Springfield, MO — Over the years, the Free Thought Project has reported on countless infuriating videos of police officers violating the rights of citizens from coast to coast. Despite knowing there are cameras around, cops have harassed, beaten, and even killed people. But as the following video illustrates, when cops don’t know there are cameras recording them, they can and will do the most bizarre and gut wrenching things up to and including throwing kittens and spitting on people’s property.
The incident you are about to watch took place on November 15, 2018 at the home of Angela Goodwin. Police were executing a search warrant over alleged drug activity. While the warrant may have been justified, the behavior of the cops was anything but.
The Free Thought Project spoke to the woman who took the video who explained how the behavior from these officers made her sick to her stomach. As you watch the video below, you will likely have a similar feeling.
“I was sick to my stomach, it made me sick,” said Goodwin. “I mean, I understood to a point they have to go through stuff,” Goodwin said, “But, once I actually watched the video… that’s not what they were doing.”
As the video begins, one of the officers — who is wearing a ski mask to cover his face — is seen obsessing over the family’s kitten. He then begins picking it up, shaking it and throwing it. His behavior was little more than abuse as the kitten was picked up over and over by the skin on her neck, shaken, and then thrown. This was not playing, this was sadistic.
“At first I was like, oh okay, and then I saw him squeezing her and throwing her and shaking her, and I was like, really? What is this man doing? And then, it just went on and on and on…” Goodwin said.
“It’s like every two seconds he’s grabbing her and shakes her, and throws her and grabs her up again,” Goodwin said. “And then he’ll go do something and come right back to her. It was almost like an obsession.”
Mistreating the kitten was just the beginning of the bizarre and infuriating behavior exhibited by these officers who were in the home to allegedly look for drugs. Goodwin described the rest of the video as follows:
All officers present are observed intentionally breaking the resident’s property, and just out right trashing the home. Some of the many items destroyed included a 70″ television, an antique plate, 2 antique cameras, all the surveillance equipment and cameras, mirrors, and much more. They also “misplaced” pieces of jewelry, which included a wedding ring, a heirloom locket, a set of diamond earrings, a men’s invicta watch, and an engagement ring, all of which has never been located. They were filmed commuting serious criminal offenses and crimes instead of searching as they were supposed to be doing. One officer throws a knife he finds in the room at the wall. While another is seen clearly spitting a loogie on the floor/property of the home. This is a clear example of law enforcement acting as if they are above the law and abusing their position of power.
At the end of the video, police find the camera and realize everything they did was just recorded. So, they confiscated all the surveillance equipment in an attempt to hide their actions. Luckily, the video survived.
“I was able to obtain the footage by pulling it from the hard drive,” Goodwin tells TFTP.
According to Goodwin, police did find some drugs on her sofa and arrested three people in the home—including Goodwin’s boyfriend. However, Goodwin says she had the video proving that the drugs were not her boyfriend’s but police didn’t care to watch it.
They found methamphetamine on my living room couch and in my kitchen, which was thrown there by the two people other than my boyfriend who went to jail. And even though I have footage of them throwing the drugs in my home, which was sent to the head detective working on the case, the prosecutor has only filed charges against my boyfriend in this matter.
After the incident happened, Goodwin uploaded the video to Facebook where the Springfield police watched it. They sent Goodwin a letter, letting her know they saw it. It stated in part:
I am writing you in reference to your recent Facebook post involving a police officers interaction with a kitten. One of the comments in response to that video said there are some actions by officers that you thought were inappropriate. I would like to speak to you about those allegations and get a copy of the video that shows the actions you think are inappropriate to determine if an internal investigation needs to be conducted.
Shortly after, Springfield Police Department spokesperson Jasmine Bailey announced that “Chief Williams immediately ordered an internal investigation into the officer’s actions.”
That was in November of 2018.
Goodwin tells TFTP that she tried multiple times to find out the results of that investigation but they have never called her back. We can confirm the lack of response from the SPD.
TFTP reached out on Monday to the department to inquire about the results of said investigation and we have yet to hear back as of the publishing of this article.
“I just want to say I know that we obviously might not have been fully innocent in this ordeal, however, with that being said, they were still out of line and abusing their authority. Even if we were murderers, they had no right to become criminals themselves,” said Goodwin. We agree.
These dirty cops in ski masks didn't know they were being recorded while they raided a home they had a search warrant for. They were caught acting quite strange, obesessing over a kitten and a few other disturbing acts. Watch the video and tell us does this look like professional police work or does it look like thugs with a badge terrorizing the people they work for?Full Story/Video: https://thefreethoughtproject.com/exclusive-stomach-turning-video-catches-cops-abusing-kitten-spitting-inside-destroying-property/ Join Us & Help: Police the Police 3.0 Join Our Group: The Free Thought Project Community Group Contact the Springfield Police Department:Springfield, MO Police Department Springfield Police321 E. Chestnut Expressway, Springfield, MO 65802Phone: 417-864-1810Video By: Jason Bassler Follow Him On Twitter: https://twitter.com/JasonBassler1#PoliceThePolice #PTP #CopWatch#FilmingCops #CopBlock #FilmThePolice#TakingBackOurRights #HomeRaid#TheAccountabilityProject #ThugCops(Videos posted for educational purposes via fair use)
Posted by Police the Police 3.0 on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
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