Citizen Attacked by Cop

On the evening of December 22, 2013 I was attacked by officer S. Sullivan of the Espanola Police force while walking home after being publicly humiliated and attacked at the local (and only) bar in town. I had a whole beer poured over my head by someone in the bar and left after being embarrassed and almost beaten up.

I began walking home (with my hood up as my hair was soaked) it was 1 am and I was not intoxicated as I had tried to have a beer at the bar, but was unable to finish it as it wasn’t sitting well on my stomach.

I was only approximately 10 minutes away from my destination when I felt like someone was following me. Because my hood was up and my peripheral vision was obstructed i didn’t realize it was a cop car trailing me so I jumped a fence in an attempt to hide behind a shed and find a safe place to call a friend for help.

I was thrown into the ground, my cell phone broken as he tossed it in the snow causing permanent water damage. They did not give me a breathalyzer test, nor a standard sobriety test. I obviously stunk horribly like alcohol, someone dumped a full bottle of beer on me.

I was crying as the officers manhandled me, putting the cuffs on way too tight and throwing me into the back of a cop car. When I was put in the holding cell officer sullivan and officer gardiner smashed my face into the steel floor of the holding cell, breaking my jaw, giving me a black eye and leaving me unconscious in a pool of my own blood. I suffer from a seizure disorder, and suffered a seizure after the incident while I was ridiculed by the officers.

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  • altmartion

    I remember a similar situation happening to me last winter. I had spilled a pitcher of beer all over me. so I started to walk home. I put my hood up because it was snowing so bad and it was 1 in the morning so it was about 10 degrees out. the local cop stopped me. he said it was because it was too dangerous to be walking. so he made me get in the car. I was suspicious because he made me sit in the back. he ran my info because of some school vandalism. then he gave my i.d. back. this is where it went bad. as I was replacing my wallet in my back pocket he asked if I wanted a ride home. do you know why? because I did not run away or jump a fence! I know, who would do such an awful gesture right? I never got tased or punched or even looked at wrong. I think next time I will run. I mean I can’t believe I was treated that way!!

    • budhappy

      good for you. You allowed yourself to get kidnapped for a time being. If you had refused to get in the car, because YOU DONT HAVE TO, you would be singing a different tune now, probably with a few black eyes. So you keep subjecting yourself to the governments tyranny, keep giving up your rights, so when they do come to get you, because your hair is black instead of brown, they’ll know that you’ll put up no resistance and you will go willingly. Then, because you commited the crime of having black hair, when the status quo is brown, they will come and confiscate everything you own, and share it amongst themselves, because PEOPLE LIKE YOU LAY DOWN AND ALLOW THESE AGGRESSORS TO TRAMPLE ALL OVER US. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, NOT THE POLICE.

      • budhappy

        REALLY PEOPLE, GET YOUR HEADS OUT OF YOUR ASSES AND QUIT BLAMING THE FUCKIN PIGS. mY SON KNOWS ITS WRONG TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT PLAYING VIDEO GAMES. iF I DO NOT SAY ANYTHING, HE WILL PLAY ALL NIGHT. HE IS DOING WRONG, AND HE KNOWS IT. iS IT HIS FAULT? NO. iF I DON’T SAY ANYTHING, I AM ALLOWING HIM TO BE BAD. THE PIGS WORK FOR US (SUPPOSEDLY), SO IF THEY ARE DOING BAD, ITS BECAUSE WE ALLOW IT. WE ALLOWED IT TO GET TO THE POINT OF WHERE IT IS, AND ONLY WE CAN TURN THAT AROUND. BE THAT BY VOTING PEOPLE OUT OF OFFICE, DEMONSTRATING, OR LASTLY, ARMED REBELLION. IF A FEW COPS HAVE TO DIE TO GET THINGS CHANGED, SO BE IT. lOTS OF CITIZENS HAD TO PAY THE PRICE TO GET TO A POLICE STATE, ALOT OF POLICEMAN ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DIE TO GET BACK TO “OUR STATE”.

        • anonymous

          youre a fucking asshole

    • Keith Mattia

      You really rotten atent you let me guess your boyfriend dad or brother is a cop or in some position of power over other? I guess i could be wrong maybe your a PIG lover?
      The woman who relayed her ordeal specified her vision was temporarily impaired by her hood.
      It was dark raining and she was alone do you know how many wouod be wary in a similar situation?
      I dont blame her for fleeing she wasnt certain on who was actually cruising beside her! As for alcohol well even if she had drank a little she was WALKING not driving while drunk.

      I have a daughter, i have always told her to be 100 % aware of her surroundings at all times
      i have cautioned her when driving not to pull over unless she is sure its a legitimate cop.
      There was a young woman in our town who went missing only to end up 28 miles away naked beaten raped and dead
      why? Because some animal pretended to be a cop and pulled het over on the highway
      being a law abiding citizen she did pull over and that was her ending .

      Turns out when they caught the man he had once been.? …… You guessed it a cop! However he was from another state he was released from duty several years prior, because of con stant use of excessive force and the in ability to follow protocol.

  • Randy Lang

    EXTREME CAUTION
    Violent, Short, Mentally Imbalanced Psychopath, Pathological Liar,
    Undercover Narcotics Detective, Methamphetamine Drug User:
    Agency Employed: Maricopa County Sheriff Office, Phoenix, Arizona
    Undeserved Rank: Detective
    Assigned: Undercover Narcotics
    Badge No: 1913
    Assigned Home District: Fountain Hills, Arizona and Rover

    Name: Stephan Cherevnak
    Physical Description:
    Height: abnormally short: 5″1″ (Napoleon and
    Weight: 180lbs wet
    Head/Hair: Head shaped like Bald-Headed Old Turtle. No Hair/Bald.
    Psychological Disorders:
    Suffers from Uncontrolled Psychopathic Rage Syndrome-Mixed
    Schizophrenia Bipolar Disorder,Napoleon Syndrome (“Short
    Man Syndrome”) appears to be plagued by Dwarfism
    Psychologically and Physically and is a confirmed Pathological Liar.
    Right-handed
    Married with Children lives in Phoenix, Area in Arizona
    Physically and Mentally weak as a man but exhibits overly aggressive
    low-echelon behavior like a typical kindergarten bully when confronted
    with the truth.
    Shameful Excuse for a Police Officer,hits like a pussy and is an extreme
    embarrassment to the Law Enforcement Community.
    Pattern Acts/Conduct: Sudden mentally imbalanced Rage, severely shaking hands prior to violent attack, possess a chemical smell on breath consistent with excessive illegal use of Methamphetamine, yells in your face untruthful accusations only when he has back-up officers, lacks courage, honesty, integrity and ethics. Endangers Children and Females and Discriminates and Threatens Females with Unnecessary Force. History of discrimination against minority races, especially African Americans and Hispanics. Blatantly falsifies evidence, conceals evidence and commits perjury.
    Modus Operandi of Cherevnak: Ambush attack style and just before physical attack yells “Stop Resisting Arrest”. a majority of cases directly involving Cherevnak contain some type of violence and resisting arrest charge usually supported in a similar fashion by his Undercover Partner MCSO McBride.
    Civil Rights Charges: Numerous Civil Rights charges are pending against Cherevnak, along with

    • I’mWatchingYou

      You must be a hell of a doctor/psychologist.

      • Randy Lang

        Good afternoon [M]r. “I’mWatchingYou”:

        Your low-level, unintelligent comment attempting to speak in support of a mentally imbalanced corrupt cop,

        “Stephan Dennis Cherevnak,” leads me to believe you have identical characteristic traits as the lunatic Cherevnak.

        No I am not a “… hell of a doctor/psychologist”

        Mr. I’mWatchingyYou. However,contrary to your misplaced conclusion, it doesn’t require a hell of a doctor/psychologist to know when you have experienced an unprovoked, violent attack by a emotionally imbalanced cop with red blood-shot eyes,toxic smell emanating from his thick-breath and body, while screaming in your face, exhibiting uncontrollable shaky hands, then in a manically state of mind, erupted into a rage of hitting,kicking and attempting to choke and strangle me to death.

        Like most reasonable people, I concluded this cop was totally irrational,violent and emotionally out of control; grossly/imbalanced under the totality of the circumstances involved.

        Cherevnak’s acts and conduct were in violation of every Law Enforcement protocol in dealing with the facts involved.

        To add insult to the injuries and damages he caused, he is forced and choice-less to fabricate evidence by intentionally lieing in his police reports and later in his testimony at jury trial to cover up his egregious violations of my rights, and of his criminal conduct.

        It has now been confirmed in Court that lunatic Cherevnak is out of control with the same or similar attacks on members of the public who are also suing him.

        As an aside, Mr. “I’mWatchingYou”, you never know who is watching YOU, especially you.

  • disqus_ZR64yuKZda

    Were you able to sue them???

  • Lily

    This is awful, I’m so so sorry that you were put through that. Unthinkable and unacceptable! I hope that you are finding the help and support that you need after undergoing a trauma such as that. Please feel free to reach out if you need someone to talk to, nobody should EVER have to be subjected to treatment like that. Those officers should be fucking ashamed of themselves, stripped of their badges and much worse if karma has anything to say about it. Be strong, what happened to you was seriously fucked up but it was not your fault. Please remember that <3

  • Hector

    yeah cause running away implies such danger and threat to a cop right smart ass altmartion. cause its fleeing from the hassle of a cop mustering up probable cause that warrants an ass kicking and continued contempt after breaking the “running man”(or womans) jaw. .. yeah I can see how after someone makes a report and causes a bitch ..sorry cop to follow me home (as if he wouldnt have stopped his perp no ,matter)that at that point im gonna get him to come around and offer me a ride home.. no you know what hed get ” i cant for insurance reasons) . quit missing the point and sounding sarcastic . save it for a ditustion that deserves it. like a criminal who truely doesnt get it and who wouold probably not bother to sweeten up his story cause from this story your “tainted” to even scold this person let alone use sarcasm and assume they will get it considering their (possible ) true trauma caused by such violence and ridicule esp on a embarassed and humiliated patron who may have regretted his actions as its obvious he was in the wrong (inferred by his words) and well it doesnt sound funny or intelligent when your applying it to this situation its actuallly arrogant and confident (the worst combo) and welll fuck you is what i should just say. and fuck me when im like you . ok

  • Wesley Sandel

    This is Espanola – if a cop is called to a domestic violence incident he’ll be drinking with the perp that evening at the bar and saying “Can’t you keep your bitch in line?” Espanola contracted the “security” of the local schools out and it turned out that the security guard was providing protection and “enforcement” for the kids dealing drugs. It’s a pretty dysfunctional town and the police force is reflective of that – all the cops are related to the criminals.

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