Cop Breaks His Hand While Punching Mentally Ill Man’s Face, So Man Gets Charged With “Assault”


Larry Hohol (Former Police Officer) |


BRADFORD COUNTY, PA — A motorist was viciously beaten, tasered, and maced repeatedly, then charged with 24 separate crimes and maliciously prosecuted for every one of them.

He was beaten four (4) times over the course of 11-hours, and not once had he acted maliciously.

The incident stemmed from his driving while on an unusually high dosage of legally-prescribed bipolar medication and a subsequent fender bender. Dash-cam footage revealed the extraordinary exaggerations made about the case — 2 years after it took place.

Robert Leone

The Traffic Stop

Around 8:20 p.m. on March 8th, 2010, police received a 9-1-1 call regarding a car that had failed to stop after a minor traffic collision.

The accident resulted in no injuries and no damage, but one of the drivers did not stop to exchange information. Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) dispatched troopers to investigate this alleged hit-and-run.

“To go with his black eye and brutal beating, Mr. Leone was literally charged with breaking a trooper’s fist with his face — “aggravated assault” on a police officer. The 2 dozen charges included four serious felonies for which he could feasibly be spending the rest of his natural life in prison.”

A car driven by Robert Leone, 31 at the time, matched the basic description of the car in question.

Mr. Leone was driving just across the Pennsylvania border from his home in Vestal, NY.

He had just finished star gazing at the Kopernick Observatory and Science Center and decided to go for a ride in the country while listening to his favorite music.

He had consumed no alcohol or illegal substances, but it seems that his decision-making abilities may have been affected by his legally-prescribed medication used to treat his bipolar disorder.

PSP attempted to pull over Mr. Leone, who was traveling at a speed significantly UNDER the posted speed limit — 10 to 30 mph under.

Leone stated at first he did not think the trooper was trying to stop him as he believed that he had done nothing wrong prior to the encounter.

Police dash-cam video clearly showed Mr. Leone driving very slowly and in a very controlled manner.

The only vehicles ever seen crossing the center line or driving erratically were the state police cars that were involved in this low speed following — contrary to sworn statements later given by the troopers.

The five marked cruisers following Mr. Leone could have easily boxed in Mr. Leone at low speed and caused him to stop. Instead, the troopers deployed stop-sticks and rammed his vehicle.

A “PIT maneuver” was used to smash Leone into a rock wall, while still at low speed.

Once his car was immobilized, the senior trooper on scene, Corporal Roger Stipcak, stood on top of Mr. Leone’s hood and ordered him out of his car while aiming a taser at him.

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Mr. Leone COULD NOT comply with the trooper’s order because a state police car was intentionally blocking Leone’s driver-side door.

Mr. Leone was then tasered through his open sunroof and forcibly dragged to the ground through the passenger-side door and beaten by fellow troopers. The senior trooper who was standing on the hood of Leone’s car was then seen jumping directly onto Leone’s back from the hood of the car.

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“You’ve got a long f***ing night ahead,” the officer menaced. “Do ya hear me?? Do ya f***ing hear me?!”

This was but the first threat of many Mr. Leone was going to receive over the next 11 hours.

It was also the mildest. At no time was Leone videoed resisting or attempting to strike the officers.

After his first beating he was handcuffed and questioned.

At that point Leone was arrested and placed in the back of a patrol car.

Without advising Mr. Leone of his constitutional rights he was questioned a second time and responded with respectful answers of “yes sir,” and “no sir.”

During the questioning, the trooper accused Leone of intentionally spitting in the trooper’s face and used that alleged behavior as a reason to beat Mr. Leone — who was still handcuffed. The trooper then hog-tied the victim.

“Who do you think you’re messing with?” one officer challenged. “We’re the Pennsylvania State Police… it’s not just some chumps.”

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After analyzing the audio portion of the dash-cam it appears that the trooper fabricated the spitting incident in order to justify the beating, even though spitting does not allow an officer to beat a prisoner.

Watch as author Larry Hohol provides a play-by-play of the traffic stop:

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  • Rich

    Seriously, no comments?

  • soCal

    What a nightmare

  • Smurf777

    I am speechless. Not just by the actions of the police (all of them) but by the people who reviewed the case as well. By continually allowing such police behaviours it undermines those police who abide by the rules. It makes it more difficult for those who truly want to serve and protect. This is just unbelievable.

    • chris9465

      there are police who abide by the rules?

      • Chuck Robey

        I call BS I have never met an honest Cop or a non corrupt Cop either..

  • Steven Pridemore

    somebody please shoot these cops in their fucking heads

    • Steven Pridemore

      if this had been me I would hunt them down one by one and take their miserable lives so help me god

    • We are living in an anti-men society where violence against men is not only tolerated, it is actively encouraged.

    • Barb


  • Steven Pridemore

    it seems my comments dissapear’d i state again i would hunt them down and shoot them in the head

    • private toler

      would that make you better than them? or worse?

      • Chuck Robey

        Neither it would make us because I would do the same thing Natural Free Men and Justice would have been served on these Thugs with a Badge they are worse then the Crips or Bloods or even MS13…

  • samrye1

    Pigs need a pen.. Even if its a camera pen…

  • Ven Nemr

    Shocking, the police cannot be trusted to investigate themselves These officers should be charged & jailed.

  • Ihaveyou

    These criminals are out of control and we’re letting them.

  • Jeff Lachance

    Youre supposed to pull to the side for any and all emergency vehicles…

    • Vincent Rowe

      Fuck you you cop lover douche

      • Jeff Lachance

        And how dod your brainless self come up with that?! Holy shite youre an ignoramous focktard….

        • fuckJeffLachance

          everything you said, makes you an ignoramous, which by the by ignoramus isn’t a real word. nor is almost everything else you said. If you arent understanding that he full well admits impairment from the legally prescribed medication he was on, and that he simply didnt understand and it took him some time, you should have been the one in this video. as Vincent said, fuck you, you cop lover douche.

        • Pete

          Lachance , you surely take it in the ass you fuckin douchebag , those coward pieces of shit should be beaten to death and you too for that matter you piece of shit

        • Youreadouche

          Lol you’re a douche. Learn to spell. Cop’s that do this should be brought to real justice, meaning death. Power hungry fucktards*

    • Smurf777

      True but that is not the intent of this video. They are public servants and paid rather handsomely. If this is the response to not pulling over when police stop you, I would hate to see if you were speeding. Beating the sh*t out of an unarmed and shackled person, at least to my mind, is the most cowardly act one can imagine. Doing it as a police officer is just despicable. Having an oversight body agreeing with it is downright criminal.

    • Michelle

      If you watched this, and thats what you came away with, there literally is no hope for you!

    • Youreadouche

      Only if their sirens are on.

  • john

    Just American nazis

  • Vincent Rowe

    I hate pige fuckin pieces of shit state troopers are a joke id like to curb stomp every one of those sick fucks bunch of pussy chumps

  • Vincent Rowe

    Fuck the police

  • chris9465

    makes me more of a fan of that guy that ambushed those troopers….cops are sociopathic thugs

    • guest

      Great way to generalize an entire group of people based on the ignorant ones we constantly see on TV. There are plenty of cops,troopers, and investigators who properly perform their duties without going on a ego trip.

      • Russell Smith

        Then should speak up and NOT tolerate the behavior of the crooked cops they serve with.

  • Stephen Cooper

    is it just me or do these seem mostly concentrated in the Pennsylvania area

  • Danny Thompson

    These ‘type’ of situations are only going to get worse here in ‘amerika? (the new communist nation). Being a victim of police misuse of authority, and mistreatment by them myself; I can only say the ONLY WAY these abuses will stop, is if enough people are abused (sort of like number of people getting killed at a stop sign, to get a red light) thinking, and or course, communications around the world. Only when enough well informed people know of this, and get together on it, will ANYTHING IF ANY thing be done. Our wonderful government? is preparing for such an event from us even before we can, or if we can get together to make a change. Just would hate to think MOST OF YOU READING THIS, will not believe everything until it’s too late too make a change!

  • Jacob Karmen

    Hey, it’s Pennsylvania, let’s just send these guys out to the woods to help with searching for Eric Frein armed with nothing but bullhorns shouting “Marco” every 5 minutes. Win/win

  • Patricia Stahl-Shopsky

    They all have to go to sleep sometime. How many millions is this guy going to sue for? Cause, sure as sh**, nobody is going to get fired for this.

  • BinaryRevolution

    There needs to be a revolution man. Nothing will change until then.

  • Barb

    Wow this is unbelievable if that was me my husband my child family friends it don’t matter I would go after very one of them mother fuckers wonder y ppl don’t trust the po po`s this is exactly y!!!! Stupid fuckin pigs like them need to b arrested need to spend there life if prison if not put to death this video made me cry the poor guy begging them to stop!!! How pathetic r they???

  • mike

    Now is the time to be sending links for all of these older stories. It is important to highlight real police brutality and abuse of power, if for no other reason than to help motivate Americans to realize race, social class, age, gender are usually not the driving factors in real police brutality cases. Its rouge cops acting outside if law. I talk to good cops I have personally know my whole life (friends parent x3) and they see it. They all point to hiring policies and training procedures.

  • swagchef

    “We back our officers until they’re found guilty- no matter the evidence”
    -Police Depts

  • The Flying Delorean

    This is the most egregious tail of police corruption and collusion I have read about to date. My chin was on the floor the entire time while watching the video. Did this poor guy get out of jail yet ? Was he able to sue the bastards ? I’d like to know what became of all this.