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Man’s testicles tasered during horrific police arrest

RT | February 10, 2019

Disturbing bodycam video shows Arizona cops tasering a man 11 times, including on the testicles, as his horrified family scream for them to stop. The police are now being sued for “excessive force and torture.”

The nightmare tasering began when Glendale police officers approached a vehicle for a signal turn violation in July 2017. Johnny Wheatcroft was in the front passenger seat, while his wife Anya Chapman and their 11 and six-year-old sons sat in the back. A friend of the family was driving.

Officers Matt Schneider and Mark Lindsey asked Wheatcroft for his ID and he inquired why he had to show it, as he was not driving the vehicle. Police allege he went to stuff something in his backpack, and, after pressing the taser against his arm and telling him to “relax,” Schneider twisted Wheatcroft’s arm behind his back and pulled him from the car while still restrained by his seat belt.

The officer began tasering him when he was half out of the vehicle, before they pulled him to the ground and continued to tase him. Even after Wheatcroft was dragged on the ground towards the back of the car, his feet remained entangled in the seat belt. His older son leaned into the front seat to open the belt to free his father, prompting Schneider to shout at him, causing the boy to burst into tears.

Glendale police said in a statement that Wheatcroft “exhibited verbal non-compliance by refusing to identify himself and failed to obey the officer’s instructions.” Chapman reportedly swung a bag of bottles at Lindsey’s head during the incident, although this can’t be seen clearly in the video.

Horrifyingly, Schneider is next seen pulling Wheatcroft’s shorts down and placing the taser on the handcuffed man’s testicles. The lawsuit filed by the couple reports Schneider tased his testicles and perineum. He then placed the taser on his penis and said, “You want it again? Shut your mouth. I’m done f*cking around with you.”

Another officer held a handgun to his head and Wheatcroft was kicked in the groin.

According to the suit and the police’s own admission, the officers used a “drive stun” method, in which the taser is pressed against a person before being fired. Glendale police also released a 30 second CCTV video of the incident taken from a distance.

The pair were arrested and charged with aggravated assault and physically resisting arrest. They were both in jail for months as they couldn’t afford bail before Chapman pled guilty to a lesser charge so she could be released to look after her children.

Wheatcroft’s charges were dismissed by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office after prosecutors saw the bodycam video, which his lawyers released to media outlets.

Schneider was suspended for three days after the incident, Glendale police said.

February 10, 2019 - Posted by | Subjugation - Torture | , ,

9 Comments »

  1. I hope the tasered victim gets millions….

    Comment by Leland Roth | February 10, 2019 | Reply

  2. “police officers approached a vehicle for a signal turn violation”……..?

    And, the passenger got tasered for THAT? What has happened to the USA? I wonder if these ‘Police officers’ had any training in Israel, which apparently a lot of American Policemen receive. It sounds like the sort of treatment that a Palestinian would receive from the Israeli police.

    Comment by Brian Harry, Australia | February 10, 2019 | Reply

  3. I agree with both Leland and Brian with an augmenting “WTF?”…but: why not a word about the ‘”family friend” driver?? (I’m submitting this without adding any independent/original thoughts for a “test” purpose: I’ve tried multiple times to comment on an Aletho News post regarding Syria, but each attempt is either “You’ve already submitted…” or the post reverts to its initial appearance [that displays one comment by another commenter]. Here, I’m going to submit for the prime purpose of ascertaining whether this comment will be accepted…or whether my Syria comment has been “censored” or otherwise been rejected [tech glitch by Akismet or … ?]. My firm belief is that my Syria comment had/has nothing controversial to warrant non-acceptance and is in fact greatly complimentary toward author Jeremy Salt and Aletho News….

    Comment by roberthstiver | February 11, 2019 | Reply

    • This comment by me was just accepted/posted as is typical for my submissions. WTF?

      Comment by roberthstiver | February 11, 2019 | Reply

      • I have no idea what is happening with your comments Robert. It does sound like an Akismet tech glitch. I never have time to peruse comments rejected by Akismet as spam.

        Comment by aletho | February 11, 2019 | Reply

        • Akismet sounds like a Zionist owned entity from my past experiences with it in this & other blogs…countless times, too😂

          Comment by Leland Roth | February 11, 2019 | Reply

  4. This gave me nightmares. It makes for great vengeance and rightly so. No human to trust anymore…the curse upon US because of our corrupt and foreign leadership hell bent on destroying the world. A cancer without vision or wish for peace, love and unity. Evil is a reality and loathsome…so many trip wires and stumbling into traps of trust all at taxpayers expense. Money is the root of all evil. I have been a victim of police harassment but thank God not to this level. I don’t trust them at all and it is to the NRA’s benefit that we suffer. Damned if we do and damned if we don’t. We aren’t free at all…

    Comment by Sparrow | February 11, 2019 | Reply

    • Comment by Sparrow | February 11, 2019 | Reply

      • Thanks for a great comment and evocative 3+-minute video clip. How can any human view the infinite universe and our nearer environs and become captive to arrogance and greed? Total-spectrum dominance, indeed….

        Comment by roberthstiver | February 11, 2019 | Reply


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