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Predator Cop Gets State Sanction For Beating A Woman

August 9, 2013 by  

Pin a badge on a liar and a thug and what do you get? A liar and a thug with the ability to pummel a woman senseless with impunity. In other words, a Davenport, Iowa, LEO (legally entitled to oppress).

A surveillance video from a Davenport department store has surfaced that shows officers holding down and beating a woman suspected of shoplifting. Brandie Rendell was attacked by the officer while sitting in a chair in a store office. She said the attack came while she spoke on the telephone with her child’s father. When the officer realized who she was speaking to, he said: “Oh, you’re associated with him. This is about to get really ugly really quick.”

Of course, the officer blamed Rendell for the altercation, claiming he pummeled her because she bit his finger. She admits she bit him, but said she did so after the assault began and her screams for help went unanswered.

And as is typical in cases of police brutality, Rendell was charged with assault causing injury to a peace officer and shoplifting.

Though the assault against a peace officer charge was later dropped, it’s always amazing how sensitive so-called “peace officers” can be. Sideways glances often cause the “brave” oppressors all manner of discomfort and injury. In his official report, LEO Scott Crow, who delivered the beating, claimed Rendell had “clenched fists” and appeared “willing to fight.” After she hit the ground, Rendell began biting his finger and “would not let up,” Crow claimed. How he landed blows with both fists while she was biting his finger wasn’t explained.

Iowa Police Chief Frank Donchez, who came to Iowa from Bethlehem, Pa., after that department was hit with a large Federal lawsuit for allegations of excessive force by his police officers, claims Crow was disciplined; but he declined to tell a reporter the nature of the discipline. Crow’s accomplice was not disciplined. Scott County Prosecutor Michael Walton gave State sanction to Crow’s brutality by refusing to prosecute the officer. “I don’t think the video disputes Crow’s claim that he hit Redell because she bit him,” he said.

Of course not. Meanwhile, Crow is back from his “discipline” and free to pummel other helpless women at his pleasure while drawing a $65,000-plus annual salary.

Bob Livingston

founder of Personal Liberty Digest™, is an ultra-conservative American author and editor of The Bob Livingston Letter™, in circulation since 1969. Bob has devoted much of his life to research and the quest for truth on a variety of subjects. Bob specializes in health issues such as nutritional supplements and alternatives to drugs, as well as issues of privacy (both personal and financial), asset protection and the preservation of freedom.

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