Footage released by the Aurora Police Department during a civil service commission appeal hearing on Sept. 29 shows former Officer Levi Huffine “punishing” a Black woman in police custody by leaving her hogtied in a face-down position in the back of a patrol car in the Denver, Colorado, suburb for 21 minutes.
Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said the car video shows that Huffine “tortured” the woman, adding that she was disgusted by the footage.
Shataean Kelly, 28, was arrested on municipal charges following a fight on Aug. 27, 2019. Bodycam footage shows that Huffine hogtied Kelly’s hands to her feet after he claimed she attempted to escape by trying to open the locks in the back of the cruiser.
Wilson said that the locks in the back of the cruiser do not open and restraining Kelly in that way was unnecessary.“The hobbling, in my opinion, was another form of punishment,” said Wilson.
During the drive to the jail, Kelly slipped off the seat with her hands and feet still cuffed together behind her back, and wound up pinned to the floor of the vehicle in a face-down position.
An internal investigation found that Kelly remained in that position for 21 minutes. She pleaded with Huffine for help during the trip.
“Please help me up, officer! I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe, officer!”Wilson said Kelly could have died from positional asphyxia. “I’m about to break my neck,” she cried out as she was pinned on her face with her hips above her head. “I don’t want to die like this!” Huffine never responded to Kelly’s pleas.
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“In my opinion, she was just tortured back there. It makes me sick,” said Wilson after watching the video on Tuesday. “We are not judge, jury, and [the executioner],” said Wilson. “We are not to treat people inhumanely like they don’t matter.” At one point, Kelly referred to Huffine as “master,” saying: “I beg you, master,” while pleading with him for help. “As an African-American female she denigrates herself to the point she actually calls him ‘master.’ To me that is disgusting,” said Wilson. Charges against Kelly related to her arrest have been dropped Officials considered bringing charges against Huffine but decided against it because Kelly was not seriously injured. He was fired by Wilson in February, six months after the incident, after the chief overruled the review board’s recommendation that Huffine receives a 180-hour suspension. At the time, the details surrounding Huffine’s termination were not revealed, and the department did not specify beyond saying he was fired over “severe misconduct.”
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The ongoing hearing that commenced after Huffine appealed his termination will result in a decision made by the city’s four-person civil service commission, who will decide whether Huffine should keep his job. Huffine claimed he was too short to be able to see what was happening in the back seat during the drive to the jail.
University of Colorado Denver professor of criminal justice Dr. Paul Taylor testified at the hearing and said it is not a good practice to keep a person hobbled without a seatbelt on. “There is a tendency for people to people either roll-off or fall of the seat and onto the floorboard,” he said.
Wilson said Huffine is lucky Kelly did not die, because otherwise, he would be “in an orange jumpsuit right now.”
Huffine is scheduled to testify again on Oct. 1.
In March 2019, this bum cop, [Nate Meier] was found drunk and unresponsive in the driver’s side seat of an unmarked Ford Taurus patrol car stopped outside Buckley Air Force Base.
His colleagues were dispatched to the car to perform a wellness check and he was found in the car with the engine still running. Imagine what would happen to a member of the public, particularly an African-American man found in a car under the influence of drink or drug?
We do not need to imagine, Rayshard Brooks, was murdered outside an Atlanta fast-food restaurant last June, he was suspected to have been driving under the influence of alcohol. Prosecutors said that the cop who shot Brooks Garrett Rolfe declared, “I got him,” after firing the fatal shots at Mr. Brooks. Rolfe kicked the victim, prosecutors said, while his partner stood on the fatally wounded man’s shoulder. [So there is that]
Rolfe and his partner, Devin Brosnan, both of whom are white, then failed to render aid for more than two minutes, said prosecutors.
so what did responding officers, firemen, and EMT do? Prosecutors revealed that they could not file charges against Meier as responding officers failed to pass along information that he was likely intoxicated. “I don’t think it’s a cover-up, but it’s a couple of blocks from it,’ said District Attorney George Brauchler.
From time to time we highlight the corrupt alliance between police, prosecutors, and judges in the justice system. Here is a typical instance in which a cop in uniform was behind the wheel of an automobile, engine still running, passed out drunk and the prosecutor tells us that it was not a cover-up.
This was a classic cover-up and worse, they were sent to investigate an incident, they observed a drunk behind the wheel of a car with its engine running, with a gun and badge, and the power to take life, and what did they do, they covered it up by not doing what they are paid to do.
To protect the public from drunk drivers. In this case, this was far worse than a civilian driving drunk, this bum had the power to take someone’s life under the color of law.
If that was not criminal complicity of the responding cops I don’t know what is?
on the other hand, no one should be surprised about this criminal enterprise that is operating as a police department, this is the very same department in August 2019 murdered 23-year-old Elijah McClain. Aurora police received a call about a suspicious person wearing a ski mask and waving his arms as he walked down a street on August 24. McClain refused to stop walking and fought back when officers tried to take him into custody, according to police.
Paramedics gave McClain a medication on the instructions of Aurora police, he suffered a cardiac arrest on the way to the hospital. His family said he sustained a brain injury and was taken off life support in September 2019.
Can you imagine cops who are trained for six months or less instructing Paramedics to give potentially lethal drugs to people they are arresting?
Welcome to America.……
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