Deputy lied about taking gun on plane


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feedthehogs
October 21, 2004, 07:23 AM
A Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy has been slapped with a 20-day suspension and placed on probation after an internal affairs investigation concluded that he deceived US Airways last year into believing he was authorized to bring a gun onto a plane. Deputy Edward Manak wrote a memo to the airline on Aug. 3, 2003, stating he was authorized to carry a gun on board a flight from West Palm Beach to Rhode Island, according to a sheriff's office internal affairs report. But only the sheriff can directly authorize one of his deputies, and Manak's letter falsely indicated he had completed a class for law enforcement officials planning to fly armed, the report stated. Manak carried the gun with him onto his flight, later telling an investigator he brought it in case the plane was hijacked, according to the report. Manak's actions were investigated by the FBI, but no charges were filed against him.

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/localnews/content/local_news/epaper/2004/10/21/c2b_briefs_1021.html


Since it was an illegal carry, I wonder if a defense attorney could make an argument for citizen carry since no charges were filed by the FBI?

Just a thought.

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El Tejon
October 21, 2004, 08:29 AM
I just had a Crim Trespass/Battery case where they accussed my guy of grabbing a woman's arm and "dragging her across the yard." My guy was actually going back to get his stuff off the lawn when daughter runs out and pushes him. He removes her arm as he walks by with a cardboard box to collect his gear out on front lawn.

El Tejon: "Oh, come on, Madame Prosecutor, that's not battery. If I went out and put my hand on a cop's chest, he'd fling my hand off in the same way."

Madame Prosecutor: "But they are the police, they can do that. He's not a police officer.":what:

feed, don't hold your breath. Some animals are more equal than others.:uhoh:

Diggler
October 21, 2004, 09:02 AM
El Tejon,

So did you go up to "Madame Prosecutor," place your hand on her chest and tell her that if she removes it you will press charges for battery (since she's not a police officer)???

:D

El Tejon
October 21, 2004, 12:25 PM
Diggler, ummm, no. Deputy Prosecuting Attorneys are law enforcment officers, in fact the chief law enforcement officers.:eek:

Mom always told me to keep my hands to myself and play well with others.:D

Diggler
October 21, 2004, 12:34 PM
OK then. It WOULD have been a good example then... oh well.

On the other hand, maybe this is a loophole I can use for the "real or fake" dilemma that a few ladies at work provide. Since they're not LEO's, I will print out this thread, show it them and find out for myself!

:neener:

El Tejon
October 21, 2004, 12:56 PM
I recommend dinner and a movie first.:D

feedthehogs
October 21, 2004, 03:37 PM
I know in the food chain, we are somewhere down at the bottom.

I was hopeful an attorney might be able to take it and run with it a little.

What was I thinking though. A glimmer of hope?

When my wife gets home I'll have her smack me on the nose with the paper.

JL2152
October 21, 2004, 05:26 PM
Just another example of police as a prevliged class. First H.B. 218 now this.

Standing Wolf
October 21, 2004, 08:42 PM
Manak's actions were investigated by the FBI, but no charges were filed against him.

Well, heck, I'm sure the F., the B., and the I. wouldn't want to see charges pressed against any of us, either.

That saidâ„¢, law-abiding American citizens should be able to keep and bear arms any time, anywhere, for any reason.

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