Cop Punches Handcuffed Woman in the Face, Loses Job, Gets Job Again After Review

It’s terrible, but at least she didn’t shoot “herself” in the head.

Via Information Liberation:

Milwaukee Cop Richard Schoen was fired in May of this year after his superiors saw a dashboard-camera video that shows Schoen climbing into the backseat of his cruiser to repeatedly punch a handcuffed woman in the face. He’s now getting his job back despite the objections of Milwaukee’s police chief and mayor.

According to a FOX 6 story published upon the video’s release, Schoen arrested Jeanine Tracy for being “argumentative and us[ing] profanity” (emphasis mine – ed.) during a traffic stop. While in the backseat of the police cruiser, she yelled and stomped her leg, complaining that it hurt.

Upon arriving at the station, Schoen tried to pull Tracy out of the backseat of his cruiser by her shirt. When Tracy refused to move, Schoen went around to the other side of the car, climbed into the backseat, and began punching Tracy in the face. Schoen then dragged her out of the backseat of his cruiser by her hair. All of this was captured by Schoen’s dash cam. (What was not captured, the department says, is Schoen kneeing Tracy in the stomach after getting her out of the car.)

Schoen was fired, but after a mandatory review (guaranteed in Milwaukee’s “Police Bill of Rights”), it was determined that – let’s say it together –  “no criminal activity took place” and he got his job back.

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8 Comments on "Cop Punches Handcuffed Woman in the Face, Loses Job, Gets Job Again After Review"

  1. BuzzCoastin | Dec 10, 2012 at 10:38 pm |

    SOP in the Land of the Free
    but hey!
    At least Pigs are flying

  2. Mythosopher | Dec 10, 2012 at 11:08 pm |

    Since when did assault and battery stop being crimes?

    I bet she has a hell of a Section 1983 case again him.

  3. Will the cop be promoted? Or moved sideways to an instructor position?

  4. We all know how I feel about cops (The only good one is one with the air let out of him), but what I wanted to call attention to was this “Police Bill of Rights” they mention.

    I’ve seen several stories (all critical), just in the past few weeks, which reference this collection of procedural/legal workplace protections for police, specifically calling it the “Police Bill of Rights”.

    I suspect that someone, somewhere in the Media, has an agenda and it would behoove the savvy Disinfonaut to keep their eye out for this phrase.

    I suspect we’ll be seeing it a lot more.

    Ever notice that the Media frequently seem to all be harping on the same subject? I think this “Police Bill of Rights” will be one of those subjects.

  5. Liam_McGonagle | Dec 11, 2012 at 9:17 am |

    Keep in mind this is in the wake of several major scandals plaguing Milwaukee police in recent months:

    1. Crime statistics for over a decade turn out to have been fudged or at least fudged up by improper police reporting (i.e., armed robberies categorized as ‘jay walking’ offenses’, etc., etc.).

    2. Police Chief Flynn caught in an adulterous sex scandal with a local crime beat reporter for the (only) major area newspaper.

    3. A young black man died in police custody after officers refused to respond to his panicked pleas that he was having difficulty breathing.

    4. Flynn’s response in a press conference to community calls for an inquiry into the aforementioned death: Tough Titty.

    Mind you, this is under the administration of Mayor Tom Barrett, Democrat ‘white hat’ and all around would-be-saviour of the Wisconsin people from the dastardly Scott Walker.

  6. Makes me hope for the emergence of Citizen Vigilance Committees that will find pigs like him and execute them. The “justice” system is a complete joke.

  7. Officer Dibble | Dec 11, 2012 at 4:53 pm |

    He’s obviously defending himself or some shit like that, he’s a pig, fer chrissakes! Cut him a break!

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