a directed finding of acquittal, Wilson’s lawyers put on their defense. It featured Coleman’s former wife Sheila and his now adult son Emile, both of whom, via Zoom from England, told harrowing tales of Coleman’s deceit, domestic violence, hatred of Black people, and possible connection to the British Special Branch as a low level informant.  Award winning journalist turned investigator John Conroy, who had been retained by the defense to uncover new information about Coleman and, if possible, to find Coleman himself, told of first watching Coleman in action in 1989 when he covered the Andrew Wilson civil trial for the Chicago Reader, and recounted his exhaustive search that included finding Sheila and Emile and numerous other relatives and associates. When asked on cross examination whether Coleman was alive or dead, Conroy responded that although no one he talked to had heard from Coleman for more than 20 years, one family member said he had been thought dead in the past, only to appear again.  
“Kunkle admitted that Coleman was a con man.”
The defense’s last witness was Nick Trutenko. Prior to his testimony, the State’s Attorneys’ Office had been remarkably resistant to producing Trutenko’s personnel file, and had professed to have no information about Coleman. The Judge had ordered the file produced, and the defense first examined Trutenko about a recent incident of prosecutorial misconduct revealed in the file -- his threatening of a Black woman who refused to testify before the grand jury.  Next the defense had a surprise -- Conroy had discovered that during his 1992 trip to England, Trutenko had stood as godfather for one of Coleman’s infant daughters. When confronted with the baptismal certificate, Trutenko embraced Coleman, whom he referred to as “Billy,” as a changed man, with whom he had formed a trans-Atlantic post-trial “bond.” When pressed about when he last spoke with Coleman, Trutenko shocked the courtroom, saying that he had received an email from “Billy” only days before. When asked about whether he had discussed Coleman with the OSP prosecutors, he denied doing so.
The Court then took a short recess to contemplate what had just occurred. Trutenko, who was still under examination, fled the courthouse, together with two Assistant State’s Attorneys, one of whom was representing his interests, the other who was representing the State’s Attorneys’ Office. When the Judge reconvened the proceedings minutes later, the OSP dropped another bombshell -- they were dismissing the case with prejudice because Trutenko had committed perjury on the stand when he denied that he had talked to the OSP about Coleman. 
“Trutenko fled the courthouse, together with two Assistant State’s Attorneys.”
The Court then ordered that Trutenko preserve all emails and other electronic communications, and invited the defense to file a fees petition as a sanction for an eight day trial that he characterized as a “waste of time” and a colossal waste of taxpayers’ money. He ordered the OSP to reveal their billing records, which documented that they have billed $730,000 for their work on the case through September, and have received over $560,000 to date.
At a hearing the next day, the OSP lawyers represented that Trutenko’s lawyers had told them not to ask Trutenko about his post 1989 relationship with Coleman because it was “weird,” and subsequently the State’s Attorneys’ Office revealed that Trutenko had “reset” his cellphone directly after his testimony and that the Illinois Attorney General had opened a criminal investigation. Unfortunately, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office has again, post-trial, aligned itself with Trutenko in a unified attempt to suppress the email that Coleman sent to Trutenko just prior to Trutenko’s testimony. 
While the dismissal of the charges with prejudice was an important victory in a notorious wrongful conviction case that arose from the Chicago police torture scandal, it came just before what the defense was all but certain was going to be a not guilty verdict. In pursuit of that result, the defense has filed a petition for a certificate of innocence. Additionally, they have filed a motion for monetary sanctions against the Office of the Special Prosecutor and the Cook County State’s Attorneys’ Office for a pattern of prosecutorial misconduct in the Jackie Wilson case that has spanned nearly 40 years and centers around Trutenko and Coleman. The motions will be argued in December.
Flint Taylor is an American human rights and civil rights attorney from the People’s Law Office which is based in Chicago, Illinois, who has litigated many high-profile police violence, government misconduct and death penalty cases. He was one of the trial attorneys in the Jackie Wilson case. His recent book, The Torture Machine, (Haymarket, 2019) documents the history of police assassination and torture in Chicago.


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