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Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:18 PM

 

California Officer accused of tickling, playing with corpse of unarmed man they had just killed



A California cop is on paid leave for allegedly tickling and tampering with the corpse of a man shot and killed by police - and the dead man's outraged family wants answers, their lawyer said.

Bakersfield Police Officer Aaron Stringer allegedly pulled on the toes of Ramiro James Villegas' body in November, touched the bottom of Villegas' feet saying "tickle tickle," manipulated his head and told a trainee he "loved" playing with dead bodies, lawyer Mark Geragos told the Daily News.

"We are grossly disturbed by the ghoulish behavior of the police," Geragos told The News.

"The family wants answers and accountability," the prominent lawyer said.

The disturbing allegations surfaced Friday after the Bakersfield Californian newspaper obtained internal police reports regarding Officer Stringer's actions at the Kern Medical Center.

The alleged incident took place as Villegas' body lay on a gurney covered with a blood-soaked white sheet, the newspaper said.

The unarmed man was shot and killed after he led cops on high-speed chase and crashed into a signal light pole on Nov. 13.

Police later said Villegas moved aggressively toward officers and reached for his waistband when three officers opened fire and a fourth used a Taser.

No gun was recovered from Villegas.


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/calif-paid-leave-allegedly-tickling-corpse-article-1.2182101

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Reply California Officer accused of tickling, playing with corpse of unarmed man they had just killed (Original post)
951-Riverside Apr 2015 OP
leveymg Apr 2015 #1
Downwinder Apr 2015 #5
drray23 Apr 2015 #2
jmowreader Apr 2015 #3
libodem Apr 2015 #4
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2015 #6
Octafish Apr 2015 #7

Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:25 PM

1. Where is this? Iraq? Afghanistan?

Give you odds, that sick cop did the same thing there.

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Response to leveymg (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:44 PM

5. That is a reason why we need all the pictures released.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:27 PM

2. reached for his waistband.

Yeah sure, the standard excuse to murder people. Unsurprisingly no gun was found. What is much more likely is that they were pissed he had led them to a chase and just executed him.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:31 PM

3. If "tickle tickle" and "I love playing with dead bodies" are "ghoulish"

(and they are)...

How big an atrocity is blowing an unarmed man away because you thought he was "going for his waistband"? Come on guys, at least wait until you see a gun before you do that.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:34 PM

4. All lives do matter

That is unconscionable and disrespectful.

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:51 PM

6. sick

 

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Response to 951-Riverside (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2015, 12:52 PM

7. Obvious criminal.

The guy with the badge.

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