Abuse of Force by Police: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by Glendale, Arizona officers

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Abuse of Force: Body camera video shows man tased 11 times by Glendale, Arizona officers

Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He'd already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by ABC15.

“If he intentionally struck a passenger in the testicles, and then intentionally tased him in or near the genitals, I’m surprised he hasn’t been prosecuted,” said Seth Stoughton, a former police officer who’s now an attorney and professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. “It raises half a dozen red flags that suggest the need for a thorough review, including a review to determine if the officer committed any crimes.”

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Link: Abuse of Force: Bodycam video shows man tased 11 times
Link: Body-cam footage shows Glendale police Taser tactics that prompted federal lawsuit

Link: Horrifying moment Arizona cop tazes a man ELEVEN times and fires at his testicles | Daily Mail Online

Glendale Police Department releases statement to ABC15 on body camera footage
Link: https://www.abc15.com/news/local-news/investigations/glendale-police-department-releases-statement-to-abc15-on-body-camera-footage

Surveillance video: Glendale police release new angle of violent traffic stop
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The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona by attorneys Marc Victor and Jody Broaddus, alleges that the officers violated the constitutional rights of Wheatcroft and his wife, Anya Chapman, and engaged in the “excessive use of force and torture.”
Link: https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/46/69/b3293a18438f9b256dceae5dacd8/wheatcroft-complaint.pdf (PDF)
 

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“In December 2018, prior to the plaintiff shopping their story to the media, they offered to settle with the City for the absurd amount of $15 million. Glendale’s fiduciary responsibility to the tax payers of Glendale has limited our ability to engage on the specifics of this incident and we are unwilling to litigate it in the media.”

The statement goes on to say the case will ultimately be decided on “all of the facts.”

“For example, not all of the videos show that one of our police officers was assaulted and knocked unconscious by one of the plaintiffs that pled guilty to aggravated assault.

Link: Glendale says suspect tased 11 times requested $15 million
 
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