View Full Version : Incredible Dallas Police Brutality

01-22-2006, 11:55 AM
Finger pointing has begun after a scuffle between an officer and a Dallas Roller Derby League skater ended with the woman on the ground with a bloody face Saturday night.

Michelle Metzinger, who skates for Assassination City, was skating down Elm Street when police Officer Ceaphus Gordon stopped her in front of Elm Street Tattoo, which was where the differences in story began.

"I have bruises and scratches all over me," Metzinger said. "You have no idea how rough he was on me."

However, police said Metzinger tried to gouge the officer's right eye in the fight.

But some witnesses also had a different opinion from the officer's account of what occurred that night.

"He just jumps on her and puts his knee on the back of her head with her face in the ground like so brutally," said Oliver Peck, tattoo artist. "It was ridiculous, and instantly blood was everywhere and she's crying bloody murder like helplessly."

Peck said he saw the police officer give Metzinger a ticket for jaywalking and then jumped on her twice when she tried to pull away.

"It was just a textbook example of unnecessary excessive force," he said.

A witness captured an image of Officer Ceaphus Gordon restraining Michelle Metzinger with his knee. Derek Conway, who is also known as D.C. and works as a bartender, said he also witnessed the struggle between the two and called the incident "police brutality."

"[It was] completely over the top," Conway said. "It looked like a street mugging. It looked like a fight. He was mugging her, that's what it looked like."

Metzinger was treated for her injuries and arrested for assault of a peace officer.

Officer Gordon was treated as well for scratches on his face and bruises on his shins after he said Metzinger kicked him with her skates.

Metzinger has hired a lawyer to fight back and police said they will consider an internal investigation.


However, it will not be the department's first look into the 15-year Dallas police veteran's actions.
Police records show since 1994 there have been at least six allegations of excessive force, physical abuse or assault.
Gordon has been disciplined twice for escalating or participating in a disturbance and once for conduct discrediting the department.
Many witnesses who saw the latest incident said they have no doubt that Gordon used excessive force Saturday night.
One witness called Gordon's actions "a textbook example of unnecessary, excessive force."
Dallas police Chief David Kunkle said the department is taking the allegation seriously.
"We just thought it was good to start the investigation now while the memories of the witnesses are fresh and they'll be easy to find," Kunkle said.



01-22-2006, 11:58 AM


bloody pics below: not posted on purpose, but the links work

01-22-2006, 12:55 PM
and to keep an open miond, there's two sides to every story......


88 PS190
01-22-2006, 01:36 PM
good thing the girl was white.

01-22-2006, 02:26 PM
We've heard all about the police-officer's past; how about a little history on the "victim." You can't judge a book by its cover, but you have to have some type of mean streak to be a Roller Derby girl, right?

01-22-2006, 03:10 PM
Looks like a little reverse discrimination there.

01-22-2006, 04:17 PM
WOW! Heckuvalotta blood for "scratches"
Looks to me like there was a serious fight between the two.

01-23-2006, 08:25 AM
Everyone that the interviewed on TV had about 12 piercings and would not make it the witness stand.