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Dates That Have Great Significance To The Understanding Of My Case

Throughout my plight with this case, I have noticed quite a few days in my fight that are dates of important significance, giving me the ability to understand some things easier as well as providing me the Strength to KEEP UP THE FIGHT!! I see these things as signs:


April 6, 2007 was Good Friday, the day I was BATTERED, FALSELY ARRESTED, & LOCKED AWAY IN A CELL. For those out there that are Christian believers, as I am, know Jesus was BEAT, NAILED to the cross, TAKEN AWAY & put into the TOMB on Good Friday…..and just when the enemies thought HE was DEFEATED, HE ROSE 3 days later!!! Relating this to my situation, God told me near the beginning of this case that JESUS’ 3 days would equate to MY 3 YEARS, and that’s when I would RISE from this situation, so………..  APRIL 6, 2010…Here We Come!

January 15th is MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’s Birthday and in 2008, it was the day LAPD fired me due to the FALSE ALLEGATIONS posed against me by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Two years later, January 15, 2010, I ironically began to pick my jury for the start of my 2nd trial, fighting the remaining 4 charges against me – The D.A. added an extra resisting arrest charge on this same day, taking me from three to four charges all of a sudden after 2 1/2 years.   So as Dr. King once stated, “We Shall Overcome!” – It wasn’t by accident that each of these events happened to me on this day….This let me know I will Overcome!!

June 3, 2008 was the day Barack Obama won the race to become the FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE. This was also the SAME day the 3 charges – 2 counts of battery on an officer & the 1 count of resisting arrest – were DISMISSED by the PRETRIAL JUDGE before my first trial. Leaving me with a reckless driving charge & a possession of less than an ounce of marijuana charge. This just gave me the MOTIVATION to keep FIGHTING & know that a CHANGE can come.

June 16, 2008 was Tupac Shakur’s Birthday and was also MY TRIAL VERDICT DAY at a court location known for its HIGH CONVICTION RATES with cases against the POLICE……where I was found NOT GUILTY on the RECKLESS DRIVING CHARGE. Now for those who know anything about Tupac, know he couldn’t stand the police nor police injustice, so I found it INTERESTING the jury found DEPUTY MAURIZI to be a LIAR and I had the reckless driving charge I was FALSELY ACCUSED of DROPPED on his birthday.

January 27, 2010 was the end of my 2nd TRIAL, where I had a HUNG JURY on the 4 FALSE charges posed against me. (More detail on this to come) This was the same day MICHAEL JACKSON got burned during the Pepsi commercial in ’83 as well as the same day President Obama gave his State of the Union Address saying, “We’ve finished a difficult year..But a new year has come…..I don’t quit. Let’s seize this moment” So I took this to mean, even though I was close to the flame, & they (the police) tried to burn me, I’m not giving up, I must keep up the FIGHT!

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So far this is what I’ve come up with.  To some people, these dates may mean nothing, but to me I feel all these dates of significance mean something important.

I’m Fighting until there is no more Fight in me….and I don’t see that being anytime soon!!

“NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST ME SHALL PROSPER”

LAPD Fired me – So much for Innocent until Proven Guilty

I never really went into detail about how my employment with the Los Angeles Police Department was cut short due to that powerful code  ‘ALL Police stick together.’

When this incident occurred, I was a LAPD Civilian Employee, assigned to PACIFIC STATION as a Clerk Typist.  My job duties included typing all the police reports/tickets and entering them into the computer system giving them report numbers, preparing the paperwork for court, and distributing them to the different departments that needed them.

Prior to the incident on  April 6, 2007, I had no problems with police at all.  I worked directly with them for 40 hours out of the week. So what happened to me that night totally threw me through a ringer.  One day I had total respect for the law & the next it totally went down the drain.

It wasn’t enough that I got ‘beat’ physically by Sheriff deputies & Inglewood Police, but LAPD basically ‘beat’ me emotionally, financially & mentally as well!  As I stated I was a LAPD employee at the time of incident, just having got off at 1 that morning, from which my shift was 3:30 PM-1 AM. I got pulled over at 1:30 AM and that’s when my life changed forever!
When I was placed in jail that morning, LAPD’s Internal Affairs, came to visit me and proceeded to get a statement from me about what had just happened.  I was amazed at the fact they already knew I was in jail…word traveled fast because it was only 8 hrs after my arrest that they were there to see me.

Not realizing at the time that they were against me, I gave a voluntary recorded statement without my union rep present because I knew I didn’t do anything wrong.  I told them exactly what had just happened to me…my nightmare experience & they took pictures of me and my injuries.  After this they took AWAY my work badge and told me I was being placed on PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE until a further investigation took place and was completed.

I was in shock…. & just that quick I was not working…That night was the last time I ever got to physically work at a LAPD station because 9 months later, on MARTIN LUTHER KING’S BIRTHDAY, January 15, 2008,  I was called by the sergeant at the station and told I was being DISCHARGED from my employment for my UNBECOMING CONDUCT on that night. He told me I needed to come down there by 3pm and get my discharge papers.

That hurt so bad…I cried all the way to the station and cried at the station and cried after I left the station.  I couldn’t believe they fired me and I hadn’t even went to trial yet.  The 5 charges I had against me were still pending at the time of them letting me go, but they felt that through their investigation I was guilty of all the accusations formed against me.

To be continued………

Current Update & Random Thoughts

Alot has went on since the last time I posted.  I’m sorry I don’t update as often as I should, but due to the ongoing nature of my case,  I am rather skeptical on what I should post.  But I can say that they have continued to try and make my life HELL!!!  As I have previously stated, the DA’s office is going hard on trying to get a conviction from my case.  It’s coming to the 2 1/2 year mark (October 6) since I started fighting this misdemeanor case and I have had my life stalled all because of these officers lies!!!

I’m currently unemployed, been this way since LAPD wrongfully fired me in January 2008 behind the Sheriff Lies,  and can’t seem to find a job at all (I’ve been blackballed).  Not only did this happen at the worst time (Recession) but it happened right when I was about to flourish in life since I had just graduated from college with my B.A. in Child & Adolescent Development.

I simply can’t understand how I am still in limbo on this case, and the City of LA claims to be broke!!  They have no problem spending nearly a MILLION DOLLARS on trying to prosecute me on misdemeanor charges for 2 1/2 years.

However, I see what their tactic is…They tried dragging this case out as long as they could, in hopes I would give up!!  They thought the longer they took with getting me to trial, I’d settle & just take a plea deal.  They wanted me to go broke, get tired & weary.  Well they have me HIGHLY mistaken!!  They have given me nothing but time to work on getting JUSTICE for me & my life!!!

I am making sure the LA SHERIFFS, INGLEWOOD PD, & LAPD all pay for the HELL they have put me through for so long!!

Cherise