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Viral Facebook Live Video Shows Ohio Man Being Beaten and Punched During Arrest

Euclid Ohio Police Brutality Arrest Beating

A viral Facebook Live video shows a man being violently arrested in Euclid, Ohio.

A live-streamed video that was making its way around Facebook on August 12th (2017) shows a man being violently arrested in Euclid, OH. (Note: many of the people sharing the video had for some reason misidentified the location as Edina, MN.) As of right now, there aren’t a lot of details outside of what can be seen on the video. (That video is embedded below.)

Later in the evening, the Euclid Police Department did release a statement in which they said that the cops pulled a man named Richard Hubbard III, who is from Cleveland, over for a traffic violation. They then decided to arrest him for some unspecified reason. Euclid is a suburb of Cleveland.

According to the EPD statement, Hubbard refused to turn around and face away from them when the police officers ordered him to. Initially, there are two cops involved in the beating. Eventually, at least three other cops arrive and begin helping handcuff Hubbard.

The cop, that can be seen hitting Hubbard numerous times, including in the back of his head, has not been identified yet. Currently, he is on paid vacation while his co-workers perform an “investigation.”

A woman who can be seen recording with her cell phone apparently was arrested also once the other cops arrived.

Below, is the statement from the Euclid police, via Fox8.com in Cleveland:

Euclid police released a statement about the incident, saying that just before 10:30 a.m., an officer pulled over Richard Hubbard, 25, of Cleveland, for a moving/traffic violation near 240 East 228th Street.

Hubbard was ordered out of the car told to face away from the police as he was taken into custody. Police say that Hubbard ignored that order and began to physically resist as the officer took him into custody.

The violent struggle, pictured below, lasted for over 3 minutes.

Update: Partial dash cam video (also embedded below) has been released, which is included as an update to the previously cited Fox8.com post. However, it’s still not very clear even on that video why the police saw Hubbard as a threat when they initially decided to arrest him.

According to the new statement from police, Hubbard was being arrested for not having a license. In addition, although it isn’t shown on either video, the statement says that Hubbard was tased. (The taser can be seen being thrown onto the street after it apparently wasn’t effective.)

They also state that they thought he was going to run, but he appears to be boxed in between the car, the open car door, and the officer who would later assault him. It doesn’t seem like he would have much of an opportunity to run, even if that was his intention.

Bystander Video

Local News Report With Dash Cam Video

Update: Lt. Brian Filipiak, “Superdrunk” Michigan Cop Who Insisted on Being “Just Let Go,” Let Off With Probation

Video Arrest Super Drunk Michigan Cop Lt. Brian Filipiak

Lt. Brian Filipiak of the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office became a bit of a YouTube star after a video surfaced of him being stopped for driving drunk in November and insisting that the Montmorency County deputies “just let him go.” Instead of being hauled out of the car and beaten then handcuffed and shoved into the back of a patrol car, Filipiak was allowed to spend over thirty minutes making his meandering, slurred argument that they should make a “Brotha’s deal” and look the other way while he either continues on or sleeps it off on the side of the road.

Even after he is finally convinced to come out of the truck by the threat of being tazed, Lt. Filipiak is argumentative and even physically resistant once they finally try to put him into the back of a patrol car. He, of course, wasn’t charged with resisting or even obstruction, as any mere mortal without a Magic Uniform would be. And early last month when he went to court for the first time, he was given the customary plea deal for a dramatically reduced charge that cops facing trial should (and obviously do) readily expect.

However, there’s no way the courts would give a minor slap on the wrist to a high ranking cop who was caught on a viral video telling other cops to just let him go and stating matter of factly that he and the other officers in his department would do just that if they stopped another police officer driving drunk. Especially if that cop was not just drunk, but “super drunk” and had a long history of well documented drunken incidents even before this one. There’s obviously no way they would gloss this over and “just let him go,” if for no other reason than for the sake of appearances. This is the one guy they’d have to make an example of, for sure.

Or maybe they would not only just give him a short probation sentence, but also even keep him on the department payroll.

Via MLive.com:

A former Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant was sentenced Friday, March 3, to one year of probation and 40 hours of community service for drunken driving.

A northern Michigan judge also gave Brian Filipiak a 93-day deferred jail sentence, which means he will only serve the time if he violates probation…

Filipiak was arrested in Rust Township with a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 – more than three times the legal limit. A deputy’s body camera footage showed Filipiak trying to talk his way out of the arrest based on his position as a lieutenant in Washtenaw County.

The incident took place for more than half an hour before authorities got the clearly inebriated Filipiak out of his truck and into the back of a patrol car…

Filipiak was initially charged with misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more – commonly referred to as the “super drunk” law. He later pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of operating while intoxicated on Jan. 27, according to court records…

Filipiak has lost the title and pay of a lieutenant, but remains employed at the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. He no longer is a sworn officer, the department said.

He was placed on unpaid administrative leave during the internal investigation and is now employed on a conditional basis working in a support capacity at reduced pay, officials said.

As a lieutenant, he was being paid in the ballpark of $79,000, but is now receiving deputy wages, officials said, which range from around $42,000 and $63,000, according to the county’s salary report.

Lt. Filipiak feels really bad though, much worse than the time he had to be ordered to leave his own house during a drunken domestic dispute with his wife or the time he admitted to driving while drunk to the airport to pick up his daughter and then insisted he was going to drive home when confronted by Wayne County police officers. And he even stated that those cops who insisted on arresting him had done some mighty fine police work that day. Plus, unlike every other person who has ever been arrested, including all the ones he has arrested himself during his 21 year career for driving drunk, this has destroyed Lt. Filipiak’s life. (The guy’s lost at least $15,000 a year from his measly $79,000 salary for God’s sake.)

And he’ll have a lot of time (40 whole hours) to think about it as he’s performing the community service that is pretty much the only tangible punishment he was given for his Super Drunk Country Drive.

Shortened Version Of the DUI Arrest Video

Previous Alcohol Involved Domestic Disturbance Call

Full Body Cam Video of DUI Arrest

Drunken Airport Incident

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Update: “Superdrunk” Michigan Cop Lt. Brian Filipiak Pleads Guilty to a Lesser Charge

Last month, I posted on the CopBlock Network about Lt. Brian Filipiak, the cop from Michigan’s Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office whose super power was engaging in drunken incidents without suffering any sort of ramifications, legally or professionally. (Videos embedded below.)

As I detailed in that post, Filipiak had managed to be involved in at least two major incidents in which police from other departments had to intercede without any sort of negative impact on his ascent to a leadership role within the WCSO. That included one where he drove drunk to an airport to pick up his daughter, who refused to go with him, and then refused to identify himself to officers that responded to the disturbance.  He also possibly drove home drunk after verbally refusing to heed the advice of those officers to get alternative transportation and then walking away in the direction of the airport’s parking garage.

Unfortunately for Lt. Filipiak, his kryptonite, like many cops, turned out to be cameras. In a video that was widely seen on the internets, Filipiak was (eventually) arrested for DUI by deputies from the Montmorency County Sheriff’s Office after numerous drivers called 911 to report him driving like a drunk asshole. He was, of course, still in the process of drinking from a bottle of booze he tried to hide in the backseat when stopped.

Not surprisingly, he tried to use the fact he was a cop to avoid the arrest continually imploring the deputies to “just let me go.” He also physically resisted to the point that the (unnamed) arresting officer had to threaten to use a taser on him to get him out of his truck. Even then, he refused to perform a field sobriety test and initially refused to consent to a breathalyzer.

Although, it wasn’t enough to make another cop who knew he was being recorded on a bodycam “just let him go,” his Super-Drunk Cop powers weren’t completely negated. Besides the aforementioned portion of the show in which he physically resisted for about fifteen minutes and was only threatened with a tasing, he also physically resisted efforts to put him in the police car after his arrest, but was not actually beaten, tased, dragged out of his truck, and possibly shot for that resistance, like any mere mortal would be . The arresting officer even states at one point that “anyone else” would have gotten a resisting arrest charge for refusing to get in the vehicle.

On Friday, Lt. Filipiak accepted a plea bargain for lesser charge and pled guilty to driving drunk. Via MLive.com:

A lieutenant from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office has pleaded guilty to operating while intoxicated in connection with a drunken-driving arrest in northern Michigan.

Lt. Brian Filipiak, 47, was charged with misdemeanor operating while intoxicated with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more for an incident on Nov. 13, 2016, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge on Friday, Jan. 27, according to Montmorency County’s 88-2 District Court office.

Filipiak was found to have a blood-alcohol level of 0.28 and 0.27 percent – more than three times the legal limit for driving – during breath tests after his November arrest, a police report showed.

Body camera footage of the arrest showed Filipiak resisted arrest that day and his arresting officer stated in his report that “Brian would try and use that he is a Lieutenant for the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office to try and persuade me by letting him go (sic).”

Michigan’s legal limit for blood-alcohol content while driving is 0.08 percent, and stiffer penalties are in place for those with a blood-alcohol level of 0.17 or more under the state’s so-called “super drunk” driving law.

He potentially could receive 93 days in jail as a result, but don’t hold your breath on that. As of right now though, it’s not yet known when he will return to court so he can be sentenced to a short probation term and a fine or exactly when he will be back out there arresting people (but not other cops) for DUI.

Shortened Version Of the DUI Arrest Video

Previous Alcohol Involved Domestic Disturbance Call

Full Body Cam Video of DUI Arrest

“Superdrunk” Michigan Cop In That Viral DUI Video Already Had A Long History of Alcohol Related Incidents

By now, everyone on the internets has obviously seen the infamous viral video of Lt. Brian Filipiak from the Washtenaw County (MI) Sheriff’s Office being stopped for driving drunk. (If you somehow haven’t, the shortened video that was initially released is embedded below, along with the full, unedited 24 minute video)

Throughout that video, Lt. Filipiak acts indignant that another police officer would actually enforce the law against a cop. Numerous times he tells the Montmorency County Sheriff’s deputies that stopped him to “just let me go.” Filipiak even states at one point, when questioned about how he would handle such a situation in his own county, that he would in fact let another cop go if he caught them driving drunk.

The sense of entitlement and protection he expects to receive from a fellow cop is rather obvious from the start of the video when he purposely flashes his badge as he opens his wallet to retrieve his ID. Unfortunately for him, that little “secret handshake” didn’t work this time. Not surprisingly though, it turns out that there is a reason he had such expectations. Lt Filipiak actually has a history of alcohol involved incidents, going back to at least 2013.

There is a record of law enforcement officers responding to his drunken escapades on at least two occasions, including one in which he was argumentative and, at least initially, refused to follow officers’ orders not to drive while drunk. In spite of that, not only was Filipiak apparently not disciplined in any way, but obviously he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, which brings with it a leadership role within the WCSO.

Below are the descriptions of those two incidents, including excerpts from the police reports officers involved filed regarding them. (Courtesy of WashtenawWatchdogs.com.) In addition, video of the drunken domestic dispute call involving Filipiak’s wife (mostly audio) is embedded below.

July 2013 Drunken Airport Incident (emphasis added):

On July 21, 2013, Sheriff Department’s Lieutenant Brian Filipiak drove to the Wayne County Airport to pick up his daughter but was so drunk and belligerent that his daughter refused to get into the car with him and hid in a back room of the United Airlines baggage claim office. The United Airlines employees called the Wayne Metro Airport Police to assist [1] .

  • On 7/21/13 at approximately 0030 hours, I was dispatched to the United Airlines baqqaqe service office in the North Terminal to assist a female juvenile [daughter] who was afraid to go with her father (reported by Connie Boudourakis from United). Upon arrival, I located [daughter] in the back room of the United office. She was crying and was visibly shaken. [daughter] explained that she had just flown back from her mother’s house out of state and was supposed to get a ride home with her father (B. Filipiak). [daughter] stated that when she met her father in baggage claim, he was acting strangely and appeared intoxicated. She stated that she was afraid to go home with him and was on the phone with her stepmother to arrange a ride home. She stepped out of the back office briefly and pointed out her father standing on the opposite side of luggage claim near carousel 5.

Lieutenant Filipiak was drunk and uncooperative with the responding police officer. He refused to provide ID and stated “You won’t arrest me” and “You don’t know who I am, do you.”

  • I made contact with the father (B. Filipiak) near carousel 5. I explained the reason for speaking with him and that his daughter was concerned about going home with him. It became immediately apparent that B. Filipiak was intoxicated. There was an odor of intoxicants coming from his breath and his eyes appeared red and glossy. I asked how he got to the airport and he stated that he drove. I advised B. Filipiak to make some phone calls to arrange to have he and his daughter picked up. I requested his ID and he repeatedly refused to provide it. I explained that he was required to provide ID at my request or face arrest. B. Filipiak stated, “You won’t arrest me,” and “You don’t know who I am, do you?” At this time, I requested another officer to my location. Cpl. Kuty and Lt. Tavtigian arrived to assist. Cpl. Kuty and I again explained that he needed to provide ID and he finally complied. B. Filipiak handed me his Michigan operator’s license and a [Washtenaw County] Sheriff’s Office ID. I directed him to use his phone to try to acquire transportation to his home. At this time, I turned control of the scene over to Lt. Tavtigian.
  • I was advised B Filipiak admitted to having identification on him; however he was refused to provide any identification to Ofc Zahina for his investigation. Eventually, B Filipiak provided Ofc Zahina with his Michigan driver license and his Sheriffs Identification card. I asked B Filipiak for the name of his commanding officer and their telephone number. He stated he was not going to give it me. I repeated my question and he ignored me. I conducted a pat-down search for weapons with negative results. I could smell the odor of intoxicants from his person. I asked him if he has been drinking, he stated yes. I asked him how much, he stated a few beers. Also, he admitted of driving to the airport and he parked his vehicle in the blue deck. Ofc Zahina instructed him to call somebody to drive him home because he will not be allowed to drive home in his current condition.

Lt. Filipiak’s daughter called her stepmother and arranged for her to come to the airport and pick her up but she refused to pick up her husband.

  • Ofc Zahina advised me that his daughter told him that she was afraid of him and he had been drinking. She wanted nothing to do with her father, B Filipiak. No threats of harm and/or acts of assaults had occurred to her. He then spoke with B Filipiak’s wife [Jamie Sue Filipiak] on the telephone. She stated to him that she was coming to the airport to pick up [daughter]  however she wanted nothing to do with him. Ofc Kuty and I stood by with B Filipiak while Ofc Zahina united [daughter] with her step-mother.

Lt. Filipiak was still uncooperative with regard to arranging for a ride home from the airport.

  • While we were waiting, I told B. Filipiak multiple times to call somebody to drive him home. Ofc Zahina returned and advised B Filipiak that his daughter was picked up by his wife and they have left the airport. He was free to leave, however he could not drive his car or he will be arrested. I asked B. Filipiak if he had a credit card for a taxi or if there is somebody we could contact for him. He stated he did have a credit card on him and told me not to worry about it. I spoke with Lt Walls and advised him of the situation. I told B. Filipiak that he needed to get a ride home, however he refused any cooperation and assistance from me and walked away towards the parking deck. I conducted a search of the parking deck with negative results.

Officer Zahina briefly parked his patrol vehicle outside the parking structure to discourage Lt. Filipiak from driving home.

November 2013 Drunken Domestic Dispute (Video embedded below)

In another incident that occurred on November 1, 2013, the Pinckney Police were called to Brian Filipiak’s home for a civil dispute with his wife. According to Lt. Filipiak’s statement [2] ;

  • Upon arrival R/O [Watson] met with [Brian] Filipiak who advised that he and his wife [Jamie Sue Filipiak] were having marital problems and had been arguing. [Brain Filipiak] stated that the incident was verbal only and he is not sure why [Jamie Sue] called 911. [Brian] stated that he had been drinking and just wanted to go to bed.

According to his wife’s statement;

  • RIO [Watson] met with [Jamie Sue] Filipiak who advised that [Brian Filipiak] has a drinking problem and had been drinking before he arrived home. [Jamie Sue] further stated that they got into an argument but the incident had not gotten physical and she did not believe that it would.

The couple agreed to separate for the night and no further disturbance was reported to police. 

Original arrest story via ClickOnDetroit.com:

Washtenaw County Lt. Brian Filipak (sic) is on paid administrative leave as the investigation continues.

Video shows Filipak repeatedly asking to just be let go, but the Montmorency deputies weren’t having it (surprising usually they follow the rules of the thin blue line) and at one point, told him they would use a stun gun on him if he didn’t knock it off. The fact that they would use a taser on him when he wasn’t fighting but rather arguing shows how aggressive cops can be.

“Brian, I’m going to have you step out of the car and do some field sobriety tests,” an officer said.

Filipak was pulled over after deputies said they saw his car weave all over the road.

“Just let me stay here,” Filipak said.

He pleaded with the deputies to let him sleep it off on the side of the road, repeatedly refusing to budge from his truck.

The deputy told him he had to get out of the truck now, but Filipak continued to refuse the orders and forced the deputies to pull him from his pickup truck.

Note: This post contains content that was shared with the CopBlock Network by a reader who goes by the pseudonym “The Poor & Unknown.” It was shared via the CopBlock.org Submissions Page. Below are the  personal comments included with the submission:

Criminal police at it again, Video captured two Montmorency County sheriff’s deputies dealing with a Washtenaw County lieutenant who is accused of drunken driving. Not just drunk driving but SUPERDRUNK Driving.

When are people going to realize just how useless, abusive and corrupt cops are? They never follow the same rules handed down to the average person and then they beat those who don’t comply with their unjust demands. Wake up people, call the Sherriff’s office and express how you feel about the super drunk jackass Lt. Brian Filipak.

– The Poor & Unknown

Shortened Version Of the DUI Arrest Video

Previous Alcohol Involved Domestic Disturbance Call

Full Body Cam Video of DUI Arrest

Video Shows Man Being “Mauled” During Arrest for Smoking on Campus at Fullerton (CA) College

A video posted to Twitter and since shared widely on Facebook and other social media as well shows a young man identified on the video as a student at Fullerton Community College, in California, being violently arrested by “Safety Officers” working for the school. (In a statement, quoted below, Fullerton Community College Interim President Dr. Greg Schulz states that the person being arrested is actually not a student.)

The video begins with one Safety Officer demanding the man who was arrested identify himself and stating, “if I can’t verify who you are, I’ll just hook you up. I can do that.” as he reaches behind him for handcuffs. Soon after, he begins grabbing and pushing the man. Other students present gather around them and begin protesting that he hadn’t done anything to warrant being arrested for, as well as that the violent arrest is unnecessary because he “hasn’t even been in a fucking fist fight.”

As the man being arrested is pushed against a wall and then onto the ground another Security Officer soon appears to help. Both of them proceed to very roughly place the handcuffs on to the man as he complains about the amount of force they are using and asserts that he’s not resisting.

The video which “went viral” rather quickly has caused outrage among civil rights and anti-brutality activists and spawned yet another hashtag “#JusticeforLouisMunoz.” Based on that hashtag, the man who was arrested would obviously be named Louis Munoz, although nothing else about his identity has been released as of yet. According to the person who took the video his “crime” was smoking a cigarette on campus.

Neither Campus Safety Officer has been identified by name at this point. According to the statement released by the college, at least one (presumably the one who initiated the confrontation) has been placed on a leave of absence while the incident is being investigated.

Below is the statement from Interim President Dr. Greg Schulz released by the Fullerton Community College, via USA Today:

The president of Fullerton College said in a statement posted on the college’s website that it is investigating the incident and that the man involved is not a student.

Here is the president’s statement:

  • “Fullerton College is initiating an independent investigation into an incident that occurred on October 13, 2016 at approximately 2:45 p.m., between a campus safety officer and a man unaffiliated with Fullerton College.
  • The campus safety officer is being placed on a leave of absence while we work to answer all questions related to this incident.
  • Videos circulating on social media raise many questions. The videos are partial records of the incident and we are working to fully investigate the interaction. We cannot comment further on the incident because it is a personnel matter.
  • I am fully committed to the safety and well-being of all students, faculty, staff and visitors to campus, and it is my personal mission to make Fullerton College a welcoming and safe place. If that safety is ever challenged, we will take swift measures to restore security and investigate allegations.”

According to the Campus Safety Department website, campus officers generally provide services like rendering first aid, providing directions and escort services, and opening locked vehicles.

“The Campus Safety Department is committed to providing the highest standard of professionalism and service,” reads the department’s mission statement.

Original post on Twitter:

Exclusive Eyewitness Video of Four Kentucky State Police Officers Beating 65 Year Old Lewis Lyttle

The following post consists of eyewitness video that was recorded by two sets of bystanders during an incident earlier this year. On that video, four Kentucky State Police Officers can be seen brutally beating Lewis Lyttle, a 65 year old man. It’s also quite apparent on that video that Lyttle was resisting physically in any way whatsoever at the time that he was attacked by these cops.

This video was sent anonymously to the family of Lewis Lyttle. His family then sent it to Southeast Kentucky Cop Block’s via their Facebook page, who in turn forwarded it to me in order to have it shared publicly to expose the violence and corruption of Tpr. Jimmy Halcomb, Sgt. Rob Farley, Detective Josh Howard and Detective Kevin Miller, the officers who can be seen on the video brutally beating Lyttle.

While the video stands on its on, the original Facebook post, as well as Mrs. Lyttle’s statement on behalf of the family, have been included below.

Text from Southeast Kentucky Cop Block Facebook Post:

On June 15, 2016, an elderly Virginia man, Mr. Lewis Lyttle, was brutally beaten by four Kentucky State Police Officers in the parking lot of Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital.

That very evening, a partial video of that beating was posted on Facebook and went viral. When that video began, it showed the elderly man standing in the parking lot of the hospital with two uniformed KSP officers. The elderly man was for some odd reason, being uncuffed by Tpr. Jimmy Halcomb. The video then showed the other of the two uniformed officers, Sgt. Rob Farley (who was and remains a KSP supervisor) grabbing the old man by the beard and pulling the old man down to the ground face first by the beard while kneeing him in the groin area. At that point in the video, two plain clothed KSP detectives (later identified as Detective Josh Howard and Detective Kevin Miller) joined in as the old man was kicked and horribly assaulted as he lay helplessly on the ground.

On June 17, 2016, two days after the incident, a Federal Lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Kentucky, Southern Division in London. That suit named all four officers involved in the beating as Defendants stating the cause of action as multiple and various violations of the U.S. Constitution. Those violations included, among other things, the Fourth Amendment violation of excessive use of force.

This afternoon, Thursday, October 13, 2016, Cop Block was contacted by the wife of Lewis Lyttle on behalf of Lewis Lyttle’s family.

Mrs. Lyttle gave the following statement:

”We want to thank the organization of Cop Block for helping to bring the truth regarding the circumstances surrounding the horrible, unnecessary and inexcusable beating of Lewis by those KSP officers to the attention of the public. We also want to thank the countless people who have shown support for Lewis and our family since the incident. We want to extend a very special thank you to those many individuals who witnessed the beating personally and who have chosen to do the right thing by coming forth with statements. Many of those people have come forth with witness statements and are preparing to testify in court even though they fear retaliation and harassment from a few of the KSP officers.

This whole thing has taken a heavy toll on our family and been very difficult for us. Some people have said a lot of untrue and unkind things about my husband without knowing any of the facts about what happened that day and further basing their statements on terrible assumptions.

Our family would like to point out that almost 100 percent of those people saying those terrible and untrue things about Lewis have one significant thing in common. That one significant thing is that NONE OF THEM were even anywhere near the scene when the violent assault of my husband occurred. However, the fact that they did not hear or see ANYTHING that went on that day sure doesn’t stop them from giving there expert opinions of how wrong and bad Lewis was and how those KSP officers were only doing their jobs etc.

Today Lewis’ attorney turned over to the KSP officers’ attorneys, the first round of evidence in the federal case so far. Included in that information was a stack of 16 sworn to, signed, and notarized affidavits of individuals who ACTUALLY WERE THERE on the scene and personally observed the incident. All of those statements contend the officers absolutely did use excessive force.

Also, included in the information turned over to the KSP today were the names of nearly 20 individuals, all who were there personally when the incident occurred and all who are prepared to testify in court that at no time during the entire incident did Lewis Lyttle EVER attempt to punch, kick, spit on or otherwise try to assault any of those officers at any time. Of all those individuals, only one knew Lewis before the incident. The remainder of those witnesses did not know Lewis. Those are professional individuals who are highly credible in the community. None of them had any reason to lie for Lewis. They are only telling the truth because it is the right thing to do. Most of those witnesses were actually enraged at the way in which those officers beat my Lewis.

What I’d like people to understand also, I mean the side no one gets to hear or see is that Lewis is 68 years old and has never had a criminal conviction for anything in his entire life. He has a good deal of health issues including 8 metal pins in his leg. The same leg that detective Miller kicked several times and stood on according to the video and several eyewitnesses. Even before he took that beating, he had a great deal of trouble just trying to walk around. When those bully KSP officers beat my Lewis, they beat up a then 67 year old crippled man who couldn’t have hurt them even if he wanted to.

Also among the information released to the KSP today was a video that has never before been seen by the general public or the Defendant Officers. The video was taken on a cell phone by one of the many outraged on lookers. That witness released this video to Lewis’ attorney the day of the incident. I am releasing a segment of this video to Cop Block to post for the first time ever to be seen by the public. The video shows everything necessary to prove my Lewis did nothing to deserve or provoke the beating. It is my understanding the KSP officers who beat Lewis hasn’t seen it yet either. I think their attorneys will get it in the mail tomorrow.

The video shows he was sitting on his butt in the parking lot. He was handcuffed behind his back. His legs were outstretched in front of him, He was in no way trying to kick or hit any officer. In fact from his position it would have been just about impossible to do anything. I included a slow motion section in the video to show Lewis wasn’t trying to kick or anything when Sgt. Farley got out of his car, walked straight to Lewis and violently struck him in the left side of the head so hard that it sent Lewis’ upper body to the pavement.

The video shows how after Sgt. Farley struck Lewis to the ground he stuck his finger in Lewis’ face and wouldn’t even let Lewis raise up to a sitting position. The video shows how Sgt. Farley then violently jerks Lewis off the ground in a manner which I’m sure he wasn’t taught at the academy. Farley grabs Lewis by the cuffed arm which puts all Lewis’ weight on his arm and shoulder. That really hurt my Lewis!

The video then shows Tpr. Jimmy Halcomb Jr. unhandcuff Lewis and Sgt. Farley trying to provoke Lewis to fight. Multiple independent eyewitnesses have given sworn affidavits to that. It was clear to them Farley was purposely trying to get Lewis to fight. When Lewis didn’t take the bait and refused to fight, well, the first video that was posted on Facebook June 15, shows what happened then. I provided a copy of that video attached to the newly released video.

The previously released video starts where the newly released video ends. The two videos together show in detail the whole story. The newly released video was taken from one side of the parking lot and the previously released video was taken from the other side of the lot. You can hear what the two different groups of people (none of which even know Lewis Lyttle) around the two different cameras on the two different sides of the parking lot are saying about what was going on. “They slapped him for no reason”! etc, etc.

During the beating, at least one of the employees from Harlan ARH called KSP Post 10 in Harlan to get help for Lewis. Post 10 sent no one. Looking back I guess it was likely because all available units were already at Harlan ARH and busy beating on Lewis.

Our family has learned from witnesses that after the beating, KSP LT. Jason Adams came around asking people questions about what they saw. According to a number of the witnesses he contacted, LT. Adams seemed to spend as much time trying to inflame then against Lewis as he did investigating any wrongdoing surrounding the beating. He was by reports, however, consistent in mentioning how unbiased he was in his investigation.

One of the witnesses stated that Lt. Adams had commented that the old man didn’t even have a mark on him after the beating. Again, eyewitness testimony is going to contradict that. Lt. Adams alleged comment did inspire me, however, to attach to the end of the video clips I have provided to Cop Block, a small slide show of the pics that were taken when Lewis was in jail after his beating. Those pics are of some NOT ALL of the marks Lt. Adams allegedly claims Lewis did not have.

Some of Lewis’ injuries cannot be captured in a photo. After receiving the beating from the KSP officers, Lewis was lodged in the Harlan County Detention Center on multiple felony counts of assaulting a police officer before being bonded out after two and a half days. Upon getting released, Lewis had a CT scan performed which indicated he had received an injury severe enough to cause bleeding on his brain. The brain bleed was located directly under the area where Sgt. Rob Farley had struck him. Some of the photos in the slide show depict pooling of the blood under Lewis skin at the point of impact where Sgt. Farley struck him. Sgt. Farley may be guilty of felony assault. But, for now we are crossing one bridge at a time.

The last our family heard from the person who called Post 10 for help the day of the beating and who also initiated a complaint against the abusive officers, KSP Post 10 has yet to inform them whether any disciplinary action has been taken.

Once again, our family sincerely thanks all those who have supported Lewis during this terrible time. We ask that after you see the video if you feel the officers involved in the beating should be held accountable for their actions, that you call the office of KY Governor Matt Bevin and let his office know you want this looked into. The number is (502) 564-2611. Remember, the next person who takes a beating from these same officers could be you or your loved ones. Please share this link.”