West Covina, CA Police Dept. Internal Affairs Investigation Interview Videos
By Martin Hill
See also our Filming Cops Archive Page


It all started on July 8th, 2008. Driving into a local West Covina shoping center one day, I turned the corner just in time to see a uniformed cop push what looked like a young teenaged kid down to the ground; he was seated on the ground with 2 other kids surrounded by uniformed and plainclothed cops. So I got out my digital camera and started filming. Several detectives were milling around the scene and eventually saw me filming; one of them then came over to my car and suggested I get out and come closer. Sensing some sort of setup, (it's certainly not normal procedure for cops to invite strangers into interrigation of suspects) I refused, and he then remarked how my "car windows are so filthy I don't think you can see out". Sensing an unstable KOOK, I asked the kook cop his name and he refused to tell me, which is illegal. He then asked me my name, and I replied "none of your business". He then walked around to the front of my car, marked down my license plate and went back to his cop friends. I then called his watch commander and filed an official complaint which spawned an internal affairs investigation of both the kook cop, whose name was Detective Mark Tedesco, and the other uniformed officer whose last name is Taylor, who pushed the person down. Both of them coincidentally(?) had shaved heads. Click the links below to see the video of my interview with internal affairs regarding this incident and complaint.

When I went into the police dept for the internal affairs investigative interview on September 15, 2008, I asked if it were being recorded and they said yes, audio and video. Since this was a mutually agreed upon interview, I told them I was recording it also, and videotaped it myself. (The principle being, why would anyone ever assume that one party, the state, can film but another can't?) Here is that vid, in 5 parts, along with the vid of the original incident which I shot with my digital camera.

See text of full official complaint, along with photos, here:
Formal Complaint Filed Against W. Covina Cop for Civil Rights Violations

Original Incident:
Cops Don't Like Being Filmed

Police Internal Affairs Interview -Part 1/5

Police Internal Affairs Interview Part 2 / 5

Police Internal Affairs Interview Part 3 / 5

Police Internal Affairs Interview -Part 4/5

Police Internal Affairs Interview -Part 5/5

Martin Hill is a Catholic paleoconservative and civil rights advocate. His work has been featured in the Los Angeles Daily News, San Gabriel Valley Tribune, The Orange County Register, KNBC4 TV Los Angeles, The Press Enterprise,,,,, Economic Policy Journal, FreedomsPhoenix, Haaretz, TMZ, Veterans Today, Jonathan Turley blog, The Dr. Katherine Albrecht Show, National Motorists Association,,, WorldNetDaily,,,, Dr. Kevin Barrett's Truth Jihad radio show,, Pasadena Weekly,, Los Angeles Catholic Lay Mission Newspaper, KFI AM 640,, Redlands Daily Facts, BlackBoxVoting, The Michael Badnarik Show, The Wayne Madsen Report,,, The Contra Costa Times, Pasadena Star News, Silicon Valley Mercury News, Long Beach Press Telegram, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, L.A. Harbor Daily Breeze,,, Whittier Daily News, KCLA FM Hollywood, The Fullerton Observer,, From The Trenches World Report, and many others. Archives can be found at and DontWakeMeUp.Org.

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