NO OTHER EVIDENCE!
* 11-2-15 – Other than the say-so of a drug dealing pimp, what other evidence is there to substantiate Akeem Washington plotting to kill LCP officers?
This comment/question in today.
The answer: There is absolutely no other evidence to substantiate it.
I spent a great deal of time on the phone today and this just keeps getting more and more outrageous and disgusting.
There will be more tomorrow.
Dustin Salisbery met his first cousin, Akeem Washington, on Sunday, December 28th, 2014 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Lancaster at about midnight or 12:30 am. It was right after Christmas and Salisbery, who plays basketball overseas and was in town for the holidays, said he was looking forward to a “fun night.”
They had one drink at the Marriott, which was closing, and then he and Akeem headed down the block to go to Yorgos. They were denied entry into Yorgos because they were told the bar was at capacity.
Salisbery thought they were profiled and they watched as three white females who had also been at the Marriott were let in. They also watched as (white) guys outside smoking cigarettes were also let in.
He said a bouncer said to them, “You know how these things go.” He said they took it to have racial overtones.
Salisbery said there was a small argument outside with the bouncer and the owner’s son. He said the men knew he and Akeem were not trouble and it never got loud or out-of-hand.
Suddenly, several police cars pulled up. There were four or five cops and they immediately told Akeem to sit down. Akeem repeatedly said, “Why?” and tried to walk away. It was then that Salisbery says the cops “attacked” Washington.
“They grabbed him and forced him to the ground. They had a knee in his back and a knee to his head area.”
Washington was saying, “Get off of me. You’re hurting me.” They shot him in the back twice with a taser and Salisbery remembers there was blood on the back of his shirt.
The police put Washington in handcuffs and took him to a car and drove off.
Asked if the police knew who Washington was, Salisbery said, “Absolutely.”
Salisbery said he stood to the side and watched silently, knowing he said, that if he did anything he would also be arrested.
Salisbery said Washington didn’t know anything else until Monday when his wife called him in jail hysterical after reading the newspaper. Washington had also been charged with four counts of solicitation for criminal homicide against three of the police officers.
He was looking at spending the rest of his life in prison.