December 2, 2014 8:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]John Cerulli, was a Buffalo police officer when a video went viral of him beating John Willet, a black man who was handcuffed at the time. But Cerulli won’t be seeing any jail time.

Instead, Cirulli was sentenced to one-year probation on Monday by Chief U.S. District Judge William M. Skretny…

According to Buffalo News, Cirulli didn’t go to jail partly because he and the FBI are teaching other cops not to commit human rights violations.

Judge Skretny said that Cirulli’s work with the FBI will help prevent “culture” of excessive force in some police departments.

“There is a mentality, a culture, that is sometimes worrisome,” Judge Skretny…

In addition to the assault, Cirulli also admitted that he took a cell phone from the bystander who filmed the incident, but Cirulli was unaware the witness gave him a second phone without the beating video.

There was no such court leniency for Willet who did four months in jail for the drug charge that Cirulli arrested him for.


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.

28 responses to White Cop Who Beat Black Man Avoids Jail Because He Teaches How Not To Abuse People

  1. Anomaly 100 December 2nd, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    So he’s teaching other cops not to be d*cks like him. I see…

    • rg9rts December 3rd, 2014 at 6:28 am

      No not really …but rather how to get away with it…got to love the guy that was smart enough to switch phones!

  2. tiredoftea December 2nd, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    This HAS to be an Onion article. Please, somebody tell me this was from the Onion. Please…please…anyone?

    • Suzanne McFly December 2nd, 2014 at 8:06 pm

      Only if….

    • FrankenPC . December 2nd, 2014 at 8:29 pm

      It’s an Onion article. Don’t ever say I didn’t do anything for you 😉

      • tiredoftea December 2nd, 2014 at 8:48 pm

        Pheww! Thanks, I feel so much better now.

  3. tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    what can a violent cop teach besides violence and how to get away with it. this sucks

    • FrankenPC . December 2nd, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Yeah, this strikes me as a terrible idea. I could say something terrible about cops right now. But I’m not going to. I want to show the universe that I do actually have some form of restraint.

      • tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 8:32 pm

        why, we love your comments

        • FrankenPC . December 2nd, 2014 at 8:34 pm

          No! I’m taking the high road on this one…AAHH!!!


          I’M SO WEAK!!!

          • tracey marie December 2nd, 2014 at 8:36 pm

            lol, very good comment

          • rg9rts December 3rd, 2014 at 6:27 am

            You know

          • tiredoftea December 2nd, 2014 at 8:47 pm

            I was going to go with Jeffery Dahmer advising vegetarians on their diets, but I can go with you on this.

  4. Sy Colepath December 2nd, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    GFY Judge William M. Skretny.

  5. whatthe46 December 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    he should serve time and then play his phony role. this is a joke our justice system has become a joke.

  6. Hirightnow December 2nd, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    Well, he should know…
    /Hanover Fist
    (Google it, youngsters.)

    • neworleans878 December 2nd, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      Loved that movie…still do. And the magazine it was based on.

      Bit different than Dr. Doofenshmirtz, eh Hi?

      • Hirightnow December 2nd, 2014 at 9:26 pm

        I used to read Heavy Metal and National Lampoon in Junior High School…none of the teachers knew enough to grab the magazines from me.
        As for Doofenshmirtz? Well, I started to notice how much I looked like Walter White, and I hadn’t altered my avatar in a while, so…..

        • neworleans878 December 2nd, 2014 at 9:36 pm

          Who could ever forget this classic?

          • Hirightnow December 2nd, 2014 at 9:38 pm

            Started reading NatLamp about 3 years after that cover…but it’s still my favorite.
            EDIT:My late brother’s,as well.

          • fancypants December 3rd, 2014 at 2:37 am

            sometimes mad magazine gets it right

        • rg9rts December 3rd, 2014 at 6:26 am

          Remember the 1964 yearbook?

  7. neworleans878 December 2nd, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Another example of blue entitlement

  8. thinkingwomanmillstone December 2nd, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    And justice for the few….another get out of jail free card for a cop.

  9. Tommy6860 December 2nd, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Wow, this is worrisome; what’s Darren Wilson’s next line of work ? O.o

    • rg9rts December 3rd, 2014 at 6:24 am

      Law clerk to Skretny

  10. Spirit of America December 2nd, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    When a crime is committed, it is committed against 2 entities:
    1. The personal victim(s)
    2. Society in toto

    My view is the criminal, to truly ‘repay his debt’, has to accomplish 3 things:
    1. punishment. a term prison or community service, fine, what ever for that crime
    2. remorse. he has to truly understand and accept he did wrong and it was wrong.
    3. atonement. Somehow give back to victim/society. this is not including the punishment, 2 separate things.

    It seems to me here that the judge confused part 1 & 3. It seems to me his ‘teaching tour’ is fine for part 3, the judge forgot to hand out part 1.

    my view

  11. rg9rts December 3rd, 2014 at 6:23 am

    There is a mentality a culture that is sometimes worrisome …….damn right there is and it starts in the District Court…this is insane reasoning ….out of the pages of the Onion.