Another “DUI SuperCop” Caught Framing Innocent Citizens

Posted by Lawrence Taylor on March 16th, 2009

As I’ve indicated in previous posts, there is a growing phenomenon of cops across the country trying to get the acclaim, promotions and money that come with "DUI SuperCop" status — by framing innocent motorists.  See, for example, SuperCops…and SuperCons, SuperCops: The Smoking Gun and Another DUI SuperCop.  Here’s another one who simply happened to get caught:

Does Video Catch Cop in DUI Lie?

‘Blatant Falsehood’ - Video shows no staggering, swaying

Chicago, IL.  Mar. 11  – The video from top DUI cop Joe D. Parker’s squad car shows a man walking a straight line, without stumbling or flailing his arms.

But Parker, a Chicago Police officer who has won acclaim for being among the leading DUI enforcers in the state, told a different story in his police report.

He wrote that Raymond L. Bell lost his balance and used his arms to steady himself. And he arrested the 33-year-old Oak Lawn man on charges of driving under the influence, speeding and negligent driving.

Now, after reviewing the squad-car video, Cook County prosecutors have dropped the July 2008 charges against Bell.

And they’re considering filing criminal charges against the 59-year-old Parker, who is one of three Chicago cops whose prolific DUI-busting has now come under scrutiny. Dozens of DUI arrests by Parker alone are under review, sources say.

Prosecutors have charged one of those cops — Officer John Haleas — with trumping up a DUI case. A review of his DUI arrests led to 156 cases being dismissed, Daly said…

Chicago defense lawyers say there are two reasons police officers might cut corners or even lie to boost their DUI arrest numbers: First, they stand to profit from the resulting overtime for going to court on the cases; also, there are accolades to be had…

Records show that Parker himself was once arrested for DUI, charged with drunken driving on Feb. 17, 1996. That case was dismissed the following year.

(Thanks to Andre)

  • David W

    Just for general info,,$105,000 has already been paid out under the terms of false arrest lawsuits against this fellow.

  • RichardAlan

    Who paid out the $105,000?

    This is an example of what I’ve said before; This is an act of “Fraud” by the public servant against us the private citizens.

    Borderline ‘Intrinsic Fraud’ the Judges, prosecutors, Lawmakers, MADD and the police
    Are to be held Accountable for these acts of Tyranny.

    When my CHP video was conveniently lost, stolen, or damaged by the CHP, a video that would have proven the arresting officer as a liar; the officer in a written report said I was traveling 60 in a 45, the dash cam video was missing because it would have shown me traveling 46 in a 45 mph zone Where is my $105,000 ?????

    The damage cause by these ‘fraudulent” act by the Government is terrible. Once you’re accused of these false DUI make believe allegations by the police, it’s impossible to “Un-ring the Bell’ or stuff the tooth paste back in the tube.

    If I was given my dash cam video I’d have my $105,000, and I would have kept my class A commercial drivers license.

    I have no record, I had a perfect driving record. Up until April of last year, now I have a Fantasy Make Believe “Reckless Driving” my make believe DUI was dismissed, because I was denied my dash cam video I plead to a non alcohol related reckless driving charge. A $150 ticket. It cost me $14,000 in attorney fees to do this.

    As I’ve stated in other threads, I lost my License for one year just based on the police officers fantasy reality he had in his observance of me and reported to the DMV absent a court conviction or the CHP dash cam video, loss of my pension for one year, $150,000 grand total, loss of one year seniority from my union, and the loss of my business, truck, and the terrible credit now from.

    This whole experience makes me sick to my stomach…. oh but the good news is my make believe reckless driving charge i can pay a whole bunch more money to have it expunged.

    Again “Revenue Collectors” separating us from our money, property, and Freedom.

  • David W

    Below is an excerpt of an article in regard to lawsuits Richard. There are more pending. I imagine the money is coming from both the city and the State coffer’s… In other words, public funds or tax dollars.” It seems to me that these immunity provisions should be re-evaluated. If these individuals were aware of possibly having their pocketbooks being held liable for these illegal actions, they would think twice before arresting and accusing people of crimes they did not commit.

    Quote :

    “” The Cook County state’s attorney’s office, which is also investigating Parker, has moved to dismiss dozens of DUI arrests he made, according to sources who said investigators began scrutinizing the 23-year police veteran’s DUI arrests after video from his squad car did not appear to match an account he gave in an arrest report.

    In another case, the city paid Vanessa Davis $100,000 to settle a lawsuit against Parker in which she claimed he wrongly arrested her for DUI in 2005. Davis, a well-known blues singer who suffers from multiple sclerosis, said her anxiety from the arrest caused severe medical complications.

    “She was hospitalized for a few days because of a flare-up of her MS,” said her attorney, Dan Hefter.

    The city also paid $5,000 to settle another false-arrest claim against Parker, who could not be reached for comment. “”