LAPD Caught Lying After Video Emerges of Cops Punching,

A Los Angeles attorney is calling for a federal investigation after cell phone video emerged Wednesday showing a non-aggressive homeless man being violently arrested, directly contradicting the arrest reports filed by a group of LAPD officers.

Video of the August 2014 incident begins by showing 50 year-old Samuel Arrington surrounded by eight officers while sitting in a chair near next to his umbrella on Venice Beach.  Officers can then be seen trying to issue him a citation for violating several city ordinances.

According to the police report, Arrington “had an open backpack placed at his feet where passersby could deposit donations.” The citations apparently totaled at least five violations, including the size of the umbrella, “vending outside of a designated space,” his “use of city property for vending,” tampering with city property and moving city property outside of its “designated space.”

After Arrington refused to accept the citation, officers moved in like a pack of rabid dogs, taking him to the ground and almost immediately discharging their tasers.  Onlookers, seemingly perplexed by the use of force, yelled at the officers…

“You do not need to tase him!”

Soon after the violent attack, one officer peeled off the pile and sought out the woman who was recording the event and ordered her to get back, while physically trying to push her away from the action.  The woman, to her credit stood her ground and even warned the officer to not put his hands on her again.  The officer eventually backs off revealing at least six officers piling on Arrington in the way cops like to do. which has been known to lead to death.  After roughly five minutes of LAPD’s finest roughing up the homeless man, they eventually hogtied and carried him head first to jail, as if it were part of a slave auction, the camera woman points out.

Arrington ended up in the hospital after his arrest and spent over a month in jail on felony charges of resisting arrest.  Attorney Nazareth Haysbert came to the defense of Arrington after seeing the chilling discrepancies between the officers’ statements and the video.

“The video recording raises concern that the LAPD officers intentionally fabricated and, or withheld crucial evidence that may have resulted in the dismissal of criminal charges against Mr. Arrington,” Haysbert stated. “The willful concealment of this evidence holds criminal implications for these officers.”

According to Haysbert, the police report states, “Suspect Arrington lunged at one of the officers and attempted to grab his Sam Browne (belt).” Haysbert also said the report alleges that after an officer grabbed Arrington’s arm, he “immediately broke the officer’s hold by aggressively moving his arms forward and then pulling his arms toward his body.”  Additionally, the video calls to question whether officers suppressed evidence by not including cell phone video recorded by LAPD Sgt. Skinner, who can be seen recording the event.  Haysbert has outlined all of the discrepancies in a letter he sent to the FBI, in hopes that federal agents will launch a civil rights investigation.

Arrington is no stranger to the abuse dealt out by LAPD.  According to Haysbert, he has been victimized at least two other times…

 “He was beaten [in 2011] by LAPD officers so badly that he needed 18 staples to close a large wound on his head.  Collectively, these incidents reveal a pattern or practice of criminal deprivations of Mr. Arrington’s civil rights.”

Arrington used to work for the city’s parks department as a coach for children, but fell on hard times. Arrington’s mental illness became more severe, and he eventually lost his job and driver’s license, ultimately becoming homeless. His sister said he decided to remain in L.A., despite having no immediate family there, because he enjoyed the beach and the warm weather.

A Los Angeles attorney is calling for a federal investigation after cell phone video emerged Wednesday showing a non-aggressive homeless man being violently arrested, directly contradicting the arrest reports filed by a group of LAPD officers.

Video of the August 2014 incident begins by showing 50 year-old Samuel Arrington surrounded by eight officers while sitting in a chair near next to his umbrella on Venice Beach.  Officers can then be seen trying to issue him a citation for violating several city ordinances.

According to the police report, Arrington “had an open backpack placed at his feet where passersby could deposit donations.” The citations apparently totaled at least five violations, including the size of the umbrella, “vending outside of a designated space,” his “use of city property for vending,” tampering with city property and moving city property outside of its “designated space.”

After Arrington refused to accept the citation, officers moved in like a pack of rabid dogs, taking him to the ground and almost immediately discharging their tasers.  Onlookers, seemingly perplexed by the use of force, yelled at the officers…

“You do not need to tase him!”

Soon after the violent attack, one officer peeled off the pile and sought out the woman who was recording the event and ordered her to get back, while physically trying to push her away from the action.  The woman, to her credit stood her ground and even warned the officer to not put his hands on her again.  The officer eventually backs off revealing at least six officers piling on Arrington in the way cops like to do. which has been known to lead to death.  After roughly five minutes of LAPD’s finest roughing up the homeless man, they eventually hogtied and carried him head first to jail, as if it were part of a slave auction, the camera woman points out.

Arrington ended up in the hospital after his arrest and spent over a month in jail on felony charges of resisting arrest.  Attorney Nazareth Haysbert came to the defense of Arrington after seeing the chilling discrepancies between the officers’ statements and the video.

“The video recording raises concern that the LAPD officers intentionally fabricated and, or withheld crucial evidence that may have resulted in the dismissal of criminal charges against Mr. Arrington,” Haysbert stated. “The willful concealment of this evidence holds criminal implications for these officers.”

According to Haysbert, the police report states, “Suspect Arrington lunged at one of the officers and attempted to grab his Sam Browne (belt).” Haysbert also said the report alleges that after an officer grabbed Arrington’s arm, he “immediately broke the officer’s hold by aggressively moving his arms forward and then pulling his arms toward his body.”  Additionally, the video calls to question whether officers suppressed evidence by not including cell phone video recorded by LAPD Sgt. Skinner, who can be seen recording the event.  Haysbert has outlined all of the discrepancies in a letter he sent to the FBI, in hopes that federal agents will launch a civil rights investigation.

Arrington is no stranger to the abuse dealt out by LAPD.  According to Haysbert, he has been victimized at least two other times…

 “He was beaten [in 2011] by LAPD officers so badly that he needed 18 staples to close a large wound on his head.  Collectively, these incidents reveal a pattern or practice of criminal deprivations of Mr. Arrington’s civil rights.”

Arrington used to work for the city’s parks department as a coach for children, but fell on hard times. Arrington’s mental illness became more severe, and he eventually lost his job and driver’s license, ultimately becoming homeless. His sister said he decided to remain in L.A., despite having no immediate family there, because he enjoyed the beach and the warm weather.

Support our Mission

Help us build a database of bad cops

For almost 15 years, PINAC News has remained active despite continuous efforts by the government and Big Tech to shut us down by either arresting us for lawful activity or by restricting access to our readers under the pretense that we write about “social issues.”

Since we are forbidden from discussing social issues on social media, we have created forums on our site to allow us to fulfill our mission with as little restriction as possible. We welcome our readers to join our forums and support our mission by either donating, volunteering or both.

Our plan is to build a national database of bad cops obtained from public records maintained by local prosecutors. The goal is to teach our readers how to obtain these lists to ensure we cover every city, county and state in the country.

After all, the government has made it clear it will not police the police so the role falls upon us.

It will be our most ambitious project yet but it can only be done with your help.

But if we succeed, we will be able to keep innocent people out of prison.

Please make a donation below or click on side tab to learn more about our mission.

Subscribe to PINAC

Bypass Big Tech censorship.

Carlos Millerhttps://pinacnews.com
Editor-in-Chief Carlos Miller spent a decade covering the cop beat for various newspapers in the Southwest before returning to his hometown Miami and launching Photography is Not a Crime aka PINAC News in 2007. He also published a book, The Citizen Journalist's Photography Handbook, which is available on Amazon.

Leave a Reply

- Advertisement -

Latest articles