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Cop Kicks Pregnant Woman In Stomach, Dept. Says He Was Within Policy

Posted by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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Officer says he didn't know the woman was pregnant.

Just when you thought the police ran out of ways to disgust you.

Dekalb County police officer Jerad Wheeler was called to a home to settle a domestic dispute involving a pregnant woman named Raven Dozier, her brother and his child and baby's mother.

As things escalated Wheeler pulled out his taser and used it on Dozier's brother. She says that's when she started crying and asking the officer why he used a taser on her brother.

Wheeler must not have been in a talking mood because after he used the taser on him, he then kicked Dozier in the stomach.

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"I think he really just didn't want me asking him any questions, questioning him, and when I did question him is when he kicked me," she tells Atlanta's Channel 2 Action News. "I was upset because I couldn't believe an officer would kick me, with my child in my stomach."


Dozier was almost nine months pregnant and wound up giving birth via an emergency C-section two weeks after the kick left a bruise. The now 4-month old baby was born and is healthy. 

"What kind of a human being kicks a pregnant woman?" says Dozier's attorney Mark Bullman. "I mean, forget whether or not it is a police officer that is supposedly protecting people." 

Officer Wheeler says that he couldn't tell that Dozier was pregnant and that he only kicked her because she came at him aggressively. He also described the kick as "a front push kick to the abdomen, as he was taught to do at the academy," in his police report.

On top of getting kicked in the stomach, Dozier was also charged with obstruction, a charge that was later dropped. She also filed a complaint with the Dekalb County Police Department, but the matter was never investigated and they said that Officer Wheeler's actions were within department policy. 

This isn't the first time Wheeler has acted questionably. In 2011, he was accused of manhandling a 53-year old woman, twisting her arm behind her back and shoving her face down into a patrol car. She says she was only trying to check on her grandchildren who had just got in a car wreck with their mother. This past January, Wheeler was accused of showing up to the wrong address when called, and then shooting that family's dog.

Wheeler is currently under criminal investigation.

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How could he NOT tell she was pregnant?? o.O

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by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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RGladson
by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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Wow! Unbelievably disgusting. Glad both mom and baby were fine in the end.
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Bird16_J
by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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That "man" is a fucking piece of shit and needs to be fired! I hope they sue the piss outta the pd becuase they kept that psycho path on as an officer. How much do you want to bet that fucker was bullied in school and is now on a power trip because he's a cop. What a piece of shit!


velvetkitty
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2012 at 9:53 PM
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I'm torn on this.......I'm not saying it is acceptable to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach BECAUSE IT'S NOT, BUT you are just hearing her side of the story.  She must have been doing something to make the cop feel threatened, and if that is the case, then he was within his rights to defend himself.  There were other ways to fight off a pregnant woman, but in the moment, your instinct kicks in and you can't turn it off. But if that's not the case, and he just hauled off and kicked her then there needs to be some action taken against him.   Now, I'm prepared for bashing.  lol

happymommy1105
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2012 at 9:54 PM
Wow. I hope that punk goes go to jail forever.
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Rose87
by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM

No bashing. I see your point. This is only her side. He did say she came at him aggressively and he did not know/notice she was pregnant.. now, how he did not notice or know... I have no idea. She was 9mths pregnant at the time!

Either way, you don't kick an OBVIOUSLY pregnant woman IN THE STOMACH.

Quoting velvetkitty:

I'm torn on this.......I'm not saying it is acceptable to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach BECAUSE IT'S NOT, BUT you are just hearing her side of the story.  She must have been doing something to make the cop feel threatened, and if that is the case, then he was within his rights to defend himself.  There were other ways to fight off a pregnant woman, but in the moment, your instinct kicks in and you can't turn it off. But if that's not the case, and he just hauled off and kicked her then there needs to be some action taken against him.   Now, I'm prepared for bashing.  lol


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happymommy1105
by Platinum Member on May. 10, 2012 at 9:55 PM
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Did you read the whole story?

Dude has a history of abusing his position.

I'm siding with her on this one.


Quoting velvetkitty:

I'm torn on this.......I'm not saying it is acceptable to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach BECAUSE IT'S NOT, BUT you are just hearing her side of the story.  She must have been doing something to make the cop feel threatened, and if that is the case, then he was within his rights to defend himself.  There were other ways to fight off a pregnant woman, but in the moment, your instinct kicks in and you can't turn it off. But if that's not the case, and he just hauled off and kicked her then there needs to be some action taken against him.   Now, I'm prepared for bashing.  lol

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Junesmommy18
by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM
Someone would be dead if they attempted to harm my unborn child....
T-HoneyLuv
by on May. 10, 2012 at 9:57 PM
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He needs to be fired!
O/T Wassup Rose!!!! :p
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.IDGAF.
by on May. 10, 2012 at 10:00 PM
Disgusting...
& people wonder why I dont like police.
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cherrywaves21
by on May. 10, 2012 at 10:01 PM
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I'm not bashing but he has has multiple complaints. Clearly. So I'm more willing to believe her than his dumbass.


Quoting velvetkitty:

I'm torn on this.......I'm not saying it is acceptable to kick a pregnant woman in the stomach BECAUSE IT'S NOT, BUT you are just hearing her side of the story.  She must have been doing something to make the cop feel threatened, and if that is the case, then he was within his rights to defend himself.  There were other ways to fight off a pregnant woman, but in the moment, your instinct kicks in and you can't turn it off. But if that's not the case, and he just hauled off and kicked her then there needs to be some action taken against him.   Now, I'm prepared for bashing.  lol


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