Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Only Because The Video Surfaced

5 Alabama police officers fired over beating caught on camera

"(CNN) — Five police officers brutally kicked and beat an unconscious suspect after a high-speed chase through Birmingham, Alabama, in an incident caught on camera and discovered a year later.
The five officers have been fired, Mayor Larry Langford said at a news conference Wednesday. An internal inquiry is continuing.
The dashboard-cam footage, which officials believe was shot in January 2008, was aired for reporters Wednesday. It showed the end of a 100-mile-an-hour police chase of a van driven by Anthony Warren, suspected of illegal drug activity.
Police had chased the van almost 50 miles, winding from downtown Birmingham to suburban Hoover. The video captured the van knocking down a police officer standing on a roadway, then turning up an interstate highway ramp, where it flipped over and rolled into a ditch.
Warren was ejected from the van and stopped moving. The five officers — one black, four white — ruthlessly beat the suspect, who is black, the video shows."

2 Comments:

OpenID dad2059 said...

The Police State laid bare here.

And they wonder why cops get blown up approaching cars with their hands on their guns, d'oh!

21/5/09 5:29 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

It's gotten so bad that I was surprised those cops faced any reprisal at all, dad.

21/5/09 10:29 AM  

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