Amos Becker

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Service Record

Valley Center Kansas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service December 2002 - June 2006.[1]
Last Known Status Separated

Haysville Kansas Police Department

Rank Sergeant[1]
Dates of Service June 12, 2006 - March 22, 2022[2]
Last Known Status Terminated.[2]

Cheney Kansas Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired April 2022.[1]
Last Known Status Active

Commendations

2014 Life Savers Award

In 2014, Becker received a Life Savers Award from the City of Haysville.[1]

Incident Reports

2018 Detention of G.C.

On July 15, 2018, Becker and other officers responded to a disturbance call at a restaurant. One officer was interviewing "G.C." when Becker interrupted, refused to identify himself, and told G.C. to act "like an adult and a human being". After 35 seconds, Becker attempted to handcuff G.C., who pulled away. Becker used a carotid neck hold. When G.C. complained of pain, Becker responded, "I don't care".[2]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[2]

The department does not train officers in the use of a carotid neck hold and only allows it in deadly force situations. Becker had not been trained in its use.[2]

2019 Detention of D.C.

On February 14, 2019, Becker and another officer were dispatched to a domestic disturbance call and met with "D.C.". Becker asked D.C. for identification. Within a minute of arriving, Becker handcuffed D.C., then called them "foolish" and "ignorant".[2]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[2]

2019 Detention of A.D.

On November 14, 2019, Becker and other officers responded to call about a juvenile female who had attempted suicide. Officers met with "A.D.", who was sitting on the ground. When A.D. stood up, Becker grabbed and handcuffed her because he was "tired of listening to her mouth". Becker and A.D. argued, with Becker calling her "an ignorant child".[2]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[2]

2020 Detention of A.D.

On February 21, 2020, officers were called to an incident where A.D. had cut her wrists. The female recognized Becker and asked that he be removed from the investigation. Becker argued with A.D. and refused to allow her to call her mother. Within a minute of arriving, Becker put the female face down on the ground and handcuffed her. A.D. complained that the handcuffs irritated her cuts and Becker told her to "quit complaining" as she had inflicted the injuries on herself.[2]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[2]

Response Timeline

In April 2020, Becker was placed on unpaid suspension for one day for violating department policies on the use of force, including "a pattern of... intolerance", a "lack of anger control", and a "pattern of antagonistic and taunting behavior".[2]

2021 Detention of A.F.

On December 21, 2021, Becker and other officers were called about "A.F.", a juvenile female who had a disciplinary issue at her high school and had left on foot. Officers located A.F. and returned her to the school to wait for her foster mother. Becker taunted and antagonized A.F. When A.F. asked Becker to stop talking, Becker asked, "what are you going to do if I don't stop? I mean, make me" and told her to "quit trying to act like you're somebody".[2]

Becker asked another officer to omit and downplay details of the incident from their report.[2]

The incident was captured on body-worn camera.[2]

Response Timeline

On March 22, 2022, Becker was terminated by the Haysville Kansas Police Department for violating department policies on the use of force, finding that Becker's "repeated type of behavior is not acceptable".[2]

On April 18, 2023, the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training (POST) revoked Becker's certification for his use of force and a lack of good moral character.[2]

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Public Comments

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Amos Becker, LinkedIn
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 2.13 2.14 2.15 2.16 Order, Kansas Commission on Peace Officers' Standards and Training, 2023-04-18

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