This week, a couple stories that should cause anyone critically thinking to see that those wearing badges aren’t always operating with the best intentions.
LAPD Officer Charged With Molesting Two Girls At His Home
Two felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14 years of age have been filed against Los Angeles police officer Miguel Angel Schiappapietra Jr., who lured two young girls to his home and molested them.
His attorney, David Diamond, said he was still in the process of reviewing the allegations but added, “The only thing worse than lewd acts against a minor is being falsely accused of lewd acts against a minor.”
Schiappapietra was arrested after the girls, ages 5 and 8, told detectives the officer sexually molested them.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department officials confirmed the Saturday arrest but would not elaborate on the nature of the crimes or what, if any, relationship the officer has to the victims.
Schiappapietra was booked into the Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s station and held in lieu of $200,000.
He is now on PAID administrative leave pending the outcome of an internal LAPD review, as well as the ongoing criminal investigation.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 30th.
Narcotics Officer Sets Up Arrest to Rob Drug Dealer
Philadelphia Police Officer Jeffrey Walker, a 24-year veteran of the force and 14-year vet of the Narcotics Division, was arrested for working with his confidential informant to set up and rob an alleged drug dealer.
He had multiple discussions with an informant in attempts to set up a heist.
The affidavit states that Walker recently approached the informant and asked him to help him rip off drug dealers. The informant tipped off the FBI.
Walker and the informant, who wasn’t identified, talked about the proposed thefts. During each conversation, Walker’s robbery plans changed.
The second plan is the one that Walker followed through with.
Walker planted drugs in a Jetta while it was parked outside of Spiro’s Bar while the alleged dealer and informant had a drink inside. The duo left a short time later and the alleged dealer, who wasn’t identified, drove off alone.
Walker, likely armed with his service revolver, and two other officers pulled over the Jetta on 6th Street. In his police report, Walker said the he observed the Jetta driving erratically at a high-rate of speed. After the stop, an officer saw the driver allegedly place an Arizona bottle with some sort of substance inside under the seat.
At Walker’s direction, highway patrol officers towed away the Jetta and a search warrant was issued. 28 grams of cocaine were reportedly found inside a baggie, inside the bottle.
A little before midnight, Walker was observed arriving at the suspected drug dealer’s house where he met the informant. About six minutes later, the men walked out of the home and were arrested.
Walker had $15,000 and his service gun on him while the informant had five pounds of marijuana.
Walker fessed up to planting cocaine in the Jetta, setting up a false arrest, taking the suspect’s key, using the key to enter the home, and taking $15,000.
Federal agents raided Walker’s home.
It’s unclear what police found in Walker’s home or if he was involved in any other incidents.