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Friday, January 27, 2012

Cleveland Police Knee Handcuff man

The actions of a Cleveland police officer, Paul Lowrey, are under review after he allegedly jabbed a flashlight into the abdomen of a handcuffed and subdued man during a Dec. 30 traffic stop.

According to Cleveland Police Department documents and a dash-cam video anonymously provided to the Advocate on Wednesday, Jan. 25, Lowrey hit the handcuffed man in his midsection before yelling at him to “do what he is [expletive] told to do.”

The use of force is allowed in making arrests, according to Article 15.24 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, which states that “in making an arrest, all reasonable means are permitted to be used to effect it.” However, the codes also states that “no greater force shall be resorted to than is necessary to secure the arrest and detention of the accused.” It’s the gray area between reasonable and unreasonable use of force, and how it applies to subjects already in custody, that now has the case under review by police department administrators and city officials.

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1 comment:

  1. whats sad is this officer received no disciplinary action for this, yet the police chief fired a female officer saying she told on him and made it known. check it out...true.