MDOC LIFERS CONVICTED ON WORD OF CORRUPT DETROIT COPS; MANY MORE STILL SERVING TERMS OF DEATH IN PRISON
CORRUPT COPS: WILLIAM RICE, WALTER BATES, DONALD STAWIASZ, DAVID PAUCH, MOISES JIMENEZ
BY MARK MCCLOUD-EL
Chairman of NATIONAL LIFERS OF AMERICA, INC. Chapter #1016 Mark McCloud #199143 4269 West M-80 (URF) Kincheloe, MI 49784
August 5, 2023
Why won’t Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy release all the men whose cases were worked on by the corrupt Current and Former Detroit police officers listed below?
Investigations conducted by the United States Justice Department, the FBI, the Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office, and its Conviction Integrity Unit have already revealed that the officers are corrupt.
There is NO other investigation that a prisoner can conduct that would be any more convincing! It is unimaginable to think that these corrupt Detroit police detectives only lied under oath in one case. Planted evidence in one case. Coerced witnesses to lie in one case. Withheld evidence in one case. Committed perjury in one case. Fabricated evidence in one case.
In writing this article, I simply spoke with men in two housing units and came up with the names of men within this piece. There are hundreds of men whose cases were worked by these proven corrupt Detroit police.
To allow the officers to simply ride off into the sunset and collect a pension after a career of corruption is UNIMAGINABLE!
Investigations and prosecutions of these corrupt Detroit police were conducted by the highest levels of government. The United States Department of Justice (DOJ); The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)(ATF); The United States Secret Service; The Office of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office; The Michigan State Police (MSP); The Detroit Police Department (DPD); The Wayne County Prosecutor’s Office; The Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU); The University of Michigan – Innocence Clinic; and The Cooley Law School Innocence Project.
Former Detroit police homicide Sgt. William Rice. He rose to the head of the Detroit police homicide division.
He was convicted of DRUG DEALING, MORTGAGE FRAUD, and PERJURY while working as a Detroit homicide officer. (Detroit Free Press Nov. 13, 2012). He served time within the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC).
In the case of Arthur Bell, the courts found that Rice had deliberately concealed Bell’s homicide file, until Bell finally obtained it and won a ruling from U.S. District Court Judge Arthur Tarnow overturning his conviction on the evidence in the file. That ruling was overturned by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. Rice’s practices were reminiscent of the practices of former DPD Major Crimes Chief George Stewart, which led to the exposure of DPD’s practice of hiding exculpatory “miscellaneous” files by Atty. Sarah Hunter, and the exoneration of Dwight Love in 2002.
The Detroit Free Press published a series of front-page articles on Bell’s case and Rice’s questionable history in 2012. Regarding Rice’s concealment of the Bell homicide file, Wayne Co. Prosecutor Kym Worthy claimed this was a rare occurrence and continued fighting Bell’s appeals. He remains in prison over a decade later.
Former Detroit police homicide Sgt. Walter Bates. Convicted in Federal Court of fifteen counts of bank robbery. He was addicted to gambling and caught up in debt. He used his knowledge as a Detroit police officer to commit the robberies. He still gets his pension. See U.S. v. Bates, 552 F.3d 472 | Casetext Search + Citator.
Bates is also cited as a Defendant in a civil lawsuit brought last yeart by two exonerees, Marvin Cotton and Anthony Legion, which also cites DPD officers Donald Hughes, Ernest Wilson and Santonion Adams. The lawsuit alleges Bates had supplied all the details of a coerced confession from Cotton to Ellis Frazier Jr., a well-known jail-house snitch, “who had never met Cotton in the jail. Before Frazier Jr.’s appearance at trial, Bates showed Frazier Jr. a picture of Cotton and told him where Cotton would be sitting in court so Frazier Jr. could make an accurate in-court identification.” See lawsuit at http://voiceofdetroit.net/wp-content/uploads/Cotton_et_al_v_Hughes_et_al__miedce-22-10037__0001.0-1.pdf
Innocent men, still serving Life Sentences on the Credibility of Walter Bates.
Former Detroit police homicide Investigator Donald Stawiasz. He rose to the head of Detroit police homicide division. In 2017, it was discovered that in 1992 he gave false testimony – lied under oath about ballistics evidence, and switched out bullets to frame an innocent man, Desmond Ricks. That innocent man spent 25 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and was later exonerated. He later won a $7.5 million civil lawsuit. (See Rochelle Riley article, Detroit Free Press August 26, 2017).
Former Detroit police Ballistic Expert David Pauch. He worked with Detroit police homicide Investigator Donald STAWIASZ — and together they conspired to frame an innocent man (Desmond Ricks). The two Detroit police officers switched out the bullets and lied under oath, lied on affidavits to the Court, and lied on official Detroit police department reports and lab reports to frame Mr. Ricks. (See article by: Rochelle Riley, Detroit Free Press columnist, August 26 2017).
Pauch has been involved in many other cases, including that of Thelonious Searcy, exonerated in 2022 due to falsified ballistics evidence and the testimony of real killer Vincent Smothers. See http://voiceofdetroit.net/wp-content/uploads/Thelonious-Searcy-Order-Gg-Defs-Mtn-to-Dismiss-10.3.20223311-3.pdf
Former Detroit police homicide detective Moises Jimenez. Rose through the ranks of the Detroit police department and worked for years in Homicide’s “REDRUM” squad that investigated drug – related killings.
In a 2012 murder investigation, detective Jimenez coerced a jailhouse informant to give fabricated testimony to frame an innocent man (Kenneth Nixon) for a double arson murder. Detective Jimenez promised the jailhouse informant an early release on a pending case if the informant lied — and testified that an innocent man confessed to the double murder. After Nixon served sixteen years in prison, the Wayne County Conviction Integrity Unit (CIU) and Cooley Law School Innocence Project, found that detective Jimenez fabricated the entire story.
Jimenez was also the Officer in Charge in the case of another exoneree, Alexandre Ansari, who spent six years in prison. There is currently ongoing civil litigation in Ansari’s lawsuit against Jimenez, involving contentions that Jimenez feared retaliation from Mexican drug cartels if he pursued what is now alleged to be the actual killers. Jimenez denies those allegations.
________________________________________________________ Innocent men, still serving Life Sentences on Credibility of Moises Jimenez.
CHIEF WILLIAM HART
Former Chief of Detroit Police Department William Hart. He joined the Detroit police department in 1952 and worked his way up the ranks. He became Chief in 1976 and held that position until 1991. He was suspended due to a Federal Grand Jury Investigation. See In re Grand Jury Investigation, 992 f2d 1266.
Chief William Hart was convicted of embezzlement and tax fraud, after it was discovered that he embezzled funds from a covert operation fund while he was chief and reported none of the money as income on his tax returns. He was sentenced to a Ten Year Prison term and ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $2,347,710.90.
Former Detroit police homicide Investigator Ernest Wilson. He rose to the rank of Investigator within the Detroit police department — homicide division. He routinely assaulted people to obtain false/fabricated confessions.
He also coerced witnesses in cases, most prominently, he told the sole witness to falsely identify Mubarez Ahmed, who has since been exonerated. Ahmed sued the City of Detroit and Wilson, winning nearly $10 million.
Wilson was a also key player in the wrongful convictions of Marvin Cotton and Anthony Legion, as cited in their lawsuit at http://voiceofdetroit.net/wp-content/uploads/Cotton_et_al_v_Hughes_et_al__miedce-22-10037__0001.0-1.pdf,
Innocent men, still serving Life Sentences on the Credibility of Ernest Wilson.
These are just a few corrupt Detroit police homicide detectives, responsible for sending innocent men to prison. The corruption extends far beyond these named detectives.
So why hasn’t the Wayne County Prosecutor’s office released any or all of the men listed above, whose cases were worked on by these corrupt police? It appears that the prosecutor’s office wants each man listed above to prove independently, what each corrupt police officer did in their case. It is UNIMAGINABLE to think that these corrupt Detroit police homicide detectives only planted evidence in one case! Lied under oath in one case! Withheld evidence in one case! Coerced confessions in one case! Et cetera!
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