Surveillance Video Catches Cops Brutally Attack Innocent Elderly Man & Then Lie to Arrest Him

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Long Island, NY — An innocent elderly man was yanked from his front porch, thrown down stairs, and then brutally attacked by those who claim to protect and serve. Then, after he was permanently injured, police charged him with a crime.

Robert Besedin, the 72-year-old Air Force veteran has since filed a federal lawsuit against police after he said two officers “pushed him, grab him by his neck, hurled him down four steps and body slammed him to the ground.”

The force with which the officers attacked Besedin was so brutal that it knocked his hearing aids from his ears.

After the officers savagely attacked the innocent elderly man, he was arrested, brought to jail, locked in a cage for days—unable to hear anything without his hearing aids—and charged with felony assault against two Nassau police officers. The only thing is, he never touched them.

The fact that Besedin was innocent was of no concern to the officers who charged him. In their sworn testimony and their written statement, the officers had accused Besedin of resisting arrest, stating that he “violently flailed his arms, kicked, screamed, and pushed Officer Mantovani down four steps” after a confrontation on Besedin’s front porch.

Luckily for Besedin, however, he had a surveillance camera on his front porch which captured the incident on video and proved the cops were lying thugs.

While in jail, Besedin told police that there was video of the incident but they never cared to look at it. The charges were held over this innocent man’s head for a year because the cops lied and the “investigators” couldn’t have cared less about video evidence exonerating Besedin. It was not until this week that all charges were dropped against Besedin, in spite of the original attack happening a year ago.

“These officers lied,”  Frederick Brewington, Besedin’s lawyer said. “And there’s no question they lied.”

Officers Stephen Beckwith and John Mantovani haven’t faced any discipline for their role in beating an innocent elderly man and lying about it in their report either.

According to Brewington, police responded to Besedin’s home that night because his phone “butt dialed” 911 several times.

“There’s a question of how all those calls were made,” Brewington said. “We believe that a good number of them were made accidentally, kind of what we refer to as ‘butt calls.’”

Regardless of what brought police to Besedin’s home that night, attacking an innocent, non-violent man and then lying about it to falsely charge him was a criminal act and the officers need to be held accountable.

Sadly, however, if history is any indicator, only the taxpayers of Long Island will pay for the crimes of Nassau’s finest.

Video footage surfacing days, weeks, or months after a violent incident involving police often disputes their original versions and prove that cops have no problem lying to justify their brutality.

One such incident involved an officer’s dashcam. In 2013, Officer Adam Lin spotted 19-year-old Dontrell Stephens in a “high-crime area” — the man’s own low-income neighborhood — riding a bicycle in a manner the deputy found suspicious.

Lin stopped the youth, who dismounted the bike with a cell phone in his hand and slowly approached the officer. Just outside the range of dash cam video, the officer shot Stephens four times — claiming he was in fear for his life — but footage and evidence clearly showed the claim to be baseless.

Three of the bullets remain lodged in Stephens’ body, according to the Sun Sentinel — two in his arm and one in his spine, which left him paralyzed and dependent on a wheelchair for mobility.

Stephens won a massive $22.4 million settlement. U.S. Magistrate Judge Barry Seltzer, last year, however, set a precedent, and instead of the taxpayers being held solely liable, nearly everything this officer owned was seized to pay back Stephens — including everything from his furniture to his clothing.

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VIDEO: ‘Shoot the N****r’: Cops Brutally Beat Man then Express ‘Regret’ for NOT Killing Him

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Euclid, OH — Once again, the cops from what is now becoming one of the most infamous departments in the country are in the spotlight. This time, the Euclid police department beat a man so severely that they literally broke his face and he had to be hospitalized. Also, after they arrested him, two officers were caught on the dashcam expressing their disappointment that they didn’t kill him.

Tensions between police and citizens in Euclid, Ohio have come to a head recently after police killed an unarmed 23-year-old man over a marijuana roach and officers were seen on video pulverizing another man over a suspended license, and, as TFTP reported last week, beating the hell out of an innocent man after mistaking his colostomy bag for a weapon.

The most recent black eye on the department stems from the arrest of Erimius Spencer. Because Officer Michael Amiott and Officer Shane Rivera smelled a plant, they claimed the right to kidnap and cage Spencer in December 2016.

According to the police department who has been caught lying on multiple occasions and beating entirely compliant and innocent individuals, Spencer resisted when they found less than one gram of cannabis in his possession. Naturally, they used the claim of resisting to inflict serious harm on Spencer.

As the officers were taking him into custody, they claimed he tried to grab one of their tasers, so they proceeded to smash his face in so hard that it broke his orbital bone.

Because the two officers that arrested him were off-duty at the time, two on-duty cops showed up to bring him in. Their discussion, which was caught on their dashcam is now the center of yet another investigation into this most brutal and apparently racist department.

“What did he have? I know it’s an off-duty thing but he said he was trying to take his Taser; yeah, that would be a damn shame, I guess, if had to shoot the nigger,” the one officer can be heard saying.

“I find what this officer said absolutely shocking, and disgusting,” Spencer’s attorney, Paul Cristallo said. “To me, it sounds like they are expressing regret that they didn’t shoot him and I think this shows a department-wide problem.”

Spencer was arrested that night on multiple charges trumped up by the cops. He was facing charges of drug abuse, resisting arrest, criminal damaging, and theft, but he had done none of those things.

“The theft charge stemmed from Officer Amiott saying that Erimius tried to steal his Taser,” Cristallo said. “He also charged him with criminal damaging because when they were tasering him numerous times part of a piece of plastic broke on the taser — that was one thing, and apparently Officer Amiott said his sunglasses got broken during what was essentially a beat-down on Erimuis.”

Once the case went to court, all charges except for the drug charge were thrown out.

Spencer has since filed a lawsuit against the department alleging that the officers violated his constitutional rights when they beat him to the point of hospitalization over a gram of a plant.

“Spencer’s possession of what was allegedly less than 1 gram of marijuana was the justification for charging him with drug abuse,” the lawsuit states. “It is noteworthy that Ohio law considers the possession of less than a hundred grams of marijuana to be a minor misdemeanor, not punishable by jail or even arrest, with a maximum fine of $150.00.”

Naturally, the Fraternal Order of Police is standing by its officers claiming that Spencer having the plant “precipitated the force used by the officers.”

“It is extremely frustrating to see the city have to spend resources to defend officers who are lawfully performing their duty and fight to protect the tax dollars contributed by the hard working men and women who live and work here,” the FOP statement reads.

To illustrate the laughable support for these officers, Amiott is the cop who was caught on video savagely beating a compliant man during a routine traffic stop. Amiott doesn’t only reserve his anger and violence for adults either, as TFTP reported in August, he was also caught on body camera footage beating a handcuffed child. 

On his application to be a police officer, Amiott said he wanted to be a cop — not because he wanted to help people — but because he enjoyed the “danger/thrill” of law enforcement.

Sadly, because Ohio apparently has no standards when it comes to hiring cops, a trail of blood and rights violations is left in the wake of this sadistic public servant.

As for the racist cops caught on the dashcam regretting the fact that they didn’t get to “shoot the nigger,” their names have not been released and the department claimed they had no knowledge of the footage.

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[WATCH] Community Activist Claims Euclid Police Brutally Beat Him During Arrest


EUCLID – A man known for helping those who feel targeted by police, was allegedly the target of police brutality last week.

Damien Parker is known to many people in Euclid as a community activist.

On Friday night, he was placed under arrest as he pulled into his apartment complex.

As police approached his vehicle in an attempt to serve a warrant, Parker refused to get out of his car.

“I get out the car and what? These guys jump on me and shoot me, plant something in my car?” Parker said.

From the beginning of the dash cam video, you can hear tensions escalate before the struggle.

Punches being thrown while Parker was on the ground, but the documentation of the incident is different depending on who you ask.

“When you’ve spent the better part of the last two three months trying to intimidate somebody, harassing somebody and all the sudden expect them to cooperate with you and play nice for the camera, that’s not how it works,” Parker said.

The reason Parker was arrested, was one of the reasons police cited taking caution when approaching him in the first place: threats on Facebook.

He was charged with Aggravated Menacing for allegedly threatening another community activist via social media.

In the report, Euclid police explain that they knew who Parker was because of some of his Facebook videos containing “threats against police.”

“This is the same stuff that they said to the FBI,” Parker said. “The FBI reviewed it and said there were no threats.”

The report also mentioned that because of “his history of possessing firearms, his military training and his failure to comply, it was necessary to protect the public.”

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WATCH: After He Owned the Police Chief in Epic Rant, Cops Pull Over, Brutally Beat Veteran

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Euclid, OH — Tensions among police and citizens in Euclid, Ohio have come to a head recently after police killed an unarmed 23-year-old man over stop for a marijuana roach and officers were seen on video pulverizing another man over a suspended license. In August, a video uploaded to Facebook captured an articulate rant by a military veteran about these recent events, directed at the police chief and mayor, which epitomized these tensions perfectly. After this video went viral, weeks later, the activist, Damian Parker found himself beaten and arrested by those same cops he wanted to hold accountable.

Friday night, Parker was swarmed by Euclid police officers who demanded he get out of his car. However, Parker, fearing for his life, refused.

“I get out the car and what? These guys jump on me and shoot me, plant something in my car?” Parker said.

As the stop progresses, officers quickly escalate force. Soon enough, Parker found himself being pulled from his car, forced to the ground, and beaten.

“When you’ve spent the better part of the last two three months trying to intimidate somebody, harassing somebody and all the sudden expect them to cooperate with you and play nice for the camera, that’s not how it works,” Parker said.

Police claim they were arresting Parker over threats he made on Facebook. In the report, Euclid police explain that they knew who Parker was because of some of his Facebook videos containing “threats against police.”

“This is the same stuff that they said to the FBI,” Parker said of these alleged threats. “The FBI reviewed it and said there were no threats.”

The report also mentioned that because of “his history of possessing firearms, his military training and his failure to comply, it was necessary to protect the public.”

According to Jeffri Riley, Parkers sister, the only thing Parker is a threat to is ‘injustice.’

“He’ll risk it all for anybody,” Riley said.

As WKYC reported, Parker was charged with Obstructing Official Business, Resisting Arrest, Simple Assault on a police officer, Aggravated Menacing and Unlawful Transactions in Weapons.

In the video, it appears that one of the officers tries to stop his fellow officer from punching Parker by grabbing the cop’s arm. However, he was unsuccessful.

This debacle began in March of this year after a Euclid police officer, responding to a call about a man sitting in his vehicle, shot and killed 23-year-old Luke Stewart. Officer Matthew Rhodes shot Stewart after Rhodes and officer Louis Catalani responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle on South Lake Shore.

Stewart, who left behind two children, was subsequently killed over a traffic stop and the officer was not charged. Naturally, the community was upset.

During a meeting over these events in August, Euclid Police Chief Scott Meyer announced the suspension of the officer who beat Richard Hubbard, noting that he will be suspended for 15 days without pay — the maximum number of days he could give officer Michael Amiott due to department rules.

After the announcement of such a weak punishment, Damien Parker confronted the police chief and the mayor to address the serious problem of corruption and brutality within their department. His well-worded rant was nothing short of epic.

“Whether or not you understand it, there are people like myself who have their hands on your reins,” Parker said, noting he has every intention of holding the police and mayor’s office accountable.

“I came up here to talk to you (mayor) and to you (police chief), so that those hands can still be on those reins,” Parker asserts, noting how he’s been respectful, before giving them an ultimatum.

“Now, if you think, for one second, that I am going to sit here and keep that same demeanor while you’re kicking folks out, or telling them you’re not going to speak or bring in your damn turtles (riot police) in here to start pushing people out, you got another thing coming,” Parker, who is wearing urban camo and a tactical vest.

“I promise you, that as good as your guys are, as seasoned as some of your guys are,” Parker explained, “my guys are that much better.”

“Let’s not do that,” Parker said.

“Fire him,” Parker says of the cop who beat up Hubbard. “He’s a shit bag, and it’s obvious.”

After months of backlash, officer Micael Amiott was actually fired for the senseless beating of Hubbard. However, it appears that police may have retaliated for losing one of their own.

 

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Cops Indicted As Video Shows Innocent Man Set On Fire, Brutally Beaten By Police

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Jersey City, NJ — A high-speed chase in Jersey City ended when the car police were chasing crashed, turned another man’s car into a ball of flames. But it’s the chaotic insanity which followed the crash and the fire that has now resulted in the indictment of several Jersey City police officers.

According to a report by PIX11, a group of New Jersey police officers have been indicted, including two for attempted murder, after they were caught on camera kicking a bystander as he crawled from the burning wreckage of a crash involving a pursuit suspect, the Hudson County prosecutor announced Thursday.

The officers face a slew of charges each:

  • Lt. Leith Ludwig has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of official misconduct.
  • MD Khan has been charged with 13 counts, including attempted murder, aggravated assault, official misconduct and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.
  • Officer Eric Kosinski has been charged with five counts, including attempted murder, aggravated assault and official misconduct.
  • Officer Francisco Rodriguez has been charged with four counts, including aggravated assault, official misconduct and possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose.

Jersey City police were pursuing Leo Pinkston, 48, and had attempted to kill him by firing rounds into his vehicle. He fled, but crashed into another car which was pushed into a telephone pole.

The car Pinkston crashed into then caught on fire. The innocent man inside the car was able to escape the flames, but not without injury. His clothes and skin were burning.

As the man scrambles to take off his burning clothes as he gets out of the fire, a bystander named Erik Roberto was filming the scene. Roberto screamed to the police, “Oh no…no…Help him out! Help him out!”

But they did the exact opposite.

“They didn’t help him. They just started kicking him and dragging him…I don’t think they treated him in the right way and that’s not how you treat any human being in this world,” Roberto lamented to reporters.

After police rapidly approached the man, with guns drawn, they began kicking him in the ribs and head, apparently mistaking him for the fleeing driver. It was only after kicking and beating him that they then decided to drag him away from the flames of the burning vehicle.

The actions of the officers are considered abhorrent by Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop who told reporters at the time, “I don’t think there’s any explanation that would justify their actions…The entire pursuit that was previous to that fiery crash had questionable judgment calls by the officers, from the shootings to continuing to pursue the car…”

On Thursday, Fulop released this statement:

“As we stated at the outset, the actions taken that night required serious investigation. We took immediate and appropriate action and will now abide the judicial process. Our internal investigation will now begin into all the actions or inactions of department members that night. We want the community to continue to have full confidence in the Jersey City Police Department and its officers.”

Laughably and predictably, the Jersey City Police Officers Benevolent Association (JCPOBA) president Carmine Disbrow issued a statement defending the actions of its officers that day.

This video clearly shows that the officers acted quickly to extinguish the flames and pull this man out of harm’s way.

We at The Free Thought Project beg to differ. The video clearly shows officers, who would have to have been blind not to see a burning man, go up and kick him like a junkyard dog and drag his body like a dead corpse across the pavement.

The whole incident leaves many people scratching their heads in disbelief incredulously wondering not only why the officers would choose to assault a burning man, but also how any police officers union would dare to defend their actions.

The unidentified innocent man lives in West NY. His father said he suffered severe burns and spent many days in the burn unit in the hospital. He also has fractured ribs.

His father called the actions of the officers an attempted “massacre” and said he’d just left home to go to work when the accident and beating took place.

The entire incident serves to illustrate how police officers treat individuals they suspect as having committed crimes. No longer are suspects innocent until proven guilty. All too often, as TFTP has tirelessly reported, cops comport themselves as judge, jury, and executioners.

Hopefully, these cops are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. However, if history is any indicator, a jury of apologists will likely look past a severely burned innocent victim and justify the police behavior—as they were just doing their job.

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NBC’s ‘Midnight, Texas’ Brutally Slaughters Priest In Opening Scene

NBC’s Midnight, Texas is back on the list for yet another religious slam. This time a human priest faces possibly the most violent and gruesome death of the series so far. And right next to his church. 

The September 11 episode “Last Temptation of Midnight” opens with a faceless creature worshipping a demon by a cross. Already a bad start, the scene continues with a priest walking over to the figure which, of course, leads to his inevitable but predictable demise. Here, the episode already takes a bloody twist with the demon cutting the priest’s face off so he can wear it as a mask.

Warning: Graphic violence in video. 

 

 

Demon: I will be your faithful servant until you rise. 

Priest: Good morning. 

Demon: I will be your faithful servant until you rise. I will be your faithful servant… 

Priest: Now, if I can offer anything… 

Demon: You can.

Priest: Oh, God. 

Demon: Wrong deity. Don’t be afraid. Your death will not be in vain. Your sacrifice will give him life. The Gates of Hell will open, and he will rise in Midnight. 

Priests always seem to get the short end of the stick, don’t they? Other people have died on this show, but none quite as stomach-churning as ripping a face off. Then there’s the care to make sure that his last words were taking the Lord’s name in vain of all things for an off-hand comeback. “Praise be the Lord” indeed that his followers can always be used as cannon fodder for pushing the murder bar, just like his angels can be used to push a gay agenda.

I would say it wouldn’t kill television to show a little more respect, but I’ve given up that idea a long time ago. 

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Zoo bear brutally mauls man after he tries to ‘tease’ it with food in Thailand

    

A horrifying footage has surfaced showing a bear brutally mauling a man who reportedly tried to tease the wild animal with food.

Naiphum Promratee, 36, had been with four friends when he decided to visit the temple in rural Phetchabun province, Thailand, this morning, reports said.

But he angered the bear who stood on its hind legs and dragged the man into the enclosure, knocking him unconscious before tearing off his flesh with its teeth.

Horrifying footage showed spectators trying in vain to scare away the bear as he mauled Promratee. His friends hit the bear with poles and threw cold water at it, to no avail.

GRAPHIC Footage: Some people may find this video disturbing

The bear continued to bite and scratch the man for almost a minute before it started dragging him across the dusty enclosure.

But one of the zookeepers ran into the enclosure and battered the bear in its cage with a pole while friends rescued Naiphum.

Bpae Permpoonsap, 60, from the Khon Khao Koo Pai rescue service, said: ‘We received a report today of a bear attack at 11.10am.

    

‘The bear was among other creatures being raised by monks at the temple. The man had gone to the temple with four or five friends and he was toying with the bear.

‘It pulled him in and attacked him. We arrived and found the man injured seriously. He had been with his friends and wanted to feed the animals.

‘He was lucky to survive and he is in hospital now and able to talk.’

The monks keep around two dozen wild boars in a small enclosure and a bear in a cage which they care for and allow guests to feed.

Bpae said the boars were outside in a nearby field while the bear roamed around the enclosure as it was fed.

A spokesman for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) told MailOnline: ‘If you taunt a hungry bear, you’re likely to get hurt.

Human flesh, hair found inside bear stomach after fatal attack in Japan last year.

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WATCH: Woman Brutally Assaulted for Allegedly Selling Flowers With No Permit

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Perris, CA — In the Land of the Free, if you do not pay the State before you attempt to sell a product or service to a willing customer, you can and will be extorted, kidnapped and caged, with extreme prejudice. A video published to Facebook this week shows a Perris police officer assault a woman who was selling flowers on the side of the road — because she apparently failed to pay the State for the privilege.

The video does not tell the entire story. However, it starts as the officer is grabbing a woman who is holding multiple sets of flowers, clearly arranged for sale on the roadside. So, based on the multiple instances previously covered by the Free Thought Project, we can assume that she was approached for the selling of flowers without a permit, especially considering the officers are not from ICE.

As the video begins, the motorcycle officer is grabbing the woman by the arm. The woman, who apparently doesn’t speak English, is clearly terrified.

Not wanting to be assaulted or otherwise extorted by the Perris police department, the woman pulled her arm back and tried to move away. She was still holding onto her flowers, indicating that she was in no way a threat to the officer.

However, as the woman attempted to move backward, away from the officer, he grabbed her by her hair and attacked her.

Within seconds, the officer had tripped the woman — who was still trying to protect her flowers as they likely cost her much needed money — and was on top of her.

The video is appalling as the cop kneels down on the woman and shoves his gloved hand over her mouth. The woman begins yelling out in Spanish as another cop joins in on the arrest — allegedly over flowers.

As the officers roll her over to place the handcuffs on her, we can see just how terrified the woman is, as she urinated on herself.

The Free Thought Project reached out to the Perry Police Department to ask them for a statement about this video. However, we have yet to hear back from them.

Some of the comments on the video below, are almost as disheartening as the video itself. Multiple people attempted to justify this assault and battery by claiming the woman should’ve had a permit.

Facebook user Chuck N. wrote:

taxes, it;s called getting a permit, pay taxes, oh and dont resist when officer gives you a ticket. Is that person even in the country legally?

Another FB user, Eady T, wrote:

Selling flowers without a vendor’s license is a crime. Petty but crime non the less. So is resisting arrest. 

Sadly, Americans are being conditioned to think that in the land of the free, people are somehow morally wrong if they try to make a dollar without first being extorted by the state.

The bottom line is — in modern day police state, USA — exchanging goods and services is a crime unless the State gets their cut. We are told that this is for our safety and that we could all die if a brown woman sells flowers on the corner. But nothing could be further from the truth.

Morality does not equal reality — and the video below is more than enough evidence to prove this.

Here is the link to the Perris police department’s Facebook page, if you’d like to leave them a scathing but peaceful review.

Sadly, this is one of many incidents in which people trying to earn a few bucks have been attacked or otherwise kidnapped by police ‘protecting society.’

In May, the Alameda County Sheriff’s department posted a photo of a deputy arresting a man for selling fruits and vegetables on the roadside and attempted to justify the arrest. When people read the department’s justification, they lashed out — peacefully — to let them know what they were doing is wrong.

In June, a 38-year-old homeless man was attempting to earn some honest money by providing a much-desired service to the residents of Kennewick, Washington when he was threatened with extortion and arrest by the local police department, which effectively ended his enterprise. After the Kennewick Police Department threatened the homeless man and prevented him from making a living, they took to Facebook to shamelessly brag about it.

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/selling-flowers-permit-assault-police/

Disturbing Video Shows Cop Brutally Beating Mentally Ill Woman with Baton

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Decatur, GA — Katie McCrary is, is a homeless woman doing whatever she can to survive. But while she may have a criminal history, she, like other law-breakers, still deserve to be treated humanely and with some sense of decency. But that didn’t happen, according to critics, when a Dekalb County police officer struck her with his baton nearly too many times to count.

Police were called to the scene of a local convenience store at the corner of Glenwood and Line St. in Decatur last month. McCrary had been propositioning patrons for money. Others say she’s frequently there and may have mental issues.

But when the unnamed DeKalb County officer arrived, McCrary allegedly pushed him and would not follow his commands. That’s when bystanders say he began beating her with his baton.

“Like one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, that’s excessive,” customer Calvin Smith said.

The incident happened on June 4, and a complaint of “excessive use of force” was filed as a result of the officer’s actions. The department investigated, and came to the following conclusion which exonerated the officer.

Upon the officer’s arrival, the female, identified as Katie McCrary, attempted to push the officer out of the way. The officer stopped her at the door and asked her to step back. Words were exchanged between the officer and McCrary with McCrary subsequently assaulting the officer. She continued to aggressively resist the officer’s commands, resulting in the deployment of the officer’s baton.

The officer was eventually able to restrain and handcuff McCrary. EMS responded to the scene to check McCrary. She was transported to the DeKalb County Jail and later to Grady Hospital. The officer filed a Use of Force Report on the incident.

“You can see that she wasn’t even resisting arrest. She was probably resisting the last few swings that weren’t caught on camera,” customer Craig Nelson said.

Predictably, the officer was allowed to continue his employment with the police force. But that was then. Since that time, new cell phone footage, shot at the scene of the horrendous beating, has come to light and the investigation into police brutality and excessive force has been reopened.

“Just to see what you showed me, that makes my heart hurt,” customer Tasha Marignay said.

In an extremely rare move for any police department, the Dekalb County Police Department has reopened the case. The backlash the police force is receiving is likely very strong considering supporters and critics believe it to be a clear case of police brutality.

The officer struck her at least 13 times full force with his baton and even threatened to “shoot” her if she didn’t let go of his baton when she attempted to control his actions by grabbing his stick.

As a result of the video being published on social media, the police department has reopened its investigation and made the following statement:

Now that the Department has this new evidence…We have reopened the investigation and will determine whether the incident is consistent with policy and the law.

The officer has yet to be identified, and this week, many believe he should not only lose his privileges as an officer of the peace but should be arrested as well for assaulting an unarmed mentally ill woman.

The whole scenario brings back 1960’s era images of officers beating civil rights activists with batons, shooting them with water cannons, and allowing German Shepherd attack dogs to maul them in the streets.

We at TFTP predict the internal investigation will conclude that while the officer’s actions were justified under departmental policies and according to the use of force guidelines set by the federal government, the officer will be suspended with pay for a short period of time. That’s what usually happens.

WARNING: The video below is graphic and disturbing. 

Source Article from http://thefreethoughtproject.com/excessive-force-cries-re-open-investigation-police-brutality/