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Sat Feb 9, 2019, 04:42 PM

Body-cam footage shows Glendale police Taser tactics that prompted federal lawsuit

Source: Arizona Republic

Ellie Nakamoto-White, Arizona Republic
Published 7:07 a.m. MT Feb. 9, 2019 | Updated 9:02 a.m. MT Feb. 9, 2019



Glendale police body-camera video shows two officers repeatedly using a Taser on a man in 2017 while his two frightened children watch — an incident that has prompted a federal lawsuit and one officer's suspension.

Johnny Wheatcroft, 39, was with his wife, Anya Chapman, 36, their two children, ages 6 and 11, and a family friend when Glendale Officers Matt Schneider and Mark Lindsey approached their car after a traffic stop July 26, 2017, according to the lawsuit and information provided by Glendale police.

The video shows the officers asking Wheatcroft, the front-seat passenger, to show them his driver's license. He declined and questioned why he needed to identify himself.

Glendale police, in a statement released Friday, said Wheatcroft also was reaching under the seat for a backpack and officers asked him to stop.

Read more: https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/glendale/2019/02/09/body-camera-footage-shows-glendale-police-taser-tactics-that-prompted-federal-lawsuit/2819346002/

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Reply Body-cam footage shows Glendale police Taser tactics that prompted federal lawsuit (Original post)
Judi Lynn Feb 9 OP
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dingosatemyusername Feb 9 #2
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:26 PM

1. Shocking body-cam video shows cop pulling down man's shorts to taser him in the genitals during traf

Shocking body-cam video shows cop pulling down man’s shorts to taser him in the genitals during traffic stop
BOB BRIGHAM
09 FEB 2019 AT 16:23 ET



Glendale Police Officers Matt Schneider and Mark Lindsey repeatedly tasering a man.


Newly released body-camera footage shows Glendale police tasering a man eleven times, the Arizona Republic reports.

Glendale Officers Matt Schneider and Mark Lindsey are shown in the video tasering Jonny Weatcroft, 39, after a traffic stop.

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The city of Glendale, Scheider, Lindsey and Officer Michael Fernandez are being sued in the U.S. District Court of Arizona for “unlawful, unnecessary, unreasonable, and excessive force, which resulted in life-altering injuries to Plaintiff Johnny Wheatcroft and his family.”

“Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He’d already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by ABC15,” the station reported.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/busted-shocking-body-cam-footage-documents-police-tasering-man-11-times/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 05:26 PM

2. wow, this so wrong



The final Tasing occurred when Officer Schneider "pulled down Plaintiff’s shorts and Tased his testicles and perineum," the lawsuit says.

As a group of officers began removing the Taser prongs, "Schneider placed his Taser on Johnny Wheatcroft’s penis and screamed, 'Keep fighting and you’re going to get it again! You want it again? Shut your mouth!'

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Response to dingosatemyusername (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 06:10 PM

3. Those assholes need to be treated eaxctly the same way.

Anyone who is so horribly lacking in humanness and inflicts such pain and damage to another living being like that should be punished with the same treatment.


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Response to dingosatemyusername (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 9, 2019, 07:11 PM

4. Aye, even if they had meth and even if is in jail now it does seem like excessive force was used.

Now if they had found a gun (and it was recorded on the bodycams and not planted there by one of the cops) I could understand the police officers actions somewhat but even then there is a limit to the amount of force that they are allowed to use.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Feb 10, 2019, 08:31 AM

5. Think of the kids

Just how traumatizing was that for them?

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