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Re: Cops behaving badly

Post by LawBeefaroni » Thu May 30, 2019 9:29 am

Pyperkub wrote:
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It's OK to Pepper Spray bound prisoners because other Supervisors do it:
The union also argued Clark used proper force during the incident and challenged the county to compare other disciplinary actions against officers who similarly pepper-sprayed inmates in restraint chairs.

Clark’s actions were “no different” than what “any other supervisors” had previously done, the union said, according to the documents. They also asked the county to “retract the ‘story’ from ‘Cleveland.com’ that is slandering Clark’s name,” the documents say.
It's not OK in a broad sense but in terms of liability for that individual, if he was trained to do so and observed supervisors doing it, it certainly lightens his load. The Union's job is to defend the union member, even if it's to the detriment of the department.


Still, it seems like it would take a certain type of person to torture restrained prisoners...
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Re: Cops behaving badly

Post by Isgrimnur » Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:17 pm

WFAA
The Forest Hill police officer who failed to find a kidnapped 8-year-old Fort Worth girl during a search of a hotel room has been fired, officials said.

The Forest Hill Police Department has faced criticism after Sgt. Richardson Wolfe did not find the missing girl during the search of a hotel room, where she was found with her alleged abductor about two hours later.
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The chief said Wolfe's firing is not the result of his not finding the kidnapped girl. It's in reaction to how Wolfe handled the second attempt to find the girl.

Dennis said the sergeant displayed "shocking ineptitude" and was "woefully incompetent" during a second call to the hotel that night.
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Wolfe responded twice the night an 8-year-old was kidnapped in Fort Worth. He searched a hotel room two hours prior to Fort Worth police finding the child in that same room.

Wolfe was there when Fort Worth police rescued the girl.

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Re: Cops behaving badly

Post by Pyperkub » Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:13 pm

No wonder Philly needed prosecutorial reform with a focus on cop behavior:
The Philadelphia Police Department announced Wednesday it had taken 72 officers off the streets in response to the discovery of thousands of offensive social media posts by the officers, including violent messages and racist memes. The officers were placed on desk duty as the social media scandal brews, implicating more than 300 officers of the city’s 6,500-officer police force. “We’ve talked about from the outset how disturbing, how disappointing and upsetting these posts are,” Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Wednesday. “They will undeniably impact police-community relations.”

The posts came to light as part of the work of the Plain View Project, a group of lawyers that began monitoring the social media accounts of Philadelphia officers in the fall of 2017 in order to assess whether the officers’ online behavior eroded public trust in the police force.
Other cities and especially Sheriffs' departments need to follow suit...
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Re: Cops behaving badly

Post by Pyperkub » Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:09 pm

If you're black, you must be a gang member, and that justifies anything:
London Wallace had no gang connections and no criminal history.

"He's a high school kid. He likes playing basketball. He's a nice, calm, timid person," Kane said. "And you can kind of see that in the video. He's not used to police contact."

Officer Christopher Martinez wrote in his report that he thought Wallace was going to try to run away. He said he punched Wallace three times in the face, which let the officer get his back off the second story balcony railing.

Legal analyst Ralph Torres says police usually have a built-in civil lawsuit defense of fearing for the officer's safety.

"But in this case, the kid was patted down. There was nothing there," Torres said. "And I don't see anything that was consistent with an officer basically putting his fist right through his face."
Nolan Kane says it's important for the public to see the body camera footage so they can get the full picture, which often benefits police, but not in this case.

"In this case, it's not going to be London's word against the officer's word. The jury's going to get to see the full footage and they'll be able to decide whether this is something that's acceptable," Kane said.
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Re: Cops behaving badly

Post by Pyperkub » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm

They must have whiffed really badly screening this cop:
A Cleveland police officer was indicted on Wednesday on charges of attempted kidnapping and multiple counts of sexual offenses involving a 12-year-old girl, whom he urinated on at a school bus stop after she refused to get in his car, prosecutors said.
Oh, and he recorded it on his cellphone...
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Re: Cops behaving badly

Post by LawBeefaroni » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:40 pm

Pyperkub wrote:
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:06 pm
They must have whiffed really badly screening this cop:
A Cleveland police officer was indicted on Wednesday on charges of attempted kidnapping and multiple counts of sexual offenses involving a 12-year-old girl, whom he urinated on at a school bus stop after she refused to get in his car, prosecutors said.
Oh, and he recorded it on his cellphone...
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