EXCLUSIVE: Young Mother Tried to Help Police Arrest a Suspect, But Cops Killed Her Instead

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Aurora, MO – Initial reports claimed that a young mother was shot and killed after she attempted to run over a police officer, but her family is now speaking out and claiming that she was actually attempting to help police, and was tragically killed in an operation gone wrong.

Savannah Hill, 21, was killed last month after it was reported that she was driving a vehicle that struck an officer during a traffic stop, while police were attempting to arrest Mason Farris, 19, who was in the car with her.

Farris was dating Hill’s friend, Nicole Helling, and now friends and family are claiming that the two women were caught between a rock and a hard place when they were confronted by officers who were chasing Farris and threatened with arrest if they did not attempt to help police nab Farris and other known drug dealers.

The two knew Farris would flee if police attempted to arrest him so they crafted a plan to help police take him into custody. At a local gas station, Hill called 911 and told dispatch she would help police arrest Farris. She said she would get him into the back seat of her car, where the child safety locks would prevent him from getting out of the car and fleeing on foot. But she insisted the police wait and pull them over after they exited the gas station and got onto the road.

Two Aurora Police officers were notified of the plan and promptly pulled over the vehicle Hill was driving. When they did, as expected, Farris attempted to get out of the car but couldn’t because of the child safety locks. Panicked, he jumped into the front seat and pressed down on Hill’s knee. The car lunged backwards, striking Aurora Officer Chris Kozisek, and knocking him to the ground with such force that the car was dented and the rear glass shattered.

The other officer on the scene, David Chatman, opened fire on the vehicle and shot and killed Hill. Farris jumped out and ran, but was later apprehended. Now Farris has been charged with Hill’s murder.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol conducted an investigation and Officer Chatman was cleared of all wrongdoing—but questions remain. Did Chapman have to fire on the person who was, in good faith, attempting to help the two officers? Hill’s father thinks something is not adding up.

In an exclusive interview with The Free Thought Project, Savanna Hill’s father, Chris Nethery, said that he and his family are devastated and he blames the Aurora Police Department for the tragic death of his daughter. “It seems to us that it is an execution of a confidential informant,” he said, explaining just how tense the relationship was between Aurora PD and his daughter.

Nethery said that Hill previously had a run-in with Kozisek, where he put her in handcuffs and then threatened to arrest her for possession of cannabis if she did not comply. Nethery said Hill had been working with police as an undercover informant, for quite some time afterward, and helped take down several high-profile drug dealers.

It’s a small town of 5,000 people,” Nethery said, noting that when word got out on the street that she was helping police, one drug dealer put a “$ 2,000 hit on her head.” People who wanted to claim the money were “chasing her at 90 mph” around town trying to kill her.

Nethery told TFTP that the message communicated to her by police was, “If she did not help them, they were going to take her kids tonight. And that was the night she showed police where the dealer was who put the hit out on her.”

Nethery, who is now a truck driver, worked for four years prior as an Aurora 911 police dispatcher. He said he knows the officers were reckless in the way they handled his daughter and claimed that “She couldn’t go to Aurora without getting pulled over. They were harassing her.”

The father said he was about to go and confront the police department but his daughter was killed by her handlers before he got a chance. He is now planning to sue the department and the officers involved in a wrongful death lawsuit. “There were so many things that were done wrong on this,” Nethery concluded.

The angry father, who said he does not want to see himself as “anti-police” cannot get some questions out of his mind. Hill was the only person hit but bullets that night, and only one bullet of the 10-12 reportedly fired by Chatman struck Hill. The one bullet wound she sustained was through the side of her head.

Nethery said it appears as though she was killed “execution style.” Officer Kozisek, whose partner killed Hill, was not as badly injured as reports appear to indicate he was. After Kozisek was struck by Hill’s car, he was seen by friends of the family who said he was “walking around and laughing.” The officer also attempted to walk into Hill’s hospital room later that night but was prevented from doing so by Missouri State Highway Patrol who had taken over the investigation. So he was reportedly seen walking around at the scene and later that night. “We believe it was a set-up,” stated Michelle Nethery, Hill’s mother.

The officer who killed their daughter, has his own troubled past. Chatman is known in police accountability circles as a “Gypsy Cop,” one who cannot keep a job as an officer, often for very disturbing reasons. According to a report from the Springfield News-Leader, “Chatman once falsified a report to cover up alleged police brutality, worked at five different law enforcement agencies over four years and left at least two recent jobs on bad terms.”

If you would like to share your opinion on the Aurora Police Department’s lenient treatment of officers Chris Kozisek and David Chatman, call 417-678-5025, or visit the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook page.

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Cop Uses Compassion Instead of Violence to Respond to Lost Dog and Something Amazing Happened

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It is no secret that hundreds of innocent dogs are shot and killed by police officers in the United States every year, and while the horrific footage captured by body cameras creates public outrage for a moment, the majority of the officers who are responsible for murdering family pets never face charges for their actions.

Each officer who encounters a dog has a choice, and when the Texarkana Police Department received a report about a “vicious dog,” and Officer Travis Frost spotted a dog who matched the description, he could have approached the animal with his handgun drawn, waiting for the dog to make the slightest movement towards him to justify opening fire.

But instead, Frost chose to act like a rational human being. According to a Facebook post from Texarkana PD, when he saw the dog lying on a front porch, he whistled for the dog to come to him while leaving “the door of his patrol unit open so he could quickly jump back in if the dog was vicious and came after him.”

The dog responded by trotting towards the officer with his tail wagging, and Frost said that he was nothing but friendly. In fact, after Frost pet the dog for a few minutes, the dog made itself at home by jumping into the driver’s seat of the patrol car and waiting patiently while Frost took a few selfies until animal control arrived.

While you should always be careful around any dog that you don’t know, you shouldn’t automatically assume that all Pit bulls are bad dogs,” Frost said. “They might be really loving like this guy was this morning.

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Image via Texarkana Police Department

The internet loved it. The status from Texarkana PD has received nearly 47,000 shares and more than 96,000 likes. While there were a number of people who simply wanted to thank Officer Frost for his service or to comment on how handsome the dog was, there were also a significant number of comments from people who were thankful that this police call had not ended in another shooting.

This seems like a decent cop, not one who is a coward and shoots animals and unarmed people. Promote officers like this and make them head of training,”Corey Shade wrote in the comments section.

Ana Campos noted that Officer Frost was smart to approach the dog by whistling first and then motioning for him to come closer, and she said she wishes more police departments would teach their officers to “learn to whistle first and not shoot. Shooting an animal is not justified and so many do.”

Grace Rubio also referenced the fact that the officer could have easily opened fire on the reportedly “vicious” dog, and she wrote, “Thank you, officer, for giving this dog a chance and not shooting this beautiful animal on the spot.”

Shout out to Officer Frost for NOT shooting the dog as he was trotting towards him,” Scott Hovdal wrote. “I’m not being sarcastic, you wouldn’t believe the amount of senseless and unwarranted murders of this breed at the hands of Law Enforcement officers.”

While it may seem strange to think that Frost could have pulled out his gun and shot and killed a dog in a residential neighborhood when it was not threatening him, the fact is that it happens all the time, and the officers who are responsible rarely face consequences for their actions.

In a case from Chillicothe, Ohio, Officer Traevon Williams was stopping at a house for a follow-up investigation where he asked two young girls if their parents were home. The girls left the front door open and when the family Pitbull ran eagerly towards the front entrance to see who was visiting, Williams grabbed his gun and fired multiple rounds.

Not only did he endanger the lives of the children at the house and their neighbors but he was caught lying on his report of the shooting, and his department still fully supported his actions and claimed that his conduct was “within department policy.”

In a heartbreaking case from Hammond, Indiana, a pit bull died after she got out of her house and ran to greet a police car in the driveway. Before he had a chance to determine whether she was friendly or “vicious,” Officer Daniel Small pulled out his gun and opened fire on the dog within seconds.

Her owners attempted to save her, but the injuries she sustained from the shooting took her life. They revealed that she was eager to see a police car and the officer because she was rescued by police just two months earlier when she was another friendly pit bull posing for a photo in the front seat of a police car.

In an update to their status, Texarkana PD noted that the story of the dog rescued by Officer Frost has a rare happy ending, and after a night in the animal shelter, “Gold” was claimed by his owner the next day.

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WATCH: Family Calls 911 for Help, Cops Show Up, Beat Handcuffed Mentally Ill Man Instead

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Lancaster, PA — All too often, families in need of medical help for their mentally ill family members in a crisis call 911 and receive anything but help. All too often, police—who have zero training in dealing with the mentally ill—will show up to these medical calls for help and abuse, assault, arrest, and sometimes even kill those in need of help. The family of Kent Bowers experienced this abuse firsthand after calling police for help and watching their family member instead get attacked.

On October 6, 2016, Bowers’ family called 911 because Bowers, who they say has a history of mental illness, was having an episode and began behaving erratically and making threats, according to a lawsuit filed this week by the family.

When police arrived at the family’s home, Bowers retreated and barricaded himself inside.

Officers attempted to make contact with the Plaintiff and determined that Plaintiff had barricaded himself in his home, and, therefore, it was necessary for the officers to forcibly enter Plaintiff’s residence. Thereafter officers forcibly entered Plaintiff’s residence where  Plaintiff surrendered to the officers peacefully without incident.

At this point, the incident should’ve been over and Bowers should’ve been brought to the hospital. However, according to the lawsuit, Lancaster Township Police Officer David Sitler chose to punish Bowers by placing the handcuffs on him so tight that it caused severe pain.

Bowers, while still protesting the pain, was placed in the back of Sitler’s cruiser while another officer contacted the Crisis Center to arrange for Bowers to be transported to Butler Memorial Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.

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For an hour, Bowers was left in the back of Sitler’s cruiser with the handcuffs causing continuous pain until he had enough of being ignored. According to the lawsuit, and the video, Bowers then began knocking his head and then kicking at vehicle’s window to gain Sitler’s attention.

Sitler ignored Plaintiff’s pleas to loosen the cuffs, but instead engaged Plaintiff verbally, during which time Plaintiff insulted Sitler for being overweight.

The insult about Sitler’s weight caused the officer to snap. He then ripped open the door and attacked the handcuffed man, causing his head to slam against the left rear door, according to the suit.

After tackling Bowers, Sitler is seen on the video choking him until the point that he nearly went unconscious. He then began beating him with a closed fist before he proceeded to choke him for the second time.

At that point, according to the lawsuit, Officer Magness of the Zelienople Police Department, who had witnessed Sitler initiate the attack on Bowers, approached the vehicle and opened the left-rear door to intervene. After Officer Magness opened the door to intervene, Sitler ceased his assault on bowers and stepped out of the vehicle, the lawsuit reads.

In his report, Sitler would claim that Bowers wrapped his legs around Sitler and grabbed him by his vest in an attempt to tackle him. As seen in the video, this was a lie.

According to the lawsuit, Sitler subverted and corrupted the judicial process, to charge Bowers with aggravated assault knowing the charge was false and knowing the evidence was fabricated.

Bowers was subsequently charged with four counts of terroristic threats, one count of simple assault and one count of felony aggravated assault over Sitler’s claims he tried to tackle him.

Luckily for Bowers, there was a video of the incident showing this was a lie and Bowers only pleaded guilty to the terroristic threats, a misdemeanor charge, for the things he said during his psychotic episode. He avoided jail and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service.

Months after the incident, Sitler was fired from the department. However, he avoided any criminal charges for lying on a police report to cover up the fact that he had attacked a handcuffed man.

“Your termination is a result of your neglect, violation of an official duty, intemperance and conduct unbecoming an officer,” the township’s termination notice to Sitler stated.

It is entirely possible, being that Sitler faced no criminal charges, that he has since hired on with another department as a gypsy cop.

Bowers’ lawsuit is now seeking compensatory and punitive damages from both Sitler and the Lancaster township jointly. Rest assured, that the taxpayers will ultimately be held accountable for the actions of one of Lancaster’s finest.

h/t Black Coat Media

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