Akron officers fired for ''unnecessar...

Akron officers fired for ''unnecessary force''

There are 383 comments on the Akron Beacon Journal story from Jun 13, 2008, titled Akron officers fired for ''unnecessary force''. In it, Akron Beacon Journal reports that:

Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic fired two Akron police officers this afternoon for use of ''unnecessary force'' The firings follow an investigation into two separate incidents earlier this year.

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Joy

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

#1 Jun 13, 2008
This is good I think they should keep there eyes open because Akron cops have plenty on there force that should be let go for this!!
John Lewis

Mansfield, OH

#2 Jun 13, 2008
Sad day in Rubber Gulch. The Mayor tends to reward crooks in Akron.

Great work Matulivich you realy stand behind your men. Because of the acts of cowardness lead by city leaders and the police Chief i have doubts if these chargesd are true.

I bet we will have police protection now. The Police officers got the message. Don't do one thing. Protect your salary and your job. Do nothing and Summervile,Plusquellic and the Chief will reward you.

Again good people suffer because the police cannot do thier job.

He Summerville thugs, you win once more

“Lohio Bound”

Since: Oct 07

Location hidden

#3 Jun 13, 2008
Sad, sad, sad.

Way to support the police force, Don, you freakin ogre.
its about time

Akron, OH

#5 Jun 13, 2008
More investigations need to be done. There's alot of police brutality that goes on in this city.
Especially to the Non-Caucasion population. Yes I opened the door on that. I 'm surprised the everyday posters that are always throwing out nasty insinuations and allegations about certain
predominantly Black neighborhoods haven't had something to say thus far.
SmartGuy

Hudson, OH

#7 Jun 13, 2008
I see nothing wrong with what the officers did.
John Lewis

Mansfield, OH

#9 Jun 13, 2008
The Beacon doesn't want us to commit on the robber that shot a man in the gas station.(no commit box after the article) I bet this wounded victim of Summerville's posse would of been glad to see the 2 fired police officers there to prevent the crime.

Good work Mayor. Hey Matulivich this did not seem like a gang related crime. Just maybe the citizens are getting hurt on these assault and not just gang members as stated in your radio interview 2 days agao.
Disillusioned

Akron, OH

#11 Jun 13, 2008
John Lewis wrote:
Sad day in Rubber Gulch. The Mayor tends to reward crooks in Akron.
Great work Matulivich you realy stand behind your men. Because of the acts of cowardness lead by city leaders and the police Chief i have doubts if these chargesd are true.
I bet we will have police protection now. The Police officers got the message. Don't do one thing. Protect your salary and your job. Do nothing and Summervile,Plusquellic and the Chief will reward you.
Again good people suffer because the police cannot do thier job.
He Summerville thugs, you win once more
I think you need to re-think your comments. A lot of police officers GET AWAY WITH UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT because they are cops. It's about time that an officer is reprimanded for "bad behavior" in the line of duty. I'm definitely not for the criminal, but if the cops acts as bad as the criminal we shouldn't look the other way just because one buffoon carries a gun and a badge.
scam

Akron, OH

#12 Jun 13, 2008
Finally, some police officers are held accountable for their actions. Keep up the good work mayor.

Since: Apr 08

Vermilion, OH

#13 Jun 13, 2008
PR stunts on Friday? Monday, business as usual. Carry on.

“Watch out, I might be angry...”

Since: Sep 07

North Ghetto Hill

#15 Jun 13, 2008
i hope the officer's appeal via their union...

there's a lot not being reported here about this...just the ABJ making it seem like Don's protecting Marco's minions....

Since: May 08

Torrance, CA

#17 Jun 13, 2008
Their badge goes to their head. Cops think they can do anything. Several years ago, when my daughter was young, someone called the police and said a baby was crying in our house. I checked it out; she was not crying. I was nearby. The police said they could take her away from me that same night. The cops said they had been to my house before. NO, NOT WHILE I LIVED THERE. IT WAS THE PREVIOUS TENNENT THAT ABUSED THEIR KIDS. THE COP WAS GOING BY THE ADDRESS, AND NOT THE NAME. I called my representative, but nothing was done about it. Thankfully, my daugther was never taken away. The cop was very errigant.
KWB

Tulsa, OK

#18 Jun 13, 2008
c above wrote:
PR stunts on Friday? Monday, business as usual. Carry on.
Very true....The mayor's office consistantly has these types of press conferences on Fridays. Interesting

“I'm as Mad as Hell...”

Since: Mar 07

Your Neighbor & Friend

#20 Jun 13, 2008
Akron resident wrote:
This is too funny. These are the officers that made it through the testing process and were supposed to be level headed in upholding the law. The hiring process for officers and fireman is a joke. Time for a new hiring method Don.
Hiring? Akron hiring cops?
KWB

Tulsa, OK

#22 Jun 13, 2008
Akron resident wrote:
This is too funny. These are the officers that made it through the testing process and were supposed to be level headed in upholding the law. The hiring process for officers and fireman is a joke. Time for a new hiring method Don.
You couldn't be more wrong. Dealing with the dregs of society on a day to day basis makes it very hard very decent cops to keep their cool. The punishment for these fellas seems a bit harsh. I see a civil suit coming. Have their been instances in the past where Officers did this and weren't fired? Is this punishment consistant with past disciplines? I doubt it. These guys need to fight the mayor on this one. What kind of discipline did the mayor get for using profane language and verbally assaulting that poor parking attendant? I know this example is not on the same level, but it seems that some can do what they want and others will have to pay the consequences.
Teacher

United States

#25 Jun 13, 2008
I find it funny that the Beacon did not mention that the officer that kicked the suspect had just been "SPAT" in the face by the a-hole. I know because I saw it on the tape at North. You tell me, handcuffed or not, if you spit on me I will kick you too. Officer seiler is a good cop. What about the 20k worth of damages that the little punk destroyed? Is Mayor Don going to replace the money from his slush fund? I suppose teachers will be next for defending themselves from our wonderful youth. Parents take my warning: If your student causes emotional distress, get a lawyer. I have one now.
akron

Mansfield, OH

#27 Jun 13, 2008
its time to get a new mayor
bpd

Lorain, OH

#28 Jun 13, 2008
I hope Akron has enough money for back pay when those officers win in Arbitration and get their jobs back!!! The mayor is the only person in Akron that should be fired!!
KWB

Tulsa, OK

#29 Jun 13, 2008
Christ on a Cr a cker wrote:
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Then why bother to make the comparison?
Suspects still have the right to not have their physical well-being endangered so long as they are not endangering others. Cuffed and prone suspects are rarely dangerous, and these two sound like they were not posing an imminent danger by any means.
Suspects != criminals, automatically. Suspects become criminals when they're convicted. Until then, they are presumed innocent and are given due process.
Because a guy is handcuffed means that he cannot do harm? There have been instances where a handcuffed prisoner disarmed an officer and fatally shot the officer. There are other instannces of handcuffed prisoners kicking officers, breaking the windows of cruisers, running from officers while cuffed. You have very little knowledge or experience in the subject matter of handcuffed prisoners.
KWB

Tulsa, OK

#30 Jun 13, 2008
BTW, the beacon is only printing half of the story. They should go into detail as to why these suspect's were in these predicaments and what charges they are facing. Both suspects are facing numerous felonies. The beacon won't do that because stories about mopes doesn't sell papers, but stories about fired cops does.
Kelli

Cleveland, OH

#31 Jun 13, 2008
sound like there may be more to this story.

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