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Sat Dec 9, 2017, 07:07 AM

Jury Convicts Former Atlanta Police Sergeant for Using Excessive Force-Break Walmart Customers Leg

https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/jury-convicts-former-atlanta-police-sergeant-using-excessive-force-break-walmart-customer-s

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Jury Convicts Former Atlanta Police Sergeant for Using Excessive Force to Break Walmart Customerís Leg

A federal jury has convicted former Atlanta Police Department Sergeant Trevor King, of Stockbridge, Georgia, of using unreasonable force when he arrested a Walmart shopper who the officer wrongfully suspected of shoplifting a tomato. King beat the victim with his police-issue baton, breaking two bones in the victimís leg. The jury also convicted King of writing a false incident report in an attempt to cover up his wrongdoing.
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According to U.S. Attorney Pak, the charges and other evidence presented during the trial, Former Sergeant King was working off-duty as a security officer at a Walmart store near downtown Atlanta when he observed a shopper weigh a tomato and walk toward the storeís exit. King stopped the victim near the door and, within seconds, began to strike the victim with an ASP baton. King struck the victim seven times, breaking two bones in the victimís right leg.

As the victim lay on the Walmart floor bleeding from his injuries, King searched the victim and found a receipt for the tomato in the victimís bag. The receipt showed that the victim paid for the tomato only minutes before Kingís attack. King then wrote a false report to cover up his unjustified assault. Additionally, King charged the victim with obstructing a shoplifting investigation and with assaulting a police officer.

Following emergency surgery at Grady Hospital, the victim was transported to the Fulton County Jail to be held on Kingís bogus charges. The victimís criminal charges were ultimately dismissed by a state prosecutor.

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Reply Jury Convicts Former Atlanta Police Sergeant for Using Excessive Force-Break Walmart Customers Leg (Original post)
nitpicker Dec 2017 OP
get the red out Dec 2017 #1
Egnever Dec 2017 #2
Le Gaucher Dec 2017 #6
bagelsforbreakfast Dec 2017 #3
trusty elf Dec 2017 #4
bagelsforbreakfast Dec 2017 #5
Stuart G Dec 2017 #7
Rustynaerduwell Dec 2017 #8
kacekwl Dec 2017 #9
Phentex Dec 2017 #10

Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 07:13 AM

1. My God!

That is pure RAGE!

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 07:21 AM

2. Wow

 

I love the assaulting a police officer crap. They tackle you to the ground but you assaulted them.

geezus

We really need to pay cops more. We are having to scrape way low to get people, and when we get them they have to work Walmart on the side to make ends meet.

Not really surprising a lot of these guys snap.



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Response to Egnever (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:34 AM

6. Pay more?? Its a fucking joke here in jersey

 

They retire here at the 47 or 48 (30 years of service) if they joined right after high school.

Since their pension is tied to last couple years of pay .. They game it by racking over time.. So it is uncommon to see cops with 120 in pension at age 48..

Most of them get into a business like landscaping or something... They have very comfortable lives.


They dont lack money..they lack humility.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:08 AM

3. Over a TOMATO???? 😣😰😰😣😰😯😰

 

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Response to bagelsforbreakfast (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:18 AM

4. You wishy-washy liberal! Right is right and wrong is wrong!

Thou shallt not steal tomatoes!

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Response to trusty elf (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:20 AM

5. I guess they say To Maah To in Walmarts! 😊

 

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:44 AM

7. k and r..nt

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 08:55 AM

8. If you're a cop you can't just break someone's leg and get away with it-

You have to kill the guy to get away with it.

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Response to Rustynaerduwell (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 9, 2017, 09:30 AM

9. That's where he made his mistake.

You can't take evidence and make up a story if the VICTIM is alive.

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Response to nitpicker (Original post)

Sun Dec 10, 2017, 10:25 AM

10. I saw the video and I just don't understand...

it's bad enough to be singled out and asked to show a receipt but what happened to that approach first? Can I see your receipt? Dig through pocket, find it and hand it over.

Obviously they had words first. But at what point is it okay to start beating the person WHO IS NOT ATTACKING YOU first?

And then there's the whole cover up behind it. Just a dirty cop all the way around.

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