Cops punch, tase, handcuff man then smash his cell phone for recording brother’s arrest

By End the Lie

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s vehicle in the foreground (Image credit: Susan Poag/The Times-Picayune)

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff Deputies turned on Sean Warren last week simply for recording the questionable treatment meted out to his brother, Casey Warren. The police beat him, tased him, handcuffed him and smashed his cell phone after treating his brother in a nearly identical manner.

Unfortunately this is far from an isolated incident given that police across the country have been guilty of similar attempts to destroy evidence. Similarly, police have brutally beaten people simply for legally filming an arrest from the seeming safety of their own property.

Despite the phone being thrown to the ground after Sean Warren was sucker punched by the deputies, Warren managed to recover the video after taking his phone to a repair shop.

As Carlos Miller rightly points out, the recovered video (embedded below) is quite dark and grainy, thus making it quite difficult to make out exactly what is going on. However, “it does show deputies trying to shove Casey Warren into the back of a patrol car.”

Witnessing the strange and likely disturbing incident, Sean Warren’s fiancée called 911 in an attempt to get the New Orleans police to come to the rescue.

The New Orleans police arrived, informed both Warren brothers they were not being arrested and one officer even used his flashlight to assist Sean Warren in locating his broken phone.

According to The New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The brothers and other witnesses say the Jefferson Parish deputies initially threw the spent Taser cartridges into a neighbor’s trash can, but retrieved them once New Orleans police arrived.”

New Orleans attorney Sonny Armond, who is both the stepfather and attorney of the Warren brothers, said that the police were actually trying to cover up evidence of their actions.

“They were clearly trying to manipulate the scene,” said Armond.

Around 12 hours after the initial incident, which occurred at roughly 12:30 am on the Crescent City Connection in Orleans Parish on Monday, September 10, 2012, according to Armond, Casey Warran was arrested by New Orleans police “on a Jefferson Parish warrant for reckless driving and flight from an officer.”

The entire ordeal can be traced back to when Casey Warran was driving with his brother and noticed that a brown Crown Victoria was following him.

According to Armond, Warren slowed down and at one point came to a complete stop in the right lane in an attempt to lose the unknown vehicle.

A man in a white T-shirt and jeans then exited the Crown Victoria and approached the brothers’ car with his gun drawn, according to Armond, and he identified himself as a detective with Jefferson Parish.

However, due to the lack of sirens or any such traditional identifiers, Casey was frightened.

“No badge, never used lights, sirens or anything else,” said Armond. “As soon as Casey saw the gun, he got a bad feeling and took off down the bridge,” in the direction of their home.

Later the same plainclothes detective and four Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies in uniform arrived at their home, according to Armond.

Armond said that Casey answered the door in his boxers and when police confirmed that he was behind the wheel on the bridge he was dragged out of the house and threatened by two of the deputies.

According to Armond, Warren then asked the deputies why the New Orleans police were not present at which point he was tased on the top of his head.

“At no time did JPSO [Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office] request NOPD [New Orleans Police Department] assistance or anything else,” said Armond. “The deputies violated all protocol known to man. We understand none of them reported leaving their post in patrol areas (in Jefferson Parish).”

After Casey was handcuffed by deputies, Armond said that they beat him in his kidneys and back and then tased him two more times in his back before placing him in their patrol car.

Sean Warren only caught about 30 seconds of the scuffle on his cell phone before he was allegedly punched in the mouth and eventually handcuffed and tased twice in the back.

“After they tased me the first time, a deputy said, ‘Tase him again,’” said Sean Warren. “I said, ‘Please don’t tase me. I’m not resisting.’”

As Miller rightly points out, “The deputies were apparently out of their jurisdiction, which is why New Orleans police eventually got involved.”

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been notified of the incident which left both of the brothers hospitalized but they have yet to launch an official investigation into the events.

Unfortunately, if we can take the previous actions of the FBI as any hint at what they might do here, it doesn’t look all too promising for the Warren brothers.

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16 Responses to Cops punch, tase, handcuff man then smash his cell phone for recording brother’s arrest

  1. Pingback: Cops Punch, Taser Man, Smash Cellphone For Recording Brother’s Arrest – Secrets of the Fed

  2. Ian MacLeod September 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM

    I lived in Gretna with a friend who in the military (years after I got out); I went there to play in her band. My girlfriend and I were in the park at Lake Pontchartrain, sitting on the grass listening to a guy playing guitar when NOPD – three of them – walked up to a guy maybe eight feet from us who’d fallen asleep on the grass with his head on his girlfriend’s lap while listening to the guitar, and one fat cop KICKED him in the ribs hard enough to break something. The cop shouted – grinning – “No sleeping on the fu**ing grass, as**ole!” The guy whirled where he was and took two cop’s feet out from under them and was just suddenly standing up. You could see he wasn’t even awake yet. he was a vet, Special Forces, who’d had THREE tours in Vietnam. The cops be proceeded to beat the man bloody in front of everyone. As they were hauling him off, I went to him my phone # in case he needed a witness, but my friends held onto me and wouldn’t allow it.

    It seems that’s been SOP for a long time! NOPD were the ones who, during Katrina per another wartime vet who lived there and had his guns stolen by them and got beaten up and almost shot , had raped one young woman something for trying to refuse to be disarmed, the cops had raped one young woman something like 13 times. They gave each other her address and took turns! I’ve heard from a couple of others there that’s the City has “no record of police stealing guns”, and people can’t get them back. I hate to say this, but especially in places like Fullerton, CA. and in New Orleans the cops are going to take it on the chin when the Collapse hits. People there will HAVE NO CHOICE, not if they even HOPE to survive it! The cops in those places are nothing but street gangs, and in a collapse they go after people to beat and rob and rape! If there ARE a few good cops there, they’re not saying or doing anything about it, so they’re complicit as hell!

    I worked with some GOOD cops thirty years ago in some rough places, and thugs hiding behind badges like these would have been in prison in a heartbeat after IA got done with them! Clearly those days are gone. I’m flabbergasted there aren’t more cops turning up on the roadsides or in bays.

    Ian

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  4. JamesTK September 17, 2012 at 5:34 AM

    Lawyer up dude, and collect. The supreme court says its LEGAL to film the police and The only way we’re going to stop the jackboots is to SUE them into submitting to the law.

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  5. Alicia September 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    It’s sad that “Protect and Serve” means nothing in these areas. I live in a place where most police are actually pretty cool, so my judgement is moot, but I’ve seen “badged thugs” and it’s disgusting and disheartening. You would expect this kind of corruption in Mexico City or Bogata, but this is like a cancer and should be dealt with as such. If IA or the FBI can’t do their jobs, it won’t be long before the citizens do and there will be no going back then.

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    • Robert September 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

      Wasn’t about two weeks ago they shot down some crooked cops in new orleans, or as the press put it,…
      “ambushed them”. So there may be hope for some places.
      But a guy jumps out of a car with a gun at night, you shoot them, at the very least you put your red dot on them, and let them decide if they want to leave or be shot. An honest policeman would understand the need to have your gun out in that situation, and go back and call for a real cruiser so everyone is safe.

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  6. Robert September 17, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    And they wonder why cops get shot in new orleans.
    They are protecting there cameras.

    But is it legal to film crooked cops breaking the law. The courts were saying it is ok to film them doing there job in public. Not committing crimes while in uniform.

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  7. Don Groover September 17, 2012 at 12:49 PM

    There are still plenty of good Cops in the smaller Cities. It’s mainly the major cities that have the Cops that are bullies. Many of the bully Cops grew up in the inner city and were hardened as children. They didn’t learn to have compassion like the Cops who grow up in the small towns and rural areas.

    Also, the big city Cops know that there is safety in numbers. There are so many of them, the public don’t know them well enough to readily identify them by sight.

    That’s why they are so against being videoed. They can remain more or less anonymous if there is no video record and it’s my word against yours. I’m a Cop so my word is automatically more credible than yours without a video record.

    These bad Cops can’t remain anonymous forever. When the economy collapses, the people will be forming gangs because they will have no one to come and rescue them as they did after Katrina. They will have nothing to lose.

    When the BAD Cops start their Beating, Stealing, Raping and Murdering, they will be dealt with vigilante style. People will go to the Bad Cops homes and deal with them individually. Katrina taught the public that they cannot just accept what the Bad Cops deal them.

    The people will still respect and welcome the good cops. But, most people will be able to tell the difference.

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    • lollo September 19, 2012 at 8:46 AM

      You sound like a cop or a pork whore. Dooshbag.

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    • Robert September 19, 2012 at 4:21 PM

      What I am waiting to see is what happens if you are carrying in these hurricanes and they arrest you. They can’t take your gun in a declared emergency, so do you take it into the cell, or do they have to let you go?

      I practice for 3 cop fire fight. Worst part is the dirty cop lives 80% of the time. Granted as a eunich, but I have never figured out what to say to a good cop that will keep his hands away from their gun when you shoot the bad one. But you need to deal with him withing 5 seconds because the partner will be a threat at that point.

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  8. h September 18, 2012 at 2:22 AM

    everytime i hear stories of this all i can think of is the scence from resevoir dogs at the end with the cop and gas ^^

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  9. safeinside September 19, 2012 at 8:41 AM

    People who do not know by now, need to know – pigs are your enemy. Pigs think citizens are dogs to be controlled or shot. Get over any notion that pigs are ‘there to protect the people’, that is propaganda bs. The truth is, pigs hate civilians. This is hard for the all the pork whores who think pigs are ‘sexy in their uniform’. I have known so many women who marry pigs. Every one of them beats their wife, has held the service revolver to their heads during domestic quarrells and cheats on them. The pigs are not heros, they are dooshbags, bullies and criminals with political backing. Stay away from them.

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  10. Bridgett September 21, 2012 at 11:13 AM

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  11. Robert September 21, 2012 at 2:09 PM

    Why did he confirm he was driving when asked? They are not going to be able to prove you were driving.
    Why did he not have a gun on him when answering the door?
    Why didn’t he tell them he was remaining silent as the stupid courts say you have to do?
    Some people are just to stupid to be running free on the streets. It is called breaking & entering, you shoot anyone trying it. They need a warrant, and dead people can’t lie to the judge about probable cause later.

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  12. Anonymous September 27, 2012 at 1:14 PM

    Wow what a load of shit. This is a police state. Wake up America!!!

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  13. sickofeatingyourshit November 28, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    alicia-nice observation.
    police state coming, better beware…
    cops are nothing more than normally overweight or narcisstically, freakishly muscled hired thugs of the particle state in which you live. they are the incarnation of brute force that are there to collect revenues for the state. your silent,absent god only knows what these piggy, legislating state slaves do with that money…
    people=shit, as slipknot put so succintly.
    trust no one on this whole burning sphere of a spongeball dipped in shit… all anyone wants you to do is agree with what they say-or have more unnecessary material goods than you-or live a few years longer than you…most people are stupid and drowning in the pathetic and empty illusions that they believe makes up a life…
    americans are scary and fat and presumptuous buckets of shit.
    they make me want to stick my head in a bucket of shit.
    ask anyone of these fuckbags, they are murderously certain their is a sky-god, and they are almost as sure they are the only creatures in the universe.
    fucking disgusting…

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