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Ohio man who was shot in eye with Taser at traffic stop is suing police
Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer) ^ | May 11, 2014 | Associated Press

Posted on 05/13/2014 9:36:00 PM PDT by deks

Last May, Kelly was asleep in the passenger seat when his friend was pulled over for drunken driving on Interstate 71 between Cincinnati and Columbus, according to The Columbus Dispatch.

When Ohio State Trooper Bryan Cook woke Kelly, he was startled and began flailing his arms, according to the lawsuit.

Fayette County Deputy Clinton Sines then drew his Taser, opened the passenger door and shouted for Cook to get out of the truck and show his hands as he grabbed the back of Kelly's sweatshirt and tried to pull him out, the lawsuit says.

The lawsuit says Sines was apparently unaware that a still-confused Kelly was restrained by his seat belt.

"I'll taze you," Sines told Kelly as he continued to yank Kelly from the truck, according to the lawsuit.

When Sines' grip slipped, Kelly rose. That's when Sines fired his Taser, striking Kelly in the right eye, where a Taser prong became lodged.

Kelly fell back into the seat and covered his head with both arms, and Sines fired a second jolt into his eye, the lawsuit says.

(Excerpt) Read more at cleveland.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: blind; confrontationwatch; donutwatch; excessiveforce; fayettecounty; lawsuit; ohio; policebrutality; taser
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OUCH!!! - That's got to hurt.

I-71 in Fayette County. . .between Columbus and Cincinnati, Ohio.

1 posted on 05/13/2014 9:36:01 PM PDT by deks
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To: deks

Sounds like the injured passenger did nothing to deserve the treatment he received. Hope he wins the lawsuit.


2 posted on 05/13/2014 9:40:28 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: deks

Thugcop. Should be in prison.


3 posted on 05/13/2014 9:42:34 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: deks; null and void

All CONFRONTATION, all the time.


4 posted on 05/13/2014 9:42:37 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: deks

The new military occupation force.


5 posted on 05/13/2014 9:46:24 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: deks
As near as I can tell, the Fayette county tax payers can pay for Deputy Sines' vacation and Mr. Kelly's damages.
6 posted on 05/13/2014 9:48:48 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: everyone
Dashcam video of the incident at link below.

Complaint says man shot in eye with Taser

Matthew David Kelly, 24, of Harrison, sued on April 2 in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati, alleging near total loss of vision in his right eye after he was shot twice by Deputy Clinton Sines. He asked for compensatory damages of $5 million on each of four counts.

“Sheriff’s office. Show us your hands. I know you’re asleep, now get out,” as he grabbed the back of Kelly’s sweatshirt and began to try to pull him out of the truck.

Sines gave a couple of hard tugs, apparently unaware that the wordless and apparently confused Kelly was being held by his seat belt.

“I’ll taze you,” Sines told Kelly as he continued to yank Kelly from the truck. When Sines’ grip slipped, Kelly rose and Sines fired his Taser. The Taser prong struck Kelly in the right eye.

Click for >>The Columbus Dispatch article

7 posted on 05/13/2014 9:53:11 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

Transcript from video. . .

“Show us your hands. Show us your hands. . . . I know you’re asleep, now get out.”


8 posted on 05/13/2014 9:56:33 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

I’m guessing that our local “Cops can do no wrong” Freepers are asleep?


9 posted on 05/13/2014 10:00:29 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: deks

This, my friends, is what torture really looks like. This was a clumsy and brutal action. I’m surprised it’s taken this long to come to trial. Have these two cops been working since then? Hopefully, they were at least suspended for a while.


10 posted on 05/13/2014 10:01:57 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: tpmintx; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou; oh8eleven; ...
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11 posted on 05/13/2014 10:03:53 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: deks

Dear God.


12 posted on 05/13/2014 10:06:16 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: deks
Idiot cop had no reason to fire the taser at guy.

Hope the guy wins the lawsuit big time.

13 posted on 05/13/2014 10:11:20 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: deks

You can bet your sweet bippy he wouldn’t have done that to an illegal alien, a Muzzie, an “openly gay” homosexual football player or an LA Clipper.


14 posted on 05/13/2014 10:12:00 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Anybody
When the officer grabbed the half-asleep passenger by the jacket and yanked him halfway out of the car, did he think...why is he not falling out of the car onto the ground? (because his seat belt was on)

The Solution: Let go, and then about two seconds later Taser the man in the eye.

The dazed man, stunned and in pain, doesn't move very much. But a few seconds later he puts his hands over his head.

The officer screams, "Get on the ground. Get on the ground. Now! I'll do it again. Get on the ground." Then he sent "a second surge of high voltage electricity into Mr. Kelly's eye."

Video with Columbus Dispatch article

15 posted on 05/13/2014 10:15:28 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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Drunks can be stupid, dangerous, and difficult to manage.

At least it wasn’t led that passed through the “sleepy” passenger’s eye socket.


16 posted on 05/13/2014 10:16:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: RC one
As near as I can tell, the Fayette county tax payers can pay for Deputy Sines' vacation and Mr. Kelly's damages.

And the more they pay, the more circumspect cops will have to be about abusing people.

17 posted on 05/13/2014 10:18:18 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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At least it wasn’t lead ...


18 posted on 05/13/2014 10:20:37 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric
Drunks can be stupid, dangerous, and difficult to manage.

Except, by looking at the vid, he wasn't being stupid, dangerous, and difficult to manage.

Stupid cop just getting his rocks off because he knew he could.

19 posted on 05/13/2014 10:22:48 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: Gene Eric

Yes. . .past articles on fatal incidents have led some to comment, “Where was the taser. Why didn’t they just use the taser”?

Clicking Keyword taser above will bring up several articles where the taser itself was fatal.

But I’m glad for him that it was just the taser in the eye and not the gun. The Deputy Sheriff Clinton Sines was apparently not a model officer. . .

“...Sines’ disciplinary record, which includes a 1999 letter for unprofessional conduct, two reprimands in 2010 for neglect of duty and a 2011 action in which Sines was sued for violating the constitutional rights of an 18-year-old woman during a traffic stop.”


20 posted on 05/13/2014 10:33:28 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: The Cajun

“Stupid cop just getting his rocks off because he knew he could.”
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Cops in the US have been morphing into jack-booted thugs for about the last 15-20 years. Hard to find the good old boy on the beat anymore.


21 posted on 05/13/2014 10:36:09 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: deks; The Cajun

I only read the text without reviewing the video. I trust your observations.


22 posted on 05/13/2014 10:40:58 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: deks

That had to be brutal getting your eyeball electrocuted.

I knew a guy who took mortar shrapnel to the eye, pop’ed his eyeball out, dangling by the nerve and they had to cut it and tie him off to stop the bleeding while being flown out. But he survived, wore a patch and went on.


23 posted on 05/13/2014 10:43:04 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: The Cajun

I watched the video. . . I ga-ron-tee that you are correct, The Cajun.


24 posted on 05/13/2014 10:44:26 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

I cannot imagine what that feels like


25 posted on 05/13/2014 10:46:17 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Gene Eric

Thank you. We can be civil here and not tear into each other over the text that we’ve entered into the reply box.


26 posted on 05/13/2014 10:48:17 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Gene Eric

Attacking sleeping people, all in a days work!

Thank you for keeping us... Scared?


27 posted on 05/13/2014 10:48:41 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: AlexW; deks
I just feel sorry for the poor kid, don't give a hoot if he was drunk or stoned, but the idiot cop was in no way being threatened.

The kid did no action to deserve that, the loss of an eye for life.

28 posted on 05/13/2014 10:52:51 PM PDT by The Cajun (tea party!!!, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert......Nuff said.)
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To: GeronL

Hey, GeronL. I see you’re coming up on 15 years here in October. I’m curious. How many comments have you made all together? How many articles :)


29 posted on 05/13/2014 10:56:43 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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and after suing f.o.p./city & state; go after his LEO's pension plan, too.
Make Malicious P.O.S. unemployalbe for any Gov't. ELO agency.

30 posted on 05/13/2014 11:08:05 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: The Cajun
this LEO; needs to working @ a very low payin' job soonest.

31 posted on 05/13/2014 11:12:04 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: everyone

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32 posted on 05/13/2014 11:19:03 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: GeronL

Hey, GeronL. . . Sorry, I don’t usually just “chat”. Hope I didn’t kill the thread. . . maybe you’ll see this in the morning ;)


33 posted on 05/13/2014 11:32:09 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

eye for eye, tooth for tooth AFAIC.


34 posted on 05/13/2014 11:48:29 PM PDT by RC one (Militarized law enforcement is just a nice way of saying martial law enforcement.)
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To: deks

The only people that think Tasers are the solution for every situation are the people at Taser.
I certainly wouldn’t trust my life to one. The failure rate in real life is too high.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 12:17:37 AM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Gene Eric

Here’s a you tube link => https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qas5wRCwZ40

What do you think of the officer’s actions?


36 posted on 05/14/2014 12:25:19 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Gene Eric

Oh. I didn’t realize being drunk or asleep was a crime .
Oh COURSE the officer should have shot the bad man...
/s


37 posted on 05/14/2014 12:39:21 AM PDT by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: Kozak

>> Oh. I didn’t realize being drunk or asleep was a crime .

You inferred that from my post #16?


38 posted on 05/14/2014 1:37:09 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: null and void

Does a cop with a taser qualify as a jack booted thug?


39 posted on 05/14/2014 1:42:57 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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To: null and void
Um..

Ignore post 39..

40 posted on 05/14/2014 1:47:53 AM PDT by NoCmpromiz (John 14:6 is a non-pluralistic comment.)
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These are the prongs fired from the Taser gun and it is they that deliver the charge.

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41 posted on 05/14/2014 2:41:16 AM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: deks

It’s been a while since I knew how to find that info, lol


42 posted on 05/14/2014 4:15:58 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: deks

You’ve posted a total of 1,366 threads and 157,451 replies.


43 posted on 05/14/2014 4:19:46 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: babygene

The good people of Fayette County need to get hit with a judgment that bankrupts the county and forces all assets owned by the county to be sold off. No, the kop who commited the assault and battery won’t pay because kops are special. But the taxpayers need to start being held responsible for the dangerous animals they insist on having to keep them “safe.”


44 posted on 05/14/2014 4:35:14 AM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: deks; napscoordinator

Just another disobedient sheeple getting what he deserved, huh naps?


45 posted on 05/14/2014 4:50:24 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: babygene

Maybe anyone who goes outside their house for a walk, drive or run should protect themselves from the moron cops by having a dog with them that way at least you’ll have a chance to say something while the cops is busy shooting the dog for no reason.


46 posted on 05/14/2014 4:54:24 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: RoadGumby

No and I should not have said such things. I would get rid of every post on here if I could (well just this thread).


47 posted on 05/14/2014 5:34:15 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: GeronL
You’ve posted a total of 1,366 threads and 157,451 replies.

That beats my
You've posted a total of 1,350 threads and 126,968 replies.

I guess I'd better get crackin'...

48 posted on 05/14/2014 6:26:20 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: deks

But did the cop go home safe and sound that evening?

The whole column was wasted on a bunch on nonsense about some civilian sleeping. Who cares!!!? There was NOTHING, NOTHING about if the cop went home safely.

Worthless story.


49 posted on 05/14/2014 7:55:04 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: null and void

That is still pretty close though


50 posted on 05/14/2014 9:30:44 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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