Grand Rapids, Michigan: Cops Beat Down caught on Bodycam, You be the Judge

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VT: If the arrest report is correct, and 4 guns were recovered, then targeting this car through racial profiling was…and even I am not going to finish this sentence.

The problem….the hitting.  That’s assault and the other officers didn’t say a word about it.

This might have been a perfectly good arrest, providing we have dashcam footage of littering and that may well exist.  If I littered, I would expect to be pulled over.

Also, ask yourself, would you want this crew driving down your street?

But then, the hitting…this is the sign of a corrupt department.  Then again, what I could tell you about that…

Grand Rapids police body cam footage showing the arrest Diabate Hood, 25, following a traffic stop. He was charged with attempting to disarm a police officer, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting arrest.

Hood’s attorney Tyrone Bynum said he plans to file a complaint with both Grand Rapids police and the U.S Department of Justice over the stop, describing it as racial profiling.

CIVIL RIGHTS

‘Lucky You’re Not Dead’ Cop Says During Arrest as Police Repeatedly Punch Black Man Pulled Over for Littering

As part of what Grand Rapids, Michigan police are calling “Operation: Safe Neighborhoods,” three police cars pulled over a car with two Black men and one Latino man, claiming they were littering. Police forced the men out of the car, including dragging one of them out the door.

As March 26 body cam video reveals, cops repeatedly beat one of the Black men, identified as Diabate Hood, punching him in the face. They can be heard telling him to “stop resisting,” despite having him on the ground as he was being handcuffed, and may have pepper sprayed him. One officer said he was about to but another officer told him not to. Moments later the victim shouted, “I can’t breathe,” repeatedly, and complained, “My eye, my eye, I can’t open my eyes.”

At one point one of the police officers tells one of the men, “You’re lucky you’re not dead.”

“This is the police work that I expect from my personnel,” Chief Eric Payne said in a Wednesday statement, WOOD-TV reports. “I have made the enforcement of violent crime and the recovery of illegal firearms one of the department’s top priorities.”

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  1. Thugs. I’m not a lawyer, but I’m guessing searching the car and ordering everyone out is not part of a littering ticket. They use tricks to get what they want. And what they want is as many felonies as they can get.

    Can we search and audit the evidence room ? We have reasonable suspicion.