Charges against a man accused of assaulting two Prince George's County police officers during an October traffic stop were dropped yesterday after the defense attorney gave prosecutors a video recording that does not support the arresting officer's allegations....The video does not show Rodriguez, 30, assaulting either officer. The audio captured one of the officers mocking the Latino driver's accent moments before the confrontation....The three men go out of camera range, then Rodriguez comes back and sits down near his car. Seconds later, [Officer] Wynkoop returns, grabs Rodriguez by the shoulders and slams him against the Prizm. At this point, [Officer] Wilson strikes Rodriguez several times in the head with his retractable police baton.
The three men again go out of camera range, and Rodriguez is heard repeatedly crying, "Don't kill me!"
"Several years ago, Schene shot and killed an unarmed, mentally disturbed man following a traffic stop that degenerated into a 'knock-down, drag-out' fight," noted William Grigg at lewrockwell.com. "The shooting was ruled 'justifiable.' Shortly after that incident, he was stopped for driving under the influence (apparently of prescription medication). He was given a deferred sentence and placed on probation, so that he could continue to bless the people of King County with his singular professionalism."
Schene faces a maximum penalty of one year in jail and reprimand or termination from the department pending the results of an internal investigation.
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