by Brian A. Wilkins
The now infamous August 5, 2010 video of Kershaw County, SC police thug Oddie Tribble, Jr. senselessly and repeatedly striking Mr. Charles Shelley with a steel baton, while handcuffed, has the latter now facing up to 10 years in prison.
First, if you haven’t already seen it, watch the video of this savage cop, while several of his cop buddies watch, strike Mr. Shelley 27 times, and ultimately broke one of his legs and severely injured the other.
The incident happened that Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. when Mr. Shelley was being transported from a courthouse to the Kershaw County Jail, after being charged with traffic violations and marijuana possession.
Mr. Charles Shelley
The police thug alleges that Mr. Shelley “threatened his family,” which he believes justified the savage beating. Tribble, 51, was fired the day after the assault. The other “deputy” in the video, who appears to shove Mr. Shelley closer to thug Tribble a couple of times as the victim tried to avoid the blows, was fired a few weeks later.
A federal grand jury indicted Tribble on one count of excessive force on Tuesday. U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles would not comment when asked if the other “deputy” involved, who’s name is still being protected, will also be charged.
Tribble remains free, as an arraignment date has not been set.