The Seattle City Attorney's office has asked a federal appeals court to review a rough arrest captured on a patrol car's dash-cam that depicts an officer slamming a subject's head onto a cruiser's hood.
Seattle Police officer Kevin Oshikawa-Clay's 2008 arrest of businessman Jon Kita became the subject of a civil claim by Kita that the officer used excessive force to subdue the smaller, complaint Kita.
The officer is shown slamming Kita's head to the car, and taking him to the ground, where he delivers two blows.
The city is arguing, in a brief filed with the 9th Circuit Court, that the officer's actions fall within the department's use-of-force protocol and.
Source: Seattle Weekly