Date: October 1, 2016
To: Internal Affairs, Office of the Sheriff, Health and Safety, Records, Public Information Office, Legal Section.
From: Former Detective Gordon Martines pn-1533
Subject: Retirement Credentials
To Whom it may concern,
I just recently became aware of the situation with former Detective Scott Friedman and his complete exoneration from criminal and civil charges, wrongfully brought on by the LVMPD. I am not aware of the detailed circumstances as of yet, but I know of the final (cut) that will happen, or rather will not happen and that is that the LVMPD will not issue him his Retirement Credentials anytime soon, or will cause him to sign a nondisclosure agreement first.
To date, from my sources within, there are at least 25 honorably retired police officers, formally employed by the LVMPD, that have been denied their rightfully earned police credentials because of politics and the possibility of their exposing criminal and wrongful acts committed by the upper administration of the LVMPD, for which, I too, was targeted and victimized by the former corrupt LVMPD administration under former Sheriff Douglas Gillespie.
I am currently compiling a list of former officers that have wrongly been denied their Retirement Credentials to possibly be used in a lawsuit against the LVMPD. I am confident that this list will grow exponentially right alongside the information leading up to the decision, by the LVMPD, as to why and wherefore these denials of Retirement Credentials were wrongfully issued by the sheriff in the first place.
This forthcoming lawsuit, based on the Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act (LEOSA) is a United States federal law, enacted in 2004, that allows two classes of persons—the “qualified law enforcement officer” and the “qualified retired law enforcement officer” — to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of state or local laws, with certain exceptions. (See Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act).
As far as I can see, a retired law enforcement officer who is not mentally ill or has not committed a crime, is eligible and entitled to receive his Retirement Credentials and carry a concealed weapon.
I can foresee a lot of embarrassing information, criminal acts, wrongful acts, and unconstitutional acts against the LVMPD and its participants surfacing and becoming exposed from this type of lawsuit, especially in the forum of Public Opinion and Public Interest, and for which I will personally make sure all are aware — of every dirty detail that comes out, and which the LVMPD has unlawfully committed.
The exposure of these criminal and disgraceful acts committed by the LVMPD, of course, can all be avoided if the LVMPD would just do the right thing and immediately present qualified retired Law Enforcement Officers, including me, their rightfully and honorably earned Retirement Credentials.
Note: If agreed upon, just send my retirement credentials in the mail, as I do not wish to associate personally with any/all dishonorable police personnel currently employed.
Former Detective Gordon Martines, Robbery/Homicide pn-1533
Cell; 702-460-0160, email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: October 1, 2016