Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Adding To Roch's Pile: Part 14

"It's all on camera."

-Greensboro Police Officer CN Jackson in the video below:

"It's all on camera," Officer Jackson said, but what good are the cameras when no one is allowed to see them?

The Greensboro City Council held a special meeting yesterday followed by a press conference and posted the meeting online in 3 parts.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

and a press conference afterwards.

But the video you see above is not to be found on the City of Greensboro YouTube Channel as of this posting. Why? Are they still afraid of the truth?

  I had to find it via Roch Smith jr who writes, Greensboro police body cam video shows officer attacking man and posted the video to his own Greensboro101 You Tube Channel.

 "GREENSBORO, NC — On June 16, 2016, two Greensboro police officers approached Dejuan Yourse while he was sitting on the porch of his mother’s house. The encounter resulted in Yourse being punched twice by Officer Travis Cole and Yourse being hogtied and arrested.

Today, the city of Greensboro released video of the encounter. Council members Tony Wilkins and Mike Barber were the only two representatives who voted against releasing the video."

 Now why wouldn't the City of Greensboro and the Greensboro Police Department not want to get out front, to be the first to tell the truth about what happened, instead of being the last?

Sure, all the politicians are saying all the right things on September 26 but where were they on June 16? Why weren't they calling for open records then? Why the delay? And why weren't those same politicians calling for open records when Roch Smith jr, Jeffery Sykes, Margaret Moffett, George Hartzman, myself and many others were calling for open records and faster responses a year ago?

It can only be, that just like in the case of the assault of Dejuan Yourse by Greensboro Police Officer, Travis Cole, the people who run our city have something to hide-- something they don't want you to know.

And when my law suit against the City of Greensboro goes to court I intend to find out what that something is.

This is part of an ongoing series, Adding To Roch's Pile, which documents the efforts of Roch Smith jr, myself and others to force the City of Greensboro and our elected leaders to give us open and honest governance.

Update: 9:10 PM And why was Officer Cole promoted while under investigation? It's as if they planned to cover it up all along. From Triad City Beat:

"Greensboro Police Department records show that former Officer Travis B. Cole — who quit last month during investigations into his handling of an incident with Dejuan Yourse — was actually promoted while an internal investigation was ongoing."
Please continue reading Adding To Roch's Pile: Part 15