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Monday, May 12, 2014

Trooper cleared after stomping on innocent man’s skull while handcuffed

EXTON, PA — Police followed an innocent man into his home, believing that he was a fleeing suspect. When the man protested being handcuffed on his own floor with strangers searched his home, an officer cussed at him and stomped on his head, causing multiple facial fractures and shattered teeth. The scene was so gruesome that a cop testified against a fellow cop. Yet instead of being fired, that stomping officer was later promoted, and now has been officially cleared of violating the victim’s civil rights.

Botched Drug Raid

The incident dates back to August 19th, 2009, when a multi-agency drug task force performed a raid on a home on East Swedesford Road in Exton, Pennsylvania. Officers from the West Whiteland Police Department joined forces with the Pennsylvania State Police “Clandestine Drug Lab Team.” The group dressed in black masks and carried long guns into the targeted residence about 9:30 p.m. to stop the inhabitants from getting high.

Things did not go smoothly for the cops, as two of the suspects were able to escape through the back door. Officers resorted to combing the neighborhood for individuals matching the suspects’ description. A few blocks a way, officers came upon a young male wearing shorts and no shirt, entering a residence on nearby Heather Lane.

That man was actually 20-year-old Zachary W. Bare, who had just returned home from swimming in Brandywine Creek. The residence he entered was his own home, where he lived with his disabled mother.

Officers suspected Mr. Bare of being involved with a plot to get high without government permission. They entered his home without permission and confronted him in his kitchen. Bare was ordered him to the floor and cuffed, so that officers could then perform a warrantless search on his house.

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7 comments:

Unknown said...

good for the cop who testified against this thug cop. there needs to be much more of that happening in every state, every city, every county. and perhaps some street justice to this cop and others like him.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately that cop that testified will likely have a very short and uneventful career.

Anonymous said...

PA State Troopers ..

This story ruined my mood ..it reminded me we are about to embark upon another 5 months of Pennsylvania drivers and their inability to be courteous to anyone else

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Unfortunately that cop that testified will likely have a very short and uneventful career.

May 12, 2014 at 1:45 PM

That wouldn't surprise me. If cops don't get their way, they like to pick up their ball and go home.

Anonymous said...

3:02 PM No it means that the blue line is so ingrained into police that if anyone dare step over it the rest will ensure they have a very bad time for that point on.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to "be afraid" of that cop. Give me a mask, gun and jack boot. Place him on the floor in handcuffs. Little man syndrome. A piece of crap scum.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
3:02 PM No it means that the blue line is so ingrained into police that if anyone dare step over it the rest will ensure they have a very bad time for that point on.

May 12, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Yeah that too. How many times have we read that if we DARE to criticize any cop, they won't come when called? Heck anymore you put your life, and/or your pet's life on the line IF you do call the cops.

And since when do cops need ghillie suits? And why are some of the things they are issued illegal for citizens to own? We should own everything they or the military have to be able to resist them if (when) needed.