A police officer in Seattle has pleaded not guilty to assaulting a 15 year old girl in custody, despite footage showing him dishing out a savage beating.
Deputy Paul Schene stands accused of fourth-degree assault, including kicking the girl in the abdomen, slamming her against a wall and pulling her hair at SeaTac City Hall in November.
The King County Sheriff’s Office released a video surveillance tape showing the incident. The girl kicks off one of her shoes, which Schene claims struck him in the shin, injuring him, although he’s off camera as the shoe flies.
Here’s the footage of the incident. How he can plead not guilty with this footage is staggering. Note, the footage may upset some viewers.