LAPD Officers Caught On Video Body Slamming Nurse - page 2

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    Yeah this happened rather close to my present abode. It's disturbing to think the culture at LAPD is such that an officer with only 10 months on the force engages in that behavior and tops it off with a celebratory high-five.

    But Chief Charlie Beck is taking it very seriously.

    I have serious concerns about this incident and I believe the commanding officer of Foothill area was severely deficient in his response," Beck said. "Proper steps were not taken, including appropriate notifications and the removal of the involved officers from the field. Because of these issues, I have removed him from his command and initiated downgrade procedures.
    It appears the report filed by the two officers was severely at odds with what was shown on the tape.
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    probably, only because of the tape. Because, gasp, the victim is, gasp, female....what worth does she have?
    Quote from nursel56
    Yeah this happened rather close to my present abode. It's disturbing to think the culture at LAPD is such that an officer with only 10 months on the force engages in that behavior and tops it off with a celebratory high-five.

    But Chief Charlie Beck is taking it very seriously.



    It appears the report filed by the two officers was severely at odds with what was shown on the tape.
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    Quote from Ruas61
    They see, to have been trying to inflame the newsworthiness of the story by saying she was a nurse.
    You don't think it's an important detail? Would it have been had the victim had a lengthy violent criminal record? How about if the victim were a minister?
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    Quote from Cold Stethoscope
    You don't think it's an important detail? Would it have been had the victim had a lengthy violent criminal record? How about if the victim were a minister?

    Anyone assualted by the police be they a nurse, sex worker, politician, derelict, child DOES NOT deserve it.

    My comment was the newsmaker insert this kind of stuff to just jack up the article for shock value and numbers.

    Apparently I was able to do so with you (which was not my intent).

    No, I don't think because she was a nurse makes it anymore important than any other assualted person.
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    Quote from Ruas61
    Anyone assualted by the police be they a nurse, sex worker, politician, derelict, child DOES NOT deserve it.

    My comment was the newsmaker insert this kind of stuff to just jack up the article for shock value and numbers.

    Apparently I was able to do so with you (which was not my intent).

    No, I don't think because she was a nurse makes it anymore important than any other assualted person.
    I'm not a professional journalist, but I spent some time on my college newspaper's editorial board, and I respectfully disagree. I'm not sure that replying to your post constitutes being "jacked up."

    The issue is not that the police would be more justified in assaulting one group versus another. If that didn't come across in my post, I apologize; I was trying to convey that idea.

    Do you believe that such a thing as a hate crime exists? I'm not saying that the officers involved are guilty of a hate crime, but in deducing the motives of those who commit violence against others, details do matter.

    If the detail in question were not posted, it's doubtful that the story would have found its way to this forum. Whether the New York Daily News is a paragon of good journalism is a different matter.
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    As far as I am concerned, all crime has a hate element to it.

    Insertion of words, using phrases, editing out takes of conversation can stir/motivate the pot or interest. Good or bad, ethical or not- in the end we can all decide for ourselves.

    I don't think because she was a nurse makes it anymore or anyless newsworthy of its own accord. Just my take on it.
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    Its hard to tell but it doesn't appear to me that she WAS outside of her car, it looks more like her door was open and she was in it as the police officer leaned in a grabbed her. She wasn't charged with having a weapon so the only thing might be that she spit at them at that point. That might warrent them grabbing her out of the car but not to body slam her to the ground.

    Again the video is hard to really see and there is no audio but I don't think the first body slam was warrented.

    The second time she was slammed to the ground (which from the video appears to me to be a much more violent and hard slam) was not warrented at all. She was already handcuffed. She doesn't appear to be kicking at them, she can't hit, scratch or punch them with her hands behind her back.

    In my opinion, the first one *might* have been warrented..maybe she pulled out something that looked threatening to the officers...MAYBE, but the second slam..totally uncalled for and unneeed.

    I hope she takes them to court and they both lose their jobs. It makes no difference to me if she was a nurse or a store clerk, no one who is not a threat to the officer should be treated with such violence.
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    Quote from morte
    probably, only because of the tape. Because, gasp, the victim is, gasp, female....what worth does she have?
    Next time, the cops will do what the Jonesboro cops did, and park their cars in such a way that the dash cam can't record the arrest. That, or they'll find a way to disable the dash cam.
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    It wasn't THEIR camera that got the S--, it was a restaurant surv. camera.......so, i am thinking they already had that idea covered, and good on her she pulled into a parking lot....
    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    Next time, the cops will do what the Jonesboro cops did, and park their cars in such a way that the dash cam can't record the arrest. That, or they'll find a way to disable the dash cam.
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    As if the above wasn't bad enough, the LAPD is now under investigation for the death of Alesia Thomas, a mother of two who died during an arrest.

    Won't post a link as the story isn't nursing related, but anyone interested can "Google" search for the details.

    Long story short during the arrest an officer threatened then carried out an assault on the woman's private area (kicked). Her breathing then became shallow and soon ceased all together.


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