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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Calvert County Sheriffs: "I was just going to work..."

My experience with Calvert County Sheriffs on Monday, July 10th, 2017

Hello, my name is Adrian A. Hall. On Monday, July 10th, 2017 at around 6:45am, the start of an unnecessary day began.

I am a member of the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers apart of the International Union of Bricklayers and work as a mason for JT Thorpe & Son at IHI Kiewitt located at Covepoint in Lusby, Maryland.

I drive a 60 mile commute every morning which is around an hour of a commute one way for me. I leave between 5:30AM and 5:45AM. I arrive at an offsite where I park my car usually between 6:45AM and 7AM. I get on a shuttle bus that takes me from the offsite parking lot to the work site, where I walk the rest of the way and sign in before 7:30AM. I get back home sometime around 7PM. We work ten hours a day (scheduled) at five to six days a week.

So on Monday, July 10th, 2017 at around 6:45am, I was within the last 10-15 miles or so before I got to work. Google Maps said that I’d arrive around 7:05am, so I was within a good time. I was on route 4 (which turns into route 2) behind a minivan and a few other cars for a while (maybe 20 miles or so). A Calvert County Sheriff vehicle made a right turn onto my road ahead of traffic. As a response, all cars slowed down to a bit under 50MPH in a 55MPH zone.

The Calvert County Sheriff started driving slowly onto the road, and then proceeded to accelerate to ride with the flow of traffic. He then road along the right side of my vehicle, looked inside, then lagged back, pulled behind me, and turned his lights on to pull me over. I was on the phone (hands free Bluetooth device) with my wife, Tantalia A. Hall, for majority of the trip.

The officer walked to my passenger side and was hostile. He yelled at me saying that he pulled me over because I was speeding. I asked him how if I had been behind other vehicles. He said to me that I was the lead vehicle, and I stated that I had been behind the same van for a while, and that I saw him when he actually pulled onto the road. He told me that he’s not going to argue back and forward with me, and that I was wrong. He then asked for my license and registration.

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16 comments:

Anonymous said...

OMG, how corrupt can a county be? I hope this guy sues the pants off of them. Absolutely no sense in doing this to someone who is just trying to go to work.

Anonymous said...

Limelight Lewis has his minions out there targeting people on their way to work everyday. Those people need to have a license and will pay the fines.

Anonymous said...

Sickening. Doing everything right and minding your own business turns into THIS hell?!

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry this happened to you. Get a good lawyer. You deserve a public apology.

Anonymous said...

I'm so PO'ed I can't even comment.

Anonymous said...

There is more to this story. Wait and see.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a nightmare

Anonymous said...

Was the cameras rolling on this?
Would love to see the actual footage.
If the gentleman is telling the 100% truth the footage would help him. Then he could sue the department.

Anonymous said...

You hear rumors of this behavior all the time but when someone comes forward with an actual account it is sickening. I pray you come forward with the truth and you find much support.

Anonymous said...

This makes me SICK!!! I can tell you from driving 60k miles a year all over the east coast that if you see a Black man under 35 pulled over his car is getting searched almost automatically. I have seen an officer literally choke his dog with a chain jerk and claim the pain yelp was a signal. I have seen a cop cause an accident and the victim gets arrested for DUI. We all see them driving recklessly on their cell phones. They lie and manipulate in their conversations with the public to try to find arrestable offenses. I have had them lie to make a traffic stop. I have seen them plant evidence. I have been threatened with violence for respectfully asking a question. I saw cops firing pepper spray into a New Year's Eve crowd lined up to ender a bar. 11 officers barreled into the line slamming into people all to grab one unarmed man who was quietly standing unaware. My wife has had an officer put a flashlight an inch from her eyes at night then tell her that if she touched the flashlight it was assaulting a police officer. This was done as punishment for having bail money ready 5 minutes after her friends unwarrented and illegal arrest. If you talk about these types of stories then suddenly every officer, friend or family member of an officer wants to say you hate the police and that you don't respect their service. I have seen plenty of good too but situations like this should NO LONGER BE TOLERATED!! If you are a good cop and you don't speak up when you see stuff like this from your co-workers, then you are not a good cop, you are part of the problem.
The "justice system" has been doing this FOREVER in this country but thanks to police militarization now you see it happening to white boys too so it becomes an issue. How can anyone say, with a straight face, that we live in a free country when this story is happening every day in every county in every state. I feel like the kids who were throwing malatofs in Baltimore are more justified in their actions than cops like this. After all the Boston Tea party was piracy, destruction of property, breaking and entering, trespassing, burglary and probably a bunch of other violations from the countless, burdensome, redundant, cabalistic codes of law we all must follow. Well all of us except the ones who wrote it and the ones who enforce it.

Anonymous said...

Pretty Sure Calvert Deputies wear body cams. wonder what will come out when that footage comes to light.

Anonymous said...

If you aren't doing anything wrong you have nothing to worry about.
Statutory Laws are a good thing.
Common Law is for idiots who lived in the 1700's.

Droford said...

Calvert Co Sherriffs dept is also on the A&E show live PD..they have a video crew following them around most of the time..maybe there's video of the incident.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This makes me SICK!!! I can tell you from driving 60k miles a year all over the east coast that if you see a Black man under 35 pulled over his car is getting searched almost automatically. I have seen an officer literally choke his dog with a chain jerk and claim the pain yelp was a signal. I have seen a cop cause an accident and the victim gets arrested for DUI. We all see them driving recklessly on their cell phones. They lie and manipulate in their conversations with the public to try to find arrestable offenses. I have had them lie to make a traffic stop. I have seen them plant evidence. I have been threatened with violence for respectfully asking a question. I saw cops firing pepper spray into a New Year's Eve crowd lined up to ender a bar. 11 officers barreled into the line slamming into people all to grab one unarmed man who was quietly standing unaware. My wife has had an officer put a flashlight an inch from her eyes at night then tell her that if she touched the flashlight it was assaulting a police officer. This was done as punishment for having bail money ready 5 minutes after her friends unwarrented and illegal arrest. If you talk about these types of stories then suddenly every officer, friend or family member of an officer wants to say you hate the police and that you don't respect their service. I have seen plenty of good too but situations like this should NO LONGER BE TOLERATED!! If you are a good cop and you don't speak up when you see stuff like this from your co-workers, then you are not a good cop, you are part of the problem.
The "justice system" has been doing this FOREVER in this country but thanks to police militarization now you see it happening to white boys too so it becomes an issue. How can anyone say, with a straight face, that we live in a free country when this story is happening every day in every county in every state. I feel like the kids who were throwing malatofs in Baltimore are more justified in their actions than cops like this. After all the Boston Tea party was piracy, destruction of property, breaking and entering, trespassing, burglary and probably a bunch of other violations from the countless, burdensome, redundant, cabalistic codes of law we all must follow. Well all of us except the ones who wrote it and the ones who enforce it.

July 17, 2017 at 2:31 PM

You must be a black person.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
This makes me SICK!!! I can tell you from driving 60k miles a year all over the east coast that if you see a Black man under 35 pulled over his car is getting searched almost automatically. I have seen an officer literally choke his dog with a chain jerk and claim the pain yelp was a signal. I have seen a cop cause an accident and the victim gets arrested for DUI. We all see them driving recklessly on their cell phones. They lie and manipulate in their conversations with the public to try to find arrestable offenses. I have had them lie to make a traffic stop. I have seen them plant evidence. I have been threatened with violence for respectfully asking a question. I saw cops firing pepper spray into a New Year's Eve crowd lined up to ender a bar. 11 officers barreled into the line slamming into people all to grab one unarmed man who was quietly standing unaware. My wife has had an officer put a flashlight an inch from her eyes at night then tell her that if she touched the flashlight it was assaulting a police officer. This was done as punishment for having bail money ready 5 minutes after her friends unwarrented and illegal arrest. If you talk about these types of stories then suddenly every officer, friend or family member of an officer wants to say you hate the police and that you don't respect their service. I have seen plenty of good too but situations like this should NO LONGER BE TOLERATED!! If you are a good cop and you don't speak up when you see stuff like this from your co-workers, then you are not a good cop, you are part of the problem.
The "justice system" has been doing this FOREVER in this country but thanks to police militarization now you see it happening to white boys too so it becomes an issue. How can anyone say, with a straight face, that we live in a free country when this story is happening every day in every county in every state. I feel like the kids who were throwing malatofs in Baltimore are more justified in their actions than cops like this. After all the Boston Tea party was piracy, destruction of property, breaking and entering, trespassing, burglary and probably a bunch of other violations from the countless, burdensome, redundant, cabalistic codes of law we all must follow. Well all of us except the ones who wrote it and the ones who enforce it.

July 17, 2017 at 2:31 PM

If they are being searched that means they smelled marijuana, saw drugs or paraphanalia, got permission to search the car or the dogs acted on a scent.

Did you forget that the majority of crimes committed are from blacks under the age of 35. DUH!

Anonymous said...

PRESS RELEASE

Sheriff Mike Evans and the Calvert County Sheriff's Office is aware of the various accusations being made by a commuter during a recent traffic stop in Calvert County. The commuter was stopped during a laser enforced traffic initiative. The speed was recorded as 76 mph in a 55 mph zone. During the stop a K-9 unit positively alerted to the odor of narcotics in the vehicle, giving probable cause for a search. The commuter was on the phone with his wife during the encounter. It was learned during the stop that his wife has an active order for protection against him. Deputies began to investigate the protective order and the presence of narcotics. The commuter actively hindered that investigation by refusing to stop talking on the phone and allow a probable cause search to take place. He was subsequently arrested and charged with hindering the drug investigation and resisting arrest. He was also cited for speeding. The violation of the protective order is still under investigation.

Although we have not yet received a specific complaint, we take these accusations on social media very seriously. An investigation into the events that occurred during the stop was immediately initiated and is on-going. Once all of the facts are gathered a more detailed response will follow. The Sheriff's Office has every intention of keeping this investigation as transparent as possible.