Videos released following acquittal of Rocklin officer

A month after a Rocklin police officer was acquitted of using excessive force against a DUI suspect, a judge approved the release of five videos used as evidence in the trial, the Placer County District Attorneys’ Office said Wednesday.

Brad Alford was charged with assault in connection with the arrest of DUI suspect Emelio Perez-Chavez on Sept. 25, 2017, the DA’s office said. He was acquitted of all charges on May 15.

Rocklin police began investigating Alford after Perez-Chavez’s arrest in 2017. Police said during the arrest, Alford “used a baton in a manner that appeared to be excessive.”

The officer’s actions were later reported to the police department by fellow officers who were also working the arrest. Investigators reviewed video footage and then “immediately” reached out to the Placer County District Attorney’s Office to conduct an independent review.

Days after the incident, the district attorney’s office determined that Alford’s actions “rose to a criminal level” and decided to press charges against the officer.

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By: Juggernaut (19793.80)

Tags: wtf, dashcam, bodycam, excessive force, DUI suspect, assault, police officer aquitted

Location: California