VIDEO: Girl Tells Social Media She Was 'Sexually Assaulted' By Police So Chief Releases Bodycam

Burlington, VT - 18-year-old Logan Huysman took to social media after her arrest, claiming that Burlington police...

Jul 7, 2017

Burlington, VT - 18-year-old Logan Huysman took to social media after her arrest, claiming that Burlington police sexually assaulted her. She even showed off bruises on her arms as proof. In response, Chief Brandon del Pozo released the bodycam footage which showed an impaired Huysman acting disorderly, assaulting police officers, and more (video below.)

Not only that, but Chief Brandon del Pozo even responded directly to the girl's Facebook post, prompting a wave of outrage at the girl's behavior which resulted in her deleting the post.

The ACLU is not happy that the chief released facts about the case in order to counter lies spread by Logan Huysman, accusing him of using facts to "shut down conversations."

"There's a fine line between engaging the community, which is something we want our law enforcement officers to do, and doing what some might see as trying to shut down conversations," said Jay Diaz, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, according to Katie Jickling with Seven Days. "Affirmatively posting on a citizen's Facebook page, especially in a sensitive situation, seems fairly inappropriate and would be understandably chilling."

This isn't the first time that the Chief del Pozo has responded to police-haters on social media and created controversy.

He has learned that people who post anti-police statements on a public forum, such as their open Facebook or Twitter pages, tend to become very uncomfortable when engaged directly.

When former city councilor Haik Bedrosian posted to social media that the department's new badge design "belongs on a robot soldier in a dystopian future police state," this chief respectfully responded in a private message.

"Writing it off ... is your prerogative and your opinion, but you should also take seriously the months of careful work a lot of people put into it," del Pozo wrote, according to Seven Days. "They were not robocops, but nearly all born Vermonters who have a deep affinity for the city and its police."

Bedrosian says that he was shocked by the intimidation in the message, and even after deleting the message and blocking the chief he said, "I remain intimidated by Brandon del Pozo to this day."

On June 22, the date of Logan Huysman's arrest, officers located a group of unconscious teens in a running car in a parking lot at Cumberland Farms on Pine Street.

Officers worked to rouse the teens who were passed out next to marijuana and alcohol. During the 90-minute ordeal, Huysman demanded that the officer pay her $80 for her marijuana bong, threatened suicide, performed cartwheels, destroyed paperwork, reached into her waistband and simulated producing a gun with her hand, pointing it at officers, screamed at officers, resisted arrest, and assaulted officers.

Logan Huysman was ultimately arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and simple assault on a law enforcement officer.

After her release, Huysman claimed on social media that police touched her inappropriately, and posted pictures of her bruised arms. "I would consider that sexual assault, especially coming from 'authority,'" she said.

She later claimed that the post was meant to be a "wake-up call" on police misconduct, indicated that she has still failed to take responsibility for the situation even though she now says that she regrets making the post.

Logan Huysman's father saw the footage and it siding with the police, saying, "She was resisting arrest, and she had to be forcefully put in the police car. The police showed more patience than I would have."

As for the chief, he says that he's done posting directly on people's social media pages, and future releases would come out on the department's pages.

Do you think you would have been as patient as these officers? We'd like to hear from you. Please watch the video below and then please let us know in the comments.

Comments (43)
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GregoryThomas
GregoryThomas

The ACLU representative stated that it was "wrong" for the police to respond to her false accusation? How, exactly, did they do anything wrong when SHE made a public statement that was an utter fabrication? I think that if you make a public statement (or accusation) you should be prepared for a public response to it.

Caprice56
Caprice56

The ACLU needs to stay out of it. He released footage the directly contradicted her story. Everyone has a right to defend themselves against slander.

Kad429
Kad429

She should have been tazed. She made a real ass of herself.

Jimmyd2
Jimmyd2

I'm glad that her father was "embarrassed" and said that the police were more patient with her than he would have been, but he needs to look in the mirror and realize how big a failure he was as a parent. Her lack of respect for authority when she was arrested and then her Facebook posting after she was sober tells me that her upbringing was problem.

BigPhil
BigPhil

She should be charged/sued for slander and false report

lauraaz
lauraaz

I really hope the courts in VT will convict her and find an appropriate sentence which will teach her that actions have consequences, and she is nobody's little princess anymore who can get away with anything she wants.

LaneysSis
LaneysSis

Jimmyd2 Can't always blame the parent. I know plenty of good parents that did everything right and their kids did exactly what they wanted to do, period.

Hwninblu
Hwninblu

To the Dad..... take you daughter and have your wife slap her upside her head and knock some sense. To the ACLU get a clue "Using facts to shut down conversations" WTH????

spclopr8tr
spclopr8tr

Yep, can't let the facts get in the way of a good conversation, now can we ACLU?

Hottie6262
Hottie6262

What a rotten lol BITCH she was lucky they didn't taze her. That Chief had some patients I tell ya me I would have knocked her out just to shut her the he'll up. Wow sure made an ass out of her self and to go on Social media 🤣🤣🤣🤣 even funnier. Hope they giver her some time she needs it let the big girls show her how tough she thinks she is. They will eat her for breakfast and she will be coming out crying lol

Tinman983
Tinman983

Not only is she a lowlife loser, she is a liar. The ACLU is composed of similar losers and liars.

civilwar
civilwar

"...accusing him of using facts to "shut down conversations."<<< Heaven forbid anyone should use facts in their defense. She showed herself to be a fraud; the ACLU should be backing the chief, not this addle-headed twatwaffle.

RachelTania
RachelTania

What a wretched little ginger snap. At least her Dad didn't buy into any of her crap. They should have zapped or sprayed her. They were kinder than she deserved.

Segerfan72
Segerfan72

Jimmyd2 you need to apologize to this dad. What you said with no proof is totally disrespecting him. I am a father of three children. One child has raised 4 kids runs a small farm and works full-time. My third child is a a deputy sheriff, training academy driver instructor, physical trainer for academy resource officer and member of SWAT. Now my second child acts just like this child, is a bipolar, type one diabetic drug snd alcohol addict that is unwed that my wife and I have been raising his daughter since birth. So it might not be him. I didn’t raise my kids any different from one another and one didn’t do so well in the game of life. I still love him and always will but liking him is hard to do. He’s 29 and still acts like this girl!

Medbob
Medbob

Jay Diaz, She opened the conversation by lying about the police so SHE is the one that opened the permission for the police to provide facts and evidence in their defense. Your "logic" seems to leave the police department with no ability to offer information in their defense, which is morally repugnant, be it an individual or an organization. Bear in mind, a "conversation" is discussion of the latest fashion trend. Accusation of criminal wrongdoing is NOT conversation, it is challenge, and the police had the evidence to prove that this girl was lying.
If she wanted to avoid being called a liar, she should have never lied about her arrest. Actions have consequences, be they physical actions or accusations.

xraywhf
xraywhf

Drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, Logan. Enjoy being a meth head!

zaq12wsX
zaq12wsX

What a job for that COP! That girl has some real problems & should get help & her parents likely as well! On the other hand, most of her BS revolved around this crap fed to her by the liberal side of the world! ie stating the cop can't arrest her, because she's a girl etc. Thank God for video! I hope any charges stick for her good!

avengetheweak
avengetheweak

Sadly, if this was a black teenage young man, I doubt these officers would have had the same restraint. But, don't get me wrong, this girl should have been pepper sprayed or tased or taken down hard to the ground and hogtied before being put in the car. Why the double standard?

drboz5750
drboz5750

I tire of the ACLU. First, the sanctimonious demand all police officers wear body cameras so we can catch all the evil they do. Further, the videos must be made public so all can see these horrible, abusive, racist people That didn’t pan out.

Now, how dare you release a body camera video showing the criminal is an outright liar. That’s just not fair to the criminal.

The ACLU has nothing to do with civil liberties.

DR_Lock
DR_Lock

I hope the department pushes for her to do the maximum amount of time that the accused could have faced . In addition to that she should pay for the slander . She should do the maximum amount of time for false police report and perjury as well as make sure the time is hard labor without the possibility of parole or probation or good behavior . When the women who cry rape start doing hard labor for the crimes never committed against them the BS will stop .

DR_Lock
DR_Lock

The problem with our society is that during a rape accusation is that the man is guilty until proven innocent. I see a few problems with this turn of events . Liberals say that only 2% of women lie about crimes . The problem is that studies conducted had shown that it may be as high as 8 to 10% . However the problem that lays there is that it is inconclusive on the grounds that they do not have all of the data required . There are dismissed cases as well as dropped cases whereas the records are not there anymore due to the fact that most of it ends up in the trash or gets lost in the system . I personally believe that these numbers may be much much higher . I am taking a guess as high as 20 to 30% . Yet the liberals will start saying the crap of " you can't go after those who cry rape because it would scare off real rape victims" . I say that is a load of bull **** !!! I belive that if a woman has the intent of filing a false charge that they should also be charged with 18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law. as well as attempt on ones life on the grounds that a person accused of rape usually get attacked or killed in prisons. Once that starts getting enforced the false allegations accusations would stop. It will only take 2 or 3 cases like that . BTW 18 U.S. Code § 242 - Deprivation of rights under color of law carry's a death sentence as well.

Gandy
Gandy

To former city councilor Bedrozian, if Chief del Pozo's social media comments intimidated you, it's no wonder you are a former city councilor. Be careful someone doesn't grab your girly parts.

Pack
Pack

The police showed more restraint than they should have had to, and every video I see of them dealing with blacks shows too much restraint too, in my opinion. As far as the ACLU, they have always been dimwits and are known for their idiotic statements. So it’s wrong to respond to lies and fabrications because it kills the conversation? Umm....OK

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

"Please"? Her actions were way past the niceties of being polite to her. It appears the officer was raised right even if she wasn't.

angeleyes
angeleyes

loved the comment from her dad, too bad she chose not to learn respect and responsibility from him. If living at home, kick her out, let her learn what the real world is like. Charge her for false allegations. sue her... do something, she needs to be taught a lesson. If I was her father i would hope she would get married soon, so her last name would be different from mine. what an embarrassment.

Alethealee
Alethealee

All I can say is those cops had so much patience! When a cop says put your hands behind your back just do it! Why resist, your still going to get arrested! All that drama just made things worse. Thank you to police officers for all you do cause it's not easy, especially when you have to deal with overdramatic people!! She has no respect for authority!! Wow!

willhunt22
willhunt22

The city attorney should file a defamation suit against her regarding her false allegations. If there are no guts there, the officers involved should hire legal counsel and file suit for damages based on her false allegations.

Alaskangirl
Alaskangirl

The officer was very patient, I would have put her down and hog tied her when she started to resist. She should be sued by the city for defamation of character and she should be held accountable for her actions.

Kathybird
Kathybird

I watched the whole incident on LivePD, PD Cam. She was an obnoxious, mouthy brat, that thought she was above the law. She taunted the officers, badmouthed them and grabbed things back from them (like her bong she tossed back in her car window), all because she said she could. She did a lot more. Thank God for body cams cause if not the die hard anti police groups would have believed all she said and persecuted the police. They showed way more restrain then she deserved. If I were her parent, I would make her make a public apology and do something for the Department.

rickr442W30
rickr442W30

Tiring, huh? Hobble her or tase her.

garnera1974
garnera1974

garnera1974 - this officer had the patience of a saint. Once this girl kick me the first time she would have been tased.

barry12
barry12

I am surprised they didn't take her to the ground. dumb girl.

KnowWonder
KnowWonder

"There's a fine line between engaging the community, which is something we want our law enforcement officers to do, and doing what some might see as trying to shut down conversations," said Jay Diaz, an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union of Vermont, according to Katie Jickling with Seven Days. "Affirmatively posting on a citizen's Facebook page, especially in a sensitive situation, seems fairly inappropriate and would be understandably chilling."

So the ACLU calls providing evidence of a suspect's lies "trying to shut down conversations" and "fairly inappropriate".

The truth has no place in a liberal's thought process.

hausdok
hausdok

She's lucky it's 2018. Back in my day, a sudden turn with an arm outstretched and a sap glove "accidentally" coming into contact with the side of her bitchy little mouth would have sent her sprawling, shut her up and made her real compliant real fast.

pixiepup
pixiepup

Should have been tased!! Out of control and resisting arrest.

Catpaws
Catpaws

She was out of control like so many her age. They needed to face plant her and cuff her ass! When the kicking started they needed to hobble her. Into the car she goes! I for one am tired of the officer taking crap from kids!

Katarina
Katarina

@KnowWonder Glad I read comments. I was going to post almost exactly that. They aren't shutting down conversation, they are shutting down lies. Guess its all the same to the ACLU.

Katarina
Katarina

@Medbob You win the comment section! Very well stated!

Katarina
Katarina

I believe this little wildcat's use of social media to attempt to smear police will come back to bite her. Colleges and employers check social media and the internet. This will follow her for life. I wouldn't hire her to dig a ditch let alone a job with any responsibility. Karma, meet Logan. Logan, Karma.