Bodycam video posted for brutal arrest triggers investigation
San Diego – San Diego police released footage of the camera worn on the body, showing Two officers attacked the homeless After they stopped him from urinating on the La Jolla Trail earlier this month, he tried to walk away.
On May 12, 34-year-old Jesse Evans was arrested Local brutality Part of the encounter was captured by the video and shared publicly by onlookers. Accompanied by the demand for police reform, it continues to play a role in communities across the country. This incident has attracted much attention in a series of misconduct involving police officers and the personnel they serve.
The video shared by the department included about 40 seconds of bystander Nicole Bansal’s Phone recording Rough arrests on Torrey Pines Road and La Jolla Village Drive.
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The department reported that two police officers who did not want to be named witnessed Evans urinating on the side of a road in the 4100 block of Torrey Pines Road. When urinating, the videotape of the camera worn on his body appeared. The co-pilot got out of the car and approached Evans.
The police said, “I can’t urinate in public,” Evans replied, “I’m going to wear pants.”
The official continued: “You can’t urinate in public.” “Do people have to pass by here and watch you urinate? That’s not cool, man.”
Evans, a black man in dark clothes and an orange life jacket, turned to face the policeman. “Do you want me to wear pants?” he said. “F-what’s wrong with you?”
“Relax, boss,” the officer replied.
Then Evans turned around and started to leave the police officer along the sidewalk. Then, when the second police officer approached, the police officer put on a mask. When Evans turned back and yelled at them, they both faced Evans.
He said, “Don’t move me.”
The two officers discussed the situation before returning to the car to catch up with Evans. According to the department, they planned to detain him for violating local municipal regulations.
The video was recovered from the surveillance point of the co-pilot’s body camera. It shows the second police officer encountering Evans while on a nearby crosswalk. Evans shouted again: “Don’t touch me.”
One of the officers was heard ordering Evans to stop on the crosswalk. But he continued to walk and saw the co-pilot grab Evans from behind, and the co-pilot faced Evans and made contact with him.
Then a fight broke out, and people saw the officer hit Evans multiple times on the face and body. The officer repeatedly called Evans “stop the resistance”, but the battle between the three ended up on the sidewalk. The department also said that Evans punched the first officer twice.
The camera was temporarily knocked off at the 3:30 mark in the department announcement, reappeared to show that a police officer was punching Evans, and then went out again in the next few minutes. During this period, police officers could be heard telling Evans to stop resisting, and Evans repeated that he was just trying to urinate.
“Stop resisting, man,” an officer said. “You must put your hands behind your back.”
“I want to take af–p-,” Evans replied. “What’s in f-are you wrong? I’m going-my pants, you idiot.”
A few days after the incident, Evans bandaged his left eye Appeared with Shane Harris, a local civil rights activist. He said that he forgave the officers, but still needs to improve the relationship between the officers and the local homeless.
He said: “I hope I am the last victim of such nonsense.”
Harris pointed out more sharply that what he saw was “a black man was treated cruelly, as if he were not a human being, and was treated unfairly just two days ago.” Derek Chauvin, a former Minneapolis military officer convicted by George Floyd, vowed to “pull out the next Derek Chauvin in our area.”
Evans was not seriously injured in the quarrel and was not charged with any crime. Spokeswoman Hilary Nemchik (Hilary Nemchik) said in an email that on Monday, a misdemeanor case was transferred to the office of City Attorney General Mara Elliott. May be sued.
Nemchik said: “Like every case our office receives, it will undergo a thorough review.”
San Diego police said the department’s internal affairs department is investigating to determine whether the personnel violated any departmental policies.