White Police Officer Lied on Report to Justify Arresting Black Man in California
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By Noah A. McGee, The Root
The former officer is on trial for filing a false report.
Headline: A former police officer in La Mesa, California lied on his report to get a Black man arrested. Shocker.
Matthew Dages is on trial for lying on the report in the arrest of Amaurie Johnson in May 2020. Opening statements just began. The attorney for Dages, Jeremiah Sullivan, claims the police report is honest and was reviewed by many people above him, per a report from Fox 5 San Diego.
But should we believe anything they say? Police departments have a history of protecting their own, even if they are in the wrong. There is an absence of accountability…
Here the question. Why are police officers so aggressive when the crime is as small as smoking in public and not having a trolley fare? See, that is why so many people are frustrated with police. They say even if a crime was committed, it does not have to escalate to a level where aggression is used and oftentimes ends in a Black man being hurt or killed.
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