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Fri Mar 22, 2019, 07:49 AM Mar 2019

'People lie, photos don't,' lawyer charges as civil trial begins for cops [View all]

‘People lie, photos don’t,’ lawyer charges as civil trial begins for cops who punched, unleashed dog on suspect

By Rebecca Everett | For NJ.com

"Attorney Jennifer Bonjean told jurors in Camden federal court Thursday that her client was guilty of a crime and has taken responsibility for repeatedly driving drunk on Nov. 14, 2012.

She said Charlie Harrison should have gone to jail that night.

“But he shouldn’t have gone to jail looking like this,” she said, as photographs of Harrison in a hospital bed appeared one after another on screens in the courtroom. His eyes were blackened and swollen shut, and his left leg was torn and bloodied by a police dog’s teeth.

Harrison, now 58, is suing the Atlantic City Police Department and five of its officers, alleging they used excessive force when they punched him and ordered a K-9 to attack his leg after stopping the inebriated man.

In opening statements Thursday, Bonjean said Harrison was drunk and confused when police stopped him, but tried to comply before he was assaulted."


Another shining example of U.S. law enforcement at it's finest. Don't they give psychological exams to weed out the sadists before sending new recruits off to the academy?
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