Indiana’s Swinest

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Posted on 3rd July 2014 by harry p. in Social Issues

Published on Jul 3, 2014

Indiana Cop Pushes Over Paraplegic Man in Wheelchair | Policeman
Shoves Disabled | Dash Cam
VIDEO: Dash cam shows officer pushing over man in wheelchair. The
Lafayette Police Department released dash cam video Wednesday of an
October 2013 incident that led to one man’s arrest and an officer’s
suspension.

Police were called to the Excel School at 617 N. Ninth St. on Oct. 1, 2013, on reports of a man who said he had a handgun in his backpack.

The man, Nicholas Kincade, who is a paraplegic and is confined to a wheelchair, did not have a gun, but did have a pocket knife.

At the request of school administrators, police issued Kincade a warning for trespassing, and then he was free to go, police said.

As the video shows, Kincade rolled his wheelchair forward, running over the foot of Lt. Tom Davidson, who then pushed Kincade.

The wheelchair tipped over, spilling Kincade on the ground. Kincade was then arrested on a charge of battery on a police officer. Video:
Lieutenant shoves wheelchair-bound man A 33-minute dashboard camer video depicting a Lafayette, Indiana Lieutenant toppling a man in a wheelchair into the street has been released by the Lafayette Police Department nine months after the Oct. 1, 2013 incident.

In the video, Lt. Tom Davidson is engaged in a conversation with 25-year-old Nicholas Kincade, who is in a motorized wheelchair.
Kincade, according to police reports, told employees from a charte school nearby that he was armed with a gun.

Officers quickly determined that Kincade didn’t have a gun, but they found a pocket knife that Kincade said he carried for protection.
School personnel had asked police to inform Kincade that he was no longer welcome near the school.

Police Chief Patrick Flannelly said Tuesday that Kincade had started to leave when he collided with Davidson.

A report prepared by Davidson states that he “gave a two handed strike, open handed” to Kincade’s right shoulder when the subject
drove the powered chair onto his foot and shin.

The video shows Kincade falling from his wheelchair as it topples. He sustained facial abrasions when he struck the pavement.
VIDEO: COP GOES BALLISTIC ON WHEELCHAIR-BOUND MAN
Flannelly said Davidson acted “reflexively” but that the use of force could have been avoided had he simply taken one step out of the
way.The entire command staff of the police department in Lafayette Indiana recommended Lt. Tom Davidson be fired for shoving a man in a wheelchair onto the street last year, but the department’s Civil Service Commission decided instead to issue a 30-day suspension and
place the officer on supervisory probation for a year.

Police Chief Patrick Flannelly made that revelation Tuesday as he released a dashcam video of the Oct. 1 wheelchair incident, nine
months after it happened. Policeman shoves man in wheelchair July 03 2014: A US lieutenant has been filmed on dashcam shoving a man in a motorised wheelchair over after he ran over the officer’s toe. An entire US police department has recommended an officer be sacked for shoving a man in a wheelchair onto the street.
In the video, Lt. Tom Davidson, who has been on the force since 1995, is engaged in  a conversation with Nicholas Kincade, 25, who uses a motorized wheelchair. Officer Accused Of Pushing Man In Wheelchair Keeps Job Dash Cam Footage Shows Officer Pushing Over Man In Motorized Wheelchair (Video) Video evidence of an Indiana police officer pushing
over a man in a motorized wheel chair has surfaced nine months after the incident occurred.

The dash cam footage depicts a group of Lafayette officers surrounding the man, 25-year-old Nicholas Kincade as they investigate him for reportedly telling a school security team that he had a gun in his backpack. According to WLFI, law enforcement officials found only a
knife in Kincade’s possession. They gave him a trespassing warning and allowed him to leave.

The video shows Kincade moving his wheelchair away from the scene,
running over the foot of an officer in the process. Officer Tom Davidson responds quickly to Kincade, pushing him and causing him to topple out of his chair and into the street. The other officers
immediately say “Now you’re going to jail.” Indiana Cop Pushes Over
Paraplegic Man in Wheelchair | Policeman Shoves Disabled | Dash Cam
2014 HD LPD releases video of wheelchair-shoving incident The entire
Lafayette Police Department command staff recommended that Lt. Tom
Davidson be fired for toppling a man in a wheelchair into the street
last year, but the department’s Civil Service Commission decided
instead to issue a 30-day suspension and place the officer on supervisory probation for a year. LPD releases video of officer
pushing over man in wheelchair Lafayette Police Chief Patrick Flannelly made that revelation Tuesday as he released a video of the wheelchair incident, which took place
Oct. 1.

11 Comments
  1. Bostonbob says:

    Man there are a lot of fat cops and paramedics there in Indiana.
    Bob.

    3rd July 2014 at 11:38 am

  2. CA says:

    Is everyone there on a short and fat fuck special camera, or what.

    That cop would go on a special list…

    3rd July 2014 at 11:41 am

  3. wyoming mike says:

    We need to take these protectors of the citizenry, and put them in a steel cage with someone their own size for 10 minutes when these incidents occur. Of course, finding anyone the size of these fat bastards would be problematic.

    3rd July 2014 at 11:51 am

  4. Stucky says:

    Hey, bb! I guess that paraplegic had it coming!! Right??

    And some people still wonder why I say the only good copfuk is a DEAD copfuk.

    3rd July 2014 at 11:55 am

  5. T4C says:

    Larry-Dodson.jpg

    Posted: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:49 pm
    By Dan Casey | The Roanoke Times

    Larry Wayne Dodson said he’s been paralyzed from the chest down since a van fell on him at work in an auto repair shop eight years ago. The 52-year-old Culpeper native lives alone in a South Roanoke apartment behind Townside Festival shopping center on Franklin Road. He gets around via a wheelchair and an electric scooter.

    To no small degree, Dodson is admirably self-sufficient. Sometimes he takes his four-wheeled, battery-powered scooter to the Clearbrook Walmart. Or for a spin on the Roanoke River Greenway, or up to Goodwill in Cave Spring. He estimates he’s used the scooter to get groceries at the Tanglewood Kroger 300 to 400 times. All of those occasions were without incident. Then came April 25.

    He still has trouble fathoming what happened that day, which for Dodson ended in a cell in the Western Virginia Regional Jail.

    Why was Dodson arrested? Why did police remove him from his motorized scooter, handcuff him and have him hauled away in an ambulance. His scooter was impounded by a tow truck driver. Why did a magistrate set bond at $1,000?

    Over all the above, Dodson’s madder than a barefoot centipede on a hot rock. Here’s his story.
    On April 25, Dodson tooled down to the Kroger at Tanglewood to pick up a snack. A little after noon he was returning home the way he always does.

    He came out of the mall parking lot near the Firestone entrance and proceeded toward home, riding against traffic, on the far left side of Electric Road. There’s no shoulder or sidewalk in front of Firestone — it’s a turn lane to get into the mall parking lot.

    Just before Dodson got to the light at the bottom of the southbound 220 off-ramp, Roanoke County Police Officer C.A. Jacobs pulled him over.

    “She said, ‘You’re supposed to go with the flow of traffic.’ ” Dodson disagreed and argued that in that location, he was safer going against the flow of traffic. He considers himself a pedestrian. It’s not illegal to walk against traffic, he noted.

    However state law considers an electric scooter or wheelchair a “personal assistive mobility device,” which counts as a vehicle. Here’s the code section under which Dodson was ticketed:

    “Except as otherwise provided by law, on all highways of sufficient width, the driver of a vehicle shall drive on the right half of the highway, unless it is impracticable to travel on such side of the highway and except when overtaking and passing another vehicle.”

    “Impracticable” means more or less impossible. Would it have been impossible for Dodson to cross to the other size of Electric Road and drive his scooter on the shoulder in the same direction as traffic?

    Probably not — but it would be impractical, and perhaps suicidal, too.

    The would mean he would have to cross five lanes of one of the busiest commercial stretches of road in the Roanoke Valley twice. It’s a no-brainer that Dodson would want to avoid crossing it at all.

    He argued animatedly with the officer. She called for backup. Dodson briefly argued with him, too.
    Then Dodson said the male officer ordered him to stand up. “I said, ‘I can’t stand up. That’s why I’m in this wheelchair.’ ”

    He acknowledged he “might have” called the first officer a word that refers to a female dog, and that he might have uttered an expletive that begins with the term “dumb mother” toward the second.

    Dodson said that second officer grabbed him and threw him face down on the ground.

    He said they handcuffed him behind his back, placed him under arrest and summoned an ambulance to transport him. Before Dodson was loaded onto a stretcher, he persuaded the officers to re-handcuff his arms in front of him.

    Meanwhile, police summoned a tow truck to pick up his scooter. By the time Dodson left the scene, at least one more Roanoke County officer had arrived there. It seems like a lot of effort to deal with a paralyzed man who was mouthy.

    Police charged Dodson with driving the wrong way, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

    It’s unclear to me what Dodson did to merit the latter charges. State law says merely running one’s mouth doesn’t constitute disorderly conduct. The law also defines “resisting arrest” as fleeing or attempting to flee. Dodson said he never tried to leave the scene.

    The ambulance took Dodson to the courthouse lockup in Salem. There, he said, a magistrate set bond at $1,000. Then some plainclothes officers drove him in an unmarked car to the regional jail in Glenvar.

    “All the [jail guards] were just as nice as they could be,” Dodson said. The next morning, via closed-circuit TV, a more sensible magistrate released him on his own recognizance.

    By then, “the word was getting around in the regional jail,” Dodson said. “They had locked up a paralyzed man for no reason. The big dogs came by, the captains at the jail. They were real nice. They said, ‘How can we assist you to get back home? You’ve been released on your own recognizance.’ ”

    Dodson said a jail captain called a ride service for the handicapped, which gave him a lift home in a van. Before he left, a jail captain called the towing company and asked them to return Dodson’s electric scooter. The towing company delivered it about 15 minutes after Dodson got to his apartment.

    Dodson’s been to court once on this matter. Officer Jacobs didn’t show up that day. Dodson said she was caught out at an accident scene. The case was continued until July 28.

    There’s another side to the story, of course. Here’s the police version in an email from Amy Whittaker, Roanoke County’s spokeswoman

    “Mr. Dodson was impeding traffic on 419/Electric Road near Tanglewood Mall. Actually, traffic had to evade Mr. Dodson and officers [made] repeated efforts to calm him down before finally having to arrest him.

    “Mr. Dodson was traveling south in the right northbound turn lane; thus, traveling against traffic. By law, people using motorized wheelchairs or bicycles must travel with the flow of traffic.

    “Officer Jacobs saw Mr. Dodson, activated her emergency lights and pulled over. Mr. Dodson became hostile and agitated and began shouting obscenities at the officer. Officer Jacobs explained the law to Mr. Dodson and he continued to use profanity and argue with her. She offered to give him a ride home and he refused. She called for back up.

    “She explained to him that he needed to stop yelling at her or he would be arrested but he continued to yell. He was asked two times to place his arms behind his back or be removed from the wheelchair and arrested. Mr. Dodson made no attempt to comply with the officers’ requests. They removed him from the wheelchair, handcuffed him and took him to jail.”

    Dodson said Jacobs never offered to drive him home. Jacobs’ act of pulling him over is the only thing that impeded traffic, he added. He denies police ever told him to put his hands behind his back.

    “You know what I want to see?” Dodson told me. “The video on the dashcam from the lady police officer’s cruiser. The whole thing that went down is on that.”

    Whittaker declined to release the video, “because this is an active case.”

    Counting the cops, the ambulance crew and the people who drove Dodson to the jail, at least seven government employees were involved in the arrest and transportation of Dodson. That’s not counting the tow truck, and the ride service. Somebody paid for those — and it wasn’t Dodson.

    This whole to-do began with a paralyzed guy riding an electric scooter on the wrong side of a road. Couldn’t this have been handled with a bit of common sense and discretion?

    “They have to pick on a little old man in a wheelchair,” Dodson told me.

    He said nobody he’s told this story to can believe it. He hasn’t yet filed a complaint with Roanoke County police, but he intends to.

    “I’ve got to get someone who’s good to write that letter for me,” he said.

    Clip this column and send it in, I told him.

    http://www.roanoke.com/news/columns_and_blogs/columns/dan_casey/casey-roanoke-man-contests-scooter-related-arrest/article_72c145ae-fcdc-11e3-9b2d-0017a43b2370.html

    3rd July 2014 at 12:20 pm

  6. Stucky says:

    “There’s another side to the story, of course. Here’s the police version in an email from Amy Whittaker, Roanoke County’s spokeswoman” —————- from T4C’s article above

    There’s MORE BULLSHIT in a Police Report than you find in the weekly gooberment BLS report. And that’s sayin’ something.

    3rd July 2014 at 12:31 pm

  7. T4C says:

    For fucksake….here’s another

    NYPD brutally arrest man on subway ‘for sleeping on way from work’ (VIDEO)

    Published time: July 03, 2014 13:19

    A video has recorded a violent altercation erupting between a man on a New York City subway and police officers, who apparently arrested him for the crime of nodding off while commuting home for work.

    The incident occurs at the 57th street station stop in Manhattan in a mostly-empty carriage.

    The video posted to YouTube on Tuesday does not show what sparked the police confrontation, though from the man’s reaction and those who viewed and filmed the scene, he was confronted by police for sleeping on the train.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoggFNwJlwg

    “For what? I didn’t do s***! I’m sleeping,” he cries out during the arrest, before repeating that he was going home. The arresting officers, while speaking to him throughout the incident, are mostly inaudible.

    As the police struggle to gain control of the man’s arms, he repeatedly screams “for what?” as the officers tell him to “relax.”

    “Ain’t no relax, ain’t no relax,” he replied. “Yo, somebody record this, record all of this” he yells out, though the camera has long since been rolling.

    He manages to sit down, at which point he can be heard saying I’m coming home from work. The officers, who say he’s under arrest, get him back on his feet, at which point the struggle to subdue him heats up.

    Backup eventually arrives, and as his efforts to resist intensify, a female officer appears to start hitting him over the back with a baton. Despite his determined efforts to keep from being handcuffed, he never strikes out at the officers.

    “Record all of this please! I’m coming home from work, and they’re f***ing with me because I’m sleeping, and bums gotta sleep on the train.”

    After more officers arrive, an officer grabs him in a clinch and manages to pull him to the ground.

    The woman filming starts asking for the officers badge number, and when one of them appears to swat her recording device way, she yells “don’t put your fucking hands on me!” as she reads out badge numbers “28230″ and “30408.″

    The man then says “We gonna eat,” a slang phrase for making money, suggesting that he will sue the NYPD, probably for false arrest and brutality.

    As the man is dragged off the train, the woman filming the incident yells out: “I got all ya’ll, and I got your f***ing badge numbers!”

    Another passenger passes her, saying in disbelief, “that’s f***ed up.”

    3rd July 2014 at 2:01 pm

  8. T4C says:

    Forgot to cite source of story:

    http://rt.com/usa/170172-nypd-arrest-subway-sleeping/

    3rd July 2014 at 2:50 pm

  9. Spinolator says:

    That bastard!! That’s what he gets for violently attacking the police officer with that deadly wheelchair. He’s lucky he didn’t get shot. That poor officer is gonna need counseling and an early retirement at 45. I hope he can cope with the grief.

    3rd July 2014 at 5:15 pm

  10. dilligaf says:

    He ‘lunged’ , uh huh…. poor copfuk.

    3rd July 2014 at 5:28 pm

  11. Jack says:

    There’s only one way to keep the world clean: kill ALL cops.

    4th July 2014 at 2:10 pm

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