Target: Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen
Goal: Investigate and, if necessary, punish police officers who allegedly assaulted a handcuffed man.
A recently released video appears to show a police officer stomping on the head of a suspect in Hartford, Connecticut. At the time of the alleged assault, the suspect was handcuffed and lying on the ground, meaning he posed little threat to the officer.
The video in question was captured during the arrests of Ricardo Perez and Emilio Diaz. After fleeing from police in a lengthy car chase, Perez and Diaz were eventually apprehended. The alleged stomping occurred in the process of their arrest.
This latest incident is yet another case involving questionable police activity. A recent wave of police shootings have already heightened tensions, and the footage from this video would suggest that officers have once again gone too far.
A special prosecutor is currently analyzing the footage to determine if excessive force was used by Hartford police. Sign the petition below to demand a stiff punishment should the officers be found guilty.
Dear Mr. Jepsen,
I am writing to call your attention to the extremely troubling footage that has emerged in the wake of the arrest of a pair of suspects. The video in question seems to show a Hartford police officer stomping on the head of a handcuffed man.
Though charges have not yet been filed, I urge you to give this case special attention and ensure that any officers guilty of using excessive force are punished to the full extent of the law.
[Your Name Here]
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