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People v. Andrew Madison
Transcript of People v. Andrew Madison
Both Madison and Lincoln attend Street Law High School (SLHS)
Not on school property
school- 242 Equality St.
location of incident- 229 Equality St.
Swiss Army knife present
not illegal in District of Justicia
Not out after the acceptable hours
Students not allowed on school property before 8:00 a.m. and after 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, November 27, 2002
Vol XCIII, No. 311
DJ Code 3-14 Use of unnecessary or wanton force
Any officer who uses unnecessary and wonton force in arresting or imprisoning any person shall be deemed guilty of assault and battery
DJ Code 32-8
Assault; battery; stalking
Battery: Thou shalt not act in any way resulting in harmful or offensive contact with one another.
People v. Andrew Madison
Officer Bates Officer Major Peter Carter
past complaints of excessive force
"only concern is to make sure that the neighborhoods stay sage places to live for the citizens of the District."
Andrew Madison James Lincoln Mark Snow
while pulling out ID, was tackled by an officer
only use the Swiss Army knife to peel fruit
ID fell didn't respond directly
hand was jerked --> knife blade popped out
pushed against the fence
thrown to ground
officer still had hold of wrist --> causing it to break
yelled for officer Bates to let up
could not recall when officer cut himself on knife
part of Peer Mediation program
complaints about Officer Bates
"Bates is more of an action person."
said something to Bates about force used on Madison
everyone knows Madison has a knife
never seen it used on anyone
was ready to pull out ID, but was wanting to wait for Madison
heard Officer Major tell Bates, "take it easy Kevin."
saw ID and knife on ground when they left
does not know when Officer Bates received the cut in the arm
says Madison excels in Math and Science
loyal group of friends
respected among his peers
recommended he take part in Peer Mediation
"He's clearly making an effort, and it shows."
began to not dread the presence of each other
was Madison's first counselor at SLHS
Math and Science teachers seem to enjoy Madison