2/12/2008

Deputy Dumps Man out of Wheelchair to Check Disability

I wish we could still defend ourselves. I would have used the full rights granted to me by the supreme court to stop this. We were granted the right to end a officers life in a unlawful arrest.

Dont belive me look it up. Or just research Tupac Shakur he shot two off duty officers that were harrasing a motorist. He took it to court and won but thats just a example.

Now we dont have any rights, If you even question a officer your asking for retilation.


Tampa Florida - The Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office held a press conference at 10:30am regarding the deputy who can be seen on video dumping a man in a wheelchair onto the ground.

They've announced that Deputy Charlette Jones has been relieved of her duties without pay pending the outcome of an investigation. She has not officially been terminated.

Jones has been employed by the Hillsborough Co. Sheriff's Office since 1996.

Chief Deputy Joe Docobo watched the video for the first time last night and said he found himself in "disgust" and was "appalled at every level."

Docobo also announced that two corporals and a sergeant involved are now on administrative leave with pay, and the jail supervisor on duty did not have knowledge of the incident.

Brian Sterner broke his neck almost 14 years ago and is a quadriplegic.

Sterner, who can drive, was arrested on a traffic violation. When he was booked into the Orient Road Jail last month, Sterner couldn’t believe what happened.

He says a deputy looked at him and didn’t believe he was a quadriplegic. She walked behind him, took the handles on the back of the hospital-grade wheel chair and dumped it forward.

Sterner says he tried to roll as he was going down, but hit so hard he thought he had broken two ribs. Then, while he was on the floor, deputies frisked him and tried to get him back into the chair.

Sterner says he told them how to pick him up and put him back into the chair, but because he can’t feel anything from his breastbone down, he says he was injured and didn’t know it. Sterner thought he had broken two ribs, but jail x-rays showed that wasn't true.

The Hillsborough Sheriff's Office didn't know anything about the incident until we showed them their own tape. Now an investigation is underway.

J.D. Calloway, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, says this has all come to light today, so this review is very active.

While we tried to get a written report about the incident, the major who runs the Orient Road Jail told us there is no incident report, because as far as they are concerned, they didn't have a problem with, or cause a problem to, an inmate in a wheelchair.

But don’t tell that to Brian Sterner.

Sterner says it's incredibly degrading and it’s an example of how poorly trained the Hillsborough Sheriff's Office is. He adds, if they’re trying to figure out if somebody needs to be in a wheelchair or not, there are many other ways to do it than to dump somebody on their face.

Chief Deputy Joe Docobo added at the press conference this morning, the sheriff's office will now try to "make things right for this gentleman."

UPDATED NOW MSM IS REPORTING ON THIS COP FACES FELONY ABUSE OF DISABLED PERSON

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the gentleman in the wheelchair is affected with paralysis in both arms and both legs, how is it that he grabbed the arms of the wheel chair with his paralyzed arms before he was dumped out? The behavior of the officer appears to be out of line but this story doesn't seem to jive when compared to the video.

The Movement said...

Read the article that was reported by the local newspaper.

"Sterner, who can drive, was arrested on a traffic violation. When he was booked into the Orient Road Jail last month, Sterner couldn’t believe what happened."

The guy has medical records and a licence. I dont see where the doubt is coming from. Do you hate disabled people or love cops?

Kwalsh5962 said...

I am disgusted to watch the video. The deputy and the rest of the creatures showing on video should be fired.

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