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Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:49 AM

Cops handcuff guy, then throw him to ground, then kick him in testicles, then tase his testicles

https://eu.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2019/02/09/body-camera-footage-shows-glendale-police-taser-tactics-that-prompted-federal-lawsuit/2819346002/

Police said Wheatcroft "exhibited verbal non-compliance by refusing to identify himself and failed to obey the officer’s instructions," when he reached into a backpack despite officers telling him to stop.

This led to officers trying to remove Wheatcroft from the car "so they could maintain a safe eye on him for the duration of the traffic stop as well as conduct a pat down for weapons," according to the statement from Glendale police.

Police said Chapman swung a bag filled with bottled drinks at Officer Lindsey, knocking him unconscious, and causing Schneider to continue deploying the Taser as he called for backup.

Police, while not releasing the body-cam video, did provide a surveillance-camera video of the incident that shows part of the confrontation from a distance.

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona by attorneys Marc Victor and Jody Broudas, alleges that the officers used "unlawful, unnecessary, unreasonable, and excessive force, which resulted in life-altering injuries to Plaintiff Johnny Wheatcroft and his family."

The lawsuit alleges that officers Tased Wheatcroft multiple times in the back and in the chest while on the hot asphalt. A technique known as a "drive stun'' in which the Taser, normally fired from a distance, is pressed against a person, also was used, both police and the lawsuit say.

After Wheatcroft was handcuffed, Officer Schneider continued to use the Taser several times, the lawsuit says.

Another officer then "slammed Wheatcroft face down onto the asphalt while Schneider continued to Tase him, while also kicking him in the groin," the lawsuit says.

The final Tasing occurred when Officer Schneider "pulled down Plaintiff’s shorts and Tased his testicles and perineum," the lawsuit says.

As a group of officers began removing the Taser prongs, "Schneider placed his Taser on Johnny Wheatcroft’s penis and screamed, 'Keep fighting and you’re going to get it again! You want it again? Shut your mouth!' the lawsuit contends.

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Reply Cops handcuff guy, then throw him to ground, then kick him in testicles, then tase his testicles (Original post)
DetlefK Feb 10 OP
malaise Feb 10 #1
walkingman Feb 10 #2
RKP5637 Feb 10 #4
SammyWinstonJack Feb 10 #5
dem4decades Feb 10 #3
Tribalceltic Feb 10 #6
Shrike47 Feb 10 #7
Generic Other Feb 10 #8
Major Nikon Feb 11 #9
Generic Other Feb 12 #11
radius777 Feb 11 #10

Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 09:51 AM

1. Torture methods left over

from the Bush and Cheney era

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:00 AM

2. And people wonder why cops are called PIGS?

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Response to walkingman (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:07 AM

4. K&R!!!! n/t

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Response to walkingman (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:08 AM

5. Some us don't wonder at all.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 10:06 AM

3. But Roger Stone was treated brutally.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 12:28 PM

8. I am assuming the victim is suing

as this happened in 2017. The cop got a 3 day suspension. I can't seem to find if he still works for the police force. I did see where he had been on COPS before this incident. Wheatcroft spent months in jail and his wife had to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to get back to her kids.

I hope a jury awards this family a huge settlement.

In this article Jeff Noble, an attorney and former deputy chief of police and Former LAPD detective supervisor T.T. Williams examine the video:

https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/abuse-of-force-body-camera-video-shows-man-tased-11-times-by-glendale-officers

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Response to Generic Other (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:09 PM

9. Cop is still employed as far as I can tell

He was on the show "Cops". It took them over a year to give him a 3 day suspension. The cops literally pulled down his shorts and intentionally tased him in the testicles. The guy spent months in jail on trumped up charges before they were all dropped.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:02 PM

11. They put the wrong guy in jail

I would have put him in jail for unprofessional conduct.

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Response to DetlefK (Original post)

Mon Feb 11, 2019, 08:19 PM

10. Despicable, thugs with badges.

Our criminal justice system is a disgrace, from the crony court system, to the thug 'above the law' cops (most have this attitude), to the sadistic jails... all which most impact the poor and PoC the most.

A kid who smokes a joint or steals a snickers bar gets much worse treatment than white collar criminals like Trump and Manafort etc who steal millions and commit treason... they get expensive, long, deliberative trials where they serve little time in 'club fed' type prisons... while the typical PoC/poor get shit representation and get dumped in savage prisons where abuse (rape, beatings, knifings, etc) is the norm.

The candidate who addresses these issues, and isn't afraid of offending the 'cop worshiping' sensibilities of middle America, IMO, will win over PoC and young people and many others.

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