Maricopa County's Brady List Includes Phoenix PD Internal Affairs Commander

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Officer Chrisman's on the Brady list, but so is the Phoenix PD's Commander for Internal Affairs

Since the indictment of Phoenix Police Officer Richard Chrisman on a second degree murder charge in the slaying of south Phoenix resident Daniel Rodriguez, there's been much speculation about the so-called "Brady list" that he and hundreds of other Valley cops are on.

The list is named for the 1963 U.S. Supreme Court case Brady vs. Maryland, which found that a defendant's right to due process is violated if a prosecutor withholds certain exculpatory evidence from the accused's lawyer.

Supposedly, "Brady cops" have been caught doing something that calls into question their honesty. In Chrisman's case, that was planting a crack pipe on a mentally handicapped homeless woman, a 2005 incident caught on surveillance footage.

"It can include lying or incomplete reports or being caught in something else that would reflect on their integrity," explained county attorney spokesman Bill Fitzgerald. "It's an integrity issue."

Fitzgerald stated that sometimes the incidents are serious, and in some cases, not so much, like, say, fibbing on a time sheet. As a result, the officer may not be in danger of being terminated or losing his or her certification.

I recently obtained a copy of the Maricopa County Attorney's Brady list, otherwise known as the "Law Enforcement Integrity Database." You can eyeball it, here.

There are a total of 482 names on the list, including one from the FBI, and one from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

From the Phoenix Police Department, there are 254 officers listed. But that's a little misleading as 95 -- or more than a third of the cops on the list -- are no longer with the PPD, having resigned, retired, or been terminated from their positions.

Also, the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office only lists 12 Brady cops, which seems highly suspicious considering the nature of the MCSO. The paucity of MCSO names by comparison to the Phoenix PD leads me to suspect that the PPD is far more conscientious about reporting Brady cops.

The incidents that got these law enforcement officers on the list stretch back decades. According to Fitzgerald, the list is updated periodically, and there will be three or four names added by the end of October.

Fitzgerald says that the law enforcement agencies make suggestions to the county attorney regarding the Brady list, but it's the county attorney's office that has the final call as to who's on it.

Ironically, the list includes Commander Jeffeory Hynes, the head of the PPD's Professional Standards Bureau, which does the PPD's internal investigations. PPD PIO Tommy Thompson confirmed that the badge number listed for Hynes on the Brady list does in fact belong to the commander.

The incident involving Hynes happened in 1994. The list doesn't go into details, but the county attorney has files on all of these LEOs, and I'll be poking around in them to see what I can see.

In the past, there have been charges of retaliation against officers in regards to the Brady list.

For example, in the case of Chandler police Sgt. Tom Lovejoy, even though former County Attorney Andrew Thomas failed to secure an animal cruelty conviction against the sergeant, Thomas considered putting Lovejoy on the Brady list. Ultimately, this did not happen, and Lovejoy's name is not currently in the database.

And in 2003, New Times scribe Patti Epler wrote a piece accusing the county attorney's office of using the Brady list to retaliate against two Valley cops, Sgt. Jim Cope of the PPD, and Sgt. Dale Walters of the Chandler Police Department. 

So, I think we have to take the list with a grain of salt until we know more about the incidents that landed these officers on it.

Chrisman's deal was pretty egregious. But there's no way to know how the foibles of these other LEOs compare until I can review the files one by one. And that may take a minute, as Fitzgerald tells me that the MCAO has to go through them and redact certain info before they are released.

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Cae973
Cae973

list would be alot longer if PPD stopped covering up for their buddies..such as the SID detective who comitted perjury before a grand jury!

Chem Trail Karen AKA Skanky
Chem Trail Karen AKA Skanky

Chem Trail, you filthy skank, where have been ? In jail ? I haven't seen you on Van Buren lately. Are you working those lesbian bars again ????????????

bigncornfed
bigncornfed

Are we talking about the same sick punk that thought it would be funny to screw with a mentally ill homeless woman's head by planting evidence on her as a joke? there are cops on the streets right now that are the best, most honorable, ethical and courageous among us. They risk their lives everyday in defense of those who aren't physically or mentally capable of defending themselves. kids, the elderly, the poorest and the sickest. this piece of human waste isn't among those defenders, he's that sick little bully who sticks fire crackers up animals ass' so he can watch them die. if you defend him, you become him...

Anon
Anon

Abuse of power has escalated under the arpaio/thomas/pearce regime. And King Russell says SB1070 would take the "hand cuffs off the police"! Oh really? This confirms they are NOT handcuffed, King Russell -- former deputy sheriff writing the laws for the "people" or your "friends" in law enforcement?

Police Misconduct-Injustice Everywherehttp://www.injusticeeverywhere...

Broski Love
Broski Love

I can name about 10 more people who deserve to go on this list for criminal activity and lying.freechrisman- quit trolling douchebag.

Chem Trail Karen
Chem Trail Karen

I have my own brady list of shitty, smelly, queer journalists and the FEATHERED FUCKTARD is on top of the list!

Badge No. 666
Badge No. 666

Officer Chrisman did not do his job anymore than the dumb ass cops in Los Angeles who beat the crap out of Rodney King did theirs. These officers are paid to custodialize a person suspected of a crime with as minimal amount of injury to anyone and as little controversary as can be possible; they are not empowered to torment, torture, redress, accuse or insult them. And certainly not shoot them dead, unless they simply do pose an imminent threat to anyone else's safety."Judge Judy" of the idiot tube seems to find sport in speaking to litigants as tough they were some annoying invertebrate infesting her garden, but she's out for ratings and her 7 figure salary. In her real life Manhattan courtroom, you can bet she was better behaved.American legal system has their required levels. Cops arrest... they do not execute."Don't need no warrant, motherfucker", and shooting an agitated house pet doing nothing more than what it is expected to do is the kind of asshole cop work that Joe Arpaio would snicker at like Linda Blair did when she killed the priest in the "Exorcist". And after all, the name Rodriguez sounds kind of beaner doesn't it, and isn't it open 1070 season on anyone who can pass for Hispanic. Chrisman's law enforcement ethic is the kind you DO NOT want.Whether Chrisman gets acquitted or found guilty is for the future to tell.That his own people at PPD filed murder II charges on his sorry ass is all that I need to on the subject. AND... if you're one of the shitheads who like to hate on Latinos, try hatin on Mrs. Fernandez when she goes to the bank to cash her $20,000,000.00 check for the wrongful death of her son. You are the one paying for her civil damage claim. Thank you, Officer Chrisman.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

I think the Brady list is just a tool used by the courts to try to discredit certain peace officers when they appear to testify. I believe the defendant can ask for an 'in camera' examination of past behavior by the officer to see if that behavior might directly or indirectly have an impact on his/her testimony in the case. Just because an officer's name or badge number is on the list doesn't mean he/she doesn't have credibility in a particular case.

I will be interested to see the results of the research by Mr. Lemons.

Emil Pulsifer
Emil Pulsifer

"Ironically, the list includes Commander Jeffeory Hynes, the head of the PPD's Professional Standards Bureau, which does the PPD's internal investigations."

A fascinating tidbit, Mr. Lemons. The context you provided was invaluable. Has the fox been put in charge of the henhouse? Could this explain why officers in the evidence-planting case got slaps on the wrist, at most? Looking forward to your investigation of the incident(s) which placed Hynes on the list.

FreeChrisman
FreeChrisman

Chrisman did his job in this case, and he will not be convicted. For those that would like to support him, you can go to the PLEA office on Adams St and make a donation (amount doesnt matter) and get a "We Support Christman" T-Shirt. They come in Large and X-Large, and they are available in English and Spanish......for all you spix who desregard the directions of a law enforcement officer.....you can get one of these shirts for your family to share and understand. Now open the fucking door dumbass, I dont need a fucking warrant, I got called becuase youre causing a domestic violence situation.

What? You dont like cops talking like that? Then dont beat up your mother, sell drugs, do drugs, or commit crimes with guns.

And when you run your mouth in front of a cop whos trying to interview you, and you dont do what youre told, and you start to be violent.....your ass gets tazed.....just ask the dead dude.

And if that still doesnt work, and you try and run out the door, and get on your bike to flee, and you jump at the officer like you have a gun, you will be shot two to the chest-one to the head.....and youll be a dead spix.

Thats how we roll in Phoenix. Dont like it? Get the fuck out and move to Mesa bitches. Harris, Nawakowski and Johnson aint gonna do shit for you......Gordons on his way out, along with these other 3. Phoenix PD will be going on Viagra in the next two years......and they are gonna stick their dicks up the asses of anyone that fucks with them.........unruly spix included.

KingCast
KingCast

Sorry for the thread jack but it all runs together, quite truly.Here's an (almost but not really) quick update on Arpaio's buddy Kelly Ayotte, I got a hearing in my Free Press lawsuit against her, Hillsborough South 2010-E-333 on 27 Oct. 2010 -- changed from 17 Nov. after I overnighted a Motion to Recuse and for Reconsideration of the denial of the TRO that I sought. Same thing as Joe Miller did out there in Alaska....http://kellyayottesenate.blogspot.com/2010/10/nashua-telegraph-coverage-of-kingcast-v.htmlhttp://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/77294Even Bill O’Reilly Says Kelly Ayotte is Wrong to Threaten Arrest to Reporters.http://kellyayottesenate.blogspot.com/2010/10/bill-oreilly-supports-kingcast-no-place.html.Lawsuithttp://www.wepapers.com/Papers/122536/Kelly_Ayotte,_NH_GOP_sued_for_Free_Press_violationsMotion to Reconsider:http://www.wepapers.com/Papers....

http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/887281-196/blogger-sues-ayotte-others-over-access.html*******Look at the ridiculous GOP response in today's Telegraph:What planet are the GOP inhabiting?Nashua Republican City Chair Dennis Hogan actually stated:“He left voluntarily. I know that from his own video,” Hogan said.Here's today's story by Patrick Meighan.Let's start with Kelly Ayotte media man Jeff Grappone and my response:This is baseless and we will file a motion to dismiss,” said Jeff Grappone, spokesman for the Ayotte campaign......Yeah Jeff, the same way that you said the ALT+CONTROL+ DELETE email production lawsuit was an "election year stunt."You guys just hate the First Amendment, that much is clear. And of course with Judge Lynn on the bench who thinks my activities are "nonsense" you have a fighting chance of winning, I'm just here to convey all of the relevant facts to the public.That's what journalists do, whether you like it or not, my friend.[So Jeff, let's see just how far you and a reprimanded Judge who thinks KingCast is "nonsense" will go to set back the First Amendment, and to show the World just what's it's like to practice journalism in the "Live Free or Die" State..... I'm just here to expose each and every step of our journey to the World Public. See you in Court.]*************And I almost always win First Amendment cases and I push it hard against Dems and Repblicans, watch Democratic County Commish Mary Jo Kilroy get an earful from Columbus School Board member Loretta Heard back in 1998, and watch Judge Lynn's nasty attitude toward me in 2006 all in one video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otJKqzFgDEA&feature=player_embedded*********Now, then, on to the substance, Dennis Hogan, you are crazy. Have you forgotten that I have the audio of our conversation that day?You say I was not forcibly removed, have you seen the pictures taken by other media with three police officers running me out the door, and on video you can hear them stating that I am going to be arrested both at Arpaio and at VFW. And at VFW the cop clearly says I will be arrested if I try to go in, THAT is what is on the video Man, what planet are you on?http://i54.tinypic.com/33njh55.jpgAnd of course they threatened to call the police Mexican Standoff video with all 3 violations:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BY5JJGezpQAyotte public Facebook rally.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_FwzsPdmKMArpaio public rally:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8E5y04ryb4Wow Counselor, if that is the best you can do it's no small surprise that you didn't know you can't represent both husband and wife in a divorce proceeding.http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/799431-196/candidate-reprimanded-over-case.htmlYou really should have kept your mouth shut like the other GOP mook because a Jury will find you entirely disingenuous, but thanks for the public statements Counselor.Very Truly Yours,KingCast.net -- Reel News for Real People

Broski Love
Broski Love

Why wouldn't I report officers for alleged activities? roadblocks- some LEA's don't want their bad cops exposed and will make you fall to protect their own,even the internal affairs dept.reprisal- most of these people have long held jobs and vested interests in the communities they serve,they are the type to destroy you to protect what they've built.

Weenie2
Weenie2

Eat shit punk, you aint shit!

Weenie2
Weenie2

Free Christman you are a fuckin asshole & I hope someday you see a bullet in your head BASTARD!!!!!!!

Danny Pointer
Danny Pointer

fuck off you punk ass bitch and all your gestapo tactics officers serve and protect not deny and molest .you bitch ass sissyfied hiding behind a tin star or "SHIELD" think you fucks can violate UNITED STATES CITIZENS civil rights and beat us down as long as its your lyin asses stick to the story motto against our true blue working man truths .Fuck you punk take your shield off and get in the ring you corrupt piece of shit you aint no better than the fucking wetbacks and niggers you got your asses beat and lost your lunch money to. YOU ARE THE FUCKING CRIMINALS IN THE BIGGEST FUCKING GANG IN THE COUNTRY. You ever hear of 77th Rampart CRASH Division Los Angeles County bitch look it up thats Justice those mother fuckers cant walk the yards hell the PC punks even wont let em out the cell .Hide and watch you bitch made mother fuckers your day will come and all us mother fuckers you fucked over will be there to watch you burn...

Mike Wells
Mike Wells

No, you DON'T get shot for merely refusing to listen to a cop, if you are not an obvious threat to the officer. the guy had no weapon, there was no reason to shoot him.

OF course, with you throwing around the 'spic' card, we know how you really feel, anyway...

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Wow, FC. You really speak for your department. PPD must be proud to have you aboard. I'm sure you've made a favorable impression with many of us who read these pages. Now, it's your bed time and you know Mom is going to be upset...

The Lou Show
The Lou Show

You don't get it, "FreeChrisman"!The issue so far with the indictment against Chrisman was not so much Chrisman's conduct during the murder of Danny Rodriguez but how he was initially charged. The eight days of protests downtown changed that. Charges were appropriately upgraded, Phoenix police department commanders were fired or re-assigned, and a program of Diversity Sensitivity was pledged. The protest was not designed to "convict" Chrisman. The protest was designed to level the playing field, to eliminate the leniencey given to this rogue cop who shot and killed an unarmed man.Regarding PLEA, I suggest NO ONE contribute to an organization headed by the racist Natavist Mark Spencer. Police officer are not above the law. If you kill someone, you should be charged accordingly. But I can see how you prefer leniency towards police officers, even if those law-breaking officers have previously been designated as being on the Brady list. HYPOCRITE, YOU ARE!!

The Lou Show

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Chris, please try to keep your threadjacking to issues directly relevant to your cause, Kelly and the Old Guy.

KingCast
KingCast

PS: Now come the racists from "Niggermania" will Kelly Ayotte take a public stance?

http://kellyayottesenate.blogs...Saturday, October 23, 2010

KingCast demands that Kelly Ayotte and Jeff Grapone publicly disavow racist Ayotte supporters like Niggermania; how 'bout THOSE bananas....

All right Kelly, I demand a public proclamation from you that you do not want the votes of anyone at Niggermania or anyone else who espouses similar viewpoints, as noted in the niggermania post, and in the bananna KKK post.Dave U. Random to meshow details 12:21 AM (30 minutes ago)"Porch Monkey - Your knuckles dragging? Have a banana."

"He is suing the candidate because she threw his nigger ass out. He is doing it right now, in order to distract and divert her resources just before this election. Nigger TNB at best; criminally subversive at worst. Messing with the system."Of course I doubt you'll do it because you were all buddied up with fired Jaffrey Police Chief Martin J. Dunn, who laughed at the concept of me being raped by bubba in a prison, and who, by and through your old underling Dan Mullen lied to the Supreme Court and said I was "disbarred" but hey it's worth a shot.

I further doubt it because she kept the $10K from Taxmasters even though they are under lawsuit for Fraudulent practices by the Texas AG.Your move, Counselor.

Daniellesnyder622
Daniellesnyder622

Shit Brother you tell em hell you aint even afraid to post your name ..Whats up with that PIG you scared to show yourself afraid of the truth. I agree with this dude you are a bunch of GANG BANGERS hiding behind fat ass ARPIAHOS crooked ass and the so called JUSTICE system hell your better than thou ass attitudes would have got your ass a pine box when the real law of the west was alive .You wannabe fake ass Wyatt Earps Take a look at the statistics shit "DRUG USERS" AND "DOCTORS" deal drugs that are by far more addicting and harmful than the ones you call ILLEGAL. And you wanna put someone who has a drug addiction away in prison for years instead of treating the problems your kind helped create in the first place. Yet you let THE FUCKING TWISTED ASS BABY RAPERS go free and then PROTECT the pieces of shit. Are you serious OFFICERS What happens when they get your daughters or the Catholic Priest wipes his bloody dick on your sons teddy bear. How bout that Officer BOB>

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