10.09.13

Words Will Never Hurt Me Atlantic City Police Beating

Posted in Police Misconduct at 11:56 am by kevin

The family of a student is suing Atlantic City police for a beating and mauling he took while outside of the Tropicana Casino. After the youth had some words with police at least four to five officers attacked him with fists, night sticks and even a police dog requiring over 200 stitches. Police claim the young man was resisting arrest.

According to ABC Local, “Court records show the K-9 officer has been involved had 15 prior complaints related to excessive force or assault, but he was exonerated in all those cases. That officer, Sterling Wheaton, still has five additional suits pending against him …

“…The mayor of Atlantic City called the video ‘disturbing’ and asked the state’s attorney general to oversee that investigation.”

A professor at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice commented upon seeing the video that the police dog was not necessary and constituted deadly force.