Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ouch

  • A Marquette Park neighborhood man is expected to appear in court later today after he was accused of wresting a Taser from a Chicago police officer and using it on him Sunday night during a struggle on the city's Southwest Side, police said.

    The incident began with officers attempting to interview Dashawn James, 19, because they thought he had violated curfew in the 6500 block of South California Avenue, according to police.

    A fight broke out after officers followed James, who fled and became "combative," punching two officers and gaining control of one of their Tasers, according to a police report.

    James "deployed" the Taser several times striking an officer’s arm, according to the report. Another officer used his Taser to subdue James, who was arrested at about 10:40 p.m. Sunday.

Be careful out there.

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64 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again the media does not get the story quite right. Turns out jagoff popped with out of state robbery warrant. Good job officers, sad about the injuries, they are two of the best coppers on the Midnights. They will be missed.

1/31/2012 05:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just curious - what curfew is a 19 YO subject to?

not a cop.

1/31/2012 06:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Tackleberry said...

Should have read, another officer used an stricker fire automatic and ceased the threat.

WTF....

1/31/2012 06:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Idiot. All he had to do was to talk to the cops. Now he's facing some serious legal issues as well as being on some cop's sh*t list.

1/31/2012 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Deadly force option? Just saying....

1/31/2012 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck the taser! At that point it should have been a 9mm parabellum to this animals face.

1/31/2012 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would be fitting if you have him in a neadlock when he tasers you and you tense up snapping his neck. Would that go as a suicide?

1/31/2012 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a shithead takes your taser and tries or does use it on you. Deadly force is authorized. Because it will incapacitate you and the offender could gain control of you primary weapon and kill you.

1/31/2012 08:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dashawm should be wrapped in a blue tarp and dumped on a pile of his kin at the medical examiners office.

1/31/2012 08:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my partner and I always joke that its a matter of time when some PO will get their shit taken from them and used against them. Look at your coworkers and you will see many reasons why. We laugh but obviously a serious issue. you dont have to have your A game everyday, but you better be able to bring it on, in a split second. Hope this guy is in the hospital. This makes me sick !

1/31/2012 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope this P.O. had a holster for the taser. Too many times I see P.O.s walking around with tasers in a vest pocket thats only secured by a velcro strap or nothing at all. I don't get it. I see it a lot with knifes too. The best is TAC guys walking around with level I or pancake holsters on duty. It's because it looks cool. Invest in your safety. Secure your tasers.

1/31/2012 08:31:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Said to say there is more of this to come. Soft touchy feely hands with a hands of approach makes more of this to happen. The public wants everyone to play nice. Well watch Rambo III. That's what happens. No control. Murder, Rape, and all others on the rise.

Continue on and have a nice day :)

1/31/2012 09:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Wresting and using it on him"

Meanwhile, if an Officer legally deploys it on an assailant, the officer "Shot the victim with the taser, sending over 50,000 volts into the honor student"

1/31/2012 09:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dashawn's momma done be lucky he isn't dead,,,or maybe not----she missed hitting the ghetto lotto.

Glad the officer is ok

1/31/2012 09:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Officers , anytime you are threatened and a person advances toward you , use night stick or taser . It could have been your gun . Thank God you're ok.

1/31/2012 10:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Youve got to be kidding...

1/31/2012 10:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the bad guy gets a taser and uses it or threatens to use it on an officer, that is a deadly force situation.

Shoot that mo fo

1/31/2012 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Another officer used his Taser to subdue James..."

Uh...Dashawn here is EXTREMELY lucky that he's not on top of that pile in the County Morgue.

1/31/2012 10:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

19 years old. These animals have no respect for authority. Imagine attacking a cop 10..15..20 years ago. This is what is out there now. This little fuck sould be in a box right now. Oh...I forgot...he probably has issues with his life and was trying to vent.....blah blah blah.

1/31/2012 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is "obstructing identification"? never heard of such a charge.

I was under the impression there was only a very minimal requirement under IL law to identify one's self to police.

Not a cop.

1/31/2012 11:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoulda ventilated young Mr. James, because if hit by the taser, no doubt he would've gone for your gun.

1/31/2012 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you officers are becoming too reliant on the tasers. This was a shoot situation as soon as the PO was disarmed of his/her taser.

1/31/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

two coppers were hurt in this incident. One guy, who is a great guy and a great policeman got hurt really bad. I heard his kneecap was shattered and will need a full replacement surgery. Thats pretty damn serious.

1/31/2012 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one PO with a broken patella, the other with a dislocated knee

1/31/2012 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asshole takes taser & uses it, lethal force os allowed. Learn that use of force model people, may is going to be fubar!

1/31/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will a # be had on the officer which lost his/her taser?

1/31/2012 12:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very interested to find out what really happened not to monday morning quaterback it but to make sure that it doesn't happen to me. Anyone know what actually happened?

1/31/2012 12:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not to Monday morning quarterback, but is this piece of garbage still breathing air? Should of been shots fired by the police...

1/31/2012 01:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should have been shot and killed once the officer was able to shoot. If he had gained control of his weapon that would have been very bad. These animals need to get put down.

1/31/2012 01:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im going deadly force if he has partner subdued by tazer. Under a second to disarm and murder him with his own weapon.

Just my 2 cents

1/31/2012 01:42:00 PM  
Blogger zulu said...

Um, he just disarmed you with a device capable of incapaciting you and proceeds to deploy it on you pull that other thing out.., your gun and kill that fool

1/31/2012 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How much ya wanna bet?

This Asshole along with the assistance of the A.C.L.U. and Peoples Law Office will sue the city!

Then they will settle and the city will pay at least a "5 figure check" for what should have been a 19-Paul and forget about it!

Police work in this City is so over!

De-Police will ya guys already!

KMA

1/31/2012 03:28:00 PM  
Anonymous AND IN OTHER NEWS... said...

Armed with stiffer penalties that took effect Sunday, Chicago and Secretary of State police began cracking down this morning on motorists who abuse disabled-parking placards.

A team of 21 officers checked 54 vehicles parked in disabled spaces in the Loop from 6 to 9 a.m., citing eight people for unauthorized use of placards and two people for improper use of disabled license plates, according to the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

Police will continue the stings downtown and in other areas of the city, said Lt. David Blanco of the Chicago Police Department’s traffic unit.

[Lt Blanco found!]


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/
breaking/chi-cops-cracking-down-on-disabled-parking-spaces-20120131,0,5530814.story

1/31/2012 04:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scc,
From NY seriously?

http://www.dnainfo.com/20120131/manhattan/cops-banned-from-owning-nypd-t-shirts-merchandise

1/31/2012 04:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
just curious - what curfew is a 19 YO subject to?

not a cop.

1/31/2012 06:26:00 AM


None, but no one knows he's 19 until they ask. Hard to distinguish that age on a dark side street...

Just sayin'.

1/31/2012 04:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
just curious - what curfew is a 19 YO subject to?

not a cop.

1/31/2012 06:26:00 AM

RTFA:

"The incident began with officers attempting to interview Dashawn James, 19, because they thought he had violated curfew in the 6500 block of South California Avenue, according to police."

They didn't know his age at the time. He looked young and they stopped to ascertain his age.
They found out his age when he was arrested for the taser incident.

1/31/2012 04:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

his companion was 13. the bad guy grabbed the taser out of the po's hand as he reached for his cuffs.

1/31/2012 04:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just curious - what curfew is a 19 YO subject to?

not a cop.

1/31/2012 06:26:00 AM


&


What is "obstructing identification"? never heard of such a charge.

I was under the impression there was only a very minimal requirement under IL law to identify one's self to police.

Not a cop.

1/31/2012 11:07:00 AM


&


I'm very interested to find out what really happened not to monday morning quaterback it but to make sure that it doesn't happen to me. Anyone know what actually happened?

1/31/2012 12:18:00 PM




you're such a cockteaser.



Chalkie

1/31/2012 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The officer whom was disarmed was being cautious of his injured partner whom was still holding onto the jagoff... the officer did not shoot as to not hit his partner... JOB WELL DONE OFFICE

1/31/2012 05:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the offender looked very young--could have easily been a juvenile--officers were just doing their job and investigating it--ok Mr. Not a Cop 06:26 am--does that explain it!

1/31/2012 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess verbal judo or BACK SIR!! Didn't work in this situation! Glad officers are okay!

1/31/2012 06:31:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a cop.....

It means the kid looks as if he could be younger than 18 and the officers approached to ask some basic information. We don't have a crystal ball, we have to get out of the car and interact with the public. Capice?

1/31/2012 07:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turns out he fought because of an out of state robbery warrant. The two officers injured are good police.

1/31/2012 07:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

just curious - what curfew is a 19 YO subject to?

not a cop.

1/31/2012 06:26:00 AM
-
Just curious. Do you have YOUR birthdate tatooed on your forehead? Well, neither does he. So, he was stopped for suspicion of being a curfew violator.

1/31/2012 07:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is "obstructing identification"? never heard of such a charge.

I was under the impression there was only a very minimal requirement under IL law to identify one's self to police.

Not a cop.

1/31/2012 11:07:00 AM

Please go troll elsewhere, and go Occupy something.

1/31/2012 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Armed with stiffer penalties that took effect Sunday, Chicago and Secretary of State police began cracking down this morning on motorists who abuse disabled-parking placards.

A team of 21 officers checked 54 vehicles parked in disabled spaces in the Loop from 6 to 9 a.m., citing eight people for unauthorized use of placards and two people for improper use of disabled license plates, according to the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities.

Police will continue the stings downtown and in other areas of the city, said Lt. David Blanco of the Chicago Police Department’s traffic unit.

[Lt Blanco found!]


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/
breaking/chi-cops-cracking-down-on-disabled-parking-spaces-20120131,0,5530814.story

1/31/2012 04:12:00 PM

Love to know the rest of the story. It's legal to be an able-bodied driver, if you're driving the car registered to the disabled person and you're dropping off or picking up the disabled person.

Should be some interesting stories attached to this mess.

1/31/2012 07:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 1/31/2012 06:26:00 AM:
"...attempting to interview Dashawn James, 19, because they thought he had violated curfew..."

1/31/2012 08:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Media full of crap again.That story isn't close..I like how they also consider one guy with a broken kneecap and another with a torn patella minor injuries....oh and idiot wasn't a curfew he had a nationwide extradition robbery warrant from Arkansas.......fn idiot media

1/31/2012 09:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"two coppers were hurt in this incident. One guy, who is a great guy and a great policeman got hurt really bad. I heard his kneecap was shattered and will need a full replacement surgery. Thats pretty damn serious."

--1/31/2012 11:13:00 AM

"one PO with a broken patella, the other with a dislocated knee"

---1/31/2012 11:40:00 AM

Oh, man. I fell on my knees on ice years ago and it's never going to go away. Like everything else, it hurts like hell when weather gets cold and damp. Still something floating around in there.

I would say don't wrassle with someone like this when you'd better shoot instead. Lose an eye to the Taser, or have your sidearm taken and used on you. That so called "life" you cuffed and dragged in ain't worth the risk. It'll be back on the street soon, just as bad, and will hurt more people.

Not second guessing, officers dealt with it as they saw how. All I know is how my knee feels. Owwwwwwww.

You guys got my sympathy and prayers for a speedy recovery. May God bless.

1/31/2012 10:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To those who question this scenario, put yourself in this position. You attempt to place a 19 year old in custody in the middle of the street at 66/California. The offender, who has an aggravated robbery warrant with national extradition, turns instantly and begins fighting you up close. Your partner immediately shatters his knee cap on the icy concrete and you tear a ligament, dislocating your left knee, pushing your knee cap to the side of your leg, all while you and your partner continue to try and place the offender in custody, wrestling with the offender on concrete and ice. Doesn't sound easy does it?. I saw both officer's injuries up close and they weren't pretty. They did what they had to. If you get in a similiar scenario, God bless and go home safe. Please be safe out there officers.

1/31/2012 10:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(720 ILCS 5/31-4.5)
Sec. 31-4.5. Obstructing identification.
(a) A person commits the offense of obstructing identification when he or she intentionally or knowingly furnishes a false or fictitious name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has:
(1) lawfully arrested the person;
(2) lawfully detained the person; or
(3) requested the information from a person that the
peace officer has good cause to believe is a witness to a criminal offense.

(b) Sentence. Obstructing identification is a Class A
misdemeanor.

1/31/2012 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To: Not a Cop
From: A Cop
Subject: STFU!

1/31/2012 11:05:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't Monday morning quarterback, If you were not there criticism not allowed,this is just another example of how the animals want to hurt coppers! Beat rule no matter what happens on the street,at the G8,anywhere we all know we are short handed back each other up! It does not hurt to "drive by," when a copper has to call to make sure we all go home safe to our families!

1/31/2012 11:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Here is a crazy fact,was at the store on 63rd and Cicero in walks a city department of aviation police officer, buys some items pays for them with a link card! Yes I did see his name but will not call him out here! Went out to parking lot was driving a White Aviation police Ford Escape, big M/1!!

1/31/2012 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is "obstructing identification"? never heard of such a charge.

I was under the impression there was only a very minimal requirement under IL law to identify one's self to police.

Not a cop.

----------------------------------

Look it up, pal. You know how to 'google' don't ya?

2/01/2012 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Here is a crazy fact,was at the store on 63rd and Cicero in walks a city department of aviation police officer, buys some items pays for them with a link card! Yes I did see his name but will not call him out here! Went out to parking lot was driving a White Aviation police Ford Escape, big M/1!!

1/31/2012 11:42:00 PM
Is that the same guy who sells cars and never has anything but bullshit temporary plates? that guy?

2/01/2012 09:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"(OT) Here is a crazy fact,was at the store on 63rd and Cicero in walks a city department of aviation police officer, buys some items pays for them with a link card! Yes I did see his name but will not call him out here! Went out to parking lot was driving a White Aviation police Ford Escape, big M/1!!"

1/31/2012 11:42:00 PM

Screw that shit. This is an outrageous abuse of the system. Out that lowlife copper and I hope he gets his greedy ass fired. WTF!

2/01/2012 11:58:00 AM  
Blogger Just A City Worker said...

Love to know the rest of the story. It's legal to be an able-bodied driver, if you're driving the car registered to the disabled person and you're dropping off or picking up the disabled person.

Should be some interesting stories attached to this mess.

1/31/2012 07:59:00 PM


You can't be a cop otherwise you would know the answer.

HCP Plate or Placard Use is dependent upon the OWNER of the Vehicle or Mobile HCP permit being "Transported/Present" for someone other than the Owner to benefit from Free Metered Parking/HCP Space Parking.

Take what We write at Revenue:

Invalid Placard And either the Meter Violation or Disabled Parking Violation.

And if it turns out the Permit or Plates belong to someone that has had them Revoked or is actually Deceased....the Fine is Stiffer and a criminal charge can be filed.

2/01/2012 03:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
(OT) Here is a crazy fact,was at the store on 63rd and Cicero in walks a city department of aviation police officer, buys some items pays for them with a link card! Yes I did see his name but will not call him out here! Went out to parking lot was driving a White Aviation police Ford Escape, big M/1!!

1/31/2012 11:42:00 PM

Was his name on the link card?

2/01/2012 04:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(720 ILCS 5/31-4.5)

Sec. 31-4.5. Obstructing identification.

(a) A person commits the offense of obstructing identification when he or she intentionally or knowingly furnishes a false or fictitious name, residence address, or date of birth to a peace officer who has:

(1) lawfully arrested the person;

(2) lawfully detained the person; or

(3) requested the information from a person that the

peace officer has good cause to believe is a witness to a criminal offense.

(b) Sentence. Obstructing identification is a Class A misdemeanor.

2/01/2012 09:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I heard his kneecap was shattered and will need a full replacement surgery."

Can't replace a knee cap......that's what my Dr said....

2/01/2012 10:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Turns out he fought because of an out of state robbery warrant.



Used to be an out of state warrant for less than murder was never enforced....oh wait that's Cook Cty warrants are collar county only, not the other way around..

2/01/2012 10:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cuff the bad guy first before anything!!!! It's not against the law to cuff dude, then talk w/ him and run his name!!! It takes 15 seconds to cuff and uncuff him.

2/02/2012 02:29:00 PM  
Blogger Purple Butterfly said...

Anonymous said...
(OT) Here is a crazy fact,was at the store on 63rd and Cicero in walks a city department of aviation police officer, buys some items pays for them with a link card! Yes I did see his name but will not call him out here! Went out to parking lot was driving a White Aviation police Ford Escape, big M/1!!

I am a cop. I go to the store all the time for my aunt who has a link card, no car, and is sick. Should I make her go with me each time? Or should I be a good niece and just shop for her? You people are so judgemental.

2/05/2012 07:52:00 PM  

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