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    Calvert Sheriff in the hot seat, again. Goon squads?

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    Calvert sheriff responds to social media rant about local cops

    And the guy's story ...

    Calvert County Sheriffs: "I was just going to work..."

    Thoughts?
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    My first thoughts about the guy's rant is that his statement about "everyone has guns" at the CCDC is false. The CO's don't carry. The ERT members are obviously armed. The van driver/escorts to and from the CCDC to the Courthouse are armed.

    The "regular" CO's are not armed.

    My 2nd thoughts about the guy's rant is that he ratcheted up his screed by "naming names". I think the legal ramifications of that are many and might not work out so well for him in the future.

    ...and that's all I got to say 'bout that.

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    It's becoming so easy these days to accuse cops of abuse that it's becoming impossible to know when the cops are legit or not. This is why dash and body cams are a must.

    It seems to me there was some foul play on the part of the cops and Mr. Hall's. He was uncooperative by staying on the phone. The Sheriff's statement does stipulate they knew of the protective order made by his wife; who he was oddly on the phone with. Was he violating that order?

    Here's where I see the cops getting into a lot of trouble. Mr. Hall states he has never smoked, used drugs, or drank. I tend to believe him. It's apparent the dog got it wrong. They allegedly tore his car apart only to find nothing. This must explained by the Sheriff's department. Was the dog not trained properly? Did the K-9 cop lead the dog improperly? in any case, they need to explain to us - the people - and to Mr. Hall how they got this wrong.

    The question I have is, why did Mr. Hall go to social media to complain rather than a formal complaint to the county? I assume he plans to eventually launch a formal complaint; and I think in the instance of them tearing his car up looking for drugs, he will receive restitution for this. Cops can't just go around getting this sort of thing wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
    If I may ...

    Though I loath to link to this site ....

    Calvert sheriff responds to social media rant about local cops

    And the guy's story ...

    Calvert County Sheriffs: "I was just going to work..."

    Thoughts?
    I'd li8ke to see some dash cam or personnel cam footage before I make a decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    It's becoming so easy these days to accuse cops of abuse that it's becoming impossible to know when the cops are legit or not. This is why dash and body cams are a must.

    It seems to me there was some foul play on the part of the cops and Mr. Hall's. He was uncooperative by staying on the phone. The Sheriff's statement does stipulate they knew of the protective order made by his wife; who he was oddly on the phone with. Was he violating that order?

    Here's where I see the cops getting into a lot of trouble. Mr. Hall states he has never smoked, used drugs, or drank. I tend to believe him. It's apparent the dog got it wrong. They allegedly tore his car apart only to find nothing. This must explained by the Sheriff's department. Was the dog not trained properly? Did the K-9 cop lead the dog improperly? in any case, they need to explain to us - the people - and to Mr. Hall how they got this wrong.

    The question I have is, why did Mr. Hall go to social media to complain rather than a formal complaint to the county? I assume he plans to eventually launch a formal complaint; and I think in the instance of them tearing his car up looking for drugs, he will receive restitution for this. Cops can't just go around getting this sort of thing wrong.
    It seems to be a knee jerk response these days to share with the world and damn the consequences.
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    Trained narcotics K-9's alert to the odor of narcotics (obviously). That odor can be residual odor, even weeks old. Odor in the upholstery , carpets etc. Just because nothing is found, doesn't mean the dog was wrong or there was never anything there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LightRoasted View Post
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    This seems way too detailed and descriptive to have been made up. IF it is true, I hope some heads roll. This is not a good representation of local law enforcement.
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    I dunno this guy nor the true facts, but I sure don't trust a K-9 police dog sniffing in an ex police car.

    I suspect some of his story is true, and he got "The treatment"

    I have never liked the belief that if you don't want your car searched, that is reason enough to allow them to search it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by General Lee View Post
    Trained narcotics K-9's alert to the odor of narcotics (obviously). That odor can be residual odor, even weeks old. Odor in the upholstery , carpets etc. Just because nothing is found, doesn't mean the dog was wrong or there was never anything there.
    The man said he was driving an ex police car. I would say it isn't unusual for that car to have been used at one time to transport a dope user who had residual smell of dope on him. Perhaps they had even used the car at one time to train the dogs by placing dope in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsyOps View Post
    They allegedly tore his car apart only to find nothing. This must explained by the Sheriff's department. Was the dog not trained properly? Did the K-9 cop lead the dog improperly? in any case, they need to explain to us - the people - and to Mr. Hall how they got this wrong.
    I have a lawyer friend whose husband(straight arrow, no smoke, no drugs, no alcohol) was pulled over by one of Calvert's finest who insisted that he smelled pot. Had 3 guys ripping his car apart before the guy could contact his wife and the wife had Evans put a stop to it.

    I am sure this guy's story is embellished a bit but I can see a lot of it as being truthful.

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