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Video of five Birmingham police officers beating an unconscious suspect was edited before it was turned over as evidence to the Jefferson County district attorney's office to use in the suspect's prosecution, authorities said Wednesday.
It took three trials—two resulted in hung juries— over five years before prosecutors managed to get a verdict in the case.
At presstime many things had still not been publicly released regarding the Devin Brown incident. LAPD detectives, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office, and the FBI were all investigating the shooting. So it’s not known where Garcia was standing when he discharged 10 rounds into the Camry. And it’s not known if his use of deadly force was justified.
For more than a week, thousands of protesters waged a campaign of civil disobedience in the city's downtown area, blocking intersections, the entrances to government contractor companies like Bechtel, and generally causing confusion and consternation for anyone trying to get to work.
Police officers swept up in a high-profile case involving accusations of racism and excessive force probably sympathize with those poor swimming witches. Except their trial is not by water, it's by media.
After the encounter, Jones' sergeant told him, "I have a problem with your use of force. It wasn't reasonable."