In egregious acts of ignorance, violence, and we’ve ever seen from police, an innocent Melanin man was assaulted at his home and kidnapped for fitting of a suspect. The suspect was a .
Body camera footage was released which is now of a civil rights lawsuit against the city. LAPD officers accosted and arrested Antone Austin and his girlfriend of his home because the officers were too lazy and ignorant they were was white.
The incident unfolded on , 2019, but the body camera has been released after kept it from years. The L.A City Attorney’s office had said court filing that it want the LA video released publicly because “be contrary to LAPD policy have a chilling effect on future LAPD investigations.”
However, LA Times reported, U.S. Magistrate Jacqueline Chooljian agreed with an attorney for the producer and his girlfriend that the 11-minute video should be released.
On that day, Austin had harmed , had broken no law, and was simply his garbage when two tyrants with the LAPD drove by and decided to attack him.
As their makes a U-turn after passing Austin, one officer asks , “This dude?”
“Probably,” says cop. The officers were reportedly responding to a 911 call made by a neighbor about her ex-boyfriend, who was white.
When the cops get out of their car, Austin thought be a peaceful encounter as he had committed no crime and thought have needed help. But this was no peaceful encounter and cops immediately began violating Austin’s rights from .
The officers tell him around. He asks why, officer snaps back, “Because I told you to.” Austin informs the officer he lives there, officer admits his ignorance, and says, “OK, man, I don’t know who .”
Not knowing what’s , Austin was understandably frightened so he asks the officers what was happening.
“What is your problem?” the officer snaps at Austin as if an innocent can’t ask why cops are assaulting and kidnapping him.
As Austin attempts back toward them, the officers escalate force and twist his arms behind his back.
This sends Austin into panic mode as he begins to yell “Help” repeatedly.
“You’re the people upstairs,” Austin tells the cops in the assault and doing better investigative work than the officers.
But the cops care and when Austin’s girlfriend, Michelle Michlewicz, tried her boyfriend’s assault, they tackled her too.
“My rights violated,” he says.
Michlewicz adds, “I just got tackled to .”
The innocent couple was then arrested.
Later, after Austin and his girlfriend were brutalized and kidnapped, the cops heard on body camera footage acknowledging, “…We got guy.”
Despite this admission, the couple was still placed under arrest.
“It is . no description of the suspect — blank slate,” said attorney Faisal Gill, who represents both of them civil rights lawsuit. “They literally saw , arrested him.”
“If they thought you were the guy, I have had a conversation with you,” Austin said.
“They wouldn’t just immediately slapping cuffs on your body pushing you up against garage, slamming you on the concrete,” he said.
Unfortunately for Austin, these officers a conversation, they were out for blood.
Austin says his help saved his life. He explained that if the neighbors hadn’t called the police after hearing his pleas for help, he may killed by these cops. A chilling notion, indeed.
“I just know that these are the situations that I die in,” Austin said. “The neighbors that saved my life white folks. So it’s like, you know, without them, and no telling what would have happened to me.”