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19 June 2008

Video: Memphis Police officer beats transexual in booking station

This is unbelievable and when officers of the court conduct themselves as such their badges should be taken away.

There are no If-And's-or-But's in this matter.

according to 2015Place.com this is how the story goes....

MEMPHIS, TN.Memphis police officer beating a suspect at 201 Poplar in an apparent case of police brutality.

The video, recorded February 12th, shows Duanna Johnson in the booking area at the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center after an arrest for prostitution.The tape clearly shows a Memphis police officer walk over to Johnson - a transsexual - and hit her in the face several times."

Actually he was trying to get me to come over to where he was, and I responded by telling him that wasn't my name - that my mother didn't name me a 'faggot' or a 'he-she,' so he got upset and approached me. And that's when it started," Johnson said.

"We wanted some acknowledgement - my client did - so she would know that the Memphis Police Department didn't condone this," said Murray Wells, Johnson's attorney. "We were optimistic that they would be as outraged about this as we are, and we haven't gotten any indication that they're interested in it at all.

A copy of the tape was reviewed by both the FBI and the District Attorney's office, the latter of which dropped all charges against Johnson. An FBI investigation into possible civil rights violations is still underway.

Meanwhile, the Memphis Police Department confirmed that the officer holding Johnson was on probation, and has been fired. The officer who threw the punches is currently on non-enforcement status pending an administrative hearing.

and this is why i do not own a gun, 'cause i would shoot it.


Cally said...

This is an outrage!

I must try and find out what has happened to this officer since?

Sh@ney said...

Disgusting. Perfect example of Macho Bullying. Take some prick who thinks he is a hero in front of his peers and use his fists to show how powerful he is.

Justice will not get served & this asshole will be back to his old tricks again in no time. How are people expected to have faith in the Police when they cause us to fear them more.

Miss Vicki said...

Can yall believe that?! And, our transgender sister of our community was big enough tall enough to whip his you know what.

And, you're right Shaney he pulled this off and called it a day. Nothing happened within the precinct, but oneday he has to go back out in the streets.

And, hopefully that's where somebody will blow his fool head off. No I do not feel bad for saying it. I hate that bastard.

Queers United said...

horrible! im glad that asshole was fired but they better do some major trans training. grrrr so sickening

Miss Vicki said...

disgusting and i'm glad to hear he was fired...that's a shocker!

Anonymous said...

Vicki, I almost posted this today, as well. It made me sick...

Miss Vicki said...

who is going to police and patrol the police??

i watched a video yesterday where a Police Officer kept smashing a handcuffed teen male's head up against the wall, he dragged him and just done all types of brutal uncalled things.

now i pray that when the said officer went to sleep that night that the bastard choked and died in his sleep.

do i feel bad - hell no.

why should anyone ever feel bad for what an outright abuser does to the abusee.

christianity teaches turn the other cheek

your cheek will get set on fire burned and scorched.