Orlando Sentinel–May 29, 2018
Essence–May 22, 2018
WUSA9.com–May 23, 2018
ABC Action News–May 30, 2018
“The arrest and punches were caught on camera by KGW. The footage shows Thompson punching 28-year-old Kevin Straw in the head at least 14 times after Thompson and other deputies took Straw to the ground near a post office in Detroit.
The sheriff’s office said Straw was taken into custody because he kept yelling while emergency responders were coordinating a search for two missing fishermen and refused to stay away when told to leave at least twice by deputies. The fishermen, Josh Cox and Corbin Cox, were found safe later that day.”
“PATERSON — Officer Roger Then has been arrested by FBI agents in connection to the beating of a suicidal hospital patient while the unnamed victim was in a wheel chair and in a hospital bed, according to court documents.
Then is accused of making a video recording of the beating, which was allegedly carried out by an unidentified city police officer, according to a federal affidavit establishing probable cause for Then’s arrest. He is also accused of omitting the beating from his report.
“Defendant Then and Police Officer 1 omitted material facts from the police report,” the affadavit states. “Namely (a) Police Officer 1 punched the Victim and defendant Then grabbed the victim by the neck and pushed him to the ground.”
Then’s arrest is the latest in an ongoing federal probe of the city police. Three other officers have been arrested on unrelated charges in recent months.
Then is facing charges of misprison of felony, which is a charge that is filed for not reporting a crime. He is also facing charges of conspiracy to commit civil rights violations. “
What a typical cop this asshole is
How does Trump like all of his “Law and Order” B.S. now?
The highest LEO’s in the nation, lying, conspiring and doing as they damn well please
All to bring down his presidency
Bet he is surprised
But then again I am sure that Trump has never been pulled over by some power hungry bully with a gun who will lie his ass off just for the power trip
Good luck Comey
For your lying, deceit and corruption
You have been chosen
The hero of the week!
“Johnnie Rush was just trying to get home from a long shift at the Cracker Barrel.
Then he got stopped for jaywalking — an encounter with the police department in Asheville, N.C., that ultimately left Rush with a bloodied face after an officer punched him multiple times, used a stun gun on him and put him in a chokehold on the ground.
On Monday, the city of Asheville released nine videos from the officers’ body-worn cameras showing the encounter and ensuing assault from various angles while Rush screamed, “Help!” and “I can’t breathe,” echoing the cry of Eric Garner, an African American who died in 2014 after a white New York City police officer put him in an apparent chokehold during an arrest.
The officer who repeatedly struck Rush in the head, Christopher Hickman, resigned in January just before he was terminated for violating the use-of-force policy, according to city officials. He was charged in March with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats for the August 2017 incident. His lawyer says he’s going to trial and that a jury will acquit him.
“What happened in these recordings is unacceptable and does not meet the standards of the Asheville Police Department, the values of the City of Asheville, or the expectations of Asheville residents,” city officials said in a written statement posted with the videos Monday. “Christopher Hickman’s actions violated the Asheville Police Department’s vision that all people are treated with dignity and respect. These actions have damaged the progress that the Asheville Police Department has made in the last several years in improving community trust.”
According to the videos, Hickman and a police officer in training, Verino Ruggerio, first spot Rush walking through the parking lot of a business, which they later describe as trespassing. Then they see him cross the street without using a crosswalk. The officers follow him to a nearby convenience store, then wait for him to buy some beer before confronting him outside the store about the alleged jaywalking. Ruggerio gave him a warning and let him go, but moments later he and Hickman say on video that they see Rush jaywalking “again and again,” which is not captured.
“Rush, Rush,” Ruggerio says, walking toward him, “I just told you. … You just committed four crimes in a row. Just because you don’t agree it’s a crime doesn’t mean it’s not a crime.”
“All I’m trying to do is go home, man,” Rush tells him, as the two go back and forth about the problem with walking in the street. “I’m tired. I just got off work.”
Ruggerio tells him he has two options: He can either arrest him or write him a ticket.
“I asked you to use the crosswalk. Why is that so hard?” Ruggerio says.
“You’re right,” Rush says. “It’s not, sir. It’s not. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. You’re right.”
Ruggerio asks Rush to look at him, but Rush says he can hear him just fine. Hickman chimes in to say, “Just write him a ticket. He wants to act like a punk.”
In a moment though, Hickman changes his mind. After Rush remarks that the cops apparently have nothing better to do than harass someone about walking, Hickman darts toward him, telling him to put his hands behind his back. When Hickman tries to grab him, Rush backs away — then starts running. He crosses the street, then apparently decides to stop fleeing as Hickman and Ruggerio approach.
“He thinks it’s funny,” Hickman says. “You know what’s funny is you’re gonna get f—– up hardcore. Get on the ground.”
The rest of the story and the video here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/04/03/i-cant-breathe-asheville-police-video-shows-white-officer-beating-choking-black-jaywalking-suspect/?utm_term=.678a1e3ad9e7