01/22/2010

NM city releases video of officer 'pummeling' teen

Two Santa Fe officers were fired and another was disciplined in the '07 incident

Albuquerque Journal

SANTA FE, N.M. — The city on Wednesday released a surveillance video showing a four-year veteran of the Santa Fe Police Department pummeling a handcuffed teenager at the Santa Fe Police Station as two other officers look on.

The tape shows officer David Smoker - who was fired after the incident - throwing 17-year-old Brendon Singer to the floor and delivering blows to the teenager's head, buttocks and spine.

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