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RandySF

(63,010 posts)
Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:15 PM Dec 2014

No Charges For Cop Who Broke Face Of Handcuffed Woman In Patrol Car

A local prosecutor announced on Friday he would not seek criminal charges against a Seattle police officer who was shown on video throwing a bone-breaking punch at a woman who was handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.

King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg (pictured above), whose office handles felony cases in the area, said he would not seek a felony charge against officer Adley Shepherd, 38, according to the Seattle Times newspaper.

Satterberg declined to file charges despite the urging of Seattle's city attorney, whose office said the punch "undoubtedly met the felony standard," the newspaper reported. The city attorney's office, however, has no jurisdiction to handle felony cases, according to the Times.

The punch in question reportedly took place in June when Shepherd was responding to a domestic violence call.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/cop-punched-handcuffed-woman-no-indictment

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No Charges For Cop Who Broke Face Of Handcuffed Woman In Patrol Car (Original Post) RandySF Dec 2014 OP
Jeez, what does a cop have to do to suffer any consequences at all? The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2014 #1
That baby was a thug. Comrade Grumpy Dec 2014 #2
The baby mercuryblues Dec 2014 #4
Satterberg is a Republican, and was up for re-election this year as the only candidate on the ballot Scootaloo Dec 2014 #3

The Velveteen Ocelot

(117,726 posts)
1. Jeez, what does a cop have to do to suffer any consequences at all?
Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:26 PM
Dec 2014

Strangle a baby on video? He'd probably raise as a successful defense that the baby puked on him.

 

Scootaloo

(25,699 posts)
3. Satterberg is a Republican, and was up for re-election this year as the only candidate on the ballot
Sat Dec 6, 2014, 10:48 PM
Dec 2014

He won with 96.87% of votes because of the lack of challenge.

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