11 August 2007
wst... and central la. politics -- blogs -- known for their efforts in reporting news to the public that cannot be found elsewhere, were asked by retired city of pineville, louisiana police captain, kenneth johnson, to jointly report his belief in criminal and unethical activities arising in pineville, rapides parish, louisiana, for which he has unsuccessfully tried to have investigated for the past three years.
.mp3 hereif these allegations are true, it seems clear that chief barber would be guilty of the felony known as malfeasance in office. the statute providing for the crime of malfeasance is:
listen as capt. johnson describes the illegal procurement of guns, from the pineville police evidence room, by pineville police chief, jay barber. you might also be astonished to hear that one of the pistols wound up in the personal possession of pineville mayor, clarence fields, in violation of a court order to destroy the weapon, signed by pineville city court judge j. phillip terrell and the cover up that ensued by louisiana attorney general charles foti, rapides parish district attorney james 'jam' downs and pineville city prosecutor gary k. hays.
also hear capt. johnson explain how the city of pineville hired mr. barber as its chief, even though they should have known that mr. barber was under suspicion for such criminal acts while on the town of ball police force.
14:134. Malfeasance in officecapt. johnson has every right to be concerned because courts have found police officers taking weapons from police evidence rooms guilty of malfeasance, as in Authement v. Larpenter, 713 So.2d 712 (LACA, 1998).
SUBPART F. OFFICIAL MISCONDUCT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES
Malfeasance in office is committed when any public officer or public
(1) Intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, as such officer or employee; or
(2) Intentionally perform any such duty in an unlawful manner;
(3) Knowingly permit any other public officer or public employee, under his authority, to intentionally refuse or fail to perform any duty lawfully required of him, or to perform any such duty in an unlawful manner.
Any duty lawfully required of a public officer or public employee when delegated by him to a public officer or public employee shall be deemed to be a lawful duty of such public officer or employee. The delegation of such lawful duty shall not relieve the public officer or employee of his lawful duty. Whoever commits the crime of malfeasance in office shall be imprisoned for not more than five years with or without hard labor or shall be fined not more than five thousand dollars or both.
these allegations lead us to several observations.
- louisiana attorney general charles foti must not be reelected this fall! foti fails to do his duty as our chief law enforcement officer, and turns a blind eye toward crooked politicians and public servants. see this letter, which is the latest in several that you heard captain johnson sent to foti, all to no avail:
- why did pineville make mr. barber it's police chief, with his past problems, and why has it done nothing about these malfeasance charges?
- why did the pineville city prosecutor, gary hays, and rapides d.a. downs do nothing? did attorney hayes violate attorney-client confidentiality and report to mr. barber what mr. johnson had told him?
why has the media not reported this?
when is some law enforcement agency going to do an unbiased and fair investigation of these serious charges?
central la politics
what in the world is going on in pineville?
Posted by wst... at 16:20