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Sunday, April 12, 2009

[OK] Sheriff Cantley stands by Investigator Smallwood despite Mrs. Smallwood's broken rib

Mayes County Sheriff’s Charles Smallwood

It's all about the brass, the leaders - not the individual offenders. A cop can't make his department look bad. How the department responds to the incidents is what determines the professionalism of the entire agency.

Most police wives think that they are a part of the police family - until something, anything, goes wrong.

INVESTIGATOR MAINTAINS INNOCENCE
Pryor Daily Times
Sommer Woodward
April 11, 2009
[Excerpts]
A sheriff’s office investigator maintains he’s innocent of domestic assault allegations made against him recently. An investigation is underway into allegations that Mayes County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Charles Smallwood injured his wife on March 28. Smallwood is being accused by his wife, Julie Smallwood, of kicking her, resulting in a broken rib. Smallwood denies the accusations, and Sheriff Frank Cantey said he’s standing behind his investigator. “She says that it happened, and he says that it didn’t... We’re not doing the investigation and we’re not trying to influence the investigation... Charles is cooperating... [The accusations] have no effect on him whatsoever... [unless] something in this investigation leads me to believe that he did what she’s accusing him of doing”... [Full article here]

The district attorney's office is investigating. I would guess that they refer to Investigator Smallwood as

"Charles"

too.


Different finger, but likely the same hand.
[police officer involved domestic violence law enforcement bad leaders oklahoma politics]

20 comments:

  1. Lawman 411May 29, 2009

    Deputy Sheriff Charles Smallwood of Mayes County, Oklahoma has had his slate wiped clean several times. Labeled as "the dirtiest cop" in the county, Smallwood has been repeatedly sited for planting evidence and falsifying documents only to have any reports destroyed by Sheriff Frank Cantey.

    Smallwood not only has had his record cleared several times, but he has also been promoted within the department. These offenses of planting evidence and falsifying documents have diminished since he has been taken off of patrol and promoted to Lieutenant.

    He has been "above the law" for over a decade now and it's time for this to stop. The evidence for Smallwood beating his wife is pretty clear cut. This case has now been moved out of Mayes County and is being investigated by state officials.

    Hopefully he won't get that "helping hand" he's been receiving for most of his career.

    To be honest, after Smallwood is found guilty (and he will be found guilty), they should turn their attention to the Mayes County Sheriffs Department and the Sheriff himself. An internal investigation will open a closet full of skeletons so deep that it can only end in an entire dismissal of Sheriffs Department officials.

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  2. AnonymousJuly 30, 2009

    i sure hope this is not what it looks like but looks as ""THE DIRTIEST COP IN MAYES COUNTY GOT BY WITH BEING ABOVE THE LAW ONE MORE TIME"" when he is confronted he throws frank cantey name up for his defense.
    just few months ago i walked in a store in mayes co.over heard somepeople talking about a sheriff being in trouble and the lady stated ... well it serves him right REMEMBER WHEN I cought him planting dope on me and being the person i am i ask which cop she said (SMALLWOOD)so who else has he gotten by with this with that may be in prison cause he lost his temper as he did with his ex wife no matter if they where in an argument and she was leaving him or not no women is a match for a man of his size i bet all eyes are on his ex for her safty so to those that know whats going on take a stand find him guilty as i know in my heart he is.look at his record he has been sued for not paying his bills been kicked out houses for back rent filed bankruptcy and so on and on IF YOUR GOING TO BE A LAW MAN/WOMAN BE RIGHT OR DO NOT BE ONE.

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  3. WELL TO ADD TO THIS STORY THEY ARE MAKING OUT TO INVESTAGATE THIS MAN BUT IN THE "THE PAPER" THIS WEEK BOTH SMALLWOOD BOYS HAD THERE LIME LIGHT KEVIN SMALLWOOD A JAILER FOR MAYES COUNTY STRIP SEARCH AND TASERING A MAN BEHIND CLOSE DOORS WITH NO CAMERA OR NO ONE TO SUPERVISE COME ON !!!! WHEN IS THE SHERIFF GOING TO MOVE THE SMALLWOOD BOYS OUT OF OUR COUNTY ??? OR HOW MUCH CAN THEY GET BY WITH ? DO THEY RUN THE COUNTY AS THEY THINK HMMMMM MAKES ONE WONDER.

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  4. Curtis'smomAugust 13, 2009

    The Yeager boys are bad news too. Especially Scott, I have known them since they were just boys and Scott has had his slate wiped clean too. He robbed a store but yet there is no record of it anywhere, and word has it Scott and Smallwood are involved in drugs and prostitution. And Scott was a user when he was a kid, my son and his brother use to call him a little druggy.

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  5. I don't really understand that last comment, and it's not meant for me but obviously locals. It appears to be off-topic and just malicious so if anyone writes to me to explain how it is or isn't relevant I'll listen.

    I really almost didn't approve it and probably should not have.

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  6. curtis'smomAugust 14, 2009

    Maybe you shouldn't have but this is about police corruption and derelict of duty. My son died under unexplained circumstances and the deputies Smallwood and Yeager did not do the OK LAW REQUIRED INVESTIGATION. No autopsy was done or even a toxicology. According to OK state statutes any unattended traumatic death is suppose to be fully investigated, treated as a homicide till proven otherwise that includes an autopsy. They even threw their latex gloves in his drive as they left! They left crucial evidence lying on the ground and never did any scientific investigative proceedures of any kind. My 9 year old granddaughter was there alone 8 miles out in the country in the house when he died. None of the family, friends,neighbors or last people to see him alive or spoke with him was ever interviewed.His house was broken into after we buried him, so was his landlord's but Scott Yeager said he did it! He couldn't have he was 6 feet under, and someone had been attempted to break into his landlord's house when he was out of town and my son had told him he would watch the house for him when he was gone and that is where his body was just down the drive between his house and his landlord's. A convicted burglar with a prison record for 1st degree murder had moved in 1/2 a mile a way just 6 months before my son's death. The cops didn't like my son. And as far as Smallwoods wife she dropped the protective order and I am sure it was for fear for her life if she tried to pursue this. People disappear in Mayes county for going against the rouge law inforcement in that county,

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  7. Curtis'smomAugust 14, 2009

    Why can't I tell my story and why is mine deemed malicious? It is the truth and what they did was wrong and against the law to boot.

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  8. SMALLWOOD INVESTIGATION IS IN MIDDLE OF ARTICLE.


    Investigation of investigator continues
    The Paper
    Publishing weekly in Pryor Creek, OK since September 1999
    www.mayescounty.com
    thepaper@mayescounty.com
    Monday, August 3, 2009

    A "specimen" from the Mike Cobb case in Mayes County has been sent from the state medical examiner's office to the Tulsa Police Department for testing.

    "When they get it back they say they should be able to tell us something," said Mayes County Sheriff Frank Cantey, who was not privy to the identity of the specimen.

    Cobb's body was found April 28 inside his home which had been torched by unknown person or persons.

    The medical examiner has not determined cause of death.

    Witnesses reported hearing an "explosion" and a "pop-pop … pop" series of sounds before the fast fire completely destroyed the large two-bedroom home on a dead-end road in the Osage community.

    .. Cantey expects to hear soon from the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office in its investigation of Charles Smallwood, lead investigator for the Mayes County Sheriff's Office.

    Smallwood, a 12-year deputy in Mayes County who supervises the sheriff's office's domestic abuse officer, has been accused of kicking and injuring his wife, Julie, on March 28. Mrs. Smallwood filed a protective order on April 6.

    "They've been around talking to people," said Cantey about investigators from Tulsa County.

    Deputy Johnny Jenkins of the Mayes County Sheriff's Office investigated the original complaint against Smallwood and Sheriff Cantey turned over that report to the Mayes County District Attorney's Office.

    The Mayes County DA conducted its investigation and turned it over to the state Attorney General's Office.

    "Too close of a working relationship," said Cantey about the reason Mayes County's DA office reportedly forwarded the case to the state agency. From there, the state AG assigned the investigation to the Tulsa County District Attorney's Office.

    Sheriff Cantey said Mrs. Smallwood alleges Lt. Smallwood kicked her and broke a rib on Saturday, March 28, and, although she went to the hospital on April 2 complaining about a broken rib, she did not have a broken rib in a March 30 visit to the doctor.
    http://mayescounty.com/extra/080309a.pdf

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  9. curtis'smom

    Who are you asking?

    Me or Mayes County?

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  10. Curtis'smomAugust 15, 2009

    I am asking you, you are the one who said you almost didn't post my first comment and called it malicious. It is not malicious it is the absolute truth. The county is corrupt. And on OSCN Mrs. Smallwood's protective order was dismissed in a Mayes county court. I am glad a DA from Tulsa is looking into it because there will be no justice in Mayes county against one of their own unless someone outside the county steps in. They make their own laws in that county.

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  11. Curtis'smomAugust 15, 2009

    And thank you for posting the story of how they handled my son's death.

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  12. officer smallwood is the biggest criminal in this county he extorts weapons and theatenes people he has a very bad temper and very little control of himself.he keeps dangerous felonies on the street under his thumb and sends people with no records to jail dont cross him because you will be sorry even if you did nothing wrong. where internal affairs and who police the police find out for your seil the court system is all about money and not justice!!

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  13. CURTIS'S MOM, I DONT THINK YOU REALY KNOW WHATS GOING ON. THINGS ARE NOT HOW THEY APPEAR WHEN IT COMES TO INVESTIGAING A CRIME. YOU CAN'T ALWAYS DETERMINE HOW A PERSON WAS KILLED RIGHT AWAY. IT TAKES TIME OR YOU WILL END UP MISSING SOMETHING.

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  14. You are right Anonymous I don't know what is going on. Because they didn't investigate Curtis's death. They called it a suicide before they ever left the Sheriff office and got to the scene. They did nothing absolutely nothing, no autopsy no gsr testing took some photos and called it good. His story at least part of it the meat of the story posted of www.realcrimes.com to get straight to his story it is www.realcrimes.com/Prescott/Prescott-1.htm

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  15. Yes it does take time and they missed a lot. And I do know what is going on it is a cover up.

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  16. The Curtis Prescott cased was closed the day of his death. I don't know who you are defending Curis's mom or the Mayes County Sheriff's office. An investigation does take time and they did not do an ivestigation period. There was no forensics, valuable evidence left that the family picked up the next day. The gun wasn't tested, his arms were not measured, the house was not dusted for finger prints that had been burglarized, his hands were not tested for GSR. The ME report was missing things, Curtis had half of his right little finger gone and the ME missed that. They did at least test his blood alcohol level and it was neg. he had no alcohol in his system at the time of his death And Charles Smallwood and Scott Yeager were the supposed ivestigator's

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  17. I may not ever of lived in OK but CURTIS'S mom, I doubt highly if you ever walked on water. People do make mistakes even police officers.

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    1. Anonymous if youve never lived in Mayes County Ok. you have no right to say weather the police are corupt!!!

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  18. Curtis's MomJanuary 26, 2011

    No Anonymous I never walked on water! But there are mistakes and then there are total disreguard for finding the truth. Don't judge me till you have walked in my shoes. You want to know what is going on in the state of OK then go to www.justiceforthedead.com and take a look!! Its not just me!! And if you have never lived in OK go live in Mayes County for a while all you need to be a deputy there is cleet certification and a GED.

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    1. I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm having mind-boggling, impossible issues as well. The corruption is incomprehensible! Oklahoma is definitely not ok. I wanted to agree with you that nobody can comprehend unless they've had to contend with the well-oiled machine of county corruption, collision, obstruction, conspiracy. I'm so sorry that anybody would have critical words for you. It's not like this elsewhere and, therefore, it defies comprehension. I had zero issues with the police, however, I can say that the courthouse itself is a true horror and no place of justice (from what I've seen). Many affiliated 'professionals' began victimizing my loved one until he was dead, and after. I'm just a boring, law abiding, person but all I can see is a pack of criminals. It's so illogical and impossible that I'm chasing my tail trying to be objective and play devils advocate. I can't see how they could not be criminals. So, what to do in the event of a crime? Call the sheriff?

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