Crazed Minnesota Cop Assaults Man & Pleads NOT Guilty

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According to the criminal complaint, Worthington Police Officer Colby Palmersheim was driving his squad car when Promvongsa pulled up behind him “at a high rate of speed. Promvongsa was so close that Palmersheim could not see the hood of Promvongsa’s vehicle.”

The officer claims Promvongsa was attempting to pass him, so he moved over slightly, at which point Promvongsa swerved toward his car, says the report.

Palmersheim reported that Promvongsa continued to tailgate him, driving behind him at a fast rate, while sticking his hand out the window and making some type of motion. He claimed that Promvongsa then pulled up to Palmersheim, rolled down his window, and told the officer to “stay there as he was going to go get his boys and come back.”

A nearby police officer was aware, from prior contact with Promvongsa, that he didn’t have a driver’s license.

Agent Joe Joswiak of the Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force, a multi-jurisdictional task force that includes Worthington Police, eventually gave chase. He claims he turned on his squad’s emergency lights, but Promvongsa did not stop. Joswiak eventually made the arrest.

None of these allegations leading to Promvongsa’s arrest were captured in independent traffic camera or dash cam footage, says his attorney Ginny Barron. She says the complaint relies on the officers’ word alone.

“[Promvongsa’s] obviously plead not guilty and we intend to try it. He maintains his innocence,” Barron says. “What I can say is while I believe there are definitely a number of honorable police officers in the community who are highly respected, we are seeing increasing, systemic problems of excessive force in the Worthington Police Department, Nobles County Sheriff’s Office, and Buffalo Ridge Drug Task Force that we don’t believe should ever be allowed or tolerated in a civilized society.”

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  • Erin Anderson

    That pig is on a power trip.

  • Bill

    These Minnesota PIGS are liars. I hope this dude sues the hell out of the PIG Department…

    • Darichieeee

      youse must be a stupid neeegro

      • Bill

        Eat shit and die you dumb ass Pig bitch

        • Darichieeee

          are you triggered neeeeegro…..you neeeegros are funny……hahahahahaahahahahahahaahah

          • Bobby Whelchel

            Do you practice being a horse’s ass or was your mother a mare?

          • Brandon Moore

            Why even reply to that kid? He talks like some stupid little Asian faggot.

  • Redd

    uh so the Pigs can drag someone out of a car and beat them for following too closely ?

  • bgbdbill67

    I see one major problem! Other than the obvious one that is. The cop’s statement is that he turned on his lights to make him pull over or whatever. Watch the full video his lights are never on. They aren’t reflecting off his own cruisers hood! Not reflecting off the back of the person vehicle infront of him! Not until he walks back( at about 1min 30 sec.) in the video. He notices they are off, switches them on and then you see them flashing, reflecting off the other vehicle!

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    • Keith Xslave Reed

      Actually the initial police vehicle following does have on his flashers. Look in the grill of the SUV behind the “victim”… Yet and still, it doesn’t excuse this beast of a cop for his savage reactions.

  • Monsante Bey

    “Palmersheim reported that Promvongsa continued to tailgate him, driving behind him at a fast rate, while sticking his hand out the window and making some type of motion. He claimed that Promvongsa then pulled up to Palmersheim, rolled down his window, and told the officer to “stay there as he was going to go get his boys and come back.”

    This is supposed to be believable?

  • Sarah Huffman

    He was punk ass cop with a chip on his shoulders who had nothing better to do that day

  • Another Fad

    Nothing of what the police thug claimed was documented on film…hmmm…strange! This is a ‘rhoid-raging abusive cop…nothing more. He needs to stare at the inside of a prison cell for awhile! Fire his ass!

  • Me

    I live in this community and know full well how the BRDTF and the WPD act. This is not the first time shit like this has happened. It’s just the first time they were caught. You are right they are a bunch of armed thugs. Officer Gaul (the one who shut off the audio) has had numerous complaints against him. So has the task force and the police department. If you make a complaint you just put a Bulls eye on your back and you’ll never be safe in that town. Think about officer RoidRage put your hands up and get out of the vehicle. Well if he is wearing a seat belt which he was just how in the fuck can he do that? Oh that’s right wait for you to come and beat his ass and drag him out. In Nobles County (where this is) you’re guilty till proving your innocence. If anyone else were to do this you’d be in fuckin jail. I haven’t heard if officer tuff guy was suspended WITH PAY of course or not. This needs to get out. Police abuse of power doesn’t just happen in the bigger cities. It happens in small (12000 est) communities as well. So let this be a warning STAY THE FUCK AWAY FROM WORTHINGTON.

  • Wayne King

    Fire a couple. They’ll get the message.

    Oh and fix it so when one Department fires a bad one, he cant just get a job somewhere else.
    Some accountability, just like you expect from offenders.

  • Franco Tramble

    In this case, I believe the arrest was unjustified and the force used was excessive. If body cam and dash cam didn’t record any supporting evidence, there is none.

  • Ernesto Conde

    fuck lawmakers they keep giving police more and more authority its time we call for a POLITICAL REFORM and get all these psychopaths out of office!!!!!

  • Nina Marrocco

    Police departments are nothing but Criminal organized Crime, when they can pull an innocent man over who has done absolutely nothing and hold a gun on him rip him out of his vehicle and beat him and cause injury or death we have a major problem and it needs to be addressed and soon. Trump say’s they need more power and we need to support them, REALLY?!!!! We need to support Criminal Thugs! This happens every day in this country, and they obviously KNOW they can get away with what they are doing!!! WHY is that ?? What is there ultimate motive other than Intimidation, Assault and Murder?!! Are they trying to push us to the brink, so they can declare Martial law? The murder count is phenomanel, some of the injuries are life long and debilitating and not to mention all the family Pets they kill actually letting them out of secure yards to kill them, shooting them in crate’s, as they run away it is Insane indeed!!!

  • Senovia Mendiola

    The U.S.government has flown u.s. police officers to Israel to train with the IDF. Americans are experiencing aggression & violence because of this government which has been working against the best interests of our country by mass immigration & the working hard to devalue our currency.

  • JIMSTRUIK

    File a FOIA! This includes THE FBI!! PSYCHOTIC AND ARROGANT COPS!!
    A lot of cops have records!!
    SUE THE COPS AND WHO PAYS? TAXPAYERS!! COPS ARE ARROGANT AND PSYCHOTIC! COPS SHOULD BE ASHAMED FOR WEARING A PATCH THAT SAYS “POLICE” OR “PROTECT AND SERVE” ON IT!! TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM COPS!!

    WHY OUR FOUNDING FATHER SET UP CONSTITUTION AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS THE WAY THEY DID! THE REASON GOVERNMENT IS THE WAY THEY ARE IS BECAUSE… THEY ARE NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    1ST FIRST AMENDMENT THE RIGHT OF FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE RIGHT OF FREE SPEECH BECAUSE… GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    2ND AMENDMENT THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR ARMS BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    3RD AMENDMENT THAT THEY CANNOT PUT TROOPS IN YOUR HOME BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    4TH AMENDMENT STATES THEY CANNOT SEARCH YOU WITHOUT A WARRANT BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    5TH AMENDMENT STATES YOU HAVE A RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT BECAUSE…
    GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    THE CONSTITUTION DOES NOT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT “ANYTHING YOU SAY CAN BE USED AGAINST YOU” BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT SAID THAT BECAUSE… GOVERNMENT IS NOT YOUR FRIEND!
    ITS ABOUT GOVERNMENT AND POLICE MAKING FALSE ACCUSATIONS UNTIL THEY GET THEIR WAY!

    SIGNS OF A POLICE STATE!!
    NO-KNOCK RAIDS
    GUN CONTROL
    CHECK POINTS
    ILLEGAL SEARCHES
    DOMESTIC SPYING
    POLICE KILLINGS
    PROPERTY SEIZURE
    MILITARISM
    VICTIMLESS CRIMES

    TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM COPS!!!! MOST OF THE COPS ARE NOW MILITARY! THATS WHY MOST OF THEM DONT HAVE EMPATHY FOR PEOPLE, BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MINDSET INSTILLED IN THEM BY THE MILITARY! REMEMBER SOME OF THEM KILLED CIVILIANS AND THEY DIDNT HAVE ANY HUMANITY OR EMPATHY BECAUSE OF IT! (($100,000 a year plus overtime for cops! $100,000 a SQUAD? “”to protect and serve??”” BULLSHIT!!)) THE COMMUNITIES FIRE AND POLICE HAVE TO GIVE YOU ACCESS TO POLICE FILES IF YOU FILE A FOIA TO GAIN ACCESS TO THEM (INCLUDING AIRPORT SECURITY, BORDER PATROL AGENTS, JUVENILE DETENTION OFFICERS, THE PROBATION OFFICERS, AND THE DHS)–EVERY ONE OF THEM! AND CHECK IF THEY HAVE ANY BLEMISHES ON THEIR RECORD–AND ONCE YOU HAVE THAT THEN SEARCH ON THE CIRCUIT COURT ACCESS TO SEE IF THERE IS A CRIMINAL FILE ON THEM–BECAUSE SOME DO–THEN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE POLICE OR SHERIFF DEPARTMENTS AND ASK WHY THEY HAVE SOMEONE ON YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT OR FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT IS QUESTIONABLE!! AND MOST OF THE COPS ARENT EVEN FROM THE COMMUNITY! THE LAW WILL ALWAYS PROTECT THEIR OWN, INCLUDING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY, SHERIFF, OR POLICE CHIEF! AND IF THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING ILLEGAL, THEY ARE PUT ON “”ADMINISTRATION”” LEAVE, WHICH IS “”PAID LEAVE””

    THEY INVESTIGATE THEMSELVES!
    WHICH is WHY WE NEED CITIZENS WATCHDOG GROUPS! IT DOESNT MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE WHAT RACE YOU ARE!
    THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THESE MILITARY VETERANS SO THEY GIVE THEM JOBS WITH POLICE, DHS, TSA, THEN THEY CAN SAY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS DOWN! UNEMPLOYMENT RATE IS STILL UNREAL FOR THE COMMON MAN!
    COPS MAKE $150,000 A YEAR AND A LOT MORE WITH OVERTIME EQUALS $200,000 WITH PERKS AND INSURANCE $240,000! NOW YOU KNOW WHY PEOPLE ARE PISSED!
    POLICE CARS AT $100,000 A PIECE??
    ITS ABOUT TIME WE GET RID OF SOME OF THESE COPS!!!!!
    ITS CAUSING MORE PROBLEMS AND COSTING THE PUBLIC A LOT OF MONEY ON THE DOLE!! IF YOU SUE THEM GUESS WHO PAYS? YOU DO! THEY DONT CARE AND THE LAW ENFORCEMENT WILL PROTECT THEM–THE BLUE LINE!! The same old “put their lives on the line” Horse shit! if someone is too fucking scared that they think a gun is a solution then they have NO BUSINESS BEING A COP, PERIOD! Don’t tell me about putting your life on the line every day I don’t want to hear it. If you dont want that kind of job quit and find something you are more suited for!!

  • James Lee

    Nobody with a dimes worth of training would escalate the situation like that. That cop lost his temper and put everyone there in danger. If the victim had been armed at least one of those cops would have lost their lives that day. I’m a sailor. Never worked in law enforcement, but even I am trained better than that. It’s about time local governments are held accountable for the poor training of their employees.

  • Brandon Moore

    The Officer was in the wrong either way, There’s no reason to conflict that kind of rage onto anyone, ever.

  • Joe Geror

    Minnesota cops get away with murder all the time….they beat the fuck out of me…after they put me in i sued them and the Judge said it was bad enough that the poor officers had to have their name in the paper. he fined them 2500.00 each…..circa1978

  • Joe Geror

    2 cops and 17 witnesses agreed they broke the law…..the cops in MPLS havent changed just their tactics

  • cj1404

    This kind of thing is the real reason some want to kill cops