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Wrong guy: Cops beat up lottery player

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — A San Jose man has hired a lawyer after police wrestled him to the ground, handcuffed him and kicked him in the face in a case of mistaken identity.

The victim, 23-year-old Henry Stevens Amador, had walked into his neighborhood convenience store Friday to buy a lottery ticket.

As Amador was walking to his car, he says he was rushed by a police officer with a gun pointed at him and another who knocked him to the ground.

Several officers surrounded him on the ground, where he was bloodied and blacked out after being kicked in the face. Amador later received eight stitches in his eyelid.

San Jose Assistant Police Chief Chris Moore says officers mistook Amador for a drug suspect. Moore says an internal investigation of the incident is under way.

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THRUST's avatar - f35l

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Posted: July 14, 2010, 9:48 pm - IP Logged

I am guessng he won't need the lottery to become a millionaire...

Wink

$1,000,000

    Litebets27's avatar - power
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    Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:14 pm - IP Logged

    I am guessng he won't need the lottery to become a millionaire...

    Wink

    Bingo !!!

    Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

    Come on Jackpot!!!

      Litebets27's avatar - power
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      Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

      But seriously....I wonder what the Law Officers defense will be on this one.

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      Come on Jackpot!!!

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        Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:20 pm - IP Logged

        I hope he gets a really good lawyer so these idiot cops can't get a job in law enforcement anywhere.

        The possibilites are endless.... might as well start at the begining

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          Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:24 pm - IP Logged

          I am guessng he won't need the lottery to become a millionaire...

          Wink

          Exactly. Also a reminder to be careful what you wish for. You never know what avenue it will take to get to you... ah, I could tell you stories...

          Blue Angel  "if you can hold it in your mind, you can hold it in your hand"

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            Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

            I'd gladly take a beating by the CA infamous cops for some scars and  a million bucks after a lawsuit!

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              Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:38 pm - IP Logged

              I am guessng he won't need the lottery to become a millionaire...

              Wink

              I was in the shower at the pool when vandals destroyed the ceiling. I was taken naked to jail for the crime and later released. Naked in jail, what an experience. Nobody appologized to me. I was completely innocent. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wish I could have gotten a million.Would have changed my life. Instead, I have the memory.

                THRUST's avatar - f35l

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                Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:48 pm - IP Logged

                I was in the shower at the pool when vandals destroyed the ceiling. I was taken naked to jail for the crime and later released. Naked in jail, what an experience. Nobody appologized to me. I was completely innocent. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wish I could have gotten a million.Would have changed my life. Instead, I have the memory.

                Did you consult an attorney?

                $1,000,000

                  Litebets27's avatar - power
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                  Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:49 pm - IP Logged

                  I was in the shower at the pool when vandals destroyed the ceiling. I was taken naked to jail for the crime and later released. Naked in jail, what an experience. Nobody appologized to me. I was completely innocent. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wish I could have gotten a million.Would have changed my life. Instead, I have the memory.

                  It has become almost routine for some law enforcement agency to beat up on someone here in Maryland. But I haven't heard of anyone getting compensated for the beating. An apology maybe.

                  Correct me if I'm wrong, Fou4Me....

                  I believe, the FBI shot a young man,(in the Glen Burnie MD area) in the face after mistaking him for a bank robber. I do not remember him getting anything from that.

                  Feeling,  PRICELESS!!!Banana

                  Come on Jackpot!!!

                    THRUST's avatar - f35l

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                    Posted: July 14, 2010, 10:57 pm - IP Logged

                    Last year, Santa Paula agreed to pay $250,000 in a lawsuit by a man who claimed he suffered a serious back injury when he was taken to the ground and shocked twice in 2006.

                    http://www.latimes.com/sns-ap-us-odd-taser-lawsuit-award,0,435997.story

                     

                    I think he was awarded $1 Million.

                    $1,000,000

                      Set4life's avatar - 2554
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                      Posted: July 14, 2010, 11:02 pm - IP Logged

                      "Several officers surrounded him on the ground" <snip> so tough lol. Takes several men to take down 1 guy, so much for training.  Next stop....after a nice beat down to:

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                        Posted: July 14, 2010, 11:25 pm - IP Logged

                        I was in the shower at the pool when vandals destroyed the ceiling. I was taken naked to jail for the crime and later released. Naked in jail, what an experience. Nobody appologized to me. I was completely innocent. I was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Wish I could have gotten a million.Would have changed my life. Instead, I have the memory.

                        ouch.

                        Prime example why I dont take showers in public places if I can help it. And when I do, they are fast.

                         

                        Like Thrust says, did you consult an attorney?

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                          Posted: July 15, 2010, 12:07 am - IP Logged

                          It is good to know that the San Jose Police Department is training their police officers to kick people in the face!  After all, it is always good 'surprise strategy' to do this.  Another benefit is that putting a blacked out/unconscious suspect person (rather than a conscious person) into a squad car is a superior on-the-job-workout.  Plus, the tax paying citizens haven't refused to pay for any blood removal cleanings thus far.

                          What a nightmare.  I would probably have received a heart attack if I saw someone running at me with an extended gun!  I think that the tax paying citizens in San Jose can be very pleased with the psychological make-up of people who they are paying to be employed as San Jose Police Department officers.  What happened to "peace maker/police officer"? 

                          Who will be paying [I say dock the police/law enforcement officer with the irritable foot] for the stitches and the psychological aids that this shocked person will now have to pursue?

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                            Posted: July 15, 2010, 12:49 am - IP Logged

                            I am truly shocked at the remarks here! My goodness these are civil servants, Here to protect us folks from crime! So often PRAISE and GLORY goes out to them ...and now they are being downcasted????Think of how brave they had to be to have loaded guns and tasers in hand to approach this innocent man who had no weapon at all! . WHat fear must have been under the surface for them! ANy Good lawyer will defend these officers as Protecting the community!

                             

                            Okay with that ludricous statement from above out of the way  Lets get real folks:, who here really thinks that justice ever is served when a public servant uses their job duties as a defense. I still cant get over the Rodney King incident....Truly far too many extra priveldges are given officers ...being above the law ..and lets not even say how often we the public jsut turn the other way when such happen's occur.....

                            Jeffrey- call me a doubting thomas...just find that story hard to swallow ....

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