Showing posts with label Deputy Jeremy Rodriguez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deputy Jeremy Rodriguez. Show all posts

‘I Ran for My Life’ — Cops Intentionally Run Over ‘Fellow Officer’ For Running during a Field


In August, Lionel Womack, 35, retired from his job as a Kansas City policeman to begin his own business in camera security. On his way back to Kansas from a conference in California, however, all those aspirations came to a screeching halt when he was targeted by Kiowa County Sheriff’s Deputy Jeremy Rodriguez who intentionally drove over him just days after he left the department of local government. Womack was shirtless and unarmed when Rodriguez plowed him down along with his police motortruck.

On Assumption, 2020, Womack was headed back home from a conference in California when a Kansas Highway Patrol officer in western Kansas initiated a traffic stop over “an alleged traffic violation,” per a lawsuit filed by Womack this month.

In an interview in the week, Womack said that there have been such a lot of cop cars surrounding him and since he said he had committed no crime, the sheer number of cops made him scared, so he ran.

“When the primary officer turned his lights on, I pulled over and complied … exactly as you’re purported to. But when three additional vehicles pulled up quickly and began to surround my car, I freaked out. That’s once I took off, it absolutely was a ‘fight or flight’ moment and that I was visiting live,” he said. “I felt like I used to be at risk. This was moving into the country, late at midnight, and it had been dark. So I ran for my life. That’s what you see within the dashcam video. I’m running in an open field, and I’m scared.”

As the dashcam video shows, Rodriguez is pursuing Womack as he runs shirtless through the sector in what he says was an instant of “flight” because being surrounded by cops on a dark road scared him. When cops are fearful of being surrounded by other cops, you recognize there's a controversy in American policing.

After Womack took off on foot, his fears of cops harming him came to fruition. As Womack runs, Rodriguez closes in on him. Despite having no justification for doing so, Rodriguez then plows his truck into Womack and intentionally rolls over him. it's nothing in need of attempted murder.

Womack’s body comes rolling out from under the truck’s tire, legs and arms flailing because the cops yell at him to “lie down! lie down!”

The scene was so shocking that another deputy who witnessed Rodriguez slaughter Womack actually yelled out an expletive due to what he was seeing.

“The dashcam video is disturbing,” Womack’s attorney Michael Kuckelman said. “It is impossible to observe a video of a deputy driving his truck over Mr. Womack without feeling sick. There was nowhere for Mr. Womack to travelit had been an open field, and he was trapped, yet the deputy drove his truck over him anyway.”

According to the AP, Womack alleges in his lawsuit that he sustained serious injuries to his back, pelvis, and thigh also on his right knee, ankle, and foot.

Despite the video which showed Rodriguez senselessly try to murder a former investigator, he was never charged or perhaps disciplined and remains on full duty. The department has refused to issue a press release on how or why Rodriguez did what he did and why they haven’t charged him.

Womack — who remains in jail after this incident on charges of evading police — comes from an extended line of enforcement members of the family. His wife and mother are cops, his stepfather retired as a cop, and two aunts are dispatchers.

“I am a lawman likewiseand that I desire especially immediately it's an extremely difficult time to be a lawman. We don’t always get the support, I guess, that will be helpful during this occupation,” his wife, Zee Womack said. “And this makes it lots harder to be an official.”

An officer who is in a position to create decisions like that ought to not have a badge, she said.

“To me, it showed a blatant disregard for human life,” she said.

Indeed. it had been arguably not just disregard for human life but an energetic try to end it.

Amazingly enough, per the AP, Lionel Womack said he believes within the “blue brotherhood” which most cops are good.

Womack thinks that Rodriguez was a “rogue officer” despite the actual fact that nobody in Rodriguez’s department has attempted to carry the officer answerable for attempted murder — making all bad cops.

“But we've got to carry enforcement accountable after they cross the road,” he said “These rogue enforcement officers provide a bad name to the nice officers, and that we must stop them. I never imagined that I'd someday be the victim of excessive force by a fellow enforcement officer. He could have easily killed me.”

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