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Here’s The Scoop … Lauderdale-By-The-Sea BSO Police … Pride In Service With Integrity … No Matter What …

November 13, 2009 by Barbara

KEEPING OUR TOWN SAFE AND INFORMED …

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From the left: Col. Bill Johansen (COP program),Maj. Louis Barbara (COP program),Chief Oscar Llerena, Lt. Angelo Cedeno, Sgt. Doug Brown

Dear Readers…The scoop was “reported” by many of those who participated in the BSO Police Town Hall Forum Thursday evening…It was not a very big crowd, 20 +….most likely due to 3 days of events…back to back and a political event in Fort Lauderdale taking place at the same time … The Dept. put on a very informative presentation, covering I.D. theft, Cybervision, lock security tips, bicycle safety, “slam the door on scams” for those strangers that appear at your front door, personal property safety tips…don’t leave anything in the car, and gentle reminders for always being aware of your surroundings…It is most unfortunate it was not being televised for those who were unable to attend  and to re-broadcast for a larger audience to see and hear their local public safety provider…Those who did attend were  comprised of Town Manager Colon, ( Did she stay at an unknown local motel, paying out of her own pocket?)…4 out of 5 LBTS elected officials …Mayor Minnet, Comm. Silverstone, Comm. Dodd, and  Comm. Clottey …(yep, Clottey came)……We heard she tried to find something nice to say about the police after her less than stellar accusations of fear  residents have in calling the police and “those people”…the homeless …( she tripped over one of “those”)… who she says are sleeping in our parks on the benches and sleeping on our beaches…..She needed to go back 12 years to recount “a snake in her kitchen” with BSO coming to save the day!…Vice Mayor McIntee made his whereabouts apparent with the lights shining toward Jarvis Hall from the VFD Thursday night drill across  A1A…..Candidates for Commission Chris Vincent, Scot Sasser, and Edmund Malkoon, came to support their support for the  BSO ……..The local newspaper Editors from both LBTS papers were there, to write, take photos and we hear participate in the Q & A… BTSTimes Editor Marc Furth was said to have talked more than anyone recalls in quite a some time …(prev. post from a past MPSC meeting may have been the last such occurrence)…What was he up to?…Consensus was…perhaps he bending over backward to show support for the BSO?…Uber political posturing…Don’t believe it!…This is the same Marc Furth who told a resident the BSO would be out and was said to be “enlisting” several BSO officers to go private in the near future!…We hear BTSFuture Editor Mark Brown asked about the panhandling he sees at the intersections throughout Broward County and was interested in why we have none here in town…Apparently to counter him, his local news advisory, Marc Furth said something to the effect that he makes a point to give money to the homeless at the intersections…believing it keeps them stealing!…(Well, it’s not quite an Arsenio Hall comment!)…We also heard that BTSTimes Editor Cristie Furth asked a Clottey type question about the motel behind Town Hall East (where do you all think Clottey comes up with her “material”?)….. Someone from the Mc-Furth contingency …”gang”…or “patronage army” buddies took it upon themselves (we hear)  to remove the Mayor’s nameplate from sight on the dais…showing more of what we witnessed from the public comments lineup last Tuesday night…poor form and the start of political mischief after the Mayor declared she’s going for 2 more years!..Also in the hall were some residents… and local business owners…

In spite of some apparent  pre-election posturing and the overbooked week of nightly events definitely cutting down on the expected attendance for this evening…one thing all who reported back to this writer agreed upon, our LBTS BSO Police Dept. certainly does serve this town with “pride in service with integrity”!

more to come….

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Here’s The Scoop …. The Black Marks For McIntee Just Keep Coming …

September 25, 2009 by Barbara

MARCH THE  VICE MAYOR OUT OF OFFICE IN MARCH……

“Politicians need religion even more than a hermit in retreat. If a hermit acts out of bad motivation, he harms no one but himself. But if someone who can directly influence the whole of society acts with bad motivation, then a great number of people will be adversely affected.” Dalai Lama

Dear Readers… The pile-up of bad actions are coming at an accelerated pace for Vice Mayor McIntee …. The By- The- Sea- Future newspaper is out today and Editor Mark Brown’s front page story is one that caught the eye of this writer last May  when this incident took place. (prev. posts….VFD cat.) This article will surely resonate among the Town’s voters when they make their decision for Commissioner next March!…. It contains key information from the  BSO Investigative Action Report that confirmed the Vice Mayor was (in this writer’s opinion) negligent in his actions on that day as the LBTS-VFD Deputy Chief  “First Responder” on scene for an apparent suicide that took place in his neighborhood…Mr Brown lays out the chain of events… from the 911 call…..Vice Mayor/Deputy Chief McIntee’s  actions after receiving that call on his radio and the series of  bad decisions he made ….He did not follow VFD procedure to wait for the BSO and chose to enter the scene knowing there was a gun per dispatch. He entered the room knowing a gun was in there with a child and a woman following him and he decided NOT to provide any first aid as a First Responder possibly altering the outcome of the gentleman’s death!…  Will the wife decide to sue him, now knowing he did not assist her husband as he was obligated to do as a First Responder?…Why didn’t the VFD Fire Chief immediately suspend McIntee pending a full internal investigation of his actions?….Why didn’t the Town Manager ask the Chief to remove McIntee as she did recently with the VFD Battalion Chief ? ( We all know that she has the authority to do so.)….Will Town residents want this VFD Deputy Chief to be allowed anywhere near their homes on 911 calls after learning about this incident?…

Here’s is some additional information….

The VFD Incident Report (prev. post ) which includes the CAD report……. (VM/Dep. Chief McIntee acknowledged this was how he heard the call in his BSO interrogation).. ..

VFD Incident Report 2009-1400474-000/ The Incident was on May 4, 2009/ The VFD Report was made on May 8, 2009 (Dep Chief McIntee arrived per report at at 17:12:35 )

Page 3 ….CAD NARRATIVE

NARRATIVE TEXT CAD INCIDENT # FLS090504000474

INCIDENT TYPE DESCRIPTION: SHOOTING

COMMENT (made by dispatch) …HER HUSB SHOT HIMSELF….STIL LLONSCIOUS AND BREATHING UNCONSCIOUS OR STAB/GUNSHOT/PENETRATING TRAUMA UNCONSCIOUS OR ARREST (GUNSHOT0 10 HE RECEIVED A GUNSHOT WOUND X27DP12 ….YOM SHOT HIMSELF YOU ARE RESPONDING TO A PATIENT WHO HAS BEEN SHOT/STABBED THE PATIENT IS 44-YEAR-OLD MALE WHO IS UNC

BC- Remember this Readers as you read on….. Dispatch informed McIntee over and over again that the man was unconscious and breathing and had a gun…also the VFD report narrative has NO narrative made by Dep. Chief McIntee…

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The BSO Event Report was made on May 4, 2009… LS09-05-00054….it included the following narrative by BSO Deputy Treijs…(BSO per report at arrived 17:13)

” On 05/04/09 I responded to 2036 SE 15th Ct. in the Town of Lauderdale By The Sea, in reference to a call of shots fired, possible suicide attempt. upon arrival, I observed a Voluntary Fire Department’s (VFD) vehicle in the driveway. I met with the Complainant XXXX, and VFD Assistant Jerry McIntee inside the house, talking in the living room. XXXX advised me her husband XXXXX just shot himself and is in the master bedroom at the end of the hallway.

Dep. Pickell, Dep. Eason and I went to the master bedroom, where I observed a white male  XXXXX laying on his back in the bed, with a handgun to the right from his hea. There was a large quantity of blood behind the subject’s head. XXXXX arms were trembling. I immediately secured the handgun in the trunk of my patrol vehicle. American Medical Response medics arrived at 1716 hrs and started CPR on the subject, transporting the subject to North Broward Medical Center at 1738 hrs, followed by Dep. Hincken.

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BC- The BSO report says AMR arrived at 1716 hrs/The VFD report says AMR arrived at 17:15:15/ The AMR Town monthly report says they arrived at 17:12:35 …we have been told they arrived and stood down until BSO secured the scene for them to enter as their standard operating procedures dictates.. just as required in the VFD SOPs…(not followed by Dep. Chief McIntee)…

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EXCERPTS FROM THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE- INVESTIGATION ACTION REPORT….Case LS09-05-00054 (7/28/09)…9 pages…

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WITNESS 3: Name: Jerome “Jerry” McIntee

Vice Mayor and Assistant Volunteer Fire Chief of Lauderdale By The Sea

W/M DOB 04/03/46

Address 4504 Bougainvilla Dr. (Work adress at McIntee’s request)

Telephone 716-868-8333

“Stated he heard a shooting call on his fire radio, when he went out onto his driveway he heard screaming from the victim’s house which is located approximately 400 feet from his house. He got in his car and went to the scene. He was told by XXXX that the husband had shot himself and was in the master bedroom not moving. McIntee said he entered the master bedroom with the victim’s wife and daughter following him and after taking a look at the victim he knew he was dead because of his color, he never checked for vital signs. McIntee then made everyone sit in the living room until the arrival of the police, which he said was almost immediate. McIntee said he hung around for a while with the ambulance company, then left the scene.”

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WITNESS-MEDICAL

American Medical Response

Private company contracted by Lauderdale by the Sea

Telephone 954-491-7997

EMT Donald Anderson

EMT Robbie Salvino

“(They treated the victim at the scene and transported him to BDMC where he was pronounced dead by Doctor Burshan at 5:58PM) EMT Anderson stated the victim had faint life signs and he decided the victim should be transported to the nearest trauma center.”

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BC- Deputy Chief McIntee said in his interview with the Sheriff that he did not check for vital signs…”he knew he was dead because of his color“…BUT the dispatch said he was unconscious and breathing…He did not act as a first responder…checking for rigor mortis or morbid lividity…and walked away from assisting the victim …The BSO report they entered the room to see the victim’s “arms were trembling” and AMR report the victim still  “had faint life signs” …We residents have been told the point of Deputy Chief McIntee or any VFD First Responder is to assist the patient until AMR is on scene…He chose to not do that!…That decision was on top of the decision he made to enter the scene, against the VFD-SOPs and to allow the family members (including this young child) to enter the master bedroom where he knew there was a gun and allowing her to again witness her father after he shot himself!… He was negligent and should be held accountable on every level!

THE FIRST RESPONDERS HANDBOOK…FIREMAN’S EDITION….NEGLIGENCE…

“Negligence* – deviation from the accepted standard of care resulting in
further injury to patients.

* Duty to Act
o A contractual or legal obligation must exist.
o Formal – As part of First Responder’s occupation, they are
required to render emergency medical care.
o Implied
+ Patient calls for assistance and the dispatcher
confirms that help is being sent.
+ The First Responders are dispatched as part of the EMS
response.
+ Emergency medical care is initiated for patients.
o “Legal” duty to act varies according to state law where
there are moral and ethical considerations.
o Specific state regulations regarding duty to act will guide
your decisions.
o Duty to act appropriately means following guidelines for
standards of care and acting as another prudent individual
would in that situation.
* Breach of the duty means failure to act or failure to act
appropriately.
* Actions or lack of actions of the First Responder caused the
physical or psychological injury/damage.”

more to come……….

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