Looking For the Worst Cases of Cop Abuse You’ve Heard Of

Published On March 4, 2013 | By JSextonAuthor | Articles

My name is Jeff Sexton, and I’m working on a novel I’m calling Sons of Thunder that in part deals with bad cops. Basically, the all too familiar scenario of a wrong house no-knock raid (ala Kathryn Johnston) opens this story, though in this particular case a man’s wife dies in the inferno created by the police and the man himself is severely maimed.

And here’s where I asked for Pete to allow me to use Cop Block:

In writing this tale, I want to highlight real stories of the worst abuse by cops we know of. Stories so bad that even many inclined to like and ardently defend cops will say that these guys needed to at least be jailed, and these people may even say these cops no longer deserved to live. While I plan to fictionalize the names of the cops and aspects of these tales to work them into the backstory for many of my cop characters, I also intend to provide an appendix at the end of the novel with the news reports of the actual stories – so I’ll need those as well, please. For now, let’s just say that with what I’ve got planned, and what I’ve got planned for the one character whose backstory I already know in particular, to have any form of commercial success I’m going to need many of my cop characters to be as bad as they possibly come in order to keep my audience reading.

Along the way, I’ve got some ideas to draw attention to Cop Block, InnocentDown.org, and the Fully Informed Jury Association. Indeed, as the concept currently exists, all three play pivotal roles in uncovering the cover up when the raid is made public.

But to pull this off, I really need your help.

Thanks!

Also, if you’d like to connect (and hear more about Sons of Thunder and my progress writing it), feel free to find me on Facebook.

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About The Author

New author working on my first novel focusing on two brothers and their father as they deal with a tragedy that strikes when one brother's house is wrongly raided by police. Along the way, we'll see bad cops, high tech tools, some courtroom drama, and who knows what else!
  • G. Asher

    Got an email address?

  • https://www.facebook.com/thomas.freeloader THomas W. Freeloader

    I collect these stories too on my facbook page (but am not writing a book)
    There are plenty of stories on google news especially about rapes and molestations of children by police officers.

    Hope it helps a little

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    This should be interesting. My vote goes to the story BELOW!

    POLICE OFFICER RAPES A THREE MONTH OLD INFANT AND A ONE YEAR OLD CHILD!

    When you see common sense, t., underoath, psosgt and all the other shills spew their boot-licking propaganda here on Cop Block, remember, THIS IS WHO THEY ARE, THIS IS WHAT THEY STAND FOR, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DEFEND!

    Wichita KS police officer Officer Joseph T. McGill, 28, was convicted today of committing a sexual act on a 3-month-old child and a 1-year-old child. Officer McGill pleaded guilty in January 2012 in an unrelated case to sexual battery while on duty as a police officer and was sentenced to three years probation. Those charges stemmed from separate incidents in November 2010 and February 2011. The judge set sentencing for March 1.
    :
    http://www.kansas.com/2013/01/24/2649372/former-police-officer-convicted.html

  • Tom

    Google “Lester Eugene Siler” while it may not be the worst it’s one of the more gut-wrenching abuses of civil rights I’ve ever heard of.

    Several Sheriff’s Deputies from Campbell County TN entered the home of a convicted drug dealer made his wife leave and tortured him for over an hour in an attempt to get him to sign a consent to search.

    45 minutes of it are on tape because his wife had the brains to hide an audio recorder before she left. There’s an FBI transcript of the whole thing and full audio floating around on the internet if you can find it.

    The scary part is no one starts by torturing people. No one knows how many more victims these deputies left in there wake before they were finally caught. If his wife hadn’t recorded it no one would have believed him because he’s a convicted ‘drug dealer.’

    http://www.steakleylawfirm.com/index.php/blogs/entry/the-sad-case-of-lester-eugene-siler

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/02/06/90570/-Torture-comes-home-quot-It-s-expletive-over-son-quot

  • Tom

    Another good case is Abner Louima.

    “The arresting officers beat Louima with their fists, nightsticks, and hand-held police radios on the ride to the station.[3] On arriving at the station house, he was strip-searched and put in a holding cell. The beating continued later, culminating with Louima being sexually assaulted in a bathroom at the 70th Precinct station house in Brooklyn. Volpe kicked Louima in the testicles, then, while Louima’s hands were cuffed behind his back, he first grabbed onto and squeezed his testicles and then sodomized him with a plunger. According to trial testimony, Volpe then walked through the precinct holding the bloody, excrement-stained instrument in his hand, bragging to a Police Sergeant that he, “took a man down tonight.”[4]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abner_Louima

  • David

    The Worst and Brutal Crimes are Commited by Illegal Consigns From the District Attorney, follow up “investigation” and Cover up with a Illegal Prosecution in order to Protect Conflict of Special Interests.

  • jsexton

    G Asher:

    My email is veritasthorn at gmail dot com

    Glenn:

    Thanks! Def one I can use. Child rapists get VERY little sympathy (with good reason), even when they happen to be wearing certain clothing/ jewelry that would otherwise get them much respect.

    Tom:

    I had forgotten that story, thanks for reminding me! I was 14 when that one happened, very ardently pro-cop at the time, and that one shocked even my young mind.

  • shawn

    Oh crud. Where to even start?

    Well, the newspaper ladies, and the guy, are always a good example.
    Then there is the cop who simply shot the 18yo guy at a club for simply approaching to tell the cop he had the wrong guy.
    And SWAT is always good for harmful incompitence. Halucinating guns and shooting at teen girls.
    In one, an officer shot the dog. Another pissed himself and hosed the wall, killing a teen girl.

    Bare in mind that in all these stories, cops don’t see a wrong that should be punished. That is the really abusive part.

  • slappy

    Where is the video of you complaints? You activists always say if you didn’t get it on camera it didn’t happen.

  • Lakewood_in_Afghanistan

    No, cops say if there is no video it didn’t happen, just before their dashcam “malfunctions”. Again.

  • Dan Sayers

    Waco for pre-meditated. Dorner for shoot anything with 4 wheels over and over again. Any no-knock warrant over a plant for systemic.

    Speaking of systemic, you said bad cop, but there’s no such thing as a good cop. Any establishment that purports that one human being is above another human being is literally the most destructive force mankind has ever known. There have been far more acts of aggression, theft, murder, fraud, assault, etc in THE NAME OF “the law” than there has been in spite of “the law” and by no small margin.

    Just as a disclaimer, I thought I should share that I agree with Pete’s approach of trying to talk to cops like human beings to help them to understand that they’ve been lied to. We’ve seen in Greece and Spain for example that if the enforcers one day say, “No, we’re not going to harm innocent people just because you told us to,” the “lawmakers” suddenly have no power. The only power they have is our perception that because it’s called “law” or “government” we have a moral obligation to obey, no matter how heinous the command.

  • Dan Sayers

    Whoops. Got off on the systemic tangent before I finished my list.

    Waco for pre-meditated. Dorner for shoot anything with 4 wheels over and over again. Any no-knock warrant over a plant for systemic.

    And of course Hitler for naked, in your face, this is what happens when instead of judging right from wrong for yourselves, you just “follow orders” because “law” and “government” implies a moral obligation to comply. For the ruling class, those words also mean no accountability or consequences.

    Never forget that Hitler’s troops were enforcing “the law” and the people that actually saved lives were law-breaking CRIMINALS.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Germany only had one Hitler, America has 800,000. ( There are as of 2006, 683,396 full time state, city, university and college, metropolitan and non-metropolitan county, and other law enforcement officers in the United States. There are approx. 120,000 full time law enforcement personnel working for the federal government adding up to a total number of 800,000 law enforcement personnel in the U.S. )

    POLICE OFFICER RAPES A THREE MONTH OLD INFANT AND A ONE YEAR OLD CHILD!

    When you see common sense, t., underoath, psosgt and all the other shills spew their boot-licking propaganda here on Cop Block, remember, THIS IS WHO THEY ARE, THIS IS WHAT THEY STAND FOR, AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DEFEND!

    Wichita KS police officer Officer Joseph T. McGill, 28, was convicted today of committing a sexual act on a 3-month-old child and a 1-year-old child. Officer McGill pleaded guilty in January 2012 in an unrelated case to sexual battery while on duty as a police officer and was sentenced to three years probation. Those charges stemmed from separate incidents in November 2010 and February 2011. The judge set sentencing for March 1.
    :
    http://www.kansas.com/2013/01/24/2649372/former-police-officer-convicted.html

  • NinjaGanja

    The worse police brutality Iv ever seen was this video. I think the guy is still being held in jail for nothing(perhaps not im not positive).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5eOknaXgYU

    The Robert Leone Story

  • NinjaGanja

    Not sure if my last post posted so sry if I redid it twice(was blocking scripts).

    The worse police brutality iv ever seen was this

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5eOknaXgYU

    The Robert Leone Story

    Im not positive if the guy has been freed from jail yet but reguardless this was nuts.

  • MarcoPolo

    This one was disturbing as well. Not sure if justice has been served yet. Last time iv heard the police are still at work after murdering an innocent man.

    https://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/29/killed_at_home_white_plains_ny