I think I am going to have to stop reading the paper. Every time I do so I find a story about another person murdered by police. This one in Mobile is enough to make you hate every cop you see, much more than you already do.
By Katherine Sayre
January 30, 2010, 6:33AM
BREAKING icon.jpgMOBILE, Ala. -- A Mobile man who, according to a lawsuit, was severely beaten and shocked with a Taser by Mobile police last week, died Thursday after being taken off life support, authorities said.
Daniel Mingo, 25, filed a lawsuit against the city of Mobile and the Mobile Police Department, claiming police beat him after he ran away from officers on Halls Mill Road on Jan. 21.
The lawsuit also claims that officers knew Mingo had mental disabilities and was a patient at local mental health facility.
The city has said police acted appropriately and were waiting the results of an autopsy.
That's what they always say, "Police acted appropriately" when they know it is a damn lie. Why does the city cover for these MURDERERS?
After the altercation with police, Mingo was left brain dead and breathing on a ventilator at Mobile Infirmary Medical Center, according to the lawsuit filed Thursday in Mobile County Circuit Court.
He suffered a broken nose, blunt force trauma to the head and neck and several cardiac arrests, according to the lawsuit.
Mobile police have said that officers saw Mingo's car swerving across the road just after 11:30 a.m. and pulled him over.
An officer saw Mingo put something in his mouth, police said, and Mingo ran away, shedding his clothes as he fled. He was later found in a nearby shed.
According to the lawsuit, police beat him, "stripped him of his clothes," "drug him through asphalt gravel and glass," and shocked him with a Taser several times.
However, the hospital says no drugs or alcohol were found in Mr. Mingo's system.
According to the lawsuit, Mingo wasn't in possession of illegal drugs, and "had committed no crime other than a possible alleged traffic violation."
Dearman said tests at the hospital immediately after the incident confirmed that Mingo had no drugs or alcohol in his body. The cause of death was respiratory failure, he said.
Mingo had "nonviolent mental disabilities" and police were told about those disabilities by his mother - who called police dispatch - and a person in his car, according to the lawsuit.
Dearman said he had learning disabilities and suffered from paranoia.
After being stopped, Mingo ran away because he was "fearing for his life," the lawsuit states.
Officers who eventually caught Mingo had "harassed and threatened" him in the past for refusing to become a drug informant, according to the lawsuit.
At the hospital, nurses spent more than two hours removing glass, gravel and other debris from open wounds, according to the lawsuit, and Mingo suffered from severe brain swelling.
Mr. Mingo died after being removed from life support at 3:30 pm Thursday.
I am so angry right now I am at a loss for words. The poor family of this young man must be absolutely devastated. I know I would be. I also know this. Cops are rarely held accountable by the courts for murders they commit. If this were my kid I would straight up go sniper on the mother fuckers involved. And I wouldn't go for the cops themselves right away. I'd go for their loved ones....so they could know first hand the unspeakable pain their actions caused and could feel just exactly what it is like to lose a child. Death would be much too painless and over much too quickly for the cops themselves. They need to suffer.