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« Reply #4950 on: July 10, 2020, 05:38:31 PM »
Most have heard of George Floyd by now but who knows or remembers Tony Timpa?

He was killed by cops despite pleading for help more than 30 times. After killing him the cops laughed and joked.

But his death didn't matter since he was white. No riots, no looting, no beating up innocent bystanders, no taking down statues. Very few even know his name.

Now to add insult to injury, his killers enjoy the travesty known as "qualified immunity".

Federal judge tosses excessive force suit against five Dallas officers in Tony Timpa case

A federal judge in Dallas has thrown out an excessive force lawsuit filed against five Dallas police officers who handcuffed and pinned a mentally ill man to the ground shortly before he died.

In a 27-page ruling, U.S. District Judge David Godbey granted the officers’ motion for summary judgment in the case of Tony Timpa. The unarmed Rockwall man died in 2016 from “sudden cardiac death due to the toxic effects of cocaine and physiological stress associated with physical restraint,” court records show.

Godbey based his decision, signed Monday, on the controversial doctrine of qualified immunity. Under that standard, Timpa’s family had to identify a specific case in the Fifth Circuit court of appeals that clearly established that the officers’ conduct at the time was unconstitutional.

A private security guard handcuffed Timpa before Dallas officers arrived. Timpa was unarmed, in shorts and barefoot. The responding officers mocked the 32-year-old as he screamed for his life, with one officer’s knee pinned in his back for about 14 minutes as he lay face down in the grass, according to court records. They joked after he became unresponsive that he was going to be late for school, the lawsuit says.

The officers involved were Dustin Dillard, Raymond Dominguez, Kevin Mansell, Domingo Rivera and Danny Vasquez.

Three of the officers later faced misdemeanor deadly conduct charges in connection with the death.

But last year, Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot dismissed the charges against Dillard, Mansell and Vasquez. Creuzot said he met with three medical examiners who told him they did not believe the officers acted recklessly.

All but one of the five officers remain on the force, a police spokeswoman said Tuesday. Mansell retired in August 2019, the spokeswoman said.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/courts/2020/07/07/federal-judge-tosses-excessive-force-suit-against-five-dallas-officers-in-tony-timpa-case/


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« Reply #4951 on: July 11, 2020, 01:34:16 PM »
Another non-black victim. Don't expect any rioting, looting or "say his name" hashtags on twitter.

Ex-St. Johns County deputy charged after man beaten during traffic stop

An ex-deputy with the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office, who was seen on video beating a man during a December traffic stop, has been charged with aggravated battery, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar in March filed a criminal charge of aggravated battery against Anthony DeLeo for his use of force against Christopher Butler. DeLeo was fired from the Sheriff’s Office. The charges were sent to the State Attorney’s Office for review, and DeLeo surrendered to authorities Wednesday.

Family told News4Jax that Butler was severely injured by deputies after he was pulled over for driving 15 mph on Interstate 95. Attorney John Phillips, representing Butler, said Butler was going through a medical episode when he was pulled over.

Video of his arrest, captured by a witness and a state trooper’s dash camera, shows that over a nearly four-minute span DeLeo hit Butler 19 times with his baton, and kicked him in the head twice, while Butler was sitting on the ground offering little resistance. After DeLeo hit and kicked Butler, minimal effort was made to handcuff Butler, according to a warrant affidavit.

“Based on the actions of (DeLeo), the gratuitous amount of force applied and the extent of injuries sustained by the victim; probable cause was established for the charge of aggravated battery,” the warrant affidavit stated.

According to authorities, Butler would not cooperate during a traffic stop. After he was pulled over on County Road 210, a witness captured what happened next on his cellphone and shared it with Butler’s family. Teri Morgenstern, Butler’s mother, shared the video with News4Jax.

In the video, Butler can be heard screaming and moaning when he was shocked with a Taser several times. Later in the video, DeLeo comes at him with a baton.

In the report from the Sheriff’s Office, investigators said Butler was being uncooperative and was not responding to commands. They believed he was on drugs because it appeared to them the Taser had no effect, according to the report.

https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/2020/07/02/st-johns-county-deputy-charged-after-man-beaten-during-traffic-stop/

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« Reply #4952 on: July 13, 2020, 03:20:34 PM »
Quite the "white privilege" these 2 men had.... They got sentenced to 50 and 55 years in prison based on a "bloody" towel that a famous "expert" witness by the government presented as evidence. The minor detail is that the "expert" did not test the towel and the "blood" on the towel was an inorganic substance.

Yet, due to their "white privilege" both men spent 30 years in prison. Don't expect any rioting or looting or stupid twitter hashtags. And of course the "expert witness" will not serve a day for his lies that sent these men to prison.

Who knows how many other people have been unjustly imprisoned or executed because of "expert witnesses" like this piece of shit?

Judge dismisses murder charges against men imprisoned for three decades based in part on discredited testimony by world famous criminologist Henry C. Lee

A judge on Friday dismissed the charges against two men who were convicted of murder and served three decades in prison based in part on erroneous trial testimony by the world-famous forensic scientist Dr. Henry C. Lee.

Superior Court Judge Dan Shaban dismissed charges against Ralph Birch and Shawn Henning during two brief and sparsely attended hearings in a courthouse all but shut down by the coronavirus pandemic. Both men spent 30 years in prison until the state Supreme Court, in a decision sharply critical of Lee, reversed their convictions last year for the 1985 murder of retired truck driver Everett Carr in New Milford.

Litchfield State’s Attorney Dawn Gallo told Shaban that the state had decided against retrying the men, saying key witnesses had died, the recollections of others had faded, two important prosecution witnesses recanted their testimony and a comprehensive series of tests and retests of evidence failed to turn up anything tying Birch and Henning to the murder. She did not mention Lee. Lawyers for the two men asked Shaban to dismiss murder and burglary charges and the judge agreed — putting Birch and Henning in a position to pursue millions of dollars in wrongful prosecution claims against the state.

The dismissals are another blow to Lee’s increasingly tarnished reputation. Lawyers once fought over Lee, a fixture as star witness in the sensational criminal trials of O.J. Simpson, William Kennedy Smith and others. But more recently, his judgement has been questioned. Four murder convictions in Connecticut, including those of Birch and Henning, have been reversed or challenged over allegations of erroneous testimony by Lee about what he characterized as definitive blood evidence.

Birch and Henning were troubled and homeless teenagers, aged 18 and 17, living in a stolen car and committing burglaries to raise money for drugs when Carr was beaten and stabbed to death in his New Milford home in an extraordinarily brutal attack.

The theory of the crime was that Carr interrupted a burglary, putting Birch and Henning at the top of the suspect list. But the police were confronted by a contradiction. The crime scene suggested the teens should have been soaked with blood. There was not a trace on them, their clothing, the stolen Buick or any of the clutter of possessions they had stuffed into the car.

Lee provided an explanation: He testified that he found a stained towel in an upstairs bathroom at Carr’s house and that his repeated tests on the stains proved they were made by blood. The prosecutor was able to suggest to jurors in his closing arguments that the teens could have used the towel to clean up. Birch and Henning were convicted in separate trials of felony murder and sentenced to 50 and 55 years in prison, respectively.

It was more than 20 years later, in 2008, that they discovered a stunning oversight by the prosecution that discredited Lee’s testimony. Birch and Henning had arranged through a last-ditch appeal to have the bathroom towel subjected to sophisticated genetic testing unavailable at the time of their trials. Over the course of the testing, the state forensic laboratory found records showing that the towel had never been tested before, by Lee or anyone else. That meant, at the time of trial, there was no way of knowing what the stain was. When the towel ultimately was tested, the results showed the red-colored stains were not made by blood at all, but by an inorganic substance

https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-news-henry-lee-murder-charges-reversed-20200710-20200710-5pdanjzhwfhhpgvmuhncss7etu-story.html

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« Reply #4953 on: July 14, 2020, 11:55:28 PM »

Lancaster Woman Says She Was Forced From Home Naked by Deputies During Fruitless Search

A woman from Lancaster says Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies violated her Constitutional rights when they burst through her door, handcuffed and moved her outside naked, and terrified her younger sister and son, while allegedly searching for the woman's brother -- who she later learned was being arrested at a different location.

She filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court earlier this year as a, "Jane Doe," that claims the deputies were negligent when they conducted an unreasonable search of her home, and as a result, inflicted emotional distress. The woman does not want her name or face revealed publicly due to the nature of what happened and her allegations against the County.

The woman says she asked her younger sister to begin recording the July 25, 2019 encounter with a cellphone, and the video shows four male deputies inside the home ordering her to walk down a flight of stairs while nude. The woman says she was in the shower when the deputies forced their way inside.

The Sheriff's Department has declined to discuss the incident and said it could not address the allegations in the lawsuit.

At the time of the search, the woman says the deputies told her they were searching for her brother, who was wanted in an assault case. Time-stamped Sheriff's Department booking records show he was being arrested by other deputies in South Los Angeles around the same time deputies forced open the woman's door in Lancaster.

The Sheriff's Department has also yet to respond to a request under the California Public Records Act filed earlier this month for details of the response to Lancaster home and the circumstances of the arrest of her brother.

The brother's arrest turned out to be fruitless, according to court and other records, because the L.A. County District Attorney's Office declined to file a criminal charge citing a lack of sufficient evidence. "No independent witnesses," and, "suspect denies," were listed by the deputy district attorney who rejected the case, according to a charge evaluation worksheet.

The assault allegation against the brother stemmed from an alleged confrontation with a family member in April, 2019, according to a DA's office record.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/investigations/lancaster-woman-los-angeles-sheriff-deputy-naked-search-lawsuit/2394444/

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« Reply #4954 on: July 15, 2020, 03:54:19 PM »
Another hoax attack. Deputy Jussie...

Virginia Deputy Lied About Roadside Attack, Sheriff Says

A deputy who said he was the victim of a roadside attack in Fauquier County, Virginia, made up the incident and is facing charges, authorities say.

Jake Preston Dooley, 22, said he was stopped at the intersection of Old Waterloo Road and Wilson Road near Warrenton after 7 p.m. Friday to remove a hazard in the roadway when he heard a vehicle approach and someone yelling.

He said he saw a black SUV and was struck in the head, the sheriff's office said in a release Saturday.

Dooley was taken to a hospital and was stable, authorities said.

Later Saturday, the sheriff's office said detectives found the incident was false. Dooley was fired and charged with falsely summonsing law enforcement and obstruction of justice..

https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/virginia-sheriffs-deputy-knocked-unconscious-in-attack/2358353/


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« Reply #4955 on: July 15, 2020, 06:44:27 PM »
That's some white privilege that white man is enjoying, getting beat up by a black cop and then getting charged with a felony as well. Will there be any rioting or looting for a black cop attacking a white person?

Video Shows Cop Punching Man on Manhattan Subway. DA Vance Charges Rider With Assault

A police officer punched and dragged a homeless man who was allegedly taking up more than one seat on a near-empty subway train in Manhattan, body camera video from May shows.

But Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance is charging the bloodied man with felony assault, punishable by up to seven years in prison, for allegedly kicking the officer’s hand while the cop tried to cuff him on the platform of the Midtown station.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office stood by its decision to prosecute for a felony assault against police. The police initially arrested Joseph for resisting arrest and obstructing government administration, as well as a violation. But the district attorney’s office upgraded the charges.

https://www.thecity.nyc/2020/7/14/21324745/video-shows-cop-punching-man-on-manhattan-subway




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« Reply #4956 on: July 16, 2020, 12:59:58 PM »
The long quest to stop a ‘Sugar Daddy’ judge accused of preying on women

She was 30 years old, jobless and facing a custody fight for two young children. To keep her kids, she needed a lawyer – someone cheap and willing to see her quickly.

Tim Parker seemed ideal. He was available, and his fee was about half what another lawyer quoted. According to confidential testimony reviewed by Reuters, the woman told state authorities that Parker agreed to represent her in late 2013, then offered her some unexpected advice.

“‘You need yourself a Sugar Daddy,’ is exactly what he said,” the woman said in the confidential testimony. “He was very persistent on it and knew that I was pretty much broke.”

The woman told authorities that she covered part of her legal fees by having sex with Parker, and that Parker paid her at least $3,000 for more sex over the next two years. Typically, allegations that a lawyer had sex with a client or exchanged services for sex would be handled by local police or state ethics officials.

But Parker’s case was complicated: He wasn't just a lawyer. He was also a part-time judge for the Carroll County District Court.

That gave Arkansas' judicial oversight agency the jurisdiction to investigate Parker. Although the woman declined to talk with Reuters, she alleged in secret testimony to the agency that Parker had also used his authority as a judge to help her friends bond out of jail, again in return for sex. The alleged conduct was not isolated, according to the confidential records reviewed by Reuters and interviews with eight law enforcement officials in Arkansas.

City police, the sheriff’s office, the state police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a federal grand jury investigated Parker for about four years. Witnesses gave evidence that the judge disclosed the identity of a confidential informant; traded money and opioids for sex; and gave favorable treatment to young women in his courtroom, Reuters found.

Despite the intense scrutiny, Parker, 58, was never charged with any crime.
In brief interviews with Reuters, Parker said he did nothing wrong, as a judge or as a lawyer. In a statement, Parker’s lawyer said the allegations of illegal drug use and sexual misconduct are “absolutely untrue.”

Still, Parker’s term on the bench ended in disgrace, when the state judicial commission forced his removal and resignation on what was already scheduled to be his final day in office.

The story of Tim Parker shows how hard it can be to remove an American judge suspected of corruption. It also illustrates how, even after misconduct on the bench becomes an open secret, a judge can remain in power for years when his victims are people who typically make for poor witnesses – in this case, petty criminals and drug addicts.

In its investigation into judicial misconduct across America, Reuters sought to identify people harmed as a result of judges who break the law or violate their sworn oaths. Over a dozen years, the news agency found at least 5,206 people who were directly affected by a judge’s misconduct. The victims ranged from individuals who were illegally jailed to those subjected to racist, sexist and other abusive comments or actions.

Parker’s case also provides a different, more hopeful lesson about ensuring accountability in America's state and local courts, however. It demonstrates how a well-staffed and persistent state judicial oversight agency – the exception, not the rule, in the United States – can hold judges to account when other authorities can’t.

https://www.reuters.com/investigates/special-report/usa-judges-commissions/

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« Reply #4957 on: July 27, 2020, 12:20:26 PM »
If the state owes you, tough luck.

If you owe the state they seize your house, sell it and keep the change. And now that the Michigan Supreme Court argued otherwise, the county's argument is that if they are forced to pay back all their illegal profits to the rightful owners, the county would be bankrupt.

Michigan county treasurer rebuked for seizing retiree's home over $8 tax debt

Officials in one Michigan county are demanding answers from their treasurer amid concerns that the county could be on the hook for millions of dollars in payments to former homeowners whose properties were seized under a tough forfeiture practice.

Oakland County commissioners sent an angry letter last week to Treasurer Andrew Meisner, a former Democratic Party member of the Michigan State House of Representatives, after the Michigan Supreme Court rebuked the county’s decision to seize one homeowner’s house after he underpaid his taxes by $8.41.

The commissioners said that they are forming a special investigative committee to look into the forfeiture practices and "make recommendations to protect the Oakland County taxpayers."

“It appears your actions as Treasurer to foreclose on an Oakland County retiree’s property for $8.41 has exposed the county to serious risk,” the July 21 letter to Meisner, signed by board Chairman David Woodward and commissioners Mike Gingell and Helen Zack, said, according to the Detroit News. Meisner did not immediately return Fox News' request for comment.

The Michigan Supreme Court’s rebuke centers on the case of Uri Rafaeli, a retiree in his 80s whose 1,500-square-foot house in the Detroit suburb of Southfield was seized in 2014 and then sold for $24,500, with the county keeping all the earnings.

While Rafaeli’s case was stunning at the time, it is hardly unique: more than 100,000 homeowners in the state have fallen victim to an aggressive property tax law that legislators in Lansing passed two decades ago. Similar statutes have been passed in more than a dozen other states.

“When the government takes property to settle a debt, they have to give the extra money they make back to you,” Christina Martin, a lawyer with the Pacific Legal Foundation who was representing Rafaeli in his case against Oakland County, told Fox News last year. “It doesn’t matter what law Michigan passes, they have the constitutional obligation to pay back any more than they are owed.”

The state’s Supreme Court ruled earlier this month that while Oakland County had the right to seize Rafaeli’s house to satisfy the tax debt and "any interest, penalties, and fees," it was not entitled to the full value of the home that it sold.

Oakland County officials – and those in other counties across Michigan – are now worried that the high court’s ruling will open the floodgates for litigation as former homeowners whose properties were seized look to get the money from the sale of their seized homes.

During a court appearance last year, William Horton and John Bursch, the county’s attorneys, argued that a ruling in favor of Rafaeli would set a precedent that could ultimately bankrupt Michigan counties by forcing local governments to compensate all homeowners in similar situations. He estimated it would cost around $2 billion.

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/michigan-county-treasurer-after-seizing-retirees-home-for-8-tax-debt

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« Reply #4958 on: July 27, 2020, 03:47:32 PM »
A 6 year old child killed by cops? Oh, the child was white so no protests, no rioting, no looting no stupid "sayhisname" hashtags on social media.
Of course the cops investigated themselves and cleared themselves of any wrongdoing.

'I can't see any weapons': Helicopter video shows moments before deputies shot unarmed woman, 6-year-old boy

The family of a 6-year-old boy who was fatally shot by deputies days before Christmas in 2017 is now calling on Bexar County to settle a lawsuit connected with his death, documents obtained Thursday by Eyewitness Wants to Know revealed.

Kameron Prescott, 6, was shot twice as Bexar County Sheriff's Deputies chased down, shot and killed a fugitive sought by bounty hunters and deputies.

In a 16-page letter sent to county commissioners late last month, attorneys for Prescott's father and mother, Christopher and Rubi Prescott, laid out what they had discovered since filing suit against the county, writing that while they are "confident in our case," the Prescott family is "willing to accept, at this time, a fraction of what a jury would likely award as damages."

The letter contains new details about the moments leading up to Prescott's death, including that a DPS trooper had informed responding officers they did not see firearms on the suspect, Amanda Jones, moments before deputies on the ground shot her.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, Sheriff Javier Salazar said deputies suspected Jones was involved in a vehicle burglary, prompting the pursuit. But the lawsuit states that it was actually a bounty hunter that alerted deputies to the fact that Jones was in the area. Jones was wanted on fraud and credit card abuse warrants.

"What we had was a case where a call from a bounty hunter led to a two-hour police chase of a non-violent suspect, and it resulted in that suspect fleeing and standing in front of a mobile home where there was a child's bicycle on the porch and a car in the driveway and a 6-year-old boy playing inside that had nothing to do with this police chase," said Tom Crosley, an attorney for Kameron Prescott's father, Christopher Prescott. "And deputies in this case fired 20 rounds from assault rifles. And one of those rounds killed this innocent young child."

Attorneys for the Prescotts allege in the letter that a deputy's claim Jones was armed and had pointed a gun at him ultimately set off the extensive manhunt. The letter states that deputy recanted after the deadly shooting, stating he never saw a gun and instead "closed his eyes and flinched" when Jones ran past him.

The letter also states deputy Longoria swore under oath he saw smoke coming from Jones's gun, though Jones was unarmed and investigators have never recovered the object deputies claimed she was holding when she tried to exit the trailer.

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/family-of-6-year-old-killed-by-deputies-days-before-christmas-calling-on-county-to-settle-lawsuit-in-letter-detailing-deadly-shooting/273-b6415b16-5b98-49d7-892d-9a5da1ece0f2

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« Reply #4959 on: August 04, 2020, 01:23:02 PM »
Repeated charges of illegal searches, violence, racial profiling, racial slurs and intimidation against Lt. Daniel Sbarra and his team have cost the city more than $1.5 million in settlements 

NYPD veteran Daniel Sbarra donned his dress blues on Aug. 2, 2011, and headed to One Police Plaza — where Commissioner Raymond Kelly, a promotion and a pay raise awaited.

Kelly shook his hand. And targets of Sbarra's crude and costly police tactics were left shaking their heads.
The Brooklyn North Narcotics sergeant with 15 years on the job made lieutenant despite years of on-the-job conduct some say raises serious questions about whether he should still have his badge.

A Daily News investigation of Sbarra and his team of cops exposed repeated charges of illegal searches, unprovoked violence, racial profiling, racial slurs and intimidation that cost the city more than $1.5 million in settlements.

This figure could rise: 9 of the nearly 60 lawsuits filed against the accused rogue cops are still pending.

Sbarra is involved in at least 15 of the suits — others involving his team reference various John and Jane Doe officers, whose names typically don't come to light when there are quick settlements. He's been the target of five to 10 Internal Affairs investigations, the lieutenant acknowledged in a deposition. And he's racked up a staggering 30 civilian complaints, among the most on the force.

City settlements involving the 37-year-old married father total nearly $500,000.

Just 4 months before his promotion, court papers say, Sbarra lost 20 days of vacation after an Internal Affairs probe into an unauthorized search of an ex-Marine's apartment. His union head said Sbarra pleaded guilty to the department charges because he couldn't get promoted until the case was closed out.

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/lt-daniel-sbarra-team-finest-article-1.1348075

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« Reply #4960 on: August 07, 2020, 01:17:20 PM »
Another man killed but since he was white there will be no protests, riots, looting or twitter hashtags.

It started as a noise complaint. It ended in another fatal Phoenix police shooting

Ryan Whitaker had heard a stranger knock on his Ahwatukee apartment door in the middle of the night earlier in May. So when he heard a similar knock on a Thursday after 10 p.m. later that same week, he answered the door holding his 9 mm gun.

Holding the gun in his right hand, he was confronted by two Phoenix police officers standing on either side of the door. They appeared surprised by the sight of the firearm, body camera footage shows.

3 seconds after Whitaker opened the door, Phoenix Officer Jeff Cooke shot Whitaker in the back at least two times, killing the 40-year-old man. Phoenix police had portrayed Whitaker's shooting as an emergency domestic violence call. A 30-minute police body camera video released this week indicates the incident started over a noise complaint from a neighbor upstairs who called police twice.

https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2020/07/17/noise-complaint-fatal-police-shooting-ryan-whitaker/5459142002/

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« Reply #4961 on: August 07, 2020, 01:39:04 PM »
All of these cases are horrible and good examples of police brutality. I disagree with rioting and violence for any reason, but I also do not abide police brutality. Judges who seem to condone it should be relieved of their judgeship and disbarred from practicing law.

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« Reply #4962 on: August 07, 2020, 11:01:22 PM »
I doubt these cops will end up in prison or pay a single cent out of their own pocket.

District attorney opens investigation into Aurora police mistaken detention of Black family captured on video



Arapahoe County’s district attorney announced Friday that he will review Sunday’s detention of a Black family in Aurora in which officers drew their weapons and forced four girls, ages 6, 12, 14 and 17, to lie face down in a parking lot while they investigated a report of a stolen car.

“Public accounts of the incident in a parking lot near Iliff and Buckley are very concerning,” 18th Judicial District Attorney George Brauchler said in a statement. “Everyone is entitled to be treated equally under the law. No one is above the law. If our investigation determines that the officers involved committed a crime, I will not hesitate to file charges and prosecute them.”

The detention of a Black woman and her daughter and nieces in the Aurora parking lot drew national criticism after a video taken by a bystander showed children on the ground, wailing and pleading for their mothers.

Brittney Gilliam was taking the girls to a nail salon when they were approached in the parking lot by Aurora officers, who drew their guns and handcuffed some of them. Gilliam was detained in the back of a patrol car.

Police mistakenly pulled over Gilliam’s SUV after receiving reports of a stolen vehicle with matching license plates. Those plates, however, belonged to a stolen motorcycle out of Montana instead.

Wilson said officers made two mistakes that day. First, they failed to look up the plate number in the National Crime Information Center to double check the information on the stolen motorcycle. She also said officers should not have kept the children on the ground, even though department policy calls for officers to treat interactions with reported stolen vehicles as high-risk.

https://www.denverpost.com/2020/08/07/aurora-police-district-attorney-investigation-children-detention/