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Pregnant woman, hogtied by traffic cops, for talking on her cell phone wins $250,000 payout
Daily Mail ^ | 1-18-13 | By Joshua Gardner

Posted on 01/18/2013 3:14:58 PM PST by rawhide

The pregnant Los Angeles woman who was brutally hogtied by California Highway Patrolmen in August 2011 after being pulled over for chatting on her cell phone while driving has finally received retribution in the form of a $250,000 settlement.

According to the LA Times, Tamara Gaglione, 30, was hauled away and charged with misdemeanor evading and resisting arrest and driving on a suspended license.

Those charges were dropped, however, once Gaglione's terrible treatment was revealed in footage from the cruiser's video camera.

It is unclear in the grainy video exactly how aggressive, if at all, Gaglione was toward the cops. What is clear, though, is that Hernandez and Martinez drew their weapons on the unarmed Gaglione as they approached her and forced her onto the ground.

Hernandez later claimed Gaglione did not tell them of her pregnancy until after she was on the ground, but Gaglione said she told the officers as they approached her.

Hogtied, Gaglione was subsequently taken away in a patrol car.

Gaglione filed suit against the department and the officers involved, but the video evidence that eventually won Gaglione $250,000 this past November was not immediately forthcoming. Gaglione's attorney Howard Price claimed that Hernandez failed to check a box on the arrest report stating a video camera had, in fact, recorded the incident.

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Watch the sickening video at the below link that shows the cops thugs brutally abusing this innocent young woman.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2264685/Pregnant-LA-woman-hogtied-highway-patrolmen-receives-250-000-outrageous-treatment.html

1 posted on 01/18/2013 3:15:08 PM PST by rawhide
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To: rawhide

I hogtied a woman once when I was a cop. She was under arrest, drunk and trying to kick out my squad car window.

Not saying this was the case here, but you act like a criminal, you get treated like a criminal.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 3:19:14 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: rawhide
I have a theory that cops like to beat on innocent people every now and then so they can claim it as physical fitness training.

Tax payer shouldn't have to pay for this. The cops should.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 3:23:17 PM PST by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: fwdude

In fairness, what didn’t she understand about the warnings from the police? Was she drunk? Didn’t speak English? On drugs?

Talking on a cellphone with a suspended license.

Not sympathetic to her plight.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 3:25:11 PM PST by whitedog57
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To: rawhide
There's two types of cops in this world --those who've been caught in their lies and those who have yet to be caught lying.

These two were caught in their lies.

5 posted on 01/18/2013 3:26:26 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: rawhide
The CHP has not commented on the case and the two arresting officers remain with the force.

Yep. What more is there to say?

6 posted on 01/18/2013 3:28:23 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: whitedog57
Talking on a cellphone with a suspended license.

Yep. A real hardened criminal. She deserved the beat-down, eh? /s

7 posted on 01/18/2013 3:29:24 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: rawhide

Wow, that’s not an arrest, that’s a rape. That video is really disturbing.

The article said something about it not showing what she might have done. She got out of the car and was standing there very passively...until slammed to the ground and then hog tied.

Did any of the cops lose their jobs?


8 posted on 01/18/2013 3:32:52 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: fwdude
Not saying this was the case here, but you act like a criminal, you get treated like a criminal.

I appreciate your comments and your expertise. Would you do us a favor and watch the video and give us an analysis of this situation.

She was not putting up any resistence. Looked to be an office worker type, dressed properly and innocently confused by the officers directions to turn around as they approached her.

9 posted on 01/18/2013 3:35:08 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: rawhide

I would gladly have waived the $250,000 if the judge could make certain that every low-life scum-sucking PIG involved in that stop was never again able to serve in any law enFORCEment capacity anywhere.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 3:35:58 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

No, that are all still working as thugs, disguised as cops.... Probably looking for another innocent victim!


11 posted on 01/18/2013 3:42:30 PM PST by rawhide
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To: fwdude

If you’re “not saying that was the case here”, why did you bother passing on the Thin Blue Line comment?
It OBVIOUSLY wasn’t the case here, yet your first instinctive
reaction is to drag in a totally irrelevant incident from your own experience.


12 posted on 01/18/2013 3:42:44 PM PST by supremedoctrine
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To: whitedog57
In fairness, what didn’t she understand about the warnings from the police? Was she drunk? Didn’t speak English? On drugs? Talking on a cellphone with a suspended license. Not sympathetic to her plight.

You should be sypathetic. She did not understand them. That is clear by her body language.

I misunderstood a cops instructions once. It was completely innocent. I was driving someone to the hospital who had chest pains and got pulled over enroute.

I explained to the officer that I needed to get to the hospital and asked if it was okay if I continued. I thought the cop said okay and so I left.

The officer followed and when I got to the hospital and tried to go to get medical help she pulled her gun on me.

I told her will all due respect officer I'm going to tend to my friend and I turned and walked away from the officer. When I came out of the ER entrance to move my car the officer was really pissed.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 3:42:44 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: fwdude
Not saying this was the case here, but you act like a criminal, you get treated like a criminal.

Unless you're a cop. Then you get 'professional courtesy'.

14 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:29 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal…”cuz it’s yuckey and dumb".)
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To: whitedog57

The charge of driving on a suspended license was dropped. So there is no proof of that being true.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 3:45:46 PM PST by rawhide
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To: whitedog57
Talking on a cellphone with a suspended license.

Not sympathetic to her plight.

Oooooooh, talking on a cellphone. Ooooooh.

Suspended license. Ooooooooh.

Those are against the law. Oooooooh.

Yeah, throw her on the ground and hogtie her. Teach her a lesson she'll never forget!

There's one like you on every thread.

16 posted on 01/18/2013 3:47:48 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: rawhide

A little ‘roid rage never hurt nobody!


17 posted on 01/18/2013 3:50:16 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: fwdude

These settlements should start coming out of cops instead of the taxpayer. Now these a**holes need to be criminally charged and imprisoned.


18 posted on 01/18/2013 3:52:54 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

You actually turned your back on a cop pointing a gun at you?? She could have just blasted you and claimed you were reaching for a gun, or something;)


19 posted on 01/18/2013 3:57:11 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: darkwing104

I think there’s certain men that just like to beat up, control women, period....such insecurity makes me believe that they have latent homosexuality tendencies..


20 posted on 01/18/2013 4:08:07 PM PST by cherry
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
Unless you're a cop. Then you get 'professional courtesy'.

The department I worked for arrested and fired the Chief of Police for DWI.

What was it you were saying again?

21 posted on 01/18/2013 4:14:47 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I think they needed at least six or seven more cops. And amazing restraint on their part by not using less than lethal firepower on that cellphone-wielding secretary...I mean perpetrator.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 4:21:16 PM PST by Madhattan
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To: rawhide
Was the Baby hers?
23 posted on 01/18/2013 4:23:09 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Would you do us a favor and watch the video and give us an analysis of this situation.

Yeah, the cops were WAY out of line, probably criminal in this case. Is cell phone while driving an arrestable offense in Cali?

The woman didn't resist at all, from my perspective. Why they drew down on her should be a mystery to any sentient person.

She deserved the settlement.

24 posted on 01/18/2013 4:23:15 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Lurker

True. They were way out of line.


25 posted on 01/18/2013 4:25:13 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: rawhide

Good thing she didn’t have a dog.


26 posted on 01/18/2013 4:25:17 PM PST by jaz.357 (Welcome to hell. Here's your accordion.)
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To: supremedoctrine
It OBVIOUSLY wasn’t the case here, yet your first instinctive reaction is to drag in a totally irrelevant incident from your own experience.

Does it ever cross your mind that I was drawing a contrast from my own experience with a woman who DID require hogtying with this one who obviously didn't?

This incident was blatant abuse of power. I even thought I saw a little knee-kick in there, which makes it assault.

27 posted on 01/18/2013 4:29:26 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: rawhide
The charge of driving on a suspended license was dropped. So there is no proof of that being true.

How would they know at the start of a traffic stop anyway? Do CA drivers now wear chips to be identified with a dash scanner?

28 posted on 01/18/2013 4:32:29 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
Well, you got me with that one case there. I guess there is no such thing as professional courtesy.

How could I have been so misinformed?

29 posted on 01/18/2013 4:33:57 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (Based on a letter from an 8 year old…school is now illegal…”cuz it’s yuckey and dumb".)
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To: fwdude
The department I worked for arrested and fired the Chief of Police for DWI.

What was it you were saying again?

There are two types of cops in this world --those who've been caught in their lies and those who have yet to be caught lying.

What was the name of the police chief, and when was he arrested, occifer?

30 posted on 01/18/2013 4:37:31 PM PST by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: fwdude

So these cops should be treated like criminals, following your logic.


31 posted on 01/18/2013 4:38:05 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: muir_redwoods

They absolutely should be treated as criminals, because they are criminals. Google up 18USC242 sometime.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 4:49:33 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: muir_redwoods

No more than a misdemeanor “criminal” should be treated. Excessive use of force was definitely the issue here, and that borders on assault - a crime.


33 posted on 01/18/2013 4:50:34 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: whitedog57

Wow...I hope none of the women in your life never have the unfortunate circumstance of being abused by LEO thugs for such minor infractions like talking on their cell phone...

Did you even watch the video...?


34 posted on 01/18/2013 4:56:27 PM PST by JZoback
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To: rawhide

I have lost any respect I had remaining for the California Highway Patrol. They harbor and sanctify violent psychopaths.


35 posted on 01/18/2013 4:57:32 PM PST by Ben Mugged (The number one enemy of liberalism is reality.)
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To: fwdude

If I did that to her, I’d be facing more than one felony. Doing so under color of authority should be an aggravating, not a mitigating factor.


36 posted on 01/18/2013 4:58:40 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: fwdude
"Unless you're a cop. Then you get 'professional courtesy'.

The department I worked for arrested and fired the Chief of Police for DWI.

What was it you were saying again?

My husbands best friend is a cop. He wrecked his new Mustang driving over 100 mph after visiting friends and drinking a few beers. I don't know if he drank enough to be impaired but he told my husband he had been drinking and showing off to a friend while driving the friend home.

His "punishment" was a few days of paid sick leave and several months of light duty when he returned to work.

37 posted on 01/18/2013 5:01:32 PM PST by Amntn
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To: muir_redwoods
Doing so under color of authority should be an aggravating, not a mitigating factor.

The mitigating factor is that she was arrestable for an offense, at least in Texas (driving with a suspended license.) Once an actor is under arrest, there are grey areas of conduct by the officer, depending on all factors perceived by an officer. I'm not saying that this wasn't a serious abuse of authority, but even as a civilian, this wouldn't have been a felony offense. Let's not make it worse than it appeared; it was indeed alarming and humiliating, but the woman wasn't harmed.

38 posted on 01/18/2013 5:06:46 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: whitedog57
The state suspended my license due to a clerical error failing to mark it paid while cashing the check for a minor infraction (didn't get the snow tires off fast enough).

I found out five years later at another routine traffic stop.

Brought the canceled check in, the driving suspended charge was dropped.

Government is neither fast nor efficient and cops are not our overlords.

39 posted on 01/18/2013 5:08:11 PM PST by Valpal1
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To: Amntn

“I don’t know” is the operative phrase in your post.


40 posted on 01/18/2013 5:08:25 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

The ‘driving with a suspended license’ chrage, later dismissed perhaps because of a clerical error?, was discovered after the assault! There is no excuse these cop thugs should not have been fired and brought up on criminal charges!


41 posted on 01/18/2013 5:12:33 PM PST by rawhide
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To: Frank_2001
You actually turned your back on a cop pointing a gun at you?? She could have just blasted you and claimed you were reaching for a gun, or something;)

I told her what I was going to do, calmly, and then did it. But belive me I thought about it. I think my friend crying out for me from the car helped the situation. I had to make a decision.

What I should have done while I was driving to the hospital was dial 911 to let them know what was taking place but I honestly thought she had said to go ahead and was just following me there.

42 posted on 01/18/2013 5:12:42 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: rawhide
There is no excuse these cop thugs should not have been fired and brought up on criminal charges!

Agreed. They should be.

43 posted on 01/18/2013 5:32:17 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude
Certainly glad you "was a cop" instead of "is a cop."
44 posted on 01/18/2013 5:34:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: fwdude

The speed limit around here is not 100 miles an hour.


45 posted on 01/18/2013 5:36:05 PM PST by Amntn
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To: hinckley buzzard

There is nothing wrong with being a cop. Most cops are decidedly conservative.

Do you really think there is no societal need for law enforcement? Really?


46 posted on 01/18/2013 5:36:53 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
You are lucky you lived to tell about it.
47 posted on 01/18/2013 5:37:36 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Lurker
That would be an excellent idea. Take settlement money from the cop's retirement fund and leave balances, if need be. They all have hundreds of thousands wasting away there, and anyway it's all taxpayer dollars to begin with.
48 posted on 01/18/2013 5:42:12 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: fwdude
The Cleveland Police Department has had about 30 shootings of unarmed people in the last decade. Every single one was ruled justified, even the unarmed teen hiding in his closet. What was that you were saying about professional courtesy?
49 posted on 01/18/2013 5:46:41 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: fwdude

No. I have frienda who are cops. They are great guys I’d trust with my life. But they also would never justify brutish behavior by saying “act like a criminal get treated like a criminal.” They would let the courts decide first, who is a criminal, and second, how they should be treated.

.


50 posted on 01/18/2013 5:54:45 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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