By Cassandra Rules | Free Thought Project
RIALTO, CA — Rialto, California, has become the poster child for those who believe body cameras will make a difference after a CNN report in 2013 raved about how the department had seen a 60% reduction in use of force instances and an 88% reduction in officer complaints since implementing the devices.
It seems to be impossible to even have a conversation about the police accountability without “Rialto” being mentioned at least once.
In a video uploaded to YouTube, Rialto police are seen repeatedly tasering a man on the ground, and viciously beating him with an asp, as the woman filming the attack pleads with them to stop. The man does not appear to be violent or threatening in any way as the officer’s bark orders at him while pumping his body full of electricity.
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