Newly-released police body cam video shows officers beating three innocent men in Albany, New York on March 16. The cops were reportedly responding to a noise complaint, which they escalated with violence.
The beatings were so bad that one cop told a fellow officer: “Dude, take a f—ing second. Chill the f— out.”
Officer Luke Deer was charged with felony assault and a misdemeanor count of official misconduct, notes the Albany Times Union.
The victims, Lee Childs and Armando Sanchez and Mario Gorostiza, were falsely accused of inciting a riot, among other crimes. All the charges were dropped, thanks to the police video.
Alice Green of the Center for Law and Justice said this is normal behavior for the cops:
There are those in our community who believe that police always act responsibly and always tell the truth. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.
(Source: Albany Times Union)