Police Abuse

New York Cop Pleads Not Guilty in Police Beating Caught on Tape

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Vincent LoGiudice, a Nassau County, New York police officer, pleaded not guilty yesterday to multiple felony assault charges related to his beating, caught on tape, of Kyle Howell, an unarmed 20-year-old, during a traffic stop. Cops initially arrested Howell for assaulting cops and claimed he was trying to ingest a bag of marijuana after they stopped him, but prosecutors dropped the charges. Victims of police brutality are often the target of false charges, but cops are rarely indicted for those same incidents. Not this time; a grand jury decided to indict LoGiudice. Nevertheless, he remains employed by the Nassau County Police Department and enjoys the support of his fellow officers. Via News 12 Long Island:

In a strong show of support, many Nassau County police officers surrounded LoGiudice as he entered the courtroom. A rally supporting him was held after he pleaded not guilty.

"He is absolutely overwhelmed with emotion with the overwhelming support, not only by the entire Nassau County Police Department, but police departments in the region," said LoGiudice's attorney William Petrillo.

Howell and his family were present in the courtroom during the arraignment.

"It just shows that all these people here are just supporting police brutality," Howell told News 12.

You can watch surveillance video of the beating here:

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  1. Nevertheless, he remains employed by the Nassau County Police Department and enjoys the support of his fellow officers.

    It’s not like he’s a criminal or anything.

  2. Well to be fair, LoGiudice probably doesn’t feel guilty about it at all.

  3. Forget it, Ed. It’s just Long Island.

  4. Cops initially arrested Howell for assaulting cops and claimed he was trying to ingest a bag of marijuana after they stopped him, but prosecutors dropped the charges.

    In other words, there was no evidence at all, and the cops are lying. This is Jack’s completely surprised face.

    1. It wouldn’t be hard to establish that he *didn’t* have a bag of dope. So after dismissing that charge, the prosecutors brought perjury accusations against the cops who filed that report?

      1. What could they have said – “yeah, we had the bag…it was here a moment ago…”

  5. Well, Howell WAS being completely black at the time, so…it’s all good. #DWB

  6. “It just shows that all these people here are just supporting police brutality,” Howell told News 12.

    What’s the point of being a cop if you can’t brutally beat innocent people and then charge them with crimes?

    1. It’s also a great way to stalk women you might want to “date.”

      1. Good point. Why didn’t you become a cop again? It would have really helped with your “dating” prospects.

        1. Why do I need dates when I have Warty?

  7. In a strong show of support, many Nassau County police officers surrounded LoGiudice as he entered the courtroom. A rally supporting him was held after he pleaded not guilty.

    “He is absolutely overwhelmed with emotion with the overwhelming support, not only by the entire Nassau County Police Department, but police departments in the region,” said LoGiudice’s attorney William Petrillo.

    It’s so heartwarming when emotionally stunted bullies rally around one of their own in support of their right to beat impudent peasants.

    1. It’s fucking insane that the pigs get to influence the courtroom that way. Would a judge allow a bunch of Crips in the courtroom to show “support” for a fellow gang member?

      (this is not an endorsement of any part of our court system in any way)

      1. It’s a warped sense of professional courtesy.

      2. I was under the impression that the answer is “yes”. Of course the presence of a bunch of crips might have a different effect on a jury. …. Or it might not.

    2. Want to bet they were all uniformed and armed? That sounds like a show of something, if not necessarily support.

      1. And I’m sure some of them will find their way down to the parking garage right around the time the jurors are walking to their car.

        1. And if the jurors have their smart phones running, it can all show up on youtube for the judge’s enjoyment the next morning.

          1. Ha! If only a recording actually made a difference to most judges.

            An attorney friend of mine told me he filed a motion to suppress evidence due to an illegal stop. The cop had said the defendant was tailgating a car in front of the defendant’s car, and that’s why he stopped the guy. After viewing the video, where it showed the defendant driving at least 2 car lengths behind the car in front of him, the cop changed the story to, “No… it was before that. The video is all from after that.”

            And the motion was dismissed. As usual.

    3. And this is why I can’t stand the ‘few bad apples’ crap. The seem him beat this kid on video and still not only fail to condemn him for his actions, but rally in full support.

      1. see not seem

        1. Oh, there’s more. :-p

          1. Yeah, need to refresh more…

    4. This kind of performance should rightly be seen as witness and jury intimidation and treated appropriately.

  8. Cops … claimed he was trying to ingest a bag of marijuana after they stopped him…

    The War on Drugs continues to give cover to jack booted thugs dedicated to terrorizing the citizenry. And Maureen Dowd would like more, please.

  9. The “massive show of support” kinda puts the lie to “a few bad apples” mantra.

    1. Yup. No good cop would stand for this. Which means there are no good cops.

  10. I’ll bet twenty bucks that the cops who were there showing support were getting paid overtime while they were doing it.

    1. +1.5x

  11. Kill. Them. All.

    Painfully. Slowly. Publicly.

    1. Not all of them are like this…

  12. No way he’ll be fired. More fuel on the fire. They wonder why people hate cops.

  13. What can we expect, the dude is all black!

    b?p gas

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