Letter to Attorney General William Barr November 12, 2020

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November 12, 2020

Attorney General William Barr

  1. S. Department of Justice

950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW

Washington, DC 20530-0001


Dear Attorney General Barr:

Please find attached a letter that I sent to Christopher Asher Wray, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.   This is a formal complaint against the LAPD of criminal misconduct.  In summary, I have evidence that the in October 2016, the LAPD shot and killed two teens and cover up the killing of one of the killing by alerting the video.  The eye-witnesses accounts also confirm that they did in fact shot and killed another individual.  Therefore, I am requesting that a criminal investigation be conducted in this matter.  I am also sending a copy of this request to President Donald Trump.


In addition to the formal complaint filed regarding the incident that happened in Los Angeles; 

I have also included a video of another incident.  The individual was not killed by the police; however he was beaten for over six minutes – the alleged crime was walking on the wrong side of the road.  This incident happened just two days prior to the killing of George Floyd.  Reginald Arrington Jr., was struck repeatedly by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies in Tennessee on May 23, 2020.  He sustained several injuries as a result.  Moreover, he was incarcerated for four weeks at the Silverdale Detention – allegedly while he was incarcerated at the facility he contracted COVID-19 and now suffers from lung and kidney damages.   Surely there are many who have seen this video of the six minutes beating of this man.  However, I am including this enclosed video not to highlight the beating of Mr. Arrington; however I am highlighting the way he was treated by these Sheriff Deputies. 

Here is the point; no person in the United States of America should be treated the way these
Sheriff Deputies this man.  Nevertheless, the way they treated Mr. Arrington is an established standard of treatment for Blacks in America by some members of America’s Law Enforcement Communities.   This standard exists because the police in general understand that they will not be held accountable for this misconduct.  Here is the problem: the people in authority are not going to watch these videos and discover the misconduct and the Blue Wall of Silence works to keep it concealed.   Consequently, there is no accountability for this type of police misconduct.   We have included a copy of the dash cam video on the incident that goes beyond the beating.   This video clearly shows the abuse of power by these officers and violations of Mr. Arrington’s civil rights.  Here is the problem; the leadership will not take time out and watch these videos; however they will take action based on their perceptions, preconceived notions, or their limited understanding of the problem.  We ask that action be taken to ensure that lessons learned be shared to help ensure that this abuse of power is brought to an end in the United States of America.  

There are thousands of videos of police misconduct posted on the Internet.  You are able to see police planting drugs at the scenes, planting evidence, beating children, shooting people in the back, shooting at cars leaving the scenes, breaking cars windows after minor traffic stops, running over people while driving police vehicles, in one incident they handcuffed a child (a black girl, 15 years old) after the child is involved in an accident - her bike ran into a moving car – the child was handcuffed and put in the back of the police car – then a police officer peppered sprayed her while she is handcuffed and sitting in the back of the police car, police engaging in sexual misconduct with women on the streets, editing of raw footage of videos, preventing paramedics from doing their jobs, pulling individuals out of cars and then beating them, kicking individuals, stumping individuals when they are down on the ground, choking individuals, taking people’s money – robbing them in plain view with their gun pointed at them, and beatings after beatings.  There are also television media news accounts of some of these incidents; some of these accounts show how the prosecutors dropped charges on the suspects after watching the video evidence.  There are also internet postings of individuals killed by police – this site includes justified and unjustified killings.  Consequently, (1) the public safety is at risk (2) police officers are killing innocent people (3) many citizens fear the police (4) citizens are arming themselves with knowledge regarding their rights (5) some are challenging police on the spot with their knowledge (6) citizens are arming themselves with weapons for protection from the police (7) and cities across the nation are paying millions of dollars defending the police and paying lawsuits for police misconduct.

Attorney General Barr, this is still President Trump’s watch.  It is imperative that President Trump understand the gravity of police misconduct and the real impact that it is having throughout the nation.


Sincerely yours,



Elmore Richmond Jr.

Retired SMSgt, USAF

Prophet of GOD in the Name of JESUS


The Church Readiness Ministries




  1. DVD of Formal Complaint Against the LAPD of the Cover-up of the killing of a Teen
  2. DVD of the Dash Cam Video of the Beating and Ill Treatment of

Reginald Arrington Jr., was struck repeatedly by Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputies in Tennessee on May 23, 2020

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