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(WWSB ABC 7)   Yes, the tape clearly shows me kicking a handcuffed suspect while he was on the ground, but who are you going to believe, your eyes or my cop friends? Great... now how about a three year paid vacation?   (mysuncoast.com) divider line 18
    More: Florida, Officer Christopher Childers, Sarasota Police officer, Sarasota Police Department, police misconduct, witness testimony, Adam Tebrugge, Police Chief Peter Abbott  
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2012-09-24 06:23:29 AM  
4 votes:

GuidoDelConfuso: I'm hardly a police apologist, but I gotta say... I watched the video, and it really didn't look like the cop was using excessive force. The guy was clearly drunk and having a hard time standing up, and once he did get on his feet the cop pushed him back onto the ground with his foot. At first glance it looks sort of like a kick, but the guy doesn't react as if he'd just been kicked-instead, he actually continues to stand up. The second time, which immediately follows the first, he falls backwards onto the police car and tumbles to the ground, which is pretty much what you'd expect if he were extremely drunk and had just been pushed off balance.

This is hardly a case of the guy getting a severe beating despite obviously offering no resistance. He was clearly doing something he shouldn't have been doing, and given that he had just escaped from a patrol car and refusing orders to stay on the ground he was probably combative and would likely have bitten or spit on any officer who gave him a chance to do so. I think I might well have done the same thing in the cop's situation, and given the distance and angle of the camera it might well have looked like a kick.

Do everyone a favor, people--before you go crucifying this guy, take a look at the video and see if you might possibly have taken the same action that the cop did were you in his place. Let's save our righteous indignation for the pigs that truly deserve it, huh?


You expect me to watch a video before I decide whether or not someone is guilty? Screw that! What are you this guys brother? Everyone knows cops are criminals and criminals are criminals. If they didn't do anything wrong, there wouldn't be an article on Fark about them. Obviously this cop is guilty. As are all cops!
2012-09-24 09:33:52 AM  
3 votes:

Braggi: Just what do you folks do to have all that interaction with dick cops?


Doin' fifty-five in a fifty-fo'
2012-09-24 12:53:34 AM  
2 votes:

CruiserTwelve: The City of Sarasota's Civil Service Board has overturned the firing of a Sarasota Police officer from a 2009 incident.

Wow! It's almost like the cop exercised his due process rights and an independent board comprised of non-cops found that he didn't do what he had originally been accused of doing! How unfair!


Is that water heavy?
2012-09-24 12:11:58 AM  
2 votes:

Lsherm: fusillade762: It seems it's nearly impossible to get a cop fired. Hell, here in Portland one shot an unarmed, fleeing man in the back and killed him. The mayor fired him but arbitrators insisted he be reinstated.

Public school teachers are the same way.


Public teachers shoot people in the back?
2012-09-23 11:20:27 PM  
2 votes:

CruiserTwelve: The City of Sarasota's Civil Service Board has overturned the firing of a Sarasota Police officer from a 2009 incident.

Wow! It's almost like the cop exercised his due process rights and an independent board comprised of non-cops found that he didn't do what he had originally been accused of doing! How unfair!


Seattle's "citizens review board" is made up of one prosecutor, one cop, and one retired cop... they never find any merit in citizen complaints, which puts my mind at ease. I mean, they are impartial.
2012-09-23 10:51:12 PM  
2 votes:
The City of Sarasota's Civil Service Board has overturned the firing of a Sarasota Police officer from a 2009 incident.

Wow! It's almost like the cop exercised his due process rights and an independent board comprised of non-cops found that he didn't do what he had originally been accused of doing! How unfair!
2012-09-24 09:30:52 AM  
1 votes:

99.998er: There are stereotypes for a reason. Cops become cops for a reason. Normally making up for some serious inadequcies in their own life. I have never met a cop that didn't have some trumped up bullshiat story or who was humble. Think of nerdy kid in high school that now has a badge & gun.


Hi.
2012-09-24 08:52:06 AM  
1 votes:
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Cop: Stop falling down...
Perp: Ouch!
Cop: Stop falling down...
Perp: Ouch!
Cop: Stop falling down...
Perp: Ouch!
2012-09-24 08:42:14 AM  
1 votes:

devlin carnate: fredklein: CruiserTwelve: he didn't do what he had originally been accused of doing!

Of course he did. Video don't lie. But cops do.

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Also, "investigators concluded he violated five department policies."

Oh, and the little fact that he was fired.

But if you ignore all that, yeah, sure, he's completely innocent.


The SPD also had to pay out 2 separate "Please don't sue us" settlements totaling over $130k because Sgt. Oinksalot was so innocent.

Wipe off your chin before you go on parking lot duty, Cruiser 12.


heroes, every damn one of them
2012-09-24 08:22:17 AM  
1 votes:
Florida- Who else will beat the hell out of you?
2012-09-24 07:26:54 AM  
1 votes:

brianbankerus: fusillade762: It seems it's nearly impossible to get a cop fired. Hell, here in Portland one shot an unarmed, fleeing man in the back and killed him. The mayor fired him but arbitrators insisted he be reinstated.

Similar to Seattle. Cop was fired and the union got him rehired because it was discriminatory to let ONE cop go for abuse when so many others had not been fired.

Don't worry, the cop apologists will be in here momentarily.


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CruiserTwelve: The City of Sarasota's Civil Service Board has overturned the firing of a Sarasota Police officer from a 2009 incident.

Wow! It's almost like the cop exercised his due process rights and an independent board comprised of non-cops found that he didn't do what he had originally been accused of doing! How unfair!


That didn't take long
2012-09-24 06:42:38 AM  
1 votes:
Forget the police. That website designer should be arrested and sentenced to life with no hope of parole
2012-09-24 06:17:26 AM  
1 votes:
I just do not understand why people do not shoot cops at random.
2012-09-24 05:50:19 AM  
1 votes:
If we didn't have review boards or unions, none of this would have happened. Maybe we could create a force called the brown shirts. They would protect us.
2012-09-24 01:05:10 AM  
1 votes:
Is this the same fark that would ban people for openly criticizing police in 2002?
2012-09-23 10:52:18 PM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: It seems it's nearly impossible to get a cop fired. Hell, here in Portland one shot an unarmed, fleeing man in the back and killed him. The mayor fired him but arbitrators insisted he be reinstated.


Public school teachers are the same way.
2012-09-23 10:05:38 PM  
1 votes:
It's almost as if the police aren't our friends. It's almost as if they are not to be trusted, why do they try to fool us into being so distrustful of them? Why do the fine upstanding police officers try to make us afraid of them?

I'm merely a civilian, so I maybe i should not ask such questions.
2012-09-23 06:38:18 PM  
1 votes:
Thank goodness the police officers' union was able to put an end to this egregious abuse of the city's power to hire and fire employees it can trust to act responsibly.
 
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