Two Police Officers Get Away With No Jail Time, Suspiciously

Published On November 15, 2012 | By CopBlock | Articles

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As reported by NEWSOK:

Former Valley Brook Police Chief Pleads Guilty to Drug Charge

Sapulpa, OK – Former Valley Brook police chief Melvin Fisher, who appears to have undergone major physical deterioration since his September 2011 arrest, pleaded guilty to drug charges in Creek County, but was not given any prison time, court records show.

Photos taken by the Corrections Department show Fisher has become extremely gaunt since he was arrested a little more than a year ago. He was released on bail following his arrest and has been free.

Fisher, 49, was handed a 10-year suspended sentence Oct. 22 and will have to report to a probation officer. He also will have to register with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control because he was caught with 20 grams of methamphetamine.

Court documents show that Fisher — who was charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute — had all but one count against him dismissed.

Tulsa-area attorney Rob Henson, who represented Fisher in Creek County, did not return telephone calls seeking comment.

Fisher’s mother blames his change in appearance on an unspecified illness.

“Yes, he is sick,” Maxine Fisher said Thursday afternoon. “But that’s all I’m going to say about it.”

Maxine Fisher is an administrator for the town of Valley Brook. Melvin Fisher also did not return calls seeking comment.

Fisher and another man were arrested on Labor Day last year after a state trooper pulled over the former police chief on suspicion of drunken driving.

Court records show that troopers searching the 2000 Cadillac Escalade Fisher was driving found 20 grams of methamphetamine, an ounce of marijuana, a “large” crack rock, digital scales, four Ecstasy tablets, and numerous pills that have yet to be identified by authorities.

A trooper searching Fisher — who had been Valley Brook’s police chief for more than 20 years before his arrest — also found a butane torch lighter in the former lawman’s pockets and more than $600 in cash, court records show. He was suspended after his arrest and later fired.


WVEC.com reports:

Newport News Police Officer Charged With DUI

James City County, VA – A Newport News police officer is arrested for crashing into another car and refusing to take a breathalyzer test.

The collision happened Saturday night at 11:48 p.m. in the 5000 block of Longhill Road near Route 199.

Police say Officer Kevin B. Nichol rear ended another driver.

The victim was a 46-year-old man who was taken to Sentara General in Williamsburg and treated for minor injuries.

Nichol refused to take a breathalyzer test. He was charged with DUI, refusal to submit, and following too closely.

No one was at the detective’s home Monday but there was a jeep in the driveway with a shattered windshield and damage to the front bumper.

Neighbors says Nichol and his wife recently moved into their neighborhood.

The 28-year-old detective has been with the Newport News Police Department for four years and is currently assigned to the Special Victims Unit.

Nichol has been placed on administrative leave without pay pending an internal investigation.

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  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Ok how long till common sense asserts that these poor disadvantaged cops were discriminated against by the dirty corrupt cops, and that honest cops are not safe from hippy liberal cops, and that we need to defend the rights of cops from oppressive cops.

    Till then, it is great to see the fascist cops cuffing and stuffing their fellow fascist cops. Lets have more of it!

  • t.

    More non stories.

  • t.

    More non stories. They were arrested…and one already convicted. Police holding police accountable. The ex-chief getting probation…for a first and only offense…looks spot on. He probably “worked” to get the other charges dismissed.

    Really….non stories.

  • shawn

    I don’t get the second story at all. The normal charges and turned out to await trial. Last I heard, they don’t keep you inside for DUI. He should be hammered for it, especially since he refused the breathalizer, but that is now up to the judge and jury.

    And as T says, first offense. I’m not too up on drug enforcement laws, but I don’t think you get 5-10 for possession on your first arrest.

  • Tom

    @T,

    Enlighten us, since this is such a non-story and these officers received no favorable treatment. What’s the Federal mandatory minimum sentence, for trafficing 20g of Meth?

  • 2minutes

    A first offense with intent to distribute is a felony in Oklahoma, with a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of life in prison. Yet no
    prison time, just probation. Do you really think an
    individual who is not a law enforcement officer, caught in the
    same circumstance, would escape prison? Would be able to “work”
    to get the charges dismissed? Doubtful.

    There is a story, of sorts, here, but it’s the same old story:
    cop get caught; cop gets a lighter sentence, if he gets one at
    all. It’s only a non story because it’s become so commonplace
    that if fails to generate much more than an “eh? again?” kind
    of response.

  • http://www.badgeabuse.com badgeabuse

    T have you ever held anyone you work with accountable?

  • certain

    That first cop is dying. He has some type of terminal disease, you can see it just looking at him. If that’s the case, why lock him up? Let his family have him for the time he has left. To insist on something else is to be as bad as the f’d up system is.

    And cops holding cops accountable, huh? Maybe once in a great while. More often, it’s the story posted yesterday or the day before about the cop who rolled his truck, with his child sitting on his lap. Then left the scene of the accident. Investigating cop smelled alcohol, but then determined that it had nothing to do with the accident so it was not investigated any further. LOL. Felony child endangerment, and he gets a suspension. How’s the cop that let him slide going to feel when the moron drives drunk again and kills somebody? Probably won’t give a shit unless it’s someone in his own family.

  • Canadian Girl

    I’ve looked at the time-lapse pictures of meth addicts on YouTube, and it doesn’t take long for a person using it to look like the first guy.

  • t.

    I worked drugs for quite awhile. EVERYONE, and I do mean EVERYONE talks. And tries to work off charges. The amount of information given and other cases made is weighed into charges and sentencing. Thats most likely what happen here. Not really that tough to figure out. Not a lighter sentence e because of his job. You just don’t see it….I watched it all the time.

    @abuse: yes, actually I did. I worked several “tarnished badge” cases which resulted in several officers losing their certifications. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to put them in jail but we (the police) can’t always put e eryone who needs to be in jail….in jail.

    @certain: Again you simply refuse to read what is posted n this very site. Loaded with stories of the police holding each other accountable. Somehow, coming from you (with your track record) I’m not surprised.

  • certain

    LOL. Want to see who can come up with more examples? Pretty sure I’ll win that one by a wide margin.

  • Maurice Clemmons Devil Slayer

    That should be first offense by a member of the elite officer class. These people have superior judgement and moral character and therefore should be held to a higher standard than the rest of us.

  • t.

    Certain: go.

  • Jean

    certain says: @ November 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    “That first cop is dying. He has some type of terminal disease, you can see it just looking at him. If that’s the case, why lock him up? Let his family have him for the time he has left. To insist on something else is to be as bad as the f’d up system is.”

    Certain, I’ve heard of similar – not been involved in – but I think maybe that’s the point: I AGREE that if there is a terminal disease (addiction is not one) then the cop (or anyone) should be freed for their remaining time.
    My issue is that that is NOT the case, many times. THAT, I have a problem with: Mercy when [the judge] feels like it? No law, no order, no justice. –> NO SOCIETY.

    As for your second paragraph – been normal for AGES. NIMBY, for example – We need [X] – put it in the next town! Make Denville pay for Rockaway’s incinerator, we just don’t want it in DENVILLE. We NEED it – somewhere else. (X = incinerator, garbage dump, sewage station, power plant, prison, etc.) Same thing.

    MY family wasn’t hurt, so who cares? Of COURSE the alcohol had nothing to do with the accident, he had a drink as soon as he got home! (Or stopped at a bar along the way if too far away.)

    Seriously, who watches the watchers, when we’re all sheep? (The watchers are ALWAYS wolves, BTW. Not sheepdogs as some stories would tell you.)

    Treat like cancer. Remove from the body.

  • certain

    Ooh, I worked drugs, and I worked swat, and I worked vice, and one time, when I was general of the CIA on a secret mission at walmart, I actually caught a man touching himself. I have the pictures to this very day.

    LOL

  • Eli Grey

    firstly, if a cop commits a crime, ANY CRIME, he should be stripped of his badge, pension, everything. Police officers are supposed to know the letter of the law and follow it to the T. They shouldn’t be getting wrist slaps for ANYTHING. they should be held to a higher standard than everyone else, since they see themselves as better than everyone else anyway