Showing posts with label Desmond Marrow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Desmond Marrow. Show all posts

Accused ex-NFL player strangled by cops after cops slammed his handcuffed head

A harrowing video released on Facebook by a former NFL player prompted community uproar and resulted in the victim, Desmond Marrow, demanding justice in 2018. Years later, his pleas for justice have been met with a settlement and the responsibility of the officer who assaulted him. Marrow earned a record-breaking payout this week. According to CBS 46, the settlement is a record sum for a non-fatal officer-involved use of force lawsuit in Henry County, according to Marrow's lawyers, L. Chris Stewart and Dianna Lee of Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys and Andrea Boyd of the Price Boyd Law Firm.

"We are thrilled that Henry County has opted to settle Desmond Marrow's lawsuit for a record sum for a non-death case. Notably, the officer who strangled Mr Marrow pled guilty to battery, resigned his law enforcement certification, and will never work in law enforcement again – two very unusual outcomes in instances involving the use of force.

"We acknowledge that the majority of police officers uphold their pledge to protect and serve and are important to the community's protection. However, individuals who breach that pledge must face consequences."

David Rose, a former Henry County police officer, pled guilty to a charge of simple assault in connection with his arrest of Marrow in 2020. Rose must spend 12 months probation, take an anger management programme, do 40 hours of community service, and maintain no contact with Marrow as part of his plea agreement. Rose will be unable to reapply for officer positions or have his certification renewed.

Marrow played football at the University of Toledo and also spent one season in the NFL with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Marrow claims in his complaint that he was wrongfully detained when officers mistook his iPhone for a pistol.

"All I had in my hands was my cell phone, and they professed to be terrified for their life. I was detained for possessing a weapon that turned out to be my cell phone. "During the arrest, the cops knocked out my teeth, banged me on my head, and strangled me till I passed out," Marrow said at the time on Facebook. "I also sustained a shoulder pain and a concussion, as well as the heartbreak of my Wife abandoning me at this very trying period due to my shortcomings and negligent conduct."

As the video demonstrates, officers were leading Marrow to his vehicle as he continually informs them, "I'm not even doing anything." I'm not even retaliating."

Police throw Marrow into the back of a pickup vehicle without provocation, while one of the policemen clutches his leg. Marrow is then slammed against the concrete by the two officers, forcing him to scream in pain. Marrow, clearly enraged that policemen are beating him while he is handcuffed, continues to yell, "I didn't even do anything to y'all!" while officers instruct him to lay down. He then flails slightly in response to the onslaught, causing Rose to continue strangling him.

"I'm having trouble breathing," Marrow moans, struggling to inhale as the officer squeezes his throat.

"Calm down, just relax," another cop advises as if relaxing in handcuffs as numerous armed guys climb on top of you and one of them chokes you is simple. Marrow seemed to be asleep when the cop removed his hand from his neck. "Are you all right?" inquires one of the cops, prodding the detained guy in the shoulder.

"This is ludicrous," a witness is overheard saying.

While the video captures just a fraction of the contact, it seems to have started with a bout of road rage and finished in a Target parking lot. Marrow told police that someone in a black vehicle had thrown a coffee cup at his car as he drove across Interstate 75, and he followed them to "have a talk."

"Marrow said that he was incorrect for pursuing the other automobile and that he should not have pursued," Officer Rose wrote in the report, omitting the fact that he choked him totally. However, Rose was videotaped on his own dash camera gloating about choking Marrow and expressly stating that he intended to cover it up after his arrest.

"I'm not going to write it down, but I choked on that (crap)," Rose said on the dashcam footage.

Following the incident, Chief Mark Amerman put Rose on administrative duty, and two weeks later, the department terminated Rose for the use of excessive force. He was charged in 2019 on allegations of excessive force, perjury, falsifying official documents and writings, and making false claims. Throughout the trial, Rose denied choking him — despite the video and admission — and claimed it was all in good fun. Marrow was charged with Felony Obstruction, Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Reckless Driving, and Aggressive Driving after his arrest. However, in 2019, Marrow pled guilty to minor driving infractions and paid a fine.

Because a Bystander Filmed It, Cop compelled to Plead guilty to Strangling Former NFL player

 A harrowing video published by a former NFL player to his Facebook page sparked outrage inside the community and led to the sufferer, Desmond Marrow, calling for justice in 2018. Now, years later, his calls for justice had been responded to.

Former Henry County police officer David Rose pleaded responsible this week to a be counted of the easy battery related to his arrest of Marrow. In keeping with WSB-television, as part of his settlement, Rose must serve 12 months probation, entire an anger control elegance, forty hours of community service, and have no touch with Marrow. Rose will not be allowed to work again as an officer or get his certification reinstated. “through his revealing phrases and actions, David Rose tarnished the badge that represents all the honorable and courageous ladies and men who serve in regulation enforcement. Due to this plea, Rose will by no means work as a police officer again,” Henry County District lawyer Darius Pattillo said. “I am satisfied that he has been held chargeable for his movements in opposition to Desmond Marrow.”

Marrow is a former University of Toledo soccer participant who additionally spent one season in the NFL as a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In keeping with Marrow, he was unlawfully arrested after police mistook his cellphone for a gun.“I best Had My cell phone in my ownership & they claimed to be scared for his or her lives. I had no sort of weapon in my ownership, I was arrested for having a Gun that grew to become out to be my cell telephone. At some stage in the arrest the police knocked my teeth out, slammed me on my head, and choked me out until I used to be subconscious,” Marrow wrote. “further, I suffered shoulder stress and a concussion along with the heartache of my spouse leaving me for the duration of this very hard time for my shortcomings and careless movements.”

As the video indicates, police were walking Marrow to the cruiser as he tells them time and again, “I’m not even doing nothing. I’m now not even preventing lower back.”All of a sudden, without clean provocation, police slam Marrow into the again of a pickup truck as one of the officers grabs his leg. The pair of cops then slams Marrow into the pavement causing him to scream out in suffering.

Certainly disenchanted that police are attacking him at the same time as he’s handcuffed, Marrow continues to shout, “I didn’t even do nothing to y’all!” as officials ask him to lie down. He then briefly flails in frustration from being attacked, prompting Rose to start strangling him.“I'm able to’t breathe,” Marrow says as he struggles to inhale with the cop squeezing his throat. “calm down, just relax,” another officer says as if it is by hook or by crook easy to loosen up in handcuffs as more than one armed guy's pile on the pinnacle of you whilst certainly one of them chokes you.

After the officer took his hand from his throat, Marrow seems to be unconscious. “You ok?” asks one of the officers as he prods the handcuffed guy in the shoulder. “This is ridiculous,” a witness is heard saying within the background. Whilst the video best shows a portion of the interplay, it reputedly commenced over an example of avenue rage and ended in a goal parking zone. In keeping with the redacted police document, Marrow informed police that a person in a darkish sedan tossed a coffee cup at his automobile as he changed into driving over Interstate 75, so Marrow observed them to “have a verbal exchange.”

“Marrow said that he turned into wrong for having chased the opposite vehicle and that he must no longer have chased,” Officer Rose wrote inside the file, absolutely omitting the reality that he choked him. But, after the arrest, Rose became captured on his personal dash camera bragging about choking Marrow and explicitly noting that he became going to cowl it up. “I’m not going to jot it down, but hell yeah, I choked that (expletive),” Rose stated at the dashcam video. Leader Mark Amerman placed Rose on administrative duty after the incident and two weeks later, the branch fired Rose for use of useless pressure. Closing 12 months, he changed into indicted on costs of excessive pressure, violation of oath, fake reliable certificate, and writings along with making fake statements.

For the duration of an ordeal remaining 12 months, but, Rose denied choking him — regardless of the video and the admission — and claimed it was mere bravado. After he changed into arrested, Marrow confronted one be counted of legal Obstruction, Misdemeanor Disorderly behavior, Reckless using, and aggressive driving. Last year, but, all those fees were dropped and Marrow pleaded responsible to misdemeanor visitors violations and paid a nice.

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