FULLERTON (AP) — A disabled man has filed a lawsuit against Fullerton police, saying he was abused by the same officer charged in the beating death of a homeless man.
The Orange County Register reported Tuesday that Mark Edwin Walker says he was thrown to the ground and stomped during an arrest last year and his injuries included a broken hand.READ MORE: Family Of Man Killed In DUI Crash Outraged Driver Spent Only One Week In Jail
Police audio recordings captured a 20-minute encounter between Mark Edwin Walker and two officers.
One of the officers, Manuel Ramos, can be heard trying to get Walker to stand to be handcuffed and threatening to break his arm.READ MORE: Pasadena Considers Technology To Help Law Enforcement Detect Gunshots
Acting police chief Dan Hughes says the recording contains no evidence of abuse and calls the allegations “fabricated lies.”
Ramos has been charged in the death of Kelly Thomas, a Fullerton homeless man.MORE NEWS: LA County Reports 5 New COVID-19 Deaths; Hospitalizations Hold Steady
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