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    Police beating of Las Vegas man caught on tape

    His face was bloodied and bruised. His $3,500 camera had been impounded by police, and he faced criminal charges for battery on a police officer.

    One month later, things have changed for Crooks.

    The Clark County district attorney's office has dropped all charges, and Crooks has retained an attorney of his own. The Metropolitan Police Department has opened an internal investigation into the Las Vegas police officer, Derek Colling, who Crooks says falsely arrested and beat him for filming police.

    And his camera -- which captured the entire March 20 altercation between Crooks and Colling -- has been returned.

    Read full story here: lvrj.com
    This certainly doesn't sound good for the officer. I wonder how much the video really shows?

    Be careful about being baited by people filming you. Unless they are in the way or have filmed evidence you are willing to get a search warrant for, ignore them!
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    According to the officer's report, Crooks grabbed him when he approached. The video doesn't show much other then the officer approaching Crooks (hilarious name btw). One thing it does show is while the officer is giving Crooks commands to stop resisting, Crooks is trying to grab the camera to point it at himself.
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    Good points. Not looking good though.

    Don't let these guys bait you. They know there's a pot of gold at the end of the lawsuit rainbow...
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

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    Oh yeah absolutely. I've run into that a couple times here lol. They usually get bored though.
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    A Las Vegas police officer under investigation for the videotaped beating of a man in March violated several Metropolitan Police Department policies, an internal investigation found.

    Mitchell Crooks' complaint about officer Derek Colling's excessive force was sustained, Deputy Chief Gary Schofield said Friday.
    Police inquiry reveals violations in arrest, beating of videographer - News - ReviewJournal.com
    Pleasing nobody, one person at a time.

    That which does not kill me, better start fucking running.

    If I lived every day like it was my last, the body count would be staggering.

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    Hunt the wolf, and bring light to the dark places that others fear to go. LT COL Dave Grossman

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    Too many of these idiots are just waiting for a cop to do something stupid...

    Don't be the one that gives them a win.
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