Editor’s Note: We praise the attorney Robin Shellow (photo to right) for her courage to stand-up against these bullies with badges. We did include a link to her web site.
This case is a PERFECT example as to why ToxicCops exist! We do NOT believe ALL cops are bad; however, we will expose those who tarnish the badge! And this ex-cop tarnished that badge of those police officers who wear the shield with honor.This is disturbing and alarming at same time! A TRUSTED police officer IS CHARGED WITH RAPE! More disturbing….the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office failed to prosecute the officer even though the evidence supported her claim. WTF??? A prosecutor subsequently wrote, “While I did find the victim’s version of events credible, I did not believe that her testimony would be strong enough to successfully prosecute Officer Cates.”
Meanwhile, internal affairs confronted Cates with DNA evidence linking him and the victim. He told three different stories, finally saying there had been a voluntary sexual encounter. His victim read in the newspaper that he had been fired for lying and for “idling and loafing” on duty, words that mocked what had been done to her.
The first was a domestic violence battery in 2000. Cates’ then-girlfriend said he shoved and choked her. Prosecutors offered Cates a diversion agreement which allowed him to avoid charges… Ladmarald Cates faces a maximum possible penalty of life in prison if convicted of the two federal felonies, which include violating the woman’s civil rights while acting under the color of law and using a firearm in the commission of an act of violence… “Both the District Attorney’s office and Milwaukee Police Department have admitted they knew of prior accusations,” [the victim's attorney] Robin Shellow (photo) said. “They ought to be ashamed of themselves”…