Skip to comments.Cops Beat a Deaf Man for Seven Minutes Because He didnít Respond to Their Yelling
Posted on 01/16/2014 8:07:19 AM PST by Altariel
Pearl Pearson is a 64 year-old diabetic deaf driver who resides in the Oklahoma City area. On the evening of January 3rd, Pearl crossed paths with the wrong cops.
The following is the story according to Pearl Pearson and family of what happened that night: Whats the story? At this time, only limited details can be provided since this case is under investigation.
1. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol pulled Pearl over late in the evening on January 3, 2014. Pearl pulled over as he should.
2. Pearls drivers license indicates he is Deaf. He also has a placard in his drivers door that says, Driver is deaf.
3. Pearl pulled over and rolled down his window, expecting an officer to ask for this identification. An officer struck him in the face before Pearl had the chance to do anything. As you can see, he was struck multiple times.
4. An interpreter was never provided while Pearl was under the care of law enforcement. Not during the booking, hospital, or time at the jail was an interpreter provided, even through Pearl requested one.
5. Pearl was left wondering why the the entire time. He has no clue why he was beat. Pearl and his family are still not sure, but are ready for some answers.
6. Pearls own son is a police officer, as was his son-in-law, who is now a deputy sheriff. He respects law enforcement and knows how to respond when pulled over. There is no reason for someone like Pearl to be hurt like this by those who are meant to protect and serve.
Yelling at a deaf man to put up his hands will not do much, except aggravate an already aggressive police officer. This is a tragic scenario of ignorance and needless escalation of violence.
Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes were the two OHP officers that were involved in what an affidavit claims was a 7 minutes altercation.
Where is the dash cam footage from the units of Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes? Wouldnt this clear up any inconsistencies in this story?
The two officers have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues.
Well at least the cops went home safe.
Injury attorneys are vermin, but here is an occasion to let them devour as much as they want.
I’m glad too,it’s sure a shame that the dash camera was malfunctioning at the time! The good news is we still will have the officer’s word to rely on what happened!
Suspended with pay. Isn’t that like a paid vacation?
The OHP will investigate and absolve themselves of any wrongdoing. How nice.
Bandwidth overloaded according to my browser.
Likely the host server can’t handle the traffic increase from being sited here.
It's getting to the point where we need concealed cameras and microphones with offsite storage for use during any interaction with government officials. Evidence against you will always be available. Evidence against the government just happens to be conveniently unavailable.
Bad link! No treat today!
This is when the blue mafia and their union goons close ranks and let the incident die a quiet death.
Until that behavior changes and these incidents end with criminal prosecution and conviction, the police will continue to behave like this and worse. Not all of them, of course, but a disturbing minority.
The problem is that the police officer's wealth is never on the buffet, it's the taxpayer's money they gorge on.
LOL! Did the cops lock them up in invisible boxes?
I have drop box on my cell phone. I can take a picture or video and the file is copied to my other computers within a couple minutes. As long as the phone is turned on and has connectivity.
When I was a child I was taught to respect and trust the police. I taught my children to stay away from the police.
The page I am looking for is not there.
(at the link)
I always figured when a government agency has cameras and they malfunction, the “malfunction” should be treated as being just as damning as the WORST thing that could have been on the tape, because (1) that’s likely what it was, (2) maintaining the tech was their responsibility as the owner and they shouldn’t get a windfall from failing to do so, and (3) there shouldn’t be any incentive to spike negative evidence, especially when it’s a branch of government in question.
I looked at some possibilities last week but forgot to do anything more. What is the software you're using?
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