indiana police charged in bar beating

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    Indiana police officers charged in bar beating: “What happens here stays here, right?”

    Look at this trash.

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    The one on the left is a 15-year veteran of the Indianapolis Metro Police Force and the one on the right has logged 16 years. All of those years of experience didn’t stop them from beating up a bar patron, dragging him out by his legs, and grinding their boot into his face on the concrete.

    Two Indianapolis police officers who were off duty at a bar drinking shots with a pregnant bartender beat up a patron who began arguing with the woman, an affidavit released Wednesday said.

    John Serban and Michael Reiger face felony battery charges over the Aug. 7 incident, the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said. According to the probable cause affidavit, 29-year-old patron Bradford Bohanon was put in a chokehold, kicked and had his face ground into the pavement outside the bar, and the officers went back inside afterward and resumed drinking.

    (source)

    I’m almost certain the defense is going to try to use the surveillance video to show these two were justified in attacking Bonahan, which is true up to a point. If you’re an off-duty police officer and you see a potentially violent situation unfolding, you really should step in. When Reiger & Serban saw Bonhan arguing with the bartender, they were right to go diffuse the situation. Shit hit the fan when Serban put his badge on the bar and Bonahan threw it to the ground believing the shield to be fake. If it’s one thing cops can’t stand, it’s be disrespected. All hell broke loose after that because Bonahan pissed them off. If you’ve been a cop for a decade and a half, I’m sure you know how to restrain and arrest someone, but that wasn’t the goal here.

    Bonahan was put into a chokehold and then punches were thrown. They fell into some tables and Reiger dragged Bonahan facedown out of the bar and onto the sidewalk where the cops continued to punch and kick Bonahan. The bouncer who tried to intervene caught a punch to the face from Serban and then watched the cops grind Bonahan’s face into the pavement “like you’re putting out a cigarette.”

    The two cops went back inside and Rieger approached a waitress saying, “What happens here, stays here, right?”

    Nope. Not when we’re living with cameras everywhere. Not when everybody saw two of the city’s finest engaged in a bar brawl. Not when it’s your job to keep the peace not escalate a violent situation.

    I’m not surprised in the least. Cops let power go to their heads and we see that in a variety of situations from minor instances of traffic cops overstepping their bounds to officers colluding to plant incriminating evidence on innocent people to strongarm them into implicating random people in crimes in order for an arrest can be made. If these two cops got that wound up over an argument and a thrown badge, imagine what happens when they collar a suspect and put him in the back of the squad car. What’s going on in police custody when there are no cameras to tell the story?

    At least these two have been arrested. It took over a month, but the evidence was finally weighed and now they’re in custody.

    Two cops beat up an aggressive white man in a bar fight and they’re behind bars, whileDarren Wilson killed an unarmed Black one and he’s still collecting checks, but I guess the law is just taking it’s sweet time to catch up to reality and what we all know to be true.

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    no, drunk cops aren't the people who should be "diffusing a potentially violent situation". The bouncer, the guy actually paid to diffuse potentially violent situations and the guy who (should be) sober, is the person to take care of this. these cop are pigs, i'm surprised they didn't force the waitress to "take care of the kid" (in the shitty, piece of trash artie voice) for "helping" here.
     
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