Two friends who had planned to visit a Seattle sports bar claim they
ended up being kicked, arrested at gunpoint and held in jail for several
hours by a cop who said he intended to "make stuff up."
Part of the arrest of Josh Lawson, 23, and Christopher Franklin, 22, on
Nov. 16, 2010 is caught on tape by the officer's dashboard camera.
But key moments of the arrest that should have been captured on video
are missing and it was unclear whether the officer intentionally
neglected to turn on the dash cam. None of the released footage shows
the officer in the moments he made the stop or kicked Lawson.
The accusations against Richardson are among many that have put a
spotlight on the Seattle Police Department and it comes after the
release of a Department of Justice report in December that said "serious
concerns about practices that could have a disparate impact on minority
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