WPD says it took appropriate disciplinary action after May use of force
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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Wilmington Police Department says it took appropriate disciplinary action after two officers used force during an arrest in May.

Today, police released video showing what happened.

WPD says on May 7 officers Riccardo Young and Claude Crumpler responded to a breaking and entering call on Princess Place Drive. The officers then found Stanley Aldridge, 54, fitting the description, at this bank parking lot.

"Are you intoxicated, sir?" one of the officers asks Aldridge in the video.

Aldridge then told police officers he was trying to get some crack. The officers told Aldridge's wife on the phone that they were trying to work with him.

"Well, I'm trying to get him out of the streets," the officer said.

Then officers said they offered to take Aldridge to the hospital, because they said he was too drunk to go to jail. But after a lengthy conversation video of the incident shows Aldridge approach the officers. In the video, Young slams Aldridge onto a car.

"Stanley, put your hands behind your back," an officer said. "You acting foolish, man."

A public records request revealed Young has been suspended three times in the past, and Crumpler has been suspended once, including last week, when Young was suspended 60 hours and Crumpler docked 12 hours. WPD cannot say for what due to personnel rules.

The officers will not face criminal charges, though. Assistant District Attorney Tom Old, who reviewed the video, wrote in a letter clearing the officers, "I saw no actions on the part of either officer that would amount to a criminal offense. They took those steps necessary to protect themselves and place him in their vehicle."

We could not reach Aldridge for comment. His lawyer has not called us back. In his letter Old said Aldridge's attorney expressed no concern over the nature of the arrest.

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Remember that Homeless, un-armed, Kelly Thomas, out in Cali that was (I'll say Murdered), by the Police under very similar circumstances..
As reported by WWAY,,, QUOTE: A public records request revealed Young has been suspended three times in the past, and Crumpler has been suspended once, including last week, when Young was suspended 60 hours and Crumpler docked 12 hours. WPD cannot say for what due to personnel rules. *quote*.. THIS Folks has got to change & be TRANSPARENT to the Public!... We NEED a "Citzens Commision" or something SIMILAR, that has "BITE" so to speak, something lke a Grand Jury, when it comes to Police Internal Affairs Investagations , which if you look at this process, isn't FAIR to the Victims, Attitudes and Feelings towards Police in General, that may have POLITICAL motivations towards, or a predetermind or desired outcome... (USUALLY benifiting the Police), with Possibile Evidence, either with-held, hidden, outright destoryed, or even planted, favoring the Police... Or out-right CORRUPTION; not just the Department, though also via POLITICAL Connection(s)/Donations,to Organisation(s) connected with the SBI/FBI/Interal Affairs, on up the Chain of "command" and the "interconnection(s),,, what have you, or Promotions etc...
THINK ABOUT ON WHAT I JUST SAID...

SECONDLY
REMEMBER THIS:
Police, (no matter what you've been taught/told or read..)

POLICE DO NOT HAVE TO **POTECT AND SERVE THE GENERAL PUBLIC!!!!
That is the FIRST and foremost thing YOU Dear Reader NEEDS to know...
Hence the saying: Self-Defense is a PERSONAL RESPOSIBILITY! Remember you call call 911, depending WHERE you are, Police could be A Minutes to to maybe a HALF HOUR Away!!!
SEE Supreme Court Decision,,
Police have no responsibility to protect individuals
Credits & quote

*** Police have no legal duty to respond and prevent crime or protect the victim. There have BEEN OVER 10 various supreme and state court cases the individual has never won. Notably, the Supreme Court STATED about the responsibility of police for the security of your family and loved ones is "You, and only you, are responsible for your security and the security of your family and loved ones. That was the essence of a U.S. Supreme Court decision in the early 1980's when they ruled that the police do not have a duty to protect you as an individual, but to protect society as a whole."

"It is well-settled fact of American law that the police have no legal duty to protect any individual citizen from crime, even if the citizen has received death threats and the police have negligently failed to provide protection."***
Here is the LINK--> CREDITS: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1976377/posts

Though in this case, Police, tried to do thier best protecting this Drunkard from hurting Himself, OR Walking out into Traffic on Market Steet, (Or Elsewhere), though slamming on the hood was a bit rough, I reserve MY Judgement UNTIL I see WHY they have been "Punished" before...

FIRST RULE: Never to to police with-out a Attorney Present!

Right up there with someone doing a story on a neighbors dog going "Poo" in someone's yard...although that would have substance to it...Ha!
This is news when there are "Starving Kids in China?"
Thanks for the early morning laugh. Hey, maybe that's why it was put out as news???

I watched the video 3X. Nobody did anything wrong. Except the suspect. Unless there's more to it. The officers swiftly used the force necessary, to safely, and harmlessly, apprehend the suspect. (Open Hand force) He couldn't have been injured. I know both these officers, and they're good guys. I don't understand this one.

There we have it folks. Crime does pay. Criminals have more rights than the folks who are paid to enforce the law.

I believe Evangelous has forgotten what it is like to work a beat or spending too much time out at the Icehouse.

I think he has taken too many hits to his head out there.

These two officers did not one thing wrong. Why would WPD even discipline them at all?
I sure hope the officers have an appellate board. This was nothing to even investigate.

You folks here in Law Enforcement have terrible,spineless leaders! They investigate a BS thing like this, but turn their heads at real issues at their dept! No wonder the morale is in the gutter at most agencies here.

Go after the bad eggs!! These officers do nothing wrong... What a bunch of backstabbing cowards you poor officers and deputies work with and for!!! Shameful!!

There is a female lieutenant that used to be in hiring that tried to get one of her friends a job there. He "forgot" to put down on his application he worked at NHCSD and was fired from there. In the interview panel it was discovered he lied by omission and the panel recommended do not hire. That wouldn't do for this lieutenant, so she gathered a second group of officers to conduct a second interview panel. She didn't tell them he had already been interviewed and recommended do not hire. He was able to pass the second time and moved along in the process. Eventually the officers involved in the second panel found out they had been played and complained to the chief. Did he do anything? Nope. Business as usual.

And that was just one of the many known skeletons in this lieutenants closet.

So the DA doesn't see any criminal issues, and the drunks attorney doesn't see any issues (that aught to be a red flag!) and WPD still punishes???

Looking like an internal witch hunt. Looks like they're looking for a sacrifice for the news. Bad timing. All that will happen will be mutts and complainers emboldened and shady lawyers looking for the next deep pocket lawsuit.

Make sure the police are scared to do their job. Not because some criminal may get the drop on them but because their department decides to go after them.

Just like what happened to Officer Brister. He was cleared of any criminal act and no policy violation occurred yet "his" dog was taken away and then given away and he was moved to patrol.

What Brister did was about as stupid a thing a person could do. The suspect was surrendering, the chase was over, everything under control. Then, this Neanderthal pushes a dog through an open window while his idiot partner beats on the side of the car to further confuse the animal and deliberately escalate the situation. Both are a disgrace to the uniform and should have been fired and state certifications pulled. Absolutely no professionalism here.

Meanwhile, the suspect in Brister's incident was arrested months after for attempted murder. Fine upstanding citizen he was.

During this incident there was at least one time where the suspect had appeared to surrender, then stepped on the gas pedal and attempted to run over another officer. Brister was right to not take chances that this man was just engaging in another ruse with the intention of doing harm.

This coming from a mechanic!!!" Go out there and do our job with people who kill you with a monkey wrench!!!

He def. does not speak for all mechanics (assuming he is one). General consensus among the ones I know that saw the video with the dog was "That's what he gets for being a dumb ass".

On reflection there area lot of comparisons that could be made between our professions:

Underpaid: all the electronics on a car are computerized and networked, and we have to troubleshoot it along with normal mechanical faults. You put your life on the line each and every day and are expected to make life threatening decisions in an instant.

Unrespected: Maybe not quite as much for us as the 60's and '70 were but I feel your pain.. Last I looked we (both) are still thought better of than politicians though.

Overworked: Shops open Saturday, Sunday and ever longer hours to try to garner more business. Training classes or certifications that take place in the evening. You have rotating shifts, paperwork after shift, God knows what else.

Physical: We lift heavy items routinely; you have foot/vehicle pursuits. Either can easily lead to injury.

Injury: Fan blades coming apart and throwing a blade at high velocity, hoses that burst with scalding water, rotating parts we must be near, vehicles falling from a lift or jack, accidents during a test drive. You have Guns, knives. fists to deal with.

Exposure: Multiple noxious chemicals for cleaning, batteries containing lead and etc etc. Lead exposure from training on the range, possible tear gas exposure and so forth.

I could probably go on, but hats off to you guys.. make my job look a bit better; I sure wouldn't trade!

RUSTY.
-- flying parts---well you failed to mention the flying bullets that have flown by my head and hit my partner who ended up dying from that!!!
-- noxious chemicals, we are the first called to HAZ MAT accidents before anyone knows what it is.
--Chemicals??? Try going to a house unknown that they are coking meth!
ask the craven county deputy who stopped a rolling meth lab unknown to him and breath in the air and lost 90% of his lungs. Using oxygen now just to walk 10 feet.
--- overworked. i work 12 hour day and have 6 and 7 days a week. have to work 2 jobs, i dont get paid $90 and hour to change a water pump. but i have to check the business that do at midnight! not complaining about the money , knew it when i started.
-- suffered broken nose do to fighting a DWI driver humped up on drugs. He went jail with broken rib.[ even]
-- lift weights every week, policy for my dept. have to stay in shape for the thugs
-- continue raining each year.[ mandatory]
--- i can change my own oil, rotate my tires, troubleshoot any problems on my truck and most of the time repair it myself. Little gadget you connect under the steering column will send a code, look it up, tell you whats wrong and get it done.
-- ***Mechanics still have to call the police when they get robbed or if they sue people for non payment to serve the papers, answer their alarms that go off during the night from a rat running cross the floor. still have to check it out thought.
--Mechanics cant lock anyone up,write a ticket ,have to pass tough background checks that continue each year.
Mechanics and other citizens look at videos on the news and think they are all of a sudden veteran officers, i would have , should have and could have , well then go sit in the school . get certified, work the streets, i have since the middle 80's and yes there were better respectful people back then, but then LIBERAL and PC happened and internet come out and bam,you have overnight arm chair quarterbacks!!
--My hats off to the ones that really know what an officers job consist of. solving your whiny problems since 1986!!
--who do we call when we need help in an emergency of life or death, it sure aint Mr Goodwrench!!

I think you may have misunderstood some of my points; I apologise for that.

"-- flying parts---well you failed to mention the flying bullets that have flown by my head and hit my partner who ended up dying from that!!!"

That was what I meant by "guns, knives".
I Should have typed you have to face people using same with intent to harm/kill you.

" i dont get paid $90 and hour to change a water pump"
I don't either; if lucky the mechanic gets 20-25% of the labor rate. (and often when the boss raises the labor rate the people doing the labor don't see any increase).

"Little gadget you connect under the steering column will send a code, look it up, tell you whats wrong"

HAH! All that tells you is the area that's reporting a problem. Often yes the sensor involved for that circuit has failed, but when it's a wiring fault, bad module, or a mechanical fault causing bad data to that sensor.. Once you read the code(s) you then follow a diagnostic procedure to isolate the cause; many of the tests can have 40+ options on what do to based on results if you use the OEM diagnostic chart. Here's a (somewhat simplified but essentially correct) link for a common Ford problem http://troubleshootmyvehicle.com/ford/4.6L-5.4L/troubleshooting-p0171-an...

"Mechanics and other citizens look at videos on the news and think they are all of a sudden veteran officers, i would have , should have and could have , well then go sit in the school . get certified, work the streets, i have since the middle 80's and yes there were better respectful people back then, but then LIBERAL and PC happened and internet come out and bam,you have overnight arm chair quarterbacks!!"

I would hope I don't fall in that description; I wait until more facts are in and know that I wasn't there so I CAN'T make a complete judgement on what went down in any given situation. Can I have an opinion? Yes, but it waits for more facts if any are forthcoming. If they don't come I can't make a true decision. Now that reports are coming in about the officer in Ferguson having his head beat in it makes a lot more sense than the original reporting. Too bad others didn't wait for that revelation..

You did a much better job than I did of pointing out why your job is one no one would want to do, but some people feel the need/duty and again I salute you for that. I was trying to show comparisons and in each case your profession had the worst end of it. :\

--who do we call when we need help in an emergency of life or death, it sure aint Mr Goodwrench!!

Amen! That is 911 and let them sort out if needing LEO, Fire, EMS or a combination of those. (Also under-praised workers).

I think we put our lives in the hands of our mechanics more than we do our police officers. It's not often that we get in a situation where we need help from the police, but we rely on mechanics to make sure our brakes work, the steering wheel works and everything else works to that we don't wreck. There's a number of professionals we pay for their services that we don't want to make mad. One that comes to mind are the people that cook and serve your food in the restaurant. Another is your mechanic.

I've dealt with some rotten mechanics, but most of the ones I have dealt with are really good eggs. There's a fella that my husband met through his work. He works on our 2004 Explorer for a very reasonable price. He's got that thing running better than it has been since we got it in 2006. My hat's off to you.

Lol this one just for laughs.. I'm a mechanic, my wife is a waitress. Don't mess with us :) Seriously though neither of us would intentionally do wrong other than maybe slow service to the type people that don't understand that. People not to make Mad; your Doctor, lawyer, mechanic, local policeman, mailman, real estate agent, etc etc..

dont forget the cook in the kitchen at a restaurant that just got a ticket or arrested the day before!! we have to be real careful where we eat in uniform!!

call your mechanic next time when you are broke down on a highway and need an officer to assist you for broken windshield from object thrown from truck etc..[ i changed many of flat tires and helped them get gas etc.. or if someone breaks into your home, robs you, steals something, have a wreck or GOD forbid a hit and run etc... my CAMPAIGN HAT[ smokey bear] off to you.

I wasn't trying to put down the police. I was thinking mainly of being assaulted or something like that. It didn't even cross my mind about the stuff that goes down on the side of the road and other things like that. I apologize for the oversight.

no worries. guest 2020. thank you

And tow truck drivers that have been killed while helping a motorist; that was what about a Year ago? I remember seeing a procession of tow trucks following the Hearse that day on College Road. (And yes as I would any procession I removed my hat as it passed by))

NC has the move over law that many people ignore.

(f) When an authorized emergency vehicle as described in
subsection (a) of this section is parked or standing within 12
feet of a roadway and is giving a warning signal by appropriate
light, the driver of every other approaching vehicle shall, as
soon as it is safe and when not otherwise directed by an
individual lawfully directing traffic, do one of the following:
(1) Move the vehicle into a lane that is not the lane
nearest the parked or standing authorized emergency
vehicle and continue traveling in that lane until
safely clear of the authorized emergency vehicle.
This paragraph applies only if the roadway has at
least two lanes for traffic proceeding in the
direction of the approaching vehicle and if the approaching vehicle may change lanes safely and
without interfering with any vehicular traffic.
(2) Slow the vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for
traffic conditions, and operate the vehicle at a
reduced speed until completely past the authorized
emergency vehicle. This paragraph applies only if
the roadway has only one lane for traffic
proceeding in the direction of the approaching
vehicle or if the approaching vehicle may not
change lanes safely and without interfering with
any vehicular traffic.

But still no crime or policy violation occurred and he was still punished.

Whoever doled out the punishment obviously understood that common sense was violated and this guy didn't belong in the position he was in and needed to be put somewhere he was not so dangerous to the public. If no policy was violated, that just goes to show how weak and lax the "policy" is.

But under the current 'rules' in place, he should not have been punished. And the dog termed as 'equipment' was given away to another department. I don't think the WPD was given that dog for free. They usually spend around $10k of tax money for a trained dog. Just like the people that complain that pot should be legal. Until the law is changed, if a person is caught with it they have broken the law. If policy needs to be tightened, until it is officers shouldn't be punished for operating within the guidelines.