Police Commissioner Bill Bratton and top union official Pat Lynch called for harsher penalties for people who resist arrest and assault cops at public assemblies. They also pushed back against proposals for an independent monitor to oversee police brutality cases.
A Yavapai-Prescott Tribal police officer used his stun gun during the arrest of a man Friday afternoon after the man refused to comply with the officer’s verbal commands to turn around. The man taking the video stated several times on the video and to the officer that the man who had been tased was mentally challenged. Click here for full details on what happened.
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Tragic story out of Fullerton, California. After being suspected of breaking into cars at a bus depot, 37-year-old schizophrenic Kelly Thomas was repeatedly beaten and tased by a group of five or six police officers. Thomas fell into a coma and died a week later. A very graphic photo of the extent of his injuries can be seen here. Thomas’ death has sparked protests and vigils in Fullerton. Police maintain Thomas resisted arrest. Inquiries into the incident are ongoing. This video of the beating was taken at a distance, but you can hear Thomas screaming as he’s being tased and crying out for his father.
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Is that a cast? Did she fracture her hair? Or is it another example of extravagant haberdashery from the Kentucky Derby? Only God, and the officer who booked her for resisting arrest, know for sure.
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