The Killing of Trevon Cole by
LVMPD Detective Bryan Yant is
Today’s “Raid of The Day“
Radley Balko, senior writer and investigative reporter for the Huffington Post, has extensively covered the erosion of our civil liberties at the hands of an increasingly oppressive criminal justice system. He is currently wrapping up work on his new book ”Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces.”
As a prelude to the book’s publication, Balko has been featuring incidents of deadly police aggression he researched for the forthcoming book. Today, Balko took a look at the 2010 killing of Trevon Cole, by Metro’s most famous perjurer, Bryan Yant.
LVMPD’s Bryan Yant
Due out in July, but currently available for pre-order, Rise of the Warrior Cop, will take a look at how the implementation of SWAT teams by both the Philadelphia and Los Angeles police departments marked the beginning of a deadly movement by America’s law enforcement away from the friendly public servants of the 1950s to the cops of today who have increasingly come to resemble ground troops who no longer see the American home as the sanctuary our forefathers envisioned, and no longer see themselves in partnership with the community but been conditioned to see the citizens they serve as nothing more than the enemy. The type of police force we saw going door-to-door in Boston in full combat gear searching homes without a warrant.
Officer On Paid Administrative Leave
After Being Arrested for DUI
Stemming From Accident
An off-duty Henderson police sergeant was arrested January 11th for suspicion of driving under the influence.
HPD Sgt. Lisa Mattingly
Henderson Sgt. Lisa Mattingly was arrested booked into the Henderson Detention Center following a two vehicle traffic accident shortly before 10 p.m. The accident, which occurred near the intersection of Gibson Road and Horizon Ridge Parkway was described as minor.
Officers responding to the scene deemed Mattingly was intoxicated and charged her with DUI First Offense and Following Too Closely, both misdemeanors.
Mattingly, an 11-year veteran of the Henderson Police Department, was paid $158,941.72 in total pay and benefits in 2011.