Middle-Aged Woman Attacked by Police Officer in Her Home

The writer of this post, which was shared via CopBlock.org’s ‘submit‘ tab, prefers to remain anonymous.

I am a 51-year-old woman. I took a mentally retarded man to get food on February 15, 2013.

When I took him back to his apartment, he said there were robbers in his apartment. We called the police. When the police got there, I thought the handicapped man would be alright, so I went back to my apartment.

After about 10 minutes, I heard screams and cries. The robbers were beating the handicapped man; the robbers told the police officer that they lived there, and the police just left them.

I took my dog and got to the handicapped man, then dragged him into my apartment. He was bleeding everywhere, even out of his ears. He coughed up teeth and I held them in my hand. I was terrified. He was choking.

I called 911 and an ambulance came – so did the same police officer who was there before. I yelled at him, “How could you leave a retarded man alone with robbers?” He told me to shut my mouth. I said, “No. This is so wrong. You shouldn’t have left him; look what they did to him because you left him.”
The police officer grabbed my neck and pushed my arm up my back. He slammed me all over my living room, he kicked my legs out and broke my kneecap. I tried to stand and was tasered. He continued hitting me. He dragged me by my hair; I was handcuffed, but he still kept slamming me.

I have a head fracture, elbow fracture, dislocated kneecap, broken fingers, very large choke marks on my neck, bloody clumps of hair, and both wrists have contusions as does my head, among other injuries. I have never been beat up like this or even ever seen anyone get beat up like this.

He was crazy; he kept screaming and telling me I was going to jail. I was crying and couldn’t breathe. I have asthma. He would scream a question, but if I tried to answer he would say, “Liar,” and pull my arms up so high that I knew he was breaking my hand. This went on for what felt like forever.

When another police officer got there, he told him I was in the way of the EMT,  which was a complete lie. I spent two days in the hospital and can’t move my arms or hands. My right arm was too swollen to put a cast on, so I’m wearing a sling.

I have never even had a parking ticket in my life. I don’t drink or smoke. I am a nerdy middle aged woman who reads and keeps to myself all the time.

I went into some kind of shock and had to be sedated at the hospital. I am black and blue all over. The doctor said he had never seen anyone so badly beaten by a police officer. When I was gone, the police officer went back in my apartment and gathered up all the taser stuff and hid it, my neighbor told me.

I cant sleep. All I do is cry. I am so afraid he is coming back, or the robbers that he let go.


  • Common Sense

    I stopped reading after the first sentence…

  • d0nj3nko

    The sooner you put in a formal complaint referencing the emt, neighbor etc etc the safer you will be. This is a good start but I would see a lawyer or someone and get this all on record asap! God bless us all.

  • d0nj3nko

    You would stop reading having a complete lack of COMMON SENSE you badge licker… Hahahaha

  • d0nj3nko

    Your a dirty little badge licker!

  • d0nj3nko

    Common you are a jew are you not?

  • Common Sense

    Wow, 4 replies in a row, must be a record.

  • certain

    Hey ass-munch, what does being a Jew have to do with anything? And no, I’m a non-denominational type, not a Jew.

  • certain

    Lady, I’m sorry that happened to you. But without some sort of proof, they will all group up and either deny anything happened that involved a cop, or they will say you attacked the cop and he was defending himself. If you can afford a lawyer, you’ll probably beat the bogus charges they put on you, but you’ll never see the cop punished.

  • Shawn


    The record is that you can even count to 4. What an accomplishment.

  • Bob Washington

    cops are pyschos these days.. they either rape you rob you or frame you for some horrible crime that they commited themselves

  • North Philly

    this woman is a 302

  • Buford T. Justice

    I learned about this in high school English class. They call this “Fiction.” Very entertaining. Notice the total absence of facts. No city named. No specific department named. No officers named. Not even a description of the officer who “beat” this woman. I smell the sweet odor of bullshit in the air…

  • Steve H

    Sounds like this one was written by Davy V.

  • Rich

    Anytime you interface with cops over any issue, video and sound recorders must be turned on! Why do you think we reel in so many of them now? The cops beat me up in front of TV news cameras. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paQXY8kK75c

  • Rich

    I agree with the others, here once again they post an article without that pesky little thing called “facts”. So any idiot can write a letter to you claiming it is true and you will post it without doing any research to find out if it is true or not. Something this bad would have made the news. There is no way someone from the hospital, a friend, or family member would have not gone to the media about this. The family of the alleged retarted person would have filed a lawsuit, and gone to the media with it as well. If you want people to take your website seriously, then you need to be more responsible with what you post.

  • Jack


  • ian

    Common stopped reading after the first sentence because that’s when his mommy took over and read it to him.

  • Dave in IL

    Frequent Cop Block reader, very infrequent commenter.

    Here are a few of the rather obvious issues with this submission, some of which have been pointed out by other commenters:

    1.) No location of the incident given for point of reference (city…county…state…country!!!).

    2.) Name of agency in question not provided

    3.) Officer’s name, badge number, physical description not provided

    4.) No mention of reporting this to local media. No mention of making formal complaint or obtaining legal counsel. Obviously, no video.

    5.) Information included to enrage committed cop-haters who won’t notice major omissions: police allegedly allow robbers to beat a “retarded man”; police officer flies into rage and grievously injures a “middle-aged woman”; graphic details of injuries to “retarded man” and “middle-aged” woman (ie. “retarded man” spitting out teeth, woman with “choke marks” and various fractures). Did the officer also beat a nun, his mother and a puppy while he was at it?

    6.) Anonymous author includes irrelevant information to portray herself as harmless and sympathetic:
    “I have never even had a parking ticket in my life. I don’t drink or smoke. I am a nerdy middle aged woman who reads and keeps to myself all the time.” Pouring it on pretty thick, no.

    7.) Officer savagely beats a female in front of EMT. Really? Did the EMT object to a beating in progress while he was assessing and treating a beating victim(no mention of this in submission)? I am an EMT and I most certainly would have objected!


    Why was this even posted? On a fairly regular basis, Cop Block continues to post submissions that lack even basic facts to corroborate claims made by anonymous posters. What is the point of doing this, other than to provide red meat for salivating cop-haters that have lost the ability to think critically?

    I take this personally. I am not a cop or a “badge-licker.” I am a left-libertarian who has posted here on a few other occasions trying to persuade Cop Block to stop this amateurish yellow journalism. I am trying one more time because I think this is important.

    I write for another libertarian-themed blog. I have an editor. He does something called EDITING to make sure we do not become an embarrassment. Maybe Cop Block should give editing a try. Hey, perhaps my next piece should be about how Cop Block undermines the libertarian movement by posting bullshit? Why not, because that is exactly what you are doing.

    I am willing to believe that police are capable of committing just about any outrage today. There is plenty of evidence that US policing is out of control and unsustainable. So maybe you could focus on evidence and on promoting police accountability instead of tabloid nonsense like this.

    Yours in Liberty,

  • Shazbot Almighty

    “I stopped reading after the first sentence…”

    That’s when you blew your wad, f*cking psychopath.

    Dave – In this day and age, I absolutely believe something like this could happen, and happen in front of an EMT. I never give those costumed tax feeding fascist thugs the benefit of the doubt anymore.

  • t.

    The distinct smell of dung.

  • courtofpublicopinion

    common stopped reading after the first sentence because he never reads what HE writes wake up this is another of senseless’s creative writing practice’s

  • Shawn


    Well, cops are experts at fiction. Look at how many are caught lying under oath or get caught making false reports. My favorite was audio of a cop stating how he’d dress up a report to justify an illegal search.

    Cops also like to omit unwelcome information. T loves to tell about accountability, but neglects to mention the special protection from investigation that cops have. That is another type of lie.

    Know how to tell when a cop is lying? His lips are moving.

  • slappy

    This story is the biggest joke yet. The whole story is a lie. I suggest you create a better one.

  • t.

    Shawn: You’re being stupid again (someone had to tell you). What “special protection from investigation” ???? This maybe the dumbest thing you’ve ever written. Cops get investigated all the time. You keep up the level of dumb you’ve been at lately and you will be in the same company as Flake and Certain. WOLF used be stupid too but I’m really beginning to think he died in that bunker in Alabama after kidnapping that kid. This is not good company you are joining.

  • steve

    too many assholes like common sense.

  • Bakunin

    Perhaps the people at copblock should start posting more believable stories. They lose a lot of credibility when they post stories that are obviously bullshit. Do they even read them before posting garbage stuff like this?

  • North Philly

    @ steve

    Common is my hero

  • cookie


    Thank you Dave.

  • http://copblock David Swan

    Cops are pieces of shit.

  • E

    The issue is whether or not this article is even real. I think the bigger issue is that a lot of us actually believe the police would do something like this.

    I TRULY believe that police officers would do something like this. So obviously, the police are doing something in general that would make me distrust them like this. There are many law abiding citizens like myself who absolutely distrust the police.

    How many times have you been pulled over and been given attitude by a supposed public service? How many times has a police officer been rude to you when you have been nothing but polite? How many times have you heard people blindly worship police officers and call them heros?

    It speaks volumes that there are law abiding citizens out there who BELIEVE that police would behave in a manner as described in the article. THAT is big.