Police Brutality Case

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A settlement between a former Clovis resident and the city of Clovis was reached on September 2016. A payment of $650,000 was to be paid to George Macias Jr. by the city. In the lawsuit it stated officer Cleaver started the violent confrontation against Macias Jr. While officers Gonzalez, Taifane, Velazquez and also Cleaver concocted together of what had occurred. Macias Jr., being a former high school football star was arrested for not giving his motorcycle key to the officers upon request and once handcuffed, he was positioned in a way inside the patrol car that made the ride very uncomfortable. His knees were up to his chest inside the vehicle and decided to move his hands from the back to the front to lessen the pain. Officer Cleaver noticed …show more content…
An investigation will be taken immediately and the officers involved would be suspended. Upon hearing the results of the investigation and the results show that Officer Cleaver was in fact at fault, I would then fire him from the department. The other officers who were involved and went too far would be Taifane and Velazquez, as both officers punched Macias Jr. in an effort to subdue him. They will also would be fired for their actions, I would not feel right in letting these officers continue working as they do not represent the police department. As for officer Gonzalez, I would have to suspend him and possibly demote him or reassign him to another position within the …show more content…
filed a lawsuit against the city of Clovis and the police department for police brutality. It all started over a key to his motorcycle that he refused to give to the officers. The situation scaled to the point where Macias Jr. was tasered and punched by the officers involved. Being the superior of these officers and knowing they had indeed lied about the event and had used excessive force. My only solution to that would be to fire Officers Cleaver, typhaine, Velasquez and suspend Officer Gonzalez. To prevent any person similar to the physical characteristics of Macias, I would implement a change of policy of having a patrol car that can transport those arrested that are physically too big for the regular patrol

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