Cops Behaving Badly

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EXCLUSIVE: Bodycam footage shows man's brutal encounter with police resulting in broken leg
Jonathan CarlsonUpdated 12 hrs ago | Posted on Feb 7, 2020 0

A Cherokee County man is telling his story after being beaten by a cop until his leg broke.

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- The CBS46 Bulldog has exclusively obtainied police bodycam footage appearing to show the moments when Calvin Taylor was brought to the ground, tasered and then struck with an officer's baton multiple times until one of his legs broke.

The Woodstock Police Sergeant who repeatedly beat 38-year-old Taylor with the baton resigned a day before an internal investigation was finished.

It was April of last year when Taylor was reportedly passed out, possibly impaired, near a pool table at a Woodstock bowling alley.

Sergeant Randy Milligan was working off duty at the facility and claimed in police reports that Taylor became loud and uncooperative when he attempted to escort him outside. As heard in the video, the Sergeant claims he had to use his taser, to no effect, and despite backup arriving he had to use his baton in order to subdue Taylor.

"My leg was broken in pieces," Taylor told Chief Investigator Jonathan Carlson in an exclusive interview.


https://www.cbs46.com/investigations/ex ... 7b5c0.html

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I'm sorry I read that. :crying:
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Does he still work at the bowling alley?

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Mother of 5 dies after 4 days of solitary confinement at SCORE (GRAPHIC WARNING)

By: Amy Clancy
Updated: February 10, 2020 - 11:32 PM
DES MOINES, Wash.

Damaris Rodriguez died while behind bars at the SCORE jail, even though every moment of her four-day decline was captured on surveillance video.

The 43-year-old old mother of five was booked into the South Correctional Entity Jail in Des Moines on Dec. 30, 2017 after "she suffered from a mental health episode,” according to the federal complaint her family filed in the United States District Court of Western Washington.

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Rodriguez’s husband, Rey, recently spoke to KIRO 7 through an interpreter and said he called 911 that day “to get an ambulance, but instead the police arrived.”

“I told them, she doesn’t need to go to jail. She needs to go to a hospital,” the SeaTac man said.

During discovery, the family's attorney received surveillance video from SCORE that shows a listless Rodriguez being carried into jail, apparently in handcuffs, on that late December afternoon. Multiple camera angles, show her being dragged into a booking cell and left there, lying face down.

Approximately 20 minutes later, Rodriguez is seen on surveillance being moved into another cell, where she then wanders in circles. By the next day - according to the time-stamped video - Rodriguez was naked, crawling and apparently vomiting.


https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/mother ... WI6MYDLVM/

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Deputies Caught on Camera Entering Home after Cutting Wires to Outside Cameras

Lawrence J. Smith
23 Jan 2020


West Virginia sheriff's deputies were caught on camera entering a home yet no record exists of them entering the home.
A West Virginia attorney claims sheriff's deputies assigned to a drug and fugitive task force unlawfully entered a client’s home without a warrant and has the video to prove it.

Civil rights attorney John H. Bryan said that upon finding nobody home, the Putnam County sheriff's deputies cut the wires to external cameras outside the home and entered through a window.

However, they missed one external camera as well as one hidden camera in a room that captured the deputies rummaging through it. Bryan said the sheriff's department told him no official record exists showing deputies entering his client's home.



https://newsmaven.io/pinacnews/cops-gon ... PdWh-7k0EA
same https://www.wowktv.com/news/attorney-po ... nt-rights/

could not find any followup story

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They later claim they mistakenly thought he’d taken the bus hostage.
Because that happens so often, it must be the default.

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Whatever4 wrote:
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:37 pm
They later claim they mistakenly thought he’d taken the bus hostage.
Because that happens so often, it must be the default.

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More details here: https://qctimes.com/news/local/travelin ... 54f27.html

This is another reason why we need a serious reconciliation and reparations discussion.
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Lani wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 4:56 am
More details here: https://qctimes.com/news/local/travelin ... 54f27.html

This is another reason why we need a serious reconciliation and reparations discussion.
Agreed. But IMO that will be meaningless without addressing both institutional racism and the militarization of LE. Neither of which look like happening in my lifetime, since both are currently on the increase by effing federal public policy.
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Here's a link to the complaint: https://www.aclu-il.org/sites/default/f ... nses_0.pdf

In addition to the ACLU of Illinois, it would appear that Sidley Austin has signed on to bring the suit. The lawyers for those cops are going to be totally outgunned.
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fierceredpanda wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:56 am
Here's a link to the complaint: https://www.aclu-il.org/sites/default/f ... nses_0.pdf

In addition to the ACLU of Illinois, it would appear that Sidley Austin has signed on to bring the suit. The lawyers for those cops are going to be totally outgunned.
Why aren’t Gavin, KK, and Lambo all over this one? :confused:

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Ex-HPD officer tied to deadly raid may have presented false evidence, convicting 69 peopl
Kim Ogg gives update on ex-officer who may have given false evidence, leading to the convictions of 69 people.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 5:52PM

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Prosecutors say 69 people may have been convicted on false evidence presented by former HPD Narcotics Officer Gerald Goines, who is also charged in a deadly raid.

Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said Wednesday the people are defendants in cases Goines played a substantial role in during the period from 2008 to 2019.

Most of the cases involve delivery of a controlled substance and ranged from a few months in the Harris County Jail to four years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Goines was the sole witness in all the cases.


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perhaps Sheriff behaving badly?
Courthouse deputies file restraining order against Bernalillo County sheriff

by: Rebecca Atkins

Posted: Feb 23, 2018 / 06:07 PM MST / Updated: Feb 23, 2018 / 06:07 PM MST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – They consider themselves full-blown Bernalillo County deputies, but apparently the sheriff doesn’t. Courthouse deputies are now asking for a restraining order against the sheriff over a memo he sent out in the department — saying he’s trying to strip them of their powers.

“What the sheriff has done is defiant against the state of New Mexico,” said attorney James Montalbano.

Bernalillo County deputies filled a district courtroom on Friday, fighting back against their boss.

“We are here seeking a temporary restraining order,” said Montalbano.

On Feb. 1, Sheriff Manny Gonzales sent out a memo, and these deputies feel the sheriff is taking away their rights.

“It strips them of their law enforcement powers,” he said.

Their attorney said the only difference between them and other deputies is they don’t drive patrol cars.

“Same badge, same patch, same uniform,” said Montalbano.

He said according to the memo, the court deputies would no longer be able to carry a weapon or wear their uniforms after hours, make arrests or perform any duties after 6 p.m. when the courthouse closes.

“It basically reduces them to civilian status,” he said.

The memo doesn’t refer to them as deputies — simply as courthouse security specialists. However, the attorney for the sheriff’s department said the memo simply clarifies their duties by state law.


https://www.krqe.com/news/courthouse-de ... y-sheriff/

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RTH10260 wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:59 pm
perhaps Sheriff behaving badly?
Courthouse deputies file restraining order against Bernalillo County sheriff
Maybe not. Just because they wear the same badge, patch and uniform doesn't mean they are actually deputies. Are they sworn officers? Are they trained? Certified LE? Academy graduates? Subject to the same requirements as patrol deputies, such as annual pistol qualifications, physical fitness tests and continuing education classes? Dispatchers also wear the same badge, patch and uniform at most departments.

Lots of questions.

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It's NM, and Albuquerque, don't get your hopes up.
The fact that you sincerely and wholeheartedly believe that the “Law of Gravity” is unconstitutional and a violation of your sovereign rights, does not absolve you of adherence to it.

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Pennsylvania judge lambastes police over violent arrest

By - Associated Press - Friday, February 21, 2020

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania judge heavily criticized Allentown police on Friday after a jury acquitted a man of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, saying she was disgusted by what she saw and heard on video of the violent 2018 episode.

After jurors acquitted John Perez of all charges, Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos called Perez’s arrest and prosecution “shameful.” The video shows officers punching and kicking Perez before arresting him.

Dantos said police used excessive force.

“You came onto that scene like angry, hostile bullies,” Dantos told the officers Friday, according to The Morning Call of Allentown. “You know, ‘those people,’ as the officers called them, are your community.”

Allentown Chief of Police Glenn Granitz offered no immediate response to the judge’s comments.

Four Allentown officers took the stand and said they were dealing with a small but unruly crowd of residents as they investigated reports of an armed man. Perez approached several officers and became combative, they said.

Officer Jose Lebron said he shoved Perez away from him because he was acting aggressively. The video showed Perez getting up and rushing toward Lebron before the four officers began kicking and swinging fists.

Dantos said Perez was justified in trying to defend himself.

Perez, who told jurors he suffered a broken nose, dislocated shoulder and other injuries during the arrest, said he verbally confronted police because they were acting rudely toward residents. The police video showed officers cursing and calling residents names.

Dantos accused the officers of perjuring themselves, and scolded them for their demeanor during the trial.

“You escalated a situation without cause. Cops smirking on the stand at this jury, laughing at the defense attorney, high-fiving in the hallway after testimony as if there were something, anything, to be proud of here,” she said.



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“Since the early 1980s, Roger Golubski used his power as a police officer to exploit sex from vulnerable black women in the north end of Kansas City, Kansas,” Vratil wrote at the outset of her ruling. “To do so, he threatened arrest and prosecution, fixed tickets, made warrants disappear and paid money and drugs. He would often fixate on particular women, harassing them continually for months or even years. These predilections and abuses were well known among other officers and supervisors within the Kansas City, Kansas Police Department ('KCKPD'). They knew – and even joked about – Golubski’s practice of arresting black prostitutes, forcing them to have sex (often at the precinct house itself) and then releasing them without pressing charges.”
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Judge Allows Wrongfully Convicted Lamonte McIntyre's Civil Case Against Wyandotte County To Proceed
By DAN MARGOLIES & PEGGY LOWE • MAR 3, 2020

A federal judge has declined to dismiss most of the counts in a civil lawsuit brought by Lamonte McIntyre and his mother over his conviction for a double murder he did not commit and his subsequent 23-year imprisonment.

The blistering 70-page ruling Tuesday by U.S. District Judge Kathryn H. Vratil came in response to motions to throw out the lawsuit by the defendants — the Unified Government of Wyandotte County; Roger Golubski, a now-retired Kansas City, Kansas, detective who was instrumental in framing McIntyre; and other policemen involved in the trumped-up investigation.

Although Vratil agreed to dismiss some of the lawsuit’s counts on technical legal grounds, she left standing most of the counts in the lawsuit, allowing the case to proceed to a possible trial.

Cheryl Pilate, one of the McIntyres’ attorneys, said she was gratified by the ruling.

“Lamonte and Rosie suffered enormously through the 23 years of Lamonte’s wrongful incarceration, and they look forward to presenting their case to a jury,” Pilate said in an email.

McIntyre was 17 when he was arrested in 1994 for the shotgun killings of Doniel Quinn, 21, and Donald Ewing, 34. He was convicted and given two life sentences. He was freed from prison in October 2017 after the two alleged eyewitnesses in the case recanted their testimony and the Wyandotte County district attorney concluded the case involved a “manifest injustice.”


https://www.kcur.org/post/judge-allows- ... ty-proceed

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