Tag: police brutality
None of the terminated officers currently face any criminal charges for causing the death of Jim Rogers after tasing him at least eight times.
“When former Sheriff Boen brutally assaulted individuals in his custody and violated their civil rights, it impacted all Arkansans and their trust in authorities.”
“This is a tragic case, anytime a former member of law enforcement has betrayed the public trust like this, this is a case we take extremely seriously.”
After reviewing the footage, the sheriff stated, “Unfortunately, we can’t justify the use of deadly force.”
“We condemn in the strongest possible terms Burks’ behavior and blatant violation of his sworn oath to serve.”
If the Court accepts the plea agreement, Officer Matthew Felitto will receive a sentence of probation along with a $7,500 fine.
“The Bility family thanks District Attorney Stollsteimer and his staff of investigators and prosecutors for following the evidence and the law in bringing forth these charges today.”