Rome City to pay $62,500 in false arr...

Rome City to pay $62,500 in false arrest lawsuit

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Rome NY Police

Bronx, NY

#1 Oct 1, 2009
nonsense

Manlius, NY

#2 Oct 2, 2009
just using the article for information it seems to me the officer would be justified in handcuffing the suspect for everyones safety until it could be determined there was no crime being committed. On arrival seeing a person exiting a store that is closed is suspicious until proven otherwise. The officer would have no clue who this person is, and guess what criminals lie. Having handcuffs placed on you does not mean you are under arrest, just briefly detained until the officer can make sure there is no crime and he wont be stabbed or killed while trying to quickly investigate it. The judge and the plaintiffs attorney should walk in the shoes of a cop for a few days on the street, and then after cleaning the sh!t out of their pants go and thank the real police for the great job they do.
Roman

New York, NY

#3 Oct 2, 2009
Anyone will will do just about anything to get money these days...

And 7,500 just for the kid seeing this??? CRAP!
Patriot

New Hartford, NY

#4 Oct 2, 2009
That's just great. Now the spear chuckers on S. James will have crack for 6 months.
friend

Syracuse, NY

#5 Oct 2, 2009
Agree totally..Judge Hurd is an #%$&^&.. hE ALWAYS COMES DOWN WITH THESE TYPE OF RULINGS. Hates the Police and is ultra lIBERAL. I guess the cop needed to die first to satisfy his needs.
The corp counsel should not go along with this ruling and appeal it. Sometimes you need to stand up for your officers, especially when they are in the right. These are leetches of society..We already pay for them now we must give them more. This is a sad society we live in.
totally insane

Utica, NY

#6 Oct 2, 2009
I undestand settling the lawsuit to save money, but this is crazy and a waste of taxpayer money. Now the city will be hit with more bullshit lawsuits because they always settle out of court. This cop did nothing diffrent than any other cop would do in a reported burglary. If this idiot was going to the store on a Sunday after business hours he should have told his boss and shut off the alarm. Sounds shady to me. I'm going to work to sort clothing. Bullshit. He's there to get things when the store is closed and the boss won't know. The city should get a better lawyer. Stop making good cops look bad.
look bad

Cazenovia, NY

#8 Oct 2, 2009
How about dead? It is idiotic decisions like this that gets cops killed. They will hesitate to protect themselves due to being more worried about getting sued...or fired by a pissed off mayor!
The Blue Line

La Fayette, NY

#9 Oct 2, 2009
The Cop was right!
brother in blue

Syracuse, NY

#10 Oct 6, 2009
jp you did nothing wrong!!
Right On

New Castle, PA

#11 Oct 7, 2009
totally insane wrote:
I undestand settling the lawsuit to save money, but this is crazy and a waste of taxpayer money. Now the city will be hit with more bullshit lawsuits because they always settle out of court. This cop did nothing diffrent than any other cop would do in a reported burglary. If this idiot was going to the store on a Sunday after business hours he should have told his boss and shut off the alarm. Sounds shady to me. I'm going to work to sort clothing. Bullshit. He's there to get things when the store is closed and the boss won't know. The city should get a better lawyer. Stop making good cops look bad.
You are absolutely correct. Diane Martin Grande obviously missed the day they taught litigation in Law School, but she aced the h*ll out of the settlement section. She's too busy screwing around with her secretary to do any real work on behalf of this city. She's a shameful example of city government, and Brown should can her ASAP. It should have been done a LONG time ago.
Paul Williams

Syracuse, NY

#12 Oct 7, 2009
hello this is me the one who sued yup thats right people here say he feared for his safety well thats bull u know why he had the gun off of me then took it off of me and put it on a 12 year old child before he handcuffed me now if he was trying to be safe why didnt he handcuff me before he turned it on the child that recieved $7,500 then he turned it back on me then handcuffed me so how was he not wrong u tell me u want to know more i will tell u more
Paul Williams

Syracuse, NY

#13 Oct 7, 2009
this cop was tottally wrong he had the gun on me then took it off and put it on a child if i was a real criminal when he took the gun off of me i could have did something because he did even have me handcuffed before he took the gun off of me and put it on the child the papers didnt even have it right i dont know where they got the info from it is bull the cop was wrong if u had this case going u would know this because the cop admitted he was wrong so whoever says this is bull dont know what there talking about look at the facts i sued because my rights were violated my constituional rights and civil rights and anyones rights violated by someone they need to be taught a lesson
Bender

La Fayette, NY

#14 Oct 7, 2009
Williams your a freaking flake no matter what name you are using. If you are who you say you are you just voided your whole suit with the non-disclosure clause. FDA
Paul Williams

Syracuse, NY

#15 Oct 7, 2009
maybe im not lol just trying to mess with u all well i think this cop was in the wrong thats all u dont think so
get a life

Tully, NY

#16 Oct 7, 2009
Right On wrote:
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You are absolutely correct. Diane Martin Grande obviously missed the day they taught litigation in Law School, but she aced the h*ll out of the settlement section. She's too busy screwing around with her secretary to do any real work on behalf of this city. She's a shameful example of city government, and Brown should can her ASAP. It should have been done a LONG time ago.
You are a moron.Shut your mouth .You do not know what the hell you are talking about.
Paul Williams

Syracuse, NY

#17 Oct 7, 2009
first of all i do know what im talking about ok if the officer was protecting himself then whydid he take the gun off of mr.williams and put it on a child for before handcuffing williams anyone got a good answer for that one
Hey Paul

Tully, NY

#18 Oct 8, 2009
Paul Williams wrote:
first of all i do know what im talking about ok if the officer was protecting himself then whydid he take the gun off of mr.williams and put it on a child for before handcuffing williams anyone got a good answer for that one
They weren't referring to your post. Look at the quote that was replied to. Chill Out Man!:)
paul williams scumbag

Syracuse, NY

#19 Oct 12, 2009
Paul Williams. You are a scum bag. Get a life and maybe a job. You got free money and its bull shit. You are the definition of a scum bag. You are a piece of shit. Your day will come and I hope you rot in hell. The officer did what he is suppose to do. Great job Officer Paul. Dont let this low life shit bag get to you. The city said the officer did nothing wrong. Judge Hurd can rot in hell also with Paul Williams. You suck Judge Hurd. Paul Williams is a shit bag and everyone knows it.
Shocked

Utica, NY

#20 Oct 17, 2009
Bottom line....PW it sounds like you WERE committing the crime of burglary (a FELONY) you "unlawfully entered" the business with the intent to "committ a crime" ....you had no reason to be there and to allow your kids/family to pick through donated clothing and other items to "take" which is considered stealing (larceny).
Why else would you go there off duty, lights off, without your bosses knowledge, etc... I'm sure you weren't just donating your time!! For you so say that you were is BS!!! It also sounds like you should thank your boss for not having you arrested.....burglary, larceny, endangering the welware of the children......to bad you couldn't be charged for being an idiot.
Just because you have a key doesn't give you a right to steal from the needy. You should be donating the money back to the Salvation Army. Also, read the papers, 12 year olds carry guns and kill.
JP did his job and did it well.I blame you for putting your kid(s) in this position. You should thank the city for your early X-mas present.
Funny thing is if you were held at gun point by a criminal and JP came to your aid and put his life on the line for you, he would still do his job to protect you. You would kiss his ass for it and he still wouldn't get paid more than you did!!

Since: Sep 09

Berea, KY

#21 Oct 21, 2009
all i know is that rome cops are scum, bullies and love to take there authority beyond the limits of the badge. as far as settlements,they arent found guilty of false imprisonment, or brutality enough.(rite short stuff?). alot of them wouldn't be able to operate in society without releasing there frustration out on suspects. its too bad the decent officers are too few or have already retired!

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