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N.J. Troopers Use Force On Disabled Man

The New Jersey State Police have acknowledged that troopers used unreasonable force on a mentally disabled James Bayliss during this May 16, 2009 traffic stop. Read the full story here.

June 04, 2012

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James Duggan @ 6/4/2012 4:57 PM

Well, I watched this several times......I must have missed the unreasonableness of the use of force......suspect was asked to exit the vehicles, several times it seemed. No response, officers physically removed him to gain his compliance, and he was placed on the ground. Body weight, and handcuffed. Then placed into the police vehicle. Seems NJ State Police may have succumbed to what was some community activism on this suspect who may have been mentally disabled.

Lion 2479 @ 6/4/2012 6:23 PM

Why doesn't NJ Law Enforcement have Tasers like most police agencies across the country???????????????? Inexcusably, New Jersey’s stun gun policy has lagged behind the other 49 states. Thanks to years of foot-dragging and an original policy that was downright silly, police officers have limited choices — and that can lead to unnecessary fatal shootings. In 2010, 15 use-of-force incidents led to suspect fatalities.

cw @ 6/4/2012 7:12 PM

Where is the rest of the video? Specifically, the actions prior to the necessary use of force against a subject who fails to comply. A brief "highlight" clip is unfair when making a monday morning judgement call.

Lee @ 6/5/2012 11:04 AM

Other than the several blows to the head the man took, and without video showing why that happened, the media is blowing this up to sound worse than it is...As always...

John @ 6/5/2012 2:28 PM

I wish the video was of better quality. However, my opinion is that the situation could have been handled alot better. What if the individual is mentally disabled? Oh ya, he is disabled. Or, what if he is hearing impaired. Just for your info, I'm a politically conservative LIibertarian, not some liberal democrat. How would the officer punching the man feel if one of his relatives were treated this way? Just my two cents.

greg @ 6/5/2012 2:56 PM

They bounced his head off the bumper of one of the cars.

MGC @ 6/6/2012 7:24 AM

From only what the clipped showed. It looked a little excessive.

Vinny D from AC @ 6/8/2012 6:08 PM

Did I miss something? From what I see, the alleged defiant disabled man was standing when he was taken to the ground. So how was he not complying with the officer orders to get out of the vehicle? Just saying

joseph @ 6/10/2012 11:11 AM

Terrible there is no excuse for striking a handcuffed suspect with a closed fist. As a 30 year veteran of law enforcement and a former DA, that officer committed felony assault.

Oscar @ 6/25/2013 8:10 AM

You pigs are a bunch of scum. No reasonable person who didn't get bullied as a kid or has a painfully small penis would ever want to be a cop. You guys are real tough bring able to beat up a disabled kid in handcuffs. I'm sure the officers in this video all have small dicks and can't get it up without medication. They were all beaten by their fathers and picked on at school thus the need to feel like they have more power then a normal person. Have fun being a divorced alcoholic.

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