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18-Year-Old Says She Was Assaulted by Cops During Fight at Denny's; Was Only One Arrested, for Aggravated Battery of a Cops

Thirty police officers ended up responding to the situation

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Cops were called to a fight in a Denny's parking lot in Bloomington Illinois late last month. They apparently broke it up and let  the women in the fight enter the Denny's to clean themselves up in the bathroom. The fight restarted inside, and police ended up only arresting one person, who wasn't involved. Via YourBlackWorld:

As the cops tried to clear Denny's, they again approached Gabriella [Calhoun]'s table, at which a close friend of hers told the cops they were not involved with the party that was fighting.  The cops grabbed the nameless young man, (he wants his name protected out of fear of retaliation), and escorted him out of Denny's.  Gabriella followed them and grabbed his side.  As she exited the Denny's she felt a grip on her neck and arm and says that out of reaction, she tried to pull away.

What happened next was unimaginable.  According to her friends, Gabriella was hit in the face with a night stick by a female officer and was knocked unconscious.   When Gabriella finally gained consciousness, the Wiley College Student said, "I awoke spitting my teeth out on the ground."

Gabriella then stated, "When I came to, the officer begin to choke me again.  When I was finally able to talk, I asked the officer to please let me go because I have asthma, but she [the officer], said, 'I don't care if you have asthma.  You were hitting my officer.'"

"Afterward, the officer kept saying over and over again, 'how was your party' as she held my face to the ground."

Police maintain that the 18-year-old Calhoun hit an officer with a closed fist first. Via the local newspaper the Pantagraph:

Charges state Calhoun caused an abrasion to the arm of police officer Justin Gale during her arrest. Gale was escorting people out of Denny's restaurant when the dispute with Calhoun began, the charges state…

According to police, Calhoun pushed and then struck an officer with a closed fist and struggled as two officers tried to handcuff her.

"As officers were struggling with Calhoun, a large crowd became aggressive toward officers and … refused to comply with officers' numerous commands to get back," police said.

When officers from other agencies arrived, pepper spray was used to disperse the crowd, according to police. People fled as backup units arrived, said the statement.

Twenty one cops from Bloomington and nine from the county and a nearby town responded to the fight, but Calhoun was the only person arrested for anything. A man in the crowd was stabbed at some point but refused to cooperate with police. Cops also received a "third party complaint" about officer misconduct related to the incident. Cops are investigating Calhoun's claims but a spokesperson for her family says they want an outside agency to investigate.

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  1. What happened next was unimaginable.

    Oh, I can imagine it. I’ve watch cops take unarmed guys who weren’t resisting, whose only crime was playing music in their own driveway, and repeatedly smash their faces into the side of a white van until it was red with blood while others smashed their instruments into bits.

  2. Nothing good happens at Denny’s.

    1. …except a Moon Over My Hammy.

      1. Well, yes. Except for the Moon Over My Hammy, and the Lumberjack Slam, and the Pancake Puppies, nothing good happens at Denny’s.

        1. I’m a connoisseur of greasy American breakfast feasts, and as such I can definitively tell you that nothing good happens at Denny’s.

  3. When are black people gonna learn to stay away from Denny’s?

    /racist, straight up

  4. Twenty one cops from Bloomington and nine from the county and a nearby town responded to the fight

    Thirty one fucking cops to break up a chick fight. Oh, because they managed to incite MOAR violence by their response, I guess. Nice work, guys.

    Fuck tha pole lease

    1. Thirty one

      ?

      1. Racists like Almanian haven’t got time for your towelhead arithmetic.

      2. Probably 31 by weight.

        1. I LOLed.

      3. That’s pretty goddamned funny right there.

  5. Lady cops can be particularly nasty as they try to overcompensate for a lack of the roided-up bulk their male colleagues enjoy.

    1. Actually, ladies + roids = seriously fucked up impulse control.

      1. Dunphy would approve.

        1. I use them as barbells. hth

          /Dunphy

  6. According to police, Calhoun pushed and then struck an officer with a closed fist and struggled as two officers tried to handcuff her.

    “As officers were struggling with Calhoun, a large crowd became aggressive toward officers and ? refused to comply with officers’ numerous commands to get back,” police said.

    How dare you try to extricate yourself from the grip of THE LAW, peasant! You’re lucky all you lost was some teeth! Now get down and pick’em up!

    Heil amerikanischen Polizeistaat!

    1. How dare you try to extricate yourself from the grip of THE LAW, peasant! You’re lucky all you lost was some teeth! Now get down and pick’em up!

      The cops should be suspended for not charging her with littering.

  7. As officers were struggling with Calhoun, a large crowd became aggressive toward officers and ? refused to comply with officers’ numerous commands to get back,” police said.

    Some day such a crowd will strip those fucking cops naked and hang them from the nearest tree.

    1. Some day such a crowd will strip those fucking cops naked and hang them from the nearest tree assault the cops who will respond by massacring everyone within a hundred yards. And nothing else will happen.

      ftfy

    2. We should imort some Brazilians.

      1. “We should imort some Brazilians.”

        How does making some Brazilians live forever help?

        1. You should hassle him just cause he’s having trouble “p”ing.

  8. a spokesperson for her family says they want an outside agency to investigate.

    Bigorati gotta bigorate.

  9. Charges state Calhoun caused an abrasion to the arm of police officer Justin Gale during her arrest.

    That totally justifies a nightstick in the teeth.

    1. Look, man, it was an abrasion. Those can be…uh…really itchy?

      1. Abrasion to the arm buys a nightstick to the teeth
        The thin blue line is made of officers of peace
        Execute my dog, shoot my daughter in the throat
        Curb-stomp a retard and laugh while he chokes
        on his on blood and cries for Dad
        It’s the price we pay for order from the West to the East
        It’s the price we pay for safety
        From the Officers of Peace.

        1. Needs editing…I missed a line in there.

          1. Capital effort, old man!

            *adjust monocle and begins opera clapping*

            Maybe a line about flash bangs burning kids or beating diabetics?

            1. That’ll be in the second verse.

          2. Needs editing…I missed a line in there.

            6th line, maybe “He’s pissing himself while I’m laughing like mad.”

            1. …on his own blood and cries for his Dad
              What about civil liberties–c’mon, Bro, you mad

              ???

    2. This reminds me of an incident that happened at my school a couple months ago when 80 riot cops showed up to shut down a (mostly black) college party and arrested five or six people for no good reason (all charges were later dropped). The news reports all mentioned that “one officer received medical attention for injuries sustained blah blah blah.” Turns out the idiot dislocated his shoulder tackling people.

  10. Requiring every officer to have a camera on his vest would have absolutely resolved this. Bad cop or bad actor-let’s go the videos and find out!

    What’s what?

    Oh. This is Illinois? Never mind.

  11. Fuck Illi-noix

    1. You mispronounced that it is Illi-noise.

      /Non-Land o’ Lincolner

      1. Illi-NAZI, amirite?

        1. Note the tags to the article:

          Police
          Police Brutality
          Illinois

          Gah!

  12. Wrongfully-arrested teenage beauty queen ‘roughed up by NYPD officers and spat on by another prisoner’ sues police for $210m

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..-210m.html

    ‘I just hope the community becomes aware of the ways police harass people and make them feel bad. It was just a nightmare.’

    Show me someone who trusts the police and I’ll show you someone who is either a member of the political class, or a peasant who has never dealt with the cops on a professional level.

    1. Is there any way I could be a member of this jury?

      “No, Mr. defense attorney, this hardon isn’t for the plantiff. I’m just thinking about fucking the government.”

    2. Hey, sloopy already nut-punched us this morning. You piling on, hoping to drive us to tears, early drinking or apoplexy?!

    3. No problem – the taxpayers can cough up the award. hth

  13. The shocking moment police officer pepper-sprayed handcuffed suspect in the EAR after he was beaten on the sidewalk

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/new…..ewalk.html

    And nothing else happened.

    1. “However neither officer faces criminal charges.”

      Well, nobody else would either, right?

      /no double standard

    2. I liked it better when you were doing the T&A circuit of the daily fail. Although it was pretty tame. Also, Miss Universe is no better looking in a bikini than any random 5% of the chicks I see on the beach. She needs to actually exercise instead of cardio-starvation.

      1. Not only is she not especially good looking, she most likely has that ‘look at me! look at me! personality so common with people who seek celebrity.

        Finding a girl who is better looking or as good looking who is both smart and down to earth is….not easy but very possible.

        1. Not saying she’s the best looking woman in the universe or close to it, but she’s pretty damn good looking IMO.

      2. That’s Miss Universe? She’s not bad to look at, but when the aliens come, do we really want to offend them by suggesting the best-looking woman in the universe has a B-cup?

  14. Looking at this in a big-picture way I am just not seeing any good guys. If you dont have civil individuals you cant have a civil society. In an uncivil society you have police who behave this way.

    I really got pissed off about this the other day with the story of the guy in LA getting arrested and his dog shot. Why did that stupid motherfucker have to insert himself into a situation where the cops were trying to apprehend a dangerous armed individual? Why walk across the street so close to where they had it blocked off? No one else did. Why did he have to play his goddamned radio so loud? He was attempting to make a spectacle of himself and provoke the cops during an already dangerous situation. On top of that he had his fucking dog there, and left the windows down low enough for the dog to escape. There were tons of people filming the cops and they didnt fool with any of them, just the asshole who wanted to make the situation all about him. Fuck him for that, and double fuck him for getting that dog killed.

    Who gets into a fight at Denny’s? How fucking trashy is that?

    If every word that girl says is true then she is a victim of police goons who were responding to that actions of a crowd of goons.

    Uncivil society.

    1. I expect a bit more out of police. I cannot remember why…oath, something, serve, protect, something.

      Yes, people are stupid and do idiot things. But does that justify what happens in return? Proportionality seems to be missing, as well as any sense of restraint. I don’t want goons going in and bashing idiots. I want Robert Peel type police stopping the idiocy from getting out of hand, and everyone not at fault going home unhurt.

      1. I am in agreement with you, but the sad truth is that those cops grew up in the same society with the same sense of propriety. And, they dont pick the cream of the crop to be cops. They are mostly dull-eyed goons with serious personality disorders.

        Realistically, what you and I hope for just isnt going to happen. As the general populace becomes less civilized, so do the cops.

    2. Who gets into a fight at Denny’s? How fucking trashy is that?

      As trashy as starting a brawl at Chuck E. Cheese during a child’s birthday party?

      1. Fucking Florida. Of course.

    3. I think you’re absolutely right but I think the root cause goes higher than goon police.

      To keep the post short, I’ll just say that “police” (and “courts”) have been the dumping ground for nearly every municipal legislature “solution” to real or imagined problems.

      Essentially I believe that 98% of new police do NOT join the force as sociopaths, but sociopathic behavior is what the legislatures, that set the police budgets, reward and encourage.

      Whenever a legislature creates a policy that results in consequences they didn’t intend, the next step is never revisiting the policy to see where they erred but is always “implement the policy harder and harsher.” IOW, problem-solving by ego rather than reason.

      An ego-centric society is an uncivil society.

    4. I would be very skeptical of the cops claims about how threatening the crowd was, or why those people were angry.

    5. It wasn’t his music, it was his video recording of his Lords and Masters.

  15. Gabriella followed them and grabbed his side.

    Not nightstick worthy, but physically intervening in police work is highly inadvisable, and, hell, probably illegal, right?

  16. I got in a free shot at a cop once. My father was shoved by some punk he’s shooed off the car hood, so he asked me to tell the cop what he’d done. Instead of telling, I demonstrated…on the cop. How many times in a lifetime do you get that?

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