Thursday, May 15, 2008

Where Are They Now? Cpl. Arnold Bracy 21 Years After Moscow

I got a blast from the past today when I saw a Washington DC local television news report about the troubles of the District of Colombia Protective Services Police, the city agency that provides security for DC government buildings. The Chief of that organization is Arnold Bracy, the same Arnold Bracy who was a Marine Security Guard at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow during 1985-87, and who was unfairly caught up in the espionage scandal surrounding Sgt. Lonetree.

Bracy was accused by the Naval Investigative Service of conspiring with Lonetree to let Russians into the embassy's communications center, but charges were never pressed against him, and he was eventually exonerated. I believe he even recovered his security clearance.

In 1988, Bracy landed a job with security contractor Vance International and worked his way up to become their Regional Manager for Washington, DC. In 2001, he was hired by the District of Colombia as Deputy Chief for Security Management, Protective Services Police. In 2003, he was promoted to Assistant Chief, and in 2006 to Chief.

He's in a bit of trouble now, according to this series of reports on the DC Fox News channel: part 1, part 2, and part 3 (the one that features an interview with Bracy).

87 comments:

Anonymous said...

NIS has no authority to accuse anyone, they are authorized to collect facts based on interview and evidence.

TSB said...

Anonymous,

Thanks; NIS couldn't "accuse" Bracy of anything, because they just collect facts. Good point.

Of course, NIS should have done a better job of collecting facts in this case before passing its report to the USMC. What NIS collected was an interview statement by Bracy that he and Lonetree had allowed Russians into the Chancery. Based on that, the USMC accused Bracy of something (espionage).

But it turned out that Bracy's statement was contradicted by the facts in the Moscow MSG duty logs - something that NIS hadn't looked into before interviewing Bracy - so all charges against him were dropped, with considerable embarrasment all around.

NIS did a piss-poor job of collecting facts here.

Anonymous said...

Past behavior is a good indicator of future behavior. i would say he is in alot of trouble.
Its obvious from his Fox 5 interview the truth escapes him at times. Reference his attempt to define brother in law.

Anonymous said...

Actually that "interview statement" is called a confession

TSB said...

Anonymous: I don't see how it can be a confession when he "confessed" to something he couldn't have done. Obviously, he was lying to give the NIS something to hang Lonetree with, and didn't realize he was also incriminating himself. He retracted the statement; the facts of the MSG duty logs cleared him; NIS ended up with egg on its face.

Anonymous said...

Good point sir, but i point to the fact that he signed every page of that statement and at the end of the day it was not only the bumbling fools at NIS that couldnt do an invest, but also the military rules of evidence that helped the fine Cpl. Had you or I signed that in the civilian world we would be sitting in a cell for a real long time. again, its obvious from the 60 Minutes interview he did with Mike Wallace and this interview with Fox that his integrity is in question.

Anonymous said...

Arnold Bracy is, without a doubt, one of the finest human beings I've ever had the honor to know. He was mistreated by the USMC and that stigma was difficult for him to overcome even though time totally proved his innocence. As for Protective Services, this man did the best he could do within a system that continuously handicaps its own employees and then throws them to the wolves when executive decisions (or indecisions) far above Bracy's pay grade result in embarrisment. Look closer at this story and the issues he was accused of. At the end of the day, it wasn't him. DC HR approved the hire after he was totally up front with them about who he was and the relationship. DC Protective Services was challenged by training... and why? Because the Executive Office of the Mayor pulled legislation at the 11th hour in 2003 that was a shoe in to be approved establishing PSD as an independent law enforcement agency in DC. Why is this important? Because if that legislation had gone through, the training he depended on MPD to provide would not have been seen by MPD as a "space available" situation but a legally mandated necessity. The list goes on and one. At the end of the day, DC lost a fine and capable leader.

Anonymous said...

You obviously did not see all of part three. Finest human being? Hardly. Glib and superficially charming? Yes. Problems with the truth? Most definitely. DC PSD's challenges were brought about by Bracy hiring friends and family with absolutely no qualification or education for the jobs they were brought in for. The only thing they did with any passion was covering up the truth. They all got exactly what they deserved and hopefully such individuals will never tarnish a badge again.

C.Rue said...

Bracy's lascivious actions created a mess in moscow as his unethical and egregious hiring practices have made a mockery of a the badge. For those of you whom posted what a fine and good man Bracy is... to believe that you must have far more skeletons in your closet.

Anonymous said...

Arnold Bracy disgraced the badge the way he did the Corps. I was a Marine Lieutenant, a Maryland State Trooper and now head one of the Districts other Police agencies. Having worked with Arnold for a while at PSD he would always make mistakes and look to others to correct them, otherwise he would put the blame on them. I also know for a fact that he did hire his best friend and his brother in law - I have seen their qualifications and I would not have brought them into the agency at anything more than a grade 5 officer.

PSDCOP said...

I also had the pleasure of working with the EX Chief. The news reports were on the money. He had us all fooled. When down came to down and things got rough he and his esteemed Non Cop, Non educated contracts commander DR. Karate began to look for scapegoats. Unfortunately for them it blew up in their faces. Talk about hiring your own assasins. LOL
Bracy had no business even trying to be a Chief of a Law Enforcement agency. His lack of savvy and common sense showed when he agreed to a sit down interview with Fox and didnt even know why they wanted to interview him. It is important to note that he was advised by numerous officials not to do the interview.

Anonymous said...

I had the pleasure of working with Chief Bracy, but it sounds like my pleasure was more pleasurful then some of the other folks blogging up in here. Chief Bracy stepped up for a brother and for a fellow christian when needed. You see I had lost some evidence to a case and when I covered it up by making new evidence and the Deputy Chief at the time wanted to hang me out there for it. Cheif Bracy had told him to leave me alone and that I was a good christian. I say god bless Chief Bracy. Nothing corrupt about hooking a brother and a christian up.

Anonymous said...

I knew arnold from back in the day, sounds like he was as good a Chief as he was a Marine.

Semper Fi brother, and give up on those things your not good at... like truth, dignity, honor, courage to name a few!

Anonymous said...

Watching the news reports on Bracy and gang makes one wonder... What was he thinking when he agreed to do the interview - it's not like they were accusing you of being Peter Pan. That would be ludicrous!

C. Rue said...

Bracy as a Chief... in a nut shell. Insalubrious and fallacious acts... masked by his continued utterances of a devoute christian belief and superficial charm.

I hope he never swore his words on a bible (or to NIS... again). Peace be with you!

dadxo said...

I remember a time Chief Bracy stood in front of the mirror and sang hail to the chief to himself. We all got a good laugh. The motto around the agency then was "we may not know what we're doing most of the time, but we sure do have a good time trying!" Guess it was fun while it lasted. You always said one day this may come back and bit us... maybe they were right and we should have gotten trained. Miss you here and good luck with wasa.

Anonymous said...

This is all disgusting.
How does a man like this become a Chief of a police agency? This is one of the reasons the District will never prosper, the city has always been run like garbage and with people like this in key postions it only gets worse. These peoples actions at PSD were equivalent to the common street thug. Creeps and thugs all of them. I hope the US Attorney and FBI get involved.

CommandMartCo said...

Now every one here take it easy. Arnold is my brother in law and a good man. He gave me and all of his friends high ranking positions even though we weren't qualified and got caught. I don't think anyone needs to bother him on the topic anymore. I still work here and so does his best friend Rich, we deserve our jobs because Arnold made us part of the elite and all the officers that complained forgot they are nothing more than peasants who owe us for not firing them. You should all bow down to Arnold me and Rich. You filthy peasants.

Downswitdat said...

Arny, you in trouble again? What or who you done now causing all this trouble? You on you own this time brother!

4everMourningArnold said...

O Arnold! my Arnold! your fearful trip is done; The PSD has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought exposed; The PSD head quarters is near, the bells I hear, the officers all exulting, While follow eyes the steady keel, the plot grim and daring: But O heart! heart heart! O the bleeding drops of red, Where on the D.C. General Campus my Arnold's scheme lies, Fallen cold and dead. O Arnold! my Arnold! rise up and hear the bells; Rise up—for you the WASA flag is flung—for you the bugle trills; For your exit bouquets and ribbon’d wreaths—for your exit the PSD a-crowding;
For you they call, the swaying mass of bull shit, their eager faces turning; Here Arnold! dear corrupt one! This arm cover your face; It is some dream that on the D.C General Campus, Your schemes fallen cold and dead. My Arnold should not have answered FOX, his lips were not pale and still; My corrupt one does not care for laws, he has no id nor morals; The PSD is bound not so safe and sound, your voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the Bracy ship, comes in with object not won; Exult, O PSD, and ring, O bells! But Rich and Marty, with mournful tread, Walk the hals my Arnold scheme lies, Fallen cold and dead.

R.I.P.
2001 - 2008
Despicable Leadership

Anonymous said...

To he/she whom disgraced such a wonderful poem "O' Captain My Captain" - created to honor the fallen President Abe Lincoln. Why would you disgrace such a literary work of art with mention of such an unscrupulous character such as Bracy. I too agree what Bracy has done is disgraceful and immoral, but to further this insanity with undignifying the work of Walt Whitman - utilizing his poem to announce what we all know... Arnold Sr. should have shot that one down the sink all those years ago.



My heart goes out to all of Bracy's victims... D.C. God bless Fox news for the justice.

PSDCOP said...

In response to the post from anonymous on July 30th: GIVE ME A BREAK!!! Lets set the record straight... I also worked for Bracy for four years and now thank God we have a REAL Chief. But make no mistake about it, Bracy, you ( yes I know who you are ), Lopez and Collins are single-handedly and solely responsible for the sewer that was PSD. You were all corrupt, dishonest, cowardly people. Not to mention you were all on Bracys friends and family plan. Not a one of you deserved nor earned your positions. You guys ran this place like it was the mafia and it worked for alittle while till the EX Chief hired his own assasin. The greatest mistake you all will remember hopefully for a LONG time. You should all think twice in your future endeavors and dont ever, ever hire anyone with more integrity than yourselves, as you can see it didnt work out very well for you guys, did it?
To the anon poster on Oct 18th, keep the faith brother, their woes arent over yet...stay tuned....

BAR2006 said...

God bless the people that chose righteousness,honesty and integrity and chose to sacrifice career and money to come forward and do battle with Bracy and his band of thugs. They are the true heroes. Bracy always hid behind religion, and when Fox came knockin he said they were another giant to slay, and God would help him like he did David. Fool didnt realize he was Goliath. LOL
I hope they get indicted.

Anonymous said...

My two cents:

The cast of characters:

Bracy: nuff said on this blog. PS its all true.

EX D/C of Physical Security:
Yes Man, the EX Chiefs friend, spineless jellyfish with cahones the size of a fruit fly.


EX D/C of Patrol and previous training commander: Not a bud of AB, smart honest guy who was stupid for leaving PSD. Only guy in command staff with morals. left PSD of his own accord when AB and director tried to cover up AB's wrongdoing.

Commander of facilities: The brother in law. No experience, common sense, or integrity. LOSER

Commander of Contracts or we prefer Dr. Karate. Pound for Pound, the absolutely dumbest individual to walk the face of this earth. Took one too many kicks to the head when he was kickboxing, which by the way, according to him made him qualified to be a police commander. he and the brother in law accounted for almost all of command staff OT, though no one knows where they really were or why they worked it. Good old AB was the approver for it. The best news is the clown still works here.

Investigations Supv. GL
Another friendly hire. mainly for his penchant for bible thumping. Another so called supv who loved to hide behind religion, a trait much admired by AB. this person is also a complete babbling moron, who never did a real investigation but was in the position.

Lt. senior firearms instructor:
Highly functioning illiterate, but was great at telling a lie. not very liked by AB because of his low IQ and flatulence problem, but relied upon heavily by AB towards the end for his above average shredding skills.

As you can see, the previous posters described this cesspool correctly. Hope this helps.

Jesus Lover said...

How dare you all speak so negatively about Arnold. He is a righteous man who devotes his life to god. God will forgive him for his many lies as Arnold was acting in the best intrest of Jesus. You should all accept Jesus into your hearts and see the error of your ways for turning your backs on Arnold when he needed you the most. Only me and Jesus and Arnolds friends and the director and her friends were there to try and help him cover up his lies. It's ok because I went to church and prayed, and although those prayer's were unanswered, I know Jesus still cares.

Crab Cakes said...

I hope you're all proud of your selves. Some people and a former Marine are out of well deserved jobs. No they didn't deserve their jobs because they earned it, but they knew people and these people made them who they are/were... They were about as smart as a box of rocks and probably couldn't score higher than a 60 on an IQ test if they took it as a group effort (Arnold, Bro-in-law, Dr. Karate), but that didn't mean they didn't deserve jobs at PSD. I think we can all agree Arnold would have made a great PSD coloring book colorer, the Brother-in-law would have made a fine PSD paper weight or door stop, and No-Do-Kung-Fu Dr. Karate would have been an outstanding PSD Totem Pole.

In the words of Dr. Karate: Um, Uhhhhh, Ummm, Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Capitano said...

How is the actions of these criminals at PSD (Arnold, his brain dead brother in law, and his karate chopping best friend who makes the brother in law seem intelligent) any different than the actions of the Pirates in Somalia? I say for X-mas Santa should bring Arnold a Peg leg, a Parrot, and an Eye patch... Arrrrrrgh!

Jesus Lover... said...

Following the Fox interview, Arnold said, "I spoke with the folks at Fox, I got'em in a trick bag. They didn't see me comin" That statement says he had lied on Fox... it looks like Fox had you in the trick bag Arnold. You was right, god is still slaying giants, Arnold is proof of that, he took care of you when you lied to people and told them it was ok cause you are a man of faith and Jesus will protect!

Jesus don't protect no sinners. Don't you ever be calling you a good Christian again and shout out those lies. Shame on you! No good Christian would lie like that.

ARCHANGEL said...

Ahh, and the hits just keep coming.
The muscly armed Dep Chief of Physical Security for PSD ( another Arnold Crony ) bites the dust!! Slowly but surely, the other shoes a droppin! Please allow us to wish the Former Chief of PSD a Happy Thanksgiving. We have alot of reasons to be thankful, for it was Arnies hiring of me and my associates that allowed us to uncover all his and his cronies corruption and ultimately rout them in a most public way. Arnie once told me "This is MY city, Jack." Wrong Arnie, as usual. It is the peoples city and you and your idiot friends tried to make it your little playground. Didnt see us comin huh? Well, not to worry, we havent forgotten the karate kid and the rest of the illiterates that were your boys. The smackdown aint over yet JACK! Lean back, relax, you got a front row seat to the greatest show on earth right now.By the way, when are you and RL gonna learn the rules? WE ALWAYS WIN IN THE END.

JE1 said...

I was a PSD DC Govt employee for 35years and a Captain before Bracy fired me and has left me practically without a shirt on my back. I got into one argument with his best friend and commander of contracting Richard Lopez. Bracy was an evil SOB who hated me and anyone else that didnt go along with his program. he thought us older folks should be cast out and says we were useless. Some of the rascist Bracy lovers still work there so no damn problem z been solved yet. He got everything he deserved, I knew he was in trouble when like he always do, when he feels like hes losin power, he tried to make it a racial war between us and them boys from NY. But i knew they was to smart for bracy and they took him down. The brother up top was write. Dont higher peeps thats gooder than you!!!

The fools of DC said...

It began in the year 2006, a group of proud, honest,warrior/explorers set out from NY,NJ,Pa and other corners of this great nation in search of a better life. They landed in DC, and there discovered the fountain of shit. (PSD)
The explorers were dismayed and upset, for the fountain was foul smelling and overflowing. But then the village idiot emerged (Chief AB). Tell us idiot we begged, what do we do with this foul smelling cesspool now that we gave up our careers to find it. The village idiot laughed and said this is my fountain jack, and its what I make it. At that point it seemed that the village idiot and all his court jesters had the midas touch like honey, except we found out to late it was called tax payers money. So we went to the town council(OPM) and its king(ROBIN JASPER), to turn the village idiot in. But much to our surprise, they were worse than the idiot ever could have been, for they too knew of the fountain but reveled in its unsightly appearance and foul odor. So the explorers set out again to conquer new lands having learned a valuable lesson: be careful what you wish for cause you just might get it!

Stikman said...

Arnold told me he was making me Deputy Chief of patrol but lied and put me in his trick bag. After working hard on a 2 page interview report for him he lied like he did on tv. I even bought extra crab cakes for him as a way to thank him in advance and he lied to me. If I could see Arnold now I would ask him to pay me back for those crab cakes.

OPM Mechanics Association said...

Arnold Bracy, former leader of the District's Protective Services. To understand what happened, you must understand the parent agency - the Office of Property Management (OPM)

The OPM Machine:

The OPM Machine is full of broken parts and other gadgets, for example: the agency head, Director Jasper, is the main gear driving the opm machine, however the teeth on that gear are dull, chipped and many of the teeth are missing. Sounds like time to replace it, but the gear holds sentimental value to the mayor and city administrator. More over, the PSD component of the machine, it was full of loose nuts, the Commander for contracts (still with PSD) is a gear so dull it's practically completely round, but was turning the Arnold gear, so it remained in place to cause massive misfires in the PSD component. Out of nowhere, 2 shadowy mechanics showed up on the Fox 5 work shop to repair some of the broken and loose parts. What happened then, the Metro D.C. area found, Arnold was not a gear at all; he was a stripped nut, wobbling all the gears. After the Arnold nut was removed, the broken main gear at the top replaced the stripped nut with yet another stripped nut, so the wheels of corruption still spin inside of OPM, but do so very sloppy. As all good mechanics know, one must replace the main problem in this case the main gear driving the OPM machine - to fix future problems with the OPM machine. Now here is the interesting part, The main gear had announced in the past, how close she is with the stripped Arnold nut. The moral of the story is, The Arnold nut may be gone, but the OPM machine and the PSD component are still very much broken. The machine is using way way way more money to operate than it should. the Arnold nut was bad, but they left all the broken pieces he created behind.

Anonymous said...

It puzzles me that so many idiots can want to take credit for being responsible for Bracy's demise. I knew Bracy to be a fine and capable leader but human nonetheless. People in glass houses shouldnt throw stones and these characters seem to act like they never made mistakes. DC has lost a fine and capable leader due to the holier than thou actions of some out of town losers. I am just happy with the fact that your not here anymore either. Good riddance!

Anonymous said...

To the Author of post #34.

You are correct to note how inappropriate of others taking credit for Bracy's demise. Bracy's illegal, immoral, and unethical means & ways were his demise... no one else could do that for him. Bracy was in charge, he was the signature authority for PSD. As for your reference to Bracy as a "capable leader" - your definition of capable must have come from the same dictionary as Bracy's definition of "Brother-in-law" (Reference fox news story "Security Breach part 3"), next you should look up "err" as it's the one word that could accurately define Bracy's "capable leadership." I am pleased you recognize the out of towners for their great deeds and service to the District. The out of towners were brave to enlighten the District Council to the egregious actions of the OPM and PSD. It is in the District laws, a legal obligation to report fraud, waste, and abuse and that's what the out of towners did. The out of towners are the ideals of the everyday hero.

Ray said...

To the person who posted # 35

Can I get an A-men to that brother! I just want to know who defends a man like Bracy (#34) when he was clearly caught with his pants down. I saw his capable leadership got him out of a job. And if those out of town people are looking at this blog good work and you done the district proud! We need more stand up people.

g-daddy said...

Im with ray. The true heros are them out of town people who told the truth. If you watch them storys about chief bracy he was doing his job like anyone on the streets could do it. I work for a nother part of the opm and i remember bracy was not doing a good job at nothing but lieing.

M. Lovinitz said...

I watched those stories on the news back in April and May, they had several follow-up's since, people coming forward as whistleblowers and such, and one was about how Arnold was out of the job. I would venture to guess Bracy was guilty of the accusations made by the news. On one of the reports they said Arnold wanted people to shred paperwork of some kind to hide his lies and illegal activity, what a deplorable act. They should get rid of Arnold's boss too; I don't recall her name at the moment, but she obviously lied to the city officials.

Tom said...

PSD is NOT a traditional law enforcement agency. It's a unique hybrid of security and enforcement. Primarily PSD has a SECURITY mission. Remember what PSD was like prior to 1999? It was a total joke. In the years that followed the agency went from one that was without any presence or respect (it no vehicles and almost security systems from the 70's) to one that played an important role and made critical contribution to events such as the mass antrax treatments, city's emergency planning council and vastly improved physical security capabilities in DC. Agencies that just a few years before would not have trusted PSD watching their garbage were now asking for advice, guidance and direction (DC and Federal Agencies alike). Holocust Museum and US Department of Housing and Urban Development both asked for PSD to consult in their post 9/11 security improvements. This was done with a team of SECURITY professionals that INCLUDED (in no small way) Arnold Bracy. Things seemed to begin to go south as some lost sight of the true purpose for the agency in a foolish attempt to become "cop wanna-be's". Being a security professional belonging to a professional security agency is something to be proud of.

The Educator said...

Tom - I think it best said, as not to insult your intelligence, you have not followed PSD very closely. Those whom you accuse of attempting to make PSD a traditional law enforcement agency were in fact not! They were experienced in Force Prtection. You obviously didn't monitor the fiasco at the Wilson building in which a member of the Command Staff, more narrowly, the contracts Commander/Senior Facilities Commander (a waist of positional funds) pretended to be on the phone during a hazmat situation to avoid making decisions. Lets look at another example, the Fox 5 metal detector story, most certainly not a traditional law enforcement detail, in fact it is a security detail bestowed upon PSD... The agancy remains a joke! "Way to go PSD security." It was erroneous for any agency to request assistance and advice from PSD, they were asked for help before the fox stories aired. I'm sure if it had occured before hand... lets face it, we could have gone to a public school 3rd grade class and found better PSD leadership amongst the students.

Tom said...

Educator - As I don't know, I'll ask; where you around prior to 1999? Do you know what the agency was like then? Do you know how far it came in five years? If you do, I think you'd agree that there were HUGE changes. There was literally a TOTAL ground up reorganization. This is a difficult and complex task in any enviornment but DC makes it nearly impossible (dealing with Personnel for the hiring of a single person is a daunting task let alone rewriting the position descriptions and upgrading the pay grades). If you've been around DC Government for 10 yrs or so, I'd say we could safely find common ground on that point. So, take all the changes PSD made beginning in late 1999, add the complexity of getting those changes through and the challenges of "change management" with a very intrenched (but in many cases well meaning) legacy middle management staff and, well, I think to expect an absence of growing pains is unrealistic. So, my point is, you can judge an organization by looking only at the "here and now" but, without looking at where it came from and how quickly it moved, you won't have reasonable perspective. I don't know all the details here. I figure some are true, some arn't and some are partially accurate. But in the end, it is an agency that went a long way in a short time within a enviornment where such growth/change is not typically a coordinated team effort of the government. It is reasonalble to conceed that mistakes were made, but to focus only on what went wrong without accounting for what went right typically isn't a productive analysis. I look forward to your response.

The Educator said...

I was not around prior to 1999; however I was around to notice massive cover-up and inapt actions some of which were criminal in nature... yet went unannounced, and I shall keep it that way as not kick a man when he's down (missing money and lots of it, mis-use of govt equipment, unlawful transportation of a fire arm, etc...). The questionable actions of PSD was never one of proffessional out-look to the public, but one of performance of duties. A shinny new car may get an officer around easier, but when a problem is recognized and reported, and the contract commander ignores it and goes out of his way to make the life of the reporting officer hell for writing up a hawk one guard... no need to go further with this sentence, I think the point is made clear. Most recently there was another story on PSD, the examiner, and I am aware Bracy is not there for this, but it is a demonstration of how lacking they are and the officers in question have had these problems since the time of Bracy, ergo he shares equal responsibility. If you would like to get to the root of the problem, it is the OPM director Jasper who should be held accountable, she was notified of all the wrong doing long before anything, but all she did was announce her friendship for Bracy and retaliate against those who spoke out. The problems in the agency were the managers them selves really had no more experience than that of a guard, but Bracy was brought in by his sisters husband (brother in law), as he brought in his brother in law. I give Bracy credit as a highly charismatic salesmen, people were blinded by B S for a long time. Give an agency a more proffessional look, it gives a nice appearence things are working well, but they're not, and now that there is new management, there is still the same schemes, the difference is the other people are not here anymore to do what they did the last time and run to the council.

Anonymous said...

The REAL DEAL? Arnold trusted his command staff and some of them f*cked him... period. Sal Caputo (let's be real here), soft ass Sean Odonovan, wanna be John Barbusin, follower Wendy wolanin, stinky Kelly Mahoney (smelly kelly) and a host of other misfits came in and went to work under Sal's guidance to kick Arnold in the nutts. No one knows why, they just danced to Sal's music and from there it was a disaster. And let's not forget the token black guy, Charlie Rue. Gotta throw one of those in there for that quota. He was as ass backwards as they come. Ever wonder why everyone was down on officers' training yet the training division is never mentioned? That's because SAL and his cronies (i forgot what they were called) WERE the training division! Duhhhh??? If there was a problem then those so called skilled and educated people were hired to fix it, not worsen it but that's what they did. Sabatoge to the finest. PSD was on the way to greater things, the command staff was just lacking and they screwed Arnold over. Am I pro Arnold, yes. Was he doing a good job, yes, could have been better but yes. WAS HE PLAYING THE SAME DC POLITICAL GAME THAT ALL MANAGERS HAVE TO PLAY? YES! and he was good at it too. Arnold's demise came because he trusted his staff to handle business while he kept the Mayor, CA and all the rest of God's children at bay. Hell, this NEW Chief done hired every frikkin body he ever knew, worked with, got his hair cut by, lived next door to and everything else. That's how the DC government works. You people know how it is, "Ya gotta know someone".

Anonymous said...

OH YEAH! They were called the SALVANITES! Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

Funny how all the Arnold fans come out after the guy met his demise..not one had the cahones to stand up then..but they couldnt cause they were just as bad. All the little hacks in physical security, rejects from other agencies..you were even implicated in wrongdoing once..poor,poor JMAC not having fun anymore? Everyone loved Arnold he got people jobs they didnt deserve even helped some people get jobs outside the agency guarding dignitaries while carrying PSD weapons..a big no no.
the best part is if physical security did their jobs Fox 5 would never had beat security but rather you guys collected a paycheck but dont know shit about what your doing. As far as Sal is concerned and his cronies they were limited by a jealous, outclassed, chief who didnt allow for full potential..and remember firearms was run by your boys in patrol not training..didnt they meet the same fate as Arnie boy? If im not mistaken you too were hired by nepotism...unfortunately you escaped even though everyone knew what a coward little traitorous worm you were you will never be half the man the new chief is and your only beef with him is with Arnie gone you aint goin nowhere jack! Everyone sees you for the stupid bastard you are.
So please dont cry about Arnie anymore, he showed what a gutless lyin no moral fool he was on national tv..i always told u I was gonna lay a smackdown...you should thank me everyday of your pathetic, insignificant life that you werent included. how does it feel to know the rest of your life that your career, money, support of your family etc was due to my mercy? Sit and marinate on that for a while JMAC..and by the way your welcome.

Anonymous said...

OOps, wrong again my friend! hahaha>

The Educator said...

First off, there are no wanna be's. Second - Lets be up front about Arnolds leadership oh defender. When Lt George Lee lost evidence of a crime, and the Salvannites reported it to Arnold Bracy, he ordered the case left alone... can you say tampering with evidence. When Former Detective Herbert Corburn walked off with Evidence and case files following his forced resignation, Arnold Bracy along with George Lee and Mike Thomas were bartering for the return of this evidence rather than filing with AG for an arrest warrant, this warrant request made by the Salvannites for the purpose of lawful actions and in the intrest of Justice and the trust of the people... Arnold tampered again. The mere fact is, all Arnold and friends ever did was cover up the truth. Anything more to say on the matter and this post shall be directed to the Public Defenders office, I'm sure the agency would do great with the mishandeling of evidence investigation that would be conducted. Lets go yet another step, I don't remember who it was in training updating Hazmat situations, but I do remember anyone from the Training unit that brought the need for such training to Arnold and company was met with more resistance than a charging M-1 tank at a wooden door. Arnold and friends said "we don't need that" maybe they should have read the OEM mannual as the training unit directed them to. Fact is the training unit struggled with the idiot command staff, and all Arnold and friends did was rape the training division budget to help cover up the 2007 budget mishap where more than $2,000,000 dollars was missing... Arnold and Palin were the sole authorizers for PSD money. I will cut this short - continuing to type out the criminal activity of Arnold and company can cause ones fingers to fall off; there isn't enough hours in a day to get it all out. More over, the Physical security branch ultimately lead to Arnolds demise, it was the security breach that sparked the whole fox 5 story.

Anonymous said...

I was alerted to this by a co-worker. Here I am in the middle of a CYBER-WAR! With real cyberthugs and everything! To all involved please feel free to contact me directly for information on how to get your frustrations out. I am always willing to oblige. Well, I've got to go back to the real world now, take care. JMAC

P. Sitting said...

Hey JMAC, is the real world you have to get back to include outing another Chief by not doing your job? Don't forget them metal detectors!

Anonymous said...

To our dear friends still at PSD ( Rich,Marty,Mikey, etc ) please dont be sad you have not been forgotten. Wow, things are really bad for OCTO...I hope PSD isnt next, LMAO...This is far from over yet corruption, greed, malfeasance and nonfeasance will never win out over honor, you silly little dc employees the US Attorney is just warming up. It must really suck to be you guys..having to go to work everyday looking over your shoulders saying " is this the day I get led outta here in cuffs on national tv." Sleep tight fellas.

The shadowy figure said...

Judging from your knowledge Tom you must be the former Chief Tom. Pleased to make your acquaintance. So I guess we have you to thank for putting these corrupt SOBs in place that eventually became the chief and command staff? Good job son..good to see your as good a judge of character as you were a law enforcement manager...hows it feel to be partly responsible for putting the man that attempted ruination of several careers and the trampling of countless others all while doing it under the banner of God and goodness as your deputy? Hope you can sleep at night Tommy Boy, and your right..you guys had no business in the law enforcement world, you will never be more than the square badge guards you guys should be and deserve. so please dont come on this forum preaching all the good things that you did and were on your way to doing before the big bad dc govt stopped you..your all alike, vicious two headed snakes...you all deserve to be jobless

THE REAL DEAL said...

Lets set the record straight...there was no kickin in the nuts...he got kicked dead square in the face and so did the rest of you unscrupulous F8%$ks!
Im afraid though your troubles are just beginning can you say F-B-I?
And we're gonna keep kicking you in the head until all you corrupt accomplices are out of the jobs you dont deserve to hold..you have all betrayed the public trust and its over my friends..so sit on that for a while..PEEACE

Anonymous said...

CAN I GET AN AAAAMEN for brother real deal. All them folks at PSD understand is action...dont stop till every last one of them is out....keep the faith brothers

Anonymous said...

1 down, an entire District to go! I'll be looking for those PSD command staff faces on TV when they cart you guys off. The OCTO guy only made off with $70,000.00, think what must be going on over more than $2 million, and that's just the common knowledge, I wonder how much more the Feds know is missing.

Anonymous said...

Wow...is all this stuff true? Who in the command staff you talked about is still looking over their shoulders? How are thee people still employed? Why is nothing being done about these guys? I heard the new leadership is starting to turn things around with more trained Officers.
Thanks for your time.
A Concerned Citizen

Anonymous said...

Author of number 55, have you read the examiner lately, nothing being turned around over there, just more wool over the eyes. Who in the command staff, well take a look at those Bracy surrounded himself by and ask again, who remains that could be part. Also, I wish for you to be patient, as you can tell with some of the past investigations, usually they case you guys out and let you dig your holes real deep before they come get you.

Tom said...

Hey, no hiding here. That's why I sign my entry with my name. I'm not sure who you are "Shadowy figure"... but, who I am is no secret. To answer, yes; I sleep just fine. I hired Arnold and would do it again. I cannot, and have not, attempted to speak about the micro issues raised on this site that happened post 2003. I simply don't know the details. I have posted in support Arnold Bracy. This loyalty and support will continue here and elsewhere. To the anonymous poster who claims that supporters didn't come out when it counted.. this one did, or at least attempted to. I was interviewed by Fox 5 and they ignored what I offered.

As my final statement on this issue, my point is: NO, we were NOT cops. We were security management professionals who took over a program that was all but non-existent. Over several years we rebuilt it from "deplorable" to something we could be proud of although we knew there was still much work to be done (at the close of 2003). The fact that so many accuse us of being security people (as if we tried to hide it) is a direct indication that we are on total opposite ends of understanding regarding the mission of this agency. I cannot speak to the challenges Arnold faced after my time (remember that he dealt with two other Chiefs after me), but I can only imagine based on the challenges I faced. It is very easy to sit back and judge progress but it is also completely uninformed if it is not also recognized that PSD (or any other organization in DC Govmt) is interconnected to the performance of OCP, Personnel and other support organizations. That said, I preached to my team that, to the extent we wanted our "client" agencies to be patient with us as we worked to improve things, many of them were doing the same thing. Some succeeded to an extent and some didn't. With the exception of a few (who we hired because of their LE background) nobody on my team had a police background nor did we want that. We were all security professionals (two of us were CPP's, to answer to the "square badge" comment (which tells me you must be from NY)) hired to improve SECURITY for DC. During my time, LE was NEVER our mission. We relied on Chief Ramsey for that (who agreed with and supported this approach). Our job was to improve electronic security systems and better manage contract security guards using a small contingent of uniformed officers as a support/response function (which I was originally ordered to phase out but convinced the executive succesfully to reconsider that position). Our O83 class officers were to make initial response in support of our contract officers and, if needed, call MPD if unable to resolve any situations. THAT is what we were hired to do, THAT was our mission. Trying to make PSD a traditional police department was considered to be in direct conflict with MPD. It wasn't a good idea then and I think it's not a good idea now.

Now, before anyone calls me on it, yes.. I did move legislation to give PSD independent law enforcement authority (our officers were then and are still SPO's). I did this because I felt it would improve our ability to get grants and gain better access to training opportunities. It was NOT to compete with MPD.

I respect everyones right to have their opinion, this is mine. At the time I was there it wasn't opinion, it was executive policy. Clearly there are some significant emotions at play here and I am not qualified to speak to most of what I read, but I appreicate the ability to set the record straight where I can.

Tom said...

Educator... Bracy was hired by me. I am NOT his sisters husband. We are in no way related. As for the rest of your response, it must have been after my time, hence I cannot speak to it one way or another.

Shadowy Figure said...

Once again Tom I am glad to see you think you made PSD something to be proud of It was and still is a toilet. Even better, not only did you promote that fool but you hired him! Man, this story just keeps getting better. Security professionals? Hardly, PSD then and now were all hacks who fooled some even dumber people in higher positions into believing your line of garbage. You might think you can come on this site and fool some people with your bullshit loyalty talk, but I dont remember seeing you in the city council chambers sticking up for anybody. You keep talking but thats all it is. Because at the end of the day, you didnt improve or change crap when you were the top dog. Instead we inherited every retard, illiterate, amoral piece of dogshit you ever hired, took care of and wouldnt get rid of. You are correct in one point though, NONE OF YOU WERE OR WANTED TO BE COPS. Believe me pal, it showed every day the sad part is none of ya could get the security part right either.

Anonymous said...

Hey all, it's something new everyday with PSD, and you know what's new well they done went and did it again, yes hired friends of friends that go from one place to the next. How many times can you get fired and get another job working with a high position Well within the last 6 months to a year PSD has hired children who can't get a license to carry a gun, thieves who stole money from their last job with Dept of Commernce, a drunk out of retirement, and some people who want to be police from across the street. When will this agency grow to have real people because how to you go from being fired and get a better job to steal some more money from those 30 years plus people who worked hard for theirs and don't see a raise because friends get hired replacing the raises. Out f the las 20 people that was hired only 5 should have made it. Everytime that a position opens it was created for a friend f a friend. When is OPM going to wake up and sop sleeping with the enemy because they are just as bad I guess the mayor need to replace some of them too.Well until the next time drama club meets same time and same place.

The Educator said...

Tom... You are missing the point here, weather it is law enforcement or security, Arnold F*%#ed it up. It was security lapsses that started the whole thing. Arnold was in fact notified of the metal detector deficiencies and ignored it... blew it off. Arnold out right told the people who reported the metal detector deficiencies "what no one knows wont hurt us" that is called "malfeasance" (since you and Arnold share his sisters dictionary) definition of "malfeasance": wrongful conduct esp. by a public official. Now for the next topic since you are so proud to have hired Arnold, if he did such a good job, why'd you lose your job again?????

RIGHTEOUS LAWMAN said...

Tom,

Everytime I see you or Arnolds name I want to puke. All you and him cared about was lining your pockets. Neither of you cared about DC, its people or doing the right thing for PSD. Neither of you knew a damn thing about security or law enforcement and it showed every day. You are two sorry excuses for human beings let alone civil servants. So you and Arnold can take all your bullcrap rhetoric,your excuses and every retard you two ever hired that has made PSD the cesspool that it is today and shove it all straight up your asses.

As far as Lopez(UDERR),Collins( OT Man),Bryson(Madame Fraud) and Pailin(Money Bags) are concerned, your all a bunch of unscrupulous, lowlife C@#ksuckers.It must be tough Rich and Marty to not be able to take anymore overtime that you actually didnt work or were there for. Thats ok though, Im sure you will be explaining yourselves in the near future.

I WILL NOT REST UNTIL YOUR ALL FIRED.

The Educator said...

Hey Righteous Lawman, I think you forgot a name there, how about Arnold's twat friend Robin Jasper, the person who was notified of everything before the reports came out on Fox, but the only action she took was to tell everyone what a dear friend Arnold is. She is just as guilty for doing nothing, in fact, when one has advanced knowledge and does nothing, they have aided in the commission of the crime. We all know that she is guilty of far more than that too man.

Jesus H. Christ said...

Did anyone else read the article in the Washington Times about how Fenty is aware of all the people being hired who are not qualified for their positions? Maybe they should attack OPM next, they could have a field day with Construction Division and PSD, isn't that right Rich and Martin. Tom you're not innocent either, you brought that know nothing Arnold Bracy into the picture, at least the Hero's at Fox fixed that little problem... sort of, Rich (the low i.q. friend) and Martin (money hungry brother-in-law) are still there by the will of Robin Jasper.

Mary Poppins said...

I see OPM is in the news (the Examiner) again for their hiring practices, Robin Jasper and her political hooks are in some hot water. Arnolds down, lets see if Rich and Marty survive again

Shiver me timbers said...

I think Arnold's next endeavor should be to enlist himself as a Somali Pirate, he's pretty good at steeling money from the people. In fact, I think he should register at "Pirates R Us" for a Peg Leg, a Patch... Rich, you could be the mindless Parrot.

Arrrrrgh!

N/W Concerned said...

What a bunch of no good people that Arnold character and all his friends. I absolutely belive those whistleblowers were telling the truth. Did anyone else read that Examiner article about how Property Management is giving all sorts of unqualified people jobs at the highest level. I think they should just fire all the top level people and re-structure. It also says the Mayor knew all about it. I regret that I voted for him the last time and I won't make that mistake again.

Chris said...

Well, well how interesting!
Martin "brother in law" Collins is now the PSD Patrol Commander. What a crock of shit. His entire bio is fabricated. These people have no shame whatsoever and actually believe they are real law enforcement. Lopez is still there? Only in DC can you be a bunch of lieing, unqualified, criminals and be well paid for it while wearing a badge. Lopez and Collins together cant form a complete thought. I knew both these hacks at Vance, and they didnt know a damn thing then either. Deputy Marshal for Homeland? Collins was a contract guard for ICE who couldnt cut it even as that. The previous posters were correct what a bunch of terds in a cesspool. Arnold deserved what he got, in my opinion he got off too easy.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I checked out the OPM web site to see the cast of characters everyone has been posting about, this Commander Lopez has a face that belongs on a totem pole. From what it sounds like, I bet he's about as intelligent as a totem pole too. How'd he become a Commander? It would have taken a crony such as Arnold to make that happen. Anyone else would have hired him as a wheel chock, a door stop, or maybe even a hood rod, but that's about it. I think they should get rid of all the PSD guys and just make Hawk One the security for the city buildings, we have the same authority, we're all just SPO's.

Anon... said...

Hey Anonymous, you're right, Lopez does look like a totem pole. I had the misfortune of having a conversation with Lopez once, it lasted about 40 minutes but could have been wrapped up in about 4. The length of the conversation was the result of Lopez's inabilty to compile a complete thought, with about 10 minutes of uhhhhhhhhhhhh's and ummmmmmmmmm's between each idiotically uttered sentence. Arnold did a great injustice to the District when he illegaly hired friends and family.

Anonymous said...

I just read through all these posts and its like this Arnold is a very very bad person. I lived in the Montgomery Co suburbs of D.C. all my life and I am so ashamed that a man like this rose to power in the nations capitol. At least Arnold should offer to pay that man back for those crab cakes. I can't believe this Arnold would do such illegal things. That place could have been a lot better if D. Morgan and M. Thomas were running the show. The place could have been like a real police agency. They were retired Maryland Stae Police and knew what they doing. Mike also was incharge of a private club with members and dues and was very trustworthy.

Thank you for your time and letting me post on this here site.

Lowery said...

I cant belive these mo fo's got they self in this shit. I just glad I aint no Arnold Bracy cause I would be like oh no they didnt. I dont get why his own people would do him like that he is guilty or his people did him wrong. I read other peoples things on here and im just like dam thats some messed up shit. what ever the truth is its messed up.

The Educator said...

Lowery

Unfortunately everything is true. Arnold and friends messed up big time and what you heard isn't even the half of it man. There are many more problems created by Arnold and his friends that still work here. They left our agency in shambles. Arnolds friends and family are not qualified for their positions, they never been through a police academy and they're about as smart as a plate of baked Cod fish with ice cream on top. Some of his freinds do have a limited number of talents, Rich can color within the lines, and he almost always gets the numbers correct on a paint by numbers, but that's about it man... to many kicks to the head in his hay day. We do have a pretty good Chief now, but his executive assistant is a criminal, she is the one who shredded the policy at Arnold behest, while the PSD operations manager Vivian was shredding the documents in Bracy's office during the investigation and FOIA request... this while Arnold was on Admin Leave. There was so much more and still is man. Too much to spill out in one sitting. Hey man I hope this shed some light on the facts and issues.

Mary Land said...

Oh what a quagmire Arnold has created. It seems since others have gone to the press and city council, having blown the whistle on Arnold, Robin... and friends, it has become the popular thing to do... at OPM and recently the other agencies have followed. D.C. is like an infection, whistle blowing has become an antibody of sorts. Only question that remains Arnold "what happened?" Maybe if you planned an agency agenda for PSD purposes rather than a personal one... you get the drift absolute power corrupts absolutely.

HooHa said...

I had worked for Arnold for a long time, back when he was Assitant Chief/Acting Chief. I left shortly after he was promoted to Chief. In all the years of knowing Arnold, he always reminded me of Mr. Magoo. The reason he reminded me of Mr. Magoo is because if he had done something correct and just, it was by pure accident with a touch of luck. It came as no surprise to me that a few intelligent people came along and uncovered the narcisist Arnold for the scoundrel he really is.

Go L.L. said...

Y'all need to be leaving Bracy alone. Let ye without sin cast the first stone. You want to be blaiming people for some of the crazy shit at PSD you need to be blaimin Jasper. She knew that Bracy was up to no good. Jasper made it all happen. Jasper is like the Good Father of OPM, nothing happens without her knowing bout it. Bracy was only like a captain in her mafia. Once more now she got this new clown up in here by the name of Cannon. This joker Cannon is the chief now and he in tight with the union, aint that some shit. He aint no better than Bracy. He only hires friends from the Navy ONI job he worked at. Cannon was picked by Jasper cause she wants to control the city including the union. I'm stopping now cause I don't know who knows bout this shit and Capo Jasper might have her boys come sing me a lullaby if you know what I'm saying. Peace out my brothers and sisters.

Anonymous said...

Right on LL! Jasper aint righteous!! And JMAC, why you up in this bitch poppin shit crook? Lopez still workin? he a dumb mofo.
Mike Wilh you a union guy? Fat little tub a dogshit, how long before your dumb fat little azz get fired again. Fake azz cops all you bitches. FBI gonna run up in all your azzez. Cannon better than all you bloodclots put together than all you amateur pussy asses.

Mrs. Jenny said...

I know Arnold, but he is not the evil devil the people try to make him out to be on this site. The Arnold I know is a brave and dignant soul who lives only to serve the lord the best he can. He is a man that helps people out. Just the other day I noticed some markings on a window that resembled Jesus and Arnold holding hands and skipping down the street. It was a time to rejoyce in our faith and view Arnold as a messenger of Christ. I later found out those markings were a very violent bowel movement that got a little out of hand so I refrained from notifying our local Pastor. Thank you for your time and for reading my post. I hope you all learn to forgive and let Jesus into your hearts and souls. God bless to all.

Anonymous said...

I been in this district my whole life. All these people here are right in one way or another. It is true that this type of activity goes on all over the district and it always does. Every Mayor after the last promises the people of the district they going to end it, but they come along and do the same thing. The other people are right too, because if everyone who saw the wrong doing reported it, they can't get away with it and the district could be a better place. I sure do appreciate what those who came forward did for me as a tax payer and the district, but i sure don't envy the position they must be in now as whistleblowers. I do know the law will let them sue if anyone does anything to them for telling, but the district will make them wait years before they see the inside of court. I know because I retired as a paralegal right here in dc with a lawyer who has made his career on these types of cases. Rest assured whistleblowers when it happens, the district will pay out a lot, they always do, and the people who wronged the whistleblowers are always forced to resign or retire. Still, nothing will ever change. New people will take over and do the same thing in a big cycle of corruption.

Anonymous said...

Arnold Bracy, the man, the myth, the legend. To anyone who had the pleasure of working with or for this man, my deepest sympathy goes out to you. Bracy is highly charismatic but is as smart as a dog, but let me not forget to mention that dog is a stuffed animal. Here is a problem I see with the D.C. situation, Arnold has always made friends with persons of much lower intelligence than himself. If he did hire a friend to work there, this guy must be completely brainless, descriptive as a complete bafoon, a dullard, a worthy candidate for a doner brain!

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Anonymous said...

It's all true everything Fox news said. I worked here for a long time and I know its all true. Bracy may be out, but the same shit still going on up in here. You know what I'm saying. This cat Cannon is doing the same shit Bracy was up to. But what's a player to do but sit back, watch the show and collect a check.

Anonymous said...

Word up player. I hear what you're saying. These cats is all messed up. Bracy was a thief and Cannon is the new fox in the hen house. I was like hey Luthor check this shit out when Bracy was on TV and now Cannon going to be too. Let the brothers sit back and watch. This shit. This shit wouldnt be happening if they gave the job to Marby, he was the Chief of the D.C.G.H. police and he knew what hes doing, you know what im saying.

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TSB said...

After one year, it's time to close out the comments section on this. The comments were taking a weird turn anyway.

Unknown said...

Arnold is my stepfather. Im 29 now. But from what i know of him he is a great man. He is very into church. I think when he was younger and a marine he was just hanging with the wrong people. But i know he loves his country till death do him part. A real american from the heart of nyc. and a legend in my eyes.