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03-20-09, 02:05 PM #1
New Orleans officer chargedMarch 20, 2009
New Orleans officer charged in burglaries
The Associated Press
New Orleans Police Superintendent Warren Riley says a man first described as a police impersonator who victimized men and women in at least three homes has turned out to be a real officer.
Riley says Darrius Clipps resigned when he was arrested early Friday, and admitted to two of the three home invasions. He was on the force about a year.
Clipps was booked with malfeasance in office, sexual battery, false imprisonment with a weapon, simple and aggravated kidnapping, aggravated burglary, and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
Riley says other officers told investigators that a composite sketch of the subject resembled both Clipps and a recruit recently kicked out of the police academy.
He also says a witness gave police a badge number that matched Clipps’ badge.
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03-20-09, 02:15 PM #2
Wonderful......SI VIS PACEM PARA BELLUM-Ex-Sheriff Martin Howe to Will Kane in "High Noon"
"It's a great life. You risk your skin catching killers and the juries turn them loose so they can come back and shoot at you again. If your honest , your poor your whole life. And , In the end , you wind up dying all alone on some dirty street. For what? For nothing. For a tin star."
Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ordeals , he is unfit to command.
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03-20-09, 03:17 PM #3
It is accurate they have been covering this from the beginning. Luckly we don't have a police imposter running loose.
Man 'impersonating' cop was an actual NOPD officer
by Brendan McCarthy, The Times-Picayune Friday March 20, 2009, 11:35 AM
NOPD officer Darrius Clipps
A man who allegedly forced his way into three New Orleans homes and victimized several Hispanic men and women was a one-year member of the New Orleans Police Department, according to Police Superintendent Warren Riley.
Police identified the officer as Darrius Clipps of the 2nd District. The NOPD originally described the suspect as a man "impersonating" an officer or security guard.
Clipps, 32, was booked with a slew of criminal charges about 4:20 a.m. today, according to jail records. The charges include aggravated burglary, sexual battery, false imprisonment with a weapon, malfeasance in office, simple kidnapping, aggravated kidnapping and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
"The community should be alarmed and highly disappointed by this, as we are," Riley said in an early morning press conference at police headquarters.
The Police Department's internal investigators were led to Clipps by officers who saw a composite sketch of the suspect being circulated earlier this week. They told investigators it resembled both him and another recruit who was recently kicked out of the police academy, Riley said.
This sketch eventually led investigators to suspect Darrius Clipps, an actual New Orleans Police Department officer.
A witness also told investigators that the suspect was wearing a badge with the number "765" on it. When investigators looked up the badge number, it belonged to Clipps, Riley said.
Investigators picked Clipps up at the 2nd District's roll call meeting Thursday evening to question him about the incidents. He confessed to two of the three incidents, Riley said.
Clipps told investigators that he was conducting his own personal, internal investigation into narcotics, Riley said. In each case, he asked for money and drugs, Riley said.
Nothing of that sort was ever sanctioned or approved by the department, Riley added.
Police at first believed the three incidents, which began Sunday, were committed by a man impersonating a police officer.
Several men and three women, all Hispanic, were victimized.
On Sunday, a suspect told a woman to get into his vehicle and go with him to her house because "I'm the police," police said.
Once inside the victim's residence, he forced her to disrobe and asked, "Where are the drugs?" She said she did not know where any drugs were, and the suspect left, police said.
Then, on Monday, a suspect drove up to and entered another woman's house. Once inside, he made the victim remove all of her clothing and demanded to know where she was hiding drugs, police said. The victim told him she didn't have any drugs. The suspect fondled her and left, police said.
The last incident happened about 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Mid-City. The suspect knocked on the door of a home on Iberville Street and said he was checking for drugs, police said. After finding none, he suspect left.
Riley didn't say which of the incidents Clipps has confessed to.
Clipps graduated from the police academy in April 2008.
03-23-09, 01:39 AM #4Rookie
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So I wonder why was the recruit kicked out????
03-23-09, 02:12 AM #5
I wish they would allow a Star and Cresent to be attached to the end of a horse whip and deal with this accordingly.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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03-23-09, 07:24 AM #6Master OfficerVerified LEO
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Every one of these incidents forces the rest of us to have to work harder to gain trust from the public.Un-ass my AO!!
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