nearly a decade! She has also probably been the victim of quite a few beatings. As a matter of fact, I once helped her to clean up and disinfect her wounds after she had a fight with another prostitute on the pedestrian bridge between the old Bill’s Gambling Hall and Ballys.
I found her cowering in the back seat of a car behind the Casino Royale. I gave her antiseptic wipes and offered to take a report and try to arrest someone.
All three of these people also have another thing in common. They all have benefitted from non-enforcement or under-enforcement of the laws!
Sharpe literally tortured his victim and it probably was not the first time. (http://www.reviewjournal.com/
Captain Charles Hank dragged his wife around by her hair (there is news coverage of his ‘incident’ on May 13, 2010 and also police records and photos). So what is the difference between Sharpe, Terry, and Hank? Sharpe and Terry have been arrested (or are going to be arrested — I don’t think they have located Terry yet). Sharpe’s victim didn’t want to cooperate initially but she was talked into it (NOT ‘talked out’ of making a statement against her pimp). Her injuries
were both visible and so severe that medical staff had to amputate a finger and there were other horrible injuries. She was dumped near UMC according to news reports and, thank goodness, she has been saved from a monster by patrol officers who made notifications and actually got assistance from Vice detectives.
would like to have phone records of any of his ‘supervisors’ that he may have called for help that morning (i.e., Sheriff Gillespie). Hank also had the power of the badge. He was not arrested. He was not processed at the jail. He may not have even been formally interviewed but they put the screw to his victim (police, prosecutor, even the FBI). Charles faced no known criminal charges but it has been reported that he had to complete mandatory counseling and this ‘intervention’ was enforced by former D.A. David Roger. The only news reports that I ever saw were two short discussions by a ‘columnist’ named John L. Smith. It is said that his wife Maria ‘recanted’ her story about the
abuse. But guess what, she didn’t tell them about only one incident.
There was a pattern to the behavior and Hank was never held accountable.
So how do Sharpe, Hank, and NFL player Ray Rice compare? Sharpe got stopped before he used his power and control to kill his victim—but he tried selling her to another pimp and was warned that she could die.
He apparently could care less. That case is being prosecuted because it made the news and the victim could decide not to cooperate when she recovers — but you can bet Sharpe will be put in prison. A pimp beating a prostitute IS an act of domestic violence and the mandatory arrest procedures should apply.
Evidence is quite clear that Hank committed domestic violence/battery against his wife but the mandatory arrest wasn’t applied. Hank’s wife was talked out of prosecuting by one or more people during the investigation. The cooperation with internal investigations and truthfulness policies at Metro (among others) should have also applied
and held Hank to an even higher standard than the street pimp. That didn’t happen. I often wonder what would have been different in my career, the careers of Roger Barerra, Wil Guevara, Dakota Almazan (and others) if Hank had at least been placed on ‘relief of duty’ that day.
Better yet (if he had been arrested like he was supposed to have been) he may have been humbled and might have stopped wrecking the careers of people that worked for him. That didn’t happen either. Did domestic violence detectives, Hank’s supervisors, or the district attorney drop the ball? The ball was dropped because King Charles was ‘special’ as defined by Sheriff Gillespie and his regime.
Ray Rice was held accountable only because of video in the elevator that night. He almost got away with that violent act because his fiancé was standing behind him and they were both telling stories to investigators and the NFL. It was not until the video was leaked that he faced serious consequences for his actions.
Will this selective prosecution continue under a new sheriff? It depends on who wins the election. One of the officers listed above was placed on ‘relief of duty’ when it was discovered that he tried to get a fake ID from DMV before he turned 21 and before he joined the LVMPD.
Hank accused him of being untruthful in his application materials and transferred him but, luckily, the officer survived this attempt to terminate him. It didn’t matter; Metro fired him later when he tried pretending he was AT WORK to fool a girlfriend into thinking he was working that shift.
The other two officers, in fact all three, were put back on full duty even after initial statements of complaint were filed against them. So what is Metro thinking when they have what they believe to be a violation that merits a termination but they still allow the officers back on the streets? A second officer listed above simply went to lunch and unexpectedly saw the whole Vice squad and Sgt. John Hayes sitting at a table. He excused himself because of animosity that had developed with Hayes (the same ‘quality’ relationships exist between Hayes and many members of the LVMPD).
Hayes (a childhood friend of King Charles Hank) immediately reported that the officer had ‘blown the cover’ of his plainclothes officers by saying something to a waitress on his way out of the business. The officer was later not sustained on the charge after an arbitration hearing and the arbitrator actually wrote about some of the people who
testified against the officer. Those folks happened to be Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo, Captain Charles Hank, Sgt. John Hayes, and Lt. Karen Hughes. The arbitrator straight-up said that department witnesses EMBELLISHED their testimony against the officer. Even though he was cleared of blowing the ‘cover’ of the Vice squad the LVMPD found a way to terminate the officer. If anyone wants to see Joe Lombardo become sheriff they should be forewarned that the rest of the Unholy Triad may be promoted as well. If they aren’t (because they are nearing a cushy retirement) then be forewarned that you will be saluting people by the names of McMahill and Fasulo who have their own records of destruction of the careers of officers.
I’m willing to hear arguments that the pimp and the police captain are not similar. I’m willing to hear arguments that the police captain was treated the same way ‘regular’ officers are treated. I’ll get to the predator prostitute in a moment, but how about this idea? Shouldn’t there be a mandatory arrest when a pimp beats and tortures his girls —
even if they DON’T cooperate? Shouldn’t police officers and prosecutors be directed to employ the current domestic violence laws to stop this conduct (it is actually more like attempted murder) instead of (so frequently) looking for a reason to NOT make an arrest?
Shouldn’t a police captain be held to higher standard than a pimp? TOURIST TERROR TERRY The Review-Journal recently ran a story entitled, Vegas Prostitute with 250-plus run-ins with law indicted. I checked court records and
she has at least seven felony cases (often involving multiple felony crimes) dismissed or closed, including one series of charges as recently as June of 2014. I had a lot of experience investigating this predatory prostitute. The Review Journal story reported: “…about 4 a.m. June 6, Terry, a known prostitute, accosted a tourist who had a bloody nose and was leaving the Aria, crossing the pedestrian bridge over the Strip. As Hall approached, Terry grabbed the man’s genitals, reached into his pocket and pulled out about $2,000 in cash that he had won at the casino… The man gave chase as the women tried to flee, and they were arrested that same day… Terry has failed to appear for court more than 50 times… and she is among what’s known as Vice Enforcement Top Offenders.
Court records indicate that as far back as 2004 Terry has been charged with misdemeanors and felonies including soliciting prostitution, loitering for prostitution, theft, burglary, battery, larceny and trespassing.
Terry used to do ‘licks’ with Nataka Hines. Hines was one of the ‘lovely ladies’ that actually fired a gun at a pickpocket victim who was trying to flee from these tourist terrors at the Mirage one year ago. The Las Vegas Sun reported:
“Deonna Hicks lured the man into the car with the promise of oral sex and a ride from Mandalay Bay to the Bellagio. Two other women waited in the car.
The job was to be a simple pickpocket. Yet, as they pulled his pants off and stole his wallet, Bassam Batta caught on. The ride spiraled into a chaos of pushing, kicking and flying clothing. One of the women yelled, “Get the gun,” and the ride ended with Batta sprinting from the car at Treasure Island with one shoe on and a woman shooting at him.
These were the details outlined in a Metro Police arrest report for Nataka Hines in Hines, who Metro said is a known trick-roll prostitute, was arrested on counts of attempted murder, robbery with a deadly weapon, battery with intent to commit robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Trick-rolling, Metro said in the report, is where a prostitute robs or steals from a client who has agreed to pay for sexual favors.