To: Lt. Larry Birge/Berges, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office
From: Ted Whidden, P.O.Box 158, Chipley, Florida 32428
Reference: Corruption, Theft, Incompetence of
Inventory/Evidence Handling (Ongoing Criminal Conspiracy as outlined herein and
the following referenced State/County files.)
It seems that corruption and such with your operation never
ends. I made 3 to 4 attempts to recover the firearms stolen from me during the
unlawful arrest of 7/29/2015. There is a host of foul play, corruption,
deception, and frauds in this case as you should be aware. There is no shortage
of inappropriate handling by you and your accomplices. I am advising you prior
to seeking assistance to stop this abuse and train of events leading to abuse.
As you may now know I have filed Theft, Violation of Civil
Rights, Criminal Conspiracy, Extortion, Aiding and Abetting, etc on the State’s
Attorney’s Office. Surely a bright person can see where this frivolous and
corrupted pursuit is heading.
Upon 3rd or 4th attempt to retrieve
my personal property I ran in to Fraud, Concealment, Theft, and various
inventory corruption issues with your staff. This appears planned and set up to
be allowed by design of poor inventory and inventory control systems. I am sure
this is premeditated incompetence on the part of your department, thus another
conspiracy to defraud is afoot in your processes and procedures.
Note on the first and second time I attempted to pick up my
personal property I was denied opportunity due to allegations the inventory
officer (Watson, Karen) was tied up. On the third attempt I was advised by
Karen Watson that Laura Wahlquist of the State’s Attorney office had advised
Watson not to return my firearms (Personal Property). This gave opportunity for
me to file theft and Civil Rights violations on the States Attorney Laura
Wahlquist. As anticipated this freed up the ability for my firearms to be
returned. So, on the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd attempt
your office was acting as an accomplice to Felony Theft. It was an attempt at
Aiding and Abetting the Criminal Conspiracy of the State’s Attorney office.
Clearly these violations are heading in the Federal direction.
Note corruption in your inventory and paperwork processes
that stage the scene for corruption. This is a criminal conspiracy to defraud.
When you assume possession of peoples’ personal property (Theft according to
Florida Statute 812.014) you fail to give written inventory of their belongings
you take. This is unlawful. It is Abuse of Process because you are taking
undue advantage of the incarcerated by forcing them to allow your theft with no
recourse. By failing to give or acknowledge inventory at the time you take
(Steal) their belongings you remove an avenue of recourse AND open the door for
your dfepartment to further their crimes/thefts/concealment/extortion/etc with
their personal property.
Note specifically no where in your records does anyone make
proper inventory of the personal property stolen from me during the unlawful
arrest of July 29, 2015. The theft of my personal property on/after the arrest
by your department was followed by unlawful retention of my personal property as
part of the Criminal Conspiracy operated in part by the State’s Attorney
office. This further opened the door for corruption in your office as
anticipated and outlined herein in part.
Note your corrupted process requires a person make a
statement of the inventory they anticipate picking up, without any accurate
documentation ever at any time provided by your department for what they
admitted taking from the person. This is corrupted. You not only require the
victim of your crimes to speculate on what you stole from them, but there is no
proper document set for checks and balances on either side of the equation.
Clearly you and your department have staged a scene to take undue advantage of
your victims. This is criminal in nature and predatory. It is Abuse of Process
and Malicious Prosecution at its core.
Note in the attached sheets where you are advised this is
the third/fourth attempt to pick up my inventory. Note from the complaints
filed with the States Attorney office (File ????????????) that the State
Attorney had attempted with the help of your office to block access to my
belongings. This is a violation of the U.S. Constitution wherein we are getting
in to Federal territory very quickly.
Upon arriving to pick up my inventory the officer (Karen
Watson) was advised that I was surprised you would return my firearms, because
based on crooked operations thus far you had staged a scene to frame the owner
of the weapons. She took offense to this, but her paperwork demonstrates
subsequently that your office did attempt to steal from my personal inventory.
Yes, when confronted about the potential to commit a crime your office failed to
provide integrity and actually proved the attempted Fraud, Theft, and crimes as
anticipated. Note the paperwork that follows:
Black and white typed inventory lacked accounting for cartridges.
Karen Watson initially (LIED) and said there were no cartridges.
Karen Watson lied again stating cartridges were destroyed.
Karen Watson required the owner sign a corrupted “Property Receipt” or
not allow return of inventory. (Note signature at the bottom of your Property
The undersigned wrote “NO AMMO INCLUDED” after signing the document
because Watson refused to account for the stolen cartridges.
Watson scribbled out “NO AMMO INCLUDED” and produced cartridges as hand
written AFTER signed inventory was conveyed.
Watson refused to give the undersigned copy of tampered document
(property receipt) until she was advised she could not deny me copy of any/all
documents signed by me.
Watson (Karen) and her accomplice (Watson) appear to be tampering with
inventories. The ammo inventory was readily available, but not made available
to the owner. This is theft, tampering with evidence, obstructing justice and
a host of violations.
The ammo inventory was not property recorded, packed or maintained. The
balance of inventory taken from the personal inventory was returned in an
unmarked evidence bag with no inventory or markings. Your people now have a
problem as to how I obtained the unmarked bag if this were not true.
Karen Watson by providing me with an inventory to sign off knowing full
well it was incomplete demonstrates she will short a person (facilitating theft
and/or concealment) without hesitation.
Karen Watson by striking the “NO AMMO INCLUDED” statement demonstrates
she will override the good judgment of someone picking up inventory.
Karen Watson by writing in inventory after striking “NO AMMO INCLUDED”
and after first providing documents without proper inventory demonstrates she
was knowingly in collusion, aiding and abetting, and facilitating the crime(s)
Karen Watson has now demonstrated that she will lie as it best suits her
for any and all purposes. Her credibility is indeed called in to question and
her paperwork and material mishandling to facilitate the theft and Civil Rights
violations of the Sheriff Department and States Attorney office is perfected.
Thus far actions and inactions of department personnel in conjunction
with County and State officials demonstrates a deeply entrenched criminal nature
in the way you do business.
Personally I see where evidence tampering, retaliatory measures, and
obstruction of justice is well within the realm of your process and procedure,
Your people and processes appear corrupted to the core at
virtually all levels. You are affiliated with a corrupted law enforcement team,
legal team, and potentially court system.
Your file(s) and the files of the States Attorney
demonstrates and outlined numerous frauds, felonies, and corruptions identified
in this process as your normal mode of operation. In fact, corruption exists at
each turn and all levels it appears. As stated previously in your presence when
I told Donnie Branch (Head Deputy) is all I had to do was wait because your
processes are corrupted at every turn. When Branch taunted me in your presence
to just “Sue the Sheriff” and get it over with conveys the callous and cavalier
approach your department takes towards the corrupt nature of your mis-dealings.
You were advised in August 2015 numerous times that there was substantial
corruption. (Note August 3, 7,2 10, 13 documents.)
It would seem that at some point someone in your system
would acknowledge the fact that your “business as usual” criminal activity ought
to be avoided, yet it pervades all dealings with you and yours. Do you see
where this whole corrupted process opens the door for federal intervention?
Unless they are as corrupt as your bunch or in collusion with your bunch then
they should surely recognize the criminal processes in your system.
At what time is someone of integrity going to stop the
runaway freight train of deception that you started? Do you see how corrupt
your system and approaches are? Do you see how proper application of law would
be more fruitful, meanwhile the corrupt application of law and law enforcement
produces undue harassment and abuse on the citizen?
The corrupted process you initiated against me, using false
and unsubstantiated statements by a known criminal, followed up by frauds within
your filing and concealment of material documents by your office, leading to
corrupted approaches by your accomplices at the States Attorney office have
precluded my ability to work professionally as I customarily do. I will be
filing sanctions requests for my anticipated lost income. Eventually I will
likely be able to recover that from your office if unsuccessful at the next
round in criminal court.
I would anticipate retaliatory action by you and your
staff. That seems to be how your office is structured to operate. It is not
encouraged, but as before I am advising you and your office of known felony
conducted in accordance with notifications required due to Misprision of Felony
requirements. It just so happens your office and affiliates are the ones who
continually and consistently commit the felony activity.
What is our next move? I anticipate a wise person would
soon drop the frivolous pursuits in Circuit Court. As we move forward it will
become increasingly more difficult for your side to either prosecute or end the
ruse you began. You have been duly advised.
I reserve the right to pursue the above content and other
options/opportunities outlined and not outlined concerning the attached
documents and related conversations.
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Copyright May 2016, All rights reserved by Ted Whidden