Miami Gardens Mayor challenged over murderous policeman

Oliver G. Gilbert III, Mayor,

18605 Northwest 27th Avenue,

Miami Gardens,

Florida 33056.

I authored a book named “Department of Corruption.  Darren Rainey.  The Untold Story.”  This book can be located at crusaderbooks.com or lulupublishing.com.

In my book I explain the following facts concerning Miami Gardens Police Officer Roland Clarke:

1) I personally knew him between 2010 and May 2014 when he was a security officer at Dade Correctional Institution.

2) For a six-month period I witnessed Roland Clarke use a shower that reached temperatures in excess of 160 degrees as a torturing device to punish mentally-disabled inmates.  Darren Rainey was the fifth mentally-disabled inmate that Roland Clarke placed in the hot water shower.

3) I witnessed the June 23rd, 2012, murder of Darren Rainey.

4) During the years that I knew Roland Clarke, I also witnessed him physically abuse inmates, poison their food with foreign substances such as medicines, laxatives, urine and feces;  and lie to his supervisors concerning his misconduct and the misconduct of other staff who worked with him.

In my book I also provide substantial facts showing that Roland Clarke murdered Darren Rainey.

Finally my book explains that covert recordings were obtained of Roland Clarke in 2013 and 2014 admitting to using the hot water shower as a torturing-device to punish mentally-disabled inmates and to murdering Darren Rainey.

The citizens of Miami Gardens have a right to expect that the law-enforcement officers, who are payed tax-payer’s money to protect them, not be murders with a history of violating the civil rights of people under his authority.

Polygraph test and voice-stress test are admissible in administrative proceedings.

As mayor of Miami Gardens you have the authority to direct that officer Roland Clarke receive a polygraph test or voice-stress test about murdering Darren Rainey, his history of using a shower that reached temperatures in excess of 160 degrees to punish mentally-disabled inmates, and his history of violating the civil-rights of individuals.  Will you please direct that officer Roland Clarke receive a polygraph test or voice-stress test about these matters?

Thank you for your time and please feel free to contact me if I can be of any assistance.

Sincerely,

Harold Hempstead (Signature)  2/9/19

Harold Hempstead, # 577366,

Northeast Correctional Complex,

P.O. Box 5000,

Mountain City,

Tennessee 37683-5000

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INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMPLAINT

To:  St Petersburg Police Department

Attention:  Internal Affairs Division

1300 First Avenue North

St Petersburg,  Florida, 33705.

Subject of Complaint:  Former St Petersburg Police Officer Mike Brown

FACTS

I authored a book entitled “Used And Abused By The St.Petersburg Police Department.”   My book can be located at crusaderbooks.com or lulupublishing.com.

In my book I explain in detail how I know from personal knowledge that former St.Petersburg Vice and Narcotics Detective Mike Brown was behind setting up Michael Ashmead of St.Petersburg, Florida, with a frivolous felony sales and possession of marijuana charge in 1992.

Additionally, I explain how St.Petersburg Vice and Narcotics Detectives James Mosely and Jim Haley engaged me in conversations in 1998 asking me to aid them in setting up Jose Cortes of Tampa, Florida, on drug charges.

Finally, in my book, I also explain how I was subjected to retaliation and censured for previously trying to expose misconduct by these detectives.

From personal knowledge I know that several St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives were involved with setting up numerous individuals with false drug charges in the nineteen nineties.

Presently, dozens, if not hundreds of individuals, have been arrested and are possibly incarcerated on false drug charges, who were set-up by St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives.

I’m requesting that you conduct administrative, civil rights and criminal investigations into the pattern and practice of St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives setting people up on false drug charges. I also request that appropriate action be taken against any detectives involved with the violations mentioned in this complaint.

Finally, I request that you ask the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Department of Justice to investigate the pattern and practice of St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives setting-up individuals with false drug charges.

Unnotarized Oath:

Under penalty of perjury, I swear that everything stated herein is true and correct.

Dated this 7 day of February, 2019.

Affiant: (Signature appears here on original document)

Harold Hempstead, #577366,

Northeast Correctional Complex,

P O  Box 5000,

Mountain City,  TN 37683-5000.

Attorney for Harold Hempstead:

John Trevena

801 West Bay Drive

Largo, Florida 33770

CC:

John Trevena

Kathryn Varn

Casey Frank

Julie Brown

Craig Patrick

Meg O’Connor

Rick Kriseman

Jeremy Schanche

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SWORN COMPLAINT

To:

Florida Department of Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission

P.O. Box 1489

Tallahassee, Fla.,32302 – 1489

Subject of Complaint:  Former St Petersburg Police Office Mike Brown

FACTS

I authored a book entitled “Used And Abused By The St.Petersburg Police Department.”   My book can be located at crusaderbooks.com or lulupublishing.com.

In my book I explain in detail how I know from personal knowledge that former St.Petersburg Vice and Narcotics Detective Mike Brown was behind setting up Michael Ashmead of St.Petersburg, Florida, with a frivolous felony sales and possession of marijuana charge in 1992.

Additionally, I explain how St Petersburg Vice and Narcotics Detectives James Mosely and Jim Haley engaged me in conversations in 1998 asking me to aid them in setting up Jose Cortes of Tampa, Florida, on drug charges.

Finally, in my book, I also explain how I was subjected to retaliation and censured for previously trying to expose misconduct by these detectives.

From personal knowledge I know that several St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives were involved with setting up numerous individuals with false drug charges in the nineteen nineties.

Presently, dozens, if not hundreds of individuals, have been arrested and are possibly incarcerated on false drug charges, who were set-up by St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives.

I’m requesting that you conduct administrative, civil rights and criminal investigations into the pattern and practice of St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives setting people up on false drug charges. I also request that appropriate action be taken against any detectives involved with the violations mentioned in this complaint.

Finally, I request that you ask the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Department of Justice to investigate the pattern and practice of St.Petersburg Police Department Vice and Narcotics Detectives setting-up individuals with false drug charges.

Unnotarized Oath:

Under penalty of perjury, I swear that everything stated herein is true and correct.

Dated this 7 day of February, 2019.

Affiant: (Signature appears here on original document)

Harold Hempstead, #577366

Northeast Correctional Complex

P O  Box 5000

Mountain City,  TN 37683-5000

Attorney for Harold Hempstead:

John Trevena

801 West Bay Drive

Largo, Florida 33770

CC:

John Trevena

Kathryn Varn

Casey Frank

Julie Brown

Craig Patrick

Meg O’Connor

Rick Kriseman

Jeremy Schanche

More Questions For St Petersburg Mayor On SPPD Exploitation Of Youth

Attn:  Rick Kriseman – Mayor of St Petersburg – Florida –  5:2:2019
Dear Mayor Kriseman,
Harold Hempstead has published a book entitled “Department of Corruption – Darren Rainey – The Untold Story” – Question 130 of Hempstead’s book states:
“130) Question:  When was the first time you spoke-out against a state official who did wrong?
Answer:  The first time was with Roosevelt Copeland when I was a teenager.  He was a guard at the Pinellas County, Florida Juvenile Detention Center.  As a result of me speaking out against his improper conduct he lost his job.  The second time I spoke out was against St Petersburg Police Officer Mike Brown.   He was committing sexual misconduct with kids at the Police Athletic League.   The police set me up with two frivolous felony charges for it.  The State Attorney knew I was set-up, so they dismissed the charges.”
Hempstead’s book can be located at crusaderbooks.com –
Mayor Kriseman will you please answer the following questions:
(1)  What type of screening process does the St Petersburg Police Department have to prevent the agency from hiring sexual predators?
(2)  Will you please request that a federal investigation be conducted into the matters mentioned in Hempstead’s book the concern former St Petersburg Police Officer Mike Brown?
(3)  What type of policies exist to protect children who attend the St Petersburg Police Athletic League from being sexually abused?
(4)  What are the names of all the St Petersburg Police Department employees who’ve been accused of sexual misconduct since 1985?
Please provide your response to this email to the parties listed in the CC section below.
Any attempts to communicate with Hempstead should be directed to his attorney John Trevena. This email and any response or failure to respond could be published in future books and used in court proceedings.
CC
John Trevena
Kathryn Varn
Sue Carlton
Adam Playford
Craig Patrick
Casey Frank
Julie Brown
(Message sent via email by Jeremy Schanche on behalf of Harold Hempstead)

PRESS RELEASE: Harold Hempstead “Caged Crusader” To Publish Book On Florida Prisons And The Darren Rainey Murder

Press Release:

From Florida’s most-known prisoner civil rights activist – Harold Hempstead (A.K.A “The Caged Crusader”) 

Harold Hempstead has been written about in the Miami Herald newspaper, Tampa Bay Times, New Yorker magazine, Huffington Post and dozens of other newspapers and magazines.  He has also appeared on WTVT Fox 13 Tampa, Florida news and CBS4 Miami, Florida news.
 

Book title:

DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION

DARREN RAINEY – THE UNTOLD STORY

By Harold Hempstead

A historically factual book about the Darren Rainey murder, the systematic culture of corruption in the Florida Department of Corrections and the murdering, torturing and abuse of Florida prisoners.

A compelling expose of the hidden world of brutality and corruption in the Florida Department of Corrections. 

Harold Hempstead was incarcerated in the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) for 17 years.  On 17th March, 2017 he was involuntarily Interstate Compacted to the Tennessee Department of Corrections in an attempt to censor him on the Darren Rainey case and stop him from engaging in prisoner civil rights activities.

During his years incarcerated in Florida he was incarcerated at the majority of Florida’s most violent prisons.

In this historically factual book Harold Hempstead chronicles:

1)  A tremendous amount of facts on the Darren Rainey case that have never been told to the public.  Harold Hempstead exposed the brutal scalding death of Darren Rainey to the Miami Herald newspaper.

2)  The murdering, starving, torturing and abusing of Florida inmates by prison staff.

3)  The mass-poisoning of the food that inmates eat,  with pills, chemicals, feces and urine by FDC staff.

4)  The extreme physically and sexually violent conditions in the Florida Department of Corrections.

5)  The rise in gang membership and violence in Florida prisons.

6)  Drugs, cellular phones and contraband-smuggling activities.

7)  A tremendous amount of facts about the culture of corruption and the unconstitutional conditions of the Florida Department of Corrections.

This eye-opening factual book truly exposes the world behind the walls in the Florida prison system and shows why reform and independent oversight are needed in the Florida Department of Corrections.

MINI AUTHOR BIO:

Harold Hempstead has a Doctor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Calvary Christian College and Seminary and a Paralegal Certification from Blackstone Career Institute.  He was incarcerated for 17 years in the Florida Department of Corrections prior to his March 17, 2017 involuntary Interstate Compact to the Tennessee Department of Corrections.  In 2015 the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida awarded him with the Maurice Rosen Act of Courage Award for placing his life on the line to expose the brutal and fatal scalding of Darren Rainey and for exposing the systematic culture of brutality in the Florida Department of Corrections.  Harold Hempstead is serving 165 years in prison for burglaries and dealing in stolen property.

STATEMENTS MADE ABOUT HAROLD HEMPSTEAD IN THE MEDIA:

Miami Herald newspaper – (Reporter Julie K Brown: 8/8/2015)

Article name:  The Inmate Who Exposed Florida Prisons Culture Of Cruelty

“Hempstead didn’t set out to be a hero and, perhaps to some people, he isn’t a hero at all.  But it is likely that no-one would have ever known about the death of mentally ill inmate Darren Rainey, or about the systematic culture of physical and mental abuse of inmates in Florida prisons. had it not been for Hempstead. ”

“Hempstead’s steadfast determination to expose the monstrous acts he says he witnessed ultimately brought about an overhaul of the prison system, the firing of top corrections officials and officers, federal arrests and an ongoing investigation by the US Department of Justice .”

“Hempstead did all this from a prison cell and in spite of threats, intimidation and a haunting fear that one day he would suffer an accident and never wake up.”

Tampa Bay Times (8/11/2015)

Article name:  Editorial:  A Horrific Account Of Prison Abuse

“Convicted burglar Harold Hempstead is responsible for helping to lift the curtains on systematic corruption in Florida’s prison system.”

Miami Herald newspaper – (Reporter Julie K Brown :  8/8/2015)

Article name:  The Inmate Who Exposed Florida Prisons Culture Of Cruelty

“He saw something was wrong and he took a stand.  What he did took real courage.”

“The interests of all the people in Florida have been served by this inmate (Harold Hempstead) revealing the horrors and violence of both corrections officers and inmates.  Because of him, we are better for it.”

(Malcolm Tomlin – FDC Chaplain)

WTVT Fox 13 Tampa Bay, Florida

(Reporter Craig Patrick 11/9/2015)

“Harold Hempstead helped expose a scandal that rocked the prison system.”

BOOK INFORMATION:

Title:  DEPARTMENT OF CORRUPTION – Darren Rainey – The Untold Story

Publication Date:  Prior to the end of 2018

Contact Harold Hempstead:

Mailing address:  Harold Hempstead, I-M # 577366

Northeast Correctional Complex

P.O. Box 5000, Mountain City, Tennessee 37683-5000

email:                   haroldandwindy at gmail dot com

Postcards from hell: Inmate’s manuscript describes horrors of Florida prison system

Darren Rainey Suit
Darren Rainey

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  YOU CAN NOW PURCHASE THE BOOK HERE!

WHAT DO THE REPORTS FROM THE FDC INSPECTOR GENERAL’S OFFICE ON THE DADE C.I. TCU IN 2011 AND 2012 SHOW?

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On 3/17/17 I was ghosted out of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) and Involuntary Interstate Compacted to the Tennessee Department of Corrections (TDOC) with none of my law work or property I had in FDC.  Since my 3/17/17 arrival to TDOC, I haven’t had any access to Florida law.  In this blog, I’m going to from memory attempt to address three Florida statutes that concern the FDC Inspector General’s Office, I believe the Florida Statute numbers I’m going to be addressing are Florida Statutes 944.31, 944.32 and 944.33.  I believe Florida Statute 944.31 explains the duties of FDC Inspector Generals and one of the things it says they’re obligated to do it so conduct a physical inspection of all the institutions in FDC once a year.  This Florida Statute shows us that in 2011 and 2012 the FDC Inspector General’s Office was obligated, and more than likely did conduct a physical inspection of the Dade C.I. Transitional Care Unit.  If they conducted this inspection this statute would’ve obligated them to look in the closet where the unlawful shower equipment was, next to the shower stall that Darren Rainey was killed in.  This means they would’ve seen the unlawfully rigged shower that killed Rainey, and they took no action to order the shower equipment be disconnected.  I believe Florida Statute 944.32 says the FDC Inspector General’s Office is obligated to complete a written report on their physical inspections of all the institutions they physically inspect.  Also, I believe Florida Statute 944.33 explains what type of trouble an FDC Inspector General can get in if they don’t complete written reports of the physical inspections of the institutions in FDC.  

Ken Sumpter

Please google the Florida statutes and read them.  From my knowledge of these statutes, what they say hasn’t changed from 2011 till the present.  I’d really like to obtain a copy of the FDC Inspector General’s Reports of the Dade C.I. TCU from 2011 and 2012 and see if they mention the unlawful shower that killed Darren Rainey.  Also, to see, if they do mention said shower, what they say about said shower in their reports.  I know from seeing the illegal shower where Rainey was killed, in the Dade C.I. TCU in 2011 and 2012 that it was there when they conducted their physical inspections in these years.  These reports could possibly be evidence that shows us the FDC Inspector General’s Office knew that the unlawful shower/torturing device that killed Rainey was in the Dade C.I. TCU and they took no action to have it disconnected but instead allowed it to be used as a torturing device to punish and kill mentally disabled inmates.  

Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you think would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, ‘Caged Crusader’

Department of Corrections IG

TCU Darren Rainey

WHY DIDN’T THE DADE COUNTY STATE ATTORNEY PROVIDE CLEAR VIDEO FOOTAGE ON THE DARREN RAINEY MURDER TO THE MEDIA, ETC.?

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Darren Rainey

In the beginning of 2012, while I was incarcerated in the Dade Correctional Institution Transitional Care Unit (TCU), I was told by several Lieutenants, Sergeants and officers that a new camera system had been installed in the TCU, that the new camera system was digital, that it could tell if a dime on the ground was on heads or tails and it had very clear footage.  The reason why so many security staff told me the foregoing was because I was the primary Orderly for all the shifts and Lieutenants in the TCU and they wanted to make sure I knew a new camera system was watching security and I when we were working on the floor in the TCU.  Security always kept me aware of issues with the mounted camera system solely because a lot of bad things happened in the TCU, and the cameras were always a threat to the staff when the cameras were operating.  My diary from 2012, that State, Federal officials and the media have, shows that in 2012 there was multiple staff-related investigations into issues that happened in the TCU.  Because I was the primary Orderly for security, I was often placed under investigation with the staff, solely because I was often present when security staff were doing things they shouldn’t have been doing.  There’s several 2012 entries in my diary that talk about the mounted security cameras.  The reason I’m bringing this up is I know from personal knowledge how clear the footage was from the mounted digital cameras in the TCU in 2012 and I’ve been told the camera footage from 2012 in the Darren Rainey murder case that the Dade County Florida State Attorney released to the media and others was unclear / blury.  I haven’t personally got a chance to view the camera footage but two people who have the video footage on the Rainey murder told me how unclear / blury the footage is that they received from the Dade County State Attorney.  Did the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) intentionally provide the Miami-Dade Police Department and Dade County State Attorney with unclear / blury video footage from the night Rainey was murdered and this is why the Dade County State Attorney provided unclear / blury camera footage to the media etc?  Did FDC provide clear video footage to the police and the Dade County Florida State Attorney intentionally provided unlcear / blury camera footage to the media etc. to aid in their attempt to cover up Rainey’s murder?  I don’t know the answers to these questions.  I just know that my 2012 diary proves I had several dealings with the mounted security cameras and from my personal experiences with them and knowledge of them, the footage from said mounted security cameras were very clear.  This is another issue / problem with the Rainey case I wanted to bring to light.  Please share this blog with your friends and with anybody you believe would like to join us in our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED, MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, ‘Caged Crusader’


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Harold Hempstead

THE PHOTOGRAPHS OF DARREN RAINEY’S BODY RELEASED IN A 5/6/17 MIAMI HERALD ARTICLE PROVE THE CONDITION OF DARREN RAINEY’S SKIN

On 3/17/17 when I was ghosted out of the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) at 3:30 am, the Dade County Florida State Attorney released their written decision to not prosecute Rainey’s killers.  About ten days after my 3/17/17 ghosting out of Florida against my will, I received the Dade County State Attorney’s 3/17/17 foregoing written decision and I was advised that since 3/17/17 the Dade County Florida State Attorney had told the media and numerous other people that one of the primary reasons they weren’t going to prosecute Rainey’s killers was because Darren Rainey’s skin allegedly wasn’t burned.  Now the people of Dade County Florida and the whole World can see the condition of Rainey’s skin when he was taken out of the shower, in the photographs of Darren Rainey’s dead body that the Miami Herald newspaper released on 5/6/17.

Now everybody can see why several inmates, two Dade C.I. security staff, and FDC Inspector General, three nurses, a Fire-Rescue Lieutenant and I, all said that Darren Rainey’s skin was burned.  Now everybody can see what I saw on the night Darren Rainey was murdered.  Now everybody can see that the Dade County Florida State Attorney and Medical Examiner didn’t uphold their oaths to be truthful when they both said Darren Rainey’s skin wasn’t burned.  The photographs the Miami Herald newspaper published in an article on 5/6/17 show how much the life of poor, black, mentally disabled, Muslim prisoner Darren Rainey don’t matter to the Miami-Dade Police Department, Dade County Florida State Attorney, and the Dade County Florida Medical Examiner.  

Now you can see what they did to Rainey, what do you think about this case?  Do you think it’s right what they did to Rainey?  Do you think it’s right that the Dade County Florida State Attorney is allowing Rainey’s killers to stay free?  Do you think it’s right that the Dade County Florida State Attorney and Medical Examiner lied to you and everybody in saying Rainey’s skin wasn’t burned?  My desire is to move you to join our fight for justice for Rainey and our fight for the value of life.  Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER.

Harold Hempstead, ‘Caged Crusader.’

Publisher’s note:  The canvas shoe you can see in the shower is the same shoe that a convict was ordered to fill with Mr Rainey’s skin, the day after he died in the locked shower.  This convict was later ordered to “throw it in the trash.”  Thus a crime-scene was destroyed, with collusion from the police and prison authorities.

Jeremy Schanche