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Seattle Cop Punches Handcuffed Black Chick In The Face & Receives No Charges! Was The Ruling Correct? (Video)

Seattle Cop Punches Handcuffed Black Chick In The Face & Receives No Charges! Was The Ruling Correct? (Video)

by December 26, 2014 17 comments

Was This Justice?

By: Tommy “Tj” Sotomayor

Back on June 22nd 2014, A Seattle Police Officer was called to a domestic dispute where he found a 23 year old woman involved in a dispute between her, her boyfriend and her boyfriends mother!  The woman as well as the young man were yelling back and forth at what could be seen as direct confrontation between each other as well as with the mother.

As officers arrived to try and sort the matter out, it became increasingly obvious that this was not something that was going to end well if someone isn’t taken to jail.  The officers decided to take the person who the complaint was levied against and then let them all sleep off the nite in order to figure things out in the morning.

Well the 23 year old young woman by the name of Miyekko Durden-Bosley was having none of that and this is where things went really bad for her!

After this incident, the officer explained that Miyekko had the police called on her because she was threatening the boyfriend as well as the mom.  The young woman denies all of these charges but after looking over the case for the past 6 mohths here is the decision and why…

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Seattle Officer Who Broke Woman’s Eye Socket Will Not Face Charges

Officials recently announced criminal charges would not be filed against a Seattle police officer who broke a woman’s eye socket while arresting her over the summer, multiple local TV stations reported.

Miyekko Durden-Bosley is pictured with the broken eye socket she sustained when being arrested by a Seattle police officer in June 2014. (Credit: KIRO 7)

The June 22 incident, which was filmed on the officer’s dashboard camera, occurred when Officer Adley Shepherd responded to a domestic violence call and attempted to arrest 23-year-old Miyekko Durden-Bosley, Seattle station KIRO 7 reported.

In incident video, Durden-Bosley can be seen kicking Shepherd, who responds by punching her.

Durden-Bosley’s eye socket was broken, and Shepherd was placed on paid administrative leave during the 6-month investigation by Washington State Patrol. The case was referred to the King County Prosecutor’s Office, which reviewed evidence for a possible second-degree assault charge.

No charges would be filed, officials announced Friday.

“Officer Shepherd reacted instantaneously to the kick by the suspect, who was wearing boots, with one punch to the suspect’s head which caused a fracture of an orbital socket,” prosecutors stated Friday, according to KIRO 7. “While Officer Shepherd may have had other options or alternatives, we have concluded that we would be unable to prove that Officer Shepherd’s use of force was criminal.”

Shortly after the June incident, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said he found the punch disturbing, KTLA sister station Q13 reported.

“I’ll go out on a ledge here and hopefully not get myself in trouble with unions or whatever. But, if someone is in handcuffs, if someone in handcuffs and seated in a car, that person should not be punched,” Murray said.

But Shepherd’s lawyer said the officer’s actions were justified,

“I believe it was necessary,” attorney Eric Makus told Q13. “And I believe he did what a police officer should do when their personal safety is put in jeopardy by a drunken suspect.”

Makus also said the 9-year veteran of the police force had been kicked in the jaw. It was unclear from video where the kick landed.

“I would ask the public to look at police officers as human beings that work hard and want to go home at the end of the night, and not as robocops that should be threatened and provoked and spit at and kicked at and hit at,” Makus said.

On Friday, the Seattle Police Officers’ Guild stated that they were pleased with the prosecutor’s decision, and that Shepherd used “reasonable and necessary force on the suspect to stop the assault.”

“The Seattle Police Officers’ Guild hopes that Officer Shepherd will be returned to full duty as soon as possible, and that SPD will review its Force Investigation Team procedures to review whether the system is working in the best interest of all involved,” the organization stated Friday.

Seattle Police Chief Kathleen O’Toole would determine if Shepherd was reinstated.

Since a decision was announced, Seattle Police Office of Professional Accountability planned to investigate the incident, KIRO 7 reported.

Q13 FOX contacted the woman’s lawyer who declined to comment.

KIRO 7 and KTLA sister station Q13 contributed to this report. 

Shepherd suffered no injuries, according to court documents. Shepherd had been on paid administrative leave since the incident.

Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes sent the case to King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg because he believed the case met the felony threshold. The city does not have jurisdiction to evaluate felony crimes.

Federal prosecutors are reviewing the case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office must show Shepherd violated federal civil-rights criminal statutes, which is not easy to prove.

According to the Seattle Times:

“A Seattle Times review of such cases showed there has been only one federal criminal civil-rights case filed against a law-enforcement officer in recent history in the Western District of Washington — a 2008 charge against a former King County deputy for kicking and beating a handcuffed woman.”

 

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  1. truckerdave79
    #1 truckerdave79 26 December, 2014, 08:08

    Yeap, looks like the kick did hit him in the face, the officer was bend over as he tried to put her in the vehicle, which is when she kick, so is the officer lying, no.

    • cheeky
      cheeky 27 December, 2014, 10:37

      Agreed. You hear him say “My jaw is jacked up”. I know mine would be if kicked by one wearing Doc Martin boots and you could see he was just laying on her for a few moments bc it took him a spell to recover from the headshot. Anyone knows, more power in a kick than a punch.

  2. truckerdave79
    #2 truckerdave79 26 December, 2014, 08:14

    Let’s not forget that her boyfriend was talking shit to his mom for calling the police on his girlfriend.

  3. nostraquarius
    #3 nostraquarius 26 December, 2014, 10:32

    I remember when this happened. My homeboy sent me a link to the officers body camera footage. In that footage you can hear KoKo say, “Take that badge off b*tch ass n*gga!” That’s when he threw her in the car and she kicked him.

    Then from his body cam you can see him reach for his badge, and it appears he puts it in his pocket. Then he withdraws his I-Pod from his pocket and tunes it to ‘Triple 6 Mafia – Ch.2 World Domination – Track 4.’ So in my opinion he was off-duty.

    If I can find the link I will email it to you…

  4. Thelolz
    #4 Thelolz 26 December, 2014, 14:56

    It’s stupid when people use “unarmed” or “handcuffed” as an excuse to absolve the criminal of ANY responsibility he/she has for being an unlawful citizen. This type of silly reasoning is exactly what keeps shitty behavior alive. If the cop was telling this ratchet hoe to get in the car and sit down. What should she have done?

    If your answer was “cuss him out and yell fuck da police cuz dey opressing us! And then start throwing kicks at the officer!”. You’re the reason people continue to exhibit such ratchet behavior. You don’t wanna tell people “NO”.

    If your answer was “she should sit down and shut the fuck up.” You can at least be happy you have at BARE minimum, half a brain to reason properly with. This is the right way to look at it.

    Don’t focus on the EFFECTS of this girls shitty behavior(the effects being her getting her shit rocked.). Focus on her bad behavior that CAUSES her to even end up in a position like this. You fix her ratchet, unstable emotional behavior, and she STOPS ending up in situations like this.

    You wanna have sympathy for her cuz you don’t like people getting hurt? Fine go ahead and cry for her as much as you want. But don’t EVER excuse this type of unlawful behavior. If a cop tells you to put your hands behind your back, get inside the car, sit down, or stop resisting arrest….DO IT or you’re just making life harder for yourself.

    It’s so refreshing the commenters of sotonation aren’t so quick to childishly throw the race card around and instead focus on the actual behaviors(instead of just the skin color) of the people getting into these altercations. Anyone who wants an ORDERLY society would agree with me here.

    Nice job Tommy!

  5. Ashamed2BeBlack
    #5 Ashamed2BeBlack 26 December, 2014, 19:25

    I think he was correct in what he did. I wish more police officers would respond in the way he did (She’s still alive isn’t she). Once they say “You’re under arrest” the time for conversation is over. Turn around, accept your lovely new set of matching bracelets and wait for your bond hearing.

  6. LcClark
    #6 LcClark 26 December, 2014, 19:49

    She shoulda kept her ass at home and did something more constructive with her time instead of harassing some dude at his *sigh* mama’s house…she set herself up for failure. I think the cop was really laying it on for the camera trying to act like she broke his jaw in the car…he wasn’t running his mouth like it was broke and there were no pics on the news cast showing damage from his jaw ‘I think it’s broken’ jaw… ijs…he should be fired if a civilian can’t do it and walk why should he?

  7. Badtwin
    #7 Badtwin 26 December, 2014, 20:11

    Use of force justified. Hopefuuly she gets charged with aggravated battery to Police.

  8. DProper
    #8 DProper 27 December, 2014, 03:40

    Y’all stop BSing. He hit her too hard. She couldn’t even kick no more. Seems like over-kill. Don’t put your hand/ foot/ tongue/ whatever on an officer arresting you unless you are challenging the whole system. Women seem to have this fault. After arrest comes subdue.The officer initiated protocol. I hope you heal well, though sister…really….DProp

  9. MrsSunkissed
    #9 MrsSunkissed 27 December, 2014, 06:08

    He needs to loose his job. She did not kick him in the face. She did kick at him though so she was the catalyst for her being punched in the eye. However, he’s a profrssional and should have shown at the very least professional restraint. It didn’t even really look like she even landed the kick so he really should have kept his hands to himself. I personally think most cops are cowards. They are people who were picked on in school and decided they could get respect by wearing a badge. Which would explain why he would push her into the car ( necessary force ) then lean in with all this body weight to punch that tiny behind woman in the face. I mean I understand defending yourself, but if she’s in handcuffs, what are you defending yourself against? I mean come on dude you just pushed her what did he expect a candle lit dinner? This is just sad. Well she got four days in jail with no charges so that should teach her to stop doing stupid shit. I am sure 4 days in jail for no reason, when she could have just gone downtown for a couple of hours was not worth arguing with that officer with a broken eye socket to match.

  10. MrsSunkissed
    #10 MrsSunkissed 27 December, 2014, 06:12

    In regard to only being outraged when it’s white
    I’ll say this: I think we try to give ourselves the benifit of a doubt in a situation. I mean we all know it’s that much harder for Black folk in America. Of course this isn’t fair but neither is living under the system of racisim. Yet in that same token we also have less respect for each other when we interact with eachildren other as well. It’s like we’re in a shit pot and can’t not figure how to get out of it.

  11. kayoski
    #11 kayoski 27 December, 2014, 14:23

    It does not matter whether she kicked him in the face or not. She kicked him. First!!!!.
    If you slap my cheek that is a cue for me to pluck out your eyes. Simple. Keep your hands to yourself. Set the officer free and reinstate him.

  12. E_jeck
    #12 E_jeck 28 December, 2014, 21:55

    Strictly looking at the video, I cannot tell exactly where her foot landed. She did say she kicked him. Furthermore, I will say from my point of view, it did seem the officer was putting some shine on for the camera

    Not for the meet of the matter. When an offer asks one to be quiet and one doesn’t the officer KNOWS you are in violation of the law. When an officer demands that you sit in the car after putting handcuff on or not and one does not comply, the officer KNOWS you are again in violation of the law. In the former example an officer almost never enforces it unless it gets to the latter.

    Herein lies the problem that most citizens get themselves into trouble like this woman did. Not knowing her or what’s in her mind, but making my assumption based on observable behavior, she seemed to believe that yelling at an officer placing her under apprehension or arrest carries not serious weight. In fact, it carries a great deal of weight. And again, the officer KNOWS this. They have a saying in police work: “You can beat the rap, but you can’t beat the ride.” Translation: even if one thinks he is correct, an arrest still means one going to spend time in jail even if no charges are formally placed.

    Our blackeyed susan (Miss Durden-Bosley) would have done herself a great service by simply shutting the fuck up and speak only when asked to answer questions by the officer. Instead she wanted to keep it real. And got real.

    I will NEVER defend bad behavior from ANY police officer. The have extraordinary power and need to be held to an extraordinary standard. And a crooked cop is the lowest form of life and dishonor of the uniform imaginable. Because of the ambiguity of the video, I will have to side on the officer. He didn’t come there looking for trouble. He responded to trouble.

    Could this have ended better? Perhaps. Officers need to have more respect and restraint for the people they protect and citizens need to have more respect for the authority those officers hold. Now everyone has a black eye (one figuratively and one literally).

  13. George1972
    #13 George1972 29 December, 2014, 02:21

    She got off light…if she had been a man, she’d be dead as fuck

  14. son2380
    #14 son2380 30 December, 2014, 18:23

    Tommy looking at the video the cop was bent over when she kicked him, which is why he was knocked back. Plus the way he sat there for a minute like he was in pain. I believe she kicked him the the face. he was bent and she got him in the face

  15. James88
    #15 James88 27 March, 2015, 05:43

    wow…girl calls him a Fucking Bitch while she kicks him….and admits to kicking him…but claims he hit her first…..I could make racist comments, but i hear enough of that, being white…

  16. ckutzler
    #16 ckutzler 26 September, 2015, 03:14

    After reviewing the whole video my comments on your You Tube page still stand. The police officer in this case should not have used his fists to force compliance to this arrest and as she was in handcuffs a taser is also inappropriate; this officer should have maced her.

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