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Indianapolis "Officer of the Year" attacks man in under 16 seconds of conversation

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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 04:10 PM
Link to news story:
Video of arrest prompts investigation

Description of video:
INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- A 60-year old businessman was attacked in the lobby of the JW Marriott hotel only 16 seconds after a police officer had interjected himself into a peaceful dispute regarding hotel services. It was all caught on video, evidence which contradicts the officer's story.

Brian Hudkins was disputing with hotel staff over the fact that unauthorized people had entered his hotel room. He was upset but not in any way aggressive. He even clasped his hands behind his back.

That's when "Officer of the Year" T. Michael Wilson and Brian Hudkins began interacting. Video shows that in only 16 seconds of talking to Hudkins, he inexplicably grabs him by the shoulders and tackles him violently to the ground. Hudkins had his hands behind his back during the entire body-slam maneuver.

Video footage from outside the hotel shows the officer taking Hudkins to the ground for a second time, again without any clear reason for using that level of force on a handcuffed man.

When asked if it looked like excessive force was used, Police Chief Rick Hite said, "It looks like force was used."

Hudkins suffered cuts and bruises, an injured shoulder, was denied medication, and has had his business and reputation suffer because of the incident. He has filed a lawsuit against IMPD.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 04:35 PM
Until there are checks and balances this will continue to happen everywhere. There needs to be accountability. The blue shield needs to be broken.

It is so ironic that police go around telling people how bad gangsters are because they say "stop snitchin" but they won't even admit the obvious when it's clearly presented right in front of them.

Unless the guy has telekinesis his hands were behind his back and he was no threat. He certainly didn't deserve that.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 04:49 PM

Originally posted by boncho
Until there are checks and balances this will continue to happen everywhere. There needs to be accountability. The blue shield needs to be broken.

And the chief of police as is usual in these cases through subterfuge and deception in order to protect their own, refused to acknowledge the obvious as seen in the video.

Violence was used against a man that had his hands behind his back and posed no threat.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 05:01 PM
Pigs covering for abusive pigs. Sickening. Pigs are always sickening unless they are in bacon form. Little piggies blissfully unaware of how flimsy their own houses are. Where will you run to piggies? SQUEAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 05:13 PM
wow that's how cop of the year acts

i don't know how you would even start to explain how that much force was needed or any at all

now you cant have a discussion about services at a hotel

man i was planing a holiday to the states forget it between tsa and police probably safer in downtown Egypt

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 05:13 PM
I can't wait to hear the spin used to justify the actions of this badged thug.

The victim was no threat to the occifer.

I hope his attorney goes after the occifer personally rather than just allowing yet another thug to get off with a warning while the tax payers foot the bill.
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 05:53 PM
reply to post by ATSmediaPRO

How many more of these incidences have to happen before people stop calling these officers "bad apples", especially when the "bad apple" was given a medal for being officer of the year?

I'm starting to wonder if something more isn't going on here. It can't just be some kind of ego issue or power trip. Not when so many officers are displaying this kind of behavior. And remember, those are just the ones that are actually caught on camera. I imagine there are several more for every incident that IS recorded.

In addition, the fact that these officers don't even seem to consider that everything was caught on camera but still lie on their reports time and again.

Could it just be systemic steroidal use? Or something more sinister? I dunno...

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 05:56 PM
I just want to track what happens with this story, if there are updates made available.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:13 PM
reply to post by ATSmediaPRO

I see this business man winning his law suit easily. The video doesn't lie, he was in a relaxed and non-threatening stance when he was attacked by the officer. I think the ACLU or some organization should fight for the right of citizens to video record arrests in public places. It's unconscionable that his employee was threatened to be tasered if he continued to video tape the arrest. The popularity of cell phone cameras and videos are the only checks and balances we have against injustice by government officials.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:25 PM
reply to post by ATSmediaPRO

Also his employee was threatened with tazering when he pulled his phone out and said he was filming. Not even sure what he was arrested for. If anyone can get their hands on these arrest reports I'd love to read them fully. Isn't it online service in US or something?

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 06:29 PM
If a citizen did that it would be assault and battery. Why can police do it and it not be a criminal act.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:12 PM
bad cop, no donut for you!!! things like this really burn my ass....there was no justification for that pig's
actions at all. people wonder why i have such a bad attitude toward them.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:14 PM
Why do you all think he was officer of the year? It was not because he came in with the fewest arrests, it was because he had the largest number of arrests - tax collections with the least amount of negative feedback.

What I see here is the officer doing his job, he's out hunting for taxable incidents known as arrests. So when this guy "mouthed off" just enough in the officer's mind to warrant arresting him, he did, hopefully, collecting a fine out of it.

Think of it this way. Tony Soprano send Paulie to collect a protection fee from a new store, the guy says, "no I won't pay you a dime" and that's just enough provocation for Paulie to collect the tax he is owed with violence.

Where did you people get the idea the police are there to resolve disputes? THEY ARE NOT TRAINED IN THIS.

To resolve disputes requires SKILL which is acquired with extensive education, they are trained in: Guns, Tasers, Pepper Spray, Night Sticks, Shotguns, Hand to Hand, Gang Tackling, Body Armour, Assault Tactics, NOT dispute mitigation. They are not versed in the millions of laws of the 100's of millions of words used to define those laws, they are tax collectors.

He's doing his job, and very well, the only issue here is it was caught on tape. Did he lie about the incident? Yes, THAT'S HIS JOB, he is encouraged to LIE, there is NOTHING in the oath that says, "will always tell the truth no matter what." He's a liar, he's a thug, he's a tax collector, and there is no reason to ever call one as a first resort, there is no reason to ever speak to them without a lawyer and you should know, the are stalking you, looking for a way to lock you sorry ass up as soon as possible - why? BECAUSE THAT'S THEIR JOB.....

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:22 PM
well i think its time we redefine there job for them
i think there job is not needed

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:24 PM
Another one ,the good thing is that theres cameras everywere............

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 07:38 PM
reply to post by WeRpeons

The kick is that he admitted guild in court (the old man), we all know why, because the system forces people to do that even if they are not guilty. I don't know if after that admission we will win anything at all in trough the court system. Probably some indemnification due to excessive force at best.
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posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:46 PM
Yet another case of police lying on a police report plus two cases of battery.

This culture of corruption usually comes from the top police management in most cases. These footsoldiers actually believe this conduct is acceptable and if they get caught the boys at the top will cover their butts.

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 08:48 PM
Okay, whats the problem here guys? He was named Officer of the Year! What did we all expect?

Oh.... You didn't realize the year on his wall plaque reads 1984? Err... They forgot to mention that part, huh?

posted on Aug, 2 2013 @ 10:49 PM
Violent criminals only respect one thing. Equal or greater violence.
By criminals I mean police that break laws themselves. Scratch that, what he did might even be legal, but it's not OK.

We're quickly getting very close to the breaking point when people will just expect to be hurt or killed by police for no reason and start taking preemptive action or simply fighting back because they have nothing to lose. The police, the courts, the prison system are all one big corrupt machine where you can only get as much justice as you can afford or luck into.

I would have a lot more respect for police in general if they could at least adopt a zero tolerance rule WHEN THEY GET CAUGHT ON TAPE! When there is clear evidence of cops committing crimes, they should be fired, and then prosecuted. End of story. It would go a long way towards building trust. But instead, as a rule, they're given a couple weeks paid vacation and are right back molesting the public in no time laughing with their other thug buddies about some stupid citizen.

Having the PRIVILEGE of being a police officer and being GIVEN that power, trust and authority should not have the wiggle room they currently enjoy. I have more respect for thief that points a gun in my face and takes my wallet, at least he's not pretending to be one of the good guys, he's true to what he is, a POS. Just like the cop in the video.

And for all you active, retired or just plain cheerleaders for the police that want to chime in, holding up a handful of firings and disciplinary cases is by no means adequate. If you're too scared or weak to diffuse and handle a situation without tazering, shooting and attacking citizens, then you don't need to have that job.

posted on Aug, 3 2013 @ 01:23 AM
Wow not much can be said about this other than that its
just plain wrong, anyone who watches that video isn't
going to side with the officer, at least not unless they have
incentive to do so, there was no excuse or reason to
attack a man that was simply standing there.

I hope he loses his job/benefits, is arrested for assault
and has to pay for the pain and suffering of this man out
of his own pocket and not the cities...... it really makes me
wonder how often this type of thing happened before the age
of cameras and cell phones..... i cant even imagine.
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