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Police Attack Video Causes Firestorm Of Controversy

Posted By admin On May 9, 2010 @ 6:32 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Chris Halsne
kirotv.com [1]
May 9, 2010

SEATTLE — City leaders expressed shock and disappointment Friday at video that first aired on KIRO 7 Eyewitness News showing two Seattle police officers kicking a man as he lay on the ground. The man was detained during a robbery investigation last month.

The two officers have been reassigned as police conduct an investigation amid a firestorm of reaction. And another controversy has arisen over why a Seattle TV station declined to air the video. [See Why Was Police Video Not Shown Earlier? [2]]

The racially charged videotape shows officers stomping on the innocent detainee after they responded to several 911 calls for a report of an armed robbery in the parking lot of a night club near Lake Union.

In the video, a male officer is seen kicking the man who had been ordered to the ground while threatening him with racial slurs. Shortly after, a female officer kicked the man in the back of his leg.

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[1] kirotv.com: http://www.kirotv.com/investigations/23490010/detail.html

[2] Why Was Police Video Not Shown Earlier?: http://www.kirotv.com/investigations/23492858/detail.html

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