Just In: Newburgh Heights Cops, Dispa...

Just In: Newburgh Heights Cops, Dispatcher Handed Felony Charges

There are 9 comments on the WOIO story from Dec 16, 2008, titled Just In: Newburgh Heights Cops, Dispatcher Handed Felony Charges. In it, WOIO reports that:

Officer Bobby Hoover faces counts of abduction and felonious assault. Officer Joseph Szelenyi faces the same charges.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WOIO.

Tiesha

Willard, OH

#1 Dec 21, 2008
For anyone who as suffered at the hands of any officers from the Newburgh Heights Department.

I truly understand your misery. It is absolutely frustrating to compalin, complain, complain for 2 years and to be ignored.

The complaint I filed was filed with several departments and agencies particularly regarding officer Joseph Szelenyi Jr. Jon LAlly and John Manson.

Szelenyi and Hoover are indicted, but there were complaints filed before Kim Bankheads case occurred.

I am grateful for Mrs. Bankhead, that her circumstance was acknowleged officially.

Sorry to say my circumstances are not reciving the administrative official attention that it should for police evidence fabrication which include Officer Joseph Szelenyi Jr. who was the lead officer in the fabrication.

Shame on the City of Newburgh Heights for ignoring the abuse and ignoring the claims of several citizens.
MrSI

United States

#2 Dec 22, 2008
Tiesha

your complaints did not go ignored by all in the administration. some of us heard you. some of us are working to do something about the corruption and abuse of authority.
discust

Cleveland, OH

#3 Jan 1, 2009
MrSI wrote:
Tiesha
your complaints did not go ignored by all in the administration. some of us heard you. some of us are working to do something about the corruption and abuse of authority.
mr. si holy shyt dont believe him that would be sean irish he is justv as corrupt he is president of council on by title
heather

Cleveland, OH

#4 Jan 5, 2009
The police love to talk about how dangerous their job is, etc, and I'm sure, on occasion, it is. For the vast majority of cops though, that's why they're cops. Cops don't hate crime, they like violence and authority... or they like pensions, or both.

Most of these guys are douche-bag morons that were bullies, or bullied, in high school, and somehow, we're supposed to trust and respect them, when it should be the other way around... they don't see that as being the case.

I've seen off-duty cops get hammered at a bar, and drive home, knowing that their buddy might pull them over, and let them go. I know some of those same cops pulled my friend over, and arrested him for a DUI. My friend, and myself, can understand the DUI, but the blaring hypocrisy of the arresting officer is not palatable... but this has been the conservative mantra of the last 8 years: punish the "others", because "we" are morally superior.

This idea that people of authority are above the law, and beyond review, sickens me, and it needs to stop.
Jonathan | 12.25.08 - 11:53 am |#

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I hope that felonious assault case moves forward. It seems to have some power on its side, along with the opportunity to mock the very macho cop who needed to fire his taser TWICE just to get a girl into handcuffs.

And once you have the woman handcuffed to a bench, what legitimate use can there be to zap her three times more? That was just plain torture.

Though I'm sure Dick Cheney would say it was merely enhanced interrogation.
biggerbox | Homepage | 12.25.08 - 2:24 pm |#

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skeptonomist, I think the onus is on you to prove that the average of 50 people a year who die from being Tasered isn't evidence that this "non-lethal" approach isn't part of excessive force. Are Tasers being used to save wear and tear on boots or as "non-lethal" substitutes for guns.

My experience with cops - as both a protester arrested more than 60 times, and as a reporter on the cop/courts beat for three years - is that whatever force is used is never excessive in the view of most officers, no matter what they do.
Meteor Blades | 12.25.08 - 2:34 pm |#
Samson

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 31, 2011
Are these loosers still working as cops? Disgraceful
Sam

Cleveland, OH

#9 Mar 23, 2012
My neighbor recently had to call the Newburgh Heights Police on three occasions and the response time was great ! She is a new resident of the village and she said the police were polite and caring.
dntbeawhiner

Westlake, OH

#10 Apr 10, 2012
Tiesha wrote:
For anyone who as suffered at the hands of any officers from the Newburgh Heights Department.
I truly understand your misery. It is absolutely frustrating to compalin, complain, complain for 2 years and to be ignored.
The complaint I filed was filed with several departments and agencies particularly regarding officer Joseph Szelenyi Jr. Jon LAlly and John Manson.
Szelenyi and Hoover are indicted, but there were complaints filed before Kim Bankheads case occurred.
I am grateful for Mrs. Bankhead, that her circumstance was acknowleged officially.
Sorry to say my circumstances are not reciving the administrative official attention that it should for police evidence fabrication which include Officer Joseph Szelenyi Jr. who was the lead officer in the fabrication.
Shame on the City of Newburgh Heights for ignoring the abuse and ignoring the claims of several citizens.
if you put in a complaint against ofc. john manson, you must be just a whiner. hes a good honest cop. thats a fact!!
Finally

Akron, OH

#11 Apr 11, 2012
I agree with dntbeawhiner, Officer Mason is a good honest man and a wonderful Police Officer. Believe me, he has helped me and when I see him he is always polite and friendly. I am so sick of people taking out their frustrations on the police when the accuser is usually the one who is in the wrong and wont admit it!!!!!!
Here We Go Again

Cleveland, OH

#12 Apr 12, 2012
I feel we have a good team of police officers that will protect us and are polite to us as residence. Some are alittle young and that may make me nervous at times with the riff raff from three other neighborhoods coming into or passing through our village. All-in-all, we can trust the police and fire department.

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