I have been warned by a number of sources to “watch my back”, when standing up to the biased, self-regulating , unjust and in many case I think abusive Kingman Police Department, Mohave Sheriff’s Department and the Kingman Attorney’s Office. Unfortunately, when questioned nobody wanted to share their experiences and knowledge with me, so it usually remains by a “just watch your back”.
I’m would be grateful if someone finally would find the courage to be more specific about what “watch your back” really entails. Although I am sure that repercussions of not fearfully accepting the likely abuse by the KPD, MCSO & Attorney’s Office but instead standing up to them with your constitutional rights, are not just restricted to alleged burglarized Homes and Cars.
As in all branches of government where a chain of command exists the responsibility for the actions of the subordinates always lays, and in the overwhelming cases, very rightfully so with the superiors starting all the way on the top who often are even the cause and reason for their subordinates misconduct.
I’m afraid that in the case of the Kingman area this responsibility might fall to City Attorney Carl W. Cooper and Asst. Lee Hocking, Sheriff Tom Sheahan and Chief Deputy Jim McCabe, as well as Chief of Police Robert DeVries and possibly his main subordinates Captains Wes Bauer, Scott Wright and Ray Sipe. In the long end however, the ultimate responsibility for the Kingman area will most likely lay with Mayor John Salem, Vice Mayor Janet Watson and probably the entire Kingman City Council.
If anyone has any detailed information of possible repercussions from the D.A.’s Office, the MCSO, or the KPD for standing up for your constitutional and civil rights, or complaints of police misconduct and abuse, I sure would like to hear some more details about it. I actually can imagine that there is a number of people here in the Kingman area who haven’t spoken about their experienced repercussions out of fear of more, or more severe repercussions.
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