Rohnert Park Police Officer Dave Rodriguez Pulls Weapon On Don McComas For Video Recording Incident

The Rohnert Park Police Department placed Officer Rodriguez on temporary paid administrative leave and initiated an independent investigation after he pulled his service weapon at a local resident for video recording incident.

By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.

August 7, 2015

Rohnert Park, CA – On Thursday, several attorneys, Daniel Beck and Jaron Beck representing Don McComas during a press conference announced that they will be filing a civil rights lawsuit against the City of Rohnert Park claiming that their client had his rights violated when a police officer pulled a weapon on him. On July 29, McComas video recorded Rohnert Park Police Officer Dave Rodriguez pull his service weapon at him while on his property. Officer Rodriguez is seen arriving at the scene and parked for two minutes then opens his window and takes a picture of McComas video recording him. Officer Rodriguez then steps out of his SUV police vehicle and pulls out his weapon and orders McComas to take his hand out of his pocket. McComas continues to video record the officer and tells him that he has no weapons.
Officer Rodriguez asked McComas, if he was a constitutionalist and McComas responded that he is recording because of prior harassment incidents by police and that the Rohnert Police Department is corrupted.
Officer Rodriguez then leaves and does not detain McComas who claims that he didn’t do anything wrong for Officer Rodriguez to pull his service weapon at him.
It is not clear why Officer Rodriguez was at McComas residence. But Officer Rodriguez admitted that it was a random stop to McComas and he didn’t care, if the video was posted on social networks.
The Rohnert Police Department released the following statement, “The City truly believes in community-oriented policing and deeply values the relationship between law enforcement and our community. The incident portrayed on the video is not a typical interaction between our Public Safety Officers and the public.
To ensure the greatest degree of impartiality and fairness, we will be engaging an independent outside investigator to conduct a full investigation into the incident. In evaluating any complaint against an officer we need to be sure proper procedures are followed and the investigator will assist us in this regard.
The officer has been placed on temporary paid administrative leave.”

Rohnert Park Police Officer Dave Rodriguez pulls weapon on resident for video recording incident https://youtu.be/Sj0n-NkiHvc

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  1. #1 by colorblindculture on August 9, 2015 - 8:51 am

    This cop harassed this man. Aside pulling his side arm on an innocent man, he states the reason for pulling his fire arm was because the victim was “taking pictures” of him so he can do it back! What is he, a damn 5 year old? “He took a photo of me so I did it back and got mad so I pulled my gun!” Psycho Cop! And Realize This: THROUGH QUESTIONING HE ASKED THE VICTIM IF HE WAS A “CONSTITUTIONALIST OR A CRAZY PERSON!?” THIS COP AS WELL AS ALL LAW INFORCEMENT AND MILITARY TOOK OATH TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION. THIS THREATENING COP SOULD ALSO CONSIDER HIMSELF A CONSTITUTIONALIST IF HE ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD THE CONSTITUTION OF WHICH HE CLEARLY DOES NOT. MORE CONSERNING THAN HAVING AN ANGRY, EGOCENTRIC, POWER HUNGRY COP LOOSE IN AMERICA, IS THE FACT THAT HE IS BEING TRAINED TO ACCUSE CITIZENS AND RESIDENTS OF STANDING BEHIND AND HONORING THE CONSTITUTION! HE IS FED PROPAGANDA THAT TURNS PIGS AGAINST PEOPLE AND HE IS FALLING RIGHT INTO THE “JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS” TRAP.
    He needs to be fired, not rewarded paid vacation or “time off!”
    Unlawful cops like this looser are a huge problem and he needs to BE FIRED! He puts you and I and our families at risk. He needs to step down and go.

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