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Collier County Sheriff officials said they had no choice but to viciously beat a motorcyclist even though the dash cam video shows him standing there with his hands raised waiting to be handcuffed.
But despite the obvious evidence against the deputies that they abused their authority, the mainstream media is taken the typical “he said, she said” routine in order to keep on the good side of the sheriff’s office.
But we shouldn’t expect anything else from them.
Falconi says when he surrendered he put his hands up in the air, he says Deputy Robert Lewis then punched him in the face and tackled him to the ground-- putting a gun to his head and threatening to kill him.
He says Lewis and other deputies continued to beat and taze him despite the fact that he had surrendered.
Falconi shared a portion of the dash cam video--he says it is proof that deputies used unnecessary force against him.
Originally posted by homeslice
farq, that was disgusting. Had he been running from the cops or something?
Originally posted by Zarniwoop
There is not nearly enough context to determine whether the use of force was justified.
1. I'm going to guess the guy wasn't pulled over for a broken turn signal.
2. He should have let the cops cuff him when on the ground, but it does look like he was resisting that. For all they know he is reaching for a weapon.
He had several officers on top of him, he was restrained. There was absolutely no excuse for the kicks and punches that he received.
Mateo raised up his right Arm by his head but pulled his left underneath his torso with all his might as if to be reaching for something in his waistband.