In 2011, Wyoming changed its state statutes to require warrants when law enforcement wants to forcibly draw blood from a DUI suspect. This precedes the US Supreme Court decision (Missouri v. McNeely) making that the law of the land. The following is a video shot by Cheyenne Police Dept. Chief Kozak on his cellphone on 7/31/2011. The suspect is Brett W. McIntyre who was 24 at the time. I obtained this via a public records request.
A Brooklyn law school student got a lesson in street justice from the NYPD after he complained cops chased a car from a bus stop — only to take the spot for themselves so they could buy food.
Tzvi Richt, 22, is suing the city and Officers Graham Brathwaite and Jason Pinero of the 61st Precinct for false arrest. He says he received two disorderly conduct summonses for merely questioning their actions.
Richt was apparently indignant that the cops had parked in the bus stop slot for easy access to a food truck and told them so “in a normal tone of voice, not yelling or shouting,” according to the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court.
After Richt didn’t heed Brathwaite’s advice to mind his own business, the cop demanded Richt’s identification. The law student was handcuffed after he questioned the legality of that request.
The summonses were later dismissed, but Brathwaite may soon learn a lesson of his own: He has been transferred to desk duty while the NYPD and Civilian Complaint Review Board investigate Richt’s claims, according to the suit.
The NYPD did not respond to a request for comment.
Former chief of police gets arrested for no reason, and the reaction after the officers realize wtf they just did.
I love this comment from a police officer two weeks ago:
projectdarkgrey 2 weeks ago
This was bullshit... that man in the white truck should have been charged with aggravated battery along with a slew of other charges... complete bull ****.
projectdarkgrey 1 week ago
No Mike your the idiot.. it don't matter who was in that truck he active cop or retired he was given an order to get back in his vehicle, he disobeyed and then attempted to fight with the officer... maybe you need your glasses checked you idiot... I would have cracked his head like an egg.
I recently had a bad flashback. I was lying in bed trying to fall asleep when I was hit with a vivid memory from my time as a Transportation Security Administration officer at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. It was 2008, and I was conducting a bag check when three of my TSA colleagues got into an argument with a passenger at the checkpoint. Things got pretty heated.
The subject of debate? Whether mashed potatoes were a liquid or a solid.
In the end, of course, the TSA agents had the last word: Since the potatoes took the shape of their container, they were determined to be a liquid—specifically, a gel. That’s the official TSA line. “Liquids, aerosols and gels over 3.4 ounces cannot be brought through security.” The potatoes were forcibly surrendered...
An Idaho state trooper arrested and fully searched a 70-year-old Washington man’s vehicle solely because he had a Colorado license plate – a state where marijuana is legal – a federal “license plate profiling” lawsuit alleges.
Darien Roseen was driving along I-84 between his second home in Colorado and Washington state on Jan. 25 when Idaho State Trooper Justin Klitch “immediately” pulled out from the Interstate median and began “rapidly accelerating” to catch up to Roseen, according to the complaint in a Courthouse News Service report. Exiting at a designated rest area, Roseen says he became “uncomfortable” that Klitch had followed him though he had not “done anything wrong.”
The City of Dallas gave $1.1 million to Ronald Jones on Wednesday for his claims that he was beaten and falsely arrested by Dallas police — and then spent 15 months in jail as a result.
On December 18, 2009, Dallas police got a call of two white men fighting in downtown Dallas.
But then Dallas police Officer Matthew Antkowiak saw Jones — who is African-American — crossing Reunion Boulevard.
"Mr. Jones is walking down the street. Doesn't fit the description at all," said his attorney, Don Tittle.
The officer claimed Jones was throwing beer cans, so he pulled him over to arrest him.
"From there, he pulls one of Mr. Jones' arms up very aggressively and Mr. Jones turns around to see what is going on and why was he being placed under arrest, and from there it goes,” Tittle said.
The officer took Jones to the ground and hit him a few times. The two struggled as more officers arrived.
Two dash camera videos obtained by News 8 show multiple officers on top of Jones; one officer is seen kicking him several times.
Jones' attorney his the 62-year-old client was crying for help.
In his report, Officer Antkowiak stated that Jones "...took his right hand and grabbed the officer by his throat, choking him and lifting him off the ground."
But take a closer look at the dash camera video; it's Antkowiak who is on top of Jones, choking him.
In his official report, Officer Antkowiak also claimed that Jones "kicked him in the ********* and groin area, while still choking him."
But that never happens on video.
Jones' attorney says on the second dash camera video, the officer is asked to turn off the camera. Then the officers said they found a crack pipe and claimed Jones was intoxicated.
Jones was arrested for aggravated assault of a police officer and spent 15 months in jail until his attorney started requesting the dash camera videos as evidence.
"Had the videos not surfaced, it's likely that Mr. Jones would have been convicted of this and served a very long prison sentence," Tittle said.
On the day Jones' case was set to go to trial, the district attorney dropped the charges.
A Benedict Avenue resident contends Huron County deputies forced their way into his home Tuesday without a search warrant.
John Collins, who lives in one unit of a triplex home at 114 Benedict Ave., contends deputies got the wrong address when they executed the search warrant. The warrant was for the unit next to his, he said.
The deputies handcuffed him and left him lying on the floor in his unit for 20 minutes after they realized the mistake, Collins said.
Collins, 26, said he was watching TV when he heard someone yell, “Huron County Sheriff” outside his door.
“As soon as I stood up, they bum-rushed the door and threw me on the ground at gunpoint,” Collins said.
Read managing editor Matt Westerhold's Sunday column about the Huron County Sheriff' raid, Gag on it
They tore through his home, he said, after cuffing him and forcing him to the floor facedown.
“They searched my whole house, pulled stuff out my closet, broke a couple knick knacks” he said.
One deputy also stepped on his tablet, shattering its screen. Another broke a ceramic decoration that once belonged to his now-deceased son, Collins said.
Collins said he repeatedly told the deputies they had the wrong house.
“But they kept saying, ‘This is a drug house,’ and ‘You shouldn’t be in a drug house then’” Collins said.
Two deputies must have realized the mistake, Collins said, because they recognized him from their school days and had to have known he was not the man identified in the search warrant. The deputies went next door, he said. They made contact with the residents there — who were later arrested for drug trafficking.
Huron County Common Pleas Court Judge Timothy Cardwell issued a secret gag order March 21 to seal the search warrant. The gag order is also secret, Cardwell’s court clerk said after the Register asked for a copy of the order.
And the criminal complaint that was filed with the Huron County Sheriff’s Office also is secret.
The Register learned the search warrant was gagged after Huron County Sheriff’s Capt. Ted Patrick failed to deliver on assurances he made Thursday, when he said he would follow up on the Register’s requests for the initial complaints that led to the search warrant.
Incident reports and search warrants are generally public record that cannot be withheld from release.
It’s unclear why Judge Cardwell issued the gag order on this search warrant, or why he extended that gag order to include the gag order itself.
It’s also unclear why Patrick cannot provide the incident reports. On Thursday, Patrick said what Collins contends is not accurate.
The search warrant deputies executed at his home was for the correct address, he said; the arrests next door simply occurred as a coincidence.
The family of 34-year-old Ernest Duenez Jr. — the man shot to death by a Manteca Police officer in June 2011 — has apparently reached a $2.2 million settlement with the City of Manteca’s insurance carrier.
The tentative settlement that has yet to be approved by a judge came just weeks before the start of a civil trial seeking damages. John Moody, the officer involved, was cleared of any wrongdoing after an extensive investigation by the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s office.
The Duenez family originally sought $25 million claiming the use of excessive force after Duenez was shot and killed during a confrontation in the 200 block of Flores Avenue just southwest of Doctors Hospital.
According to court filings obtained by The Bulletin on Monday, four people will split the payment. Forty percent will go to his son Dominic, 30 percent to his wife Whitney and 15 percent apiece to his parents Ernest and Rosemary. The case gained national attention after the dashcam video of the incident – which shows the officer firing at least 11 shots in less than five seconds – went viral.
On Sept. 3, 2010, plaintiff Kimla Robinson, who was 47 at the time, was walking in the Overbrook section of Philadelphia when she saw a crowd of people and several police officers involved in a fight with Askia Sabur, according to the plaintiff's settlement memorandum. The memo said that, "like others in the crowd," Robinson took out her phone and began taking pictures of the altercation. When the altercation ended, Robinson closed her phone and began walking away, but she was then suddenly grabbed by two police officers, the memo said...
The editor of an Ohio newspaper said that he was “shocked” by what he says military police did to his reporter and photographer Friday — so shocked, his paper is considering legal action
“I’m personally shocked by this incident,” the Toledo Blade’s John Robinson Block, publisher and editor-in-chief, said. “I believe our people were totally in the right.”
According to the paper, both a reporter and photographer were detained and had their equipment confiscated while snapping pictures outside the Joint Systems Manufacturing Center — a government owned, contractor-operated facility that produces tanks.
“Blade reporter Tyrel Linkhorn and photographer Jetta Fraser said they went to the driveway entrance of the tank plant operated by General Dynamics’ Land Systems on Friday afternoon,” the Blade reported. “They stayed outside the plant’s gate and did not pass an unmanned guard shack. The pair were leaving when they were stopped by military police.”
Everything photographed was visible to the naked eye and can be seen using Google Earth and Google Street View, according to the paper.
“After protest by The Blade, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman’s office made a call to General Dynamics,” the Blade added. “Keith Deters, manager of the plant, said Friday evening he was able to persuade the military police to release the cameras after they reviewed the photographs.”
Fraser reportedly said that an officer told her taking pictures of the facility raised the “suspicion of terrorism.”
So the person said that he had put the knife in the back of the PU and the knife was found in the back of the PU.
Seems good evidence that knife was in back of PU all the time.
And the world is supposed to believe that the fellow gets out of the PU with a marijuana pipe in his hand to be confronted by a cop?
And TV news still alludes to it being the guys fault he got shot rather than fault of a coward cop.