Did this Cop Stage “Injuries” to Justify Murdering a Teen Boy?

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“I don’t have any weapons.” — Some of Deven’s last words as he lied on the ground surrendering to a belligerent officer.

The Guilford family has lost confidence in the authorities.

Four months ago a police officer who murdered their unarmed son was cleared of any criminal wrongdoing.

In February this year, 17-year-old Devon Guilford was pulled over by a Michigan sheriff’s deputy, Sergeant Jonathan Frost.

It was 8:30 PM and the unsuspecting teenager had just wrapped up a game of basketball at a church and was on his way to his girlfriend’s house.

When he passed Frost’s patrol car, he flashed his high beams to signal that the officer’s vehicle had inappropriately bright and misaimed lights.

Earlier, at least three other drivers had tried to alert Frost of this by flashing their lights.

However, it was Guilford’s gesture that Frost did not like and decided to pull him over.

The officer asked the boy for his license and some other documents.

Guilford politely refused to comply with the demand. He kept repeating that he had a valid reason for flashing his lights. In body cam footage he can be heard telling the officer that he had done so because he could not see the road properly as Frost’s lights were on high beam.

It is important to note that Guilford politely kept requesting the police officer’s badge number, but Frost declined every time and became more and more belligerent.


We now know that the teenager did not actually have his license, registration or proof of insurance on him as these were at his girlfriend’s house.

At one point Guilford decided to pull out a cell phone and record his encounter.

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Deven had no criminal record, and had never once been in any fist fight.

The situation worsened a few minutes later when the officer calls for backup and then pulls the teenager outside the car. Pointing his Taser at the teenager, Frost screams at him to lie down with his belly on the ground.

Once the boy was lying down the cop kicked his cell phone away.

“I don’t have any weapons,” a panicked Guilford is heard saying.

Then Frost tasers him, as the boy winces in pain. The eight-year veteran officer did not use the stun gun correctly and according to him a physical clash ensued between the two.

The cop claims that the teenage boy “fought” him — he ended up shooting Guilford seven times at point blank range in a span of four seconds.

Curiously, the officer left the scene with another cop before he could be taken in for confirmation of any injuries and medical treatment.

Later, a photo was uploaded showing the officer with wounds on his face. Many have speculated that this could have been done intentionally by the cop he left with, after the killing, to justify the claim that a “fight” took place.

A look at the “injuries” indicates a small opening on the forehead.

How would a blunt punch cause a vertical laceration on the forehead?

Small incisions to the forehead cause a lot of bleeding, something most officers would know. Is it possible that this cut was intentionally made to cause bleeding for the “injury” photos?

The bruising on the right looks like he was punched a couple of times.

However, it was confirmed that Devin had never once been in a fist fight. Why would this small teenage boy, with zero history of violence, choose to “fight” an armed cop?

THC was also found in Deven’s system with indica — a substance known to cause bodily relaxation, which would further decrease the probability of any urge to fight on the part of the teen.

Perhaps the most damning challenge to the cop’s narrative is that there were only seconds between the time at which Deven was tasered and the time at which the cop shot him seven times. How is it possible for there to be so many bruises on the cop’s face in only a matter of seconds? Even skilled MMA fighters can rarely achieve such precision and speed.

Under the official narrative, Deven would have had to tackle an armed aggressive cop to the ground who was much bigger than him, then mount him and pound his face several times with laser-like precision, at lightening fast speed, with zero experience in fighting, and while being relaxed from cannabis in his system.

Some wonder whether, in a state of desperation to keep his job and not be charged with murder, the cop simply had his partner deliver a few blows before he arrived at the hospital. Would this explanation make more sense, given the evidence? Why, after all, did the cop leave with a partner instead of being directly placed with medical examiners? Why were pictures taken later at the hospital, instead of right at the scene?

Also noteworthy is that the facial expression on the cop in some of these photos appears overly dramatized, as if he were intentionally putting on a display of suffering for the photo. The over-dramatization is consistent with the explanation that the cop staged these “injuries.”

As one commenter notes:

Who lets that much blood run over their face and eyes and leaves it? He had plenty of time to clean up in safety.

The only line of reasoning to explain it, is the officer was staging things in a way as to be as dramatic as possible.

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Trying too hard?

Some are also calling for photos to be released of Deven’s knuckles. For if a smaller teen boy did indeed “beat” this adult officer’s forehead and orbital bone, it is thought that there would be some bruising, or at least some abrasions, on the boy’s knuckles. To date, no photos of Deven’s knuckles have been released.

Regardless of these matters, had the cop not pulled Devin over and harassed him for peaceful activity, none of this would have happened.

Deven’s lifeless body ended up in a snow-filled ditch and his cell phone remained on the pavement, recording the loud gunshots.

Now his parents have come forward with a lawsuit. It does not seek specific financial damages, but does ask for a jury trial.

In a public statement the family has stated that Guilford became a victim of the Eaton County justice system.

“We always had great respect for law enforcement and the men and women who chose that profession in the past. But we must say that belief has been shaken to the core by the actions of Frost and refusal of the Eaton County Prosecutor to hold Frost accountable.”

Watch the full breakdown of the Deven Guilford execution below and let us know what you think:

 

COP EXECUTES TEEN BOY: The Deven Guilford Story“I don’t have a weapon..” — Some of Deven’s last words. He was shot 7 times by a cop. Get RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP for free: http://www.audibletrial.com/mc

WARNING: This video contains graphic content. The full story has finally been exposed, thanks to Matthew Cooke.

Posted by Filming Cops on Monday, August 3, 2015

 

 

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  • CitizenBrain

    Gestapo thug murderer covering his crime. Move along, nothing more to see here.

  • Hector Ocasio

    Thats a wrestler cut. Blading.

    • Duane Gill

      It looks more hardway to me, which is more rare. The other cop would have busted him at a strategic point on the eyebrow, busting it, and thus drawing blood “hardway.” It looks more realistic.

  • itstherecit

    self inflicted? the same as darren wilson did in furgeson (sp) mo! both of the sob’s should be in prison…and some people wonder why the cops are being held in such low esteem…some are so rotten they can burn in hell

  • So What

    One day, in a dark alley, in the richness of the ghetto, this officer will meet his doom with the same intent he had towards his victim. He will die in a blood curdling gag, only demons themselves thrive upon, filled with so much pain, his own teeth will knash within the realms of our reality…. Time for one of you to get to work

  • Member548

    Who lets that much blood run over their face and eyes and leaves it? He had plenty of time to clean up in safety.

    The only line of reasoning to explain it, is the officer was staging things in a way as to be as dramatic as possible.

    • bre

      If you have ever worked in the filed or even had common sense, to clean up the wonds wpuld be removing evidence. Just like any other person who had been in a confrontation with all the evidence for photos and doctors to see.

      • qweztionz5

        what do they need evidence for? the cops ALWAYS clear other cops of any wrongdoing!

  • John Williams

    Americans have become such pussies. If that was my son, Sgt Frost would be fucking dead.

    • piss off citizen

      Same here I would go to his house and make watch me killed his family then I’ll brake his so he never walk again and I’ll let live knowing it was his fault why his family dead

    • Badbush

      Killing is a sin! I would keep it some civil, only cut off all limbs, tongue, eyes, balls and put acid in his ears

  • James

    forget the trial. I’m praying for a lynch mob.

    • spike spiegel

      me too

  • Debra Ann Dimitroff

    I think I need to be on that Jury….The cop wouldn’t stand a chance

    • Chris Stickney

      Unfortunately, there is no (criminal) jury. The prosecutor declined to press charges.

  • Denise Davis

    the body cam is blurred during the time Devon allegedly hit the officer, but the sound is there. You don’t hear any physical contact, only scuffling. video slowed down looks like the teen attempted to get up, but doesn’t appear successful. If the cops statement was true, that Devon straddled him, wouldn’t the body cam have stopped the violent motion?

  • freedom fighter

    Corrupt cops lie to the media, and often manufacture their own “evidence” in an attempt to justify their use of extreme force. Deven should never have been pulled over at all. The cop KNEW that his headlights were too bright. And yet, he chose to harass Deven and eventually kill him.

  • Amanda Joy

    Authorities*

  • Member548

    I read the autopsy.

    “Head — One bullet entered Deven’s upper right front scalp into his right
    cerebrum and cerebellum, causing multiple skull fractures. This bullet did
    not exit the body. The main mass of a jacketed bullet was found in back of the
    neck, with fragments in the right forehead and brain. The trajectory was
    from the right-to-left, from the front-to-back, and downward. The shot
    occurred at close, near-contact range, as evidenced by soot on the skin. No
    muzzle imprint was noted. The medical examiner has advised that the
    injuries caused by this wound would have been fatal.”

    This bullet traveled at a fairly extreme downward angle. Also, you will see this is the only wound that has close range powder burn and stippling. It is also an instantly fatal wound, it isn’t a particularly large leap to imagine this was the last shot fired, or next to last.

    “Right Chest— One bullet entered Deven’s front upper right chest, high on
    his chest and below the collar bone. It traveled into his right lung, right
    hemidiaphragm, liver, right kidney, and back. It did not exit the body. A
    deformed jacketed bullet was found in his right lower back. The trajectory
    was minimally right-to-left, front-to-back, and steeply downward. The shot
    occurred at an intermediate range; gunpowder stippling was found.
    An “intermediate” firing range means that the shot was fired close enough
    that some of the gun powder stippling (particles) and gasses are embedded in
    the clothing or skin. Exact distances are not known, but can be up to several
    feet away depending on the firearm and ammunition used, and
    environmental factors. An intermediate range is a distance farther away than
    a ” contact” firing where a gun muzzle is touching or almost touching the skin”

    Again, another steeply down ward angled wound, entering near the collar bone and traveling nearly parallel down Deven’s body. This wound would have caused serious damage to Deven’s body and would likely be fatal in seconds. It’s unlikely many would be able to fight with this wound.

    “Epigastrium (upper midline of the belly) — One bullet entered Deven’s
    abdomen’ s epigastric (upper central belly) region, and traveled into the liver,
    esophagus as it meets the stomach, descending aorta, 11th thoracic vertebrae,
    and mid- to lower-left back. This bullet did not exit the body. A partly
    deformed jacketed bullet was found in his mid- to lower-left back. This shot
    occurred from an intermediate range; gunpowder stippling was found.”

    Again, another wound that is traveling at a downward angle. Also at a farther range than the head wound.

    “Left Axilla (arm pit) — One bullet entered Deven’ s left arm pit, and traveled
    to his left back, fracturing his left 5th rib, and causing a left lung contusion.
    This bullet did not exit the body. It was recovered from his upper left back.
    The trajectory was left-to-right, and slightly front-to-back. It was fired from
    an intermediate range; soot and gunpowder stippling were found.”

    Another downward angled wound. A less steep angle than some others. Also from a farther range than the head wound.

    “Lateral left lower chest — One bullet entered Deven’s left lower chest
    located toward the flank and bottom of the rib cage, and traveled to the base
    of his left lung, left hemidiaphragm, spleen, left kidney, left 12th ribs, and
    back tissues. This bullet exited through his lower left back.6 The trajectory
    was left-to-right, front-to-back, and slightly downward. It was fired from an
    intermediate range; gunpowder stippling was found.”

    Another downward angled wound. A less steep angle than some others. Also from a farther range than the head wound.

    “Right wrist — One bullet entered Deven’s right wrist through the top,
    outside portion of the wrist near the wrist knob. It traveled into the right
    ulna and radius (the inside, front of the wrist). This bullet did not exit the
    body. It was recovered from the anterior lateral right forearm. The trajectory
    was left-to-right, outside back to upward. It was fired from an intermediate
    range; gunpowder stippling was found. The medical examiner advised that
    this bullet path fractured the wrist bones and effectively disabled the right
    hand.”

    This wound path disabled Deven’s right arm.

    “Right forearm— One bullet entered Deven’s right forearm through the midfront
    forearm. It grazed the right ulna near the elbow. The bulk of the bullet
    exited at the elbow, but a fragment was recovered from tissue in the region.
    The trajectory was right-to-left, anterior-to-posterior, and upward (distal to
    proximal). It was fired from an intermediate range; gunpowder stippling was
    found.”

    The two above wounds were likely the result of a double tap.

    They go on to say.

    “Deven had other external injuries consistent with the reported physical altercation
    and Taser deployment. At the time of the autopsy, both Taser prongs had perforated
    the back of his t-shirt and one prong was still embedded in his skin. Abrasions to his right forehead, right chin and right chest, right side torso and left forearm were seen.”

    No abrasions to his knuckles? His abrasions are consistent with someone who was running and fell down on his right side and onto his left arm because his right arm was shattered by a bullet wound.

    My thoughts are that Deven was either standing, walking, or running at officer Frost when the first shots three shots were fired. The first three shots enter the right arm twice at an angle explained by a standing person extending their right arm with hand open toward the weapon, and the third wound is the most horizontal wound in the torso. The sudden pain of having his right arm shattered, along with the most horizontal wound to the torso caused him to fall to the ground. Some time passes, Deven likely rolls onto his back in this time. Officer Frost fires four more rounds while approaching Deven, explaining the very steep downward angle of the wound paths with the last wound, the one that entered above his upper right scalp being the closest.

    I really want someone to come up with a scenario where the person holding the fire arm is on bottom of someone straddling their hips and can create down ward wound paths in the person on top of them.

    “Sgt. Frost’s first attempted gunshot failed. The handgun jammed and the cartridge
    failed to fire. While he rolled slightly to his side and used both hands to clear the
    gun (ejecting the unfired cartridge), Sgt. Frost was still being hit on his head.”

    Also I don’t buy that for a second. You mean to tell me that a savage attacker straddled you, beat you, and allowed you to draw your weapon, have a failure to fire, and then let you hold the gun in both your hands to clear a jam, and not once did the attacker grab at, or attempt to gain possession of the fire arm?

    But again, really… Trying to come up with a scenario with the officer firing at a person straddling them creating downward sloping wounds is just insulting peoples’ intelligence.

    • Alexis

      This. Is. Perfect!! Id love to see this scenario recreated as well!!

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    • Badbush

      Excellent post!!

    • CryptoCoin420

      Right?! Where is the video of this happening? You would have thought you would have been able to see this in the video if it had happened. The cop probably smashed his own forehead against the concrete or something. I don’t buy it, and I have said this from the beginning!

  • Crazytrain

    And of course, there is proof that he staged the injuries? No, did not think so.

    • http://www.aqualungvapor.com Matthew McGoo

      Ya because cops never stage injuries. Half of them do it when they play the injury/ pension game, aka the 3/4 game. Not only do cops fake injurys they also train and prepare themselves and prepare with each other to cover up shit when shit goes wrong. My farther and his partners couldn’t have been the only cops to tell the truth to their family’s. I gaurentee other family members of police know the real deal. Protect your brothers at any cost. The thin blue line.

      • Crazytrain

        Funny, I have never heard of anyone “training” to stage an injury. I have always heard guys joke about falling out of the cruiser if there is an accident, but never staging an injury to cover up a shooting. So maybe your “farther” was honest to his family about being a dishonest cop.

    • Sean Martin

      The main problem, other than gvt sponsored thugs murdering people who “disrespect” them, is that we’re getting to the point where no one trusts the cops. There may have been a time when the majority of police officers carried themselves with honor and they deserved the benefit of the doubt, when their word meant something, but that time is long past.

      Cops like to stroke their egos and tell themselves that we bash them up until we have problems then we come calling. I for one dont even bother to call them anymore. Someone dealing drugs in the culdesac outside your house? 2 hour response time. Guys smoking pot on the park picnic benches 30 feet from your front door? 50 min response time. Young gentleman breaking into your home and you holding him at gunpoint while waiting for the cops to show up? 1 hour response time.

      Realizing the police are an impotent squad of metermaids with inferiority/rage issues who exist to generate revenue for the state… priceless.

      • qweztionz5

        We actually need a new body of ethical, honest legal officers to eradicate by arrest all the blue mafia and put them where they belong. Electric chair or jail cell in the majority of cases.

    • Trevor Buonaccorsi

      Uhh yeah there is, its called the body camera footage which shows no fight going on nevermind the officers claim of being straddled, supported by the ballistics evidence which showed the shots being fired at a downward angle which would be impossible if the boy as on top of the officer.

      You seriously came in here to defend the officer?

      Oh and he was so concerned about his injuries that he left the scene with a fellow officer instead of waiting for the EMTs that were on their way, when from the pictures its obvious they aren’t anywhere close to life threatening, and that wound on his forehead would not be caused by a fist.

      • Crazytrain

        The body camera gets knocked off. The emt’s were not called to the scene to treat the officer, and the officer is usually removed from the scene as quickly as possible. Not for any nefarious reason so their buddies can stage anything, either. The officer is removed from the scene and their weapons are secured, then another agency comes in to do the investigation(usually).

  • Bobby Standridge

    u are a disgrace to police good officers.if that was my son u would be hanging from a tree u trash.watch ur back u dog we the people are watchin n comeing..THE MILITIA…

  • Sean Martin

    “THC was also found in Deven’s system with indica — a substance known to cause bodily relaxation”

    Seriously? Indica was found in his system? Indica is not a chemical, it is one of three main cannabis families along with sativa and ruderalis. Historically indica dominant strains of marijuana were also high in cannabidiol aka CBD, a chemical associated with the “body high” and “couch lock” effects, but with modern breeding most strains are hybrids bred for a specific purpose/effect.

    The above quote is the equivalent of saying that the boy had taken some aspirin earlier and was found to have willow tree in his system (cause the active ingredient in aspirin was orginally derived from willow bark.)

    If you have no idea what you’re writing about maybe hit up wikipedia instead of propagating misinformation and ignorance.

    • Timothy Leary Byrnes

      Sean Martin, indica is a strain of marijuana known 2 produce effects which are on the sedative end of the physiological spectrum…

      • Timothy Leary Byrnes

        marijuana being the ‘substance’ in question, which happened 2 be of the variety known as indica

  • Cristina Rizzi

    WE NEED TO ASK FOR ANOTHER INVESTIGATION ON THIS MURDER! THIS FAMILY HAS THE RIGHT TO JUSTICE AND WE MUST GET IT! What can be done here, anyone knows?

  • Necky

    Why don’t other cops speak out against this guy? His injury is obviously fake, this ain’t the WWE.

  • js

    Officer clearly staged this, look at his expression and his face covered in blood after HOURS of the ‘so called’ beating by the slight teenager, give me a break! the cop is a sociopath, clearly, and a murderer of a young teenage boy who did nothing wrong that night. DISGUSTING. I hope the parents win the lawsuit.

  • pammy

    Whenever you have a fight like that, it ends up being a wrestling match. I was wondering why the blood was not smeared on his face.

  • Badbush

    “f_ck the police”….Ice Cube

  • Mark Voisin

    this is bullshit, watch the video. the punk REFUSED to give documentation REQUIRED by law when pulled over. The officer WAS the one being polite about it and the punk was the one being belligerant.

    • qweztionz5

      thanks for your input Officer Cocksucker.

      • Elly Bee

        Yes, the kid committed a freaking misdemeanor and instead of waiting for his back up, the cop behaved impulsively. But here is the thing, the traffic stop was unconstitutional. There was no cause to pull him over so he was in his rights to refuse to provide the documentation asked for. But the poor kid had no experience to realize that he should wait for this fight in court and not on the streets with the law enforcement. If it is true that he did not have his papers, he should have told the cop and then enlisted the help of his parents to fight the ticket in court, where fights like this belong. The cop’s affect is flat and not polite at all. He knows his headlights have issues as he has been flashed before which is not against the law in Michigan. This kid was not speeding or doing anything unsafe. He was indeed trying to be safe How was he supposed to know the high beams coming at him belonged to a police officer and even if he did know, he should be able to assume that he can safely alert an officer of the law that his vehicle is unsafe. In my world, I would get a fix it ticket for a vehicle that I admitted to an officer seemed to be malfunctioning. This cop had several people tell him prior to this that his lights were bright enough to be mistaken for high beams so he should have put the damn truck in for repair. I know this system enough to know that he can do that. in fact, he admits it is a new vehicle to the force, do I hear manufacturer’s warranty coverage? I mean come on. Regardless of whether this kid who is 17 and misunderstood the law committed a crime or not, he was met with excessive force which ended fatally and that is the problem. Did this kid lose his life for a very minor misdemeanor who’s legal merits are questionable? Or is the real issue the cop’s power tripping ego? And shame on you for thinking that human life is less valuable than law and order. You have lost your humanity sir. I know where Jesus says people like you are going after you die.

    • Elly Bee

      Yes, the kid committed a freaking misdemeanor and instead of waiting for his back up, the cop behaved impulsively. But here is the thing, the traffic stop was unconstitutional. There was no cause to pull him over so he was in his rights to refuse to provide the documentation asked for. But the poor kid had no experience to realize that he should wait for this fight in court and not on the streets with the law enforcement. If it is true that he did not have his papers, he should have told the cop and then enlisted the help of his parents to fight the ticket in court, where fights like this belong. The cop’s affect is flat and not polite at all. He knows his headlights have issues as he has been flashed before which is not against the law in Michigan. This kid was not speeding or doing anything unsafe. He was indeed trying to be safe How was he supposed to know the high beams coming at him belonged to a police officer and even if he did know, he should be able to assume that he can safely alert an officer of the law that his vehicle is unsafe. In my world, I would get a fix it ticket for a vehicle that I admitted to an officer seemed to be malfunctioning. This cop had several people tell him prior to this that his lights were bright enough to be mistaken for high beams so he should have put the damn truck in for repair. I know this system enough to know that he can do that. in fact, he admits it is a new vehicle to the force, do I hear manufacturer’s warranty coverage? I mean come on. Regardless of whether this kid who is 17 and misunderstood the law committed a crime or not, he was met with excessive force which ended fatally and that is the problem. Did this kid lose his life for a very minor misdemeanor who’s legal merits are questionable? Or is the real issue the cop’s power tripping ego? And shame on you for thinking that human life is less valuable than law and order. You have lost your humanity sir. I know where Jesus says people like you are going after you die. Sincerely.

    • Anon

      Except when the officer got the kid out of the vehicle he should have immediately informed the kid that he was under arrest and put handcuffs on him while standing or on ground. kicking his cell phone is assault and the kid has a right to defend himself from anyone with equal force. If the officer cannot control a 17 year old kid and get him in the back of the police car without injuring him or assaulting him then he should not be a police officer. Also, shooting an unarmed kid seems like murder to me.

  • qweztionz5

    Come on, surely there has to be a serial killer somewhere who wants a more challenging target than some crack whores or little kids. If you’re going to thrill kill someone at least kill someone who deserves to die and whose death would make the world a better place like this walking heap of human feces.

  • Mel Holden

    The kid’s knuckles – I’ve been reading a lot of articles on this story – and have yet to find any that mention whether or not the kid’s knuckles were bloody/bruised/scratched. They absolutely would have had to of been if he’d punched the cop like the cop says.

  • http://archive.org/details/antifederalist_0707_librivox The Federal Farmer

    “… Some of Deven’s last words as he lied on the ground surrendering to a belligerent officer….”

    Lay

  • Blizzy Snow

    we need to wage war on police and government brutality, they have waged war on us, our constitutional rights are being eroded and ignored, and if we allow this cancer to grow, it will be harder to do anything. Let us not become prisoners of our own corrupt government. Enough is enough, they have divided us in so many ways so we will not be a power. Wake up citizens, if you want to be free, wake up.

  • Shemp

    why a vigilante of private citizens don’t start killing more cops is beyond me. what are they waiting for? gang members kill rival gang members like it’s the norm. cops kill unarmed “threats” like it’s the norm. Cmon gang members.. fight the good fight.