VICTORIA, TX — An elderly man was slammed to the pavement and tased when a police officer mistakenly thought that he had violated the state’s “vehicle inspection sticker” law.
LAS VEGAS, NV — An attorney who survived being shot by police now faces up to 12 years in prison after a drawn out trial.
HAMMOND, IN — After witnessing a motorist allegedly not wearing a seatbelt, police escalated a violent confrontation to the point of shattering a window to extract a passenger when he claimed not to have an ID.
PIERRE, SD — The use of force on a child has sparked controversy after an 8-year-old was tased following an apparent suicide threat.
MELBOURNE, FL — A mumbling, elderly dementia patient was kicked to the ground and beaten by an officer who feared that his life might be endangered by the man’s ‘aggressive’ walk. The officer was later found to have tampered with his dash-cam, but remains on the Melbourne Police Department to this day.
Gun-wielding, black-suited law enforcers busted down a door with a battering ram, terrifying everyone inside and leaving one man dead. Newly released helmet-cam video of the raid shows in graphic detail how this fatal no-knock raid produced yet another casualty in the vicious War on Drugs.
CHICAGO, IL — An investigation regarding the in-custody death of a mentally ill man has revealed that police tasered him a total of 16 times — while shackled. Video shows that police used the taser as a compliance tool in a jail cell and were laughing during the incident.
UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA — A man having a mental episode was brutally beaten to death with flashlights, batons, and tasers as horrified onlookers watched. Witnesses and video confirm the man was crying out for help as repeated blows from police officers fell upon him in a darkened parking lot.
HOUSTON, TX –A family received more than they bargained for when they requested the help of local police in dealing with a mentally ill family member. To “defuse” a situation involving a delusional man who had locked himself in a bathroom with a knife, police kicked in the door, screamed obscenities, tased him several times, and finally shot him to death. The horrifying scene was captured through a hidden camera set up by family members who were distrustful of police.
BUNKERVILLE, NV — Protests grew violent as federal agents used tasers and dogs against protesters who were standing up for a Nevada cattle rancher in a dispute over grazing land.
ALLENTOWN, PA — A 76-year-old man was repeatedly zapped with a taser after police mistook him for another man — his brother.
HAWTHORNE, CA — A deaf man was brutally beaten by four cops while he packed his car just before he went to his regular Bible study class. The victim’s attempt to communicate using hand signals was interpreted as resistance and he was struck and tased until he was unconscious.
COTATI, CA — A couple and their roommate were terrorized when police officers broke down their front door and tased a husband in response to a noise complaint. Despite the shocking video that captured the incident, the police were cleared for breaking into the home and assaulting the 3 occupants, and instead one of the victims was put on trial.
FULLERTON, CA — In 2011, a group of police officers brutally beat an unarmed homeless man to death on a street corner with clubs, fists, and repeated electric shocks. The story got national attention when the video of the attack showed the mentally ill man wailed for his father as police bludgeoned him mercilessly. The story reached its heartbreaking conclusion when a jury announced that the police officers who had been charged with his death would all walk away as free men. The frustrating story shows that even in the rare instances when police officers face criminal charges for their brutality, their position of power makes it incredibly easy for them to get away with murder. The only objection the Fullerton Police Department had with the behavior of their officers was their use of profanity.
TULLYTOWN, PA — A woman turned to Facebook and social media for help in seeking justice for her son whom she says was severely injured during his violent encounter with the police and then isolated from her for three days. She says that her son was “brutally tortured” by Bucks County police officers after being arrested, handcuffed, and shocked in the face by a Taser.
FULTON COUNTY, GA — A man grieving the loss of his two-year-old son found little sympathy from the police state in Georgia. The man, returning home after being notified of the boy’s death, was tased for attempting to enter his own home to see his son.
Neighbors said that when the boy’s father was notified of the attack while at work, he rushed home and tried to enter his home to see what had happened to his son. Officers advised the man to stay back, but the grieving man continued to attempt to gain entry to his home, saying “You’ll have to shoot me. I’m going to see my son,” according to a police spokesman.
It was then that police used a taser to subdue the man.
LOUISIANA, MISSOURI — Police tased and arrested a desperate father as he tried to kick in the front door of his house to save his 3-year-old child from burning alive. As toddler was taken to the morgue, his father was taken to jail for trying to save him.
LEWISVILLE, TX — Police repeatedly shot and then Tasered a mentally ill 67 year-old woman for not immediately complying with their orders to drop a letter opener. David and Dolores Seyfried’s already difficult life together was made that much harder when overzealous police officers violently subdued her, treating them both like unruly criminals without charging either of them with a specific crime. Her suffering was made worse, and their home was unnecessarily searched by officers whose disregard for the Fourth Amendment demonstrates a clear contempt for the very people they are charged to “serve and protect.”
TOLEDO, OH — A bizarre scene was recorded in Toledo involving an officer aiming his Taser at an entire family, including a boy, as they were forced to lay in the middle of the street. According to witnesses, the aggressive encounter originated when a man questioned the way an officer was handling a license plate citation for his neighbor. The man who spoke up, and his entire family, were ripped from their vehicle and threatened with a taser.
PHOENIX, AZ — A 44-year-old man climbed onto the roof of his apartment and began acting strangely. Police arrived to help him down, but instead ended up killing him with a series of offensive maneuvers including tasing him while in a choke-hold, and finally dragging his lifeless body down a staircase, with his skull banging against every step.