Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Why is Officer Forte Still Employed?

Really.  I wanna know why Officer Forte still has a job as a police officer for the Miami Beach Police?  He was involved in alleged abuse of a crime suspect and it was witnessed by a guy with a telephone.  Sound familiar.  Our brave witness called 911 to report what he had seen.   After giving the 911 operator an enormous amount of detailed information Officer Forte discovered our hero on the phone and arrested him for trying to break into six cars.   Yep.

“I saw a guy running and then I saw two, what looked like undercover cops running. And they pushed this guy down on the ground, the one cop did, and the other cop came up as if he was kicking a football … and kicked the guy in the head,'' Strickland, 45, told dispatcher Gloria Hansen during a recorded phone call to 911.

For nearly five minutes, he talked to the dispatcher, who encouraged him to get closer for more detail “if it doesn't put you in any danger.''

A few seconds later, Strickland told Hansen: “Now they're coming after me!''

Our hero was on the phone with the 911 operator at the time he was allegedly trying to break into cars.  He was on the phone reporting a crime before his phone was yanked from him and turned off by the police.....and, of course, the verbal gay-bashing assault followed...........

You can hear the 911 call for yourself here and read the Miami Herald news article here.  (H/T to Towelroad)

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