"Out of control" deputy under investigation in San Diego
How bad does it get when you have to call 911 on a cop who is responding to a noise complaint?
It happened in San Diego County last weekend when a deputy responding to the noise complaint appeared “out of control” with a “raged look in his eyes.”
And no, we’re not talking a house party filled with drunken teenagers but a political fundraiser attended by middle-aged people, mostly females.
Some of the attendees happened to be lesbians, so maybe that had an effect on San Diego County Sheriff’s Deputy Marshall Abbott, who ended up dousing guests with pepper spray, pulling out a stun gun and dropping a 60-year-old woman to the floor.
Abbott, 29, is now being investigated by the District Attorney’s Office. They should probably test him for steroids.
Before the chaotic evening was over, a police helicopter, canine unit, fire engine and several marked units responded to the scene to assist Abbott, who, of course, was in fear for his life.
Naturally, anybody attempting to document the deputy’s actions were also arrested, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Seven guests were arrested for taking photos with a cell phone camera and talking back to an officer; most were released at the scene, they said.
The incident occurred in the home of Shari Barman and Jane Stratton, who are not only living in sin but happen to support a democratic candidate for congress.
They had organized a fundraiser for candidate Francine Busby, a 58-year-old woman who is running for congress in 2010. About 30 people showed up.
Between 8:30 and 9 p.m., Busby was on a microphone trying to rile up her group of Golden Girls and Guys.
But a neighbor, most likely a republican, started shouting obscenities towards Busby from behind a wall.
He is also probably the one who called deputies complaining about the noise. Apparently, the Encinitas community of Cardiff-by-the-Sea likes to tap out early.
Shortly after 9 pm, Deputy Abbott entered the residence and asked Barman for her date-of-birth. Now we all know how sensitive some women get about their age, especially when they are 60, so she turned and walked away.
It is her house, after all.
Feeling disrespected, Abbott grabbed Barman’s right arm, twisted it behind her back and threw her to the ground.
When other ladies tried to intervene, Abbott began dousing them with pepper spray. Then he called for back-up.
Meanwhile, at least one lady called 911 because Abbott appeared out of control.
“He had a raged look in his eyes and his head was bobbing from side to side,” said Kimberley Beatty, who attended the event. She said she called 911 to report that the officer “appeared to be out of control.”
The result was a helicopter, canine unit, fire truck and eight squard cars rushing to the scene.
Barman was charged with “suspicion of battery on a peace officer,” as well as “resisting, delaying and obstructing a peace officer.”
Your tax dollars at work.