Tag Archives: POLICE ABUSE

Drug War Gone Mad: Three-Year-Old Forcibly Catheterized By South Dakota DSS Workers

A three-year-old boy was forcibly catheterized on behest of South Dakota Dept. of Social Services employees during a child abuse and neglect investigation after marijuana was found in a woman’s home, a federal lawsuit states. Catheterization occurs when a tube is inserted into someone’s bladder through their urethra. In other words, medical staff penetrated a three-year-old boy’s penis hole against his will ...

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Chief Wants Cops Fired: Handcuffed Mentally Ill Man Dies After 12 Stun Gun Shocks, Beating

Two police officers responsible for administering electric shocks to a handcuffed mentally ill man during an arrest in which he was also beaten and dragged across the ground by his ponytail should be fired, Omaha Police Chief Todd Schmaderer said. At a press conference on Friday, Schmaderer identified the officers involved in the death of 29-year-old Zachary N. Bearheels as ...

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Texas Cop Not Charged Despite Video Of Him Beating Man In Jail

Video has emerged showing a Texas police officer beating a man arrested for alleged assault and public intoxication at Garland Detention Center. According to Noah Lofquist, he was arrested at a hotel and began mouthing off to Officer Donald Fernandez on the way to jail. He even challenged him to remove his handcuffs so the two could fight. After arriving at jail, Fernandez took Lofquist’s ...

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Baltimore Cops Internally Charged, Face Termination In Freddie Gray Case

Two years after the fatal police incident involving Freddie Gray, five Baltimore cops have been internally charged with violating department policy. Three of them face termination. The disciplinary measures come on the heels of a review conducted by the Montgomery and Howard county police departments that was completed earlier this month. The two cops who made the initial arrest of Gray; Edward Nero ...

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Dallas School Cops Beat, Tase, Handcuff 7-Year-Old Special Needs Child

A mother is livid after her 7-year-old child was beaten, tased and handcuffed by Dallas Independent School District police officers following an outburst he reportedly had in class. According to April Obin, her special needs son Yosio Lopez suffers from ADHD and a mood disorder. She said he routinely disrupts class and usually just reports to school councilors who help him work ...

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Video Shows Officer Unleash K-9 On Man During Traffic Stop

Video has surfaced showing a Beaver Borough, Pennsylvania police officer unleash a K-9 on a man during a traffic stop after dragging him out of his vehicle. Beaver Patrolman Jeffrey Wijnen-Riems has a long history of alleged abuse. In 2005, six people filed federal lawsuits claiming they were brutalized by the officer in various incidents. Two of those lawsuits were settled for $90,000. In 2011, a ...

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Video Shows Resource Officer Choke, Body-Slam, Tase Nonviolent Teen

Confirming a clear pattern of abuse at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, new video shows a nonviolent teen being brutalized by a resource officer. Released by attorney Todd Hollis, the footage shows the 15-year-old student being placed in a headlock before being body-slammed and repeatedly tased by officer Steve Shaulis on March 3, 2015. The teen was reportedly asked to leave class and report to the office where ...

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15-Year-Old Killed In Car Cops Claim “Drove Aggressively” Toward Them

A Mesquite High School freshman was killed by a Texas police officer who fired a round into a moving vehicle cops claimed was “driving aggressively” toward them. According to Balch Springs police chief Jonathan Haber, officers were responding to a report about intoxicated teenagers at around 11 p.m. Saturday in the 12300 block of Baron Drive when a vehicle carrying 15-year-old Jordan Edwards backed ...

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$5.5M Settlement For Man Beat Mercilessly With Batons By Cops

A man who suffered a concussion, deep head cuts and broken bones in his arms at the hands of Alameda County, California sheriff’s deputies will now receive a $5.5 million lawsuit settlement. Attorneys said Friday that the Alameda County Board of Supervisors approved the settlement for Stanislav Petrov on Tuesday. Petrov had been sitting in a reportedly stolen vehicle in ...

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Camera Malfunctions As Cop Breaks 83-Year-Old Man’s Nose And Arm

An 83-year-old man is headed to court for a resisting and obstructing felony charge received during an incident involving Michigan state police that was not recorded due to a malfunctioning dashboard camera that curiously didn’t capture any of his assault. Owner and operator of Warner Township’s only bar for 51 years, Larry Sevenski said he was informed on St. Patrick’s Day by ...

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