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Undercover Cop Sleeps With Alleged Drug Dealer She Was Targeting, Blows Partners' Covers

She was also married to a cop now under investigation

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Several week ago, Jessica Dever-Jakusz resigned her position as a police officer in Tempe, Arizona. A memo from the police chief confirming her resignation led to a public records request, which revealed that Dever-Jakusz had told an alleged drug dealer she was having sex with that she and two other females buying "Molly" (MDMA, mostly, kinda) from him were undercover cops investigating him. Cops found out what happened when the target of the investigation showed up at a police station to tell them. The Arizona Republic explains:

The report said the suspect went to a police substation and told officers about Dever-Jakusz's statements about two or three days later. He told police he was not "emotionally tied" to Dever-Jakusz, though the affair started in August. The undercover buys with the suspect started in June, the report said.

While revealing her identity to the suspect, Dever-Jakusz said her "ex," a Chandler police officer, was "looking up a bunch of stuff" on him, the report said. She suspected his motivation was "for other than a legitimate purpose as a law-enforcement officer," the report said.

Chandler police confirmed last week that Officer Garrett Dever is the subject of an internal-affairs investigation and is married to Jessica Dever-Jakusz, but refused to release other details until the investigation is complete.

The report did not say why the suspect came forward, but it said his decision to divulge Dever-Jakusz's statements to police made it impossible for them to file charges against him for drug sales to Dever-Jakusz.

The department apparently considered Dever-Jakusz, a 14-year veteran, a "shining star." She was "hand-picked" by supervisors for an unnamed reality show where she was sent to Switzerland, along with another officer, earlier this year.The police report said Dever-Jakusz believed investigators were joking when they first asked her about the affair with the alleged drug dealer, according to the local CBS affiliate.

In their report, the Tempe Police Department recommended to county prosecutors that Dever-Jakusz be charged on two counts of "hindering prosecution". The alleged drug dealer had been targeted for four months before his visit to the police station appears to have ended it, for now.

More Reason on the "Molly" panic here and how drug criminalization lowers the quality of MDMA available on the market and hurts consumers here, and you can add scorned lovers who carry badges as another reason you should worry about government surveillance even if you have "nothing to hide."

h/t sarcasmic

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    1. You know what happens when the “editors” get too cozy with the commentators.

    2. Blows Partners’ Covers

      Heh-heh. No pun intended, I’m sure.

    3. I know it.

      1. I could’ve went with “She Blew It:”

  1. This story needs to be turned into a cookie cutter rock musical about love that knows no boundaries, particularly those of professional ethics.

    1. Something about how women always fall for bad boys…

    2. I’ll get Steven Bochco on the phone!

  2. Cue the expressions of bewilderment by the politically correct crowd wondering WHY WHY WHY…

    The reason why is obvious to me.

  3. One of the many things cops can do to polish their tarnished reputation is to cease undercover operations entirely. I can’t think of a real crime that can effectively be solved or prevented by means of undercover cops.

    1. Put me undercover in the White House, I bet I could prove you wrong.

    2. Clearly you haven’t read about the virtual Filipina sting.

      Over 1,000 pedophiles around the world have been caught soliciting online sex with a 10-year-old Filipina girl that they did not know was the computer generated product of an anti-exploitation sting, a Dutch human rights group has said.

      OVER 1,000, Hugh. I guess you don’t have to feel so bad about chatting her up, lots of guys did.

      1. Have a friend whose wife did that for the FBI, but over the phone, for a while. Much fun is still had at his expense.

    3. Serpico would like to have a word with you.

      There are a lot of actual crimes that can be solved with an undercover cop. Murder for hire seems to be a popular one.

      1. You mean “prevented” as well I hope. Many prosecutions of murder-for-hire requests have come from undercover work.

  4. Officer Garrett Dever is the son of the late Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County. The sheriff was killed in a single vehicle accident in Northern Arizona in September 2012. Dever’s blood alcohol level at the time of his death was .291 percent. That is more than three times the legal limit.

    It’s scumbags all the way down.

  5. Hindering prosecution is never a crime.

    1. Hindering prosecution: So, defense lawyers are now illegal?

  6. Tell me more about her blowing her partners cover.

  7. I can personally affirm that Tempe and Chandler police are indeed shitheels.

  8. She was “hand-picked” by supervisors for an unnamed reality show where she was sent to Switzerland, along with another officer, earlier this year.

    Lt. Dobbs: Are you finished with the questioning, Callahan?
    Harry Callahan: Hypothetical situation, huh? All right, I’m standing on the street corner, and Mrs. Dever-Jakusz there comes up and propositions me. She says if I come home with her, for $5 she’ll put on an exhibition with a Shetland pony…
    Mrs. Dever-Jakusz: If this is your idea of humor, Inspector…
    Lt. Dobbs: All right, what are you trying to do here, Callahan?
    Harry Callahan: I’m just trying to find out if anybody in this room knows what the hell law is being broken, besides cruelty to animals.

  9. The report did not say why the suspect came forward, but it said his decision to divulge Dever-Jakusz’s statements to police made it impossible for them to file charges against him for drug sales to Dever-Jakusz.

    Why? Entrapment?

    1. naw it impeaches her testimony. the only “evidence” of u/c sales is frequently the officer’s sayso.

  10. “I only do Molly nowadays anyway, it’s practically a health food”, Radio DJ Lazlow in GTA5

  11. “The report did not say why the suspect came forward, but it said his decision to divulge Dever-Jakusz’s statements to police made it impossible for them to file charges against him for drug sales to Dever-Jakusz.”

    Smart move on his part.

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