Showing posts with label Travis Moya. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travis Moya. Show all posts

Taxpayers liable for man mauled by dog while held down by 4 cops


As the PBWW channel often recounts, families who call 911 for medical assistance for a loved one sometimes get police assistance instead. Over the years, deploying police to medical situations has had disastrous outcomes, with innocent individuals who needed medical attention instead getting fists, batons, pepper spray, and even gunshots. Travis Moya was the most recent person to be hurt by this egregious failure. A K-9 attacked him in his front yard because he was trying to get medical help.

The Fulton County District Attorney's Office said they will not bring charges against Moya after fighting false accusations that were made to support the abusive police tactics.

Now a lawsuit is being conducted.

After looking at police bodycam footage, senior district attorney Melissa Roth wrote in a court document from June 2 that "the state feels a jury would find insufficient evidence to support a judgement of guilt."

According to Moya's lawyer, L. Chris Stewart, the last year has flipped his client's life "upside down" and he feels police footage proves he wasn't entitled to be prosecuted.

Stewart remarked, adding that the purpose of the planned lawsuit is to seek justice, "You're charged with something and it's public on TV and it's not fair." This could have avoided throwing that guy in prison. He wasn't deserving of it.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution says that Moya was arrested in April on three counts of felony obstruction and one count of misdemeanour obstruction related to an interaction with police outside of his house on July 25, 2021.

Moya's legal team is seeking for the cops involved in that day's incident to face criminal charges. But this summer, after their own investigation, the police said in a statement that "it was determined that there was no violation of departmental police or federal or state laws governing appropriate use of force standards."

Moya "was experiencing a mental health crisis and waiting for an ambulance" at his house in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta when the event happened last year, according to Stewart. Moya was "unarmed, non-violent, and was not resisting arrest," according to Stewart, but when the police arrived, "a K-9 was released free" and assaulted her.

According to cell phone footage captured by Moya's wife, the police throw Moya to the ground, climb on top of him, hold him down, and then force the K-9 to maul him.

"He was unable to kick or move." He was unable to drive the dog away. He had to lie there as the dog tore him to pieces, according to lawyer L. Chris Stewart.

The extent of Moya's arm and upper shoulder injuries may be seen in a medical video. They are graphic, so be warned.

As you view the video below, keep in mind that Moya needed medical attention, not police assistance, and had done nothing wrong or hurt anybody.

Instead of providing the assistance he needed after causing the dog to maul a vulnerable guy, the cops instead took him into custody and charged him with a crime. She was charged with criminal obstruction even though she was innocent because she needed medical attention but was attacked by a police K-9 instead.

"He should not have ever been taken into custody or picked up by the police." However, eight cops arrived instead of an ambulance, according to lawyer Gerald Griggs.



Four cops restrain a man in need of medical assistance while a dog is forced to maul him.


Families calling 911 for medical assistance with their loved ones frequently get police assistance instead. Over the years, the consequences of dispatching police to medical crises have been absolutely disastrous, with innocent individuals in need of a doctor being met with fists, batons, pepper spray, and even gunshots. Travis Moya is the latest victim of this heinous ineptitude, having been mauled in his front yard by a K-9 for requiring medical assistance.

Moya's attorneys are now requesting that the policemen involved face criminal charges for their conduct that day. According to a statement released Thursday, “at this time, no complaint has been filed regarding this matter; however, in accordance with our policies, a use of force investigation is being conducted in this matter, as is done in any instance of a use of force incident involving one of our Officers.”

According to Moya's lawyer, L. Chris Stewart, the event occurred on Sunday when he was "having a mental health crisis and awaiting an ambulance" at his house in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta. When the police arrived, Stewart said that "a K-9 was let free" and assaulted Moya, who was "unarmed, non-violent, and not fighting arrest."

Moya's wife captured the assault on cell phone video, which shows cops throwing Moya to the ground, jumping on top of him, holding him down, and then forcing the K-9 to maul him.

“He was immobile, unable to kick. He was unable to repel the dog. He was forced to lie there while the dog tore him apart,” attorney L. Chris Stewart said.

The hospital video demonstrates the extent of Moya's arm and upper shoulder injuries. They are graphic.

Instead of assisting the vulnerable guy, cops arrested him and charged him with a crime. Moya is now facing felony obstruction charges for requiring medical assistance but being mauled by a police K-9 instead.

“There was no cause for him to be held or arrested in the first place. However, instead of an ambulance, eight policemen arrived,” attorney Gerald Griggs said.

“We're also requesting that she initiate an inquiry into these cops' conduct. And, if she determines criminal responsibility, to prosecute each and every one of these officers,” Griggs said.

Despite the fact that they have their own video, the family is requesting to view the officer's body camera footage in order to corroborate their own.

“They ought to disclose the body camera footage immediately. Because this video will not lie. They were all equipped with body cameras, including the K9 handler,” Stewart said.

As shown, and as this example demonstrates, even police who willingly undergo Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) have demonstrated a proclivity for violence when dealing with mentally ill individuals.

The number of unarmed and often totally innocent mentally ill individuals who have been seriously wounded or murdered by police is lengthy. The PBWW Channel archives are replete with sad tales of police officers who were summoned to assist someone in distress and ended up killing them. People are slain even when they are not experiencing a crisis and are just acting differently, as was the case with Elijah McClain, who was on his way home after grocery shopping when he was shot by police for being an introvert who wore a ski mask.

This is why some towns have started to remove police completely from the issue.

Denver launched the Support Team Assistance Response (STAR) program on June 1, 2020, which dispatches a mental health expert and a paramedic to certain 911 calls in lieu of police. When we initially reported on the program in October 2020, we were blown away by their findings. Now, it seems as if departments that continue to operate in the traditional manner are doing a disservice to the mentally ill.

According to their most recent statistics, STAR has responded to over 2,500 911 calls in which police would usually be sent. The STAR squad, armed only with expertise and compassion, has never once requested assistance from the authorities and has never been detained.

They have resolved every single call without murdering, beating, or destroying anyone's life. Consider this.

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

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