Sunday, October 2, 2016

Former MCSD deputy Eddie "hands" Manning fails to sway jurors

Former MCSD's "Predator with a Badge" was "fired" by the new Administration, caught on video planting evidence

U.S.Federal Court 9/23/2016--jury rules in favor of 2 former MCSD deputies who were fired by the new administration.

In the federal job discrimination lawsuit filed last year (2015), by three former MCSD deputies, Manning was the only one who received "0" compensation--Doug Brannon was awarded 50K, and "Crowbar" Miller just under 7K.

Doug Brannon, along with his former partner James Patrick Henry, made national headlines in the Dawson vs Monroe County Sheriff lawsuit--see the U.S. District Court in Knoxville Case 3:13­cv­00240--Judge James Curwood Witt had earlier described their actions as "egregious, illegal, and abhorrent." 

The last *contact I had with former deputy Manning was in mid-summer 2014, during a visit to the Coker Creek Davis Store, (now called Williams Mountain Market). 
After pumping gas and entering the store, I noticed a lively round-table discussion in the dining area--it centered around who was going to win the 2014 Sheriff's race, Randy White or incumbent Sheriff Bill Bivens.

My prediction, which was meant to be clearly heard, was that "Randy White was going to Win." There was a MCSD Sheriff's deputy present who heard this--the nameplate on his shirt was,  E Manning. 

Soon after getting back on the road,  the Sheriff's Dept. SUV which had been parked outside the store was now just inches from the rear of my vehicle. For the next 4 miles, the SUV kept "riding" my rear bumper.  The "slow chase" continued until I turned into my driveway.  Needless to say, this is a tactic which is often used as a "road rage" ploy, and can lead to a serious and dangerous situation.

* Former chief deputy Bryan Graves had been advised of at least one other similar incident. A call placed to Graves on 8/26/2013 alerted him to an incident which had a carbon-copy type M.O. (modus operandi)--which started in Tellico Plains, and lasted for 8 miles.

If "hands" Manning would chase a motorist for merely exercising their first amendment right of  (free-speech, voicing an opinion), and was fired in-part for planting evidence,  it's possible that he was 'at times' acting in violation under "color of law" while employed by the MCSD. 
Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.

The new Jones/White administration should take a firm stand against police officer misconduct--posing as fake attorneys, planting evidence,  selling schedule  class III narcotics,  use of a firearm during the commission of a felony,  civil rights violations,  and other by-gone era tactics should be strictly prohibited.

by MP