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EXCLUSIVE: Parole Officers Say They Were Illegally Stopped By Rockland County Cops

By Sarah Wallace
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

NEW YORK (WABC) -- It's almost unheard of to have members of law enforcement publicly lambasting each other, but the state parole officers say what happened to them is so egregious, they can no longer stay silent and they are not stopping there, they are filing a federal civil rights lawsuit.

Sarah Wallace: "You were afraid they were going to shoot you?"

Sheila Penister said "I could rest assured I was dead that day."

The four veteran New York State Parole officers deal with danger every day, but they say they never imagined the greatest threat of their lives could come from their own. It happened during a tense stand-off at this intersection on Route 59 in Rockland county in late April.

"All I could think of was if I sneeze, or blink, or clear my throat, that, yeah, I might have a bullet lodged in my head," said Annette Thomas.

The officers, who work out of Rockland County, were wearing their vests and shields and riding in this state-issued vehicle with a parole placard on the dashboard. They say, sudden.y, the car was surrounded at gunpoint by cops from the Ramapo Police department and one from the Village of Suffern.

Sarah: "Why do you think you were stopped?"

"Racial profiling, there's no doubt in my mind. I believe that 4 black officers with gold shields in a predominantly white neighborhood was just a tad bit too much for them to swallow," said Penister.

Sarah Wallace: "And they were all white?"

Penister: "All white."


Texas man says cops beat him after he pulled over from diabetic shock

A 70-year-old man claims he was severely beaten by a pair of cops after he stopped on a Texas road because he fell into diabetic shock.

Thomas Mathieu said he only remembers pulling over in a turning lane in San Antonio before the Jan. 13 scuffle with police that put him in a hospital with three broken ribs and several cuts and bruises to his body.
“None of it adds up, because I am basically a gentle person,” he told WOAI-TV.
“Why in the world would they do this?”

A video of the encounter that was recorded by a police cruiser’s dashboard camera was recently released to the news station and shows the moment officers find Mathieu slumped over the wheel of his car.
The footage shows the officers ordering Mathieu out of the car and threatening to pull him out if he ignored their commands.

But as they tried to pull the elderly man out of the driver’s seat, the officers said Mathieu put his hand on the gear shifter.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/texas-man-cops-beat-pulled-diabetic-shock-article-1.1831238#ixzz37vu9HYqO

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