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Old 02-17-2015, 06:46 PM
 
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Police dash cam video released as a result of a lawsuit claiming excessive force appears to show St. Louis police officers allegedly beating up a driver before one of the cops tells another officer to "hold up" so they can turn the video off.

The incident happened in April 2014, when Cortez Bufford was pulled over, accused of speeding and making an illegal U-turn, Bufford's attorney Joel Schwartz told ABC News.

A spokeswoman for St. Louis mayor Francis Slay said the officer who turned off the dash-cam has already been "disciplined" because it is against department police for officers to turn off the dash-cams. "That camera should not have been turned off," communication director Maggie Crane said. However, she said that issue should not be "conflated" with the separate issue of whether officers used excessive force against Bufford.
Driver Allegedly Beaten as St. Louis Police Officer Turns Off Dash Cam - ABC News

If the cops were following the law and the facts against the victim were correct, one has to wonder how come the case was dismissed? If the driver had a gun, it seems fishy that one cop would say to the others who were applying the beating, to "hold up" until the cam is turned off. Too crooked.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:48 PM
 
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But it's just a few bad apples!


What I find even MORE crooked, this happened before the incidents in Ferguson, they didn't want to release the footage because it would "add fuel to the fire". . . not to mention, they "found a gun, he resisted arrest and had marijuana" on the perp, he was cleared of all charges.
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