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Video of Jail beating-while seated & cuffed: (Real tough officer!!!! & no charges!)

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posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:20 AM

Video of Tioga jail beating released: 'You wouldn't treat a dog like that'

OWEGO -- A swarm of uniformed officers escorted Tioga County jail inmate David Coffey into Intake Room 21 at 11:02 a.m. on June 21, 2010. Within minutes, they dispersed. Surveillance video obtained by this newspaper shows Coffey was left alone in the room -- handcuffed and shackled to a wooden bench with his head down -- when Lt. David Monell, the jail's top official, approached him.

"You're going to regret this day." Monell took three steps away from Coffey before beginning a 20-second attack, including at least six blows to the head and upper body. For about 10 seconds, Monell's hands appear to be around Coffey's neck. By coincidence, the day after the beating, Monell was honored by the New York State Senate as the "2010 Correction Officer of the Year." The day after that, he resigned.

Charges were never filed by Keene, who said in a recent interview that Monell's resignation was sufficient. "As far as I was concerned at the time, Monell was a lieutenant, and he was resigning his position as a result of the incident," Keene said in the interview. "I was of the opinion that that was enough -- that he didn't need to have charges brought against him." "If he had broken some bones or really done serious physical injury to Mr. Coffey, there would have been charges filed," Keene added. "But I guess the information I received was that the injuries were not that serious."

Video reportedly not working at OP source. Can see it here:

Well, I guess as long as you don't break bones or cause "serious" injury you can do whatever you want to Hand-cuffed and seated detainees....

This is just sickening. Put it on the long list of other morons in Law Enforcement/Corrections.

I would love to see the internal investigation report that should have been submitted to the local District Attorney or State Attorney General's office for consideration of criminal charges.

Naw.... resignation is good enough.... He should put in jail. See how he likes getting beat on ...... or worse.

edit on 3/14/2012 by anon72 because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:34 AM
reply to post by anon72

I couldn't get the video to work. However it is time to realize that if the military has been given the green light to commit atrocities they have been guilty of for years. That president Bush has openly admitted to allowing and instructing torture and worse. That we now have a president Obama that has called for and received the right to commit these atrocities on the American people. Why would anyone expect less than what is happening in the jails and prisons. This is the real world and reality sucks. This is not a created movie set and a made up story line. People need to get their heads out of the imaginary world and become concerned about what is happening in the real world. What is happening to themselves, to their families, to their neighbors. What is happening to their communities. Unfortunately this is not an isolated incident these has become the norm. Will anybody actually decide to do something when they are the ones being treated this way or worse. I am beginning to highly doubt it. They are too busy being hypnotized by their fake world of TV, games and drugs.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:36 AM
reply to post by redrose123

you can watch the video here

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 09:51 AM

which resulted in a $62,500 settlement and the cop's resignation.

Here's what should happen EVERY time these incidents occur.

The lawsuit resulted in a $62,500 settlement in January, $50,000 of which is being paid by Tioga County taxpayers.

Here's what does happen and why these incidents keep occurring. If those in charge of regulating police conduct aren't personally financially responsible for the actions of the police force, the apathy and deny/ignore tactics will continue.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 12:49 PM
reply to post by JibbyJedi

I concur. Until you hold the actor responsible financially, you don't have much to go on.

I wonder what was going through the Officer's mind when we was cleaning up? He had to know the room on camera etc.

The Officer can't even say the suspect lashed out or attacked him etc.

It will be interesting to see if they file a federal case and/or the FBI get invovled.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 01:29 PM
That was pretty funny, i like the part where he gives him a couple little uppercuts to the face. I almost fell out of my chair. This is a classic, right up there with techno viking.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 01:47 PM

District Attorney Gerald Keene never filed charges against Monell, citing the resignation as "enough -- he didn't need to have charges brought against him."

Nice!! So what this DA is saying is that I can go into his county and beat his arse, as long as I quit my job after doing it I should not be charged with a crime? Sounds like a fair deal to me.... how many people can I beat? Can I get a two for one? Maybe Keene and Monell? I would happily quit my job tomorrow for a chance to beat them down like disobedient slaves.

I got news for you Mr. District Attorney, your freakin job is to uphold the law and prosecute those who break the law. It is not to decide if enough punishment has been dished out. I would love to know how many cases of regular people this DA failed to prosecute because the individual involved "suffered enough". I bet I already know... ZERO!! Because excuses like this are reserved for police and politicians.

It's unclear why Monell attacked Coffey in the first place, though he alleged that the inmate spit at him at one point during the incident.

LOL, yeah.. he wouldn't have spit at you after you threw a punch by chance would he?

Funny that I read the spitting part after watching the video, cause as I watched it looked to me like the cop spit on the inmate as well at the 3:21 mark. AFTER the beating.

So after reading this I went back and watched the video a few more times. It seems to me that the inmate does spit on the Officer.. but it is AFTER the Officer starts hitting him to begin with. It looks like the spit takes place after the first set of punches at the 3:03 mark when they are face to face. At 3:05 is appears (at least to me) that the officer wipes his face before beating on the inmate some more.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 05:38 PM
reply to post by MrWendal

Great break-down of events.

Just sickens me.

Imagine if that was your kid... you... your wife/GF etc.

I am sure the young man is extremly greatfu the camera was there. I donlt think he got enough money...

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 05:47 PM
so wait the cop beat the guy in the face for 20 seconds and the prisoner wasn't injured. Proves my point that cops are incompetent at hand to hand combat. In reality if the cop had any striking skills the prisoner would have had his face crushed and shattered after 2 or 3 blows. thats the reality. COPs are getting soft.

posted on Mar, 14 2012 @ 05:59 PM
I wonder if MR guard of the year now has the balls to go to a bar after work and even look a bad guy in the eye?

Same thing happened to me years ago but it was street cops late at night and they were just bored with watching the coons and skunks crossing a very quiet road.
I just was in the wrong place at the wrong time walking home from my job.
I will never forgive them nor forget them, I have both their names but this is way back and no cameras and no witnesses to speak of...

Frigging power trippers.
Great thread and S&F
Regards, Iwinder

posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 05:47 AM
reply to post by Iwinder

Im sorry to hear that you experienced that or anyone.

I, again, say ATS should dedicate a thread to "Officials abuses and acts" (or something like that). No one else appears to be documenting the horrible events. Why not us/ATS?

Maybe it would turn into a movement....

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