Take a look at this. Comment below.

This cop has been involved in three shootings. If there had not been a camera recording this, he would have gotten away with this beating, too. Had this man fought back, the cop’s partner would have killed him. His only real choice is to take the beating. Why? Because cops ALWAYS cover for other cops. One lies, and others swear to it.

What needs to happen is that BOTH cops need to be fired, and need to have their law enforcement certification taken for life. Then EVERY single use of force that they have been involved in needs to be reexamined.

Perhaps it is time to have an elected citizen review board in each jurisdiction. Say, a board made up of two cops and three elected citizens who review every use of force incident and every citizen complaint. If a cop is found to be using illegal force, they can file charges and yank his law enforcement credentials by majority vote until he faces a criminal trial for depriving someone of their legal rights. If found guilty, the loss of credentials becomes permanent.

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Rob · March 13, 2023 at 6:52 am

I’d say take away their qualified immunity and let them get sued for these transgressions, but, at this point, trusting the courts to follow laws and the constitution is a fools errand…

Omni Consumer Products · March 13, 2023 at 8:10 am

But, but, but, muh protect and serve?
Protecting and serving pensions.

Toastrider · March 13, 2023 at 10:53 am

Understandable. But how do we keep this from being abused by ‘community activists’ and anarcho-terrorist types?

it's just Boris · March 13, 2023 at 11:02 am

This is unacceptable; even without having seen the preceding events, this looks flat-out wrong.

Take away the credentials, yes. And then follow up with charges of assault and battery, possibly attempted murder, and charges for the partner as an accomplice.

Jay Dee · March 13, 2023 at 12:45 pm

Former cop here.

I blame the poor quality of police on four things.

Civil asset forfeiture which has the effect of corrupting police departments and police officers.

Federal Peace Office Standards & Training (POST) which has sharply limited the recruiting pool while making it difficult to find replacements.

Qualified immunity which was invented by the courts. Congress could put limits on this whenever they so desired.

Police unions which all too often end up defending the indefensible. If police unions were liable for the actions of their members, they might be more circumspect who they allow in and who they defend.

The first three need to go.

Anonymous · March 13, 2023 at 1:04 pm

Looked like the guy was cooperating but Officer Respecmuhathorty just started beating on him, though to be fair we don’t see what led up to this. Either way, if you can’t drop somebody that gives you a dozen free shots at ’em them you’re a wimp.

Aesop · March 13, 2023 at 1:25 pm

I’m second to none in reviling bad cops.
You could look it up.

Looks like the only officer with a bare chance to take Brutus into custody ordered him to put his hands behind his back, and he refused, and grabbed ahold of the fence. That’s textbook “resisting arrest”.

He’s got the bigger cop by 4 inches and 80 pounds.
(As we’ll get to in a minute, he was also verbally abusive, offering a fight, assaultive, and threatening prior to any punches being thrown.) We won’t even talk about his physical advantage over Officer Cupcake, in the rear.

So should they have shot him?
Tased him? (And we know how sketchy that is.)
Beaten him with batons?
Despite not swinging back, he’s still resisting when he refuses to comply with being placed into handcuffs.

So put yourself in Cop #1’s shoes, with a 120# female backing him up, and tell me how you would have obtained compliance from Brutus in the situation, with your ass on the line no matter what, and all the tools on your gunbelt to choose from.

I really want to hear that answer.

At the end of that, Brutus looked none the worse for wear, and definitely not dead.
Compare and contrast that with his status if it had been after a few rounds of 9mm, .40, or .45 (LAPD gets choices) into his ass.

A picture is not worth 1000 words here.

Get the bodycam video, and take another whack at this one.
Starting with Brutus’ identity, his criminal history, and why he was being detained in the moment. All of which is missing from this narrative.

(It really isn’t hard to find, btw.)


Which tells quite a different story.
IANAL, but after letting the homeless trespasser go without incident, he turned on the officers, advanced towards them, refused to leave the area (trespassing), talked a non-stop stream of profanities (disturbing the peace) offered to attack them (assault on a police officer), then continued to resist arrest non-stop until he was outnumbered and beaten into compliance, in an incident solely generated by his own mouth and physical actions.

That’s four deliberate misdemeanors, two of them physically violent, that I can see in about a minute when I look at the whole story. Oops.

From the paper of record thereabouts:

Winslow [lawyer for the officer involved] argued that prior to the footage that has been widely shared, the suspect was aggressive toward the police when they asked if he would consent to a search. During the initial search, the suspect allegedly struck the officer in the chest, knocking his body-worn camera to the ground, Winslow said.

The officer then ordered the man to turn back toward the fence, according to Winslow, who said the man started “using profanity, calling the officer names … telling him he wasn’t going to cooperate.” The man then threatened to attack the officer and began to struggle, which led the officer to use physical force, Winslow said.

What did the LAPD brass and City Hall bosses do about that?
Charged the officer, and convicted him of felony assault, for doing his job at a call generated by the legal residents of the neighborhood, in the middle of the barrio, to deal with the exact object of the discussion.

A year later:
“Frank Hernandez, now 51, was sentenced to one year of anger management classes, 80 hours of community service and two years probation following his plea to a felony count of assault under color of authority, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.”

Hmmm. I wonder why the police won’t bother with the homeless problem in LA, and why they’re having trouble retaining officers, or getting good recruits to join?

When I’m the calm, deliberative “Let’s take another look” one in a discussion, you should probably check your hole card.

Seriously: take another whack at this one. And a long, hard look at the actual incident, not the one from 50′ away two minutes into the affair.

    Nice story · March 13, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    That’s all well and good, but the 120 pound woman backup is a BIG problem. The arresting cop has 2 people he has two watch and take care of.
    so many problems here it’s a shit show before the scene starts.

Steve · March 13, 2023 at 4:48 pm

Yep. Speedy trial, then toss them both into the general prison population, letting all inmates know they are ex-cops who are in prison for police brutality. As long as you have a couple seriously stupid, hyperviolent thugs, you might as well use them as counter-examples to other cops of what happens if you let your inner beast run wild.

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