Posts Tagged ‘Police Brutality’

WATCH: Ohio Cops Taser Two Men for not Sitting Down

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
Recently released body cam video shows two Ohio cops using their tasers to punish two brothers for not sitting down in their own home, even though neither of them were under arrest for committing a crime.
One of them suffered a collapsed lung, according to Cincinnati.com.
The incident left both men, who had clean records, with criminal convictions.
Cincinnati police officers Richard Sullivan and Lawrence Johnson responded to a call from Angela Brown, who called police to have her sons, Richard Coleman and James Crawley, removed from her apartment.
Their mother never specified why she wanted her sons out of her house, but Coleman

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South Carolina Cop Tasers 86-year-old Man to Keep him Safe, Leaving in a Coma with a Bleeding Brain

Saturday, October 21st, 2017
A South Carolina cop pulled an 86-year-old man over for running a red light this week, but the man suffered from dementia and stepped out of the car and looked as if he was about step into oncoming traffic.
Kingstree police officer Stephen Sweikata said he decided to save his life by tasering him.
The taser struck Albert Hatfield, causing him to fall on the asphalt, striking his head and breaking his nose.
And now he is in a medical induced coma.
And when he awoke after several days in the hospital, he was unable to speak properly, according to the Post and Courier.  
Even

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Oklahoma Cops Shoot and Kill Mentally Challenged, Deaf Man who Couldn’t Hear Commands

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Oklahoma cops fatally shot a developmentally disabled and deaf man who was 15 ft. away from them after he failed to comply with officers’ commands Tuesday night.
Magdiel Sanchez, 35, was Tasered before he was shot dead by Oklahoma City cops. Lt. Matthew Lindsey and Sgt. Christopher Barnes after they claim he moved towards them with a metal pipe.
Neighbors said Sanchez commonly carried a pipe due to stray dogs in the area.
Neighbors say Magdiel Sanchez, 35, who was deaf and mentally challenged commonly carried a stick or pipe due to stray dogs in the area.
Sanchez’s neighbors frantically screamed at the officers

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

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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

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Texas Cop Just Indicted On First Degree Murder For Killing Unarmed Teen With AR-15

Monday, July 17th, 2017
An unarmed Texas teenager was shot and killed, which led a Dallas County grand jury to return a first-degree murder indictment against the police officer who killed him.
Balch Springs cop Roy Oliver shot and killed Jordan Edwards with an AR-15 rifle.
Now he’s facing 99 years in prison.
Oliver was already charged with two counts of aggravated assault, but Dallas County DA Faith Johnson’s office just announced new charges this afternoon, while the officer is still out on a $700,000 bond.
“It’s very important to let our community know that justice is proceeding effectively… at the Dallas County DA’s Office,” said Dallas County

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WATCH: Texas Mother’s Phone Seized By Police After Videoing Them Abuse her Children

Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Last Week, July 3, 2017, in Arlington, Texas Latasha Nelson documented an interaction between herself and Arlington Police Officer Chad Haning. According to local media and the Next Generation Action Network this incident escalated from an unfounded accusation of auto burglary.  Officers claimed that the teen “fit the description” and the mother pleaded with the officer to let her son go because he was not who they were looking for.

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ANOTHER TRAYVON?! A frantic mother watches in

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One Push, One Million Dollar Settlement

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017
January 15,2015, Modesto Police Officer John C. Lee, is dispatched the residence of Patricia Mugrauer, to a report of a landlord/tenant dispute. The entire incident was documented on Body Worn Camera Video, from two different angles. What started off as a typical passive aggressive police interaction slowly develops into a case of “Contempt of Cop”, when Ms. Mugrauer decides to close her front door ending the conversation with officer Lee. He was having none of it and quickly responded by shoving a frail and disabled senior citizen a quarter of his size to the floor of her home, causing

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Texas Police Dog Sent to Attack Man Without Warning, Sheriff Claimed it Was a Case of Mistaken Identity

Friday, May 26th, 2017

Imagine you are working under a trailer home, repairing an air conditioner unit and without any warning a vicious and deadly animal attacks you, trying to rip you apart. Well Tim Young of Tomball, Texas does not have to imagine it, he lived this nightmare first hand. While working repairing a customer’s air conditioner unit a Harris County Sheriff’s Office Police Dog, was sent under the residence he was working without any warning and attacked him. Leaving him severely injured, bloodied and treated as if he is a suspect of a crime, when he was simply doing his job.

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Maryland Cop Convicted for Ramming Fleeing Man with Patrol Car

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

A Maryland cop who rammed a fleeing suspect with his patrol car was found guilty by a jury last Wednesday and now faces up to 10 years in prison, according to WTOP.
The incident was caught on the officer’s own dash cam.
Prince George’s County police officer Juan Hernandez was convicted of one count of second-degree assault for ramming 22-year-old Ulrich Boaoutou with his police cruiser as Boaotou fled on foot.
Hernandez, 42, was one of two officers who responded to a call about a fight between two potentially armed suspects on June 13, 2016.
A caller reported to police three men were arguing when the

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North Carolina Cop Smashes Mother To Pavement In Front Of Her Own Kids (VIDEO)

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
A North Carolina cop demanding an African-American motorist’s car keys unlawfully during a traffic stop was caught on camera by a good samaritan manhandling the mother of small children this week, in a video gone viral which you can see below.
Winston-Salem police officer James Carter waited until he thought the woman recording the incident was going to leave and then slammed Tekara Williams to the pavement over an expired license plate.
Her kids saw it all.
Officer Carter had pulled over Williams for driving 51 mph in a 35 mph zone, and when the video begins, the tall Caucasian officer has the

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WATCH: North Carolina Cop Places Gun to Unarmed Man’s Head, Threatening to Kill Him

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
“Is your shit on? Cut it off,” said a North Carolina cop after he and several other cops roughed up a man.
Body cam footage released this week shows Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers punching and elbowing James Yarborough during an arrest while Yarborough was on the ground.
One of the officers then puts a gun to Yarborough’s head and says, “I will kill you.”
Thankfully, that officer did not make good on his promise, but he later noted in his report that he feared for his life because Yarborough was reaching for his waist.
Although the incident occurred in March 2016, the internal affairs department just cleared

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Wisconsin SWAT Team Attacks 65-Year-old Man with Parkinson’s Disease After he Called for Help

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
A 65-year-old Wisconsin man with Parkinson’s Disease dialed 911 for a medical emergency Friday, only for a SWAT team to arrive at his home and slam him to the ground,  hospitalizing him for days.
Thomas Smith’s family is outraged, saying their relative is unable to physically speak, so he had to resort to pushing buttons on the telephone to communicate with the dispatcher.
And somehow, the dispatcher understood he was being held hostage by a man with guns and explosives, which is why Oneida County sheriff’s officials say they were only trying to keep the neighborhood safe.
Plus, they added, he was not

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WATCH: California Cop Chokes, Beats Man for Jaywalking

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
A California cop choked and beat a man for jaywalking Monday in an incident captured on video that is now going viral.
The video was recorded by a woman named Naomi Montaie, who was sitting in her car as the altercation unfolded in front of her, showing a Sacramento police officer grabbing the young man by the neck while shoving him down on the street.
The Sacramento cop then sits on top of the man while throwing several punches to his face.
The man, Nandi Cain Jr, does not appear to be fighting back or resisting, contrary to what police will probably

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WATCH: Colorado Cop Slams Female College Student’s Face to the Ground

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

A Colorado cop was caught on a Snapchat video Thursday slamming a female college student to the ground during an arrest outside of a bar after she allegedly shoulder checked him.
The Thin Blue Line remains supportive of the officer, claiming the 22-year-old Colorado State University student committed felony assault seconds before before he body slammed her.
However, they are refusing to release body cam footage that would prove their allegations.
The 9-second video that surfaced Thursday shows Fort Collins police officer Randall Klamser throwing Michaella Surat to the ground so hard that she suffered bruising to her face and knees.
Klamser then

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Missouri Sheriff Arrested on 18 Counts After Handcuffing 77-Year-Old Woman Causing Heart Attack

Monday, April 10th, 2017

A Missouri sheriff is back on the job despite being arrested last Wednesday on 18 counts after he handcuffed an elderly woman with so much force she suffered a heart attack.
But almost causing the woman’s death wasn’t enough for Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson.
After 77-year-old Bonnie Woods was taken to the hospital, where it was determined she suffered a heart attack, Sheriff Hutcheson filed a sworn affidavit with the county prosecutor seeking kidnapping assault charges against Woods, but multiple witnesses said that never took place.
Now Hutcheson, 34, is facing up to 34 years for the assault and false report as

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Louisiana Cop who Shot and Killed 6-Year-Old Autistic Boy Sentenced to 40 Years

Monday, April 3rd, 2017
A Louisiana cop who shot and killed a 6-year-old autistic boy and wounded his father was sentenced to 40 years in prison for the crime on Friday.
“He shot 14 times while my hands were in the air,” said Chris Few, the boy’s father, who testified in court about the incident.
“He just kept shooting.”
Marksville city marshal Derrick Walker Stafford had previously been indicted in two separate cases on charges of aggravated rape 2004 and 2011. The victim involved in the 2004 allegations was 15-years-old.
Rapides Parish Assistant District Attorney Monique Metoyer dismissed the charges without explanation in 2012.
In addition to previous

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Michigan Cops Refuse to Release Dash Cam Video Proving 83-Year-Old Man Assaulted Them

Thursday, March 30th, 2017
Michigan police say an 83-year-old man assaulted them on St. Patrick’s Day, making them fear for their safety, which is why had no choice but to slam him to the ground, breaking his nose and his arm.
But they have refused to release the dash cam video that would prove their allegations against Larry Sevenski.
And usually that means they are full of it.
However, Sevenski is now facing two years in prison for the felony charge of assaulting a police officer in addition to charges of obstruction and resisting arrest.
The incident took place on March 17 after Sevenski, the owner of

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Washington Cop Sentenced to Jail for Pepper Spraying Restrained Man

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
Nick Hogan was such an abusive douche of a cop that not even his fellow officers liked him, calling for his termination last year after it was discovered he was having an affair with one of their wives.
So it is unlikely they are bothered by the fact that the Washington cop was sentenced to nine months in jail Tuesday for pepper spraying a man who was restrained in a gurney inside a hospital in 2011.
Hogan, who was a Tukwila cop at the time, claimed the restrained victim had “triggered his threat response” by taunting him after Hogan had delivered

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WATCH: Minneapolis Cop Charged for Kicking Man in Face and Lying About It

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

These days it is not uncommon for cops to get arrested for assault.
But Officer Christopher Reiter, 36, of the Minneapolis Police Department took things way too far when he kicked Mohamed Osman while he was already down on the ground.
Osman suffered severe brain injuries, brain bleeding and ended up with fractures in his face, including sinus fractures in his nose.
Because of the injuries, Osman is unable to work.
The on-duty assault occurred in Spring 2016, but Reiter was not arrested until March 15, 2017 after he and fellow officers lied about what had taken place that night – only for

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GRAPHIC: Tennessee Cops Fatally Shoot Man Live Streaming his own Death on Facebook

Friday, March 17th, 2017

A Tennessee deputy shot and killed a man who was live streaming to Facebook, after he had apparently already stopped his car, requesting to see “higher commands.”
He died soon thereafter.
“I would like to see higher commands, please,” Rodney James Hess, 36, tells an unidentified Crockett County deputy before the deputy begins bashing his windshield with a baton.
Startled, Hess appears to be driving away when the deputy shoots him.
He can be heard on video screaming from the shot.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident and released a statement stating Hess parked his SUV on an off-ramp blocking traffic.
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Connecticut State Troopers Charged with Kidnapping for Beating and Torturing Man at Party

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
Two Connecticut state troopers were arrested Tuesday for nearly beating a man to death while they were off-duty after a night of heavy drinking and nightclubbing.
The troopers were angry that the man grabbed a woman’s butt at an after-party in one of the trooper’s home.
In classic mob style, the troopers even took pictures of the man’s drivers license in an attempt to dissuade him from telling the police.
Now, both troopers have been suspended and a judge has put them both on house arrest until their day in court.
WFSB reports that on February 18, Connecticut state troopers Xavier Cruz and Rupert

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New Mexico Couple Awarded $1.6 Million in Police Abuse Case

Friday, February 17th, 2017
The New Mexico cops did not appreciate Jillian Beck walking away from them after they responded to a neighborhood dispute, prompting an officer to grab her arm, twist it behind her back and slam her to the ground, leaving her with a fractured arm as he planted his knee on her back.
When the woman lifted her head to console her four-year-old son who began crying, the Las Cruces police officer slammed her face on a bed of rocks, leaving her with a broken nose and a bruised and bloodied face.
When her husband became alarmed, thinking his wife was choking

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WATCH: Ohio Deputies Pepper Spray Man Strapped in Restraint Chair

Thursday, February 16th, 2017

A Ohio sheriff’s department once again has been exposed on video pepper spraying a detainee strapped in a restraint chair, a disturbing incident that took place a month after an almost identical video surfaced that was written off as an “isolated” incident by the sheriff who runs the jail.
The practice does not seem very isolated considering the victim in the latest attack expressed fear about getting strapped to the chair before he even saw the chair.
“I’m not going in the chair, am I?” asks Charles Wade as soon as he soon as he steps into the Montgomery County Jail

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WATCH: Mississippi Cop Fired for Punching Handcuffed Man

Monday, February 13th, 2017
A Mississippi cop was fired two days after he was caught on video repeatedly punching a handcuffed suspect.
Jackson police officer Justin Roberts is black, prompting some commenters on social media to say that was the sole reason he was fired.
But the Jackson Police Department is being sued by a former white police officer claiming she was fired because she is white.
Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance, who is black, stated the following about the firing of Roberts, according to KPLC.
“We’ve been talking for months about how we’re not going to condone misconduct on behalf of JPD police officers,” Chief Vance

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Florida Deputy Befriends Elderly Woman, Prays with Her, then Tries to Kill Her

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
The Florida deputy met the elderly lady back in October when she called the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office for help.
Sarasota sheriff’s deputy Frankie Eugene Bybee, 46, transported her to the hospital and prayed with the 79-year-old woman, gaining her trust and confidence.
He also agreed to care for her Yorkshire in exchange for $1,000, even texting her a photo of himself with the dog to show that it was safe.
But then it appears he sold the dog on Craig’s List.
He then spent the next few weeks visiting her at her home while on on-duty and off-duty, introducing her to his

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WATCH: NYPD Settles Lawsuit in Teenage Brutality Case Where Witness was Pepper Sprayed for Recording

Thursday, December 29th, 2016
NYPD cops brutally beat 19-year-old Jateik Reed for resisting arrest and carrying drugs in 2012. Drugs were never found and the case was dismissed in court. Reed then filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city.
Now New York City has settled the lawsuit with Reed, who is now 24, for the amount of $614,500, his lawyers announced earlier this month.
Reed’s mother and two young brothers were also plaintiffs in the suit. The settlement was approved in July 2016, but the checks were now issued until December, NBC reports.
It all started in January 2012 when New York City police officers from the

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Three South Carolina Prison Guards Charged With Attempted Murder for Stabbing Handcuffed Inmate

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
A male inmate was handcuffed in his cell when three guards stabbed the inmate multiple times. The stabbing occurred at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina.
Jarrell Boyan, 26, Pernell Fogle, 24, and Jaquan Smith, 24, have now been arrested for attempted murder and misconduct in office. And they have all been fired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
The charges against the three officers were announced on December 1st just one day after they were fired.
The incident took place on October 6, 2016 when the three officers rushed into an inmate’s cell, stabbing the inmate four times in

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Three South Carolina Prison Guards Charged With Attempted Murder for Stabbing Handcuffed Inmate

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016
A male inmate was handcuffed in his cell when three guards stabbed the inmate multiple times. The stabbing occurred at Kirkland Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina.
Jarrell Boyan, 26, Pernell Fogle, 24, and Jaquan Smith, 24, have now been arrested for attempted murder and misconduct in office. And they have all been fired from the South Carolina Department of Corrections.
The charges against the three officers were announced on December 1st just one day after they were fired.
The incident took place on October 6, 2016 when the three officers rushed into an inmate’s cell, stabbing the inmate four times in

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California Deaf Man Beaten, Tasered and Choked by Police for not Understanding Commands Awarded $55,000 Settlement

Friday, November 18th, 2016
After mistaking a deaf man for a thief, beating him, tasering him and choking him because he was unable to understand their commands, the Hawthorne Police Department in southwest Los Angeles has settled a lawsuit for $55,000. The settlement was approved by the City Council on Tuesday.
The deaf man identified as Jonathan Meister and co-plaintiff Greater Los Angeles Agency on Deafness Inc. will receive the settlement on the basis of civil rights violations under the Federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
Meister was at a friends house in February 2013 gathering items from his vehicle when a neighbor called police thinking he was

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Award-Winning Wisconsin Cop Charged with Shooting Man in Back

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

An award-winning Wisconsin police officer was charged with aggravated battery last week for shooting an unarmed man in the back as he lay facedown on the ground.
Brown Deer police officer Devon Kraemer claimed she shot the man “because she feared for her safety and that of her partner,” according to the complaint filed Friday, which was obtained by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
But prosecutors did not buy that story.
The incident took place on March 14, 2016. Kraemer received a “Meritorious Service Award” just a week later for an unrelated incident.
Coincidence?
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