Police Severely Beat Man Half To Death For Bicycling Without Headlight
(Alexander Higgins) Police Beat A Man Nearly To Death, Hospitalizing Him In Critical Condition, For Riding A Bicycle Without A Headlight And Somehow The Dash-cam Video Is Unavailable.
This is just the latest string of violent police beating and police brutality cases which so far have gone unpunished stemming across the entire nation. All have the same mo of police claiming the person they severely beat or killed was resisting arrest.
A commenter on Godlike Production writes:
Nice, they run this guy down, knock him from his bike, then beat and kick him, then charge him for “resisting arrest.” And, surprise surprise, the dashcam video is somehow “unavailable.”
Thank you our police/nanny state guardians , for keeping us safe — “your bicycle needs a headlight for your own safety, and we’ll run you down and beat you if you don’t have one … all for your protection, of course.”
Local Texas NBC station KRIS TV reports:
Attorneys Say Local Police Officer Severely Beat Unarmed Man
ARANSAS PASS, Texas –
Martin Garcia Ortiz is in critical condition after an incident allegedly involving Aransas Pass police back on August 10th.
The family and their attorneys say they believe a rogue police officer may be to blame for Ortiz’s severe injuries.
48-year-old Martin Garcia Ortiz is a life long Aransas Pass resident, though for the past few weeks he’s been at Spohn Memorial Hospital in Corpus Christi.
On August 10th, Ortiz’s family says he was riding his bicycle home and just a few blocks away something happened to put him in critical condition.
Just before midnight, the family’s attorneys say they believe police tried stopping Ortiz for not having a headlight on his bike. Then, the situation took a dramatic turn when one officers allegedly knocked Ortiz to the ground.
“Either with his vehicle or with his person pushed him over on his bicycle. He fell over to the street,” said Stephen Carriganan, attorney for the family.
They say, they believe when Ortiz was already on the ground bleeding the officer got out and punched or kicked him causing even more injuries.
Police are charging Ortiz with public intoxication and resisting arrest.
The family’s attorneys report the police department has told them the dash-cam video from the police unit was- for some reason- unable to record the incident.
The family says they have been contacted by the Texas Ranger who are investigating the incident.
They’re asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward and contact the Rangers at  424-2160.
Source: KRIS / NBC