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Fresh update on "derby" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
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Fresh update on "derby" discussed on Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network
"Slow paces in the past. But i i suspect that this force will be able to take some fractions and finish. She's set up to run his best rate so far this year. He can't hold You can't hold his sloppy track performance last time against him. It was just a racy needed to keep going and getting a raising rhythm after a kind of a mess comeback race against a decent field and at at acqueduct I would say. I'm less confident. Him than the other two cox forces on the card. But i do think that i would prefer him over. Parlor giant payday. You know just missed in this race last year. I can't see him running any better than that at age seven. But he's a consideration and i believe i picked somersaults. I had that horse. Second winner of the mysticlake derby last year over ten of a blocked field but did did run into It was in the wrong circumstances. Going seven eight on poly track last time.
Fox Hill Farm's Rick Porter, Successful Thoroughbred Owner, Dies at Age 80
"Couple of news stories The announce the passing of reporter fox hill farm. I always feel strange. Like i don't like to do the eulogies for people that i didn't really know i mean i knew of reporter obviously know of his great successes in some of the incredible horses. He has but i always say st pick is better to listen to for the eulogies on on people in that sense because you know he just knows a lot of those people more than i do knows their history better than i do and so. I always think it's kind of a disservice to sit in for me to try to eulogize somebody who i don't know but certainly can remember his contributions to the sport and i saw a nice quote about larry jones talking. About what a great onery was to work with. I mean the list of horses he had particularly in the last. Fifteen or twenty years is is astounding. Songbird made almost five million dollars grade multiple grade. One winner hard-spun second derby won the king's bishop hob the grass hobday grace grade one winner on the woodward round pond distaff winner back in two thousand six beat agassi emperor who was actually decoy. That day Happy ticket below lemons forever spun sugar fleet that was the of course the tragic uh fleetingly and pine island race where they fell but Yeah i mean like i said. The list of horses that Mr porter campaigned through fox hill. Farm is pretty
Essential Quality Wins 2021 Belmont Stakes
"Belmont Stakes, the third leg of the Triple Crown with a covid reduced crowd, cheering them on down the stretch. Essential quality pulled away from the pace setting hot Rod Charlie with the nature of a mile to run to win by a length and a quarter, finishing a distant 3rd 11 lengths back was Preakness winner Rombauer sent off as the 65 favorite essential quality becomes the 11th Belmont winner in the last 20 years to skip the Preakness. After running in the Kentucky Derby Eclipse Award winning trainer Brad Cox picks up his first Triple Crown victory, as does Jackie. Louisa is Brad Kelly Is
Belmont Stakes Races on Without Baffert
"In the Triple Crown is today. The Belmont Stakes is being run in New York with a cloud hanging over horse racing. Earlier this week, Churchill Down suspended trainer Bob Baffert for two years. Following the confirmation of a positive drug tests for Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit.
Baffert Suspended 2 Years After Medina Spirit Drug Test Confirmed
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting trainer Bob Baffert is suspended for two years after Medina spirits failed post Kentucky Derby drug test is confirmed Churchill Downs has suspended veteran trainer Bob Baffert for two years after a second test confirmed the presence of a banned steroid in Kentucky Derby winner Medina spirit system Baffert is barred from entering any horses in the Kentucky Derby or other races at Churchill Downs through the spring of twenty twenty three additionally Churchill Downs says it reserves the right to extend Baffert suspension if he runs afoul of rules in other states Baffert has had five violations in the past thirteen months the Kentucky horse racing commission's investigation is ongoing and with visa spirits Kentucky Derby win could still be stripped if that happens runner up mandolin would be elevated as the winner of the may first Kentucky Derby hi Mike Rossio
Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit's Failed Drug Test Is Confirmed
"Winner Medina Spirit may have to surrender is title after failing the second drug test. The New York Times reporting the horse was found to have had in the illegal amount of a drug used to reduce pain and swelling that test coming after the initial positive test post derby. The lawyer for the horse's ownership, telling the Times he's hopeful further tests will reveal the positive is due to other factors such as cross contamination. If Medina spirit is disqualified, it would only be the second time in the 147 year history. The Derby, a horse has been disqualified due to a drug test.
Bob Baffert Suspended From Entering Horses in Belmont Stakes
"During the pandemic. Well, New York horse racing officials, Airbending trainer Bob Baffert from entering Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit and the Belmont Stakes. They're also banning any of his horses at Belmont Park or at Saratoga Racecourse is summer. The New York Racing Association said it based its decision on the investigation and the Medina
Bob Baffert Suspended From Entering Horses in Belmont Stakes
"Will not even be allowed to run in the third leg of the Triple Crown, The Belmont. Dina Spirits trainer bomb Baffert has been suspended in New York pending results of drug tests following the Kentucky Derby reporter Steve Futterman says the Medina spirit tested positive for a banned steroid. Its third place finish in the Preakness means no Triple Crown winner this year. Hundreds of homes flood around like Charles, Louisiana, being hit by two hurricanes and ice storm and a
Bob Baffert, Trainer of Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit, Suspended From Entering Belmont Stakes
"Baffert has been temporarily suspended from entering horses in New York. Pending a medication inquiry from the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, tested positive for steroids and post race testing and ran the Preakness on Saturday. New York is home to the Belmont Stakes
Bob Baffert Suspended From Entering Horses in Belmont Stakes
"Trainer Bob Baffert has been temporarily suspended from entering horses in New York. Pending a medication inquiry from the Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, tested positive for steroids and post race testing and ran the Preakness on Saturday. New York is home to the Belmont
New York Suspends Bob Baffert Pending Kentucky Derby Probe
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting New York suspends Bob Baffert pending the outcome of the Kentucky Derby probe trainer Bob Baffert has been suspended by the New York racing association pending the outcome of an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina spirits failed post race drug test the N. Y. R. race decision means Baffert is barred from entering or stabling horses at New York racetracks the band includes Belmont Park for the Belmont Stakes will be run on June fifth the Dino spirit tested positive for the steroid betamethasone after winning the Kentucky Derby it was the fifth violation for Baffert trained horses involving impermissible levels of medication over the past thirteen months we need a spirit finished third in Saturday's Preakness Stakes hi Mike Rossio
Kentucky Derby Winner Medina Spirit Loses Preakness to Outsider Rombauer
Rombauer pulls Preakness upset, Baffert's Medina Spirit 3rd
"Rombauer with jockey Flavien Prat on board made a fantastic push down the stretch and beat out midnight Bourbon a Kentucky Derby winner Medina spirit to win the one hundred forty six the running of the Preakness Stakes Rombauer entered the race at eleven to one odds and won the race by three and a half lengths Pratt says he thought he had a chance to win down the stretch I was behind a to a one some of the favorite in the race and I was travelling well I thought well maybe one the feast which didn't give me a good kick I might be able to run them down it was the first time in his career Pratt has won the Preakness Stakes it was also the first Triple Crown win for trainer Michael McCarthy Craig heist Baltimore
Rombauer Pulls Preakness Upset, Baffert's Medina Spirit 3rd
"Iverson, the winner of the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore Horse racing second Jewel in the Triple Crown Rombauer. The race finished minutes ago. 11 to 1 odds. Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit past drug tests to compete who had failed a post derby test. Trainer Bob Baffert denies wrongdoing, says A B C's Elizabeth shows evaporate denies that he intentionally cheated. He says the steroid was part of a cream prescribed by the horses that here in Baltimore references. Medina Spirit had a skin rash. She's waiting second drug test that will determine if the horse can hold on to the title of
Asmussen Looking to Win Preakness With Midnight Bourbon
"The phillies did it. Steve asmussen did it. He's done it twice. So far in the preakness stakes. He's looking for a third victory coming up later today with midnight bourbon. Who was one of just a couple of horses coming back from the kentucky derby to take a shot at turning the tables medina spirit earlier this week. Steve took time to talk with anthony. Stabile on our race day program presented by twin spires. And here's what he had to say about his talented midnight. Bourbon you know. Come back here to pimlico. You get to re live those amazing moments and With rachel alexandra. Coming in to our barn. Jess jackson barbara banke of stonestreet bought her two days off of her oaks win. She moved into the barn three days later. And then the fact that she wasn't an original triple crown nominee. There was the you know the chance she would be excluded from running in the preakness and then getting to run drawing the thirteen posts and It was very fast. Moving times with rachel alexander leading up to the preakness but the moment i remember the most is when we walked out of the barn to walk over for preakness. I never been a part of a horse race. That that percentage of the public was on one horse inside.
A Stroll Through Racing History: Louis Quatorze
"He was a handsome bay. Grandson of northern dancer often described this regal and majestic it was appropriate. Given that he was named for a former king of france and twenty five years ago this weekend he won the one hundred twenty first running of the preakness stakes his name. Was louis tours. Fold on march thirteen. Nineteen ninety-three in kentucky. Lewis tours was offered by breeder. Georgia hoffman at the one thousand nine hundred ninety four keeneland july yearling sale but was bought back for two hundred twenty five thousand dollars off eventually sold an interest in the son of sovereign dancer to william cornacchia. And tell us contract with future hall of famer. Nick zito chosen the colts trainer. Bloomington doors whose name refers to the architecture stylings of the reign of king. Louis the fourteenth of france showed promise as a juvenile he robbed by five lengths and breaking his maiden at saratoga and he finished runner-up and both the hopeful stakes saratoga and the futurity at belmont park both of which were great one races early in his three-year-old campaign. Lacouture tour's want a pair of allowance races. At gulfstream park he was fourth in the florida derby unbridled song and runner-up beaten six skip away in the blue grass stakes at keeneland and a difficult journey the kentucky derby would relegate him to a sixteenth place. Finish some twenty two lakes behind winner. Grindstone still zito saw an opportunity in the preakness stakes with the colts. Blood work xrays following the derby reveals. No issues at the fact that neither grindstone nor beaten derby favourite song would be going to the preakness and z. Tow began believing that his horse would not only have an opportunity but also a legitimate shot at winning the second leg of the triple crown
Preakness to Run Amid Medina Spirit Controversy
"Up to the second leg of Horse racing's Triple Crown later today. Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit aims to win the Preakness Stakes in Baltimore it past three rounds of pre race drug testing. It failed a post Derby test about which trainer Bob Baffert denied wrongdoing Average suspended by Churchill Downs Officials trainer Steve asked us and work with one of the Preakness. Competitors. Midnight bourbon. I think that it's going to shit a very important light on the peak, a gram levels and the testing and what these horses are going through. The Preakness will be run before 10,000 fans at Pimlico. Chuck's
Medina Spirit Will Compete in Preakness After Passing Drug Tests
"That Medina spirit the winner of the Kentucky Derby, is cleared to race and Saturday's Preakness Stakes after the Kentucky Derby where Medina Spirit one a drug test revealed a therapeutic in Medina Spirits System, which is banned on race day. Fame's trainer Bob Baffert, who trained Medina Spirit revealed that the horse tested positive. Elevated levels of beta methods own. Baffert released a statement on May 11 saying that Medina Spirit had been treated for a skin condition with an ointment that contained the substance. Quote Medina Spirit earned his Kentucky Derby win and my far masala gist, sir, have told me that 21 people grams of better methods, Sone would have no effect on the outcome of the race. Baffert previously said in a statement. Medina Spirit is a deserved champion and I will continue to fight for him. After this Medina spirit went through subsequent tests that came back clean. And therefore is able to race in the Preakness. Marty and McGee host Marty Smith talked on SportsCenter with El Duncan about the situation and also how Baffert is essentially battling himself in this race when it comes to the Triple Crown. I've been texting all week long with Bob Baffert Ale back and forth. I did reach out to him after this ruling came down, asked him if he had any comment. And he said, Right now he feels like it's best to keep his comments to himself. The less he says, the better. Certainly I respect that now because concert tour and Medina spirit are now eligible for the Preakness. That means Baffert is now racing against himself for Triple Crown history, of course, since he trains both of those horses if concert tour were to win the Preakness here on Saturday that eliminates Medina spirit from a Triple Crown opportunity earlier this week, I had the opportunity to talk with Jimmy Barnes about that. Who's here? Training the horses on Baffert's behalf, and I asked him What's it like for one horse to be racing against another one. A Triple Crown is on the line, he said, Man, It's not a challenge it all. It's
Medina Spirits Kentucky Derby Drama, Explained
"Matt i know very little about horse racing so i'm so glad you're joining me today. Thank you. I appreciate kamya. Matt hegarty is covered horse for more than twenty years and he reports on the macintosh industry for the daily racing form. So i know that the preakness is tomorrow matt. I know that it's the second race into the triple crown. And i know that medina the horse that won the kentucky derby tested positive in a drug test after that win but before you walk us through exactly what happened there. How would you describe the drama in the sport that you cover right now. This is pretty unprecedented. We haven't had a derby positive in horse racing since nineteen sixty sixty when you start talking about drugs in horse racing it. It aims it up to the next level you know we've had drug positives and being debated in the past the the most important ones that have happened in acid involved. in the same trainer bob baffert. This is a continuation of a pattern. And i think. That's what's causing a lot of the uproar that this wasn't a trainer who got caught up in some sort of mix up with therapeutic medication. It's trainer who is at the top of the game hall of fame member. A person who has one more derbies eighty percent history as long as on stands and he has a pattern of being sloppy in his barn operations. And it's hard to believe that you could be sloppy going into the most important race on the calendar.
"derby" Discussed on The Derby City Betrayal
"Seven years. Well it's difficult to answer that question because there has been. Some statements made by the police department. That not everything was written down and that there are other things done. I mean if nothing else if that investigators no longer on the case someone else has to come through so either nothing's been done or there's no paper trail and it's impossible for anyone to take over the case and everything is just in the person's head that doesn't make any sense but yet there hasn't been a whole lot done it doesn't mean they haven't followed up on any leads or anything but it's difficult looking at the records that have been produced to figure out what exactly has been done which goes to our very point of why it was not an active investigation despite their frustration with the police the kassy's and their legal team say the files are rich in information on possible suspects and persons of interest. Do you feel that the person or persons involved might very well be named in these records. Paul elaborate a little more. The men candidly some of it. Very helpful and easy to understand some of it of no organizational value at all or help a great deal of redundancy and frankly a lot of what appeared to be reinventing the wheel from year to year as new investigators would come on it and so on. However since we've gotten the file michael terada who is the investigator who has been working on. The case has developed some good leads and really one of the best catalysts to lighting a fire under the case again was unexpected for me which was once the case was back in the local newspapers or at least local media again in the tampa and orlando area as witnesses started coming forward. And and you know there's a percentage of leads leads valuable. It's usually about ninety. Five percent is not of any genuine value. But there's nuggets in that five percent that you have to run down while i've been trying to focus on the legal aspect of the case. The investigative unit does sort of keep me a prize certainly keeps the cassie family apprised of what's going on in there. They are running down some valuable leads and it case continues to be very active. Despite its old age. I have reason to believe that. Many of these are genuine. Leads some of them. Frankly happened from you. Know shake in the bush is a little bit and just sort of potentially disturbing witnesses. That might not have been disturbed over a decade and reminding them of the importance this case has especially for the cassie family and so people have recollections of events. That may not have been accurately recorded for instance. I know that mr terada had spoken to a series of people that were living in the apartment complex or the condominium complex at or near the time of the disappearance several of which were reporting Regular sort of verbal abuse from some of the workers from the actual facility. People that work as we understand it were given permission to live on the premises during the construction and the add-ons renovations that were taking place there. I know that the investigator has spoken to several of them. They've given us some. If not outright suspects. Good people have interest to speak to and we've located many of those people in are currently following up on those interviews. I know it's speculative but based on everything that you know all the files that you've reviewed do you believe that one or more persons in those records knows what happened to jennifer. Do believe that. I believe that it would have taken more than one person to have created sort of the dearth or the lack of evidence that exists right now and that the lack of you know what appear to be strong leads in the formative days of the investigation. You know from six to eight. I believe that in half you know since my involvement in this that the culpable parties are most likely the evidence would suggest are people that were working at the facility at mosaic in january two thousand six in our next episode of house of broken dreams. You'll meet a woman who says. She was harassed by a sexual predator. While living at mosaic. When i opened the door thinking past or even maybe a deer on a raccoon is really what i expected to see in the corner of my patio to the left. Maybe six feet from me is a man..
"derby" Discussed on The Derby City Betrayal
"Tell you the rest of the story which is even more disturbing after she shouted at the man and presumably frightened him away. Tammy notice some interesting details about his escape details. She said should have been investigated thoroughly by police. An apartment management. I bang on the door opened the door. I scream what i screen. He freezes for the half a second and bolts to a white van with two black windows in the rear was reversed up to the black.
"derby" Discussed on The Derby City Betrayal
"Notice or reason why tammy. I began noticing footprints in her home then missing food and trash. That didn't belong to her as a single woman living alone. She started to get.
"derby" Discussed on The Derby City Betrayal
"To close a homeowner at the property. She was so proud of that. That condo was her dream home and that too was shattered. June has that she wanted to to buy her own place and she asked for help so we went out several times to orlando looking all over. The con- came down to two places right there and literally about half mile down the road on the same same there and i said to her like i think this is place. I'd like to say like it'd be and this. And that i mean it's a beautiful place. So she she agreed and she was off to it. I mean she so proud was her. Nobody co-signed on anything and you know twenty four and a half ago. It was two thousand dollars in two thousand and six three. We're talking about that earlier. That's impressive when exactly. Did she move into the condo. It was november twenty fourth in two thousand and was thanksgiving day. And exactly i still find this uncanny. Two months to the day to return fourth jennifer disappeared on january twenty fourth one month after christmas and her holiday decorations were all over her condo. I've gotta tell you it was absolutely crushing when we got there and i didn't take the stuff off the table right away. It was crushing to take it off and put away her crystal river and we had a lot of guilt because when we had helped her look and when she got it down to the to condo's were in favor of mosaic millennia. That guilt would turn into a sadness. Anger that was inconsolable. In the months and years that followed jen's disappearance in our next episode of house of broken dreams one woman emerges from the shadows for the first time to tell me her harrowing tale. She lived at the mosaic when jennifer vanished her story was far worse than we could have imagined. My friend would say somebody out in about late at night taking pictures of her. This is a linkage. It and zoom in camera. She would say she would see this person like sometimes in a hallway. She was seriously worried for her safety..
"derby" Discussed on The Derby City Betrayal
"Juliet and my interest was to follow up on. The -tective joel writes interview from previous years before. Because i felt wow if this information is correct in at least we have a starting point and possibly a time of day that this could have happened. And what did she tell you. She said she's sorry. Dog car zigzagging and what appears to be a struggle inside that car. And she said she didn't see the occupants of but the dot com was making strange maneuvers and it was evident to hop people were struggling in that car. We were standing with mike at the intersection around lunchtime. On a friday and conroy road was busy. I wondered how much traffic juliet observed that january morning in two thousand six sometimes aerials because of of the mall area in the school but that took the money it was not whole lot of traffic only got ready to turn make are right. He in turn from motsy tool conroy. There was only a few calls around. And i see how rigorously did police investigate. Juliet's claim i wondered. How much contact or interaction did you have with the orlando police department. Did they mom juggling. It wasn't very much. How many times did they was only one one time. Wow did the fbi speak to you. Know there's no doubt in your mind that the car you saw that morning is the car that belonged to jennifer cassie. I yet can hundred percent. Confirm that the car. Did i saw that morning was the same car that was found at the huntington on the green. If you know it hindsight if you knew what you knew today versus what you knew in that moment are what are reacting differently. I suddenly remembered something that drew. Cassie had told me. That made juliet's account seem even more plausible. Jennifer was a fighter. She was street savvy and she was told by her parents that if she ever fell victim to a carjacking she should try to crash the vehicle. It would be her best shot at survival. Did it look to you as if somebody might have been trying to crash the car the best way i can describe it to your pitcher may end you in the front seat of a car. You're driving i. I want to get out of the car. So the first thing i'm gonna do is grab the stirring wheel nascar gonna make the car move side to side because you're trying to steer it one way i'm trying to steer it the opposite way. That is the best insight. I can give you two what i saw. Juliet offered up her own theory. About what may have happened to jennifer a theory that has not been supported by law enforcement to this day for my daughter out it. We seem to pitchers jaffer how beautiful she was in when all the sex trafficking think about by daughter sit. Maybe she isn't dead. Maybe they took as her so that was upgraded we talked about. I had heard about the sex trafficking theory before was investing other stories in florida. I then ask drew about what. He thought juliet's account from the morning of january. Twenty fourth. two thousand six. Do you consider them credible. I personally have not spoken with them. I read their accounts and my investigative team have personally spoken with them as well as off. Forcement as far as i can tell. There's no reason not to believe what they potentially saw. I think the only thing i can maybe add is you know. Was it really generous. Car was really jennifer so say coming out of there You know there's a lot of course at lookalike in what some people think driving crazy lee out of an entrance may be different from what someone else was actually doing. I don't know. I see a lot of crazy drivers on the road but from what i read in. What have you not talking to them directly. And personally. I don't see anything in interviews and follow up interviews that varied that said well. There you go throw these people out the door now. In fact there are two views has always been around. I think both law enforcement and our our investigation. Joyce and i were at gunpoint in in my home my family home and as soon as our kids could understand us we started teaching just had to be safe and i truly believe that jennifer was the safest person i know how many people knew at the time so even that could be taken and as far as a car told her flat out. That if you are taken in a car nothing is good is going to happen. You need to crash that car as soon as you. Can't you need to do anything you can. The bring attention to yourself in that car period because the ending is not gonna be good. We told them that period straight out both of our kids. We taught that we told her that if she was ever ranked. You have to scream. Fire not help because people. Don't you know turn around for help anymore. Do whatever you need to do tossed the outcomes not going to be good either and it's it's unfortunate. We have to teach our children. But that's reality of the world we live in. Unfortunately jennifer happens to be a victim world now. How has this on you over the years. I often wonder what happened to her. I've beaten situation. Where i had a sister to be murdered understand they need closure and i pray.
"derby" Discussed on The Derby City Betrayal
"Seen plastered all over the news but at that intersection on that morning as juliet. Hurry to make that right turn. No one knew a young woman was about to disappear. My morning began about six. O'clock am that morning because my husband had just been diagnosed with prostate cancer and he had an appointment at eight thirty so we began to leave out of our driveway. Lived on snowflake course at the time and we began to take so flake trouble door to mossy. Which is directly in front of Complex in i can tell you. It was clearly that morning between seven and seven. Thirty eight pm. This was around the same time. The jennifer typically left for work. So you were at that intersection. Which i've i've actually been to that intersection. And you're you're about to pull out from the intersection in across that two way road. You see a car that looks like jennifer is coming out of the mosaic apartments. And were you able to see what the driver looked like in the passenger. What did you observe. I did not because the car you can tell. The car was steering from side to side. There was some type of struggle going on inside the car. I see so. The car was more sort of toward the intersection. And it was moving in a in a way that erotic or correct that's correct word out use erotic. You make this observation in. What did you say to your husband. Or what did you to discuss. Actually my husband said it seems like somebody's fighting in the car. He said if we had time we would call. The police. And i said to him. We don't have time because you gotta go issue. I eight radiation. That's why we did not stay a stop sign to see which by the car turn because we was rushing to get on the other side of town. Where his first irradiation so when you turned to go on your way. Was the car still at the intersection. Didn't ask yes. Yes we may all right turn. The car was still in the intersection of the mosaic. And you're certain that it was a black chevy malibu one hundred percent surgeon but from where you were you were not able to see. It was a woman driving or man driving. I honestly could not tell sitting in the waiting room of the doctor's office. Juliet couldn't stop thinking about the swerving. Black malibu neither could her husband. Did you guys talk at all during the day about what you had scenery kind of. Just dismiss it. No we actually. We actually talked about it because we didn't know what happened. We were like a wanted. Somebody was hiding. Matter of fact i even pulled up on the news to see if there was any accidents reported in the area. There was no accidents reported in the area so we did often wonder what happened that day. How many people were in the car and total debt. I could not tell. I don't know. Have you ever been to the mosaic. But when you come out the mosaic there's a when you come out of the derogate and you pool towards the front. They're not actually up to the role yet. Light we were so they will are a little bit back as they were just coming out of the complex but we can still see the car. What kind of heart was but we could not see the people inside of the car because the distant it was from our stop sign. We'll be back after this short break. Did you hear the news now. You can with instant updates from fox news for amazon alexa. Just say alexa. Play news from fox in fox news. It's the latest when you need it on demand from fox news and amazon alexa from the fox news podcasts network download and listen to everyone. Talks delays fox business lists docks with entrepreneurs and executives about inspiring and motivational stories subscribing. Listen now by going to fox news. Podcasts dot com the next day on january twenty fifth. Juliet called their arlanda police department to report but she had seen bank. It was a very next day. Which would have been january. twenty fifth. Two thousand sakes Contact the police department. And did you get in touch with somebody directly in. You're able to tell them everything. I told them i was call lane. I had some inflammation of the gays. I see and then did they. Send officer to your home. Yes but not that same day. But it wasn't until a few days later that the couple realized the significance of what they'd witnessed a black. Chevy malibu was found abandoned in the parking lot of an apartment complex called huntington on the green about one mile away. The car was confirmed to belong to twenty-four-year-old orlando woman jennifer. Cassie today her. Two thousand and four. Chevy malibu was found at this apartment complex near her condo. The twenty four year old was last heard from monday night. Her friends passed out these fliers for a second day hoping that someone has seen her or know something. Please bring your back if you please give her back when you saw the picture of the car on the news. What went through your mind when i tell you. There is no doubt in my mind. Once we saw that car on the news we both knew that was exactly the car we had seen. Coming out of mosaic. My memories so clear. I remember their date. I remember the time are immobile. What kind of car. It was. And i remember the year several days later an officer with the orlando pd. Knocked on the couple's store according to juliet. When did the police knock on your door where they sort of canvassing the neighborhood and trying to speak with people acute be one hundred percents certain but when they did knock on the door they talked to me and my husband and we told them what had what we had seen and then when i guess the cassie family hot their own private investigator became an interview. Me i told him to sign story. I wanted to see for myself. How well juliet story held up was really possible to see what she did. From across a busy four-lane road. I asked mike toretta. The private investigator hired by the family to take me to that. Intersection goes way was calling from the stop. Sign at moxie boulevard and conroy road. I could see the entrance and exit of the mosaic condominiums with no problem. I observed a silver toyota rav. Four exiting the property and turning right onto conroy road. My line of sight was clear and unobstructed. I asked mike what he thought. How credible do you consider juliet as a witness. I believe very credible. I had the opportunity to follow up on it or not. It was october twenty eight. Th of twenty seventeen. I had the opportunity to interview.
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"Finished. Second finished first so you got imagine that this horse is going to be able to to mix it up here in the tenth race. Who's on the Mount? You'll Rosario big surprise their profits jumping on a USO. Rosario mounted horse clearly. This is a big Rosario opportunity for us. If he has a big day. Tomorrow you can count on US having a big day for sure for sure you want to know where you can get some value We're going eight to one so it's a little bit lower than what I would normally pick here but Spanish kingdom. I do like at eight to one. Spanish kingdom in terms of Adnan medium distance rating. It finishes in the Third Third Slot here in the race the first two. Ginobili and rushy. So it's in good company. Marg are on the Mount Martine Garcia and the mount. Strong Horse surprised. It's only getting eight to one odds here. It's last race was a ninety seven so it had a really strong last race especially in terms of ranking according to the The reading on this race so I think Spanish kingdom eight to one hoping that one doesn't get up. I have a feeling it will but as a right now I'm saying that's our value play right yet that that raises. That's a that's a good one and I think there's there's big big opportunity for who comes off that one I couldn't I couldn't narrow it down for the metric I got a couple of mention Number two Ginobili Luckily for the horrors that doesn't have the same male pattern baldness the man who had the spurs there for those last few years really tough. Look now the embarrassing Probably should have went with a buzz cut but he hung on. He tried to do that. Trump comb over thing not a good look for them already. One number seven candy just a quick shout out to my boy. Saratoga Pat Took him in the Derby draft contest. That I'm hosting a late late. Forty something picked good call and et number thirteen. I wanted to mention real quick. Slough Tang clan Liu Tang clan of that one. If don't know me that's my guys. Rake wine the chef here. He's listening tonight. So shout the Ray. Guan real quick one of the goats one of the best ever That's all that's really all I got for for race ten And now we're GONNA move to race eleven. Which is the Arkansas Derby? I guess this is considered division. One right yeah old up hold up Division Division. A OLD UP. I gotTA interruption race. Seven live on Friday afternoon late night after an now. It's five thirty numbers we got here and Ray Seven. What do we do? We have time for a break. Three five and eleven. We have the Ofek Bach supercharge cage as nobility quickest amazing vision and destiny. Way that bomb.
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"Oh no kidding okay. I think we're podcast number twenty one. This podcast finally able to buy booze at the liquor store down the street. We had our twenty first birthday. And it's a big one night just because it's twenty one but because this the weekend everybody's waiting for that first weekend in. May only it's not the derby expect it to be right? We expected this to be the Kentucky Derby. We're expecting this to be a big podcast. And it's still a big podcast. Thank you to the people at Oaklawn for putting together an enormous program for the Arkansas Derby this weekend saving the weekend getting some amazing horses to run a couple races for us and these are the racists. We're going to talk about. So yeah I'm I'm the formula and I'm joined by empire maker. How's it going on your end going? Good Man I'm I'm Just wanted to give a shout out to the cove virus for just destroying the first half of the year for everybody. Thanks thanks buddy. Besides all that. We're actually getting back to work next week Things are starting to normalize slowly hopefully because little bit afraid of some resets on death tolls going back but other than that We're GONNA stay on a positive note and talk about some horse racing I wanted to mention to just a massive week at will rogers. We played three slates there. This week and slade all of them. I think we had fifty percent wire greater on all three of them. Yeah and we've we've kind of figured out a strategy on will rogers. It's been paying out and I think a lot of people been following us on that too. Yeah I've gotten a ton of good feedback and you know people people asking for other picks from different tracks based on the success. We've had their gets. It's been a great week. Probably the best week of twenty twenty to be honest with you. Yesterday we played oaklawn not not terrible but not good We were negative but again it wasn't something's didn't yeah it. Was You know we had some? We had some spots where we looked pretty good in some spots that we missed so by the way were disorder recording us on Friday afternoon to four thirty PM m eastern time right now so While we're broadcasting this thing well we're recording. You're gonNA hear probably spouts from me because we're playing along on the Friday slate today. I think we're going to raise six is coming up next in about ten or fifteen minutes so if you hear some random cursing and screaming. I may even put the audio of the race on to To live give feedback on how we're doing so anyway Let's jump into Oakland for Saturday because there's fourteen races in their full fields and it's going to be an awesome day tomorrow. What did we got going on here? We are looking forward to oaklawn tomorrow. We are going through one through fourteen. But WE'RE GONNA skip to. We didn't have enough data on that race to make a competent pick and for these picks in the past. I've given you what were are one. Two three in terms of an exact try box or an exact a three horsebox We're changing it up a little bit. We're giving you our top two favorites to win and then we're also going to throw in what we consider to be a long shot so I think at the most or at the least are long. Shot to sorry are long shot to finish in the money. I think at the least. We've got maybe an eight to one horse squeezed in there but most of these are Morning Line odds of ten or more so basically a value played up to bounce into your exotic exact to try to pick three and four hours to cover the coverage basically. Yeah exactly something that we think could show could place and provide a pretty good value and and you know in these huge races. This is what we've noticed. I'm sure other people notices while there's always a that squeaks into the money when you've got twelve horses run in like that that you know it wasn't in your top three may not have been in your top four wasn't in your top five so we're trying to find any of those value. Plays out there that we think could be the horse that as a ten to one morning line. Odds maybe even a twenty to one squeaks into that that money spot and Gives you a nice little fat payouts? Are we playing this ten to one or greater or is there? Is there any Racist were all note when it's when it's not tend to wonder greater. I'll play out the odds for you. You can hear you can tell how well prepared in precise we've been on the planning here. We have obviously been talking to each other about this right yet right. Yep and we're just trying to pull off this podcast we know everybody's been anxious for picks on the Arkansas Derby Dual Arkansas derbys which is obviously the highlight tomorrow and and still pay attention to make the best picks. We can Day To day yesterday today at Oakland and and Sunday for that matter so this is probably the the biggest week. We've had racing and twenty twenty cents March seventh when we had three majors. Yeah going at it before the before the frigging Kobe. Yeah we thought that was setting up the the Derby perhaps in setting up the for the Derby but all. That's changed but this is this. Is this the dual? Arkansas derbys is about as cool as we could hope for right now. So yeah it's awesome and the fact that the fact that they split up Dolon Charlotte and into two different races. Yeah instead of putting them head to head it. Only builds up the drama even more for the Derby and maybe I'm an idiot for not knowing that process that they went through to split those but I'm glad I'm glad they're split up because I think it allows for the drama to unfold all year better this way although I think that division to believe Nidal's division is is a much tougher division. I would say so I. I agree with that wholeheartedly. There's there's some horses that I did not put in my top three. That shocked even me. So yeah and without further ado race one. We got a six Furlong Race. Six six and a half for a long time member which it is. Let's start going are are. It's a six okay so our number one horse here timely tradition. You'll Rosario on that horse. Been extremely strong All year been extremely strong at Oaklawn all year. And that's the The morning line odds top horse as well. We've got timely tradition in there. I'm digging deep for my number two horse. My second horse as a really good chance to win is I think it's the eleven horse jackets or Jacquat died yesterday. Pronounce it Jay. Acc I'll say Zhukov. Because it sounds awesome more sophisticated ways. Let's go with it absolutely so it's it's second to last race puts it probably one of the top horses in this race Its last race was a bit of a letdown in in terms of matching up with a rating on this race. But if you remove that and you start to look down it's it's done really well Flavian Pratt on top of the horse. Not Hurting you there now. Fly does a beast man. Yeah for sure at eight to one. That's an extremely good value. And I'm not even at my value play yet when I get to my value plates the number eight Lexington Grace from Ireland. Twenty two one morning line odds it ran to ninety S in its past couple of races really strong horse had a little bit of a dip down in its third and fourth previous races. But even before that it's been running really strong And also it's Yeah. It's A it's a Horse. That's finished in the money several times. A lot of thirds a couple seconds. So I see no problem at twenty one in place in some sort of wager on Lexington gray so I got one eleven and eight. It's my two top favorites to win. And then a nice long shot in there as well. And that segues into the eight horse for the relevant metric for race one Lexington Grace Irish horse just another just another reminder how thanks again. Cova virus for F and up Saint Patrick's Day along the way Speaking to Irish Horse Saint Patrick's Day destroyed. My birthday destroyed. My keeneland party with my friends Kentucky Derby the triple crown and so much more just one more f you to it before we move onto to race to which we're actually GONNA skip Race to again not enough data to to put together a realistic odds. The you know any any crunching the numbers that we could feel good about giving. Yeah so we're going to skip to therese three Go ahead formula what we have for three right virus. Don't care virus. Don't care knowing at seven to two odds we've got the two-horse Captain Don. This is a another six furlong.
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"About the time it was. He was almost like you know. Really put my hand back over but this time you know. He abused his other hand to Ron of his pants down. And when he pulled my hand back over he was exposed So you know what I mean and I don't remember the exact words that are he said you know. There's been a lot of years ago. But basically from metallica couch to walk towards the door he was his solid countless almost closer to the door. So I kinda got up off the couch and uh-huh walked around. There was a coffee table there and I walked around the coffee table towards the front door and he jumped up and got over there kind of before me and apologizing like kind of apologized to apologize his way out of it. It's what he didn't mean to do that. Or whatever and you know that time I was at that point. I was a new girl so I was like you know. Forgive you or whatnot you know. No biggie no harm no foul but you know I really do need to sort him home. I told him I had something. I made up something to get out of there route and offering what came over him. Because I'm a little. I'm a little bit taller than him. And then you know even our build. I was you know. I'm a little bit bigger than he is even build but I was just almost like a superpower over him well he he grabbed me but the way he grabbed me wasn't like you know two friends wrestling random why he grabbed me in a force. That was like you would grab a suspect that that you would just caught fleeing from you. You know you get them and you can't let them go But he grabbed me in that way but you know at that point I mean. Obviously I could've could've fought with him but you know again you've got two seconds there in ten billion thoughts going through your head that I don't know what what hit me but I was thinking things like you know. I don't want to get a five year or his house. You know we've we. We both know common friends and you know just so many things but he. He overpowered me and and pushed me down to the floor. Like got me down to two onto my knees You know he had gotten our remember he'd gotten hold of my ear. Bud I am such weight pulling so hard that I literally thought he was GonNa rip my whole year off my head After leaving I'm surprised it wasn't at least bleeding but hold me in a way that I mean I. I couldn't move any other way or else you know. He had that kind of hold on me now but he You know he had a hold of my ear and he was he was still exposed in the front of his pants on just like they weren't all the way down but he the front available spalding on And well we'll to say he he he forced me he is physical force but he used force and you know it it the way he had a hold of my ear stunned me first of all I just didn't I didn't know what he was trying to do there but you know he is. I remember once he had me down to my knees. I had pride move or something but I mean he he ripped ripped up and twisted that much harder I will. I'm stuck any forced you to have seven course. No he forced all sex. And where you were you scared in that moment. Did you feel like he could. He could really physically hurt you or possibly. Even the way he the way. Yeah he had he had hold my ear You know when he grabbed because we facing each other But once he once he had pushed me he got me in order to get me down he he kind of us one of his legs to unlock one of these. You know how you do when you used to go behind through friends at school and unlocked earnings from the back but he had done that to to my leg with my knees with was legs But he had such a grip on my shoulder and his other hand on the on the other side on the ear and he was pulling so hard but the shoulder tactic tactic was what he actually pushed me out with but he was so hard that his name in the world scope But yeah he used it was it was physical physical force We'll just say that didn't last very long you know was all it was quick You know and once he finished He let go of my shoulder but still had an older my ear because he knew I was probably I was going to jump up and you know one of two things hurt him or damage some things trying to get out of there after this ordeal Darryl said officer bets shoved him out of his front door before bolting it behind him Daryl. Darrelle drove home and didn't tell anyone what had happened. He said he was so distraught. All he wanted to do was a race any memory of that night he thought it was all over until a year later when beds contacted him again he's pop back up on social media You know when it was it was a really long sincere apology. You know all that you know again. I had blocked it out that whole time. And hadn't I just thought you know just learn But you know there was he popped back up apologized there. There was a you know not long after he apologized. We'll we'll just we'll we'll say there was another incident but I was. I was fooled into you for you. Forgave him when he apologized. Yeah I was very compelled to. I believe that you know that he wouldn't do anything like that again. but he but he did unbeknownst to me in the back you know. I was too forgiving. But you know it happened again the the next time that it happened He wasn't he wasn't in uniform or anything however his his duty built it was was close by you. Know with his service weapon you know in the in the holster You know so there was obviously. I was unharmed. You know so there was a little bit more than just physical aggression. There was you know there was of a bigger threat at that point. He didn't threaten me with it per se. But you know it's it's on the room. It's very obvious it's right there. It's host to the doorway. This time. Darryl said he was invited over to help. Kenny bets get ready for an event. He asked Daryl to help him the pick out tie at which point. He rushed him forcing him to the ground much the same as he did before Darryl admits he was too forgiving. And maybe a little naive but it was too late much like he had with the teens. Innocence that's pounced on Daryl's kindness walk past his duty built. Thomas Weapon there and that's when you know he just came out of the closet and I mean it was. It was very very fast what there was no reaction time after after that had happened. Why why didn't you fight? You press charges. Does she think about it. It was never an option to you at that time. No you know. He's in law enforcement. You know he's sworn officer With a large department no less so a a lot of friends you know I mean I think it was. It was a fleeting thought but at the time again Rodham Tell Darryl chose not to pursue lawsuit but said he hopes his story will bolster those of other victims as we near the end of our investigation. Five more victims lawsuits became unsealed unsealed or detail those at length in the fourth episode of this series in the next installment in the series untangle the web of cover up and negligence that police in city leadership have spun around the scandal. I'm Andrew Pyper. Thanks Andrew. We hope you have a better understanding of the scandal that embroiled Louisville in the second episode will untangle the allegations of cover-up and negligence. That some say help. The officers. Avoid consequence for their abuses. Please stay stay with us for the next installment of Fox News Investigates. I'm Laura ingle..
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"And thirteen years before they would become public and Yates's lawsuits. He was allowed to resign in two thousand fourteen without any marks on his record. Former officer bets went on to work in the Audubon Park Police Department apartment and was a Code Enforcement Officer for Rolling Hills until he was terminated in April of two thousand. Seventeen that say month best was charged in State Court with sodomy since since then bets has pleaded guilty in federal court to enticement and child pornography charges the judge on his case initially rejected a plea agreement that would have put bets behind bars. I for fifteen years saying the sentence was too lenient. He scheduled to be sentenced again in August after about a year or two I'd grown enough officers. Well officer bats started texting me an appropriate things and I didn't I WANNA say anything about it to our superiors. He's one of the people that decide whether you get promotions. Whether you stay with the program things like that so I just kind of went with it. What would he texted you? That was inappropriate. It was it was beyond bike friendly conversations. He would ask for nude pictures. Ask for favors stuff like that. Ask if I would want to. You go work details or do ride alongs with him. When did you feel like he had crossed the line and started to become a predator? He would it was on a regular basis. He would ask for nude photos asked for me to come over all sorts of things at at this point. CFO showing signs of emotion. He's constantly tapping a foot and clearing his throat. More often than usual. It's clearly tough for him to share his stories of abuse. Did you ever go over Once when he picked me up and so he pick you up at your house. Yes Sir he picked me and and see up and what I mean what happened people so he picked you ended other plates. Yes and what happened. And so he He had called it and text best thing he needed help. Moving paperwork from his office is to his home and of course we were eager to help. He pulled up in his police car and and took us to his house from there. We helped taken paperwork boxes axes of things and we started watching TV on his couch and that's when he started. Come on to me and NC I will you do now. We were in the range between Queen. Fifteen and seventeen. They'd get out he He said the fridge was full of alcohol. And that's when he started to come onto us and I was extremely nervous. Didn't know what to do who to call call. So that's when I started drinking and from there. He took us into his bedroom and some messed up. Things happened it. He did he wait till you were. Were drunk take advantage of you know I had about two or three and I had a buzz. And that's when he pulled us back into his room started taking our clothes off and kind of pushed us onto the bed and from there it let onto to him giving us oral sex and US giving him oral sex and it led to him penetrating me and NC He took us back to our house about an hour or so after after and we kind of left us alone for a bad then after that he started back putting pressure on us. Hey do you WANNA come over. Hey can you send me more pictures. He kept on chasing. Thank us and I mean. How long did this continued to this kind of relationship continue? It continued well after I got back from the military Came back to Kentucky about a year after going through my training and all that I came back back and I was over eighteen he would still continually contact me. Ask Ask for pictures. Ask Me for favors. He would ask me to come over and mess around with him and just ignore them. You didn't tell anyone about that night at his house now. The only the only a person I did tell besides in C- was officer would thirty two year old Brandon Montas would was fired by the Louisville Metro Police Department -partment on April thirteenth. Two thousand seventeen in January of this year would pleaded guilty to a felony attempted enticement of a minor charge. According to court documents would met the teen explore camp in Kentucky where he was working as a counselor he pursued the teen over social media and attempted to coerce them into sexual activity. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison but prosecutors and woods attorneys have agreed to a five year stint behind bars. The judge in the case agreed to a slightly longer sentence that will put brandon. Would in jail for seventy months He told me we needed to to talk with the higher ups about it and I told him I did not want to come forward I was scared of what would happen only after the lawsuits were filed would. CF come to believe that would was involved in the alleged cover up. What would you? I think what happens if we came forward I would be shamed I would lose my spot on the department. My father would pull us out of all the extra activities that we are doing I was. I guess it's just scared of the repercussions of coming forward. Did you ever did you ever fear or feel like you could be hurt because of this. Did you ever feel career violence in a way now. Kennedy was really intimidating. When did did you become aware that that this wasn't just that that would was involved? That flirty had helped covered When did you become aware of all of that? I wasn't completely aware of this situation until it was completely brought to light right about a year and a half ago when everyone started filing suit when everyone was getting interviewed and we had started started talking about what had happened with each other. Does everyone have similar stories of how this happened. Does there seem to be a pattern there for the officers. You're yes A few other plaintiffs that were victims of him. Who I've discussed have told me that? The same things happen to them. He would pressure them for nude pictures and from there escalated and he's facing. He's facing criminal charges now yes deal. As prosecute another one vets alleged victims share details of his abuse in an exclusive interview with Fox News although he was a few years older than pets and a fellow cop he said the officer violently forced him into sexual acts he requested to remain anonymous were referred to him as Daryl. Actually really. I'll be paying friends with through social media. When did you first hang out in real life for the first time as friends in real life At his home we were we were just watching. TV and he got up. He's not going to. I gotTa go pee or something or he came back in next to me on the SOFA. so you know it was. It wasn't like we're right on top of or anything so so I didn't think anything about that. He's sitting on the SOFA next year You know again the the there were no lights on just the TV light. So you know at that point. I wasn't really thinking consciously that something's wrong here But you know I thought oh well this would still almost built awkward silence kind of you know just making conversation about things to go along and he asked me a question about something about so now you know. Walk and talk if I need to So I started going off on this subject or whatever and I wasn't making eye contact back with him I was looking at the TV again. It's darker in there So I'm I'm going through the story of whatever I was talking about and and it was almost like situation but I had been before where he took my my hand it over and For lack of better term. He was clouded. We'll put it that way You know it was it was. I don't even know the word to describe that other than under shock So I drift away and you know just kind of made a joke about it like you know Kinda trying to laugh off and and You know ease the tension or whatever but that I had going on I made a joke or something and you know.
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"To showcasing stories uncovered by the investigative unit here at Fox today. We're going to begin a multi part series on charges of sex abuse committed by the Police in Louisville Kentucky. A warning that some of the material you're about to listen to maybe disturbing and may not be suitable for minors before we begin our stories. It's important to note that two of the officers serves involved in this case have pleaded guilty to sex abuse charges the civil litigation that brought the scandal to light is still ongoing and Louisville is still trying to heal our reporting is based on court documents and interviews with victims local politicians reporters and attorneys Fox News has reached out to all all parties central to the story some chose not to respond. Now here's more from our reporter. Andrew Kuyper our story begins with the Youth Explores Program in Louisville a mentorship opportunity for teens. WHO ASPIRE to careers in law enforcement? They're explorer chapters across the nation. But some say this Golden Opportunity at Kentucky how dark dark secret and became a nightmare of abuse intimidation and shame at the hands of Louisville Metro. Police officers he would. It was on a regular basis. He would ask ask for nude photos. Ask for me to come over all sorts of things in this first installment. Our series will detail the allegations of abuse by the officers against the youth explorer cadets. We'll hear from lawyers. Local politicians and alleged victims additionally in the final days of our investigation. Five have new explorer lawsuits were unsealed due to the complex nature of those cases were devoting a fourth episode to investing those claims at length. We'll also update you on all the the litigation surrounding the scandal and take a look at how the saga has roiled the Derby cities local politics. It's important to note some of what's discussed in this. PODCAST is graphic if it can nature to start we'll hear from the lawyer who filed the first lawsuits on behalf of the former cadets. And you take a young person who has been sexually assaulted sexually abused intimidated. Who has gone so far to till and other officer And nothing happens David. Yates is a councilman and end attorney. In Louisville in two thousand sixteen he was contacted by someone claiming to have been sexually abused by officers in the explorer program. And I'd hoped that it wasn't as large as it was but it was just a terrible secret. Yates filed the first lawsuit that contained a striking number of allegations allegations including rape destruction of evidence and intimidation by Louisville Metro. Police Department officers. We'll get into the details a little later on but I it's a story about how he learned of the abuses. It started an individual Hit spoken to me and through my law practice. Olive doc contacted Will eventually be a client in Think I filed with NC in March sixteen. NC was a youth explore cadet that filed the first lawsuit against the Louisville Metro Police Department also just to be clear. NC is not his real name due to the graphic and perverse details of the story. His identity has been concealed not long after. NC came forward more cadets disclosed graphic abuse to yates he could either take action or keep it to himself for him. It wasn't much of a choice. They had the data that the the you know. For from their social media sites the text messages and stuff from the individual abusers. I think that the their individual stories all clobbering each other pictures of the Genitalia of the abusers that they had sent them the tipping point that led him to file. Suit was what he calls calls the inaction of police leadership to hold officers accountable for their abuses. Then they're young lady. There was another case that was filed. there was another situation -Tuation in the media covered it that she had reported what was going on Base came to her home and they insured the parents that this officer would never be around. anyone in would be an officer was going to be the chiefs desk. Yates named officers. Brandon would good and Kenneth Bets the alleged primary of users in the scandal. Also named were officers. Curtis flaherty police chief Steve Conrad Mayor Greg Fischer as well as is the boy scouts of America and learning life to parent organizations of the Youth Explorers Program. I made multiple attempts to speak with beds would and their lawyers about the ongoing civil and criminal cases against them. I even ran into one of bets as attorneys in an Elevator in Louisville. Despite all of this they refused to offer comment or make themselves available for interviews additionally multiple attempts to reach the boy scouts of America and learning for life. What unanswered today? No one from either organization has respond to my emails or my calls similarly attempts to speak with flaherty Conrad and Mayor Fisher went unanswered Fisher. Staff Senator previously circulated statement about the abuse allegations saying it's imperative this administration must get to the bottom of these disturbing allegations flirty attorney the settling Did tell me. He expects the accusations of negligence leveled against his client to be dismissed. Upcoming hearing currently flirty is named As defendant in all seven civil suits filed by former explorer cadets. His attorneys said he is innocent and ran a very safe programme the lawsuit alleges that NC was raped by wooden. Bats acts the officers recorded on camera. It also accuses the former officers of tampering with and destroying evidence to cover up the abuse. NC's lawsuit was the catalyst that Sent Louisville Spinning. The allegations made by gates in that lawsuit are led to resignations firings investigations and criminal charges being filed against beds and what the trail a lot of lefty social media to actually send naked pictures of himself back and forth on the harder harder part was to show the cover up But that started at Revlon will gates was a councilman for Lulu. He knew he would face pressure pursuing his own city. So he brought Tad Thomas. On as additional counsel Thomas would eventually become lead attorney on all seven lawsuits after Yates was forced to to step away. And how many victims have come forward in total We've talked we've talked to a number I would say. Gosh I'd need a dozen fifteen really. Yes and these are all these all. Come back to the same officers woods and that's There's essentially yes words bets Shuman I believe is the third third officer Brad. Shuman is accused of misconduct. Unlike bets would he hasn't been charged criminally and remains on desk duty for the Louisville Metro Police Department detail the allegations against human in the fourth episode so it starts out with text messages You know flirting essentially Promising things in return. So you know in these in this particular case my clients were promised things like rat alongs or you know special treatment within the Explorers Program. You know if you do this. I'll let you do this. This sort of thing would pro quo. Thomas said all the victims detailed similar patterns of behavior by the officers. They didn't ambush the teens. But steadily increase the pressure and escalated their actions age. Pretty Grotesque Yes Is there some nonconsensual consensual sexual intercourse. you know you know there's a threesome frankly with two boys To minors take take the case of. CF another plaintiff represented by Thomas. He said he and NC were raped by officer bets when they were just teens. He joined the explorer our program in two thousand and eight at fourteen years old. CF story is previously unheard and his lawsuit was recently unsealed while he discusses abuses says that happened to him and NC together. It's important to note that his lawsuit is separate from NC's CF story details graphic accounts of sexual assault and rape the following audio maybe disturbing to some audiences additionally my voice in the following clips is a little quieter than normal. It's it's a result of the circumstances of our recording and there's no need to adjust your headphones. My father my whole family was always involved in Public Service so he was a captain on fire department He was a police officer and and And a city near us so we were always involved with public services. So you knew you met officers. Bentson would vary early on then. Yeah where they tell me a little bit about how they interact with with the larger group. The officer bats was kind of standoffish. He had his own group of people at he would talk to. He didn't really talk to new recruits officer would was really friendly. Everybody liked him he was really really friendly. I could sit with them and talk about anything thirty four year. Old Kenneth Ryan beds. It's spent fourteen years with the Youth Explorer Program as both Cadet and mentor. After allegations of misconduct arose in two thousand.
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"Chief of police because we know at some point in time he was made aware where exactly when you know. We'll get into once we get into discovery But you know. The city is responsible for the conduct of its officers and You know so we named the city and then we brought in the boy scouts and learning for life because learning for life. Handles these or coordinate programs nationally Yates knew the litigation will get contentious and brought Tomasson. Early has co-counsel we worked together on the case For many Eddie minds and it wasn't until he was disqualified in the in CK's say it was December January and why was disqualified The judge determined that he had a conflict too because he is the President of Metro Council and as President Metro Council felt that he could not follow lawsuit. Essentially against the Louisville Metro Police Department and other employees of Metro will so he he. He was essentially suing the city. That he that he worked for that was their allegation. Yes that was what the judge found A. We disagreed with that hat because under Kentucky law there's a separation between the Metro Council than the city is the executive So we didn't feel like back There was a conflict depositions and a whistle blower case for Jimmy Harper. An officer who alerted councilman James to the alleged scandal showed inconsistencies. He's about win the mayor new of the abuses clearing the path for possible negligence. If our investigating I would want to investigate everybody from top to bottom all the way to the top. Does that include the mayor all the way to the top. That's Thomas Clay. A Longtime Louisville Attorney Ernie and thorn in the side of the Metro Police Department. He's representing Harper in a whistle blower lawsuit. The main inconsistency as I recall it was the mayor said during a two thousand thirteen investigation. What he learned about that he read about or saw in the media and the deputy mayor and the chief both said they had individual meetings with the mayor where he was briefed on the course of that investigation and the deputy mayor and the chief of police said that he was? He was briefed on the investigation or briefed on the allegations as early as two thousand thirteen. That's my recollection. Yes flirty alleged role in the scandal goes beyond negligence. He is accused of tampering with and destroying evidence of sexual misconduct allegedly going so far as to delete explicit photos of an officer from a teenage girls phone in front of her parents when they filed a report. Did major flaherty delete sexually explicit photos photos off of a victim's phone has been had been accused of deleting sexually explicit photos off of a victim's phone yes whose men text I that could imply a violation of state and federal law about destroying evidence. And that's those those are those are felony charges correct yesser this view of the youth explorer scandal paints a picture of negligence and criminal wrongdoing. That's in would or at the centre with flirty acting. In a way that protected and facilitated their abuse Furthermore Chief Conrad allowed bets to resign without facing criminal prosecution despite knowledge of allegations of gross sexual abuse lodged against him as the FBI continues to investigate those seeking justice in Louisville hope. Their questions will be answered in the next installment of the series will explore how widespread teen sex abuse is in the youth explorer scandal across the nation. Also we'll hear one more time from the two alleged victims. CF and Darryl we also have a fourth episode dedicated to unraveling five explore lawsuits lawsuits. That were unsealed in the final days of investigation. We'll give a full update on. We're all criminal and civil litigation surrounding the scandal stands so stay with us. That was our reporter Andrew Kuyper in the next episode. We'll talk to two individuals who have investigated cases of sex-abuse in explorer chapters across the country. What they found shows that Louisville is not alone in this scandal? So stay with us. This is Laura Ingle and you've been listening. Running to Fox News investigates..
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"Guys are warriors. Keep fighting the fight. It's GonNa be hard. It's going going to be very depressed if you're GONNA YOU'RE GONNA go through this trauma triggers. It's GonNa Happen but is have to stay strong victims names of sexual violence experienced trauma that manifests in a variety of ways. A study reported in the clinical psychology review found that adults who experienced sexual assault where seventy percent more likely to contemplate suicide. They had higher rates of anxiety depression and drug use. We've mentioned lawyers for the victims. uh-huh in Louisville who said their clients have exhibited similar behaviors. Here's councilman David. James with the tragic story minor standing as the FBI Interviewed that individual vigil Earlier in the day believe it was around ten. AM in the morning. I ended the interview lasted two to three hours And then that individual left The interview came home and about two hours later. committed suicide attorney deviates corroborated the suicide. CF and Darryl are two alleged victims officers in the middle of this scandal both shared their stories in exclusive interviews with Fox News in our first episode. CF is still pursuing his civil lawsuit against Officer Bets and the Louisville Metro Police Department. He's currently recovering from injuries. Sustained while in a motor vehicle accident while serving in the army. I hope that this will shed a light on the police department. Show what happened and I hope that nationally if this is happening elsewhere the explores floors are cadets will come forward and not be scared to do so. Darryl retired from the police force in two thousand fourteen due to progressively worsening health conditions. He's now working part time in the Louisville area and actively seeking professional counseling as an outlet for the trauma from the abuse. He suffered by officer bets. He thinks that there's been ongoing sexual abuse in the program for years before what's been reported. The Police Department is overwhelmingly. Great people you know bought by the most level but you know you see stories like this. We're occasionally there's a bad apple that comes in in this case. I think I think it it happened before. Bet some would We'll we'll put bet worry Darryl said he's waiting for justice for the other victims and hoping for a change in police and city leadership in our fourth episode so we'll dive into a number of allegations made in five recently unsealed explorer lawsuits. We'll also update you on the criminal cases against baton would as well. What was the political ramifications? This saga has had on the current mayoral race in the Derby City Andrew. Thank you again. Thanks for listening. We hope you'll stick around around for the fourth installment in our series which dives into allegations made public in the remaining five civil lawsuits. You've been listening to Fox News investigates. I'm Laura ingle..
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"Felt he had to let the people officially in charge work their case just five months after James met with chief. Conrad something happened the turn the Community of Louisville inside out. NC was the first plaintiff to file a civil lawsuit against the officers the allegations within the lawsuit our heroine. NC claimed that he was raped by officers beds and would actually recorded on camera in our first episode we heard from cf another plaintiff who claimed he and NC were raped by officer bets. CF has filed separately and after initial lawsuit. I had about two. We were three and I had a buzz. And that's when he pulled us back into his room started taking are closed off and kind of pushed us onto the bed and from there it lead onto him giving us oral sex and US giving him Oro Sacks and it led him penetrating me and and see eh. NC's allegations of abuse now public. The News ripped through Louisville. You know the media is all over it and people are talking about it. Council members are talking about got it. Police officers are talking about it. Citizens are talking about it. You know I can't go to the grocery store that being stopped by citizens other council members are having the same thing in in in another lawsuit is filed and More of the same have council members calling me saying what are we going to do the lawsuits where the tipping point for James. He met with Mayor Greg Fischer and urged him to contact the F. B. I. to look into the allegations but the mayor's office refused James Request for outside law enforcement instead Fischer decided to hire an outside investigator former. US District Attorney Carry Harvey for one hundred forty thousand dollars. Mayor Fisher said in in a statement that is of the utmost importance to get to the bottom of the youth explores sex-abuse. James took issue with the decision to hire carry harvey. Not What the decision to have an investigation. Gatien the scandal. The private investigator has no ability to arrest. Anybody has no ability to search. Warrants has no ability to do subpoenas all those things that are necessary you to investigate a case and had the tools and resources and assets that you need to do that. James was prophetic as harvey began investigating. The police union prevented handed him from interviewing LAPD officers. Because of a clause in their collective bargaining agreement a heavily redacted version of the report was recently released after months of delays delays in it Harvey found that Louisville Metro. Police made mistakes in handling the allegations of misconduct. The report also found no evidence a cover up by Mayor Fisher and largely cleared chief. Conrad of mishandling the investigation in Tibet's misconduct however the allegations of abuse that were recently recently released. In Harvey's timeline are disturbing metro council. Recently voted to release Harvey's timeline of official knowledge of the abuse which is separate from his original report although the names of the miners redacted local Fox News Affiliate W. D. Rby reported that flirty was fully aware of sexual misconduct allegations made made against pets. They were made as early as two thousand and two when the beleaguered officer was still a Teen Cadet in the Explorer Program flirty submitted a written report of the allegations allegations against bets to a superior yet the department still hired him for years later in two thousand and six as a recruit neither flirty or the department could be reached as for comment regarding the hiring of bets after allegations had been made multiple attempts to reach L. NPD's listed public information. Officer have gone unreturned flurries thirties attorney lease settling or did tell me. He expects the accusations of negligence leveled against his client to be dismissed in an upcoming here. Currently flirty is is named as a defendant in all seven civil suit filed by the former youth explorer cadets. His attorney said he is innocent and ran a very safe programme. The first allegations allegation of sexual misconduct against an LAPD explorer happened in two thousand two the name is redacted but a source close to the investigation tells WDR beat it was was a minor in the explorer program named Kenneth Betts. Betts is now at the center of the Youth Explorer Program Sex Abuse case now charged with several counts of sexual abuse abuse. The fact that we knew there was a problem in two thousand two and that we still did not do anything about it as a police department. The children were molested. It's the most disturbing detail for Metro Council president. David James Documents released Thursday showed that two female explorers came forward in two thousand to to sing. Bets sexually abused them. There is a solid took place and lieutenant clarity. Then tenant clarity later. Became major flirty. was well aware of that situation. Four years later in two thousand six betts joined the department in became involved with the explorer program. He's now accused of salting eight explorers before he resigned in two thousand fourteen. So here we are in two thousand eighteen saying. How did this happen? A knowledge timeline shows that chief Conrad knew about some assaults as early as twenty thirteen and chief. You've Conrad really knew about it. Why did you not stop the program and check on these children to make sure that no further bad things? We're going to take place the same time. Line shows Samir. Fisher wasn't made aware of any allegations until November twenty sixteen. He ended the explorer program in March. Twenty Seventeen Fisher tweeted a statement that says in part heart. I remain committed to ensuring that all questions are answered. That justice is served in that all necessary. Measures are taken to make sure. This never happens again. Harvey's timeline has bets joining the explorer program in Nineteen Ninety nine and would in two thousand and two thousand to two females accused bets of sexual misconduct conduct the allegations against pets. When he was a member of the Louisville Metro Police Department go back to two thousand and seven when Harvey reported that he took an explorer to a local park mark and demanded oral sex? The first allegations harvey found against would date back to two thousand eleven when he said the officer had sex with a seventeen year old and exchanged changed explicit e mails with a sixteen year old. Harvey's timeline and report do well to fill in some of the missing details about the allegations against bets would and flirty clarity. However the findings were questioned by some in city leadership? James said the report was not so thorough in its findings and mayoral candidate and councilwoman. Angela elite took issue with a previously undisclosed professional relationship between Harvey and deputy mayor. Allan Hessen leads said hasn't Harvey worked together. And Former Governor Steve Beshir's administration neither Hessen or harvey could be reached for comment. This report isn't enough for James and others who hoped the FBI investigation Asian. Give a clear picture of who knew what and when so Contacted a friend of mine that is retired from from the FBI and explain what was going on and said I really needed to talk to the agent in charge. And then that took place and so so the next day the FBI said that They would start looking into the case. The FBI confirmed affirmed Fox News that they began investigating. Major Curtis Flaherty the Director of the local explorers program who was also in charge of the unit that looks into criminal misconduct by police police officers. They said their investigation is being done in coordination with Departments Public Integrity Unit which is no longer headed up by flaherty so With an investigation. We're taking place about officers doing inappropriate things with explorers. Then it would have been his officers that would have been sent to do that. Investigation and he would have been in charge of directing how that investigation doc plays well. That's definite conflict of interest. The scandal prompted chief Conrad to suspend the program in November of two thousand sixteen emails obtained by Fox News. Show that flaherty successfully lobbied to have it reopened just a week later for a slate of summer activities including National Explorer Pistol Missile Competition. The regional and national explore competitions were described to me on background by multiple sources as breeding grounds for abuse. Indeed Harvey's report uncovered an alleged incident. Were Bets touched and explorer cadets genitals at a two thousand twelve explore conference in Fort Collins Colorado. It's not clear why flaherty was pushing to keep this particular program open but it did show that he intended to remain with the department for some time Larry's request to keep the program open was rescinded and the local chapter was eventually closed for good in March of two thousand seventeen at this point the FBI was investigating the abuse. In Louisville Louisville's youth explorer chapter many had been interviewed including flaherty a month after the FBI interviewed him flirty retired from his job. The circumstances of which raised questions among those closest to the scandal Clerides.
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"Hello I'm Laura Ingle Bill. Welcome back to another episode of Fox News Investigates This is the third installment in our series on teen sex abuse. In the Louisville Metro Police Department in the first episode we heard from two alleged victims of a former Louisville officer who detailed graphic experiences of abuse and rape in the second lawyers politicians detailed an alleged plot to cover up the misconduct. A warning that some of what's discussed in this podcast is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for young audiences. Fox News has reached out to all parties central to the scandal for a comment. Some chose not to respond. And now here's our reporter Andrew Kuyper. Hello I'm Andrew Kuyper. Thanks for joining us in this episode. We're going to hear from an academic and investigative. Let's get a journalist. Both of whom have deeply investigated. Instances of sex abuse in youth explore chapters across the nation in the first episode. We heard from two who alleged victims of a former Louisville officer with detailed graphic experiences of abuse and rape here. Cf a victim who filed a lawsuit against the officers he He said the fridge was full of alcohol. And that's when he started to come onto us and I was extremely nervous. Didn't know what to do who to call. So that's when I started drinking and from there. He took us into his bedroom and some messed up. Things happened in the second episode. We spoke with lawyers and local politicians close to the scandal. They detailed their knowledge of what they say is a cover up by police and city leadership. They helped shed light on the claims of abuse and negligence at the center of this story. Here's attorney David Gates that think that obviously The way the program was run looking back. Now I think th that level negligences. That's the standard of here but to say that they actually they they were part of that cover up. And they're part of that I think that that moves on to people in positions of authority. I think it moves all the way up named flared individually for that reason because he ran the the program. The allegations of abuse made by the victims are striking not only because of the severity of them but also because of the pattern they establish. It appears the officers would groomed groomed scouts beginning with inappropriate text messages and eventually escalating their actions to increasingly more sexual and perverse levels. They seem to have exploited. The innocence inhibition of the teenagers. Unfortunately sexual abuse in the Youth Explores Program isn't unique to Louisville. There have been hundreds of documented cases of officers exploiting their positions as mentors to prey on teen cadets. In some cases officers were prosecuted and convicted and others. They resigned or fired from the force today. We'll hear from a local investigative journalist and unacademic both of whom have written extensively on the abuse within the youth explorers programs across the nation. The first Andrew Wolfson he's a longtime investigative reporter with the Courier Journal and Louisville he compiled a database of sex abuse lawsuits against officers involved in police youth explorer programs across the nation from newspaper articles in court filings. We got a tip that A A an officer had been suspended because some allegations involving in his role as a adviser to the explorer program and We weren't able to write I too much about it. And then finally there was a Sealed lawsuit filed under a pseudonym search for the plaintiff. I think that was NC. I remember correctly and We got a a copy of the lawsuit and then went from there. NC was the first victim to file a civil lawsuit. Food Against Former Louisville officers can his bets and Brandon would the lawsuits made explosive allegations and claimed to officers raped him and also recorded boarded the acts on camera. Neither of the former officers were made available for interviews or comment. NC's Lawsuit Tore Louisville Thunder. It was the first of an eventual seven seven lawsuits filed against members of the Louisville Metro Police Department and city leadership. And that I that I reporting that you did on on NC's lawsuit over the ripple effects. I think people were disturbed that That this involved police and had apparently had gone on for a long time and One turned out that an officer who had been allowed allowed to resign from the department was one of the accused and so I think there was a suspicion of whether it was properly handled When it first came to light Wolfson spearheaded a nationwide investigation into sex abuse in the Youth Explorer Program Program? He found one hundred and sixty two victims in at least twenty eight states over the past forty years. Well I am reading about the explorers of it wasn't hard to come. Upon the fact that there were cases stretching back decades we've found that the the executives in charge of scouting in explorer program specifically did not respond respond in an effective way as these cases emerged Part of the problem was that authority was diffused fused between the the scouting organization and The police departments that actually ran these programs. Some of the details wolfson uncovered were harrowing the youngest victims he came across. We're just thirteen years old. In Oregon he found a case where five officers made a sex tape with two boys and two girls. Another instance in Rhode Island six officers had sex with just one girl in Los Angeles. A former explorer turn officer was sentenced to eleven years in prison for sodomizing teenage boys. In some cases the officers prosecuted and served jail time and others they we're allowed to resign or even remained on the force and we were there any patterns. That you that you came across. I think The one thread was a The victims like all explorer scouts were Kind of enthralled with police and wanted to at least consider instead of pursuing those career so they were kicked. Roy Vulnerable to a authority of officers. This cuts to the heart of the issue. The victims victims were abused by officers in positions of power who exploited the kids desire to enter their profession. This exploitation of ambition destroyed many young lives well I think it's it begins. With Manipulation Police Officers Authority figures and some authors really know how to use that in waste aches specially with a teenager that Samuel Walker professor emeritus at the School of Criminology and criminal justice at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Home home the big cop you know. I'm out there dealing with dangerous situations and so on. Well appeals really. Gets the attention of of of you know some younger people in one thing can lead to another in two thousand and three Walker published a study police sex abuse of teen girls. He found over thirty cases where officers were punished for. Sex Abuse in the youth. Explorer Program got calls from people after the initial report was done people who've been and then victims are their parents and so on and And and we got a sense that there are a lot of. I'm pretty. I'm willing to bet that there are a lot of cases where The parents don't go public and there are undoubtedly a lot of cases where the girls themselves never tell their parents or anybody else. So the the the exact amount of of how often this occurs is simply unknown. I I compare it to an iceberg. The keys we counter the tip of the iceberg but as we know about icebergs you know the most of it is below the water level. This seems to hold with the incidents in Louisville where attorney said there were many more victims than those who filed lawsuits. The ones who haven't come forward or maybe even more embarrassed than Children who are abused by police Because they you know. They looked up to Police and least we're entertaining the idea of becoming one so I don't think it's going to grow to those proportions but we haven't really I mean there's obviously I think what what I wrote that story. I think there's still only two or three cases here service more come to the fore here. Walkers concerned with some of the practices and policies of departments who run explorer programs namely how they conduct ride alongs and social interactions in a number of the cases officers were found to invite cadets into their homes and give them alcohol such is the case with cf who detailed his raped by officer. Kenneth Bets in our first episode in California Walker found a two thousand and two case where an officer pled guilty to multiple sexual misconduct charges for abusing three sixteen year old often during late night. Ride alongs my concern is that not enough is being done to To make.
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"Welcome to another episode. assode of Fox News investigates. I'm Laura ingle today. The fourth installment in our series on teen sex abuse allegations in the Louisville Metro Police Department apartment. A warning that some of our material is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for minors are reporting is based off court documents and interviews with individuals individuals close to the scandal. Today eight federal prosecutors have obtained guilty pleas from two officers central to the story and the FBI investigation is ongoing ongoing. Fox News has reached out to all parties central to the story for comment. Some chose not to respond once again. Here's our reporter Andrew Kuyper offer. Thanks Laura today. We're going to focus on five recently. Unsealed lawsuits that have cast the Derby city further into tumult. The newly public lawsuit suit detail allegations against a number of current and former LAPD officers. They unveil a rash of explosive allegations. That some say show a ring ring of negligence and cover up that was established to protect officers at the center of the scandal. You've already heard reports from former cadets like cf who said he was raped at a Louisville Metro police officers home when he was just a teen his story which he shared in the first episode of this series is detailed at length in an unsealed lawsuit. Do He He said the fridge was full of alcohol. And that's when he started to come onto. US and I was extremely nervous. Didn't know what to do call. So that's when I started drinking and from there. He took us into his bedroom. Some messed up things happened. You've also heard from local politicians and lawyers who have been central to the Fray Tad Thomas who represents all seven the plaintiffs in the youth explorer lawsuits talked with us in an earlier episode about the cycle of abuse. He said the officers perpetuated. What would happen is a victim? uh-huh of bets would go to would and say this is what happened so woods would say you know what we need to tell Mr Flare knee and so they would go and report it. The Mr Flaherty when woods during the same thing and then flared he would do nothing about it and and vice versa. A victim of woods as we go to bets and say. Hey this is what happened to me what should I do well. Let's go to flair and flair would not do anything. And here's Council President David James and our second episode. He was one of the first outside of the police department to hear of the shocking allegations. I received some communications from some police officers asking me if I had heard about search warrant conducted by the Police Department on an officers don't and I said no I have not and so when they did that I was told that They found videotape of officer. Bets officer would molesting One one of explorers in so it was common shocked by that and so A couple of weeks at passed passed and I had not seen anything on the Muse about Arrest being made and I thought that was awfully strange. At least eight current and former Louisville Metro police officers have been named in the youth explore lawsuits at the center of the scandal are former officers. Kenneth Bets and Brandon would both bets and would have been charged in federal court. Bets has pleaded guilty to enticement and child porn charges. Prosecutors said he met three of his four victims through the youth explore program in his plea agreement bets and his attorneys agreed to a sentence between ten and fifteen years in prison. The judge in best case said the plea agreement of fifteen years in prison was too lenient. He scheduled to be back in court in August to be resentenced. In January of two thousand nineteen would also plead guilty to a federal attempted enticement charge according to the plea agreement would met the explorer a Camp Kentucky and sexually pursued the eighteen over various social media platforms although prosecutors and woods attorneys agreed to a five year sentence. The judge did not the judge recently gave would a longer sentence sentence than what was agreed to in his plea deal. The former officer will spend seventy months in jail. Also central to the controversy is retired. Major Curtis flaherty clarity who ran both the youth explore program and the Department's Public Integrity Unit which investigates criminal wrongdoing officers. flirty has long been accused of allowing allowing the allegations against bets would and officer. Brad Shuman go under investigated and largely unpunished. We'll dissect Schuman's allegations momentarily flirt. His lawyer lease settling Told Fox News that his client maintains his innocence and is expecting to be dismissed from the civil lawsuits due to the statute of limitations. Thomas said the court will resolve that issue in an upcoming hearing. Shuman is the primary defendant in one of the recently unsealed lawsuits. The plaintiff identified only as in court documents initially accused Shuman of raping coercing and sending in soliciting indecent photographs when she was a minor around two thousand and eleven an an amended complaints. The woman walked back the rape claims instead accusing Shuman of groping her sending inappropriate photographs and attempting to solicit sex from her this recalibration of allegations. According to Schuman's lawyer. Carol Pettit is enough to discredit claims. She said Schuman didn't have a relationship with the team. Although she acknowledged the officer was an explorer advisor at the same time beal was a Cadet Pettit said Schuman maintains his innocence. Thomas the plaintiff's attorney said so the defense has employed a number of strategies to drag the court proceedings out for as long as possible so the next step is really to go before the court and see what what she will let us do next. I assume that we will have rulings on our motions to dismiss In the near future either before are they hearing or soon thereafter that I would think and we'll be asking the court when we go in for the status conference one way or the other for permission to proceed in Discovery Cavalry to you. Start sending out written questions to all the defendants into start taking witnessed at positions. And do you feel like this case has moved quickly. I mean and we're GONNA get an arduous process process right You know th the defendants have a right to use the civil process to defend themselves themselves. In a way that they see fit and that includes motions for this miss and procedural tactics Which is what they've done here And removing the federal the court and Fighting Tooth and nail to keep us from being able to start discovery so unfortunately It moved quite slowly slowly Hoping that this judge will give us the go-ahead to start taking discovery and really Keep the case in the high gear. Some of the allegations that it become public our heroine consider this from one of the five lawsuits filed by its against former officer. Kenneth Betz I I think You know some of them the allegations Gheysens. They had really not been discussed and the and the public around until the judge unsealed. The lawsuits are really One would be the sting operation that was conducted in one of our cases. I wear our client had gone and complained to About one of the officers officers and you know asking for nude photographs and Other sorts of harassment and things like that she reported it to some some of the CO defendants in the suit and they Essentially tried to set up a sting with her Where they invited the officer he was already at another other Catholic Picnic They tried to get him made her behind the on one of the buildings and and what I believe happened at that point is tipped off at this was going on and he you know changed his tone and and didn't show up in K. W. versus pets the lawsuit Thomas mentioned the former officer is accused of stalking and attempting to sexually assaulting on multiple occasions between two thousand eleven seven and two thousand twelve. Thomas said he and his team found no records of a sting operation on officer beds after conducting an open records request with the department he said. The lack of documentation of complaints and investigations helps establish a pattern of negligence by flirty and other officers involved in the explorer program at one point during a statewide explorer conference K. W. said bets approached her while she was sitting on a bench and forced his me between her legs making rough contact with her genitalia. Eliya during the same week on the day of her Sixteenth Birthday K. W. alleges that bet singled her out during a group exercise and humiliated her before making being the other explorers singer. Happy Birthday sometime later in two thousand and Thirteen K. W. alleges that that's trapped her in a stairwell with the intent to sexually assault her. He said it was only when someone else came in that she was able to break his grip on her wrist and fleet. The five recently unsealed lawsuits also established allegations against a number of key players in the explorer program. Chief among them is former officer Julius Schmidt. She's accused in multiple lawsuits of helping to cover over the misconduct. Alleged against officer bets and Shuman essentially the lawsuits say that Schmidt helped perpetuate the abuse by failing to report it and sometimes actively preventing appropriate action from being taken..