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Why Don’t Good Cops Stand Up More Often?


Do you remember the story of Regina Tasca? The officer who was fired for stopping excessive force on a pinned down mentally challenged victim?

Perhaps there’s been a resurgence of interest from a post on and the increase of police violence towards citizens.

Her department smeared her as ‘bizarre and outlandish’ and subjected her to a psych exam deeming her unsound.

“This was excessive force,” Tasca’s lawyer, Catherine Elston had said. “This was an unlawful tackle, this was punching an emotionally disturbed person whose arms were pinned under his chest.”

“They’re not just terminating her,” her lawyer had said. “They’re destroying her personality.”

One update shows she was in fact fired; and it appears Bogato, NJ wanted to go after her for salary paid and costs. That’s pretty much the last we heard of her.

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