Dekalb Police Officers Indicted for Beating Handcuffed Teens [VIDEO]
1 year ago
Teens left with chipped teeth, cracked ribs
In the same week that a Dekalb County police officer was accused of kicking a pregnant woman in the stomach, 3 more of them have been indicted for beating handcuffed teenagers.
According to the indictment, in December 2010 Sgt. Anthony Robinson and former officers Blake Norwood and Arthur Parker III handcuffed and beat 3 juveniles, ages 15 and 16.
"The young men were placed in the back of patrol cars. They were handcuffed, and Sgt. Robinson gave the order to beat these young men with hands and feet," says District Attorney Robert James.
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This wasn't the last time this happened either. All 3 of the officers are accused of serving a similar beatdown to another 18-year-old as recent as last November.
Mired in controversy for almost a decade, the indictments charge that the Dekalb Police operates like a criminal enterprise, covering up their many assaults and infractions by violating oaths of office.
Sgt. Robinson turned himself in at the DeKalb County jail Thursday afternoon. The other two officers missed the 4 p.m. deadline to report to the jail.