In spite of an email memo sent by VPD Barbara Kipp in March of 2014 warning officers not to sign children over to CPS when there is no probable cause, just three weeks later, Detective Sandra Aldridge brazenly voices her unlawful/unethical tactics (email #2). Aldridge's strategy, outlined below...
First move: Turn off MDC [police dispatch communication]
Second move: Get kid
THIRD MOVE: Figure out which order you "get" the people who made the mess
...describe the actions carried out by Aldridge when she was the sole decision-maker and signer regarding the removal of the Petrenko children from the custody of their parents on Feb. 16, 2016.
Ironically, Barbara Kipp is the lead investigator for VPD's Professional Standards Unit as they investigate the actions of the DV Unit's warrant-less, forced entry of the Petrenko home and the subsequent wrongful arrests of both parents and placement of the children with CPS.