Monday, April 27, 2015

Albuquerque cop turned off body cam- arrested for beating supect

An Albuquerque police officer was taken into custody and booked Friday evening after an investigation showed he turned his body cam off before allegedly beating a suspect, reports KOB4.
Officer Cedric Greer, 24, is facing misdemeanor aggravated battery charges after witnesses say he repeatedly punched a suspect who was offering no resistance during a stop.
An investigation was launched into Greer’s actions after a police cadet reported him to his superiors.
According to the State Police report, Greer, “… battered an individual during a call for service that he was conducting at a local Albuquerque hotel. He struck the individual’s head several times with a closed fist and then delivered several strikes to the individual’s chest causing bruising. Witnesses claimed the individual was cooperative with Mr. Greer before and after the battery.”
Further investigation revealed that Greer had turned his body cam off before the alleged beating, turning it back on afterward. Video from the camera captured his finger shutting down the camera attached to his lapel.
According to a spokesperson for the APD, Greer is currently on administrative leave following his release from jail on a $5,000 bond.
Greer is one of two officers being investigated for the alleged assault.
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An Albuquerque police officer was taken into custody and booked Friday evening after an investigation showed he turned his body cam off before allegedly beating a...

Monday, April 20, 2015

FBI Says Hair-Match Experts Gave Flawed Testimony: Washington Post

FBI Says Hair-Match Experts Gave Flawed Testimony: Washington Post

WASHINGTON, April 19 (Reuters) - The FBI and U.S. Justice Department have acknowledged that almost all of the experts in a forensic unit dedicated to microscopic hair comparison gave flawed testimony against defendants before 2000, the Washington Post said.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Innocence Project found that 26 of the 28 examiners in the FBI's microscopic hair comparison unit overstated evidence in more than 95 percent of 268 trials that the groups have examined so far, the Post said.
Defendants and prosecutors in 46 states, along with the District of Columbia, are being advised of the findings, which could result in appealing of convictions, the newspaper said. The cases with overstated evidence included 32 that resulted in death sentences, and 14 of those defendants have been executed or died in prison.
The Post first raised the question of flawed testimony in 1980s and 1990s trials in a story in July.
Peter Neufeld, co-founder of the Innocence Project, said the FBI's hair analysis in that period was "a complete disaster" but praised the bureau and the Justice Department for collaborating in the review.
The FBI and Justice Department issued a statement vowing to continue addressing cases, notify affected defendants and ensure accuracy in future cases. (Writing by Bill Trott; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Jail guard arrested: allowed repeated attacks on inmate

Pulaski County Regional Detention Facility (PCRDF) Deputy Robert Phillips was arrested today by Sheriff’s Office Investigators on two warrants for misdemeanor Abuse of Office.  The warrants stem from an investigation into allegations Phillips allowed an inmate to be attacked on two different occasions by other inmates.  The investigation concluded that Phillips did not follow proper protocols in stopping and reporting the attacks.  Phillips was arrested this afternoon and booked into the PCRDF.  Phillips posted bond and was released from the PCRDF later this afternoon.

Phillips was placed on administrative leave with pay pending a disciplinary hearing.  The general reports for the incident are not complete at this time.  Investigators are in the process of obtaining warrants for the inmates that committed the attacks. 

Deputy Phillips has been employed at the PCRDF since December 2, 2013.

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Friday, April 10, 2015

[VIDEO] San Bernardino Sheriff’s Beat Man after Horse Pursuit

[VIDEO] San Bernardino Sheriff’s Beat Man after Horse Pursuit

Francis Jared Pusok, who led authorities on a pursuit in a vehicle and continued the chase on a stolen horse was tased then beaten by several San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies in Apple Valley.

It was captured by aerial video of the incident, which shows the man, falling off the stolen horse. Two deputies then tase Pusok, who appears to outstretch his arms before putting them behind his back. The deputies can be seen kicking Pusok in the head several times, while another kicked him in the groin.

Pusok was kicked 17 times and punched 37 times by upwards of 13 officers.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

[VIDEO] Witness Who Recorded Walter Scott Shooting Speaks Out

Witness Who Recorded Walter Scott Shooting Speaks Out
Dominican Hero Who Recorded Police Killing Walter Scott Interviewed [VIDEO]
The anonymous eyewitness who filmed the fatal shooting of Walter Scott in South Carolina last weekend has been identified as Feidin Santana. Santana who filmed the video of the murder of Walter Scott spoke to NBC News today in this interview with Lester Holt.
Feidin Santana is being branded a hero, an immigrant for the Dominican Republic who recorded video that shows a white police officer shooting an unarmed black man Walter Scott in the back in South Carolina.
Feidin Santana said he started recording after he heard a Taser being deployed.
“Before I started recording, they were down on the floor. I remember the police had control of the situation,” Santana said. “He had control of Scott. And Scott was trying just to get away from the Taser. But like I said, he never used the Taser against the cop.”
“As you can see in the video, the police officer just shot him in the back,” Santana said. “I knew right away, I had something on my hands.”
Santana turned the video over to Scott’s family. “They were very emotional when that happened, including me also,” he said.
“I thought about his position, their situation If I were to have a family member that would happen, I would like to know the truth,” Santana said.
He has been called a “hero” by attorneys for the family, but Santana said there are no winners in the situation.
“It’s not something that no one can feel happy about. He has his family, Mr. Scott also has his family,” Santana said. “But I think, you know, he made a bad decision, and you pay for your decisions in this life.”
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GoFundMe Rejects Campaign To Support South Carolina Officer Charged With Murder

Protesters gather outside city hall in North Charleston, S.C. after video of the police shooting death of Walter Scott surfaces.

The popular crowd-funding site GoFundMe rejected a campaign to raise money for the South Carolina officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black man last week.
Officer Michael Slager, 33, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder for the killing of 50-year-old Walter Scott after video footage surfaced, showing Scott being shot multiple times with his back turned and running away. The video also appears to show Slager planting a taser by Scott’s body as evidence the shooting was in self-defense.
GoFundMe confirmed it removed a campaign supporting Slager, who was fired Wednesday.
“After review by our team, the campaign set up for Officer Slager was removed from GoFundMe due to a violation of our Terms and Conditions,” Kelsea Little, GoFundMe’s public relations manager, told ThinkProgress via email.
Details on exactly which terms and conditions were breached were not disclosed due to privacy protections. GoFundMe can only “discuss the details of campaigns with the organizers,” Little said.
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News of the campaign having been removed began circulating on Twitter after the campaign’s organizer who has set up a Twitter account supporting Officer Slager tweeted that GoFundMe rejected the page.

Walter Scott’s Death: What Police Falsely Claimed Happened BEFORE Video Uncovered

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Charleston, South Carolina Murder Cop
Michael Slager 
Murder Cop's Mug Shot
Courtesy: Charleston Police
Everything The Police Said About Walter Scott’s Death Before A Video Showed What Really Happened

On Tuesday, South Carolina police officer Michael Thomas Slager was charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of Walter Scott. Charges against South Carolina police officers for shooting someone are extremely rare. But what was particularly remarkable in this case was, for at least two days, Slager was apparently unaware that video of the entire incident existed.
This provides a unique opportunity to observe how one police officer sought to avoid accountability for his actions.
Between the time when he shot and killed Scott early Saturday morning and when charges were filed, Slager — using the both the police department and his attorney — was able to provide his “version” of the events. He appeared well on his way to avoiding charges and pinning the blame on Scott.
Then a video, shot by an anonymous bystander, revealed exactly what happened.
On Saturday the police released a statement alleging that Scott had attempted to gain control of a Taser from Slager and that he was shot in a struggle over the weapon. The Post And Courier reported the initial story:
Police in a matter of hours declared the occurrence at the corner of Remount and Craig roads a traffic stop gone wrong, **alleging the dead man fought with an officer over his Taser before deadly force was employed.**
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A statement released by North Charleston police spokesman Spencer Pryor said a man ran on foot from the traffic stop and an officer deployed his department-issued Taser in an attempt to stop him.
That did not work, police said, and an altercation ensued as the men struggled over the device. Police allege that during the struggle the man gained control of the Taser and attempted to use it against the officer.
The officer then resorted to his service weapon and shot him, police alleged.
The story clearly came from Slager but he was able to use the authoritative voice of the police department to bolster his narrative. Meanwhile, Scott could only be defended by friends who did not witness the incident. “Walter was a nice, good, honest person… He was a grown man working hard to take care of his family,” said Samuel Scott, the victim’s cousin.
By Sunday, the police department had clammed up and refused to release any additional information about the events. (It’s unclear when the department became aware of the existence of the video.)
On Monday, Slager sought to reinforce his narrative, this time releasing a statement through his attorney. From The Post And Courier:
Slager thinks he properly followed all procedures and policies before resorting to deadly force, lawyer David Aylor said in a statement.

“When confronted, Officer Slager reached for his Taser — as trained by the department — and then a struggle ensued,” Aylor said. “The driver tried to overpower Officer Slager in an effort to take his Taser.”
Seconds later, the report added, he radioed that the suspect wrested control of the device. Even with the Taser’s prongs deployed, the device can still be used as a stun gun to temporarily incapacitate someone.
Slager “felt threatened and reached for his department-issued firearm and fired his weapon,” his attorney added.
If the video had not surfaced, that’s where the story might have ended. In nearly all cases where an officer fires a weapon, that is the end of the story. A study by The State found “[p]olice in South Carolina have fired their weapons at 209 suspects in the past five years” but none were convicted. “We ruled all the shootings were justified – and we looked at dozens and dozens of them,” one former prosecutor told The State.
In this case, the video revealed a very different scenario. Scott, who was unarmed and fleeing, was shot in the back by Slager from a distance of at least 15 feet. After Scott was fatally shot, the video appears to capture Slager planting an object next to Scott.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Walter Scott Shooting: Cop Shoots Multiple Times in the Back [VIDEO]

Video Cited By Police in Murder Charges Shows Officer Shooting Driver


Video Shows Moment South Carolina Cop Shot Driver

South Carolina police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man Saturday is being charged with murder, officials announced today.
Police cited witness video that appears to show the moment when the officer fatally shot a driver whom he had pulled over this weekend, and the victim's family attorney, who gave the video to ABC News, believes it could prove that the officer used excessive force.
North Charleston officer Michael Slager will now be charged with murdering Walter "Lamar" Scott, 50, who died shortly after the Saturday morning incident. A murder conviction in the state could lead to the death penalty or up to 30 years to life in prison, according to the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.
The two videos that Scott family attorney Chris Stewart said were recorded by a bystander, whose name has not been released, appear to show the moments when Scott begins to run away from the officer. While the officer’s stun gun is not visible in the video, what appears to be a string is visible stretching from Scott to Officer Slager, where it was apparently attaching the stun gun to his clothing. Scott is seen running away from Slager as the officer proceeds to fire eight successive shots in Scott's direction before Scott falls to the ground.

"I can tell you that as a result of that video and the bad decision made by our officer he will be charged with murder and that's not something that we like to hear," Mayor R. Keith Summey said at a news conference this evening.
The county coroner’s office did not immediately return ABC News’ calls about how many times Scott was hit, but Stewart told ABC News that of the eight fired shots, four hit Scott in the back and one hit him in the ear. The attorney said two of the shots were fatal.
PHOTO: North Charleston Police Officer Michael Slager has been placed on
administrative leave after fatally shooting a motorist on April 4, 2015.

Slager is shown in the video approaching Scott, who is face down on the ground, and then putting handcuffs on his wrists behind his back. Slager then walks away from the body and another officer arrives on the scene, appearing to bend down and take Scott's pulse as Slager comes back toward the scene and talks to the second officer.

"The video is very demonstrative of exactly what happened," Summey said. "Without the video, and that was the only witness there was, it would be difficult to ascertain directly what did occur. We want to thank the young person who came forward with the video because it helped us to resolve exactly what did occur."
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The police incident report states that Slager called in a traffic stop in the area and then advised officers that he was in a foot pursuit of the driver of the vehicle.
Slager then said he had deployed his Taser and requested backup units to the scene, according to the police report.

During his next call on the police radio, Slager said: "Shots fired and the subject is down, he took my taser,” the police report notes.

Summey said that they were made aware of the video earlier today and Slager was arrested after meeting with investigators.

"It goes to say how we work as a community," Summey said of the decision to charge the officer. "If you're wrong, you're wrong and if you make a bad decision don't matter if you're behind the shield... you have to live by that decision."

The case is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. Slager has been placed on administrative leave indefinitely though that was not a mandatory reaction; his placement on administrative leave was decided by his police department and not by state law.

"This is a very tragic event for all of the families," Slager's attorney David Aylor said Sunday in a statement released to ABC News affiliate WCIV in Charleston.
"Officer Slager believes he followed all the proper procedures and policies of the North Charleston Police Department," Aylor's statement said.

Aylor told ABC News today he is not the officer’s attorney at this point. “I have no further information on this situation,” he said.

Slager has been a member of the North Charleston police department since 2009 and previously served in the Coast Guard.

Friday, April 3, 2015

FACEBOOK- Corrupt LRPD Chief Kenton Buckner

Corrupt Little Rock police Chief Kenton Buckner
accused of RICO by the Houma-Choctaw Nation
and conspiring with others in covering-up
felony crimes against said people
New Little Rock Police Chief Kenton Buckner has a very deep history of back-door corruption that has followed him from KY, no wonder he wanted to escape his old job.
All the dirty backdoor shit that he's done was finally catching up to him
Don't you DARE bring that fucking dirty-ass corrupt shit to Little Rock *DIRTY COP*, 'cus we ain't having it!
I have YOU on audio BLATANTLY & under color of law violating Federal civil AND CRIMINAL law.
You have declared war upon the Creole Houma-Choctaw People, we shall respond.
THE ABOVE LINK: This is an enlightening story of how this corrupt "officer of the law" helped to bury/coverup the wrongful murder conviction of an innocent person just so it would not embarrass his law enforcement buddies that fucking botched the investigation and blamed a 100 lb ('soaking wet') one-legged woman for killing her 200 plus lb boyfriend then dumped his large body over a fucking bridge.
THIS is what the State Police claimed that happened, lol.
Well, one of Buckner's GOOD cops under his former command found out who the REAL killer was and reported it. The citizens loved this good cop for it, his fellow officers including Buckner put him through hell and tried to destroy his life in retaliation.
This is surely not the man that should be leading Little Rock during this crucial time in Little Rock affairs and the Creole Houma-Choctaw Nation calls for his immediate resignation or firing, whichever comes first.
The very definition of cronyism to the letter!
Cold Busted
Kenton Buckner continues the legacy of corruption and keeps it's spirit alive in Little Rock.
As long as he leads the LRPD his shadow of corruption and civil rights violations shall darkly dim the confidence that we citizens have in the LRPD as well as the leadership that hired and supports this obvious crony.
Remember, this ain't no opinion at all, the Creole Houma-Choctaw Nation has audio proof of federal crimes and corruption including LRPD Asst. Chief Bewley & Kenton Buckner on AUDIO violating federal criminal and civil law, feel free to request it by email: aidcommission@gmail.com
THIS is the blatant Jim Crow legacy of covering up the crimes of criminal police officers that pervade the ranks of a dept supposedly tasked with the protection of us all.
He is certainly head Bo-Bo whip-holder of the plantation. Step & Fetchin' to his Masta's biddings for a bloody & corrupt paycheck. Fuck-off Buckner. Get the fuck out of my town you fucking RICO criminal. Your corruption sucks.
The gig is up Kenton, you are in Creole Houma-Choctaw country now.
You cover-up documented crimes and forestalled investigations against the Creole Houma-Choctaw by dirty cops well-busted, you have declared war upon my people, indeed. E Pluribus Unum.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Indiana an object lesson for wary Arkansas governor

Indiana an object lesson for wary Arkansas governor

Mayor Mark Stodola, of Little Rock, Arkansas, talks with Rachel Maddow about his concerns that a newly passed Arkansas discrimination bill will discourage investment by tech companies, and his hope that the governor will prevent the bill from becoming...

Here is a  copy of the letter , acquired via FOI request via Arkansas Times

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