Sunday, September 10, 2006

Care to be tasered?

The following is stories from police officers who were tasered during training. As part of their training they usually receive a 5 second hit, and these are a few of the results. Most police officers are shape when they are subjected to tasering, what does this do to someone who not in the kind of shape most law enforcement are in, when the are being arrested for whatever reason?

Stcop: I am trying to locate any officer(s) who may have sustained any immediate or "long term" injuries/damage from their receiving shock from a taser during training. All responses will be kept confidential. Thanks.
8er55: I was "Tazed" on May 25th for our formal Tazer training. I sustained injury to my 5th Toracic vertabra.
Tased: My husband was tased. He was on his stomach with his arms crossed across his chest. Two people were holding him down, one on each shoulder. He jerked up after being tased and dislocated his shoulder. He recently dislocated it again by just jumping into a pool. He has to see an orthopedic surgeon and hopefully he will tell us that if not for the 1st dislocation, the 2nd wouldn't have happened.
Ietrich: I was tased on June 22nd. I pulled two muscles around my rotator cuff. If that wasnt enough, I ruptured two discs between my C5 and C6 vertabra. Surgery pending. This was with the X-26 Taser and with spotters, I never hit the ground.
8er55: bdietrich- email me at I have tried yours but Yahoo says you don't have an account.
N/A: I have a friend that is a law enforcement officer that recently received severe injury to his right shoulder after being exposed to the taser gun during a certification class. The injury resulted in his shoulder dislocating, fractured humerous, and had to sustain major reconstruction surgery. I have more detailed information please reply to my e-mail and I will give you information to contact this officer. Your information will also be extremely helpful to his ongoing situation.
Marq:I have information of a Law Enforcement Officer that was recently injured while being exposed to the taser gun. He was standing up and had two other officers spotting him on each side of his arms. The officer never hit the ground during the exposure to the X26 taser. This information has also been posted previously by another friend prior to this response. We are very concearned for all and any other officers safety in taser training. Please respond ASAP to this message if you have any information, as I have more information also to share. Thank You!
Tom: I am an attorney and represent a former deputy sherrif that sustained a spinal fracture as a direct result of taking a hit from the Tazer during training in July of 2002. We have filed a lawsuit against Taser that has been in litigation for over a year. I would like to speak to anyone who has sustained an injury during training as a direct result from a Taser hit. Please call at 602-230-1188 or email me at You can also call my co-counsel, John Dillingham at 602-468-1811 or email him at Thanks.
Ruf: Hello,I am a police officer in a similar situation. I will be contacting some of you via email. If anyone wants to get ahold of me click on the email icon above my post. Thanks
8er55: It's official I have two broken vertebra in my thoracic area from "riding the lightnin".
Ranglin: My name is Robert Anglen, I am a reporter with the Arizona Republic in Phoenix. For months, I have been researching Tasers and have written stories linking the stun guns to several deaths. Recently, officers have contacted me about injuries sustained during Taser training exercises. I am trying to determine if these are isolated incidents or a developing trend. Feel free to call me at 602-444-8694 or reach me by email at Thanks for your help.
TaserInj: I have been a police officer for 4 ½ years and I am 34 years old. I received an injury at Taser Training. On 08-17-04, I was attending Taser Training and I was connected to the Taser X26. The first probe was connected to the rear of my right shoulder and the second probe was connected to the rear of my left hip. I was exposed to the Taser for 5 seconds. I felt pain throughout my body but mainly between my shoulder blades. After the exposure, I still felt pain between my shoulder blades. On 08-18-04, I went to an orthopedic doctor and I was diagnosed with a compression fracture at the 4th thoracic vertebrae. A bone scan showed that the compression fracture was new. I also had a MRI and CT scan, which also showed a compression fracture. Due to the compression fracture, I still have an aching pain between my shoulder blades. When I attempt to twist my mid back or take a deep breath, I feel a sharp pain between my shoulder blades. Because of the pain, I have not worked since August. I also had a DEXA scan which showed that I have osteopenia. Osteopenia refers to bone mineral density (a measurement of the level of minerals in the bones, which indicates how dense and strong they are) that is lower than normal but not low enough to be classified as osteoporosis. Some people who have osteopenia may not have bone loss; they may just naturally have a lower bone density. Most people with osteopenia will not develop osteoporosis. However, sometimes osteopenia indicates progressive bone loss that could lead to osteoporosis. After several months of dealing with worker’s compensation, tests, and doctors, I will be having surgery on my back. The doctor will be conducting a kyphoplasty surgery and injecting a bone substitute. Please send me information on your injury and treatment.
Stcop: Sorry I haven't gotten back to some of you. From the looks of it, my suspicions were correct. There have been a lot of injuries to law enforcement officers that even our departments aren't aware of. Otherwise, I don't think they would still require "mandatory" shocks.For those to whom I have not spoken with, I went to the training class on May 8,2004. On May 31st, I awoke with severe bruising on my arms and legs. My doctors thought I was suffering from an autoimmune disease (ITP) which is caused when the spleen attacks your blood platelets as foreign objects. I immediately suspected the taser shock since the probe was placed in my waistband near my spleen. I still have the burn scar. After numerous tests and three bone marrow biopsies, I was subsequently diagnosis with a bone marrow disorder "aplastic anemia" which occurs when the bone marrow stops making the correct amount of blood cells. There are no known causes, however, most of your bone marrow is produced in the hip/pelvis which is obviously where the probe was placed on me. I am currently scheduled for a bone marrow transplant in January. I have not yet sought a doctor's opinion as to whether a 50,000 volt shock could cause or at least aggravate my condition. I strongly feel it had something to do with it. Be that as it may, I have found that most officers I've been in contact with through this forum, including myself, feel the taser is a great tool and have seen it used successfully. Unfortunately for some, like myself, we relied on our instructor's assurances that the experience was "safe" and now suffer the consequence of not being able to make an informed decision. If I had known officers were suffering some of the injuries posted here I would not have agreed. My goal was to change the mandatory testing requirement at my department absent any further safety testing. While my department still considers the taser "safe" I was successful in getting them to change to a voluntary testing policy. I encourage everyone here to do the same.Several of you have asked if I was considering legal action. That is a possiblity, but in my case, would be a difficult case to prove. Some of you should probably be in contact with an attorney. I have spoken with attorney Tom Wilmer who has posted a message here on this forum. He is quite knowledgeable on the subject and I would encourage all to make contact with him.If I can be of any further assistance, don't hesitate to contact me. Good luck to
Puck: I was Tased for 5 second ride on 11-10-04. I continue to have back and chest pain that limits movement and activity.Initially I just discounted everything as sore muscles from the Taser and then as it worsened I self diagnosed myself as having Pleurisy. When I went to see the doctor I again skimmed over the Taser and it's effects and had the doctor convinced that I must have Pleurisy. He put me on anti-inflammatories and scheduled a CT scan. The scan came back normal and the meds don't really alleviate the aches and pains. I'm scheduled to see the doctor for followup visit this week and have printed out much of these comments for him to review. Beginning to believe that I am one of the unfortunate few to suffer a more serious injury from the Taser. Will post more as I learn it. It is comforting to hear others with the same complaints as I....was beginning to think I was just imagining all this.
Sam807: I too was injured by the Taser. My 7th Thoracic vertabrae was crushed during the training program. I have since been forced to retire from the only job I ever loved. I want to give the following advice to anyone else who is injured by the taser. get medical attention immediately, including x-rays. if a fracture shows up, get a bone scan and a bone density test (Dexa scan). the bone scan will determine if the injury is fresh. the dexa scan will determine if you have osteoporosis or osteopenia. Then, contact a good attorney. Make sure you document everything. Collect all mdecial documents, get second opinions from other doctors and anytime you get any type of scan (X-ray, bone density, Dexa scan, MRI, CT, etc) ask for copies. if you haven't been tased yet and still plan on receiving the training, please, for your own sake, see your doctor first and get a dexa scan to rule out osteoporosis/osteopenia. I wish I had but I was told the Taser can't hurt me. Taser says it is safe and continues to do so, but I am living proof that it can cripple someone who has osteoporosis. I was 44 when it happened.
Pnut51: Update: I have received results from an MRI and it shows compression fractures at T4 (20%) and T5 (10%) of thoracic vertebra. Doctor says the discs appear intact and that these fractures should heal within a few more months.I still have some back and chest pain but it has gotten much better over time.I continue to work and am considering my options.Am particularly concerned about long term health issues as a result of these fractures.Would appreciate comments from others with similar injuries and prognosis.
Jmills: I was tazed during training in 04/2004, the full five seconds. Nine days later, I was having emergency surgery for a ruptured colon. I ended up with a temporary colostomy and was septic from the rupture in my abdomen. I then had a second surgery in 06/2004 to reverse the colostomy. I was off work for four months and exhausted my sick time. Filing a suit against Tazer is definately in my near future.
Michael: I sustained an injury in January of 05 while working as a reserve officer. I was fresh out of the academy and had only been working for roughly 5 months.I received a serious back injury while taking the 5 second ride from a Taser during training. I was sent to a workers comp doctor and they found nothing. I was sent home with some pain pills and told that I probably just had sore muscles and possibly asthma since I had trouble breathing from intense pain in my ribs.It was the most severe and intolerable pain in the center of my back which left me with very limited mobility. It was even worse at night I spent my nights sleeping sitting up and had trouble breathing due to sharp rib pain. I was too stubborn to seek a second opinion. Finally my wife drug me to an emergency room were I learned that my T5 vertibrae was fractured possibly from my back muscles tightening up so much from the taser hit! I was referred to a specialist but never went because workers comp wanted me to see their doctors. I was told by a workers comp orthopedic surgeon that I was too young to have back surgery and that my back would be healed by December 05 at the latest. I assumed the doctor knew what he was talking about and I waited it out to see if I would heal. The pain diminished to an extent but never completely went away. It has since worsened, I still have the back pain and now I am having pain in my legs and feet accompanied by numbness in my feet and hands. I called government claims back up I was sent back to the workers comp dcotor a few months ago. I was told that based on my symptoms it seemed I had nerve damage from a back injury but they cold not prove that it was from the only back injury I ever had as a result of a taser! It must have been another injury! Based upon the good doctors judgement. So I was released from care. I am still in physical pain and feel that my career as an officer was taken from me and my life has been greatly altered with no way of getting back what I have lost. I am also fearful of going back physical hobbies such as weight lifting and wakeboarding in fear that it could aggravate my condition.I am currently working for a local car dealership , were I have been for the past three years. My boss knows I am in constant pain and has been very supportive through all of this. However I am fearful that my condition will worsen to the point that I may not be able to work as efficiently as needed. I already think that I will have a hard time trying to start a career else were because I would be a liability.
Beachcop: Im a PO for a so cal city. I was recently tased during training for the full 5 sec ride. I experienced pain immediately in between my shoulder blades near the upper middle part of my back. I was told by the staff that it was normal and it would go away in a couple of days. A week later the pain had not lessened and I filed IOD paperwork at my station. I have had two x-rays done now and both had different results. The first doctor said "I have a severe muscle strain". The second doctor said, "There is compression to the superior plate of the T5 most likely due to Osteopenia, however there is widening of the superior mediastinum that needs further investigation. A CT scan was suggested. I am waiting for the CT and I requested a DEXA scan for bone density. I have never injured myself, I am 30 years old and I have lifted weights and worked out for the last 11 years of my life 5-6 days a week. I played volleyball in highscool/college and take care of myself. I have not missed work yet, they put my on light/mod duty but I am going to still work a black/white. I have missed the gym the last week trying to let my back rest. Any suggestions? I dont know how I would have osteopenia because I eat well, take vitamins everyday, I dont have a under/over weight problem, and I exercise a lot. Are they giving me the run around?

Listen to this smart ass.
Opelwasp: An idea: if you have a heart condition, don't commit a crime that would warrent a "shock". that should clear that up, eh?other than shocking, what do you propose? just shooting the perp and hope you dont kill them?I don't care what it takes, or who I take down. I'M GOING HOME TONIGHT!!
What did you do before you had a fucking taser??…you used you goddamn muscles! If you were in shape like you should be you then you would be able to take the bad guy down using your smarts, and strength.

Monday, September 04, 2006

DUI arrest wasn't a first for officer

Todd Adams, the Ventura County Community College District police officer arrested while on duty this week on suspicion of driving a patrol car while intoxicated, was convicted in May of a DUI and vandalism.
Adams paid $2,626 in fines in connection with the two convictions, according to Ventura County Superior Court records. Adams lives in Oxnard and was arrested by Oxnard police in December 2005.
California Highway Patrol officers arrested Adams again at gunpoint at 3:55 a.m. Thursday along eastbound Highway 118 near Simi Valley. Adams was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance and driving while intoxicated, according to the CHP. Capt. Cliff Williams, commander of the CHP's Moorpark office, said a police dispatcher had broadcast a notice that a police car was seen weaving around. Williams said Adams failed a series of roadside sobriety tests. He said CHP officers drew their guns after pulling Adams over for their safety and that of Adams because they knew he was on duty and armed.
James Botting, Adams' boss and chief of the Ventura County Community College District's Police Department, declined to comment about Adams' most recent arrest when contacted this week, saying only it was under investigation. As to Adams' conviction in May, Botting said he knew about it.
Botting referred all questions about the district's policy on the conduct of its police officers to Patricia Parham, associate vice chancellor of human resources. The district employs 18 sworn officers. They are charged with investigating crimes and providing security to district students, faculty, staff members and visitors at Moorpark, Oxnard and Ventura colleges. While they work for the district, these officers have the same powers as other police officers.
Applicants to the district's police department must pass a thorough background investigation, Parham said. As with other police officers, they must be of good moral character and be free of any felony convictions.
As part of this, the district hires investigators to do background checks on candidates.
As with Botting, Parham would not comment on Adams' conviction in May and what steps, if any, the district took because of the conviction. They also would not say how long Adams has worked for the district.
But Parham said she would recommend in general that any officer who's been convicted of a DUI be evaluated by an outside doctor to determine whether he or she was "fit to come back to work."
"While this is not a written policy, it's something that I would recommend," she said.
Parham said the district also provides counseling for employees who have substance-abuse problems. And while police officers are subject to drug screening before they are hired, the district conducts no periodic drug screening after they are on the job.
As with police officers throughout California, officers working for the district are protected by the Peace Officers Bill of Rights. Among other things, the 1977 law provides police officers with the right to see — in advance — anything derogatory placed in their personnel files.
Mary Anne Rooney, who chairs the district's Board of Trustees, said she's comfortable that the district is following the law with regards to its treatment of Adams.
Larry Miller, the board's vice chairman, said he's confident Botting "is working closely with the appropriate authorities to determine the facts of the case regarding Officer Todd Adams."
Miller said he hopes Adams has good union and legal representation. ********************************************************* I think all officers should have to take a UA at least a few times a year...I wonder how of them would test positive.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The rest is history...

A businessman was getting ready to go on a long business trip. He knew his wife was a flirtatious sort with an extremely healthy sex drive, so he thought he'd better buy her a little something to keep her occupied while he was gone. He went to a store that sold sex toys and started looking around for something special to please his wife, and started talking to the old man behind the counter. He explained his situation. The old man said, "Well, We have vibrating dildos, special attachments, and so on, but I don't know of anything that will keep her occupied for weeks, except---" and he stopped. "Except what?" the man asked. "Nothing, nothing." "C'mon, tell me! I need something!" "Well, sir, I don't usually mention this, but there is The Voodoo Penis." "So what's up with this Voodoo Penis?" he asked. The old man reached under the counter, and pulled out a very old wooden box , carved with strange symbols and erotic images. He opened it, and there lay an ordinary-looking dildo. The businessman laughed, and said, "Big damn deal. It looks like every other dildo in this shop!" The old man replied, "But you haven't seen what it'll do yet." He pointed to a door and said, "Voodoo Penis, the door." The Voodoo Penis miraculously rose out of its box, darted over to the door, and started pounding the keyhole. The whole door shook wildly with the vibrations, so much so that a crack began to form down the middle. Before the door split, the old man said "Voodoo Penis, return to box!" The Voodoo Penis stopped, levitated back to the box and lay there quiet once more. "I'll take it!" said the businessman. The guy took it home to his wife, told her it was a special dildo and that to use it, all she had to do was say "Voodoo Penis, my crotch." After he'd been gone a few days, the wife was unbearably horny and remembered the Voodoo Penis. She undressed, opened the box and said "Voodoo Penis, my crotch!" The Voodoo Penis shot to her crotch and started pumping. It was absolutely incredible, like nothing she'd ever experienced before. After three mind-shattering orgasms, she became very exhausted and decided she'd had enough. She tried to pull it out, but it was stuck in her, still thrusting. She tried and tried to get it out! , but nothing worked. Her husband had forgotten to tell her how to shut it off. Worried, she decided to go to the hospital to see if they could help. She put her clothes on, got in the car and started to drive, quivering with every thrust of the dildo. On the way, another incredibly intense orgasm made her swerve all over the road. A police officer saw this and immediately pulled her over. He asked for her license, and then asked how much she'd had to drink. Gasping and twitching, she explained, "I haven't had anything to drink, officer. You see, I've got this Voodoo Penis thing stuck in my crotch and it won't stop screwing me!" The officer looked at her for a second, shook his head and in an arrogant voice replied, "Yeah, right........ Voodoo Penis, my ass." The rest is history...

Monday, July 31, 2006

Dumb Cops

Three branches of the police, the UNIFORMED, SWAT and the DETECTIVES are all trying to prove that they are the best at apprehending criminals. The police chief decides to give them a test. He releases a rabbit into a forest and each of them has to catch it.
The DETECTIVES go in. They place animal informants throughout the forest. They question all plant and mineral witnesses. After three months of extensive investigations they conclude that rabbits do not exist.
SWAT goes in. After two weeks with no leads they burn the forest, killing everything in it, including the rabbit, and they make no apologies. The rabbit had it coming.
The UNIFORMED officers go in. They come out two hours later with a badly beaten squirrel. The chief looks at the squirrel, and asks "What's going on? You were supposed to find a rabbit. One of UNIFORMED officers nudges the squirrel, who breaks down in tears: "Alright, alright. I admit it, I'm the rabbit".

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Marijuana Gumballs

Howard County - At first glance, the yellow smiley face gumballs confiscated from Howard High School seem innocent enough. But stuffed in the so-called “Greenades” was something that caught the attention of federal drug enforcement agents: marijuana.“It’s a new idea and it’s new to the DEA,” said Gregory Lee, a retired supervisory special agent of the Drug Enforcement Agency, who had never heard of anyone packaging marijuana in such a way before. “When it comes to drug-dealing, you’re only limited by your imagination.”The DEA recently released an intelligence bulletin about the gumballs, which Howard County police say were confiscated from Ellicott City’s Howard High in January. “We’ve not seen anything like this before,” said Howard County police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn. “If the DEA thinks it’s enough for an intelligence bulletin to come out, then it’s important. This is the only case of this we’ve seen in Howard County for sure.” County police said they charged three 17-year-old students at Howard High this year in the incident after a teacher alerted a school resource officer. On Jan. 11, the teacher told the officer that she saw a student give a small plastic bag that she believed contained drugs to another student. The police officer contacted the student and seized the bag, which contained two small “candy balls” wrapped in foil containing marijuana, police said. Police charged two students at the school with distribution of drugs on school property and a third with possession of marijuana. Howard County police turned the gumballs over to Maryland State Police, whose Forensic Sciences Division Laboratory in Pikesville determined each gumball contained approximately one gram of marijuana. The instructions on the foil of the gumballs told users to chew for 30 minutes to one hour “before you would like receive your high” and to “chew for as long as possible, then swallow.”Maryland State Police said it was the first time they had encountered “Greenades,” according to the DEA intelligence report.


Interesting...but that sounds nasty.

Monday, July 10, 2006

New Wiener

A guy goes to a doctor and says, "Doc, I need a bigger wiener, can you help me?" The doc says "As a matter of fact there is a new procedure where we use part of a baby elephantstrunk as an implant. It doesn’t hurt the elephant and it seems to work great."The guy has the operation the next week. A month later he is on a date with a beautiful young blond. His first date with his new wiener. They are having dinner at a fancy restaurant and making small talk when all of the sudden his wiener comes up from beneath the table and grabs a roll and disappears beneath the table.His date looks at him and says, "Gosh, can you do that again?" Embarrassed he says, "I probably could, but I don’t think my ass could handle another Biscuit

Sunday, July 09, 2006


I have the urge to jump over the counter at McDonalds and
Make my own Chicken McNuggets.
Because I’m tired of telling them that I want them fresh.
I’ll wait the five minutes but
They still give me some hot, nasty, microwave, re-cooked ones.
I have the right mind to slap the lady that tells me,
They are fresh. "No they aren’t!" I want to shout right back.
Don’t you ever have the urge to just punch people?
Too bad, I think sometimes that my body doesn’t react to my mind’s first reactions.
I think my urges are sometimes mean.
They are like my evil twin.
Like I have the urge to grab a cops gun.
Everyone who knows me, knows I would never do that though.
I mean, of course, unless I felt like acting on one of my many urges.
I have the drive to go rob a bank on broke days
Or go steal some money out of a cash register on some days.
I don’t think I would ever really do that.
Yet, am I criminal for thinking criminal thoughts?
A hoe for thinking hoe thoughts?
I have the urge to go stand on the freeway
And hold my hand up, just to see how many cars I can get to stop.
I have the urge to get hit by one of those cars
To see who would come to my funeral.
Just cause I have the desire to find out if anybody really cares.
Am I the only one?
Do other people think about doing things that they would never do?
Am I the only one that says to myself, "What if?"
What if I did this? What if I did that?
What if I stood in the middle of the street buck ass naked?
Would you laugh at my ugly body?
Okay, maybe you don’t think that,
And maybe that was just a little too much information.
But you know what I am saying.
What if we all acted out our urges?
I’d be dead, in jail right now, or in a insane asylum,
Trying to refrain from thinking about why I acted on my urges.
I have the urge to become a cop so that I can arrest bad cops.
Or I might like to lie and say I’m only 12
So I can catch the pedophile who is acting on his urges.
I have the itch to tell the bill collector that keeps calling and sending mail,
That I’m not ever going to pay them the money.
At least not until I get the money.
I have the longing to tell telemarketers to kiss my ass.
I have the urge to splurge, no work, just play all day,
Walk around cussing, telling everyone they can go to hell.
But I can’t do that. I won’t do that.
That doesn’t mean I don’t have urges.
That doesn’t mean I don’t slip and fall sometimes…okay a lot of times.
I have the urge to slap people that criticize us when we do fall.
When we fall victims to our urges, our desires, our sins.
Not all my urges are bad, cruel and senseless.
I have some nice urges, some sad urges,
Things to do urges, things I want to believe urges.
Like I have the urge to believe that things really happen like they do in the movies.
But as soon as I step out of the movie theater, reality erases that urge.
Sometimes I have the urge to cry in public, but I’m afraid to let others see me cry.
At times, I have the urge to sing, even though I can’t sing a note.
Urges are a funny thing.
Can you judge a person by their urges?
If so, then I a pretty weird person, leading a double life.
But I don’t think so, urges are what they are.
Quick thoughts thrown at our brain from whichever angle.
When we decide to act on these urges good or bad,
Then we become them.
Most of us rationalize and think.
And most of us don’t act on all of our urges.

Friday, June 30, 2006

Sick Judge...Found Guilty!!

Sick ass Judge...

Police chief, detective testify at judges trial
Sapulpa Police Chief Jim Wall and Capt. Mike Reed testified Tuesday they heard what they believed to be a penis pump while in Donald Thompsons Sapulpa courtroom in 2002.

BRISTOW Jurors received their first look Tuesday at one of the infamous penis pumps former judge Donald Thompson allegedly used while conducting court during 2002 and 2003.The pump was introduced into evidence after Russell Hubbard, investigator for Pottawatomie County District Attorney Richard Smothermon, said he found the device in a locked filing cabinet allegedly owned by Thompson. Defense attorney Clark Brewster challenged the introduction of the pump, claiming there was no clear or convincing proof the sex toy actually belonged to Thompson.Hubbard said he found the pump in the bottom drawer of a locked filing cabinet in the chambers Thompson occupied in the Creek County Courthouse in Sapulpa for 24 years.The device consisted of a clear plastic tube connected to a flexible plastic hose and a hand-actuated pump with a pressure gage.The plastic tube had been cut in half apparently by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation lab technicians who conducted DNA tests on the device.In an effort to prove the file cabinet belonged to the judge, Hubbard testified the pump was found among papers and documents belonging to Thompson, including utility bills from OG&E. Special prosecutor Patricia High called Sapulpa police Capt. Mike Reed as her first witness.Reed is credited with starting the investigation that led to Thompsons resignation and the indecent exposure charges filed by the state in January 2005.Reed said he was testifying in the first-degree murder trial of Paula S. Moss when he first detected the sh-sh sound coming from Thompsons bench.Reed said heard the sounds during a two-hour video of the interview of the murder defendant.The detective said he finally isolated the sound as coming from the judges bench, and he then repositioned himself to get a better view of Thompson and the judges actions.Reed said eventually he saw movement under the judges robe and observed a tube running under the robe.The detective said he told his supervisors Capt. Brant Green, who has since retired from the department, and Chief of Police Jim Wall.Reed said Wall and Green both acknowledged they also had heard the sh-sh sound in the courtroom.Together all three went back to the courtroom during lunch and observed a penis pump on the floor behind the judges bench, Reed said. He took three pictures of the sexual device and did not hear the sound again during the afternoon session of the trial.The detective said he returned to the courtroom again that night and the pump was not there.In cross-examination, Reed was asked why he did not tell of his discovery to Don Nelson, Creek County first assistant district attorney, or another state attorney who was prosecuting the Moss case.Brewster said it seemed proper to tell Nelson or Assistant District Attorney Carol Iski there was a problem that might have a serious impact on the trial.But High objected, and Reed was not required to answer the question.Wall testified there had been rumors weeks earlier the judge had a penis pump in the courtroom. Wall said no one had checked out the story until Reed heard the sounds during the Moss trial.Wall said at one point he and Reed made eye contact and that confirmed in his mind both were hearing the same sound.Wall said under his orders Reed retrieved a camera from the police department and shot pictures of the pump found under the judges bench.Wall said he kept the disc with the pictures and he really did not know exactly what to do.He said he began seeking advice that weekend from Creek County Sheriff Steve Toliver, Creek County District Judge Joe Sam Vassar and Creek County District Attorney Max Cook.Wall said he also invited Cook to go into Thompsons courtroom, but Cook declined.Wall said the following Monday, he called the Council on Judicial Complaints in Oklahoma City. Wall said he and Thompson had a good professional relationship, and the judge allowed Wall to put up signs of support for passing a bond issue to build a new police headquarters.Brewster also attempted to make points the scheme of the penis pump was part of a plan for the Sapulpa Police Department to get rid of Thompson.Throughout the day, Brewster raised numerous objections and nearly all were overruled by District Judge C. Allen McCall, of Comanche County, who was appointed to preside at the trial.However Brewster created one court-clearing incident and was warned by McCall one more outburst would find the fiery red-haired defense attorney in contempt of court.Brewster found himself in hot water when he raised his voice during the cross-examination of Hubbard.When Hubbard attempted to introduce literature on the operation of the pump, Brewster raised his voice, suddenly stopping the proceedings. McCall asked the jury to step outside the courtroom.Once jurors were out of the courtroom, McCall told Brewster, You will not raise your voice one more time, or I will find you in contempt. McCall then asked if Brewster understood.I think I got the message, Brewster said.Throughout the day Brewster made animated suggestions of his displeasure at the judges rulings such as shaking his head and rolling his eyes.At one point Brewster dropped his head into his hands in seeming disbelief after he lost another challenge.Hubbard said he learned of the locked filing cabinet when Creek County District Judge Douglas Golden left a message there was a locked filing cabinet in his office he believed belonged to Thompson.Brewster began his attack in his opening remarks when he said the charges against Thompson were the fabrication of a scheme by Wall to remove Thompson from office.Brewster said key witnesses Teresa Clee, Lisa Foster and Zelma Hindman jumped on board to get rid of the judge when they thought Thompson would lose his position and they wanted to keep their jobs.Brewster said other than these women, no one ever saw the exposed genitals.Other witnesses testifying for the state included Michelle Smith, who Thompson hired to replace Hindman, and Jan Doolin who also worked for Thompson as court reporter after Foster was terminated.Both Smith and Doolin said they enjoyed working for Thompson and would be happy to be employed by the former judge.When Smith was asked about going back to work for Thompson if given the chance, she said, in an heartbeat.At the start of the trial Tuesday, Smothermon delivered a surprise when he requested that McCall separate a misdemeanor charge of misuse of a state computer from the four felony counts of indecent exposure.Smothermon said so far law officers had been unable to serve a material witness arrest warrant signed by McCall after Angela McClanahan failed to make a court appearance Friday.Sapulpa Police Capt. Jeff Gilliland said High requested assistance from Sapulpa police and Tulsa County deputies to find McClanahan.He said deputies and two officers from Sapulpa accompanied High to a house near Jenks where McClanahan was living.McClanahan was not at the house, but deputies also knew of another residence where she might be located, he said.Gilliland said both McClanahans vehicle and a Jeep belonging to Thompson were parked at the unnamed residence.He said both of the vehicles were inoperative, and the house in question belonged to a man who had done mechanic work on both McClanahans and Thompsons vehicles.When officers arrived, they were met by the resident who told officers that McClanahan had ran out the back door of the house, Gilliland said.He said officers ran to the back of the house, and they could see where the woman had climbed a fence to make her escape into a heavily wooded area.