Before any semblance of honor and integrity can remotely emerge in this community, several despicable incidents must be corrected, re-investigated, or set right, no matter how disagreeable it may be, or who is involved, without any time limit or reservations. Our very survival depends upon this revelation and exposure.
In order for us all to move forward in our civilized society, the following truth-defiant incidents need to be properly addressed: Allegedly,
2. The 1986-1994 bribery cases of LVMPD Accident Investigators manipulating traffic accident reports, favoring the highest bidder defense attorneys.
3. The conspiracy to murder a LVMPD registered narcotics informant, in April of 1996, in Alamo Nevada, after supplying drug dealers with the informant’s identity, and helping arrange for the murder investigation (documents, evidence, videos, audio tapes, reports, and accomplice’s identities) to suddenly disappear on November 7, 2010, from a working detective’s desk–mine.
4. The murder of a French national, in the Clark County Detection center in 2001, named Phillip LeMann. This was totally covered up by LVMPD, and falsely presented to the Coroner’s Inquest. The actual murderer/strangler is still employed in the jail, and after strangling LeMann, was witnessed by two co-workers, CO Michael Atherton and CO Gregory Naglich, to be bragging about strangling LeMann, and fracturing his hyoid bone and suffocating him.
5. The murder of LVMPD Officer Kevin Scott Dailey. The granddaddy of them all. Officer Dailey does not show up for work, and is considered AWOL at the Clark County Detention center, in the first part of November 2007. No report is made, and co-workers who became inquisitive are told to mind their own business, and not to discuss
his whereabouts, by orders of LVMPD supervision. Three weeks later a passerby notices a burned-out vehicle, belonging to Officer Kevin Dailey, near Lake Mead. Henderson P. D. responds and impounds the vehicle, but still no further report of any kind. Co-workers form a voluntary search party, against the LVMPD’s wishes, and mysteriously find Officer Kevin Dailey’s severed head approximately 300 feet from where his burned-out vehicle was found by the passerby. The latest news is that the Clark County Coroners Medical autopsy report was deleted from their computer data banks about six hours after it was put in back in December of 2007.
6. The 2006 Suave Lopez officer involved fatal shooting incident. According to the Sgt. Supervisor at the scene, he was told to re-construct the shooting scene and re-photograph the scene, minus a handgun and a briefcase from the undercover detective vehicle that Suave Lopez was seated in, before being shot in the back while running away, still handcuffed. This Sgt. Supervisor approached me twice and related this story, which is also in a legal deposition, created in June/July 2013, and given to the FBI.
7. The O.J. Simpson trial in 2007. Evidence was intentionally omitted from the trial (i.e., a digital tape recording of a spontaneous voluntary confession by O.J. Simpson, also an officer’s report, an arrest report, which both depict the voluntary spontaneous confession, a Miranda Rights Card, and a Booking Sheet, showing all charges and arresting officers.
These items would have shortened the trial immensely, but were omitted and never produced. O. J. Simpson’s Constitutional Due Process Rights were violated. Noted was Police misconduct, and Prosecution misconduct.
8. The 2010 Costco, Eric Scott, Officer involved fatal shooting. The video camera that captured the entire incident was tampered with by LVMPD, at the beginning and then later again, by a supposedly outside video company, which was owned and operated by a LVMPD employee.
Eric Scott’s girlfriend mysteriously disappeared before the Inquest, as did the ambulance driver that found the second gun on Eric Scott’s body, in the ambulance, not to mention the 20 plus witnesses that were split on whether there was a gun shown to the police by Eric Scott, and the conflicting orders by the police to what Eric Scott was supposed to do with the gun, at that time, before the shooting began.
Why did Eric Scott’s father drop the lawsuit suddenly, regarding the obvious tampering of that crime scene. Is there more coercion and intimidation than meets the eye?
9. The $42 million flawed Police Radio System. Maybe somebody should look to where the money went and whose pocket it lined. Then another 26 million dollars to fix the flawed radio system, and it is still broken. Is there any truth to the fact that two highest-ranking police administrators went to work for the Harris Radio Company before the entire system was scraped, and the taxpayers were out a total of 68 million dollars?
10. And last but not least, the A.D. 2000 one-billion-dollar illegal transfer of Nevada taxpayer monies into the private bank accounts of EICON (Employee Insurance Company of Nevada) by then Attorney General Brian Sandoval, now Governor Brian Sandoval. The submitted complaint against EICON, by then Asst. Attorney General David Otto, Esq., in 2006, still has never been addressed by the Washoe County District Court.
The people that are aware of these wrongdoings and did nothing to expose or correct these wrongdoings should hang their heads in total shame — they are nothing more than cowards. As for the police officers that were aware of, or actively participated in, these wrongdoings and violated their oath, you are all not fit to carry the badge, and I duly hope that you feel the long arm of the Law finally catch up with you, and you suffer your just rewards, like the criminals that you are.
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 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.