Chapmanville PD and officers face lawsuit

Dec 23, 2012 Full story: Logan Banner 48

A civil lawsuit has been filed in the Circuit Court of Logan County by Benny James May against defendants Chapmanville Police Department, a Division of the State of West Virginia; Chapmanville Police Officer Nick Tucker, individually and in his official capacity as a Chapmanville Police Officer; and Chapmanville Police Officer Allen Browning, ... (more)

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chapmanville citizen

Charleston, WV

#1 Dec 28, 2012
if this man truly was BRUTALIZED by officer tucker, why wait 8 days 2 seek medical care. AND, if his arm was stomped so severely that it got infected, wouldn't someone have noticed this other than the so-called 'victim' and the 2 officers? seems there would be proof from logan medical facility. the banner is printing the 'victim's story. how about the officer's side. they r limited as to their comments in ongoing cases, but news outlets are 2 be fair and impartial in reporting. as for past allegations of officer tucker 'beating' innocent citizens who are just law abidind citizens that he decided to attack, if there were any truth at all to it, he wouldn't eb on the force. it isn't hard to PROVE a beat down.. there are obvious signs. if i fall,chances are i will be bruised.. this guy may have an injury 2 his arm, but not from police brutality!! look at his complaint.. the main goal her is financial gain!! trying to get a fast buck without working for it.. most likely to support a drug/ alcohol habit!! maybe he should try earning a living as these police officers do. they put their lives on line daily to protect the very people who seem 2 enjoy spreading these lies!! as for the 'victim's pain and suffering/mental anguish, what do u suppose this garbaeg is doing to officers tucker and browning. maybe they can counter sue for RELIEF 4 their anguish and humiliation and embarrassment.. u think!!only ppl. that r trying 2 sue and gain $$ are the law breakers. bet if u were 2 check into the plaintiff's background, there is a history with police there. i'm sure this isn't hsi first run in with authorities..this sort of thing makes my blood boil.. frivilous lawsuits with no merit whatsoever..says a lot about any lawyer that even considers taking a case like this one.. of course, the lawyer is obviously seeing $$ signs too!! i've been pulled over for traffic violations and never considered 'suing' police , they were doing their job. and if this man was just an innocent victim, he wouldn't have been approached by the officers. think about it, when was last time u 'innocent' citizens were harrassed and abused by the police? anyone that believes a word of this nonsense is ,in my opinion, an idiot..
Aneeda Haggerdy

Kermit, WV

#2 Dec 28, 2012
chapmanville citizen wrote:
if this man truly was BRUTALIZED by officer tucker, why wait 8 days 2 seek medical care. AND, if his arm was stomped so severely that it got infected, wouldn't someone have noticed this other than the so-called 'victim' and the 2 officers? seems there would be proof from logan medical facility. the banner is printing the 'victim's story. how about the officer's side. they r limited as to their comments in ongoing cases, but news outlets are 2 be fair and impartial in reporting. as for past allegations of officer tucker 'beating' innocent citizens who are just law abidind citizens that he decided to attack, if there were any truth at all to it, he wouldn't eb on the force. it isn't hard to PROVE a beat down.. there are obvious signs. if i fall,chances are i will be bruised.. this guy may have an injury 2 his arm, but not from police brutality!! look at his complaint.. the main goal her is financial gain!! trying to get a fast buck without working for it.. most likely to support a drug/ alcohol habit!! maybe he should try earning a living as these police officers do. they put their lives on line daily to protect the very people who seem 2 enjoy spreading these lies!! as for the 'victim's pain and suffering/mental anguish, what do u suppose this garbaeg is doing to officers tucker and browning. maybe they can counter sue for RELIEF 4 their anguish and humiliation and embarrassment.. u think!!only ppl. that r trying 2 sue and gain $$ are the law breakers. bet if u were 2 check into the plaintiff's background, there is a history with police there. i'm sure this isn't hsi first run in with authorities..this sort of thing makes my blood boil.. frivilous lawsuits with no merit whatsoever..says a lot about any lawyer that even considers taking a case like this one.. of course, the lawyer is obviously seeing $$ signs too!! i've been pulled over for traffic violations and never considered 'suing' police , they were doing their job. and if this man was just an innocent victim, he wouldn't have been approached by the officers. think about it, when was last time u 'innocent' citizens were harrassed and abused by the police? anyone that believes a word of this nonsense is ,in my opinion, an idiot..
In my opinion you are a F\\U=C-K-I-N-G idot \, I know this goes on and I love it when nick beats a taxpayer up because then he/she gains respect for our town. Shoot l let nick wip my a$$ too, it turns me on
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pooter

Inez, KY

#6 Dec 28, 2012
Ya nick is helping the drug problem all right,taking their pills,and handing it out to friends.You are likely one of them citizen.
Why can't chapmanville hire decent cops?If they paid them enough,maybe they wouldn't have to make deals on the side.
Truth

Man, WV

#7 Dec 29, 2012
Doesn't this make the second person officer tucker has allegedly beat on in the last month or so. Also officer tucker has been accused of this more than once and it was proven in a court of law that officer tucker was in the wrong and did beat up the victim. Facts are facts he has done so much wrong and is still allowed to be a officer and harass the citizens of this town, or that's how it has been told to me.
believe it

United States

#8 Dec 29, 2012
The same thing happened to someone I truly love about 7 years ago. He had a rod in his back and the two threw him to the ground an fell on his back with their knees. He was handcuffed to a chair and beat by two officers. He had a lawyer but he didn't get anywhere there because he put him off for 2 years then it was to late. haha. Haggerty has been with the Chapmanville Town hall too many years. So has the rest. They said, if they fire them it was like thinking they were guilty. They were guilty. and they got away with it. Be careful and please don't let the town of chapmanville get away with it again. This is the type of cops they want in c-ville. The drugs are probably never turned in any where.I have been thru a lot of heartache because of this. I know one man that works with her and he was a Christain man. I could not under stand how he lived with himself. Please go all the way with this lawsuit.
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Please

Mount Lookout, WV

#9 Jan 3, 2013
Its like this the police are to serve and protect, not abuse and negelect. Plain and simple so if their lives arent at risk it gives them no right what so ever to raise a hand or speak down to any one. Mr. Tucker abuses his authority plain and simple, and he knows he can get by with it ands thats why he continues to do it. I will give you an example: A person I know was walking out of the grocery store as Mr.Tucker was walking in, the person said "hi, how are you today" Mr.Tucker just kept walking about 45 mins later the person was driving through town and was pulled over for no reason but for Mr.Tucker to inform them that he isnt an officer to make friends and to never embarrass him by speaking like that or he could make life real hard on them. Now if you call him a good cop or officer of the law then apparently you have the wool over your eyes. Nick Tucker is a jerk, a citizen spoke to be friendly, has never been in trouble but just because they was being polite was pulled over and humiliated by the ass. A complaint was filed but nothing never came of it. All these two officers are, are young punks with a badge in a small town they think are idiots cause they can't handle the life of a real Police Officer. I hope the gentleman and his family bring these two down to their knees in tears and nothing left to wipe them with but their fingers!
chapmanville citizen

Charleston, WV

#10 Jan 3, 2013
in response to all u ppl. that THINK u know what the story is.. the 'gentleman' as 'PLEASE' referred to, was drunk in a truck at wendy's, someone called to report him, that is why he was pulled over, the man was slurring, staggering when he got out of the truck, and swayed back and forth due to being i intoxicated. where is his 'proof'? all the people out that night, and officers tucker and browning were supposedly 'harrassing and brutalizing' this innocent 'victim', so , why didn't someone capture this horrific incident on camera/video? i'll tell you why, because ut didn't happen. these men aren't 'young punks with a badge.' they ar 'real police officers' who daily put their lives on the line to protect the likes of you as well as the very people who make such ridiculous accusations!! as for the person simply being polite and speaking to officer tucker, i doubt it occurred as you were told. people tend to tell things the way they choose, whether it's true or not. officer tucker may have been falsely accused of same thing in past, as was officer miller, along with 2 state troopers.. by an accused murderer. why would someoen believe this type of person? i'm not sure what your personal problem is with these officers, but get your facts straight before shooting off your mouth,please. do you know the ' gentleman' making these allegations? he has a history with law, and it certainly isn't for being a law abiding gentleman!! maybe you should try praying for these officers who do their job to the best of their ability, who put in long hrs. for not nearly enough pay , to better their community. they could make a much better living with less risk and less stress doing something else, they CHOOSE to serve and protect.. who is protecting them, and their reputation? this man aslo is asking for damages in the form of $$ for humiliation and embarrassment, give me a break, driving drunk and with no operators, and he cares about being embarrassed? he is the one causing humiliation to the officers, and he, along with the gossip mongers and law breakers who ahve no respect for authority are damaging reputation of fine men..the burden of proof is on the so called victim, and there is no proof! it is all a pack of lies from a man who has made a mess of his life and is seeking $$ from the officers and city. would you people spreading this trash feel same if the man making thses claims had been driving and caused an accident that injured you or someone you love? had he not been pulled over, this very well could have happened!! the real truth WILL come out. wonder what you will have to say then?
chapmanville citizen

Charleston, WV

#11 Jan 3, 2013
pooter wrote:
Ya nick is helping the drug problem all right,taking their pills,and handing it out to friends.You are likely one of them citizen.
Why can't chapmanville hire decent cops?If they paid them enough,maybe they wouldn't have to make deals on the side.
officer tucker HATES drugs and does all he can, even putting in many over time hrs. to curb this problem!! he has NEVER given pills to anyone, nor taken them himself, nor does he do 'deal' on the side!! the man making these false allegations, however , does have a drug history, and was driving intoxicated without an operators. thank God he didn't injure or kill a truly innocent person. once this case has been thrown out and the facts are out, i will GLADLY reveal to you who i am, and it is most definitely NOT a pill head. are you so upset, even defending a drunk driver, because you yourself use drugs? maybe you have apersonal grudge with these officers, or is it just simple jealousy? whatever your issue is, you really need to check your facts before speaking up. but, it is a free country, and you are entitled to your opinion. mine isn't simply an opinion, i KNOW exactly what went down on the night in question, and paln to tell it all once the case has been resolved. if i were these officers, i would file a counter claim for damages, since they are the ones being slandered and humiliated, as this man sais he was!! public intoxication, drunk driving, THAT is an embarrassment!!
Oh yea

Kermit, WV

#12 Jan 3, 2013
He just likes taking his roid rage out on ppl, its not to help any1 but his self
Backup a second

Charleston, WV

#13 Jan 4, 2013
Don't know anything about this, but these are facts.#1 This isn't the first time the officers have been accused of this type of behavior.#2 The accusations were made by different people at different times. Fact #3 I never heard of anything like this concerning Jeff Dingess, Elbert Vance or Jesse Jarrells. Fact#4- 2 of those 3 were released from their job...I'm a lil' old for all this, but my maw always said " if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck." ( Also as was said in an earlier post that these officers are well underpaid and way overworked, which I don't argue with, then why keep that job putting yourself and your family through this, let alone taking a chance at being shot for barely above minimum wage? Unless you are intoxicated w/ the power ?
Oh Yea

Kermit, WV

#14 Jan 4, 2013
Backup a second wrote:
Don't know anything about this, but these are facts.#1 This isn't the first time the officers have been accused of this type of behavior.#2 The accusations were made by different people at different times. Fact #3 I never heard of anything like this concerning Jeff Dingess, Elbert Vance or Jesse Jarrells. Fact#4- 2 of those 3 were released from their job...I'm a lil' old for all this, but my maw always said " if it walks like a duck and it talks like a duck." ( Also as was said in an earlier post that these officers are well underpaid and way overworked, which I don't argue with, then why keep that job putting yourself and your family through this, let alone taking a chance at being shot for barely above minimum wage? Unless you are intoxicated w/ the power ?
100% TRUTH they think we are stupid
wondering

Prestonsburg, KY

#15 Jan 4, 2013
This abuse by officers goes on daily, most are scared to file charges-a friend of mine was beaten by 4 state troopers they came in his home and stated beatig him. Then took him to C'ville and another officer booked him for trying to flee. He was released with not even having to post bond-When it finally went to court NO troopers appeared and he paid NO fine BUT he was afraid to file a complaint..The duty of officers is to protect and serve not beat and abuse..They Had NO REASON what so ever to come to my friends house. NO RESPECT FOR OFFICERS and they caused it OU are to earn respect..If they are underpaid GET ANOTHER JOB..
chapmanville citizen

Charleston, WV

#16 Jan 4, 2013
state troopers went into a man's home who was on run 11 days, accused of murder!! police are in danger with every call, especially traffic stops and domestics. never know who is armed or on drugs. state troopers and c'ville police didn't bust in on an inocent person. i've never been harrasshed by police, maybe because i don't give them cause . these men keep working at police dept. not because they r on power trip, but because they care!! and they want 2 make a difference.. i know there have been incidents of police brutality in probably every state, it does happen.. BUT that is not the case here.. why don't u ppl. do a lil' research into backgrounds of the men making these claims? and, be honest about what u find..i can tell u, a history of run ins with police, usually drugs and or aloohol. AND sometimes they get violent and police have to restrain them, as well as defend themselves.. what would u ppl. bashing the police have done if this latest so called victim of abuse by police , had hit and killed someone u love while he was driving drunk? and he was driving drunk, and didn't have an operators either.. police were called by someoen that was concerned , the man was passed out in truck at wendy's. so, is the caller in on this police brutality? come on, use ur heads.. some of u seem intelligent, so get the facts, all of them, all about the people making accusations.. before u comment. i am finished with this nonsense, can't change someone's opinion. maybe th ecops being complained about are ones that are doing the most to crack down on drugs and on dui.. maybe that is whay they are being harrassed, sued, and slandered!! has THAT occurred to anyone? why are so many so quick to jump to conclusions and automatically believe the offenders?as for ur friends telling u things about these officers, what did ur friend do? or, do u always believe what they say? i have friends who have said things that weren't all together true, ppl. tend to slant the truth or add things to suit them, to make it more interesting.. g'nite..and God bless u all. and i pray our officers stay safe as they protect all of u..
chapmanville citizen

Charleston, WV

#17 Jan 4, 2013
btw.. maybe all u cop haters think it would be better if these officers were let go, and they hired all of these 'innocent victims of brutality' to protect all of you. yeah, that's a good idea, capmanville police needs murderers, drunk drivers, very old sluts, and drug addicts on the force.. is that your idea of REAL POLICE?..the nat'l inquirer has nothing on chapmanville topix.. i'll bet you people actually believe in bigfoot, lochness monster and aliens, after all SOMEBODY said they have seen them, must be true, huh? A back up a second.. if u know nothing about this, how can u give facts? the accusers have all been in trouble repeatedly!! would u rather there were no police? they r underpaid, but do it to protect you!!
concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#18 Jan 4, 2013
i personally know alot of the policeman they are polite law abiding gentleman the ones posting this junk is drug addicts child molesters liars and thieves among other things if i was a cop i would probaby taze u idiots just think if your mother sister or other family member got murdered i am sure u would want what u people call corrupt cops on the scene then i have read some of these it is ridiculous i have had someone i loved very much was brutally murdered i appreciate the police to protect people if u arent doing anything wrong then u have nothing to worry about if it hadnt been for these policeman he would got away they worked hours to catch him he is in jail thanks to the police so please think before u speak if u really dont know what u are talking about and who in the world would put a comment sounding like u are proud that u are a old slut honey none of the police i know would have anything to do with your wrinkled up old ass nick tucker allen browing are very handsome gentlemen who wouldnt give you the first look excuse me even a glance is this why u dont like them because u are such skank it must be cora material
concerned citizen

Charleston, WV

#19 Jan 4, 2013
also think about this u intelligent people do u really think if they were beating this man down that they would do it in public no i dont think so they would take them or he or she to a place where there is no witness so i know this is a lie the police are not stupid and the police do have a right to defend theirself so u think that these drunks drug addicts murders child molesters it is ok for them to attack the police and they should not be able to defend theirself go to a big city
sweethearts because they would seriously take yor stupid asses down they dont play whether u are a man or woman i bet half of u have never been to new york or any other big city u would see the copsreally beat down it is also against the law to abuse the police also so please think about this
Cops

Kermit, WV

#20 Jan 4, 2013
These guys & glas are doing a dangerous job that most wouldn't , their are good ones and bad ones in the profession just like there are good pig farmers and bad pig farmers, there are good bathrom stall attendants and bad ones. I think what most of these people are tring to say is, GET RID of THE BAD COPS! If a cop abuses thier authority or doesen't show fairness to each individual they need to be let go. Who knows why some of them act the way they do, maybe they go into the job with the greatest of intentions, but the stresses become to great and they turn into monsters. They are not all abusers but some are. All the stories of poliece brutality and negligance cannot be lies. Get a G*D@M^| CLUE concerned Chapmanville citizen. Get your head out of your a$$ you will smother to death stupid
the REAL truth

Charleston, WV

#21 Jan 5, 2013
and how about if u get ur ignorant head outta ur nast behind, COPS? JUST WHERE DO U GET ALL UR INFO? MAYBE FROM SOME TICKED OFF DRUGGIE, PROSTITUTE, DRUNK, OR OTHER CRIMINAL? i agree with u as far as soem cops abusing their authority, it does happen, not just n big cities, but all over.and bad cops to need to go, ur right, but u really don't have a clue about this. all the complaints r coming from criminals, and the dumb comments r from loud mouth, nosey, ignorant people that don't know what they r talking about!! and yes, all the stories about brutality n c'ville are lies. consider the source of this info..pill heads, drunk drivers, street sluts,and the likes. as well as bored, troubled people who have nothing better to do than gossip. so, why don't u 'get a clue." u apparently, from ur attempt at takin' GOD'S name in vain, are 1 of those ignorant, trash talkin', gossipers!!hope u r safe on the streets if ur out tonight, and if not, it is these same police officers that will come 2 ur rescue.. they do their job no matter WHO is n need of them...
clean life

Charleston, WV

#22 Jan 5, 2013
i used to run with all the wrong people in logan county. i know a lot of the drug dealers and also know how bad chapmanville is when it comes to drugs. so, i know what i am talking about.i also know the cops all this stuff is about. they have never abused anybody that i know of. even when my former friends and me got into trouble, they treated us decent, i can't get mad at them for doing their job. it wasn't their fault that we made bad decisions, it was ours. don't blame cops because you or somebody else gets arrested, blame them! i no longer do the things i used to, or hang with same people, my life is better, but i am the one that had to choose to do better. we all make our own choices, and when someone CHOOSES to break the law, then they have to take the consequences if the cops catch them!!it ain't hard to prove if cops have beat u up. the cops haven't done anything but what they are supposed to do. so, back off them. if you want to hate on somebody, hate on the drug addicts and dealers that are ruing our towns!!i got beat up by x bf one time, and it was the cops that helped me and i had bruises and cuts, just like anybody that got beat would have. cops didn't just ignore my call for help because of the life i was leading at the time, they helped me, even though they had picked me up in the past.imagine that!!
Duhhhhhh

Tomahawk, KY

#23 Jan 6, 2013
the REAL truth wrote:
and how about if u get ur ignorant head outta ur nast behind, COPS? JUST WHERE DO U GET ALL UR INFO? MAYBE FROM SOME TICKED OFF DRUGGIE, PROSTITUTE, DRUNK, OR OTHER CRIMINAL? i agree with u as far as soem cops abusing their authority, it does happen, not just n big cities, but all over.and bad cops to need to go, ur right, but u really don't have a clue about this. all the complaints r coming from criminals, and the dumb comments r from loud mouth, nosey, ignorant people that don't know what they r talking about!! and yes, all the stories about brutality n c'ville are lies. consider the source of this info..pill heads, drunk drivers, street sluts,and the likes. as well as bored, troubled people who have nothing better to do than gossip. so, why don't u 'get a clue." u apparently, from ur attempt at takin' GOD'S name in vain, are 1 of those ignorant, trash talkin', gossipers!!hope u r safe on the streets if ur out tonight, and if not, it is these same police officers that will come 2 ur rescue.. they do their job no matter WHO is n need of them...
Just because someone is a criminal,pill head,drunk driver or street slut,as you call them,it still does NOT give law enforcement the right to beat,kick,stomp or harass them.There is a right way and a wrong way to arrest a human.This is not the first or the last complaint against this officer.There will probably be more coming forward with there stories now that this is in the news.People won't tell the truth on some of these officers because they know they will get the hell harassed out of them every time they go into Chapmanville territory.It's happened before.One gentleman had to leave Logan county because of shit like this.Nobody wants to leave their home because of somebody that's suppose to be protecting them.To much of this stuff goes on without being told.There is a right way and a wrong way to handle situations like this.To bad in this case it was the wrong way.

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