Friday, March 13, 2020

Subject Of Search Warrant In Cop Murder Should Have Been In Jail

By Ralph Cipriano
for BigTrial.net

A SWAT team led by Corporal James O'Connor was in Frankford this morning, trying to serve a warrant for murder and robbery on 21-year-old Hassan Elliott. An ensuing gun battle resulted in the murder of O'Connor.

Before the SWAT team went looking for Elliott, he had been the recipient of multiple breaks from the district attorney's office that should have landed him in jail.

On Jan. 24, 2018 in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, before Judge Robert Coleman, Elliott pleaded guilty in a negotiated plea to carrying firearms without a license. He got 9 to 23 months in prison and three years probation. But he walked out of court a free man that day because the court accepted as his prison term the amount of jail time previously served.

As part of the deal the D.A. agreed to drop two other charges, intentional possession of a controlled substance, and a charge of carrying firearms in public.

While on probation, three different times, Elliott was brought before the judge on alleged violations of parole. And three times, rather than put him in jail, the district attorney's office allowed Elliott to continue being on probation.

But the D.A.'s office was about to do Elliott an even bigger favor. It's another story you won't read in the Inquirer.

On Jan 29, 2019, Elliott was arrested again, and this time it was for a direct violation of his probation, namely an arrest on a charge of a controlled substance.

On March 27, 2019, Elliott's case was in court again. But Assistant District Attorney Donald Burns Jr., who had only been hired a month before, on Feb. 25, 2019, told the judge that the district attorney's office was withdrawing the drug charge against Elliott.

Besides dropping the narcotics charge against Elliott, the D.A.'s office under Larry Krasner also did one other favor for Elliott. His narcotics case is designated as a "Limited Access Case" meaning the press and the public won't be able to see it. Neither will the feds. Under limited access cases, only local cops and prosecutors are allowed to view Elliott's drug arrest.

Ironically, in March of 2019, the same month the D.A.'s office gave Elliott a pass on the drug charge that would have surely put him back in jail, it was the same month that Elliott allegedly committed a robbery and a murder, the charges the SWAT team showed up this morning in Frankford to arrest him on.

And that wasn't the only break Elliott got from the D.A.'s office.

On Jan. 10, 2017, five charges against Elliott stemming from a 2015 arrest were withdrawn, including robbery with a threat to inflict bodily harm, conspiracy, theft, receiving stolen property and simple assault.

28 comments:

  1. So the bottom line is that the DA office is at fault for this And Should Be Sued.

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  2. Let's elect krasner again, there are obviously no consequences,unless your a citizen or a police officer

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  3. Thank you for always reporting the truth!

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  4. It's pretty sad when a broken down old hack who hasn't had a regular job in a couple of decades and is doing this gig as a charity deal is the only one left in town to report that elusive truth.

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    1. Your work is appreciated by some. I'm surprised you aren't being censored or banned frankly.

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    2. Why isn't the Justice department investigating this piec of....

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    3. The DA in Philly is a liberal
      Moron.

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    4. Krasner is paid to be the DA
      by George Soros, both are jerks.

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  5. Krasner a piece of shit. This officer's death is on his hands. He deserves to be sued.

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  6. Unknown no better words have been written. The only one who pays for crimes in this city are the victims.

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  7. Krasner and Kenney need to be removed from office....Krasner is just as responsible as that POS thug that pulled the trigger...if it wasn't for Krasner he would not have been on the street to murder Corp O'connor..

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  8. It's so crazy and sad. The girl I work with, her son's uncle is Elliot; the offender. Trash...

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  9. Excellent work, as always. Thank you.

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  10. Thanks, Paul. You see Jane Roh's counter-attack in the Inquirer. She is lying about what happened with that drug arrest. The Inky reporters can't even get the records she's lying about. They have to go blindly with what she's telling them the records say.

    If Jane is telling the truth about why they supposedly dropped the drug charges -- which would have put Hassan Elliott in jail -- why was it marked a "Limited Access Case" so the press and public couldn't see it?

    Another deal done in secret to help a criminal? Produce the records Jane and explain why the D.A.'s office hid this deal.

    Her boss is also lying about those declinations. They exist, and they exist by the thousands. And starting Monday, I'll be printing those records that the D.A. went to court and said don't exist.

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  11. If the DA stated in court that they (the list of declinations) do not exist, he is flat out lying to the court. They do exist and you are correct, there are thousands. They indicate the case, district control number, offender, assigned Assistant District Attorney and reason for declination such as "In the interest of justice", "judicial economy", "lacks prosecutorial merit", "prosecutorial discretion" etc. Well, you get the picture. These terms are a slap in the face to the victims of these crimes. The DA has decided that he and he alone has the sole discretion in who is prosecuted in this city regardless of the victims desire to face the offender in court and have that offender properly prosecuted for crimes against that victim. It is a gross miscarriage of justice and that POS Krasner not only has Corporal O'Çonnor's blood on his hands, he has many other murder victim's blood on his hands from his continued failed policies on law and order in this city. Krasner, you will rot in hell and perhaps a federal prison cell before you die for what you are doing to this city and the citizens of it. You truly are a disgrace!

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    1. God only knows what motivates this individual. How can he act the way he does ?

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  12. I am not a police officer, I am a citizen of this city, I pay taxes, I work hard for my livelihood. To come to know that this DA and equally this Mayor does not give a rats ass what happens to me or my family if I am a victim of crime is totally disgusting. The city is being taken over by hoodlums and the elected officials care about their welfare not the people that actually pay the taxes to keep the city running. The DA and the Mayor are disgusting human beings, I can only hope they are victims one day so they see what it feels to be on the other side.

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  13. Stay after 'em, Ralph. Philly needs you. Watch your back. Good Luck. Krasner is an open disgrace and has to go.

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  14. It bogs the mind to think someone who clearly wants criminals to remain on the streets could get elected, HOWEVER, go to the courtroom and watch the high five, whoops and Hallejuhias when someone like Michael White is put back on the street after stabbing Sean Schellenger in the back in cold blood. It becomes very clear whose beat Krasner and Kenney march to. That said the people who elect them deserve everything they get because Karma will revisit. Always does.

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  15. He should be tarred and feathered then run out of town on a rail as done in the old days.....

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  16. Fuck Krasner!
    Fuck Kenny!

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  17. Winning an election in this city is nothing to be proud be of since we voted in a guy that's openly pro criminal for DA!It's embarrassing.

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  18. This is a travesty. It has been open season on police officers around the country for too long. When one bad cop acts up, it gives rise to a movements, but when dozens are slaughtered while trying to defend the citizens of this country the public suddenly becomes silent. Blue lives matter because without blue lives there will be more innocent bloodshed. The people of Philadelphia and the rest of the country deserve better. If a defendant is found guilty of murdering a law enforcement officer they should automatically get the death penalty and absent police misconduct or substantial evidence that calls the allegations of the murder into question, said execution should be carried out swiftly. Enough is enough!

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