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  • whoami Nov 29, 6:47 p.m.

    For those who missed it, please read this meatier update.

    http://www.heraldsun.com/view/full_story/20964398/article-Woman-who-accuses-officer-of-beating-faces-her-own-assault-charges?

  • whoami Nov 29, 11:32 a.m.

    This is old news. Where is the article yesterday where she was arrested after this for obstruction charge?

  • lavjt Nov 29, 11:28 a.m.

    Why does everything have to be black and white with you people? First of all regardless of "walking in polices shoes or not" the policeman is suppose to demonstrate restraint and professionalism so no excuses excepted you make the arrest if she is out of line! Secondly, Rev. Barber is a voice for a lot of people who feel they don't have a voice and that is a good thing regardless of what you think about him. Third, just because the policeman has won an award does not mean he did not hit her, he may have been provoked or angered by her, but he still must follow code of conduct and if he finds in his job he can not, he needs to consider another position. It is already clear the woman broke the law, but 2 wrongs don't make a right!

  • beach2011 Nov 29, 10:50 a.m.

    Anyone who has something bad to say how about the police should try spending a day in police shoes - bet you will feel differently - if you even get out from under your bed!!!

  • Common_Sensey Nov 29, 8:57 a.m.

    Anyone know the races of Mr. Schnee and the supposed "victim"? I'm sure if he's white and she's black, Rev. Barber and the NAACP will try to get Officer Schnee fired. Just pathetic....

    If the victim was white and the officer was black, I'm sure we don't hear a peep out of Barber and his ilk....again..pathetic!

  • Common_Sensey Nov 29, 8:41 a.m.

    Yup...officers can't win either way.

    He should have hit her with the taser as soon as she became belligerent. Our NC cops should ride along with LA or NYC cops for a few months, to learn how to deal with the "ignorant masses".

  • doggypoos Nov 29, 8:33 a.m.

    "Durham Police Corporal Brian Schnee this week received the Legion of Excellence Award from ASIS International for his efforts in saving the lives of three fellow law enforcement officers during a two-month period in 2009. "
    Schnee was one of six people to receive this award at the ASIS International Chapter 119 annual awards banquet in Raleigh.

    Read more: The Herald-Sun - Police corporal honored for bravery

    Does not seem like the kind of cop looking to going to hit somebody for no reason. For the years he has been in Durham he has been a good cop and a hero.

  • johnny2times Nov 28, 7:41 p.m.

    "If the officer gets hit, he's weak. If he hits back, he is a bully."

    The2ruthHurts
    November 28, 2012 7:09 p.m.

    Yup...officers can't win either way.

  • johnny2times Nov 28, 7:41 p.m.

    i'd prolly believe the woman. either way this oughta be a good one. you actually think DA MAN is your friend huh?

    wildpig777
    November 28, 2012 12:09 p.m.

    Why would you believe her? Tell us why you believe the woman with no facts...this should be interesting..

  • The2ruthHurts Nov 28, 7:09 p.m.

    "If the officer gets hit, he's weak. If he hits back, he is a bully."

  • doggypoos Nov 28, 5:39 p.m.

    In the end governmental immunity and she gets a lil hush money.

  • thepeopleschamp Nov 28, 4:50 p.m.

    "Wheres the public intoxication charge or a DWI? Was she arrested at home? Only charge was assault and resisting. I highly doubt some drunk lady went up to a cop and assaulted him. How did the two come into contact with each other? " vinylcarwraps23

    First, if she was inside she couldn't be charged with "public intox". Next, if she was not driving she couldn't be charged with DWI. According to another news outlet the officer was dispatched there due to a disturbance, and she appeared before a Magistrate who stated she was very intoxicated.

  • mike honcho Nov 28, 4:41 p.m.

    Theres no dash cam video because this was a diturbance at a residence, not a traffic stop, there was however video shot by the woman's friend who shot it with her cell phone, and I've been told the video supports the officers account of what took place. She was drunk and completely out of control.

  • Minarchist Nov 28, 4:30 p.m.

    "Drunk women are a disgrace to our sex ( and I'll bet she was)."

    Wheres the public intoxication charge or a DWI? Was she arrested at home? Only charge was assault and resisting. I highly doubt some drunk lady went up to a cop and assaulted him. How did the two come into contact with each other? Without that you are another "Mrs Cleo".

  • puzzled Nov 28, 4:17 p.m.

    What do you all expect an officer to do if someone is resisting arrest (probably doing everything she could to hurt him)? I know there have been some bad apples in law enforcement but my goodness, they are not all bad as some of you seem to try to get eveyone to think. I don't blame this officer. He could have tazzed her. Hello! Would that have been better? Drunk women are a disgrace to our sex ( and I'll bet she was). I am grateful for the officers who put their lives on the line for everyone else, including the criminals.

  • Lightfoot3 Nov 28, 3:59 p.m.

    “His word against hers if there were no witnesses or vehicle cameras - NOW WHO YOU GONNA BELIEVE - A WOMAN RESISTING ARREST OR THE OFFICER?” – jrfergerson


    If there’s no proof, then it’s he said – she said, therefore a draw. Both are capable of lying.

  • walterhogan1 Nov 28, 2:33 p.m.

    I don't think our SBI looks too good when held up to the light.State troopers sex on the ob. WOW the whole system needs to be looked at

  • KermitDFrog Nov 28, 2:30 p.m.

    If my wife got drunk, caused a "disturbance" and I punched her in the face to 'settle her down until she sobered up', I'd be in jail for domestic violence.

    I speculate that the drunk girl was probably being difficult (is there ever a cooperative drunk) but, there are other ways to handle an arrest without the tune-up to the face.

  • workinghuman33 Nov 28, 2:25 p.m.

    Women have been taught to lie to work the legal system for years also."

    WOW! How very misogynistic of you.

  • btneast Nov 28, 2:24 p.m.

    If this officer could not subdue a woman without hitting her he is not much of an officer now is he.

    YOU obviously have not tried to subdue a mad, fighting woman before. I did, won't do that again. Much more "passionate" than a man. Like trying to fight a circle saw or a chain saw.

  • emprezzinez Nov 28, 2:13 p.m.

    Why are you all JUST posting this...you are far behind...why haven't you been present at any of the silent protests? Interviewed the other people at the house? anything???

  • storchheim Nov 28, 2:06 p.m.

    Hm, kikinc, she does look pretty badly beaten up. Can't help but wonder what the disturbance was that prompted the call in the first place, but no one's addressing that. I'm guessing too much alcohol flowing among people with poor impulse control, and it devolved from there. Not saying she should have been beaten like this but hey, how about you live your life in such a way that cops don't get called?

  • workinghuman33 Nov 28, 2:02 p.m.

    LEO's are just mere human beings with a job...albeit a very risky and grossly under paid job. I can wait to see how this turns out before passing any judgment.

  • TeenDad4_WorldTour Nov 28, 2:02 p.m.

    I don't know about that. Women have been taught to lie to work the legal system for years also. If there's a tape, obviously we'll know...if not, then it's whoever is the better liar.
    4Strikes
    November 28, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    Protip: Police have been taught to lie to work the legal system for years also.

  • same ole story Nov 28, 2:01 p.m.

    I am sure the facts will come out that this was a law abiding church going lady that wouldn't hurt a flea if it bit her..... Yeah right?!?!

  • ICTrue Nov 28, 1:39 p.m.

    "Wait? You actually wan't proof? This is WRAL, the "Court of Public Opinion" where the Officers are ALWAYS found guilty first, based on WRAL's shotty reporting, anti-LEO bias and nothing else..." Glenn Mille

    I don't know about that. Women have been taught to lie to work the legal system for years also. If there's a tape, obviously we'll know...if not, then it's whoever is the better liar.

  • OneLove Nov 28, 1:34 p.m.

    "Here's a little bit more info for us to speculate about." Sure is!!

  • lrfarms27572 Nov 28, 1:18 p.m.

    DPD policy mandates that any officer under investigation be put on leave or administrative duty until such investigation is settled. So hush with the whole "why is he on leave..." whining.

    this has come from having too many "civil" issues brought against the department over the years...many of which turn out to be groundless and are thrown out (that doesn't mean this one is).

    what I find most interesting however is the fact that the very people who do not believe in protecting themselves (ie, gun control advocates) are the first ones to question law enforcement and other public servants (who they believe is their savior...ikr....shocking!)

  • kikinc Nov 28, 12:52 p.m.

    http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8880468

    Here's a little bit more info for us to speculate about.

  • Damien Thorne Nov 28, 12:48 p.m.

    "**SIGH**, if she was resisting and he OC sprayed her, folks would complain, if he Tased her, folks would complain. He used the use of force continuum (went hands on first)...and folks complain. Sorry, but she forced him to do his job. Good job Officer."----Glenn Miller

    And if the woman was beat down for no reason, people would complain.

    If this officer could not subdue a woman without hitting her he is not much of an officer now is he.

  • Glenn Miller Nov 28, 12:45 p.m.

    "Of course there's proof to back that up?" - Car 54

    Wait? You actually wan't proof? This is WRAL, the "Court of Public Opinion" where the Officers are ALWAYS found guilty first, based on WRAL's shotty reporting, anti-LEO bias and nothing else...

  • workinghuman33 Nov 28, 12:43 p.m.

    So do Durham patrol cars not have mounted video camera's on them? Seems an easy fix if they do, and if they don't they should for situations like this one.

  • aspenstreet1717 Nov 28, 12:39 p.m.

    There's a tape of the incident that's why he's on leave.

  • Trekker Nov 28, 12:21 p.m.

    "Sorry, but she forced him to do his job. Good job Officer." Glenn Miller

    Of course there's proof to back that up?

  • Trekker Nov 28, 12:20 p.m.

    “NOW WHO YOU GONNA BELIEVE - A WOMAN RESISTING ARREST OR THE OFFICER?” jrfergerson

    Who’s to say whether or not she was really resisting arrest? Call it a draw at this point.

  • TVs_Deceit Nov 28, 12:16 p.m.

    jrfegergerson, yeah, who to believe? A woman resisting arrest or the man who beat her.

    I wonder what happened first, the resisting or the beating?

  • wildpig777 Nov 28, 12:09 p.m.

    i'd prolly believe the woman. either way this oughta be a good one. you actually think DA MAN is your friend huh?

  • OneLove Nov 28, 12:08 p.m.

    unfortunately, the officer. But that doesn't mean its always true. Too bad OTHER officer misconduct makes me question the integrity of ALL of them.

  • Glenn Miller Nov 28, 12:02 p.m.

    **SIGH**, if she was resisting and he OC sprayed her, folks would complain, if he Tased her, folks would complain. He used the use of force continuum (went hands on first)...and folks complain. Sorry, but she forced him to do his job. Good job Officer.

  • Learning+Growing Nov 28, 12:01 p.m.

    Being she wasn't charged with anything else? Right now, her.

  • jhk0704 Nov 28, 12:00 p.m.

    If she actually was resisting arrest and trying to assault the officer i have no problem with what he did at all.

  • Caring Nov 28, 12:00 p.m.

    I believe the OFFICER!!!

  • jrfergerson Nov 28, 11:53 a.m.

    His word against hers if there were no witnesses or vehicle cameras - NOW WHO YOU GONNA BELIEVE - A WOMAN RESISTING ARREST OR THE OFFICER?

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