A passenger aboard an L.A. county transit bus recorded video of a Sheriff’s deputy punching a woman after the woman exchanged words with the deputy.
Passenger Jermaine Green says the woman boarded the bus with a stroller full of pillows. She was very polite and even spoke to everyone. Green says two deputies boarded the bus at the next stop and asked the woman to get off. Green began recording the incident with his cell phone and the video clearly shows words were exchanged and the male deputy proceeds to punch the woman in the face. The deputy then approached Green and asked him to hand over the cell phone. Green refused.
Cameras were rolling when two Albuquerque officers were caught severely beating a suspect who appeared to be subdued.
The video shows an officer tackling the suspect and attempting to handcuff the suspect. Moments later the officer’s partner comes to assist and begins to kick the suspect repeatedly. From the video it does not appear the suspect is putting up a fight but merely trying to protect himself from the attack. Finally after several knee drops from the second officer, the first officer cuffs the suspect.
No word on if any charges have been filed against either officer.
A Beijing police officer is being hailed as a hero after rescuing a woman and her baby from the city’s Guanghua bridge.
Officer Qiao Jinhaiand came to the scene after motorist spotted the woman climbing over the bridge’s railing with a baby in her arms. The officer managed to grab the frantic woman right before she attempted to jump. The baby was taken by onlookers at the scene. The entire ordeal was captured by surveillance cameras near the bridge. No word on why the woman intended to jump.
A wanted man in Georgia is arrested in Jacksonville, NC and police make a surprising discovery after the suspect was already booked into jail.
Michael Ward, wanted for murder in Canton,GA, was pulled over for speeding in Onslow County. He gave the officer a driver license that was not his own and was arrested.
Now here is were the story gets interesting. The officer claims he searched Ward as best he could after Ward indicated he had a medical condition. Ward was taken to the hospital to be checked out and was searched again. At that time Ward was taken to the county jail where he was searched a third time. He was even stripped search and officers found no weapons. But the next morning inmates who were sharing a cell with Ward told officers Ward had a .38 caliber pistol on him.
The gun, which measured about 10-inches long, was believed to have been stored in the suspect’s rectum. His reason for hiding the gun was probably due to the fact that he has a warrant for his arrest in Canton, Ga for murder.
Ward was subsequently taken to the hospital to be checked out again. He is awaiting extradition back to Georgia.
A Toronto man is dead after being beaten by police over a case of mistaken identity.
Oscar Bartholomew was visiting family in his native country of Grenada in the town of St. David. Bartholomew’s family says he was arrested after hugging a police officer that he mistook for an old family friend.
While in custody Bartholomew was beaten and hospitalized. He later died of his injuries. The medical examiner reported that the victim suffered multiple skull fractures and eventually died as a result from hemorrhaging of the brain.
The family has hired an attorney and has also requested an internal review on exactly why Bartholomew was beaten so severely. Grenada’s Prime Minster said an investigation will be done.
Although it has been more than 2 and a half years, the story of the man pepper sprayed to death has made its way back into the headlines because the family of the victim is seeking justice and they may finally get their shot.
62-year-old Nick Christie of Ohio was in police custody after being arrested in Tampa,FL for public intoxication. While in custody he was apparently stripped naked and pepper sprayed. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide saying that “he had been restrained and sprayed with pepper spray by law enforcement officers”. Even though the death was ruled a homicide none of the law enforcement officials responsible for the attack have been charged. Christie’s wife Joyce filed a wrongful death lawsuit and the case is scheduled for trial in the middle of this year. The lawyer for the Christie’s stated “this photo is a picture of a man who is strapped to a chair naked inside a jail for hours with a hood over his face. That evokes thoughts of being tortured”.
A Stockton, California mom is in shock after she says police zipped tied her son for over two hours after an incident at her home.
Thelma Gray, the mother of 5 year-old Michael Davis, says her son suffers from ADHD and has caused problems at school. The school decided to send a police officer over to talk with Michael and that’s when things went horribly wrong. Michael was arrested after the police officer claims the boy became agitated and kicked the officer in the knee. The officer took the child to a nearby medical center for psychiatric evaluation and cited him for battery on a police officer. Ms. Gray feels that the officer’s reaction was excessive and unwarranted. The school board is investigating.