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St. Louis Cop Who Broke Black Man’s Jaw Over Loud Music Threatens To Do It Again Over Lawsuit

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On August 14, 2017, Officer Adam Feaman broke 24-year-old Jamal White’s jaw while arresting him for a noise violation. White has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court, alleging Feaman used excessive force during the encounter. When he learned about the lawsuit, Feaman threatened to crack White’s jaw once again.

Yeah, that’s going to help Feaman’s case.

White was standing outside his car on August 14 when Feaman decided to arrest him for “violating the city noise ordinance and disturbing the peace with loud music.”

White, disbelieving, said:

I’m not under arrest. How am I under arrest?

White nervously began jogging away, at which point the officers and White began screaming at each other and Feaman struck him in the face with a large flashlight, breaking his jaw.

Feaman reportedly struck White once again in the back of his head after he was already injured, and as he was falling to the ground, the officer said:

Get on the f*cking ground!

Much of the arrest was captured on video:

Feaman and White encountered each other again in a bar about a month later, where Feaman threatened to crack White in the jaw once more if he pursued a lawsuit against him. This, however, didn’t stop White from doing just that.

In response to the incident, activist Samuel Sinyangwe and Campaign Zero tracked down many misconduct reports relating to Officer Feaman and passed them along to the Grassroots Accountability Movement. They reveal a pattern of mistreatment between Feaman and young black men.

According to RawStory:

A 22-year-old black man filed a complaint in 2010 accusing Feaman of using racial slurs against him during a traffic stop, and the next year another 22-year-old black man complained he planted drugs on him before another officer hit him in the face.

In 2012, Feaman was also accused of punching a suspect in the face. Then, in 2014, a 31-year-old black man claimed Feaman stole $400 from his car “during a traffic stop.” Feaman clearly has a pattern of abusing his position.

The lawsuit will proceed through the legal system and, if found guilty, Feaman could face harsh disciplinary action.

H/T – Rawstory, Riverfront Times


Written by Collin Gossel

Collin Gossel is a writer and comedian living in Brooklyn, New York, but there are nights when he looks up at the stars and wistfully thinks to himself “there’s got to be more out there…” You can catch Collin improvising new musicals every Tuesday night at the Magnet Theater’s Musical Megawatt, or follow his unfiltered thoughts on Twitter and Instagram @CollinGossel.--