Monday, September 17, 2012

Cops punch, tase, handcuff man then smash his cell phone for recording brother's arrest

Madison Ruppert
End the Lie
Jefferson Parish, Louisiana Sheriff Deputies turned on Sean Warren last week simply for recording the questionable treatment meted out to his brother, Casey Warren. The police beat him, tased him, handcuffed him and smashed his cell phone after treating his brother in a nearly identical manner.

Unfortunately this is far from an isolated incident given that police across the country have been guilty of similar attempts to destroy evidence. Similarly, police have brutally beaten people simply for legally filming an arrest from the seeming safety of their own property.

Despite the phone being thrown to the ground after Sean Warren was sucker punched by the deputies, Warren managed to recover the video after taking his phone to a repair shop.

As Carlos Miller rightly points out, the recovered video (embedded below) is quite dark and grainy, thus making it quite difficult to make out exactly what is going on. However, “it does show deputies trying to shove Casey Warren into the back of a patrol car.”