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yuup

Orland Park, IL

#1 Feb 4, 2014
feb 3rd 2014 cbs local chicago. cop tazes injured accident victim, and no internal investigation ? another lawsuit for B.I.
Wow

Chicago, IL

#2 Feb 4, 2014
Powerful Stuff

Chicago, IL

#3 Feb 4, 2014
Blue Island Cop Uses Stun Gun On Accident Victim

February 3, 2014 10:04 PM

(CBS)– A Blue Island police officer used a stun gun on the victim of a hit-and-run crash, and the victim says the incident changed his life forever.

CBS 2′s Marissa Bailey reports on allegations of excessive force

Donald Flores needed help after a June 2012 hit-and-run incident. Instead, he says, police caused him further injury.

“I just wanted to go home to basically die, where I felt more at peace,” Flores says

Dazed and covered in blood, he was walking home when he came upon Blue Island Police who had been called to do a well-being check on him.

“The first two officers, they did the right thing,” Flores says.

But then he encountered Sgt. Schultz. Flores says the sergeant screamed at him,“`Are you out of your effin’ mind? You’re bleeding.’”

Blue Island Police Sgt. Schultz used a stun gun on Donald Flores, the victim of a hit-and-run crash in 2012.(Photo supplied to CBS)

Stunned, Flores says he yelled back and then it escalated. When the sergeant threatened to use a stun gun on him, Flores said he implored him not to because he has an electronic spinal device to treat a previous injury to his hand.

When the stun gun was used, Flores says it caused a seizure. ”When I was seizing they told me,‘Stop it. Quit resisting,’” he says.

The attorney for Blue Island, Patrick Ward, tells a different story. He says Flores was the aggressor and shoved the sergeant with two hands, causing him to stumble backward.

He says Flores didn’t tell officers about the electronic device until after the stun gun was used.

“Their actions were justified,” Ward says.

Flores’ attorney, Tim Fiscella, says his client was incapable of harming anyone because he had the disability and he had been injured from the crash that night.

There are also questions about how the police department handled this case. When Bailey asked Ward what kind of internal investigation was done after the incident, he answered:“There was no additional investigation.”

CBS 2 called a handful of other police departments, including Chicago, and each requires an internal review after the use of a stun gun, to make sure it is justified.

Sources tell CBS 2 Blue Island police did not follow their own policy of documenting the use of force — a step that would’ve triggered an internal investigation. Ward did not return CBS 2′s calls about this detail.

On the night of the incident, police officers arrested and charged Flores with resisting arrest, battery and assault, but Flores was cleared of all charges. He is now suing the Blue Island Police Department and is hoping they re-examine their stun-gun policies.

Flores says this whole experience has scarred him. “I break down a lot,” he says.
Perry Mason

Orland Park, IL

#4 Feb 4, 2014
Hardly a newsworthy story. I've never met Sgt. Schultz, but have heard good things about his capabilities as a police officer and supervisor. it sounds like a typical story to run on a slow news day. This will probably be settled out of court for 30 to 40,000 dollars. This would be classified as a nuisance case.
Opus

Chicago, IL

#5 Feb 4, 2014
CBS 2 called a handful of other police departments, including Chicago, and each requires an internal review after the use of a stun gun, to make sure it is justified.
City Council

Orland Park, IL

#6 Feb 4, 2014
And you all thought the cop's were racists that dude was white!!!!
flowers

Orland Park, IL

#7 Feb 4, 2014
City Council wrote:
And you all thought the cop's were racists that dude was white!!!!
Last time I checked Flores was a hispanic name? didn't they get sued for detectives,( a black guy and a white female,) tackling a hispanic elderly gentleman ? didn't he pass away shortly after and didn't blue island lose a 1 million dollar lawsuit for that ?? why no internal investigation? they have a director of public safety a deputy chief and a newly appointed commander who is supposed to handle situations just like this. That is what john rita said at a council meeting? anyone ? anyone beside the biips have an idea?
Long time BI Resident

United States

#8 Feb 4, 2014
flowers wrote:
<quoted text> Last time I checked Flores was a hispanic name? didn't they get sued for detectives,( a black guy and a white female,) tackling a hispanic elderly gentleman ? didn't he pass away shortly after and didn't blue island lose a 1 million dollar lawsuit for that ?? why no internal investigation? they have a director of public safety a deputy chief and a newly appointed commander who is supposed to handle situations just like this. That is what john rita said at a council meeting? anyone ? anyone beside the biips have an idea?
because BIPD is above the law and has always done what they want..:(.. Something needs to change.... not sure if it ever will tho.
usual excuse

Orland Park, IL

#9 Feb 4, 2014
there has always been a use of force report which is turned in to the supervisor,and then sent to the deputy chief who signs it. What b.s. when the city has some attorney say on t.v. that there was no further investigation on the matter. All use of force incidents fall directly into the deputy chief's lap for review, approval and/or punishment. Quit passing the buck Cornball. Either the deputy chief decided that nothing was wrong with the use of force, or he was too lazy to review or correct the actions of the officer. No matter what, it falls on the deputy chief's desk. A good attorney will uncover the coverup. Just request the use of force reports for the last 5 years or so, have fun following john rita around in flip flops cornelius
Numerous Sightings

Chicago, IL

#10 Feb 4, 2014
Multiple squads from BI and several surrounding communities were in BI near and around K - 8th grade schools. Who and what were they looking for?
Nah

Chicago, IL

#11 Feb 4, 2014
Perry Mason wrote:
Hardly a newsworthy story. I've never met Sgt. Schultz, but have heard good things about his capabilities as a police officer and supervisor. it sounds like a typical story to run on a slow news day. This will probably be settled out of court for 30 to 40,000 dollars. This would be classified as a nuisance case.
Federal case, video tape, legal fees, attorney fees,(roll the video tape alone ;) that will fetch $500,000.00 with any jury) easily 1.5 mil.
And Justice for All

Chicago, IL

#12 Feb 5, 2014
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice every where.
crookcounty

Riverdale, IL

#13 Feb 5, 2014
Nah wrote:
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Federal case, video tape, legal fees, attorney fees,(roll the video tape alone ;) that will fetch $500,000.00 with any jury) easily 1.5 mil.
this is just someone trying to get money. He already proved he is a lier just in the video. He says while he was having a seizure he remember people yelling at him to stop. If you are having a real seizure you are no coherent. Also there is no proof the tasers cause seizures. seizures are something that going wrong in the brain, tasers only affect muscles.
sorry writing this on a crappy tablet
Straight Talk

Alsip, IL

#14 Feb 5, 2014
crookcounty wrote:
<quoted text>
this is just someone trying to get money. He already proved he is a lier just in the video. He says while he was having a seizure he remember people yelling at him to stop. If you are having a real seizure you are no coherent. Also there is no proof the tasers cause seizures. seizures are something that going wrong in the brain, tasers only affect muscles.
sorry writing this on a crappy tablet
Thank you, Doctor.
Stevo jr

Chicago, IL

#15 Feb 7, 2014
Hard to supervise your department from Bobby Rita's Calumet Township office.
spookytooth

Orland Park, IL

#16 Feb 7, 2014
Stevo jr wrote:
Hard to supervise your department from Bobby Rita's Calumet Township office.
That's hilarious! did he go get the coffee for Bobby ? I can't wait until the feds release the hidden camera video from the township office investigation and we all see on t.v. how the little tin soldiers line up to take orders. They need to put one in the doubleplay saloon too. I think more decisions are made there than in the office. Hey do they make flip flops for winter ?
nice diversion tactic

Orland Park, IL

#17 Feb 7, 2014
I like how anytime there is a question, some Biip changes the subject on the post. Let's get back to these officers. Dui crashes swept under the rug, drunk officers from other departments crashing in town and being let go ? all of the drama with these officers over sleeping with dispatchers and other women, including a certain high ranking supervisor( M.C.) who rumour has it, is sharing a bed with a certain drunkin female alderperson, the numerous complaints about certain off-duty officers' illegal drug use , in the company of gang members ? Oh yes, there are a lot of skeletons in that closet. several allegations of abuse by these supervisors. In Blue Island how did so many officers with questionable character get promoted to the positions that they are in ? There were several instances of in-fighting among officers over women, one fight even involved two MARRIED officers fighting over the same dispatcher that they were both allegedly sleeping with. Both of those officers are now supervisors. A few have been arrested but not convicted of beating their wives, oh yes they are pillars of the community, and you ask why an officer is not investigated over tasing a guy who pushed him? I'm not sticking up for sgt schultz but out of the bunch of supervisors in control right now, he is the least of the city's worries when it comes to lawsuits. This all started with peloquin but it hasn't been stopped by the biips, if anything it has gotten way out of control, It is time to clean house. Vargas needs to call in someone to investigate his own police department like he did with the payroll thing. ha ha you know who you are and your day is coming
So sad

Robbins, IL

#18 Feb 7, 2014
Let an outside investigation begin. OOOOOHHH the last time this happen a poor eldery hispanic was attack and killed by our finest and no one was charge with that death. Oh, by the way it happen in Vargas's ward. Never said anything about that death in his ward.
Good Point

Chicago, IL

#19 Feb 7, 2014
Nah wrote:
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Federal case, video tape, legal fees, attorney fees,(roll the video tape alone ;) that will fetch $500,000.00 with any jury) easily 1.5 mil.
You got that right!
Hillard Heintz

Munster, IN

#20 Feb 7, 2014
Bring in Hillard Heintz...they just released a report on Shaumburg's Police Department...

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