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Two Officers Fired In 'Spit/Slap' Incident

Two Austin police officers have been fired and another two have been suspended after an officer struck a woman and then, along with other officers, failed to accurately report the incident.

Assistant Chief Sean Mannix with the Austin Police Department said on the night of Aug. 31, former APD Officer Michelle Gish was assisting EMS workers to secure 23-year-old Elisa Jamies into a gurney in the 3000 block of Rexford Drive in East Austin. Jamies was reportedly intoxicated and was not cooperating with emergency officials.

aimes spit in Officer Gish’s face, prompting Gish to strike Jaimes in the head “at least one time,” according to Mannix.

Dash camera video of the incident shows other APD officers on the scene forcibly removing Gish from Jamies. The footage also shows EMS personnel wiping down Gish’s face.

Mannix says Gish provided an inaccurate account of what happened in her written police report. An on-scene supervisor, Jose Robledo, “failed to adequately investigate” Gish’s response, and was also terminated from the force, according to Mannix.

More info available here: http://austin.ynn.com/content/top_stories/283083/2-apd-officers-fired--2-suspended-after-officer-strikes-woman

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Added: Feb-15-2012 
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Tags: cops, police, fired, slap, spit, apd, austin, caught on tape, dashcam, raw video
Location: Austin, Texas, United States (load item map)
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  • Comment of user 'HeyMaker77' has been deleted by author (after account deletion)!
  • should have shot the drunk

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  • If some drunk slapper spat in my face I'd be sure to push her teeth down her throat...

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  • Fired? They should be given a raise for having to deal with those animals! Now that worthless criminal is going to get a fat settlement. Bullshit!

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    • @WolfBite120
      Its a Job!
      Cant follow the rules???
      Fuk off and dont come back.

      If a cop can take a punch.... its worth a whole "Life".

      The fines, prison time, and legal obstacles can take a life time to repay.

      you spit,,, and your life is over as you know it.
      Its fair, dontcha` think?

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    • @TEX
      Easy for you to say from behind a keyboard.

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  • You know we see both sides of the story, violent cops and stupid people, but how do you deal with a spitting bitch. Its a thankless job.

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  • Huh? Cops have killed people for far less and gotten away with it when they should have been prosecuted, but I'm with the cops on this one.

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  • Fuck these ghetto ass bitches causing a ruckus.
    That's why I'm not a cop...because I would have beat that hoe down.

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  • spitting in the face is assault. if they had told the truth, those officers would still have jobs.

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  • Unbelievable. They fired them for doing their job.

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  • What is this world coming to? This pig spit in a officers face and they fired her for sticking her? They should of beat the hog to death. What would they be saying if it turned out the hog had AIDS?

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    • @drumline
      I dont think the slap itself was enough cause for firing. I think the lying was. Anyone can fuck up a little in the heat of the moment but when you are writing that report you are making a very conscious and deliberete decision to lie. That is fucking corrupt IMO and should be treated as something very serious.

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  • Thats bullshit. Just because you're wearing a uniform doesn't mean you aren't human. If someone spit in my face the first thing I would want to do is crack them in the jaw. Its a normal human response to fight back when attacked. Should she be disciplined, absolutely. She was no doubt fired because of pressure from the police-hating lefty anarchists that seem all too abundant lately.

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  • stinkin drunk hoe .

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  • Give them a promotion and a raise ,dealing with this low life scum every day/night must be fucking awful!

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  • Good cops fired for no good reason. Put that rabid animal out of it misery! Wait, that was a lady? I do not believe it!

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  • Spit in my face and I'd probably stike the spitter too, besides the spitter was intoxicated and had run from an attempted stop. Now I'm the first to call out a cop on abusive use of force, but damn, I don't think she should have been fired for use of force, but for not reporting it yeah that is bad, especially when you know there is video and lying about what happened.

    Elisa Jaimes - is a scumbag that should be in jail - for quite awhile it would seem, previous assault on police, leaving the sc More..

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  • I, myself, believe an officer should be allowed to slap the shit out of anyone that spits in their face.

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  • A slap in the face is a perfectly reasonable response to somebody spitting into your face. It's one of the worst kind of assaults. All sorts of shit can be carried in spit. I'd rather be punched.

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  • The cover up is the crime here. If it had been properly reported Michelle and the Stupidvisor would both still have jobs, and some integrity. Sure, she may have gotten a suspension, (highly doubtful) or sent for some different training (most likely) because being spit on can cause an automatic response. But apparently they decided to just act like it never happened. Good riddance to both, their integrity is shot.

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    • @BunkerGearGal stfu, you and I both know, this is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. Until, your put in that situation, you really can't say anything.

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    • @YourMotha

      Yes, I can. I'm an American, I can say whatever I please. And my initial assessment is correct, you actually, deep down know that to be true but can't accept it is all.

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    • @BunkerGearGal thats why people think Americans are fucking idiots. You express your opinion like a typical monday morning quarter back.

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