When we are asked for an example of the worst local cop the name that always pops in my mind is surely Corporal Leonard Shepulski Jr. (Badge Number 616) Of the Bethlehem Township Police.
Between his DUI and his domestic violence, you would think the departments locally would have nothing to do with this guy. He has been fired from one department that we know of (Colonial regional) but somehow he has managed to find a department that not only is ok with his past, but has decided to make him a supervisor to other cops on the force.
A police force with more women than most too. I actually feel bad for them, having to take orders from such a man that would hit a woman.
We have Corporal Leonard Shepulski Jr. featured on our Wall Of Shame after we personally encountered him and he showed his true colors to our cameras. We filed an official complaint with the department and the chief of police responded within a week in writing.
His letter said that our complaint was found by internal affairs to be misconduct. The chief then claimed to be taking steps for discipline. When we called and attempted to gain more information on what discipline was administered, we were told its part of his personnel file and not public record. To our surprise we ran into the Corporal again later that day. He laughed at our complaint and proceeded to nearly hit my friend with a car.
We promptly called the department to file another complaint and was told that no more complaints would be accepted by us. If we did not like it we could come and file a written complaint about the departments decision.
The first incident (One the chief agreed was misconduct) can be seen HERE
The Second incident (same day as the complaint) they ignored can be seen HERE
Now what we feared most has happened. This violent cop has snapped on the job and assaulted a man. The story was posted by Matt Kovacs on Facebook.
PLEASE BE AWARE OF THIS OFFICER! THIS IS A DANGEROUS MAN! PLEASE STOP SCROLLING AND READ. THIS IS A LENGTHY STORY BUT I DO NOT WANT TO SEE ANYBODY ELSE HURT AND I WANT EVERYBODY TO BE AWARE!!!!. SHARE AND CROSSPOST!!
Last night I was brutally assaulted in my own home by Bethlehem township's CPL LEONARD SHEPULSKI, after I decided for once in my life to walk away from a loud mouth cop and attempt to AVOID an altercation. I was in no way even involved with their reason for dispatch yet was treated like a criminal in my own home then tossed into walls and choked until I saw stars; cuffed and when told to get up, was picked up by my neck a second time and drug to their cruiser before I could even do so by my own will.
Previous to the assault, this officer blatantly and knowingly revealed an anonymous source to the only person it was meant to stay hidden from. This led to my first verbal contact of the night with the officer when I quietly reminded him that information was to be anonymous. This is when he stepped so close to my face that I could smell what he ate for dinner that night, and aggressively and vulgarly asked me "what I was going to do about it" (I'll continue to try to keep it polite for the readers). Now, I'M NOT AN ANGEL. DONT GET CONFUSED! Years ago I would've ripped right into this guy but I've grown! This time I decided against what I would have loved more than anything to do to the loud mouth and instead gave a subtle smirk and said "whatever", and turned around to walk away.
I was violently spun back to face him and picked up OFF MY FEET by the collar of my shirt where I said "is this a joke?" This was the comment that led me to being thrown into another room where the assault began, all the while repeating himself while choking the life out of me, " does it look like I'm f****** joking, you're under arrest." When I was able to breathe again I innocently asked him what the charges against me were, in which he responded by telling me to "shut the f*** up."
After my face being squashed into the rear side window of his cruiser and I being searched, I was turned back around and the assaulting superior asked his guys, "did you see anything wrong here tonight," to which they replied in unison "no sir." I was then left alone with the other officers while the cpl charged back into my home for a brief moment. I asked the other officers "was this handled correctly?" They looked down at their feet and shook their heads. 10 minutes later the cpl came back to me and said he was going to "do me a favor and let me go".
I mostly kept quiet and this ended the night. I figured to avoid the risk of getting assaulted again I would call the department in the morning to get the officers name instead of asking him directly. Little did I know at the time it would only take a 5 minute google search to identify him myself. There are MULTIPLE videos around the internet of this man assaulting other innocent people while in uniform! This man has been charged for BEATING HIS WIFE, DRUNK DRIVING, and many other dangerous crimes. This man illegally searched through police records to find the address of a male friend of his wife and ATTACKED HIM.
THIS IS A BAD MAN AND THIS MAN STILL HAS A BADGE!!! This man has been covered for for years. After leaving voice mails to the captain, the chief, the community relations officer, I finally spoke with the captain over the phone and my story is already being covered up! I'm being told I was being aggressive and the officer felt threatened and I broke his finger during the assault! When in reality it was just that, AN ASSAULT! A violent assault that led to him breaking his own finger the way he was handling me! I need to put an end to this. WE need to put an end to this. This kind of brutality and cover ups WILL NOT fly with me and should not with you! This could have been your mom, your son, or anybody! He won't stop unless WE STOP HIM.
PLEASE DO NOT GET MY MESSAGE CONFUSED! There are GOOD COPS. The other officers who were involved in this brutality are GOOD MEN!! I could physically SEE the disgust in their eyes during the assault and the hesitation when they were told to cuff me! They KNEW this was wrong! Sadly this one bad apple is their superior and they are afraid to step up and risk their jobs and I don't blame them. But I'm not afraid! I will take all the time I need from work until this man is out of his uniform to stop this from happening to another innocent person! If losing my job is what it takes to take this guy's with me, THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN. We the people still have a say in this!!! We can't let a guy like this walk all over us because he has a badge that he has no right wearing!
PLEASE GET THIS STORY OUT THERE! THIS GUY HAS ABSOLUTELY NO BUSINESS AS AN OFFICER OF THE LAW! WE NEED TO STOP HIM AND I NEED YOUR HELP!
If this story has upset you please feel free to contact the police on Facebook HERE.
Or if the department has blocked you from posting (they do this to most people) the public phone number is 610-814-6410
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