Police Union Presidents Investigated, Arrested and Convicted
In yet another case of police sexual deviancy, a police officer has been caught with child pornography, specifically a police union leader.
Ronald Oldani, the former police union President of the St. Louis Police Officers Association, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of possession of child pornography.
Oldani is also a retired St. Louis police lieutenant. Now, he is on his way to prison after U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh sentenced him last week to five years, followed by supervised release.
The content was found when authorities seized Oldani’s computer.
Court documents show Oldani willfully possessed 100 multimedia files of graphic video clips filled with child pornography, and even a video of a young boy being raped.
Oldani admitted to downloading the content onto his computers and flash drives. Oldani was a police officer for 30 years before retiring in 2009.
Police Union Leaders in Hot Water
In a separate twist of events, the president of the Albuquerque Police Officers Association Stephanie Lopez was also arrested last week on child abuse charges. Lopez hit her 14-year-old daughter repeatedly in the head and facial area.
The criminal complaint shows Lopez got upset when her daughter failed to tell her a utility shut-off notice had been posted to their front door. It was then that Lopez hit her daughter several times in the face causing significant bruising and pulled her hair before throwing her to the floor.
The daughter was taken to a safe house upon notifying authorities of the abuse.
PINAC recently reported on a Washington police union president that is being investigated for tipping off a fellow officer on search warrants. The fellow officer was charged with raped.
PINAC also reported on a Florida fraternal order of police leader who stole $20,000 from the organization. Other leaders of the organization became suspicious of him and launched an investigation. He was eventually arrested.