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Posted: 9/5/2013 5:44:20 AM EDT
Bakersfield man says Kern County sheriff deputies ‘tortured’ and jailed him before eventually releasing him without charge

For Kern County Sheriff’s Department, the accusations of brutality are beginning to pile up.



David Scott Byrket, a 53-year-old father of four with no criminal record, told the Daily News that on April 21, he was repeatedly beaten by sheriff’s deputies, stripped of his clothes and thrown into a jail cell, before suddenly being set free two days later with no charges filed against him.

They told me they were going to kill me,” Byrket, who goes by the name Scotty, said. “There were multiple officers involved, it was scary.”
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Experiencing significant pain in his back and side, Byrket’s family took him to Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, where x-rays showed that he had suffered “multiple right-sided rib fractures.”

Days later, Byrket’s wife drove him to Loma Linda University Hospital, and a MRI revealed two fractures to the discs in his spine.

Armed with the medical information, Byrket wrote a letter to Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood on May 17 requesting a formal investigation of his treatment.
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Byrket and his family say that they have yet to be contacted by any member of the Sheriff’s department, or by internal affairs.
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-accuses-kern-county-sheriff-department-torture-article-1.1446285
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Ouch
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Probably should have stopped resisting.  
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Must have been a hell of a party.
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Someone's going to get paid
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:50:24 AM EDT
Isolated incident.

First?

ETA: further comments not COC approved.

ETA2: "Let's wait for the full story".

Armed with the medical information, Byrket wrote a letter to Kern County Sheriff Donny Youngblood on May 17 requesting a formal investigation of his treatment.
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Youngblood, who serves as the coroner as well as the sheriff in Kern County, says that the common link in those deaths was the drug use of the victims.
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Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:52:25 AM EDT
This is the same Kern County Sheriff that had this logo on their police cars, no joke.



Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:52:28 AM EDT
Only half of the story. Guilty till proven innocent
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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?
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Not in Kern county it seems,In Tx the DPS would've stepped in by now.
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That's got to be a chop.
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:55:40 AM EDT
While tragic (if true) when I worked in prisons , some inmates wpuld injure themselves by dropping their body onto the toilet seat and kicking the doors and then claiming we beat them. (makes for a large inmate trust account to buy shit at the commissary while they're in prison if they win)

So not knowing all sides to this story, I'll reserve judgement.
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Your critical thinking and logic have no place in this thread....
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Even I don't buy that, they cannot be that stupid in this litigious society.
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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?
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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?



The Bakersfield Californian reported that Kern County Sheriff Mack Wimbish said he knew nothing about the "We'll Kick Your Ass" signs and thought the pictures were doctored photos. But Wimbish also told Bakersfield TV station KGET that "he didn't have anything to do with it but that when he saw the decals he found out who was responsible and had them reprimanded."


The sergeant in charge of vehicles claimed he could not recall who told him to put the questionable decals on the cars (except that it was not Sheriff Wimbish), but then Assistant Sheriff Lafave said the sergeant had suddenly remembered that the commander in charge of vehicles told him to make up the stickers and place them on two patrol cars. The commander in charge of vehicles, Chris Davis, told KGET that "there never was a direct order to pull off this gag."
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:56:46 AM EDT
Reminds me of the story/Joke about the guy who rolled through the stop sign.


But I think I shall hold onto my opinion until a little more info comes out about this. I wonder if he would have been ok if he had a dag with him?
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While tragic (if true) when I worked in prisons , some inmates wpuld injure themselves by dropping their body onto the toilet seat and kicking the doors and then claiming we beat them. (makes for a large inmate trust account to buy shit at the commissary while they're in prison if they win)

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I think the no charges aspect makes me seriously question police actions.
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Related?

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This is the same Kern County Sheriff that had this logo on their police cars, no joke.

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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?



The Bakersfield Californian reported that Kern County Sheriff Mack Wimbish said he knew nothing about the "We'll Kick Your Ass" signs and thought the pictures were doctored photos. But Wimbish also told Bakersfield TV station KGET that "he didn't have anything to do with it but that when he saw the decals he found out who was responsible and had them reprimanded."


The sergeant in charge of vehicles claimed he could not recall who told him to put the questionable decals on the cars (except that it was not Sheriff Wimbish), but then Assistant Sheriff Lafave said the sergeant had suddenly remembered that the commander in charge of vehicles told him to make up the stickers and place them on two patrol cars. The commander in charge of vehicles, Chris Davis, told KGET that "there never was a direct order to pull off this gag."


Ho Lee Fuk.
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:59:35 AM EDT
Short story.

1) Drunk son calls police on father with fake story about domestic abuse.
2) Police arrest dad.
3) Police administer roadside justice fracturing ribs and causing vertebral disc herniations.
4) Police cut dad loose after they realize their was no crime.
5) Complaint filed with Sheriff yet no Internal Affairs investigation is ever done.
6) Story ends up in Daily News.
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 5:59:39 AM EDT
Watch the TBL defend these twits right up until the FBI files charges.




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This.

 
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While tragic (if true) when I worked in prisons , some inmates wpuld injure themselves by dropping their body onto the toilet seat and kicking the doors and then claiming we beat them. (makes for a large inmate trust account to buy shit at the commissary while they're in prison if they win)



So not knowing all sides to this story, I'll reserve judgement.




I think the no charges aspect makes me seriously question police actions.


That and the fact that a guy with no criminal record suddenly knows all the tricks of a hardened inmate?  







 
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Yeah I bet the FBI GAF, they're off doing their own version.
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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?
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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?


Very true.   Caused a shit storm.
Link Posted: 9/5/2013 6:06:37 AM EDT
The guy needs to be beaten again for not getting a lawyer.
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So they just stopped in the middle of the road and beat him up for no reason.

Does not pass the sniff test.
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There's a reason. It's just most non-psychopaths don't understand it.
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That's got to be a chop.
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This is the same Kern County Sheriff that had this logo on their police cars, no joke.

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That's got to be a chop.


I lived in Kern for 4 years and never saw that. It's BS.
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I lived in Kern for 4 years and never saw that. It's BS.
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That's got to be a chop.


I lived in Kern for 4 years and never saw that. It's BS.


I lived in Bakersfield also.   It happened.   The cars never hit the street with the logo, but pictures were taken and someone got ahold of them.    Wimbash said it would be funny and someone thought that ment put them on the cars.  

Rumor has it they also put "we'll bite your ass" on a K-9 unit.
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For those doubting the story. Kern County Sheriff's Department has history of sustained excessive force, rape, and abuse complaints.

1) The family of a Rosamond man who they contend was beaten to death by four Kern County Sheriff's deputies in 2010 was awarded $4.5 million in its civil lawsuit against the deputies, the sheriff's department and the County of Kern.

2) $7M Settlement Against Kern County Sheriff's Dept.


The settlement covers former inmates who were strip-searched after having been ordered released by a court, and those who were strip-searched in a group without any privacy, White said.
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3) Kern County Sheriff's Office: Deputy arrested for sexual assault

The victim reported that two deputies went to her home in the Tehachapi area at about 11:00 p.m., to investigate a burglary involving a man who was at her home.

While speaking to deputies in her home she was handcuffed and led into a room by one of the deputies to be searched.  While being searched she was sexually assaulted by the deputy, according to reports.
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4) Hell, even the ex-wife of Sheriff Youngblood filed a lawsuit against the police for being mauled by their K-9.

Estranged wife of Kern County Sheriff describes police dog mauling
http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Estranged-wife-of-Kern-County-Sheriff-describes/TUGgxE8q6E2yVhzjH_A8sA.cspx


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I lived in Bakersfield also.   It happened.   The cars never hit the street with the logo, but pictures were taken and someone go ahold of them.    Wimbash said it would be funny and someone thought that ment put them on the cars.  

Rumor has it they also put "we'll bite your ass" on a K-9 unit.
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That's got to be a chop.


I lived in Kern for 4 years and never saw that. It's BS.


I lived in Bakersfield also.   It happened.   The cars never hit the street with the logo, but pictures were taken and someone go ahold of them.    Wimbash said it would be funny and someone thought that ment put them on the cars.  

Rumor has it they also put "we'll bite your ass" on a K-9 unit.


Ok, I stand corrected. I bet the person who let the pics go got a hell of thrashing.
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Furtive movement?
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There would be payback, without a court date.


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For those doubting the story. Kern County Sheriff's Department has history of sustained excessive force, rape, and abuse complaints.

1) The family of a Rosamond man who they contend was beaten to death by four Kern County Sheriff's deputies in 2010 was awarded $4.5 million in its civil lawsuit against the deputies, the sheriff's department and the County of Kern.

2) $7M Settlement Against Kern County Sheriff's Dept.



3) Kern County Sheriff's Office: Deputy arrested for sexual assault



4) Hell, even the ex-wife of Sheriff Youngblood filed a lawsuit against the police for being mauled by their K-9.

Estranged wife of Kern County Sheriff describes police dog mauling
http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Estranged-wife-of-Kern-County-Sheriff-describes/TUGgxE8q6E2yVhzjH_A8sA.cspx


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For those doubting the story. Kern County Sheriff's Department has history of sustained excessive force, rape, and abuse complaints.

1) The family of a Rosamond man who they contend was beaten to death by four Kern County Sheriff's deputies in 2010 was awarded $4.5 million in its civil lawsuit against the deputies, the sheriff's department and the County of Kern.

2) $7M Settlement Against Kern County Sheriff's Dept.


The settlement covers former inmates who were strip-searched after having been ordered released by a court, and those who were strip-searched in a group without any privacy, White said.


3) Kern County Sheriff's Office: Deputy arrested for sexual assault

The victim reported that two deputies went to her home in the Tehachapi area at about 11:00 p.m., to investigate a burglary involving a man who was at her home.

While speaking to deputies in her home she was handcuffed and led into a room by one of the deputies to be searched.  While being searched she was sexually assaulted by the deputy, according to reports.


4) Hell, even the ex-wife of Sheriff Youngblood filed a lawsuit against the police for being mauled by their K-9.

Estranged wife of Kern County Sheriff describes police dog mauling
http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Estranged-wife-of-Kern-County-Sheriff-describes/TUGgxE8q6E2yVhzjH_A8sA.cspx




I am still looking for the pictures of the bank robbers car that was shot up by the mall on Ming.   Damn thing looked like Swiss cheese.  Can not remember if it was KCSO or BPD.
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You've been swat'd
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I see what you did there.
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He was doing his gf on a drunken lust filled weekend and her former NFL- wrestlemania Husband caught them...had to tell the wife something
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That's the real issue.............why no charges after all that


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So they broke his ribs and stomped on his foot because he what? Tried to escape or fight them? But they never charged him with resisting, assault or attempted escape, or anything at all? I agree I would not usually buy "there I was minding my own business when" but with those injuries he wasnt' charged?  
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So they just stopped in the middle of the road and beat him up for no reason.

Does not pass the sniff test.
So they broke his ribs and stomped on his foot because he what? Tried to escape or fight them? But they never charged him with resisting, assault or attempted escape, or anything at all? I agree I would not usually buy "there I was minding my own business when" but with those injuries he wasnt' charged?  

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No way that's true. Any legit report of that on their cars?



The Bakersfield Californian reported that Kern County Sheriff Mack Wimbish said he knew nothing about the "We'll Kick Your Ass" signs and thought the pictures were doctored photos. But Wimbish also told Bakersfield TV station KGET that "he didn't have anything to do with it but that when he saw the decals he found out who was responsible and had them reprimanded."


The sergeant in charge of vehicles claimed he could not recall who told him to put the questionable decals on the cars (except that it was not Sheriff Wimbish), but then Assistant Sheriff Lafave said the sergeant had suddenly remembered that the commander in charge of vehicles told him to make up the stickers and place them on two patrol cars. The commander in charge of vehicles, Chris Davis, told KGET that "there never was a direct order to pull off this gag."



I love it when people suddenly remember critical details.
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Yeah right.

We'll Kick Your Ass' Slogan on Sheriff's Patrol Cars Becomes Issue in Excessive Force Trial

They claim in a trial brief that the department's slogan shows that an "intent to do harm" is part of the department's culture.

Bakersfield attorney Andrew Thomson dismissed the charge. The slogans "were done in humor," he told jurors last week.



"It was an unfortunate attempt at public relations when it happened, and it was immediately renounced," Kern County spokesman Allan Krauter said. "That's certainly not the attitude the county wants to portray to the people whom it serves, and it's certainly not the attitude of the current sheriff."

In their trial brief, the Philips also say a Kern County Sheriff's Department K-9 car featured the slogan, "We'll Bite Your Ass."
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So they broke his ribs and stomped on his foot because he what? Tried to escape or fight them? But they never charged him with resisting, assault or attempted escape, or anything at all? I agree I would not usually buy "there I was minding my own business when" but with those injuries he wasnt' charged?  
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Or not.

So they just stopped in the middle of the road and beat him up for no reason.

Does not pass the sniff test.
So they broke his ribs and stomped on his foot because he what? Tried to escape or fight them? But they never charged him with resisting, assault or attempted escape, or anything at all? I agree I would not usually buy "there I was minding my own business when" but with those injuries he wasnt' charged?  


Ohhhh, shit, guys.  The penguin just called BS on the elephant.

It's fucking ON like the Bronx Zoo Thunderdome in here.
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So why is this not all over the local news? First I have seen of it. As for the logo yep some body put it on one car and snapped a pic and if I remember right some one lost there job over it. It was a couple of years ago.  Gary
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Now that's damn funny!
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Plus there is the medical issue. The Sheriff's department was responsible for his injuries yet did not provide him with medical attention. He sustained fractures and required spinal surgery. The man's health was the Sheriff's responsibility when he was in custody and they did not do their duty by "deliberate indifference to serious medical needs".

Also, a crime was committed by ignoring his medical needs.

California Penal Code Section 673 makes certain kinds of prisoner medical care neglect a misdemeanor crime.12
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