Monthly Archives: October 2014

Man executed by cop while being hand cuffed

Saenz had been arrested for reportedly assaulting an off-duty officer and staff at a local medical center on March 8, 2013. Flores and a prison guard were transporting Saenz — shirtless, handcuffed, and struggling — from the city jail to a hospital to treat a self-inflicted injury. Flores fired the fatal shot with a Glock semiautomatic handgun as he and the prison guard wrestled with Saenz outside of the jail.

The bullet went through Saenz’s left shoulder and into his chest, piercing his heart. The authorities called it an accident. They said that the guard knocked Flores as he pointed his drawn weapon, causing it to fire. They said that Saenz could have moved his cuffs to the front of his body and, with his strength, use them as a weapon. They said a taser would not suffice to subdue him.

But the video speaks for itself. The bodybuilder was executed.


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Wyandotte Michigan Officer Steve Sabo Shoots and kills Puppy

Wyandotte, Michigan Police Chief: Daniel J. Grant
2015 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, Michigan, 48192
(734) 324-4405

Wyandotte, Michigan Mayor: Joseph Peterson
3200 Biddle Ave, Wyandotte, Michigan 48192

We the People of the United States come to you demanding that you immediately terminate without delay Officer Sabo from the Wyandotte Michigan Police Department. On October 5th, 2014, Officer Sabo intercepted a call sent out to Animal Control on a loose dog report. Officer Sabo arrived on scene, parked his car at the end of an alley where the dog was seen. Many witnesses claimed that the officer had gotten out of his police car and began calling to a dog known as Buster. Buster belonged to the Brooke Yurkunas-Mccuiston family. Another patrol car was parked at the opposite end of the alley as if to block Buster in the alleyway. As Officer Sabo stood outside his car he called and whistled to Buster to come to him. Obeying the officer’s command, Buster started for Sabo.

Officer Sabo then drew his gun and shot Buster. Buster, then scared and injured, quickly retreated in the opposite direction as the officer moved towards him…shooting him a second and fatal shot. Buster was a one year old puppy and never showed aggression. Officer Sabo was never in any danger and no bites or scratches were inflicted upon the officer or anyone. Buster never made it to the man in uniform that had commanded him to come. He had no chance and even though he retreated after the first shot, Officer Sabo’s intentions were clearly to kill the dog. Buster laid there and died all alone. Neighbors witnessed this unnecessary shooting and have made statements to the family. Buster’s Mom, Brooke went to claim his body as it lay there in the alley a short distance from his home. Officer Sabo ordered Brooke to move away from the dog. When asked why she could not take her baby home, she was told Animal Control was on the way and they would be taking the body.
asshole  OFFICER STEVE SABO Wyandotte Mi
Since there were no bites reported, Buster’s family had every right to claim his body in the event they wanted to have a necropsy done. The family was repeatedly refused to be returned Buster’s body. This, like so many cases across the country, has gotten our attention and we are closely monitoring this situation as it unfolds. We the People demand that Officer Sabo be charged with “Criminal Animal Cruelty” which carries a felony charge and that he be forbidden to be employed in law enforcement due to his negligence and gross misjudgment of action as a public servant. We the People expect that Buster’s body be immediately returned to his family for memorial reasons. We the People also believe that Officer Sabo should also issue a public apology to the grieving family for the unjust death of their family pet. For Officer Sabo to get less then what we are asking would be an injustice.

Officer Sabo has a past records and was made 5 years ago trying to warn others of his immoral behavior.

Police sued for tasering passenger during traffic stop

A federal lawsuit filed Monday accuses Indiana police of excessive force after officers smashed a woman’s car window with children inside, tasered an unarmed passenger and dragged him out of the vehicle during a routine traffic stop last month.

Police, though, say they feared the passenger might have a weapon after he refused to step out the vehicle and reached toward the rear seats.

The incident was captured on video by both police and the alleged victims. At approximately 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, Hammond police pulled over Lisa Mahone as she drove with a friend, Jamal Jones, and her two children, to visit her mother in the hospital.

According to the lawsuit filed Monday in Indiana, an officer told Mahone she was being pulled over for not wearing a seatbelt and asked to see both her driver’s license and Jones’ identification. Mahone produced her license, but Jones told the officer he did not have his license because he had been ticketed for not paying his insurance, and offered to show them the ticket. The officer refused, according to Jones, and ordered him to step out of the car. According to the suit, Jones refused, fearing “the officers would harm him.”


But Hammond police say Jones “refused to lower the window more than a small amount” and refused to provide his name. The officer then called for backup, requesting a video-equipped squad car.

It was around this time, police say, that Mahone shifted the car into drive. When officers warned her they had placed a “stop strip” that would puncture her tires in front of the vehicle, she pleaded with them to let her go.

“Just give me a ticket for no seatbelt so I can go to the hospital because the doctor called me to tell me to come in because my mom is about to pass away,” Mahone can be heard telling officers who were continuing to ask Jones to get out of the car.

After police warned Jones if he didn’t step out of the car they would have to do it for him, an officer broke the passenger window with a club. According to the lawsuit, the club struck Jones in the shoulder and caused shards of glass to hit the four passengers.

The officers then tasered Jones and forcibly removed him from car, placing him under arrest. He was charged with resisting arrest, according to the suit. “At no point during this entire encounter did Jamal physically resist the officers in any way,” the lawsuit states.

But in a statement, Hammond Police Lt. Richard Hoyda said the officers were “at all times acting in the interest of officer safety and in accordance with Indiana law.”

“In general, police officers who make legal traffic stops are allowed to ask passengers inside of a stopped vehicle for identification and to request that they exit a stopped vehicle for the officer’s safety without a requirement of reasonable suspicion,” Hoyda said. “When the passenger displayed movements inside of the stopped vehicle that included placing his hand in places where the officer could not see, officers’ concerns for their safety were heightened.”

The case is the latest in a series involving officers accused of using excessive force. Last month, a South Carolina Highway Patrol officer was charged with armed aggravated assault after he shot an unarmed driver who had reached into his car to retrieve his license. The shooting was captured on the officer’s dash cam.

The shooting death of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in August sparked nightly demonstrations that included heavily armed militarized police clashing with protesters in the St. Louis suburb. That shooting, which was not captured on video, led to calls from lawmakers for police to wear video cameras on their uniforms.

One of the officers named in the Mahone’s suit, Patrick Vicari, “has been named as a defendant in at least three previous lawsuits involving excessive use of force against citizens.”