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Many years after the assault happened to a man so dejected by the lack of justice in this country he never bothered to complain. I know that sentiment well.

These officers have no excuse for their behavior. The man was obviously compliant. What this video shows is clear abuse under the color of authority. If someone without a badge did this to someone they would be sitting in jail with excessive bail. But since they are police officers and the other officers have decided they will ignore illegal acts by their fellow officers, as this clearly shows, they can carry on for years abusing untold numbers before they are stopped.

Where is the District Attorney?

The DOJ?


"He never said anything because Bridgeport police (are) so corrupt that nobody would believe him anyway," she said.

The video was said to have been shot in May 2011 at Beardsley Park.

About 20 months after the beating, the recording was posted on YouTube.

Attorney Robert Berke said Soto was initially stopped for a traffic violation, but got out of his car and ran.

Berke said after the beating, his client needed six stitches on his face.

The Bridgeport police chief said an internal investigation has been ordered and if violations are found, they will "take action."

The family said they intend to sue all police officers involved.

Originally posted to Police Accountability Group on Thu Jan 31, 2013 at 04:26 PM PST.

Also republished by Anonymous Dkos and Income Inequality Kos.

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