Jan 25, 2016
Fault Lines Links – NJ Cop Orlando Trinidad Gets 5 Years For Assault And Cover Up
Jan. 25, 2016 (Mimesis Law) — Hi folks, here’s what we’re watching:
- NJ Officer Orlando Trinidad was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday after being convicted of conspiracy to commit official misconduct, official misconduct, assault, tampering with public records, falsifying public records and false swearing. During a traffic stop in 2012, Trinidad claimed he struck Marcus Jeter because he resisted arrest and attempted to reach for his weapon. Dashcam footage of the incident proved that Trinidad had fabricated the entire story as it showed Jeter surrendering with his hands up.
- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has refused requests to release the video of Donovan Duran being allegedly beaten by Officers Vince Fraker and John McMillan while handcuffed and then restrained on a hospital gurney. The December 2015 incident left Duran paralyzed from the waist down and he has lost full use of his hands. CBI has put the officers on administrative duty but has declined to comment on further disciplinary procedures they will face.
- A federal probe into the police shooting of Jerame Reid in December 2014 was announced. Reid was shot by New Jersey police officers during a traffic stop in 2014. In August, a grand jury declined to indict Officers Braheme Days and Roger Worley.
- Two Chicago officers involved in the case of the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald in 2014 were put on administrative leave. This comes after 23 officers were subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury last week.