Excessive force and sexual assault from an Alberta sheriff
Dr. Simona Tibu was on her way to see patients in Edmonton that morning, when she was pulled over by an Alberta sheriff for speeding.
Tibu claims the sheriff violently hit her window. When she opened it, he asked her to hand over her drivers license and insurance information.
“I advised him I would do so if he stopped hitting my car.”
Tibu also told him that if he didn’t, she would record him on her phone.
“At that moment, he became very violent. He took his hands through my window, hit my right hand, where I have bruises on it, smashed my cell phone out of my hands, and told me… ‘Get out of your car now.’”
She listened to the sheriff, who handcuffed her. With her arms behind her back, Tibu says the sheriff then began hitting her breasts.
Fearing for her life, she began to scream, hoping someone would hear her and help.
Tibu says that only made the sheriff even more aggressive. She claims he pressed his knees into hers until they were bruised, and pushed his pelvis into her back.
“I felt a hit in my head then he smashed my head on the pavement on the road until I was full of blood. Then he told me, ‘Now I’m going to walk all over you.’”
She remembers seeing a man show up, and eventually an RCMP officer and ambulance arrived at the scene.
Tibu was taken to hospital. She suffered bruises all over her body, including her breasts.
After speaking with an RCMP officer, she was shocked to learn she was being charged with resisting arrest, but the sheriff involved in the alleged incident wasn’t facing any charges.
“I am going to make justice happen,” she says. “No individual should be handcuffed and be beaten by the police. No women should be handcuffed by the police and be sexually assaulted.”
Tibu has contacted a lawyer, and wants to see charges laid against the sheriff. She has already filed a complaint against him with the Professional Standards unit.
A spokesperson in the Solicitor General’s office says that investigation could begin right away, or may have to wait until any RCMP investigation is completed.
In the meantime, the sheriff in question is still at work.
From Facebook “A LETTER FROM A FRIEND” Original post
I know I haven’t been posting for a bit, but this post is to help my friend get justice for herself and to help prevent police brutality to others! Please pass this post forward as we would like this to go viral! The more people that know we have psychopaths running around in police uniforms the better!
This is the letter my friend wrote to a reporter to ask for help, I decided to post it since it was written by my friends own hand!
My name is Dr. S.G.T, I would like to bring into your attention the police assault that happened to me on August 3rd. I was driving to Edmonton to see my patients when I passed a sheriff . The sheriff stopped my car. Then violently hit my window ( not knocking it) on the passenger site. I opened the window on the driver site. I was alone in the car. He asked my driver licence , I mentioned to him I will provide him my driver license as long as he stops hitting my car, or I will record him if he hits my car again. He got mad at me, hit my hand through the window, pulling my cell phone away and told me to get out of my car. I got out of my car, then he immediately placed handcuffs on me , hit me on my both breasts until I got bruises , put me behind my car squeezing my knees , pressing his pelvis against my back until I felt his penis.
I thought he was a psychopath and I started to scream so hopefully someone will hear me and call the police. He got very mad, hit me in the head, smashed my head on the road pavement until I was full of blood. Then he said he would walk over me which he did. I am a petite woman, around 51 kg, 1,60 cm, and he is a tall muscular man. My whole body hurt until I saw another man stopping. The sheriff went away from me and at some point I saw Camrose RCMP coming and soon the ambulance. I was immobilized on a board, as they thought I had spine and neck injury.
Fortunately I am alive , I have no brain or spine or organ injury , except for immense psychological trauma and physical trauma as am all covered in bruises. Cst. Jones from RCMP Camrose charged me with assaulting a police officer under section 270 (1)(b) . I have to prove myself innocent now while the man assaulting me is free on the street possibley assaulting other women. I do not know why he hit my breasts, I assume, as a hate against women that he let loose while dealing with someone who talks with a strong accent and drives a cheap car. He had no idea that I am a Canadian dental surgeon.
I feel strongly the public needs to know his name, what happened to me , as there is a way of stopping sick individuals assaulting us, hiding in a police uniform.
Is Canada becoming a police state government ??? Are we going to stop this happening ??? I am going to do my part of enjoying living in a fair society, where we should not be beaten, shot by the police. I was speeding with 130km/h on a 100 km area to see my patients. And I ended up in the hospital. Unfortunately for the sheriff I am alive, no brain injury, therefore capable of testifying.
Please let me know if you can help tell my story.
I am forwarding you pictures taken at the assault with my iphone.
Thank you very much.
The cop that assaulted her is a peace officer and he hasn’t even been charged! He is from the Wetaskawin detachment! I say shame on you for your cowardly actions!
UPDATE: FROM A FRIEND
I would like to thank everyone for their support and comments on this tragedy! I just want to let everyone know that yesterday we spent all afternoon in the Wetaskawin court house trying to get a restraining order against sheriff Behills. I have to personally thank the lady clerk at the court house and the Red Deer Judge that stayed late to get this restraining order done! And yes she did get one granted!
I will keep everyone informed on the legal stuff as I get permission from Simona to release them to you, she wants to do everything by the book so there are no problems later, she is not doing this just for her but for every battered person that needs justice! She hopes people become more open about police brutality in our Alberta and in Canada! Even though she was let down by a member of the police force she has not lost faith in the legal system yet!
UPDATE FROM THE Witnesses 08/12/2013
I Just want to let everyone know we have found 2 witnesses to the brutal assault from sheriff Behils, we have statements from both witnesses and they are both willing to testify in court for Simona! I’m posting one of the witnesses statements, and some pics taking by another witness! We can’t give you the names of the witnesses because we want to protect them!
Aug3/2013 around 8;35 AM, the wife and I were going to Alex Alberta. We were travelling south bound on 831., at the intersection of 472 and 21 we came upon a situation of a sheriff and a lady needing help. The sheriff was waving his arms requiring help.
We stopped and I was told to call 911. The lady was in very much stress. He had her against the back of the car. No sign of blood on anyone. Ambulance not required
I checked to see our location talking to 911 dispatch. When looked back the victim was on the ground. I noticed the handcuffs. The sheriff had his knee in her back *the sheriff gave me a code to tell dispatch. Blood was coming from the left side of her head. Ambulance was required . By this time she was totally exhausted .
I was released by 911 when the second officer arrived.
The situation in my opinion too much force was used to control what was happening.
I am a volunteer for the fire department for 7 years and work with the RCMP and sheriffs.
Note- I was asked to give the licence plate of the sheriff and also his ID No.
In my opinion could go into shock . I have my first aid.