Atlantic City Police Unleash Dog[s] on Black Man after Stopping him for being in 'Drug Neighborhood'
"Every time they hit me they said, Shut up Nigger!" From [HERE] A federal judge is raising questions about the Atlantic City police department's handling of brutality complaints against its officers. U.S. District Judge Joel Schneider in Camden is presiding over a 2010 excessive-force lawsuit against two Atlantic City officers who have faced nearly 80 complaints between them. None has been upheld by Internal Affairs.
The city previously provided summaries of the cases against the officers, Sgt. Frank Timek (in photo with police attack dog Vader) and Officer Sterling Wheaten. But The Press of Atlantic City reports Schneider has ordered the city to turn over the full Internal Affairs reports.
The judge says those reports are needed to determine if the city has been, as alleged, "deliberately indifferent to the violent propensities of its police officers.''
Julius Adams is the latest non-white person to file a lawsuit against the Atlantic City Police department, claiming he was the victim of excessive force from Sgt. Timek and another officer. "I was in handcuffs in a puddle of blood," Adams said. "They tried to kill me. They literally tried to kill me."
Adams says Timek and another officer approached him and two friends early last year after they finished gambling around midnight. Adams claimed they walked several blocks from the casino before Timek stopped them and told them they were near a drug neighborhood.
"They told us, 'Up against the wall!'" Adams said. "I said, 'Up against the wall for what?' They said, 'Oh you got a smart mouth huh? I said up against the wall!'" According to Adams, Timek let his friends go but released his police dog on him. "He ran straight to me on my leg and I started screaming," Adams said. Adams says the officers started beating him and then released a second police dog.
"I got two dogs biting me, playing tug o' war on my leg and they were still hitting me and kicking me," Adams said. "And every time they hit me they said, 'Shut up nigger! Shut up nigger!" Adams says he lost some use of his leg, is in constant pain and still has nightmares. ["in the absence of white supremacy niggers would not exist."]