These words should be immortalized on the walls throughout the police department. It matters not whatever the original direction, application and intention of any critical incident police operation, there is always going to be a downside and a fly in the ointment.
Just recently, I discovered a crucial piece of very disturbing evidence, maliciously stuffed into my returned personal belongings, by the LVMPD, from a 2010 criminal case, which I was previously investigating.
To summarize the case, in 2010 a schoolteacher victim was exiting a coffee shop and was about to enter his vehicle when he was attacked and beaten by an unknown suspect, and had his laptop stolen. The schoolteacher victim reported the robbery crime and I was assigned the case.
Through investigation, the laptop was eventually tracked down through GPS and recovered, and a video clip and photo captions inside the laptop, belonging to the schoolteacher/victim, was later also extracted from the laptop. This video clip extraction contained graphic video evidence of the schoolteacher/victim sexually molesting a 11/12-year-old female. Eventually, the original robber was prosecuted and through DA Ronald Bloxham, arrangements were being made to eventually prosecute the schoolteacher victim for the child molestation.
This prosecution never happened because my police working desk and criminal files were ransacked on or before November 7, 2010, and removed and possibly destroyed, by my former supervisor, Sgt. James (Tom) Melton, in retaliation for not supporting lies and false reports by the LVMPD, for a major April 2010 robbery/sexual assault case
involving Javon Carter.
This unlawful ransacking action, occurring on November 7, 2010, along with threats to my life, an immediate transfer, immediate relief of duty, and manufacturing of a phony IAB complaint — all because of my refusal to lie and falsify reports about an April 2010 major robbery home evasion series, sexual assault case — resulted in me having a mild heart attack, three later heart surgeries, and — according to the police department — to now be deemed “Permanently Totally Disabled” and to be forced to medically retire from the police force.
On June 5, 2014, arrangements were made for a property exchange at the Law Offices of Marquis Aurback Coffing, 10001 Park Run Drive, LVN 89145, Ph. 702-382-0711, fax 702-382-5816. File no. 5166-756, between contract attorney, Nick Crosby and myself, to allegedly finalize the separation of my employment with the LVMPD, after almost 36 years.
The exchange of property went through and was unremarkable; I took my personal property back to my residence and stored it in my garage for later examination.
Just recently, after examining my returned property, I noticed a photo caption on an 8 x 10 inch photo of the school teacher/molester robbery victim, and an unnamed 11/12-year-old nude female on a bed. This photo was one of the photos recovered from the laptop by the LVMPD cyber crime unit, at my request. This photo, along with several other photos and a computer disc, was inside and part of my criminal investigation packet that was supposed to be submitted to the district attorney’s office. Now, a photo of the school teacher molester, and one of his underage victims, ends up and is planted in my returned property from the LVMPD and from their attorneys.
There is no doubt that each and every piece of returned property was thoroughly examined before it was placed in a box and returned to me.
My question is, why would the LVMPD place a piece of crucial evidence in my returned property, for my later discovery? Could the police department be that diabolical as to plant pornographic evidence in my property and later in my home, so that they could later justify a search warrant and possible criminal charges against me? Or could this
just be another example of the police department exercising their power and non-accountability, and showing me that they will do whatever they please, regardless of the consequences.
Naturally, I prepared a response letter, along with the attachment, faxed it back to the police department, and faxed it to several other departments: District Attorney’s Office, the FBI, and U.S. Attorney Daniel Bogden, asking for their assistance and immediate investigation into the molestation charge against the school teacher who is working
at an unknown middle school.
These types of actions by the LVMPD are pretty much typical of this police administration, which has previously falsely planted evidence and framed other people in our community, and is characteristic of corruption at its deepest level.
I admire the two police supervisors that have come forward to expose the police administration in yet another cover-up of falsified reports and lies, with regards to the helicopters. I wish them well, but fear for their well-being, as being a whistle-blower, I know all too well what happens later, in their forthcoming damaged police careers.
As always, stay safe and trust in God.
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Gordon Martines is a former LVMPD detective who has served in many capacities over his 39-year career in law enforcement. He has been 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 now contributes his opinions and ideas to the Las Vegas Tribune to keep the public informed and help improve policing in Las Vegas. He has also appeared on the Face the Tribune radio program several times to share his plan for a better LVMPD.