A Parma, Ohio DUI Checkpoint ticketed Doug “Deo” Odolecki for holding a sign which reads “Check point ahead! Turn now!”
Parma Police Officer Officer James Manzo (of the revenue generation department /snark) gave the gobsmacked Odolecki the ticket for obstructing official business while standing less than a block away from the sobriety checkpoint.
Instead of allowing Odolecki his free speech rights, Manzo who was also under investigation for a questionable use of force case involving the beating of a teenager to a bloody pulp during a November 2012 traffic stop.
The teen was beaten in the face with a metal flashlight used as a weapon.
Residents fear that Manzo’s actions went unpunished will embolden him and lead to further acts of gross miscarriage of justice, police abuse and brutality.
Parma settled the case for $40000 dollars with the teenager who filed a lawsuit and Manzo still has faced no disciplinary action.
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