Beating a Citizen Who Honked His Horn is “Not Wrongful Conduct”

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2015/10/30

Bridgeton city has paid half a million dollars to settle a court case filed by a couple that suffered abuse at the hands of local police two years ago.

However, the department says the officers involved acted responsibly and exactly as they should have, that they engaged in “no wrongful conduct.”

The incident
On February 20, 2013 Cheryl DuBose was hoping that the staff at the Bridgeton police station would be helpful. She had gone there looking for her husband.

A police officer named Lieutenant J. Branch seemed to have some information about Phillip DuBose, but his attitude was far from helpful.

He asked: “Wanna see your husband, Missy?”

Then he showed her photograph of her husband, which had been taken only hours ago; in it Philip’s face was bruised and he was bleeding profusely.

For Cheryl this was a complete shock.

In addition to this, the officers at the station made it extremely difficult for her to post her husband’s bail.

They asked her numerous times for her bank book and other documents.

Branch is not the only officer who showed insensitivity towards the DuBoses that night.

There are at least six other officers who contributed to the couple’s trauma.

Earlier that evening, Philip had parked his truck the area of Wood and York streets when Bridgeton police officers told him that he was in the spot illegally.

The man did not disagree with the cops and moved his vehicle to a legal parking space, but was still issued a summons for parking infringement.

He was then handed the citations and the dollar amount associated with them.

Philip lost his temper and smacked the steering wheel, unintentionally he ended up hitting the horn.

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    Next time, KILL THE PIGS. The only good pig is a dead pig.

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  • So What

    “The officers involved acted responsibly and exactly as they should have.” If this were true why did they choose to settle instead of going to trial? Did they think that 12 jurors would have held the department responsible and for that matter, million of dollars would have been paid out? It’s funny how a department spokesman says that they acted accordingly after they just paid half a million. I’d say that these officers and anyone protecting the evil that lays within, deserve none other than a hollow point straight into their heads

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      “we have fully investigated OURSELVES and found that WE have done NOTHING wrong.”
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  • jdgalt

    Police need to be stripped of their immunity, so that when these things happen the thugs who did it can be stripped of their badges for life. And let the public or the victim prosecute, since I’m sure the DA is their personal pal.

  • HAZARD-SOF-SONS OF FREEDOM

    Cops are gang bangers…

  • Robyn Ryan

    Time to cut off Federal funding for local cops. The State can’t make Constitutional rights optional.

  • dxsmopuim

    Pigs are NOT dying fast enough in America. I sure hope someone rectifies this situation.

  • dxsmopuim

    Which state is THIS particular Bridgeton in ?

    • Hugh Jazzole’

      NJ ,,look at the license plates.

  • Hugh Jazzole’

    this town is under occupation by these criminal cops,Public officials that beat Americans like that need to be sued by the taxpayers for the civil settlements paid out.

    • jdgalt

      That’s not enough. If we don’t end their careers as cops it will continue to happen.

  • Russell Smith

    The city forks out 1/2 million dollars but the cops say they acted appropriately and would do it again. And the city just sits there and says..nothing.