A former Unified police officer charged with faking DUI reports and illegally collecting thousands of dollars in overtime entered guilty pleas Monday.
Stephen F. Hall, 44, pleaded guilty to theft by deception, a second-degree felony, and one count of falsifying a government record, a class B misdemeanor. Two additional misdemeanor counts of falsifying a government record were dismissed in exchange for Hall’s plea.
In 2012, Hall reported to his supervisors that he had made 27 DUI arrests, issued 398 citations and impounded 27 vehicles while working shifts funded by the state as part of a DUI grant. The grant allowed officers to work overtime hours to conduct DUI patrol, and the state would later reimburse the department for those hours.
But Unified Police Department supervisors discovered that their own records did not match Hall’s grant sheets.
LTMC: emphasis mine. This is what happens when you give financial incentives to police departments to “make” crime. Corruption inevitably follows.
Time Card for Albert Einstein, 07/01/1943 - 06/30/1944
Item from Records of the U.S. Civil Service Commission. (1883 - 01/01/1979)
Look at all the marks made by Albert Einstein on his time card. He used it to record his work schedule as he consulted for the U.S. government during WWII.
In a previous post, I outlined the story of Brian Stow, a Giants fan who was brutally beaten in the parking after attending the Giants and Dodgers season opener. Brian’s family is now filing a lawsuit against the Dodgers, citing faulty security and defective facilities as the cause of the beating.
In 2002, 14 year old Elizabeth Smart was abducted and raped by a homeless street-preacher named Brian David Mitchell. Yesterday, the man was been sentenced to life in prison, nearly 9 years after the terrible crimes took place. This case is a perfect example of the long road to justice in our…
H.B. 469 (Annie’s Law) presented at the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday will require an ignition interlock device be installed on the vehicle of all convicted drunk drivers, including first-time offenders. Ohio law currently prescribes “blow to go” devices for repeat drunk driving offenders, but not on a first offense. We have longed warned (previous story HERE) that this was at the top of MADD’s agenda and a continuation of their desire to impose penalties on a driver before they are found guilty of an offense. Essentially, this law is an attack on a person’s presumption of innocence. State Representatives Terry Johnson (R-McDermott) and Gary Scherer (R-Circleville) are the lead sponsors of House Bill 469.
Currently, interlock search devices are used in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. However, states vary widely in how the ignition interlock devices are used and which drivers are required to install them. In West Virginia, for example, interlock devices are only ordered at a judge’s discretion while Michigan mandates their use for drivers who are found with a BAC more than twice the state’s legal limit. In Ohio, ignition interlock devices are required for any driver accused of a second OVI (drunk driving) offense and are otherwise discretionary to the judge. NHTSA and MADD want to eliminate these discrepancies and urge the adoption of a model rule which covers first-time offenders with a BAC just over the legal limit and would require the installation of ignition-preventing interlock search devices on hundreds of thousands more vehicles. Currently, only 20 states require the devices for anyone convicted of a drunken driving-related offense.
Some studies show that ignition-preventing interlock devices are about 75 percent effective in keeping those previously convicted of drunken driving from repeating their behavior. While there are numerous different designs, the typical ignition interlock requires the driver to blow into a tube that measures breath alcohol levels. If a person fails he or she may try again, for up to three attempts before the vehicle is locked down. Other versions may also use cameras to record a person’s behavior behind the wheel. Courts may access the data recorded and, in some jurisdictions, a motorist who blew over the limit may face additional penalties. Ignition Interlock devices typically cost about $150 and may run $80 a month or more to maintain.
Attorney Charles M. Rowland II dedicates his practice to defending the accused drunk driver in the Miami Valley and throughout Ohio. He has the credentials and the experience to win your case and has made himself Dayton’s choice for drunk driving defense. Contact Charles Rowland by phone at (937) 318-1384 or toll-free at 1-888-ROWLAND (888-769-5263). If you need assistance after hours, call the 24/7 DUI Hotline at (937) 776-2671. You can have DaytonDUI at your fingertips by downloading the DaytonDUI Android App or have DaytonDUI sent directly to your mobile device by texting DaytonDUI (one word) to 50500. Follow DaytonDUI on Facebook, @DaytonDUI on Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, Pheed and Pintrest or get RSS of the Ohio DUI blog. You can email CharlesRowland@DaytonDUI.com or visit his office at 2190 Gateway Dr., Fairborn, Ohio 45324. “All I do is DUI defense.”
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