Police State Punishment

State Troopers Charged In NH Assault Of Surrendering Motorist

[ssba] Two state troopers have been charged with assault for actions caught on video during a New Hampshire arrest of a surrendering motorist earlier this year. On May 11, police in Holden, Massachusetts attempted to pull over a pick-up truck driven by 50-year-old Richard Simone, who was wanted on warrants for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, larceny and ...

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Cop Charged With Murder Of Motorist Who “Posed No Threat”

[ssba] An Atlanta police officer now faces a murder charge after investigators determined a motorist “posed no threat” to him during a fatal June 22 shooting. A warrant issued on Friday charged officer James R. Burns with felony murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and violation of his oath of office in the death of 22-year-old Deravis Caine Rogers, Fulton County ...

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Cop Filmed Kicking Man In Diabetic Shock In Head Five Times Promoted

[ssba] Despite being filmed repeatedly kicking a man in the head during a traffic stop, a Henderson, Nevada police officer has been promoted. Sergeant Brett Seekatz is seen in the footage with Nevada highway patrol troopers and Henderson police officers mistaking a man suffering from a diabetic episode for a drunk driver during a traffic stop on Oct. 29, 2010. The video shows ...

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Cop Charged In Death Of Two K-9 Partners Investigated For Killing Third Dog

[ssba] After being accused of killing two K-9 partners, a former Cherokee County, Georgia schools police lieutenant is now being investigated for killing a third dog. On June 10, Daniel Peabody, 50, left his K-9 partner Inca – a four-year-old Belgian Malinois – in his patrol car for nearly three hours in 90-plus degree weather where it roasted to death. Following the incident, ...

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Cop Who Shot Unarmed Man In Back Convicted Of Murder

[ssba] A Rocky Ford, Colorado cop has been convicted of second-degree murder for a fatal 2014 incident in which he followed a man back to his home and shot him in the back. The family of Jack Jacquez, 27, was dumfounded and horrified when, on Oct. 12, 2014, officer James Ashby, 33, broke down their door and murdered their loved one without ...

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No Charges For Officer Filmed Wrestling Bikini-Clad Teen To Ground

[ssba] A McKinney, Texas cop filmed cursing at, shoving, and intimidating teenagers at a pool party last summer will not be charged. A Colin County grand jury decided on Thursday not to indict officer Eric Casebolt citing a lack of evidence despite footage showing him throwing a teenage girl to the ground before menacing angry onlookers with his firearm. Police had responded to ...

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Deputy Cleared In Takedown Killing Of Autistic Man Caught On Video

[ssba] A Knox County, Ohio deputy sheriff was cleared by a grand jury on Friday despite video of him slamming a developmentally disabled man to the ground at the Knox County Jail, killing him. Thirty-three-year-old David Dehmann, who suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome and Autism, was seriously injured by deputy Chase Wright – and then died from his injuries two days ...

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Unarmed Man Shot In Head By Cop Wins $4.6M Settlement

[ssba] A California man has received a $4.6 million lawsuit settlement for an encounter with an Inglewood police officer that left him with a bullet wound to the head and long-term brain damage. Officer Landon Poirier was attempting to pull over 46-year-old Juan Jose Palma on October 7, 2012 at around 1:30 a.m. on 103rd Street. Poirier said Palma refused ...

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Oregon Drops Appeal, Will Pay $517,000 To Motorcyclist Kicked By Cop

[ssba] The state of Oregon has dropped a pair of appeals in a case in which a state police lieutenant was filmed crashing into and kicking a motorcyclist. An eight-member jury ruled in U.S. District Court in January that Lt. Rob Edwards violated Justin Wilkens’ civil rights in an Aug. 3, 2012 incident that left him with a broken clavicle, a fractured rib, and other injuries. ...

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Lawsuit Says Cop Pushed Woman To ‘Catfight’ Nude, Sexually Assaulted Her

A South Carolina cop sexually assaulted a woman and demanded she participate in nude, videotaped fistfights after she reported a rape to his department, a lawsuit claims. According to the suit, the unidentified female reported the rape to the Horry County police department in May 2015 before detective Allen Large got in touch with her and insisted they meet alone at her home. ...

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Multiple Charges For Cop Filmed Slugging Woman In Face

[ssba] A Reading, Pennsylvania police officer filmed smashing a woman’s cellphone and punching her in the face has surrendered himself to authorities on multiple criminal charges. Jesus Santiago-Dejesus pulled over Marcelina Cintron-Garcia and her boyfriend on April 5 for allegedly failing to use a turn signal while parking in the 800 block of Greenwich Street. Santiago-Dejesus reportedly discovered that Cintron-Garcia didn’t have a driver’s license ...

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Pregnant Woman Filmed Being Beaten By Cop Cleared Of Felony Charges

[ssba] A Texas woman filmed being pummeled by a Hunt County sheriff’s deputy while she was eight-months pregnant has been cleared of felony charges filed against her. According to area journalist Brett Sanders: [Deanna Robinson] was cleared today of interfering with child custody, a felony in the state of Texas. This is the second of two felonies that Robinson was charged ...

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