Beacon officer: Man 'fired the gun at...

Beacon officer: Man 'fired the gun at me'

There are 4 comments on the Poughkeepsie Journal story from Sep 13, 2008, titled Beacon officer: Man 'fired the gun at me'. In it, Poughkeepsie Journal reports that:

A Beacon police officer told a jury Tuesday what it was like to take a bullet in his bulletproof vest as the attempted-murder trial of Beacon resident Joseph Patterson opened in Dutchess County Court.

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BeaconCitizen

Pompton Lakes, NJ

#1 Dec 27, 2008
Was this a case of the police harassing a citizen who finally decided not to take it anymore?..There are so many unreported cases of brutality in Beacon, so depending on the officer, would not be surprised at a heightened response.
Beacon citizen

Pompton Lakes, NJ

#2 Jan 12, 2009
Afew years ago my than boyfriend and I were at a main street resturant with a out of town relative when 2 beacon police officers approached us and had us stand against the wall when he said my boyfriend and I looked like the people who got off the local loop bus and throw rocks at it and didnt want to pay the fair. He search my than boyfriend to find nothing on him told me to shout up after I asked him why he was frisking my boyfriend in a rude manner and that we had just arrived there to get food. > Beacons force was just horrible and yet there are still some officers still on the fiorce that just shouldnt be there.
joe

Gorham, ME

#3 Jan 17, 2009
BeaconCitizen wrote:
Was this a case of the police harassing a citizen who finally decided not to take it anymore?..There are so many unreported cases of brutality in Beacon, so depending on the officer, would not be surprised at a heightened response.
Beacon has alot of Westchester scum that moved up
BeaconCitizen

Pompton Lakes, NJ

#4 Feb 11, 2009
I hear you Beacon Citizen, they pretty much go out of their way to harass citizens, with impunity. Joe's comment is just silly and trying to get attention.

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