Nov 6, 2023
CRUEL Cop Who Tased Man Multiple Times Faces Charges
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There's a cop, he decides to become violent. He has been charged, here's the video. >> Speaker 3: Shut it off, shut the [INAUDIBLE] thing off or die! [00:00:21] Shut it off! >> Speaker 3: You better [INAUDIBLE] stop, you better [INAUDIBLE] stop! On the ground, on the ground! [SOUND] >> Taser, taser, taser, one down. [00:00:39] On your stomach, on your [INAUDIBLE] stomach now! >> I'm sorry. >> On your [INAUDIBLE] stomach now! [SOUND] >> On your [INAUDIBLE] stomach! How many times did I tell you? >> I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry. >> Speaker 5: Put your [INAUDIBLE] hands behind your back now! [00:00:55] >> Sorry, Officer, I'm sorry, I didn't know what the [INAUDIBLE] happened. >> Shut the up! >> Speaker 4: I'm sorry. >> Speaker 3: Put your [INAUDIBLE] hands, you're getting another ride, you're getting another [INAUDIBLE] taser. And put your hands on your back. >> Speaker 4: Got you, sorry, sir. You know what happened. >> Speaker 5: Put your, all right, you didn't know the [INAUDIBLE]. >> Please [SOUND]. [00:01:14] >> Put your [INAUDIBLE] hands behind your [INAUDIBLE] back now! >> Hey, officer, please, don't do that no more. >> Speaker 3: Then start [INAUDIBLE] complying [INAUDIBLE]! >> They're behind my back. >> Speaker 3: Shut the [INAUDIBLE] up! >> I'm sorry. >> Put up the picture profile full mass here. [00:01:31] Let me explain to you what you just saw. Officer Nicholas Kehoss has been charged with cruelty. He has been arrested and charged with third degree assault for [00:01:48] cruelty against a human being. On Monday, after Naugatuck Police Department released a body cam video showing an October 14th incident in which the officer deployed his taser several times on a 33-year-old named Jarrell Day. [00:02:07] Who police say has been arrested for stealing $200 worth of beer. The six-minute, 43-second body cam video shows the moment Kehoss and fellow officer John Williams first [00:02:24] encountered Day in his car with multiple cases of beer. As Williams attempted to open the passenger door, Day drove off. Officer Kehoss pursued Day's vehicle, ultimately catching up to him when Day crashed into a pole. [00:02:40] Kehoss got out of his vehicle and started running after Day, yelling, better blank stop, as he drew his taser and fired at Day. So Kehoss told Day, get on his stomach, you saw this part, activated the taser again, as Day rolled to his stomach and said, [00:02:58] Officer, I'm sorry, I don't know what the blank happened. Kehoss put his hand on Day's face as he grabbed his hands and placed them behind Day's back. Now, put up this picture, I wanna show you profile here. [00:03:14] Day continued to plead with the officer before the officer said, you're getting another ride! Ride is their way of saying, ride the lightning or the electricity going through your body. And he decided to fire his taser again as the man [00:03:34] lay on the ground with his back facing the officer, as the officer said. Documents provided to ABC News by the department shows that Officer Kehoss has been disciplined multiple times during his 13-year tenure as a cop. [00:03:53] Most recently, Officer Kehoss was suspended in August 2022 for completing a version of what Police Chief C Colin McAllister described [00:04:09] as a boxing-in maneuver during a traffic stop. A move not authorized for that type of simple incident. In a letter to the Police Commission, [00:04:25] notifying of the disciplinary action taken against Officer Kehoss. McAllister said the same tactic and boxing-in game maneuver was cited as the underlying cause that led to Kehoss discharging his firearm at a suspect during a traffic stop incident in 2020. [00:04:44] 2017, Kehoss responded to help during an attempted traffic stop by another officer in which Kehoss claimed he'd been struck by the vehicle. An investigation into the incident stated that the video [00:05:01] evidence showed that Kehos's vehicle clearly had not been hit. Adding that while this review was unable to provide that officer Kehoss made a false statement, a false report that his cruiser was struck by the suspect vehicle. [00:05:18] It does find the situation troubling and raises reasonable doubt. Now, understand what's happening here, you have a tapestry of a lying cop who literally has already committed multiple felony offenses. [00:05:34] He has violated oath of office, he has filed a false police report at least once, I'm sure there's more. And they are aware that he has been lying and filing false police reports, they even have a video of him lying about what happened. [00:05:51] There's more, the investigation actually recommended, at that time, that Kehoss be, quote, verbally counseled in regards to making radio transmissions that could be construed as trying to justify a pursuit. [00:06:10] And that his actions in any future pursuit reviews be closely examined. In other words, they knew the future, they knew he was going to do something like this, go extreme on a simple incident, he has a history of it, all right? [00:06:25] There's more, Day is currently facing charges of robbery, larceny, interfering with an officer and resisting, reckless driving, and disobeying the signal of an officer. He was released on a $200,000 bond. Meanwhile, Officer Kehoss was released on a $50,000 bond on Monday and [00:06:46] is scheduled to appear at a Waterbury Superior Court soon. I know there are some who are going to say, well, the guy should have just complied, okay? When he did comply, the problematic officer who [00:07:03] actually has a criminal past without being arrested, did exactly what they said he would do, eventually. Is make something extreme out of something small. [00:07:19] See, there's no issue pursuing someone, there's no issue when the arrest was made. The issue is, once a person is complying with the officer, that individual is on his stomach as mandated by the cop. [00:07:40] The cop is still angry and decides to tase the human being over and over again, well, that's criminal now, that is criminal. You know how many people die because of excessive use of a taser? [00:07:56] And I want you to contextualize it properly, if he would have died because of this, right? It would have been due to stolen beer, stolen beer, and an officer who was outraged that a person who committed theft ran. [00:08:17] All right, David, thoughts here. >> Speaker 6: Well, look, I'm relieved that the officer has actually been charged. In too many cases, this happens and police departments double down and defend a police officer. >> Yeah. >> And don't do anything, guess that's some good news. But the police department should have known this was bound to happen, this guy had a record as being a loose cannon. And when somebody's a loose cannon, the community is in danger. [00:08:35] And to underscore your point, Dr. Richey, you cannot use excessive force as a police officer. The courts have ruled you cannot use excessive force unless the person who you are trying to arrest poses an imminent danger, safety hazard, to himself, to you, the police officer, or to a bystander. [00:08:51] Was any of that met? Maybe when he was running away, I suppose, but once he's on the ground, once he's on his stomach, at that point, the officer cannot use excessive force, the courts have said that repeatedly. But the police department should have seen this coming. [00:09:06] And thank God this guy actually lived through this awful experience because I have a feeling if this police officer were not arrested and has not been fired, this sort of thing would happen again. >> Speaker 4: There you go, well said, we will update as his, well, justice continues.
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