Friday, December 05, 2014

BLACK COP COLD COCKS HANDCUFFED PREGNANT WHITE WOMAN - NO CHARGES FILED

 
 
 
The King County Prosecutor’s Office will not file a criminal charge against a Seattle police officer who punched a woman in the head while she was handcuffed during an arrest.
 
 “Evidence reviewed in the case shows that Officer Shepherd acted professionally and with restraint up to the point where he was kicked in the head by the suspect as she was being placed into the patrol car,” a statement from Prosecutor Dan Satterberg’s office read.
 
 The June 22 confrontation was caught on a dashboard camera.
 When the Office of Professional Accountability and SPD Force Investigation team saw the video, Shepherd was relieved of duty and put on paid administrative leave during the nearly six-month investigation.
 
 The case was investigated by the Washington State Patrol and referred to the King County Prosecutor's Office for review of a potential second-degree assault charge.
 
 “Officer Shepherd reacted instantaneously to the kick by the suspect, who was wearing boots, with one punch to the suspect's head which caused a fracture of an orbital socket,” the statement said.
 
 “While Officer Shepherd may have had other options or alternatives, we have concluded that we would be unable to prove that Officer Shepherd's use of force was criminal,” the statement said.
 
 Since the Department of Justice determined SPD had a pattern of excessive force, the department has new “use of force” guidelines.
 
 Shepherd actually taught the use of force class in the same month of the incident before he was relieved of duty.
 Shepherd has been disciplined by SPD before. In May 2009, Shepherd didn’t book a domestic violence suspect into jail.
 
 That suspect, Valente Alvarez-Guerrero, went back and killed his roommate.  Shepherd kept his job; his sergeant had screened the arrest.
 
 After the decision was made not to charge Shephard, the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild released a statement.
 
 In part, it read, “It is our opinion that had the suspect heeded the officers’ commands, the resulting incident in question would not have occurred.”
 
 “The Seattle Police Officers Guild hopes that Officer Shepherd will be returned to full duty as soon as possible, and that SPD will review its Force Investigation Team procedures to review whether the system is working in the best interest of all involved,” it read.
 
 

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