Oct 19, 2023
Handcuffed Black Man Brutalized During Traffic Stop Arrest
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Alabama cop beats a handcuffed man. Here's the video. >> Speaker 2: Record [00:00:16] him sir, record [00:00:32] him sir, [INAUDIBLE]. [00:00:54] >> Speaker 1: The man was in handcuffs. This was initially a traffic stop. Put up the picture full mass. Let me give you the background to what you just saw. Officer Callegari, a Mobile Alabama police officer, [00:01:10] has now been placed on administrative leave, and an investigation is underway. At the video shows the officer brutalizing a handcuffed man. This was during an arrest last week according to the report. [00:01:28] The incident began as a traffic stop last Thursday when the officer and his partner stopped a vehicle driven by a 36 year old named Beezer Earl Dubose Jr, which the officers allege he was speeding. [00:01:46] Officers on the scene, according to their report, detected the smell of marijuana and told both the driver and the passenger to exit the vehicle. Although police have not confirmed, [00:02:02] it's presumed Mr Dubose is the man seen in the video with the officer, since the unidentified passenger was not taken into custody. Initial court filings say that as he was being placed under arrest by Mobile officer Paul Callegari, [00:02:21] Dubose grabbed the officer's testicles and penis and twisted them, causing serious physical pain, end quote. Dubose was taken to a Mobile Metro Jail and [00:02:36] later released after posting a bond for 16,800 bucks. Let's put up leadership here. So you have the Mobile Chief of Staff James Barber told the City Council Tuesday, the Department of Justice and [00:02:55] the FBI have been both notified of an incident. A statement from Mobile Police Chief, police said, the Office of Professional Responsibility is conducting a thorough examination from all aspects of the case. So the cop was placed on administrative leave as the FBI, [00:03:13] Department of Justice and the Office of Professional Responsibility conduct their investigations of the incident. Paul Prine is the chief of police. Now I got to tell you, this happened when, last Thursday. [00:03:28] They said, this is what the spokesperson said. We have informed the Department of Justice, we have informed the FBI. Now for them, for those individuals to do so, well, that's a rarity. [00:03:46] Typically, one, it takes longer. Number two, there's usually a prying by the DoJ before there's this acceptance or before they acquiesce to the federal intrusion, as they typically call it. [00:04:03] But this is different. Now, what is the spin here? The spin is, well, the officer did it because the suspect grabbed him in the private parts. Come on, man. Come on. That's justification for beating a man while he's handcuffed. [00:04:22] I don't understand why that was even presented as a possible defense here, but that's what's on the record so far. The cop has been suspended. Obviously, we believe that cops should be arrested, should have been arrested on the spot. The individual was handcuffed. [00:04:37] I don't give a damn why you pulled him over. I don't give a damn how much marijuana he had in the car, if he had any at all. It doesn't matter to me. What matters is the individual is not treated with the decency, respect and constitutional rights he already has. He has them. They belong to him. [00:04:53] For you to take them away is illegal. You cannot be the enforcer of law and be the breaker of it at the same time. We should hold you to a higher standard of responsibility. Here's what we know for sure. The individual you had handcuffed, he took no oath to protect and serve. [00:05:12] He takes no taxpayer dollar to protect the community at large. But you do, all right. Jordan, thoughts here? >> Speaker 3: Yeah, I think this is interesting, that a police department would preemptively flag this. Usually there's, like you're saying, an investigation, the Civil Rights Division [00:05:31] will get involved, but that a police department did this on their own and like you pointed out, within that shortened time frame is shocking. We've seen over the years how police departments and police unions specifically, will obfuscate and [00:05:46] obstruct investigations into bad behavior by police. That's one of the biggest problems in the police accountability movement, because they try to take extended timelines to get everyone on the same page, get their story straight, and then provide a report for their internal investigation. [00:06:04] I don't know what the incentive to create a culture where more police departments do this. I don't know what that incentive would be, but identifying one and employing one, maybe through the DoJ could be a good start. Obviously, there's still many, many problems that remain in police culture. [00:06:22] But that we're seeing this, I think, as a byproduct of people speaking up, demonstrating over the years and depending on which presidential administration, tough actions by the DoJ and especially the Civil Rights Division. [00:06:38] So, it looks like maybe some progress is being made. Not saying we're in a perfect utopian world yet, but this is new. I was surprised by this. >> Speaker 1: Yeah, same here. Very surprised by the swift action, surprised by the invitation for [00:06:53] the FBI to investigate. And we shall see what three agencies investigate, where all three agencies come to the same conclusion about what I see as criminal action via the police. We will update as the story develops.
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