DEO shared this post via CopBlock.org’s submit page. I wonder if the shooter Vincent Montague was involved in the hail of gunfire that killed two unarmed motorists in Cleveland in December of 2012…
In a story called “A Traffic Ticket and a Bullet Through the Chest” Cleveland Scene Magazine’s Doug Brown uncovered a story of a Cleveland Police officer who shot a man in the chest for making an illegal right turn.
“I’m asking him if he knew he shot me. ‘Why’d you just shoot me? You just shot me!’ I was doing nothing wrong!”
Montague gets on his radio a moment later: “Shot’s fired! Shot’s fired!” he says. Other officers swarm in. Bystanders, gathering around the intersection watching the police move in, take out their cell phones and start filming. “At this time, it’s a melee,” Love explains. “It’s just cops and lights and cameras. I’m shot, it was just crazy.”
A second officer comes to the car door, stands him up and cuffs his hands behind his back. (“He told me later, ‘I’m going to have to apologize to you, but when I heard shots fired, I thought that you were the one doing the shooting,'” Love says of the second cop. “The cop that had pulled me out of the vehicle, he told me, ‘You’re lucky, because if it was me, you woulda been dead, man; we’re trained to kill.”
I find the second officer’s comments even more disturbing! He says, “If it woulda been me, you’d be dead! We are trained to kill!” This is indicative of the attitude of Cleveland’s finest!
Now a week later, the man shot in the chest filed a federal lawsuit against the Cleveland PD. In response, the city has stated the reasons the shooting was justified. There’s only one problem. In the city’s one assertion of what went on, they contradicted the second part of what they said was another reason for the shooting! YOU’RE NOT FOOLING ANYONE, CLEVELAND PD!
Beware this officer, Cleveland!
Cleveland Police Officer Vincent Montague
Cleveland Police Department
- 1300 Ontario St., Cleveland, Ohio 44113
I’m SURE he’s still on the streets!
The follow-up story, also written by Doug Brown, is where the bullshit REALLY thickens!