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« Reply #3425 on: June 13, 2017, 10:33:35 PM »

Crazed Sheriff Attacks Innocent College Kid, Then Threatens Cop Who Stopped It

Ellis County, TX — In April, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey signed into law a “Blue Lives Matter” bill which bumps up the penalty for striking an off-duty police officer from a potential misdemeanor to a felony. But the following story coming out of Texas serves to illustrate just how awful the law will likely be for those who find themselves in a scuffle with a cop after hours.

Ellis County Sheriff Johnny Brown, along with his brother Bobby, were celebrating his recent re-election this past New Years with a trip to a nearby Midlothian Whataburger. After allegedly pulling up too closely to another vehicle, words were exchanged with the driver and other occupants.

The heated argument led into the burger joint and escalated to a point where Bobby, the Sheriff’s brother, decided he’d had enough jaw jacking, and took a swing at 21-year-old Caleb Tomgenovich, initiating an attack which appeared one-sided. The brothers were on a rampage.

Seeing his brother Bobby hurting a fellow citizen, Sheriff Brown jumped right in, punching one of Tomgenovich’s friends in the face. After the melee, police arrived and broke it up, but not before Midlothian Police Officer Aaron Walters had a few critical words for the Sheriff.

Walters commanded Sheriff Brown to leave the restaurant and to stop trying to intimidate a female witness by standing over her.

Get out of the store right now! You don’t stand over her like that, and try to intimidate her!
After Brown left the burger joint, he didn’t go quietly. As he walked passed Walters he threatened him by saying, “If you worked for me, you’d be fired.” To which Walters fired back, “I don’t care who you are!. Stop trying to intimidate me!”

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When apparent intimidation tactics didn’t work, Sheriff Brown then turned to insults. “You’re an arrogant little f**k is what you are!” He added, “And I hope that camera’s on!” Walters confidently reassured him, “Oh it is! It is!”

The attack, threats, intimidation, and insults all led the Midlothian Police Department to charge the two brothers with misdemeanor assault. In a plea deal with prosecutors, Sheriff Brown decided to resign and surrender his peace officer’s license, ending his law enforcement career.

The whole caught-on-camera incidents serves to highlight potential problems states like Arizona will encounter when police officers get out of line while off-duty. Arguably, if it hadn’t been for the dashcam footage (which Sheriff Brown was so afraid of) the whole incident could have ended with the college students being charged with felony assault on a police officer.

Laws such as the so-called “Blue Lives Matter” legislation, albeit well-intentioned, effectively create a new and protected class of citizens; law enforcement. In an era where police officers are seldom disciplined, hardly ever charged with criminal activity, and who rarely serve any jail or prison time (even in the most egregious of cases) what America needs is stricter accountability, not special protection under the law.

From his perspective, Tomgenovich told reporters he’s pleased Sheriff Brown lost his job as Sheriff. He said not even his mother believed the Sheriff attacked him first, at least until she saw the footage for herself.

Unfortunately, we see these types of incidents daily at The Free Thought Project. And we’ll continue to serve as a police accountability site. To you, Officer Walters, who didn’t let the Sheriff’s status prevent you from doing your job; We salute you.

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« Reply #3426 on: June 13, 2017, 11:01:03 PM »

I've never understood how someone, very clearly a twisted wacko judging by this piece of information alone, is allowed to do his thing as an officer. 

Furthermore, how was he allowed into the position to begin with, since he didn't just fall from the sky yesterday? 

HOW could it be true -- if not for some cultural "norm" within the PD -- that a person with such deeply disturbing tendencies is allowed to work for (against, really) us?

And the saddest part (of course) is that it's relatively mild compared to many others.  If we can get rid of these wicked clowns when they pull shit like this right in front of everyone, maybe we wouldn't have all those other stories.

So many despicable crimes by out of control criminal gangs. This one also kept trophy photos.

Sweetwater cops pummeled, water-boarded suspects for years, prosecutors allege

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On one occasion, a group of Sweetwater cops ransacked a man’s home, stealing computers, iPads, TVs and even the man’s truck.

Another day, the cops badly beat a suspected thief for hours inside the Sweetwater station, masking the sounds by blaring reggaeton music, all while taking “trophy” photos.

Yet another suspect was pummeled and “water-boarded” – forced to swallow water, in a dark room, until he falsely confessed to a burglary. The man had to be hospitalized with broken bones in his face and a rib fracture.

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« Reply #3427 on: June 14, 2017, 12:53:57 PM »

Criminals like that should be executed. How many other people has this scumbag and his goons sent to prison or possibly even executed?

Freed From Death Row, Man Sues His Texas Prosecutor

JAMES PALMER June 13, 2017

HOUSTON (CN) — A Houston prosecutor “went to unbelievable lengths to manipulate evidence,” including threatening and jailing witnesses and concealing exculpatory evidence, to send an innocent, mentally disabled man to prison for 12 years — 10 of them on death row — the exonerated man claims in court.

Alfred Dewayne Brown “maintained his innocence despite being falsely arrested, charged, and erroneously convicted,” his attorneys say in the June 8 federal complaint. “Refusing to accept a generous plea bargain for a crime he did not commit, Mr. Brown risked separating from his family and friends and being put to death, in the hopes that justice would eventually prevail and that he would once again be a free man.”

The 60-page lawsuit alleges a litany “woeful misconduct” by Houston police and Harris County prosecutors: exculpatory evidence languishing in a detective’s garage for more than 10 years; witnesses “badgered and threatened;” an exonerating witness falsely charged with perjury, jailed and taken away from her children.

Brown sued Houston, Harris County, three Houston police officers, former Harris County Assistant District Attorney Daniel Rizzo, who prosecuted him, and the current District Attorney Kim Ogg for civil rights and due process violations.

The abuse was so severe and long-lasting that even former Governor Rick Perry denounced it in a speech after Brown was released, saying Brown’s “life was almost ruined because of an overzealous prosecutor who concealed exonerating evidence,” and the children of his falsely jailed girlfriend, whose exonerating evidence was concealed, “were put in harm’s way because of a grand jury that acted as the arm of the prosecution, rather than as an independent check on government power.”

Brown was wrongfully convicted of murdering two people, including a Houston police officer, during the robbery of a check-cashing outlet in 2003.

His attorney Gwen Richard said in an interview Monday that the lawsuit is the “final chapter” of Brown’s search for justice after 12 years and 62 days in prison. Since he was released in 2015, he has been “living a peaceful, quiet life” as a construction and transportation worker.

Brown, who has an IQ of 69, was swept up into the city’s investigation after defendant Rizzo threatened witnesses into implicating him in the robbery and double murder, according to the complaint.

Three men killed a police officer and a store clerk while robbing an ACE Check Cashing store in Houston, in April 2003. “Within minutes, breaking news alerted Houston residents to the crime and indicated that police were searching for a white Pontiac Grand Am,” the complaint states.

This report of that day comes from the lengthy lawsuit, which alleges conspiracy, multiple constitutional violations, fabrication of evidence and supervisory liability.

On the day of the robbery and murders, witnesses LaTonya Hubbard and Letisha Price saw three men discussing their plan to rob the check cashing store, the complaint states. And the owner of a furniture store in the same strip mall as the ACE store saw two of the robbers preparing for the robbery.

Hubbard’s sister, Alisha “Lisa” Hubbard, who lived in the same apartment complex as the robbers, saw one of them loading a gun next to the getaway vehicle identified in breaking news reports. She testified that she spoke with another resident at Villa Americana apartments, who identified the robbers as Shawn, Ghetto and Deuce.

But Lisa Hubbard changed her story after Rizzo pressured her to name Brown as one of the robbers discussing their plans.

“Mr. Rizzo told me that if I didn’t stick to my statements, they could charge me with perjury,” according to Lisa Hubbard’s testimony, cited in the complaint. “The female with Mr. Rizzo then told me that not only would they charge me with perjury but that they would also charge me with theft of the $10,000 that Crime Stoppers gave me [for identifying the men].”

Lisa said she substituted Brown for Deuce “because I thought that is what Mr. Rizzo wanted me to do.”

LaTonya Hubbard also said she changed her story because of Rizzo’s persuasion about Brown.

Brown, who lived with his girlfriend, Ericka Dockery, her children and Dockery’s cousin, was asleep on the couch in Dockery’s apartment on the morning of the robbery. Later that morning, Brown called Dockery while she was at a medical client’s home.

Dockery testified that the caller ID on the client’s phone was her home number.

“Despite this initial testimony, Defendant Rizzo refused to accept the truth. He badgered, harassed, and intimidated Ms. Dockery to change her testimony regarding Mr. Brown’s alibi,” the complaint states.

Rizzo threatened Dockery with aggravated perjury charges and said she would lose custody of her children if she did not retract Brown’s alibi, and used a grand juror to threaten her, according to the complaint.

“One grand juror told her she seemed like a ‘good, nice young lady’ and ‘a hard-working young lady,’ but ‘if we find out that you’re not telling the truth, we’re coming after you,’” according to excerpts from grand jury testimony cited in the complaint.

Dockery refused to change her testimony, so Rizzo followed through on his threats.

“Defendant Rizzo charged Ms. Dockery with three counts of aggravated perjury. She was arrested at her home, and her bond was set at $5,000 for each charge, which defendant Rizzo knew she could not afford.”

After Dockery was jailed she did change her testimony, but she testified in 2011 that she corroborated Rizzo’s story only because she was locked in a room with him and under duress.

Dockery’s original testimony was vindicated in 2013 when defendant Houston police Det. Breck McDaniel found telephone records from the case in an evidence box in his garage. The records were notated to show that Brown had made the phone call to Dockery’s client’s house at the time she mentioned.

Rizzo had subpoenaed the telephone records during court proceeding but they were not presented at Brown’s trial.

“The defendants’ failures to turn over this critical evidence, subsequent concealment of the records, and false testimony regarding the existence of the records constitute willful and malicious violations of Mr. Brown’s constitutional rights,” the complaint states.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office and Houston police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. Courthouse News will add their comments when and if they respond.

Brown seeks punitive damages. He is represented by Gwen Richard with LeClairRyan in Houston.
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« Reply #3428 on: June 14, 2017, 12:57:16 PM »

Finally, a cop who arrested a criminal cop on the spot. Why was this criminal employed as a cop after so many incidents?

In 3 Months, a Cop Killed Someone, Punched a Child, Spat on Mentally Ill Man & He’s Still a Cop

By Jack Burns -  June 14, 2017

Picture this. A sergeant with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) calls another police officer to a local gas station because his vehicle is big enough to transport two brothers who’d just been arrested. When officer Timothy James arrived to lend a helping hand to his fellow boy in blue, he decided he’d give a knuckle sandwich to one of the teenaged suspects in the back of his squad car.

He repeatedly punched one of the arrested and handcuffed teens, a 17-year-old child, in the face. According to the reports, James climbed into the back seat of his patrol car, where the teens were waiting and handcuffed, and began punching one of the brothers in the face. The sergeant saw it all from his own patrol car and then, like a good cop is supposed to do, he arrested James.

Jesus Campos, the eldest brother, said, “I hope my brother’s all right,” and added, “I never thought this would happen to my brothers.” As of this story’s publication, he still did not know how his brother was doing, following the reported attack.

The damning part of this story is that it’s not the first time James has been arrested by his own police force. It’s the second time — inside a month. But that’s not all. In fact, this model cop has already killed a pedestrian with his squad car too. And while JCSO is prohibited from discussing his priors, investigative reporters with First Coast News uncovered his personnel file, which reveal the officer’s sordid work history.

On at least 10 different occasions, James has been in violation of departmental policy. Killing pedestrians and beating handcuffed kids is not the upper limit of this cop’s corrupt ability. In April, he’s alleged to have spit on and abused a mentally ill man at UF Health, the University of Florida hospital.

Undersheriff Pat Ivey, all but confirmed James to be at the center of the investigation which occured at the hospital by discussing the incident which took place at the hospital in the same press conference as the one which addressed James’ arrest.

In May, James hit and killed a pedestrian and was ordered to undergo counseling. Attorney John Phillip is representing the victim’s family and openly wondered when informed of James’ arrest if he was “psychologically cleared” to return to duty.

Officer Timothy James has been charged with “Battery” in the beating incident, but has not been fired, which would be standard procedure for most occupations and professions wherein an employee assaulted someone while on the job. Instead, he’s on paid administrative leave, stripped of his officer’s privileges, and has been relegated to desk duty should he desire to work while the investigation takes place.

In all, James has been involved in disciplinary actions on at least 10 separate occasions from violations of the department’s social media rules to a firearms violation. It’s unclear if the latest abuse of power/excessive force battery charge will be enough to end his career or if he’ll be allowed return to the profession which has, so far, permitted him to abuse the citizenry with impunity.

James’ case highlights what we at TFTP have concluded. Police officers routinely abuse their authority, often kidnapping, caging, and killing innocent civilians in the line of duty. Rarely do they see prosecution.

Instead, like James, they’re given “administrative leave” which simply allows them to have a paid vacation long enough to be hired at another department or retire before facing consequences. We call these officers “Gypsy Cops.”

They travel from one department to the other abusing people, never answering for their crimes. To the sergeant who arrested James, we salute you.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/jacksonville-officer-arrested-battery-charges-thats-half/
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« Reply #3429 on: June 14, 2017, 02:30:08 PM »

So many despicable crimes by out of control criminal gangs. This one also kept trophy photos.

Sweetwater cops pummeled, water-boarded suspects for years, prosecutors allege

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article155949819.html

Reggaeton?  Pure insanity.  Immediately upon reading that, I knew these guys must be Cubans and/or from Central America. 

So, they're running their show like they did back home: with no law and no rules for themselves. 

The problem is going to get worse in this country, unless we immediately toughen up on all bad cops.  We must crack down on misconduct of all types, including warning signs, right away.  With 3rd-Worlders flooding in, many are going to look to be cops, and many will be the terrible sort they remember from their own countries.
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« Reply #3430 on: June 15, 2017, 08:48:10 PM »

Innocent Grandpa Face-Stomped by Cops for Asking for Help With His Granddaughter

A 66-year-old grandpa was beaten, stomped on, and maliciously prosecuted after he walked into a police department to ask them for help in protecting his daughter.

By Matt Agorist -  June 15, 2017

Hamilton, NJ — Nicholas Cecala, a 66-year-old grandpa, learned the hard way what happens when police and those they are ostensibly serving have a disagreement. While trying to seek out the supposed service of the Hamilton police department, in protecting his daughter and granddaughter, Cecala was beaten, stomped on, and maliciously prosecuted, according to a federal civil rights lawsuit filed this week.

Cecala suffered broken ribs, lacerations, and head and neck injuries at the hands of the Hamilton police department, and is now seeking punitive and injunctive relief. According to the lawsuit, the incident left the innocent grandpa “humiliated” and “disgraced.”

Cecala’s run-in with the cops was not because he broke the law, or got caught with an ‘illegal’ plant — he was actually seeking out their help. On September 23, 2014, Cecala walked into the Hamilton police department to speak with officers about the safety of his daughter and granddaughter.

According to the lawsuit, Cecala feared that his daughter was at risk of being harmed by her ex-boyfriend.

As the Trentonian reports:

Cecala “informed the officers he feared for his family’s safety and asked why the police were not doing anything to help,” according to his complaint. Cecala alleges that Hamilton Police Lt. Joseph Mastropolo then “became enraged” and forced him out of a meeting room and into a smaller room, where the policeman allegedly attacked him.
 
Hamilton Police Officer Fredrick C. Dumont allegedly joined Mastropolo in the melee, according to Cecala’s federal lawsuit. He accuses Dumont of throwing him to the ground and stomping on his body. Cecala further alleges that other cops on the Hamilton Police force had witnessed Mastropolo’s and Dumont’s “savage conduct” but did nothing to intervene.
After beating him senseless — to the point of leaving a boot imprint on his face — officers then arrested Cecala and charged him with resisting arrest, two disorderly persons offenses, disorderly conduct, and obstructing the administration of the law.

Instead of bringing him to the hospital, he was thrown in a jail cell on a $7,500 bond.

“After Plaintiff was processed on the bogus charges and posted bail his daughters, who were waiting for him in the parking lot, rushed Plaintiff to the hospital where he was admitted,” the complaint reads.

All the charges were eventually dismissed.

“Mr. Cecala’s case presents a horrific case of police brutality,”  Joel Silberman, Cecala’s attorney alleged Tuesday evening in a statement. “Mr. Cecala responded to the Hamilton Police Department as a concerned citizen looking for assistance regarding a personal matter. When Mr. Cecala expressed a difference of opinion with that of the officers, they threw him inside storage room where he was accosted and beaten.”

After being beaten so badly, according to the lawsuit, Cecala now suffers permanent loss of hearing.

“The fact something like this can take place within a police headquarters raises many serious questions about the culture that exists in the Hamilton Police Department,” Silberman said. Indeed, it does.

The lawsuit names Hamilton Township, Hamilton Township Police Department and five Hamilton cops as defendants. Naturally, the township is denying any and all wrongdoing.

Attorneys for the township are demanding the lawsuit be dismissed with prejudice.

“The allegations contained in the Plaintiffs’ complaint and any amended complaint are frivolous, groundless, and without merit,” Hamilton Township’s legal team said.

As the Trentonian reports, the response includes the following defenses:

• Defendants were not negligent.

• Injuries complained of are the result of plaintiff’s own negligence.

• These defendants did not act in any conspiracy against the plaintiff.

• Plaintiff’s civil rights were not violated.

• These defendants acted in good faith and their actions were based on reasonable cause.

While the township denies responsibility for the mistreatment and assault of Cecala, however, they will have a hard time proving their case considering the extent of his injuries and the fact that not a single one of the bogus charges held up.

Sadly, in the Land of the Free, being an innocent grandpa is no protection from police abuse.

Grandpas in the United States have been hospitalized after being beaten by cops over the use of a blinker.

Grandpas in the United States Have been shot in their own homes by negligent cops going to the wrong house.

Grandpas in the United States have been killed in their own front yards for holding a crucifix.

Grandpas have been paralyzed by brutal cops for taking an afternoon stroll and the cop who beat the innocent grandpa got off scot free.

The list goes on.

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« Reply #3431 on: June 15, 2017, 08:52:58 PM »

Cops Get Jobs Back After Executing Unarmed Couple with 137 Shots Over a Traffic Violation

The five Cleveland cops who took part in the 137-shot, execution-style fusillade that killed an unarmed couple over a traffic violation will all get their jobs back.

By Matt Agorist -  June 15, 2017

Cleveland, OH — In what can only be referred to as a travesty of justice and a disgrace to the integrity of police departments nationwide, five officers who took part in the 137-shot, execution-style fusillade that killed an unarmed couple — will get their jobs back.

The sixth cop, Michael Brelo will remain free from jail but has been fired. He has since become a gypsy cop, scrounging for a job at any department that will hire him.

The shooting came at the end of a November 12, 2012 high-speed chase involving more than 100 officers and 62 police vehicles to go after Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams. The pursuit began when officers standing outside police headquarters mistook the sound of Russell’s backfiring Chevy Malibu for gunfire. When the car stopped outside city limits, officers opened fire, perforating Russell with 24 shots and Williams with 23.

The shooting lasted 19.3 seconds. For anyone who’s ever been to a shooting range or is familiar with firing weapons, 19.3 seconds would seem like an eternity as all those rounds were flying down range. To discount the malicious intent of these officers continuing to fire after the first few seconds is outright criminal.

Neither of the victims were armed, or suspected of anything more serious than traffic violations resulting from the pursuit. A search of the vehicle following the double homicide revealed a crack pipe. Both Russell and Williams had been diagnosed as mentally ill.

The city has since paid $3 million each to the families of Russell and Williams to settle a lawsuit.

Brelo, the ring-leading murderer, fired 49 rounds, including the last 15 after he jumped up on the hood of the car in a wild west fashion. In spite of this horrifying display of aggression, a judge acquitted him of manslaughter charges at trial.

Officers Wilfredo Diaz, Brian Sabolik and Michael Farley and detectives Christopher Ereg and Erin O’Donnell fired the remaining shots in a gross display of excessive deadly force. They were also all acquitted.

Brelo was acquitted in a bench trial after W. Ken Katsaris, a retired sheriff and “expert witness” specializing in testimony tailored to exonerate police officers, testified that Brelo’s only mistake was to expose himself to potential danger, thereby potentially inhibiting his colleagues as they unleashed gunfire in the direction of the vehicle.

By leaping on top of the hood of the car, Brelo was “taking action that is not trained, not recognized, not safe, and put all of the other officers in the vicinity of his becoming a victim and their [the other officers] having to attempt to now engage to save his life,” Katsaris testified before trial judge John P. O’Donnell, who in predictable fashion exonerated the officer.

“We believe that the City’s decision to terminate the other five officers was justified and should have been upheld,” Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson said in a statement this week. “We acknowledge that the arbitrator concluded that those officers committed serious policy violations; however, we are reviewing our options regarding the officers whose terminations were not upheld.”

Naturally, the police funded defense attorney is defending the decision and disgustingly referring to the officers — who murdered an unarmed couple over a traffic violation — as exemplary.

“It was a difficult case for both sides and a gratifying outcome,” defense attorney, Patrick D’Angelo, who represents the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, the union of rank-and-file officers, said. “We realize we didn’t prevail in everything that we were seeking but we saved the career of five fine officers.”

In the eyes of the police union, six cops dumping 137 rounds into an unarmed couple is ‘fine’ work.

“Hopefully after further deliberations by both parties, this should be the end of this saga,” D’Angelo said. “Hopefully there will be no appeal and we can go forward.”

As for Brelo, he is still eligible to be hired by other departments. For unloading 49 rounds into an unarmed couple, 15 of which a court, the department, and the arbitrator all agreed were ‘egregious’ in nature, Brelo could very well be back on the street in no time.

“Indeed Officer Brelo never offered a reason or an explanation for these actions,” Arbitrator William Heekin wrote in his ruling. “Accordingly and upon finding that this clearly constituted an excessive use of deadly force, the contention of the City that it amounted to egregious misconduct where as a result the City no longer has trust and confidence in his ability to carry out the duties and responsibilities of a police officer is accepted.”

For clearly using excessive deadly force, however, Brelo and his murderous accomplices will face no consequences.

“It’s tragic that it went down this way, but at the end of the day, two people high on crack cocaine, high on marijuana, one of them intoxicated, made the decisions that they made and we responded to them,” union spokesman Steve Loomis said after the officers were acquitted. “And we responded within our training.”

As the late William Grigg noted in his coverage of this case for the Free Thought Project last year:

This is precisely the problem: Cleveland police, like their comrades nation-wide, are trained to kill people for reasons that will not withstand rational scrutiny — and they are expected to be rewarded for doing so.

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« Reply #3433 on: July 19, 2017, 03:45:33 PM »

Looks like a nice little fuckjob was in progress. What a display of true priorities.  Video: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-body-camera-footage-20170719-story.html#

Police Officer Appears to Plant Drugs for Bust

(Baltimore Sun) Baltimore police and prosecutors have launched investigations after being alerted to body camera footage that the public defender’s office says shows an officer planting drugs.

The footage is from a January drug arrest. It shows an officer placing a soup can, which holds a plastic bag, into a trash-strewn lot. The officer can then be seen walking to the street, where he flips on his body camera.

“I’m gonna go check here,” the officer says. He returns to the lot and picks up the soup can, removing a plastic bag filled with white capsules.

Police cameras have a feature that saves the 30 seconds of video before activation, but without audio. When the officer is first in the alley, there is no audio until 30 seconds later.

The public defender’s office identified the officer as Officer Richard Pinheiro.

Neither police nor prosecutors immediately responded Wednesday to questions about Pinheiro or the other two officers seen in the video. They also did not immediately respond to a range of other questions about the incident.

“We take allegations like this very seriously and that’s why we launched an internal investigation into the accusations,” said Police Department spokesman T.J. Smith. “We are fortunate to have body-worn cameras which provide a perspective of the event.”

Police said they will discuss the video — and release more video from the same incident — at a news conference on Wednesday afternoon.

The public defender’s office flagged the video recently, prompting prosecutors to drop charges against the man arrested and charged for the drugs. He had been in jail since January on a $50,000 bail he was unable to pay, according to attorney Deborah Levi, who is leading a new effort to track police misconduct cases for the public defender’s office.

Levi said prosecutors called the officer just days later as a witness in another case, without disclosing the allegations to the defense attorney in that case.

“You can’t try a case with that guy and not tell anyone about it,” Levi said.

Melba Saunders, a spokeswoman for the Baltimore State’s Attorney's Office, said prosecutors are looking into the video, which she called “troubling.”

Saunders said the prosecutor on the case “took immediate and appropriate actions by dropping the case and alerting his supervisor.”

“Currently this case is under investigation and has been referred to internal affairs of the Baltimore Police Department,” Saunders said.

In a statement issued Wednesday, the public defender’s office said the state’s attorney’s office needs to do more in response to the discovery of the video. It said the officer seen handling the plastic bag in the video is a witness in 53 other active cases. The other two officers in the video also are listed as witnesses in pending cases, it said.

Levi said in the statement that officers should not be able to turn their cameras on and off.

“Officer misconduct has been a pervasive issue at the Baltimore Police Department, which is exacerbated by the lack of accountability.” Levi said. “We have long supported the use of police body cameras to help identify police misconduct, but such footage is meaningless if prosecutors continue to rely on these officers, especially if they do so without disclosing their bad acts.”

Last year, the police department conducted more than 250 inspections of body camera videos to assess compliance by officers with the rules governing the technology, according to records obtained by The Baltimore Sun under a Public Information Act request.

The inspectors found many officers were using the devices appropriately, but other officers were found in violation of the rules — often because they failed to record. Officers saved 3,290 recordings from arrests, car stops, field interviews and other incidents, out of 3,441 incidents in which recordings were mandatory, the inspections found.

Inspectors forwarded 47 videos to internal affairs for further review of possible officer misconduct, according to the records. Those incidents were not described but included relatively minor infractions — such as an officer cursing at a person on the street, officials said.

Officers are supposed to start recording “at the initiation of a call for service or other activity or encounter that is investigative or enforcement-related in nature,” and during any other confrontational encounters. They can also stop recording under certain circumstances, such as when civilians request to not be recorded in a voluntary encounter with officers and during exchanges with confidential informants.

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« Reply #3434 on: September 20, 2017, 09:04:12 AM »

The armed and violent criminal gangs keep attacking and abusing people. From a "heroic" cop violently attack and kidnapping a nurse who was perfectly justified and law abiding in her behavior to arresting people for refusing to speak, the uniformed thugs enjoy a level of immunity that ordinary law abiding freedom loving citizens could never dream of.

But these criminal gangs don't operate alone. They collaborate with prosecutors to provide them with "cases" so the prosecutors can build a record of convictions and plea deals. The prosecutors help the criminal cops and they also receive preferential treatment when they commit crimes. Take a look at this example:

A drunk prosecutor drives the wrong way in a one way street and crashes into another car, injuring the driver and causing heavy damage to the vehicle. When a cop arrives, he notices the prosecutor is drunk and contacts his watch commander.  Suspiciously enough, the watch commanders orders the cop to use line 3407 which was marked “not recorded”.  When the watch commander asks how the drunk prosecutor would do in a field sobriety test, the cop responds: "probably not amazing".
If you think it is suspicious that there is so much interest in what the result of the sobriety test would be, it will become more obvious now.
The watch commander says:
"Let’s pass him if we can. If we can’t, we can’t, Adam. We’re not going to get fucked. I’d love to pass him on sobriety if we could.”

To which the cop replies:
“Alright, I’ll do what I can,”


The story gets even uglier with the watch commander and other cops who arrive at the scene trying to shift the blame from the prosecutor and cover up the crime. It should be noted here that the supervisor's wife "just happens" to also be a prosecutor that also "just happens" to be working with the drunk prosecutor involved in the accident. In fact it appears that his wife would be doing some investigations into the case and the watch commander says that he would tell his wife not to pull any bodycam footage that shows the prosecutor:
“I’ll take care of that part. She will be smart enough not to dig into it”

Do you think the conspiracy by this criminal gang would result in prison time? Think again.

GRPD Chief David Rahinsky and Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom agreed to termination hearings for all three officers.

Of course you'd expect the cop union a criminal gang to step in and protect its goons:

However, the city reached agreements with the police union for a lighter punishment for two of them. Officer Adam Ickes was suspended for 30 days without pay; Warwick was suspended for 160 hours, demoted from sergeant to officer, and placed on a two-year probation. Janiskee was fired from his job. He is suing, claiming his rights were violated and he’s also seeking to get his job back.

There is a lot to this story that shows how these criminals collaborate to commit crimes and also cover up crimes for "special" persons, perpetuating a culture of corruption and abuse.

http://woodtv.com/2017/09/13/grpd-phone-line-recordings-of-ex-prosecutors-crash-released/

http://woodtv.com/2017/09/14/calls-for-public-apology-after-grpd-calls-released/
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« Reply #3435 on: September 20, 2017, 11:11:49 AM »

The armed and violent criminal gangs keep attacking and abusing people. From a "heroic" cop violently attack and kidnapping a nurse who was perfectly justified and law abiding in her behavior to arresting people for refusing to speak, the uniformed thugs enjoy a level of immunity that ordinary law abiding freedom loving citizens could never dream of.

But these criminal gangs don't operate alone. They collaborate with prosecutors to provide them with "cases" so the prosecutors can build a record of convictions and plea deals. The prosecutors help the criminal cops and they also receive preferential treatment when they commit crimes. Take a look at this example:

A drunk prosecutor drives the wrong way in a one way street and crashes into another car, injuring the driver and causing heavy damage to the vehicle. When a cop arrives, he notices the prosecutor is drunk and contacts his watch commander.  Suspiciously enough, the watch commanders orders the cop to use line 3407 which was marked “not recorded”.  When the watch commander asks how the drunk prosecutor would do in a field sobriety test, the cop responds: "probably not amazing".
If you think it is suspicious that there is so much interest in what the result of the sobriety test would be, it will become more obvious now.
The watch commander says:
"Let’s pass him if we can. If we can’t, we can’t, Adam. We’re not going to get fucked. I’d love to pass him on sobriety if we could.”

To which the cop replies:
“Alright, I’ll do what I can,”


The story gets even uglier with the watch commander and other cops who arrive at the scene trying to shift the blame from the prosecutor and cover up the crime. It should be noted here that the supervisor's wife "just happens" to also be a prosecutor that also "just happens" to be working with the drunk prosecutor involved in the accident. In fact it appears that his wife would be doing some investigations into the case and the watch commander says that he would tell his wife not to pull any bodycam footage that shows the prosecutor:
“I’ll take care of that part. She will be smart enough not to dig into it”

Do you think the conspiracy by this criminal gang would result in prison time? Think again.

GRPD Chief David Rahinsky and Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom agreed to termination hearings for all three officers.

Of course you'd expect the cop union a criminal gang to step in and protect its goons:

However, the city reached agreements with the police union for a lighter punishment for two of them. Officer Adam Ickes was suspended for 30 days without pay; Warwick was suspended for 160 hours, demoted from sergeant to officer, and placed on a two-year probation. Janiskee was fired from his job. He is suing, claiming his rights were violated and he’s also seeking to get his job back.

There is a lot to this story that shows how these criminals collaborate to commit crimes and also cover up crimes for "special" persons, perpetuating a culture of corruption and abuse.

http://woodtv.com/2017/09/13/grpd-phone-line-recordings-of-ex-prosecutors-crash-released/

http://woodtv.com/2017/09/14/calls-for-public-apology-after-grpd-calls-released/



It is kinda sad that there is no morals in this gang & they Pontificate on how people should behave & respect them because they do such a difficult & dangerous job.
The only Difficult bit for them is keeping a straight face when they hound & harass people.
Cops must piss themselves laughing at what they cover up for their friends.

Jeez it is clearly a well rehearsed routine - switch to a unrecorded line -Body cam footage - wife not digging or doing her job properly -- FFS  they are probably more rotten & corrupt than I even think.
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It is kinda sad that there is no morals in this gang & they Pontificate on how people should behave & respect them because they do such a difficult & dangerous job.
The only Difficult bit for them is keeping a straight face when they hound & harass people.
Cops must piss themselves laughing at what they cover up for their friends.

Jeez it is clearly a well rehearsed routine - switch to a unrecorded line -Body cam footage - wife not digging or doing her job properly -- FFS  they are probably more rotten & corrupt than I even think.

I've arrested, and observed arrested many a high profile personality. No leniency given. I've even witnessed off duty officers who if regular citizens, wouldn't have been taken down to the station and asked for a breath sample, just because they didn't want the perception of any favoritism. Part of the reason this happens is knowing any cover up is a fire able offense. It's been demonstrated that it will happen. The officers involved in this, specifically that Lieutenant and officer need to be fired to send the message this crap won't be tolerated. They are living in the 70's   
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« Reply #3437 on: September 20, 2017, 10:25:17 PM »

I've arrested, and observed arrested many a high profile personality. No leniency given. I've even witnessed off duty officers who if regular citizens, wouldn't have been taken down to the station and asked for a breath sample, just because they didn't want the perception of any favoritism. Part of the reason this happens is knowing any cover up is a fire able offense. It's been demonstrated that it will happen. The officers involved in this, specifically that Lieutenant and officer need to be fired to send the message this crap won't be tolerated. They are living in the 70's   



Hello - your back here on Getbig.

Look forward to the discussions as generally our views differ greatly

"This Kind of Crap is Tolerated & Routinely Covered up"  as is constantly being shown
When they are caught out - as in this one.

Sack them.. ha .. so they can just go sign up elsewhere as a cop.
The minimum they should be imprisoned.

See how you cover for them & go lenient on them.
It's institutionalised behaviour.

Joe public lying & trying to pervert the course of justice- oh just give them a slap on the wrist.. Yeah Right.

And this incident was a one off behaviour from them at that station
Do you think.
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« Reply #3438 on: September 21, 2017, 11:13:05 AM »

Another deaf man killed by cops. How ironic that the cops "didn't hear" the neighbors shouting that the deaf man couldn't hear them. As expected, the cops will investigate themselves and the killer is on paid vacation.

US police shoot deaf man 'ignoring commands'

A deaf man has been shot and killed by Oklahoma City police officers as he approached them holding a metal pipe.
The two officers did not hear neighbours shouting "he can't hear you", before opening fire, police captain Bo Mathews said.
Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was fatally shot on Tuesday evening as police were investigating a hit and run.
The shooting is being investigated by city homicide detectives to determine if it was legally justified.

"In those situations, very volatile situations, you have a weapon out, you can get what they call tunnel vision," Cpt Mathews said, adding that Sanchez was about 15 ft (4.5m) away when both officers fired their weapons simultaneously.

Eight-year veteran Sgt Christopher Barnes fired his handgun at the same exact moment Lt Matthew Lindsey fired a Taser, witnesses told police.
"You can really lock in to just the person that has the weapon that'd be the threat against you," Cpt Mathews added, explaining why officers did not respond to the shouts of about a half dozen bystanders screaming that Sanchez was deaf.

The 2ft (0.6m) pipe that Sanchez was holding as he sat on his porch was initially described to officers as a stick.

Neighbours say that Sanchez, who was non-verbal, would use the pipe and his hands to communicate and also to protect against stray dogs near his home where he lived with his father.
Sanchez's father, who drove the hit and run vehicle, later confirmed that his son was deaf.
Police say the victim had no known criminal history.

Sgt Barnes, who fired his handgun, has been placed on administrative leave, pending an investigation. The first officer on scene, Lt Lindsey, will remain on active duty. Neither officer was wearing a body camera.
This is not the first shooting to draw attention to Oklahoma police in recent years.

In a 2015 a Tulsa volunteer deputy shot a man who had already been subdued. The officer, who received a four-year sentence, claimed that he attempted to fire his Taser but mistakenly used his pistol.
In May a white policewoman was acquitted of shooting an unarmed black man whose hands were raised in the air at the time.

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Good Cop Crosses Thin Blue Line, Helps Family Bring Officer Who Killed Their Son to Justice

Versailles, MO — On Friday, special prosecutor William Camm Seay announced that Trooper Anthony Piercy is being charged in the death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks with his hands cuffed behind his back.

On May 31, 2014. Trooper Piercy arrested Ellingson under suspicion of OWI and negligently placed the wrong life jacket over the handcuffed 20-year-old’s torso. Piercy then drove his patrol boat away from the scene at a high rate of speed. Ellingson was thrown from the craft when it struck a sizeable wake, the life jacket came off, and he drowned with his hands still in cuffs.

As The Free Thought Project previously reported, following the familiar full-court press to prevent officer accountability, the jury in a Coroner’s Inquest ruled Ellingson’s death to be accidental. It was subsequently revealed that Amanda Grellner, the prosecutor who declined to file charges against Piercy, had received a personal favor from the MHP three years earlier when the department declined to charge her then-18-year-old son with DUI.

After seeing that they were getting zero help from the perpetrator and his subsequent conspirators, the family of Ellingson launched a campaign for justice. During this campaign, they were joined by Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant, Randy Henry.

Henry witnessed first hand, the incompetence, negligence, and cover-up and took to exposing it.

“We killed Brandon Ellingson,” Henry bluntly told the Lake Expo newspaper, following it with the question of “Why are we investigating ourselves?”

In a conversation with Piercy the day following Ellingson’s death, Henry expressed concerns about how the arresting officer had conducted himself. Piercy himself seemed remorseful, telling Henry,
“I feel like I drowned that kid…. I should have done more for him.”

In any other context, that comment would be treated as a confession to second-degree murder.

Henry then filed a report on the drowning and testified about the inadequate training Piercy and other water patrol officers received.

During an interview with patrol investigators following the drowning, Henry mentioned a state law dealing with the safety of people in custody and how the police are responsible for the lives of those they detain. An investigator interrupted Henry and insisted that the recorder be turned off, to deliberately prevent an official record of his disclosures.


The stiff arm of blue justice was moving in.

Instead of Piercy being held accountable for his negligence, it was Henry who was then run through the gamut of the thin blue line. He was cast out by his department, demoted to corporal, and forced to retire.

But as a true servant to the public, Henry remained resilient and refused to be bullied.

His and the family’s efforts led to the case being reopened and taken over by Seay.

“It was an investigation not concluded at that time,” Seay said. “She [Grellner] didn’t have it. We, my people, completed the investigation. There was additional investigation after Ms. Grellner stepped down.”

When Seay was asked about the concerns of the law enforcement agency investigating themselves, he said, “That’s what I’m for. I don’t have any concerns.”

On Friday, Seay announced the charge of involuntary manslaughter in the first degree against Trooper Anthony Piercy outside the Morgan County Justice Center. The charge is a Class C felony carrying a punishment of up to seven years in prison, up to a year in the county jail, a $5,000 fine or a combination.

The Highway Patrol said in a statement that it had placed Piercy, 44, on leave without pay. He is expected to turn himself in on Friday.

Craig Ellingson, father of Brandon, announced they were pleased with the news but noted how long it took.

“But it should have been a lot earlier,” he said. “I think it has been a cover-up from the beginning. They had everything. They knew what Piercy did to my son.”

For 18 months, this family, along with the now retired Henry, have fought for Piercy to be held accountable in the death of Brandon Ellingson.

“I never imagined something like that happening to Brandon. … I think he felt like he was safe with Piercy, because he’s a cop. But he wasn’t,” said Ellingson.

“There’s been a cover-up from the beginning,” Henry recently told The Star. “They wanted to protect the governor and the merger and protect Piercy from criminal charges because criminal charges would be a black eye for the patrol.”

While this news of Piercy’s charges is great for the family, Craig Ellingson insists that the fight is not yet over.

“I feel some relief, but I still want to get to the people who have covered this up,” he said.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/good-cop-refused-silenced-fellow-officer-charged-teens-death/

Remember this case? This scumbag only got 10 days in jail (2 days x 5 times, won't even do 10 days straight) for the death of that young man.

Cop Who Threw Handcuffed Man Into Lake and Watched Him Drown, Gets on 10 Days in Jail

Versailles, MO — Nearly two years after Trooper Anthony Piercy was charged in the death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks with his hands cuffed behind his back, the case has been closed. Predictably, the offending officer is getting off with less than a slap on the wrist.

For handcuffing a college student, negligently casting him into a lake, and watching as he drowned, Trooper Piercy avoided an involuntary manslaughter trial after pleaded guilty to a simple boating violation in June.

This week, Piercy was sentenced for his role in Ellingson’s death and he received just 10 days in jail. The judge referred to this insultingly low sentence of only 10 days as “shock time.”

According to the Kansas City Star, in addition to the “shock time” in the Morgan County jail, Judge Roger Prokes sentenced Trooper Anthony Piercy to two years of supervised probation and ordered him to complete 50 hours of community service. Piercy will serve time in jail in five, two-day increments with his first stint scheduled to begin Friday.

To Ellingson family and those who’ve been following this case, it is a kick in the teeth.

“Ten days is like a vacation,” Craig Ellingson said. “It’s a joke. … He knows he’s guilty and he’s damn lucky to get what he got.”

As the Star reports, Special Prosecutor William Camm Seay requested Piercy receive 30 days in jail and have his law enforcement certification revoked for life. Prokes, however, said the decision on Piercy’s certification was for the state, not him.

Seay is a standup attorney, however, and vowed to follow up to make sure this cop loses his license for the death of this beloved young man.

“I wished we would have gotten what we asked for,” Seay told The Star after the hearing. “It’s my hope he (Piercy) never ever serves as a law enforcement officer again. I’ve fulfilled my obligation but I feel like I have an obligation to the Ellingson family to see this out.”

However, the patrol noted that Piercy is still a cop and is merely on unpaid leave. What happens now with Piercy’s employment “is a personnel issue,” said Lt. Paul Reinsch, the Star reported.

During the proceedings, Craig Ellingson finally got to address the man responsible for taking the only thing in the world that mattered, his son. Almost immediately, he began to cry as he read through a three-page statement.

“Anthony Piercy, it has been almost 3 1/2 years that I’ve waited to tell you face to face that you’re the reason why my son Brandon is dead,” Ellingson said.

On May 31, 2014. Trooper Piercy arrested Ellingson under suspicion of OWI and negligently placed the wrong life jacket over the handcuffed 20-year-old’s torso. Piercy then drove his patrol boat away from the scene at a high rate of speed. Ellingson was thrown from the craft when it struck a sizeable wake, the life jacket came off, and he drowned with his hands still in cuffs while Piercy callously watched on.

“He’s an evil person,” Ellingson’s father Craig told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “The reason we decided to go to the plea deal was it was tainted down there,” in Morgan County, Missouri’s court system.

During the investigation, it was determined that Piercy did little to nothing as he watched Ellingson drown.

As the Beast reported:

Piercy did not jump in to save him.
When a bachelorette party passed on a nearby boat, the passengers threw Ellingson a life ring “but they didn’t know my son was handcuffed,” Craig said. “Piercy didn’t say he was handcuffed.”
The women told investigators that they screamed at Piercy to extend a pole to Ellingson, which he did “but he knew he was handcuffed,” Craig said.
Piercy did not call a supervisor for help until an hour after Ellingson drowned. Footage from his boat shows Piercy having a chillingly casual conversation with his colleague, referring to Ellingson in profane terms.
“I’m banged up a little bit, but I’m alright. I don’t know if I’m sore from treading water with the bastard,” Piercy told a supervisor of the dead 20-year-old.


As The Free Thought Project previously reported, following the familiar full-court press to prevent officer accountability, the jury in a Coroner’s Inquest ruled Ellingson’s death to be accidental. It was subsequently revealed that Amanda Grellner, the prosecutor who declined to file charges against Piercy, had received a personal favor from the MHP three years earlier when the department declined to charge her then-18-year-old son with DUI.

Last September, a circuit court judge found that the state had “knowingly and purposefully” covered up the crimes of Piercy, violating the state’s Sunshine Law in the act.

After seeing that they were getting zero help from the perpetrator and his subsequent conspirators, the family of Ellingson launched a campaign for justice. During this campaign, they were joined by Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant, Randy Henry.

Henry witnessed first hand, the incompetence, negligence, and cover-up and took to exposing it.

“We killed Brandon Ellingson,” Henry bluntly told the Lake Expo newspaper, following it with the question of “Why are we investigating ourselves?”

In a conversation with Piercy the day following Ellingson’s death, Henry expressed concerns about how the arresting officer had conducted himself. Piercy himself seemed remorseful, telling Henry,

“I feel like I drowned that kid…. I should have done more for him.”

In any other context, that comment would be treated as a confession to second-degree murder.


Henry then filed a report on the drowning and testified about the inadequate training Piercy and other water patrol officers received.

During an interview with patrol investigators following the drowning, Henry mentioned a state law dealing with the safety of people in custody and how the police are responsible for the lives of those they detain. An investigator interrupted Henry and insisted that the recorder be turned off, to deliberately prevent an official record of his disclosures.

The stiff arm of blue justice moved in and now we are seeing the results.

Instead of Piercy being held accountable for his negligence, it was Henry who was then run through the gamut of the thin blue line. He was cast out by his department, demoted to corporal, and forced to retire.

Now, the man responsible for the death of a star college student is getting off with a 10-day sentence and can remain a cop!


http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-launched-handcuffed-ellingson-jail/
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Remember this case? This scumbag only got 10 days in jail (2 days x 5 times, won't even do 10 days straight) for the death of that young man.

Cop Who Threw Handcuffed Man Into Lake and Watched Him Drown, Gets on 10 Days in Jail

Versailles, MO — Nearly two years after Trooper Anthony Piercy was charged in the death of Brandon Ellingson, who drowned in the Lake of the Ozarks with his hands cuffed behind his back, the case has been closed. Predictably, the offending officer is getting off with less than a slap on the wrist.

For handcuffing a college student, negligently casting him into a lake, and watching as he drowned, Trooper Piercy avoided an involuntary manslaughter trial after pleaded guilty to a simple boating violation in June.

This week, Piercy was sentenced for his role in Ellingson’s death and he received just 10 days in jail. The judge referred to this insultingly low sentence of only 10 days as “shock time.”

According to the Kansas City Star, in addition to the “shock time” in the Morgan County jail, Judge Roger Prokes sentenced Trooper Anthony Piercy to two years of supervised probation and ordered him to complete 50 hours of community service. Piercy will serve time in jail in five, two-day increments with his first stint scheduled to begin Friday.

To Ellingson family and those who’ve been following this case, it is a kick in the teeth.

“Ten days is like a vacation,” Craig Ellingson said. “It’s a joke. … He knows he’s guilty and he’s damn lucky to get what he got.”

As the Star reports, Special Prosecutor William Camm Seay requested Piercy receive 30 days in jail and have his law enforcement certification revoked for life. Prokes, however, said the decision on Piercy’s certification was for the state, not him.

Seay is a standup attorney, however, and vowed to follow up to make sure this cop loses his license for the death of this beloved young man.

“I wished we would have gotten what we asked for,” Seay told The Star after the hearing. “It’s my hope he (Piercy) never ever serves as a law enforcement officer again. I’ve fulfilled my obligation but I feel like I have an obligation to the Ellingson family to see this out.”

However, the patrol noted that Piercy is still a cop and is merely on unpaid leave. What happens now with Piercy’s employment “is a personnel issue,” said Lt. Paul Reinsch, the Star reported.

During the proceedings, Craig Ellingson finally got to address the man responsible for taking the only thing in the world that mattered, his son. Almost immediately, he began to cry as he read through a three-page statement.

“Anthony Piercy, it has been almost 3 1/2 years that I’ve waited to tell you face to face that you’re the reason why my son Brandon is dead,” Ellingson said.

On May 31, 2014. Trooper Piercy arrested Ellingson under suspicion of OWI and negligently placed the wrong life jacket over the handcuffed 20-year-old’s torso. Piercy then drove his patrol boat away from the scene at a high rate of speed. Ellingson was thrown from the craft when it struck a sizeable wake, the life jacket came off, and he drowned with his hands still in cuffs while Piercy callously watched on.

“He’s an evil person,” Ellingson’s father Craig told The Daily Beast on Wednesday. “The reason we decided to go to the plea deal was it was tainted down there,” in Morgan County, Missouri’s court system.

During the investigation, it was determined that Piercy did little to nothing as he watched Ellingson drown.

As the Beast reported:

Piercy did not jump in to save him.
When a bachelorette party passed on a nearby boat, the passengers threw Ellingson a life ring “but they didn’t know my son was handcuffed,” Craig said. “Piercy didn’t say he was handcuffed.”
The women told investigators that they screamed at Piercy to extend a pole to Ellingson, which he did “but he knew he was handcuffed,” Craig said.
Piercy did not call a supervisor for help until an hour after Ellingson drowned. Footage from his boat shows Piercy having a chillingly casual conversation with his colleague, referring to Ellingson in profane terms.
“I’m banged up a little bit, but I’m alright. I don’t know if I’m sore from treading water with the bastard,” Piercy told a supervisor of the dead 20-year-old.


As The Free Thought Project previously reported, following the familiar full-court press to prevent officer accountability, the jury in a Coroner’s Inquest ruled Ellingson’s death to be accidental. It was subsequently revealed that Amanda Grellner, the prosecutor who declined to file charges against Piercy, had received a personal favor from the MHP three years earlier when the department declined to charge her then-18-year-old son with DUI.

Last September, a circuit court judge found that the state had “knowingly and purposefully” covered up the crimes of Piercy, violating the state’s Sunshine Law in the act.

After seeing that they were getting zero help from the perpetrator and his subsequent conspirators, the family of Ellingson launched a campaign for justice. During this campaign, they were joined by Missouri Highway Patrol Sergeant, Randy Henry.

Henry witnessed first hand, the incompetence, negligence, and cover-up and took to exposing it.

“We killed Brandon Ellingson,” Henry bluntly told the Lake Expo newspaper, following it with the question of “Why are we investigating ourselves?”

In a conversation with Piercy the day following Ellingson’s death, Henry expressed concerns about how the arresting officer had conducted himself. Piercy himself seemed remorseful, telling Henry,

“I feel like I drowned that kid…. I should have done more for him.”

In any other context, that comment would be treated as a confession to second-degree murder.


Henry then filed a report on the drowning and testified about the inadequate training Piercy and other water patrol officers received.

During an interview with patrol investigators following the drowning, Henry mentioned a state law dealing with the safety of people in custody and how the police are responsible for the lives of those they detain. An investigator interrupted Henry and insisted that the recorder be turned off, to deliberately prevent an official record of his disclosures.

The stiff arm of blue justice moved in and now we are seeing the results.

Instead of Piercy being held accountable for his negligence, it was Henry who was then run through the gamut of the thin blue line. He was cast out by his department, demoted to corporal, and forced to retire.

Now, the man responsible for the death of a star college student is getting off with a 10-day sentence and can remain a cop!


http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-launched-handcuffed-ellingson-jail/



FFS -- That bastard cop needs the exact same thing doing to him.

If you're reading this agnostic & you can in any way try to defend that cop and his action and the punishment given to him - What very little Faith in Cops I have left will be Completely Gone.
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« Reply #3441 on: September 21, 2017, 12:09:44 PM »

The recent horrific attack on the brave nurse in Utah by a violent uniformed criminal gained some nationwide coverage. However this only one of several incidents where these violent criminals attack those who, with great care and without violence, serve the citizens and the community. All these people should be commended for putting the lives and welfare of their fellow citizens above all and risking their lives standing against the violent criminal gang.

The Utah Nurse is Not Alone — Police Have a History of Abusing Professionals Rendering Aid

The Body Cam footage of a nurse being violently arrested by a police officer in Salt Lake City while other officers on the scene watched and aided the arrest went viral on Friday. The internet watched in horror as a nurse followed the orders from her supervisors and refused to break the law—and a police officer responded by throwing a temper tantrum because he was told “No.”

However, while this incident was caught on video and spread like wildfire when it was released, it is not uncommon, and it does not apply solely to medical professionals. Police officers also have a history of targeting and abusing first responders rendering aid to citizens in life-threatening situations.

Firefighters

When Capt. David Wilson, a veteran firefighter with 27 years of experience, arrived at the scene of a nasty car accident in Hazelwood, Missouri, in May 2003, he parked his truck and went to work. As he was attending to the victim, he was approached by a police officer who seemed to care more about the position of the truck, than about the survivors of the crash.

When Wilson ignored orders from Officer Todd Greeves to move his vehicle, Greeves became agitated, and decided to take matters into his own hands. Greeves arrested the firefighter, and kept him detained by a patrol car for 23 minutes until a supervisor told him to let Wilson go. Wilson filed a civil rights lawsuit, and received $17,500 in damages.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBMoZdwEmc" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khBMoZdwEmc</a>

A similar instance occurred in March 2014 when a volunteer fireman in New Roads, Louisiana, was rendering aid to a woman who passed out in her home. He was the first one on the scene, and when police arrived, instead of asking about the state of the patient, they demanded that the fireman move his truck. When he did not comply, the officer arrested and detained him for nearly 15 minutes.

In February 2014, when Jacob Gregoire, a veteran firefighter with 12 years of experience, was responding to the scene of an accident in Chula Vista, California, he was also ordered to move his truck. Gregoire ignored the commands from a California Highway Patrolman, and he was arrested and detained on the side of the highway for 30 minutes.

In response to the incident, Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman called CHP’s behavior “ridiculous” and the firefighters’ union president John Hess praised Gregoire’s actions. “He made all firefighters look good. He was there to protect the citizens and he was willing to take a stand to do that,” Hess said.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNaXcYezt-8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNaXcYezt-8</a>

EMTs and Paramedics

In the same way that power-hungry police officers have gone after firefighters rendering aid to the victims of car accidents, they have also gone after paramedics and emergency medical technicians who did not follow their orders.

In 2009, Oklahoma State Patrolman Daniel Martin pulled over an ambulance for failing to yield to his patrol car. The ambulance was in the midst of rushing to a hospital with a sick woman in its care.

When the driver of the ambulance, Maurice White, stood up to Martin, the patrolman responding by assaulting, choking and then arresting White, while a sick patient waited in the back of the ambulance, in need of emergency medical care.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkKkLqvy7I8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkKkLqvy7I8</a>

Another police officer used the chokehold method when he got into a confrontation with an EMT in Portsmouth, Ohio, in February 2017. While the emergency medical technicians were preparing to move a man into an ambulance, after he was knocked unconscious during a fight outside of a bar, he suddenly regained consciousness.

Police on the scene responded by intervening and deploying a taser on the startled man, and when one of the EMTs stood up the police sergeant, he assaulted the technician, putting him in a chokehold.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waRXYupoxxY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waRXYupoxxY</a>

A sheriff’s deputy also decided to interfere with an ambulance rushing a patient to a hospital Jackson, Kentucky, in June 2016. The ambulance driver claimed the deputy gave no reason for the stop, and the only reason the driver could come up with as to why the deputy would interfere was because he was the owner of a competing ambulance company.

When a police officer in San Diego, California, decided to go after an EMT and a paramedic at a 7-11 convenience store in April 2014, the surveillance tape was their saving grace.

Officer Anibal Solis claimed he heard EMT Derek Shubin call him a “F—king Nazi,” and he naturally grabbed Shubin and punched him. Paramedic Steve Cogle then intervened and put Solis in a chokehold. After Cogle let Solis out of the chokehold and tried to diffuse the situation, the officer proceeded to attack him.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weLM54YyZk8" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weLM54YyZk8</a>

A former paramedic in St. Paul, Minnesota, found herself on the receiving end of similar treatment in April 2017, when she stopped to render aid to a man who was bleeding on the street. As soon as an officer arrived, the paramedic cautioned him not to touch a portion of the man’s shirt that was soaked with blood. The officer responded by punching and later arresting the paramedic for attempting to help.

One of the most commonly used arguments for supporting police officers is that they risk their lives daily in order to save the lives of others. This same description can be used for firefighters, doctors, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical technicians.

However, when police officers adopt an “It’s my way or the highway” mentality, and they abuse medical professionals and first responders who do not listen to their commands, they not only take away from their own credibility, they also risk the lives of individuals who are already in an emergency situation.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/nurse-not-alone-police-history-abusing-professionals/
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« Reply #3442 on: September 21, 2017, 12:43:53 PM »

Those violent criminals should be locked up for life. The tragic irony is that the victim claims he had been a supporter of police his whole life but after this horrific event he feels like he has to speak up against this violence.

Cops Attack Innocent 72yo Man, Leave Him Bleeding Out—For Breaking Up a Fight

White Plains, NY – Critics are saying police have reached a new behavioral low with the way they dealt with a 72-year-old man who is now suing the White Plains Police Department for unnecessary and excessive force, and has the injuries to prove it.

Charles Pateman was trying to intervene in a domestic dispute between his fiance’ and her daughter. The residential surveillance camera shows the elderly man attempting to get into the elevator to go up to his apartment when police grabbed the well-known businessman and developer, slamming him into the wall and then the floor. After several moments of rough handling, they then placed him in handcuffs.

The officers involved demanded Pateman “stand up or we’ll drag you out,” a command which arguably could be difficult for a person over the age of 70 to comply with.

After he got to his feet, and was taken to the squad car, Mr. Pateman asked the arresting officer to loosen his handcuffs. The reasonable request was answered rather sarcastically as the officer replied, “they’re not built for comfort, sir.”

Even though Pateman politely asked repeatedly for the officers to loosen his cuffs, they refused. The mild-mannered businessman was reportedly respectful throughout the arrest but even asking nicely wasn’t enough to get the officers to release the compression on the cuffs.

As a result, the elderly man’s wrists began to bleed, saturating his clothes with blood, his lawyer said recounting the arrest. Randolph McLaughlin Esq. of Newman Ferrara LLP is representing Pateman in a federal civil rights lawsuit against the police department and the city. He addressed reporters saying:

“The officers viciously and brutally slammed him against the wall and then handcuffed him in such a tight fashion that when you see the video, you’ll see pools of blood dripping around his hands. His clothes were filled with blood.”
McLaughlin criticized the officers’ handling of his client. “They were cavalier. They were brutal and they were indifferent to this man’s medical needs,” he charged.

“Twelve times throughout the incident, I asked them to loosen the cuffs,” Pateman said. “I could feel the blood running down my hands. It was unbelievable to me.”

Pateman also said he had to wait several hours before receiving medical attention, and he defended his actions on that fateful night. He said:

“I’m 72, two officers with guns? I’m a threat to them? Please! You know…just unbelievable…I’m a very respectful man, have been my entire life…I’ve been a supporter of police my entire life and never had any problems whatsoever…Born and raised in Westchester County.”

Pateman said he fears that if he doesn’t speak up and speak out the police will continue hurting the elderly. “If this could happen to me it could happen to anyone and obviously the White Plains police are not trained appropriately or this would not happen,” he said.

The well-known real estate developer described how traumatic his rough handling and injuries have been to his emotional state of mind. “This has been a very traumatic event in my life, something I could not believe could happen,” he said.

As The Free Thought Project has reported, interactions with the elderly must be taken very seriously. Senior citizens are even more susceptible to suffering from both fractures and broken bones—injuries that could greatly impact their quality of life.

A California woman suffered a broken hip when a police officer ignored her demands for a search warrant before forcibly entering her home and knocking the woman to the floor. The injury led to her physical demise. Even though she won a nearly million-dollar lawsuit—paid for by taxpayers—she died before she was ever able to spend a dime.

Predictably, the White Plains leadership, instead of issuing an apology, vowed to vehemently defend the charges of police brutality. Karen Pasquale, Senior Advisor to the White Plains Mayor, issued the following statement:

“In matters of litigation it is our policy to not comment while litigation is pending. We have not yet received the papers in the lawsuit, but we are aware of the case and intend to vigorously defend it in court.”
An apology could possibly avoid litigation and a costly settlement with the city that will potentially cost taxpayers millions. But that will probably never happen, leaving many scratching their heads in disbelief as it remains to be seen whether the officers who arrested Charles Pateman will be held accountable for their actions.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwIp2TAe5I" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luwIp2TAe5I</a>

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/police-nearly-slit-elderly-mans-wrists-abusive-arrest/
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« Reply #3443 on: September 21, 2017, 08:54:54 PM »



Hello - your back here on Getbig.

Look forward to the discussions as generally our views differ greatly

"This Kind of Crap is Tolerated & Routinely Covered up"  as is constantly being shown
When they are caught out - as in this one.

Sack them.. ha .. so they can just go sign up elsewhere as a cop.
The minimum they should be imprisoned.

See how you cover for them & go lenient on them.
It's institutionalised behaviour.

Joe public lying & trying to pervert the course of justice- oh just give them a slap on the wrist.. Yeah Right.

And this incident was a one off behaviour from them at that station
Do you think.


You have a valid point. Firing them isn't enough. I forgot who I was dealing with. I should have been more specific. Fire them, then seek any charges that apply, and the Chief should be an advocate with the Prosecution to go for the fullest sentence. Until that happens, not a lot will change. As Ive stated in the past, integrity comes from the Chief down. I ran a division of 274 cops, I had zero tolerance for bad policing, lying or harassment. My team knew that I didn't tolerate it and they had no problems working under that system. Catching the bad guys is great, not becoming the bad guys while trying to catch them is even better
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« Reply #3444 on: September 21, 2017, 09:01:31 PM »



FFS -- That bastard cop needs the exact same thing doing to him.

If you're reading this agnostic & you can in any way try to defend that cop and his action and the punishment given to him - What very little Faith in Cops I have left will be Completely Gone.

The officers negligence with a citizen in his custody and completely helpless is inexcusable and a person died. 10 days is an abomination. I;m guessing that guy wont be a cop again because of the plea deal and the level of charge but still, we have one chance to do things right... lives depend on it. We are the professionals.. There is no reason the officer couldn't have followed procedure and not caused the death of that person. A travesty
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« Reply #3445 on: September 21, 2017, 09:33:20 PM »

It took 10 years and once again the taxpayers have to pay for the actions of violent criminals instead of pulling that money straight from the pockets of the those thugs and the coffers of their gang.

$1.25 Million Settlement For Body Slam Caught on Video Surveillance System

by Felipe Hemming

March 3, 2007 at the La Fonda Resturant in Yonkers, New York, Irma Marquez suffered injuries when Yonkers police officer Wayne Simoes picked her up in a restaurant and appeared to slam her face-first into the restaurant’s floor.

As reported by News 12 :

“A decade after the incident, the city, and the victim have agreed to settle a related lawsuit.

Video of the encounter made national headlines. It showed officer Wayne Simoes slam Irma Marquez to the ground — knocking her out outside what was then the La Fonda Restaurant at 57 Palisades Ave. Marquez has maintained that she was trying to break up a fight involving her niece, but police were already there when she stepped in.

Simoes faced federal charges of violating her civil rights. Marquez faced local charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with police. Both of them were acquitted.

In May 2008, Marquez filed an $11.3 million lawsuit against Simoes and the Yonkers Police Department. Sources say the settlement was for $1 million, but officials would not comment on the record until City Council has a chance to evaluate the settlement. That will likely happen in August, according to Michael Curti, a lawyer for the city.”

The local version of the USA Today reported :

“Yonkers’ attorney Michael Curti said the city admitted no wrongdoing by the police officer. Curti said the settlement was less than the $11 million initially sought by Marquez.

“The final amount of the settlement, which is the culmination of close to a decade of litigation, is similar to an amount the city’s legal team was prepared to recommend many years ago to avoid the uncertainties of trial and the substantial cost of litigation,” Curti wrote in an email.

Marquez filed her civil lawsuit against the city and Simoes in 2008 and the case was closed on July 10 because of the settlement, according to court records.

The incident, which was captured on video, led to a criminal prosecution of Simoes, now a Yonkers police sergeant. Simoes was acquitted of a charge of violating Marquez’s civil rights in 2009 after federal prosecutors failed to prove to a jury that he intended to hurt her.

In that trial, Simoes’ defense contended that he did not throw Marquez to the ground, but that he slipped on the wet barroom floor. After the trial, jurors said a frame-by-frame version of the video showed that Simoes didn’t throw or drop Marquez because he never released her on the way to the floor.” The video show otherwise.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh3fxKLgTAk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh3fxKLgTAk</a>

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2017/08/10/watch-1-25-million-settlement-body-slam-caught-video-surveillance-system/
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« Reply #3446 on: September 21, 2017, 09:38:50 PM »

As seen in previous posts, the cops protect the prosecutors and the prosecutors return the favor, perpetuating a cycle of abuse and corruption.

Mississippi Prosecutors Defend Cops Who Killed Innocent Man In Wrong House Raid

Mississippi cops killed a totally innocent person while serving a warrant on the wrong house, but the DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion is already lobbying public opinion in favor of the police officers who made a fatal mistake.

He’s saying that officers shot at a dog and killed Ismael Lopez.

Lopez and his wife Claudia Linares were sleeping peacefully at home when the officers arrived.

Ismael Lopez went to answer the door and shortly thereafter fell to the bullets fired by an officer from the Southaven Police Department at the age of 41, right at the front door of his mobile home.

Police bullets pierced his front door.

He died.

The Lopez family retained lawyer Murray Wells who firmly says that the police shot an unarmed man, and that the cops have a strong incentive to lie in order to avoid prosecution.

DeSoto County District Attorney John Champion wouldn’t even admit that officers went to the wrong house, but he did claim that Ismael Lopez was armed, according to The Commercial Appeal:

The statement that the officers went to the wrong address echoed a similar comment the day before from a local prosecutor, John Champion, who said the officers may very well have been at the wrong house. Champion said Monday that two officers were at the scene and that a pit bull dog burst out of the house, prompting one of the officers to shoot at it. Then a man pointed a gun at officers through an open door, Champion said. The officers repeatedly warned him to put the gun down before one of them opened fire. The attorney representing the family said Lopez, a gun owner, did not have a gun in his hand when he was shot, and that the law firm would do its own investigation to learn what happened.

Now that DA Champion is finished defending the officers, it will be his government job to prosecute the cops once the family’s criminal complaint is initiated.

Southaven officers had the right address on their warrants and both houses had visible address markers, when they made their raid in the exurban area just south of Memphis, Tennesee.

The Southaven officers went to the wrong house anyhow and killed the innocent auto mechanic, leaving his family saying that they will pursue Lopez’s killer to the fullest extent of the law.

They were searching for Samuel Pearman who posted a video claiming innocence onto Facebook which was broadcast on the local news, which you can see below.

Instead, they killed an unarmed man.

The Lopez family’s lawyer Murray Wells was unequivocal in condemning the cops incompetence, and putting key facts on the record in an interview with WMAC:

“Someone didn’t take the time to analyze the address. This is incredibly tragic and embarrassing to this police department that they can’t read house numbers.”

He also said that Claudia, who was the only one on the property who could not be held responsible for shooting Lopez, did not hear any commands or instructions being given. In addition, Wells said Lopez never pointed a gun at the officers. “There was a gun on the premises, but the man did not have the gun with him when police shot him,” he said.

“They’ve been in that home for 13 years. The only time the police had ever been there was when they had been robbed,” Wells said. “No criminal history whatsoever. A long-standing employee of the city of Bartlett, mechanic. Loved in the neighborhood.”

Ismael Lopez can’t be brought back, and his widow Claudia Linares is going to face an uphill climb seeking justice since the initial remarks portend a fight with the Desoto County District Attorney as he plays criminal defense lawyer for the Mississippi cops who shot and killed her spouse.

It’s unknown if there are meaningful police recordings of the encounter yet, and the officers’ identities remain secret.

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2017/07/26/mississippi-cops-kill-innocent-man-in-wrong-house-raid/
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« Reply #3447 on: September 22, 2017, 11:10:39 PM »

It took 10 years and once again the taxpayers have to pay for the actions of violent criminals instead of pulling that money straight from the pockets of the those thugs and the coffers of their gang.

$1.25 Million Settlement For Body Slam Caught on Video Surveillance System

by Felipe Hemming

March 3, 2007 at the La Fonda Resturant in Yonkers, New York, Irma Marquez suffered injuries when Yonkers police officer Wayne Simoes picked her up in a restaurant and appeared to slam her face-first into the restaurant’s floor.

As reported by News 12 :

“A decade after the incident, the city, and the victim have agreed to settle a related lawsuit.

Video of the encounter made national headlines. It showed officer Wayne Simoes slam Irma Marquez to the ground — knocking her out outside what was then the La Fonda Restaurant at 57 Palisades Ave. Marquez has maintained that she was trying to break up a fight involving her niece, but police were already there when she stepped in.

Simoes faced federal charges of violating her civil rights. Marquez faced local charges of disorderly conduct and interfering with police. Both of them were acquitted.

In May 2008, Marquez filed an $11.3 million lawsuit against Simoes and the Yonkers Police Department. Sources say the settlement was for $1 million, but officials would not comment on the record until City Council has a chance to evaluate the settlement. That will likely happen in August, according to Michael Curti, a lawyer for the city.”

The local version of the USA Today reported :

“Yonkers’ attorney Michael Curti said the city admitted no wrongdoing by the police officer. Curti said the settlement was less than the $11 million initially sought by Marquez.

“The final amount of the settlement, which is the culmination of close to a decade of litigation, is similar to an amount the city’s legal team was prepared to recommend many years ago to avoid the uncertainties of trial and the substantial cost of litigation,” Curti wrote in an email.

Marquez filed her civil lawsuit against the city and Simoes in 2008 and the case was closed on July 10 because of the settlement, according to court records.

The incident, which was captured on video, led to a criminal prosecution of Simoes, now a Yonkers police sergeant. Simoes was acquitted of a charge of violating Marquez’s civil rights in 2009 after federal prosecutors failed to prove to a jury that he intended to hurt her.

In that trial, Simoes’ defense contended that he did not throw Marquez to the ground, but that he slipped on the wet barroom floor. After the trial, jurors said a frame-by-frame version of the video showed that Simoes didn’t throw or drop Marquez because he never released her on the way to the floor.” The video show otherwise.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh3fxKLgTAk" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh3fxKLgTAk</a>

http://photographyisnotacrime.com/2017/08/10/watch-1-25-million-settlement-body-slam-caught-video-surveillance-system/

If you're going to resist the police doing their job, and you get taken to the floor, you might get injured. On the other hand, you might get a cool payday because it's cheaper to pay you off then prove you are being an ass in court. I wish departments would STOP settling out of court.. it gives the wrong impression. Go through the process and let a judge or jury decide
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Cop Blows a Fuse, Shoves Handcuffed Man into Concrete Wall, Breaking His Vertebrae

Milton-Freewater, OR — In the land of the free, you are ostensibly presumed innocent until proven guilty. Even when in jail for an alleged crime, you still ostensibly have your Eighth Amendment right, declaring that “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” However, as the case in the video below illustrates, an Oregon man learned the hard way that many cops couldn’t care less about the constitution or your rights.

Surveillance footage has just been released in a police misconduct case involving a Milton-Freewater cop and a man who had yet to be convicted of a crime. KEPR news obtained the footage which shows a cop severely injure a defenseless handcuffed man by shoving him face first into a concrete wall.

KEPR said a citizen came across the video and shared it with them to get this information out. The video shows Officer Brian Scott, who had just arrested 46-year-old Jeffery Allen Fields for theft, and was taking him to the Milton-Freewater police station for processing Sept. 26, 2016.

As the video begins, we can see that Fields is entirely compliant. He is on his knees, complying with the officer’s commands, and then stands up and walks into the jail — just like he was told.

As they are walking into the jail, Scott and Fields exchange a few words, however, it does not appear that Fields is attempting to be combative in any way. Once they reach the bottom of the stairs, Scott proceeds in break his oath to the constitution and enact cruel and unusual punishment against a defenseless handcuffed man.

The officer, apparently angered at the fact that Fields is now bleeding all over their jail, then drags the severely injured man into another room. In this room, he bleeds out for several moments before Scott comes back in to hold paper towels against his head.

When paramedics arrived, Fields was rushed to the hospital because of the severity of his injuries. He had massive lacerations on his scalp and broken vertebrae.

The assault was so bad that Scott was actually arrested shortly after. He was held on a $55,000 bond for second-degree assault and official misconduct but quickly released.

The video was kept secret for a year after Scott first appeared in court. To make matters even more insidious, the details of Scott’s case were kept secret and the proceedings were held behind closed doors.

In April, two days after pleading not guilty, Scott pleaded guilty but arranged a deal with the court that made sure he will not spend a single day in jail.

As the East Oregonian reports:

Umatilla County Circuit Court records show Scott, 38, pleaded guilty to one count each of third-degree assault and first-degree official misconduct. The plea came after a settlement conference in Hermiston circuit court.
Misconduct is a misdemeanor, but the assault conviction is a Class C felony in Oregon.

Circuit Judge Eva Temple presided over the closed-door conference and sentenced Scott to three years of probation, which bans him from possessing weapons, firearms or dangerous animals and mandates he must not have any contact with Fields.
Scott also will have to undergo an anger management evaluation and complete any treatment through a court-approved provider, complete 100 hours of community service and pay a fine of $500.

The only good thing to come out of this case is the fact that after he pleaded guilty, Scott was given 30 days to relinquish his police certification from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training. At least, in Oregon, this man won’t be able to wear a badge and victimize other defenseless people.

Below is the graphic video of what it looks like when angry maniacs are given badges and guns.

The walk into the jail starts about the 1:45 mark.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqIKNCjXkY4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqIKNCjXkY4</a>

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-shoves-man-wall-injured/

The mugshot of the violent criminal:

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The "heroes" who "serve and protect". Stealing Christmas gift money from the pocket of a dying elderly man...

Cop Caught on Own Body Cam Stealing Dying Elderly Man’s Christmas Money

TEXAS CITY, Texas (CN) – A widow claims in court that a former Texas City police officer found her husband unconscious on the side of the road with more than $2,000 in cash meant for Christmas gifts and stole the money, just before the man died.

Linda Mabe sued Texas City and former police officer Linnard Crouch Jr. in Galveston federal court Wednesday, claiming Crouch stole $2,400 in cash from her husband, James Mabe, while he was incapacitated on the side of the road.

Instead of returning the full amount, Crouch gave Mabe less than $300 in a “stack of $1.00 bills that James kept in the center console of the truck he drove,” according to the complaint.

“Some people would call that theft,” Linda’s attorney Randall Kallinen said during a press conference Thursday. “Many would call that theft.”

Linda’s husband was robbed by Crouch, victimized by someone who was supposed to protect and serve the public, she said during the press conference.

Crouch resigned from his position as a Texas City police officer on Jan. 30, according to a press release issued by the police department on Thursday.

“Mr. Crouch is facing criminal charges of theft and possession of a controlled substance,” the press release states. “These charges have been presented to the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office and will be presented to a grand jury upon completion of the investigation.”

The police department declined to give any additional details in the press release, citing the ongoing investigation.

Kallinen said that if the Texas City Police Department had taken more decisive action after several infractions, the incident involving Mabe and Crouch would not have occurred.

He also suggested that the Texas City District Attorney’s Office could face repercussions for corruption if they had failed to correct Crouch’s actions after repeated infractions.

On Dec. 19, 2016, Linda gave her husband the money to buy Christmas presents for the family, according to the complaint.

“Linda and James loved the Christmas Season with the family tradition for more than 45 years being that Linda and James would host a huge Christmas meal followed by the exchange and opening of Christmas gifts,” the lawsuit states.

Mabe didn’t complete the trip and stopped on the side of the road when he “felt that something was wrong physically,” according to the complaint.

Texas City police received a call about the vehicle and sent Crouch to investigate.

“After opening James’ locked truck door, Officer Crouch then reached into James’ right front pocket and removed James’ $2,400 in Christmas present money and other money,” the complaint states. “Officer Crouch never reported the $2,400 and other money [and] instead gave back less than $300.”

A police department memo from January corroborates Linda’s allegations.

“I have reviewed Officer Crouch’s body camera video and have observed Officer Crouch to have removed money from Mr. Mabe’s right front pocket he appears not to have reported,” according to the memo written by Assistant Chief Joe Stanton to Police Chief Robert Burby.

Crouch was suspended last year prior to the incident described in the lawsuit after several complaints were filed against him, dating back to 2011.

The former officer failed to complete incident reports, left information out of other completed reports and failed to wear his body camera at all times while on duty, according to a 68-page notice of suspension and a list of official complaints included as an exhibit with the plaintiff’s lawsuit.

Notices from the list characterized Crouch pattern of actions as “dereliction” and “neglect of duty,” but he didn’t resign until after the Mabe incident.

After emergency services were called, Mabe was taken to a local emergency room where he died later that evening, according to the complaint. His family says his heart failed.

Crouch met with Linda and her son, Michael Mabe, at the emergency room to return James’ personal belongings, the complaint states.

He handed them a baggie with a few hundred dollars inside and allegedly told them that the money was the only personal possession he had found on James.

According to the complaint, Crouch had also breached protocol by giving Linda and Michael the money directly instead of the usual documenting of property by the police department’s inventory process.

Michael said during Thursday’s press conference that the police department and district attorney did not believe that Crouch had taken his family’s money.

He said he didn’t find out about the department’s memo acknowledging the video proof of theft until he requested documents from the department.

When asked who he blames for the incident, Michael said there was “more than enough anger to go around.”

He said that in addition to seeking justice for his mother, he wants to help ensure that “this doesn’t happen to someone else” after seeing his mother’s “day-to-day struggle” since the incident in December.

Michael also indicated that his mother’s lawsuit was filed to focus on the alleged crimes committed, rather than reimbursement of the $2,400.

“The Mabe family’s Christmas, made so sad by James’ death, was shocking and appalling due to the theft or taking by a police officer of the Mabe’s Christmas money,” the lawsuit states.

Linda Mabe seeks punitive damages against Texas City and Crouch for alleged Fourth Amendment and due-process violations. Her attorney, Kallinen, is based in Houston.

Crouch could not be reached for comment.

http://thefreethoughtproject.com/cop-caught-body-cam-stealing-dying-elderly-mans-christmas-money/
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