An Oklahoma mom says a Moore police officer went too far when he hit her autistic son for no reason.
The mother, who wishes to remain unnamed, says that every time her son becomes upset at school, he calls her. Last week, she received a call from her son that quickly became nightmarish.
Her son became frustrated as he sat in his desk during computer time and they admit that he was pounding on the keyboard while on the phone with his mother. But an autistic boy pounding on a keyboard certainly did not warrant the following action.
“When I was on the phone with him, I heard the phone drop, and then the call dropped,” she said.
The 14-year-old boy, with a mentality of a child half his age, immediately called back. But this time he was far more distressed than the first call.
He had been assaulted by the school resource officer.
“Hysterical. Crying that the police officer had hit him on the back,” she said. “And it hurts and mom don’t get off the phone with me. Come and get me.”
Panicked because her son was just assaulted at his own school by the ones who promise to keep him safe, the mom sent the boy’s grandmother to pick him up as she was nearby. When the boy’s grandmother picked him up, she noticed physical marks on the boys back.
“And there was a hand print from the officer on his back,” his mother said. In spite of the high-stress situation, the boy’s grandmother was clear-headed enough to pull over and take a photo of the boy’s back.
“My son is autistic, and the officer knew it. He’s had lots of contact with him,” explains his mother.
When the boy got home, the family called the police to report the assault. They told Local News 9 that they don’t want what happened to be minimized and they say the officer should be held accountable just like anyone else.
“That’s battery, and I just can’t accept that. He has a hard enough time being successful in school,” she said. “He made a physical contact with my son, and it should have never happened.”
According to News 9, the officer involved is now on suspension and an investigation is underway. However, the Free Thought Project spoke to a member of the family who tells us that the police are attempting to cover this up and they asked us to help get their story out.
Derek Cruice was a kind and loving young man who was murdered in cold blood by state agents because he allegedly sold a plant that is legal in five states.
In March, a heavily militarized police SWAT team, knowing that Cruice had never been convicted of a crime, descended on his home on Maybrook Drive in Deltona.
Police briefly knocked and then used a battering ram to bust down the door, sending multiple heavily armed storm troopers into the house.
Friends who were inside the home explained that police fired their weapons without hesitation. They described how it was blatantly obvious that Cruice was unarmed, as he was wearing basketball shorts and no shirt.
Cruice was shot in his face and died on scene.
The friends were also quick to point out that there were no weapons. In fact, a police search of the property revealed that there were no weapons at all.
The entire assault on private property and subsequent murder was carried out to “protect” society from a person who had harmed no one, and, in fact, provided a beneficial and life-saving product to the community.
Police, however, were unapologetic in regards to the trespass and the murder. This week, they managed to convince a grand jury that their actions were just.
On Wednesday, a grand jury decided that the peace officer, Deputy Todd Raible, who shot and killed this beloved member of the community, did so because he is an apparent “hero” in the war on drugs, and they decided not to indict him.
“After two days of testimony and in deliberation, the grand jury declined to indict Deputy Raible on a manslaughter by culpable negligence charge,” said State Attorney R.J. Larizza.
Derek’s mom, Sheila Cruice is left heartbroken after hoping for six months that at least some semblance of justice may be served in this heinous attack.
“I want justice for him because he did not deserve to die so young, and not in this manner. Not in this manner,” said Sheila Cruice.“Why did they use so much force? But it’s just hard. It’s a struggle. There was no history or reason in my son’s background, ever, to go in there with such force.”
Raible is still currently employed and in his taxpayer funded position of official oppressor.
Sheila Cruice has hired Orlando attorney Mark Nejame, who is working on a wrongful death suit against the department, and it will be the taxpayers, not the police, who are held responsible for this murder.
After the grand jury had decided not to indict this killer cop, Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson released a statement attempting to justify the fact that they knocked down the door of a good person and shot him in the face.
“Law enforcement officers have a tremendous responsibility as well as a dangerous job that sometimes requires them to make split-second, life-and-death decisions. That Derek Cruice was unarmed makes the outcome of this incident truly tragic. But it in no way alters the facts and circumstances that caused Investigator Raible and the other deputies in that fateful moment to perceive that their lives were in danger.”
I love police logic.
We put ourselves in dangerous situations, so we need to kill anything that probably wont harm us.
A woman who had racy photos secretly copied from her phone by a California Highway Patrol officer during a DUI stop last year in San Ramon filed a lawsuit on Thursday against the former officer and the CHP.
The lawsuit filed in federal court is the first related to the nude photo-sharing scandal involving multiple women as victims of what the Dublin CHP area officer described as a "game" among patrolmen.
The suit claims Officer Sean Harrington had no cause to search Natalie Sramek's phone and faults CHP leadership for failing to train and monitor its officers on privacy issues with the public it serves.
Harrington, CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow and Officer Robert Hazelwood are named as defendants. Harrington resigned after Contra Costa prosecutors charged him a year ago with two counts of felony computer theft for stealing photos from women's cellphones.
In January, the married father of two pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to probation and violence-prevention classes.Originally facing up to three years in jail, the no-contest plea allowed him to avoid jail time. Prosecutors declined to charge Hazelwood, who received photos from Harrington via text message.
According to the suit, Harrington pulled Sramek over at 12:20 a.m. Aug. 29, 2014, on south Interstate 680 in San Ramon on suspicion of driving under the influence. Harrington got the passcode to Sramek's phone by telling her he would help her call a friend, according to the suit.
He then looked through the phone's photo library and sent at least six photos to himself of the victim in "various states of undress."
"The photos were then immediately distributed, shared, and offensively discussed with at least one other CHP Officer (Robert Hazelwood)," according to the suit.
Sramek is suing for violation of her Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights, civil theft, and invasion of privacy, among other claims.
A call to her attorney Richard Madsen Jr. on Thursday evening was not immediately returned. CHP officials also could not be reached.
During an interview with Contra Costa District Attorney investigators, Harrington said he learned of the "game" while in a Los Angeles CHP office. He also shared pictures taken from the phone of a woman stopped in Livermore. CHP officials previously said this was an isolated incident and not a widespread practice among its officers.
Harrington, with his wife and attorney by his side, offered an apology after his court appearance in January.
"I apologize to my family, my wife, my friends. I apologize to officers everywhere, especially to the two women involved," he said. "I'm trying to put this behind me and move forward from this. I hope now everyone else can, too."
According to what I saw, the kid had been asked to leave the classroom, and had refused. I'd like to see the entirety of that class period to get context for what's happening. Was the kid being a douchebag and got what he deserved? Or was the teacher an authoritarian douchebag, and the kid was standing up for righteous justice (ala Francis vs the Commandant in Malcolm in the Middle)? Obviously no one who has children would want their child to experience what happened there. However, as a parent, I'd hope that I've taught my sons well enough to avoid that situation in the first place. Or, if it does happen to them, it's because they're standing up for things that need to be stood up for.
My bet is the kid was a douchebag. And this is a high school student - not far from being a legal adult. It's not like this is an 8 year old we're talking about.
Since when were kids allowed to use smartphones in class?
since when was is okay to rape children in broad view?
It's not the officer's call to rape children he thinks are bad. An officer can't just put his ***** in any child he wants, that's for a judge to determine. His use of ***** force on that child's ******* was well outside policy and he should be fired immediately.
if you think context matters here, youre wrong. simple as that.
What situation would have made the officer's roid-rape on a little girl acceptable?
I think this quotes here nicely:
"if you've never had your country destroyed by the evil jews, you just couldn't understand throwing them in camps"
But the answer: I'm a disgusting racist, therefore i like watching huge white men beat up little black girls, is not an acceptable answer.
here's the back story btw:
_the.kidddThis is only part of it. But Ok like some may have seen but, I want to clear that he is not Racist she was asked to leave the class for telling the Teacher no she won't put up her phone. He wrote her up for being disrespectful and disobedient he asked her to leave the class she said"No" he called Administrator and he asked her to come with her she told him No. The asked her over and then told her if she doesn't he will call and office to take her out the room. When he arrives he asked her to get up 4 or 5 times she tells him No. He then moves the objects around him and while standing over her he asked one more time then tryed to pick her up but she started fight him. Then he used force to get hands behind her back.
GASP!!!! she said NO!!!!!!!! you can't disobey authority and not expect to get raped...
A student in the classroom tweeted his eyewitness account of the video, saying “to be clear,” the girl was “sitting quietly at her desk,” and did not provoke the deputy before the video started. Aaron Johnson said “nobody even knew what she did,” and why he grabbed her.
Johnson said, “When I asked (their teacher) Mr. Long if he felt bad for what happened to her … his reply was ‘she should have cooperated.'”
She must have been very disruptive while everyone else played on their taxpayer funded laptop.
and the officer who is on administrative leave for his actions, not the girl, and is the one with a pending federal lawsuit against him -- again not the quiet girl that talked to no one and was disputing no one, and didn't assault anyone or asked to be raped.
A Michigan trooper will serve a 72 work-hour suspension over a crash that killed a 64-year-old woman and severely injured two others, a local newspaper revealed Thursday.
Michigan State Police Trooper Timothy Fagin was chasing a car driven by Curtis Lee in July 2014 after trying to stop Lee for not wearing a seatbelt, according to The Flint Journal. Fagin sped through a blinking red light next to two stop signs and crashed into a third vehicle, killing Jacqueline Nichols.
The incident also left the state with a $7.7 million lawsuit.
Through a Freedom of Information Act request, The Flint Journal obtained documents revealing that Fagin would miss 72 hours of work -- provided he can stay out of trouble for nearly two years -- despite a state police recommendation that he be suspended for 30 days.
In a settlement reached in July, which can be viewed here, Fagin agreed to miss six 12-hour shifts. He'll also serve another 10-day suspension if any more allegations of misconduct are brought against him before April 27, 2017.
Fagin was also transferred to the Lapeer MSP Post, and can't transfer back to Flint until 2017, according to WNEM.
A former St. Louis prosecutor admitted in federal court Monday that she helped cover up a city police detective’s assault on a handcuffed suspect that included beating him and shoving a “pistol down the guy’s throat.”
In her guilty plea to a felony charge of misprision of a felony, Bliss Barber Worrell, 28, of Clayton, admitted failing to tell supervisors and a judge what she knew, and helping file a bogus charge against the man in custody. The term misprision relates to aiding someone in covering up a crime.
Although the charge carries a potential penalty of up to three years in prison, prosecutors and Worrell’s lawyer agreed to recommend 18 months on probation. U.S. District Judge Henry Autrey will have the final say.
Worrell’s plea could significantly expand an investigation, the public face of which so far has touched only her, the detective and one other prosecutor, who was forced to resign but not charged. Worrell has agreed to cooperate with investigators and provide truthful testimony “against other individuals,” Justice Department civil rights prosecutor Fara Gold said in court.
Judge Autrey, himself a former St. Louis prosecutor, said he normally does not make comments at a plea hearing. But he called Worrell’s actions “most distasteful” and said she left a “black mark on a very venerable office.”
Worrell’s former boss, Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, called it “the worst thing that’s happened to me in 20 years as a prosecutor.” She said an unspecified number of Worrell’s colleagues, who were aware of the incident and did not act appropriately, have left the office. “They were all gone as soon as we figured out what they did or failed to do,” Joyce said. It was not clear whether they were fired.
Joyce issued a statement Monday that says, in part, “While this matter remains under investigation, I have been informed by federal authorities that no other members of my office are implicated.”
The St. Louis police had no comment.
Love how the prosecutor is going to jail but the officer simply had to resign.