Archive for March, 2012

Houston Cop Harasses and Cuffs Two Innocent Men

Posted on: March 31st, 2012 10 Comments

The incident started as two men were making a video in front of the Houston Walmart using a cell phone, when they were approached by the police officer patrolling in front of the store who told them to stop filming. He asked them for their ID and seconds later grabbed one of the men and pulled out a taser gun with the intention to stun him.

The argument continued as the cop tried to confiscate the cell phone, but one of the men put it back into his pocket and left it recording, so the conversation was caught on tape. The officer threatened them with arrest and even tried to call a unit for backup, while the two were explaining they did nothing wrong.

Apparently the incident ended with two men being handcuffed and about to be driven to the station when another cop came to the rescue and set them free. The cop caught on tape threatened with jail again and tried to bribe the men to erase the video, but fortunately didn’t succeed in his attempt.

Officer Gets No Jail Time For Kicking a Handcuffed Girl

Posted on: March 30th, 2012 18 Comments

Superior Court has ruled that Edward Krawetz, a Lincoln police officer involved in the 2009 incident of kicking a handcuffed woman in the head, won’t serve any time behind bars, although he was facing a 7 year sentence with 18 months in jail. Instead he got a 10 year suspended ACI service and was sentenced to a 10 year probation.

The said incident happened outside Twin River Casino where a woman named Donna Levesque was arrested for disorderly conduct and handcuffed, sitting on the curb with Krawetz standing next to her. The surveillance camera shows the woman’s attempt to kick the cop in the shin, and him responding with a strong kick in Donna’s head. Krawetz stated he only kicked her out of self defense, but despite the fact that a woman with hands cuffed on her back and seated on the ground couldn’t pose a real threat, Superior Court judge Edward Clifton ruled in his favor.

This is not the first incident Krawetz was involved in. In 2001 he got a 30 day suspension for the assault on a man after the argument they had on the bike path.

Eight Grader Killed For Starting a Fight

Posted on: March 29th, 2012 5 Comments

It would have been just a teenage brawl if it weren’t for the cop Daniel Alvarado whose overreaction and disobeying orders caused the loss of a young life. The 14-year-old Derek Lopez, a student of Bexar County Juvenile Justice Academy, started a fight with another student at the bus stop. He hit the boy once when he was spotted by Alvarado cruising in a patrol car.

The cop told Lopez to freeze, but the boy panicked and ran away. Instead of remaining at the crime scene and interrogating the victim like his supervisor ordered him, Alvarado ignored the order, got the attacked boy in the car and started the pursuit.

A neighbor saw Lopez run and hide into a backyard shed and alarmed Alvarado, who got out of the car with a gun in his hand and entered the shed. Seconds later, Lopez was killed with a single shot and Alvarado got out claiming he was attacked.

Although the autopsy showed no trace of close range shooting and no gun powder on the boy’s clothes, the police department ruled this as a justified shooting. Alvarado, who has been suspended four times in the past, remained on the force facing no criminal charges.

It seems like the cold blooded murder of a 14-year-old boy is acceptable just for the fact that he was a juvenile delinquent.