Family of drunken man killed by car sues Ohio cops about 1 hour

Jan 19, 2014 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Review

The family of a drunken man picked up by Ohio police officers and dropped off at a Taco Bell before he was fatally struck by a car has sued over his death, accusing authorities of racial discrimination and putting their loved in danger as part of a "perverse joke" about his Mexican heritage.

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#1 Jan 19, 2014
Let's see here: He was discriminated against because he WASN'T arrested?

This will be an interesting one to follow.
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#2 Jan 20, 2014
He was invading trash. The only error on the cops is not shooting him
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#4 Jan 20, 2014
Let's see.

Man is intoxicated.

Man is taken into custody by police.

Police have legal obligation to protect the people they take into custody.

Man is released at a restaurant on a busy public highway, still intoxicated.

Police then receive numerous calls from concerned citizens about man appearing to be intoxicated, walking down busy public highway.

Man is then struck by a car and killed.

State now gets to pay deceased man's family for incompetent police, two of whom were fired for their incompetence.

woof
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#6 Jan 20, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
Let's see.
Man is intoxicated.
Man is taken into custody by police.
Police have legal obligation to protect the people they take into custody.
Man is released at a restaurant on a busy public highway, still intoxicated.
Police then receive numerous calls from concerned citizens about man appearing to be intoxicated, walking down busy public highway.
Man is then struck by a car and killed.
State now gets to pay deceased man's family for incompetent police, two of whom were fired for their incompetence.
woof
The only one that deserves any money is the vehicle owner. The dead beaner's family should receive a noose around their necks. Invaders deserve their ticket to hell punched. Nothing else
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#7 Jan 20, 2014
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Riiiigggghhhttt.
No, you see now.
Let's follow the law and the rule books to the letter. We will mandate zero tolerance and zero use of discretion in all circumstances.
lets harrass the public and arrest thousands of people and put them through the needless hassle of being jailed and having to pay attorneys just because of the one freak accident with a drunken Mexican. For that matter what's also throw every child that makes a mistake through the juvenile system. Rules are rules after all. the state is our Lord and Master. All hail the state.
How nice that you don't think sworn law enforcement officers owe no duty of reasonable care to the people they place in custody.

Three officers were charged and fired as a result of their incompetence/negligence. One got his job back.

The department/officers need to be held accountable for the death they would have prevented had they acted according to their oaths, and released the man directly to family, or placed him in jail overnight.

Instead, they disposed of their charge at a restaurant, where the employees there called police to complain about his drunken state.

How about this hypo Bob: Let's say drunken man flies into a rage and physically assaults employees at the Taco Bell, causing critical or fatal injury.

Would you hold the incompetent cops accountable then?

woof
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#8 Jan 20, 2014
Sorry for the mistaken double negative.

"How nice that you don't think sworn law enforcement officers owe a duty of reasonable care to the people they place in custody."

woof
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#9 Jan 20, 2014
Enzyte Bob wrote:
Riiiigggghhhttt.
No, you see now.
Let's follow the law and the rule books to the letter. We will mandate zero tolerance and zero use of discretion in all circumstances.
lets harrass the public and arrest thousands of people and put them through the needless hassle of being jailed and having to pay attorneys just because of the one freak accident with a drunken Mexican. For that matter what's also throw every child that makes a mistake through the juvenile system. Rules are rules after all. the state is our Lord and Master. All hail the state.
I bet you are smart enough to think of a course of conduct somewhere between what happened here and arresting and charging that man with an offense.
Pepe Le Pew

Chardon, OH

#10 Jan 20, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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I bet you are smart enough to think of a course of conduct somewhere between what happened here and arresting and charging that man with an offense.
The department/officers need to be held accountable for the death they would have prevented had they acted according to their oaths, and released the man directly to family, or placed him in jail overnight.
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#11 Jan 20, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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. Invaders deserve their ticket to hell punched. Nothing else
How about the progeny of invaders? Whattya think they deserve?

woof
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#13 Jan 20, 2014
Enzyte Bob wrote:
The officers tried to give the guy a break. They deserve one too. In fact, people should be encouraged to use their discretion in doing their jobs. If they did, we wouldn't have so many students "suspended for bringing a plastic knife" cases and the other many stupid things government does.
So no rules and no accountability, eh Bob?
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#14 Jan 20, 2014
Enzyte Bob wrote:
The officers tried to give the guy a break. They deserve one too. In fact, people should be encouraged to use their discretion in doing their jobs. If they did, we wouldn't have so many students "suspended for bringing a plastic knife" cases and the other many stupid things government does.
Those officers did get a break. Go read what they were charged with, convicted of, and sentenced to.

I agree, appropriate discretion is an integral part of the makeup of a good LEO.

Unfortunately, they failed miserably at applying it in this case. I guarantee the family will receive an out of court settlement.

woof

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#15 Jan 20, 2014
Another bunch wanting money, there was no discrimination. The cops are not babysitters.

If anything, I guess they could have called yellow cab to take him home, if he had a home. Give the family cab fare. They should take it and run or call a cab.

Who is at fault? The family is, letting their family member drunk and not picking him up. Shame on them!
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#16 Jan 20, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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How about the progeny of invaders? Whattya think they deserve?
woof
Hanging they sre just rats without tails
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#17 Jan 20, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
Another bunch wanting money, there was no discrimination. The cops are not babysitters.
If anything, I guess they could have called yellow cab to take him home, if he had a home. Give the family cab fare. They should take it and run or call a cab.
Who is at fault? The family is, letting their family member drunk and not picking him up. Shame on them!
You can count on Zoe to always have such thoughtful commentary, based upon facts.

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/news/fea...

http://www.10tv.com/content/stories/2012/09/0...

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/drun...

woof

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#18 Jan 20, 2014
The biggest outrage is that an illegal alien was treated far better than a US citizen would have been. Said citizen would have been arrested, charged with DUI, possibly incarcerated that evening, and would have faced thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees (guaranteed), a license suspension (guaranteed) and a jail sentence (possibly).
And people wonder why there's little respect for the system?

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#19 Jan 20, 2014
It wouldn't surprise me in the least that the Union County case with the illegal who ran over his own son last month has felt the ripples of the Delaware County case. That would explain the treatment of the father (which is fine by me...he's an illegal alien.)
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#20 Jan 20, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
The biggest outrage is that an illegal alien was treated far better than a US citizen would have been. Said citizen would have been arrested, charged with DUI, possibly incarcerated that evening, and would have faced thousands of dollars in fines and legal fees (guaranteed), a license suspension (guaranteed) and a jail sentence (possibly).
And people wonder why there's little respect for the system?
And you base that statement on what?
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#21 Jan 20, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Hanging they sre just rats without tails
You don't understand, do you, that I was referring to you?

woof
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#22 Jan 20, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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And you base that statement on what?
Have you not seen the anti drunk driving ads or Billboards
Duke for Mayor

Massillon, OH

#23 Jan 20, 2014
They cannot kill a Spook wrote:
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Have you not seen the anti drunk driving ads or Billboards
Go watch the 11 minute dashcam video fro the SHP.

woof

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