FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Dynamic Plaques - FVT Plaques
FVT Plaques is introducing new dynamic plaques to recognize police and sheriff's...

Security Policy and the Cloud

Ask The Expert

Mark Rivera

FBI-CJIS Security Policy Compliance Officer

Mark Rivera, Customer Retention Manager and CJIS Security Compliance Officer with Vigilant Solutions, served for sixteen years with the Maryland State Police, retiring at the rank of First Sergeant with thirteen of those years at the supervisory and command level. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from The Johns Hopkins University and Secret clearance through the FBI, Baltimore.

Top News

Video: Illinois Officers Use Force In Booking Room

April 13, 2011  | 


The city of South Beloit, Ill., has released footage from its police department's booking-room surveillance cameras capturing officers using less-lethal force on a woman who appears to be yelling at them and refusing to sit down.

The 2008 incident has become controversial and the subject of an ongoing investigation. It was obtained via a public records request by the Rockford Register Star.

The video shows Sgt. Brad McCaslin using a stun gun twice to the back of an arrested and handcuffed woman's neck after she refused to sit down. Interim police Chief Tom Fearn then entered the room and shook the woman by the neck several times, after she appears to yell at him.

Read the full story at RRStar.com. Watch the video:

VIDEO: Force Used In Illinois Booking Room


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Michael @ 4/16/2011 7:54 PM

When was this video taped, 1965?. Sometimes you wonder how some Dept.'s function today. The rules are for everyones protection. If this is the Chief, then he needs to be accountable for his actions and lead by an example not be reckless. It also seems like it could be useful to have sometype of a way to hook the person to the wall to control the suspects movement. Sometimes, it's just best to take all their property and let them cool off in the cell.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Pennsylvania Officer Shot Seven Times Friday to be Released from Hospital
A Folcroft, PA, police officer is scheduled to be released from a Philadelphia hospital...
Baltimore Police Commissioner Slams FOP for Tweets Celebrating Officer Goodson’s Acquittal
The Baltimore Fraternal Order of Police lodge took to Twitter on Friday night and posted a...
Texas Deputy Wounded in Gunfight with “Suicidal” Subject
A Comal County, TX, deputy and a man described by law enforcement officials as "suicidal"...
Officers Who Responded to Orlando Nightclub Massacre Haunted by Experience
It is of his first look inside the Pulse nightclub. Dozens of people were motionless on...
“CHIPS” Actor Erik Estrada Becomes Idaho Reserve Officer
Erik Estrada, who starred as highway patrol officer Frank Poncherello in the television...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine