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And So It Begins – White Police Officer Reluctant To Defend Himself Beaten Unconscious By Black Male Suspect….
Posted on August 9, 2015 by sundance

You knew it was only a matter of time before stories like this began to surface. A white male police detective pulls over a black male suspect. The police officer tells the suspect to remain in his car, and calls for backup.

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The suspect ignores the order, exits his car, plays the race-card against the cop, then fights him for his gun. Suspect takes custody of LEO firearm and beats him unconscious with it, while the surrounding crowd chant joyfully, take pictures, and laugh at the sight of a cop being beaten bloody.

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ALABAMA – Alabama police are outraged after photos of a detective beaten bloody by a suspect who stole his gun during a traffic stop were shared by witnesses and praised on social media.

The suspect, 34-year-old Janard Cunningham, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly assaulting the six-year veteran following a traffic stop at a shopping center in Roebuck around 11am Friday.
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The plainclothes detective, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital for treatment after the assault but has since been released and is recovering at home.

Cunningham was taken into custody after the assault and is being held at Jefferson County Jail while police have released a second suspect who was apprehended without filing charges.

During the traffic stop, the detective pulled over Cunningham’s SUV and told him to stay in the car while he waited for backup to arrive.

The suspect disobeyed that order, questioned why he had been stopped and then struck the officer in the head with his own weapon, AL.com reported.

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The beating reportedly continued until the officer was no longer moving, with Cunningham then fleeing the scene.

While the detective was brought to the hospital, US Marshals and other officers tracked down the suspect and took him into custody.

After the arrest, photos of the bloodied detective began popping up on social media, with some commenters applauding what happened.

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First court appearance set for suspect accused of beating Birmingham detective

FOX6 WBRC | August 10, 2015
By Melanie Posey and Brianne Britzius


BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - The suspect arrested and charged with beating a Birmingham detective last week is set to appear in court on Tuesday.

Janard Cunningham, 34, of Center Point is being held at the Jefferson County Jail with no bond and is charged with attempted murder.

Police say Cunningham was one of two men pulled over by the detective in Roebuck in a traffic stop. They say a verbal exchange escalated into a physical fight and Cunningham took the detective's gun and beat him with it. Cunningham then fled the scene but was apprehended a short time later by authorities in the area of Shadywood Drive and Shadywood Lane.

On Saturday, police said that the detective had been released from UAB Hospital and was resting at home.

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Hearing held for man charged in attack on Birmingham detective

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By Kent Faulk | August 11, 2015, 11:34AM


The mother of a Center Point man charged with attempted murder last week in the pistol-whipping of a Birmingham police detective told a judge Tuesday that the family would be hiring their own lawyer to represent him.

Janard Shamar Cunningham, 34, appeared before Jefferson County District Court Judge Shelly Watkins for a "first call" hearing. During that brief hearing the judge asked Cunningham if he needed to have a lawyer appointed to represent him.
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The officer's name has not been publicly released.

The detective, in plain clothes and an unmarked car, had stopped a maroon 2012 GMC Yukon, possibly in connection with some burglaries in the area. He approached the vehicle, and told the suspect to stay in the SUV while he waited for a marked unit for backup, police said.

Cunningham got out of the vehicle despite the officer's demands, and began to question the detective about why he was being stopped, police said. A tussle followed and the suspect assaulted hit the detective in the head with his own weapon, police said.

A second man taken in to custody with Cunningham has not been charged with any crime, police said. Tracking dogs were brought in to help search for a possible third suspect, but authorities later said they believed there was no remaining suspect.

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Pistol Whipped Alabama Cop: “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”
Posted on August 14, 2015 by sundance

Follow up to THIS STORY – Confirming the Alabama cop didn’t protect himself against the beating by the suspect because he didn’t want to be the next Darren Wilson.

…”A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media.” “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”…

(CNN) A Birmingham, Alabama, police detective who was pistol-whipped unconscious said Friday that he hesitated to use force because he didn’t want to be accused of needlessly killing an unarmed man.

“A lot of officers are being too cautious because of what’s going on in the media,” said the officer, who asked to remain anonymous for the safety of his family. “I hesitated because I didn’t want to be in the media like I am right now.”

Details of last week’s incident in the Birmingham enclave of Roebuck remain sketchy — such as how did the suspect get the officer’s weapon — but the six-year police veteran said he didn’t shoot the man who attacked him during a traffic stop because of the outcry surrounding a spate of police shootings nationally

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I kind of see why this is happening but dang why not defend yourself? He's one lucky guy.


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Cunningham back in jail after posting bond Tuesday

By Linda White | WVTM13.com | September 18, 2015

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — The man who was arrested on charges of attempted murder on a police officer is back in jail.

Janard Cunningham was arrested on Aug. 7 following an incident in which he allegedly assaulted a plain-clothes detective in Center Point.

Cunningham was released on a $100,000 bond Tuesday but was arrested again this week after he left his home to buy a landline phone to comply with electronic monitoring.

"He was out of range for 16 minutes. It was a violation of his bond. And he was arrested," said Victor Revill, Cunningham's attorney. "I think it's a little more to it. He was called about being in violation cause he's so frustrated with this process. He said something he shouldn't have said and he got back in jail."

Cunningham as apologized, but said he feels like he is being mistreated and punished.

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Man charged in pistol whipping of Birmingham detective faces federal gun charges
By Kent Faulk | AL.com Alabama | Updated January 31, 2016 at 8:43 PM


Janard Shamar Cunningham, the man charged with attempted murder in the Aug. 7 pistol whipping of a Birmingham police detective, was recently released from jail after a judge reinstated his bond. But now he faces federal gun charges related to the incident.

If convicted, Cunningham could face maximum sentences of 10 years on each of the two federal charges.Cunningham was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on one count of unlawful transport of firearms by a convicted felon and one count of receiving stolen firearms.

The indictment charges that on Aug. 7 Cunningham possessed a firearm after having been convicted in Jefferson County on Oct. 25, 1999 of breaking and entering a vehicle and after having been convicted, on May 27, 2003 of first-degree robbery, and on June 17, 2003 of second-degree assault.

The grand jury also charged that Cunningham had reasonable cause to believe the firearm he possessed, a Smith and Wesson 9mm pistol, was stolen.

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Man charged in pistol whipping of officer to plead guilty to federal gun charge
By Kent Faulk | AL.com Alabama | Updated March 20, 2016 at 12:52 PM


    Update: A change of plea hearing was held Tuesday in the case, but after it began, the judge decided to reset it for another as yet undetermined date.

Under a binding plea agreement filed Friday in federal court, Cunningham will plead guilty to the convicted felon being in possession of a firearm charge. The receiving stolen firearms charge will be dismissed under the plea deal.

Under the binding plea deal, Cunningham and federal prosecutors have agreed on a sentence of 10 years. If the judge rejects the plea deal, then Cunningham can withdraw his guilty plea and agreement with prosecutors.

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This is the latest bit of news and it doesn't even address the attempted murder charge. :roll

Federal judge orders mental exam for man charged with pistol whipping officer
By Kent Faulk | AL.com Alabama | Updated March 28, 2016 at 11:57 AM


A Birmingham man charged with the attempted murder of a police officer in last summer's pistol whipping of a detective has been ordered by a judge to undergo a psychological evaluation before he's allowed to plead guilty to a federal gun charge.

Under a binding plea agreement Cunningham is to plead guilty to the convicted felon being in possession of a firearm charge and receive a 10-year prison sentence.

But at a March 22 hearing where he was to officially plead guilty to the federal charge Cunningham advised U.S. District Court Judge David Proctor that he believed he may be suffering from bipolar disorder that might prevent him from going forward with his guilty plea, according to the order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Harwell Davis setting up a psychiatric evaluation.
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Davis ordered that Cunningham undergo the mental evaluation by a psychologist on April 8 to determine whether he is suffering from a mental disease or defect rendering him incompetent to understand the proceedings against him or to properly assist in his own defense.

The judge also ordered the psychologist to provide a written report on Cunningham, including:history and present symptoms; a description of the psychiatric, psychological, and mental tests which were used and their results; the psychologist's opinions as to diagnosis, prognosis, and whether Cunningham is suffering from a mental disease or defect which would render him mentally incompetent to the extent he is unable to understand the nature and consequences of the proceedings against him or to assist properly in his defense; and the examiner's opinion of whether Cunningham was suffering from a mental disease or defect which would render him incapable of understanding the nature and consequences of the process commonly known as "Miranda Warning."

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What is odd, I found this ATF press release doc before I found any news on him. Transparency in the govt. ;)
https://www.atf.gov/news/pr/three-time- ... nconscious

Birmingham man sentenced to 10 years in prison for pistol-whipping police detective
By Jonece Starr Dunigan | AL.com | April 12, 2017


A Birmingham man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison in federal court Tuesday for pistol-whipping a police detective, which seriously injured the officer, the Department of Justice said.
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Cunningham pleaded guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm charge. He has three previous felony convictions for breaking and entering a vehicle, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault, according to his federal plea agreement.

"Violent attacks on police officers will not be tolerated," Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Special Agent in Charge Steven L. Gerido said. "This officer suffered grave injuries while doing his job protecting the public."

Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey said the department will continue to aggressively prosecute cases like these.

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