American Citizen Labeled “Trash,” Hanged to Death in Police Custody 98

GEORGETOWN  – A Brown County coroner has confirmed that a father who was hung to death in police custody was a victim of murder, according to reports.

Communities were initially told that Zachary Goldson’s death was due to a “suicide.”

But as they looked closely into the death, they discovered that officers had deleted key video footage that showed Goldson in the last 30 minutes of his life.

Footage shows officers initiating force on Goldson while Goldson was handcuffed and unable to defend himself. Reports state that they deleted additional footage that was "key" in showing what they did during the last minutes of Goldson's life.

Footage shows officers initiating force on Goldson while Goldson was handcuffed and unable to defend himself.

It began in September after Goldson was arrested by officers on the claim that he had a .22 firearm and had fired it across a roadway near his home.

He was locked inside of a cell and faced up to 14 years for the gun charges.

Goldson maintained that he did “nothing wrong.”

Indeed, he had not harmed anyone, and the constitution guarantees the right of Americans to bear arms.

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Once in jail, Goldson wrote a revealing letter to his mother.

He expressed a future-based intention to see her again, a fact that became deeply mysterious in light of the claim that he was “suicidal.”

“Im just writin you to tell you I love you mom…I’m going to miss you both and Im prayin you are still around when I get out because I don’t want to loose my mom while im in jail.”

The letter is reproduced in its entirety below:


About nine days after his initial arrest, Goldson was taken to a jail hospital after vomiting.

Jail documents claimed that he had “swallowed” a pen and some staples.

At some point during his transfer to the hospital, he attempted to free himself from captivity and return back home to his family.

Goldson leaves behind his mother and his 9-yr-old son.

Goldson leaves behind his mother and his 9-yr-old son.

Allegedly, he used his shackles to strike an officer during his escape attempt. That’s when officers piled onto him and restrained him once again.

He was accused of assaulting an officer.

A swarm of officers can be seen on a dashcam video surrounding Goldson.

They can be heard calling Goldson “trash” and stating a desire to “break his fucking neck.”

Moments later an officer seems to promise more violence upon Goldson: “This motherfucker is going to receive a welcome party at the jail.”


Less than an hour later, Goldson was taken back to jail, a noose made of a bedsheet was tightened around his neck, and he was hung to death.

These factors led many to conclude that Goldson was murdered by the police, and that the police were trying to cover up the murder by claiming that it was a “suicide.”

But because officers deleted the jail footage showing what happened to Goldson during the last minutes of his life, investigators couldn’t be certain.

Now, in a newly released report by the coroner, Goldson’s death has been confirmed as murder by strangulation.

It would have been “physically impossible” for Goldson to have tied his own noose given how high the ceiling was, according to the report.

“At first I thought it was a suicide until all the information started coming in,” Goldson’s mother said. “But there was so much evidence, it became clear that something was wrong.”

Goldson leaves behind his mother and his 9-yr-old son, both of whom he had hoped to see again.





  • Ouisch66

    Georgetown, Ohio. I live right in the middle of town.

    Just another place that having tattoos gets the cops to mess with you for no reason.

    • GulfCoastMarc

      Really. I thought I was the only human being over the age of 9 not covered in bumper stickers.

      • Ouisch66

        I guess I don’t get it.

        What does you NOT having tattoos have to do with the cops here harassing citizens that do?

        • Adam Brian

          Cops hate people with tattoos. I think it has to do with if you have a tattoo you are a criminal.

          • Ouisch66

            I have tattoos and I’m hardly a criminal.

      • Jeramie Walton

        you fucking retard

      • Diego Ayala

        you dumb faggot go swallow a bullet

        • wiseoldsnail

          please don’t insult faggots by using that term to describe gulfcoastmarc

  • Rusty Shakelford

    These cops need 4 weeks paid administrative lead. Cowards! They are welcome to contact me and I will give them my home address. They are welcome to come visit…at night…no need to knock.

    • Ashley Witmer

      No, they don’t deserve to be paid. Yes, they should go on leave, but not paid leave.

    • Jeromy

      i agree with no pay. why pay them for something that is clearly murder. if they decide they arent guilty, then back pay. but no pay suspension is the way to go

      • Adam Brian

        It’s especially disturbing you would even consider talking about if they are or are not going to get paid instead of simply only calling for their heads on a stick. It’s cool though like I said before this ball is doing a whole lot of bouncing now and it’s only a matter of time before it bounces so much it touches every one in some way shape or form.

        • Harry Johnson

          time to start bouncing heads for sure

          • Adam Brian

            Exactly. Time to stand up man up and get it done or there will not be a country for our kids. All we will have left is the hunger games lol. You see me. I am not scared. As soon as people have had enough then I will gladly be the first to sign my john Hancock on the dotted line. How about you.

          • Harry Johnson

            Time is running out. I say its about that time.

    • DK

      Lol paid leave. I don’t get why they should get paid to not do work. They should be charged and put in jail with the other grizzly bastards that stage suicides/kill people. The problem here is that these cops are worse than any of those thugs already in jail because officers are trusted over everyone else to abide by and enforce the law. We put our trust in police, not criminals, to do the right thing.

      I’m actually at the point now where I feel safer walking home alone from the train station at night than I do driving to the shops in the middle of the day. If you get pulled over by police you’re gonna have a bad time.

      Can’t believe what the world is coming to.

      • Adam Brian

        Cops are not paid to enforce the law. Cops are paid to uphold the constitution. I know rush limp ball did a good job of brainwashing everyone in to saying that even though it’s not true. Well rush runs the republican party anyway and has brainwashed millions into being dumb.

  • Chum Lee Jr

    Just the deleting of video evidence should be firing offense – obviously cops won’t get convicted of “murder”, cause, well, cops are pieces of shit and will cover each others asses

    • Jason Fowler

      “Firing evidence”? No, it’s accessory after the fact. Punishable with the same time as if they pulled the trigger. Or tied the knots in this case.

    • Ian Battles

      Deleting the video is Destruction of Evidence, which is a felony.

      That charge would make the involved officers unable to carry a gun, and therefore unable to keep their jobs.

      Why in the world would the cops delete the video unless they had something to hide?

      • Dave

        Their deleting the video is evidence alone that they have done something wrong.

      • David Carrasco Mendoza

        because they murdered him

      • Randy

        Also committing a crime with a badge on follows the “Under Color of Authority” Clause which elevates it to a Federal Crime. I wonder if Eric Holder will prosecute….Unfortunately the victim is the wrong color for Mr. Holder to care.

    • Mike Young

      No, deleting of the footage is or should not just be a firing offense, it should also be a prosecuted offense because it is evidence tampering, which is a criminal Offense. These officers should be brought up on charges of Evidence Tampering in the very least and possibly Murder by strangulation as well, but unless the prosecution can be forced by law into pressing charges against the police officers involved, nothing will happen to them. The Judicial Process usually takes care of their own.

      • Adam Brian

        Right cops judges public pretenders all golf together and talk about who they beat. Meanwhile police have family and friends on the jury when they are prosecuted. Must be nice to kill steal and Rob daily. Good luck citizens cause you might be next.

    • melanie adams

      you’re kidding right? the police are murdering people in the streets and not being punished in any way! do you think they’re going to be fired over trying to hide a tape? they most likely murdered this man and i bet not one of them faces any charges or even lose their jobs. it’s sickening.

  • Chris Christian

    We absolutely must see this prosecuted and publicized. It is time we got these cops under control all over the country. This is just sickening.

    • Tim Pratt

      Most cops I know were criminals when they were young. All on an ego trip !!!

      • Dave

        Were any of them schoolyard bullies?

        • Michael Castro

          nope. obviously not. they were the one who’s bullied back then. now is just their payback shit, a very illegal payback shit. loser fags. not all, but most of them


    This sounds a lot like what happened to Matthew Stewart in Ogden, Utah. He was the one who shot the 6 officers that broke in his house. He killed one of them. I for one believe they murdered him.

    • Edward Flint

      Stewart’s “suicide” was whitewashed, just like the investigation of the shooting.

    • Adam Brian

      Of course they did. That’s why that one black dude who was a cop went on a killing spree against them. He is a hero.

  • Arcangelo ‘Cisco’ Cocco

    Once again, a cop commits murder. Once again, they will do a “thorough, unbiased and complete investigation.” And once again, the will clear the officer of any wrongdoing.

    • Brian Bauer

      CCRB would have a fucking field day with this one.

    • Modres

      Tragic, isn’t it.

      Too many thugs today apparently think they’re Judge Dredd!

    • Mike Young

      This is why I have always stated that the Internal Investigations Divisions or Departments of all Police Departments should be made up of Civilian Private Investigators who report to the Prosecutor only, and the Prosecutor by law must act on the recommendations of the civilian Internal Affairs Department, who by law would Investigate in an non-bias manner because they would have no skin in the game and would not care at all about the outcome of the investigation, As it currently stands, most (if not all) Internal Affairs Police Departments are made up of fellow Police officers promoted to the ranks of Detective and few (if any) Internal Affairs Departments will ever turn on one of their own.

      • Adam Brian

        Right. I wonder if promotions are based on how much money you bring in and how many people you kill. Good job America you may be next.

        • Modres

          They’re actually based on points accrued determined by the number and type of arrests made. Just ask Dale Carson (Arrest Proof Yourself).

          • Adam Brian

            Basically you just said the same thing I did. It’s based of the money you make the government cause every time someone is arrested they get paid for it. The other part I added cause it really does seem if a cop kills in the line of duty they move up in the ranks even if it’s by mistake or on purpose.

        • Kevin Patrick Green

          They get double travel miles for every person they kill this time of year for all their vacations

    • wiseoldsnail

      not ‘a cop’ … ‘a gang of cops’

    • OvidiuGOA

      thing is i don’t think it was just a cop, there were several involved. They should all go to jail to be raped by the minorities they put there.

  • How bob

    mr.Boy-man-Child john-ny-Boy schadle Sour-Pork-and Lard ,is covering up a Lie made by his Liar Pork-n-Turds !

  • CaptGene

    We are seeing more and more of this sort of thing and that is very disturbing.

  • The Hippie Hound

    Tampering with footage is obstruction of an investigation. Too many times citizens are murdered in police custody while handcuffed and labeled a suicide. WE DON”T BUY IT!

  • Capital7

    Let’s hope this happened in a needle state.

  • Bookhunter

    Cops are out of control.

  • Jeromy

    ill tell ya what. i myself have been a victim of police brutality. i will say this, he has every right to fight the police. who gives them authority to arrest him. no due process, no rights, calling him scum. i would hit their asses. its time we all say enough is enough.

  • Jeromy

    i eat bacon. bring the bacon, i will eat it

  • Selina Marie Hope

    I can;t believe anyone seriously believes they should only get leave. Do we forget that they are not untouchable. If I was the family I would sue and make sure criminal charges are filed. the committed murder,obstruction of justice,and evidence tampering. I believe with a good lawyer this young man may have gotten probation or just a few years. They should serve the maximum. The coroner proved it was murder case needs to be taken to court. I feel ashamed to be american when I read these stories because our nation is becoming evil and selfish.

  • Ben

    As I’m reading these comments I find myself ashamed. Ashamed because you people are so willing to jump on the “cops are all evil” bandwagon without ever hearing all sides of the story. There are always three sides, the perpetrator’s side, the victim’s side, and the truth. We are only presented one side here and you already conclude who is at fault. I’m not saying that the cops were right in everything they did her, but seriously can we please not be so blatantly ignorant.

    • phaed

      Sure thing Officer Ben.

    • Diego Ayala

      are you fucking retarded you stupid mother fucker or did you have so much fucking cop cock shoved up your ass that it affected your brain?? we don’t need to hear the other sides of this story when this 1 side alone tells you that these fucking cock sucking pigs deleted the video from that night,told this guy that they wanted to break his neck and the coroner ruled it a homicide cuz of the evidence he had. i hope someone fucking puts a few bullets in you and hangs you you piece of shit.

    • Zach Gallmeyer

      Okay, Ben, what you’re saying is Hitler did nothing wrong because we haven’t heard his side of the story? Well, shit on a donkey’s dick and shove it up my ass!

    • Andrew Vernon

      In all fairness, Ben has a point. If we jump to conclusions and want to kill people because of a story that we are hearing second or third hand, then we’re doing the exact same thing that the cops did. Which ultimately means that we are not better and hence should not be raging. I agree, this case needs to be investigated by an outside entity and the officers, if enough evidence is found, need to be brought to trial and punished as any other citizen. The case is certainly very suspicious and what bothers me is that there most likely won’t be much of an investigation.

    • Mike Young

      You are correct, but in this case the victim is the alleged perpetrator, nobody was hurt or injured by his actions of discharging his weapon across the road, except the alleged perpetrator of the alleged crime of discharging his weapon across the roadway in front of his home, The cops on the other hand are the individuals who deleted footage of the video in his cell, thus they are guilty of at least the crime of Evidence Tampering, and according to the Coroner’s Report that there is no way he could have hung himself in his cell by himself because the pipes were too high for him to reach. So with that evidence of the Coroner’s report, what other conclusion could you reach except that the Police officers hung him and murdered him.

    • Adam Brian

      Hey man. Why are you here. Shouldn’t you be preparing for Obama the Muslim to take away your gun before you go to your Klan rally. Maybe eat you should go to bed Mann so you can go to your government job in the morning. The only type of person who says what you just said is the type of person who thinks like I just said. Hey rush limp ball is on so go listen to your herooin addict hero bud.

      • Adam Brian

        Oh yeah and not all Nazis were bad either right. They were just following orders to protect themselves. Yeah it had nothing to do with they believed in what they were doing right. Uh Huh.

  • Michael Castro

    let’s say the video is the only strong evidence. does that mean, they will be proven not guilty because they already deleted that? the law must be that stupid and can’t see the obvious.

  • don-s

    This is so sad. No one deserves this. My heart felt condolence to his mother and his 9 year old son.


    What is your source for deputies deleting video? I am not finding any mention of video deletion in the stories you link to.

  • Sunfly

    Wow this is heartbreaking. Just because a shiny piece of metal is given to someone doesn’t make them gods or more that human! They are just as human as the rest of us and I believe that they murdered him and destroyed the evidence. They are the ones who are SUPPOSED to protect us and I believe that because of that fact they should be dealt with as harshly as the law will allow and either have their lives taken from them like they did to Zachary Goldson, or be left to rot in a hole somewhere.

  • How bob

    People of Amurdickkka , are Afraid to stand up to the tyrannical cesspool of porklice bureaucratic flagrant violations of human rights ! This is why it continues to happen unabated .

    • Adam Brian

      You are correct. This is the real fact I a hve been saying all along. Americans are some Bitches when it comes to their government.

  • Chris Guittard

    Time to start bombing police stations and cars.

    • Adam Brian

      Yups. This idea is definitely picking up steam in this day and age.

  • Modres

    So…let’s see. What’s going to happen to these thugs with badges?

    Cue the police union reps. Cue the character witnesses. Cue higher ups who will go to bat for the “officers.”

    You are 110% correct, Chum Lee Jr. Just the fact that officers deleted video footage tells us something is terribly wrong.

    • Adam Brian

      How about cue the prosecutor. I know rush limp ball did a good job of brainwashing everyone into thinking that the unions are why your great granparents didn’t live to be 175 years old but in reality. The prosecutors of your county are the people who decide to Persue charges. Yeah but it’s the unions that got this guy killed and yeah Obama’s liberalism got him killed too. Or hey it’s god’s punishment for gay marriage that got him killed. Yeah remember what old rush limp ball told you about making sure to keep people off welfare cause then they will work harder instead of forcing cops to kill them. Yups work will set you free. Remember that.

      • Modres

        Or hey, I don’t listen to Rush and I’m neither Repub or Dem.

        But it’s clear you have serious ussues

        • Adam Brian

          Most of what I said is sarcastic. Either way I simply meant that their is a lot of brainwashing going on and what you said seems like some instantly regergitated response from the brainwashig thats occurred in America. Remember that even the government has admitted to spending millions creating the discourse of the conversation. And you saying your not of any political party is a good thing but response did sound right winged. Lastly the prosecutor is who decides to persue charges against anyone. That’s all that was meant by the post.

          • Modres

            I fully realize that nearly everything you posted was sarcastic.

            You’re confusing “right wing” with conservative.

            Lastly, I have no faith in either party because of all that’s happened in America since Woodrow Wilson.

          • Adam Brian

            So you think their is difference between right wingers and conservatives. That’s dumb. These people are one in the same. Birds of a feather right. Just cause one uses the n. Word for everyone and the other uses it for just blacks doesn’t make them different. What really makes me sick is people saying their is no difference between parties. This is really retarded. Democrats think you build and economy from the bottom up and republicans believe you build and economy from the top down. I would say that is a pretty big difference and actually they are exact opposite of each other. So people who say parties are the same must be talking about something else like abortion. Oops nope there is a big difference between parties there too. Maybe people are talking about civil rights oops wrong again. So the most important issues to me are not represented by republicans and are represented by democrats. For someone to say that republicans and democrats are the same is either dumb uneducated ignorant or just being a asshole.

          • Adam Brian

            Oh yeah and don’t come back with southern democrats filibustered civil rights cause that will just really make you look silly.

  • ctwilliams

    this happens all the time in jail but most of the time it is african americans males we as citizens must begin to hold this country accountable for inmates safety after taken onto custody

  • Matt Hager

    the family should hunt them!

    • Adam Brian

      Exactly. The only way to get justice is to exact it yourself. Find these pigs and get them.

  • U.N. Soldier

    Murdured in custody. Happening more often now.

  • David Carrasco Mendoza

    I normally say Mexicans need to wake the fuck up to this police state …you know stalin killed 50million russians to conquer russia …but this day i say WAKE UP WHITE PEOPLE they wanna make corpses of us all

    • Adam Brian

      Yeah. You just have to consider that half of the whites are the police state. They are the unions corporations lawyers doctor’s correction officers etc…. This will be the people you fight but first we got to get people to understand that Obama the Muslim may take away your gun so he can screw your daughter and take York job away. We got to get those people past this thinking first. Then their are the white people who don’t care because they are simply racist. And this block is about 40 percent of whites anyway.

  • Guest

    Of course nothing will happen and as you can see the media didn’t say these thusg or these criminals when refering to the cops. As usual just another police murder without anything being done. Americans are such wimps. Cops should just open up the female camps and walk people in cause it won’t matter if the towns smell the burning bodies cause they will let a cop walk them right in.

  • Adam Brian

    Nothing will happen. These cops can kill anyone they want to and Americans won’t do anything. The cops know it too. Well least it’s not just the blacks and Hispanics being blatently murdered by cops anymore. Cops should just start leading people to the gas chamber cause they won’t do anything even if they could smell the burning bodies.

  • Adam Brian

    People just need to do like Ukraine and snatch up cops and beat them while telling them to get on their stomach and put your hands behind you back. Kick them and punch them in the face saying roll over now. Lol

  • Adam Brian

    Wow that dude took and amazing beating. That cop mounted him and punched him in the face 100 times saying roll over lmao.

  • Adam Brian

    The real question is where is the FBI. The group of people who are supposed to arrest these crooked cops and state government officials. Could it be that everyone has been taught to hat the fed so much that they are really not allowed to file charges on these people. Or maybeits the terrorism act that George put in play so he can make the fed like the cops one big happy family. Why is the corruption allowed to run rampant. Could it be that Obama is powerless in some of these states. Considering that some of the Southern states threatened succession which should have been a criminal charge anyway to do. Yet threatening succession and disrespecting the president is now a normal. I bet all of this is part of why it is the way it is. There is no law except for those who don’t have.

  • yellowdogmichael

    937-378-4435 then press 2 for the jail division. Please flood them with calls and let them know how you feel about this murder! Please, let’s flood them with calls. When I called, they laughed about the whole thing, as if this man’s murder was a joke!

  • Arnt Johnsen

    How could it even be possible for a stupid cop to go into the recording room when he feels like it? Fire them all, remove their prosecute them for murder and sue them together with their officer in charge and the state council.

  • Olsen Tommy

    Ohh WTF is wrong with the USA Low life Police? So many scandals .. U Legit Police Officer Keep it real :)

  • Daniel Hunt

    The police fellators over at “remove cop block wont touch this with a 10 foot pole.

  • concerned

    People are getting sick and tried of this b*llsh*t. These cops/pigs are really stupid morons. People know where they live. It will only be a matter of time someone will do something for revenge. Don’t ask why. You know why. Most people will stand up and cheer.

  • Anthony Boone

    I live in Georgetown. This is the video on the incident.

    • Anthony Boone

      sound comes in at 1:09 in the video

  • Barb

    OMFG! Im speechless. That poor guy did nothing wrong and over 15 cops let that one bastard beat the hell out of him. Cops are sick, twisted freaks to say the very least. God that breaks my heart. So very sad. Im beyond disgusted! My sincere sympathy to him and his family. :(

  • Adam Brian

    It does not matter. Cops are executing Americans everyday and white facist that are now in control of America will say it is a black thing and while white folks are murdered everyday they are to afraid to stand up to their Nazi murders anymore.

  • cops are goverment sponsered g

    Power of authority corrupts absolutely

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  • Capital_7

    Don’t you feel that there are about 3 times as many cops as we need? Shouldn’t the extra cops be plowed under the earth to help grow crops or something?

    It’s a rhetorical question. Of course they should.

  • Kevin Patrick Green

    Hmmmm lynching interesting… Anyone else know what I’m thinking?

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