Man accused of stealing police car, l...

Man accused of stealing police car, leading chase in Redding ID'd

There are 9 comments on the Chico Enterprise-Record story from Oct 8, 2013, titled Man accused of stealing police car, leading chase in Redding ID'd. In it, Chico Enterprise-Record reports that:

A 33-year-old man who stole a Redding police cruiser and led officers on a chase Saturday has been identified as Steven Anthony Motley.

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rpet

Mount Shasta, CA

#1 Oct 8, 2013
REDDING POLICE GET AWAY WITH MURDER

The Redding Police beat Steven Motley to death because he embarrassed them by stealing one of their patrol cars, then try to cover it up by saying he had a heart attack. Someone needs to contact the FBI and report these murderous thugs.
chaniva28

United States

#2 Oct 9, 2013
No! Steven Motley was a drug addicted fellon that probably had a bag of meth that he swallowed while running from the police sending him into cardiac arrest. this man terrorized his ex and continued to invade people's homes and steal from them. I do not believe that the police did anything wrong in this case.
brittany jones

Redding, CA

#3 Oct 10, 2013
First...(Motely) I just wanna say how truly very sorry I am for being so damn selfish! You are a true and loyal friend and having this happen to u is absolutely devastating!(F*** SHASTA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT!) U will be in my thoughts and prayers each and every single day! I LOVE ur life! Ur an absolute BEAST so I have all the faith in the world that u will make it through this and come out on top! I cant wait to one day see u again and give u a great BIG HUG!

Now...It amazes me how the men and women that make up each one of shasta county's law enforcement agencies...are hired to serve and protect the community...yet...they abuse their power and use it to inflict harm! There is no doubt in my mind...especially after viewing the photographs that the injuries that Motely sustained during this so called "saga" were from nothing else other than that of extreme force on RPD's behalf-A prime example of police brutality!(MURDER!) Also...members of the community have commented on the news article posted on redding.com that he deserved this because he broke the law! He is still someones son, someones father, brother, and friend! He is a very good man and has done absolutely nothing "so wrong" that he is deserving of losing his life! Each and every one of us are capable of being in his very shoes if given the circumstances at the right moment and time! People really need to take a step back and put themselves or a loved one there and think before they post such hateful words over the internet for the world to see! He is on life support barely holding on- Lord please watch over him, protect his soul and keep him with us if its meant to be!-Amen
RIP U are loved more than words could ever describe and will be missed greatly! Lord please take his soul in your hands and love him dearly!
Bianco

United States

#4 Oct 10, 2013
brittany jones wrote:
First...(Motely) I just wanna say how truly very sorry I am for being so damn selfish! You are a true and loyal friend and having this happen to u is absolutely devastating!(F*** SHASTA COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT!) U will be in my thoughts and prayers each and every single day! I LOVE ur life! Ur an absolute BEAST so I have all the faith in the world that u will make it through this and come out on top! I cant wait to one day see u again and give u a great BIG HUG!
Now...It amazes me how the men and women that make up each one of shasta county's law enforcement agencies...are hired to serve and protect the community...yet...they abuse their power and use it to inflict harm! There is no doubt in my mind...especially after viewing the photographs that the injuries that Motely sustained during this so called "saga" were from nothing else other than that of extreme force on RPD's behalf-A prime example of police brutality!(MURDER!) Also...members of the community have commented on the news article posted on redding.com that he deserved this because he broke the law! He is still someones son, someones father, brother, and friend! He is a very good man and has done absolutely nothing "so wrong" that he is deserving of losing his life! Each and every one of us are capable of being in his very shoes if given the circumstances at the right moment and time! People really need to take a step back and put themselves or a loved one there and think before they post such hateful words over the internet for the world to see! He is on life support barely holding on- Lord please watch over him, protect his soul and keep him with us if its meant to be!-Amen
RIP U are loved more than words could ever describe and will be missed greatly! Lord please take his soul in your hands and love him dearly!
Him and I had talked about ways to die, and why kill yourself, when you can have someone do it for you! All you have to do is piss them off and they'll do it, like take there car! And fight back cause ya know they'll kill ya. If your going to die might as well have it blasted so everyone knows! Go Big
You know I can't believe he did it! Cause he missed his Love! Thing is he had a Soul, and when he Died, Steve you took a piece of mine with You!
I'm loosing it and know who I can go piss off because I want to die too!
kim

United States

#5 Oct 11, 2013
Motley first off i want to say u have been a great loving freind to me and my kids we all love u so much i hate the fact im not gonna see u walk threw the front door and drink coffee with me and laugh and play with the babies an sissy being a smart mouth making u laugh and leify always teying to learn from u and wonder what suprise u brought him that day we will all miss u so much i miss our talks ur laugh and just bein a big disfuncatinal family and doing things the way we do i was always happy when u were home we always had fun your a great uncle and ur lived and will b missed and ur the best kinda best friend anyone could have i love u bye motley i will see u one day with ur huge wings rest in peace my freind
None of ya business

United States

#6 Oct 16, 2013
This man may have been a drug addict but he was not a bad person!!! He didn't deserve to die!!!The ones who judge should be beat to death.....NOBODY'S PERFECT KNOW THAT!!!
Sad reader

South San Francisco, CA

#7 Oct 22, 2013
Last I heard being addicted to drugs is a disease!! Thousands of studies and doctors have said so. Stealing is a symptom of this disease!! We can not judge a person based on there disease. This is one of the saddest things I have heard of " protect and serve" who were they protecting? Or serving? They used excessive force and killed a young father!! Outrage is what everyone should be saying. Redding rpd has been abusing its power for way to long and many have died in there hands. Don't forget Kenny Wilson shot in the back in broad daylight also in front of witneses. I personably have not forgotten the headlines from that hell hole Shasta county . Involving cops included rape, officer involvement shooting , beatings, and child porn bringing one of them. Not all of them are bad of course not! But it seems to me Shasta county has more then it's share of shady cops and there should be justice for Steve and his loved ones! My heart breaks for d. And his children....... This should have never happened!!!!
kayla

United States

#9 Nov 7, 2013
may you rest in peace in a better place I dont know this man but it doesnt matter if he was a drug addict or not everyone has their issues. he was someones love, brother, son, friend,Redding Police Department is corrupt! they are in on it all. murdering people rapeing people FBI needs to get involved with this town and get these cops taken care of. not another person should have to die or someone loose a loved one because of this corrupt police force! if this doesnt get looked at after all the things that the cops have been involved in in this couty its just going to keep on happening. I HOPE ALL THESE PEOPLE AND THEIR FAMILIES GET JUSTICE FOR THE FAMILY MEMEBER THEY LOST! ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
RIP anthony
Penny

United States

#10 Feb 18, 2016
I met your mother she is a good woman who loves you.be her angel to guide her thru this hateful mess.same on all who participated in this crime.i m sick of fearing those in uniform .they do what they want.abuse of power .there are good cops around here there just not enuff with hearts.

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