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Worst Police Misconduct Videos of 2009 – Reader Poll

As the year closes I thought that one way to look back at the year in police misconduct would be too review some of the videos of police misconduct we’ve seen in the news… and let you tell us which ones you thought were the worst.

You can vote for up to 3 videos, the results will be published in January. Each has a link, name of victim, age, location, date, officers involved, and last known status. If you think we missed one, let us know.

*NOTE – These are not all the police misconduct videos released in 2009, just the ones we could embed here, in random order.

**NOTE This poll has ended, but you can see the results here.

VIDEO 1 – Man dragged from car & beaten during DUI traffic stop
Robert Waits – Age 29 – Dickson County TN – February 2009 – TN State Trooper Julio Lasalle, Dickson Co Deputies Jason Thompson and Baker – No Disciplinary Action, Civil Suit Filed

VIDEO 2 – Innocent man put on life support in coma after tackled by deputy
Christopher Harris – Age 29 – Seattle WA – May 2009 – King County Deputy Matthew Paul – No Disciplinary Action, Civil Suit Pending

VIDEO 3 – Officer assaults woman in dispute with his son, then tries to destroy video
Agnes Lawless – Age 22 – Philadelphia PA – August 2008 – Philadelphia PD Officer Albert Lopez Sr. – Unspecified Disciplinary Action, Civil Suit Pending

VIDEO 4 – Officer attacks man during traffic stop
Skee Katlun – Age Unspecified – South Bend IN – February 2009 – South Bend Police Cpl Jason King – Demoted and suspended w/o pay for 30 days, not charged, resigned on disability.

VIDEO 5 – Officers beat cooperative passenger during traffic stop
Derrick Newman – Age Unspecified – Beaumont TX – August 2007 – Beaumont Police Officer Burke – Civil Suit Awarded $160k, Suspended 2 days w/o pay, official repression trial ends in mistrial on jury deadlock.

VIDEO 6 – Officer beats 15yr-old girl for kicking off tennis shoe
Malika Calhoon – Age 15 – King County WA – November 28, 2008 – KCSO Deputy Paul Schene – Fired, Pending Criminal Trial, civil suit settled for $125k.

VIDEO 7 – Officers attack man then falsely report he attacked them
Joshua Ortiz – Age – Ft. Lauderdale FL – December 2008 – 3 Unspecified Ft. Lauderdale Officers – Internal Affairs Cleared Officers.

VIDEO 8 – Officer attacks man during traffic stop for just wanting his ticket

Raphael Rodriquez – Age 30 – Prince George’s County MD – October 2008 – PGSO Officer John Wynkoop, Officer Scott Wilson – Suspended Pending Internal Investigation Monitored by FBI.

VIDEO 9 – Man beaten by cops at night after chase, recorded by witnesses

Leroy Allen – Age 26 – New Orleans LA – February 2009 – Unspecified number of NOPD officers – Under Investigation by FBI

Video: NOPD arrest

VIDEO 10 – Cops beat man at side of road after traffic stop
Derryl Jenkins – Age 42 – Minneapolis MN – February 2009 – Unspecified Minneapolis Police Officers – No known disciplinary action.

VIDEO 11 – Oscar Grant shot in back during arrest while face down on ground
Oscar Grant – Age 22 – Oakland CA – January 2009 – Oakland CA BART Officer Johannes Mehserle and Officer Tony Pirone – Mehserle trial for murder pending, Pirone under possible internal investigation.

VIDEO 12 – Man hit with flashlight & kicked while under control by other cops
Luis Mendonca – Age 20 – Providence RI – October 2009 – Providence RI Detective Robert DeCarlo – Outside Investigation in progress.

VIDEO 13 – 12yr old girl shot at point blank range by shotgun with beanbag round
Unnamed minor – Age 12 – Portland OR – November 2009 – Portland OR Officer Christopher Humphreys – Under internal investigation

Portland Police officer shoots 12-year-old with beanbag gun.

VIDEO 14 – Man beaten and tasered by cops while trying to find his glasses

Phoung Ho – Age 20 – San Jose CA – October 2009 – San Jose CA Officer Steven Payne and Officer Kenneth Siegel – Currently under internal investigation

VIDEO 15 – Cops drag racing kill two teens in 90mph+ accident

Ashlie Krakowski and David Servin – Age 19 – Milford CT – June 2009 – Milford CT Officer Jason Anderson – Facing trial for 2nd degree manslaughter

VIDEO 16 – Cop tasers handcuffed man, fall breaks his teeth and jaw

Rocky Allred – Age 43 – Lansing MI – August 2009 – Lansing MI Officer Ryan Smith – Disciplinary 2 Week Suspension Without Pay

VIDEO 17 – Cops beat up man accidentally released from jail early

Daniel Saunders – Age 46 – Seattle WA – June 2009 – Seattle PD Officers Domingo Ortiz, Scott Schenck, Albert Elliott – Under Internal Investigation

VIDEO 18 – Cop sneaks up behind cooperative suspect and tasers him for several seconds

Rolando Ruiz – Age 18 – Minneapolis MN – April 2009 – Minneapolis MN Officer Todd Lappegaard – Civil Lawsuit  Filed

VIDEO 19 – Man repeatedly tasered and kicked by cops outside club he worked at

Marcus Swiat – Age 27 – Fort Worth TX – May 2008 – 4 Unspecified FT Worth TX Officers  – No disciplinary action, civil suit filed.

VIDEO 20 – Man forced to pose for trophy photo at G-20 summit

Kyle Kramer – Age 21 – Pittsburgh PA – September 2009 – Approx 14 Unidentified Chicago IL Police Officers – 2 Supervising officers recieve written reprimands

VIDEO 21 – 15yr old special needs student beaten over dress code violation

Marshawn Pitts – Age 15 – Dolton IL – May 2009 – Dolton Police Officer Christopher Lloyd – Unemployed, Currently facing charges for Sexual Assault in seperate case

VIDEO 22 – Cop kicks suspect in face after he surrendered during car chase
Richard Rodriquez – Age Unspecified – El Monte CA – May 2009 – El Monte Police officer George Fierro – Under Investigation

VIDEO 23 – Police officer arrests reporter & cameraman covering accident scene
Darren White – Age Unspecified – El Paso TX – April 2009 – El Paso Sgt Raul Ramirez – Demoted to patrol officer on excessive force finding, discipline then overturned by appeal panel.

VIDEO 24 – Police officer attacks mentally ill man for not having his jacket zipped up.
Ronnie Halloway – Age 50 – Passaic NJ – May 2009 – Passaic Police Officer Joseph Rios III – Facing trial for aggravated assault and official misconduct, suspended w/o pay.

VIDEO 25 – Man beaten by police after he was ejected from car after chase

Anthony Warren – Age 38 – Birmingham AL – January 2008 – Birmingham AL police officers Heath Boackle, Thomas Cleveland, Barrett Dewitt, David Doran, and Kenneth Prevo – Five officers fired and subjects of ongoing criminal investigation, lawsuit filed by victim, and 2 supervisors disciplined for seeing tape but failing to report it.

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