Skip to comments.Two Broward Deputies Accused Of Using Excessive Force
Posted on 05/01/2014 3:49:26 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Two Broward Sheriffs Office Deputies are under fire, accused of using excessive forceand all of it was caught on camera.
BSO is conducting an internal affairs investigation to find out if the two officers involved were justified in using force and are also questioning why Sheriff Scott Israel wasnt notified until three months after the incident....
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Federal Documents obtained by CBS4 allege Deputy Lambert of striking, pummeling and pounding a party host while responding to a noise complaint in Dania Beach back in 2009.
I hope the guy didn’t have a dog.
Funny, the sheriff’s good friend Debbie Wasserman Schultz hadn’t said anything about the abuse rampant in the Broward Sheriff’s office.
Look at the video. The cops were brutal. Their report said they “escorted” Mr. Gonzalez to the ground.
BOTH of those dogs worked TOGETHER (after one of them having sucker punched the drunk in the face)to violently slam the man down into the concrete. It was brutal and intentional, and the “Use of Force” documentation they filed was an outright lie.
This video is going to cost Broward one hell of a lot of money. If they had any sense they would file criminal charges against both of the Deputies for attempted murder.
The Gonzalez guy was absolutely no threat.
Really, I am generally a law and order citizen. This seems to be a case of the law keepers becoming law breakers.
At least they returned home safe,,”S”
I went here and watched it.
This incident happened just three months after BSO shelled out $350,000 to settle a federal lawsuit involving Deputy Lambert, who allegedly beat and abused another Broward citizen.
This guy's a liability.
Here's more info regarding the 350 K payout case.
December 6, 2013|By Susannah Bryan, Sun Sentinel
A Dania Beach couple has agreed to a $350,000 settlement after filing a federal lawsuit claiming deputies with the Broward Sheriff's Office wrongfully arrested them at their home in 2009 over a noise complaint.
Jorge Rodriguez, 50, was stunned several times with a Taser, tackled and beaten in front of his children and friends during a party at his home on Dec. 6, 2009, the lawsuit stated.
"He was Tased, he was pummeled, he was lifted up from the ground by his forearms while he was handcuffed," said Gary Kollin, attorney for the couple. "His face was swollen with cuts and there were some Taser burns on his back."
The lawsuit went to trial Nov. 12 in West Palm Beach, and was settled on the seventh day of trial, Kollin said.
Deputies Justin Lambert, James Cady and Randy Villata, and Sheriff Scott Israel, as head of the agency, were named as defendants.
A Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman declined to comment.
Deputies had said Rodriguez tried to punch and kick them, but Rodriguez and witnesses said that never happened, Kollin said.
The lawsuit stated that Rodriguez did not resist arrest in any way, although deputies charged him with resisting arrest with violence and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Rodriguez went to trial on those charges in July 2011. A jury found him not guilty.
His wife, Maria Rentel, 48, had been charged with disorderly conduct, but was acquitted by a judge in December 2010.
The couple's friend William Pineiro also was arrested at the party when he questioned why his friends were under arrest. His charges were later dropped.
Two years ago, a federal jury awarded Pineiro $250,000 in a wrongful arrest lawsuit.
For more than 20 years, the family had thrown a party in early December to celebrate the holidays and Rodriguez's birthday.
Since the arrests, the parties have ended, Kollin said.
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There are probably a lot of cops like this and now that everybody has cameras on their phones, more of this will come to light. Unless the cops grab the phones and smash them, too.
They felt threatened.®
They passed a law in MD forbidding filming of cops after one biker’s helmet cam showed the cop beating the crap out of him for no reason.
The guy probably didn’t give these ‘officers’ the respect that they think everyone should have for their awesomeness.
Their word and their person are inviolate, and any response they deem needed is correct - even to the point of having to falsify the documentation afterwards.
A hand outstretched, even in the most nonthreatening manner, becomes a violent assault attempt and a trigger goes off in their limited brain functions to escalate to the highest response possible given the victim had no weapon on him.
They TRIED to kill him by propelling him into the concrete, and if I were on a jury I would vote guilty on a charge of attempted murder.
I see the man reaching towards one of the officers belt just prior to being punched and slammed down. Watch each and every clip, one of them have him definitely reaching between the officers with his left hand at their waste high.
He may just be animated with his hands while talking, but that reach was awfully close to their belts and guns perhaps.
can you cite that law. My understanding that in public view merely recording a police officer is not a crime.
How can it be illegal to film cops “doing their jobs”? That makes me sick. What did they base that law on?
Federal Courts Rule it is Not Illegal to Film Police
Author: Pace Lattin
Published: September 01, 2011 at 5:54 pm
The First Court of Appeals has reached a decision that would allow the general public to video-tape police officers while they are working. This decision comes right after several well-known public cases have come to light involving citizens being arrested for video-taping police.
When was the last time a reporter attended "Cop School" to report what their steroid raging little shaved heads are being formed into?
Cops for the most part are nothing more than steroid raging anger freaks anymore. They make stormtroopers look benevolent based on their behavior nowadays.
So long as they all go home safely right?
On an iPhone right and can’t copy links.
Google film cops in MD.
We’re one of 12 states where consent is required for both parties.
It’s law in MD.
Try it yourself if you want.
I wasn’t questioning that it is law in MD. I am questioning the legality of the law.
Of course it’s crap but this is the freak state.
How do you respond? How does the South American side of your family respond? How does the Hillbilly Redneck side of your family respond?
Ever see the movie Next of Kin? :)
” Really, I am generally a law and order
The part that gets missed is that there isn’t a difference between law and order citizen and those who are tired of poor police behavior. People always try to equate criticism of LE with support for criminals.
These days, it’s hard to find a cop who doesn’t use excessive force.
Tactically, that's a bad idea.
So why would the deputy do that? One reason only. The deputy wanted to provoke the citizen, to get the citizen to step back or even push the deputy. Then the deputy could justify whatever force he wanted to use.
But the citizen just stood there and didn't take the bait. He was beaten anyway.
I did a search and got this:
"Twelve statesCalifornia, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, and Washingtonrequire the consent of all parties for you to record a conversation.
However, all but 2 of these statesMassachusetts and Illinoishave an expectation of privacy provision to their all-party laws that courts have ruled does not apply to on-duty police (or anyone in public). In other words, its technically legal in those 48 states to openly record on-duty police."
I think the key here is the word "conversation" in the first paragraph. So I'm thinking that silent recording is legal in all 50 states. Of course if I'm wrong I could be in for a beating.
“This video is going to cost Broward one hell of a lot of money. If they had any sense they would file criminal charges against both of the Deputies for attempted murder.”
First, Debbe Washerwoman-Schultz is the type specimen for Jewish communists. As such, the police can be used to dominate the untermenschen and she approves.
Whether the New York Times or Lil’ Debbe, the apologists for the police state storm troopers never miss an opportunity to ignore police brutality, hide police crimes, ad nauseam.
Let the Yenta From Hell, and her buddy, Sheriff Israel, explain why the savage was turned loose on the public after that award.
Only when the public demands that a LEO’s certification be permanently removed for such acts, and that officers are to be held personally responsible for such brutality related awards - then and then only will such behavior stop.
I have a Samsung Axxion cam on the bike that they won’t see unless they’re really really looking for it.
I am never going to mention it, either.
I don’t look good with lead in my head.
One only need to understand that in the most dire circumstances of a 911 situation, the mere mention of “officer down” will result in the most expedient attention possible being applied to the emergency. IOW, all-hands come running as fast as humanly possible. This is understandable.
However, when this camaraderie and esprit de corps also extends to outright cover up and criminal acts (in my opinion - filing knowingly false reports, for example) to suppress murderous intent is patently reprehensible and has no defense, period. Public demand for decertification in my book is a panacea - what needs to start happening is aggressive prosecution and prison for these cowards. That’s when it will stop.
Yes, you are correct. What I meant is that generally I am sympathetic to LE and believe they should be given the benefit if the doubt, especially in tense and high pressure situations.
The last few years in south Florida, before the all the drama over the thug who attacked George Zimmerman became a cause celebre, the black community was in an uproar over cops who shot some black suspects.
One case I remember was a perp who was trying to RUN OVER a cop on foot...the officer stopped him permanently.
Anyway, there was an INDEPENDENT investigation by a former FBI man who was black...and HE found no criminal activity by the police. The media was SO UPSET, but had to report the facts.