Friday, March 21, 2014

FL - North Port Police officers (Ricky Urbina & Michelle Turner) arrested for sexual assault

Ricky Urbina & Michelle Turner
Ricky Urbina & Michelle Turner
Original Article


North Port - A veteran North Port police officer was arrested Thursday night on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment, while a fellow officer took his own life before a warrant for his arrest was served.

Police crews were at the North Port home of the late officer Ricky Urbina well into the night, investigating his death.

The veteran police officer was about to be arrested on the same charges as his fellow officer, Michelle Turner.

The investigation into their misconduct, started in early March.

"I had a feeling he was involved. Only because his police car hadn't been here for the past couple weeks. Crazy anything like this goes on in such a small town," a neighbor on Urbina's street told 10 News.

"He was a nice guy."

In the heavily redacted affidavit, the victim, (who, in accordance to our 10 News Crime Guidelines, will not be named), claims she was handcuffed by Officer Turner and taken into a bedroom at a birthday party.

That's where the alleged sexual assault involving both officers took place. The details are so graphic, 10 News has chosen not to reveal them.

Urbina was on duty at the time of the party, and Turner was not.

In a press conference today, the Sarasota Sheriff's Office explained there was an agreement in place: If either officer would be arrested, they'd be notified ahead of time. Turner complied and was taken into custody.

Urbina had one request. To be arrested at a location separate from his home, but as detectives were en route to the location, there was a shooting at his home. Urbina was found dead.

The North Port Police Chief is scheduled to hold a press conference at 11:00 a.m. on Friday. 10 News will have more information as it becomes available.


CaliforniaRSOL said...

More of the same I am afraid. We send them a letter and then appear in person to tell them that the law they are considering violates both the state and federal constitutions. They don't listen to us, they listen to their city attorney who knows little or nothing about constitutional law much less registered citizens. While I don't like to sue people, sometimes it's necessary in order to get their attention.

Sex Offender Issues said...

Thanks for everything you are doing! :)

Steven Atkinson said...

If this happens in Australia, i am going to be so pissed off

Lance Mitaro said...

Politician relevancy starter kit - page 1: First rule of politics:

Keeping your constituents dumb and afraid is half the battle towards winning the hearts and minds when it comes to passing illegal laws ensuring that your voters make decisions for emotional reasons, not rational ones.

The more you know.

Sex Offender Issues said...

After the fact is too late. You need to be contacting your reps and telling them not to pass it, etc...

Mark said...

Their minds were made up already. The city attorney was just window dressing for the legislative transcripts - period. These are mad men; the country has gone insane and this is yet another representative example of government gone way astray. KUDOS to your efforts.

Mark said...

Hey Lance: KUDOS to you sir!

Steven Atkinson said...

yep already sent the email to his office. i thing it is so wrong, using the Daniel Morgan case now if this guy was so publicly minded as he says, why did he wait all these years to speak up ??

NJ45143112 said...

Politicians only understand 3 things:
1. Power
2. Self-preservation
3. Moving with the herd
Protect your job and protect your position...
This is how the "game of thrones" works in the U.S. today and it won't change until the people elected to office are chosen based on ethics and mental stability and less on who you know and money...

NJ45143112 said...

A very interesting thought, Mr. Baron!
I too would welcome the opportunity to assist in this most meritorious endeavor!

NJ45143112 said...

Here is a quote by Herman Goering that pretty much sums it up. As a member of a fascist dictatorship, he was in an excellent position to appreciate this point. And, as the U.S. follows suit, it's interesting to note how the same methods apply:

"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY."

getting closer to the street said...

This guy broke parole more than three times would that not raise a question of law inforcememt's lack of attention of their job . Not one cop saw this on the horizon with out adding another law . Provest is just over shadowing the lack of policeing . It is clearly the departments falt . Murder is murder, sex offences are not one of the same and definitely not murderers . The proof is in the amount of offenders by plea . It took 14 years for the public to understand the word pedophile , and sex offender now murderer . I thought the world was smarter than that . Maybe now they also will be granted more funding for not doing their job for the loss of a parents child . Now that's murder , for more money ? its disgraceful from what I'm reeding . Those in government who should know better don't .

SamBest said...

A handful of completely ignorant politicians are jumping on this bandwagon and using the awful death of this lad for their own purposes yet they are ignoring one FACT :
the poor boy was not molested but strangled by this killer. who had been convicted and jailed in the past for sexually abusing babies.

In jailing this murderer the judge (in tears) was very mindful of the fact that if she gave the killer no chance of parole it might urge others in the same situation to kill their victims.
The sad fact is that awful things will happen and it is beyond ours and the authorities control to prevent them.
This was an opportunist crime and no amount of 'registers' would have prevented it.

In NSW & Victoria they have Child Protection registers that are monitored by specialist officers who ensure details and offenders are kept private- they even see those offenders in private and not even other police officers know why the offender is attending the police station. It is done sensibly and it works and the police prefer it that way as it prevents offenders going "underground" : there have been no cases of this happening in either state/.

Even the normally hysterical campaigner Hetty Johnson has said a public register is a dangerous and unproductive idea but getting between an opportunistic politician and a headline is difficult.

Patsy Hug said...

I wish people would not assume all people on the RS

I just wish people would stop referring to all RSOs as child molesters. That, I think has become my biggest issue in the fight. We are never going to get anywhere until we get people to understand every person on that list is not what they they think they are. We need faces out there.....I am a ......whatever occupation.....I have a family......I am a law abiding citizen who....does this or that....and one night when my girlfriend was 15 ad I had just turned 19, we had sex....and that was 30 years ago. Today we are married with a child.....and I am a registered sex offender....faces and faces....of making people understand.