Skip to comments.Chicago Area Civil Rights Group Investigating Iowa Police Brutality Claim
Posted on 08/06/2013 7:33:04 AM PDT by kevcol
A Chicago civil rights organization is investigating claims that a mother was unjustly beaten by police officers in Davenport Iowa after she was caught shoplifting. The incident was captured on camera.
While store security has Redell turn over the things shes taken, two Davenport police officers walk in. Redell calls her boyfriend telling him to pick up their daughter. When one of the officers hears Redells boyfriends name, he tells Redell, This is going to get ugly, real quick.
Redells boyfriend, James Gibson, is a community activist who had done some sensitivity training with the department when it comes to race and officers dealing with the public.
Redell recoiled in fear as one of the officers starts beating her. A store worker left the room quickly carrying Redells one-year-old daughter. The beating lasted for one minute and five seconds.
I did bite him to try to get him off of me, said Redell.
Redell contacted the Oak Forest based civil rights organization Living and Driving While Black Foundation, for help. In a statement, the organizations founder David L Lowery Jr. says: We did an investigation and found this was a vicious assault and a blatant violation of Ms. Redells civil rights. We have referred her case to our general counsel, former Cook County Cmsr. Tony Peraica. Our organization has seen a history of civil rights violations from the Davenport Police Department.
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store employees reported she attempted to steal $388 worth of women's clothing. The officer, Scott Crow, said in his report he hit Redell because she bit his finger and wouldn't let go.
Redell pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of shoplifting shoplifting and is scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 23 in Scott County (Iowa) Court. Her criminal record includes two previous shoplifting convictions, records show. A second misdemeanor charge, assault causing injury to a peace officer, was dropped.
Justice For Finger Biters!!! /s
Officers don’t BEAT shoplifting perps.
Not if the officer is acting correctly.
What she did before has nothing to do with anything in regard to whether or not he administered a BEATING to her.
The claim is also made that when he found out the name of her boyfriend while she was calling him on the phone, he said this is going to get real ugly, real quick. That remains to be seen if it proves out.
Nice to see that violence is no longer an in issue in Chicago and that “civil rights” groups must now go out of state to look for injustices.
Apparently those hundreds of black on black homicides are “protested” by the Million Moms for Gun Control, so these guys can head out of state....
Local incident for me.
She bit the cop. He hit her. Not sure on the details or if she bit first.