Answered on Jul 07th, 2011 at 8:50 AM
Absolutely. Or reduced to an infraction! Or even dismissed! Neither of those will happen, and they District Attorney will not dismiss the matter, because they do not want to leave the police department open to a possible 'excessive force' lawsuit. Your (ex-)boyfriend would probably (but not necessarily) need to win the criminal case prior to considering a tort lawsuit. Cameras? Where did this happen?! If the police cars had cameras, the department would probably say that they were not functioning at the time. Unfortunately, the integrity of law enforcement has a long, long, long, long way to go in this country. For example, what would be the harm in videotaping every single interrogation of a detained suspect in every case? None at all, or course. So, if law enforcement is not doing anything illegal or reprehensible, why do they object so vehemently?!