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Beckley, WV

#1 Jan 4, 2012
Below is an example of what occurs in almost every academy class. These Instructors need shipped out. Peoples lives are at risk. CHARLESTON -- A husband and wife are suing the West Virginia State Police after an injury. Travis V. Flint was a cadet in the 58th Cadet Class at the West Virginia State Police Academy and was involved in the program so he could obtain employment as a West Virginia State Trooper, according to a complaint filed Oct. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court. On Oct. 26, 2007, Flint injured his left leg while participating in physical training at the academy. Flint advised an officer the day of his injury and was taken to the academy nurse, who told him to keep his leg straight and there were no other restrictions, according to the suit. Flint claims the pain in his leg progressed into sharp pain that became unbearable. He was transported to Thomas Memorial Hospital, where a doctor examined him and advised he had torn a hip muscle and informed him that he would need to follow-up with the State Police doctor. On Nov. 1, 2007, Flint was ordered by the State Police to write his first letter describing his injury, and claims he was falsely accused by Sgt. Curtis Tilley of trying to evaluate himself and claiming he had a torn muscle on his letter to get out of training. Flint claims that Tilley proclaimed he would not recommend him to follow up with the State Police doctor and threatened if a cadet ever had to help him again, then his leg "better be ripped off." Flint was advised to get a second opinion by one of the State Troopers and visited Medbrook Medical Associates on Bridgeport on Nov. 3, 2007. Flint claims he was told his injury was in the ligaments of his leg and hip bone and recovery time would be approximately two weeks. One week after returning to the police academy, Flint still was unable to walk without crutches and claims he was again accused of trying to evaluate himself. After an MRI at Braxton County Memorial Hospital, Flint was placed in a wheelchair and informed he had a fractured hip. He had surgery Nov. 27, 2007, to repair a linear fracture through the left femoral neck and had three screws inserted into his hip. Flint and his wife, Julia D. Flint, are suing for compensatory damages for deliberate intent to cause injury, intentional infliction of emotional distress and failure to assist in acquiring treatment for injury. David Karickhoff and Bernard R. Mauser are representing them. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Charles E. King.
another

Beckley, WV

#2 Jan 4, 2012
By Gary A. Harki
The Charleston Gazette
Advertiser
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- A Princeton police officer and West Virginia State Police Academy basic-class student says he nearly died of a blood clot in his brain after being beaten by two of his instructors during a training session at the academy in Institute.

Christopher Winkler, 23, said the alleged beating at the hands of two trainers, which he said happened during baton training on April 5, left him unconscious.

His mother, Pamela McPeak, said an instructor told her that he saved her son's life by pulling two other instructors off Winkler when they continued to beat him while he was unconscious.
BS

Charleston, WV

#3 Jan 4, 2012
another wrote:
By Gary A. Harki
The Charleston Gazette
Advertiser
CHARLESTON, W.Va.-- A Princeton police officer and West Virginia State Police Academy basic-class student says he nearly died of a blood clot in his brain after being beaten by two of his instructors during a training session at the academy in Institute.

Christopher Winkler, 23, said the alleged beating at the hands of two trainers, which he said happened during baton training on April 5, left him unconscious.

His mother, Pamela McPeak, said an instructor told her that he saved her son's life by pulling two other instructors off Winkler when they continued to beat him while he was unconscious.
This was his own fault!! This kid had a preexisting condition that should have been disclosed to the doctor who did his pre admission physical! But he knew that if he told the doctor, then it would have prevented him from going to the academy!
randy

United States

#4 Jan 4, 2012
That Princeton "officer" ended up going on to fondle a little boy on duty, or something of that nature
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eddie

Charleston, WV

#6 Jan 13, 2012
what the f*&$? there are bad apples in every batch. dont judge all by the few, and dont belive everything you read.
haha

Elkview, WV

#7 Jan 20, 2012
randy wrote:
That Princeton "officer" ended up going on to fondle a little boy on duty, or something of that nature
Not taking up for the princeton officer but I can see through the B.S. and lies that the state police academy lead everyone to believe. It still does not excuse the fact that they beat him while he was out cold. Thats why every class during that training has numerous injuries and concussions, because the big bad instructors wanna show everyone how big and bad they are. Get over yourself the fact is there is a reason why most of them insructors are at the academy in the first place, they couldnt make it out there on the street.
iknow

Beckley, WV

#8 Jan 20, 2012
U know rhats right never really thought about it but its true. think about it would u really want your best policeman on the street or hid away at the academy
Wrong

United States

#9 Jan 20, 2012
BS wrote:
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This was his own fault!! This kid had a preexisting condition that should have been disclosed to the doctor who did his pre admission physical! But he knew that if he told the doctor, then it would have prevented him from going to the academy!
Not according to the investigators. Its online to read.
BS

Charleston, WV

#10 Jan 20, 2012
Wrong wrote:
<quoted text>Not according to the investigators. Its online to read.
Which comment are you replying to?
NotBS

Beckley, WV

#11 Jan 22, 2012
BS wrote:
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Which comment are you replying to?
Copy and past this link and go to page 12:

http://www.legis.state.wv.us/Reports/Agency_R...
BSlol

Oakvale, WV

#12 Jan 23, 2012
They are a joke up there, the county and cities should create thier own academy and get away from the state police period. I have never such junk in my life.
Creeker

Peytona, WV

#13 Jan 23, 2012
Their job is to weed out the non hackers. No room for non hackers on my State Police force. Maybe they should try obtaining employment at Security America.
whatever

Oakvale, WV

#14 Jan 23, 2012
Their job is to weed out the non hackers. No room for non hackers on my State Police force. Maybe they should try obtaining employment at Security America.
Thier job also weeds out good recruits who are just smart enough not to take thier silly mickey mouse games. People who get sent up have already been through the ringer with all the background checks, polygraphs, psychological exams and the pt test and interviews. And have worked the street for some period of time,so they dont need to lose men just because they state police doesnt like them. They are not some piece of trash scumbag like they are treated, most are good people. I do not think it should be easy only fair for everyone.
b sht

Charleston, WV

#15 Jan 23, 2012
A few years ago the City of Charleston had their own "Academy" but they went back to the WVSPA.
Look if you can't handle it in the Academy, how are you going to handle the streets? Your NOT!!!!
b sht

Charleston, WV

#16 Jan 23, 2012
*You're
whatever

Oakvale, WV

#17 Jan 23, 2012
Thier job also weeds out good recruits who are just smart enough not to take thier silly mickey mouse games. People who get sent up have already been through the ringer with all the background checks, polygraphs, psychological exams and the pt test and interviews. And have worked the street for some period of time,so they dont need to lose men just because they state police doesnt like them. They are not some piece of trash scumbag like they are treated, most are good people. I do not think it should be easy only fair for everyone.
goodlord

Oakvale, WV

#18 Jan 23, 2012
The people up there couldnt either thats why they are there in the first place

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#19 Jan 23, 2012
Creeker wrote:
Their job is to weed out the non hackers. No room for non hackers on my State Police force. Maybe they should try obtaining employment at Security America.
LOL sounds like something a creeker would say...
Goodmen

Lubbock, TX

#20 Jan 23, 2012
Been there,done that. Most are good men up there. There are a couple that need washed out just like any other place. Some people just can't help but let positions go to their heads. Those are the ones we talk and laugh about what a joke they really are. Just the facts.
tina

Oakvale, WV

#21 Jan 23, 2012
I went to my brothers graduation a couple of years ago, for the most part most of them seemed like they were proffesional, but there was some fat ones on stage at the ceremony, that me and mom where laughing at the whole time. How can they be so out of shape and still be instructors.Idk... Just sayin :)

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