Officers at Sam DuBose scene involved in death of another unarmed black man

“Two police officers who corroborated a seemingly false account of the fatal shooting of Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati were previously implicated in the death of an unarmed, hospitalised and mentally ill black man who died after he was “rushed” by a group of seven University of Cincinnati police officers.

Kelly Brinson, a 45-year-old mental health patient at Cincinnati’s University hospital, suffered a psychotic episode on 20 January 2010 and was placed inside a seclusion room at the hospital by UC officers. He was then shocked with a Taser three times by an officer and placed in restraints. The father of one – son Kelly Jr – then suffered a respiratory cardiac arrest and died three days later.

In court documents obtained by the Guardian and filed by Brinson’s family in a civil suit against UC police and the hospital, all seven officers are accused of using excessive force and “acted with deliberate indifference to the serious medical and security needs of Mr Brinson”.

UC cops
Phillip Kidd, left, and Eric Weibel. Photograph: University of Cincinnati/Screengrab

According to the lawsuit, before Brinson was placed in restraints he “repeatedly yelled that slavery was over and he repeatedly pleaded not to be shackled and not to be treated like a slave”.

The documents named University of Cincinnati officers Eric Weibel and Phillip Kidd – the same men who, in a formal report, supported officer Ray Tensing’s claim that he was “dragged” by DuBose’s vehicle on 19 July.

Tensing’s account that he was “dragged” was used as justification for the lethal use of force. It was later dismissed as an attempt to mislead investigators and as “making an excuse for the purposeful killing of another person” by the Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters, who charged Tensing with murder on Wednesday.”

The whole story here from the Guardian : http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/30/samuel-dubose-officers-kelly-brinson?CMP=fb_tc

Liars and murderers

Every time you have contact with them your life is in danger

Every time you or one of your loved ones get into a car and drives away, the risk of a bad encounter is real

This doesn’t just happen to criminials

This doesn’t just happen to to those that are armed and resisting

They are like vicious frightened dogs and when they are near you, you are in danger

They are no longer public servants

They are self appointed warriors at battle with the citizenry at large

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