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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:37 PM

Personally, I wonder why Sanford Dective Serino is no longer a dective,but now

a uniformed officer working the mid-night shift?

Per Kerry Sanders, reporting from MSNBC from Sanford Fla.

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Reply Personally, I wonder why Sanford Dective Serino is no longer a dective,but now (Original post)
Ninga Jul 2013 OP
Gman Jul 2013 #1
pacalo Jul 2013 #2
Ninga Jul 2013 #3
hack89 Jul 2013 #5
malaise Jul 2013 #4
Jenoch Jul 2013 #6
Tx4obama Jul 2013 #7
Ninga Jul 2013 #8

Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:44 PM

1. For every ex-cop or even demoted cop

There is always a helluva story. I've seen it many many times over the years.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:45 PM

2. Demoted due to this case, possibly? Interesting.

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:52 PM

3. Serino was the first Sanford police officer that asked hard questions, he is the one

who drafted the paperwork to press charges against Z - and the Sanford prosecutor did not agree. And it took the State of Fla to intervene and Sandford police were shown to be bungling Z ass-kissers...

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Response to Ninga (Reply #3)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:09 PM

5. That is not what happened

SANFORD While publicly saying one thing that they did not have enough evidence to arrest George Zimmerman Sanford police did essentially the opposite: filing paperwork saying they had enough to charge him with manslaughter.

At 4 p.m. March 12, Sanford police Chief Bill Lee Jr. stood in City Hall plaza in front of a hostile crowd and dozens of reporters and insisted his agency could not arrest Zimmerman because investigators had failed to establish probable cause, the minimal standard of evidence to justify filing a criminal case.

The next day, however, his agency sent prosecutors paperwork saying it did have probable cause and asked that they charge Zimmerman with manslaughter.

It was signed by lead Investigator Chris Serino and his boss, then-Sgt. Randy Smith, but it was the department's official position and had the support of Lee, said Capt. Bob O'Connor, who oversees the department's major-crimes division and also was part of the investigation. The request was sent to State Attorney Norm Wolfinger, whose office then took over the investigation.


http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-07-07/news/os-george-zimmerman-sanford-police-lied-20120707_1_special-prosecutor-angela-corey-chief-bill-lee-arrest-warrant

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 04:54 PM

4. He was too good

He actually did his job - that's a no no

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:42 PM

6. I have a brother who was a detective for about

8 years. He went back to uniformed duty because the chief said he wanted others on the force to get the same experience he did. This is a department of about 50 cops. He was told it was not about him not doing his job. He was disappointed, sure, but what could he do? His wages are the same but he does not get as much overtime. His best friend on the force, another good detective, was hired by the BCA and is making more money, so I tend to believe the chief's reasons for making the decision. (My brother had three children in the local schools and did not wish to move.)

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Response to Ninga (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 05:47 PM

7. They said on the news that he requested to go back on the street as an officer. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 06:58 PM

8. That explains it, thx.

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