Sandusky officer cleared of excessive force, falsification accusations

Administrators cleared a Sandusky officer of allegations he used excessive force to arrest a woman and later falsified the crime report.
Emil Whitis
May 3, 2012

Administrators cleared a Sandusky officer of allegations he used excessive force to arrest a woman and later falsified the crime report.

Shawna Goode, 31, told police she was just trying to retrieve her purse from a locked bar Feb. 26 when Officer Sean Orman got in her face.

After an escalating argument between the two, Orman arrested Goode and charged her with disorderly conduct intoxicated.

There was just one problem: A breathalyzer test at the Erie County jail showed absolutely no alcohol in her system.    

Sandusky Municipal Court prosecutor Lynne Gast-King later dropped the charge, only to level another charge against Goode for disorderly conduct — for her behavior after she was arrested. 

 

**WARNING** The above video of Goode's arrest contains profane language that could be offensive to some viewers.

Comments

Cityslicker

Looked this up on LawWriter.com. It should help answer some of the comments. Decide for yourself.

2917.11 Disorderly conduct.

(A) No person shall recklessly cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to another by doing any of the following:

(1) Engaging in fighting, in threatening harm to persons or property, or in violent or turbulent behavior;

(2) Making unreasonable noise or an offensively coarse utterance, gesture, or display or communicating unwarranted and grossly abusive language to any person;

(3) Insulting, taunting, or challenging another, under circumstances in which that conduct is likely to provoke a violent response;

(4) Hindering or preventing the movement of persons on a public street, road, highway, or right-of-way, or to, from, within, or upon public or private property, so as to interfere with the rights of others, and by any act that serves no lawful and reasonable purpose of the offender;

(5) Creating a condition that is physically offensive to persons or that presents a risk of physical harm to persons or property, by any act that serves no lawful and reasonable purpose of the offender.

(B) No person, while voluntarily intoxicated, shall do either of the following:

(1) In a public place or in the presence of two or more persons, engage in conduct likely to be offensive or to cause inconvenience, annoyance, or alarm to persons of ordinary sensibilities, which conduct the offender, if the offender were not intoxicated, should know is likely to have that effect on others;

(2) Engage in conduct or create a condition that presents a risk of physical harm to the offender or another, or to the property of another.

(C) Violation of any statute or ordinance of which an element is operating a motor vehicle, locomotive, watercraft, aircraft, or other vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any drug of abuse, is not a violation of division (B) of this section.

(D) If a person appears to an ordinary observer to be intoxicated, it is probable cause to believe that person is voluntarily intoxicated for purposes of division (B) of this section.

(E)(1) Whoever violates this section is guilty of disorderly conduct.

MYthoughtsexactly

I'm pretty sure she vilated ALL of these... Guilty! No question about it...

MYthoughtsexactly

Have you ever watched a video and just been completely speechless?  Well that is what I felt watching this.  This person OBVIOUSLY has issues that need to be dealt with and I HIGLY doubt that have very much to do with her purse which was locked in the bar.  I hope she gets help, and FaSt!  We do not need people like her on our streets.  It disgusts me the amount of attention a 'white' person receives if they spit out the 'N' word but yet you see things like this where the term 'cracker', 'white trash b****' and 'honkey' is spit out 50 times but yet that seems to be a different story or somewhat not a big deal???  Again, I'm speechless... and disgusted

VTX Rider

 Wow is all I can say.  I could never be an officer in this city and deal with that every day!  Hat's off to all of the LEO's that have to go to work every day with the possibility of having to deal with situations like these.

I agree, the NAACP should say somehing about this. What they should say is if you want to act like an animial you can expect to be treated as such.  And that applies to all races, colors and/or creeds. 

SimpleEnough

My ears hurt from listening to that. And if ya'll haven't noticed it, but when the monday's get wound up you can hardley understand what they are saying. Don't expect the NAACP to say anything, doesn't fit their model if they were involved in having an investigation done and they were wrong. My hat is off to the officer for showing restraint. As a note, you would be amazed of how many After Hours places there are, must be some Chicago influance in the area, I guess when you don't have to punch a clock in the morning you don't have to worry about being home in bed!

deertracker

Give it a rest people.  The NAACP has nothing to do with this nor should they.  Chicago influence?   That comment is very transparent and stupid.  She still looks white to me.  I have to admit that she was WAY out of line.  Shawna if you see that video you have to be EXTREMELY embarrassed!

White girls wear "weave tracks" too!

SASSYMOMMY8403

she is black and puertirican sorry i am not good at spelling. she should be embarrassed she has 4 kids at home. she is kinda loco and i feel for the kids cause they can't choose who their momma is.

SimpleEnough

 deertracker, I say Chicago influance as they have/had a lot of after hour spots. 

OMG.LOL.WT_

@deertracker  Thanks, I thought you were trying to spell NO ONE.  It is TWO WORDS.

OMG.LOL.WT_

I wonder why the police cam is pointed to the back seat.

deertracker

 

My bad OMG............I should've used "I" ! I too wondered why the cam was pointed to the rear of the car!

 

The Puerto Ricans can have this one!

ThaShmoo

The reason the cam is pointed to the rear of the cruiser is for precisely this reason, to have proof how an arrestee in the rear of the cruiser is acting. Also can be used to capture what is going on in the rear of the cruiser near the trunk where things are sometimes missed. There is a cam for the front also obviously, but since the relevance of this arrest happened only in view of the rear facing cam that is the only video used to document her behavior.

Tru Grit

This girl will be the laughing stock of the hood after this video goes totally viral. She is trash and she should have to pick up trash as part of her punishment. I love how she tried to get the cop in trouble for excessive force. That cop had all the right in the world to keep her crazy a$$ under control. People like this give Sandusky a bad name or if you're "taxpayer" then its every liberal that makes sandusky look bad.

turner915

@Tru Grit

While reading all these comments...had a nice hearty laugh re: "taxpayer" and all the LIBERAL blame! Thanks for the chuckle!

biggiesmalls

funny part is she studied Criminal Justice at BGSU, it is on her Facebook profile

LabMan

If this is true biggiesmalls I would say she is working the system with loans i.e. play money

Darkhorse

The woman is out of control.  She may not be on alcohol but how about testing her for drugs? It is hard to believe this gal is not under the infulence of something.

LabMan

I bet her parents and family are proud and she cannot even blame on being drunk.

JIMBO2

I for one, find it hard to believe she eats with that mouth.

herbie_hancock

course she eats with that mouth....food that the we and the government pay for that is.

EZOB

  She needed to be tasered upteen number of times and then had Her mouth washed out at the station with a whole bottle of liquid soap.  Police brutality--WOW-  No one should have to be subjected to this kind of treatment  let alone an officer of the law.

Super Judge

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Super Judge

He should of put the taser in her mouth and shocked her over and over till she passed out and then a few more times to keep her that way., or lead her away to a nice quite place and clubed her brain! There isnt a jury in America that would convict him.

donutshopguy

 Some mentioned she has four kids. Must have been out looking for her next sperm donor. Is she second or third generation entitlement ?

When does your right to breed become my responsibility to feed ?

sgoode419

THIS MAKES ZERO SENSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Super Judge
1 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/30/2004
Arr. Agency: N/A Case #: CVG0401712
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FORCIBLE ENTRY
Case Type: Civil 2 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 09/26/2007
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD0704712
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: A.C.D.A.
Case Type: Traffic 3 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/26/2009
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0900421
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: WRNGFUL ENTRUST
Case Type: Traffic 4 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed:
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0902736
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: WRNGFUL ENTRUST
Case Type: Traffic 5 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 11/12/2009
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD0905900
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DUS/FRA
Case Type: Traffic 6 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 12/03/2009
Arr. Agency: SPK Case #: TRD0906247
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO O.L.
Case Type: Traffic 7 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/17/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD1003755A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO O.L.
Case Type: Traffic 8 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 08/17/2010
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: TRD1003755B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: EXP PLATES
Case Type: Traffic 9 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/10/2011
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD1100143A
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: NO O/L
Case Type: Traffic 10 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/10/2011
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD1100143B
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: EXP PLATES
Case Type: Traffic 11 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 01/10/2011
Arr. Agency: SPD Case #: TRD1100143C
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: FICT PLATES
Case Type: Traffic 12 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/27/2012
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1200556
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal 13 Concerning: Goode, Shawna
D.B.A./A.K.A.:
Filed: 02/29/2012
Arr. Agency: SSPD Case #: CRB1200591
Docket Entry: Click
Charge: DISORDERLY COND
Case Type: Criminal

 

TuffNutts2011

Alcohol is one of a thousand ways someone can be intoxicated.  How dumb to we hafta be to believe that someone could possibly be under the influence of narcotics in the city of Sandusky. 

wiredmama222

@deertrack.....I might be wrong.....many times am, but I think when this story first ran, it was the NAACP that first screamed like crazy that this girl was being treated unfairly by a white cop and one who falsified the records.  I remember reading it....but it was awhile back so I may have it wrong.   That's how their name got mixed up in all this.  just saying..

EastEndRez

White girls get extensions, not weaves. There is a difference. FYI.

31 years old and 4 kids? Wow. You stay classy Shawna.

Tru Grit

With the way things in this town are going I think people need to understand that the police have no idea who they are going to have to deal with on a given day or occurance. You might get a sweet old lady who just happen to run a red light or you can get a woman like Ms. Good. When the police approached her and she was yelling and screaming and what I can only assume as a aggresive angry demeanor you bet your bottom dollar 

A. the police are not there to play games when they were there for a fight.

B. Yelling at or two an officer will not get you anywhere and will most likely cause you to be cufed and detained for a period of time or actually arrested in her case.

C. The last way you want to try to talk to an officer who no matter what pre-conceived judgement you have on what their intentions are is there to help not hurt. It won't help you at all to be rude and act like your problem makes it out to act like a total child.

 

This is one of the good cops for the SPD, he should feel good knowing someone tried to slip a quick one on him and get him in trouble. If i saw him out on the beat I would shake his hand and thank him or making sure this lady might act differently in the presence of the law. In the movie the Dark Knight Bruce Waynes butler said it's always darkest before the dawn, why do I get the feeling that we have not even gotten to the darkest time for sandusky right now...

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