HN NOTE: In light of pressing allegations of Barnstable’s intentional lack of transparency, examples of “noble cause” police corruption, along with many other internal administrative issues and policy violations, some wonder whether past and present Barnstable Police cases, like the one you’re about to read about, will ultimately stand up to the rigors of such things as Brady/Giglio disclosures, along with state mechanisms intended to scrutinize and evaluate the competence of systematic practices within police organizations in order to ensure fair trials.
Related HN coverage:
- BREAKING: New Information casts doubt over Town of Barnstable’s ongoing investigation into corruption within Barnstable Police Administration…
- Town admin still silent as allegations of corruption abound…
- BREAKING – HN SPECIAL REPORT: Why was a Barnstable Sergeant’s police business cards and IDs behind the wheel of a suspected drunk driving wreck? [MULTIPLE HN VIDEOS]
- BREAKING: Barnstable Police Sergeant Challies will be charged with drunk driving after slamming truck into pole, closing down Rte. 6A for 15 hours…
For example, the scrutiny of an agency’s adherence to Civil Rights, internal policies, proper training (or lack thereof), the existence of tolerated substance abuse issues, and permissiveness regarding reckless self-destructive behaviors and crimes committed by police personnel, to name a few…
In other words, inept and corrupt police administrative practices can potentially impact otherwise good solid cases that were initiated and executed properly! It’s something to think about, because poor leadership opens doors that can jeopardize entire well intended operations…
(And we all hate to see good hard work – and tax dollars – wasted… Qualified leadership with integrity absolutely matters!)
At this time in our history, with people dying during this horrible heroin epidemic, there’s no room for inept town police leadership that jeopardizes or interferes with the prosecution of serious crimes.
And ultimately, the Town of Barnstable’s blatant lack of transparency is a HUGE red flag! and indicator that other allegations of corruption are in fact not only happening, but are likely far worse than previously thought…
DEVELOPING… there will be more on all that later… but first:
HYANNIS – Yesterday, at about 1:00PM, Barnstable Police executed a district court granted search warrant and detained 8 people at 14 Terry Court, a thickly settled residential/business neighborhood in Hytown’s East End.
Out of the 8 people detained, only 3 were actually charged, according to a BPD media statement.
Nicholas Campbell, age 21, of 14 Terry Court, was arrested and charged with the alleged Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Adderall with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Suboxone, and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws. Nicholas Campbell was ordered held on $4000 bail until his arraignment.
Russhane Campbell, age 26, (and not related to Nicholas Campbell), was also arrested and charged with the alleged Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Adderall with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Suboxone, and Conspiracy to Violate Controlled Substance Laws. Russhane Campbell was held on $40.00.
Leon Knight, age 23, was also arrested and charged with the alleged Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute. Knight was not eligible for bail due to two outstanding Default Warrants out of Orleans District Court, one for Breaking and Entering, and another for unspecified motor vehicle charges, police say.
All three suspects are scheduled to be arraigned later today – 10/24/2017 – in Barnstable District Court.
The investigation involved undercover purchases and surveillance after reports of suspicious activity by concerned citizens, the media statement continues.
According to the BPD media statement, detectives seized 32 bags (amounting to about 15 grams) of crack cocaine, along with $4700 in cash.
HN NOTE: All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in Barnstable District Court.