Tuesday, September 11, 2007
NOW THE MN POLICE CAN RAPE AND PILLAGE -AND GET AWAY WITH IT (FOR THE TIME BEING...)
CONSEQUENCES OF THE MN POLICE "False Reporting Law"
A Minneapolis woman who claimed two police officers followed and then raped her in an alley has been charged with making up the allegations. Trisha Kumba Farkarlun, 21, has been charged by the Minneapolis City Attorney with one count of Falsely Reporting Police Misconduct, a gross misdemeanor.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS typically does not identify victims of sexual assault. However, because she is now being charged criminally for allegedly lying to investigators, station management decided to broadcast her name and her mug-shot from a previous arrest.
On Monday, members of the Police Community Relations Council rallied around Farkarlun, condemning, what they describe, as a "rush to judgement," by Minneapolis police investigators.
"Our community is outraged at the way this situation has been handled," said community activist Al Flowers during a news conference by the PCRC at Urban League headquarters in Minneapolis.
Relatives of Farkarlun also spoke, describing the effects of the alleged rape. "My sister's not doing good and she'll never be the same," sister Leann Farkarlun said. "She's very traumatized right now. She's very scared of police."
Her brother, Zenas Farkarlun, pleaded, "I just want this case to be closely looked at and investigated."
According to the criminal complaint filed by the city attorney: Two police officers, a field training officer and a recruit officer with two weeks experience, responded to a call of a fight at a home on Vincent Ave. N in Minneapolis at 6:16am on July 28th. The officers ordered Farkarlun to leave the home. Farkarlun says as she was walking away, officers followed her and raped her in an alley near Vincent Ave. N and Golden Valley Rd. Farkarlun later went to North Memorial Medical Center and took a rape exam. Those results are not known.
Police say a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite tracking device shows the officers' squad car in motion during the time the alleged rape was to have occurred. In addition, Internal Affairs officers say they found no evidence of an attack.
Ron Easton, a homeowner who lives across the street from the home where police first ordered Farkarlun to leave, says the allegations, if false, "puts a stain on the police department but it also puts a stain on the neighborhood."
"(Officers) bend over backwards to help us here," Easton told 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS. "I would be very, very hard-pressed to believe that guys out of the 4th (precinct) would," rape a woman.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS is not identifying the two officers because police have closed the investigation without substantiating the claims against the pair. A police spokeswoman says neither has a disciplinary record and both have letters of appreciation in their files.
According to court and law enforcement records, Farkarlun has had dozens of contacts with authorities during the past 10 years.
CONTINUUM OF MINNEAPOLIS / U.S. / JUDICIAL / POLICE STATE TYRANNY COMPILED BY AARON JAMES AT WWW.AARONJAMESSTORY.COM