Cops claim to have mistaken a nineteen year old female teenager with plenty of hair who stands 5.2 , 115 pound for a man she only has one thing in common with. He’s black. The suspect they were looking for a bald headed with facial hair, a goatee.
The teen was punched in the mouth and bitten by a police dog after Bakersfield, Calif., police claim they mistook her for a much larger, bald black man who was suspected of threatening people with a machete at a nearby grocery store.
Now, you would think that once they got up on the teen and realized that she was a female, that they would return their attention to their hot pursuit for their male suspect. Instead, the bumbling idiots who admittedly halted their pursuit to terrorize an unarmed teen who did not even fit the description of the dangerous man they were called to arrest.
This is the height of incompetence and a despicable display of cowardliness. To armed cops felt it necessary to punch a female teenager, someone’s daughter in the face with a ridiculous claim that she, while handcuffed, spun into a black girl magic move that took one of them down. This is both funny and sad as these two have proven to be less even less incompetent than the fictional Keystone Cops who were featured in silent film comedies in the early 20th century.
Equally disturbing is that these imbeciles had the audacity to slap an innocent person that they wrongfully accosted with bogus charges. This burger king have it your way operation arrested the teen on suspicion of resisting. Suspicion of resisting. Well, it isn’t like you were not there on the scene when she resisted, do how is it a suspicion. Either she did or she didn’t. However, since we are offering up fabrication, let’s discuss ‘delaying an officer’. Again, I have to chuckle aloud although this is no laughing matter. and aggravated assault on an officer.
According to the Bakersfield Californian, Tatyana Hargrove’s story is picking up more and more attention since the NAACP in Bakersfield posted a video to its Facebook page of her sharing her story. That video, in which Hargrove insists that race played a role in the brutal encounter, has gotten 3.8 million views so far.
Hargrove explained in the video that she had ridden her bicycle to a local store to buy a Father’s Day gift before realizing the establishment was closed. On her way back home, she stopped to get a drink of water out of her backpack. That’s when she noticed three police cars behind her. The teen said that one of the officers already had his gun drawn by the time he got out of his patrol car.
I told him ‘I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe,’ and then I started yelling out, ‘Somebody help, somebody help me, they’re gonna kill me!’” she said.
Bakersfield police say they mistook the 5-foot-2, 115-pound Hargrove, age 19, for a suspect who was described as being a 25- to 30-year-old bald man with a goatee, who stands at around 5 foot 10 and weighs 170 pounds.
Moore accused Hargrove of ignoring police commands and putting her feet on her bike pedals, appearing as if “she was going to flee.”
Moore said that as another officer, identified as G. Vasquez, was handcuffing the teen, she spun her left shoulder into him, knocking Vasquez off balance and taking him to the ground. Hargrove, police say, fell on top of Vasquez and then spun around into a “mounting position.” That was when Vasquez punched her in the mouth, according to the report.
Moore said at that point he realized Hargrove was within reach of her backpack, which Moore still apparently suspected contained a machete, causing him to release his K9.
Moore said that he didn’t realize Hargrove was a woman until she told him her first name, “Tatyana.”
“Don’t lie to me; that’s a girl’s name. What is your name?” Moore asked.
The actual suspect police were looking for, 24-year-old Douglas Washington, was arrested the next day and remains in jail.