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Discussion in 'Legal' started by one-shot-one, Aug 9, 2005.

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  1. one-shot-one

    one-shot-one Member

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    Got a letter in the mail about Stephanie Mohr former police woman jailed for allowing her police dog to bite an illegal criminal, the letter is requesting funds to go to "leldf". my question is how reputable is the "leldf" and how accurate is the story of officer mohr? I did a search and found only the same info from the letter and it was in a forum that was a little maybe white.
    does any/most of the money actually go to the legal defense of officers or to "administrative" costs?
     
  2. Steve in PA

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    I think I remember reading about her, so I think the story is legit.

    However I tell everyone not to contribute to any of the junk they receive in the mail. While there is an outside chance the whole thing is on the up and up, there is a better chance that its not.
     
  3. Shield529

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    Go to thier web site and read her full story. Then you will know why police don't trust the feds anymore than you do.
     
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    The story on the LELDF website is interesting. It is also substantially different than the picture presented by the Federal Appeals Court decision in Mohr's case.

    She apparently should not have trusted her fellow officers, since one of them rolled over on her in exchange for a plea bargain.

    Regarding the letter asking for donations, here is what the Better Business Bureau had to say.

     
  6. LawDog

    LawDog Moderator Emeritus cum Laude

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    I've never even heard of the LELDF.

    They're not on any law enforcement charity lists that I can find.

    I'd look into this a lot further before sending them any hard-earned cash.

    LawDog
     
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    "According to tax records filed with the Oregon attorney general's office, the D.C.-based nonprofit received $2.42 million in contributions in 2000 and spent only $182,353 defending cops. That means if you sent them a $10 check for Stephanie, she and other cops could expect to get about 75 cents."

    And...

    "We'll ignore the fact that Alice Mohr's account of events leaves out a few key details, including testimony from a fellow officer that Stephanie Mohr released the dog on two homeless men at the urging of a colleague who wanted the dog to "take a bite" out of the burglary suspects, who were not resisting the officers.

    We'll ignore the fact that during the 1990s the Prince George's police dogs bit, on average, 100 people a year, prompting a federal investigation."

    - www.wweek.com/story.php?story=2470
     
  8. one-shot-one

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    Thanks

    that all pretty much answered my questions, figured as much but didn't want to miss a chance that maybe was on the up & up.
     
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