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So You’ve Been Wronged by a Police Employee?

Published On March 27, 2013 | By Pete Eyre | Articles

So you had a less-than awesome interaction with someone who wears a badge – what can you now do?

 

Document

Write down a detailed summary of what unfolded. It’s important to tackle this step while the incident is fresh as details that are now clear will become hazy with the passage of time.

Your goal is to have piece of content that when read by someone unfamiliar with the incident, they’ll have a clear understand of pertinent information like the date and time, the location of the interaction, the names of those involved involved, what preceded the interaction, what what communicated or claimed during the interaction, and where things now stand.

Though it will take time to do this now, in the long run it’ll be a time-saver. Instead of repeating the same story multiple times to different people, you can just point them to your stand-alone piece of content.

If you have supporting documentation like police reports save them as a .pdf then upload to http://Scridb.com

Disseminate

The more others know about your situation the better. It will not only focus attention on the individual who acted in the wrong but pressure the prosecutor or police outfit to drop any charges unjustly levied at you. Those folks rely on legitimacy and the court of public opinion is powerful!

You can do this via text or video.

If text, it’s very likely that you can just use the detailed write-up – either as-is, or modified a little bit. Let a friend read your recount. Ask them what is unclear and fill in those questions in.

If video, you can use your detailed write-up as a reference. Sit down in front of your webcam or other recording device and give a narrative of what happened. Depending on your skill level, software, and need, you can choose to edit the video. Once completed, upload it to your YouTube channel or another video-hosting site.

CopBlock.org gets 4-5,000 unique visitors a day so consider using the site as an outlet to share your post or video http://copblock.org/submit

Whether text or video, it’s suggested that you frontload the content. Provide a succinct overview right away to act as a hook, then provide the backstory and details to support your claims. Think too what the police employee(s) with whom you interacted may claim about the content you create – are there any holes that you can proactively address? Focus on the individual(s) who were in the wrong, not the entire agency. Provide contact information.

When the individual(s) who acted in the wrong knows others are aware of their misdeeds, they’re less likely to repeat them, either to you or someone in the future. Plus as others see you speak out, it’ll empower them to do the same.

Note that some people opt-not to make-public their entire incident (the raw footage, for example) as police employees have been known to rewrite reports to better-match the objective facts portrayed via video. If this is a concern, you could obtain the police report prior to making live the related footage, so you’ll have that copy in case a new one is later presented.

Other Tactics

File a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Work to obtain all the documentation the police have about your situation. The more such information you have the more-likely lies and omissions made by “the authorities” will be seen, say between two police reports filed by two different individuals about the same incident. Also, if say, video surveillance is gotten, your story can be objectively supported.

A FOIA request doesn’t have to be fancy. You can write a request using a pen on a regular piece of paper. Include a sentence or two overview of who you are, the information sought, and your contact information.

For more on FOIAs see: http://CopBlock.org/FOIA

Connect & Collaborate With Others

The more support you have on the ground the better. http://CopBlock.org/Groups

If there are others in your area connect with them as those active may be willing and able to assist sharing content online, making calls, doing outreach, or accompanying you when filing your FOIA or if you venture into legal land.

Inform Those In Your Community – Rely on Reputation and Ostracism

If you are able to ascertain the home address of the police employee who wronged you, give those in the neighborhood a heads-up on the caliber of their neighbor.

Print out a couple-sentence overview and the link to your piece of content online, and stop by the homes of neighbors. If they’re not present, leave the handout between their doors. If they are home, be considerate of their time and recognize that this tactic (going door to door) isn’t often done so it’s important to be on-point. Introduce yourself, inform them that you won’t take much of their time but just wanted to them you aware of a situation involving one of their neighbors, point out that were you to live next to someone who acted aggressive toward others you’d want to know, give a very brief overview of your situation, hand them the print-out, encourage them to check out your more thorough write-up or view when they have time ,and to reach their own conclusions and act accordingly.

Inform Area Media

Without question, corporate media outlets often just parrot whatever police employee spokespeople tell them about incidents, but since you’ve already done the work (the write-up or video), you might as well make them aware.

Visit the media website and use the submission form or find the email address most appropriate to share about your situation. The easier it is for them to get up-to-speed the more likely it is to be covered. Provide an informative summary your contact information, and the link to your video or the text from your more thorough write-up, and any objective documentation to support your claims.

File a Police Complaint

Working through internal police mechanisms, such as filing a complaint, very rarely results in any substantive outcome – after all, it’s “investigated” by someone who’s a friend, or at least, a colleague, of the aggressor – but some encourage this tactic be pursued if only to create a paper trail and tie-up police resources.

Also, if making public an interaction you had with a police employee, the fact that you may be able to point-out that a dozen (or more) other complaints have already been lodged against him or her, it can help demonstrate their record of not being too professional.

Police complaints can sometimes be filed through the website of the police outfit where the police employee works. If so, fill-out the form (perhaps using some or all of your write-up about the event already done, or pointing to the URL where your write-up can be found online). Alternatively, call or visit the police outfit to learn their process – if you do that, be sure to film as those seeking to file complaints are sometimes questioned or harassed.

Whatever method you utilize, be sure to get a receipt of some kind – a print-out from the online interface, or a signature/stamp if done in-person. And inquire about the timeline expected – is there a mandatory response within a week? A month?

Consider too that this is a way that you can inform those at the police outfit that others have been made aware of the situation – if it’s online, or if you’ve contacted the media, for example, that’ll put more pressure on them to not further compound the wrongs already committed.

Learn From the Experience

Would having an audio or video clip of the incident have been a game-changer? Check out related tactics and tools: http://CopBlock.org/FilmThePolice

If you have a smartphone download a streaming app (like Bambuser) to stream offsite: http://CopBlock.org/Apps

Keep in mind that text on paper can’t constrain the actions of individuals. Even if a statute says a police employee has to do something, that doesn’t mean it will. That is the nature of the current institution that’s based on double-standards and why it’s important to document every interaction you have with police employees.

Incidents like the one you experienced are are now seeking remedy for will continue to occur until the institution itself is changed. That is happening: Want to End Police Brutality? Focus on the Institution

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About The Author

Pete Eyre is co-founder of CopBlock.org. As an advocate of peaceful, consensual interactions, Eyre seeks to inject a message of complete liberty and self-government into the conversation of police accountability. Eyre went to undergrad and grad school for law enforcement, then spent time in DC as an intern at the Cato Institute, a Koch Fellow at the Drug Policy Alliance, Directer of Campus Outreach at the Institute for Humane Studies, Crasher-in-Chief at Bureaucrash, and as a contractor for the Future of Freedom Foundation. He later hit the road as co-founder of the Motorhome Diaries and Liberty On Tour, and now resides in the 'shire.
  • Cynthia Robinson

    I have done all these things since the suspicious death of my son…7 years ago! Now what? I’m still trying to get an Inquest, per the Texas Code of Criminal Procedures, Article 49.03. I’ve been denied repeatedly by both the former and current Justice if the Peace (McLennan County, Pct. 5).

  • Joe Jackson

    i had been asked my a niece to pick her up outside of public housing in Brooklyn NY’s 61st precient and drive her home.. as soon as she got in my car Offcier Diego palicios and his partner pulled up long my truck and ask me why I was in a black neighborhood, they asked if we had any guns or drugs.. My niece had a half of a joint in her pocket book.. the cops pulled her out of the car and handcuffed her.. Offcier Palicios asked me if anyone in my family was a police officer ( alot are but none of his business) I said no.. 2 more police pull up in a van and search me the cop take my cigeretts lights one and blows smoke in my face.. I stayed calm.. next thing i know they are digging thru my truck and throwing all the tools in my tool box in the street and digging thru camping gear i had in my truck, they found an empty pot pipe,, they handcuff me take me and niece to a Coney Island police station,, charge me with possesion of a 7th degree naroctic which is crack cocaine,, I have never even seen crack cocaine in my life,, then they ask me over 40 times if i knew anyone who had a gun.. I dont know anyone who has guns,, then they take me to Central Booking I told the public defender what happend,, She told me the District attorny is willing to let me off with probation and no jail time if i plead guilty to possesion of crack cocaine,, If i dont plead guilty I would have to wait in Rikers Island for 10-14 months for a trial date.. So I had to plead guilty in front of my entire family for somthing I did not even do.. all while the cops just sit home laughing thier asses off. I ended up losing my job for missing a days work with no explanation..

  • Dave in IL

    “What was the date and time? Where did the interaction happen? Who were the parties involved? What were their badge numbers, employers, contact information? What was going on immediately prior to the interaction? What was given as rationale for stopping you? What was said during the exchange?”

    Excellent advice, Pete!

    These are the kind of vital details some submissions to Cop Block have lacked, which is why I have criticized your professionalism recently. But this post is the kind of educational outreach that will make Cop Block a great resource for people who, in all likelihood, don’t have a lot of media outlets willing to cover their story.

    Beyond this, screening becomes important. You can offer legal advice and assistance to people without posting questionable (or incomplete)incident reports on your blog. Take your credibility seriously, because you know their are a lot of people out there who will point out all of your missteps.

    Yours in liberty,
    Dave

  • Common Sense

    Perhaps they will actually do some fact checking. If not, don’t worry, I’ll trick Copblock into posting another fake story.

    The next one will be about a homeless vet and his dog.

  • BJ

    @ Common Sense

    How old are you?

    Posting a fake story and bragging about it is something I would expect out of an eighth grader.

  • PSOSGT

    LMAO!!!!!!!! Create an “objective” overview!!!!! lol Objective as in a 1 sided slanted story of events??

  • Shawn

    @PSOSGT
    “LMAO!!!!!!!! Create an “objective” overview!!!!! lol Objective as in a 1 sided slanted story of events??”

    You mean like a police report? There was a nice video I saw yesterday over at freerepublic.com of cops flat out stating they would use ‘flowery’ language to make their illegal search look more reasonable.

  • takaru

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY6ZuogK6xo

    everywhere they are coming to your town and city

    or are they already there?

  • t.

    @takaru: I watched your video. Where was the militarization? I saw officers in riot gear that has been around since the 50’s. But I did t see any thing of a military origin. Looks like a measured response to a highly volatile demonstration.

  • takaru

    Thanks for watching. Now take a historical look at societies in up- heaval and pay attention to the initial role of the police, in supporting the powers that be, against the obviously oppressed, speaking their voice in mass. (democracy), after the usual speaking out was well past its time.
    I don’t know T (if you are a cop)it has to be pretty obvious to you that if corps. like hsbc can fund terrorist organizations and drug cartels and not be subject to the law. But small players like us are held up to the maximum penalty along with many, many more examples Something is inherently wrong with our system. Even corrupt. People are not stupid. people are getting pissed. They are lashing out at the authority figures they would otherwise trust.

  • t.

    Ours is not a society in “upheaval”. Your starting premise is wrong. A few thousand people in a nation of 300 million isn’t “upheaval”. The founding fathers recognized the need to guarantee the rigt to protest. Peaceably assemble. Not what is typically what is the mode of operation of current protest groups like Occupy. They take the tact of damaging / destroying that which they don’t like….a thousand little tyrants. And they are not the “oppressed”. Willingly choosing to exists at the fringe of society is a free will choice…not oppression.

    But you are right about people getting “pissed”. But not at what you think. People are getting very tired of paying to feed and house and care for those that put nothing back into society. Those on a personal quest to improve / enlighten them selves are great….. But do it on your own dime.

  • takaru

    Your right off the fox news network. Religion, hate, weakness needs to be eliminated. Bill O’Reilly is your jesus. Your philosophy exists in completely contradictory terms. What’s really a shame is that you see the pain more than most and you marginalize it. Fringe? Read a book. Maybe an opposing view other than what you have been spoon fed. Pissed reference HSBC ignored. I do enlighten myself on my own dime and time, you need to wake up, and maybe do some personal investigation into the issues you hear on the MSM and do some actual research on what is handed over to you while your sitting in front of the boob tube starry eyed and complacent.

  • takaru

    You are the way you are because it helps you survive in your environment. Why don’t you be a REAL risk taker and look at an alternate viewpoint even if it threatens the reality you know and are comfortable with? You are only looking at the truth from the safe side, once you look at the big picture things get a bit more complex.

  • http://www.copblock.org Court

    MY RECENT EXPERIENCE WITH POLK COUNTY SHERIFF PROFILING AND EXCESS BRUTALITY

    DAY 1 – Easter Sabbath

    I worked in the Disney area and a Quality Control man for Vacation Homes.
    I love this job very much, but because of religious beliefs, as a 7th Day Ethiopian Orthodox Christian (Rastafarian Sect), the only thing I ever deplored about it was having to work on the Sabbath.

    Four years ago when I first started the job, I was told if I wanted to keep the job, I had to work on Saturdays,
    and every holiday, understandably, it’s a busy day & times for tourism. I therefore sacrificed the Sabbath day to work the job and kept that feeling of conviction, mostly to myself.

    On the Sabbath before Easter, Saturday April 30, 2013, I awoke with a severe backache, which was painful from the night before, and could not call in sick because it was Easter weekend and was told by management none could be off on Easter weekend. I came to work walking at an angle and not straight upright due to the mysterious back-pain.

    I had four homes in the Hampton Lakes sub-division off Highway 27 in Polk County Florida. This was he next to last community on my list of checks to do for the day. At 3:35 PM, As I entered the development I noticed the officer in an unmarked car parked reverse in a precarious position in the middle of the entrance to Hampton Lakes development. I had an idea what he was up to. I was profiled when coming into the development.

    As I was Quality checking the 2nd home in Hampton Lakes I was called by the office wanting me to be sure to return a Key because a customer came in a bit early to check-in and the key was needed, usually we collect 2 keys to avoid such a scenarios. That day, this was not done, probably because of the high Easter volume, 2 keys – one for QC and the other for the customer.

    Therefore, by the end of checking the last house in Hampton Lakes, I had less than 15 mins to
    Check another house across the street (Highway 27) in Westridge, and then return the key to the office at 192 and 1-4.

    As I was about to leave the Hampton Lakes development, going 25 miles per hour or possibly a little above A very young Polk county Sheriff officer, named Officer Node, Node was less than 1/2 my age, flashed his lights to pull me over. I immediately stopped in surprise as to why. I knew he was there when I entered the development a few minutes prior, and was NOT going that fast to warrant a pull over, furthermore, there was a stop sign and Highway 27 less than 1/2 block away,.

    He came charging to the car like a Spanish Bull, shouting in a very disrespectful and unprofessional manner ordering me to show Driving info. As I was getting out the wallet, I then asked, what did I do wrong officer? He then yelled I was going 35 in a 25 mile zone, which I knew I was NOT! I started becoming very nervous due to the shouting and profane words hurdling at me.
    He then yelled I was not moving fast enough and ordered me out of the car. With my heart beating nearly thru my throat, and with the car in neutral, engine still running, I proceeded to place the car’s Gear Shift in the Parking position prior to opening the door. The officer then pulled me out of the car shouting profane curse words, untruthful statements that I was not listening fast enough, By this time I was scared as hell! He then slammed me against the car
    And said “put my arms behind my back”, I then ask “which was Up or down” and “why are you acting this way officer“ Still shouting without even listening or responding to what I was asking:
    He rammed his knee in my aching back. Pushed me on the pavement of the open street ramming his knee again in my aching back and beaten on the ground into submission and HAND-CUFFED TIGHTLY, stating “Youre going down today buddy!” Thus bruising the left cheek of my face, my right elbows, both my knees and my left hip-bone now hurt like hell.

    I was then hurriedly forced into his unmarked squad car and locked in there of at least an hour.
    It was intensely hot and stuffy – windows shut tight NO AIR, except in his side fron side of the squad car. I felt tormented and tortured by this CRUEL experience of which I’ve only ever seen in the media, never in a wild nightmare thought it was happening to me.

    My Drivers license was ran and there was a Suspension on there, I thought was already taken of, because the driving class ordered by the the court/Tallassee was completed over 2 weeks ago, Even after emailing the completion certificate, the completion was NOT entered into the system, not realizing I had to physically appear at the DMV to pay another FEE and show more proof of the class for reinstatement.

    I was profiled and excessively dragged out of the car I was Driving, beaten and arrested by Officer Node, the young Sheriff officer of Polk County, Florida, old enough to be my son
    He was large and quite heavy. I grew up very non-confrontational and throughout my 54 years of life I tend to avoid confrontations at all costs! I was therefore very scared and embarrassed
    By the undue aggressive use of force seemed to have been caused by some pent up frustrations the officer had prior to the event.

    While handcuffed, the car driven was searched and all my private belongings completely combed through by assistant officers whom arrived on the scene. My home in Daytona Beach had out of state visitors for a week, so I took all my sensitive paperwork and very private belongings out of the home and into the car’s truck and cars rear. I was surprised by the search
    of my privacy.

    After the search I was confronted about the driver’s license issue and the unopened beer in beer
    Grocery bags in the car, and because my auxiliary wallet found in the cars trunk, I was questioned as to “why is FL license suspended, why I had Old California expired license, an extra copy of Florida license in the wallet, Jamaican and other International currency in the auxiliary wallet” and also questioned as to “If I had a Jamaican driver’s license also”?

    I then answered that I had NO Jamaican license, I learned to drive in the USA when I was a college kid. I travel to other many other countries on 3 continents plus the Caribbean, and that a class was completed so I was surprised by the remaining suspension, thinking it was all cleared up. He then stated they found contraband, of which i did not recall any was there in my private belongings, and for all I know, may have been planted. then after read Maranda rights, etc.

    The hot squad car and extremely tight hand was unbearable torture, I felt dizzy and very faint.
    After asking to speak to another older officer. I begged for air or to stretch my legs.

    I was the last day of LENT season and I was fasting so the experience with hunger, no air, heat, and no water for so long in the squad car, made me very lethargic.

    He then threatened to tow the car. I STILL HAD THE KEY THE CUSTOMER WAS WAITING ON, I explained this to them, and after an hour or so of plea and begging them to call the office, they did using the number saved in my private Cell phone.

    Matt Collins my immediate supervisor took his time out from the busy office with another co-worker to come get the car.

    After Matt was gone with the car I began plea and begging again for air to loosen the cuffs to a more comfortable setting and to stretch my legs in the cramped squad car with virtually no leg room. By this time MY WRISTS WAS IN SEVERE PAIN and the skin ruptured in the cuffs.

    I was questioned by another curious officer about my Ethio-Jamaican Orthodox Christian beliefs (Rastafarian) and their usage of Marijuana as a religious ritual by a sizable population of Jamaicans. I told him because the first plant was found on King Solomon’s grave and it’s the weed of wisdom spoken of in Genesis 1:12) “He gave hemp for people to use with our free will. … yielding her fruit every month; and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Rastafarians believe the HUMAN BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE LORD, not just a Physical Temple such as a Church building. In preparation for worship or deep reasoning, The Rastafarians burn it in the Holy Bodily Temple, much the same as the Catholics burn Frankinscence & Myrrh in the Physical Temple of God or Chirch Building.

    I then proceeded to summarily explained it about the Rastafarian faith and Bibical story about meeting of the famous Hebrew King Solomon and his affairs with the famous Ethiopian-African Queen Makeda of Sheba, how their son, the 1st Son of Solomon and heir to the throne of Ancient Israel, took the Israelite faith and the Ark of the Covenant the God gave to Moses to safety in the Ethiopian highlands., and the 3000 year reign of Isrealite-Ethiopian Kings from King Menelik I, the son of Solomon & Sheba to Emperor Haile Selassie. The direct Holy grail blood connection between Jesus Christ, and the Ethiopian Royal family, via King David and his son King Solomon of Israel. King David the father of Soloman was the grandfather of Mary (Maryam) the mother of Christ, thus making the blood connection of cousins between the Ethiopian royals and Christ.

    After another hour of sitting in the car while he writes his report I was taken to another nearby location, and held in the car for at least another hour, He continued his report for another hour.
    By this time the Officer Node calmed way down and began speaking to me like a normal human. He then allowed me to stretch my leg and offered me a feed of his personal water drink, I was relived somewhat, We began talking like men about family, kids, After at least 3 hours of wearing tight handcuffs and waiting another hour for the PADDY VAN, when the van arrived I was turned over to a transportation officer. Officer NODE then said to the other transportation officer: “this is a nice guy, and has been very cooperative” I then wondered silently in my mind: “If I was such a nice Guy, then why was I treated this way with such undue brutality and use of force”

    TIGHT HANDCUFFS WERE THAN REMOVED and the transportation officer placed much more comfortable and looser cuffs to my hands. I was relieved.

    We traveled to another facility and the processing was very slow, After a change of clothing. We were placed in very cold cells, I was trembling and shaken the whole entire time, We stayed there in dirty cold concrete cells until about 4:am., then transported to another location with bunk beds and finally a thin bed sheets and a thin blanket

    DAY 2 – Easter Sunday – Resurrection Day

    I was awaken to eat breakfast just before sunrise (possibly 6:30am) I due to cold and nervousness, could not eat nor drink so I skipped the meal. It was cold and I’m tropical so it was better under the sheet & blanket, and with toilets in the open it was better not to eat to prevent a bowel movement, and prevent using those disgusting toilets in the open.

    I tried for hours to call out, NO FREE PHONE CALLS WERE GIVEN. All numbers stored in my private cell phone went with the confiscated cell phone and could not remember no local numbers in Florida except for one person. I then could not get thru because CELL PHONES DO NOT ALLOW FOR COLLECT CALLS. There was a very big muscular Angelic jail mate
    Whom God had to have sent for this occasion in my cell, He was on weekend jail time.
    He stated to every one: ANYONE WHO WANT TO CALL OUT I WILL HELP YOU TO REACH YOU GOAL via a bonds lady he knew on the outside, He then make the miracle call
    And I was saved and finally bailed out at 3PM. Strangely and mystically he got out the same time as I did and thanked him and the almighty God fir the Angelic form of help because I was told I could not leave until someone comes and bail us out, cant be done ourselves unless we had over $1000 in confiscated cash. How many average people travels around the streets with that much cash? So self-bailing was not a viable option for the average person imprisoned.

    I was finally bailed and Processed Out which took another 2 hours or so. When I received my wallet, ALL the cash was missing WITHOUT ANY PRIOR NOTIFICATION, The Florida Drivers License card was also missing, It was SHOCKING that they would go into my private wallet and steal all the cash, of which I did not notice until after leaving the building. As soon as I could I called the Booking Department to find out that the money was taken as a Jail Accommodation charge and I was over $16 in a deficit!

    By this time my friend whom came to Bail and get me became overly hungry and sickened by the process. On the long 1.5 hour long drive from Bartow, Fl to Orlando, HE VOMITED IN THE CAR due to sympathetic stress and duress form experience I went through.

    We got to Orlando, FL and he photographed the injuries I endured. That night it was difficult to sleep, I had a fever and alternating feelings of being TOO HOT and then TOO COLD, After finally sleeping for 2 or so hours, I WAS AWAKEN BY MY OWN CLOTHING COMPLETELY DRENCHED IN MY OWN WET PERSPIRATION FROM A FEVER and had to change to new clothes to sleep in. I had flue symptoms and was spitting green gooo because of the cold Jail cells the night before.

    There was an Arthritic NUMBNESS in my wrists and painful fingers, back and left hip bone.
    A serious headache which I have not had a headache in years. Shaken and trembling.

    DAY 3: Easter Monday
    Increased pain in my fingers and Arthritic numbness in my wrists, headache, It took 2 days to eat
    1/2 of a Subway Tuna sandwich due to stomach nervousness and lack of appetite.
    The bruise on my hip and cheekbone from the overuse and abuse of force, hurt even more.

    Florida DRIVERS License Bureau.
    It took two trips to the FL License Bureau to clear the unforeseen problems.
    Due to the pressures of the driving Job, It took a while to get proper help, By this time I already racked up too many tickets and points. The CLASS TAKEN WAS AN 8-HOURS course and
    Should have been a 12-HOUR course, which was what caused the continued cancellation without knowledge. The Florida DMV discovered the error and granted me the new Drivers License at 5:15pm after an all day ordeal at the DMV. I was forced to carry NON OWNERS INSURANCE because of the points.

    I then started wondering about all the Conflicting Statements made by the young abusive and disrespectful officer, 1/2 my age, old enough to be my son:

    “If I was charged with Resisting Arrest – Non Violently, then why was I a 54 year old man who woke up with Back Pain, so excessively Brutalized? Then who was doing the excessive beating, torture and bodily damages to my body, a Temple of Christ?

    We all know from life experiences that some one is lying or stretching un-truths when
    Statements conflict themselves or when statements are mathematically illogical.

    In the beginning of the arrest he told his buddy officers “I was trying to get away.”
    If I was trying to get away, then, why did I stop in the first place?”
    When I place the car in park, did he mistakenly think I was trying to put it in 1st gear?

    When he handed me over to the humane and respectful Transport officer, he then explained to him that I was a nice guy and VERY COOPERATIVE. Well if so, then, WHY DO I HAVE SO MANY
    BRUISES AND PAIN ON MY BODY AND FACE?

    Please someone one help me answer these questions about the statements he made that are defying logic?

  • wiguy

    Great info pete.

  • p snidely

    Common sense, no matter how much cop you take in the booty,
    They still won’t stop fuckin up.
    There is nothing you can say or do.
    Pigs fucking up is as sure as you trolling.
    No matter how much you love pigs, it won’t stop them from fuckin up and fuckin off tax payer dollars.

    Remember that, pig sucker.

  • p snidely

    I mean, is everyone lying but you? Who sent you? Perhaps you need to be investigated further….

  • homer lambert

    I pulled over by the low water bridge on spring street, Doniphan,Mo. to pick up some trash off the street. A gentleman that introduced himself as the chief of police talked to me and he told me that he had to call in a patrol car to check out my registration, license and insurance.That individual was driving a maroon suv. A patrol car showed up, they ran my infromation. While that one was running my infromation another patrol car showed up, gues that one was was upset because when the original officer told me to leave he came over and slammed my door on me. Which was funny the door did not close right and I had to open it and fixed the latch because the latch on my truck door messes up some time. I left and my truck tires spun on wet pavement when I turned. I did a california stop at the intersection of PINE and Vine street, and proceeded forward and when I stoped and turned going toward Sonic, I noticed lights behind me, did not know if they were going to an accident or what so I pulled over so the officers could go by. There were three patrol cars that pulled me over less than four blocks from where I recieved the ticket for driving on a closed street. On of the officers ask me to get out, he asked me if I had my weapons on me, which I had none. Why would I I do not break the law, I left my guns at home because I took my daughter to the school for a graduation award ceramony and anyone knows that school grounds are DRUG free and GUN free zones. The officer ask me if I had anything in my vechicle, I said no but I do help people by giving individuals rides and if there was anything in my vechile I had no Knowledge of it. The officer told me to set in the patrol car and that he was going to check my vechicle. I was taken to the City Jail, I was not arrested just detained. Or at least that is their excuse. I was never told why I was taken , no Miranda right read, I was I was told by an officer lets get these wet cloths off of you. The only thing wet on my clothes was the bottom of my jeans and my boots. I asked the officers (four officers were present- 2city one young one old, 1county,1 kakie uniform,and 1 convict in cell by holding cell) why and they took the cuffs off me the old officer proceaded in cutting off my clothing. I let him cut off my shirt I did not resist arrest, how can it be resisting arrest when you are not being arrested. After my shirt was cut off the older officer said he wanted me out of my pants, I ask why and said I was going home in these clothes. He tried to grabb my arm to pull me out of the cell and I pulled my right arm back and held it there, the older officer held his breath and reached for my arm again but that same time the deputy officer pulled his tazer and stepped to the right of the older officer and shot me with the tazer. I ripped the barbs out of my side from the tazer, the look on that offers face was priceless. Everyone stopped for a brief moment. The old officer grabbed my right arm and the black and gray uniform officer grabbed my left arm and they drug me out of the cubical. It was not a cell there were no bars on the doors or any where. I believe this is where they process you at. I was pinned up against the wall by an older man with blue eyes he had me in a choker hold, I could breath and again I did not resist. The next thing I remember was seeing a bright light, white flash. This is when I was hit by one of the Officers, which one of them gave me a head concussion / head injury. An injury that was not treated so that is medical neglect on the Doniphan city police, on an injury that they inflicted. After recieving a head injury they proceded to continue brutalizing me and humiliating me. Two officers pinned my legs down and pinned me down on the ground by a podium a long podium about six feet long.Another officer had me pinned down by my mid torso body and holding me by my hair on the back of my head. The officer who had held me by my hair pulled my head as he attempted to come down on my face with his knee. This officer was dresses in black pants and gray shirt that one was the one who tried to knee me in the face. The knee impacted me in the same area where I was hit in the head the first incident of Assult done by a police officer that evening. Someone grabbed the hair on my head pulled my face upward , an officer sprayed me with OCS spray or Pepper spray. All this was done durring or after I was stripped by several officers. This was EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE, and MEDICAL NEGLECT. I never remember my pants being cut off, , I do remember my boots being taken off, I remember the officers laughing and saying lets get his socks.I vaugly remember still being in hand cuffs and them saying lets take off his underware, I was lying face down, when my underware was removed and felt the cold floor on my penis. Starting awakening I noticed I was on my stomach and naked I rolled over sit up and put my back against the wall.I heard someone tell me get up, and I stood up and an officer grabbed me roughly and he slammed me into the wall while I was naked and in handcuffs.He pushed me into the wall and pushed me down along the wall he pulled at my arms and removed my handcuffs and he shoved me into a cell naked, there was a light brown blanket on the floor, orange jail pants on the floor and a green sleeping pad on the floor.After being put in the cell I wiped off my face , nose, and eyes with a blanket.And I put on the orange pants that were in the cell. So cops are allowed to do this to someone who was not arrested, but just detained for 24 hour hold.

  • homer lambert

    Requesting of investigation pertaining to incident that occurred on 05/03/2013 for the following violations . Derlic Of Duty, Behavior unbecoming of an officer / public official , and excessive use of force. My reason for said complaints are for the following reasons. Derlic of duty pertains to officers who were not doing their public service to the community because of the following issues. First incident of derlic of duty pertains to the two additional patrol cars that were present besides the original patrol car that was requested for the checking of information. An older officer was the first one at the scene and the one who brought me my original ticket of driving on a closed road.There were three patrol cars at the original incident location on Spring street. The second incident of derlic of duty pertained to the incident that they were taking part in the activity of excessive force while interagation of me and assisting in the process of placing me in the 24 hour holding process. Durrng this process there were four officers present during this incident and each officer contributed to injures obtained during said incident. Injury of damaged rotory cuff on both left and right shoulders and closed head-brain injury from the impact of what ever hit my head and when my head was slammed against the wall and when the officer brought his knee down on my head. The behavior unbecoming of a officer / public official, this refers to the officers involved beginning with the officer that slammed my truck door after the original ticket was signed for and I was told to leave. The young officer had an aditude, that slammed the door made a comment saying get the hell out of here and do your shit out in the county. I was putting on my over shirt and hat and another officer came up opened my door and told me to get the hell out of there. Since there was no issue I was told to leave but officers persued me and falsified tickets in order to detain me and assult me. The misuse of authority position is another example of behavior unbecoming of officer. The use of excessive force occurred at the city jail when a officer used a tazer on me while I was handcuffed and placed in a choker hold by the older officer. My clothing was cut off of my body and while I was pinned down on the ground by three officers another officer sprayed me with pepper spray or OC spray unsure which chemical they used. After waking up on my stomach naked I was told to stand up, I was still in hand cuff. A officer slammed me against the wall and dragged me down a hall , the officer yanked my arms up and the cuffs were removed I was thrown roughly into a cell naked . I wiped off my face and put on the orange pants that were on the floor in the jail cell. I slipped into and out of consciousness for the following 18 hour after the incident with the officers. I made my first collect phone call around 9:23pm. to my wife. The officers neglected access for medical treatment for a head injury that they inflicted on me. I was not coherent enough to request this assistance, and my wife was told that I was detained for 24 hour .

  • homer lambert

    When I talked to the chief of police of Doniphan city , Doniphan, Mo. Chief of police for city police is Mark Rogers. Mr. Rodgers while taking my complaint informed me that there is not any video survalance to prove my aligations, but he will have to refer the complaint to an outside source to investiagate my claims. He stated that there has been no survalence at the police station or jail, and there has been no survalance for over a year.

  • homer lambert

    I pulled over by the low water bridge on spring street, Doniphan,Mo. to pick up some trash off the street. A gentleman that introduced himself as the chief of police talked to me and he told me that he had to call in a patrol car to check out my registration, license and insurance.That individual was driving a maroon suv. A patrol car showed up, they ran my infromation. While that one was running my infromation another patrol car showed up, gues that one was was upset because when the original officer told me to leave he came over and slammed my door on me. Which was funny the door did not close right and I had to open it and fixed the latch because the latch on my truck door messes up some time. I left and my truck tires spun on wet pavement when I turned. I did a california stop at the intersection of PINE and Vine street, and proceeded forward and when I stoped and turned going toward Sonic, I noticed lights behind me, did not know if they were going to an accident or what so I pulled over so the officers could go by. There were three patrol cars that pulled me over less than four blocks from where I recieved the ticket for driving on a closed street. On of the officers ask me to get out, he asked me if I had my weapons on me, which I had none. Why would I I do not break the law, I left my guns at home because I took my daughter to the school for a graduation award ceramony and anyone knows that school grounds are DRUG free and GUN free zones. The officer ask me if I had anything in my vechicle, I said no but I do help people by giving individuals rides and if there was anything in my vechile I had no Knowledge of it. The officer told me to set in the patrol car and that he was going to check my vechicle. I was taken to the City Jail, I was not arrested just detained. Or at least that is their excuse. I was never told why I was taken , no Miranda right read, I was I was told by an officer lets get these wet cloths off of you. The only thing wet on my clothes was the bottom of my jeans and my boots. I asked the officers (four officers were present- 2city one young one old, 1county,1 kakie uniform,and 1 convict in cell by holding cell) why and they took the cuffs off me the old officer proceaded in cutting off my clothing. I let him cut off my shirt I did not resist arrest, how can it be resisting arrest when you are not being arrested. After my shirt was cut off the older officer said he wanted me out of my pants, I ask why and said I was going home in these clothes. He tried to grabb my arm to pull me out of the cell and I pulled my right arm back and held it there, the older officer held his breath and reached for my arm again but that same time the deputy officer pulled his tazer and stepped to the right of the older officer and shot me with the tazer. I ripped the barbs out of my side from the tazer, the look on that offers face was priceless. Everyone stopped for a brief moment. The old officer grabbed my right arm and the black and gray uniform officer grabbed my left arm and they drug me out of the cubical. It was not a cell there were no bars on the doors or any where. I believe this is where they process you at. I was pinned up against the wall by an older man with blue eyes he had me in a choker hold, I could breath and again I did not resist. The next thing I remember was seeing a bright light, white flash. This is when I was hit by one of the Officers, which one of them gave me a head concussion / head injury. An injury that was not treated so that is medical neglect on the Doniphan city police, on an injury that they inflicted. After recieving a head injury they proceded to continue brutalizing me and humiliating me. Two officers pinned my legs down and pinned me down on the ground by a podium a long podium about six feet long.Another officer had me pinned down by my mid torso body and holding me by my hair on the back of my head. The officer who had held me by my hair pulled my head as he attempted to come down on my face with his knee. This officer was dresses in black pants and gray shirt that one was the one who tried to knee me in the face. The knee impacted me in the same area where I was hit in the head the first incident of Assult done by a police officer that evening. Someone grabbed the hair on my head pulled my face upward , an officer sprayed me with OCS spray or Pepper spray. All this was done durring or after I was stripped by several officers. This was EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE, and MEDICAL NEGLECT. I never remember my pants being cut off, , I do remember my boots being taken off, I remember the officers laughing and saying lets get his socks.I vaugly remember still being in hand cuffs and them saying lets take off his underware, I was lying face down, when my underware was removed and felt the cold floor on my penis. Starting awakening I noticed I was on my stomach and naked I rolled over sit up and put my back against the wall.I heard someone tell me get up, and I stood up and an officer grabbed me roughly and he slammed me into the wall while I was naked and in handcuffs.He pushed me into the wall and pushed me down along the wall he pulled at my arms and removed my handcuffs and he shoved me into a cell naked, there was a light brown blanket on the floor, orange jail pants on the floor and a green sleeping pad on the floor.After being put in the cell I wiped off my face , nose, and eyes with a blanket.And I put on the orange pants that were in the cell. So cops are allowed to do this to someone who was not arrested, but just detained for 24 hour hold.

    Requesting of investigation pertaining to incident that occurred on 05/03/2013 for the following violations . Derlic Of Duty, Behavior unbecoming of an officer / public official , and excessive use of force. My reason for said complaints are for the following reasons. Derlic of duty pertains to officers who were not doing their public service to the community because of the following issues. First incident of derlic of duty pertains to the two additional patrol cars that were present besides the original patrol car that was requested for the checking of information. An older officer was the first one at the scene and the one who brought me my original ticket of driving on a closed road.There were three patrol cars at the original incident location on Spring street. The second incident of derlic of duty pertained to the incident that they were taking part in the activity of excessive force while interagation of me and assisting in the process of placing me in the 24 hour holding process. Durrng this process there were four officers present during this incident and each officer contributed to injures obtained during said incident. Injury of damaged rotory cuff on both left and right shoulders and closed head-brain injury from the impact of what ever hit my head and when my head was slammed against the wall and when the officer brought his knee down on my head. The behavior unbecoming of a officer / public official, this refers to the officers involved beginning with the officer that slammed my truck door after the original ticket was signed for and I was told to leave. The young officer had an aditude, that slammed the door made a comment saying get the hell out of here and do your shit out in the county. I was putting on my over shirt and hat and another officer came up opened my door and told me to get the hell out of there. Since there was no issue I was told to leave but officers persued me and falsified tickets in order to detain me and assult me. The misuse of authority position is another example of behavior unbecoming of officer. The use of excessive force occurred at the city jail when a officer used a tazer on me while I was handcuffed and placed in a choker hold by the older officer. My clothing was cut off of my body and while I was pinned down on the ground by three officers another officer sprayed me with pepper spray or OC spray unsure which chemical they used. After waking up on my stomach naked I was told to stand up, I was still in hand cuff. A officer slammed me against the wall and dragged me down a hall , the officer yanked my arms up and the cuffs were removed I was thrown roughly into a cell naked . I wiped off my face and put on the orange pants that were on the floor in the jail cell. I slipped into and out of consciousness for the following 18 hour after the incident with the officers. I made my first collect phone call around 9:23pm. to my wife. The officers neglected access for medical treatment for a head injury that they inflicted on me. I was not coherent enough to request this assistance, and my wife was told that I was detained for 24 hour

    When I talked to the chief of police of Doniphan city , Doniphan, Mo. Chief of police for city police is Mark Rogers. Mr. Rodgers while taking my complaint informed me that there is not any video survalance to prove my aligations, but he will have to refer the complaint to an outside source to investiagate my claims. He stated that there has been no survalence at the police station or jail, and there has been no survalance for over a year.

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/centerstage Kheri Hines

    “Open Letter”
    WITCH HUNT
    Fort Worth Police Department’s Abuse of POWER

    Hate to start and OPEN LETTER being so blunt
    But this BS is all about a WITCH HUNT
    See, if you step on the wrong toes
    You might just wake to a kicked in front dow
    Witch hunt the new “Probable Cause”
    Allow cops to break all the laws
    Without reasonable suspicion, or consent
    Invasion of privacy just went up for rent
    No need to bother with first base
    Go straight to building a case
    Make em feel the heat
    Start spreading your lies on the street
    But, NO “witch hunt” is complete
    Without using city resources laying at your feet
    Wiretapping, hacking, stalking is all okay
    As long as you remember to C.Y.A
    Good ole boy learning from the 1st day
    To assure longevity and retirement pay
    And if somehow you get caught
    Fudge dates on paperwork, just like you’re taught
    call your fake evidence, confidential snitch info
    strong armed from somebody sitting on death row
    For Pookie and Ray Ray these would all be crimes
    Add a badge and you’ll be just fine
    With fictitiously, well fabricated and concocted lies
    A “no knock “ warrant can now apply
    Judge believes you got all you need
    In between the lines she failed to read
    What you really have is NO proof
    Just lies woven together, disguised as truth
    With that, no matter how little is found
    Add evading & resisting arrest – you got grounds
    Report will read justifiable take-down
    Mission accomplished all around
    No telling how often this is done
    To brown husbands, brothers and sons
    The Prison industrial complex is real
    Established so businessmen can make deals
    Wow, now that’s some really cheap labor
    At fifty cents a day like you doing em a favor
    But, Karma has a way of coming around
    Wonder how many RaRa’ s you see when you lie down
    See, I don’t see dead folks at the foot of my bed
    Or look at my hands, and see all red

    Author – Kheri Hines, host of Center Stage

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/centerstage Kheri Hines

    A must hear podcast from a recent segment of internet radio show Center Stage titled: “Charal RaRa Thomas Shooting: Justified or Homicide.” These shows were about the February 28, 2011, Fort Worth police shooting that killed Charal Thomas.

    http://www.blogtalkradio.com/centerstage/2013/05/18/charal-rara-thomas-shooting-justified-or-homicide

  • http://Facebook Not saying

    A so called “police officer” has made a page on Facebook called “Leo Watda Fuk”. He posts invalid things, and also harasses people. I do not know if he is a real police officer, this is unlikely, but if he is or isn’t, the page jeopardized the reputation of true authority. I believe this page should be removed.

  • http://Facebook/Leowatdafuk Not saying

    Help me shut this page down

  • Police Abuse

    On 9/11/13 I was sexually assaulted by a police officer named Charles Kryzsiak who works for the East Rutherford Police department. I was racially discriminated as a drug user and arrested after I was identified. I attempted to file criminal charges on 9/18/13 and was denied by Captain Anthony Cirravolo. I called the day after to confirm if I can file charges and I was denied by deputy Edward Bury. I was told to contact the prosecutor before I can even file charges. I eventually filed a charge after coming in again to the police station and speaking directly to the clerk when they were open. The prosecutor dropped the felony charge during the case and it was mismanaged. I believe the East Rutherford Police department conducted police misconduct by trying to cover up the case and not allowing the proper criminal charges to be filed on the appropriate dates. The prosecutor dropped the charge even after a superior court judge found the officer guilty of a felony crime of “Sexual Criminal Contact”. I had my testicles grabbed, squeezed, and pulled. All charges against me were dismissed due to lack of prosecution. I suffered psychological, emotional, and physical trauma. I was diagnosed with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and insomnia. I have scars on my wrists from the handcuffs I have to live with everyday. I have medical debts of about $700 which I can’t even pay off. My family paid a lawyer $1,500 only to find out he decided not to take the civil case which was my main objective of having a lawyer to begin with. I have recurring pain in my testicles but I cannot even afford any treatment to see if any long term damage occurred because I do not have money. I hope the officer Charles Kryzsiak is re-investigated along with the entire East Rutherford Police department because no one should suffer police sexual abuse. No one who is an american citizen should have to suffer so much by people who are employed by the state of New Jersey. I will continue to spread the name of Charles Kryzsiak across to the community for many years to come so no one else’s son or daughter is a victim of police abuse. I have reported officer Charles Kryzsiak and the department of east rutherford to the CIA will continue this battle for years to come. No one should be a victim of police abuse.

  • Sote

    I was victimized as well and I have had no luck contacting anyone to file criminal charges against the officers. If you wouldn’t mind talking sometime I’d love to hear how you got started with this whole thing. I am getting an absolute run around. Thank you and god bless.