The cop is none other than Sterling Wheaton of the Atlantic City Police Department, whom we became familiar with back in September when he drove up to a group of five fellow officers beating on a suspect and sicced his dog on him in an incident caught on surveillance video.
Then we later learned that Wheaton was already named a defendant in three unrelated lawsuits alleging abuse over the five previous years, including one where he is accused of ripping the phone out of the hands of woman recording him, only for her never to see the phone again.
Now we are learning that another of those three lawsuits involved him beating up a prosecutor from the state attorney’s office nonetheless, which is probably the last person you want to beat up if you’re one of these asshole cops like Wheaton who think they can do whatever they want.
Guess which one he's been convicted on? Yeah, not so much for the plain citizens.
Yes, this is excellent
A jury awarded Michael Troso $500,000, half which the city must pay, the
other half which Wheaton must pay,
And this is disgusting
who incredulously, is still employed
by the Atlantic City Police Department, despite the liability he has
proven to be.
I don't give a rats ass about the police union or anyone else, the fact that this clown is still wearing a badge is horrifying. And let's not forget he drove up to a group of five fellow officers beating on a suspect; you know damn well those bastards are still wearing badges, too, and the chances of anything real being done about them? Just about zero.
On the if you’re one of these asshole cops like Wheaton who think they can do whatever they want line; why shouldn't he think that? Until this particular suit, he HAS gotten away with doing whatever he wants. Thanks to the Atlantic City Police Department; don't tell me they couldn't have fired him if they'd actually wanted to.