clean record for possession of marijuana, Detective David Kallas tells KSNV My news 3 in Las Vegas that he supports the law that allows medical cannabis in Nevada.
Kallas, former head of the Police Officers’ Union and undercover
officer with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police department — with a not-too-clean record for his unscrupulous work ethics — is now
suffering from a “painful disease in his bones” and “searching for
relief,” according to the interview with Channel 3 that aired last
Kallas is known for his dirty police work, stopping at nothing to get
his way and to recruit snitches through intimidation and threats.
Channel 3 reminded its audience that in 2002 Kallas stated “We don’t
believe the initiative is a good thing for the public and certainly
not a good thing for law enforcement,” during an initiative that would
have legalized medical and recreational marijuana.
That was 14 years ago and Kallas was undercover, working in Organized
Crime, Intelligence and Vice units at different times, and it was not
good for him to legalize cannabis.
But it is all about Kallas and Kallas only, and now that he is paying
through his illness for all the damage he has done to so many people,
he wants people to feel sorry for him and now he wants the marijuana
Kallas told Channel 3 that medical marijuana would ease the disease’s
symptoms. “It would take away the pain in both my tibia and both my
knees, both my ankles and also my hips,” Kallas told the News 3
In 1997 Kallas was a candidate for Henderson City Councilman and
immediately had the support of the then-head of the police union, Andy
Anderson, and the head of the Henderson police union, Jim White.
A letter Anderson wrote to Kallas said, “Your dedication to your work
and our community has earned the respect and admiration of your peers.
You bring your work ethic, your honesty and your integrity to every
White on behalf of the Henderson Police Union wrote to Kallas: “Your
reputation as a fair and experienced person and your commitment to
justice are refreshing and will be an asset to our community.”
Neither Anderson nor White may have been aware that ten years earlier
David Kallas and another detective, Charles Davidaitis, admitted in
court that the first four paragraphs of a police report were false.
On July 10, 1985, Las Vegas Review-Journal reporter Jay D. Evensen
revealed Detective Kallas as he really is when he wrote: “Metro
Officers admit falsifying report,” and in the article Evensen
explained: “Two Metropolitan police officers testified in District
Court that they falsified a police report explaining why they went to
a house where they arrested convicted prostitute Helen DeBoissiere and
her friend Carl Hunt.”
DeBoissiere was accused of offering officers Kallas and Tom Montoya
$75.00 each per week in exchange for protection from prostitution
The offer was made January 2, 1984 after Montoya and Kallas arrested
her at the Stardust Hotel while working undercover.
During the trial a parade of defense witnesses included Sheriff John
McCarthy and KLAS-TV Channel 8 Managing Editor and Review-Journal
columnist Ned Day.
Kallas and Davidaitis testified they also lied to their superiors
during an internal departmental investigation.
Detective Kallas uses anything and everything just to get what he
wants; he is good at manipulating snitches, not for department issue
cases, but for his own personal benefit.
During a well publicized controversy between the late Sheriff John
Moran and casino operator Steve Wynn, Kallas convinced Steve Wynn’s
sister-in-law, Phyllis Wynn, to become a snitch for him, getting
information from Wynn and his brother Kenny Wynn.
The ethics, honesty and integrity that Anderson wrote for David Kallas
was destroyed when Kallas went as low as to publicly say that Phyllis
Wynn had some romantic interest in him; she was banned from the Golden
Nugget and all credit was terminated.
During the murder trial of real estate socialite Margaret Ruddin, Las
Vegas Tribune learned that David Kallas was cozy with Ms. Ruddin’s
sister only to convince her to testify against her sister, Margaret.
Almost three decades later David Kallas is still pretending he is a
good guy — an honest, integral and ethical member of the community —
and now he wants people to feel sorry for him for having a disease
that might well be his just deserts as punishment for all the
reputations he tarnished with his unethical behavior and for all the
lives he has destroyed with his corrupted standard of living.
What may surprise many of those that have had the misfortune of
crossing paths with one of the most offensive police officers of our
times is that a company with the reputation of Channel 3 has not
investigated David Kallas’ questionable past before airing such a