Monday, November 23, 2015

Police Dog Dies Saving Others During French Anti-Terrorism Raid

Police Dog Dies Saving Others During French Anti-Terrorism Raid

A French police dog named Diesel died in the line of duty early Wednesday morning during an operation in connection to last week's terrorist attacks in Paris — her brave actions potentially saving the lives of her human colleagues.
The 7-year-old dog, deployed with security forces as an explosives-detecting K9, was killed while conducting a raid on an apartment in the Parisian suburb of Saint-Denis. Diesel was the first to enter the unit to assess the threat. As she did, a terrorist inside detonated a suicide bomb which sadly claimed the dog's life, French news outlet 20Minutes reports. 
No other officers died in the attack, though several were injured during the operations in which two terrorism suspects were killed and seven were arrested.
Shortly after, French National Police announced Diesel's death on Twitter, describing her role as "indispensable."
For her faithful service alongside French law enforcement, Diesel is being hailed a hero — a fitting label for a dog who gave her life so that others could be saved.
Note: This post has been updated to reflect that Diesel was a female.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

One Year Anniversary Memorial Band of Fallen Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek Jr. is Available

The Blue Alert Foundation is Honoring Fallen Tarpon Springs Police Officer Charles "Charlie K" Kondek Jr. with an Memorial Band to Remember him for the upcoming One year Anniversary of him being killed in the line of duty, December 21, 2014.

Proceeds of the Bands will help Create an Honor Chair to be Presented to the Tarpon Springs Police Dept. and Officer Kondek's Family in February 2016.

If you would like to Order a Memorial Band honoring the memory of Officer Kondek, please go to:


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$21.00 ea with Free Shipping

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Memorial Bands for fallen Law Enforcement Officers killed in the Line of Duty

The Blue Alert Foundation has Memorial Bands available for our fallen LEOs killed in the Line of Duty.

Bands Available Now: NYPD Det. Holder, NYPD Det. Ramos / Liu, NYPD Det. Moore, HCSO Deputy GoForth and ABQ Police Officer Webster.

ORDER HERE       They are $21.00 Each, Shipping Included.

CUSTOM BANDS for Any LEO Killed in the Line of Duty that are listed on the ODMP Web Site are $25.00 Each, Shipping Included

Friday, October 30, 2015

Memorial Band for Fallen NYPD - PSA5 - Officer Randolph Holder

The Blue Alert Foundation is Offering for a limited time a Memorial Band to Honor fallen NYPD - PSA5 Officer Randolph Holder, killed in the line of duty, 10-20-15.

For a Donation of $21.00, which includes free Shipping, will get one of these Bands Honoring the  Memory of Officer Holder.

Please click here to Order

Sunday, October 11, 2015



Pentagon officials have suggested that Bergdahl will likely not be charged with any violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, believing that five years in Taliban custody was punishment enough.
But those irate over Bergdahl fear that the nation has forgotten the men they say were lost in the hunt for him:
Staff Sergeant Clayton Bowen, 29, of San Antonio, Texas, and Private 1st Class Morris Walker, 23, of Chapel Hill, N.C., were killed by a roadside bomb in Paktika province on Aug. 18, 2009, while trying to find Bergdahl. Like Bergdahl, they were part of the 4th BCT from Fort Richardson, Alaska.
Bowen’s mother last heard from her son the night before he died. “Clay called me around midnight to tell me I
wouldn’t hear from him for a few days,” she said. She never heard from him again, although she can still hear his voice in the two CDs he recorded with the 82nd Airborne All-American Chorus. “He was the only bass in the group,” she said, “so you could always hear him.”
“What I think of first when I think of Morris is his smile because he was always smiling,” his junior-high teacher,
Wanda Bordone, told the Associated Press after he died. “He had a great sense of humor, lots of friends.”
Staff Sergeant Kurt Curtiss, 27, of Murray, Utah, diedAug. 26 in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when he was shot while his unit was supporting Afghan security forces during an enemy attack. Like Bergdahl, Bowen and Walker, he was part of the 4th BCT.
“I’ll never forget you Kurt,” Adrian Ramirez a fellow soldier from Fort Richardson, posted on a memorial site. “You were my first team leader from the beginning and my squad leader to the end. I will miss you and all the memories I have shared with you.”
2nd Lieutenant Darryn Andrews, 34, of Dallas, Texas,died Sept. 4 in Paktika Province when enemy forces attacked his vehicle with an improvised explosive device and a rocket-propelled grenade. Like Bergdahl, Bowen, Walker and Curtiss, Andrews was part of the 4th BCT.
“We grew up with an enormous amount of pride for our nation,” Andrews’ mother, Sondra, told the Amarillo Globe-News. That was understandable: his father. grandfather and uncle had served in uniform. “We passed it on to our children, never thinking we would pay the ultimate sacrifice.”
Staff Sergeant Michael Murphrey, 25, of Snyder, Texas,died Sept. 6 in Paktika province after being wounded by an IED. Like Bergdahl, Bowen, Walker, Curtiss and Andrews, Murphrey was part of the 4th BCT.
“On his 17th birthday his family took him skydiving and after that,” his obituary read, “he decided he wanted to be an Army paratrooper.”
On Sept. 4, 2009, Private 1st Class Matthew Martinek, 20, of DeKalb, Ill., was seriously wounded in Paktika province when Taliban forces attacked his vehicle with an improvided explosive device, a rocket-propelled grenade and small-arms fire.
The U.S. military rushed him to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Landstuhl, Germany—the same medical facility where Bergdahl is now being treated.
Bergdahl is expected to fly home to the U.S. soon for additional care and counseling.
Martinek never got that chance. He died a week after the attack—on Sept. 11.
Martinek “tried not to talk too much about what he was doing, but he said he liked helping people,” his brother, Travis Wright, told the AP.
Like Bergdahl, Bowen, Walker, Curtiss, Andrews and Murphrey, Martinek was part of the 4th BCT.
The diversion of these men and their units to the hunt for Bergdahl thinned the ranks of U.S. troops elsewhere in the region, contributing to several more American KIAs, U.S. soldiers who were there at the time believe.
Military justice can be swift and merciless, although that appears unlikely in this case. But the past cannot be erased, and it’s that legacy that gives the troops involved a markedly different view of Bergdahl and his rescue than that of most Americans sitting at home, paying scant attention to the nation’s only soldier missing in action in Afghanistan until Saturday.
The reason, for anyone who has been in combat, is pretty simple. Soldiers never forget. Civilians rarely remember.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

WANTED: Luke J. Warner, 48, by US Marshals Office & State of Hawaii


$10K award is being offered for information leading to his arrest

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Marshals and the State of Hawaii are seeking the public's help in locating Luke J. Warner, one of Hawaii's Top 15 most wanted fugitives. Warner, 48, is wanted for skipping out on a 10-year federal prison sentence for meth trafficking. He is also facing a prison sentence from the state.

"Luke Warner's blatant disregard of the court's ruling and his decision to
challenge law enforcement has made his apprehension a top priority, said U.S. Marshal Gervin Miyamoto.  "Our Deputy U.S. Marshals and our federal and state law enforcement partners are determined to ensure Warner faces justice."

Authorities believe Warner may have fled Hawaii, and has ties in California, Florida, Massachusetts, and Iowa, but his whereabouts are currently unknown.

He has an extensive criminal history to include armed robbery, theft, weapon and drug possession, and should be considered armed and dangerous. 

Warner, who also uses the alias Louis Manetti, is a 5-foot-7 white male
weighing 170 pounds with graying hair, light brown eyes and a small facial
divot on his left cheek. His interests include dealing in precious metals, and
going to jewelry shows and swap meets.

  A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading directly
to Warner's arrest.  Anyone with information is urged to contact the nearest
U.S. Marshals office or the U.S. Marshals Service Communications Center at

For additional information about this case, go to
Note to media: To speak with the lead investigator on this case, call Deputy
U.S. Marshal Brad Bolen at (808) 436-9009.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Deputy comforts crying baby after traffic accident in Alabama

Deputy comforts crying baby after traffic accident in Alabama - CBS News

When Jefferson County Sheriff's Deputy Ric Lindley arrived on the scene of a traffic accident, his highway safety training kicked in.
But when he saw a woman and baby were involved, his instincts as a father -- and a grandfather -- took over.
He immediately walked over to the car on I-20 near Leeds, Alabama, to check on the mother and her child.
"The lady was scared and holding her baby," Sgt. Jack Self said. "He asked her if he could hold her baby; she said 'yes.'"
As soon as Lindley cradled the infant, the mother started to feel calm.
Self said Lindley told him about the incident afterward: "He said, 'I didn't do anything; it's nothing that any other deputy or father or grandfather wouldn't do."
A photograph snapped by Lindley's partner shows him with his hands supporting the baby in pink's head, walking away from the debris on the highway.
The picture was later posted on the department's Facebook page and was shared nearly 5,000 times.
Hundreds of people commented, praising the deputy for his act of kindness.
"Thank you deputy," one user commented. "That baby needed you and you were there."
"This picture shows that this officer did choose to serve," another said.
Self said he hopes people realize that police officers are "husbands, wives, fathers and grandfathers -- we're human beings too.
In fact, Lindley's day-to-day duties don't generally include arriving on scene of crashes, Self said. You could say he was at the right place at the right time.
At the end of the day, it doesn't matter if it's part of the job description or not, Self explained, "We're out there to do good and make a difference."

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Help us honor our VETERANS who have 'held the line' both home and abroad.

Did you know that 64% of our nation's law enforcement officers are US military veterans?  Many more LEO's are currently serving as active reservists.   Help us honor these #HEROESx2 by wearing our tribute tee shirt on VETERAN'S DAY, November 11!!  

Funds from this campaign will support the National Blue Alert Foundation.   The Foundation is not only the creator and maintainer of the National Blue Alert System.  The Foundation raises funds to assist families of fallen Officers, it raises funds to purchase needed safety equipment and in the past year has purchased numerous ballistic vests for K9 Officers.

Show your support for our men and women who are currently serving and have served 'holding the line' both home and abroad! 

*** Do you have a Facebook or Twitter account??  Please post photos of your hero with hashtag #HEROESx2 so that we can honor them @BlueAlertUs and @BlueLineAcross

The Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act was signed into law in May of 2015.  It will assist in the apprehension of violent criminals who have injured or killed police officers or who have made an imminent or credible threat to cause serious injury or death of a law enforcement officer. This bill is named in honor of two New York City Police Detectives, and NAPO members, who were assassinated while sitting in their police patrol car in December 2014. Their killer posted threats to law enforcement on social media before the attack. Implementing a nationwide Blue Alert system will help to ensure that information on credible threats, like those posted by the individual who killed Detectives Ramos and Liu, is widely disseminated so that officers have advanced warning, and can apprehend the criminal before he or she can do more harm.
Join us in honoring the service and sacrifice of these brave men and women!

#BlueAlertMatter #PoliceLivesMatter #NYPDMatters #BostonStrong #BlueAlert #PoliceWeek #PoliceUnityTour #WeRideForThoseWhoDied 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Dedication ceremony held for fallen Texas DPS officer

Dedication ceremony held for fallen Texas DPS officer 

CASS COUNTY, Tx. - Texas DPS hosted a special dedication ceremony Wednesday for a fallen officer in Cass County.

Captain Robert Ray Jones was accidentally shot and killed in 1983 by a fellow officer who was demonstrating weapon-handling techniques.
A scale facility in Queen City has now been named in Jones' honor. 
It's been more than 30 years since Captain Robert Ray Jones' accidental death, which is about the same amount of time he served with the agency. 
Mike Jones says his father was dedicated to law enforcement.  
"They never forget. It's an amazing thing that they are doing this for my father," said Jones.

A resolution was read dedicating the Queen City scale facility in memory of Captain Jones. 
Several current and retired Texas troopers attended the event. 
"He was a super fella to work for, the most important thing is that you always knew where you stood with him," said Retired Major Wendell Miller.

Jones was former marine and professional baseball player for a farm team with the New York Yankees. 
Miller remembers Jones was a trooper's captain and says the memorial is well-deserved. 
"He served his country, his state and his family so well," explained Miller. 
Texas DPS Director Steven McGraw says Jones' service represents all the agency stands for.    
"He was an extraordinary man and did extraordinary things, like many of our troopers everyday, he risked his life to protect Texans," said McGraw.  
According the Officer Down Memorial Page Foundation, there have been 60 officers in Texas killed by accidental gunfire since 1858. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Support Your Local Law Enforcement T-Shirt


Support Your Local Law Enforcement T-Shirt

It has been a rough Month in Law Enforcement and so many people want to show their Support back to their Local Agencies that they care and support them. All Money Raised goes to the Foundation to help Families of the Fallen. T-Shirts are Available with (Yellow or Blue Lettering) Just pick the one you want.

Click This to Order


Monday, August 31, 2015

Help Blue Alert get Matching Donations - Sept 1-2, Noon-Noon

  The Blue Alert Foundation will be participating in this year's
"GivingChallenge2015" where Donors from around the Suncoast and beyond will help to raise funds to continue the mission of the Blue Alert Foundation in
Helping Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officer killed in the line of duty.

     This year's Challenge has a Great Benefit for us, the Patterson
Foundation is going to match "Dollar for Dollar" from donations of $25.00 to
$250.00 per new donor. This matching benefit will help the Blue Alert Foundation
so we can help more Families of the Fallen and get more Bulletproof Vests for


With everything going on right now in the Country, we must show
Law Enforcement and their families, we care and we "Got Their Back"


 This year, Blue Alert Donated Five Vests throughout the State to Law Enforcement Agencies that needed Vests for their K9s. And now Blue Alert wants to Vest the Newest K9 of the New Port Richey Police Dept., "K9 - Charlie K", named after fallen Tarpon Springs Officer, Charles Kondek, killed last year on Dec. 21, 2014. The Foundation really wants to get this Vest Purchased A.S.A.P. to protect "Charlie K"

     The Blue Alert Foundation also runs the National Blue Alert System (Leo
Alert Plan) since May of 2008 right here in Florida. The System helps speed
the apprehension of violent criminals who have injured or killed police
officers or who have made an imminent or credible threat to cause serious
injury or death of a law enforcement officers. The Founder, Tom Berry, has
gone state to state to get others to join-in. 24 States have Signed-up for the System. Also we have been working with Congress to get the System Federalized, which happened this last May 19th, 2015 when, President Obama Signed S.665, the Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu National Blue Alert Act.  With the Law Signed, we now have a Uniformed Communications system in place so all States know what is going on with a Called Blue Alert.

      Supporters of the Blue Alert Foundation, will be helping on Social Media to get the word out about the Challenge and the matching funds available for the 24 hour period. Supporters are: Actress Marlee Matlin, Medal of Honor - Dakota Meyer and Former NFL Jack Brewer, CEO of the Brewer Group, will be tweeting throughout the Challenge to their supporters to Donate to the Challenge.

     Please show your support to this Great Foundation and lets Show Law Enforcement, we got their back.

Web Site: and press the "GivingChallenge2015" Image to donate.

All Donations are Tax-Deduction and will be processed through the Sarasota Community Foundation.

Remember donations of $25.00 to $250.00 will be Match by the Patterson Foundation of Sarasota.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blue Alert Foundation has Awarded more K9 Bulletproof Vests

Tom Berry, Director of the National Blue Alert System
with PO Rosado/K9 Aramis & PO Harrison/K9 Edo
showing off their New Vests

The Sanford Police Department’s K9s Edo and K9 Aramis have been awarded ballistic vests thanks to a nonprofit organization, The Blue Alert Foundation provided $1900.00 for the vests.  The vest are embroidered with the sentiment “This vest donated by the Blue Alert Foundation”.

The Vests, are Custom made to each K9,  

K9 Edo is a 2 ½ year old Belgian Malinois/German Shepard Hybrid assigned to Officer William Harrison at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida.  Officer Harrison has been a K9 Handler with the Unit since November 2013.  K9 Edo was purchased by the Sanford Police Department from Southern Coast Kennels located in New Smyrna Beach, FL in 2013.  K9 Edo has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection.  In his off duty time, K9 Edo loves to watch his handler do yard work while he lounges by the pool with his favorite toys.  K9 Edo also loves spending time with his two brothers; a Chocolate Labrador Retriever named Ale and his most favorite buddy Bagel the cat.  K9 Edo has a strong dislike for felony suspects who attempt hide or to flee from the law.  Just like his handler, K9 Edo knows when to flip the switch, the sweet K9 Edo who lets the cat show him who is boss at the house turns into an outstanding Patrol K9 when the time presents itself.  His body gets tense, his ears go up, and there is only one mission on his mind.  When the sound of the patrol car starts up, that is K9 Edo’s favorite part of the day because he knows its work time and he truly loves his job. 

K9 Aramis is a 6 ½ year old German Shepherd assigned to Officer Hector Rosado at the Sanford Police Department in Sanford, Florida.  Officer Rosado has been a K9 Handler with the unit since November 2013.  K9 Aramis was purchased by Sanford Police from Kreative Kennels located in Turlock, CA in 2009 when he began his formal training.  K9 Aramis has completed over 640 hours of training and is certified in Patrol Operations and Narcotics Detection.  In his off duty time, K9 Aramis likes to play with his family at home consisting of his handler and female members of the family including a female Shih-Tzu. Perhaps this might be the reason he likes to flirt so much with the ladies.    He receives his medical attention from a female Veterinarian and he likes attention from the Police Chief’s Assistant, she adores him and he knows it!  Most importantly, he loves being pampered and attended by mom and the girls at home.  Females are definitely his weak point, whereas males are a different story.  He has a strong dislike for suspects who are intent on assault, escape, or evasion.  His whole body changes; his ears go up and his chest comes out.  Work is his adrenaline and he truly loves every minute of it.
The Blue Alert Foundation, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in Venice, FL whose one of their mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States. Each vest costs $950.00 and has a 5 year warranty. The nonprofit was established in 2012 to assist law enforcement agencies with this potentially lifesaving body armor for their four legged K9 Officers, through private and corporate sponsorship's.

If you like to Donate, please go and Donate what you can. Every Dollar counts to provide protection for our four legged friends.

New K9 graduates as well as K9's with expired vests are eligible to participate. The program is open to law enforcement dogs who are US employed, certified and at least 19 months of age.

This is the 4th and 5th K9 Vests Donated through the Foundation's Vest Program.

We are are now Working to Raise Funds to Vest K9 "Charlie K" of the New Port Richey Florida Police Department.

K9 "Charlie K" is Named after Fallen Tarpon Springs Florida Officer, Charles R. Kondek Jr. E.O.W. 12-21-2014

Please make any amount of an Donation to help Vest a Police K9. Your Donation is 100% Tax Deductible

Friday, August 21, 2015



Sales of this T-Shirt helps Support the Blue Alert Foundation and its Mission in Helping Families of Fallen Law Enforcement Officers killed in the line of duty.

OUR MISSION: Operate, maintain & improve the National Blue Alert System that enables communication between law enforcement, transportation & news/social/wireless medias. Work to bring support to the families of fallen officers. The unexpected loss of life & loss of everyday function puts a strain on these families. Work Nationally to bring Body Armor, Body Cameras, Squad Car Cameras & more to the law enforcement agencies that are not able to obtain this critical safety equipment.

Friday, August 14, 2015

Jackie the K9 safe on the job at the Bunnel FL, Police Dept.

K9, Jackie will be safe on duty with a Donated Ballistic Vest

The Bunnell Police Department's K9 Jackie, has been awarded a ballistic vest, donated by Tom Berry of the Blue Alert Foundation, who donated the Vest through an online t-shirt fundraiser. The fundraiser paid tribute to the 20 law enforcement dogs that lost their lives in the line of duty in 2014. The vest is embroidered with, “This vest is donated by the Blue Alert Foundation.”

One of The Blue Alert Foundation's mission is to provide these bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to law enforcement dogs throughout the United States. 

"As a Chief in a small municipality police department, where budgets are extremely tight, I am extremely grateful for the donation and want to thank the dedicated individuals in the non-profit organization that support our law enforcement professionals,” said Bunnell Police Chief Tom Foster.

The Blue Alert Foundation has ordered two more Bulletproof Vests for the Sanford, FL, Police Department's K9s, Edo and Aramis. The Vests should arrive at the Department soon. 

Tom Berry from the Foundation said, the next K9 that they want to Vest, is K9 "Charlie K" of the New Port Richey Police Department. K9 "Charlie K" was named after Officer Charles Kondek of the Tarpon Springs PD who was killed December 21, 2014 in the Line of Duty. "We are now raising funds for the Vest so we can give it to "Charlie K" ASAP. We are asking the public, who wants to help us to get this done, can go to and Donate to the K9 Vest Fund.

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Friday, August 7, 2015

(Ex) Officer Tensing’s family is seeking assistance to help offset the mounting legal fees

Please help and >>>DONATE<<<

Reasonable Doubt: Questions About the Tensing Case

Please help provide funding and support for (ex) University of Cincinnati 

Officer Ray Tensing‘s family. 

(Ex) Officer Tensing’s family is seeking assistance to help offset the mounting legal fees to provide for his defense.

Officer Tensing was prematurely and wrongly fired from the University without any investigations or conviction for the crime he has been charged with

Media bias has created a barrier of public conviction.

Funding is needed for expert testimony and other legal defense costs that incur.

Thank you for your prayers and support.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Special Note Pad with Donation of $25.00

Special Note Pad with Donation of $25.00

You Get the Notebook with Engraved Plate showing Support of Blue Alert
and you get a Pen and Decal 
(Free Shipping) 

Your Support keeps us going and Helping families of fallen Law Enforcement Officers
killed in the line duty.


Monday, July 20, 2015

Police: Third teen arrested in officer hit-and-run case

Police: Third teen arrested in officer hit-and-run case 

ORLANDO, Fla. — 
A third teenager was arrested Saturday in connection to an incident that severely injured an Orlando police officer early Monday morning.
Orlando police arrested 17-year-old Alfonza Singleton Saturday on a warrant. He is charged with resisting arrest without violence.
Authorities said Singleton ran from a vehicle that was stopped by Officer William Anderson on South Kirkman Road. The driver of the vehicle, 17-year-old Edward Kelty, struck and ran over Anderson seconds after Singleton fled, according to police.
A third suspect in the vehicle, 17-year-old Angel Nieves, was arrested and charged with tampering with evidence.
Investigators said Anderson opened fire after he was hit by the car. Kelty suffered a gunshot wound, and police said Nieves took the wheel and drove him to the hospital.
Anderson, who was working off-duty at the time, initially pulled over the car in connection with reports of shots fired near an IHOP restaurant, police said.
Nearby resident Scott Simas said he was awakened by the gunfire.
"There was one gunshot, and then about three or four minutes later, there were three shots," Simas said.

A police report says that another officer was responding to the IHOP restaurant, but diverted from the call to help Anderson.
Investigators said they were looking for several vehicles involved in the IHOP incident, but it's unclear if any of them have been found. Police have not said if the three suspects pulled over by Anderson were spotted at the IHOP around the time when shots were fired.
Anderson was first transported to Orlando Regional Medical Center after being struck by the car. On Thursday, police said Anderson's injuries were so serious that he was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville.
Kelty has been charged with attempted second-degree murder of a law enforcement officer and resisting arrest with violence. He is being held at the Juvenile Assessment Center.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine

EXCLUSIVE: Marilyn Mosby's police officer family members used cocaine


Marilyn Mosby, the Baltimore City State’s Attorney, catapulted to national fame when she decided in early May to prosecute six police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. In her remarks, Mosby used her family of Boston police officers as a shield against critics who said she could not fairly prosecute the case.
“To the rank-and-file officers of the Baltimore City Police Department, please know that these accusations of these six officers are not an indictment on the entire force,” said Mosby. “I come from five generations of law enforcement. My father was an officer. My mother was an officer. Several of my aunts and uncles.”
Sources told me to look into Mosby’s family’s personnel records at the Boston Police Department. Two months ago, I put in Public Records Law request for personnel records for Mosby's mother and two uncles.
When I finally got the response from Boston police, it was a big stack of paper.
Mosby's mother, Linda Thompson, had nine disciplinary actions against her in her 20 years on the force.
The Boston Police Department turned over a document that shows she violated the “substance abuse policy” in 2006. A source familiar with the incident said that Thompson tested positive for cocaine.
The police department does an annual hair test to check for drugs used in the months around an officer’s birthday.
Thompson accepted the 45-day suspension, which meant she agreed to go to a drug rehab.
In 2003, Linda Thompson was suspended for “using profane language toward a superior” and for her “refusal to leave a restricted area.”
Other records show she was suspended for two separate incidents in 1996 for not “reporting for duty” and “neglect of duty” -- among other charges.
Boston Police Internal Affairs launched an investigation in 1990 into various charges, which a police source told us indicated she lost her police gun. After a hearing, Linda was suspended in 1993 for it.
Mosby’s father, Alan James, was fired from the Boston Police Department in 1991 on the same day he was acquitted by a jury for assault and robbery. According to an article in the Boston Globe at the time, the police commissioner fired him for "conduct unbecoming an officer.”
Preston Thompson, who is Linda Thompson’s brother and Mosby’s uncle, was fired in 2001 for using cocaine. His record says he was on disability when he was charged with “substance abuse policy – two counts,” “conformance to laws - two counts” and “conduct - two counts.”
According to Boston police policy, you get fired after the second time you test positive for drugs.
However, Preston Thompson then filed a lawsuit against BPD challenging the termination. In a court document, he asserted that hair drug tests don't prove you ingested the cocaine and could get on your from various ways, including "vapors."
The lawsuit also alleged that “BPD hair testing process had a disparate impact on African Americans.” The plaintiffs added that “hair color, racial and/or ‘cultural’ factors, biased the results of a hair drug test, due to the differences in the melanin content, structure and cosmetic treatment of black and African hair versus brown and blonde hair.”
Preston's brother, Harry Thompson, was also fired from the Boston Police Department. That uncle of Marilyn Mosby was terminated in 1991 after a hearing for three charges from the same event – “conduct unbecoming an officer,” “inaccurate reports” and “unreasonable judgment.” Sources familiar with the BPD polices say that violating these rules alone generally doesn’t get you fired.
I called Harry Thompson on Tuesday. He said that, "Any inaccuracies in your story, you will hear from a lawyer." I offered to tell him what I was reporting about his police records, but he declined.
Mosby continues to use her police officer family as a badge of honor. In an interview with CNN, she said, "I come from five generations of police officers, so law enforcement is instilled."
I asked Mosby’s spokeswoman in the state’s attorney’s office, Rochelle Ritchie, for a comment on this new information. She told me she would get back to me, but she never called back.
There are a few crooked cops in every police force who abuse their badges. Their abuse of power is the reason for the tension between police and community that erupted into violent riots in Baltimore. Mosby’s family of police officers, who don’t obey the laws themselves, epitomize what needs to change to bring peace in the cities