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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 02:00 PM

Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by officers in Arizona

On July 27, 2017, Johnny Wheatcroft was a passenger in a silver Ford Taurus when a pair of Glendale, Arizona,
police officers pulled in front them in a Motel 6 parking lot.

The stop was for an alleged turn signal violation.

Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He'd already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by Scripps sister station KNXV-TV.

The scene was witnessed by his 11- and 6-year-old sons.

“I have never seen anything like this before... This is just beyond the pale. It’s outrageous conduct.”

Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal, and one of the most cruel and troubling cases of police misconduct they’ve ever seen.

https://www.kshb.com/news/national/abuse-of-force-body-camera-video-shows-man-tased-11-times-by-officers-in-arizona


My god.

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demmiblue Feb 9 OP
mr_lebowski Feb 9 #1
MagickMuffin Feb 9 #2

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 02:46 PM

1. That is out of friggin' control ... nothing irritates me more than police brutality, man ...

I hope this guy get this assholes badge, and a fat chunk of every check he makes the rest of his life.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 03:57 PM

2. Schneider is still on the FORCE

Schneider was suspended for 30 hours and remains an active officer on the force, records show.

The experts said it was appalling that Officer Schneider, who has won multiple awards from the police chief and has represented Glendale twice on the TV show Cops, was not terminated. They also believe Glendale should have referred the case for outside criminal investigation and prosecution.






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