Cops Behaving Badly

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Post by Somerset » Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:15 pm

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I suspect the officer's rendition of the events is all bullshit.
Could be.

https://955thelou.com/2077247/apartment ... tham-jean/
Investigators literally have the key to proving whether the Dallas cop who killed Botham Jean lied to cover-up her murder. In fact, they have both of them.

The Dallas County District Attorney’s Office obtained permission to analyze data on the electronic keys to the apartment front doors of Officer Amber Guyger and Jean, the Dallas Morning News reported Tuesday afternoon.

Guyger and Jean lived in the same apartment complex. The officer claimed that she walked into Jean’s home by mistake and shot him thinking that he was an intruder in her own apartment. Data retrieved from the keys could indicate if Jean’s door was ajar, as the officer claimed. She fired two shots, killing the 26-year-old Black man.

Several neighbors have told attorneys for Jean’s family that they heard someone banging on the victim’s door and a woman’s voice demanding to enter his apartment. Data from the keys could also indicate if Jean’s door was locked.
The video at the link shows the doors close automatically and wouldn't likely be ajar.

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Post by Chilidog » Tue Sep 25, 2018 6:27 am

Also, the guy had a bright red doormat in front of his door. It was kind a hard to miss.

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Post by DejaMoo » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:21 am

Hell Forms Bobsled Team After Police Chief Admits Fault In SWAT Raid Targeting Wrong Address
Something that happens far too often -- police officers raiding the wrong house in search of criminals -- has resulted in national headlines.
A police search warrant team going after a drug dealer targeted the wrong address and burst into the apartment of an innocent resident who shot and wounded two officers believing they were home invaders, Prince George’s law enforcement officials said.
It has been greeted by something that almost never happens.
Police Chief Hank Stawinski apologized for the error Thursday and said he has halted executing search warrants until the department reviews how it corroborates information to confirm addresses and the location of investigative targets.
There's more. No charges will be filed against the man who shot two officers. The police chief said the man ambushed in his own home was a "law-abiding citizen." Beyond that, he called the warrant itself into question, along with the information used to obtain it.

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This is an astounding reaction to incidents that are far too commonplace in this country. This is also an indictment of policing in America. There is no reason this reaction should be as stunning as it is. This should be standard operating procedure when cops screw up.
I've heard this bull before.

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Post by DejaMoo » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 am

Texas Cops Seize Anti-GOP Sign From Homeowner's Lawn
Stupid unconstitutional stuff is happening in Texas. "Again?" I hear you ask, irritated but not surprised. "Yes," I repeat. "In Texas, and involving local politicians and law enforcement." "Again?" I hear you say (again) and the circle of commentary life continues uninterrupted.
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As one does in this age of social media telegraphy, outraged parties brought this to the attention of a local politician with a sizable following -- Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller -- who dumped his own petrol on the partisan bonfire by posting it to Facebook and calling it an example of "Democrat sleaze." He also claimed the picture was supposed to be "Judge Kavanaugh's young daughter" -- a claim made without supporting evidence but with the amplification of 738,000 Facebook followers.

Shortly thereafter, Marion Stanford began receiving threats. Unfortunately, this is the predictable part of the backlash. Stanford also received a visit from local law enforcement, which was a bit less predictable. But they weren't there about the threats. They were there about the sign, as the Dallas Morning News reports.
Tuesday evening, she said, police came to her house and said they had received complaints.

“Police told me to remove the sign or they would take it and would arrest me,” Stanford said. “So I let them take the sign.”
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:23 pm

a variant of swat'ing ?
NYPD Uses Taser on Staten Island Man With Health Issues, Family and Attorney Say
Police responded to the Staten Island home of William Colon, 24, after a neighbor called 911 after hearing Colon and his girlfriend arguing.

By Jummy Olabanji
Published at 5:30 PM EDT on Oct 10, 2018 | Updated at 7:55 PM EDT on Oct 10, 2018
  • A man with health issues was brutally punched and tased in his home by police responding to a 911 call, his family and attorney say
    Police responded to the Staten Island home of William Colon, 24, after a neighbor called 911 after hearing Colon and his girlfriend arguing
    Police arrested Colon for assaulting his girlfriend, but both he and his girlfriend say he never assaulted her, according to their lawyers
A Staten Island man with health issues was brutally punched and tased in his family’s home by police responding to a 911 call, his family and attorney say.

Police responded to the Staten Island home of William Colon, 24, on Sept. 28 after a neighbor who heard Colon and his girlfriend arguing called 911.

Video taken by Colon’s brother shows officers punching and tasing Colon — who suffers from several diabetic-related health conditions, stands at around 4-foot-8 and weighs approximately 85 pounds — as he lies face down on a bed.

Colon was only told later that he’d been arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, his attorney Christopher Pisciotta, of the Legal Aid Society, said.



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:19 pm

Lake County police officers have been allowed to call for rides home after being pulled over

Waukegan Officer Daniel Ramirez was pulled over Nov. 12, 2017, by Libertyville police for speeding and blew a .17, police said. He was allowed to call an Uber to take him home. The following dash cam video has been edited for length by the Tribune. Additionally, separate audio from a police phone call made during the stop was added to the video and edited for length. (Libertyville Police Department)

Waukegan Officer Daniel Ramirez was pulled over Nov. 12, 2017, by Libertyville police for speeding and blew a .17, police said. He was allowed to call an Uber to take him home. The following dash cam video has been edited for length by the Tribune. Additionally, separate audio from a police phone call made during the stop was added to the video and edited for length. (Libertyville Police Department)

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police allowed a officer to call for a ride home even though he registered a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit during an early morning traffic stop, video and audio recordings obtained by the Lake County News-Sun show.

The case is the third example of law enforcement officers in Lake County allowing fellow officers in 2017 to get a ride home and have their vehicles moved for safekeeping rather than face a tow after being pulled over or found passed out behind the wheel, according to records obtained through a request.


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Post by RTH10260 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:48 pm

East Cleveland officer found intoxicated while on the job, city leaders question accountability
Joe Pagonakis
11:20 PM, Sep 4, 2018
12:11 PM, Sep 5, 2018

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio - Some East Cleveland city leaders and residents are concerned about the accountability of their police force, after finally discovering one of their officers was arrested and convicted for being intoxicated while on the job, back in December 2017.

Concerned resident Justyn Anderson told News 5 he only found about the case after he said Bratenahl Police gave him police body camera video of the arrest of East Cleveland detective Joseph Marche, while Anderson was making a public records request on another issue in July.

Anderson said the video was eventually posted on YouTube and shows the difficulty Bratenahl police encountered in arresting Marche.

Police said Marche was found highly intoxicated and slumped over the wheel of an unmarked city vehicle, while working on a stakeout for the East Cleveland Police Department.

Police report they had to break out two windows to make an arrest, and found a loaded automatic weapon in Marche's city vehicle.



https://www.news5cleveland.com/news/loc ... untability

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Post by Volkonski » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:14 pm

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BREAKING - Dallas County grand jury indicts fired cop Amber Guyger with murder for mistakenly entering wrong apartment and killing Botham Jean, the unarmed black male resident inside.
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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Nov 30, 2018 4:24 pm

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BREAKING - Dallas County grand jury indicts fired cop Amber Guyger with murder for mistakenly entering wrong apartment and killing Botham Jean, the unarmed black male resident inside.
Good. That situation really bothered me.
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:05 pm

Harnett deputy suspended after teen assaulted while recording arrest

Posted 2:42 p.m. Tuesday
Updated 7:54 p.m. Tuesday
By Amanda Lamb, WRAL reporter

LILLINGTON, N.C. — A Harnett County deputy was placed on administrative leave on Tuesday, a day after a video was posted to Facebook showing him roughing up two girls who were recording an arrest on their cellphones.

The sheriff's office said the deputy, whose name hasn't been released, and a second deputy were responding to a complaint about illegal drug activity on Winding Ridge, near the Spout Springs community. The first deputy on the scene saw a vehicle and a man matching the descriptions provided by a caller and smelled marijuana coming from inside the car as he approached, authorities said.

Four people in the car were detained, and the 17-year-old in the driver's seat, identified as Tyrese Namirr Gary, was charged with carrying a concealed gun and possession of a handgun by a minor, both misdemeanors.

A handgun was found under the driver's seat, and a small amount of marijuana was found on a girl inside the car, authorities said.

Brie Urban, 17, and her 14-year-old sister, Jewelianna Urban, started recording the arrest on their phones when one of the deputies grabs the phone from Jewelianna Urban and wrestles her to the ground when she resists.


https://www.wral.com/harnett-deputy-sus ... /18057556/
Video clip in article

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:26 pm

Man hit by Taser by Independence cop awarded $6.5 million

By - Associated Press - Friday, December 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A federal jury has awarded $6.5 million to a man who was severely injured when an Independence police officer shot him with a Taser.

The Kansas City Star reports the jury returned the verdict Friday in a lawsuit filed by Bryce Masters against the former officer, 35-year-old Timothy Runnels.

Masters was 17 in 2014 when he was stopped for a traffic violation by Runnels.

Dash cam video shows Masters refusing to get out of the car. Runnels tried to pull him out before shooting Masters with a Taser for about 20 seconds, and Masters became unresponsive.

After Runnels dragged him out of the road and dropped him face first onto the pavement, Masters suffered a cardiac arrest.



https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/c ... 45780.html

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Post by Bill_G » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:02 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 10:26 pm
Man hit by Taser by Independence cop awarded $6.5 million

https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/c ... 45780.html
I had to follow links within the story to get a better understanding of the incident. The officer dropped the teen face first on the driveway breaking his nose, and several teeth. Face down in a pool of blood, and still immobilized by the taser, the kid almost drowned. It took efforts by the neighbors to have paramedics dispatched to resuscitate the teen. The kid spent weeks on a ventilator, and is now mess because of the brain injury he suffered.

The great indifference of this officer towards this child is shameful. Hence the size of the award. What isn't clear is which party (the city or the the officer) will be responsible for paying it. This tragedy is still unfolding.

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Post by pipistrelle » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:25 am

When is a 17-year-old a teen and when is he a man (headline)?

Officer dragged him out of range of dashcam. Geez. And treats him like a sack of potatoes.

This is the kind of thing Gavin should be protesting. And doesn't.

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Post by Shizzle Popped » Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:05 am

Alabama Sheriff Pocketed $1.5 Million In ICE Funds For Immigrant Food: Report
An Alabama sheriff personally banked $1.5 million in federal funds allocated to feed undocumented immigrants arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers, according to an investigation by AL.com.

Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin collected the money over a three-year period beginning in 2011, AL.com reported. The funds were provided as part of a federal contract to use Etowah County Detention Center to hold hundreds of undocumented immigrants who face federal legal proceedings over their immigration status and any alleged crimes.

In addition, Entrekin also admitted at a news conference in early 2018 that he kept $750,000 in food funds from 2015 to 2017. He purchased a beach house valued at $740,000 soon after, The Birmingham News reported.

Alabama state law allows sheriffs to keep unspent money allocated for inmate food. The Southern Center for Human Rights says that the policy “invites public corruption.” Critics say the state law allowing sheriffs to pocket taxpayer funds should not apply to federal money.

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https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/al ... 7e908400a8

This is apparently legal in Alabama. It's such a well thought out law, what could possibly go wrong? :explode:
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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:27 am

Placing this here, cause the story from last year is about a bad FL cop
Prosecutor who sparked Jackson County drug-planting probe resigns as whistleblower
Jeff Burlew Tallahassee Democrat
Published 2:07 PM EDT Sep 29, 2018

DOMINANT, CENTER ART Christina Pumphrey, former assistant state attorney for the 14th Judicial Circuit, helped bring to light allegations of misconduct by former Jackson County Deputy Zachary Wester. Charges in a total of 119 cases have been dropped after a review of arrests made by the deputy.
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MARIANNA — Christina Pumphrey started hearing whispers about Jackson County Deputy Zachary Wester not long after joining the State Attorney’s Office.

“You can’t trust him,” a couple of assistant public defenders told her. “You’ve got to watch him. Our clients are complaining about him."

Pumphrey, who spent nearly 15 years as a state government lawyer, went to work for the 14th Judicial Circuit prosecutor’s office in early May. A native of nearby Blountstown, she was a familiar face at the courthouse on Lafayette Street, where she had done trial work for the Department of Children and Families’ child welfare section.

She was assigned to simple drug possession cases. After the warnings about Wester, she started taking a closer look at his traffic stops and arrests. She read his reports and made a habit of pulling his body-camera videos. She noticed something was off — among other things, his written accounts of the stops didn't always match what she could see with her own eyes on the body camera footage.


https://eu.tallahassee.com/story/news/2 ... 441015002/

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Post by RTH10260 » Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:29 am

about the bas guy
More federal lawsuits piling up against deputy accused of planting meth
Karl Etters Tallahassee Democrat
Published 4:32 PM EST Dec 21, 2018

Another man who claims former Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy Zachary Wester planted drugs on him during a traffic stop has filed a federal lawsuit.

The lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida on Wednesday by Lance Sellers is one of many expected in the coming months claiming that Wester planted methamphetamine on unsuspecting motorists during arrests that were recorded on his own body camera.

Sellers claims his civil rights were violated through Wester’s attempts to frame motorists, the indifference of his superiors and the policies of JCSO.

Sellers was stopped by Wester on Nov. 22, 2016, while driving on Highway 71 in Marianna because the deputy said he wasn’t wearing his seat belt. The motorist was forced to the ground during the stop and his car was searched.

https://eu.tallahassee.com/story/news/2 ... 385649002/

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I am dropping this here cause I have the feeling that the cop is misbehaving having this incident on camera.

Can someone comment on the details. The GatewayPundit made a great story out of this incident.

[Longish and slightly past those 4 paras allowed by the boss]

Original news item
A St. Louis drug dealer confesses to selling prescription drugs but still walks free
An investigating police officer recorded the city prosecutor's office refusing to even consider his report and evidence.
Author: Jacob Long
Published: 4:12 PM CST January 16, 2019
Updated: 7:35 PM CST January 16, 2019
ST. LOUIS — On paper, you might think it's a slam dunk case.

On January 1, two St. Louis Police officers got more than 1,000 highly addictive opiate pills and more than $30,000 in cash off the street.

It was the result of a drug investigation and surveillance that began the week before at a gas station in the 5000 block of S. Grand.

But that's not all.

The officers also got a confession from their one and only suspect.

According to a redacted police report obtained by 5 On Your Side, the lead officer on the case wrote the defendant "...admitted to selling prescription narcotics to support his own narcotics addiction."

But the St. Louis Police Officer's Association says what happened after the man was arrested might shock you.

"We're in the middle of an opioid crisis where people are dying every day from opioid overdoses and she's completely dismissive of that case," said the union's business manager Jeff Roorda.

On Friday, the lead officer on the case walked into the circuit attorney's warrant office at the Carnahan Courthouse to apply for delivery of a controlled substance charge.

It's a process all officers are required to do if they have probable cause to believe a crime has been committed.

Roorda said, "That's where we stop delivering justice and the prosecuting begins."

But in this case, Roorda said there was no justice.

Not only were no charges considered or filed, the officer was shown the door.

"They didn't even keep the report. They handed it back to him and said they weren't going to look at it," Roorda said.

5 On Your Side is not revealing the identity of the officer to protect his safety and the sensitive nature of this investigative work.

But his encounter inside the warrant office with two armed investigators and an assistant circuit attorney was captured with his cell phone. It's believed the officer was also armed at the time.

Click here to watch the video [in article].
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Here is a transcript of the less-than-two-minute conversation [transcript in article]:
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Afterward, the officer sent a memo to a police supervisor in the second district, where the drug investigation initiated.


In the memo, the officer writes that both investigators "were clearly displaying their firearms while staring at me. One of the investigators appeared to place his hand near his firearm multiple times throughout my conversation..."

He goes on to write "...I feel someone in the Warrant Office specifically requested ARMED individuals for the purpose of intimidation, and I fear this has happened or will happen to other Police Officers."

In conclusion, the officer writes "In my mind, this behavior is not only unnecessary but is completely unprofessional. The hostility demonstrated by the members of the Circuit Attorney's Warrant Office needs to be addressed before more Officers experience this aggression."

You can read the full memo here.

Roorda called the "show of force" highly inappropriate.

"They're supposed to do their job and so is Kim Gardner, and only one of those two things is happening," Roorda said.

On Wednesday, 5 On Your Side asked St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner about the video and the memo.

She said her armed investigators were already in the office and were not intentionally brought down when the officer arrived.

She said the officer, upon his arrival, was asked to leave by a desk clerk because he should have known his warrant application wasn't going to be entertained.

She said his stunt on camera just proves why the officer in question has been blacklisted by her office.




https://www.ksdk.com/article/news/local ... 056c987472


The version as by GatewayPundit
CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Soros-Backed St. Louis Circuit Attorney REFUSES to Charge Dealer with 1,000 Opiate Pills and $30K in Cash – Shows Officers the Door
by Jim Hoft January 17, 2019 316 Comments


Far left billionaire George Soros has been systematically targeting district attorney races throughout the United States. Several of his candidates have already won. His goal is to create havoc in communities.
In St. Louis City far left lunatic Kim Gardner took money from Soros in her race for St. Louis Circuit Attorney.
Soros funded PAC even released an ad in support of this far left and unqualified nutcase.


Kim Gardner won her election and is wreaking havoc on the city of St. Louis circuit attorney’s office.

Kim Gardner is so intolerable that two dozen attorneys and more than one-third of the trial lawyers left the office when she was hired. And this is a Democrat dominated office.

Now this…
In early January St. Louis Police arrested a drug dealer in possession of over 1,000 highly addictive opiate pills and more than $30,000 in cash.

The St. Louis police officers also got a confession from their suspect.

But when investigators brought their evidence to Gardner’s Circuit Attorney’s office in downtown St. Louis the attorneys REFUSED to press charges against the dealer and handed the police report back to the officers!


https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/0 ... -the-door/

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Post by neonzx » Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:05 am
I am dropping this here cause I have the feeling that the cop is misbehaving having this incident on camera.
Can someone comment on the details. The GatewayPundit made a great story out of this incident.
Is it possible the suspect is a CI or an inter-agency undercover officer and part of a wider investigation that the arresting officers are not privy to?
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Post by Sugar Magnolia » Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:14 am

neonzx wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:42 am
RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:05 am
I am dropping this here cause I have the feeling that the cop is misbehaving having this incident on camera.
Can someone comment on the details. The GatewayPundit made a great story out of this incident.
Is it possible the suspect is a CI or an inter-agency undercover officer and part of a wider investigation that the arresting officers are not privy to?
If that was the case, I would expect it to be handled just like any other case, until it actually got into the system where it would be "handled" by the prosecutors. All that is accomplished by doing it this way is getting a bunch of publicity for the case. I suspect the prosecutor's office will have something to say in the near future to justify or deny the story.

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Post by Volkonski » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:32 pm

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11 people freed from jail after Florida deputy allegedly falsified narcotics arrests.
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Deputy has been fired and may face charges.
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:46 pm

"May" face charges????? Talk about losing big time. I would think that the city/county/dept would be looking at some serious financial pain in the not too distant future.
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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 05, 2019 9:26 am

Criminal case dismissed after sheriff uses camera to zoom-in on lawyer’s notes

BY ARIS FOLLEY - 02/05/19 08:38 AM EST

Criminal case dismissed after sheriff uses camera to zoom-in on lawyer’s notes

A sheriff in San Juan County, Wash., has prompted outrage from criminal and civil-rights attorneys after it was revealed that he used a courtroom security camera to zoom in on a juror’s notebook and defense documents during a criminal trial, The Seattle Times reported Monday.

According to the local paper, San Juan County Sheriff Ron Krebs was found to have reportedly manipulated the camera earlier this month during a trial in which a local man was being faced with misdemeanor assault and trespass charges.

The charges were dismissed by county Superior Court Judge Donald Eaton over the weekend. He determined the incident amounted to government misconduct that violated the local man’s right to trial.

San Juan Public Defender Colleen Kenimond, the attorney whose notes were reportedly targeted, told The Times she was “flabbergasted” by the news.



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Town says it's 'taken action' after marshal's encounter with young journalist
By Jonathan Clark and Nick Phillips
Nogales International Feb 20, 2019 Updated Feb 21, 2019

The Town of Patagonia says it has taken unspecified action after Marshal Joseph Patterson was video-recorded telling a pre-teen journalist that it was against the law for her to put his image on the internet during an interaction in which he also allegedly threatened to have the girl arrested and jailed.

The video by Hilde Kate Lysiak, reporter/publisher of the website Orange Street News, was reportedly recorded at around 1:30 p.m. Monday while she was biking down Roadrunner Lane in Patagonia in pursuit of a news tip. In a story posted to the site, Lysiak wrote that Patterson stopped her and asked for ID, and she identified herself as a member of the media.

“I don’t want to hear about any of that freedom of the press stuff,” he reportedly told her during a portion of the conversation that does not appear in the story’s accompanying video. Patterson also allegedly told the girl: “I’m going to have you arrested and thrown in juvey."


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:39 pm

Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by Glendale officers
Posted: 5:20 PM, Feb 08, 2019 Updated: 10:57 PM, Feb 21, 2019
By: Dave Biscobing

UPDATE: Since ABC15 first reported this story, the Maricopa County Attorney has asked the FBI to review the actions of the officers involved. Gov. Doug Ducey also called for the investigaton to be reopened.

On July 27, 2017, Johnny Wheatcroft was a passenger in a silver Ford Taurus when a pair of Glendale police officers pulled in front them in a Motel 6 parking lot.

The stop was for an alleged turn signal violation.

Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He'd already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by ABC15.

The scene was witnessed by his 11- and 6-year-old sons.

“I have never seen anything like this before... This is just beyond the pale. It’s outrageous conduct.”

Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal, and one of the most cruel and troubling cases of police misconduct they’ve ever seen.

“I have never seen anything like this before,” said Jeff Noble, an attorney and former deputy chief of police in Irvine, Calif., who’s testified in hundreds of cases including Tamir Rice and Philando Castile. “ It reminds me of a case in New York where an individual was sadistically taking a broom handle and shoving it up (the suspect’s) anus. This is just beyond the pale. It’s outrageous conduct.”


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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:59 pm

Police department investigating after viral video shows cops confront black man picking up trash
Posted: 7:30 AM, Mar 07, 2019 Updated: 8:08 PM, Mar 07, 2019
By: Alex Hider

Police in Boulder, Colorado have launched an internal investigation in response to a viral video that shows officers drawing their weapons on a black man who claimed to be picking up trash on his own property.

According to the Boulder Police, an officer saw a black man sitting in a "partially enclosed patio area directly behind a 'Private Property' sign." At that point, the release claims the officer initiated the man to determine if "he was allowed to be on the property."

That's when a 16-minute video, posted to Facebook by a man named Vanardo Merchant, begins. It shows an officer with his hand on his hip speaking to a black man holding a bucket and garbage clamp.

"You're on my property, with a gun in your hand, threatening to shoot me because I'm picking up trash," the man can be heard yelling at an officer.


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