Cop Turns Off Video Equipment, Beats 66-Yr-Old Man w/ Dementia
Video recovered despite cop turning it off, cop gets "written reprimand" as punishment Chris | InformationLiberation
A Melbourne, Florida cop turned off his audio and video equipment before beating a 66-year-old man suffering from dementia "for no apparent reason," WFTV reports.
The officer turned off his video and audio equipment before the beating. The department was able to extract the video from the hard drive, but not the audio.
The only disciplinary record the officer received for the incident was a written reprimand for turning off the recording equipment.
Flowers was charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.
"It's ridiculous. Clearly from this video there was no assault on a law enforcement officer. We asked for a speedy trial. We want a jury to see this video," attorney Paul Bross said.
This is how it works in America, the cops beat the hell out of you, then charge you with assaulting them. Good thing they were able to recover the video, there is no way a man with dementia would be trusted over a gang of police officers in court.
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