Larry Faulkenberry 47 was standing with his hands up when three armed men approached him, he was yanked to the ground right after being leg-whipped by the hot-headed thugs from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Department back in January of 2015. Faulkenberry was thrown in a cold cell for 10 long days and held on a $807,000 bail. He was facing multiple years in prison for assaulting a public servant and allegedly resisting arrest.
The incident happened in a rural county of about 40 thousand just outside Austin, on his 5 acre private property where Mr. Faulkenberry operates a motorcycle parts business. The police report filed by Deputy Michael Taylor says that Faulkenberry was the attacker and not the victim, Taylor insisted that Faulkenberry was the one that attacked them.
Deputy Michael Taylor stated: “I observed Lawrence Faulkenberry push Sergeant Yost with the left side of his body and elbow into a tree causing him to fall and injure his left shin and right knee cap. I observed Lawrence Faulkenberry to forcefully resist Deputies while attempting to lawfully detain him for officer safety. Deputies detained Lawrence Faulkenberry using the least amount of force necessary to gain compliance from Lawrence Faulkenberry.”
But a surveillance camera captured the truth. A few dozen feet away was a wisely installed home security camera that Mr.Faulkenberry had attached to a wooden utility pole a few years prior. It clearly shows the cops showing up on a dispatched call received from his young son. The 16 y.o. was pissed off because his dad told him to say home for his bad behavior in school, he told the cops that his dad was intoxicated and brandishing a gun. The video shows his dad with his arms in the air and hands open and no weapon in sight. As the bullies started to handcuff him, one thug sweeps Faulkenberry’s leg out from under him, then he’s forced to the ground and assaulted.
Caldwell County District Attorney Fred Weber viewed the videos and declined to press any charges against Faulkenberry. Weber was asked if it was the video evidence that convinced him not to attempt to prosecute, which he replied “Absolutely”. The video did not lead to any of the armed authoritarians being punished for perjury or for battery and falsifying police reports.
Mr. Falkenberry exclaimed “Without the video I would be in prison. There is no doubt about that.”
This scenario has fueled a federal civil rights lawsuit, that is including accusations that the police unlawfully invaded and searched Faulkenberry’s private property for a gun that was never found. Faulkenberry told Arstechnica “I don’t have one,” The lawsuit names the 3 cops depicted in the video: Sergeant Dustin Yost, Deputy Michael Taylor, and one other only known as Deputy Houseston. Both sides in the case told the judge that is presiding over the case that “mediation would provide a forum to attempt meaningful efforts to accomplish resolution of this case.”
The sheriff’s department is still sticking with deputy Taylor’s story.
The armed bandits adamantly deny that they violated Mr. Falkenberry’s Constitutional rights (4th and 14th) amendments. They also say that they did not use excessive force or conduct an unreasonable search and seizure, made up criminal charges.
Faulkenberry, agrees with one part of the police report in which he used profanity and that he did not comply to their orders to walk backwards toward them.
“They yelled sheriff’s department! I said what do you need? I put my hands up.” They commanded “Turn around and walk backwards.” I said “I’ll stand here, you come here and put handcuffs on me.” Faulkenberry admits to saying “Why the f*ck y’all here?” but then “Before I could finish the sentence, I got slammed to the ground.”
Faulkenberry said that the rights violators pushed his forehead into the gravel that resulted in painful visible abrasions and a busted blood vessel in his left eye. He also suffered a herniated disc and another is “bone on bone.”
“My whole face was cut up and lacerated from rocks in the parking area. My knee hurt for about a couple of months from where he planted me on the ground. They left me laying on the ground for about 15 minutes, face down.” Mr. Falkenberry added “I knew the camera system was capturing everything the entire time. It knew everything that happened. I told him, ‘You just messed up. You have no idea how bad.’ He told me to ‘shut up.'”
He agreed that this would not have occurred if his son would not have called the cops for something so stupid. “He got in trouble at school. I explained to him he was grounded. He got upset. He told me he was going to call the police and tell them I was waving a gun at him and drunk. I sat down to cool off and 20 minutes later, I see flashlights coming up the driveway.”
Faulkenberry claims his innocence that he didn’t engage the public servants like they allegedly accuse him of. “If you watch the video, absolutely none of that occurred, I never touched the guy. That was a complete fabrication.” Luckily for him he installed those cameras on his property after his parts supply shop go vandalized. Ironically “The police suggested a surveillance system, if the guy comes back again, you’ll have it on video.” Again and again the rise in cameras and surveillance systems that are aimed back at our aggressors are turning the tables of the lies and deceit that come from the so-called peace officer and public servants who try to cover their ass by lying. Always film the police and any other confrontations especially with federal and state employees. It might just save a life or prevent someone from be thrown away to rot in a cage, because the justice system has their “Triad” or Color of Law with the Judges, Prosecutors, and Cops who all vouch for each other. It’s past our turn to use technology in our favor to fight these injustices.
By Andre’ Gabriel Esparza – DontComply.com
A Pro Liberty, Pro Freedom, Human Rights Activist, very involved in a wide variety of Activism and Exposing the Truth at all costs.
A copy of the video should be supplied to every defendant ever charged by those officers. It shows a serious character flaw that should be taken into consideration any time those officers testify. It proves their testimony cannot be trusted. The department may not fire or punish them for their actions but will fire them when they become fully ineffective in court day in and day out.
WOW what do you do when the good guys are the bad guys. Fire them all start over.
I would use the video to bankrupt the police department and county then go after each individual for everything they owned there is no excuse for this and if that was my son he would be wondering just what hit him in his peanut balls.
Looks to me like he tried to pull away. That is plenty of reason for them to take him down.
That is the exact response expected from a cop who puts the thin blue line ahead of the truth.
Wear that uniform before you comment idiot. You probably have stood for nothing your entire life.
Having spent numerous hours on patrol in a very nasty area I have seen it first hand. I spent countless nights worrying that my wife would be unable to return from her patrols because morons like you who protect the “thin blue line” put her and other honest officers at higher risk due to the hatred your ignorance and dishonesty creates.
BTW, your assumption, generalization, and attack proved my point. You could care less about the truth and are willing to attack anyone who dares to challenge the “thin blue line” without regard to truth and based on nothing other than loyalty to dishonest cops. It is guys like you who lead to the lack of respect officers get and lack of credibility.
You and your type bring shame and disrespect to the honest law enforcement officers who risk their lives every day to honor and protect those they are sworn to protect.
Then what is their excuse for letting the bad cops get away with all this non-sense. If there were any good cops then why don’t they do their job and remove these bad cops? The video speaks for itself.
I think you replied to the wrong person. We are in total agreement. There is no excuse for the actions of dirty cops nor for the cowards who wear a badge and turn their eyes away from their dirty partners and allow them to continue.
Are those SOB cops in jail. I sure hope so. They are dangerous people.
The right outcome here #1 Kid gets charge with making a false police report # 2 Officers who lied in there reports, get fired and charged with falsifying reports #3 Officers get sued civily. Pretty straight forward. It matters who your Sheriff is better choose wisely. Ploughforsheriff.com
Doug packer. It should be fudge packer. Sounds like a cop homo. When you are wrong you start to insult people. First sign of a retard wanting to argue with adults. . Go rest your neck homo doug. I let you know when you can speak again.
They need put in jail and ass raped. But then they would like it. How come the cops never reply to the comment on post like this. You know they read them. I would love to bash them on post like this. They should do the same amount of time that man was facing.
If justice is not served within the system, it will be served roughly outside of it. Names and addresses, people, names and addresses!
Pro 6:16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
Pro 6:17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
Pro 6:18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
Pro 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Nothing to see here , just another case of white privilege
Good advertorial. May his son come to his senses and grow to be a decent gentleman respectful of God’s word.
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These cops would have let this man rot in jail at their fabricated story. That is what terrorism is. These cops who ground this mans face into the ground and felt nothing about this man being locked up, should face the most ardent of terrorist charges. This should never, ever happen to the American people. No plea bargen, no arbitration should be allowed to take place. This crime goes beyond the victim here to a crime against the American people.
Strangely enough or sadly enough, although I have long open carried a firearm, I fear violence from law enforcement more than from a criminal
That little traitor, so called “son” should be thrown out of that home onto the streets, or whatever it can be done in a legal way, forever…
Some things you can’t forgive or forget…
I hope the piece of shit “son” of his understood that he almost murdered his own father. I would be mighty close to disowning the bastard.
Being SWAT’ed by your own son.
Cops show up because son calls 911 and claims that his dad is drunk with a gun, and we blame the cops for believing a ‘frightened’ little boy?
Then the cops overreact. They believe that they are coming to rescue that boy from a dangerous man.
They then commit the worst offense a uniformed officer can: falsify an official police report. There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for that.
That little lying SOB almost cost the life of his own father, has caused serious damage to the credibility of that police force and the public trust.
He’ll make a great liberal.
The son did NOT cause serious damage to the credibility of that police force as your comment says. The officers who committed a felony by lying on a police report caused the damage to the reputation of themselves and their commanding officer who chose not to fire them and to continue committing this type of fraud destroyed the reputation of his own department. The department no longer deserves any respect or credibility while they allow known liars to work as officers and fill out police reports that can ruin a person’s credibility based on the testimony of known liars and felons.
Dirty cops need to be fired, charged, tried, convicted, and imprisoned for assault and battery, unlawful arrest, false imprisonment, and perjury. Faulkenberry’s son should be charged with filing a false report.
If my kid pulled that crap on me there would be an eviction noticed taped to his bedroom door dated for his 18th birthday.
parents can also go to court and divorce their children, it doesn’t just work one way… at the very least I would press charges on him for false report of crime, at the very least a serious misdemeanor. Let him turn 18 in juvie…
That is NOT typical cop behavior and as such, those three should be serving jail time. H
Its actually very typical cop behavior. Don’t get me wrong, I am a LEO supporter for the most part, but that doesn’t change the fact that this is standard procedure. Cops are inveterate liars for one reason: they are trained to be liars and ordered by their superiors to be liars. Its got to change.
There’s no such thing as a good cop!
By definition, if there were good cops, there wouldn’t be any bad cops. Don’t ever forget, we allow them to be “self-policing.” That means, the good ones are supposed to weed out the bad ones. Do you really believe that is happening?
Then don’t ever call them for help! My guess is that someone with that opinion is probably the reason good people find need to call the police for help.
Don’t tell anyone not to use public resources that they pay for, you piece of shit.
HaHa! What an intelligent response. Jawnee logik responded intelligently, you just showed what an idiot you are.
I’ll take that as a compliment Doug. Here’s another intelligent response.
Below, you replied to my original assertion that “There’s no such thing as a good cop.” You called it a generalization, but you apparently failed to read any further. I backed up my assertion with logic. To wit:
If I enter into a contract with a defined group to provide services for me and the parties (me and the group) agree to stipulations in the contract that the members of the group will guarantee the correct behavior of each of the other group members and that if any of the members act in a manner which violates the contract then the group as a whole is to take corrective action against those who violated the contract.
The contract has been violated, but I see no corrective action from the group as a whole. As all members of the group are parties to the contract, they are now, ALL in dishonor. Therefore, there are no good cops!
To make another comparison. You go to buy a car and you have a problem with one of the employees at the car dealership, so that means every employee at every car dealership in the country is bad? I know there are bad cops, I wish they would be dealt with severely harshly and promptly, because they make others look bad.
Seriously? That’s the best you can do?
Do I have a contract with every used car dealership in the country? No, but as a member of the public I do have collective, inferred contract with every police officer in my local police department.
Please don’t bother to reply. You are obviously living in some place other than the world I inhabit and this conversation is pointless and getting boring.
Really? What attitude is that? If you are referring to my absolute disgust at the dishonor and corruption openly displayed by these criminal thugs toward the citizens they were hired to protect and who’s rights they were “sworn” to protect then you’re right, I have an attitude.
As for actually calling them for help… , “When seconds count, the police are only minutes away!”
Please don’t worry on my account though, I’ve got my uncles Smith and Wesson and the Glock Sisters on speed dial! ;-}
“there’s no such thing as a good cop”. That’s the attitude. Sweeping generalizations, especially negative ones, don’t make you look good. The few bad ones like these 3 don’t mean they’re all bad.
If there were more good cops then wouldn’t there be far fewer stories like these of the bad cops trying to ruin people’s lives to cover their own asses?
It’s like plane crashes, not often but headline news every time.
My opinion Doug Parker is that it is dangerous to call the police for help.
If my house was on fire, I would not hesitate to call the Fire Department for help. I know they would make their absolute best effort to come and try to save my house from the flames. They would not show up to my property then promptly throw me to the ground and slap hand cuffs on me.
They might, if there was some suspicion over the origins of the fire, send an investigator after the fact, but they would first respond properly to my call for help.
You can never be certain of the response you will receive when you call the police for help, and sometimes their response can be deadly, as we have just witnessed in this clip.
no the bad ones weed out the good ones opposite of the way it should be
You’ll get no argument from me on that account.
This just convinced me that I need a camera system. Not so much for the criminals but for the boys in blue.
ebay has an eight camera digital video recorder (uses a hard drive, easy to upgrade) for about 300 dollars, be advised that they need good light at night…
Infrared LED flood lights are cheap, and a great way to light up an area so that the camera can see, but people can’t, unless they have night vision equipment.
FYI….Sportsmans guide has some military issue Infrared lights which can be used in conjunction with the NV cameras…..these IR lamps will light up everything in their path. 20 bucks apiece…well worth it.
Those dirty cops should serve the same sentence that they were trying to pin on him!
FUCKK MEDIATION. If he takes a “Settlement”, the cops will be let ff the hook…
Typical cop behavior. The son should be thankful he didn’t’ cause his dad’s death, or long long incarceration.
the son should be out on his ass paying his own fucking bills from now on.
military school for his ass
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