Category: Investigator Stephen Cappas

ECSO Litmus Test

EDITORIAL: I want to acknowledge the handling of a serious matter, a little less than 2 weeks ago. My son, who lives in Pensacola, was missing and possibly endangered. I was apprehensive about involving ECSO due to my history with the leadership. However, Chip Simmons, Investigator Lee and Sgt Calogero were fantastic. My son is…

Evidence ECSO Damaged/Destroyed IPhone

Joe Zarzaur has found that Leah Manning’s IPhone, evidence in the Rogers vs. Morgan et al lawsuit was damaged while in the ECSO’s custody. It is speculation that it was microwaved or cracked to destroy internal data, preventing disclosure of pictures and videos of the explicit child molestation by deputies and other damning evidence of…

Manning Case: ECSO Employees Contend Evidence Mishandled/Possible Tampering/Destruction

Lieutenant Steve Cappas & Deputy Zach Ward were deposed in the Rogers vs. Morgan civil case. Under oath, both ECSO employees contend evidence was not properly stored in a secured location and reports were missing from case file. Zach Ward, the first of the two to be deposed, says that chain of evidence was in…

Escambia Kids Re-Victimized by State Attorney

This case has been close to my heart as a mother and a criminologist because I know the psychological damage that occurs when a child is sexually assaulted. Now factor in the fact the kids’ mother put them in a situation to be exploited by law enforcement. What does that tell the kid? Family can’t…

Where’s Gavin? A Story of Boy Lost to Deputy Protected Predators

“Where’s Gavin?” An Interview with a Victim of the Corruption in the ECSO “My name is Michelle Clarke. I am the mother of Gavin Jake Clarke. We lived in Hammond, Louisiana. I have been stuck in a waking nightmare for the last 3 years. My son was taken by his biological father, Mike Cancienne Jr.…