American Justice Notebook

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To Protect and Serve: 11 East Cleveland police officers indicted on civil rights violations after video captures shocking brutality

By John H. Tucker,
CLEVELAND, Ohio – One officer stomped on a victim as he was being pushed to the ground. Another kicked a kneeling victim from behind. Another unleashed a flurry of hook punches to a man curled up in the street, followed by a strike to the groin, while a fellow officer yelled, “Get his ass, boy!” Yet another officer repeatedly tased a defenseless man in what Cuyahoga County’s top prosecutor described as “a form of torture.”