Skip to comments.VIDEO - Handcuffed man repeatedly kicked, beaten, and tasered by police while in handcuffs
Posted on 07/11/2011 10:53:25 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
A Tennessee man sustained a punctured lung and cracked ribs following a brutal beating from a team of police deputies - while he already in handcuffs.
After being stripped naked, the man was kicked and shocked repeatedly with a Taser gun. The January 23 incident was caught on tape by video equipment fixed to the vehicle of a Humphreys county sheriff deputy.
The victim, Darren T. Ring, 34, of New Johnsonville is requesting to be released from jail where he has been held in lieu of bond for more than five months.
Humpreys County deputies descended on Ring after responding to a report of gunshots in Waverly. Ring was not arrested for firing the shots but was drunk when the deputies arrived, reports show.
In a grand jury indictment, Ring was charged with three counts of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest, and a parole violation.
However, the video footage shows deputies repeatedly telling Ring to stop resisting arrest while he is incapacitated laying facedown in the snow with at least two deputies on top of him
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And you don’t think a drunken moron in handcuffs can’t cause injury to someone?
Did the cops forget their iron toes shoes and stub their toes on Ring's ribs?
He was drunk and so is obviously a ‘dead beat’, ‘dead beats’ have no rights are just getting what is coming to them./sarc/
Just beating a few Freepers I know to the punch.
nobody wants to play the good cop role anymore
Drunk, naked, in handcuffs, lying in the snow, with five cops around.
And they can’t take him into custody without beating, kicking, and tasering? Breaking his ribs and puncturing his lungs?
(But what fun would that be?)
Every FReeper who thinks this is acceptable should get such a beating someday soon. Nothing like an actual eye-opening education to alter your frame of reference. Felonous thug criminals with badges are the worst scum alive.
95% of cops give the other 5% a bad name.
You’re right. I’m quick to call out abusive jackboot-cops, but this one is a ‘wait and see’ for me.
"Can't we all just get along."
Couldn’t tell if he was handcuffed or not. I’ve rolled around on the ground with a few guys, and been down in the mud, blood and beer more than once. The kicker needs to be fired and prosecuted. The clubber needs to be fired and prosecuted. The taser guy needs to be fired and prosecuted. If any other cops lied to cover it up they need to be fired and prosecuted.
Drunks are a pain in the rear, but if those guys can’t handle them they need to work as something else.
These thugs in uniform need to get punished just like we ndividual citezens would. This is beyond any justifiable beating by a mile!
I'll save indignation for someone who gets abused by the cops for no reason. This idiot gave them a reason, and I'm sorry, but drunks can be VERY dangerous, even when handcuffed. They don't feel stuff that would stop a sober person.
I wouldn’t go as high as 5%, its really < .00000000000001%. I know what you’re thinking but Im feeling generous today.
The guy was naked in the snow, was drunk and had been tasered already.
You tell me not one of those FIVE cops could sit on his legs, grab them, or otherwise subdue him, AFTER he was cuffed?
Why the beating with the nightstick?
The guy wasn’t kicking anyone or otherwise being aggressive. Why the kicks to the ribs? Really? Why the violence against a naked man whose only resistance was refusing to turn over on his stomach in the snow?
If there is such a thing as “excessive use of force” this is certainly it, in my opinion.
Hate to tell you, but dirtboy beat you to it in comment #3.
I normally don't chime in on the LEO threads. I do agree there are abuses. But I'm sorry, all this guy had to do is roll over. He didn't. And we don't know what led up to him being handcuffed on the ground in winter.
"...video footage shows deputies repeatedly telling Ring to stop resisting arrest while he is incapacitated laying facedown in the snow with at least two deputies on top of him..."
if those guys cant handle them they need to work as something elseOverpaid government hacks, with their eyes on the Pension Prize. Only these hacks are "armed and dangerous".
Good to know that the cops are on our side/ sarc.
>>But I’m sorry, all this guy had to do is roll over<<
There are at least five cops. They couldn’t roll him over?
So they had to beat and kick?
Sorry, I disagree with the degree of force.
We don't see what happened leading up to him being in cuffs. We have no sense if the guy had been violent prior to that.
The guy wasnt kicking anyone or otherwise being aggressive. Why the kicks to the ribs? Really? Why the violence against a naked man whose only resistance was refusing to turn over on his stomach in the snow?
Once again, let's see the entire story here - the video starts in mid-stream.
I think that a drunk moron, lying nake in the snow after he has been, cuffed, tasered and beaten and yet five cops still can’t handle him speaks volumes on the professionalism and the training of the five cops
>>”...video footage shows deputies repeatedly telling Ring to stop resisting arrest while he is incapacitated laying facedown in the snow with at least two deputies on top of him...” <<
Just want to get the baton suckers view in: he may be a liberal community activist and deserves all that he gets.
These thugs are so stupid they are doing it under the watchful eye of three witnesses.
Cameras appear to be the only thing protecting us from the government thugs these days.
We don't see what happened up to the point he was handcuffed and on the ground. He could have given the cops reason to be concerned at that point. The cops did have the Taser brought over and gave him warning prior to Tasing him.
My point is, y'all are always judging on first impressions, and the guy's lawyer is the one driving this story. Not exactly a neutral party.
Dumbass cops have killed more than one person this way
They all pile on top until he cannot breathe and then when the guy starts struggling for air they yell “stop resisting” until he is dead
NOT ALL COPS ARE DUMBASSES -my son is a cop and my brother is FBI, I was SP in the air force and reserves and worked for many agencies afterwards - there ARE dumbasses just like in every other profession
We can go with what we see on the video. The guy is NOT resisting other than not turning over. And maybe he COULDN’T after being tasered.
But either way, the taser rendered him incapacitated.
If the beatings and kickings are related to something BEFORE the video started, then the violence is vindictive and abusive.
Otherwise, it is unnecessary, as the guy is NOT aggressive.
We don't get to see what happened up to the point he is handcuffed and on the ground. That's my point. You don't have the whole story here. He could have been violent during arrest. The video would have more credibility for judgement if we were able to see what led up to this.
I've dealt with drunk a-holes before. No fun.
He was tasered for not turning over. Which is ridiculous, but cops LOOOOVE their tasers.
...He was warned in no uncertain terms that he would be tazed if he didn’t roll over.....
He also said he couldnt roll over...I wonder if the cops do this to their dog if he doesnt roll over? Maybe they just shoot him? This is a disgrace.
Well, he refused to BEFORE being tasered. And he could have attempted to harm the cops during arrest. We don't know.
I see no justification for the beating and the kicking.
We’ll leave it at that.
Competent people figure out how to handle things, and this seems like a pretty simple, pretty ordinary, thing for competent cops to be able to handle.
This was not an impressive group of cops.
He was given warning BEFORE being Tased. Once again, do we know if he had fought and/or resisted before getting handcuffed?
I think a review is due for seeing if, upon the suspect being Tasered, if there should be a change in procedure, because at that point the person could well have a physical reason to not be able to roll over. But I don't see a problem with him getting Tased initially. And drunken morons are a real threat even if handcuffed.
>>These kind of posts are fodder the the left. They are so stupid and vile and add nothing to the discussion. I am all for free speech but people like this damage the integrity of this site and are offensive to rational thought and decency. Are there no standars for posting? <<
Which part of the video was vile and stupid? Which part of the video adds “nothing to the discussion? Which part of the video damages the integrity of this site?
Do you think things should be kept under wraps and swept under the rug?
Sorry, Free Republic is about facts and truth. Sorry that bugs you so much.
So you are suggesting that if the “drunk moron” had been voilent before being stripped, handcuffed and put on the ground (there are no charges against him to explain why he was stripped, handcuffed and put on the snow covered ground) they then have the right to beat him? I missed that in my constitutional law class. Can you explain?
It would appear these cops may have acted “stupidly” but I’ll leave it to the expert-in-chief to make that call. Of course, since the victim apparently wasn’t black, I’m not holding my breath.
And exactly who is your post directed at, dude?
I am against no-knock raids, much of the drug war as we know it, on-street pat-downs and other police abuses.
But a drunk idiot who won't cooperate - and where we don't know what went down prior to him being handcuffed? There is a contingent on FR who are always going to judge the cops in a bad light. I'd like to see the 5-10 minutes of what happened prior to this before passing judgement.
Sorry dirtboy I ain’t buying what you are shoveling. The guy as far as I can is is either unconscious or incapacitated and yet they are ordering him to comply and then farther beating and tasering him more when he doesn’t. There is no evidence in the video that this guy was some sort of ‘superman’ and yet five cops couldn’t handle him even when he was unconscious? Maybe they should have just put a bullet in him and had been done with it.
It appears other cops came in just to give a few kicks to the prisoner. Time for a few civil suits.
I am saying the drunken moron might have well given the cops serious concern for their safety during the arrest. And they had a reason to Taze him when he wouldn't roll over because they feared for their safety if trying to force him over - a handcuffed guy still has his legs free and a guy on his back can deliver a very strong kick that can break bones.
I do agree that they should review procedure after Tazing - the guy might have been physically unable to roll over at that point. But given that he had initially refused, the cops probably thought he was still voluntarily refusing.
I do not trust anyone in a uniform. To hell with them.
If you tolerate thuggish behavior like these Goons with badges, then you are saying they are above the law. Oh and it’s only a matter of time until it’s you.
“First they came for the communists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.”
-Pastor Martin Niemöller about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.
Ever watch MMA?
One of the most dangerous moves is a guy lying on his back kicking up at an opponent trying to move down on him.
A guy on his back in handcuffs still has his legs free. There is a reason the cops wanted him on his belly, as you can't do an up kick from that position. We don't know if the guy tried to kick the cops during the arrest, as we don't see the events prior to his being on the ground in cuffs.
I think the kicking was probably overkill. But once again, it's not that good of a video image and we are largely hearing the side of the lawyer in this case.
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