Thursday, January 20, 2005

Subject: fixing the police


Below, I ask the head of a police force of a state if the police are in charge of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government.

I’m asking if we live in a Police State.

I offer proof that it just might be the case in America.

And, if it isn’t, I’m asking a Police Commissioner to prove it isn’t by investigating police misconduct, obstruction of justice by officers, police perjury, and harassment of citizens who blow the whistle, threaten to sue, or propose laws that anger police brass.

We don’t live in a free country if you have to ask police what you are allowed to say, write in newspapers, laws you are allowed to propose to elected officials, whether or not you are allowed to own property or have business, have a significant other, contact with your children, a job, or even freedom, as those citizens that piss off even one officer can find themselves behind bars.

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An email sent to:

To Connecticut State Police Commissioner Leonard C. Boyle or to whom it may concern:

I’m asking you to act for Justice and the US Constitution, NOT for corrupt friends, cronies, rank and file, and in acting to “Protect the Integrity of the System,” regarding revenue collection and hiding police misconduct.

From what I understand about the legislative process, liaisons from the Connecticut State Police monitor legislation proposed regarding police.

I’m also have been informed complaining to the Governor’s Office about the head of the Connecticut State Police or about the Connecticut State Police is forwarded to the Connecticut State Police with the citizen’s name, address, and other information. The police then respond to the complaint letter. What!!!???

So, I was told that when I proposed Civilian Oversight of Police to elected officials the former Commissioner, Arthur L. Spada was notified of my name and address. I assume officers in my area were given my name and told of Spada’s displeasure with me.

Should someone who pisses off a police commissioner go to prison losing everything? Should someone who pisses off a police commissioner be ridiculed and abused in prison by guards for pissing off the Connecticut State Police, and then KICKED OUT OF THE STATE?

When I complained to Gov. Rowland’s office starting from 1998, asking if Connecticut downtown areas should be run as criminal breeding grounds hurting the economy, quality of life, promoting teenage delinquency, crime, drug and alcohol addiction, and the police would refuse to protect citizens, on police officer whims, and mainly are revenue collection tools, not criminal correctors, I was then harassed, threatened, and was a target for removal from my life and property, to prison, and then forced to leave Connecticut to avoid more prison time.

Mr. Boyle, I’m asking you to have the former head of the Connecticut State Police investigated along with a number of officers, because while under his watch, Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs would either flatly refuse to investigate one of their friends or would just go through the motions doing a lame investigation.

I was told by Connecticut State Police Officers to leave Connecticut, “Or else,” after proposing Civilian Oversight of Police.

After proposing legislation, after I had complained about police officers, after I had been complaining to Rowland’s office and Spada was allegedly notified each time, after I had written Bush because I was so upset about the heroin, crack cocaine, and crime problems hurting business owners and property investors, and AFTER I told Senator Tony Guglielmo that I intended to sue Connecticut State Police for violating my Civil Rights, I was falsely arrested.

Troopers Langlais and Amaral on 10-11-01 refused to take my complaint/statement after I was beaten on my property during a robbery attempt by Brian Caldwell, a police informant, and then committed perjury when I was forced to go to a Connecticut State Police FIXED trial at taxpayer’s expense.

My incarceration for having used pepper spray to end the robbery attempt and beating in my dark driveway cost taxpayers about $74/day for the length of my prison sentence. Loss of my credit, business, and ability to earn a living cost the Connecticut economy.

So many criminals, parasites, and bad behavior was ignored while police looked to take me out, the productive, taxpaying, home owning citizen.

The pair of officers also refused to take my tenant’s complaint regarding their police informant after I was attacked on my own property after he terrorized, stalked, and threatened for weeks.

My assailant left me a voicemail telling me he would attack me when I got home, so for that reason and the fact he told me he would cut my penis off if he caught me out in my yard, I was carrying pepper spray.

Amaral and Langlais committed perjury at my trial saying I never asked to make a complaint against my assailant, where Judge Jonathan Kaplan allegedly a friend of Spada’s, told my lawyer he was not allowed to defend me. A worker for the police was allowed to be jury foreman. The jury was shown a videotape on how to find me guilty but nothing about finding me innocent or anything about reasonable doubt.

So my being found guilty and going to prison was a foregone conclusion before the mock trial.
Can any reasonable person reading the trial transcript or knowing the facts assume I got a fair trial?

Was I forced out of $500,000 in investment properties, my contracting business, my family, and the sum total of my life’s work because I pissed off Arthur L. Spada and other police officers by proposing Civilian Oversight of Police and for what I wrote complaining about police antics in newspapers?

10-12-01 in the early AM, Sgt. Sticca came to see me in my cell at Troop C, Tolland, Connecticut at State Police lock-up. Sticca claimed I ‘confessed’ to crimes. I contacted Major Wheeler and asked him to prosecute Sticca for lying, filing a false police report, obstructing justice, and/or for whatever applied. I heard no more about my supposed confession.

Is claiming, falsely, that an arrested individual ‘confessed’ Connecticut State Police policy? Should lying and committing of crimes be punished when a police officer is the perpetrator?

I contacted Lt. Davoren and explained how I had seen years of crimes, drug use, drug dealing, police catching teen vandals drunk and high smashing my windows and fighting after midnight doing nothing (one later beat a man near death with a baseball bat during a robbery, and the other died in a high speed roll over involving drugs and alcohol a short time after), that teens and others drug dealers would threaten me with arrest if I called police reporting them selling cocaine and heroin off my front yard.

The Connecticut State Police informant who had threatened my life, threatened to cut my penis off while banging on my door after midnight disturbing me and my neighbors, that demanded money from me while threatening to kill me, and who jumped me in the dark, was given immunity to prosecute me to the maximum extent of the law, after being a crime victim, because self-defense is not legal in Connecticut.

But mayhem, assault, threatening, stalking, attempted robbery, and other crimes are ok if committed by a police officer or their informants, right?

Lt. Davoren (now a Captain?) of Troop C told me his only job was to, “Protect the Integrity of the System.” What about enforcing laws on the books, acting in the public’s best interest, honoring the Connecticut Constitution, honoring the US Constitution, acting morally, and what about police acting as more than mere armed revenue collectors?

I wrote Colonel Barry soon after my arrest, and still nothing was done to remedy the injustice and it was allowed to go to completion. Col. Barry later wrote me on how Connecticut Police Officers won’t abuse the MATRIX system, the one touch computer system that allows police to get every record available on a person, phone, medical, court, divorce, and the most personal information. I was concerned as I felt police were abusing their powers BEFORE the MATRIX.

I told Sen. Guglielmo that Connecticut State Police Officers were bragging around town that “Big Mouth” was going to prison BEFORE I even had a trial, They had previously been bragging “Big Mouth” was going to be run out of town and taught a lesson, BEFORE I was arrested.

I complained to Connecticut State Police Internal Affairs, Lt. Wack. Wack told me he wouldn’t investigate his friend Sgt. Sticca and told me officers would be informed of my address and the nature of my allegations, and if I wished to proceed. When I did, he refused to investigate my complaints about Sticca, Ameral, and Langlais.

Stafford Resident Trooper Mulcahey and Stafford Police Officer Prochaska allegedly gave Peter Coukos immunity to sexually harass my young teen daughter, threaten my daughter, threaten me, and to get me out of Connecticut by whatever means. They allegedly offered or possibly offered Coukos the ability to get a pistol permit even though Coukos is allegedly a frequent smoker of marijuanna, an alcoholic, a former or present user of crack cocaine, known to be erratic and seemingly psychotic, and after having gotten a DUI after continually smashing into an African American woman’s car during one of his roadrage incidents.

I was eligible for a program for $100, AR, for first time offenders. I wasn’t offered this program, and when it was found out that I was the victim and I had forced police to do an investigation and my assailant was found to be the cause of the incident, the prosecutor, John Panone, told me that I could not be “unarrested”, which I assume he didn’t want the officers disciplined for police misconduct and me to have a golden reason for a multimillion dollar civil suit.

Are the head officials ok with police perjury and misconduct, promoting crime, drug and alcohol abuse, contributing to the delinquency of minors, promoting misery, and in putting whistleblowers to corruption and abuse of the system in prison?

Is it ok for Connecticut Police Officers to threaten a landlord, if he doesn’t evict tenants that dare have me visit in Stafford Springs after police had kick me out of Stafford and out of Connecticut?

Can police decide who lives in a state, owns a home, has a business, or who has any rights at all in Connecticut?

Please have Internal Affairs investigate Officers Spada, Sticca, Davoren, Wheeler, Barry, Wack, Mulcahey, Prochaska, Desso, Amaral, Langlais, and others involved in the obstruction of justice, retaliation, illegal behavior, preventing a citizen from proposing legislation, violating a citizen’s First, Fourteenth and other Amendments to the US Constitution.

I would also like each investigated as to their adhering to their oaths regarding the Connecticut and US Constitutions.

I complained to Carol Amino of Governor Rowland’s Office February 21, 2003, sending a 10 page fax regarding my complaints against Arthur L. Spada and other members of the Connecticut State Police.

Amino’s response indicated to me that Spada and the former Governor Rowland were aware of me, of my complaints, and that I would be arrested and serve more prison time if I pursued justice and having my complaints heard.

Should a Governor and the head of a police force act together to protect corrupt practices and official criminals?

It is my belief that top Connecticut State Police brass were instrumental in making Rowland feeling comfortable enough to arrogantly enrich himself and his friends, in giving State Police Carte Blanche, in obstructing justice, violating citizen’s rights, punishing whistleblowers, falsifying documents, committing perjury filing false reports, and retaliating against those breaking ranks, including going after caring judges. I believe the judicial, legislative, and executive branches of government are really run by the Connecticut State Police Commissioner.

Is Connecticut a Police State?

If it isn’t I’m asking you to investigate my accusations. If you can’t or won’t investigate, nor act Constitutionally, why shouldn’t concerned citizens act through the Federal Court System to Abolish the Connecticut State Police with the same statutes used to dismantle the Mafia?

Thank you,

Steven G. Erickson
PO Box 730
Enfield, CT 06083


This post (click) is an expanded version of this letter and contains links to police complaints not taken, names names, has a link to my picture and much more.

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Mark Gaines Police Misconduct Website lists the bad cops

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The History of Abuse of Citizens arbitrarily caught up in the legal system

How can there not STILL be corruption?
(a post asking why a former corrupt governor, John G. Rowland's, staff members are answering Gov. Rell's phones)

Legislators are given a corrupt judge's name, Jonathan Kaplan, and proof of illegal behavior, the judge still sit abusing more citizens, thumbing his nose at the Constitution.

An open letter to Governor Rell and reasons she should pardon me


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