The problem with that was I asked if my wife could come in and take pictures I was told no.I then was bonded out but picked up on another warrant.It was about a month later when I got out and we took some close up pictures.By then they are just scars on my face throat and spine now.BUT!According to my lawyer my booking picture was horrifying.Which works in my favor.
from the top and shortened.
Wedding Ring falls off and I go down to look for it.
Flashing lights behind us I immediately sit up and we pull over.
LEO comes up to the car with a flashlight telling everybody hands up.
My hands go up.
He opens the drivers side back door.
Im sitting passenger backseat.
He tells me to get out.
I say yes sir and with my hands still up scoot my ass over to him.
Im ripped out the car thrown on the ground and being beaten for about 10 seconds.
Im trying to cover my face but they cuff me and request for back up.
They continue to beat me.
Backup arrives seconds later.
The backup LEOs taze me in the throat and the spine while the other officers continue to beat me.
The entire time I stay compliant and the only movements I make is my head to face away from what was hitting me.
I say nothing.Im shaken up.I have no clue what is going on.
I at first think they must of thought I was somebody else.
They drag me to the other side of the street where the backup LEOs car is parked.
They step on my gallbladder.
Throw me in the back of the squad car.
Where I begin to ask repeatedly why I had just had my ass kicked and that I was just trying to find my wedding ring.
Then im taken to the station placed in a holding cell.
Face first cuffed and told not to move.
Hours later the officers pull me off the ground.
Im Stripped of my possessions and a booking picture is taken.
Until then they finally get a look at my license to find out who I am and get a positive ID on me.
As for the even "IF" I had bitten him there is grounds for an unlawful arrest. 1.Officer not getting a positive ID on me 2.If i was being a victim or thought I was about to be a victim of an unlawful arrest would have given me the right to defend myself.Unfortunately I didnt and am still being charged as if i had.
Heres what my lawyer had to say the only time I ever got a chance to speak with him.This was the day I got my court date adjourned for "Discovery Purposes".
He tells me if I plea guilty to one account he can get me a 6 month misdemeanor or MAYBE probation.OR.I plea not guilty and they attempt to charge me with 2-5 year felony and I also pay my attorney another 5000$.
I asked him about the cameras on the cars he said he would check into it.When he came out he claimed the cars had no tapes of the incident.
He also said that he didnt really get it adjourned for discovery purposes his tactic was to "Let everything boil down.Let somebody else become public enemy number one.Everything will be fine." Well on his side of the world everything will be fine because he or his friend Mr.Prosecutor will get paid either way.
This is what Dave(the guy who grew up with my lawyer)tells me."Hes a good lawyer.He knows people.Hes got alot of friends in those court rooms."
My lawyer at one point "You couldnt have picked a better city to get in trouble in.Ive got some pull around here."
Now get this.I sat as close to the prosecutors office as possible so I could hear what was going on in there.My lawyer is on the phone and you hear the prosecutor yell out "Tell Susan I said HI!"
This worries me that they are this good of friends.
It could be a good thing or bad thing for me.Its lookin to be a BAD thing.
Another crucial piece of information that I left out. Straight from my lawyers mouth. "They said you looked like you were trying to hide from them.Thats why they pulled you over.Their claiming that you bit one officer and pushed another one.Now look I know you didnt do it.I seen your booking picture and it made me sick."
This is why I have been trying to contact him from the very start about receiving a copy of my Discovery Packet,Investigative Report,and Police Report.Because as of right now.I have no clue what they are claiming I did.
I have no clue if this man has bite marks on him.
I have no clue if they even have it recorded that I had been drinking because I highly doubt it was noticeable besides maybe on my breath.
Even then I was never given a breathalyzer so I doubt its in the report.
Like I said before its possible that my teeth may have clenched on his fist or knee.
But if that is where the bite marks are located how could that be assault.As that is just what happens when your hit in the jaw.
If the bite marks are anywhere else I would want a Dental mold to compare the bite to.
Because I know I didnt and wouldnt do something like that.
What would possess me to jump from one side of the car to the other and bite an officer knowing I am not doing anything wrong?
Certainly not because of a bench warrant for violation of probation.
During a probation appointment I pleaded to just give me Jail time because I didnt have the money to pay them, and they refused.
I violated from not paying them their monthly charge.
So I most certainly wouldnt assault an LEO because I was afraid to go to jail before that is questioned.
On a ending note.I would be crazy not to take the plea bargain.Especially knowing that I might only get probation.BUT,I know I was wronged.
I know I did nothing wrong.
My heart tells me to fight for what I believe in.
What I know is right.
That is why I am asking for any help on my side of the testimony.
I know people will tend to lean toward the LEOs rather than a civilian.
I need leverage.
I have not decided yet whether I will take the plea bargain or not.
I HAVE NOT plead not guilty yet. In 15 days I will have to decide though.
If I dont feel I can hold up against their case then I will take the plea deal.
Something most certainly is amiss about this whole case.But its not on my side of the testimony.
Also..I am going to look up my lawyers office and just happen to drop by today.
Also I have that ex-Detroit cop meeting me today.He said he can help me by having me claim UCC and ?tribunal? and then taking this case to a federal or supreme court.Im not aware of what this means but hes going to explain it to me better over lunch and help me file.
Any opinions on this?
Im also wondering if I may get internal affairs,attorney general, and or ACLU.Involved.Ive tried contacting ACLU a few times already.
Another question is even if i do take the plea deal.
Can a service like lee-free or Sam Bernstein still help me to sue the city for misconduct?
Sorry everything was so sloppy.Sorry this is so long. This is everything top to bottom and a little more neat.