Excessive Force?
Concerned Citizen

Fort George G Meade, MD

#1 Mar 3, 2009
Just wondering when the Chief of the Enforcers of Civility is going to make a statement in regard to the arrest of Stephen Zombro (November 2008). The Officer is question is still on admin leave, and it appears that the Police Department, yet again, is going to sweep the ill behavior of one of their own under the rug...

For the backstory, follow the link:
http://wjz.com/local/police.chase.howard.2.86...
Bill

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Mar 13, 2009
Ken Ulman: The Debt Knight It's budget time in Howard County!!!

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Chip

Alexandria, VA

#3 Apr 1, 2009
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Just wondering when the Chief of the Enforcers of Civility is going to make a statement in regard to the arrest of Stephen Zombro (November 2008). The Officer is question is still on admin leave, and it appears that the Police Department, yet again, is going to sweep the ill behavior of one of their own under the rug...
For the backstory, follow the link:
http://wjz.com/local/police.chase.howard.2.86...
I wondered the same thing. I was wondering if I missed the story, or whether it just is not being covered. Has anyone seen the result. We are going on six months. How long do these "internal investigations take?" Concerned Citizen states the officer is still on admin leave. What is the name of this officer? Do we even know that?
Concerned Citizen

Fort George G Meade, MD

#4 Apr 9, 2009
I know the name of the officer, but it has not been released to the media. You didn't miss the story. The officer in question is still on admin leave. The PD is currently reapplying for accredidation (being an accredited dept allows them to receive federal funding). My guess is that they will keep this story at bay until they receive their accredidation.
Concerned Citizen

Fort George G Meade, MD

#5 Apr 29, 2009
I guess that's it...

Howard County police officer disciplined in brutality case

Police chief says inquiry is closed
The Baltimore Sun
By Don Markus
April 29, 2009
Howard County's police chief said Tuesday that an internal investigation into a brutality accusation in the arrest of a man who led officers on a highway chase last year has been completed and resulted in disciplinary action and retraining.

Chief William McMahon said the internal affairs investigation into the Nov. 20 arrest of Jessup resident Stephen Zombro is closed. The chief declined to discuss details of the findings or the disciplinary actions taken, citing department policy on confidentiality of personnel matters.

"We looked at the incident from beginning to end," McMahon said. "Some disciplinary action was taken and there was some retraining. That's as far I can go with it."

Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said the investigation was completed at the end of March.

The chase began in Jessup when officers tried to serve Zombro with a warrant on a theft charge. Driving a white pickup truck, Zombro fled west on Route 32, colliding with two police cruisers along the way that were part of a rolling roadblock. Police used stop-sticks to flatten three tires on Zombro's truck, which came to a stop near U.S. 29.

Several officers converged on Zombro after he exited the truck. TV news video footage showed Zombro face down on the road and what appears to be an officer repeatedly punching him in the back.

McMahon later said the footage "concerned" him, and he called for an internal investigation.

Zombro, 41, was indicted on more than a dozen charges. On Monday, he pleaded guilty to two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of malicious destruction of property and was sentenced to 18 months in the Howard County Detention Center. He also was ordered to pay restitution of $2,500 for damage to the cruisers.
Ruffhouse

Richmond, VA

#6 Jul 22, 2011
Wgat ever happened to the black cop?

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