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Tennessee sheriff's deputy is FIRED after he was caught on camera choking an unresisting...
DailyMail.com ^ | 28 April 2014 | Alex Greig and Helen Pow

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: cops; donutwatch; knoxville
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1 posted on 04/28/2014 4:32:45 AM PDT by raybbr
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To: raybbr

In before the donut muncher a$$ kissing crowd.


2 posted on 04/28/2014 4:35:56 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: raybbr

will he also be charged with attempted murder?

I know, stupid question.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 4:36:39 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: raybbr

Tennessee cops have no monopoly on brutality.
Buffalo NY cops beet a handcuffed man this weekend also.
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/live/2014/04/youtube-video-alleges-buffalo-police-brutality.html


4 posted on 04/28/2014 4:37:37 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: mad_as_he$$

I’m just glad the guy wasn’t walking a dog as well.


5 posted on 04/28/2014 4:38:03 AM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: BuffaloJack

Tennessee cops have no monopoly on brutality.
Buffalo NY cops beat a handcuffed man this weekend also.
http://blogs.buffalonews.com/live/2014/04/youtube-video-alleges-buffalo-police-brutality.html


6 posted on 04/28/2014 4:38:15 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: raybbr
The operative phrase here is "caught on camera".

Take that away, and his punishment would be loss of coffee fund privileges for a week.

7 posted on 04/28/2014 4:39:36 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: raybbr

Well that was quick —


8 posted on 04/28/2014 4:41:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: raybbr

Whatever the case, it’s never a good idea to resist arrest.


9 posted on 04/28/2014 4:41:54 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: raybbr

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?


10 posted on 04/28/2014 4:42:39 AM PDT by caddie
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Does this look like resisting arrest?


11 posted on 04/28/2014 4:43:05 AM PDT by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

It was merely an innocent demonstration of how to remain silent per the Miranda warning.


12 posted on 04/28/2014 4:45:20 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: raybbr

That copper looks like a Bubba. The type that 40 years ago would have been smiling after beating black voters and bombing a church.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 4:45:29 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: raybbr

Now that the taxpayers won’t be footing the bill, the kid should sue the bastard hard, irrespective of any criminal charges.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:22 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Whatever the case, it’s never a good idea to resist arrest.

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?

15 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:29 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Eric Pode of Croydon
Take that away, and his punishment would be loss of coffee fund privileges for a week.

Without the camera it didn't even happen.

16 posted on 04/28/2014 4:47:57 AM PDT by SeeSharp
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To: raybbr

When are the federal charges coming?


17 posted on 04/28/2014 4:50:22 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: raybbr
The cop's buddies don't seem too interested in his bad behavior, either.

Fire 'em all.

18 posted on 04/28/2014 4:50:27 AM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: raybbr

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?


19 posted on 04/28/2014 4:51:12 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: raybbr; All

Good old boys on the beat have been replaced by jack-booted thugs. It is now a cultural thing, don’tcha know?


20 posted on 04/28/2014 4:51:32 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: raybbr
pretty sure the union will have something to say about that...
21 posted on 04/28/2014 4:51:37 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: raybbr

You know this POS has been doing this for years. He finally got caught.


22 posted on 04/28/2014 4:52:23 AM PDT by caver (Obama: Home of the Whopper)
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To: Uncle Chip
Well that was quick —

"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 "

Hmmmmmm.

23 posted on 04/28/2014 4:55:19 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: F15Eagle

“When are the federal charges coming?”

When the victim turns black.


24 posted on 04/28/2014 4:58:12 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: vladimir998

Exactly


25 posted on 04/28/2014 5:00:55 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: raybbr

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.


26 posted on 04/28/2014 5:03:22 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Yorlik803
That copper looks like a Bubba. The type that 40 years ago would have been smiling after beating black voters and bombing a church.

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.

27 posted on 04/28/2014 5:05:30 AM PDT by EricT. (Everything not forbidden is compulsory.)
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To: raybbr

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.


28 posted on 04/28/2014 5:05:31 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Whatever the case, it’s never a good idea to resist arrest.

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.

29 posted on 04/28/2014 5:06:12 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: F15Eagle

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.


30 posted on 04/28/2014 5:06:45 AM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: SeeSharp
Without the camera it didn't even happen.

Which is why bad cops hate cameras.

31 posted on 04/28/2014 5:07:42 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: EricT.

Youre right. He will end up in a small town, mostly because he is related to the chief” and act like a stormtrooper.


32 posted on 04/28/2014 5:09:05 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: raybbr

And the other costumed enforcers did nothing to stop the choking.


33 posted on 04/28/2014 5:09:41 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

I get the impression “resisting arrest” means whatever the arresting officer wants it to mean, thus making it a meaningless charge.


34 posted on 04/28/2014 5:10:37 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: TStro

Yikes

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.


35 posted on 04/28/2014 5:12:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

+1.


36 posted on 04/28/2014 5:12:45 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: raybbr

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!


37 posted on 04/28/2014 5:13:27 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: raybbr

fired. A non-cop would be looking at 6 months for battery.


38 posted on 04/28/2014 5:14:55 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: raybbr

Why aren’t the other 2 deputies in that picture also fired?


39 posted on 04/28/2014 5:15:11 AM PDT by MortMan (With friends like these, who is needing enemas?)
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To: raybbr

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.


40 posted on 04/28/2014 5:16:21 AM PDT by LambSlave
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To: Carpe Cerevisi

Logical explanation: Frustration because there was no dog available to shoot.


41 posted on 04/28/2014 5:17:43 AM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SampleMan

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.


42 posted on 04/28/2014 5:18:38 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Future Snake Eater

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.


43 posted on 04/28/2014 5:19:23 AM PDT by sport
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To: Telepathic Intruder

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.


44 posted on 04/28/2014 5:26:06 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: sport

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.


45 posted on 04/28/2014 5:26:51 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: BuffaloJack

Did they beat him before or after the beeting?


46 posted on 04/28/2014 5:29:13 AM PDT by diogenes ghost
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To: raybbr

Police knock out game.


47 posted on 04/28/2014 5:29:35 AM PDT by Fuzz
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To: raybbr
Full Headline: Tennessee sheriff's deputy is FIRED after he was caught on camera choking an unresisting college student until he passed out

It's a good thing jhe passed out before he killed that poor kid.


48 posted on 04/28/2014 5:30:48 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Malaysia Flight MH370 Black Box signals reported in Bermuda Triangle)
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To: AlexW

No replacement whatsoever.
Just the addition of cameras.


49 posted on 04/28/2014 5:32:01 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: LambSlave

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”?


50 posted on 04/28/2014 5:35:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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