From the beginning I explained to the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) that Daniel Geiger was the first mentally disabled inmate placed in the shower (Rainey was killed in) as a torturing device, and easily the most mentally disabled inmate I witnessed get placed in the shower as punishment. Just prior to Geiger leaving the Dade C.I. TCU to go to Lake C.I. TCU I witnessed him eating his own faeces. I don’t believe Geiger was ever in touch with reality when I knew him in the Dade C.I. TCU.
In 2012 Geiger was transferred to Lake C.I. TCU. I was told that in the end of 2016 Geiger was found dead in the Lake C.I. TCU. I don’t know anything about Geiger’s death, I just know he died.
When I was reading the Dade County, Florida State Attorney’s 3/17/17 memorandum stating they aren’t going to prosecute Rainey’s killers, I noticed that it said that the MDPD attempted to interview Geiger. Page 36 of the State Attorney’s memorandum provides a synopsis of MDPD’s attempt to interview Geiger. The synopsis says Geiger appeared despondent, that Geiger didn’t appear to fully understand the questions and that he was adamant that he was never incarcerated at Dade C.I., but this synopsis contends that the interview was done at Dade C.I. In other words, Geiger didn’t know he was at Dade C.I. when the interview was being done. (I guess Geiger returned from Lake C.I. to Dade C.I. sometime prior to this interview and sometime after this interview he transferred to Lake C.I. again.)
By reading this synopsis on page 36 of the Dade County Florida State Attorney’s memorandum, you can see that Geiger was severely mentally disabled when the MDPD tried to talk with him. However this fact didn’t stop the Dade County State Attorney from citing Geiger like she was citing a mentally-stable man. To be specific, on page 69, first paragraph, last sentence of the State Attorney’s memorandum it states “Geiger said he was unaware of the shower being used for punishment or torture.”
Do you think it’s right that the Dade County Florida State Attorney cited Geiger like he was a stable inmate? Let’s think about this: when the MDPD interviewed Geiger at Dade C.I. they said he appeared despondent, did not appear to fully understand the questions and was adamant that he was never incarcerated at Dade C.I. To me it’s outrageous that the State Attorney cited Geiger like he was mentally stable. The mentally unstable shouldn’t have their words used against them, and they should be given more protection because they are mentally unstable.
Do you believe it’s right for the police to ask severely mentally disabled people if they were victimized and when they give some kind of answer that can be interpreted as ‘no,’ that the police and State Attorney use that answer against them and let the suspect get away that harmed them? Shouldn’t the police and State Attorney use witnesses and other types of evidence to prove the crime(s)?
Another thing that I find outrageous is not only that the State Attorney cited a mentally unstable man like he was stable, but she also cited a dead man. Yes, Daniel Geiger died several months prior to the State Attorney releasing their memorandum.
If you look at Martin Christianson’s statement on page 41 of the State Attorney’s memorandum you’ll read that the State Attorney told us what Christianson’s statement was, but also told us that Christianson was deceased. The State Attorney didn’t tell anybody that Geiger was deceased. Why do you think the State Attorney did this?
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On June 23, 2012 poor, black, mentally disabled Muslim inmate Rainey was brutally killed in a shower in the Dade Correctional Institution TCU that reached temperatures (according to Dade C.I. Cpt. Dixon) of 160° F.
On May 19, 2014 I was transferred from Dade C.I. after the media started writing articles on this brutal murder.
In the end of 2014 or beginning of 2015 my sister Windy Hempstead, who runs the blog Help My Brother Harold Hempstead @ WordPress.com, read me a heavily redacted report from somewhere on the internet that the Florida Department of Corrections (FDC) Inspector General’s Office released concerning the Darren Rainey murder. Even though the report was heavily redacted, it did state something of importance concerning the footage from the mounted security cameras in the wing Rainey was killed in. The report contended that the camera system malfunctioned as soon as the officer who killed Rainey got Rainey to the top of the stairs where the shower was located.
In the Dade County State Attorney’s 3/17/17 memorandum stating they are not going to prosecute those who killed Rainey, they contend they have the footage from the cameras that the FDC Inspector General’s office said malfunctioned.
Did the camera system really malfunction or did the FDC Inspector General’s office lie in their report? With the history that the FDC Inspector General’s Office has, I believe they lied and told the Miami-Dade Police Department (MDPD) and others that the camera system malfunctioned until they could tamper with it and after they were done tampering with it they turned it over to the MDPD. Also I believe there’s evidence in possession of the Dade County State Attorney, MDPD and FDC that proves this.
Since an FDC Inspector General’s report clearly says that the cameras malfunctioned on the night Rainey was killed and the Dade County Florida State Attorney says they have the footage, it is obvious that the FDC Inspector General’s Office lied. The agency that had all the liability and who had the footage lied. What did FDC and the FDC Inspector General’s Office do to the footage before they turned it over to the MDPD? Please read all the Miami Herald newspaper articles on the FDC Inspector General’s Office and then I’d like for you to please let me know if you think the FDC Inspector General’s Office would or wouldn’t tamper with the camera footage in the Darren Rainey murder case.
Please share this blog with your friends and anybody you think can help us with getting justice for Darren Rainey. Please sign our petition on Change.org entitled THE LIFE OF BLACK, MENTALLY DISABLED MUSLIM PRISONER DARREN RAINEY DOES MATTER