Sheriff Paul Bailey operated the sex to play operation in Berrien County for the last ten years. The problem is you have to play or get fired. At least 14 women have filed suits against Berrien County sheriff's deputies for sexual assault and harassment while they were incarcerated in Berrien County Jail, and even after they were released.
As reported in the IndyStar:
A federal grand jury has indicted a northwestern Indiana sheriff, his top deputy and a mayor, accusing them of collecting bribes in return for contracts for towing and other services, a prosecutor announced Friday.
Indictments name Lake County Sheriff John Buncich, Chief Deputy Tim Downs, Portage Mayor James Snyder and tow company owners William Szarmach of Chase Street Auto in Lake Station and John Cortina of Kustom Auto Body in Portage, U.S. Attorney David Capp said at a news conference.
The FBI last week raided Buncich’s offices in Crown Point, Indiana, 45 miles southeast of Chicago.
The indictment alleges that between February 2014 and October 2016, Buncich, Downs and Szarmach worked to enrich Buncich and his campaign committee, Buncich Boosters, through towing contracts.
Buncich received over $25,000 in cash and $7,000, often collected by Downs, in checks from Szarmach and an unnamed individual for towing contracts in Gary and Lake County, prosecutors said. The three men face wire fraud charges, and Buncich and Szarmach also are charged with bribery.
Snyder, named in a separate indictment, is accused of receiving $12,000 from Cortina and the same unnamed individual for towing contracts in Portage, located in neighboring Porter County. He’s also accused of accepting $13,000 for other city contracts or projects from 2013 to 2014.The problem is these are the very same kind of activities that exist in Berrien County, Michigan, led by Sheriff Paul Bailey. Corruption is an act done with an intent to give some advantage inconsistent with official duties and the rights of others. It is the act of an official or fiduciary person who unlawfully and wrongfully uses for himself his office or character to procure some benefit for himself or for another person, contrary to duty and the rights of others.
The women are being sexually attacked by Berrien County sheriff's deputies. There are more than fifty women who have been sexually harassed.
Stop all corruption inside the establishment!
-Rev. Edward Pinkney