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California Police Launch Investigation After Officer Allegedly Kicks Suspect in Head After Chase

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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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California Police Launch Investigation After Officer Allegedly Kicks Suspect in Head After Chase


www.foxnews.com

"From our perspective [we] hate to comment until we have more facts. What's in the mind of the officer may not be what's in the mind of the viewer," Schuster said Wednesday. "As soon as we feel we can make a statement based on facts, we'll do that."
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posted on May, 13 2009 @ 08:28 PM
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Well this does not surprise me really. Police brutality cases are become the norm for the most part.

The man who was involved in the chase and was arrested did not resist once officers finally surrounded him.

He laid on the ground with his hands over his head and then was kicked in the head by the first approaching officer.

This story only mentions the kick to the head but if you watch the video you also see a second officer viciously jabbing the man in the side with his night stick.

What do you all think? Was this excessive force or just standard procedure. I think I know what your answer will be.

Here is another link that has video footage of the incident.
It is a long video so just wait for it to load and fast forward to the end to see the assault. The incident occurs at 10:35 into the vid.
www.myfoxla.com...


www.foxnews.com
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[edit on 13-5-2009 by TV_Nation]



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 08:53 PM
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Yah, it was overly-exessive force. haven't you noticed that the police uniform has changed from a nice calm blue to a hostile black? you can't say that something isn't going on behind the sceens.


The driver of the car was identified as Richard Rodriguez, 23, of El Monte, Calif. He was booked on charges of felony evading, parole violation, obstruction and or delaying a police officer in the performance of his duties and gang enhancement. Rodriguez, a known gang member, was taken to a county jail.


Sure the suspect was an @$$ but come on! That was no reason to bash his head in with his foot.



posted on May, 13 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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I can understand what the mindset of the policemen involved might have been. The thug was endangering people with his actions. Damnit! I had to get out of my cruiser to chase this guy. That mindset. But when I saw the video on Fox News (yes, I watch Shepard Smith and I also get a kick out of watching the ever hypocritcal Bill O'Reilly) I saw the kick to the head and the following mistreatment of a surrendering thug. It does not sit well with me. A lawsuit and monetary reward is forthcoming, that I am sure.

No, I don't condone thuggery, but police must maintain themselves to higher standards.

Edited to add: This kick was alledged. I know, legalities and such stuff, but it is quite apparent this cop kicked the thug in the head and it wasn't necessary and it really happened.



[edit on 13-5-2009 by kyred]



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