LAPD Filmed Punching Man for Skateboarding on Wrong Side of Street (The Raw Story)
Tuesday August 21st, 2012
In a scene that brought with it echoes of the Los Angeles Police Department’s most infamous moment, residents filmed four officers holding down and punching a young man picked up outside his home for allegedly skateboarding on the wrong side of the street.
According to KTLA-TV, a protest is being planned for Monday in support of 19-year-old Ronald Weekley Jr. after the beating was captured on a cell phone Saturday.
“If you see the videotape, there are about three or four officers on top of my son,” Weekley’s father, Ronald Weekley Sr., said. “Then an officer comes into view, gets down on the ground and hits him in his face, and that’s something you can hear on the tape. The results are, is that he has a broken nose, he has a broken cheekbone and he has a concussion.”
Weekley was cited with resisting arrest.
[...]“I was like screaming because I thought they were going to kill him,” one witness said of the police’s treatment of Weekley.