Torture by police
Bubba has the details of some pretty hideous police work from Campbell County:
The transcript indicates that Webber produces a form that, once signed, will state that Siler gave his consent for the officers to search his home. Siler apparently refuses to sign it. The beating resumes.
Franklin orders another officer to remove Siler’s handcuffs so he can sign. Siler, who cannot read or write, asks one of them to read it to him.
“Just sign it,” Monday orders Siler.
“Git (sic) up,” Monday responds. “Git (sic) up. I said get the (expletive) up.”
Beating sounds follow.
Webber responds, “No, I don’t want your help. I want you to sign that form ’cause you’re the one we want and we got ‘cha (sic), and if you don’t sign it, you probably won’t walk out of here.”
Siler is next threatened with electrocution. Webber tells him that they could take a battery charger, hook some wires to it and attach it to Siler’s testicles. The federal informations allege that the lawmen later rigged up such a device and used clamps to attach it to Siler’s body.
Monday is accused in the informations with pointing a gun at Siler, threatening to shoot him.
The transcript backs up the allegation.
“Shoot his (expletive) ass,” Green says.
This was transcribed by the FBI who obtained recordings the suspect’s wife made. Heads should roll.