After Rochester, NY Police officer Stalks Woman and Smashes her Cell Phone, She Moves out of State Fearing for Her Life

By Davy V.

A woman who was interviewed by Rochester, NY television news media after 7 Rochester, NY Police officers shot and killed a mentally-ill young man this past summer, feared for her life so much, that she moved.

Not only leaving Rochester, but New York State.

But the woman, who has asked me not to use her real name, instead to call her “Beba”, didn’t just leave because of the interviews.

She left as a result of what happened immediately after she appeared on the news.

On June 21, 2012, Twenty year old Israel Andino, known as “Izzy” was executed by 7 RPD officers on Locust St., off Dewey Avenue on Rochester’s northwest side.

Andino, who had mental health issues was walking down the street with a rifle.

According to Rochester, NY Police Chief James Sheppard, Andino turned and fired at officers who then, simultaneosly opened fire on Andino, hitting him at least 11 times, and riddling at least four houses, with bullets, where young children were just waking up.

Sheppard claimed that officers had no other alternative but to shoot and kill Andino, on his 20th birthday.

Neighbors said Andino never fired the rifle, and that the Rochester, NY Police department lied.

One neighbor pleaded with police to please allow him to talk to Andino, but police simply ignored him.

Others said that the RPD officers had several opportuinties to subdue Andino, but instead waited for the right time to kill him.

“You gave him no escape. You know you’re going to die if seven policemen shoot you in the chest,” said Joel Fuentas, Andino’s stepfather.

Another outspoken person was “Beba”, where she made the 5, 6, 10 and 11 o’clock news denouncing the Rochester, NY Police department’s execution-style killing of a mentally-ill young man.

She was also at the “Rally for Izzy” that I held on Locust St., where she recorded the rally on her cell phone.

Well, she would soon learn that the Rochester, NY Police department doesn’t forget a face.

“After the interviews I noticed I was being followed by police and I had decided to leave Rochester out of fear, every time I looked over, there seemed to be a Rochester Police car, it was like they were following me,” said Beba.

She was right.

They were following her.

Approximately two weeks after “Beba” appeared on the news, already having decided to move out of Rochester, she was sitting on her Lake Ave. apartment building steps when a Rochester Police cruiser drove by slowly.

Then, the car stopped, and a Rochester, NY Police officer gets out, and walks over to her and asks her “Where do I know you from?”

The woman, uncomfortable and thinking the officer was perhaps trying to flirt with her, replied “I’m not from around here.”

Then the RPD officer asks her “Are you trying to be a smart ass?”

“No,” she replied, “I’m just not from around here.”

The officer then snatched her cell phone from her hands and smashed it on the sidewalk.

“I asked him why he did that, but he laughed and got in his car and just drove away,” she said.

She added, “There is no justice.”

When I asked her why she left Rochester, she replied “I feared for my life, and after that I couldn’t live in Rochester peacefully.”


My original story on Rochester, NY Police officers executing mentally-ill man


Davy V.

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct.

The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father’s cable access television show, “La Voz Del Pueblo” (The Voice of The People).

Davy V. later went on to produce and host “KEEP IT ON THE REEL”, a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin’ Razkals.

Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, “R.P.D. EXPOSED!” about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens.
“R.P.D. EXPOSED!” and Davy V.’s follow up, “R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!” were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey.

Davy V.’s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition.

In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper.

In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.

  • Common Sense


  • Common Sense#2

    your right, the cops are bullshit

  • Voluntarist tippy

    Common being Common. With all we’ve heard & seen about RPD, this doesn’t surprise me. Common, feel free to eat a bowl of dicks, you police apologist.

  • Carlos

    Carlos says:
    October 7, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    @ Dave [a.k.a. “Common Sense”] :

    Did you read this ? [copy/paste below]:


    fuck the police says:
    October 5, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I can’t wait till common runs that big mouth to the wrong person and they shoot him in it. Hopefully it happens sooner than later. Can’t wait to read that obituary. I hope you die slow and painfully you worthless cocksucker.


    If I was you, I would start to worry because, when many people want or wish you DEAD especially with the poor mental health issues and lots of guns in hands of civilians in America [Colorado, Aurora mass shooter, anyone?]; I wouldn’t doubt it if somebody might be already on your tracks trying to locate you with not very good intentions towards you.

    I’ve been telling you to stop provoking these people but you keep on doing it and turn a blind eye to comments exhorting you to stop trolling.

    Do not say no one didn’t warn you ahead of time.



  • Common Sense

    How’d that charge you caught in FLA go? I was waiting to hear of your crushing victory over the police. Ah, maybe next month.

    I even used Paypal to donated for your cause…or was that for new coyote traps…I forget.

  • shawn

    I don’t understand why her identity is a secret if the cops already know who she is and she has been on the news. While after the last couple months here would leave me believing the RPD(Rapidly Pulling on Dicks, though common does that for them) would do anything, I would like more than an anonymous source who doesn’t seem to have a reason to be anonymous.

  • Common Sense

    ..its because the story is fake.

  • Mr. Bawkbagawk

    got some “facts” to back up your call of bullshit common? or are you just running your telephone tough guy routine again?

  • Voluntarist tippy

    Common, if you’re satisfied with your fine dinner of dicks, but you’re still bored, always remember you are always welcome to drop by my place and SHAMPOO MY CROTCH, you fuckstick.

  • Buford T. Justice

    So, did this “victim” report the incident to county or state police? Did this “victim” report this incident to an established media outlet (like the TV news or local paper)? Did this victim happen to read the officer’s nameplate or badge number or the unit number on his patrol car? A big, fat NO to all of the above.

    I call bullshit. I call double-dog, dare you bullshit.

    This story stinks bad.

  • shawn


    While i’m skeptical too, i have learned on thing. Complaining to cops about cops is a waste of time. In most cases, the only way to force cops to act on a cop’s crime is to go public and bring attention to the department. Remember officer Harless of Canton OH. They did nothing until he became a utube hit.

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