Saturday, January 7, 2012

War Veteran Accuses APD Officers of Assault on DWI Suspect


While some individuals continue to piece together their own investigation on the New Year’s Eve attacks, KVUE is reporting that two APD officers allegedly man-handled a woman during a DWI arrest and harassed an onlooker who was taking pictures with his cell phone on New Year’s Day.

Antonio Buehler, 34, was stopping for gas on his way home early Sunday morning when he and his friend heard a woman scream. “We look over, and we see the cop violently yanking the female out of the car,” Buehler told KVUE. As seen on the video -- taken by a cell phone from across the street -- the woman had her hands pulled straight out behind her back. Buehler said, “It just looked extremely painful.”

Buehler began taking pictures of the scene, which caught the attention of the officers. Officer Oborski approached Buehler and accused him of interfering with the investigation before pushing him into the white truck seen on the video. Buehler was then taken to the BAT (Breath Alcohol Test) bus and asked to take a breathalyzer. Buehler was the designated driver that morning and had not been drinking...[Full Article]

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