Nov 12, 2015
Fault Lines Links – Video Surfaces Of Florida Officer Body-Slamming Child
Nov. 12, 2015 (Mimesis Law) — Morning folks, hot links coming through:
- A video surfaced of Florida Officer Mario Badia slamming a 13 year old boy and twisting his arm in May. Badia is facing felony child abuse and battery charges with a trial date set for December 7.
- A Chicago judge is set to rule whether dashcam footage of the fatal shooting of 17 year old Laquan McDonald by Officer Jason Van Dyke should be released. According to sources who have seen the video, Van Dyke shot McDonald 16 times after he had retreated.
- The family of veteran Anthony Hill has filed a wrongful death suit against DeKalb County police department, officer Robert Olsen, the county and its board of commissioners. Olsen shot unarmed Hill while responding to a call that a man was seen naked and acting erratically, when Hill lunged at the officer.
- Timothy R Johnson has filed a civil rights lawsuit after his conviction for armed robbery and murder was overturned by the Georgia Supreme Court. Johnson, who spent 29 years in prison, claims he was coerced into pleading guilty to a crime he did not commit.
- The date for the civil lawsuit against the city and county of San Francisco in the police shooting of Alex Nieto in 2014 has been set for March 1, 2016. Officers shot Nieto, a security guard at a nightclub, 15 times after they mistook his taser for a weapon.
- The federal trial of Florida Officer Fletcher McClellan for use of excessive force continued this week. Landsman is seeking damages after McClellan knocked her unconscious while trying to arrest her as she tried to enter her apartment in 2010.
- The dismissal of federal civil rights lawsuit brought by the parents of Quamaine “Dee” Mason was reversed by a federal appellate court. Unless the ruling is appealed, the case will go to trial. The case concerns the 2011 fatal shooting of Mason in his girlfriend’s apartment complex by Louisiana Officer Martin Faul who was investigating an armed robbery.
- LA police shot dead Miguel Cano on Monday after he was acting erratically, charged at officers and allegedly grabbed their bean-bag gun.