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(WBIR Knoxville)   Knox County sheriff photographed choking man receives permanent unpaid vacation from the department. THIS IS AN OUT... wait, what?   (wbir.com) divider line 31
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2014-04-28 08:03:31 AM
8 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 225x300]

He looks familiar.
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Now I know where I've seen that face before.


I remember him in happier days...
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2014-04-28 07:58:34 AM
3 votes:
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He looks familiar.
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Now I know where I've seen that face before.
2014-04-28 07:29:10 AM
3 votes:

AverageAmericanGuy: The victim has a punchable face. The officer showed a lot of restraint by simply holding him by the neck.

Case dismissed.


Yeah, that was clearly a smirking punchable face...  But after so many years on the force, if you can't tell the difference between chokable and punchable, then firing is warranted.
2014-04-28 07:10:20 AM
3 votes:
With the obvious exception of the choking, I'm having a hard time finding any problems with this story. And the sheriff is looking to buy body cameras? +1 for him.

/is he a lesbian by any chance?
2014-04-28 06:35:27 AM
3 votes:
Officer's not realizing they are being recorded these days always reminds me of this Steve Martin bit...
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"And not once did anyone ever say 'Socrates, hemlock is poison.'"
2014-04-28 07:48:12 AM
2 votes:
But he looks like such a wonderful guy!

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2014-04-28 07:31:01 AM
2 votes:

captcaveman: You literary own the cops.


You literally don't. The Government owns the cops.

You FIGURATIVELY own it, and thus cops, but it's literally not yours.
2014-04-28 07:30:06 AM
2 votes:
Why would a cop photograph a choking man? Shouldn't he just help him?
2014-04-28 07:20:02 AM
2 votes:

lucksi: 800 people party? Jeez

"This incident provides a perfect example of why we are in the process of purchasing officer worn body cameras (video and audio recordings) so incidents like this will be fully documented."

Not that is a statement where police gets my respect. We need more of that.


Umm, so they expect this to keep happening and they just want to document it instead of prevent it?
2014-04-28 07:15:05 AM
2 votes:
Police, bringing one of their own to justice?

What kind of trick is this?
2014-04-28 06:47:47 AM
2 votes:
The victim has a punchable face. The officer showed a lot of restraint by simply holding him by the neck.

Case dismissed.
2014-04-28 07:25:08 PM
1 votes:

redmid17: lizyrd: Shadowknight: NormallyTechnos: Fire him now, then refuse to put up a defense to the union arbitration and suit afterwards..

Sheriff looks good, and after his reelection the cop will be back on payroll with back pay.

I think you vastly over estimate the power and/or motivation of the police union.

Indeed. I've been a union fire fighter in the Northeast for 6 years. I've seen 5 cops and two fire fighters fired during that time. It happens, it just doesn't always make it to the news.

I also think people are vastly overestimating the liklihood that the Knox County, Tennessee Sheriff's Office is a union shop. I don't know for certain one way or another, but I wouldn't jump to the conclusion that any organization in that part of the country is unionized.

Frankly I'd be amazed if they weren't unionized. Every single non-federal law enforcement agency I've ever heard of is unionized. The one exception, which was the only result I could find with a cursory search, is Camden PD, which closed shop and switched jurisdiction to the non-union Camden County police, who unionized almost as soon as they hit their recruitment quota.


You have to remember that the Police and Fire Unions can't, by law, organize a strike. They are effectively neutered in bargaining power. Most of what they do is help set up retirement funds, provide lawyers, providing aid to laid off or injured officers, and things like that.

This does include defending against unwarranted firing, but you'd be fooling yourself if you thought they want to touch this guy with a ten foot pole.

When I joined the PD 13 years ago, the first day we were filing out paperwork they told us "We can't strike anyway, so it's kind of a waste of money to join." Over half the Academy class opted out.

My dad was a lifelong Union man (UAW Local #699), and would have killed himself and me if I hadn't. But it kind of shoes you how much power they actually have.
2014-04-28 02:27:44 PM
1 votes:

SomeAmerican: lymond01: Why audio is important. This could have been the scenario:

"You muthafarkin' pigs. You're worthless sacks of lard!"
"Yes yes. So we've heard."
"I'm gonna come back and cap all you pigs. Soon as my dad gets me out..."
"Kid, you need to be quiet."
"I'm gonna grab my dad's shotty and hunt you down, your family..."
"Oh fer Christ's sake will someone shut this drunk kid up before he goes from a night in lockup to 20 years..."
"Yah. I bet you have kids too. I'll shoot their little heads right....gack! Gurgle!"

Doesn't matter.  Case in point, the video of the Norwegian cops handling a drunk citizen.  The citizen was verbally abusive but the cops laughed it off and told him how stupid he was being.  Tension was defused and nobody got strangled.  Why can't our cops have 1/4 of the class of these guys?


Here's the thing, cops defusing situations gracefully happen all the time, thousands of times a day across hundreds of cities.  But that doesn't make the news.
2014-04-28 11:03:43 AM
1 votes:
He didnt get fired for choking the kid. He got fired for not following protocol.

You're supposed to yell, "stop resisting," when committing battery. Every rookie cop knows this. This guy was clearley getting lazy.
2014-04-28 10:33:33 AM
1 votes:

Egoy3k: I never understand the arrests in these situations.  Kids have a loud party, cops break it up, kids get charged with public intoxication.  Well they wouldn't be out in public unless you broke up their party now would they?  I mean I can completely understand breaking up the party but unless you have them on drug possession or supplying alcohol to a minor or something how can you possibly arrest someone for being drunk in public right after you forced them to go out in public?


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2014-04-28 10:26:29 AM
1 votes:
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2014-04-28 10:05:57 AM
1 votes:

danielscissorhands: But he looks like such a wonderful guy!

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OFFICER FIRED FOR CHOKING KID

"Obviously.  Just look at that asshole."

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HERO COP SAVES ORPHANS FROM HOUSE FIRE, GOES BACK FOR PUPPY

"Really?  He looks like an asshole who chokes people."


/Yeah, that picture thing doesn't always work the way they say it does.
2014-04-28 08:45:15 AM
1 votes:

ransack.: That's BS. Any of you would have done the same in his shoes.


What size are his shoes? They'd probably be too small for me, so I'd probably be massaging my feet in the squad car.
2014-04-28 08:35:44 AM
1 votes:

NormallyTechnos: Fire him now, then refuse to put up a defense to the union arbitration and suit afterwards..

Sheriff looks good, and after his reelection the cop will be back on payroll with back pay.


I think you vastly over estimate the power and/or motivation of the police union.
2014-04-28 08:22:39 AM
1 votes:

deffuse: Wow.... I'm actually amazed he got fired.


Honestly, in a lot of these cases the asshole ends up fired eventually. It's a long standing tradition with police departments to wait until the media finds a new bone to chew on in an attempt to not air dirty laundry.

I personally hate the policy, since the bad news is already out there. Banishing the justice-being-done aspect to a blurb on page six just gives the impression that nothing was ever done. But most of the higher ups feel that a public firing and shaming would be an admission of guilt on behalf of the department as a whole or something.

It's good to see this kind of done in full light of day for a change.
2014-04-28 08:10:52 AM
1 votes:

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 225x300]

He looks familiar.
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Now I know where I've seen that face before.



I think you're confused. This is who you're thinking of:

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2014-04-28 08:02:00 AM
1 votes:

J. Frank Parnell: Police, bringing one of their own to justice?

What kind of trick is this?



The kid made a donation right before the party.
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2014-04-28 07:49:17 AM
1 votes:
Dont worry, the police union will get him his job back (with back pay) in a few short weeks.

Worked for the cop in Philly that was caught on camera punching a woman in the face. He got fired, but the union got a review board to do a frame by frame investigation of the film (Zapruder style) and they concluded that he didnt punch her in the face; he was slapping the drink out of her hand and as she stepped BACKWARDS, she tripped on a can on the ground and fell FORWARDS into his closed fist. Job reinstated with full back pay.
2014-04-28 07:46:00 AM
1 votes:

hubiestubert: Sh*t like this only makes other officers' jobs harder.


What? No it doesn't. All the other officers had to do was stand there and hold the guy while the choking officer did all the hard work.
2014-04-28 07:44:17 AM
1 votes:
Oldiron_79: ... and the GOP primary race for Sheriff...

And, as I've recently learned, the Sheriff is the only person with real power in parts of the US.
2014-04-28 07:38:24 AM
1 votes:

captcaveman: You literary own the cops.


Engrish, muthaf*cka, do you speak it??
2014-04-28 07:29:26 AM
1 votes:
With a puss like that, I'm betting that's not the first guy / woman / child / pet he's brutally worked over.
2014-04-28 07:26:24 AM
1 votes:
Control the cops with ease just by having multiple videos of any event they are involved in. They cannot lie to the monitor in a court room. Always remember, the cops work for US and the Office of Professional Standards is fully tax payer funded. You literary own the cops. Don't let them forget that for a second. When they do, fire them outright. Have no mercy on them what so ever.
2014-04-28 07:22:14 AM
1 votes:
Good on the leadership in that department. Police should be friends with the community, not the oppressors of it.

But still, that victim had a terribly punchable face.
2014-04-28 07:21:54 AM
1 votes:

ransack.: That's BS. Any of you would have done the same in his shoes.


I absolutely know I would.

But then, I'm smart enough to know that means I shouldn't be a cop.

/I'd be taking bribes in 20 minutes. Dealing with the public all day? Awww hell naw.
2014-04-28 06:49:28 AM
1 votes:
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