If all this is true, this is a sexual crime and the cop(s) should be arrested, thrown in prison, and on the sex offender registry for life!
By MATT REYNOLDS
LOS ANGELES (CN) - L.A. sheriff's deputies Tasered a young black man's genitals until he could "smell his flesh burning" after fining his father, who has nerve damage in one hand, $1,000 for dropping a cigarette on the street outside their home, the son claims in court.
_____, 26, claims the unjustified attack took place on Dec. 6, 2012 at around 9 p.m. after sheriff's deputies "Abdulfattah" and "Russell" cited his 58-year-old father for littering in front of their home.
_____ claims the cops brutalized him after he asked why his father faced such a steep fine and eight hours of community service, and pointing out that his father had dropped the cigarette because he has nerve damage in one hand.
- The sadistic cops do not have the authority to set fines and community service, that is a judges job!
_____, who is 5 foot 7 and weighs 155 lbs., says he did not threaten, resist or raise his voice to the officers.
"Deputy Abdulfattah responded by belligerently threatening Mr. _____, telling him that 'I can write you a ticket too if you want,'" according to the federal lawsuit.
"At this point, plaintiff's mother, who had also come outside to see what was going on, told him to go back into the house. He was not being given a ticket, and neither of the officers said anything further to him, so Mr. _____ turned away and began to walk back toward the house. As he walked away from the officers, Deputy Russell grabbed plaintiff from behind and tried to slam him against the police car. When Mr. _____ asked why he was assaulting him, Deputy Russell maintained his hold on plaintiff and then tried to slam him against a nearby concrete post. Mr. _____'s mother and father repeatedly asked the officers to 'leave him alone' because 'he hasn't done anything wrong.' The officers refused."
Russell then put _____ in a full Nelson, putting him completely under the officer's control, at Abdulfattah "hit his father in the face with his fist." Nelson, still holding _____ in a full Nelson, then "swept Mr. _____'s legs out from under him and tackled him to the ground, slamming plaintiff's left shoulder into the sidewalk," according to the complaint.
_____ claims Abdulfattah shocked him up to 10 times in the genitals, then arrested him for battery, though he had not battered anyone, or done anything unlawful.
With the pins from the Taser still in his clothes, _____ says, he was taken to Huntington hospital and jailed at La Crescenta police station.
_____ claims Abdulfattah has faced multiple complaints of excessive force. He claims that on Dec. 2, 2013, Abdulfattah and another L.A. sheriff's deputy approached him outside his home and asked why _____'s younger brother was visiting the house, according to the lawsuit. _____ says the deputies' aggressive actions that night made him "scared for his life."
He seeks damages for excessive force, false arrest, violations of the Constitution and civil rights, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
_____ is represented by Dan Stormer with Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick of Pasadena.