Recently leaked video from a park in Bridgeport, Connecticut shows police officers beating and kicking a man who had just dropped incapacitated to the ground after being tasered. Video contains over-amplified audio track, but the sound of the taser can be distinctly heard.
The incident happened in May, 2011. Two cops who zapped the victim with the taser kicked and stomped him as he lay defenceless on the ground. Third cop drove up to them in a cruiser and added a kick of his own. I wonder if US cops use the same dirty tricks as Canadian cops and charge victims they beat up with assault on a police officer.
The offending officers from this video have been identified as Joseph Lawlor, Elson Morales and Clive Higgins. Now that the video has leaked (identity of the person who filmed it remains unknown), Bridgeport Police Chief Joseph L. Gaudett Jr. ordered the Office of Internal Affairs to conduct an investigation and promised that if violations are found, action would be taken.
No wonder people with power don’t want the public to operate cameras when they are around.
Props to Best Gore member Hawk for the video: