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Man Sues Pennsylvania Police For Alleged Brutal Beating [video]

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Robert Leone is suing the Pennsylvania State Police for alleged brutality. Leone claims he was viciously beaten by law enforcement officers during an arrest for a hit and run accident. WBNG-TV reports that Leone’s arrest and the physical altercation with the police officers was captured on the cruiser’s dash camera. The incident occurred in 2010, but the police video was only recently uploaded on YouTube and the lawsuit has not yet gone to trial.

Leone, of New York, was pulled over in Bradford County, PA on suspicion of committing a hit and run. Although a swollen right eye and bruised face are visible in Leone’s rather gruesome looking mugshot, the injuries do not necessarily prove the Pennsylvania State Police acted in a brutal manner. As shown on the police dash camera video, Leone refused to pull over when the officers flipped on their lights and sirens – forcing the troopers to use two cruisers to box the suspect in on the roadway.

The scene depicted in the video shows Pennsylvania state troopers instructing Leone to exit his vehicle and when he refused to comply, an officer used a taser gun through the suspect’s sunroof. The physical altercation includes an officer kicking Leone while other officers attempted to handcuff him, according to the video footage. The entire fight is not visible from the cruiser dash camera video. Officers maintain that Leone was violent towards the police during the arrest.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Scott Renfer broke his hand as a result of the “blow after blow” to Leone’s head, The Blaze reports. Leone claims he was kicked repeatedly and tased off camera. Police statements heard on the raw video include one state trooper yelling, “Do you know who you’re messing with? This is the Pennsylvania State Police,” at Leone during the arrest.

Do you think the police used excessive force during Leone’s arrest?

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7 Responses to “Man Sues Pennsylvania Police For Alleged Brutal Beating [video]”

  1. Bruce Monholland

    so called law enforcement officers are becoming nothing but thugs with a badge. you can find evidence of police brutality all over the web.. hopefully these officers will receive the justice they deserve.

  2. Bruce Monholland

    so called law enforcement officers are becoming nothing but thugs with a badge. you can find evidence of police brutality all over the web.. hopefully these officers will receive the justice they deserve.

  3. Anonymous

    No, these effin thugs are still on the street doing their effed up jobs — and their effed up supervisors and chiefs have given brutal beatings the A-ok sign. There's no hope for this criminal cabal. They need to be wiped out of existence, for the virulent infestation that they are.

  4. Tubber Mcflubber

    The story they wrote is wrong the cop was on his to an accident when he didnt pull over for an emergency vehicle and this is what happens to you the guy was a 150 pds wet there was no need for what they done they should be in prison the police need to be policed

  5. Luna Lun

    If the same happened to me, or any of my family members which I love dearly and justice didn't prevail, I don't believe those criminals for one second would be here, alive today.

    Condoning violence is unacceptable and appalling in nature and to societal norms but when justice truly fails, and corruption is indeed partaking/eroding on law abiding citizen, then it is not. It will be foolish to remain docile while cruelty, injustice, impunity is being perpetrated by the hijackers and continuously being safeguarded by the same.

    Deaths is taking place, brutality is taking place, rape is taking place, and yet you have remain docile? Shame on you….