Yet another reason I have no respect for Cops
"It all started after 10 a.m. on Saturday with a knock at landscaper Kennedy’s rented Flax Garden Way townhouse, in the city's north end.
“It was the Jehovah Witnesses,” said Kennedy’s 28-year-old partner Shannon Morales, who is also mother of their two children, daughters Brooklyn, 3, and one-year-old Caliya.
About five minutes later, she said, there was another knock-knock-who’s-there scenario.
”The knocks were louder and I joked, they really must want us to pray.”
When she answered the door there were two different men there.
“They looked sketchy and I knew they were not the Jehovah’s Witnesses,” said Morales. “They were yelling ‘where’s Elizabeth, where’s Elizabeth. They were trying to get into the house. I thought they might have been drug dealers.”
Kennedy said, “they were very aggressive” and “I thought they were looking for money.”
He said he tried to explain “there is no Elizabeth here” and then stepped out to point out the superintendent’s townhouse.
“They got up in my face and then I told them to leave,” he said. “They jumped me, smashed me against the wall and starting beating me.”
Morales said she heard them saying “stop resisting, stop resisting.” She said she started screaming “get off him, you are killing him.”
She added the unknown men were calling her “stupid” and “were laughing at me.”
She called 911 and told the men she had called the police.
“That’s when they said ‘we are the police.’”
A neighbour also called 911.
“I saw two men beating up a man,” said Denise Thornington. “The one guy had his knee to the back of his neck. I had no idea they were police.”
It does seems odd for people to call the police on the police.
What really happened here?
Toronto Police spokesman Tony Vella said the real story is that “two plainclothes officers from 43 Division identified themselves and that the accused was aggressive and hostile and charged the officers, who sustained minor injuries.” Vella said the situation was so dire, “they had to call for additional back-up” and that the officers displayed their badges and produced “a warrant” for the arrest for a person believed to be at this house."
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