"SALINAS, Calif. -- A man who was mistaken for a robber and ended up with a face broken in six places filed a lawsuit against the city and two officers on Thursday.
Ryan Favila said that on Oct. 18, 2007 he was mistaken for a car thief, thrown to the ground and then kicked in the face by Salinas police officer Michael Cupak.
Favila sustained a fractured nose and bones in his face broke in six places."
The problem, IMO, - what will cause great trouble soon, I think - is that the police almost always clear each other of brutality charges. It leaves people feeling there is no justice?
Those officers need to be held down on the ground and kicked in the face the same way, let them see how it feels. If they go through taser training and have to take a hit from a taser to know how it feels, shouldn't they be exposed to _all_ tactics they choose to use?