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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:56 PM

Jacksonville detective resigns after threats directed at President, Democratic Party

Secret Service busy once again...

http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-11-16/story/jacksonville-detective-resigns-after-threats-directed-president

The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detective who has resigned over threatening comments about President Barack Obama and members of the Democratic Party.
Secret Service agent Lisa Kline confirmed on Friday the investigation of detective Sam Koivisto, who quit in the face of an internal affairs probe. She would not detail how the agency is conducting the investigation but said it looks into all threats against the president.
Koivisto, a 26-year veteran with the Sheriff’s Office who did undercover work, quit after Sheriff John Rutherford learned on Nov. 9 of “threatening” statements made following the election.
In a memo Thursday, Rutherford said a preliminary interview was conducted with Koivisto, “who acknowledged making the statements.”

Rutherford said Friday he was planning an internal investigation, though the remarks did not appear to rise to the level of being criminal.
"Then he quit," Rutherford said. That ended the investigation.
Rutherford called the comments unacceptable workplace conduct, though not a legitimate threat.
"You still don't make those kinds of comments," he said.
He said the Secret Service was notified.

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 02:58 PM

1. charge him!

convict him of a felony so he loses his pension

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:09 PM

2. I hope they keep an eye on that guy. He sounds dangerous.

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Sat Nov 17, 2012, 03:11 PM

3. I think they should probably still continue with their investigation

This guy could still pose a serious threat.


Travis Bridges, chairman of the Duval County Democratic Party, said he has not been contacted by authorities or told what was said. “One party loses,” he said. “It’s not that unexpected.”



Of course, it is not unexpected if the repubicants do this. However, Democrats to my knowledge have never made threatening statements that were in authority positions.


Earlier in Koivisto’s career, dubious tactics he and another detective used resulted in dropped charges against several people accused of selling crack cocaine. In 1996 the State Attorney’s Office dropped the cases because questions about entrapment and denial of due process could have surfaced, the Times-Union reported at the time.

The issue came up after Koivisto and the other detective videotaped themselves selling drugs undercover in Fernandina Beach and provided an 18-year-old suspect with crack, a pipe and a lighter so she could smoke the drug in her car.




This kind of detective is certainly defective imho.


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