Skip to comments.Truck Driver Nearly Beaten to Death By Police For Not Signing Traffic Ticket
Posted on 09/09/2013 5:08:03 AM PDT by rawhide
BERKELEY, CA -- A truck driver was beaten within an inch of his life by California Highway Patrol for not signing a traffic ticket that he could not read. The driver, who broke no laws, was beaten so badly that he woke up in a trauma hospital.
Olegs Kozacenko, a local resident originally from Russia, was pulled over and cited by police for allegedly driving too many hours in one day. Kozacenko refused to sign the ticket because he had not or could not read it.
CHP Officers didn't take kindly to the driver's refusal to sign. Two officers, one of them a trained fist-boxer, beat Kozacenko on the side of the highway nearly to death. He suffered a crushed left orbital eye socket, multiple facial fractures, a broken left arm, broken ribs, a concussion, loss of consciousness, and possible neurological damage. His injuries caused a deprivation of oxygen for a prolonged period of time.
Photographs taken of Kozacenko's unconscious body showed that he was in handcuff restraints. A toxicology report showed a 0.00% blood-alcohol content of the driver; perfectly clean.
"The public if they get stopped and simply comply with what they are asked to do, they have nothing to fear, nothing to fear at all," said Acting Chief Ken Hill
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Just wondering, how does one get a commercial license if you can’t read?
WTF? If this 'chief' said this he should go to jail as well as the arresting officers... Is this story real?
Don’t tell me...
The officers are on PAID leave while the matter is under investigation... Right?
Are you freaking kidding me? If you just comply you have nothing to fear? That smacks of police state for sure!
Olegs Kozacenko just won the lottery, but he may not know it yet. I’m sure lawyers are lining up to tell him the good news.
But if you don't it's Katy bar the door.
Watch the video, you will hear him say that statement.
If he's not too brain dead to enjoy it. And who's going to pay the judgement? Isn't CA broke?
I think it was more of a case of the truck driver not being able to make out the cop's handwriting.
THIS IS A CHILLING COMMENT.
It sounds very..... Soviet.
OK. Which part of “Jack Booted Thug” does not apply here?
And the police wonder why law abiding citizens don't respect them.
The officer claims it was reasonable force!
I was coming back to the story to post the same thing. How would he keep his log books up too? Doesn’t excuse what happened to him though.
In new America, you serve and protect the police.
The fact that all the charges were thrown out :DUI, possession of white powder (table salt) and resisting arrest, and the pictures, pretty much say it.
The driver said he wanted to read the ticket before signing.
He wasnt allowed to read it.
From the article:
Still, nearly two years later neither the CHP nor the state Attorney Generals office will confirm whether or not the officers involved were ever disciplined for their actions, citing the law officers bill of rights.
Gee, that bill of rights must trump the US Constitution's amendments 1-10! I think the OFFICER'S bill of rights include Article 3, "Citizen's who show disrespect or disobey an officer are scheduled for road side beat downs. All they have to do to avoid such correction (as deemed necessary by the officer) is fully comply. If there is a question of whether the officer is wrong, refer to Article 1."
Article 1. "An officer is never wrong. If you don't agree, he will beat you to an inch of your life."
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