Disturbing Video Shows Cops Take Turns Beating a Disabled Elderly Man—In HANDCUFFS

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Louisville, KY — A recent settlement paid out by the Kentucky State Police, highlights the utter importance of filming cops. A 68-year-old disabled man was accused of attacking police officers but video evidence showed the exact opposite.

The victim, Lewis Lyttle has since been paid $130,000 in taxpayer money because officers took turns kicking and punching him while he was in handcuffs. The suit was settled in October of last year, however, police have kept it secret and even lied about it.

According to WDRB, Kentucky State Police denied an open records request for a copy of the settlement on Jan. 10, saying no settlement existed and “any documents related to a possible settlement is protected by attorney-client privilege.”

However, WDRB News obtained records of the settlement from the Kentucky State Treasurer. A check to Lyttle was dated Dec. 15.

Lyttle’s attorney also confirmed the issuance of the check, noting the “matter was resolved to the satisfaction of all parties.”

Lyttle, who used to be a construction worker, was severely injured in the 90’s and left disabled which made the fact that cops allegedly saw him as a threat even more repugnant.

The incident happened in the parking lot of a hospital on Aug. 1, 2016, as more than a dozen witnesses watching in horror as cops attacked this elderly disabled man.

According to police, Lyttle did not follow orders, became combative and assaulted officers as they tried to arrest him.

However, according to 16 difference witnesses and a cellphone video of the incident, the officers were lying and Lyttle became the subject of a violent and unlawful arrest.

According to the report, on the day of the incident, Lyttle left his home in St. Charles, Virginia, to drive his neighbor to Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital because she was having problems with chronic bronchitis.

Lyttle may have had some drinks that day but drove his neighbor in need anyway. When the elderly man was in the parking lot, someone accused him of exposing himself as he likely urinated, so police were called.

Police then responded to the elderly man using extreme prejudice. As the first video shows, Lyttle is sitting on the ground with his hands in handcuffs as Trooper Jimmy Halcomb and KSP Sgt. Rob Farley stand over him.

Without provocation, Farley reaches down and slaps the old man across the face so hard that he falls into the pavement.

The person filming from inside the building gasps after watching the abuse. But it was only just beginning.

“He had no business smacking him in the face,” one woman can be heard saying on the video.

The abuse was so bad that people watching actually thought it was fake and part of a movie being filmed nearby.

“I bet that’s part of the movie, reckon?” one witness said.

As the abuse continued, another witness pulled out their phone to record it. Although we can’t hear the exchange between Lyttle and the officers, because the person filming is inside, we can see that Lyttle is being entirely compliant and non-violent when he’s attacked again.

The officers pick Lyttle up and for some reason—likely to justify the fact that they were beating him—they uncuffed the man. However, Lyttle remained entirely compliant.

Farley then reaches toward Lyttle’s face, grabs his beard and knees the disabled man in the stomach while slamming him to the ground.

While Lyttle is on the ground, both officers begin punching and kicking him for no reason.

“They are just punching him, beating the shit out of him,” said the man recording from inside a nearby building. “Four cops for one man, and as old as he is.”

The cops then placed Lyttle back in handcuffs and arrested him on a slew of false charges.

According to WDRB,

Prosecutors dismissed the felony charges in January 2017, based on evidence that came to light after Lyttle was indicted. That evidence included the two cellphone videos of the incident and 16 sworn statements by witnesses who said Lyttle was the one assaulted.

In February 2017, eight months after the arrest, state police launched an investigation, eventually finding Farley used excessive force. He was suspended for 120 days and demoted from sergeant to trooper.

And we call this “public service” in the land of the free.

“Lewis is 68-years-old and has never had a criminal conviction for anything in his entire life. He has a good deal of health issues including 8 metal pins in his leg. The same leg that detective Miller kicked several times and stood on according to the video and several eyewitnesses. Even before he took that beating, he had a great deal of trouble just trying to walk around. When those bully KSP officers beat my Lewis, they beat up a then 67-year-old crippled man who couldn’t have hurt them even if he wanted to,” Lewis’ wife said.

 

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Disturbing Video Catches Cop Beating His Girlfriend in a Bar—No Charges, Dept Let Him Retire

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Lafayette, LA — A woman beating cop was caught in the act thanks to a bar’s surveillance camera. However, thanks to a corrupt system that protects crooked and violent police officers, the high-ranking officers was allowed to quietly retire and will likely face no consequences.

This week, a video was uploaded to youtube by an anonymous source which showed Lafayette Police Department Captain Dwayne Prejean striking a woman in the head in a local bar. Conveniently for the police department, however, the video was removed by Youtube. However, it survived and was reported on by local media.

The department likely knew about the existence of the video well before it was reported on by local media. However, they chose to remain silent until the report aired.

This week, the department finally announced that they were conducting an internal investigation into one of their officers—who they conveniently refused to name. However, multiple sources identified the person striking the woman in the video as Prejean.

On Friday, LPD spokesman Karl Ratcliff said the officer was allowed to retire after he was given a brief paid vacation.

The disturbing video was taken on New Year’s Eve night in a local bar. It shows the officer, who was entirely unprovoked, strike a woman in her forehead. The woman then hit him back before storming out of the bar.

If a police officer was willing to hit a woman in public space like a bar, one can only imagine what he would do in private.

Predictably enough, this is not the first time Prejean has been in the news. In fact, according to KLFY, this woman abusing cop has a history of corruption and a history of covering it up.

In 2016, the officer was transferred from his post as Lafayette metro narcotics captain due to a circumstance involving a 15th Judicial District assistant attorney who was terminated over the matter.

Neither the district attorney’s office or the police department sought further disciplinary action, however, the nature of the relationship between the two individuals was never disclosed.

-In 2014, Prejean was named in a federal lawsuit filed by 15 former police officers alleging corruption and retaliation within the department.

One plaintiff, who was fired from the LPD in 2013, claimed former Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft terminated him for making allegations that Prejean was guilty of drinking and driving.

According to administrative documents obtained by The Daily Advertiser in 2013, the formal complaint concerning Prejean’s alleged impaired driving reportedly included video surveillance.

Because the officer who made the complaint would not reveal the identity of whoever provided him the video, which Craft claimed “to have possibly (been) edited”, the department said it could not prove that Prejean was under the influence.

Craft terminated the officer who made the allegations against Prejean for “violating three general orders of conduct”, according The Advertiser.

The suit and its appeal were both dismissed.

Now, this abusive and corrupt cop will likely get to keep his pension and retire on the taxpayers’ dime.

As TFTP has reported, police in the US beat their wives and girlfriends at nearly double the national average. And, a report by a government-appointed watchdog group shows that most of them do so with seeming impunity.

A study conducted by the Domestic Violence Task Force called Domestic Violence in the Los Angeles Police Department: How Well Does the Los Angeles Police Department Police Its Own? revealed that performance evaluations of cops with a history of domestic violence are largely unaffected. The study of the LAPD examined 91 cases in which an allegation of domestic violence was sustained against an officer.

  • Over three-fourths of the time, this sustained allegation was not mentioned in the officer’s performance evaluation.
  • Twenty-six of these officers (29%) were promoted, including six who were promoted within two years of the incident.

The report concluded that “employees with sustained allegations were neither barred from moving to desired positions nor transferred out of assignments that were inconsistent with the sustained allegation.”

Sadly, it is estimated that many of the abused women never come forward as they know the likely result — which is getting shamed by the department for reporting it and potentially more abuse.

Diane Wetendorf, a specialist on police abuse, points out the most common fears when reporting police domestic abuse in her handbook:

If your abuser is an officer of the law, you may be afraid to:

  • Call the police — He is the police.
  • Go to a shelter — He knows where the shelters are located.
  • Have him arrested — Responding officers may invoke the code of silence.
  • Take him to court — It’s your word against that of an officer, and he knows the system.
  • Drop the charges — You could lose any future credibility and protection.
  • Seek a conviction — He will probably lose his job and retaliate against you.

These fears can make someone feel incredibly trapped and feel like there is no way out.

If you or someone you know is a victim of this type of abuse we encourage you to no longer remain silent. As long as people go unpunished for their abuse, they will continue their abuse.

Film it, record it, expose it in any manner you can. Tell us your story and we will expose these abusive jackboots for the cowards they are.

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WATCH: Cop Turns Body Cam Away as Fellow Cop Starts Beating Handcuffed Man’s Face

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Newly released body camera footage is giving insight into the incident that led to a police officer being accused of using excessive force for beating a handcuffed man while his fellow officers turned away—with one of them even moving his Body Cam so that it would not capture the assault.

Police in Louisville, Indiana, located a car that they claimed was reported stolen around 3 a.m. on Sunday, and when they attempted to pull it over, driver Ray Maurice Bard, 36, led them on a chase that ended when he crashed into a concrete garage, according to a report from the Louisville Courier-Journal.

Bard then fled the scene. He jumped over a fence and ran through a backyard, and when police caught up to him, they Tased him and put him in handcuffs. The report noted that when searching the suspect, officers found “a plastic bag filled with a variety of narcotics including seven grams of methamphetamine, four grams of heroin and four grams of cocaine, among others.”

The footage from the body camera worn by one of the officers, which was recently released, is notable because it shows the officers’ attitudes during the incident. The officer wearing the body camera is joking, chuckling and laughing maniacally throughout the video, showing that he knew Bard was not a dangerous suspect.

“It’s the police! It’s the police,” the officer joked, telling someone who appears to be a nearby homeowner, “Yeah, man, he ran through your fence,” before laughing again.

The officer continued to laugh and joke as he helped another officer lead the handcuffed suspect around the side of the house, to the patrol cars. “What’s the matter?” the officer questioned when the suspect groaned in pain.

“Ta-Da!” The officer exclaimed when they brought Bard to the area where the car he was driving had crashed and other officers were waiting. Bard then tried to run from officers again, but he slipped on a patch of ice and fell.

The officer wearing the body cam continued to laugh maniacally as he watched the suspect fall, and other officers pounce on him and Tase him once again. However, the officer’s actions are notable because instead of physically assisting his colleagues, he stood guard and angled his torso so that his body camera would not capture the scene as officers pounced on Bard, and he cried out in pain.

Oh, why you do it to me?” Bard asked the officers after he was Tased a second time.

“Why did you run again?” an officer responded.

“You hurt my arm!” Bard shouted at the officers who tackled him.

“Well, stand up!” an officer replied.

“I can’t,” Bard said.

When Bard claimed he was unable to stand, the officers proceeded to drag him by his handcuffed arms back to the patrol car. As the officer wearing the body camera clearly tries to keep himself from filming the entirety of the scene, one of the officers strikes Bard across the face with his forearm.

Videotape this shit,” Bard is heard yelling, as he groaned in pain.

While there were multiple officers involved in the arrest, and it is unclear what type of conduct was used when Bard was on the ground, Sgt. Jason Tackett is now under investigation for striking Bard when he appeared to be complying with the officers and was not resisting arrest.

The Courier-Journal noted that Tackett claimed he “believed Mr. Bard was going to attempt to flee again on foot and I struck Mr. Bard to the right side of his head to prevent his escape, again.”

Given the officer’s excuse, it should be noted that at the time he hit Bard, the man was on his knees, with his handcuffed hands raised behind him, surrounded by multiple officers, and it did not appear from the video that he was making any attempt to flee the scene.

WDRB reported that after the incident, Bard was in need of medical care, and was taken to the hospital. He is now facing charges of possession of controlled substances, resisting arrest, criminal recklessness and reckless driving.

Tackett is a 12-year veteran of the Clarksville Police, and he has been placed on paid administrative leave, according to the report. In other words, Tackett’s decision to physically strike a suspect has resulted in a taxpayer-funded vacation.

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Video of Cop Beating, Sexually Assaulting Handcuffed Woman So Bad, He’s Now in Prison

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Las Vegas, NV — Former Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) officer Richard Scavone pleaded guilty last year in federal court to assaulting a handcuffed woman in his custody. After the plea, authorities released the body camera footage of the assault. It is nothing short of infuriating and shows the level of violence a woman-abusing cop was willing to take to assert his authority.

This week, in a rare move, the former bad cop was actually held accountable and was sentenced to a year in prison. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported, U.S. District Judge Richard Boulware also ordered Scavone to serve a year of supervised release, pay a $20,000 fine and complete 300 hours of community service after his imprisonment, according to the Justice Department.

The encounter happened in January of 2015 after this abusive cop thought he had nabbed himself a prostitute.

The woman had done nothing wrong and was walking down the sidewalk drinking a coffee when Scavone attacked her for no reason. She was entirely compliant during the stop even though this sadistic predator kept abusing her.

“The hell you think you’re talking to?” he asks her in the video as he threatens her life.

After a brief radio call, this monster then asks his victim, “What else do you want me to do, tough guy?”

“Go ahead and take me to jail. That’s all I want you to do,” she replies, knowing that at any moment this maniac could kill her and jail is her only refuge.

“You got it,” he says, as he then puts his hand inside her bra and pulls out her personal belongings, sexually assaulting her in the process.

The woman was then arrested on false charges of littering. Once the truth came out, however, those charges were dropped.

Below is the report from the Department of Justice.

According to admissions made in the plea agreement, on January 6, 2015, Scavone, 50, was working as an LVMPD patrol officer, and was accompanied in his patrol car by an LVMPD jail corrections officer on a ride-along. At approximately 5:00 a.m., Scavone and the ride-along encountered A.O., who was talking on the phone and holding a cup of coffee. When Scavone told A.O. to “move along,” A.O responded that she was waiting on someone and threw her cup of coffee to the ground. Scavone, who was wearing a body-worn camera that recorded video and audio, exited his patrol car and approached A.O. with a Taser in hand.

 

Scavone admitted that during the interaction with A.O., and while A.O. was handcuffed, he: shoved A.O. to the ground; grabbed her around the neck with his hand and threw her to the ground; struck her in the forehead with an open palm; grabbed her by the head and slammed her face onto the hood of his patrol vehicle; grabbed her by the hair and slammed her face onto the hood of his patrol vehicle a second time; and slammed A.O. into the door of his patrol vehicle.

 

Scavone admitted that he took those actions without legal justification and that he knew his actions were against the law.

 

Scavone faces a maximum sentence of up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.  Sentencing will be held on January 11, 2018.

 

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to protecting the civil rights of all Nevada citizens, regardless of their backgrounds,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Myhre. “The defendant took an oath to serve and protect with honor and integrity. Misconduct such as this will not be tolerated and those who break the law will be held accountable for their actions.”

 

“As Mr. Scavone realized today, no one is above the law,” said Special Agent in Charge Rouse.  “Law enforcement takes an oath to protect and serve our communities.  We are, and rightfully should be, held to a higher standard.  Every day, the vast majority of police officers in our community uphold that standard under difficult, dangerous conditions.  However, when law enforcement breaks that vow, they will be held accountable.”

 

After conducting its own investigation into Scavone’s conduct, LVMPD terminated Scavone’s employment.

Below is the body camera footage showing the damage one abusive cop on a power trip can inflict.

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Disturbing Video Shows Cop Beating Handcuffed Man for No Reason—Cop Suspended

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Titusville, FL – An unnamed police officer is on paid vacation after he was caught on video punching a nonviolent man in the face during an arrest. In a cellphone video recently posted online, the officer can be seen punching 20-year-old Amari Nicholas Hair while he was already handcuffed.

“Upon seeing the video, members of command staff at the police department immediately removed the Detective from his duties and placed him on leave so that a due process investigation can be completed on the use of force during the arrest. We want to assure our community that we are committed to a thorough investigation in this incident and will be completely transparent on our findings,” a spokesperson from the Titusville Police Department said.

The officer punched him at least twice in the head while he was handcuffed, leaving him with a bloodied nose after allegedly finding drugs on him during a traffic stop.

According to the police report, an officer got out of his patrol car earlier and spotted Hair climbing over the center console into the passenger seat of a Toyota.

The confrontation began when officers approached Hair, who was standing outside of the vehicle, during a traffic stop. The officer ‘quickly grabbed a hold of Amari and placed him under arrest,’ according to a police report.

According to police, at that point, the officer attempted to search Hair but Hair pulled away. However, it only looked like Hair was squirming due to the invasive nature of the cop groping him in search of some arbitrary substance deemed illegal by the state.

Police said the detective then ‘escorted’ Hair to the pavement, placing his weight on Hair. After a few moments, Hair could be heard screaming, “Oh my God…my (expletive) face is bleeding…Do not touch me!”

In the video, Hair can be heard saying “You punched me in my face.” To which the officer replies, “Yes, I did.”

Police then attempted to justify their excessive force by claiming Hair—who was handcuffed and compliant—was reaching for his waistband. Exactly why Hair was allegedly “reaching for his waistband” remains a mystery as no weapons were found.

According to Space Coast Daily, Hair was charged with Possession of Heroin, Possession of Hydromorphone, Resisting an Officer and Driving With a Suspended License. He was booked into Brevard County Jail Wednesday night and was released at 10:10 a.m. Thursday morning.

However, Hair’s family believes that he is being targetted and harassed by the officers who pulled him over. Hair’s father, Alonzo Hair, says that his son has had multiple run-ins with the arresting officer in the past year alone.

“They’ve got it in for my son. He could be walking down the street, and they’ll stop him. They are a threat to the community. At least we were able to get it on video this time, Alonzo Hair said.

As the Free Thought Project has previously reported, police officers across the country have been caught beating handcuffed suspects. Also, they have been captured on their own body cameras planting drugs on entirely innocent people.

Whether or not Hair had actual narcotics on him will be left for the courts to decide. However, this incident provides a perfect example of how the war on drugs is an utter and violent failure.

If Hair does have a heroin problem, handcuffing, beating, kidnapping and caging him will do nothing to solve it. It will also cost the taxpayers of Brevard County. Not only will the citizens have to pay to keep Hair in a cage but they will also be forced to pay for the brutality of these officers in the form of a lawsuit settlement that will inevitably follow this arrest.

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Expert tips for beating colds and flu include natural remedies that are safer AND more effective than any vaccine

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As Britain deals with the effects of the “Aussie flu,” several medical experts were asked for their best tips for dealing with cold and flu and even how to avoid them in the first place. While some doctors are often quick to suggest that their patients get flu vaccines and take medications for what ails them, it is interesting to note that many of them turn to natural remedies when it comes to their own health.

Nutritionist Sarah Flower, for example, recommends a daily probiotic to give your immune system an added boost and enhance bowel health. She also urges people to take Vitamin D every day, not just in the winter but throughout the year if they don’t spend much time outside. Rounding out her must-have list is a high-quality fish oil like krill oil.

When it comes to colds, she suggests increasing your intake of zinc through foods like spinach, pumpkin seeds, and cocoa. She also suggests a high-quality zinc supplement for ear, nose and throat issues.

Naturopathic nutritionist Amy Morris seconds the zinc advice, calling it her “go-to” whenever she starts to notice the first symptoms of a cold setting in. She mentioned a study published in the Cochrane Library that illustrated how zinc supplements can reduce the severity and duration of the common cold in healthy individuals when taken within the first 24 hours of the onset of symptoms.

To avoid getting sick, Morris advocates eating raw garlic for its antiviral, antifungal and antibacterial properties. She said eating a clove of organic garlic and washing it down with a glass of purified water each day for a week helps her body fight off illness. She also makes a point of keeping her junk food and sugar intake low for optimum immune health, and like Flower, she throws some probiotics into the mix as well.

The right foods can do far more than anything at the pharmacy

GP Dr. Deyo Famuboni says she takes vitamin D, vitamin C and probiotics on a regular basis, and she emphasizes the importance of washing your hands to prevent the spread of viruses. She says that a healthy diet with an assortment of colorful produce and good protein sources helps keep your body in fighting shape, and she’s also fond of fermented foods. She specifically identified turmeric and chlorella as foods that help support immune function.

Dermatologist Dr. Daniel Glass swears by Vitamin C. While he tries to get it from his diet via fruits and vegetables throughout the year, he adds a supplement to the mix in winter to help ward off any colds and other infections.

When a cold does strike, he eschews over-the-counter treatments in favor of natural remedies. One of his favorite ways to deal with a cold is by sweating it out in a sauna. He’s also a big fan of chicken soup. The carrots in the soup provide beta-carotene, while the celery gives you vitamin C, both of which are known for their ability to fight infection and support the immune system. Moreover, the onions in the soup have antioxidants that curb inflammation and have an antihistamine effect.

Emergency room physician Dr. Julian Nesbitt, like many of the other doctors interviewed, is fond of eating fruit, preferring to get his in the form of a smoothie. He also advocates exercising for the mind as well as the body, with weight training and high-intensity interval training being particularly good options. He also recommends getting lots of light and supplementing with vitamin D if necessary. On top of that, he says getting enough sleep is essential.

These doctors’ recommendations are simple and effective, and their advice shows how Mother Nature gives us what we need to stay healthy. Forget the flu vaccine and all its dangerous side effects – all you need to do is ensure you’re eating all the right foods and none of the wrong ones while getting adequate sleep and exercise. Read Influenza.news for more coverage of the flu.

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DailyMail.co.uk

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‘Police did this to my son:’ 17yo bruised, bloodied after ‘beating’ by Alabama officers (PHOTO)

The parents of Ulysses Wilkerson are desperately seeking answers as to why their son ended up with a face swollen beyond recognition after an encounter with police in Troy, Pike County. According to Ulysses’ mother, Angela Williams, during the dramatic incident which unfolded on Saturday night, law enforcement officers beat her son so brutally he now has a fracture. “Troy police officers did this to my son while he was in handcuffs,” she wrote in a Facebook post, which has since been widely shared.

“He had trauma to the brain, swelling on the brain, and a cracked eye socket in three different places,” Ulysses’ father, Ulysses Wilkerson Jr., told WKRG. “They had him handcuffed when we got in there they said he was charged with obstruction of justice, the ambulance came to take him to UAB [and] they took the handcuffs off and dropped the charges on him,” he added.

Police officers reportedly saw the teen coming around the corner of a building in downtown Troy. When they tried to speak to him, he ran off, prompting a foot chase. A witness cited by local media claimed  police had later surrounded Wilkerson. “You could see the swelling of his face [and] you could tell he had a lot of bleeding. He looked like he was passed out or maybe in and out of consciousness,” Brittany Patterson, who drove by the scene, said.

The Alabama State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) said police arrested Wilkerson in the area of Madison Street around midnight.

“During the arrest, the juvenile was injured, and was transported directly to Troy Regional Medical Center,” the SBI said in a statement, adding that an investigation is underway into “the use of force” by the officers.

While the teen’s mother is urging police to release body and dash camera footage of the incident, social media activists say law enforcement officials in Troy need to issue a public announcement.

“You need to acknowledge the problem… to insure your citizens you swore to protect are protected from abusive police officers,” one woman, Carley Kimberling, wrote on the Troy Police Department Facebook page.

“Disgusted in your senseless, racist, wicked police officer who beat this young man while in handcuffs. How can you defend police brutality while a suspect is already in cuffs? What is the point of the handcuffs? Very disgusting!” another person, Ray Ben, added.

“Handcuffed? Kicked in the face? I realize it takes a while to concoct a reason to make up a cockeyed story justifying what you did that boy. Unfortunately, you all will never have a good night’s sleep,” Carol Walden wrote.

Lt. Heath Carpenter told BuzzFeed that the investigation is still “open and active,” but couldn’t confirm whether the police department had placed any officers involved on leave.

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Video Surfaces Showing Killer Cop Beating Up Teens Months Before He Murdered Daniel Shaver

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Arizona police officer Philip Brailsford became known on the internet after he was caught on video shooting and killing pest control worker Daniel Shaver. However, before Brailsford was acquitted of murdering Shaver—who was innocent and unarmed—he reportedly had a history of violent behavior.

In January 2016, police arrived at the hotel Shaver was staying in after someone claimed they saw a man with a rifle. While Shaver did have a gun in his room, it was a pellet gun using in his business of pest control. Last week, a jury found Brailsford not guilty in Shaver’s homicide. However, there are still members of the public who do not believe he is innocent, and they are determined to prove Brailsford’s true character.

A recording resurfaced in the days following the verdict that shows Brailsford and other Mesa PD officers making contact with what appears to be a group of teenagers—some of whom were reported to be gay—inside a convenience store. Brailsford wasted no time in escalating the encounter, it seems, when he grabbed a young man by the neck and threw him violently to the ground. He is the officer closest to the camera.

One of the boys attempted to exert his rights to be treated humanely by insisting there was no need for him to “get on the ground” as the officers demanded, given that he was already in handcuffs. The officers, possibly knowing they were being recorded, went to an outer aisle where they began throwing the young man against the product displays, making a mess of the store. One officer then began kicking the handcuffed boy in the stomach. Instantly, they slammed him to the ground to finish securing the cuffs.

The incident in the video below serves to illustrate the violent nature of the Mesa PD, which chose to escalate rather than de-escalate a situation—arguably one that could have been easily defused. Unfortunately, the complaints against Brailsford were ignored as he was able to keep his job until the point at which he killed Shaver.

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Here is the cell phone footage of Philip Brailsford’s excessive use of force that was issued against him in a previous incident. #PhilipBrailsford

Posted by Justice For Daniel Shaver on Monday, August 1, 2016

The Justice For Daniel Shaver Facebook page uploaded the video on Monday with the following caption:

#PhilipBrailsford had many excessive use of force complaints against him. Between this and the “you’re fucked” inscription on his AR15– it was only a matter of time before someone fell victim to his mindset. #DanielShaverunfortunately happened to be that person.

As the Facebook page demands justice for Shaver, civil lawsuits are making their way through the court system. Others are not so gracious or patient, and they are demanding “street justice” for Shaver.

While it has been said that justice is blind, it seems once again a police officer has been given a license to abuse (badge). He then used that badge to violate the civil rights of numerous citizens, eventually killing a father of two young children. Some say he got away with murder. Cop apologists, however, applaud him for “doing his job.”

Even though the public was in an uproar over previous civil rights violations, and apparently attempted to tell Mesa PD there was a problem with one of its officers,  unfortunately, the department did not listen. And if they were listening, they did not take preventative action soon enough to save Shaver’s life.

Mesa’s police chief at the time of the killing was John Meza. In March 2016, Meza fired Brailsford after the officer was charged with Shaver’s murder but for crimes he’d committed on the force unrelated to killing Shaver. The subsequent investigation into Brailsford found he had engraved the rifle he used to kill Shaver with the words “You’re Fuckedd.” That was a violation of police department policy, and he was terminated.

It was the first time in Mesa PD history, according to the police officer’s union, that an officer was terminated under those circumstances. Predictably, the union objected to his firing. It is unclear if they will attempt to get Brailsford rehired with the department—now that he has been found not guilty and Chief Meza is no longer with the department.

A fundraiser has been set up by Daniel Shaver’s widow to take care of the family’s needs while the civil suit is proceeding.

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Video surfaces showing killer cop Philip Brailsford beating up teens months before he murdered Daniel Shaver

Philip Brailsford

    

Arizona police officer Philip Brailsford became known on the internet after he was caught on video shooting and killing pest control worker Daniel Shaver. However, before Brailsford was acquitted of murdering Shaver-who was innocent and unarmed-he reportedly had a history of violent behavior.

In January 2016, police arrived at the hotel Shaver was staying in after someone claimed they saw a man with a rifle. While Shaver did have a gun in his room, it was a pellet gun using in his business of pest control. Last week, a jury found Brailsford not guilty in Shaver’s homicide. However, there are still members of the public who do not believe he is innocent, and they are determined to prove Brailsford’s true character.

A recording resurfaced in the days following the verdict that shows Brailsford and other Mesa PD officers making contact with what appears to be a group of teenagers-some of whom were reported to be gay-inside a convenience store. Brailsford wasted no time in escalating the encounter, it seems, when he grabbed a young man by the neck and threw him violently to the ground. He is the officer closest to the camera.

One of the boys attempted to exert his rights to be treated humanely by insisting there was no need for him to “get on the ground” as the officers demanded, given that he was already in handcuffs. The officers, possibly knowing they were being recorded, went to an outer aisle where they began throwing the young man against the product displays, making a mess of the store. One officer then began kicking the handcuffed boy in the stomach. Instantly, they slammed him to the ground to finish securing the cuffs.

The incident in the video below serves to illustrate the violent nature of the Mesa PD, which chose to escalate rather than de-escalate a situation-arguably one that could have been easily defused. Unfortunately, the complaints against Brailsford were ignored as he was able to keep his job until the point at which he killed Shaver.

The Justice For Daniel Shaver Facebook page uploaded the video on Monday with the following caption:

#PhilipBrailsford had many excessive use of force complaints against him. Between this and the “you’re fucked” inscription on his AR15- it was only a matter of time before someone fell victim to his mindset. #DanielShaverunfortunately happened to be that person.

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As the Facebook page demands justice for Shaver, civil lawsuits are making their way through the court system. Others are not so gracious or patient, and they are demanding “street justice” for Shaver.

While it has been said that justice is blind, it seems once again a police officer has been given a license to abuse (badge). He then used that badge to violate the civil rights of numerous citizens, eventually killing a father of two young children. Some say he got away with murder. Cop apologists, however, applaud him for “doing his job.”

Even though the public was in an uproar over previous civil rights violations, and apparently attempted to tell Mesa PD there was a problem with one of its officers, unfortunately, the department did not listen. And if they were listening, they did not take preventative action soon enough to save Shaver’s life.

Mesa’s police chief at the time of the killing was John Meza. In March 2016, Meza fired Brailsford after the officer was charged with Shaver’s murder but for crimes he’d committed on the force unrelated to killing Shaver. The subsequent investigation into Brailsford found he had engraved the rifle he used to kill Shaver with the words “You’re Fuckedd.” That was a violation of police department policy, and he was terminated.

It was the first time in Mesa PD history, according to the police officer’s union, that an officer was terminated under those circumstances. Predictably, the union objected to his firing. It is unclear if they will attempt to get Brailsford rehired with the department-now that he has been found not guilty and Chief Meza is no longer with the department.

A fundraiser has been set up by Daniel Shaver’s widow to take care of the family’s needs while the civil suit is proceeding.

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WATCH: Downstate Correction Officers Convicted of Inmate Beating

Downstate Correctional Facility and Kevin Moore

NEW YORK – Four years after a violent attack on a Downstate Correctional Facility inmate, two former correction officers were convicted in federal court Monday of the beating, and of falsifying records to cover it up.

Former Downstate correction officers Kathy Scott and George Santiago Jr. were convicted in the beating of then-54-year-old Kevin Moore, on Nov. 12, 2013, according to Joon H. Kim, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

“This verdict should send a loud, clear message to the New York state prison system that the protections of the U.S. Constitution do not stop at the prison wall,” Kim said in a statement Tuesday.

Kim said Scott and Santiago repeatedly punched and kicked Moore in the head and body as he lay on the floor. Moore was then hospitalized for two weeks with facial bone fractures, five broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Kim said the pair were also found guilty of conspiring to falsify state Department of Corrections and Community Supervision records regarding the assault.

Scott, 43, of Saugerties, and 35-year-old Santiago, of Fremont Center, were each convicted of one count of deprivation of rights under color of law, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. They were also convicted of one count of conspiracy to deprive civil rights, which carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison; one count of falsifying documents, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of conspiring to falsify documents, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison.

Three other former correction officers at the Fishkill prison — Andrew Lowery, Donald Cosman, and Carson Morris — have previously pled guilty to the same four offenses for their involvement in the incident.

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