Not all cops are jerks. I’ve actually met some cool ones who let me off on tickets that I deserved to get. But there’s more bad ones than good ones. Most cops are hard-nosed heartless inflexible by the book pricks. Unfortunately, they have to do things they don’t agree with because their superior told them they have to do it. They don’t have a choice. But this kind of brutality shown in this video is not acceptable under any circumstance.
Raw video shows cop punching a woman in the face four times during an arrest for riding her bike on the sidewalk! Newly released video reveals police brutality.
A video released as part of a lawsuit against police in Millville, Philadelphia, shows an officer forcefully punching a woman in the face four times after he bungled an attempt to arrest her for riding a bike on the sidewalk.
Sheila Stevenson, 42, has filed a civil suit (PDF), alleging police used excessive force, after then-Millville Police Officer Carlo Drogo stopped her one year ago on February 3 2008.
The newly released video shows Drogo attempting to use pepper spray on Stevenson while she is still on the bike, but instead spraying himself in the face.
As Stevenson struggles, a reeling Drogo knocks her off the bike and onto the ground.
Two more cops then arrive and haul Stevenson to the curb, one of them seemingly applying the full force of his upper arm onto her neck and head.
The same cop then thrusts his knee into her back twice, with full force, whilst attempting to handcuff her.