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Ohio Ohio Cop Caught on Camera Terrorizing Family in Bizarre Video

Discussion in 'Incidents of Police Abuse, Misconduct, Negligence' started by Carlos Miller @ PINAC, Sep 16, 2013.


  1. A bizarre video from Ohio is quickly going viral on Youtube, showing a cop holding three citizens at gunpoint (or maybe it was just a Taser) for apparently asking him to move from their driveway.
    But that is just based on the Youtube description.
    It’s still not exactly clear what took place before the video to prompt such a hostile reaction from the cop, but several witnesses can be heard calling 911, so you can imagine how out of control the cop appeared to be.
    Noticing the witnesses, the Washington Township cop orders them back inside their homes, which is a common police tactic when they are committing unlawful acts.
    At one point in the video, the cop walks up to a witness trying to place a call and yanks the phone out of his hand, tossing it on a nearby lawn where the man just retrieves it.
    The Youtube description simply states the following:
    cop pulled somebody over and blocked neighbors driveway, neighbor comes home and asks cop to move vehicle..this is what happens.​
    Another commenter stated the following:
    These people on the ground were not even the ones being pulled over. They stopped bc the cop was blocking the driveway and while the driver got out to get the babies out of the back the cop went postal and told him to get back in his truck but then came and started jerking him out with a taser in one hand and hand gun at the other pointed at them and the 3 children in the back seat. The people work, pay taxes, volunteer to many cancer foundations and mind you they all have clean records.​
    The video was posted yesterday and has been viewed more than 11,000 times, so it’s only a matter of time before the local media gets wind of it and hopefully provides more details.
    The post Ohio Cop Caught on Camera Terrorizing Family in Bizarre Video appeared first on Photography is Not a Crime: PINAC.

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    More details here ...

    WTOL: Traffic stop caught on camera causes controversy (Sept 16 2013)

    Aaron Tatkowski says he spent Sunday with his family, and when he returned home, he noticed his daughter-in-law had been pulled over by a Washington Township Police officer. The police report states Cassandra Meyers was cited for a license plate violation. Tatkowski says he didn't like the way the officer was talking to Meyers, so he questioned the officer about his behavior. "He hollered for me to get back in my truck, so I got back in my truck," Tatkowski said. "Next thing you know, I'm yanked out of the truck and it made my girlfriend say a few things. He yanked her out of the truck." Tatkowski says the officer threw him, his girlfriend, his daughter-in-law, and 14-year-old son to the ground.

    The police report says commands were not listened to, so Officer Hart got out his taser and handgun. Tatkowski says he complied with Hart, but worried for his two granddaughters, who were still in his truck, so he asked witnesses to start recording what was happening. "It was totally uncalled for, the way [the officer] was using force on people," said Jim Stechschulte, a witness. "I'm sorry to say that, but that's the way it is and if they don't like it, so be it."

    Of course, da chief stands by his copper:

    The Washington Township Police chief said he stands by the police report, but made no further comment.
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    Watch the video (full screen is best), this cop is just completely irrational and out of control:

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    Officer Eric Hart, Rage Cop​
    Video snip at 1:51 after he just put a handcuffed Aaron Taykowski in his cruiser​
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    Officer Eric Hart, Rage Cop​
    Video snip @ 4:19 immediately after he had grabbed a bystanders cell phone & pitched it onto a lawn​
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    would not put good money on the odds of this clown staying employed.

    what a liability risk....
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    Appears to be trending in that direction ... :D

    He's only part-time for Washington Township, wonder if he has a second gig terrorizing folks elsewhere? Or a "history", with this being his latest reincarnation?

    Many more details in The Blade article.

    The Blade: Washington Twp., TPS officer put on paid leave: Moves taken after video of traffic stop goes viral (Sept 18 2013)

    A Washington Township police officer is on administrative leave after a videotaped traffic stop was posted online and went viral. Officer Eric Hart is being paid while on leave, Washington Township police Chief Christopher Kaiser said. Officer Hart has worked part-time for the department for about two years.
    “He’s not in trouble, but to keep things aboveboard, we put him on administrative leave until an internal investigation is fully complete,” the chief said. “I’m not saying he did anything wrong, but we’re trying to show we’re not trying to sweep this under the rug or cover it up.”


    WTOL: Washington Twp. officer on paid administrative leave following incident (Sept 18 2013)

    The video showed Officer Eric Hart pointing a tazer at a man and a woman on the ground. Many said the officer crossed the line with the force he used on the two, along with their teenage son. The Washington Township Police Department says Hart was placed on paid administrative leave Wednesday.
    The incident stemmed from a traffic stop involving a modified Ohio license plate. According to a police report, Aaron Tatkowski returned home while Officer Hart's vehicle was blocking his driveway. Tatkowski ended up on the ground handcuffed, before being placed in the back seat of Hart's vehicle.
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    Missed this earlier ...

    You think cops in schools are great idea? Your kids are in great hands at serious risk the way this bozo blows his top & waves guns around:

    So he's worked for Washington Township "for about two years" and for Toledo Public Schools for 20 months. What was he up to earlier?
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    I wonder how many 2nd graders he's offed...
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    UK Daily Mail: Cop caught on video forcing three family members to lie in the road at gunpoint after minor traffic dispute spiraled out of control in quiet neighborhood (Sept 18 2013)
    • Officer Eric Hart has been suspended after footage of him forcing three members of a family to lie on the road went viral
    • The incident happened after Hart stopped Cassandra Meyers because of a license plate violation
    • Her father-in-law Aaron Tatkowski arrived and took exception to how the officer was speaking to her
    • The situation escalated and soon Hart had Tatkowski, his girlfriend and 15-year-old son all on the ground as he pointed his weapon at them
    • Local residents near Toledo, Ohio, captured the incident on video and posted it on YouTube
    • Both Tatkowski and Meyers were charged with related offenses
    Victims Cassandra Meyers and Aaron Tatkowski:

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    Searching for other background on a police officer named Eric Hart. This one in Steubenville, OH, appears unlikely to be the same person:

    Franciscan University / Steubenville Journalism: A day with the Steubenville Police Department (undated)

    Most references to Steubenville PD's Eric Hart are dated 2011 & earlier, but there are a couple more recent in regard to a church function.

    The Steubenville PD was the subject of a DOJ lawsuit & monitoring and 48 police abuse lawsuits over a 20-year period.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013

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