Man alleges abuse by Parkersburg police

Man alleges abuse by Parkersburg police

There are 6 comments on the NewsandSentinel.com story from Oct 17, 2013, titled Man alleges abuse by Parkersburg police. In it, NewsandSentinel.com reports that:

A Parkersburg police officer abused a handcuffed suspect while he was in police custody, the man's attorney said on Wednesday.

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The Truth

Harrisville, WV

#1 Oct 17, 2013
Unbelievable. Kid was handcuffed and never made a move toward the cop. I hope he sues the hell out of them.
Seen it all for decades

Parkersburg, WV

#2 Oct 17, 2013
If anyone thinks this is an isolated incident they are crazy. These cops have been doing this for decades, since I was a teen. In the 60's and 70's they would handcuff you and take you behind the flood wall and beat the hell out of you. These jerks think they are bad, but they are cowards who have to use handcuffs and a gun to feel brave enough to beat someone up. I work one of the ED's in Parkersburg and have seen the Parkersburg police and the Wood County Sheriff's department beat people till they could not stand. Many of us wanted to say something but we knew if we did, every time we left work we would get pulled over. Or worse yet, these "law enforcement" officers who have access to every piece of information they need to track someone down would find out who are children are and target them. Two of the worst that I have ever seen were Rick Woodyard and Charlie Johnson who I think are both still deputies. It seems to me that the young Parkersburg cops are the worst, the ones that love to work nights so they can be involved in this type of thing. The older police that I see in the days don't seem to be as bad. And to be honest one thing I have never seen is a State Trooper do this, the ones I have seen from the WVSP have always seemed to be professional, even when they are in a wrestling match with some POS.
I realize more than anyone how bad it can be for the police. I have seen them spit on, cussed, kicked, everything, but that does not justify beating someone who is unable to protect themselves. I am sure this guy that was assaulted was an 'a'hole. But come on, but a man and take the cuffs off then try this crap.
You would think after the city was sued and lost, and the feds were called in to look into police abuse in Parkersburg and Wood County, these idiots would stop assaulting people who could not fight back, especially when they know that the area is covered with camera's at all times.
If these are the best that the city and County can hire, God help us all.
Appalled

Columbus, OH

#3 Oct 17, 2013
There can be little doubt that he attacked an angry, unarmed, subdued man. As for what was being said, I can't imagine what would justify such an obvious violation.
What amazes me is the comments from the authorities and his superiors that imply we should let this one slide by because it takes a lot of restraint on the part of cops...and by inference, we should let this one slide by.

What must it have felt like to be cuffed and helpless and have the man who shot you beating you up!!??!! I hope the judge remembers that.
ghost

United States

#4 Nov 14, 2013
Watch out
If they get away wit this theres .no telling what cops will do to us all
We as tax payers pay them to uphold the law
NOT TO BULLY US
anonymous

United States

#5 Nov 20, 2013
It will only encourage this type of behavior from them we do not rebuke it now
john stephens

Parkersburg, WV

#6 Mar 17, 2014
Pburg City cops seem to be the ones that people really have a problem with.You don't hear much about the Sheriff's or State Police because of the education and leadership in these 2 police depts.If you look at the names of the Pburg City cops you will see they are sons or close relatives of former Pburg cops who believe they are priveliged. They seem to have inherited their daddies badges,poor excuses for sloppy police work, petty fueds, and bag of dirty tricks. They haven't taken the time to better themselves with more education and as long as they have their sovereign police immunity crutch to escape blame for their outrageous actions, they never will!

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