This is about 1 person in the department making the rest of the respected officers look bad. This is about 1 person decision not to do the right thing when called upon over and over and believes that moral and ethical behavior is a option. And puts his own selfish needs and behaviors over that of his sworn duties as a civil servant.
A VERY SIMILAR CASE HAS REACHED THE U.S.DISTRICT COURT, HOMEWECKING COPS RUINS FAMILY AND MANS LIFE, THIS IS GOING ON ALL THE TIME AND EACH DEPARTMENT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, A VERY SIMILAR CASE HAS REACHED THE U.S.DISTRICT COURT, HOMEWECKING COPS RUINS FAMILY AND MANS LIFE, THIS IS GOING ON ALL THE TIME AND EACH DEPARTMENT MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
HOW CAN WYANDOTTE PD WITH ALL THE EVIDENCE DO NOTHING? WELL THEY DID DO SOMETHING THEY ELECTED STEVE SABO TO CUT THE RIBBON AFTER ONGOING COMPLAINTS AND NON COMPLIANCE TO THE ORDER OF THE CHIEF TO HAVE NO CONTACT WITH MY WIFE!!!!!!!!! BRAVO WYANDOTTE NICE SLAP IN THE FACE TO ALL INVOLVED.
Man sues Robinson over alleged homewrecking cop
Friday, December 31, 2010
By Rich Lord, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
When Steve Santoro's toddler son asked him why a police officer kept stopping by his Robinson house while only mom was home, the father "became suspicious," according to a civil lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court today against Robinson Township, Kennedy Township and three individuals.
The tot's question, Mr. Santoro's complaint claimed, started a four-year legal struggle between the father, the mother and two police officers, one of whom he has accused in the federal lawsuit of conspiring to wreck the marriage. Mr. Santoro, 46, spent the better part of a year in jail, according to his attorney, Moon-based Gianni Floro, and that is the core of his allegation of malicious prosecution, false arrest and violation of free speech.
According to the complaint, Mr. Santoro got married in 2003, but shortly after he and his wife moved to Robinson, police Officer Frank Marko -- now a sergeant -- "began to make romantic advances to [wife] Dina Santoro."
The son's question and a tip from a cab driver clued Mr. Santoro into the romance, the complaint said. Sgt. Marko and Ms. Santoro, 33, eventually "conspired in order to keep Santoro imprisoned and out of the purview of their torrid activities," the complaint said.
In October 2008, Ms. Santoro got a protection from abuse order against her husband, accusing him of past violence and claiming that he showed up drunk for a visit with their child and "repeatedly threatened to kill me."
In March of 2009, Kennedy Township police charged Mr. Santoro with making terroristic threats and harassment. The threats charge was dropped, and Mr. Santoro pleaded guilty to harassment, getting a three-month sentence on top of time spent in the Allegheny County Jail on a detainer.
"This gentleman sat in jail for close to 10 months for what ultimately turned out to be a [summary] charge that he should never have pleaded guilty to," said Mr. Floro, who did not represent Mr. Santoro in his criminal case.
The federal civil complaint said that at one point Mr. Santoro "was arrested ... on the totally unfounded suspicion that he was a member of the 'Mafia,' because he was of Italian-American [descent]." However, charges were dropped.
Robinson officials could not immediately be reached. Individual defendants Frank Marko and Dina Santoro could not be reached. Also named are Kennedy Township and its Officer Robert Hull, accused in the complaint of lodging the harassment and threats charges.
A former Swat officer chimes in on such behavior and has wrote a book on this subject:
I am a former swat officer who wrote a book that has a whole chapter devoted to exactly that. I thought you might find it interesting or recommend it to officers who may have a hard time remembering the proper way to conduct themselves.
The one chapter I spoke of is called "The 7 deadly sins of the officer". It was
inspired by one of my own partners and best friends who cheated with my wife and
ultimately caused the breakup of our marriage. That was a long time ago and a whole
other story nonetheless, but you may enjoy the book and hopefully officers will find
it as a reminder to properly wear the badge.
Sorry to hear about the bad stuff that you had happen.....of course, there are still
some mighty fine officers out there too.
Before beginning a discussion on the police oath of office and code of ethics, both must be defined. There is very little written on the police officer oath of office. I was forced to look to the political area on oaths and identified the origin from the United States Constitutional and Michigan Constitution.
Definitions of ethical behavior vary from generation to generation and from culture to culture. Generally ethical behavior includes the following qualities; honesty ,integrity, fairness, loyalty, kindness, courage generosity, compassion, doing good, doing right, and unselfishness. When people display these qualities, they are behaving ethically.
In my readings on ethics I have found there are three areas that have traditionally influenced people to do right or behave ethically, the family, religion, and government. The family is the first social organization thatchildren belong to and the one from which they receive their first and most important lessons on ethically behavior.
The third influence on ethical behavior is government and its laws. Many people need the constraint of laws to behave legally and ethically. Others obey laws out of a moral duty to conform to societies' rules.but lets look at the area of ethical behavior in police officers. The following definitions are those most commonly used during ethics training for police officers
: Ethics is a code of values that guides our choices and actions and determines the purpose and course of our lives. Ethics is not a written code or credo, it is about what we do. (Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute,1995).Michael_181" value="" /> Josephson Ethical behavior is a standard of conduct when dealing with others that reflects a public trust attached to a police officer. Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (1998) Ethical concerns the study of right and wrong, duty, responsibility and personal character. Ethics is concerned with moral duty, what is morally right and wrong, etc..
Close and Meier (1995) Police officers must be held to a higher standard of moral and ethical values then is expected of the average person. Police officers need the trust and respect of the public to perform their duties and responsibilities effectively. This trust does not come without the officer knowing and understanding his sworn oath and code of ethics.
Can integrity be taught? Can a police agency foster ethical values in its employees? I believe the answer to this question is yes.We have seen in the past that fear of punishment alone has rarely been enough to change behavior. Laws and regulations are also, not the answer to keeping behavior above the bottom line of ethics.Training is. We can start by leading by example. A supervisor’s attitude of "do as I say not as I do" cannot be tolerated.
The code of ethics and oath of office are two issues that most police agencies do not address. The administration should define and implement the oath and code as living documents, showing a commitment to what they stand for. All police agencies throughout the country should be required to adopt the code of ethics and oath as part of there polices. Officers should be educated and trained in early detection of ethical issues. Self-interest tends to impede one's ethical awareness.
"Corporal oath is one taken by the form of laying the hand on or kissing a copy of the gospels. The terms corporal oath and solemn oath are synonymous, and an oath taken with the uplifted hand is properly described by either term in an indictment for perjury.". The officers must understand when "swearing" to something, they are offering themselves, all that they are, as collateral. This stresses the idea that the department values integrity and honesty.
These officers often break up families and homes, and use their power and authority for the wrong reason.
This so-called officer have no regard for the children in these families which they are sworn to protect and destroying their belief in what being a officer really means.
This site is created in dedication to Officer Steve Sabo a BAD example Wyandotte (Michigan) Police Officer and a representative of the prestigious MTOA where he is a board member of and is a Tactical Trustee,
This is a great organization that protects our society and always puts themselves in harms way for us, so its odd that he would be a board member with him having no morals or ethics which is what this organization is based on.
He consciously choose to carry on with a married women even after being told to leave my wife alone many times over a 20 MONTH PERIOD This went on From July 2007 to MARCH 2009. He totally ignored pleas to stop with his behavior and this was causing damage to my 3 teens in regards to what officers are suppose to stand for, all 3 of my kids now fear the police and no longer have any respect for officers this is the biggest injustice of all!!!
Many of these tens of thousands of text messageswhile on duty and in MY HOME (UNWANTED ELECTRONIC HOME INTRUSION) I have extensive proof of his texting during HOURS HE WAS BEING PAID BY TAXPAYERS (KWAYME ANYONE?)
ALSO DISCUSSING MY PRIVATE POLICE OR LACK OF RECORD WITH A WOMEN I HAVE LIVED WITH FOR 13 YEARS, AND DISCUSSING HIS DAILY DUTIES AS A OFFICER WHICH IS A DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF ETHICS (REFER TO CODE OF ETHICS LINK) ALSO MEETING MY WIFE PRIOR TO A COURT HEARING IN MARCH 2009 FOR A TICKET WHICH WAS DISMISSED, ALSO CONTINUALLY GOING IN HER PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT TO FORCE HER TO SERVE HIM BREAKFAST 20 MONTHS AFTER THIS STARTED AFTER BEING TOLD TO CEASE GOING THERE IN DECEMBER 2007.
HIS THOUSANDS OF TEXTES ON DUTY IS A WASTE OF TAXPAYERS DOLLARS, paGES OF EVIDENCE HAS BEEN BROUGHT FORWARD 3 TIMES, EACH TIME JUST TO SEE HIS NUMBER ON MY WIFE'S PHONE OVER AND OVER FROM JULY 2007 TO MARCH 2009.
A MAJORITY OF THE TEXTES OVER THAT LONG PERIOD WERE ON DUTY, GUESS HE HAD NOTHING ELSE TO DO WITH OUR TAX MONEY THEN CHASE MARRIED WOMEN.
DISCUSSING CONFIDENTIAL POLICE INFORMATION AND MEETING ALL OVER THE CITY IN HIS SQUAD CAR IN INEXCUSABLE AND A CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE DEPARTMENTS GUIDELINES. HE ALSO LIKES TO MEET PEOPLE BEHIND HENRY FORD HOSPITAL DISCUSSING POLICE BUSINESS AS WELL.
OF COURSE WYANDOTTE PD ALSO WASN'T INTERESTED IN INTERVIEWING THE OTHER WOMEN THAT ALSO HAVE THE SAME COMPLAINTS, I HAVE LEARNED IN 2 YEARS THERE IS NO JUSTICE INTERNALLY AND WHY THIS MUST BE PURSUED IN OTHER AREA'S TILL JUSTICE IS DONE!!!!!
THE FACT THAT WYANDOTTE CHOOSE STEVE SABO TO CUT THE RIBBON ON THE OPENING CEREMONY AFTER THESE COMPLAINTS AND REPRESENTED THE POLICE DEPT IN THE GRAND OPENING ON THEIR VIDEO PLAINLY SHOWS YOU WYANDOTTE PD INSENSITIVITY AND COULD CARE LESS WHO THIS MAN AFFECTED WELL AFTER THESE REPORTS WERE BROUGHT IN DEC 2007 AND JAN 2008. WHAT A SLAP IN THE FACE FOR THIS FAMILY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SEVERAL other women are stepping up and speaking up about his antics and obsessive texting behavior among other code violations that have contacted the site, his days of breaking up marriages in uniform will be short lived as the evidence is piling up on his immoral and unethical behavior and the appropriate departments are being contacted to make sure he no longer does this.
CHIEF OF POLICE GRANT WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL WHEN WE MET WITH HIM 2 TIMES, UNLIKE WYANDOTTE PD (Detective HECK) WHO TRIED TO INTIMIDATE THE HUSBAND AND WAS VERY COLD AND UNCARING WITH THIS VERY UGLY AND SENSITIVE ISSUE, EVEN THREATENING THE HUSBAND WITH FELONY CHARGES WHILE STEVE SABO IS STILL CONTACTING THE WIFE AND GOING INTO HER PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT AND MEETING HER AT THE COURT HOUSE IN MARCH 2009,18 MONTHS AFTER THE 1ST TIME HE WAS REPORTED.
SAYING IT WAS UP TO STEVE SABO AS WHETHER TO PRESS CHARGES ON THE HUSBAND BECAUSE THE HUSBAND CALLED AND TOLD HIM TO LEAVE HIS WIFE ALONE FOR THE 4TH TIME IN 20 MONTHS!! ARE YOU KIDDING ME, DO YOU HEAR YOURSELF DETECTIVE HECK, THREATENING THE HUSBAND WITH A PERMANENT RECORD FOR STEVE SABO'S UNPROFESSIONAL, UNETHICAL AND IMMORAL BEHAVIOR AFTER ONCE AGAIN MORE EVIDENCE WAS BROUGHT TO YOU TO PROVE AGAIN HE WAS STILL CONTACTING MY WIFE, GOING INTO HER PLACE OF EMPLOYMENT AND MEETING HER AT THE COURT HOUSE. SO WHAT DO YOU DO? THREATEN THE HUSBAND BRAVO?
DETECTIVE HECK ALSO REQUESTED VIA THE DOMAIN REGISTER TO SEE WHO OWNED THE SITE IN SEPT 2008 AND AGAIN TRY TO GET THE SITE OFF WITH HIS EMAIL SAYING POSSIBLE LEGAL ACTION FOR A SITE THAT IS REPORTING THE FACTS AFTER STEVE SABO FOUND OUT THAT THE SITE WAS UP. MR SABO HIDES BEHIND HIS BADGE AND GOES TO HIS SUPERIORS TO TRY TO PROTECT THE WRONGS HE HAS DONE.MAN UP Steve, IF YOUR GOING TO FUCK OTHER PEOPLES WIVES EXPECT THEM TO BE PISSED, GOING TO THE CHIEF AND SAYING THE HUSBAND IS YELLING AT YOU, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? YOU ARE NOTHING MORE THEN A LITTLE BITCH WHO HIDES BEHIND HIS BADGE. YOU DID THIS THEN ACT LIKE A REAL MAN AND TAKE IT NOT TELL YOU BOSS SERIOUSLY , ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS STEP OUT OF THE PICTURE DATING BACK TO DEC 2007 WHEN ASKED TO BY THE HUSBAND AND CHIEF OF POLICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT CALL WAS A PERSONAL MATTER AND NOT A POLICE ISSUE UNLESS OF COURSE YOU ARE A OFFICER THEN YOU MAKE IT LEGAL ISSUE, ANYONE ELSE WHO WOULD WALK IN OFF THE STREETS YOU WOULD ADVISE TO GET A PPO TO CEASE COMMUNICATION NOT A FELONY STALKING CHARGE FOR 2 CALLS TELLING HIM TO LEAVE THE WIFE ALONE AFTER 20 MONTHS OF THIS BEHAVIOR.
AND THEN THIS HAPPENS IN SEPT 2009 ALMOST 2 YEARS AFTER THE FIRST REPORT OF ALLEGED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND POLICE MISCONDUCT. WHAT A TRAGEDY FOR ALL INVOLVED IN THIS VERY SAD STORY!!!
And in Sept of 2009 the News Herald headline reads Wyandotte officer kills himself over sexual misconduct allegations. Mr Sampson allegedly killed himself over sexual favors in exchange for fines etc. This happened 2 years after the first report of Steve Sabo behavior. so obviously there is a problem in the Wyandotte PD with their officers and sexual misconduct. Read the Story
This story is a tragedy and horrifying for all the families involved to have to go thru. Also knowing that sexual misconduct has been reported several times with no visible recourse for his action this a situation that was going to end badly.
Officers cannot in uniform have 1 main agenda of getting sex because of their position of power and cannot be tolerated. If something was done in Dec 2007 when first reported who knows this tragedy may have been avoided or at least a message would have put out that wasting taxpayers money for your own selfish gains will not be tolerated.
I encourage everyone to email the City Council and Mayor and Chief of Police to demand accountability for those officers who feel its ok to text and break up families so they can have sex. There are several member of City Council that was not part of the first set of complaints and cannot be faulted. Mr Stec, Mr Sabuda and Mr Galeski were not contacted with those complaints. The others including several that are no longer in office all were notified of these actions all went unanswered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!