On December 6, 2004, at approximately midnight, at my residence in Tamarac, Florida, I was brutily assaulted and injured by Broward Sheriff's Officers, Marcos Valdez badge # 12504; Gustavo Vallejo badge # 13180; Munib Ahmed badge # 13174 and others. I was merely at home sleeping recovering from a severe illness and 3 unsuccessful chemo-therapies over the past 3 years.
I was awakened by officers Marcos Valdez, Gustavo Vallejo, Munib Ahmed and others as they were banging on my windows and front door demanding entry into my residence.
I came to my kitchen window where the officers gave me orders to open my front door, they already had weapons drawn and gloves on.
I responded addamentaly to officers Marcos Valdez, Gustavo Vallejo, Munib Ahmed and others that I did not want them in my residence without propper warrants that I would unlock my front door and come out to them.
In the instant that I unlocked my front door officers Marcos Valdez, Gustavo Vallejo, Munib Ahmed and others burst through the door slamming me to the wall and then to the floor assaulting me causing me great pain and injury. I was handcuffed and the fire rescue paramedics came in.
My injuries were to my right leg, right ankle, right shoulder, and multiple deep internal contusions of the abdominal area and psychological trauma. As a result of their actions I had to have surgery to my right shoulder and now have a permanent 4% to 5% bodily impairment. I am still under treatment for Post Traumatic Distress Syndrome, anxiety, fear, insomnia, nightmares, cold sweats, vommiting, panic attacks, I could never accept help from any law enforcement or fire rescue now as a result of what happened to me.
To further their disregard to the law when they told me that I was under arrest for obstruction of justice without violence I requested them to read me my miranda rights which they responded they did not have to do that.
At that point I remained silent with the exception of coopperating telling them where my ID was that they were requesting and requesting that they give me my BIBLE which I believe is my right, and refusing all medical treatment which is my right.
I was then handcuffed to a gurney against my will and forcably taken by Tamarac Fire Rescue to University Hospital Medical Center Emergency Room in Tamarac, Florida. No officer escourted me in the fire rescue vehicle even though I was handcuffed to a gurney and there were no keys for handcuffs available in the vehicle.
At University Hospital Emergency Room I refused all medical treatment, I did not meet any of the requirements for Baker acting. While in the custody of Broward Sheriff's Officers imprisoned handcuffed medical treatment was forced upon me and there is now an outstanding medical bill against me.
The excessive and violent attack on me was unwarranted, unprovoked, unjustified by the circumstances as any reasonable person would know. These are not the actions a reasonable person would expect or should they condone.
My medical bills to date are in excess of $50,000.00 and climbing.
There was a claim put in to BSO of which initially they were going to mediate after BSO, Jeffery Jackson CPCU, Claims Investigator/Adjuster of Risk Management Division 954-831-8358 changed the mediation date 3 times BSO decided to not participate in mediation.
I made a complaint to internal affairs and they sent the complaint back out to the perpatrators station of the incident to investigate, how convient. What kind of message are they sending to us civilians? Would they let my brother investigate this matter?
BSO's investigation was done with intentional ommissions and lack thereof. I believe any kid in high school could have done a better and more complete job.
Broward Sheriff's Office has had many incidents where it seems there is no supervision or lack thereof or lack of training to name a few they attacked a man at his grandmothers funeral to find out it was the wrong man, just in recent days there have been 2 killings by BSO.
I have since filed a lawsuit Pro Se in U S DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT. BSO has hired a super attorney law firm to represent them in this case.
It simply amazes me that it had to go this far to try to get BSO to accept responsibility for their actions and to do the right thing
I might add at this time there were no warrants for my arrest or for the entry and search of my premises and that I have had no negative dealings with law enforcement in over 25 years and have never been violent or threatening and always respectful to law enforcement. My brushes with the law have all been related to drug and alchohol abuse in the far past and are not a part of me in any way shape or form.
What I see now is a trend of civil rights violations by law enforcement and it has to be contained. It is fundamental in our country's constitution. Law enforcement should have to answer to a civilian review board in all civil rights complaints, TO MAINTAIN CHECKS AND BALANCES.
IF I AM TO BE DESENSATIZED TO ACCEPT THIS OUTRAGEOUS ACT WHAT DO OUR YOUTH HAVE TO LOOK FORWARD TO? DEAD BODIES ON THE STREETS h*o HUM? OUR DOORS KICKED IN FOR NO REASONS? THESE WERE THE TIMES OF OLD BEFORE WE WERE CIVILIZED? THINK NOT?
REMEMBER THIS COULD HAVE HAPPENED TO ANYONE, A JUDGE, A POLITICIAN, A POLICEMAN, A DOCTOR, A NURSE, AN ATTORNEY, A TEACHER, A PILOT, A FIRE FIGHTER, YOU OR YOUR MOTHER, YOUR FATHER, YOUR BROTHER, YOUR SISTER, YOUR WIFE, YOUR HUSBAND, THE HOMELESS, THE POOR, THE RICH, THE EVERYDAY WORKER. IT DID HAPPEN TO ME AND I AM ONLY CITIZEN BOB. NOT ONE PERSON DESERVES THIS KIND OF TREATMENT.
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