Man ran fake DUI checkpoint while drunk: cops
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Police say a man who set up a drunken-driving checkpoint complete with road flares while pretending to be a Pennsylvania state trooper was drunk.
Troopers say 19-year-old Logan Shaulis, of Somerset, parked his vehicle diagonally across state Route 601 and set up road flares at about 4 a.m. Saturday.
A motorist who stopped says Shaulis claimed he was a trooper and demanded to see a driver’s license, registration and insurance papers.
When real troopers arrived, police say Shaulis tried to hand a BB pistol to the car’s passenger and said, “I can’t get caught with this.”
He faces charges including drunken driving, impersonating a public servant and unlawful restraint. He remained jailed Tuesday. Online court records don’t list an attorney for him.
A preliminary hearing is set for June 9.
This is direct result of Penis issues. Parents beat down their boys, the boys grow up with "Short penis syndrome" and become cops and try to prove to themselves that the don't hav penis issues and then they kill people
Graphic Body Cam Footage Shows Killer Cop as He Murders an Innocent Unarmed Man
By Matt Agorist on June 3, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT — On August 11, 2014 Dillon Taylor was gunned down in broad daylight by Officer Bron Cruz.
The confrontation happened because Cruz confused Taylor with a possible criminal in the area.
Taylor, his brother, and his cousin were exiting a 7-Eleven in an area where police were searching for a suspect who had allegedly been waving a gun around. These uninvolved young men allegedly matched the description.
When the three men exited the convenience store they were surrounded by officers and ordered to show their hands. Two of the men stopped and complied, Dillon Taylor, listening to music, kept walking.
Barely 40 seconds go by from the time Dillon is approached until he is shot by Cruz.
The body cam footage was released in September of last year, however, it stopped just after the shots were fired. Apparently the department did not want you to see what happened after as the full video was not released until this week. It shows the disturbing moments before and after this innocent man was gunned down by police.
“He couldn’t hear them, so he just kept walking. Then … they had guns pointed at his face. That’s when he turned off the music,” Taylor’s brother Jerrail Taylor told the SLC Tribune. “I saw them point guns at my brother’s face, and I knew what was going to happen.”
One officer told Taylor to get on the ground, while another told him to put his hands on his head.
“He got confused, he went to pull up his pants to get on the ground, and they shot him,” Jerrail Taylor said.
A report by the Daily Kos provides a detailed breakdown of the 7-minute video:
Now that the full video has been released, it’s disturbingly clear that nothing about this police shooting was justified. Nothing at all.
At 0:17, Officer Bron Cruz gets out of his vehicle. You will notice people confused by his presence.
At 0:22, Officer Cruz walks past two men who were friends with Dillon Taylor.
At 0:24, Officer Cruz walks behind Taylor, who has on a white T-shirt and is listening to music.
At 0:33, we see the officer has his gun drawn and is yelling at Taylor, who’s holding his sagging pants up and does not appear to hear Cruz.
At 0:36, the officer shoots Taylor. It would be fatal.
Starting at 0:41, you will notice the headphone cord coming out of Taylor’s pocket.
At 0:48, you will see that the headphones were clearly going up to Taylor’s ears.
At 0:52, the officer asks Dillon to “give me your hands,” but Taylor is already near death. His friends begin screaming and crying in the background.
At 1:03, the officer handcuffs Taylor.
At 1:48, the officer turns Taylor over, the headphones are visible, and the officer states “it’s clear”—meaning that Taylor was actually unarmed.
At 2:54, the officer turns Taylor completely over, keeping him handcuffed, and begins talking to him and trying to get him to talk. Taylor appears nearly dead and is completely covered in blood.
At 4:56, the officer is rummaging through Taylor’s pockets instead of providing any first aid.
It seems that after the officer discovered Taylor was unarmed, he pretended to care and provided a nice show for his body cam. However, he never once attempted to simply apply pressure to the gaping hole in Taylor’s chest.
WARNING: The video below is graphic and disturbing.
Does this actually surprise anyone? Fairfax attorney who faced firing over Geer case will stay employed after all
I was wrong. This isn't about the arrogance and brutality of the Fairfax County Police, this is about the COMPLETE inability of Sharon Bulova and her mob on the Board of Supervisors to their jobs.
You get the government you deserve.
Documents show that Tianti counseled the Fairfax police to withhold internal affairs files from the county prosecutor investigating the August 2013 shooting of John Geer. Geer was killed, according to four cops on the scene, while his hands were in the air.
Fairfax attorney who faced firing over Geer case will stay employed after all
By Antonio Olivo June 1
The Fairfax County deputy county attorney who faced being fired over how she handled a case involving the police shooting of an unarmed man will keep her job after all, officials said Monday.
Cynthia L. Tianti had been placed on administrative leave in March in the wake of a public outcry over several aspects of the investigation into the 2013 shooting of John Geer.
On Monday, a lawyer representing County Attorney David P. Bobzien in the termination proceedings said Tianti will keep her job, but will focus only on matters related to the county Community Services Board, which provides services for people with mental illnesses and substance abuse problems.
“She is assigned to handle Community Service Board matters exclusively,” Sharon Pandak said.
Bobzien declined to comment. Tianti did not respond to an interview request.
Sharon Bulova (D), chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, said the county decided not to fire Tianti to “avoid litigation and a challenge to termination . . . She will not be working in the area that involves police issues.”
E-mails obtained by The Washington Post show that Tianti counseled Fairfax police to withhold internal affairs files from the county prosecutor investigating the shooting, which occurred during a response to a domestic dispute at Geer’s Springfield townhouse.
The county attorney’s office also did not tell supervisors that prosecutor Raymond F. Morrogh had requested a meeting with Bulova and the rest of the board to discuss the case. Several board members pushed for Bobzien and Tianti to be fired after learning they had been kept out of the loop.
Bobzien agreed to retire in June 2016 — nine months earlier than he had planned — and initiated a reorganization of his staff that included eliminating Tianti’s position. On Monday, Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield) expressed frustration that Tianti would remain on the county payroll — and said supervisors had not been informed about the decision.
“This is probably another case where I question the judgment of the county attorney,” Herrity said.
Bulova, who created an ad-hoc police commission to deal with some of the questions raised by the Geer investigation, said she hopes to move past the controversy sparked by the case.
“While this situation has been disappointing and frustrating, I think we’re going to see some positive changes result from it,” she said.
Antonio covers government, politics and other regional issues in Fairfax County. He worked in Los Angeles, New York and Chicago before joining the Post in September of 2013.
Staff writer Tom Jackman contributed to this report.