posted on Feb, 15 2012 @ 09:13 AM
"I can tell you we take (complaints) seriously but people have to believe that and they have to trust the system they have to trust the process,"
Another problem: none of the arrest is caught on tape -- only the aftermath, once the two are on the ground in handcuffs, with Lawson's angry
questions of why Officer Richardson kicked him in the face, which Richardson disputes saying he only "kicked him in the chest."
This is the part that I found most disturbing. Trust the system? Two cops were caught on tape saying they were going to make stuff up and they were
let off scot free. How can people be expected to trust a system that does that? Of course people have to believe that they take complaints seriously.
How would they get away with this kind of crap if people don't believe that?
Then there's the part where the officer says he didn't kick the guy in the face. He only kicked him in the chest. WTH? "Only" kicked him in the chest?
You're not supposed to be kicking him at all. That one at least should have been charged with misconduct, but nothing happened.
Why does stuff like this go unpunished? Because the police have a union. Police shouldn't have a union. All the people hell bent on breaking up unions
should take a look at police unions. Cops aren't disciplined because their union doesn't allow it. Unless police unions are removed, there will never
be justice served for stuff like this.
edit on 15-2-2012 by N3k9Ni because: (no reason given)