Detective Sandra Aldridge, Wrongful Convictions

Where There’s Smoke…

Vancouver Police Department’s Detective Sandra Aldridge may be the most corrupt officer in the State of Washington.  As the City of Vancouver and VPD’s Professional Standards Unit work feverishly to avoid liability by covering up her indiscretions, Aldridge is leaving a lasting imprint through the State’s courts and beyond. List of alleged violations include: Tampering with a witness, witness intimidation to include false arrest,…

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Government Misconduct in Rodney Franck Case

When Innocence Becomes Irrelevant

On April 23, 2015, at around 10:25 PM in downtown Vancouver, WA, an intoxicated 18 year-old male had a chance encounter and a brief verbal dispute with a 53-year old stranger over a request to “bum a cigarette.” The argument evolved into a violent physical act as the 18-year old male, Spencer Austin Pell, “snapped” according to his confession in…

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John Garrett Smith

John Garrett Smith Appeals to SCOTUS with Writ of Certiorari

Representing himself Pro Se before the Washington Supreme Court in 2017 after Clark County Prosecutors were granted discretionary review of his overturned 2014 conviction, John Garrett Smith submitted multiple briefs in which he exposed fraud upon the court and police misconduct that led to his conviction. Washington Supreme Court Justices ruled only on the narrow Privacy Act issue upon which…

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VN Series: Conveyor Belt Injustice

Vancouver Detective Disregards Evidence Procedure

Law enforcement officers are required to follow strict procedures to ensure the integrity of evidence in criminal cases from the time it is collected until it is presented at trial. Vancouver PD Policy 804 requires officers to package and submit items to the VPD Evidence Unit by the end of the shift during which they were collected. All access to…

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Multnomah County Juvenile Court

The Walls are Talking in Judge Svetkey’s Courtroom

Since the travesty of justice against Trisha DeLaurent was reported in articles by The Voices Network earlier this year, additional victims and witnesses to judicial malfeasance of Multnomah County Judge Susan Svetkey have come out of the woodwork to tell their stories. Disturbingly similar experiences continue to surface showing a pattern and practice of dangerous abuse of office by Judge…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

A Child Abuse Pediatrician’s Ethical Obligation to “first do no harm”

Rookie child abuse pediatrician deemed expert above all others CARES Northwest Pediatrician Heather McKeag was the State’s primary witness to her own diagnosis of Medical Child Abuse (MCA) in the Oregon dependency case against Trisha DeLaurent. In a May 2nd jurisdictional decision, Judge Susan Svetkey repeatedly praised Dr. McKeag’s work on the case in spite of glaring inconsistencies and circular…

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Medical Child Abuse Panic

Judge Svetkey’s Ruling: Unpacking the Bias Against Defendant & Expert Witnesses

Three highly respected experts in their medical fields testified for the defense in the DeLaurent dependency case. In her written Findings of Fact, Judge Susan Svetkey failed to cite a single element of the actual opinions provided by the three witnesses whose statements emphatically disputed the State’s claims. From a combined two full days of their expert testimony, Judge Svetkey…

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Detective Sandra Aldridge

After “38 Days In” N.B. Returns to Arizona

N.B., the Arizona grandmother arrested on March 14th and extradited to Washington State as a “Fugitive from Justice,” finally flew home today to reunite with her family. Her 38-day ordeal can only be described as “shocking to the conscience”. The warrant for N.B’s arrest was initiated on March 8th, 2018 by Vancouver Washington Police Officer, Sandra Aldridge, who has been…

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Detective Sandra Aldridge

Day 31: Six Hundred Miles North of Purgatory

According to Roman Catholic doctrine, Purgatory is a place of punishment and redemption for the deceased to atone for their sins before reaching Heaven.  Ironically, Purgatory Correctional Facility– near Purgatory Flats in St. George, Utah– was the second stop for Arizona grandmother, N.B., on the prisoner chain transport that ripped her from her home following the nightmare that began for…

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