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CHP officer who busted Porter under investigation for brutality

Cardinals linebacker Joey Porter claims that the officer who arrested him on Saturday crossed the line.  And Porter has said enough to launch an internal investigation.

According to TMZ, authorities with the California Highway Patrol are investigating Porter’s allegation of police brutality.

Specifically, Porter contends that the officer manhandled Porter, “striking” him in the face.

The officer reportedly pointed his pistol at Porter, after Porter emerged from his vehicle and began approaching the officer.

Porter was arrested for DUI, resisting arrest, and assault on a peace officer.

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  1. superbowl says: Mar 30, 2010 2:51 PM

    charges will be dropped.
    now all you Cardinal haters can take your foul language back and shove it – you know where!
    Cardinals should also be awarded super bowl 43 on the grounds the refs are idiots and allowed the steelers to cheat

  2. Phreakin says: Mar 30, 2010 2:52 PM

    Porter has ALWAYS had a chip on his shoulder. Wouldn’t surprise me if he copped an attitude and came aggressively at the officer. And everyone knows, ESPECIALLY in California that when you get pulled over you don’t get out of the car and come angrily walking at an officer that pulled you over.

  3. jibfest says: Mar 30, 2010 2:53 PM

    Of course, blame the cop for this moron’s acts.

  4. ItalianArmyGuy says: Mar 30, 2010 2:54 PM

    Can anyone say “the Cedric Benson defense”?
    Although it didn’t work on either of his two attempts in Austin for Cedric, it did get him out of the black-hole in Chicago, and to a team that wanted to give him the ball and block for him, LOL.
    Maybe Porter is trying to get released from Arizona a week after signing with them? LOL
    Want to come back home to Pittsburgh, my man??

  5. Jack Burton says: Mar 30, 2010 2:54 PM

    Isn’t it standard practice for the cops to draw when a loud mouthed drunken idiot approaches them? Should have pistol whipped him.

  6. BenRapistberger says: Mar 30, 2010 2:55 PM

    hopefully a dashboard cam vid gets released of Porter getting slapped like the bitch he is.

  7. i'm president charlie! says: Mar 30, 2010 2:57 PM

    Leave it to the pig-9 to abuse their power.

  8. csmith_apd50 says: Mar 30, 2010 2:57 PM

    “The officer reportedly pointed his pistol at Porter, after Porter emerged from his vehicle and began approaching the officer.”
    This is what police officers are trained to do when a person exits a vehicle on a traffic stop. According to the statement, Porter caused the officer to escalate to maintain control of the situation. I hate when police are scrutinized by the media for doing there jobs!

  9. Kirmie says: Mar 30, 2010 2:59 PM

    I’ld probably point my gun at him too. Porter is a big S O B. If he looked remotely like he would try anything at least.

  10. Outfoxed says: Mar 30, 2010 2:59 PM

    In the cell young man and I am throwing away the key!!! A loud approving roar emanates from South Florida.

  11. joemac44 says: Mar 30, 2010 3:00 PM

    OMG!!! This has to be a joke!! This guy is unbelievable. He thinks he’s above the law. I can almost promise you that the officer did nothing wrong. I hate athletes that act like this and look for excuses after doing something wrong. Be a man and face what you did. You smartly drove drunk directly to a police officer because you felt that the officer would be in wow of you. Guess what. DUMB ASS. To jail you go. To bad your feelings got hurt. What a BUM.

  12. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 30, 2010 3:00 PM

    Maybe if Porter wasn’t being a drunken fool and just listened to what the officers where telling him to do, and then didn’t resist force may not have been needed. I am not saying that police burtality doesn’t happen, but with the reports of how Porter acted, I wouldn’t have been suprised if the cop didn’t crack him in the head with his flashlight.

  13. JCD says: Mar 30, 2010 3:01 PM

    I think they have to investigate any allegation against an officer, right? I’m sorry, but when an police officer tells you to do something you do it, you certainly don’t start walking towards him while he’s in the process of trying to give you a ticket. No sympathy for Porter whatsoever from me.

  14. KnuckleBucket says: Mar 30, 2010 3:06 PM

    C’Mon. If a guy the size and look of Porter gets out of a vehicle and comes at a cop I would expect the cop to pull his gun. Not a race issue, just a big guy comin at you. I don’t know much about Porter as a person, but he sure seems like a punk on the field. i don’t see that changing in his personal life…

  15. My Coke Can says: Mar 30, 2010 3:07 PM

    What a douche……..Memo to all human beings:
    If you are stopped by a cop, remain in your car. If you are ignorant and get out and you start approaching the officer and he tells you to stop. Just STOP. Police officers have enough shit to deal with, a drunk football player should not have to be one of them.
    It is not that hard. One more thing, if you are a football player and you have cash and you have been drinking use some of your money wisely and call a cab or get a limo.
    YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW!

  16. D.R.Universal says: Mar 30, 2010 3:08 PM

    Now where are all of you JUDGMENTAL ASSHOLES who had him drawn & quartered BEFORE hearing all the facts????
    MAYBE, JUST MAYBE….some police are CROOKED!?!?!!?
    In the Black community we see it all too often..Amadou Diallo (41 shots), Sean Bell (40 shots), Abner Louima, etc,etc…yes this was all NYPD but still…the brothers in blue!!
    Now, BEFORE you all say Im playing the “race card”, that is NOT TRUE..I personally think Joey Porter is an ASSHOLE BUT..
    That doesnt mean that he is automatically guilty of wrongdoing….my only point of bringing race into this is b/c most liberal minded White ppl (like most of you) can’t imagine these things go on b/c they dont happen to you or in your community..but as a 33-yr old Black man who has NEVER BEEN ARRESTED and who holds 2 COLLEGE DEGREES & owns a 100k+ home…i can tell u that even to this day in my nice middle class suburban neighborhood that I get followed home at least twice a week by the “boys” and routinely pulled over for various “reasons”, yet I am never given a ticket…
    Maybe this only happens in NC but I doubt it..just speaking from a perspective that maybe you have never heard from…Peace

  17. Xenu_D_Alien says: Mar 30, 2010 3:15 PM

    When keeping it real goes wrong…

  18. Akron Rules says: Mar 30, 2010 3:17 PM

    No idea if this was the all-too-common tough guy cop compensating for his small member with his big gun. But the idiot who mentioned the “Cedric Benson defense” betrayed his ignorance.

  19. SeeUInTheSuperbowl says: Mar 30, 2010 3:17 PM

    shoulda beat him like the red-headed step child he is.

  20. Phreakin says: Mar 30, 2010 3:18 PM

    D.R. – You are playing the race card. But you aren’t listing the white, brown or Asian people shot and killed by police. It happens all of the time too, but it doesn’t sell as many newspapers so it’s on page 31 instead of page 1.

  21. Spygate Operative #1 says: Mar 30, 2010 3:18 PM

    You do not follow the officer’s instructions and get out of the vevicle and approach him. You get a gun pointed at you. You get arrested for slapping the officers hand. You got what you deserved.

  22. Katmanduu says: Mar 30, 2010 3:19 PM

    Hey ‘Superbowl’…..
    WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    Your crap team got beat. Deal with it. Or is that desert air getting to you??

  23. joemac44 says: Mar 30, 2010 3:24 PM

    Now where are all of you JUDGMENTAL ASSHOLES who had him drawn & quartered BEFORE hearing all the facts????
    MAYBE, JUST MAYBE….some police are CROOKED!?!?!!?
    In the Black community we see it all too often..Amadou Diallo (41 shots), Sean Bell (40 shots), Abner Louima, etc,etc…yes this was all NYPD but still…the brothers in blue!!
    Now, BEFORE you all say Im playing the “race card”, that is NOT TRUE..I personally think Joey Porter is an ASSHOLE BUT..
    That doesnt mean that he is automatically guilty of wrongdoing….my only point of bringing race into this is b/c most liberal minded White ppl (like most of you) can’t imagine these things go on b/c they dont happen to you or in your community..but as a 33-yr old Black man who has NEVER BEEN ARRESTED and who holds 2 COLLEGE DEGREES & owns a 100k+ home…i can tell u that even to this day in my nice middle class suburban neighborhood that I get followed home at least twice a week by the “boys” and routinely pulled over for various “reasons”, yet I am never given a ticket…
    Maybe this only happens in NC but I doubt it..just speaking from a perspective that maybe you have never heard from…Peace
    Why do you think that most of us are white people?? Just because we think he’s an idiot and guilty?? Hmmmmmmmmmm

  24. Spider1 says: Mar 30, 2010 3:26 PM

    We should all Riot Rodney style….

  25. Rick says: Mar 30, 2010 3:28 PM

    The Cardinals and their whiney fans deserve this scumbag. Have fun with Leinart throwing a million ints

  26. AllThat says: Mar 30, 2010 3:31 PM

    @D.R.Universal
    Conservative minded person here. Did you even read everything! Just because JP says the cop crossed the line doesn’t mean shit.
    BTW: Talk to someone in your town about your issues and then STFU.

  27. Duan says: Mar 30, 2010 3:32 PM

    I am not a Porter fan, or a Porter hater – but lets imagine this?
    As everyday all americans – we have people that we like and don’t like. Growing up I was never a big fan of Ted Dibiasse a.k.a “the million dollar man!”
    But, as a grown man he cam into my restuarant (god that was a big fella!) and he put some weight on, on top of that 6’7″ frame of his and I must say he was one of the nicest people I ever met!
    But just because that guy was a cop, didn’t mean he didn’t have feelings prior to pulling Porter over and former an honest opinion of the fella afterward.
    So probably both of them, did something in the wrong. Porter shouldn’t have gotten out of his vehicle and the officer should have informed Porter to remain in his vehicle until he approached the car.

  28. Roll Tide NJ says: Mar 30, 2010 3:36 PM

    TO D.R. Universal…
    Could not agree more. If people on both sides would step back and read facts we would not have as many problems. We are all to quick to jump sides based on our race or past experiences. I will wait for facts before making an assumption.
    FYI…I am a young successful Italian American. I have been treated similar because i must be in the mafia.
    PS facts or no facts Joey Porter and Big Ben are still scum bags.

  29. mzezulak says: Mar 30, 2010 3:37 PM

    Obviously doesn’t know when to sit down and shut up

  30. longrodvanhungendong says: Mar 30, 2010 3:38 PM

    Who cares what color Porter is. If you get out of the car on your own, with an attitude after being stopped by a cop, you belong to an exclusive race. The race of dumbasses! Hopefully its all on camera. Getcha popcorn!

  31. east96street says: Mar 30, 2010 3:40 PM

    D.R.Universal says: “MAYBE, JUST MAYBE….some police are CROOKED!?!?!!?”
    I’m sure they are, but when you drive drunk, get pulled over and then come out of your car and approach the officer, you’re going to get a gun drawn on you, white or black. You STAY in the car and you keep your hands in the 11-2 position so the officer knows you are NOT going for a weapon and you do what the officer asks. White or black. Oh, and here’s a novel idea, don’t drive drunk. White or black. This isn’t about race, it’s about the careless disregard of the law and other human beings by a spoiled child posing as an athlete who feels it’s his God given right to get hammered and drive home. 12,000 people killed by drunk drivers every YEAR. When it’s someone you love who is killed or mangled, you’ll change your tune about playing the race card when an asshole with millions is too stupid and selfish to call a cab. I know. My family buried my 17 year old step niece because some douchebag thought it was fun to get drunk and drive. Just speaking from a perspective that maybe you have never heard from.

  32. lebowski says: Mar 30, 2010 3:43 PM

    Shoulda popped him one in the kneecap.

  33. Gibbon Randolph says: Mar 30, 2010 3:45 PM

    D.W.B.

  34. Dogsweat says: Mar 30, 2010 3:51 PM

    CHP is one of the most tolerant and patient servants in the country.
    Mr Bloey is a huge dude, I don’t think the CHP would or could abuse this guy.
    Funny, Bloey abuses others, and when he is caught in the wrong, cry’s abuse..
    What a joke.

  35. ahajha says: Mar 30, 2010 3:56 PM

    Nothing to do with race, everything to do with being an idiot

  36. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 30, 2010 3:59 PM

    Q: What’s the definiton of “police brutality”?
    A: The fun part of police work!

  37. Bob Nelson says: Mar 30, 2010 4:01 PM

    In this era of playing the race card PC crap there will be an investigation.
    It will find the allegations groundless and the product of an intoxicated brain of a fool.
    Why is it so hard for certain segments of the population to simply cooperate with law enforcement officers and resolve issues peacefully?
    Porter would not even be arrested if he had not interfered with the investigation of another person at the scene.
    Law enforcement officers are there to protect and serve society. I don’t understand why criminal types always want to fight with them.

  38. bluehaze says: Mar 30, 2010 4:08 PM

    Porter claiming police brutality is like the cops claiming my grandmother assaulted them…

  39. John El Way says: Mar 30, 2010 4:09 PM

    3….2…..1……race card!

  40. NinerNation says: Mar 30, 2010 4:19 PM

    FACT-Porter wasn’t pulled over by the officer, he chose to stop and confront the officer
    FACT-Porter was drinking and driving
    FACT- Porter refused to obey a lawful order by a peace officer
    FACT- Porter assaulted a peace officer
    FACT- Porter again failed to obey a lawful order by a peace officer
    FACT- Porter is a large man with a history of violence(Las Vegas incident)
    Based on these facts, which are indisputable, the officer was well within his right to establish control of the situation by drawing his firearm. Had Porter simply obey the lawful order of the arresting officer, none of this would have happened.
    Now Porter is pulling the race card in an attempt to save the massive amount of money he just received from the Cards.
    Before you all try and hang the officer, at least learn what procedure is for this type of situation. This officer did not shoot, or taze Porter, which means that he ‘escalated’ force to gain control, then ‘deescalated’ force once control was established.
    The investigation of this incident should be a quick one.

  41. csmith_apd50 says: Mar 30, 2010 4:21 PM

    To: Roll Tide NJ- no one cares if your successful, arrogant @$$hole.
    Listen to the police and let them do their jobs, not everyone can do what we do, lay off.

  42. Onderin says: Mar 30, 2010 4:36 PM

    I see nothing about him crying racism. And nobody said the cop was out of line for drawing his gun. Porter was hostile and not following orders. Of course he pulled his gun for something like that. Porter claims the cop was out of line FOR STRIKING HIM. It makes sense for the officer to be investigated for that. Completely different thing.
    And this whole thing about him being bigger so obviously he has to draw his gun is stupid. Cops dealing with people bigger than them happens all the time. That doesn’t mean an automatic reach for the gun. But in Porter’s case, it was warrented.

  43. Cornerdenizen says: Mar 30, 2010 4:41 PM

    @ John El Way:
    I don’t know what the problem could be. First, Lincoln freed the slaves, then Obama got elected President. Life for black folks is perfect. Always has been.

  44. hrmlss says: Mar 30, 2010 4:59 PM

    CHiP should have a dash cam, should be fun to see When TMZ plays it.

  45. StickyGreen says: Mar 30, 2010 5:07 PM

    Cops are as crooked as the criminals themselves

  46. mike428 says: Mar 30, 2010 5:08 PM

    Jerramy Stevens was a non-factor during Joey Porter’s arrest.

  47. punish22 says: Mar 30, 2010 5:21 PM

    The cop may be the first person Porter hit in two years. You BUMMMMMMMM!!! Go back to school and take English….you BUMMMMMMM!!!!

  48. PaulKemp says: Mar 30, 2010 5:44 PM

    @MyCokeCan: BRAVO!!!
    @joemac44: Do you have a split personality? You wrote two opposing posts??
    Joey Porter did the one thing you never do, you don’t get out of the vehicle unless specifically asked to do so be the officer, in every instance that you do you will have a gun pulled out on you. Right or wrong this is fact and unless people want to get shot they should get used to it, really how hard is it to just stay in your car??? Yes there are dirty cops out there just like there are dirty businessmen, doctors, clergy, lawyers, etc. but that is not the issue here. Joey Porter got out of his car during a traffic stop without being told to do so by the officer, HIS BAD!!!!

  49. floriosadildo says: Mar 30, 2010 6:16 PM

    Hey ninernation, lots of facts for someone who was not there.
    Fact: you’re an idiot who assumes quite a bit.

  50. tango says: Mar 30, 2010 6:51 PM

    Porter is a punk and a cancer. Always has been !! Good LB but always pointing the finger at someone else on and off the field. The cardinals should never have signed him but the they would rather sign a guy like Porter if they feel they got him cheap. 49rs are now the team to beat in the NFC West

  51. spyboots says: Mar 30, 2010 7:45 PM

    Many people jump to conclusions without having all the facts. It’s been going on here for years.

  52. wwwmattcom says: Mar 30, 2010 9:00 PM

    Cardinals took 3 GIANT steps backwards
    Porter
    Warner
    Boldin
    and superbowl is a moron

  53. SmackMyVickUp.com says: Mar 30, 2010 10:09 PM

    Only if she drew the tazer and used it first, even better if it was caught on film.
    Stuff dreams are made of.

  54. rocko says: Mar 31, 2010 8:13 PM

    Its a well known fact that being black in Ca is a crime and anybody that can argue with that – see riot. Porter should not be sitting in a car anywhere in CA especially after dark.
    Its good to know the NFL keeps filling the jails with thugs!

  55. vacman says: Mar 31, 2010 8:42 PM

    it does not matter…. ALL cops think they are gods… they think they are all above the law aswell. calling the internal affairs dept. does zero good.
    FACT cops take care of thier own!!!!!!
    the only way you can possable win is if you have video mixed with audio.
    the guy that taped roodney king getting his assed kicked took it to cops on the other side of the city. thier response was “so”
    Fact nothing was done until the media brodcast the tape. then and only then was something done about it. yes that is the truth of what happened.
    im not saying in any way what joey porter was right or wrong the cop will get off free. nothing will happen to the cop know matter how wrong the cop was. because no video is out thier to convict the cops… this is provided porter is telling the truth.

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