August 24, 2014 10:11 pm -

Ferguson police officer Justin Cosma allegedly assaulted two journalists working out of a McDonald’s in his town last week. A further look at his record reveals charges against him in 2012 of chocking and hog-tying a young boy.


According to the suit, the twelve-year-old boy’s mother had sent him to check the family’s mailbox at the end of their long driveway when Cosma and his partner—then deputies with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department—happened to walk by.

The officers apparently asked him if he had been playing on the highway next to the driveway, which the boy denied.

Then, the suit alleges, “the deputies became confrontational, frightening and intimated [the] minor child. Unprovoked and without cause, the deputies grabbed [the child], choked him around the neck and threw him to the ground. [The child] was shirtless and suffered bruising, choke marks, scrapes and cuts across his body.” As a finale, the suit alleges, the officers hog tied him on the ground.

According to the suit, the child required medical attention and almost had to hire a defense attorney:

The deputies reported the incident as “assault of a law enforcement officer thirddegree” and “resisting/interfering with arrest, detention or stop”, but JeffersonCounty refused to issue a juvenile case.[su_sky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

12 responses to Ferguson Cop Accused Of Hog-Tying And Choking 12-Year-Old

  1. RioBravoHombre August 24th, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Were these dickwipes “protecting” or “serving” this child? I’m confused.

  2. Foundryman August 25th, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Ferguson is a good place to start to reel in the out of control police in this country. What these guys did to this 12 year old, should cost them their jobs and their freedom.

    • MarcoZandrini August 25th, 2014 at 9:21 am

      And their wallets!

    • Judgeforyourself37 August 25th, 2014 at 2:34 pm

      Not all police are “out of control,” however, one does wonder what education and training some of the aforementioned officers have received. In some colleges Criminal Justice grads and graduates of police academies are taught to deescalate volatile situations whenever possible, prior to arrests when arrests are warrented. This should be the aim of all Criminal Justice, and police academy programs.

  3. Shades August 25th, 2014 at 8:55 am

    C&L has a story of a man walking while black in Beverly Hills. It’s all about the skin tone.

  4. R.J. Carter August 25th, 2014 at 10:50 am

    “almost had to hire a defense attorney:”


  5. mea_mark August 25th, 2014 at 11:05 am

    Justin Cosma should be in jail not outside of it putting people in.

  6. Denise August 25th, 2014 at 11:10 am

    By the time all the lawsuits are filed against Ferguson for civil rights violations, there won’t be a Ferguson!

  7. Tammy Minton Haley August 25th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    o-k-a-y…one more time…wtf is going on in frickin’ Missouri?!?

  8. Robert John August 25th, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I’m not sure what “chocking” is. Spellcheck, please!

  9. whatthe46 August 25th, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    if the charges were in fact dropped why is it that he’s employed?

  10. Supercapital August 26th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Remember: If you score TOO HIGH on the IQ test when you apply for the the job of law enforcement they won’t hire you.