Archive for the 'Bad cop syndrome' Category

USA – Hawthorne, California settles civil-rights violation case for $99,000 [+ an earlier $300,000 settlement for tasering an autistic child by the same officer] (2014-06-24)

Posted on June 26 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Julius Bilbrew was 16 in 2009 when he was tasered sitting on a park-bench with his girl-friend. The City of Hawthorne has just agreed to a $99,000 settlement The same police officer was accused of similar civil-rights violations for using a Taser gun on a 12-year-old autistic teenager in September 2008, […]

ISRAEL – Tel Aviv Police officer convicted for abusive use of taser gun on handcuffed man (2014-03-14)

Posted on March 14 2014 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Sail Anaim, an Israeli police officer – clearly a “bad cop” – has been disciplined for the first time for using the taser abusively: he unlawfully shocked an unnamed subdued man with a taser gun 24 times while he was already handcuffed in a police-car, on the ground and ion the police […]

USA – Florida Cop Tasers Cuffed Girl Who Became Braindead As A Result (2013-10-28)

Posted on October 28 2013 by admin

[[ SUMMARY / COMMENTS : Information posted on an unknown website: A Florida police officer was recently cleared of any wrongdoing after he tasered a 20 year old handcuffed girl in September 2013 in the back as she fled. The tasering was caught on video showing officer Cole firing the taser at the handcuffed Danielle […]

USA – Florida: Miami Beach cop in fatal Tasering has trail of controversial incidents in file (2013-08-13)

Posted on August 13 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS : The bad-cop syndrome to explain a clear case of abusive use of a taser?  The Miami Beach police officer involved in the Taser death of an 18-year-old graffiti enthusiast, Israel Hernandez-Llach, has a trail of trouble – including another taser assault, breaking a man’s nose, flunking a drug test and an […]

USA – West Palm Beach, Florida Police Caught on Video Punching Man With Taser and Kicking Him in the Head (2013-01-03)

Posted on January 3 2013 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A video – viewable at this link – from a camera phone shows clearly police kicking a man in the head and punching him with a Taser gun – one sure sign: drawn from the left holster – after he was no longer resisting. Note the taser wasn’t discharged, just used for […]

USA – New Orleans’ Second District officer fired for untruthfulness allegation has lengthy record of commendations and shootings (2012-12-03)

Posted on December 3 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: In an all-too-typical case, and despite the misleading headline, a New Orleans police officer is dismissed for deploying his taser on an unarmed subject and for lying in his report on the incident. The officer had been found to have violated the NOPD truthfulness and moral conduct policies. He has a colorful […]

USA – Shocking video catches Oklahoma police officer using TASER on woman in handcuffs (2012-11-29)

Posted on November 29 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: On June 24 2012, the City of MacAlester police tasered Nakina Wiliams while in the chest at point-blank range while she is restrained in jail. – and the Daily Mail posts the video of this “shocking scene”. In the video, Ms Williams doesn’t fall to the ground during the attack but her […]

USA – A federal case in Colwyn, Philadelphia [a police-officer tasers a 16-yr-old shackled to a bench] (2012-11-17)

Posted on November 17 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A clear case of police/taser abuse, resulting in no charges against the police-officer involved: A Delaware County judge acquitted former Colwyn police Cpl. Trevor Parham of charges related to the Tasering of Da’Qwan Jackson, then 16, while he was shackled to a bench in a holding cell. He was cursing and ineffectually […]

CANADA – Brandon, Manitoba Officer defends zapping man – Constable says plaintiff wouldn’t keep hands up (2012-09-18)

Posted on September 18 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Somkid Boonthajit, 31, alleges Const. Jeffrey Norman – who haas been sued twic before for use of excessive force – shocked him twice with a Taser without provocation in the parking lot of a stripper bar last summer. The officer saif he thought Boonthajit was reaching for a weapon and acted only […]

USA – Tampa Bay Man shot by state trooper at cemetery is business owner with no criminal record (2012-09-12)

Posted on September 12 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : A 48-year-old businessman. Clifford F. Work remained hospitalized in fair condition Tuesday afterr being tasered by a state trooper. He was the owner of Pinellas Park cemetery, where he was tasered. The same officer was the subject of another investigation after he used a Taser to subdue a handcuffed woman, who […]

USA – Former Tuscaloosa County, Alabama, Sheriff’s Sergeant Sentenced for Criminal Civil Rights Violations (2012-04-26)

Posted on April 26 2012 by admin

Former Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s sergeant, Althea Mallisham, 52, has been sentenced to 61 months in prison for civil rights convictions for wrongfully using a Taser against three detainees during separate incidents over a four month period in 2008. On November 16, 2011, Mallisham pleaded guilty to three felony civil rights offenses at which time she […]

USA – Mount Sterling, Ohio Police Department Shut Down After 9-Year-Old Tasered (2012-03-12)

Posted on March 12 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Abuse comes no more blatant than this: tasering a nine-year old who refused to go to school. At least the police were sanctioned: their department was closed down! It had already been closed down earlier for budget cuts, so this wasn’t too surprising, with policing turned over to the sheriff’s office. This […]

USA -Illionois State legislater calls for requiring police to track Taser use – Chicago lawmaker wants detailed reports about electroshock weapons (2012-02-07)

Posted on February 7 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Spurred by an explosion in Taser use by police, a state legislator from Chicago is pushing a bill that would force local police departments to inform the state of every shock an officer delivers to a civilian – just as they have to do in the United Kingdom.Some officers, it appears, are […]

USA – North Carolina firefighters face charges in stun gun incident (2011-12-30)

Posted on December 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Is it fun to taser an 18-year-old junior firefighter, still a high school student, nine times at a Christmas party? The Fire Chief and another firefighter apparently borrowed a taser from a police officer, What the hell was he doing lending it out as if it was a toy gun? The police […]

USA- Utah: State settles taser lawsuit [$40,000 for tasering following minor traffic violation] (2011-11-24)

Posted on November 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: A “bad cop” faces 31 cases of abusive conduct. The State of Utah has now settled a taser lawsuit against controversial Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lisa Steed (female). While not admitting guilt, the state paid a significant amount Ryan Jones, whom Steed tasered while he was sitting in his car in March 2009. […]

USA – North Carolina Probes Death Of 61-Year-Old Bicyclist Tased By Police (2011-11-23)

Posted on November 23 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY /COMMENTS: A clear case of the taser as an invitation for abuse and as a weapon of choice: Bystander calls police to say a man seemingly drunk had fallen off his bike; police arrive, see him cycling and pursue him with sirens blaring, yelling to stop. He doesn’t, and appears (to the police) to […]