White Kansas City Cop Named in Excessive Force Lawsuit After Terrorizing "the motherfucker" [a handcuffed Latino Man]
Starts at 5:30. From [HERE] A white Kansas City police officer Jacob Harris has been named in two different lawsuits alleging excessive force from 2009 and 2014. He resigned on Jan. 19.
Manuel Palacio filed a civil suit against Officer Shannon Hansen, Officer Jacob Harris, and Sergeant Todd Hall in December 2015 stemming from excessive force police used while arresting him in 2014.
Palacio’s attorney Tom Porto said the officers who took Palacio into custody need to be held accountable for what they did when they arrested him. Last October, white cops in Kansas City arrested Palacio and in the process terrorized, threatened and assaulted him. The incident was captured on dash-cam video.
In the footage, KCPD officers Shannon Hansen and Jacob Harris pull up onto an Independence Avenue sidewalk and lightly struck Palacio with the front bumper of their squad car. (The cops claimed Palacio matched the description of a suspect in a nearby armed robbery. However, they did not explain how he matched the description. In the video he is walking with a black hoodie over his head.) The white officers jump out of the cruiser and scream at Palacio to get on the ground. He immediately complies, raising his hands in the air as he crouches onto the concrete. Hansen then punches Palacio repeatedly in the rib cage while Palacio is being cuffed. (In the video above, this starts at the 5:30 mark.)
The cops begin immediately searching through his pants pockets. Finding that Palacio has the stolen credit card, Hansen points to the man whom the credit card allegedly belongs to (who is by then present at the scene) and says, to Palacio, “You’re not only gonna get an ass-whuppin’ from us — you’re gonna get an ass-whuppin’ from him.” Hansen then says: “I’m giving him your address and your mom’s fuckin’ address and everybody’s address that you know, and I hope his family comes over and takes a fuckin’ ball bat to your head, motherfucker.”
Harris later chimes in: “You don’t say another fuckin’ word. You sit there and you don’t open your mouth. You understand? Otherwise, you’re going to the hospital.”
At no point during the arrest does Palacio resist. Palacio subsequently filed a lawsuit against the KCPD, alleging that the officers had used excessive force. Last month, the department settled the case for $300,000.
The video also showed the officers appearing to mock Palacio and yell at him.
Sgt. Hall is also no longer with the department.
Another officer, Shannon Hansen, resigned in 2015 after taking a plea deal on criminal charges from the same incidents.
Hansen served 30 days in jail, agreed to perform 100 hours of community service, complete an anger-management class, and was barred from being employed in law enforcement.