The use of videos to record custodial conditions and arrests has yielded some surprising evidence of abuse over the years. However, this video is perhaps more chilling for what was not filmed. Shreveport, LA Officer Wiley Willis is shown clearly getting angry with Angie Garbarino, who was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving. After roughly handling Garbarino, Willis is shown turned off the video. When it is again turned on, Garbarino is shown lying in a pool of her own blood.
Garbarino is clearly uncooperative in the video as Willis tries to read her rights. She tries to give the name of her attorney and even tries to leave the room. She is pushed against the wall and falls on the floor. When she tried to leave again, she is forced roughly into a chair and later off camera.
After the video is turned off, she suffers a broken nose, a severe cut on her forehead, two broken teeth and bruises on her arms and shoulder. The pictures of her black eye and broken nose are pretty damning evidence for any criminal or tort action.
There is obviously a potential case for criminal assault against the officer in this case. The fact the he took measures to conceal his conduct should heavily weigh in favor of a criminal investigation. She will almost certainly file a tort action for battery, assault, and related torts.
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