Two former West Palm Beach police officers have been arrested in the beating a handcuffed robbery suspect, Pablo Valenzuela, 43, as captured on this dash cam video from May 2008. Louis Joseph Schwartz, 30, and Kurt John Graham, 24, were fired last August and are now facing felony conspiracy to commit official misconduct and misdemeanor battery.
Pablo Valenzuela had tried to rob a CVS pharmacy when he was captured in the parking lot.
Schwartz and Graham are accused of falsifying police reports after the arrest but claiming that Valenzuela tried to bite Graham’s leg.
The arrest followed the sentencing of a Chicago police officer for beating a handcuffed, wheelchair bound knife victim, here. For other cases of alleged excessive force by police officers captured on video, click here and here and here and here and here and here and here.
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