Sometimes it is hard to believe that such deep-seated “perverted corruption” exists in public safety organizations, which were originally designed and created to protect and serve the public interest.
The August 15, 2015 suspicious death of former LAPD Detective Russell Poole, who was an investigator in the murders of Tupac Amaru Shakur and Biggie Smalls, has suspiciously and coincidently died while speaking at a meeting with LASD and LAPD Homicide investigators to discuss the in-depth corruption of police officials (all named and in attendance), and to reveal more disturbing evidence and suspects in the murders of Tupac and Biggie.
When examining the history of former Homicide Detective Russell Poole, it is startling to learn that his quest was to not only solve the murders, but especially to reveal and expose the complicity and corruption of police officers and deputy Sheriffs that were also involved.
A Civil Lawsuit was launched by Detective Poole against the LAPD, for which the police administration targeted, retaliated and forced him out of the LAPD in 1999. This retaliation did not cause Det. Poole to abandon his quest to get to the Truth about the murders, or stop him from exposing the corruption in the police department; he continued his quest and developed new evidence.
I have been contacted by a credible source close to Detective Poole, who has already sent me valuable information about the murders, and the police corruption of the LAPD, LASD, and my beloved LVMPD. The autopsy report of Det. Poole is being withheld and blocked by law enforcement.
This source sought me out after the untimely death of Ex-LAPD Homicide Detective Russell Poole, which occurred during this meeting with Homicide Detectives, and supposedly most if not all of the corrupted cops. When asked why the source picked me to transfer this information to, the source replied that it appeared that both Detective Russell Poole and I were cut from the same cloth. This was the first time anyone has said that to me.
While researching the history of Detective Poole, I did notice numerous similarities during our careers. Both Poole and I attempted to correct the obvious misconduct (tainting of evidence, false arrest, narcotic trafficking, and even murder), occurring in our perspective police departments, by use of complaints to the Internal Affairs Section, which we both later learned was also corrupted and they would sacrifice anyone or anything to protect the “integrity” of the police department, at the boss’s pleasure.
I also noticed that both Detective Poole and I filed a Civil Lawsuit against our respective police departments; mine was submitted in 2011 against the LVMPD, Sheriff Douglas Gillespie, et al, and fourteen high ranking police officials, and was later dismissed in 2014 by Federal Judge George Foley, Jr. I haven’t yet learned of the status of Det. Poole’s lawsuit.
So far in my studies of this new information I have learned that most if not all of the misconduct (1996 Alamo murder of the LVMPD Narcotics informant, 2007 LVMPD murder of Officer Kevin Scott Dailey), and the connection to the drug operation called “White Fence,” committed by my beloved police department (LVMPD), and based upon a Narcotics Traffiking scheme that also involves the phony drug dogs used by NHP, for which there is a class action lawsuit, filed in 2013, by NHP Troopers in Reno, NV, against LVMPD, DEA, & NEVADA DIVISION OF INVESTIGATION. It should be noted that the LVMPD was supplying these phony drug dogs to these other Nevada agencies for a price at taxpayers’ expense.
I applaud former Detective Russell Poole’s efforts and dedication to bringing out the Truth and to exposing the criminal element in these police departments, and to helping to prosecute the guilty — and
promote equal justice for a change.
I personally have continually pledged to continue the fight to bring honor, integrity, and “Equal Justice” back into the State of Nevada.
The only way this can occur is if good men and women bring to light accurate information, that I will at least be able to publish in my column, in the Las Vegas Tribune Newspaper, so that all the public can read, comprehend, and hopefully enact positive change, and effect the restoration of our American Principles.
In God We Trust.
Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He was a candidate for sheriff in 2002, 2006, 2010 and 2014, with the intention of bringing integrity and accountability back to the department, and filed a federal lawsuit against LVMPD in 2011. Martines has appeared on “Face The Tribune” radio show several times and is currently the host of “Open Mic” on Tuesdays and Thursday at 11:00 a.m. He contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. Gordon Martines can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.