Organized gang stalking and police departments: Jeff Pataky, Bad Phoenix Cops
Jeff Pataky’s wife accused him of domestic violence, during a bitter divorce, and she said Pataky stalked and harassed her. The only problem was, that she was in another state at the time, and, later, after her claims were proven patently false, it didn’t matter anymore, because Pataky had lost everything he owned.
That’s where our story picks up: the strange case of the seven year harassment campaign against the blogger who wrote Bad Phoenix Cops.
Even though the City of Phoenix is cash-strapped and has been undergoing massive budget cuts in its law enforcement, there appears to be no end of cash to go after the bloggers.
Bad Phoenix Cops – The Banned Videos
UPDATE: ALL CHARGES DROPPED AGAINST PATAKY, BARNES!
All charges have been dropped against blogger Jeff Pataky and former Phoenix Police detective David Barnes. Read the story here.
At the time, we were left scratching our heads over why the police would seize things like cable modems and routers (which, as of this posting, still hasn’t been returned) while insisting they weren’t trying to shut down Pataky’s blog or keep him off the Internet.
Since then the Phoenix Police department has tried to indict Pataky on charges of identity theft, computer fraud, theft of a computer and harassment. None of the charges were successful.
“Co-conspirator” and former Phoenix Police Detective David Barnes was indicted for harassment and perjury in connection with the website. The final charge against Barnes, who was officially fired from his job in March, was dismissed last week.
Pataky was indicted for perjury along with Barnes but Pataky’s lawyer, Jess Lorona, expects that charge to be thrown out as well.
“The whole thing is B.S. and they’re just harassing [Pataky and Barnes],” Lorona said.
Lorona is representing Pataky in a large federal civil rights lawsuit against the City of Phoenix and the Phoenix Police Department.
The videos (below) were acquired through the discovery process by lawyers for Pataky and Barnes in connection with the lawsuit–and were furnished by the Arizona Attorney General.
After they were originally posted, however, the Phoenix Police Department wrote YouTube a threatening letter and the videos were removed.
The videos were made in a police witness interview room and some of the content is chilling.
Though a Phoenix Police spokesman says the department doesn’t have it in for the pair, Detective Mike Polombo is quoted, early on, as saying he wanted “both [Pataky and Barnes] booked [on charges]” for (in Polombo’s words) “the sullying of [his] reputation.”
“This piece of [excrement],” Mike Polombo is heard saying in the video referring to Barnes, “spoke out directly about me and slandered the crap out of me.”
Polombo’s wife, and colleague, Phoenix Police Detective Heather Polombo can be heard telling an investigator how Pataky’s website caused her “stress and anxiety at work.” She told the investigator there were “5 or 6 times” she had to take off work due to her emotional state as well as excuse herself “dozens” of times to go to a nearby conference room and cry over the issue.
Pataky and his lawyer believe the videos were used as the basis for bringing criminal “harassment” claims against Barnes–charges which have since been thrown out.
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