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Cop Who Beat Pregnant Woman, Not Fired – Now Accused of Raping Another Pregnant Woman

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CHICAGO (CN) – A police officer accused of past misconduct faces a new federal complaint accusing him of raping a pregnant woman and threatening to arrest her if she resisted.

Identifying herself only as Jane Doe, the woman filed the complaint on Wednesday against Richard Jones and the city of Harvey, a south suburb of Chicago.

Doe, who says she is 20, says Jones began harassing her in June 2015.

The Harvey police officer allegedly added his phone number to her cellphone without her consent, and began calling her repeatedly. Doe says she did not answer his calls or messages.

In August, when Doe was visibly pregnant, Jones saw her at a gas station and made comments to her such as “You know how good you look,” “I’ve wanted you since the first day I saw you when you were wearing that dress,” and, “There are so many things I would like to do to you,” according to the lawsuit.

The next day, Jones pulled Doe over for driving without a license and ordered her to follow him to a nearby train parking lot, she says.

He allegedly waved her into a secluded area behind the parking lot, then forced her to perform oral sex on him.

Jones then ordered Doe to bend over the car, where he raped her, ignoring her protests and the fact that she was pregnant, according to the complaint. She claims he threatened to arrest her if she did not comply with his demands.

Jones remains on the force, despite the fact that this is not the first time he has been accused of misconduct against a pregnant woman, Doe says.

In 2011, Jones allegedly caused 17-year-old Kwamesha Sharp to miscarry by kneeing her in the stomach and sending the ambulance away. A settlement in her case could cost the city up to $1 million, the Chicago Tribune reported last year.

The Tribune detailed Sharp’s case in an investigation of policing in Harvey, Ill., a town it said provides “perhaps the clearest view of the breakdown of oversight” of police in Illinois, in a state already infamous for its lack of police oversight.

“This is Illinois, where the state-imposed ethical standards for a cosmetologist are far higher than those for a cop,” the Tribune’s report begins.

Sharp’s allegations did not trigger any state review of the officer’s actions that day, according to the Tribune.

Instead, a special police committee reportedly gave Jones one of 71 statewide bravery awards.

Recent evidence of the lack of police oversight in Chicago, and the uproar over the video of Laquan McDonald’s shooting, has trigger major personnel changes in the city’s police department and the Independent Police Review Board. The board allegedly fired one of its investigators last year for finding a police shooting unjustified.

But Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, himself a part-time police officer in a neighboring town, has opposed an outside review of the department.

The U.S. Justice Department investigated the city in 2008 after dozens of rape kits were found unprocessed – and some of the men connected to those kits had raped again.

It concluded in 2012 that the city’s “system for reporting, reviewing and investigating use of force is grossly deficient and creates a high risk of excessive force.”

The Justice Department recommended that Harvey implement clear policies on the use of force, and expand its investigations of allegations against police officers. However, it is unclear if Harvey has adopted any of the suggestions.

The City of Harvey did not immediately respond to a request for comment made Thursday at noon.

Doe is represented by Ronak Maisuria with Erickson & Oppenheimer, the same firm that represents Sharp. She seeks compensatory and punitive damages.

This story was originally published by Courthouse News.

  • We need to ensure this cop is held accountable. Please (Y) + Comment + Share this story.

    • Not if you’re a minority; they rarely arrest a corpse.

  • We need to ensure this cop is held accountable. Please (Y) + Comment + Share this story.

    • Not if you’re a minority; they rarely arrest a corpse.

  • Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.

  • Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t turn out – take another shot.

  • As long as the state covers them both financially and also by protecting them with the law they are supposed to protect these things will just keep happening.

  • As long as the state covers them both financially and also by protecting them with the law they are supposed to protect these things will just keep happening.

  • Cops who are incompetent at doing their job pose a high liability to cities where they work but cities must like it because they keep looking for the same type.

  • Cops who are incompetent at doing their job pose a high liability to cities where they work but cities must like it because they keep looking for the same type.

  • I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.

  • I think happiness is what makes you pretty. Period. Happy people are beautiful. They become like a mirror and they reflect that happiness.

  • ouch this one really hurts police, now you might be sucking worse than criminals.

  • ouch this one really hurts police, now you might be sucking worse than criminals.

  • I really hate to say that this doesn’t suprise me anymore. I guess all we can do is try to keep people informed on these serious issues for the moment

  • I really hate to say that this doesn’t suprise me anymore. I guess all we can do is try to keep people informed on these serious issues for the moment

  • What the hell

  • What the hell

  • Not all cops are bad,this is just typical predatory ugly nature of males.

  • Not all cops are bad,this is just typical predatory ugly nature of males.

  • ” just doing my job”

  • ” just doing my job”

  • the fetus probably deserved it. I heard it on Fux and Friends.

  • the fetus probably deserved it. I heard it on Fux and Friends.

  • I can’t help but believe they’ve given these guys the green light to cause as much pain and misery on the people as they want… I believe these gangs are just following orders….

  • I can’t help but believe they’ve given these guys the green light to cause as much pain and misery on the people as they want… I believe these gangs are just following orders….

  • Are either of these women black? Haven’t you heard? When it comes to police brutality and lack of accountability it only, “matters,” under certain circumstances.

  • Are either of these women black? Haven’t you heard? When it comes to police brutality and lack of accountability it only, “matters,” under certain circumstances.

  • I hopw that cop gets rapped and slowly tortued people need to stand up and tell them we will no longer stand for them thinking they are above us after all we are all supposed to be treated equally but when do wee ever see that happen we dont only to the rich

  • I hopw that cop gets rapped and slowly tortued people need to stand up and tell them we will no longer stand for them thinking they are above us after all we are all supposed to be treated equally but when do wee ever see that happen we dont only to the rich

  • If a civilian Militia had existed at the time, like the Anonymous group, but that exact revenge on murderous or rapist or whatever type of bent cop, and they would have taken care of this criminal…he’d be dead and unable to hurt anyone else..!!! It is time for JUSTICE to be rendered not by judges and grand jury who are corrupt, but by the People !!!!!

    • That’s why no high school history course ever mentions the McMinn county war / Battle of Athens.

    • Unlike Battle of Athens, never They should go free or alive, none should even wish to return to power, and lastly once the People get the power Never to surrend it ever again to those rotten thugs ..!!!!!

    • That’s why they are all geared up, there is 10,000 of us for every one of them

    • Anonymous is not a militia, nor are they even provably a sovereign or legitimate force. I have seen nothing ever to indicate any headline regarding them isn’t fabricated or the acting parties are independent of government. Regardless, relatively speaking nobody cares about the State or police, really logic, justice and ethics as a whole, anyway

  • If a civilian Militia had existed at the time, like the Anonymous group, but that exact revenge on murderous or rapist or whatever type of bent cop, and they would have taken care of this criminal…he’d be dead and unable to hurt anyone else..!!! It is time for JUSTICE to be rendered not by judges and grand jury who are corrupt, but by the People !!!!!

    • That’s why no high school history course ever mentions the McMinn county war / Battle of Athens.

    • Unlike Battle of Athens, never They should go free or alive, none should even wish to return to power, and lastly once the People get the power Never to surrend it ever again to those rotten thugs ..!!!!!

    • That’s why they are all geared up, there is 10,000 of us for every one of them

    • Anonymous is not a militia, nor are they even provably a sovereign or legitimate force. I have seen nothing ever to indicate any headline regarding them isn’t fabricated or the acting parties are independent of government. Regardless, relatively speaking nobody cares about the State or police, really logic, justice and ethics as a whole, anyway

  • Here’s a real example of a punk narcissistic cop abusing his authority and committing crimes. Drew Peterson exhibited this same behavior only worse, he killed 4 of his own wives. Youssef Elleissy this cop will get what he deserves after FBI invesigates.

  • Here’s a real example of a punk narcissistic cop abusing his authority and committing crimes. Drew Peterson exhibited this same behavior only worse, he killed 4 of his own wives. Youssef Elleissy this cop will get what he deserves after FBI invesigates.

  • This is fucking bullshit

  • This is fucking bullshit

  • Cottage f****** head off

  • Cottage f****** head off

  • Sickening

  • Sickening

  • Yeah, but what about Benghazi…..HUH? snark

  • Yeah, but what about Benghazi…..HUH? snark

  • shared

  • shared

  • the police are not required to obey the law. they are above it, don’t you know?

  • the police are not required to obey the law. they are above it, don’t you know?

  • SS.

  • SS.

  • Is this in a state with capital punishment?

  • Is this in a state with capital punishment?

  • When will USA people respond to this type of violence?

  • When will USA people respond to this type of violence?

  • And yet people still pass thee fake stories around trying to make us scared of little old ladies
    SMH

    https://www.facebook.com/Gstevenbarnett/posts/1209784649037934

  • And yet people still pass thee fake stories around trying to make us scared of little old ladies
    SMH

    https://www.facebook.com/Gstevenbarnett/posts/1209784649037934

  • Dirty swine.

  • Dirty swine.

  • Someone just needs to wack these criminals

  • Someone just needs to wack these criminals

  • FreethoughtPage issues

    Not to be confused with freedom of thought or free will.

    For the Ukrainian language newspaper published in Australia, see The Free Thought. For the Dutch freethinkers association “The Free Thought”, see De Vrije Gedachte.

    Freethought — or free thought[1] — is a philosophicalviewpoint which holds that positions regarding truthshould be formed on the basis of logic, reason, andempiricism, rather than authority, tradition, revelation, or other dogma.[1][2][3] The cognitive application of freethought is known as “freethinking”, and practitioners of freethought are known as “freethinkers”.[1][4] The term first came into use in the 17th century to indicate people who inquired into the basis of traditional religious beliefs.

    A free thinker is defined as a person who forms his or her own opinions about important subjects (such as religion and politics) instead of accepting what others say.[1] Freethinkers are heavily committed to the use of scientific inquiry, and logic. The skeptical application of science implies freedom from the intellectually limiting effects of confirmation bias,cognitive bias, conventional wisdom, popular culture,prejudice, or sectarianism.

    Atheist author Adam Lee defines freethought as thinking independent of revelation, tradition, established belief, and authority,[5] also defining it as a “broader umbrella” than atheism “that embraces a rainbow of unorthodoxy, religious dissent, skepticism, and unconventional thinking.”[6]

    The basic summarizing statement of the essay The Ethics of Belief by the 19th-century British mathematician and philosopher William Kingdon Clifford is: “It is wrong always, everywhere, and for anyone, to believe anything upon insufficient evidence.”[7] The essay became a rallying cry for freethinkers when published in the 1870s, and has been described as a point when freethinkers grabbed the moral high ground.[8] Clifford was himself an organizer of freethought gatherings, the driving force behind the Congress of Liberal Thinkers held in 1878.

    Regarding religion, freethinkers often hold that there is insufficient evidence to support the existence ofsupernatural phenomena.[9] According to theFreedom from Religion Foundation, “No one can be a freethinker who demands conformity to a bible, creed, or messiah. To the freethinker, revelation and faith are invalid, and orthodoxy is no guarantee of truth.” and “Freethinkers are convinced that religious claims have not withstood the tests of reason. Not only is there nothing to be gained by believing an untruth, but there is everything to lose when we sacrifice the indispensable tool of reason on the altar of superstition. Most freethinkers consider religion to be not only untrue, but harmful.”[10]

    However, philosopher Bertrand Russell in his 1957 essay “The Value of Free Thought” wrote

    What makes a freethinker is not his beliefs but the way in which he holds them. If he holds them because his elders told him they were true when he was young, or if he holds them because if he did not he would be unhappy, his thought is not free; but if he holds them because, after careful thought he finds a balance of evidence in their favor, then his thought is free, however odd his conclusions may seem.

    Fred Edwords, former executive of the American Humanist Association, suggests that by Russell’s definition, even liberal religionists who have challenged established orthodoxies might be considered freethinkers.[11]

    In the 18th and 19th century, many thinkers regarded as freethinkers were deists, arguing that the nature of God can only be known from a study of nature rather than from religious revelation. In the 18th century, “deism” was as much of a ‘dirty word’ as “atheism”, and deists were often stigmatized as either atheists or at least as freethinkers by their Christian opponents.[12][13] Deists today regard themselves as freethinkers, but are now arguably less prominent in the freethought movement than atheists.