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Sat Dec 21, 2013, 12:28 PM

 

Police Chief and Officers Union use Grand Jury to Intimidate Witness of Officer Shooting Handcuffed

Best part is she IS the Preacher's Wife

Witness in police shooting won't face perjury probe / HPD leaders sought an inquiry into the woman who said victim was handcuffed

Rosenthal's decision comes after both HPD Chief Harold Hurtt and the president of the Houston Police Officers' Union sent letters to Rosenthal's office last month saying Perry should be held to account for her testimony in the Jan. 8 fatal shooting of Robert McIntosh, 23, by HPD officer L.D. Smith.

On June 1, the grand jury decided not to indict Smith for the fatal shooting that happened during a violent struggle with McIntosh after a traffic stop in the 8700 block of Cullen near Knoxville. At the time, Rosenthal said Perry's testimony "was refuted or contradicted by a number of other people."

"We just want a fair and impartial hearing and let the process take its course," Marticiuc said.

"This was so blatant. This was an obvious attempt to put a police officer in jail," Marticiuc said. "I think she needs to be called in and the grand jury has to take a look at it."

http://www.civiliansdown.com/Tasered%20Folder/mcintosh,%20robert%20010807/Witness%20in%20police%20shooting%20won't%20face%20perjury%20probe.htm



So the Police Chief and the Head of the Police Officers Union wanted the District Attorney to charge the Witness for Perjury - If that isn't witness tampering - then I don't know what is


Here is the original incident

Black Community takes on Houston Police Department


According to witnesses, Mr. McIntosh was a passenger in a vehicle that police reportedly said had a broken taillight. After arresting the driver (a female friend of the victim) for an unrelated warrant, officers engaged Mr. McIntosh. That engagement turned into a foot race.

Officer Smith chased Mr. McIntosh down Knoxville Street shooting him with the taser three times. Mr. McIntosh, fleeing from the officer, slipped in a shallow ditch and fell face forward. Eyewitnesses then stated that Officer Smith jumped on the suspect’s back, handcuffed him and yelled for him to “turn over.”

“He then stood up over him, turned him over by grabbing his shirt, shot him three times, turned him back over on his face and took off the handcuffs,” said one witness who declined to give his name. “He killed that kid for nothing; right here in front of these children.”

http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_3243.shtml

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FreakinDJ Dec 2013 OP
gerogie2 Dec 2013 #1
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #2
gerogie2 Dec 2013 #3
Are_grits_groceries Dec 2013 #6
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2013 #4
Dawson Leery Dec 2013 #5

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 07:51 AM

1. If your smart you don't get involved in police incidents

 

Going against the police is not a smart idea. They will set you up by pulling you over and "finding drugs" or better yet stop your teenage kid walking down the street and finding drugs, knife or gun on him or her.

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Response to gerogie2 (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 08:00 AM

2. And that's why they get away with everything.

I'm not saying someone should put themselves in extreme danger, but it's time people stopped looking the other way.
EVERYBODY. Not just those who happen to be directly affected, but all who witness bad behavior. Because if they don't, they may be the next to find themselves in the middle of an incident with no recourse if something bad happens.

The proliferation of cameras in phones makes this easier. However, people still ignore evidence of blatant wrongdoing when the police begin their spin.

I understand the reaction to protect 'one of your own.' That phenomena isn't confined to the police. However, that knee-jerk reaction has to stop especially when people with power are involved. Until it does, there will be growing distrust and fear of the police. That attitude helps nobody and makes everything worse.

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Response to Are_grits_groceries (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:01 PM

3. They will arrest you & take your phone

 

Then the cops will charge you with a trumped up charge like disorderly contact, battery on a law enforcement officer.

I'm just illuminating the playing field we little people are living on. People can't afford to get arrested because they will lose their jobs and a criminal record will mean you will never get a job again. I have seen it happen to people that are set up by the police.

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Response to gerogie2 (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:48 PM

6. Jeebus!

You have to be careful about it.
It's a sad way to make sure cops are using their power correctly.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:12 PM

4. We need a national commission on law enforcement standards and practices.

 

How much of this crap are we going to take?

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:16 PM

5. I oppose union representation for any government agency with

enforcement authority. Calvin Coolidge and FDR both opposed such representation for the the case given above.

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