Does recent arrests vindicate the former mayor of Compton

A former member of the Compton Police Department (CPD) and his son were recently indicted on charges of drug trafficking and money laundering.  Former Compton Mayor Omar Bradley disbanded CPD due to numerous allegations of missing narcotics and guns from the Compton station.  Ironically, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office received an internal affairs report titled “Compton Corruption Report” which details the crimes, yet the case was rejected by the DA’s office.  The other caveat to this indictment is the alleged link between CPD and the death of rap artist Tupac Shakur.

Related:  Death Row Records’ Reggie Wright Jr., once linked to Tupac’s death, is indicted

Reggie Wright Jr. was once head of security for Suge Knight, a well known Blood from Compton.  Knight recently alluded to Wright Jr.’s involvement in the death of Tupac Shakur.  The claim is Knight was the intended target that fateful night in Las Vegas.

Related:  Suge Knight claims his ex-wife and former Death Row Records security chief Reggie White Jr ‘killed Tupac Shakur and insists HE was the real target of the drive-by

According to the indictment, Wright Jr. is now alleged to be an associate of the Grape Street Crips.

This case developed as a result of a multi agency investigation, which didn’t include any agencies out of Los Angeles.

Read the full indictment by clicking here.

One Response so far.

  1. Anonymous says:

    Former Mayor Omar Bradley will never be vindicated. He isn’t white enough. The former Chief of Police for Compton Police Department, Terry Ebert, was allowed to plead down to a misdemeanor after being forced to resign for embezzling $5,000 in the early 90s. He would take monies from the ‘drug buy’ funds to allegedly pay for his gambling habit. He would replace the funds through his winnings. He was caught after a surprise audit showed an unexplained shortfall. The then prosecutor was Terry White. To further add insult to injury Compton’s City Council approved Terry Ebert’s Workman’s Compensation claim for stress.

    The irony is Terry White felt former Chief of Police Ebert was remorseful for what he had done and showed contrition. Also, his working on a teaching credential was a redeeming quality.

    The need to ‘bastardize’ Mr. Bradley over the rental of a movie, golf shoes and the buying of cigars pales over the corruption in the city of Bell. Elected and appointed city officials in Bell knew they were not black enough to be under scrutiny since the focus was on Compton. It was much too late once the city of Bell was looted before the DA’s office got involved.

    It is important we don’t paint the dedicated officers of the former Compton Police Department with a broad brush as being corrupt but there were certainly enough of them to destroy a valued legacy, especially for Compton’s first black police officer – Arthur Taylor.

    Too many officers were on the payroll of rappers. Or should it be said in the pockets of rappers. When Ramon Allen was appointed acting Police Chief he immediately stopped the practice. Compton’s elected officials began to voice concerns about the rumors of drug-dealing cops.

    Vindication? Why? Mayor Bradley told the truth.

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