CHURCH STATEMENT: Chief Klein has ordered or condoned Clearwater police providing escort services to violent and dangerous individuals who were in town solely to attend anti-Scientology functions.
Hostile outsiders were escorted, provided first class travel and accommodations and in other ways assisted by officers of the Clearwater police intelligence division working as part of a covert operation code named Calzone Pizza. Indeed, receipts for many of the expenses were directed expressly to Sid Klein in care of the Calzone operation.
One man, Andre Tabayoyon, was subject to three different court restraining orders at the time of his visit to Clearwater. Those restraining orders were issued to protect Scientology parishioners from his predisposition to violence. He has even threatened violence against his own daughter-in-law, a Scientologist, stating that he would murder his son and cut his wife to pieces and feed her to desert coyotes.
Clearwater PD officers were photographed picking up Tabayoyon from the airport, acted as his bodyguards and chauffeured him around town.
In another incident, Nevada resident Eddie Walters was flown to Clearwater as a witness against Scientology and given V.I.P. treatment by Chief Klein and officers under his direction. There was only one problem: Walters was revealed as being a child molester and later arrested on felony charges for sexually assaulting a child he was counseling (Case no. 92FO8179X). These individuals and others were revealed as having been escorted, provided first class travel and accommodations and in other ways assisted by officers of the Clearwater police intelligence division working as part of a covert operation code named Calzone Pizza. Indeed, receipts for many of the expenses were directed expressly to Sid Klein in care of the Calzone operation. The unmarked cars driven by plain clothes police officers, which escorted the avowedly violent Tabayoyon, were found registered to Calzone Pizza.
CHURCH STATEMENT: Klein has implemented highly discriminatory policies regarding the treatment of Scientologists.
In one incident, a Scientologist on a downtown street was harassed, shoved and assaulted by a transient, who demanded money. When a Clearwater PD officer arrived on the scene, he simply allowed the assailant to walk free even though this troublemaker, who had just been warned against trespassing at a local shelter, turned out to be an ex-convict on parole. In another instance that evinced a thoroughly strange view of law enforcement when it comes to Scientologists, a Church security guard detained a man who had slashed the paint on several cars with a sharp object; when Clearwater PD officers arrived on the scene, however, they released the man and accused the security guard of improperly detaining the vandal. A distraught woman called the Clearwater PD to report that she had been the victim of a sexual assault and to ask for assistance. She made it known she was a Scientologist, and the police dragged their heels in getting to the scene of the crime. Then, in an astonishing disregard for justice and the womans welfare, they were only too quick to release the suspect once they arrived. They dismissed his attack as a minor offense and claimed they had insufficient grounds to detain the assailant. Chief Klein and other officers even went so far as to create a new, discriminatory system for the handling of their internal filingwhen it concerns the Church and its members. Any report from a citizen known to be a Scientologist, even one having to do with such a relatively minor incident as a stolen bicycle, is filed under Scientologista prejudicial and wholly unconstitutional stereotyping system. It is certain that the Clearwater PD does not also keep files under Baptist, Presbyterian, Jew, Roman Catholic and Mormon. Most of these complaints are disposed of with the stamp no action taken.
In other words, the several thousand citizens of Clearwater who are members of the Scientology religion could have any felony committed against them with the blessing of the Clearwater Police department.
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