Also in St Louis.... I wanna hear what the New Blacks gotta say about that:March 2014
Man films local officers’ attempt to intimidate him under false pretences
(KMOV) – A north St. Louis man claims he was unfairly handcuffed and
detained by St. Louis Metropolitan Police and has the video to prove it.
On Monday Terry Robinson, 21, said officers saw him outside in the
Blair neighborhood, handcuffed him and pretended to drive back to the
police station. Robinson caught the conversation inside the police
cruiser on his cell phone.
Robinson has been arrested before and is currently on probation. He
said he promised his mother that, if she got him a good lawyer, he would
stay out of trouble.
He is reportedly back in school and working to turn his life around.
If he gets in trouble again, he faces at least nine years in prison.
He said for weeks, two officers have been harassing him, claiming
they want him to give up a name of anyone they can plant a gun on or
else they’ll arrest him.
When asked where the gun was, Robinson said they had one but never
showed it to him. The officers told him “I have a fully-loaded 38.”
Officers were unaware that Robinson was filming the ride on his cell phone.
“Your nine years are going to seem like four times more. I know y’all
said you need a gun and a body, got to have a body with it,” said NAME.
“I don’t need no gun case. You know I’ll get you somebody.”
Robinson said they made it very clear what they’d do if he didn’t give up a name.
“If you don’t give me anything in the next 24-hours then I’ll write
this case up as you ran from me but you got away. But I know who you are
and you had this gun.”
While in the cruiser, Robinson pleaded with officers to give him a little more time.
But instead of finding another man to arrest, Robinson contacted his
lawyer. The video has been turned over to authorities and detectives
with internal affairs are investigating.
Details into that investigation were not released August 2014:
Officer accused of harassing St. Louis man, assaulting suspect
(KMOV.com) - In
March, Terry Robinson gave a video to News 4. He said he used his cell
phone to record police harassing him in the back of a squad car. Since
then, St. Louis police said they have been investigating.
On Wednesday, Robinson’s girlfriend, Kaneisha Morris said Robinson wanted to check in with his parole officer, but was arrested.
Morris said Robinson could have been locked up
because one of the officers in question. According to the St. Louis Post
Dispatch, Detective Thomas Carroll is also being investigated for
assaulting a suspect in another non-related crime.
News 4 asked for a comment from St. Louis police and received the following response:
“The Department does not release the name (s) of
personnel being investigated and/or suspended. The March 2014 incident
referenced in your inquiry remains an ongoing investigation.”
News 4 will continue to follow up on this case.
Edited by sexyandfamous - Aug 12 2014 at 10:50pm