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					Colonel Thierry G. Dupuis Chief of Police Chesterfield County VA 1001 Iron Bridge Road P.O. Box 148 Chesterfield VA 23832-0148 RE: Complaint No. Dear Chief Dupuis, I am writing you concerning the above-mentioned complaint. I received a letter from the Department of Professional Standards dated April 13, 2009 stating that the department’s determination in the investigation of my complaint was that “no procedural violations had occurred.”. However, I am not satisfied with the conclusion of the department. This finding of the department is extremely vague, and generalized, with no explanations of the specific issues brought up in my complaint. I feel there must be some sort of misunderstanding of my complaint. I believe that the findings of the Office of Professional Standards should be voided for its vagueness, as it addressed none of the serious constitutional violations involved in my case. Nor did it address the violations of the procedural guidelines provided by The Department of Criminal Justice Services by the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have filed a complaint with the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice in Washington, D. C. in reference to my case, and its specific circumstances. Perhaps, this will get to the bottom of whether Officer xxxx actions were indeed lawful, and whether his failure to perform certain duties constituted negligence. Also, the agency can oversee how thorough your investigation of my case was, and how your department handled my complaint as well. To refresh your memory of my complaint, I am listing below the specific concerns I brought up concerning the handling of my case by Officer xxxx I have informed the Department of Justice of these facts as well. 1. Officer xxx obtained an arrest warrant based on an affidavit, now determined to be non-existent by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Chesterfield County. Obviously, if this affidavit contained errors and omissions in relation to establishing probable cause, it would invalidate my arrest. This affidavit, if it existed, has mysteriously disappeared from the court’s records. 2. The party complaining to officer xxxx, when he got the warrant, was a principle participant in a felonious assault against me by xxx xxxx. is now charged with malicious wounding in my case, and was arrested by Detective xxxx on 0/0/09. Officer xxx ignored the fact that I had been assaulted by xxxx 3. Ignoring the guidelines set forth by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services, as well as well established police procedures, Officer never took a statement from the victim (myself), who was

viciously beaten to the ground, with a pipe and chain, and almost killed by the assailant, xxx xxx Rather, he arrested the victim for defending himself with Mace, which Is legal according to the Code of Virginia (18.2-312). 3. Officer xxxx failure to properly investigate the incident resulted in ignoring the facts of the case xxxx assault on me was in retaliation for having been an informant for the A.T.F. concerning his illegal activities involving drugs and guns. xxx also ignored my right to defend myself from an armed assailant, which was my lawful right. 4. Officer xxx failed to take a written statement from an eyewitness, xxxxxx, who was also assaulted at the time of the incident. Although Ms. xxxxx attempted to give Officer xxx a statement several times, she was told each time that he did not have the proper forms available. He avoided her entirely, which was clearly negligence, if not deception. 5. Officer xxxt claimed that he had “Two hidden witnesses”, none of whom ever materialized, and none of whom was ever present in court. These phantom witnesses apparently vanished from sight, just like the affidavit obtained for my arrest warrant vanished from the folder at the Chesterfield Circuit Court, and just as the proper forms for taking a witness statement vanished from Officer xxxx’s vicinity. In fact, everything Officer xxxxx touches seems to conveniently vanish. He seems want to perform like a magic man Perhaps, he should have become a magician instead of a police officer. Hopefully, the Department of Justice will make some of these lost items reappear after a thorough investigation. I think they will agree that magic has no place in procedural law. I do not approve of how Officer xxxx handled my case, and I do not agree with the findings of the Department of Professional Standards in regard to my complaint. Making pertinent information conveniently disappear might be perceived by the Department of Justice as an evasive practice. However, Detective xxxxxx who finally arrested my assailant after I identified him in a line-up, should be individually commended for her excellent work, and her proper investigation methods in my case. Albeit at a much later date, the facts of the case finally came to light during her investigation. In spite of Officer xxxx’s magical efforts to make the truth disappear, xxxx is charged with malicious wounding. I hope that justice will be served at last. Sincerely


				
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