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Bad Cop, No Donut 26 Nov 14: Den. Cop tries to destroy video evidence of beating pregnant woman

Denver Police Busted Trying To Destroy Video Evidence Of Beating Pregnant Woman (VIDEO)

Levi Frasier was driving along in Denver not too long ago when he came across two police officers attacking David Nelson Flores on the ground. Being a concerned citizen, he began to videotape the officers on his tablet computer as they pummeled the prone man, demanding drugs from him. When Flores’ 7-month pregnant wife, Mayra Lazos-Guerrero, came up asking them to stop, an officer swept out her feet, dropping her to the ground, enabling them to pummel her as well as her husband. The police claimed that Flores had swallowed a white sweatsock – clearly denoting that he was a drug kingpin and therefore deserved summary punished without need for a court of law to them.

When they finally stopped beating on the couple, they charged Flores with resisting arrest and two drug charges, despite no drugs being found on him. Guerrero was charged with obstruction, drugs and child abuse as there was a child in the car they were driving when the police pulled the couple over. No drugs were found on either suspect, although something claimed as drug paraphanelia was discovered in Guerrero’s purse, with no further details given. Both of them were treated for injuries sustained from the officers.

But once they were aware of being recorded, they demanded the computer, and began rifling through the files without a warrant. When they handed it back, the recording was erased.

Unknown to the officers, Levi Frasier had set up a cloud backup service beforehand. This automatically stored the video clip online, safely out of officers hands. The footage was turned over to KDVR Fox 31, who aired it last night. The officers claimed, according to the police report obtained by Fox 31, that the punches on Flores were there to prevent choking on a bag of heroin that they never saw but only suspected may exist. Further, shortly after the news station reached out to Denver police, the department’s twitter account posted what could be taken as a mocking response.


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This is good to know.

Canadian Santas brushing up on sign language… Because humanity.


Is it today?

Wow, NYT… Really?

It pays to murder unarmed black teens...

How much did Zimmerman get paid, anybody?

Very considerate, indeed...

Ferguson protest solidarity map


Forty-two states, everybody!

A little background on Bob McCulloch from his Wiki page:

In 2000, in the so-called "Jack in the Box" case, two undercover officers, a police officer and a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officer, shot and killed two unarmed black men in the parking lot of a Jack in the Box fast-food restaurant in Berkeley, Missouri. In 2001, the officers told a grand jury convened by McCulloch that the suspects tried to escape arrest and then drove toward them; the jury declined to indict. McCulloch told the public that every witness had testified to confirm this version, but St. Louis Post-Dispatch journalist Michael Sorkin reviewed the previously secret grand jury tapes, released to him by McCulloch, and found that McCulloch's statement was untrue: only three of 13 officers testified that the car was moving forward. A subsequent federal investigation found that the men were unarmed and that their car had not moved forward when the officers fired 21 shots; nevertheless, federal investigators decided that the shooting was justified because the officers feared for their safety. McCulloch also drew controversy when he said of the victims: "These guys were bums." The two men killed, Earl Murray and Ronald Beasley, had prior felony convictions on drug and assault charges.


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Happy Wednesday the 26th!

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