Richard Bailey Jr., a melanated man from Northwestern Indiana, fit the description of a man accused of assault and would nearly be killed because of it. Despite video showing cops release a K-9 on Bailey — for only passive verbal resistance — and allowing it to maul the man by the neck for over 30 seconds, nearly killing him, none of the officers were charged. A special prosecutor left her post in the middle of the investigation, so Judge Sean Persin last week threw out the report. Richard Bailey was riding a scooter when he was bit by a police dog. The dog latched on and tore into Bailey's neck for over 30 seconds, eventually killing him. "They must have been trying to kill Richard Bailey that night," his lawyer says. Police released the dog before Bailey could even react, leaving him with a tube in his throat. Louisville Police Chief Patrick Flannelly says the video shows his officers were not involved in the shooting of a man who was shot and killed by a suspect. The police chief says he has no plans to resign after the video was released, saying it exonerated his officers.
'He Doesn't Look Human,' says innocent guy who was blinded and disfigured after being beaten nearly to death by seven cops.
Over a speeding ticket, a cop rams a family's car, flipping it over and killing an 11-year-old girl.
A New Jersey parent alleges a state policeman caused his daughter's death after hitting his car over a speeding ticket. Trooper Christopher Baldner asked to know whether there were any firearms or narcotics in the car, he claims. Monica Goods, who was 11 years old at the time of her death, was the subject of an inquiry by the state attorney general. "This should have been a traffic ticket," Joseph O'Connor, her father's lawyer, said.
In December, a New York State trooper stopped Tristin Goods, 39, for speeding while visiting family. During the stop, he claims the officer got aggressive and wanted to know whether there were "guns or narcotics" in the car. After Goods refused to release the grip of the steering wheel, his 11-year-old daughter, Monica, was carried away in a body bag. For exceeding the posted speed limit, the state claims the authority to extort, abduct, and imprison people. If you refuse to pay the extortion, police will use deadly force against you, including children.
After cops cuffed, berated, and abused a 5-year-old boy at school, a bill to hold cops accountable was proposed.
Montgomery County Council President Tom Hucker has drafted a bill to hold cops more accountable to prevent future abuse. The bill would require the police chief to notify the County Executive and County Council within 24 hours if it's requested. It would also require the Police Chief to inform the State's Attorney's Office within seven days of becoming aware of a potential criminal offense by a Department employee.
In Montgomery County, Maryland, a five-year-old boy was taunted by police officers for not wanting to go to school. The boy's parents have filed a lawsuit against the county, the county board of education, and the police chief. They say the officers were "out harming children" and the chief knew about it and did nothing. A video released by the boy's mother shows the officers threatening violence and telling him he will be spanked.
Eric Cole, 42, was shot in the arm and police were the first to show up on the scene. Police Chief Lee Graf is now referring to the negligence of one of his officers as an "accident," which left Cole dead. Graf says there are two investigations: one for the shooting and another looking into the reason Rosales drove her cruiser on top of a man who needed medical attention. Cole was shot in the arm, but his cause of death was not included in the initial police report. Cole was on the phone with 911 when he was hit by a police cruiser and told the dispatcher, "I'm about to die" The coroner has not yet ruled on Cole's death and the coroner is still looking into the case.
Alton Sterling's family has reached a $4.5 million settlement with the city of Baton Rouge and dismissed its lawsuit against the city and others. The attorney for Sterling's estate says the settlement will allow the city to heal and provide a pathway for his children. "We are grateful for the significant policy changes that have been and will be implemented by the city," attorneys say. Alton Sterling was not being combative when he was shot by a police officer, his lawyer says. "The person who was out of control was Blane Salamoni," a lawyer for Sterling's family says.
Salamoni created a situation in fear and hostility and violence were used instead of de-escalation, the lawyer adds. Police chief "Our officers are held to a higher standard. Unreasonable fear in an officer is dangerous"
A group of young men in Ocean City, Maryland, were not bothering anyone when they inhaled from e-cigarettes. When police approached the men and told them about a local ordinance, they stopped smoking and walked away. As one of the men dared to take another puff, police escalated the situation and took him into custody. He was tasered with his hands up, hogtied, and dragged off by police. The officer then shot the man in the leg and killed him after he tried to escape.
Cops find an unarmed homeless man sleeping in his car and shoot him in the head, according to a lawsuit.
A homeless man, Nicholas Bolton, was shot in the head by Coweta County Deputy John Collins. A grand jury refused to indict the officer who shot Bolton, and now taxpayers will be liable for the actions of the officers involved. Bolton's family lawyer claims the officer intended to try and kill her client by using deadly force when Bolton's car was clearly pinned by three police cars. The suit claims there was "no factual or legal justification at any time for the degree of force used by defendant Collins when he shot plaintiff Bolton in the head, without warning...and now he is blind" The suit also claims that Bolton "posed no objectively reasonable threat" to Collins or the other deputies.
The officer told investigators he thought Bolton was going to run over one of his fellow boys in blue, and he shot Bolton because he thought he was about to get run over. The family lawyer said that shooting to kill him was apparently easier than taking him into custody. This unarmed man was virtually homeless, living and sleeping in his car at 2:30 a.m., and had committed no crime, and the police video speaks for itself.
A Philadelphia police officer is being investigated for allegedly deleting cell phone footage of an arrest in March involving a suspect arrested on an outstanding warrant. The suspect, Jacob Giddings, issuing the Philadelphia Police Department for violating his civil rights. Officer Burnette can clearly be seen on the body camera footage deleting any videos the young man had recorded of his contact with Officer Burnette. The officer has been reassigned while the investigation is taking place. The apparent lie told to the person he was arrested has now called into question every case Burnette has been involved in.
If he was in the habit of deleting evidence and lying-in police reports, then anyone who has been prosecuted as a result of Burnette's police actions could have their cases overturned, as well as being charged with resisting arrest and drug possession (cannabis). According to the police report, the officer is now the subject of an internal affairs investigation, and the Philadelphia PD says the officer has since been reassigned. The arrest took place at a gas station. The officer involved has been placed on administrative duty status pending the outcome of the internal investigation. It is unknown how much time Giddings spent in jail following the March incident. Such a settlement will not be paid for by Burnette, who will most likely get to keep his job but will be paid by the taxpayers instead. This incident is precisely why many members of the public want qualified immunity to be a thing of the past.
Check the link for the video:https://www.tmz.com/videos/2021-06-08-060821-philly-body-cam-phone-1135436/
Police want to put a child in a cage after a lawyer posted video of cops strip searching him in public.
University of Virginia law professor and defense attorney Thomas Frampton was retained by the family of Clarence Green after police violated Green's civil rights and the rights of his 16-year-old brother during a traffic stop. After Frampton released body camera footage of the unlawful traffic stop and subsequent warrantless search of the Green family home, Baton Rouge police now want to arrest him. The request cites a Louisiana state law that prohibits disseminating "records and reports" relevant to juvenile court proceedings. The decision to go after Frampton could be seen as retaliation for speaking out against their constitutional rights being violated, but it is also seen as a First Amendment issue as well. Frampton won the civil suit against the Baton Rouge PD, which was settled out of court for $35,000, but he is now in the county's crosshairs.
The district attorney's office wants to prosecute Frampton for doing so and put him behind bars for up to six months. He says the district attorney is violating the law by going after him in contempt of court and violating the right to freedom of speech. Officer Camello has a history of abusing the civil rights of those he was sworn to protect and serve. Green spent five months in jail before the charges were dismissed, the time he will never be able to get back. The city or better stated, the taxpayers, had to foot the bill for Camello's jail time.
Now it seems lawyers are also fair game for a system rife with corruption. The federal judge presiding over the civil suit, Judge Brian A. Jackson, had harsh words for the Baton Rouge police department and officer Camello, a 20-year-veteran. The Green family may have gotten a fair payday for their pain, but now it seems lawyers are also fair game for the system's corruption. The judge wrote: "The state agents demonstrated a serious and willful disregard for the defendant's constitutional rights, first by initiating a traffic stop on the most tenuous of pretexts, and then by invading the defendant's home haphazardly."
Despite video capturing him breaking a man's jaw with a flashlight while listening to loud music, a cop was acquitted.
A judge found Officer of the Year Adam Feaman not guilty of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. Feaman struck Jamal White in the face with his flashlight and broke his jaw. The officer was fired and charged after the incident but was found not guilty by a jury last week. The judge ruled that Feaman's actions were reasonable to subdue White and that his actions were justified. The strike to White's jaw was caught on a bystander's camera and went viral at the time of the attack, and the officer's lawyer argued it was in self-defense.
The court had received no evidence that Officer Feaman aimed for White's head, or intended to hit him in the head or use deadly force, the judge found. The jury found Feaman was justified in using the physical force he reasonably believed necessary to effect the arrest of Jamal White, and that he did not intend to kill him, according to the judge. The police force protects itself while trampling on the rights of innocent people, the court ruled last week in a case that went viral on social media. Officer Feaman was filmed cracking a man's jaw with his flashlight while listening to loud music.Feaman allegedly threatened to "crack his jaw again" when the two were in the same bar in September of 2017.
Michigan State trooper Parker Surbrook 33, was charged with felonious assault with a dangerous weapon. The lawsuit filed this week demanding more accountability. Surbrook is a 9 year veteran of the Michigan State Police. Driver Robert Gilliam broke his hip in the crash and says he was targeted because he was melanin. Gilliam says he ran because cops kill melanated people all the time and he was afraid of the police.
The driver says he had no choice but to lie down on the ground and put his hands out in surrender after crashing his car. The K-9, Knox, followed Surbrook's orders and mauled the compliant man as he lay on the floor. He says he surrendered and could not get to his hands and feet to get up after the dog mauling. The video shows Surbrook yelling at his dog to attack Gilliam, who was unarmed and lying on the street. The dog followed Sur Brook's orders.
The incident occurred on March 5. The man is suing the MSP and the police department. "He's got me…he's me," the man yells as he begs for help. "I don't care," the officer responds. The hospital documented bite injuries to the driver's head, shoulder blade, bicep, rib area, pelvis, and genitals.
"It felt like three years and 44 minutes," the driver said. "Good boy, God damn time, holy f * * k, good boy," the cop said after he removed the dog from the bloodied and mauled driver. In his report, the officer lied and claimed the driver had fled, which is why the K-9 was deployed. But that was quickly discredited after his supervisor watched the video. According to the hospital, the officer later told the person on the phone, "it was a good bite," according to the hospital, "It was a bad bite".
"Good Boy, Good Boy," the officer said. Maki watched the video, however, he realized Surbrook was not telling the truth. "Care and concern for human life should always be at the forefront of any police officer's actions," the official says.
After a good cop recorded him beating a cuffed teen and using the N-word, the chief was charged with a hate crime.
Former New Jersey police chief Frank Nucera Jr. has been sentenced to 28 months in prison for lying to FBI agents who were questioning him about violating an 18-year-old man's civil rights during an arrest. One of these good cops risked persecution and his career to expose his racist and tyrannical police chief, Nathan Roohr, a patrol sergeant who helped to release recordings of Nucera's racist remarks. Nucera can be heard in recordings using the N-word to describe African Americans, and at one point saying they were "like ISIS, they have no value. They should line them all up and mow 'em down." The beating of the teen was a "clear senseless, bigoted, hate-filled," assault of a prisoner in custody, U.S. Attorney William E. Fitzpatrick said at a press conference.
Manuel Ellis, a father of two, was killed by police in March 2020. His sister, Monet Carter-Mixon, set out on a mission to expose the cops who killed her brother. She found a video that contradicted the official story and the officers involved were about to be cleared. The evidence came to light during a protest for George Floyd in her town, where she was trying to raise awareness of her brother's death, which happened there, not in another state. The police claim that Ellis randomly attacked two cops and was killed while doing so.
But the family says this is not what his brother would have done and the video contradicts the police narrative. The officers involved have been cleared. "The Story of the Death of Manuel Ellis," by Monica Carter- Mixon, will air on March 3, 2020, at 10 p.m. ET on ABC News Channel 10. Prosecutors: Ellis's only actions appeared defensive in nature as he tried to shield his face from the police.
Prosecutors would admit that he never fought back, and never struck the officers. Ellis was left face down and hog-tied with the spit hood on his head for nine minutes. The Pierce County medical examiner later ruled Ellis' death a homicide due to "hypoxia," or a lack of oxygen. This is the first time the Washington State Attorney General has criminally charged officers with unlawful use of deadly force in a police-related death. The family of Ellis's sister relentlessly fought to clear her brother's name, and the case went to trial in Seattle.
The judge ruled in favor of the family, and two officers were charged with murder and one was charged with first-degree manslaughter. The case will go to trial on a murder charge, which could lead to prison time.
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