Tuesday, June 27, 2017

LAPD's child molester and criminal cadets

(LA Times); Pfc. Sandoval, Pat Macpherson, Dhr. Seven (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Is this the cadet we get to haze into our Fraternal Order of Police? - Shut up, Capt. Obvious
Officer Rob Cain is a child molester with illegal guns, but all other LAPD cops are good.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck indicated that investigators have identified additional cadets who may have taken rides in stolen police cars as part of an ongoing investigation involving the LAPD's cadet program (Al Seib/LATimes).
I arrested the bad cops. There are no more.
The lowest rank of cop is not a recruit but a cadet, a person being groomed to become a recruit and go through the Academy only to forget  all that academic nonsense and relearn policing the illegal way as handed down from criminal to criminal.

It's always been interesting that criminals are attracted to police work, partly to stay out of trouble while committing crimes, partly to work out their power trip, partly to conceal some sociopathic tendencies, and possibly out of a good motive to enforce fairness until one realizes one's job is to protect rich criminals and beat down less wealthy citizens and beat the living daylights out of the poor and out of step.

So some junior cops, youthful cadets wearing uniforms and hanging out with cops, laughing as they commit crimes being above the law, but showing off for teens they sometimes molest, as in the case of Officer Cain, under arrest on weapons charges and child molestation:
Nearly three dozen illegal weapons found in home of LAPD officer accused of molesting a teenage cadet, sources say
( and , LA Times, June 26, 2017) Dozens of illegally modified firearms found in the home of a Los Angeles police officer accused of having raping/molesting a teenage cadet are illegal to own in California, three law enforcement sources said Monday. Investigators seized more than 100 firearms, including “assault rifles” and inert grenades, when they searched Officer Robert Cain’s Rancho Cucamonga home last week, hours after he was arrested in connection with the sex crime, sources with knowledge of the investigation have said. On Monday, three sources confirmed that at least 35 of the weapons had been illegally modified and are not legal to own under California law. There is no indication that Cain was selling the weapons, according to two of the sources. More

LAPD child molester Cain and criminal cadets

Kate Mather
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that investigators have identified additional cadets who may have taken rides in stolen police cars, part of an ongoing scandal involving the LAPD’s signature youth initiative.
Beck told the civilian Police Commission that the other cadets “may have had some knowledge” about or association with the seven teenage cadets who have been arrested on suspicion of stealing police cars and other equipment.
The chief cautioned that although the cadets were “much less involved” than those who have been arrested, they still could face a criminal investigation, diversion or removal from the cadet program.
The cadets may have ridden in the cars without being involved in taking them and “may or may not” have known the police cars in which they were riding were stolen, Beck said.

Beck said that so far, investigators do not suspect the involvement of any other full-time LAPD employees.
The chief said he plans to send a directive this week limiting one-on-one contact and social media connections between officers and cadets.

The case exploded almost two weeks ago when three cadets were caught driving two stolen police cars. As police investigated how and why the teenagers took the cars, they uncovered details that continued to stun the department.

The cadets were accused of taking more equipment: police radios, Tasers, a bulletproof vest and a cruiser that had been missing for at least two weeks. Four more cadets were arrested. Investigators learned the teens had pulled over at least one person while in a stolen police car, letting the driver off with a warning.
Last week, a 31-year-old officer was accused of having sex with a 15-year-old cadet suspected in the thefts. Beck personally handcuffed Officer Robert Cain on Thursday morning. Later, investigators found more than 100 guns inside the officer’s home, more than a third of which were illegal to own in California, sources told The Times this week.
You want to kill you execution style? - No, officer. - Then don't call me "bitch."
Beck confirmed Tuesday that police think at least some of those confiscated guns were illegal.

On Monday, two sources told The Times investigators found text messages on Cain’s phone that allegedly suggested he engaged in sex with another minor before the current accusations came to light. One of those sources said the alleged incident would probably have occurred years ago.
Investigators do not have evidence of any additional victims, but Cain himself allegedly made the suggestion in a text message sent to the cadet he is accused of having sex with, the sources said.
I'm above the law. Just ask Chief Beck.
Detectives also found sexually explicit messages between Cain and the cadet, according to one of the sources.
The LAPD is in the midst of what Beck has described as a “top-to-bottom” review to fully determine what happened. Matt Johnson, the Police Commission’s president, said he would also direct the civilian panel’s inspector general to review the cadet program, including its oversight and the mechanisms the LAPD uses to secure and track its equipment. More

Times staff writers Richard Winton and James Queally contributed to this report.

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