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'Officer of the Year' caught on camera attacking 60-year-old man asking for help
The Daily Mail Online ^ | August 3, 2013 | Ashley Collman

Posted on 08/03/2013 8:11:09 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

An 'Officer of the Year' for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is now under investigation after security footage was released showing him attacking a 60-year-old man who was just reporting a burglary.

Last September, victim Brian Hudkins was in town for a business conference. He was staying at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis with one of his employees, Andrew Davis.

After dinner, the two went back to the hotel, but Davis was locked out of his room. He heard people behind the door and called Hudkins, believing it was a burglary. The two went downstairs to report the incident to hotel management and asked that they call the police.

Officer T. Michael Wilson responded to the call, and his exchange with the two men was recorded on hotel security camera footage obtained by WISH.

After only 16 seconds speaking to the two men, Officer Wilson tackled Mr Hudkins to the ground.

Wilson wrote in his report that Mr Hudkins was told to 'quiet' down and refused.

The officer said he 'attempted to push Mr Hudkins backwards and away from the situation' but the man 'forcibly' pushed backwards.

The surveillance footage shows quite a different story....

WISH showed the video to Police Chief Rick Hite, who said he had never seen the video before. The station later found out it was sent to the department five months ago......

Since the incident, Hudkins has filed a lawsuit asking for $700,000 in damages.

He says that he was forced to give a guilty plea the night he was arrested to get the charges off his record.

They also made him promise to stay away from the hotel and donate $500 to a police charity.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; US: Indiana
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; elderly; leo; officeroftheyear; policemisconduct
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1 posted on 08/03/2013 8:11:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

A “guilty” plea and a $500 shakedown. Nice.


2 posted on 08/03/2013 8:14:19 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Uncle Chip
They also made him promise to stay away from the hotel and donate $500 to a police charity.

What the heck?!

3 posted on 08/03/2013 8:15:07 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Uncle Chip
He says that he was forced to give a guilty plea the night he was arrested to get the charges off his record.

I believe it, intimidation is the police way. Do as I say or I'll destroy you.

4 posted on 08/03/2013 8:17:02 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Uncle Chip
All "Officers of the Year" should be on a watch list:

Former Philadelphia police officer Richard DeCoatsworth, once honored by President Barack Obama for his heroism, remains in jail on $60 million bail for allegedly raping two women -- forcing one into prostitution.

5 posted on 08/03/2013 8:17:58 AM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: Uncle Chip

They can get away with murder, why not a little grease on the side.


6 posted on 08/03/2013 8:18:13 AM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: Uncle Chip

These are the same “Officers” that Obama will recruit to shoot at citizens (sorry Seattle) who oppose his dictatorial rule. The American Stasi.


7 posted on 08/03/2013 8:18:32 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Uncle Chip

Remember, these people will ALWAYS protect their own.


8 posted on 08/03/2013 8:19:34 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Uncle Chip

We ain’t getting all the story here OR the cop is a certified nutter.


9 posted on 08/03/2013 8:20:09 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Future Snake Eater
A “guilty” plea and a $500 shakedown. Nice.

How many of those does it take to win 'Officer of the Year'?

Is there a quota system or do they rate each one like judges at a diving contest to decide the winner?

10 posted on 08/03/2013 8:20:53 AM PDT by GBA (Our obamanation: Romans 1:18-32)
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To: Uncle Chip

OMG..I am so sick of these corrupt government employees!


11 posted on 08/03/2013 8:21:14 AM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo in laughter")
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To: Uncle Chip

officer needs to fired asap and prosecuted he is an axx


12 posted on 08/03/2013 8:23:42 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Uncle Chip

Seven hundred thousand?

Guy hired the wrong lawyer.


13 posted on 08/03/2013 8:28:05 AM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Uncle Chip
Trickle down fascism.


14 posted on 08/03/2013 8:31:08 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: Uncle Chip

If the officer had responded as he was trained he would simply have shot the man and then said, “I felt threatened.” There would have been no investigation and he would have gotten a richly deserved extra paid vacation.


15 posted on 08/03/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Irenic
What the heck?!

Forcing people to donate to politically favored charities as a condition of a plea is very common these days.

16 posted on 08/03/2013 8:49:13 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: Irenic

I noticed that, too. Talk about adding insult to injury. $500 for a shakedown to give the same scumbags who threatened you instead of protecting you. I hope Hudkins makes it $3 million for damages as it’s a slam dunk win.


17 posted on 08/03/2013 8:49:20 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Uncle Chip

To Inflict and to Serve.


18 posted on 08/03/2013 8:50:23 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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To: Fightin Whitey

“Seven hundred thousand?

Guy hired the wrong lawyer.”

Correct. I know tons of lawyers in our area who already have 8 figures minimum for a sure-win in court.


19 posted on 08/03/2013 8:50:44 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Mad Dawgg

It’s sad to have to wonder which is the case.

There’s a story about a cop in southern CA being brought up on charges that he pepper-sprayed a take-out pizza in the back seat of somebody’s car when they weren’t looking, presumably just for the hell of it.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/OC-prosecutors-Deputy-pepper-sprayed-teen-s-pizza-4704569.php


20 posted on 08/03/2013 8:54:49 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Lots of cops are nutters. But they are certified to “take charge” of any situation.

I’ll say it again;we need peace officers NOT law enforcement thugs.


21 posted on 08/03/2013 8:57:07 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Irenic

Just like the local benevolent police & state trooper assoc calls around here and acts worse than experienced telemarketers asking for money, hinting that your car having their sticker on it will get you favors if you are pulled over, and as much as threatening you with their LEGAL harassment if you dont.

Havent gotten beat up yet but quite a few are pissed at me for calling them on it.


22 posted on 08/03/2013 9:01:32 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Look at the video. The man has his hands BEHIND HIS BACK the entire time before the cop assaults him.


23 posted on 08/03/2013 9:29:38 AM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Uncle Chip

If this is “officer of the yea” material, the whole damn force needs to be terminated. F’n goon squad.


24 posted on 08/03/2013 9:32:09 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: Uncle Chip

‘Roid rage?


25 posted on 08/03/2013 9:32:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: jiggyboy

Wow! Pepper spraying a pizza? I really hadn’t noticed the criminal behavior of pizzas.

I don’t believe either Andy or Barney would have done that, even to a malevolent pizza.


26 posted on 08/03/2013 9:50:14 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: 2banana

That explains it he was honored by the Mulato Child from Kenya. I guess the Usurper will be honoring all of his yes men.


27 posted on 08/03/2013 9:54:47 AM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: jiggyboy
pepper-sprayed a take-out pizza in the back seat of somebody’s car

Saves the need to put some habenaro on it later.

28 posted on 08/03/2013 10:01:24 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Don't assume Shahanshah Obama will allow another election.)
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To: fabian
If you work for the government you can't be promoted without being a screw up or an ass kissing rat. The system discourages the good people who are qualified and encourages the unqualified jerks.
29 posted on 08/03/2013 10:04:20 AM PDT by peeps36 (I'm Not A Racist, I Hate Douchebags f All Colors)
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To: Uncle Chip

At least the officer made it home that night, and that’s what’s important.


30 posted on 08/03/2013 10:08:03 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Uncle Chip
Why does this incident in America remind me of Venezuela?

These type incidents are either happening more frequently, or they are just reported more often now.

5.56mm

31 posted on 08/03/2013 10:09:02 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Mad Dawgg
We ain’t getting all the story here OR the cop is a certified nutter.

I'm sure you watched the same video I did, it showed it all. The cop is nuts......

32 posted on 08/03/2013 10:12:59 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: jiggyboy
There’s a story about a cop in southern CA being brought up on charges that he pepper-sprayed a take-out pizza in the back seat of somebody’s car when they weren’t looking,

If it was a Domino's pizza, I would have eaten it...

Disclaimer: I eat habeneros raw for breakfast.

5.56mm

33 posted on 08/03/2013 10:13:00 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Uncle Chip
Just like a Liberal, these criminal filth with badges can't tell the truth no matter how insignificant the matter they're trying to deceive about.

If you ever wondered why cops hate so much being filmed, it's because they then cannot get away with lying to get innocent people railroaded.

They can all rot in hell. And, happily, they will.

;-\

34 posted on 08/03/2013 10:18:05 AM PDT by Gargantua ("Da amba lamps. Bring dem..." LMFFAO!!!!)
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To: Don Corleone
"These are the same “Officers” that Obama will recruit to shoot at citizens (sorry Seattle) who oppose his dictatorial rule. The American Stasi."

In Seattle they'll only shoot at citizens because it's illegal for the police to engage anyone suspected of being an illegal alien unless they are caught in the act of committing a crime. Even then, the police cannot inquire about their citizenship status.
35 posted on 08/03/2013 10:28:38 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: hoosierham
"Lots of cops are nutters."

I've always thought that too many conservatives have expressed an excessive confidence in the police. In the rule of law, yes, but the police as enforcers of the law can be just as flawed as anyone else.
36 posted on 08/03/2013 10:32:09 AM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: Uncle Chip

It is a peculiarity that those who get “...of the year” awards for some reason go nuts after.

“Teacher of the year”, who suddenly turn into abusive pedophiles or something.

“Employee of the year”, who immediately begin embezzling and sexually harassing others.

etc.


37 posted on 08/03/2013 11:21:20 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Be Brave! Fear is just the opposite of Nar!)
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To: Kozak
"The man has his hands BEHIND HIS BACK the entire time before the cop assaults him."

Yeah, the only thing I can think of that could justify the cops reaction is the guy sez something to instigate it and it would need be something like "I got a gun behind my back" or "I'm going grab you and make you me luv puppy" or some other such crap.

Without audio it doesn't give us the whole story but if I was on a jury I would award the Old Guy the Cop's house.

38 posted on 08/03/2013 11:31:36 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Sounds like a bullies and wimps game. Well the wimp might not be able to do much on the spot about the bully but he can at least try not to wimp out, instead calling on the God of all power.


39 posted on 08/03/2013 11:37:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Well, men’s praise is a fragile stay indeed and often an erroneous judge. I’m sure there are lots of of-the-year winners who behave themselves decently to a superficial view, but the irony is palpable when they don’t.


40 posted on 08/03/2013 11:39:44 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

How true it is; never idolize any human institution no matter how noble its avowed purpose. Police need prayers too, that they would do the right thing not just legally but morally and ethically (in a word, being visibly reflective of God’s goodness within the scope of their assignments).


41 posted on 08/03/2013 11:42:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: Uncle Chip

I hope this lying sack-o-$hit is fired

cops like this should go to jail in general population

What the heck could the guy possibly have said that required a takedown ????


42 posted on 08/03/2013 2:32:30 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

not only a take down in the store but a SECOND take down in the street WHILE handcuffed onto his face

Cope probably needed to establish that “he asked for it” and mark him up a bit


43 posted on 08/03/2013 2:36:15 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Kozak

I would still like to know what exactly the man said to the cop, though...

(just out of curiosity)


44 posted on 08/03/2013 2:36:52 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: Mr. K

According to the article the officer was called because they thought that their room was being burglarized.

They probably wanted the officer to come up and check it out, but he balked at that idea.

That’s probably when he said something like “you’re a police officer — why don’t you do your job???”

And that’s when he attacked him.


45 posted on 08/03/2013 2:52:12 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Mr. K

Does it matter?


46 posted on 08/03/2013 3:44:47 PM PDT by Kozak ("Send them back your fierce defiance! Stamp upon the cursed alliance! To arms, to arms.....")
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To: Future Snake Eater

Is there a place on the internet that has a listing documenting all the police overreach occurring in this country?


47 posted on 08/03/2013 3:51:31 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Forcing people to donate to politically favored charities as a condition of a plea is very common these days.

__________________________

In Quebec I was forced to donate to their Domestic Violence program when I was caught for speeding.


48 posted on 08/03/2013 3:53:09 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Chickensoup
Is there a place on the internet that has a listing documenting all the police overreach occurring in this country?

Just did a search. This looks pretty good. . .

The Cato Institute's National Police Misconduct Reporting Project

49 posted on 08/03/2013 5:47:15 PM PDT by deks ("...the battle...liberty against the overreach of the federal government" Ken Cuccinelli)
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To: deks

Thanks you


50 posted on 08/03/2013 5:52:15 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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