The video is below.
Simoes was responding to a medical call at the La Fonda restaurant on March 3, 2007. As this video shows, Simoes throws Marquez face first into the floor. He insisted that he was only trying to help the medical team attending to her niece (who had been hit by a bottle) by keeping her from interfering.
She suffered a broken jaw and extensive bruises. She was also arrested and charged with obstruction of governmental administration — a jury later acquitted her. Despite this video, Simoes was cleared by an internal investigation.
Marquez is suing the police department for $11.3 million. Simoe could get 10 years in prison if convicted.
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