In Orlando, a police officer is facing criminal charges for excessive force after beating a handcuffed prisoner in the jail. The officer in this incident was transferred into the jail after the city had to settle a lawsuit from March of 2014, because the officer had arrested and confiscated the cell phone of a witness who was recording him using excessive force on a person who was being arrested.
Officer Delio is accused of striking 41-year-old Robert Liese so hard in the abdomen with his knee that he ruptured the man’s spleen and tore his stomach lining. The incident happened Aug. 12 inside a holding cell at an Orlando Police Department substation downtown.
In fact, this incident is the fourth time this particular officer has faced criminal charges for excessive force.
Tell me again how the police are the only ones we can trust to own firearms.