Yes we should all stick to discussing your rant against the use of "oppression" to charge the police.Translation:
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The statute clearly lists "mistreatment". Repeated kicks, punches, and attacks by several officers once the guy placed himself in the prone position would, to me, classify as "mistreatment."
I am unsure how the jury came to the verdict it provided given the details I have available. Unless I'm missing something I simply can't agree with the verdict.
Anecdote: I once requested PO assistance with a customer who was theater hopping. When I confronted him he refused to leave and started running around the building, slamming into other patrons and causing a disturbance. When the PO got involved, the kid panicked and took a swing at the officer. The officer grabbed the punching arm, swung it behind the kid's back while simultaneously using his other hand to grab the kid by the "scruff" of his neck. In this position the officer swept the kid's feet and he went down relatively hard onto the pavement.
The kid's father managed to stir up an investigation of the officer's actions on claims of excessive force. When I was asked to provide my statement I relayed the above observation almost verbatim. The officer was cleared of the accusations and the kid ended up with a conviction for his attempted assault on the cop.
What the cop did in my scenario was instinctive and forceful, but it was done in response to a direct thread from the kid, who was about 16. The cops in the video in the OP far exceeded any necessary response to a threat that didn't, at the time of their assault, exist.
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