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Iowa Cop Punches Shoplifter


A Davenport (Iowa) Police officer has been disciplined by his agency for repeatedly striking a shoplifter in a mall security office in February. Read the full story here.

August 07, 2013
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Tags: Davenport (Iowa) PD, Video Surveillance, Excessive Force, Iowa


Comments (9)

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rick @ 8/8/2013 5:29 PM

There is always more than 1 side to a story and before we condemn the Officer we should hear both sides. The Police Chief said the officer violated some policies but was not explicit so it may not be excessive force.

Nichole @ 8/9/2013 4:19 AM

WTF Rick...

jon @ 8/9/2013 4:37 AM

This ain't no other country however, in some they don't beat you they cut your han. Off. Try that.

krisnlc @ 8/9/2013 11:44 AM

Rick, you are a retard...no matter what she did, the fact is she was sitting there when the officers took her down and looks like one beat on her based on the evidence of video. at lease one of the officers should both be fired and incarcerated. the other should be addressed based on his reports, did he report the incident from his fellow officer if not he should be terminated. She should be incarcerated for shoplifting... but protected from officers like these two. this is absolute excessive force...you dont attack someone simply sitting down mouthing off. PERIOD!

Samuel Graves @ 8/9/2013 3:19 PM

Rick is doubly a moron. His comments are idiotic and he apparently doesn't know how to avoid posting the identical idiocy dozens of time. As far as the assault, since I'm a fan of fiction writing I look forward to seeing how the officer will attempt to weasel out of what is an unprovoked attack.

noslugbacks @ 8/10/2013 1:49 AM

I see the officer going for the phone. She bit his finger during the fight and was rewarded with a beat down. The poor, sweet, innocent shoplifter got what she deserved.

Bluevixen63 @ 8/14/2013 8:57 PM

@krisnec, whilst you are entitled to your opinion, it is best to refrain from using the term "retard" cavalierly as it can in just as poor taste as the officers "depicted" behavior.

Sherry @ 8/15/2013 5:50 AM

krisnlc is 100% right on all counts in this event. Officers are too agressive for the most part. Maybe drug testing on a weekly basis should be done.

Sherry @ 8/15/2013 5:51 AM

The two Officers would not want their Mother or Daughter handled in this way. You can take that to the bank!!

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