LAPD Det. at Center of Lawsuit for Framing Innocent Man Appears to Be Up to No Good

We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).

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It seems that just when I think no one could be that stupid, I am proven wrong yet again.

Today’s lesson in stupid shit one ought not do comes to us by way of civil rights attorney Caree Harper and her client Clinton Alford.

By now you should be aware that Alford is the young man that had the crap beaten out of him in South Los Angeles courtesy of a bunch of Newton Division police officers. The video of this beaten hasn’t been released publicly—yet—but one of the officers involved has been charged with assault under color of authority. That officer—one Richard Garcia was the subject of a post I recently did entitled The LAPD Officer Who Might Just Be an Idiot.

Attorney Harper sent out an interesting tweet asking for the LAPD police officer who dropped their badge while harassing her client to come by her office, with ID, to pick it up.  She then went on to tweet a photo of a smiling detective who I’m guessing is outside of the Alford’s home.

That of course piqued my interest.

Clinton Alford and his attorney have long contended that since his unfortunate beat down by the LAPD, Alford and his family have been the subject of constant harassment by Newton Division officers. Alford even told reporters during a press conference that he was in fear of his life and that he didn’t think the officers were going to quit until they killed him.

Well apparently during one of Newton’s many visits to the Alford’s home (aka harassment), a Los Angeles police badge was left behind—but not before a photo was taken of a smiling Richard Arciniega in his unmarked sedan.

Now I’m told Arciniega is a detective,  D3 to be exact, and not a police officer so I hope Arciniega was with an actual police officer because I cannot fathom for the life of me why a detective would be carrying around a police officer’s badge.

Second, police officer or detective, what was Arciniega and whoever he was with doing that they would just up and lose a badge?

Third, Arciniega is no stranger to us.

He’s one of several LAPD officers at the center of an ongoing civil rights lawsuit filed in 2014 where he his accused of framing Ron Galvan for murder and paying a homeless pair $10,000 to falsely testify against him at trial.

Roy Galvan, who was acquitted by a jury, spent 13 months in county jail awaiting trial in the 2011 murder of a reputed gang member in South Los Angeles.

Galvan accusesd LAPD Officers Miguel Terrazas, David Nunn and Richard Arciniega of destroying evidence in the case, falsifying reports and bribing witnesses for statements, false arrest and malicious prosecution, among other claims of misconduct and civil rights violations.

My, my, my.

Why is Arciniega even at work? And why would the LAPD allow him to come within 100 feet of the Alford’s after they have already complained of being under surveillance and harassed by Newton Division specifically?  One might think the city of Los Angeles just wants to give away its money on settling the lawsuits that arise from this type of behavior.

But more importantly, what business could a person who typically investigates homicides have with Clinton Alford anyway? Is he now attempting to frame him for murder?

Is it something in the coffee over at Newton Division that makes folks do the stupidest shit? I just don’t know.

The Court of Public Opinion

  • daddy_2010

    This blog makes no sense.
    Lost badge dies not equal harassment.

  • C4Adam

    “Why is Arciniega even at work? And why would the LAPD allow him to come within 100 feet of the Alford’s?”
    Officers should be made to pay for lawsuits out of their own pockets, problem solved.

  • C4Adam

    “This blog makes no sense”

    It’s above your pay grade.

  • SurfPuppy619

    Is it something in the coffee over at Newton Division that makes folks do the stupidest shit?
    I am going out on a limb here, and saying YES!

  • SurfPuppy619

    A Police Officer badge in front of the victims home, with no reason on why or how it got there, when said victim has claimed prior harassment, supports and buttresses the allegation of harassment, or do you not see the connection?

  • cutty sark

    The LAPD is not a professional police department. It has many individuals who endeavour to practice professional police work. It has the machinery and the credentials of a professional police department.
    But the LAPD is not a professional police department.
    It is a country club overseen by Charlie Beck and its primary mission is to provide for the leisure, comfort, enjoyment and economic aggrandizement of its members.
    The voters and the elected officials of this city are partners to this arrangement through the acquiescence of their silence.
    If the LAPD had any aspiration to join the roster of real professional police departments, they would compile a list of every uniformed employee who has held the same assignment for 6 months or longer – and they would geographically reassign every single one.
    But that is not all. The reassignments would be chosen to maximize the distance between individuals who previously worked in proximity. The officers, detectives, lieutenants and captains from one station would be dispersed out to all of the other stations in the city. All patrol and detective partnerships and teams would be broken up and reconstituted with individuals who have not previously worked an assignment together.
    Because each individual is trained in their tasks and in the policies and procedures of their conduct within the command heirarchy, any two officers who have never met each other can begin a patrol shift together and be as effective and productive as if they had been partnered together for years.
    In fact, the most effective and cost-free antidote to the forces of corruption and malfeasance within a law enforcement agency is to implement a schedule of reassignment geared to reducing familiarity on a regular basis.
    Nobody who serves on LAPD need worry over an impending rotation of this nature.
    Chief Beck will not reshuffle this deck.
    Because he is not a professional police chief in charge of a professional police department.
    Beck is the director of a country club operated under the primary mission of providing for the leisure, comfort, enjoyment and economic aggrandizement of its membership.

  • SurfPuppy619

    The LAPD used to be the most respected LE agency in the nation. It was the benchmark for all others. That may have been because the abuse against minorities was not as well known in the old days like it is now- and the decline started with Rodney King. With the right leader it could be #1 again. Beck should have never been given a second term. The more I learn about Jim McDonnell, the more I feel he is the best guy out there to lead LAPD.

  • daddy_2010

    That answer sums you up.

  • daddy_2010

    It’s disjointed. Is there proof the badge belongs to him?
    Is there proof where it was found?
    Sounds like this person/family just hates police and wrote a blog to gain support for that hate.

  • SurfPuppy619

    #1- the badge belongs to SOMONE at LAPD, doesn’t it! If it were ME I would just call LAPD and ask who wears badge #20704, and we would have our answer.

    #2- the “family” does not write this blog.

    #3- the proof is that a badge was found by the victims of LAPD harassment in front of their home, they have already stated/testified to that. Or do you think they bought it as a movie prop, or stole it, or made it themselves? If the # matches the cop in question, and the cop cannot PRODUCE his own badge, we will have our answer, won’t we.

    It sounds to me like you are just making up excuses for a dirty cop/LAPD. Like the old proverb goes, you can lead a horse to water, but cannot make him drink!

  • daddy_2010

    #1 – Exactly. So why wasn’t that done instead of the blog??
    #2 – Source?
    #3 – Them or the police stating where the badge was found is not proof. pft…
    Excuses?? LOL. Asking for proof/clarification is reasonable. Your only offer of proof so far is heresa evidence.

  • Oh brother…you cannot be serious.

  • daddy_2010

    Seems you are not serious.

  • Serious as a heart attack!

  • daddy_2010


  • Nichelle brown

    Dr Richard Hateanigga. Framed my son