Occupy Denver: Did unnamed 2nd assaulter knock over cop on motorcycle? (VIDEO)

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Since Saturday's Occupy Denver protest ended with more arrests, much attention has focused on two investigations for felony assault of a police officer. But neither Denver Police nor the DA's office have named anyone other than Westword interviewee John Sexton as being under felony investigation. And though the second case may be linked to a cop's motorcycle being pushed over, they've yet to confirm that, either.

After being released on his birthday yesterday, 33-year-old Sexton has been a consistent target of accusations that he is the culprit behind the notorious motorcycle tipping. However, a video on view below shows that these accusations are misguided.

Here's the footage:

In the clip, a man can be seen pushing over a police motorcycle and being chased to the ground by officers, at which point it appears he will be arrested. But there is still no record of this arrest, according to Occupy Denver's legal team. Moreover, the man in question is clad in different clothes than the ones Sexton was photographed wearing on the day of the incident.

These distinctions apparently didn't make a difference on Saturday. "When I got to jail, the corrections officers kept asking me why I knocked a cop off his motorcycle, and I had no idea what they were talking about," he recalls. "That wasn't me. I spoke to my mother on the phone later, and it took a while to convince even her that I wasn't guilty, because I had received so much media attention."

Westword's conversations with both Denver Police Department public information officer Matthew Murray and DA spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough this morning ended without a confirmed name for the alleged second felony investigation, though Occupy Denver representatives suspect the second name (withheld for anonymity) to be that of the person in the video. The occupiers say they know the man's name and have confirmed that he was not arrested and has not been entered into the legal system in relation to Saturday's events.


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Mary Joe
Mary Joe

It is all on video. Mr Sexton was tackled from the beginning of this flash mob and remained there in a choke hold and in handcuffs, tell the end. Halfway thru this event Zombie boy left the crowd along with Little red riding hood and her Commie comrade and bull horn provoker. This video shows zombie boy shove the hog. Zombie boy was taken to the hospital and released ( fake blood make up) Zombie boy was not arrested and taken to jail. Video evidence is clear that the riot squad tackled Mr. Sexton from the beggining and Mr. Sexton could not have escaped to knock over the hog. Photos are also available showing helmet less cop grabing someone behind Mr. Sexton and knocking down Sexton in the scuffle.

Now my question is, who was zombie boy and Why did they release him? Why try to frame Sexton for knocking down the bike? Was zombie boy an Agent Provoceteur?Was this flash mob staged? By who? The Police for an excuse for there crackdown? The Protesters to rally the troops?

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Mark
Mark

Ar you kidding? Frankie Roper of Occupy Colorado Springs was beaten and arrested for pushing the cop's bike after he ran over his foot. He didn't knock it over, the cop laid it down to chase him and beat him for touching it.

Janie Reyna
Janie Reyna

I do believe the bike was pushed but the officer had his feet on the ground and was in full control.  He was braced, but the tilt created just pissed him off and he decided to go after the guy.

novenator
novenator

It is erroneous to say ANYONE knocked over the cop on the motorcycle.  For fuck's sake watch the video.  Some guy gave it a slight push, but it was not knocked over, and the cop was not assaulted.  The cop himself *dumped* the bike to chase down the guy who pushed it.  

Long Ben Avery
Long Ben Avery

Agent Provocateur anybody? Not the Underwear people.

Helmet
Helmet

Why isnt more being discussed about John being clearly choked while in handcuffs on the ground.  I have also seen more video of where a cop actually jumps on his legs and he is screaming in pain on the other side to get off his legs please please.

SenorMysterioso
SenorMysterioso

John was under a pile of police and protesters when the motorcycle incident happened.  The motorcycle officers were coming in as a response to the skirmish that was already underway.

I've watch that video over and over. I do not think the person's foot was run over nor do I think the motorcycle was knocked over. It looks to me like the kid pushed the back of the bike, then the officer laid the bike down to chase him.

Observer
Observer

Driving through the grass not yielding to pedestrians...isn't that illegal? So the protesters would be welcomed to do the same with their motorcycles? Cops use pepper spray all the time.......i wonder what the consequences of a citizen defending themselves against these tyrants with bear spray would be. Denver city government militia sure hates tents on public land. damn people....this shit is crazy!

AThousandWords
AThousandWords

In addition to the mistaken identity issue, the tape shows the officer stop and drop his motorcyle while jumping off of it.  The bike wasn't "pushed over" as the officer continued to roll while in balance.  Hardly a felony.  Barely a misdemeanor assault.  The response is definitely overkill and a tremendous waste of taxpayer dollars.

np
np

I was thinking the same thing.  It appears the man touched the motorcycle, but that the cop himself was the one who dropped the bike to chase after the man who touched it.  What gets lost in all this is that the police who brought the violence, not the demonstrators, all of whom were unarmed.  

Huh
Huh

you don't have to be armed to bring on violence.

Ian Williams
Ian Williams

Yes, but you don't have to use your "inside voices" to exercise freedom of speech, and you don't have to have a permit either. 

You do, however, have to have reasonable cause to justify violence against anyone, especially unarmed, peaceful, communicative and cooperative protesters. 

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Denver's abuse of the Law may be a commonplace, but that is no reason not to demand that it stop here and now.  The ongoing, deliberate filing of false criminal charges itself constitutes criminal malfeasance.  District Attorney Morrissey and all within the DPD Administration including Deputy Chief of Administration Lamb who have engaged in this conspiracy should be arrested and anyone who condoned it should be fired.  We need a competent and ethical attorney to represent the interests of the People of Denver over its utterly corrupt leadership as soon as Morrissey can be removed.

Colorado Mmj Patient
Colorado Mmj Patient

Did that police officer run over his foot?

Ian Williams
Ian Williams

Don't know.

However, he  did run over the grass, compacting the earth, harming the root system of the grass, thus causing a marginal amount of damage to the park with his trail-blazin' 800lb "steel horse".

This was one of the (many) reasons constructed to prevent tents being erected and the protest to continue into the winter. To protect the park.

The chemicals in the pepper spray also alter the chemistry of the soil and destroy beneficial organisms that live in the root system. harming the public park.

--This isn't about safety, this is about control. Strategic military control of the populous.--

Robert Chase
Robert Chase

Whoever is fingered for this desperate crime, his jurors need to know that pushing a cop's motorcycle in and of itself is not a felony irrespective of anything Mitch Morrissey or his underlings say.  Juries can reign in the DPD and DA even if Denver's voters are too stupid to do so.

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