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Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by Glendale officers
ABC Channel 15 - Arizona ^ | Feb. 08, 2019 | Dave Biscobing

Posted on 02/10/2019 10:02:55 PM PST by ConservativeMind

On July 27, 2017, Johnny Wheatcroft was a passenger in a silver Ford Taurus when a pair of Glendale police officers pulled in front them in a Motel 6 parking lot.

The stop was for an alleged turn signal violation.

Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He'd already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by ABC15.

The scene was witnessed by his 11- and 6-year-old sons.

Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal, and one of the most cruel and troubling cases of police misconduct they’ve ever seen.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc15.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: activistjudges; anyachapman; arizona; changeofgovernors; donutwatch; glendale; johnnywheatcroft; kaepernickfanclub; marklindsey; mattschneider; meth; methheadsonfr; shawnblackburn; taser; wod
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Glendale has apparent untrained idiots as its police force.

May the man bankrupt that city.

1 posted on 02/10/2019 10:02:55 PM PST by ConservativeMind
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To: ConservativeMind

Use your turn signal correctly and this kind of thing won’t happen.


2 posted on 02/10/2019 10:07:52 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: lp boonie

He was the passenger.


3 posted on 02/10/2019 10:08:30 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: ConservativeMind
pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles,

You'll remember that experience your whole life.

4 posted on 02/10/2019 10:14:11 PM PST by PGR88
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To: PGR88

Hope they put that on Cops.


5 posted on 02/10/2019 10:20:47 PM PST by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: ConservativeMind

I think he hid a gun or drugs. Failed to do what he was told and I think he kicked one of the officers in the groin when he was on the ground. Definitely over use of tasers, but lesson in what happens when you don’t comply. Should have given his name, relaxed and followed orders. I don’t have to is never a good response to a police officer.


6 posted on 02/10/2019 10:27:45 PM PST by Revolutionary ("Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition!")
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The stop was for an alleged turn signal violation

I actually go out of my way to stop people for defective automobile lights.

"Your driver's side headlight is out. $15,000 if you get stopped for it while you've been drinking."

I guess I can update that to "You'll get your genitals tased for that."

7 posted on 02/10/2019 10:32:12 PM PST by an amused spectator (Mitt Romney, Chuck Schumer's p*ssboy)
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To: Revolutionary

You would have made a good nazi. They had no right to do a damn thing to the passenger. He wasn’t hiding anything, he was putting the food he was eating down. They obviously impounded and searched the car, yet there was nothing found.


8 posted on 02/10/2019 10:32:58 PM PST by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: Darksheare; Alaska Wolf

Another Jack Booted Thug story.

Complete with your basic ‘the officer went home safe’ types.

Waiting for Alaska Wolf to show up.. ;-)


9 posted on 02/10/2019 10:33:04 PM PST by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: ConservativeMind; Alaska Wolf; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; napscoordinator; Shimmer1; ..
JBT Ping list


10 posted on 02/10/2019 10:42:17 PM PST by null and void (Hey AOC? If socialism is so grand, why are Guatemalans coming here instead of going to Venezuela?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The event was in 2017. He refused to ID himself, and kept trying to reach under the seat, as if for a weapon. As they hauled him out of the car, one of the officers was knocked out by the bitch in the back seat. Additional officers arrived to tend to the officer down and with the arrest.

http://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/arizona-news/glendale-police-details-2017-volatile-police-situation

https://www.didntdoitbailbonds.com/maricopa-county-inmate-search/johnny-wheatcroft-t385183/
https://www.didntdoitbailbonds.com/maricopa-county-inmate-search/johnny-wheatcroft-t419774/


11 posted on 02/10/2019 10:44:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (and btw -- https://www.gofundme.com/for-rotator-cuff-repair-surgery)
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To: ConservativeMind

Those cops should be sued for every penny they have, besides the city being sued for millions. And the cops should be fired and jailed for assault under color of authority. They give all cops a bad name, and it becomes understandable why some citizens choose to kill cops. Not that I’m saying that should happen, but incidents like this make it known why many people are fearful of cops. Just because a few a-holes on the force act like animals. Poor guy, hopefully he gets millions for the aggravation, completely unwarranted attack by cops.


12 posted on 02/10/2019 10:45:42 PM PST by roadcat
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To: ConservativeMind

“He was the passenger”
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Oh, uh, well then don’t be the passenger with someone who doesn’t use their turn signal correctly.


13 posted on 02/10/2019 10:46:57 PM PST by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: ConservativeMind

Just wear an Antifa shirt with a mask over your face and the cops will never bother you.


14 posted on 02/10/2019 10:47:11 PM PST by Karl Spooner
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To: Revolutionary

You gonna comply when they come for your guns

That wouldn’t be very revolutionary


15 posted on 02/10/2019 10:50:00 PM PST by wardaddy (Progressive winter is coming.)
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To: TheConservator

And he was driving with his wife, a friend and his 2 sons 11 and 6.

Pictures look pitiful.


16 posted on 02/10/2019 10:54:41 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I Love Bull Markets!)
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To: Revolutionary
Should have given his name, relaxed and followed orders. I don’t have to is never a good response to a police officer.

The passenger, as a passenger was not required to give his name. Is this Hitler's Germany? Check the video discussion, they mentioned law experts said the passenger wasn't required to give his name.

17 posted on 02/10/2019 10:55:08 PM PST by roadcat
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To: ConservativeMind

Someone will have to decide whether this response was over-the-top, but based on what I’ve seen of traffic encounters, a flat-out refusal to comply is a very convincing sign that the subject is working up the nerve to assault the officers with a weapon.


18 posted on 02/10/2019 10:55:09 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: ConservativeMind
I think all those cops should be tased in the testicles, in public......all of them.....

reminds me of the fibbers and the "rank and file " crap.....

since when is it mandatory to have an ID?

19 posted on 02/10/2019 11:08:00 PM PST by cherry
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To: Revolutionary

we little serfs have every right to ask why we were stopped, and why we are detained....cops reason was the turn signal...but they instead went after the passenger......


20 posted on 02/10/2019 11:10:18 PM PST by cherry
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