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Monday, May 16, 2016

Officer Skokie

TWO WEEKS AGO!

Detective Tyriq Pile and his beautiful wife, Detective Sirena Pile were driving home from a very well deserved vacation....

We had been working pretty hard lately and things had been pretty quiet...They had sent their three babies to Sirena's mother's house and the two had driven to Virginia for a week...They were due back at work in two days and were coming home early...

"Rico, I had such a great time....I swear...I didn't want to come back." said Sirena...

"Me too Honey Bunch....Maybe in July...On our Wedding Anniversary.. We'll go back..."said Tyriq...

"Ouuu that sounds like fun....Yes...Book our reservations now...Maybe Duke and Hazel will be free to go with us..."said Sirena...

"Rico...there's a cop car behind us...." said Sirena...

"I see it...Let me pull over."said Tyriq..

Tyriq pulled over...



The Police car pulled up behind him...It was a Pennsylvania State Police Car...A young white state policeman got out of his car and strutted up to their car..He was chewing gum and had on sunglasses..

He stared at Tyriq and Sirena..

"You know you were goin at 60 in a 55 mile speed limit zone?" he asked.

"Are you kidding? My husband was barely going the speed limit...."said Sirena..

"I believe I was talking to your husband mam." said the officer...

"She's right...I was barely going 55." said Tyriq...

"Oh ,so I'm a liar right pal?" said the officer..

"I'm just saying,I think you're mistaken officer. Skokie is that? John Skokie??"said Tyriq...

"Get out of the car. Don't worry about what my name is." he said.

Tyriq got out of the car and was frisked...

The officer looked in his wallet...

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you're a cop!!! Philadelphia city cop eh?" he said.

"I'm Detective Tyriq Pile, Criminal Investigation Division and my wife is Detective Sirena Pile, also of Criminal Investigation Divison.."said Tyriq.

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I seee...Big wig Detectives huh?  Well you also crossed lanes without signaling.."he said.

"You're crazy...I've been in the same lane for close to an hour.."said Tyriq.

"Calling me a liar again huh?  Well since you're a fellow cop I'm not going to take you guys in...but I am going to write you a ticket..."he said..

Sirena looked at the ticket..

$160.00 for this?? You're crazy...Rico, we are going to fight this." she said..

"Mam...you should really learn to let your husband handle his business and keep your mouth shut.."he said.

Tyriq went to lunge at the cop, but Sirena wisely grabbed him and got in between them...

"Rico..be cool...we'll just go to court and fight it...We got his name, Officer John Skokie."she said..

The Officer smiled..

"Smart woman...Just make sure you spell it right...S-K-O-K-I-E ...Yall two have a nice night and don't speed and remember to signal before you change lanes.." he said and got in his car and pulled off..laughing....

Tyriq stood there fuming...

"Guys like him make it tough on all of us." he muttered..

"Come on sweetie...Don't let that jackass, Skokie ruin what has been a great vacation." said Sirena...

II-
TODAY!


At a sleazy hotel in downtown Philadelphia....Detectives Carlotta Rodriguez-Wallace and James "Jimmy" Barlow stood over the body of a young shapely and attractive woman...clad in only a bra and panties. She was lying on the floor ,face up, her lifeless eyes staring at the ceiling....We would find out later that her name was Glynnis...Glynnis Cartwright...Her girlfriend, another shapely and attractive woman also clad only in bra and panties  sat in the corner, weeping...

"Oh My God...Glynnie is dead...She was new...She hadn't been doin this long...I told her she wasn't built for this...Oh lord..she dead..ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh lawdddddddd.."she wept silently...
 "Look at her Jimmy......She can't be over 29 years old...What was she doing here?" asked Carlotta to no one in particular...She was wearing latex gloves and observing the body....
"This was a party Carlotta...Looks like it got out of hand." said Jimmy...adjusting his latex gloves  and looking at the body..

Three white males...none over the age of 28 sat in the corner.....they were clad in t shirts, boxer shorts and black socks....They looked hung over.......

Dr. Hazel Baylor ,the Forensic Investigator and her team entered the room from the hallway... they snapped photos and dusted for prints and checked for DNA evidence.

"Oh My God...She is soo young..." said Hazel observing the body....

Just then ,Detective Tyriq Pile entered the room...

''Whoa...What happened here?" asked Tyriq..

"By the amount of alcohol and cocaine here...this looks like a party that uh got out of hand..." said Carlotta...

Tyriq scanned the room ...He looked at the three white males...One he recognized...

"You know those guys Rico?...Unfortunately...They're all cops...Pennsylvania State Troopers..."."said Carlotta.

"They were the ones having the party."said Jimmy.

Tyriq smiled and walked over to one...

"Officer John Skokie IS THAT YOU??? ....Well, Well,Well...You don't remember me do you?" he asked..

Officer Skokie was still drunk....He looked up...

"Should I?" he asked.

"You pulled me and my wife over about two weeks ago and gave me a $160.00 dollar ticket on some bogus charges...NOW DO YOU REMEMBER?" he said.

Suddenly he did and he began to get a look of dread on his face...He knew that his goose was cooked..

"L-L-Look man...I'm sorry about that...Uh this isn't what it looks like..uh..Look we are all law enforcement...Same team man...You-You -You guys gotta clean this up." he said.

"I Knowwwwwwwwwwwwww you aren't saying this to me..."said Tyriq...

"Look..I'll..I'll make that ticket go away..." he said.

Tyriq looked at Jimmy...

"You hear this jamolk?" he asked.

"Yeah man, he tried to bribe you too huh?  He pulled the race card on me..talking about us both being white and how I should understand.."said Jimmy....

''Wowwww...Unbelievable...Look at this...Enough blow to light up the neighborhood on this table and all this liquor....and two pros.....And these guys are off duty cops....If your wife was still in Internal Affairs, she'd have a field day with this..."laughed Tyriq...

"I'm jealous ...He didn't try to make any deal with me..."laughed Carlotta...

Just then a familiar voice was heard...

"He's going to have to explain to more than just you guys.."came the voice of Attorney Olivia Bennett-Alexander, who entered the room with her niece, Attorney Beverly West and her husband, Investigator, Donnie Ray Alexander..





Carlotta smiled..

"Olivia...please tell me this guy isn't your client.."said Carlotta...

"He's not...I am representing about five people...All young, African-American motorists who claim to have been pulled over by him and given huge fines on bogus charges on the highway...And one person ,who was unjustly arrested...Isn't that right Officer Skokie?" said Olivia...

He looked at her derisively....

"Yeah, well you're looking at a seventh and an eighth Livy...This dreck pulled me and Sirena over two weeks ago and fined me $160.00 dollars for switching lanes without signaling...I was in the same lane for about an hour...and driving over the speed limit...I was barely driving the speed limit..."said Tyriq..

Beverly passed Officer Skokie a summons...

"Well pal..you have a court date....You're being sued by six people...for Harrassment and unlawful arrest...We'll see you in court..." she said.



"Not if I see you first." he groaned.



Beverly smiled sweetly and laughed.


"Just be there and uh...wear some pants." she said

"From the looks of things...He's got other problems..." said Donnie Ray...

"He sure does...This young lady didn't die of blunt force trauma as they said...She died of manual strangulation...She was murdered.." said Hazel...

"You're in big doo doo now Johnny boy..." said Tyriq..

"So All you guys are gonna gang up on me now right? What is this some type of club?? Talk about racial profiling...Sheeeesh!" he said...

Tyriq smiled..

Carlotta  handcuffed him...and read him his rights...

"I would wisely advise you not to say anything more.." she said.

Jimmy handcuffed the other two men...and signaled for two officers...One Latino and One White to take the trio outside and to central booking...

John Skokie looked at Jimmy...

"So you go along with this,?" he asked..

''Shut up."said Jimmy.

The other two men, both so drunk they could barely stand, remained silent..

"Wow,looks like you guys have your work cut out....I'll make that ticket go away Rico...I'll represent you for free.." said Olivia..

"Thanks doll, but I went to court...This clown didn't show up and the judge tossed it out..."said Tyriq..

"That's called Justice right? " laughed  Donnie Ray..

"Yeah...How about that?" laughed Tyriq..

Carlotta looked at Hazel..

"If your guys are through...we can release the body." she said.

"Okay guys...wheel her out..."said Hazel...

"Take the other girl downtown for questioning...Maybe she'll help us sort this thing out.."said Carlotta..

"Wow! What a mess..."said Beverly...

"It is...Come on guys,let's get out of their way...See you later Rico, Carlotta, Jimmy and Hazel.."said Olivia..

 "Goodbye,Livy, Beverly.. Donnie Ray"said Carlotta..
 "Liv, Bev,Donnie Ray...Take it easy,but take it!"said Tyriq..
 "See you Liv,Bev, Donnie Ray."said Hazel..
"Later on guys."said Jimmy...

They all watched as the body of the dead girl was wheeled out of the hotel...
An all too normal sight in their lives..



III-
My name is Assistant District Attorney, Keith Wallace...I prosecute homicides and other major crimes I was sitting in at Headquarters when my wife and her two partners came back with three drunken State troopers...

While this looked like a routine case...It actually wasn't..Which was why I was here ,Along with Lt.Sissy Van Buren..
Detective Edwin "Duke "Baylor
and FBI Deputy Special Agent in charge, Sharon Ferrell-Hopkins...


An officer wheeled the three still drunken, barely dressed men into the interrogation room...

"We caught a routine murder today."said Carlotta...who gave me a soft kiss..

"Not as routine as you may think..."I said.

"Really? What's up...We found a dead prostitute in a sleaze bag hotel...and three drunk State Troopers that partied a little too hard.."said Tyriq..

"A little deeper than that Rico."said Duke..

"First off...Your dead girl was no pro..She was an investigative reporter named Glynnis Cartwright...She was undercover ,investigating drug smuggling and usage and transportation by a group of rogue State Troopers."said Sissy...

"You guys put her on the street?" asked Jimmy...

"No we didn't.. She came to us about a week ago...She was afraid she had gotten in too deep..She thought her cover might be blown...We told her to come in and let us handle it..and she said she would ,but we didn't get to her in time."said Sissy..



Angie,Sirena and Hop walked in just then...They had been out to lunch....

"You'll never guess who we have in the fishbowl.."said Tyriq to Sirena..

"Brooklyn Decker." joked Sirena..

"Not that good...Officer John Skokie...or I should say soon to be former Officer John Skokie."laughed Tyriq..

Sirena peered in at him and busted out laughing...

"Really? What did he do?" laughed Sirena...

"That's the clown you told me about Sirena..That gave you and Rico that $160.00 ticket on bogus charges two weeks ago..??"asked Angie..

"The same.."said Sirena..

''Well he's got a lot of explaining to do."said Sissy..

''Sure does...We saw Olivia Bennett and her niece and husband...They are repping six motorists who say he did the same thing to them that he did to Rico and Sirena..He's got a nice class action suit on his hands...and he tried to bribe both me and Rico.."said Jimmy..

"He didn't try to make a deal with you Little Sis? You must be slipping."joked Angie ,who hugged Carlotta.

"I know...I am sooo upset.."laughed Carlotta.

"Chica...You, Rico and Jimmy go interview these three clowns in the fishbowl....Sirena, you and Hop go to the M.E.'s office and see what Hazel has to say about cause of death..."said Sissy..



"We're on it!" said Carlotta, Tyriq and Jimmy...


"On it Boss Lady!" said Sirena and Hop..

"Ouu, I just loooovvve my detectives." said Sissy..giggling like a school girl...

IV-
The woman named Glynnis's body lie on the cold metal slab.

Hop stared at her....

His partner, Sirena talked to Hazel..

"What happened here Haze?" asked Sirena..

''She ingested enough Coke to take down a horse...I can look at her system and tell that she wasn't a user...This was a first time for her...and she was strangled..by one of those men...during rough sex....I'll know who when I get a DNA sample from all three of them.." said Hazel..

"She wasn't a prostitute, She was a reporter..An investigative journalist....She was in a little over her head.."said Sirena..

"She may have been taken advantage of...I found three different types of semen inside of her...In her vaginal area and in her anus...and on the body in general...."said Hazel..

"I'm sure she didn't mean to go that far...She probably was trying to protect her cover.." said Sirena..

"Wow..What was she investigating...??" asked Hazel..

"She found some kind of connection between huge shipments of Heroin and Coke coming into the city via some rogue cops.."  said Sirena..

"You think her cover was blown?" asked Hazel..

"That's what we have to find out."said Hop...

V-
Meanwhile, Duke and I stood outside that hotel...

"This is where the party went down Keith." said Duke..

"Glynnis...What did you discover? What did you find out?" I asked no one in particular...


(TO BE CONTINUED)


2 comments:

Lisa said...

Loved this opening..How Did I miss this yesterday?

Zulu said...

It is quite obvious by this and another story I read that featured your Lawyer charactors ,who by the way were in this story that you are a supporter of the Black Lives Matter Movement...Thanks brother for reppin in the real world..(I read Keith's Space,your other blog) and in the world of your fiction....You are a true revolutionary!