Friday, January 11, 2019

Sweetwater FloriDUH cops beat down innocent brother of registrant, police chief claims no wrongdoing

Police corruption is commonplace in South Florida, but Sweetwater FL might have the taken the cake. Sweetwater already has a long history of police brutality among other coverups. The short story here is that a registered person hit a police cruiser and the police chased that person, presumably to beat the person down. Instead they found the guy's brother and attacked him and the man's mother. Of course, you can rest easy knowing Chief Flaccid-O Dumbass investigated and found no evidence of wrongdoing so far.

Tough takedown by police caught on camera in Sweetwater
Police seen in video punching brother of suspect for whom they'd been searching
By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter
Posted: 6:11 PM, January 10, 2019

SWEETWATER, Fla. - A tough takedown by police was caught on camera Wednesday morning in Sweetwater.

In the video, Sweetwater police officers are seen punching the brother of a suspect for whom they were searching.

The suspect's mother and brother spoke to Local 10 News on Thursday about the incident.

They shared their home surveillance video with Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa and even showed him their bruises.

The video shows one Sweetwater police officer throwing punches and pushing a woman back, while another officer is seen placing a man in a choke hold.

A second man is cuffed on the ground.

"Can you see in the video they punched me and throw me away?" Ana Schaublin asked.

Schaublin showed De La Rosa the bruises she claims she suffered from police.

"They are animals," she said.

Sweetwater police told Local 10 News they arrived at the home on Southwest 20th Terrace looking for a driver who hit an officer and who later bailed along with two other men.

The driver, identified as James Castro, is a registered sex offender and lives at the home with his family.

The man seen punched and violently restrained by officers is Castro's brother, who claims he was not in the vehicle.

"I haven't seen my brother since Dec. 26," he said.

The Sweetwater police chief said the two men arrested at the home were believed to be in the vehicle with the suspect and were charged with resisting officers.

The third suspect is still at large and his family said they have not seen him. They are demanding the officers involved in the incident be investigated for abuse of force.

Surveillance video appears to show officer punching man outside Sweetwater home

SWEETWATER, FLA. (WSVN) - A doorbell security camera captured officers allegedly beating up a man outside a Sweetwater home.

Sweetwater Police arrived at the home located along Southwest 20th Terrace and 129th place, at around 3 a.m., Wednesday.

Officials said the officers were searching for a suspect who rammed an officer with his car.

When officers arrived at the home, they found a man matching the description of James Castro, the wanted suspect. Actually, he was not home at the time.

Instead, officers came across his brother, Christian Castro.

“I heard ruckus. I came outside, and next thing you know, I’m being arrested,” he said. “I’m being bullied. I’m being hit. I’m being harassed.”

In the video, his brother Gary is seen coming out of the home with his hands up.

“Grab these people!” officers are heard shouting. “Start grabbing people!”

Shortly after, both brothers were detained, and Christian was put in a choke hold by one officer.

Another officer is seen running up to him before allegedly throwing punches.

“I got hit right here. I got hit right here,” Christian told 7News while showing the bruises and lumps on his face. “I got hit right back here.”

Their mother was also seen being pushed while trying to help her son.

“I get out over here and say, ‘Please, please, please do not hurt my son,'” Ana Schaublin said.

However, the Sweetwater Police chief said the video does not show all of the facts.

“From the onset, you’re looking at a snapshot in time and not the totality of circumstances,” Placido Diaz said. “I’d like to have time to digest it. Obviously, if somebody committed an error or made a mistake, they will be held accountable. At this point, I have no reason to believe that.”

While police begin their lengthy investigation and the family recovers from the horrifying ordeal, James remains on the run.

His girlfriend is now pleading for him to return home.

“I don’t want anything to happen to him,” Yanet Portales said. “I just want him to come back home to his family. We have a family. The baby misses him. We all miss him.”

Both brothers were arrested and released. They face charges of resisting arrest.

The officers in the video remain on duty as police continue to investigate.



    Once fallen I got two shitbags you should nominate Deshon Israel Bonnell, and Anthony Emerson Howson, these 2 men have killed a person they accuse of Sexual harassment and they rob the murder victim in the process. Yes two men have hijacked the metoo movement.


    Update a third person should be nominated for Bailey B. French, 17 for being a shitbag in 2019.


    A Hibbing man accused of murdering Joshua Robert Lavalley has been ordered to undergo an evaluation to determine his mental competency.

    Deshon Israel Bonnell, 18, was arrested earlier this month on charges that he shot Lavalley on Jan. 6 on the Mesabi Trail in Hibbing.

    At his initial hearing Thursday, St. Louis County District Judge Mark M. Starr approved a request by Bonnell's attorney James Perunovich that he go through a Rule 20.01 evaluation, which refers to Minnesota court rules in regards to competency hearings.

    Bonnell and 20-year-old Anthony Emerson Howson, who also made his initial appearance on Thursday, both face felony charges of second-degree murder, kidnapping and aggravated robbery in the first degree. Howson is being represented by attorney Todd Deal.

    Assistant St. Louis County Attorney Bonnie Thayer is prosecuting both cases.

    Earlier this month, authorities found Lavalley dead on the trail, just east of Kerr in Hibbing. Police had tracked down his vehicle and confirmed that he spent the weekend with Bonnell, Howson and Bonnell's girlfriend, Bailey Bodell French, 17.

    According to district court records, Howson gave investigators Lavalley's financial card and told them that "Lavalley had attempted unwanted sexual contact with" the teenage girl. French told police that the three Hibbing residents kidnapped Lavalley and drove him to the trail.

    French said Howson stayed in the car, as she and Bonnell led Lavalley blindfolded into the woods, according to court documents. Bonnell then shot Lavalley, she said.

    A .22-caliber pistol was found under French's mattress at her residence after investigators discovered Bonnell's mother was missing her firearm.

    French was arrested on Jan. 18, but has not been charged as an adult. Names of 16- and 17-year-olds charged with a felony are public, according to the County Attorney's Office.

    Howson's omnibus hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14. Bonnell's next court appearance was pushed back until the completion of the competency evaluation. If convicted, both men face 40 years in prison for second-degree murder and kidnapping each and 20 years for first degree aggravated robbery.