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"We are concerned any time an individual is injured while in police custody," said Tallahassee Police Chief Dennis Jones. "Our job is to serve and protect, and that includes victims and suspects. We regret that Ms. West was injured.
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— TPD Officers Matthew Smidt And Chris Ormerod Were Suspended Tuesday Night After Release Of Shocking Video.
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… Sunday, September 15, 2013 … Tallahassee Democrat Newspaper … Page 4A …

— OFFICER BIOS

… OFFICER CHRISTOPHER ORMEROD

… Age: 28
… Rank: Police Officer
… Assignment: Patrol
… Supervisor: Sgt. Bill Faust
… Date of Hire: Jan. 22, 2008
… Years of service: 5

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— OFFICER BIOS

… OFFICER MATTHEW SMIDT

… Age: 38
… Rank: Police Officer, field training officer
… Assignment: Patrol
… Current supervisor: Sgt. George Creamer, Jr.
… Date of hire: Dec. 11, 2007
… Years of service: 5
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…..item 2)…. Police Brutality Allegations In DUI Arrest [WATCH RAW DASHCAM VIDEO] …

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By: Julie Montanaro – Email
Updated: Wed 2:51 AM, Sep 11, 2013

… RAW VIDEO: Dashcam Captures Arrest 9-10-13
… Dashcam Video Shows Exchange Between West And Officers 9-10-13 11pm
… Police Department Speaks On Brutality Claims 9-10-13 11pm
… Officials Respond To Dashcam Video 9-10-13 6pm
… Woman Claims Brutality In DUI Arrest 9-10-13 5pm
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— Press Release: Tallahassee Police Department

City Releases Details on DUI / Use of Force Incident

At 2:10 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, Tallahassee Police Department patrol officers were called to the area of Delaney Drive and Kilkenny Way in northeast Tallahassee, regarding a vehicle crashing into a house at 3501 Kilkenny Drive. Responding officers located the driver – Ms. Christina West – who stated she was returning from Panama City, FL. While turning onto Limerick Drive from Delaney Drive, Ms. West appeared to have accelerated, missing the right turn at Kilkenny Drive. The vehicle continued straight striking a light pole, stop sign, and continued forward into the yard of 3501 Kilkenny Drive, finally striking the house. Ms. West had three students in her vehicle (all under the age of 18) at the time of the crash. Ms. West said the three were foreign exchange students.

The vehicle came to rest inside the master bedroom of the residence. The owners were not home at the time of the incident. A City of Tallahassee utility crew responded to secure live wires from the light pole. During the subsequent investigation of the crash, Ms. West failed a sobriety test and she reported she had been taking prescription medication while drinking alcoholic beverages prior to the accident. Ms. West was initially arrested without incident, but was removed from the car when it was discovered she had slipped her hands out of the handcuffs. At that time, she resisted arrest, and a struggle ensued in which Ms. West was restrained on the ground in order to facilitate the placement of handcuffs. Ms. West was taken to Leon County Jail where she was recommended for medical treatment. She was then transported to the Tallahassee Memorial Hospital (TMH) for medical clearance, which she received before being transported back to jail for processing. Ms. West sustained a broken orbital bone along with scrapes and bruises to her body.

At TMH, while being cared for by the hospital staff, Ms. West continued disruptive behavior that resulted in charges for assault being filed against her by the nurse on duty.

The officers completed a use of force report documenting the incident, per department policy.

"We are concerned any time an individual is injured while in police custody," said Tallahassee Police Chief Dennis Jones. "Our job is to serve and protect, and that includes victims and suspects. We regret that Ms. West was injured.

"We train our officers in appropriate use of force procedures and my job as Chief is to gather all the facts to determine the appropriateness in this case," Jones said.

Chief Jones has called for an internal investigation, which will include interviews with all the individuals on the scene that night and at the hospital. It will also include reviewing the video to better determine exactly what happened. From a law enforcement perspective, the purpose is to have all the facts of the case so that the chief can take the appropriate action.

The case was sent to the State Attorney, which is standard procedure. In this case, the State Attorney’s office made the decision to dismiss the charges of assault on a police officer(s) as well as charges for assault filed against Ms. West by the nurse at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. The remaining charge of Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is awaiting toxicology results.

"We understand that the video is disturbing to watch and it is for us too. We use cameras to help capture events such as this and are making the entire video available as we continue our internal investigation," said Jones.

The city has posted the 45-minute video of the incident, the Probable Cause Affidavit and the Use of Force Report on the city’s website talgov.com/TPD. The probable cause affidavit and use of force report are also attached and the video may also be accessed on the Police Department YouTube site .
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UPDATED by Julie Montanaro
September 10, 2013

A woman claims Tallahassee Police officers slammed her into a patrol car and onto the ground during a drunk driving stop.

Dash cam video of the arrest was released today. Her attorney calls it "brutal."

Christina West was arrested for drunk driving and assaulting an officer on August 10th.

West says officers slammed her face into the patrol car and threw her onto the ground … breaking her cheek bone, bloodying her nose and more. She’s had two surgeries so far.

The video shows officers getting Christina West out of the patrol car and then an officer yelling "Don’t ****ing touch me." The video shows officers then pushing West onto the back of a patrol car and then to the ground. The video shows officers putting a knee to her neck and proceeding to handcuff her. You can hear West screaming for the men to stop.

"I had a physical reaction to that tape the first time I saw that video. It’s bad," West’s attorney Fred Conrad said.

Christina West was ultimately put back in the patrol car and taken to the hospital. Her injuries were photographed there. West was brusied on her shoulders, legs and back. Photos show she had a black eye that was swollen shut.

"I don’t care if she was drunker than cooter brown and took a breath test and blew through the moon … that’s not warranted. That’s not okay," Conrad said.

It happened just after 3am on August 10th. Arrest reports say West plowed through the front wall of a house in Killearn – at the corner of Kilkenny West and Limerick Drive.

The Sawner’s say luckily they were not home that weekend, because the SUV came right through the wall of their bedroom.

"It pushed our bed all the way to the back side of the house…and tore it all to pieces," homeowner Bobbie Sawner said. She said she’s glad to be alive and glad the woman and the teens with her survived the crash too.

When officers Ormerod and Smidt arrived on scene, they put West through a series of field sobriety tests. They say she was slurring her words and had trouble keeping her balance. The video was all captured by a camera in Officer Smidt’s car.

The confrontation started when officers asked West to get out of the car to sign a breath test consent form. You can hear her say "Yes,sir" on the tape, but she continued to ask about her husband and her childrens’ car seats.

Here’s how Officer Chris Ormerod described what happened when he tried to place her in handcuffs.

He wrote in his incident report: "West was placed on the ground where she began to thrash and kick wildly. West kicked me in the groin area and kicked officer Schmidt in the leg." He goes on to write, "West was placed in a thigh lock on the ground as I secured her hands. While handcuffing West’s hands, she continued to violently make attempts to grab for my groin area with her hands."

West was charged with driving under the influence, battery on a law enforcement offier and aggravated assault on an officer.

"It was a very disturbing video to me," State Attorney Willie Meggs said.

Meggs says the DUI case is still pending, but he has dropped the battery and assault charges and is still trying to figure out what to do next.

"I didn’t see anything in the video that would cause me to believe that this woman needed anybody to use any type of force or restraint on her," Meggs said.

We have asked both Tallahassee Police and the city attorney for comment. They have not yet responded.

The video shows West did consent to a breathalyzer test on scene, but it never happened because of the scuffle. In their reports, officers say, she refused a blood test at the hospital.

You can see a portion of the video tape on our web site. We warn you some of the language is graphic.
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By: Julie Montanaro
September 10, 2013

Tallahassee, FL – A Tallahassee woman claims Tallahassee Police Officers slammed her against a patrol car and then to the pavement when she was arrested for DUI.

44-year-old Christina West was arrested August 10th after she ran off the road and struck a house in Killearn.

The state attorney calls the dash cam video of the arrest one of the most disturbing videos he’s ever seen.

Eyewitness News has a copy of that video. A copy of that video will be posted online shortly.
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Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
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— RonaldReaganRepublican JeffDeVore • 13 minutes ago −

I believe better training could have possibly avoided the escalation moment. The TPD officers should have put the smaller set of handcuffs on her and then removed the larger set in order for her to be remained restrained. One shot of pepper spray would have changed her drunk tune quickly or any other safety measures available before use of force. The officers allegedly broke the orbital bone on her face which requires large force.
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— FredSmithIV JeffDeVore • 30 minutes ago −

which part of her "pleading to be listened to" are you referring to? The whino screeches from the banshee? That’s "Overacting by Drunk Women 101." Did you actually look at/listen to the whole video? Yeah, she was whining when they finally put her under arrest, but, the whole falling on the pavement thing seems to be her fault and I have looked at it numerous times. I’m a survivor of years of domestic abuse, so, don’t think I turn a blind eye to that kind of stuff, but, I REALLY don’t think she was a victim of anything more than her own alcohol abuse.
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— Vic FredSmithIV • 12 minutes ago −

way too much logic in this remark.
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— Harry JeffDeVore • an hour ago −

By definition, was she resisting arrest by not following orders? Are their consequences for breaking rule?
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— Harry JeffDeVore • an hour ago −

You seem like somebody who would understand the process but apparently you aren’t. She was under arrest as soon as the police made initial contact. Handcuffs or not. If she ran away from them, she’s resisting arrest. If the cops ask her to get out of the car and she refuses, she’s resisting arrest. The only way to get her to comply was forcefully. I know you like to egg on the idiots but you know as well as I do what the judgment will be. She assaulted a cop, watch her feet just before they tackle her, she’s kicking the one cop in the balls. I would have punched her, not thrown her on the ground.
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— FredSmithIV Harry • 24 minutes ago −

Forgive me, Lord, but, I agree with Harry on this one, for the most part. I’ll try to work with him on his spelling later.
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— Harry FredSmithIV • 17 minutes ago −

Spelling? You must spell differently than the dictionary.
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— Vic • 2 hours ago −

The bottom line is she was driving drunk and ran into a house. Fortunately she did not injure or kill anyone in her car or in the house. She was not obedient to the officers and had an attitude. If you do not obey authority expect consequences. Law enforcement officers are not paid to be punching bags or to take garbage from the public.
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— Vic MagicManInTheSky • 22 minutes ago −

It does not matter the size of the person when alcohol or drugs are involved in the situation. They make people do stupid things and with the adredlin running causes the situation to escalate resulting in abnormal strength & reaction to the situation.. A take down to the pavement is a natural training reaction. It is easy to be an arm chair quarterback after any incident.
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— The Idiot • 3 hours ago −

Remember Tallahassee, when TPD show up to a wreck where a car has been driven into a house, it will not be treated as a medical emergency.
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— Sarahs Fine • 3 hours ago −

If I were Mr. Conrad I’d write a dollar figure on the back of that photo of her crushed face and slide it across the table to Mr. Shelly and say take it or leave it. Because when a jury sees those injuries emotions take over.
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— Bamanoles1 • 3 hours ago −

For those that haven’t looked it up, Mrs. West is 44 years old, 5′ 6" tall and is listed at 120 pounds. No other opinion offered, just stating what it says on the arrest/probable cause affidavit. www.tallahassee.com/ass...
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— DaffyDillyO Bamanoles1 • 2 hours ago −

So basically she was driving around drunk with bunch of minors in the car. What a model citizen!
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Counterattack Set to Build on Life-Saving Success


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Rounding out a year in which alcohol-related road fatalities decreased 40 per cent from the five-year average, Shirley Bond, Minister of Public Safety, Solicitor General and Attorney General, was joined by VicPD Chief Const. Jamie Graham, chair of the B.C. Association of Chiefs of Police traffic safety committee, and ICBC representatives to launch the annual December drinking-driving Counterattack Campaign. All encourage holiday planners to focus on ensuring friends and loved ones get home safely from seasonal get-togethers.

Ringgold Police Department receives grant for teen drinking and driving

Ringgold Police Department receives grant for teen drinking and driving
After receiving a $ 7,500 grant from State Farm, the Ringgold Police Department was able to purchase Fatal Vision equipment as part of its program to build awareness of teen drinking and driving. (Catoosa News photo/Adam Cook). slideshow. Members of …
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SAPD rolls out an educational package to raise awareness about drinking and
SAN ANTONIO — The crumpled remains of a red 2005 Ford F-150 helped the Police Department make a statement against drinking and driving Wednesday afternoon at the Public Safety Headquarters in downtown. The truck was the centerpiece of SAPD's …
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Drunk driver admits to ramming family in Wedgwood
A repeat drunken driver alleged who killed or injured four members of a North Seattle family while driving drunk pleaded guilty Thursday morning to vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. Arrested immediately after the March 25 crash, Mark Mullan ran …
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Hartford Police Say City Supervisor Driving Drunk In Public Works Vehicle That

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Forensic pathologists Professor Leo Dalton, Dr Harry Cunningham and Dr Nikki Alexander return in one of the BBC’s most successful and longest-running crime dramas. This series starts with Leo arrested for drink driving and finding himself doing community service on a rough London estate where gang violence among kids is common. When Nikki investigates a murder of a young girl from the same estate, Leo finds himself in the midst of a turf war. Elsewhere Harry mentors an eager medical student who seems more interested in the media frenzy over his latest case than pathology, and Nikki investigates an armed raid on a terrorist cell, facing increasing police hostility to her investigation as she begins to suspect the victims are innocent

Hartford Police Say City Supervisor Driving Drunk In Public Works Vehicle That
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NFL giving players Uber credits to avoid drunk driving
Car service and taxi app Uber has inked a deal with the NFL Players' Association to provide players with a safe ride and prevent drunk driving. Players will be issued $ 200 in ride credits on a keychain card, and will also get promo cards for friends …
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Editorial: It's time to hold drunk drivers accountable
Louisiana's drunk driving laws are strict, but in Lafayette Parish and other Acadiana parishes, most offenders make it through the legal system with little or no jail time. This is a shameful situation that must change. Plea arrangements that deal …
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Atlanta police union defends using traffic tickets to fund pay increases

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(CNN) — It's a theory many drivers have held since their first speeding ticket, that citations are somehow connected to a special perk for the officer writing it. Now, a memo among Atlanta police officers has reignited such suspicions. "The mayor has …
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Drivers Can Pay Florence Traffic Tickets Online
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Chatham Sheriff: Phone Scammers Claim to Collect on Traffic Tickets
A red light camera ticket will always be mailed to the address on the car's registration, according to the Morning News. The ticket will also include a photograph of the offending vehicle. Under no circumstances should anyone give credit card …
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Courtesy notice from traffic police department?

Question by Adf: Courtesy notice from traffic police department?
I was caught on video/photos for not stopping on a red light before making a right turn.

I received a “courtesy notice” in the mail 2 weeks later but it says in bold “this is not a ticket”

Do I have to do anything? It looks like I don’t have to do anything and I was just given a notice (warning).

Will my insurance premium go up?

Best answer:

Answer by Damien
as long as its not a ticket, no your insurance premium will not go up

also dont run the lights especially if you see those photo cams come to a complete stop for 10 seconds then turn thats what I do, I cant afford a ticket and i have a perfect driving record for 5 years

What do you think? Answer below!

Police Target Impaired Drivers at Memorial Day Checkpoints

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A driver faces drunk driving and vehicular manslaughter charges after his car triggered a chain reaction crash early Sunday on Highway 101 near Burlingame that killed his wife and injured nine others. The accident began at about 2:05 a.m. when the …
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Police: Women hit by intoxicated driver in River North neighborhood
A Lisle man was cited for DUI after his BMW struck two women in the River North neighborhood, according to police. The crash … Michael Lapato, 26, was driving west on Ontario when he hit two women crossing in the middle of the block, authorities said.
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California DUI Defense Lawyer From Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP Praises U.S. Supreme Court Ruling, Police Must Seek Warrants Before DUI Blood Testing

(PRWEB) June 06, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court released its opinion in Missouri v. McNeely (No. 111425) on April 17, 2013. The justices decided that police should not be allowed to obtain an unconsented and warrantless blood sample from a DUI suspect. Before forcing drunk-driving suspects to have blood drawn, police must try to obtain a search warrant, with few exceptions. The case confirmed the constitutional right against unreasonable searches and seizures, said California DUI defense lawyer James Knox of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP.

It certainly sounds unreasonable to insert a needle into someone’s arm merely because they are suspected of being intoxicated. Few searches could be more invasive than puncturing the skin of a person’s body, said Knox.

According to Bloomberg, the defendant, Tyler McNeely, was pulled over by a police officer for speeding. After failing field sobriety tests, he then refused a breath test. The officer took him to a hospital, and McNeely refused to take a blood test. Without consent or a warrant, the officer instructed the lab technician to take the blood sample.

In McNeely, the state of Missouri argued that there was an immediate need to obtain evidence of a suspects blood alcohol level without consent or a warrant because alcohol dissipates into the blood over time, destroying evidence against drunk driving suspects. They honed in on the concept of “exigent circumstances. Certain exigent circumstances may make a search and seizure reasonable and, therefore, constitutional without a warrant. The Fourth Amendment only forbids “unreasonable” searches and seizures.

The Supreme Court disagreed and ruled that the ephemeral nature of intoxication alone does not present an immediate need that would justify an exemption to the Fourth Amendment. Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the opinion that sided with the defense and suppressed a warrantless test.

The Supreme Court recognized that the metabolization of alcohol in blood does not automatically make this type of search and seizure reasonable in every case. A blood draw is a search that does not necessitate urgency in every case, and police must usually get a warrant if the suspect refuses the test, said Knox.

The attorneys at Miligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP are available to assist drivers wrongfully accused of DUI and those whose rights have been violated. Contact the San Bernardino, California drunk driving defense law firm of Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP at (909) 889-1178 or (909) 888-5741.

About Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox LLP

California DUI defense lawyers at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox in San Bernardino represent people who have been arrested for driving under the influence. All attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox are trained in criminal defense or criminal prosecution. Partner Stephen Levine is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense, an honor given to only the top criminal defense attorneys in California. Of counsel to the firm is Jon Hegness, who practiced for 33 years as deputy district attorney with San Bernardino County. Throughout the firm, the DUI defense lawyers focus is on protecting clients rights and helping them achieve the results they need and deserve.







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