Part 4 in what is becoming a series.
Taryn Teutsch brings us another offering in her ongoing Fair Game video series. This time she doubles down on the illusion that she has numerous supporters who both encourage her in her efforts to frame an innocent man and who are invested in her malicious campaign.
Taryn begins by describing how she has gone back over her accounts over the past year, at the 0:50 mark she says; “And when I did this I really could see the amount of comments and encouragement and support that I have.”
She continues with; “…and then if you step back and look, like I just did, not just at 2021, but actually since my campaign started…there are a lot of people that are supporting me, a lot of good comments…”
Anyone can check out Teutsch’s social media accounts and judge for themselves whether this claim of amazing support is true.
Next she begins answering questions her “fans” supposedly asked.
3:38- “I get that question a lot. Um, I think that the main reason is that by the time I had the courage, um, to stand up and speak out publicly about it the statute of limitations was already passed.”
“But the bottom line is my mom had just been domestically abused. I had seen her bleeding and in severe pain with a cracked shoulder and damaged nerves.”
Given the seriousness of the injuries claimed by Bitter Bernardini and her daughter, Rinder would probably have been charged with felony domestic abuse. Felony assault in the State of Florida normally has a three year window.
What happens to Taryn’s statements when held against the Law?
(1) Any law enforcement officer who investigates an alleged incident of domestic violence shall assist the victim to obtain medical treatment if such is required as a result of the alleged incident to which the officer responds. Any law enforcement officer who investigates an alleged incident of domestic violence shall advise the victim of such violence that there is a domestic violence center from which the victim may receive services. The law enforcement officer shall give the victim immediate notice of the legal rights and remedies available on a standard form developed and distributed by the department.
(2) When a law enforcement officer investigates an allegation that an incident of domestic violence has occurred, the officer shall handle the incident pursuant to the arrest policy provided in s. 901.15(7), and as developed in accordance with subsections (3), (4), and (5). Whether or not an arrest is made, the officer shall make a written police report that is complete and clearly indicates the alleged offense was an incident of domestic violence. Such report shall be given to the officer’s supervisor and filed with the law enforcement agency in a manner that will permit data on domestic violence cases to be compiled. Such report must include:
(a)A description of physical injuries observed, if any.
(b) If a law enforcement officer decides not to make an arrest or decides to arrest two or more parties, the officer shall include in the report the grounds for not arresting anyone or for arresting two or more parties.
(c)A statement which indicates that a copy of the legal rights and remedies notice was given to the victim.
At no point during the investigation by Pinellas County Sheriffs did they advise Cathy Rinder Bernardini as a victim of domestic violence. There is no indication in the investigative report that Bernardini was directed to any domestic violence services nor was she given the information sheet If You Are The Victim of Domestic Violence as required.
Note that the law is clear; whether or not an immediate arrest is made, “…the officer shall make a written police report that is complete and clearly indicates the alleged offense was an incident of domestic violence.”
Instead, the investigating officer closed the case finding Mike not guilty of any crime.
Additionally the law states that officers must describe the injuries which they did as can be seen in the image above.
“An abrasion on her arm”.
Not multiple abrasions, not both arms. Nothing about her shoulder.
The Sheriff is required by law to note the injuries.
“Whenever possible, the law enforcement officer shall obtain a written statement from the victim and witnesses concerning the alleged domestic violence.”
No such statements were part of the reports garnered by a FOIA request to Pinellas County. Neither Andrew Rinder, Taryn nor any of the other Scientologists involved in the altercation reported anything remotely close to the stories Teutsch has subsequently told over the years.
“(3) Whenever a law enforcement officer determines upon probable cause that an act of domestic violence has been committed within the jurisdiction the officer may arrest the person or persons suspected of its commission and charge such person or persons with the appropriate crime. The decision to arrest and charge shall not require consent of the victim or consideration of the relationship of the parties.”
This means that had the Officer determined a domestic violence crime had been committed Rinder would have been arrested on the spot.
He also would have spent a mandatory 10 days in jail according to Florida Statue 741.283.
The reason Mike Rinder was not arrested was because there was no domestic violence.
Taryn claims she saw her mother “bleeding and in severe pain with a cracked shoulder and damaged nerves.” Amazing since no one else noticed or mentioned the shoulder issues. Not even Bernardini herself.
Cathy rated her pain a 2 out of 10, hardly considered “severe”.
So elusive was the cracked shoulder that even the orthopedic surgeon did not treat it until 14 months later. Taryn Teutsch’s OT power must be x-ray vision for her to be able to see the internal injuries she describes.
Taryn continues; “…and realize that at the same time I had my brother, who had just, was just at the very tail end of his cancer, you know, and at the beginning he was given years to live.”
“By that time it was too late to press charges strictly speaking, but I, you know, I took care of my mom and my brother as my top priority.”
Domestic violence is a criminal offense handled by the State’s Attorney. It would not have been up to Cathy or Taryn to file charges against Rinder. The State of Florida would have done so had probable cause been found.
Once again Taryn reaches out from her fantasy land filled with supporters and well-wishers all eager to see an innocent man destroyed to twist facts and lie.
Given her insistence that Mike Rinder is guilty of domestic violence the question to ask is; why has the Pinellas County Sheriff department created this conspiracy with the State’s Attorney to deny Cathy Bernardini justice?
Of course it is.