Jeremy Dewitte’s Dr. Phil appearance

| February 26, 2021

This, despite all outward appearances, is not a cop. It’s Jeremy Dewitte.

Chronic police poser Jeremy Dewitte’s (who we last touched base with last week) appearance on Dr Phil is now ready to be streamed, in small chunks. ChipNASA sends in the links. Unfortunately, it’s in 12 parts instead of one or two, but our tech budget around here consists of a packet of saltines and a nose hair trimmer with a dead battery. We work with what we have.

Finally, the lie detector results! Dr. Phil tried to talk the man out of it, but he insisted. The only surprise in the result is that he doesn’t even believe his own lies.

It’s really unethical for his lawer to not only allow him to go on national television to parade his crimes but to sit next to him while doing so. My ninjas have told me that the raw video from the show has been subpoenaed. You could play the intro test Dr. Phil conducted as part of your opening arguments.

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  1. Green Thumb says:

    I wonder if the False Commander “Phony” Phil Monkress (CEO of All-Points Logistics) was in the Green Room?

  2. Martinjmpr says:

    It’s the George Costanza rule:

    It’s not technically a “lie” if YOU believe it. 😉

    As with many of our military posers, some of these guys have convinced themselves that their BS stories are true.

    As a side note, it’s not unethical for a lawyer to allow someone to screw himself in public. The lawyer’s duty is to advise his client, but the lawyer can’t PREVENT his client from doing anything.

    Assuming this lawyer isn’t a complete dumbass, he likely covered his ass by recommending that his client not go on the show, and did it in writing. That way if DeWitte DOES try to file a complaint against him with the state bar, he can pull out that letter as his “get out of jail free” card and say “I warned the idiot, but he didn’t listen to me.”

    • Hack Stone says:

      He had to go with this guy, since for some reason he has not been able to contact his regular attorney, Daniel Bernath.

  3. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Did he go cheap on counsel?

    One of the most expensive things you can ever buy is a cheap lawer.

  4. Martinjmpr says:

    So my question for the group is this: When you see the video of DeWitte in front of his “funeral escort” company, I see a large building and a LOT of vehicles. Like 20 – 30 vehicles, motorcycles, etc.

    That stuff isn’t cheap. Each one of those vehicles, equipped as they are, are likely over $50k. Even the motorcycles are likely $20k or more (I’ve owned a BMW bike. “Cheap” they AREN’T.)

    So where is all the money coming from to support this company?

    Yes, I get it, it’s Florida where people go to die, but holy crap, is there that much “funeral escort” business that it can support a big organization like this?

    And who pays for this, does the funeral home pay for it and charge it to the family of the deceased as part of the “funeral package?”

    • gitarcarver says:

      It can be part of the funeral costs or families can contract Metro State out themselves.

      As for the vehicles, it appears he is getting them at police auctions.

      But Metro State has provided other “escort” and “security” services and that is part of the case against DeWitte and the company. He was even hired to appear with the WWE in a storyline where a wrestler was injured and needed to be removed from the arena via an ambulance.

      The real question that has to be answered is why are Osceola and Orange counties spending this much time and resources on DeWitte and his company?

      There is enough evidence from Dewitte himself to simply go to the State licensing board and have his business license pulled.

      Dewitte is obviously a sick person that needs professional help.

  5. gitarcarver says:

    It’s really unethical for his lawer to not only allow him to go on national television to parade his crimes but to sit next to him while doing so.

    Can you cite a Florida Bar regulation that supports this statement?

    The whole Dr. Phil show was a disaster for Dewitte (because of the polygraph) and arguably for Dr. Phil. No difficult questions were asked and basically nothing to do with the case(s) was discussed.

    “James,” who is known as “Blue Bacon” online has said that he signed agreements that limited what he could talk about on the show.

    Dewitte went on there to apparently try and counter the videos being released under Florida’s Sunshine Law (FS 119) by sites like Blue Bacon and Real World Police.

    Dewitte himself has started to release videos attacking anyone who says anything about him while trying to portray himself as reincarnated Jesus Christ who is being wrongly persecuted and prosecuted.

    https://www.youtube.com/user/MetrostateVPU

    The Dr. Phil show was more about narratives rather than the truth or bringing information to light.

    Then again, that is what “reality” television is these days – all fluff and no meat.

    • Martinjmpr says:

      There is no such bar regulation. In a lawyer-client relationship, the client is the boss, not the lawyer. The lawyer can’t “make” his client do anything, nor can he prevent his client from doing anything.

      The only thing the lawyer can do is advise the client of the possible bad outcomes of what the client wants to do, but it’s ultimately the client’s choice, not the lawyers.

      If the lawyer truly believes that the client is going to do something terribly stupid, the lawyer can, of course, refuse to go along with it and can even terminate the lawyer-client relationship.

      EXCEPT – that once a lawyer has “entered an appearance” on behalf of a client, that lawyer is usually prohibited from withdrawing without the permission of the court.

      COULD the lawyer have refused to go onto the show with his client? Certainly he could have, he’s under no obligation to go along with his client’s idiotic and vain shenanigans.

      ut then again, if he knows his client is going on national TV, it could be argued that he does have a duty to try his best to mitigate the damage such an appearance would cause.

      I suspect the convo between lawyer and client went something like this:

      Lawyer: Jeremy, I would strongly advise you to NOT go on this show because anything you say there can and will be used against you in any future proceedings. My strong advice is to STFU until this case is over.

      DeWitte: Well, I’m going, will you go with me?

      Lawyer: Sure, as long as you cover the expenses and understand that I’m “on the clock” [cuz lawyer’s got to eat too, right?]

      • gitarcarver says:

        There is no such bar regulation.

        Agreed, which is why I was politely questioning Mason’s statement that it was. 🙂

        I suspect the convo between lawyer and client went something like this:

        The shorter version would be “when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.”

        But that is not Dewitte’s way.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      gitarcarver,
      Holy Crap.
      NEW video, 4 hours ago (5pm today (Friday 2/26)).
      The opening titles run 1:30 long, so you know.
      Drama, drama.
      And the YouTube comments…!
      IMHO, he’s going down in court.

    • MarineDad61 says:

      Holy Crap again.
      (Do not waste 37 minutes, but it’s here.)
      Dewitte’s point by point critique of the Dr. Phil show.

      A little bit of Google digging here,
      this Dr. Phil episode was taped 3 MONTHS ago.
      November 2020. A whole production. Hotel(s). Masks.
      Shipping the prince purple rain motorcycle
      from Florida to Dr. Phil’s backyard in California.

      So, Dewitte had 3 MONTHS to figure out what to do about Dr. Phil.
      But yesterday, it’s the SAME THING.
      Dewitte learned NOTHING.

      Sentencing will be an interesting day.
      Hopefully, soon.

      • Mason says:

        Special Forces and US Army flags in the background (next to his own creation for his company) are a nice touch.

  6. Sapper3307 says:

    I did the combat jump with him into FallUJA.
    sarc

  7. Martinjmpr says:

    Since I’m a law geek I decided to look up the statute in question. No doubt there are various traffic citations, failure to appear, etc, but I was mostly interested in the “criminal impersonation” statutes in FL.

    Looks like the relevant statutes are 843.08 (false personation) and “Unlawful use of badges or other indicia of authority”, 843.085

    843.08 is a felony while 843.085 is a 1st degree misdemeanor.

    Unfortunately, 843.08 is very narrowly written. You can look it up but as near as I can tell in order to be convicted of 843.08 a person has to actually impersonate an officer from a SPECIFIC agency.

    Furthermore, in order for a conviction under 843.08, the person has to not only impersonate an officer of a specific agency, they ALSO have to act as a member of that agency by commanding another person to aid or assist them in some manner.

    Since DeWitte is only representing himself as a part of “Metro State” and not a specific agency, that provides “wiggle room” for him to say he’s not guilty of violating 843.08 (even though by “clearing traffic” or demanding that people yield to his lights, he is obviously violating the 2nd part of the statute, a conviction requires BOTH that he impersonated a member of a specific agency AND that he acted as a member of such agency.

    I’m guessing this gap in the law is why DeWitte has been able to get away with his dangerous and stupid behavior for this long, because he’s skirting around the edge of the law.

    If the Florida legislature wants to have teeth in this law, they need to expand the definition of “criminal personation” to include someone who dresses and acts in such a way as to lead a ‘reasonable person’ to conclude that the person so acting is a certified law enforcement officer. That would prevent people like DeWitte from saying “hey, I didn’t SAY I was a cop, I just dressed in a cop-like uniform and acted like a cop and if someone thought I was a cop, that’s on them, not me” which is a pretty lame defense but it likely works because of the way the law is written.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Just for my clarification – in the videos, he keeps on mentioning that Metro-State is a “state certified” agency. Could that also be seen as “wiggle room” or could the DA’s Office be using that as their reason to charge him under 843.08?

      • timactual says:

        As Inigo Montoya might say, “I do not think those words mean what he wants you to think they mean”.

      • Green Thumb says:

        There is going to be some “wiggle room” in his two-hole after his rectum gets resized down in Cell Block Foxtrot.

    • John Seabee says:

      Jeremy HAS, in the past identified himself as a member of an agency. You don’t have to dress in an identifiable uniform. He has badged people and stated he was an officer/deputy of an agency and demanded they do something he tells them to do. All the victim has to articulate is that they BELIEVED, AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT, that they were being commanded to do an act by a duly appointed officer of the law.

  8. Martinjmpr says:

    Continuing my thoughs from above: The misdemeanor statute 843.085 is actually written better, IMO. It prohibits the use of badges or other “indicia of authority”:
    ———-
    (2) It is unlawful for a person to own or operate a motor vehicle marked or identified in any manner or combination by the word or words “police,” “patrolman,” “patrolwoman,” “sheriff,” “deputy,” “trooper,” “highway patrol,” “commission officer,” “Wildlife Officer,” “Department of Environmental Protection officer,” “Marine Patrol Officer,” “marshal,” “constable,” “bailiff,” or “fire department,” or by any lettering, marking, or insignia, or colorable imitation thereof, including, but not limited to, stars, badges, or shields, officially used to identify the vehicle as a federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement vehicle or a vehicle used by a criminal justice agency as defined in s. 943.045, or a vehicle used by a fire department with the intent to mislead or cause another person to believe that such vehicle is an official vehicle of that agency and is authorized to be used by that agency, unless such vehicle is owned or operated by the appropriate agency and its use is authorized by such agency, or the local law enforcement agency or fire department authorizes the use of such vehicle, or the person is appointed by the Governor pursuant to chapter 354.

    ——–

    Unlike 843.08 which requires for conviction that someone impersonate a member of an actual law enforcement entity, this one broadens the language a little bit to allow conviction if someone uses specific words (Sheriff, Police, Highway Patrol) but also says

    “or colorable imitation thereof, including, but not limited to, stars, badges, or shields, officially used to identify the vehicle as a federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement vehicle or a vehicle used by a criminal justice agency as defined in s. 943.045, or a vehicle used by a fire department with the intent to mislead or cause another person to believe that such vehicle is an official vehicle of that agency ”

    The underlined language in that paragraph means that even if the words “Police” “Sheriff” “Highway Patrol” etc are not on the vehicle, you can still get a conviction if the person used symbols such as badges or stars, and that the purpose of them is to mislead people into thinking they are LE, which is pretty clearly the intent of “metro state’s” vehicles.

    Unfortunately, this is just the misdemeanor charge, not the felony charge.

  9. Sparks says:

    They did not bring up his wearing the Expert Marksman Badge with two Bars. I was surprised the former MP did not take issue with this. Unless I missed an audible and this guy served in the Army and qualified for that badge.

  10. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    THAT Boy ain’t right, I wonder how soon he’ll be Bubba & Thor’s bride once again?

  11. penguinman000 says:

    All of the questions above (how does he pay for this stuff, who is the lawyer representing him, etc…) can be found at the following web page:

    https://jeremydewittecase.com/

    No idea who put together that website but they appear to have done some serious persistent due diligence.

    I believe the official diagnosis for JD is “psycho hose beast”.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    It’s the Walter Mitty syndrome at work again. It’s a shame that, as Green Thumb indicates above, this poor, misguided soul is simply in the wrong company (himself) and needs a base from which to operate his bidness.
    OK, GT didn’t say that exactly, but the idea is there.

    • rgr769 says:

      Too bad Dr. Phil didn’t ask him about his imagined military service of 12 years as an Army Special Forces Officer. Also, I’d like to know how he qualified as an expert marksman on an Army shooting range, since he never served a single day in our military. I note he wears the Army Expert badge with two ladders even on his fake police uniform.

  13. KoB says:

    Nothing quite like going on National TV to prove to the World what a lying sack of sh^t you are!

    Mission Accomplished!

  14. Animal says:

    This guy will never stop. He’s found his own personal drug that assuages whatever mental illness he has. He gets his high from his charade. I bet he goes home and watches the videos over and over just like a sexual predator feeds his disease with pron.

    Jail won’t fix him. It’ll just keep someone else from being victimized by him and deny him opportunity to escalate his behavior.

    • penguinman000 says:

      Dewitte is so thorough he’s had the registered sexual offender box checked off since 2005.

      When he was 20 he abused (pled guilty)a child between the ages of 12-15.

      https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/flyer.jsf?personId=45895

      • Animal says:

        Odds are he has or will combine the two. Maybe the exposure he gets on Dr. Phil will bring someone forward.

      • John Seabee says:

        The child he molested was a 15 year old girl. This putrid piece of bug vomit decked himself up as an Afghan war hero Ranger and methodically worked on her infatuation of that aspect until he did the deed with her. Not only was he NOT a Ranger, he never made it out of the US of A before the Army bottom blew him out. If anyone living deserves to have their dick & balls pounded with a 2 pound hammer, it is him.

    • The Stranger says:

      If the best we can hope for is him ending up in the slammer and not able to victimize someone else, I’ll take it.

  15. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Jeremy Dewitte’s narcissism will continue to be his own undoing, I don’t think he’ll ever stop digging himself deeper!

    COMING SOON: Jeremy Dewitte’s prison marriage to Bubba, Thor and the rest of his cell block!…

    • Green Thumb says:

      Word.

      Old JD here will be wallering fartboxes for a few extra smokes in Cell Block F.

    • HMCS(FMF) ret says:

      Jeremy Dimwitte is gonna love the menu at the BTJT Deli (Home of the World Famous COCKMEAT SAMMICH).

    • Hack Stone says:

      Will he be married in uniform? He has two options if he does, his T-1000 costume or his Florida Department Of Correction issued orange jumpsuit. The couple are registered at the Prison Commissary.

      • Green Thumb says:

        What is the current All-Points Logistics initial entry packing list?

      • timactual says:

        You made me shed tears.
        In a good way. Great line. Thanks.

      • rgr769 says:

        He might get his pic in uniform on the cover of “Prison Bride.”

        How about a generous supply of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not K-Y” as a wedding present?

        My burning question: Will he wear his Expert Marksmanship Badge on his orange jumpsuit?

  16. rgr769 says:

    I just read the Jeremy Dewitte website chronicling all this clown’s asshattery. It is quite a tale. The stolen valor really is just the cherry on top of the shit sundae. Florida is seeking an enhancement of sentence for JD being a habitual offender. He has been getting away with pretending to be a cop for over 20 years, along with multiple other offenses. He has already served over three years in the state pen, and this time he could get over ten years, even with some sort of plea deal. But Dr. Phil was correct when he said the pending charges against him, with enhancements, add up to over 85 years in the slammer.

    • Green Thumb says:

      He needs a real attorney.

      Like Lori Benton at Ford and Harrison.

      She has experience in cases such as this….

      • Anonymous says:

        He needs an agent to get him on Jerry Springer.

        • rgr769 says:

          A Springer show would be classic. Put his ass on the show with a bad ass retired cop and a buff ex-SF NCO. He needs a good beat-down on TV.

          I am sure everyone has to sign a release of liability to be on the show, so there would be no legal consequences.

  17. NHSparky says:

    Frankly, “Doctor” Phil is just as phony as DeWitte. YMMV.

  18. Sandman says:

    As pointed out by Blue Bacon, Dewitt traveled to California for 5 days without reporting the travel to the sheriff’s office. As a convicted sex offender he has to report any travel outside the state lasting over 48 hours.,,,Can you say another charge?

    • ChipNASA says:

      I watched some of this late last night into the morning.
      What. A. Complete. Fucking. Ass. Monkey.

      Jeremy is an unrepentant, narcissistic shitbird.

      Yes this was Dr Phil entertainment but Jebus H. Tapdancing CHRIST, tis was painful. I mean, this guy *NEEDS* to go to jail for exactly what he fucking is doing and denying. It’s Obvious and Ann Frank, Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Judge Crater, Mother Theresa and Helen Keller can all see what he’s doing and understand he’s guilty as fuck, trying to be a wannabe cop, he’s a registered sex offender and the company and everything is in his wife’s name so as to (LOL) not break laws because he’s a felon. One hundred and one times out of 100, he’s *SO* trying to get around *everything* and fake his shit.
      He needs to go to prison for a LONG time and his wife needs some kind of fine or outside of the jailhouse punishment like 500,000 hours of community service, no probation, for being a fucking enabler.
      I hope he goes in the klink and gets internally straightened out, repeatedly, because, well, sex offenders are treated *SO* well in the slam.
      Anyway, enough of his shit and enough of mine on this

  19. John Seabee says:

    All y’all, here, are spot on about good old JCD. He is a shitbag of the n’th magnitude. I had this mutt constantly on my radar for a number of years while I was in the Orange County SO Intell unit. I got him violated and sent back to prison [where he learned absolutely fucking nothing] once. I wonder what happened to his Egyptian wife… I retired before anything about her was out. Folks, just let me say that if there is one asshole in this world who KNOWS that the planets, moons, sun… hell, galaxies revolve around him, it is Jeremy Charles DeWitte. This asswipe makes Bernath look like a boy scout.