Canadians. Apparently that is a code word for black people. Apparently in Hemet Dave Brown’s Hemet that was the codeword for “them”.
The Hemet Police Department also uses the term “Canadians” as a derogatory reference to African-Americans, the complaint states.
Hemet Dave has a problem. Beyond being the police chief of the spraypaint capitol of Riverside County, his force apparently has issues.
“During the detention of an intoxicated person, another officer working with claimant found crystal methamphetamine in the detainee’s pocket, but the field training officer (FTO) supervising both officers destroyed the evidence,” the claim states.
“During the handling of a prisoner who was being loud, a corporal told claimant, ‘Kitchen, control your suspect,’ at which point the same FTO walked up, grabbed the prisoner’s head and slammed it into the wall several times, exclaiming, ‘That’s how you control a suspect,’” the claim adds.
At least they aren’t fed-kicking their suspects in Hemet, I suppose. (Maybe they are just kicking them physically…)
The document also alleges that Kitchen was told not to arrest a domestic-violence suspect because he was an acquaintance of a Hemet police sergeant, a practice that “was different than San Diego because Hemet was a ‘small town,’” the claim said.
Now that sounds like something Sheriff Stan Sniff would do! Looks like the genesis of the hatred between Brown and Sniff has to do with familiarity breeding contempt?
It will be very interesting to see how the case comes out in civil court and if anyone comes forward to this blogger with more information.
Meantime – review the below, more on this soon.