Last year, the duo announced they were bringing arena football back to Trenton, with a team called the Jersey Flight, playing in the American Arena League. The returns - for the tax years 2011 to 2016 - caused the federal government to pay their clients 2,009 in bogus refunds, the feds say.The team opened their inaugural season in late March, and played their home opener April 6 at the CURE Insurance Arena in Trenton, dropping the Western Maryland Warriors 71-12. Arena football returning to Trenton The feds say Davis and Felder-Ruiz filed the inflated returns to generate more business for Get Organized, and thus enrich themselves. Attorney's Office did not identify Davis and Felder-Ruiz's football business.Davis is also charged with filing false individual income tax returns from 2012 through 2014 by falsely reporting the gross business income to Got Organized, that alone defrauded the IRS of tens of thousands of dollars in taxes. The government identified him as a retired as a detective sergeant from the State Police who retired in 2016 after 28 years on the force, and Felder-Ruiz as a former State Police public safety dispatcher who now works as a Plainfield city firefighter.On the Jersey Flight website, and in news stories, Davis describes himself as a former athlete and sports agent, and Felder-Ruiz as a former licensed securities professional and the second female firefighter to serve Plainfield.The figures represent further embarrassment for a force which recruited just one black officer last month among 162 new recruits.In total 450 West Midlands Police officers are being investigated and five have been suspended.The disparity is even worse in the West Midlands where nearly half of assault complaints against police come from black or Asian people – though just 14 per cent of the population is black or ethnic minority.
Ethnicity of the complainant has been recorded in 443 cases.Desmond Jaddoo, founder of Birmingham Empowerment Forum, said the relationship between police and the black community was one of “oppressor and oppressed”.He said: “Trust and confidence in the police is still at its lowest. The problem is some officers are abusing their power.” Of the 146 ongoing police assault investigations in the West Midlands where ethnicity is recorded, 71 complainants are white (49 per cent) and 69 black or Asian (47.5 per cent). Another 83 cases are being investigated where ethnicity is not recorded.The IPCC is still investigating and asked Bedfordshire Police to suspend six officers connected the incident, but it refused. The London Campaign against Police and State Violence is organising a “Black Lives Matter” protest outside the US embassy on Tuesday called “From Bedford to Baltimore”.It said the “solidarity vigil” was being held “to stand with the family and friends of victims of police violence in Baltimore and also victims of police brutality in the UK”.