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uhm lif'ers...members helping members and all...if you ever see the robfather eating pavement and getting the be-jesus beat out of him while you're filling up the tank...uhm put down the camera and effing come and help me.  guns, badges, i love anyone who uses things to compensate for small gonads.
 

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This supposedly is the story......

A St. Louis patrolman was pulled off the streets Tuesday after being captured on video striking a man repeatedly with a baton and spraying him with pepper spray in the early hours of New Year's Day.

The 2 minute, 13 second video, recorded on a smart phone and posted on the Internet, shows the police officer pulling a man from a car at a Shell gas station about 2:30 a.m. The officer then pushes More..the man to the ground, strikes him seven times with a police baton and uses pepper spray before handcuffing him and walking him toward a police substation on the property. Three men standing near the car witness the incident without getting involved.

The video was shot by a bystander in a nearby car. Internal affairs detectives are investigating the incident, and the officer has been placed on administrative duty.

The owner of the gas station, at 1815 Arsenal Street, identified the officer as Dustin Ries, whom he said was working off-duty for him. The owner, Joel Platke, said Ries had worked for several years at the station providing security out of the substation. Platke said the officer was justified in his actions and was reacting to an unruly, drunken customer.

Police spokeswoman Erica Van Ross said the department would not release details unless the investigation resulted in charges or disciplinary action.

"While all of the circumstances of the incident are not known, what is seen on the video is extremely disturbing to us," the department said in a statement. "Force is to be used only when absolutely necessary, and this department takes the use of force very seriously."

Police added that no one filed a complaint about the incident and that there were no arrest reports. The department first heard about the video Tuesday morning, after media outlets began asking about it.

Ries, 37, of Chesterfield, could not be reached for comment. His attorney, John Bouhasin, declined to comment because of the ongoing internal affairs investigation.

Ries has previously been named in two lawsuits accusing him of excessive force
 

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The Robfather said:
uhm lif'ers...members helping members and all...if you ever see the robfather eating pavement and getting the be-jesus beat out of him while you're filling up the tank...uhm put down the camera and effing come and help me. guns, badges, i love anyone who uses things to compensate for small gonads.
kinda weary of defending people from "johnny lawman"
get out and yell "stop" next thing you know your arrested for interfering with the law :X
 

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Officer safety,the cop was lucky he wasn't hurt by his boys.The OC was used last?.SCPD protocol use of force verbal to mace and it goes from there.Not sure why the cop allowed those guys to be so close to him? It looked like a bottle of booze could of been smashed over the cops head if they wanted to help his friend out.Poor tactics!!!
 

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Not really sure how to comment on this. You just can't do that to people. I mean I did not see him acting unruly. That cop just appears to have been taking his frustration and anger out on this guy.

There was no reason for him to even pull that baton. What gives this guy the right. This is as clear cut a case of police brutality as I've ever seen.
 

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Excessive? From what I see, yes. But we have no idea what led up to this. The video starts "just before" the beat down. I would guess that there was a lead up to this which would make one say "Hey, let me start recording this to see where it goes."
 

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Excessive? From what I see, yes. But we have no idea what led up to this. The video starts "just before" the beat down. I would guess that there was a lead up to this which would make one say "Hey, let me start recording this to see where it goes."
you see the guy get pulled out of the car and pushed to the ground... then beaten.

if he was being aggressive, wouldn't he have to get out of the car on his feet to start being physical with the cop ?

he yelled shut up and then cop dragged him the ground
 

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Not really sure how to comment on this. You just can't do that to people. I mean I did not see him acting unruly. That cop just appears to have been taking his frustration and anger out on this guy.

There was no reason for him to even pull that baton. What gives this guy the right. This is as clear cut a case of police brutality as I've ever seen.
agreed 100% it doesn't get much more clear than this.
 

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CaptainMitchell said:
Excessive? From what I see, yes. But we have no idea what led up to this. The video starts "just before" the beat down. I would guess that there was a lead up to this which would make one say "Hey, let me start recording this to see where it goes."
What could possibly have occurred to lead up to this result and have it be justified?

"If you don't throw me on the ground, beat me with your nightstick and spray me with mace right now, in that order, I'm going to detonate a bomb!"
 

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You see the beaten but you didn't see what ledup to it.
Was he out of the car and the cop ask for his paper work and said f off and got in the car. You just don't know. Dealing the the public in an offical capacity is alot differant than you can believe. So I say he might be in the right.
 

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I was just about to post this... My guess is that cop was the one who sat alone at the lunch table in grade school... the driver probably gave him some nice insults, then the cop had a flashback of bully's picking on him and snapped!

All jokes aside people like this do not belong in the police department, it gives the professional hard working officers a bad name.
 

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The Robfather said:
uhm lif'ers...members helping members and all...if you ever see the robfather eating pavement and getting the be-jesus beat out of him while you're filling up the tank...uhm put down the camera and effing come and help me. guns, badges, i love anyone who uses things to compensate for small gonads.
No kidding...
 

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zzrguy said:
You see the beaten but you didn't see what ledup to it.
Was he out of the car and the cop ask for his paper work and said f off and got in the car. You just don't know. Dealing the the public in an offical capacity is alot differant than you can believe. So I say he might be in the right.
Umm yea, the problem with this is after he threw him out of the car and onto the ground, he could have put a knee on his back and cuffed him, cause he was obviously just laying there pretty still and not resisting. Instead, the he took a few seconds to get the baton out and hit him like 8 times -- all while barely moving from his position. If the guy was struggling and flailing around resisting, the officer would have surely moved somewhat, no?
 

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zzrguy said:
You see the beaten but you didn't see what ledup to it.
Was he out of the car and the cop ask for his paper work and said f off and got in the car. You just don't know. Dealing the the public in an offical capacity is alot differant than you can believe. So I say he might be in the right.
How would that justify beating a downed man for seven blows and then pepper spraying him?
 

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Interesting things:

The other guys standing around (friends?, victims?) have absolutely no reaction to what's going on.

If the cop is off duty, is he carrying his pistol? Does he have to abide by the same rules of conduct as he does when acting as an on-duty officer?

The kid who receives the beating doesn't look like he's that injured.
 
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