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October 27, 2009
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Attorney: San Jose officers in video 'did nothing wrong'

Editor's Note: PoliceOne spoke with legal experts and use-of-force trainers about this incident in which officers were taped using a baton and TASER against a suspect on the ground. Watch the video of the incident and read their analysis of the case as well as the issues it raises about using force on a suspect on the ground. How would you deal with this kind of close-quarters contact? Add your voice to the discussion.  

By Sean Webby and Lisa Fernandez
San Jose Mercury News

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Speaking through his attorney, the officer who was captured on a cell phone video last month hitting an unarmed college student with a baton insisted Monday that the student was "responsible" for the violent confrontation because he combatively resisted the officer's orders.


Full story: Attorney: San Jose officers in video 'did nothing wrong'

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