On Thursday morning at 1346 Standridge in North Memphis a van load of Bartlett police dressed in swat clothing and masks invaded the blue colored house killing 42 year old Malcolm Shaw.
According to eye witnesses Bartlett police who were out of their jurisdiction stormed the house armed with a SEARCH WARRANT. The witnesses state that officers attempted to use a large pick tool to open the steel door. When the door did not open a ram was used on the pick like object and the steel door opened. The eyewitnesses also state that there was no knock and announce just forceful entry and that all the officers in their swat gear went to the front door and no one to the back. The picture of the front window with the stuff animals is where Shaw was sleeping.
The eyewitnesses state that the Bartlett police at that point used the ram to force the locked wood door open. The witnesses go on to state that when the first officer went through the door the steel door closed shut again forcing the officers to again have to use the pick to open the door. during this short period of time eyewitnesses state that that hear gun fire and that by time the other officers entered the house Malcolm Shaw lay dead in his boxers.
Some local media sources reported that Shaw met the officers at the door with gun in hand, But that is totally untrue Malcolm Shaw was shot in his bedroom as the picture i took inside the bedroom proves as blood stains can be seen.
From the front door which Bartlett police entered to the bedroom is less then 10 feet and I do not believe that Shaw attempted to shoot the Bartlett policeman AKA Patrick Cici but that the officer entered the house to do just what he did kill Shaw and dropped a weapon on him.
It is my belief that the reason that Bartlett police did not notify Memphis police is because the death of Malcolm Shaw was a hit. Their is no doubt that at some point Shaw who family and friends state was living his life as a hermit in a house with no utilities and no vehicle surviving now off odd jobs and grass cutting had at some point sold drugs. But I believe that Shaw and Cici knew each other.
Patrick CiCi who according to Memphis Daily News records has 8 mortgages and lives in a $279,000 home in Germantown supported by his police salary once lived just 2.5 miles from the Standridge address. MLGW records show that in 2000 he had utility service at 3547 Orchi. Orchi street is known to be one of the dope tracks in the Hollywood section of North Memphis. Is it possible Shaw who had asked several elderly neighbors during the week of his death to pray for him had something on CiCi?
CiCi also has mortgages at his present home located at 8785 Gainsway in Germantown, 3020 Ruskin, 3965 Pikes Peak, 563 Herring, 4944 Bending Trail, 1100 Tatum, and 3587 Townes.
The search warrant which was left inside 1326 Standridge which I found on Friday morning shows that the warrant was obtained at 6:09 pm Wednesday evening and signed by Judicial Commissioner Rhonda Harris after being presented with information by a detective R.M. Christian. Legal minds that I have spoken with since this tragic event state that Harris should have questioned Christian about jurisdiction before signing off on the warrant,and that even though a Judicial Commissioner signed the warrant Bartlett police still did not have the right to be on Standridge street.
Lets look at the reasons that Harris and the Bartlett police violated jurisdictional protocol. Reading the Commercial Appeals website some sought to use Tennessee Criminal Code Title 40-6 to justify Bartlett being able to serve the warrant. The code reads "The magistrate issuing the warrant may empower any law enforcement officer to execute the warrant anywhere in the state". But what was not stated in the CA is that this section of the code is speaking on arrest warrants. A officer of the law has the right to arrest any criminal in the state that has an arrest warrant but does not have the power to search property unless in his jurisdiction unless that law enforcement person is one who has county wide jurisdiction such as the Sheriff's department, or state enforcement powers such as the TBI, Highway Patrol.or a federal agency.
There are other questions that also need to be answered such as how did Bartlett police obtain their probable cause? State law requires that to get a search warrant their must had be reason to believe that drugs where at the 1346 Standridge location within 5 days of the issuing of the warrant. So did Bartlett police set up surveillance of the house, or did they buy drugs at the house? either of which would have been a violation. Bartlett which is another city having its own charter and form of government would does not have the right to police within the city limits of Memphis.
Another question is what would Bartlett police have done with Shaw and the drugs if any had been found? With the crime taking place in Memphis they could not take him or the evidence to Bartlett. Another question is when did Shaw sell drugs in Bartlett and without a car how did he get there. And if Shaw was a big time drug dealer why was he living in a house with no MLGW and had to fancy car and rims
It is my belief that Patrick CiCi is a dirty cop and that it was his intent on Thursday to kill Malcolm Shaw. The mere fact that Shaw was seeking prayer gives me to believe that he was going to die. How is it that this Bartlett police officer can afford to pay 8 mortgages on his salary while his wife Gina is a stay at home mom? Is the real drug dealer Cici? In checking Gina Cici's SS# 415-47-XXXX it has also been used under the name of Vicki Valentine in Bradford Tennessee, just one of those things that make you go hmmmmm.
As for the gun, friends and neighbors state they have never seen Shaw with a gun, Is it possible that CiCi had a drop gun ready to make it appear as though Shaw came at him with a gun and how did the other officers allow themselves to get locked out? Now isn't that convenient?
The Justice Department needs to launch an investigation into this matter and seized the dispatcher's communication between the officers from the time they left Bartlett until the time they arrived on Standridge... Surely the dispatcher knew where they were going.
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