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Posted on 04/28/2014 4:32:45 AM PDT by raybbr
Full Headline: Tennessee sheriff's deputy is FIRED after he was caught on camera choking an unresisting college student until he passed out
A sheriff's deputy in Knox County, Tennessee has been fired after he was caught on camera allegedly choking a university student Saturday night.
Frank Phillips, 47, was been found 'unsuitable for continued employment,' according to a termination notice posted Sunday night on the Knox County Sheriff's Office's website.
'In my 34 years of law enforcement experience, excessive force has never been tolerated. After an investigation by the Office of Professional Standards, I believe excessive force was used in this incident,' Sheriff Jimmy 'J.J.' Jones said.
'Therefore, Officer Phillips' employment with the Knox County Sheriff's Office is terminated immediately.'
Jones added that the investigation will now be turned over to the Knox County Attorney General's Office to determine any further action.
John Messner, a freelance photographer in Knoxville, captured Phillips with both hands around the neck of University of Tennessee student Jarod Dotson in Fort Sanders after a party. The 21-year-old can be seen falling to his knees after the man's grip apparently renders him unconscious.
Phillips has been with the Sheriff's Office since 1992. Dotson, of Powell, is an architecture major at the college.
Authorities say Dotson was publicly intoxicated and drinking from a cup 'that had an odor of an alcoholic beverage' at 23rd Street and Laurel Avenue, when he was arrested.
He was charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest. He was released Sunday morning on a $500 bond, the sheriff's office said.
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In before the donut muncher a$$ kissing crowd.
will he also be charged with attempted murder?
I know, stupid question.
Tennessee cops have no monopoly on brutality.
Buffalo NY cops beet a handcuffed man this weekend also.
I’m just glad the guy wasn’t walking a dog as well.
Tennessee cops have no monopoly on brutality.
Buffalo NY cops beat a handcuffed man this weekend also.
Take that away, and his punishment would be loss of coffee fund privileges for a week.
Well that was quick —
Whatever the case, it’s never a good idea to resist arrest.
Why the he!! is the London Daily Mail or whatever paper doing the bird-dogging on our TN cops who are doing behavior mod on our college kids on one of our college campuses? Where is the American Free Press in all this?
It was merely an innocent demonstration of how to remain silent per the Miranda warning.
That copper looks like a Bubba. The type that 40 years ago would have been smiling after beating black voters and bombing a church.
Now that the taxpayers won’t be footing the bill, the kid should sue the bastard hard, irrespective of any criminal charges.
But, it looks as if he's standing there with his hands cuffed behind his back before he gets choked out. That's resisting arrest?
Without the camera it didn't even happen.
When are the federal charges coming?
Fire 'em all.
first it was the black jacks then billy clubs and then night sticks and now hands......
must there be no means of restraining a suspect?
Good old boys on the beat have been replaced by jack-booted thugs. It is now a cultural thing, don’tcha know?
You know this POS has been doing this for years. He finally got caught.
"Sherriff Jimmy 'JJ' Jones demoted the five officers involved in the incident.
Jones' action in disciplining the officers was well-received by the community. He's now up for re-election, with early voting already taking place "
“When are the federal charges coming?”
When the victim turns black.
Resisting arrest no longer means anything, as the police charge anyone they assault with it to justify their abuse.
They also apply it to any action that doesn’t involve kissing their posterior donut retention pads.
Agreed. Glad his ass is fired. But he'll just get a job with a smaller town's police force and have a bigger chip on his shoulder.
Not good enough. Had the student done the same thing to a cop he would have been killed. That man needs a criminal record for his efforts.
See my #26. The charge of resisting arrest is highly questionable in most cases. Tell me why I should ever believe its justified when it is so often just a trumped up charge.
When I was younger and living in Amarillo, it was well known that the cops would stop the elevator between floors and work the individual over. Happened to 2 guys I knew. One probably deserved it, but he had his hands cuffed behind his back when he was beaten. And he had no marks on him when they put him in the car, but had two black eyes and other facial injuries when released. But he was released the next day without charges.
Which is why bad cops hate cameras.
Youre right. He will end up in a small town, mostly because he is related to the chief” and act like a stormtrooper.
And the other costumed enforcers did nothing to stop the choking.
I get the impression “resisting arrest” means whatever the arresting officer wants it to mean, thus making it a meaningless charge.
I saw a girl get taken down outside a Wal-Mart about 3-4 months back. She came out of her SUV all mouthy and I thought, oh no. I was driving past but it looked like they didn’t overdo it from what I initially saw.
But I have no doubt it happens.
That’s why I don’t watch “Cops” on TV — somebody will be cooperating, getting down on the ground and some kook will run over, knee him in the back and slam his face into the ground. After seeing more than a dozen of those I never could sit through another show.
If you look at the cop’s picture.. you can tell he is as mean as a snake. Choking a HANDCUFFED person! Glad he lost his job but he’s 47. Want to bet he doesn’t lose his pension. If I was this kid’s parents... I would hire a lawyer and fast. Sue him and his department for a ton. Unfortunately, that is the ONLY way these civil right violating departments will start reprimanding/and removing the bad ones.. when it starts costing them $. This stuff infuriates me!
fired. A non-cop would be looking at 6 months for battery.
Why aren’t the other 2 deputies in that picture also fired?
He’s not choking him, he’s cutting off blood supply to the brain by blocking the carotid artery; common restraint technique from martial arts and very rarely harmful as long as you control the person as they fall. I’ve done it/had it done to me dozens of times with no ill effects. Still excessive for this situation, but despite the attempted murder and choking him to death comments, he is using a safe, minimally forceful technique for restraint, despite how it looks to the untrained.
Logical explanation: Frustration because there was no dog available to shoot.
It seems I’m roundly misunderstood here. I said “whatever the case”, meaning even if this person wasn’t resisting arrest, it’s never a good idea to anyway.
You are correct. It is like the words “Racists” or “territorial imperative” or “homophobe” . They mean what the user wants them to mean. They were coined as political correct terms.
I understood what you meant but I still beg to differ. There will come a time when resistance is critical to the continuation of our Republic.
If the “deputy” in question is part of a “union”, the county had better do LOTS OF HOMEWORK to insure they have a “bullet proof” case. If there is the slightest chink in their armor the deputy will walk away with LOTS OF MONEY. This has happened over and over here in Wisconsin and you can take if from someone with lots of experience with cases like this, the deputy will have to be bought off to go away. The county will not want to take the issue to court and it will be much easier (meaning less expensive) to pay off the deputy than to go into litigation. It happens all the time.
Did they beat him before or after the beeting?
Police knock out game.
It's a good thing jhe passed out before he killed that poor kid.
No replacement whatsoever.
Just the addition of cameras.
You’re making a distinction between an “air choke” and a “blood choke”?
And how do you know he has the training to know when to “let up”?