Felony Friday: Officer Sexually Assaults Mother in Front of ChildrenSubmitted by Jao171 on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 14:41
If you ever find yourself at a post office in Mission, Kansas tread softly my friends.
Catrina Engle quickly discovered how irrational and criminal police officers can be when they are summoned to defend another tentacle of the State apparatus, the post office. The following report and video were submitted this past week by Catrina to Copblock.org, detailing the disturbing and downright criminal actions of three police officers from Mission Kansas.
On the evening of 3-16-2013 around 5 pm I was leaving the Mission Post Office. I had just put my two young daughters (Ages 4 & 2) in the minivan. While I was putting packages in the car, I was unexpectedly approached from behind by a female cop– Officer Michelle Pierce.
She stated, “I’m going to need your identification.” I asked her, “Why?” Again, she said, “Give me your ID.” I again asked her, “Why?” The third time she was more demanding & said, “GIVE ME your identification.” I then agreed that I would give her my ID but I wanted to know WHY first. I said “Okay, but why?” She still would not tell me. At that point, you can see what happens in the video. Without warning, she started walking towards me, twists my arm, starts cuffing me, flings me around & slams me on the ground while finishing cuffing me. At that point, Officer Tim Gift arrived & assisted her. They hurt me when they dropped me on the ground & also got my thumb stuck in the cuffs. You can hear my toddler age girls crying & screaming in the car as they took me down & throughout the hour or so they had me there.
For the police to respond in this manner it would be logical to assume that this woman was behaving belligerently, perhaps waving a gun around, threatening someone’s life, or endangering her children.
Too often, when reviewing the actions of the boys and girls in blue, it is not advisable to surmise that police officers’ actions align with logic.
The officers claim that a postal employee dialed 911 to report that a woman was yelling at her in the in the lobby of the post office and throwing rocks through the mail slot. The officers then responded to the scene, tackled the allegedly boisterous patron to the ground, left her young daughters in a minivan crying for almost an hour, refused to call the children’s father, and sexually assaulted the suspect in public by performing a cavity search in the post office parking lot.
Mrs. Engle provides a much more plausible scenario to explain the events that occurred in the post office that contradict the story told by the postal worker, from Copblock.org.
“I was arguing with my husband on the cell phone in an EMPTY Postal lobby while using the automated machine. My bored toddlers dropped pebbles in the mail slot.”