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Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:30 PM

FBI opens probe into alleged beating at W.Va. traffic stop

Source: Associated Press

Published 8:29 pm CST, Thursday, December 6, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A West Virginia county prosecutor says the FBI has opened an investigation into a traffic stop involving two state police troopers and a sheriff's deputy in which a teenage motorist allegedly was beaten.

Berkeley County Prosecutor Catie Wilkes Delligatti said Thursday the FBI investigation is separate from one her office is conducting into the Nov. 19 incident.

Gov. Jim Justice learned last week of dashboard camera video involving a 16-year-old male.

Martinsburg Trooper First Class Derek R. Walker, Trooper First Class Michael W. Kennedy, and Berkeley County Sheriff's Deputy Austin Ennis have been suspended without pay.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/us/article/FBI-opens-probe-into-alleged-beating-at-W-Va-13448770.php





Derek R. Walker

Here's an earlier story about Derek Walker which gives a closer look at a second attack upon a citizen, as well. This guy is dangerous:

Suspended West Virginia trooper accused of excessive force
By JOHN RABY, Associated Press | Posted: Tue 5:20 PM, Dec 04, 2018

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) A West Virginia state trooper who was suspended after a teen suspect allegedly was beaten during a traffic stop last month faces an excessive force lawsuit from another incident earlier.

Charles Town attorney Braun Hamstead filed the lawsuit earlier this year against Martinsburg Trooper First Class Derek R. Walker.

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Walker and other troopers responded to the incident. The lawsuit says Walker told Julie Hamstead several times to "shut up" before proceeding to drag her. It says Walker then pushed her face into a truck so hard that her glasses broke and slammed her to the ground before placing her in handcuffs.

After putting her in his state police cruiser, Walker turned up the already blaring music he was playing with the windows closed, according to the lawsuit. She was charged with disorderly conduct and obstructing a police officer.

Walker drove her to a hospital for treatment, and hospital staff advised the trooper that she had a possible muscle tear to her left arm, the lawsuit said. Her knees also were bloodied and she had other bruises and contusions, it said.

Her husband said Julie Hamstead has since moved out of state for fear of Walker.

More:
https://www.whsv.com/content/news/Suspended-West-Virginia-trooper-accused-of-excessive-force-501921461.html

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2018, 10:38 PM

1. There is one sick bastard thug in a uniform.

Give him a quick and speedy fair trial, and lock the coward behind bars if he is found guilty.

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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 03:48 AM

2. Sounds like roid rage.

Very common to use by LEOs. All use of force should require blood test of the cop.

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