Several Birmingham Police officers pile on a suspect, and they appear to be beating him.
It was on march 20th on the 16 hundred block of 1st Ave North directly across from Birmingham Police Headquarters where 29-year old Travarious Daniel was arrested. The police report states "minimum force" was used.
Attorney Charles Salvagio says, “My client wanted it to be shown to the public, because he didn't want anyone else to be treated like this.”
According to the police report: undercover officers with the burglary unit say they saw Travarious Daniel illegally remove property from a vehicle. You can see Daniel step out of the car with his hands in the air, and it appears he is submitting to the officers orders. However, according to the report, Daniel at first refused to stop his vehicle. He is eventually arrested for unlawful breaking and entering of a vehicle and receiving stolen property.
“We counted 5 officers and we quit counting the blows after 20, I'm going to let you be the judge. A guy comes out he has his hands up appears to me all you have to do put his hands behind his back and put him in the car, but I'll let the tape speak for itself,” says Salvagio.
Internal Affairs and ABI Investigators are now involved with this case. The department's project ICE is also going after charges against Daniel for being a felon in possession of a firearm.
“We going to give all parties involved due process and we want to tell the public is treated fairly by our men and women in the police uniform,” Mayor Bell says.
The arresting officer is out of service until the investigation is complete. The assisting arresting officer is already out of service for a medical condition. Salvagio says Daniel is recovering from his injuries which he did not describe in detail. Salvagio says the next step is dealing with the criminal case and seeing if there are any more legal matters.
Tags: caught on tape, raw video, cctv, surveillance video, security camera, birmingham police, cops, beat suspect, brutality
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