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Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:09 PM

I've decided to go with a daily feature, "Bad Cop, No Donut"

Apparently, I NEVER have to risk running out of source material.



First installment:

Ex-student accuses Troy cops of excessive force

Ex-student's excessive force suit latest of many
By Bob Gardinier
Updated 12:51 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Troy

Another notice of a pending lawsuit was filed against the city, this time by a former college student who claims police officers slammed him against a truck, punched him and used a Taser on him for jaywalking.

One of the officers was named in two other cases in which defendants claim use of excessive force.

The most recent incident happened Oct. 16, when Archie Davis, who was attending Hudson Valley Community College at the time and was a defensive back for the school's football team, and three of his friends were walking in the city, according to Davis' lawyer, Terry Kindlon.

According to a police report, Officer Isaac Bertos stopped Davis and his friends as they walked down the middle of Adams Street. Bertos advised them to use the sidewalk and alleged that they were jaywalking. The officer reported the men "began using vulgar language," and called for Officer Dominick Comitale's assistance. While the others complied, police allege Davis became combative and resisted arrest.

Davis was thrown to the ground, punched in the ribs and eye and subdued with a Taser, Kindlon said.

The pending federal lawsuit claims Davis was "unlawfully seized" and the officers used "excessive force," Kindlon said.

Bertos was named in two other cases claiming excessive force.

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Ex-student-accuses-Troy-cops-of-excessive-force-5243283.php

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Reply I've decided to go with a daily feature, "Bad Cop, No Donut" (Original post)
MrScorpio Feb 2014 OP
sakabatou Feb 2014 #1
onethatcares Feb 2014 #2
uppityperson Feb 2014 #3
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2014 #4
dixiegrrrrl Feb 2014 #5
PowerToThePeople Feb 2014 #6
Scuba Feb 2014 #7
safeinOhio Feb 2014 #8

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:12 PM

1. Excessive force indeed

And for fucking jaywalking!

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:15 PM

2. what else can be done???

people can be hurt jaywalking.


May as well show them up front and personal before they get hit by a car.

Right?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:16 PM

3. You want to point out outrageous behavior by cops, and perpetuate the donut stereotype?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:21 PM

4. It might be useful to post the daily policemisconduct.net report, too.

And the Drug War Chronicle has a weekly corrupt cops round-up, although that's limited to drug-related stuff:

http://stopthedrugwar.org/taxonomy/term/27

Here's this week's (the links have been stripped out):


This Week's Corrupt Cops Stories
by Phillip Smith, February 26, 2014, 06:24pm, (Issue #823)

A drug court probation officer parties down with one of his clients, a Georgia cop goes to prison for ripping off a drug dealer, and so does a Philadelphia cop. Keep an eye on Philly. The stench is really rising there. Let's get to it:

In Philadelphia, a former Philadelphia narcotics officer pleaded guilty Monday to attempted robbery and firearms charges for stealing $15,000 from a Southwest Philly drug dealer after planting cocaine in his car. Jeffrey Walker, a 24-year veteran of the department, also agreed to testify against his former colleagues in a widening federal probe of corruption in the dope squad, and his lawyer said his crimes paled in comparison with those of other implicated officers.

In Atlanta, a former Clayton County police officer was sentenced last Friday to 10 years in federal prison for conspiring with a drug dealer to do a fake traffic stop on a car so they could steal the cocaine inside. Dwayne Penn copped to one count of conspiracy to distribute over five kilograms of cocaine.

In Springfield, Illinois, the former head probation officer for the Adams County drug court was sentenced Monday to 30 days in jail and 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to turning his home into a "drug house." John Grotts was arrested in April 2012 after a search of his home turned up meth and a female drug court probationer, who was also arrested.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:21 PM

5. good idea for a series, indeed.

I think it is time to start a "video the police"movement.

ANY time you see police in action, discretely film them.

Can you imagine the impact this could have if 3-4-5- or more citizens suddenly appeared, filming.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:23 PM

6. Rec.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 05:25 PM

7. You're gonna have to do like three, four installments a day.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Feb 27, 2014, 06:03 PM

8. Many bad cops and many good cops.

My ex was a bad one and her boss the Sheriff got rid of her.

Let the light shine in on the bad ones, a great disinfection.

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