Skip to comments.Louisiana Cop Accused of Beating Handcuffed Woman Back on the Job (union reinstates him)
Posted on 09/10/2009 6:09:59 PM PDT by ellery
In 2007, Shreveport police officer Wiley Willis arrested 38-year-old Angela Garbarino on suspicion of drunken driving. While in custody, as captured on the video below, Garbarino began arguing with Willis about what she said was her right to make a phone call. About a minute later, Willis walked over and turned off the video camera. When the camera returns back on, Garbarino was lying on the floor in a pool of her own blood. She was later photographed with severe facial injuries that looked to have come from a beating. Willis attorney stated that she tripped and fell while the camera was off. After the video went viral, Willis was fired, but never criminally charged.
Last month, the Shreveport Municipal Fire and Police Civil Service Board voted to reinstate Willis on the police force. Hell get full back pay and benefits for the year-and-a-half he was fired. The reason? During the internal investigation of Willis, a polygraph machine operator failed to record the results of his Q&A with Willis. This apparently is a violation of Louisianas Police Officers Bill of Rights, a set of guidelines every department must follow when investigating officer misconduct.
Garbarino won a $400,000 settlement from the city of Shreveport last year.
You are so right, and the number of incidents like this seem to be rising.
In the sixties this was very common.
In a city like Houston a man would be taken out of the holding cell for “questioning” and come back in god-awful shape, sometimes unconscious.
The beatings were even done in front of female office personnel.
He worked her over pretty good. I hope she moved away because he’s loose again.
Well, at least he didn’t drag her out into a field and put 2 rounds of 12 gauge into her like the cop in an earlier post today did to a ferocious, 6 pound, de-clawed, sick, 18 year old housecat. But hey, never judge a thug until you walk a mile in his jackboots.
All that beating and no taser? What’s wrong with this pig? He should know better than to get his hands dirty while handling the chattel.
Protect. Serve. Beat Down. Electrify.
The New Amerika.
Shreveport, Just Like New Orleans.
He is the type obama will want for the future.
Shreveport could sue Willis for the $400K he cost them. The union couldn’t do anything about that.
“He is the type obama will want for the future.”
What kind of scumbag sicko beats a drunk, handcuffed WOMAN like that?
And then his fellow pigs give him his job back.
I don’t know why so many on the right put pigs and American soldiers on the same plane of respect—they’re not even close.
Pigs won’t risk a broken finger nail, or a dropped doughnut, to subdue a little old lady nowadays—they’ll opt for 50k volts and make quick work of it.
If you think the new generation of pigs is going to resist orders from the power mongers in government to make your life hell you are sorely mistaken.
Rough times ahead.
There are officers and then there are some who should have never been given a badge. Not all are bad.
I know what time it is. Hoodlums such as this and worse is what obama’s personal army will be made up of.
Who do you think is going to come to get you and put your butt and mine in the camps, only they won’t be called camps? Your local cop. Sure some may refuse and quit, but when threathened with the loss of their pensions will toe the company line.
Like you say, rough times are ahead.
Better. She sued. And won.
She should have used her right to remain silent first
Even the police union must be holding its nose about this one. The chief of police, to his credit, is still trying to dislodge this loser. I would have to wonder if some of his fellows are cogitating to have done to him what King David had done to Uriah.
She got the beating for insisting on her right to a phone call.
“Not all are bad.”
Of course I want to believe that but what am I supposed to think when he gets his damn job back?
The message is crystal clear: cops are above the laws they claim to be upholding. One set of laws for them and another set for we peons who didn’t make that career choice.
It’s dangerous on so many levels. And it’s frightening.