Son Of Cop Alleges Severe Beating By Miami-Dade Police

MIAMI (CBS4) – The mother of a 26-year-old South Florida man says her son was beaten in police custody.  Miami Dade Police arrested Rodgerick Everett Jr. Tuesday evening.

In his mugshot, Everett’s face appears scraped and bruised, his lip is swollen, and he’s wearing a cervical collar. His lawyer, Juan Garcia claims his client has the following injuries,

“Our understanding is he suffered from a broken C-7 vertebrae in his neck and abrasions to the right side of his face and his right foot.”

According to arresting documents, police pulled over a car Everett was riding in Tuesday evening after they allegedly saw someone in the car buying narcotics.

Garcia said the police, “approached with weapons drawn they pull the client out.  He immediately surrenders to police.  He was put in handcuffs — those plastic handcuffs — and through the course of the police investigation my client is beaten pretty severely.”

According to the arrest report: when Everett got out of the car, he had a plastic baggie sticking out of his right sock and police found suspected cocaine and marijuana.

After the arrest, the report says Everett was transported to a command post. The report does not address Everett’s injuries, but does say he “became belligerent and struck his head multiple times on the metal cage within the marked police vehicle”

“They want us to believe he broke his neck in the rear of the car by being handcuffed. It’s impossible to break your neck if you’re in handcuffs,” Everett’s mother, Karen Everett said. “They say he beat his head against the grill.. But there’s no way for him to break his neck.”

Everett’s lawyer said his client had a different explanation for the injuries.

“The feet were being drug by police because he was barefoot at the time and the face was actual beating by the police,” said Everett.

Detective Roy Rutland with Miami Dade Police says the incident is under investigation.

“Our professional compliance bureau is taking a look at this as we do with all allegations.  At the same time this is not his first brush with the law.  I have seven pages of charges from this same subject,” said Rutland, referring to Everett’s arrest history. “There’s no question we have to protect somebody we have in our custody at the same time we have the responsibility of taking violent criminals off the street.”

In this incident, Everett is charged with purchase and possession of both cocaine and marijuana, criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence.

Everett’s father, who has been in South Florida law enforcement for the past 16 years told us he has no argument with his son’s arrest or the charges against him, but he doesn’t think his son deserved to be injured during an arrest.

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  1. Max Maxwell says:

    sixteen years in law enforcement and your son has seven pages of past offneses??? Maybe time to move to a smaller town, and spend some quality time with that family, the next time jr. may not be so lucky.

  2. B McLaughlin says:

    If his father had done the right thing, and given him that beating 10 years ago, his son wouldn’t have a 7 page rap sheet. This piece of human debris is now going to spend the rest of his life victimizing other people, while the taxpayers foot the bill for his trips in and out of prison.

    1. Forrest Mott says:

      when your son or daughter perform as they always do remember this qoute ” …given him that beating….piece of human debris…” I love how your bigoted perspective rears its head in anonymity when cops are involved. See, the greatest thing about life is the cyclical nature of our accountability. Remember you,bruh. Your words and that cancer that dwells within surely will.

      1. B McLaughlin says:

        It has nothing to do with bigotry, or cops. It’s about another career criminal (race not important) being a danger to society, and a parasite on the tax rolls. By the way, my kids are doing just fine. Why? Because they were taught the difference between right and wrong when they were children.

  3. J B says:

    I work with Ofc. Everett who is a wonderful man & hands on father to all his children. You both obviously have no idea what you’re talking about and I pray your kids don’t ever make any wrong decisions in life cause you indeed feel this brutal beating was warranted!

  4. Brad Canelo says:

    This is a sad story for ALL police departments!

  5. Cindy Jones says:

    First and foremost, as any parent KNOWS you can provide the best upbringing for your kids and they still will go a stray when they reach a certain age. So to point blame at the father is IGNORANT. Secondly, despite what the past issue was he CUFFED and not a THREAT so he should NOT have been BEATIN like he was… and im almost certain you would feel the same way he was one of your own. Despite the color of his skin RIGHT IS RIGHT and WRONG IS WRONG.

    1. Karren Everett, Mother says:

      Thank you for your response, the shallow thinking of some people remain powerless with reactions; nevertheless, these same officers broke three ribs of another person while handcuffed. Maybe the officers exhibiting this type of behavior would be more acceptable in a smaller town, for lack of better direction. What police did not know that he was from a strong family, they must have brought out their spokesman from under a rock and told him he had to speak…the seven pages were to mislead and cover-up the malicious acts that were executed to my son. A fabricated report in the officer might’ve covered up everything but not this time…not this time…Police brutality is a harsh reality affecting lives and is totally unacceptable and should be 0-tolerance. Don’t let it happen to you before we do something about it. Another analogy, Adam Walsh was a kidnapped child who was without reason killed–his parents stopped at nothing to help other like their child; just as I plan to mirror with my child. On his shows there is never misconduct with police, but we all know that misconduct exists…so much that there is a police corruption division. When priests commit crimes its taken into the media all over the world without limitations, but brutal police acts exist with slack in their chains so to speak.
      We who labor here seek the truth, thank God for all things and lean not to our own understand and know that we stand account for what we do, even on our jobs. For the officers who watch and condone and cop code these actions of aggravated battery on civilians, may God be with you, if I were you, I could never sleep a wink. Thanks Cindy and Thanks Brad and please have a blessed day.

  6. Ehud Avni says:

    Why is it that black folks always say that the kid was so good & was never in any trouble, yet it always turns out they’ve been arrested multiple times. Does lying magically change the truth? It appears that there are racial differences in what is considered acceptable behavior in our society.

    1. Forrest Mott says:

      The same reason White folk and wanna’ be white folk claim impunity for the deeds and reality of their kids, parents, forefathers and themselves. We live in a country, a community and society where the pious perpetually end up with egg on your face. Keep throwing stones from the shelter of this internet glass house.

  7. DARLA LOTT says:

    COLOR DON’T ANYTHING TO DO WITH THIS…….. BLACK OR WHITE WE HAVE FLAWS AND NEVER ONCE DID THEY SAY THEIR CHILD DIDN’T DO ANYTHING WRONG. THEY ARE SPEAKING ON NO MATTER WHAT THEIR SON DID THERE WAS NO REASON FOR HIM TO BE BEATING THE WAY HE WAS AND TO MAKE IT SO BAD HE HAD ON HANDCUFFS…. SO SO SAD, IT JUST REMIND ME OF HOW THEY DID MY BROTHER, BUT JUSTICE WAS SERVE, JUST LIKE JUSTICE GOING TO BE SERVE FOR ROD……. HOLD YOUR HEAD UP MS.KAREN, DARKEITHA AND FAMILY GOD IS ON YOUR SIDE……AND I WOULD BE PRAYING………LOVE DARLENE

  8. Buster Franklin says:

    I had written a comment that described 5 years of living in Miami. When I tried to spell check I lost it. I am not sure if there is a language problem when it comes to the Police and the US. Constitution. In my experience the police primarily Miami Dade, know very little and could care less about the Constitution. I would be surprised if they ever read it. It should be required reading but it obviously is not.

  9. Polobeear42 says:

    Miami Police use their police power to abuse the citizens not only criminals, but other hard working mans that due to the police abuse lost their job and could care less, no matter what they do the system is always on their side, no matter how many evidence (including video tape) check out this video on you tube, type in search “Miami Metro Dade Police taser Abuse” acording to the officer he was threating by suspect, but suspect was already handcup and inside police car….Thank you Officer Phillip Veloso….

  10. char says:

    my son a cop, i know this young man ,regardless, of what has been said, officers with a badge has no right, when a person handcuff, to beat them ,they have gotton by, i always say to my son, abide the laws you to have a family, what goes around comes back, miami cops , the latan cops in our area, has so much hate , i know afew of them , put black cops in black areas , these cops ,that beat this young man , give them pink slips, they beat the wrong kid, some cops follow the law ,they are hated for that by other officers, i know,

  11. GeorgiaGirl912 says:

    I know Rod personally and he is a wonderful person. Everyone has there flaws and its human for people to make mistakes. So therefore no one has room to pass judgement on the next person……Free Rod. Im praying for u and your family.

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