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Fri Aug 15, 2014, 12:55 PM

Ferguson PD arrested wrong man, beat him, then charged him for bleeding on their uniforms.

An incident from a long history of racial injustice in Ferguson:

The Day Ferguson Cops Were Caught in a Bloody Lie

The officers got the wrong man, but charged him anyway—with getting his blood on their uniforms. How the Ferguson PD ran the town where Michael Brown was gunned down.

Police in Ferguson, Missouri, once charged a man with destruction of property for bleeding on their uniforms while four of them allegedly beat him.

“On and/or about the 20th day of Sept. 20, 2009 at or near 222 S. Florissant within the corporate limits of Ferguson, Missouri, the above named defendant did then and there unlawfully commit the offense of ‘property damage’ to wit did transfer blood to the uniform,” reads the charge sheet.

The address is the headquarters of the Ferguson Police Department, where a 52-year-old welder named Henry Davis was taken in the predawn hours on that date. He had been arrested for an outstanding warrant that proved to actually be for another man of the same surname, but a different middle name and Social Security number.

Article has details of sloppy or non-existent record keeping at the Ferguson PD.

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Reply Ferguson PD arrested wrong man, beat him, then charged him for bleeding on their uniforms. (Original post)
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RoverSuswade Aug 2014 #1

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Fri Aug 15, 2014, 01:24 PM

1. This whole incident smacks of a future Hollywood blockbuster.

The broad picture is too juicy to ignore. It could have the same impact as '12 years as a slave.'

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