Israeli Police Recommend Bribery Charges Against Netanyahu






Israeli Police Recommend Bribery Charges Against Netanyahu


February 13th, 2018

Wake me up when this monster is prosecuted for war crimes.

Via: Reuters:

Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, opening the way for what could be the biggest challenge yet to the right-wing leader’s political survival.

In a detailed statement, police named Arnon Milchan, a Hollywood producer and Israeli citizen, and Australian businessman James Packer, saying that for nearly a decade, from 2007 to 2016, they gave gifts that included champagne, cigars and jewelry to Netanyahu and his family.

In all, the merchandise was worth more than one million shekels ($280,000), the statement said. Any legal proceedings would likely focus on whether political favors were sought or granted.

Netanyahu’s lawyers said the presents were simply tokens of friendship.















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BREAKING: Man Who Sold Ammunition to Las Vegas Shooter Arrested on Felony Charges

The man who sold ammunition to Las Vegas shooting suspect Stephen Paddock was arrested on Friday and charged with conspiracy to manufacture and sell armor-piercing ammunition.

Douglas Haig, a 55-year-old aerospace engineer from Arizona, is now facing up to five years in prison for the transaction he made with Paddock before the deadly shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 500. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that Haig became a “person of interest” after FBI agents found “two unfired cartridges bearing Haig’s fingerprints” in Paddock’s suite at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.

A criminal complaint filed against Haig claimed that he was selling “armor piercing ammunition throughout the U.S., including Nevada, Texas, Virginia, Wyoming, and South Carolina.” However, he does not “have a license to manufacture armor piercing ammunition.”

“I’m the guy that sold ammunition to Stephen Paddock,” Haig told reporters when his name was first released.

According to the report from the Review-Journal, Haig sells military surplus ammunition part-time as a “hobby,” and he first came in contact with Paddock in August 2017:

Haig met Paddock in person on Aug. 27 at a gun show in Phoenix. At the time, Haig did not have enough of the ammunition Paddock wanted, so Haig gave him his business card. 

A few days later, Paddock called Haig. Haig was at work, so the Arizona man asked Paddock to call him later. That’s when Haig gave him his personal address and allowed him to come pick up the ammunition. Paddock got lost on the way to Haig’s home, so he called him a third time, then eventually pulled up to the Arizona man’s address. 

“He said that he was going to go out to the desert and put on a light show either with or for his friends,” Haig said.

A statement from the U.S. attorney’s office noted that when Haig was interviewed by investigators, he maintained that Paddock did not use the tracer ammunition he purchased from Haig.

However, the statement noted that Haig became a “person of interest” after FBI agents found “his fingerprints were found on reloaded, unfired .308 caliber cartridges. Forensic examination also revealed that armor piercing ammunition recovered inside of the shooter’s rooms had tool marks consistent with Haig’s reloading equipment.”

As The Free Thought Project reported last month, a series of newly unsealed court documents gave insight into Paddocks communications in the months leading up to the shooting, and revealed that he apparently referred to himself as some kind of arms dealer:

In the first message, Paddock claimed that the recipient would have the opportunity to try out the weapons before they purchased them. He then wrote “We have huge selection,” indicating that he was not working alone, and he said he was located “in the Las Vegas area.”

While Paddock did live in Mesquite, Nevada, and reports claimed that he was a retired man living with his girlfriend, he made trips to Las Vegas often to gamble, and those who knew him described him as “low key and relaxed, a good guy.” His past included jobs with the IRS and the Department of Defense.

However, the email exchanges released by the FBI indicate that Paddock was presenting himself as some sort of arms dealer, sending an email that said, “for a thrill try out bumpfire ar’s with a 100 round magazine.”

Douglas Haig has maintained that he is innocent and that his interaction with Paddock was nothing more than a “routine transaction.” He also said that he was horrified when he found out Paddock was the suspect in the shooting, and he has been communicating with the FBI ever since.

“I’ve had people pounding on my door, death threats, one woman screaming through my door that I should be killed and I should die,” Haig said, describing the attention he received after his name was publicly released.

The Review-Journal reported that Haig was released on bond pending a status conference on Feb. 15 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Michelle Burns in Phoenix.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ammunition-vegas-shooter-arrested/

Man Convicted Of Theft In 1976 Cleared Of Charges After Googling Officer

By  Amanda Froelich Truth Theory

Technology has changed the world. And as such, it has changed many people’s lives. However, perhaps no one’s life has changed so drastically as a result of technology than Stephen Simmons.

In June of 1976, Simmons and two friends were arrested in south London by the British Transport Police. They were accused of stealing mailbags in south London. The Guardian reports that Simmons and his friends were allowed to see a duty solicitor who told them that if they said the police were liars, they would sit in jail for “a long time.”

Despite the warnings, all three men pleaded not guilty yet, they were convicted. As a result, Simmons served eight months in Suffolk. Reportedly, the incident has haunted him ever since. Only recently did he tell his grown-up daughters about the ordeal.

Four years ago, Simmons received “friendly advice” by barrister Daniel Barnett on the LBC radio’s legal advice program. He was told to Google the name of his arresting officer if he wished to overturn his conviction, so he did exactly that. Simmons did not expect anything to emerge, but was surprised to learn that Ridgewell himself was jailed for seven years for mailbag thefts totaling a whopping £300,000 in 1980. He died in prison in 1982.

“I was gobsmacked,” said Simmons. He then took his case to the criminal cases review commission whose “meticulous research” led to an appeal. Speaking for Simmons, Steven Powles said: “Mr Simmons has been waiting for 43 years for this day.”

Lord Burnett, the lord chief justice, acknowledged case worker Adam Bell’s “remarkable” efforts and expressed regret about the court’s prior decision. Lord Burnett said the evidence was “extremely telling … It is an exceptional case”.

It was also revealed in court that Ridgewell was responsible for a series of cases in which young black men were falsely accused of mugging patrons on the London Underground. Ridgewell’s behavior was so inflammatory, the book Black for a Cause was written and in it, Ridgewell’s long history of “fit-ups” exposed.

After having the charges cleared, Simmons told the press: “This is one of the happiest days of my life. It has hardly sunk in but I am not a criminal any more. I can hold my head up high.

“One of the hardest things for me was that my parents did not believe me because they were of the generation that believed that the police could not lie,” he added.

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Insane Cop Fires Pistol at Innocent Unarmed 13yo Boy On Video—No Charges

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Los Angeles, CA — A disturbing video was uploaded to Facebook last year prompting massive backlash against the LAPD. Hundreds of residents took to protesting after the video showed an LAPD officer pull a gun and fire off a shot at an unarmed 13-year-old boy. Now, the cop in the video, officer Kevin Ferguson will face no consequences for his near-deadly and highly dangerous act of negligence.

This week, as predicted by TFTP, the Orange County district attorney made the announcement that no criminal charges will be filed against Ferguson.

According to the OCDA’s office, they claim even though prosecutors thought the officer’s actions were reprehensible, they would not be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Ferguson committed a crime when he attacked a 13-year-old boy, assaulted him with a firearm, and employed unnecessary deadly force—all of which was captured on video.

Before they exonerated him, prosecutors called Ferguson’s actions that day “unwise, immature and flat-out horrible” but said they did not violate the law.

“It is our office’s conclusion based on all the evidence, that we are not able to prove, the evidence does not support a finding beyond a reasonable doubt that Mr. Ferguson committed a crime,” said Deputy District Attorney Ebrahim Baytieh.

The video sparked heated anti-police protests when it surfaced 11 months ago and the decision to not charge Ferguson will likely be met with even more backlash.

As the video begins, Ferguson is in a verbal dispute with the child.

According to the boy, the officer cursed at a girl who walked across his yard. When the boy protested the officer’s language, that is when he grabbed him, according to witnesses.

“That’s not what I said,” the officer replied.

“Shut the fuck up,” the officer said. “You weren’t even there.”

A struggle ensues and another teen rushes at the officer, sending him into some bushes. As the officer is dragging the 13-year-old through the hedge, he pulls out his gun and fires off a round.

Luckily no one was hit.

Ferguson—the man who instigated the incident and fired his gun in a residential neighborhood around children—was not arrested. However, the 13-year-old boy and a 15-year-old boy were both arrested. The 13-year-old’s parents got him out of the juvenile detention center the next day and immediately called the LAPD after they saw the video to dispute the official story.

“The confrontation began over ongoing issues with juveniles walking across the officer’s property,” Anaheim police said at the time after cellphone video of the altercation was posted on YouTube.

The boy “is alleged to have threatened to shoot the off-duty officer,” Anaheim police said.

However, according to both the video and the boy and his parents, that did not happen. The boy claimed he was going so “sue” the officer, not “shoot” him.

The dispute among the stories was the subject of the protests last year as riot police and civilians clashed.

“Calling and sending emails to APD voicing your displeasure will NOT impact the outcome,” the department posted on its Facebook page. “A decision whether or not to file charges rests with the District Attorney’s office and is based on facts and evidence.”

“At the end of the day, he should know better,” said one woman. “He was taught and trained on how to uphold the law. So why does he get to break the law now?”

After the announcement that Ferguson would not be charged, the LAPD issued a statement that read in part: “The Department initiated a personnel complaint and a Categorical Use of Force investigation following the initial incident, and we have been working with the Orange County DA’s office and have awaited their decision about criminal prosecution in order for us to complete our investigation.”

Residents of Santa Ana be warned, Officer Ferguson is still a cop.

 

“I still fear for our lives, for him living right down the street from us,” the boy’s mother said to the LA Times as she teared up. “Him being an officer.”

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/lapd-shoots-gun-13yo-boy-nocharges/

Tribe Outraged As Cop Who Killed 14yo Native American Boy Escapes Charges

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ODANAH, WI – A 14-year-old boy was shot and killed on Bad River Indian Reservation in northern Wisconsin by a sheriff deputy in November leaving the family and the community in shock. Now, two months later, the community is outraged again after learning that the officer who shot the boy was ruled justified in the shooting.

The boy’s name was Jason Pero and his family says he didn’t have to die.

Over the weekend, the tribe’s people took to the streets to protest the decision to not criminally charge Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich who shot and killed Jason. Dozens of protesters lined US Highway 2 in Ashland holding signs that read “Justice for Jason.”

Sadly, however, it appears there will be none.

As WPR reports, St. Croix County District Attorney Mike Nieskes wrote in a letter Friday to state and county law enforcement, concluding the deputy’s actions were “justified for the circumstances he found himself in and that there is no criminal liability for the death of the juvenile.”

The family says that there was no need to kill the troubled boy and the officer merely aided the 8th-grader in suicide.

“There had to have been other avenues to take to resolve the situation,” Jason’s older cousin Curtis Gauthier said. “Nobody had to die.” 

“He had a taser on him. He had pepper spray. He could’ve called for backup,” Jason’s older cousin Renee Pero said of Mrdjenovich. “He was so quick to bring the gun out and shoot. I don’t believe that’s right.”

That fateful night, Jason, who’d been struggling with suicidal thoughts allegedly called 911 to initiate a ‘suicide by cop.’ He was ‘armed’ only with a kitchen knife.

Mrdjenovich claimed Jason walked toward him with the knife and he had no other choice but to open fire, killing the 14-year-old boy. Apparently backing up wasn’t an option for the officer.

As TFTP reported at the time, police kept the family in the dark in regards to the case. No details were released despite Jason’s mother, Holly Gauthier demanding to know exactly what happened. Now, this ruling serves to further this grieving mother’s pain.

As WPR notes, to Bad River Tribal Chairman Mike Wiggins, the report seemed to focus more on Jason rather than Mrdjenovich. Wiggins took issue with the references to the presence of fentanyl in the teen’s system, noting he felt there should have been more analysis of the deputy’s response to the 911 call.

“Those kinds of things on the officer action side of the coin aren’t given the scrutiny and the analysis compared to the way they’re putting Jason out there,” Wiggins said. “What’s happening in our community is happening all over the nation. It’s not a phenomena. It’s not a trend. It’s a one-time incident. It’s a subjective, life-changing thing for every community and every family that’s got to experience it. It’s got to stop. I’ll be the first to say it. There are deadly force scenarios that occur in law enforcement contacts. This doesn’t rise to this type of scenario in my mind.”

Unfortunately, according to the District Attorney, no video of the incident exists and there are no independent witness accounts. Essentially, the cop said he needed to kill the middle schooler and the state believed him.

Now, the mother of the slain 8th grader will have to live the rest of her life knowing that the person who killed her son is still on the streets ‘protecting’ others.

As TFTP had previously noted, the racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement is Native Americans. While Native Americans only make up 0.8 percent of the population, they make up 1.9 percent of all police killings—a fact conveniently ignored by the media.

According to a report by the Lakota People’s Law Project, 

Despite gaining citizenship rights in 1924, Native Americans have yet to see the day that they enjoy benefits of a nation which boasts “liberty and justice for all.”

Unsettling reports of unfair treatment towards Native peoples by law enforcement are not isolated incidents—rather they are endemic of a deeply discriminatory justice system. Native American men are admitted to prison at four times the rate of white men and Native women at six-fold the rate of white women. Additionally, Native Americans are the racial group most likely to be killed by law enforcement.

Jason Pero now adds to this statistic.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/tribe-outraged-cop-shot-killed-14yo-native-american-boy-escapes-charges/

Text Messages Reveal Peter Strzok and Mistress Lisa Page Knew Charges WOULD NOT BE FILED Against Hillary — BEFORE She Was Interviewed

 

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Attorneys Seek to Dismiss Charges For Cop Who Shot Corey Jones

Corey Jones was fatally shot by former Palm Beach Gardens police Officer Nouman Raja in October 2015.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – A former South Florida police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Corey Jones is claiming self-defense under the state’s “stand your ground” law.

Attorneys for Nouman Raja filed court documents Thursday asking a Palm Beach County judge to dismiss the charges.

“This is a classic case of self-defense,” attorneys Richard Lubin, Scott Richardson and Ralph E. King III wrote in their motion to dismiss. “Officer Raja faced a man who pointed a gun at him, and did what any citizen is entitled to do: he defended himself.”

Jones’ family released a statement Friday, saying otherwise.

“Yesterday, Officer Nouman Raja’s attorney filed for a “Stand Your Ground” hearing several months before his trial was set to begin and exactly 27 months from the day after Corey Jones was slain,” the statement read. “Officer Raja shot an unarmed man who asked for help from those who were supposed to protect him and come to his aid. This announcement is an absolute insult to our family.

“At a minimum, Corey’s life should be valued enough and his memory honored enough to insist that Officer Raja stands trial. To do anything less devalues Corey’s life and the lives of all black citizens.”

Raja was arrested in 2016 and charged with manslaughter by culpable negligence and attempted first-degree murder with a firearm.

Police said Jones, 31, was stranded on the side of an Interstate 95 exit ramp in Palm Beach Gardens on Oct. 18, 2015, when he was shot by Raja, who was not in uniform and was driving an unmarked van.

Jones, who was a drummer in a reggae band, was leaving a performance in Jupiter early that morning when his SUV broke down.

Raja, a former Palm Beach Gardens police officer, was fired about a month after the shooting.

According to a probable cause affidavit, Raja was on duty at the time of the shooting but not wearing clothes that identified him as an officer.

“There had been a problem with late night auto burglaries in Palm Beach Gardens,” the affidavit said. “Raja was assigned to surveillance patrol in large parking lots with the goal of locating the burglary suspects.”

Raja had been told by his supervisor to wear his tactical vest with police markings on it while working the assignment, but his vest and police radio were on the van’s floorboard next the driver’s seat when the shooting occurred, the affidavit said.

The officer used his personal cellphone to call 911 after the shooting, providing his version of what happened.

“(Jones) had a silver handgun in his right hand,” Raja said. “I came out. I saw him come out with a handgun. I gave him commands. I identified myself and he turned, pointed the gun at me and started running. I shot him.”

Police tape surrounds the Interstate 95 exit ramp to PGA Boulevard in the hours after the Oct. 18, 2015, shooting.

Police arrived and began their investigation, searching for the gun that Raja claimed Jones was carrying at the time of the shooting. Police used K-9 officers to search the tall grass near the PGA Boulevard exit ramp and found the gun about 74 feet from the back of Jones’ SUV.

Jones was found about 192 feet from the back of his vehicle, the affidavit said. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at 3:32 a.m.

Raja used his personal gun to shoot Jones because his department-issued gun was in its holster inside the van, the affidavit said.

Three of the six shots that were fired struck Jones — one in each arm and another to his chest, the affidavit said. Dr. Gertrude Juste, an associate medical examiner in Palm Beach County, performed an autopsy and determined that the gunshot wound to Jones’ chest was what caused his death.

Police photograph the spot where Corey Jones’ gun was found in the tall grass.

Despite his more than seven years of experience as a police officer, Raja acted “in a tactically unsound, unsafe and grossly negligent manner,” the affidavit said.

Raja told police that Jones threw his gun into the grass, but the investigation revealed that Raja “continued to fire at Jones as he ran away,” the affidavit said. Juste determined that the shot that struck Jones’ right arm was fired from the rear.

“There is no question that Jones ran away from Raja,” the affidavit said.

Investigators also determined that Jones’ gun was loaded, but the chamber of the pistol was locked and the safety was on, the affidavit said.

Raja is out of jail on $250,000 bond. His trial is scheduled for April.

Source: https://www.local10.com/news/florida/palm-beach-county/attorneys-seek-to-dismiss-charges-for-former-police-officer-who-shot-corey-jones

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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.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/watch-woman-abusing-cop-caught-video-smashing-girl-head/

Re: No charges for Israel soldier who killed Palestinian child returning from swimming

An Israeli army officer who opened fire on a car of Palestinian civilians, killing a 15-year-old boy, will not be prosecuted, it was reported today.

Mahmoud Badran was killed, and four friends wounded, after returning from a swimming pool on the night of 21 June 2016.

At the time, the Israeli military claimed the forces responsible believed the car of youngsters were responsible for throwing stones at Route 443 in the occupied West Bank.

An investigation by the Military Police Criminal Investigation Division (MPCID) has now concluded that the “mistake” was a reasonable one to make in the circumstances, despite the fact that the officer opened fire in violation of the regulations.

According to Haaretz, the officer in question is a platoon commander in the Kfir Brigade, which is based in the occupied West Bank. He, and two colleagues, were driving towards Jerusalem in plain clothes when they noticed stones and an oil patch on the road, and a bus parked up on the side.

Israel NGO: Israel killed 8 unarmed Palestinians in Gaza

After driving to where they believed the stones had been thrown from, the officer and soldiers got out and opened fire on a car driving on a road under Route 443. Open-fire regulations in the West Bank state that when a vehicle does not endanger the soldiers, shots must be fired in the air.

According to Israeli rights group B’Tselem, “massive fire” was directed at the vehicle of Palestinian youngsters, despite the fact that there was zero indication its occupants were responsible for the stone-throwing (and even if there had been, lethal force was unjustified).

The MPCID investigation similarly concluded that the officer had not seen the stone throwers, and targeted the car purely due to its proximity to the site. Despite such findings, no indictment will be filed against the officer, not even for causing death by negligence.

According to Haaretz, the officer faces dismissal for his conduct during the incident. The army spokesperson told the paper that the findings were still being examined by the Military Advocate General’s office ahead of a final decision.

At the time, B’Tselem predicted that the investigation would produce no results, slamming “the military law enforcement system” as “a whitewashing mechanism”.



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Cop Caught on Video Smashing Handcuffed Woman’s Face to the Floor—No Charges

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Coldwater, MI — Last July, Tiffany McNeil would walk into the Branch County Jail only to leave in a stretcher moments later after being brutally assaulted by a police officer and knocked unconscious while she was handcuffed. That police officer was identified in a report by TFTP last month as Coldwater police officer Lewis Eastmead and now it appears the department is letting him quietly slip away with no punishment.

As is the case so many times, officers who are facing potential punishment for crimes committed while on duty, they are allowed to quietly resign and become gypsy cops only to be hired at another department down the road. While we cannot confirm that is the case in Coldwater, it appears from the department’s tight-lipped statement that it is highly probable.

As WTVB reported this week, Coldwater City Manager Keith Baker said in a two sentence statement on Friday night that Lewis Eastmead was no longer employed by the City of Coldwater.

He did not say if Eastmead was terminated or if he resigned. All Baker said was that Eastmead was no longer employed by the city as of January 12th, 2018 and that as a result of ongoing litigation, no further comment will be made at this time, reported the WTVB.

Because of the heavy public backlash over this video, if Eastmead was fired, this information would’ve been released to show that the department cares about accountability and transparency. However, this move makes it quite obvious that they care about neither.

What happened while McNeil, 31, was being processed into jail that fateful day is now the subject of a federal lawsuit alleging that police used excessive force and then lied about what happened. The incident—in which a half dozen cops stood by and watched their brother in blue smash a handcuffed woman’s face into the pavement—was also captured on video.

“It was absolutely egregious, disgusting, thug-like conduct,” McNeil’s attorney, Solomon Radner, said. “You don’t expect that from police officers, and it shouldn’t be tolerated.”

On July 24, police were called to McNeil’s home by her husband during an argument. According to the lawsuit, McNeil had been drinking which sparked the argument.

McNeil was arrested and brought to the Branch County Jail to be processed for the incident. As police bring her into the secured entrance, we can see this disturbing scenario unfold.

The woman-beating cop is seen shoving McNeil’s face into the concrete wall for several minutes. The entire time, McNeil is non-combative and not resisting in the least—not to mention, she’s in handcuffs.

All of the sudden, the officer begins pressing her face into the wall with both hands before pulling her backward and slamming her face-first into the concrete floor. McNeil was knocked out immediately.

During the attack on the restrained woman, five other cops watched as their brother in blue degraded the young woman by shoving her face into the wall and not a single one of them intervened as he slammed her to the floor.

In a most disturbing image, once Eastmead realizes McNeil is knocked unconscious, he rolls his victim over to reveal a puddle of blood on the floor coming from the massive gash in her head.

“I told you to relax,” the officer yells, with his knee now on McNeil’s back as she lay motionless on the ground.

For nearly 15 minutes, police prodded the unconscious woman as she lay entirely unresponsive on the concrete. Finally, EMTs arrive and bring her to the hospital where, according to Radner, McNeil received 17 stitches and was treated for a concussion.

After being treated in the hospital, police charged McNeil with felony resisting a police officer. To justify this charge, police then lied on their report, claiming McNeil was being “combative” and “actively resisting arrest,” according to the lawsuit.

Obviously, McNeil was not being combative as we can clearly see that fact in the video. She was doing nothing wrong when Eastmead attacked her.

“The cover-up started almost immediately. Unfortunately for them, we have audio and video recordings of what took place and they’re not going to be able to hide from that,” Radner said. “The bottom line is that officer Eastmead grabbed her, spun her around, threw her face first into the concrete with such force that it knocked her unconscious.”

Radner explained that police brought the felony charge against her to force her into taking a plea deal for the domestic misdemeanor charge to which she pleaded no contest. The felony resisting charge was then dropped.

According to the Detroit Free Press, Eastmead and about a dozen other officers and police department supervisors, including the officers who witnessed the incident, are listed among the defendants, with some identified by name and others listed as John Doe. McNeil is also suing the city of Coldwater.

Along with the excessive force claim, the lawsuit alleges unreasonable seizure; abuse of process and malicious prosecution; that the other police officers failed to intervene “to prevent the violation of Ms. McNeil’s constitutional rights,” and that city failed to properly screen, train and supervise its police officers. It seeks at least $75,000 in damages.

The Coldwater police department has yet to even announce that they plan on investigating this video and they have made no mention of any discipline Eastmead may have faced. As for McNeil, she is too scared to live and Coldwater anymore and has since moved.

Below is a video of what a woman abusing predator does when given unchecked authority and is accountable to no one.

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