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Despite bashing a handcuffed hospital patient's face in and fabricating a report, a cop was rehired.


A Chicago police officer was caught on video beating a mentally ill patient in a hospital. The victim's medical records documented multiple lacerations and swelling of his forehead from the beating. It took nearly two years for prosecutors to charge Officer Clauzell Gause, despite the video evidence. The officer was not charged immediately after the assault, but he didn't face any discipline from his department other than being placed on desk duty. In 2019, all the charges were dropped against Gause and he has been reinstated to his position in the police force.

"Whatever happened, happened. … You have to face the consequences, "a judge told Gause when he was first charged. "I don't think locking you up is going to serve any purpose," the judge said. "You have to face the consequences." The judge was right about not spending any time in jail and in 2019, Gause was reinstated. "In a 5-3 vote during its monthly meeting Thursday, the board passed a motion finding Officer Gause not guilty of making a false statement about his use of force and restoring him to his position," the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Rayshon Gause is back on duty after he punched a handcuffed man in the face and lied about it.

Gause has a history of filing complaints against the police, according to city records. This is "public service" in the land of the free. This is out of bounds and criminal. He is likely to receive years of back pay for this assault. This case is not Gause's only case of police misconduct, as he was also named in a federal excessive-force lawsuit in 2013. He was one of 11 Chicago police officers named in the lawsuit, which was filed by a man who was beaten by officers after he threw a bottle of beer in the trash at a White Castle drive-thru. The man, Jerome James, won a $175,000 settlement from the city, but the officer involved in the assault is still on the job.

In Anambra, three people were killed as they clashed with the police.

  Over the weekend, the situation in the Aguleri village, which is located in the Anambra East Local Government Area of the state of Anambra...