It is no secret that many officers don’t like being video recorded because it prevents them from conjuring lies in their arrest reports.
But here we have a couple of officers in New York who are so brazen about their lies, they proceed to write them anyway despite knowing they were being video recorded.
Even then, the man they arrested on baseless charges still spent nine days in jail before he was released after the video was shown to the judge.
After being charged with two misdemeanors for recording police and being a “buttinsky,” as one police supervisor put it, Andrew Henderson has decided to run for city council in his Minnesota town of Little Canada in an election this November. He runs against two others, including an incumbent.
With Henderson’s trial set for Feb. 17, I had a chance to get the full details on Thursday, and find out exactly what happened, and why he’s decided to run for office.
Henderson was recording the police outside his apartment building in late 2012 when an officer took his camera as “evidence.” After asking for his camera back, he was charged with two misdemeanors. When he finally did receive the camera back, his footage had been deleted.
Michael Valencia ended up with two broken front teeth as well as a cracked molar from the attack by a 50 State security guard at a Miami-Dade Metrorail station.
A Miami-Dade Metrorail security guard violently attacked a commuter Thursday night after handcuffing him for no valid reason, jamming a gun into his ribs, smashing his face into the platform and punching him in the face and head repeatedly – the third time since last year that armed 50 State security guards proved to be completely out of control and an endangerment to the general public.
Not that anybody from the county is making an issue about it.
These are the police we asked for. The ones we demanded. The ones who would protect us from all evils.
They are now battering down our doors, ripping out our surveillance cameras and storming inside our homes in tight brigades with weapons drawn.
All because somebody inside may have committed credit card fraud.
Do you feel safer, America?
King County Sheriff’s Officer Patrick “K.C.” Saulet was the untouchable.
A veteran law enforcement officer who spent almost three decades racking up more than 100 complaints of abuse and misconduct against him with only a single demotion to show for it. A burly cop who was the epitome of the modern-day police officer, secure in the fact that he could get away with anything, even allegations from fellow deputies.
That is, until he came across Dominic Holden, a hipster-looking, bicycle-riding journalist with a smartphone and a pair of glasses to boot. Nothing Saulet couldn’t handle. Nothing he hadn’t seen before.
Or so he thought.