You see it on tv and we see it on these online videos. Innocent people who are brazenly attacked by police officers in front of the public, after
what would normally be something of no worry if questions were asked first.
So, I shall begin by telling you that over this past weekend, I was assaulted, cuffed and stuffed for absolutely no reason. You can choose to believe
me or not, but I assure you this is the truth. I will leave out places, agencies, etc for the reason of anonymity.
Lacerations on my face:
Myself, my roommate and another good friend of ours went out to a bar Saturday night to have a couple rounds. My roommate and I had been having a
discussion and were disagreeing. At one point he raised his voice and the bouncer told us to knock it off. I being someone who needs to see
something to resolution, again approached him on the subject and he had the same reaction. The bouncer asked us to leave.
Swollen lips and small abrasion
We voluntarily began walking out the door and our friend was behind having a struggle with a bouncer because our coats were in coat check. I get to
the front door and turn around to make sure my friend is coming and not having troubles, as the guy who walked with us said he would get our coats.
As soon as I turn around to walk out the door, I feel hands grab me with no prior notification of conflict. I turn and move to get away from the
hands and push them down. At that point, the previously unidentified person stated that I had just "assaulted a police officer". He then told me
that I was resisting arrest and was working to slam me violently on the ground. I only pulled away going down as a reaction to protect my face.
That was the only resistance that I made.
Swollen and bruised nose bridge
The officer that had just taken me down kept yelling stop resisting to which I am completely limp and responding "I'm not resisting." Then another
officer joins in behind him and they begin kneeling on my head and back and striking my rib cage, kidneys and back with knee blows. All the while
they keep yelling "stop resisting", I'm completely limp on the ground taking this abuse and breathing heavily because of the weight and the loss of
breath from the blows. A couple other officers joined behind the two already there. There are bystanders yelling that "this is BS", "he's not
resisting", "that's F'd up - you guys are trash".
Gravel in my palm
My roommate tried to record the events on his phone but he was physically moved down the sidewalk by the police while this was happening.
Lacerations and bruising from the handcuffs
The photos I have on here show only the skin abrasions. The biggest injuries are the contusions in my chest, ribs and back. I'll save you having to
see that. I keep hoping I'll find video on youtube.
At the end of the beating that I just endured for absolutely no reason, I was charged with "battery of a law enforcement officer". This should make
for an interesting court case.
I must add, as I'm sure someone will be curious. I had 4 beers in a 2 hour span. I was not a drunk or belligerent person.
edit on 12/12/2011
by freakjive because: (no reason given)