OK gang, here’s part two of my phony domestic violence charges story…
First I’d like to make a couple things clear for some of the comment section folks. THIS IS NOT ABOUT HOW COOL I AM, IT’S ABOUT HOW INSANE THESE CASES AND ARRESTS HAVE BECOME.
This is just an example of my personal experience where if a woman accuses you, even if there is absolutely no evidence, you still get arrested. Then you have to hire a lawyer, be on pre-probation, pay thousands of dollars and, oh yeah, nothing ever really happened. This is a favorite in Johnson County.
These cases and DUI are the corner stone of law enforcement in our county and we don’t do anything about it.
We just don’t care until we are accused.
The girl in the story – I’m calling her Julie – came by my place in Fairway around 11 PM on July 3rd last year. She’d had too much to drink, and arrived in a cab from the Westport area. She’s a young lady I’d dated off and on for more than a decade.
There were years I didn’t see Julie, but she always popped back up and we’d had many nice dates in the past, including New Years Eve two years ago. Julie wanted a more serious relationship, but her drinking made me say NO.
I wish she’d been more normal because she was and still is a very pretty, built lady.
So yeah, there were some red flags, but never to this extent. On that fated evening she got upset for two reasons. First I got a phone call from another girl late at night and second because she ran out of booze and I had none. And somehow that was my fault.
Julie left with no argument, none at all. I had no clue she was that pissed.
She ran into a female police officer about 500 yards from my condo at the Einstein Bagel parking lot on Shawnee Mission Parkway. She was walking there to meet a cab, she says. The female police officer, a gal a bit overweight, told Julie she had been abused by her former boyfriend. I found all this out several months after the arrest when Julie was interviewed by us. The officer then talked Julie into the phony, “He hit me story.”
After that, the officer – from Roland Park – called Fairway police to come write up the report because I lived in Fairway. Of course they were more than happy to do so. Turned out Julie had an outstanding arrest warrant but nobody ran her driver’s license, they just got her a ride home.
Here’s the deal.
Julie told them her boyfriend hit her and that she was upset and was walking around in the dark.
The truth: Nobody hit her or did anything to her. She knew she had a warrant out and used a misdirection play to get them off her and onto a bigger fish…ME.
Afterwards the police officer called and agreed to come over, talk, and if he wasn’t satisfied call for detectives to visit me, and let them make the call. Then he and his partner came over and arrested me.
I showed them in two minutes the story was b.s. I explained the time it took for me to run or drive home in a few minutes didn’t add up.
I was in my bedroom gear, my heart wasn’t beating hard like it would be if I’d run that far. My car engine was ice cold, so I couldn’t have driven and raced back. Julie said she lived with me, so I said look around my place. There are no photos of her, girl’s clothes or any mail with her name on it, she was lying.
Then I explained that Julie is a tall and in shape gal and had someone hit her she likely would have scratched or hit back. They agreed. I took off my shirt, no marks, no red marks anywhere on my body or face, NONE.
I asked if she’d been struck with a weapon or a fist and they they said fist. I showed them my hands, no red marks, or anything at all.
I said, I can continue, but the big cop wanted to arrest me no matter what. His smaller partner seemed to recognize that the story Julie gave was b.s. but went along with his larger, not so bright partner.
So I was arrested, taken to Gardner, and driven nuts.
So I had to try and get out of jail on the 4th of July!
My brother reached a Judge at the lake and faxed a bond or I would have been in for another day or so. Thank goodness. That place is really boring and time moves like a snail.
I must say the Deputies in Olathe and at Gardner were very nice, most knew me from radio and most knew I had been a law enforcement officer back in the day, so they were very nice. Still I was stuck on on a metal bunk, you can’t talk and time rolls on very slowly.
Plus the tood there really is awful, worse than most prisons.
Bottom line: it’s all about the money, nothing much else. Here was a case with NO PROBABLE CAUSE, just Julie saying it happened. Johnson County lawyer Jay Norton told me, “This happens several times a day. It’s sad but true. It’s a money grab.”
Sure, there are some legit cases, but most I suspect are just arguments or never happened at all.
Probably more than half shouldn’t result in any arrest. Be that as it may, I was stuck seeing a probation officer and paying her for each visit, doing drug drops twice a week because I was HIGH PROFILE and driving all over the city to do it three times a week.
Hey, I have a life and a job. I have no time for this nonsense. You pay for each drug drop. My lawyer cost $2,500.
Now comes the only good part: I was wise enough to take a lie detector test.
I learned this while I was in law enforcement. THEY DO MATTER. You are told they are not admissible in court. Well, in some important ways THEY ARE. If you hire a KBI agent or use the FBI service, and pay for it (FBI has to want to do it or use a former FBI Agent) the judge knows you are likely telling the truth.
They are more than 90% correct.
I used the KBI, took six tests and was taken off the pre probation immediately as the court could see it was likely b.s. So that helped.
A comment person said that I won because Julie didn’t show up. In some ways that’s true. She didn’t. However the asst. DA was willing to go forward with the officer’s testimony but the judge was not. Why? Because he was sold on the lie detector test, all six of them – all passed.
Believe me, that was an issue.
They can convict you with no witnesses if they want too. Usually the no show gal does lead to a not guilty, case dismissed, but not always.
Another comment person correctly gave the answer to these trumped up cases with no evidence. MAKE THE PERSON WHO SAYS YOU DID THIS AND IS LYING pay the court costs. BETTER YET MAKE THE CITY OR COUNTY PAY you back. Why should someone pay for all this for no reason at all.
It’s unfair, it’s criminal.
Now the best part, THE KBI OFFICER WHO GAVE ME THE TEST said:
“You used to be an agent for us in the 70’s?” I said yes. This was after the testing was over. He was an older man, and he said, “I remember all that noise about you back when Vern Miller was Attorney General. Did you see the photos of the girl you supposedly hit?”
I said, “No.”
Then he said, don’t get too upset but here they are.
MY GOD, JULIE DIDN’T HAVE A MARK ON HER. NOTHING! IT LOOKED LIKE A MAGAZINE PHOTO.
The KBI man said, don’t get too crazy or upset.
“So I was framed! This was all a lie and the cops knew it!” I told the officer.
“Yep, happens all too often,” he said.
“There’s no recourse against them really. False arrest is a tough one and lawyers don’t want to go after the local cops. It’s too hard and they all work together – even the defense lawyers make a living off these cases. There aren’t enough major crimes to support the system so we have all these now.”
The judge told me he was sorry for my troubles.
I had a $2,500 lawyer bill, an $800 lie box bill, two cracked wrists from the cuffs. Nice. Not on purpose, but it happened and nobody wanted to take the case and go after them. Unless that is, I paid 300 bucks an hour to file and wait to see if it would be heard.
What happened to serve and protect?
I talk to lots of cops on both sides of the state line and they are all pretty much down on what’s going on, but hey, that’s how they make a living. It’s the direction they are pushed. You either get with the program or leave.
There are more tickets and more misdemeanor arrests today than ever before. Why? MONEY. Not to protect.
Look, I know I’m high profile. I know it’s easy for some readers to think, well that’s because Glazer had a record, and the cops don’t like him. But really that’s not true. Some cops do like me. In fact most do.
They would have done this regardless of who I was. Maybe if more people complained about this kind of thing…..nah..we are all too busy.
Until it’s us.