Skip to comments.Shackled inmate seen being slammed into courtroom wall by Denver deputy files lawsuit
Posted on 07/31/2014 7:28:31 AM PDT by SpeakerToAnimals
DENVER The attorney for Anthony Waller, the shackled inmate who was seen on surveillance cameras being slammed into a wall by a Denver Sheriffs deputy during a hearing before a judge in 2012, has filed a lawsuit over the incident.
The lawsuit in U.S. District Court names the city and county of Denver, Deputy Brad Lovingier, Capt. Gina McCall and the Denver Sheriffs Department.
A news release sent by attorney Kenneth Padilla on Wednesday says Waller was shackled in handcuffs, leg irons, and belly chain when Lovingier without provocation, grabbed Mr. Waller by his shackles, spun him around and violently slammed him into a large glass window and metal post. Waller collapsed onto the ground, sustaining serious injury.
Judge Doris Burd filed an internal affairs complaint with the Denver County Sheriff, but the Denver District Attorneys office declined to prosecute the deputy. Lovingier was suspended 30 days and according to his disciplinary case file, a witness called the deputys actions a little excessive.
Lovingier, a 12-year veteran of the department and the son of former Sheriff William Lovingier, appealed the suspension, but it was upheld by the Career Service Board.
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Ping to Denver JBT story.
There was a guy in CA yesterday sentenced to 10 years in Prison for throwing a chair at a Deputy in Court, I’m sure the DA will ask for the same in this case right??
DA already declined to prosecute, even though the judge filed a complaint. Wouldn’t upset me in the least to see the jack boot and DA swinging from a lamp post.
In before the badge worshippers.
I suspect they will choose to avoid commenting.
On the one thread about the lady having her face pounded in by the californistan cop, one idiot said that you couldn’t tell what was going on because it was clearly at night..
...even though it was broad daylight.
Which is why I have always said that whenever a Public Servant is Accused of committing a “Criminal Act” it should be Investigated and Prosecuted by “Officers of The Court” who are Criminal Defense Attorneys. True Adversaries.
Anthony Waller the shackled inmate (choir boy) who was probably in jail on false charges to begin with...was just probably minding his own business, hell, he was probably singing choir verses to the Deputy and the big brute just went off on him for noooooo reason.
Anthony Waller is an honest upright good living citizen, hell, I bet he even rubs his mother’s bunions he is such a choir boy...no way he should have ever been in jail to begin with. Probably framed, I mean we all know everyone in jail is innocent, right — Most of them add soooooo much to their communities, I mean with all the child support they pay to the women they have impregnated without marrying over the years and all the liquor store robberies they have prevented and all the rent they pay...WoW, Anthony Waller actually deserves a parade. Bad police...
Must have been something he said. Yeah rrright.
Certainly didn’t look like he was fighting to me.
And what’s with the reporter standing there with and umbrella that wasn’t dripping. Didn’t seem to add much to the story.
I would think a complaint FROM A JUDGE would be an automatic rule for prosecuting a cop. Is the DA acting like a judge?
Are you seriously kidding me?
While I understand most arrests are made for cause, in this country we have the principle of innocent until proven guilty... The crime, after it is established beyond a reasonable doubt by a jury, then has a judge issue a sentence in accordance with established law.
It is not up to a deputy, police officer or any other government agent to meet out justice or punishment on their own.
Suppose at some future date, when being a conservative or Christian becomes illegal, some atheist deputy decides he needs to throw your God-believing butt into a wall? Would you like that?
Whether he is as innocent as you silly post states, or a despicable scumbag, has no bearing on the behavior of his guards.
No, they will be at least one, maybe two.
Check post 11.
Read the report. The JUDGE filed the complaint for goodness sakes. When a judge gives a hoot something is wrong.
Only 11 posts. I was wrong.
If one knows the Denver court system, having a judge recommend prosecution is double damning.
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