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Cleveland Police Officer Vincent Montague

Published On March 12, 2014 | By CopBlock | Articles

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

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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

  • website
  • 216.623.5000
  • 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!
-DEO

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  • Alexander Vucelic

    Cops truly believe they can kill a innocent American for a traffic violation.

    Cops act as if Americans are the enemy

  • John Q Public

    “Again, Love was not accused of reaching for Montague’s gun after the incident, and was only charged with making an illegal right turn.”

    Shot and not charged with trying to take the officer’s gun? Looks like the city of Cleveland is going to be paying for this one.

  • keepitreal

    In a fair and just world, the cop would go down for ADW at least. But as usual, the City and cops will say nothing was done wrong, while paying out a couple of million dollars. LOL, as an accounting decision.

  • Alexander Vucelic

    ROTFLMAO -it was a routine traffic incident, nothing unsafe, everyone was behaving themselves – until a state functionary poked a gun through a innocent American’s car window and fired point blank into the innocent & unarmed & quiet American’s chest.

  • ben dover

    The cop needs to be snuffed as 73% of them do.

  • peck2

    Did you make up that 73% number? Must have, ’cause it’s really 97.45%.

  • Jake C

    There are two sides to every story. I read some of the officers comments that refuted the plaintives comments and vice versa. I guess we will have to see what comes of the trial. It should be interesting.

  • keepitreal

    Post the address, slaps. Lying dog-turd.

  • keepitreal

    Here, slaps, let me make it easy for your stupid ass –

    plain·tive
    ˈplāntiv/
    adjective
    1. Sounding sad and mournful.
    “a plaintive cry”
    synonyms:mournful, sad, wistful, doleful, pathetic, pitiful, piteous, melancholy,sorrowful, unhappy, wretched, woeful, forlorn, woebegone

    plain·tiff
    ˈplāntif/
    noun
    LAW

    1. A person who brings a case against another in a court of law.

    OK, Mr. “Probation Officer”? Get the difference between the 2 words now?

  • John Q Public

    There are quite a few places that do have civilian review boards. I think that should be the standard, as long as the civilian review board was properly trained in criminal law and the department’s SOPs. They should also be kept independent of the police department so there’s no chance of them being coerced into a decision. For felonies, I think that a grand jury, which is already in place, is appropriate. Just my two cents.

  • Ghost

    He’ll never get it. He thrives on the chance a newbie will come along and take him seriously. He’s a FUCKING MORON.

  • Ghost

    What would be interesting would be a video of a cop popping a nine right between your eyes motherfucker. That would be interesting. Fucking moron.

  • Jake C My Pee Pee

    To you dying breath you will back up the devil.

  • Yankeefan

    John,

    Not a bad take. I prefer, however, making police academies longer. Instead of a 26 week, give or take 2, course. Lets make it an associates degree between 18-24 months and have 6 months dedicated to constitutional and state laws.

  • Shawn

    Problem is that it should be the officer who pays for it. Again, a cop shoots someone out of uncontrolled fear.

    And this cop will be allowed to repeat his mistake.

  • Shawn

    Professional experience, clean records. AND TEETH. There was a citizen review board that recently had most members resign because the sheriff simply ignored it.

    The very least a CRB should be capable of is filing charges independantly of the local PD and DA.
    They should be capable of ending the job of a cop who can’t be trusted to make sound decisions. It is for sure his friends won’t.

  • Shawn

    Education and training can not replace character and judgement issues.

    Requiring such can weed out the worst, but it only goes so far.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Shawn, I agree. A CRB that has no teeth, or is forced to make all assessments based on the PD’s policies and procedures, is a waste of time. It’s a Potemkin village.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Funny that FOP is against CRBs.
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    1. Love made an illegal right turn.
    2. Love’s a black driving a Range Rover. Blacks can’t afford Range Rovers unless they’re a pimp or deal drugs. Montague, a black officer, can’t because he isn’t a pimp or drug dealer. QED, Love is dangerous.
    3. Stupidity ensues.
    4. More stupidity at the hospital.

    What was done with Vason was interesting too. Another lawsuit.

  • John Q Public

    Any type of prosecution has to go through the DA. That’s where the roadblock will be.

  • John Q Public

    That’s why I say they need to be independent. And, by the way, I’ve seen Kijŏngdong village (which is a form of Potemkin village) from Panmunjon in South Korea. I decided not to attempt to get the North Korean flag for the million dollar bounty though. I’m guessing that’s what you’re referring to.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    No, I was just referring to Potemkin villages.

  • John Q Public

    In this case, Shawn, I would have to agree with you.

  • John Q Public

    I figured. I was just poking.

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Drawing from Lake Placid, was that a homosexual remark.?

  • JokeyGoHome

    Jokey,
    You make me miss JasonFree.

  • John Q Public

    How the hell would you think that?

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Lake Placid is a comedy/horror movie about a plus 30 foot saltwater Croc in a Maine lake and just one long. relentless dialog of jibes and sarcasm. In the scene I was referencing, the Sheriff offers a pork chop as good luck to a professor about to scuba dive into the lake. The professor replies something like “only if you chew the bark off my big log”. The Sheriff looks quizzically at a paleontologist in the boat and asks “was that a homosexual remark?”.

    Nothing more.

  • John Q Public

    Oh, my bad. Never saw that movie. I guess its along the lines of “boy, you sure got a pretty mouth.” Lol

  • RaymondbyEllis

    Lake Placid was a comedy/horror. Deliverance was just horrifying. Never looked at banjoes the same. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzae_SqbmDE .

  • John Q Public

    Haha! That movie freaked me out man….

  • RaymondbyEllis

    It was going into southern Appalachia what Jaws was going into the water.