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Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:22 AM

Metro officer beats homeless man (video)

Source: USA Today

A Houston-area metro officer resigned Monday after a video released showed him beating a man who refused to leave a light rail station earlier this month.

Officer Jairus Warren, of the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, resigned after two internal investigations deemed he had used excessive force in the Sept. 14 incident, when he confronted a man asleep on a bench at the station.

“This incident is not reflective of our police force and I will not tolerate inappropriate use of force by officers,” Vera Bumpers, chief of the Metro Transit Authority Police, the said in a statement.

In the video released Monday, Warren is seen accosting Giles and, when Giles stands suddenly, Warren strikes him several times with a baton. Giles falls to the ground and Warren strikes him several more times before Reynoso handcuffs him.




Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/09/26/houston-metro-officer-resigns-beating-video/91137820/



At least this officer has resigned. I don't think he would have had much of a choice, resign or get fired due to public pressure when this video went public. Awful stuff. Kudos to the officer's supervisor for looking into the offense, at least.


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True Dough Sep 2016 OP
Liberal_in_LA Sep 2016 #1
yonder Sep 2016 #2
montana_hazeleyes Sep 2016 #3
snort Sep 2016 #9
Sunlei Sep 2016 #4
turbinetree Sep 2016 #7
safeinOhio Sep 2016 #5
CrispyQ Sep 2016 #8
SkyDaddy7 Sep 2016 #6
awoke_in_2003 Sep 2016 #10

Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:48 AM

1. Such anger. He hits him very hard

 

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 01:10 AM

2. I'd like to think assault with a deadly weapon

would be an appropriate charge with an eventual conviction, but then I'd be dreaming.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 02:16 AM

3. Homeless people are another group of people

considered by a lot of society as worthless, below human. I see power hungry , evil meanness in so many cops.

I just don't understand why other cops on the scene don't even try to rein in the outrageous behavior of the fellow cops who are doing these acts of pure violence.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #3)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 10:07 AM

9. When are we going to see a video

where the pig standing there watching pulls out their taser and uses it on the offending pig? That's the one I've been waiting for.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 03:10 AM

4. That poor man! why are police allowed to hit people? police shouldn't be allowed to hit anyone.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 06:44 AM

7. They are not

there is suppose to be a protocol, that has been thrown out the window for the last 10 years or so, when they became militarized, and paranoid, and trained to be bully, just look at what they did in New York with the Giuliani "Stop and Frisk" tactic, or Broken Glass", to hell with the Constitutional protections.

And they really wonder why people are upset---------------they didn't even once think or to ask, hey, dude, we see your down on your luck right now, can we get you a room and fresh shower, get you over to a shelter, and buy you a dinner, nope---------------they go in with this superior management concept.

Aggravated assault is still aggravated assault, time for a on line petition



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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 03:22 AM

5. Roid Rage

rampant among LEOs
Draw blood on LEOs after any violence.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 09:52 AM

8. This. ^^^

And suspension without pay along with anger management therapy.

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 04:47 AM

6. If Texas is like Georgia...

..."Resigning" means absolutely NOTHING when it comes to cops! This is the oldest trick in law enforcement played on the public & the media to make it look like cops actually police themselves when in reality this cop is probably already working for another law enforcement agency in another the city, next county, etc. And despite the what his superiors say in public they probably found him another job or helped him in some way. Cops like the one in the above video must be "FIRED" in order to prevent them from ever working in law enforcement again...But that rarely ever happens when it comes to questions of abuse/use of force. This is why so many cops have a god complex & act the way the cop in the video above act they know they really are practically untouchable!

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Response to True Dough (Original post)

Wed Sep 28, 2016, 12:54 PM

10. Fuck resigning

 

We need to start locking these pigs up, and make rhem face the same sentencing everyone else does.

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