Los Angeles, CA — A visit to the LA county fair turned into a police brutality nightmare for Christian Aguilar, who was beaten and tased for doing nothing other than film police.
After Pomona Police officers beat the teen, they maliciously charged him, his parents, and the uninvolved man who filmed the boy’s assault.
According to the man who filmed the beating, Robert Hansen, police confiscated his camera, arrested him, and edited the video before submitting it for the investigation.
Eventually, all charges against Hanson, Aguilar, and Aguilar’s parents were dropped — but not before cops lied to cover the incident up. The video below, however, does not lie.
As he watched his parents get arrested, Aguilar merely attempted to film the interaction. His freedom of speech was then met with heavy police violence.
According to the report by Photography is Not a Crime,
As is clear in the video, Aguilar didn’t ever challenge the first officer on the scene’s use of inappropriate force, when Officer Jensen smashed his head into a fence – instead putting his hands at his sides and thrusting his chin forward in a posture of frustrated readiness.
Officer Jensen thrust his forearm into Aguilar’s face twice at maximum thrust, before Pomona Officers Hutchinson and Correa arrived.
Hutchinson thoughtfully held the teenager along with Jensen, and that’s when Pomona Officer landed a devastating blow, with his long black baton to Christian Aguilar’s knee, sending the teenager to the ground.
As the three grown men beat the teenager, another Pomona Officer came over an discharged his taser near the teen to strike terror.
“In the criminal trial, after watching the officers’ explanations of the discrepancies between the full video and their police reports unravel during cross examination,” says family lawyer David Gammill, of the Los Angeles based Geragos Law Firm, and that, “The judge dismissed Christian’s criminal case before the defense ever had to call a single witness.”
According to the Geragos firm, PINAC reports, Ignacio Aguilar was a highly regarded cardiac nurse and was forced out of his job by the slanderous allegations. Christian Aguilar’s mother Eraine Aguilar has been in law enforcement since 2001 and was sickened by the conduct of Pomona PD.
When Eraine Aguilar went to the Pomona police department to file a complaint, she says she was intimidated as well.
The family has since filed a lawsuit against the Pomona police department. With this video, they will undoubtedly win, and the California taxpayers will be held financially responsible.