15 cops beat down Black thugs – great job!!
Officers Suspended After Video Of Suspooks’ Beating Surfaces
POSTED: 10:47 am EDT May 7, 2008
UPDATED: 11:18 am EDT May 7, 2008
PHILADELPHIA — Fifteen police officers were taken off the street as authorities investigate a video showing three suspects being kicked, punched and beaten after they were pulled out of a car during a traffic stop. “At a glance it does appear to be a bit beyond the pale,” said Doug Oliver, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Nutter. “Officers are not allowed to operate outside of the law.”
The police department identified the 15 officers who were involved in Monday night’s arrests in the city’s Hunting Park section, where police had been investigating a triple shooting, Oliver said.
The three suspects were charged with criminal conspiracy, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment, according to court officials.
The video, shot by a WTXF-TV helicopter, shows three police cars stopping a car on the side of a road. About a dozen officers gather around the vehicle and pull three men out. About a half-dozen officers hold two of the men on the ground on the driver’s side. Both are kicked repeatedly, while one is seen being punched; one also appears to be struck with a baton.
On the other side of the car, another group of officers can be seen kicking a third man who ends up on the ground.