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Monday, August 19, 2013

PA Cop Indicted For Stomping Handcuffed Man In The Head (Videos)

By Susan Duclos

Kelly Cruz, a veteran Pennsylvania state trooper, has been federally indicted on civil rights charges for allegedly stomping on the head of a handcuffed suspect while he was face down on floor in a 2009 arrest. The injuries sustained to the suspect, Zachary Bare, then 22 years old, are listed as a broken nose, fractured bones and knocked out teeth.

Two years ago, a state grand jury had refused to indict Cruz. In 2012 Bare and Cruz reached an out-of-court settlement over a lawsuit Bare had filed in the matter.

If convicted, Cruz could face up to ten years in prison.

A search on YouTube for PA police brutality brings up an amazingly high number of examples.

One of the worst examples found is shown the video below, where five Pennsylvania state troopers were caught on their own police dash cam beating a hit-and-run suspect, a year ago.

Sound starts at the 28 second mark.

Robert Leone

Cross posted at Before It's News