Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Detective threatens to kill civilian


A Medford police officer is on administrative leave after he was recorded threatening a driver during a traffic stop Sunday night.

“I’ll put a hole right through your head,” Detective Stephen Lebert is heard telling the driver, who recorded the heated encounter on his dashboard camera.

In the video uploaded to YouTube titled “Medford Detective threatens to kill civilian,” the driver explains that he made a wrong turn on an unfamiliar rotary at Winthrop and High streets.

The video shows Lebert, who was off-duty at the time, wearing shorts and an undershirt. He’s seen pulling in front of the driver in an unmarked vehicle, saying “now you’re done” and ordering him to roll down his window.

The driver, a software designer named Mike from Malden, then backs up before seeing Lebert pull out his police badge. He tells Lebert that he didn’t realize he was a cop.

“I’ll blow a hole right through your [expletive] head,” Lebert says as the driver pulls over.

“You’re lucky I’m a cop because I’d be beating the [expletive] out of you right now.”


  1. Pet peeve. The cop is a civilian also.

  2. A VERY similar incident happened to me a year ago in Holyoke Ma. I missed a separating double white (it hadn't been painted in 1,000 years) after a rotary. A psychotic cop jammed me to the side of the road stopping both directions of traffic and proceeded to scream at me with spit flying out of his mouth and eyes bulging from his head. Roid rage or better is what I had figured on that one. Dude was seriously out of control and I was planning to reverse and leave if he got out of the vehicle as I figured he'd kill me and I wasn't armed. He was uniformed but completely unhinged. I found out later that Holyoke is completely subsumed by the drug trade. It's been bad for years and now no one who knows the area ever gets off for anything in Holyoke Ma.

  3. Stephen isn't going to last too long. Poor Stephen. Any whimp like Mr. (he's soon to be a Mr.) Lebert is bound to let his mouth kill him. He's got to remember, that as part of the vast John Q, that he's got to watch how he behaves.

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    1. Whiskey for my men and beer for the horses. :)