listen here

Patriot Broadcast From the Trenches Schedule 

Or you can mail donations to Henry Shivley at P.O. Box 964, Chiloquin, OR 97624

Man Tased by Bored Utah Cop…and gets $40,000


Uploaded on Nov 21, 2007 by mackles

This man is vacationing with his pregnant wife and baby when he is pulled over, tasered and detained and after refusing to sign a ticket during a traffic stop. Welcome to America!

8:52 Officer changes his story, lying to his superior.

What did Jared Massey do with the money? He made this site w/ a portion of the 40,000, what a bad ass
http://theclymb.com/invite-from/rulon…

——————-

THE FINAL RESULT:

Man shot with Taser during traffic stop outside Vernal gets $40,000 settlement:

Jared Massey, the motorist who was shot with a Taser during a traffic arrest and who subsequently filed a lawsuit claiming the officer used excessive force, has accepted a settlement of $40,000.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Gardner used a Taser on Massey on Sept. 4, 2007, during a traffic stop outside Vernal. Massey refused to sign a speeding ticket and argued with Gardner, who ordered Massey out of the car. After Massey did not comply with commands to put his hands behind his back, Gardner used a Taser on Massey.

An unhappy Massey posted the videotaped incident from the squad car’s dash cam on YouTube, which prompted a huge outcry from the public. Some people even threatened violence against the trooper — which prompted Massey to issue a public statement calling for people to “have some common decency” and stop making threats.

The Department of Public Safety investigated the situation and cleared Gardner of any wrongdoing in handling an uncooperative motorist. He was, however, required to take a verbal communications course before returning to duty.

Massey pleaded guilty in Uintah County’s Justice Court to a reduced speeding charge and paid a fine of $107.

However, Massey later filed a federal lawsuit claiming Gardner had used excessive force against him.

————————————

From Deseret News archives:
Man shot with Taser during traffic stop outside Vernal gets $40,000 settlement

Jared Massey, the motorist who was shot with a Taser during a traffic arrest and who subsequently filed a lawsuit claiming the officer used excessive force, has accepted a settlement of $40,000.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Jon Gardner used a Taser on Massey on Sept. 4, 2007, during a traffic stop outside Vernal. Massey refused to sign a speeding ticket and argued with Gardner, who ordered Massey out of the car. After Massey did not comply with commands to put his hands behind his back, Gardner used a Taser on Massey.

An unhappy Massey posted the videotaped incident from the squad car’s dash cam on YouTube, which prompted a huge outcry from the public. Some people even threatened violence against the trooper — which prompted Massey to issue a public statement calling for people to “have some common decency” and stop making threats.

The Department of Public Safety investigated the situation and cleared Gardner of any wrongdoing in handling an uncooperative motorist. He was, however, required to take a verbal communications course before returning to duty.

Massey pleaded guilty in Uintah County’s Justice Court to a reduced speeding charge and paid a fine of $107.

However, Massey later filed a federal lawsuit claiming Gardner had used excessive force against him.

Story continues below
“We think this is a legally defensible case because Trooper Gardner acted reasonably to avert a volatile and potentially dangerous confrontation on the side of a busy highway,” Assistant Attorney General Scott Cheney, who represented Gardner, said in a statement.

“We recognize, however, that this is a close case,” Cheney said.

The decision to settle was made by the Utah Attorney General’s Office, the Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah Risk Management Fund, all of which agreed that this was the “best compromise to protect taxpayer resources.”

“This settlement was the most efficient resolution of what would be lengthy and expensive litigation of a strongly disputed claim,” Cheney said.

Massey was unavailable for comment Monday.

This entry was posted in Videos. Bookmark the permalink.
3549
Don't forget to answer the Security Question before you post comment.

5 Responses to Man Tased by Bored Utah Cop…and gets $40,000

  1. Sunfire says:

    What a load of crap! That was a power drunk thug being Mr. Tough Guy because he knew the state would cover him.

  2. NC says:

    “The decision to settle was made by the Utah Attorney General’s Office, the Utah Highway Patrol and the Utah Risk Management Fund, all of which agreed that this was the “best compromise to protect taxpayer resources.””

    UNFRIGGINBELIEVABLE!!! Yes, let’s pass the problem onto the taxpayers like we always do rather than the cop taking responsibility for his actions because we all know by now that a cop who should be fired can never be shown or proven to do any wrong.

    ““We think this is a legally defensible case because Trooper Gardner acted reasonably to avert a volatile and potentially dangerous confrontation on the side of a busy highway,” Assistant Attorney General Scott Cheney, who represented Gardner, said in a statement.”

    And this guy is the Assistant Attorney General??? What an asshole.

    ““This settlement was the most efficient resolution of what would be lengthy and expensive litigation of a strongly disputed claim,” Cheney said.”

    Yes, because I think anyone who gets shot in the back really cares more about the money rather than putting the bastard who shot him behind bars. This Assistant Attorney General is completely trying to distract everyone from the real problem at hand and that is the cop’s excessive use of force and police brutality. Both bastards should be hung out to dry in the deserts of Utah, while the crows poke their eyes out alive.

  3. Joe says:

    The Department of Public Safety investigated the situation and cleared Gardner of any wrongdoing in handling an uncooperative motorist. He was, however, required to take a verbal communications course before returning to duty.

    “We think this is a legally defensible case because Trooper Gardner acted reasonably to avert a volatile and potentially dangerous confrontation on the side of a busy highway,” Assistant Attorney General Scott Cheney, who represented Gardner, said in a statement.

    “We recognize, however, that this is a close case,” Cheney said.

    Another broken state government. We know the remedy and it’s not the fraudulent ‘ballot box’.

  4. najhoa says:

    golly gee , it ONLY took 6 years to get a modicum of justice !

    must be a new record …

    good reason to eliminate ALL pigs and start over

    ” Only two kinds of people make it as successful police officers , childhood bullies and their victims .”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

What is 13 + 11 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)