This is unsurprising given the how the City and PD have been attempting to prevent the release of these dash cams. What is doubly entertaining though is this:
So what did the officers claim they were doing? De-escalating the situation. That’s right. During an investigation by SPD’s Office of Professional Accountability, according to documents obtained by SW, the officers claimed that that Oregon and Perez were “obvious gang-bangers.” (See pdf of OPA’s summary findings.) Officer Corey Williams explained further:
Yeah, de-escalate doesn’t mean what they think it means. Where I’m from they were escalating the situation to provide a better reason for the use of force.
I could tick it more than one but right now I feel like crap and this is my second time writing this pile of garbage.*
State Sponsored Criminal Count 286: Officer Brett Schoenberg
Because when you’re telling someone you’ll beat the crap out of them and skull fuck them, you’re really saying just calm down!
*WinXP auto rebooted after an update and Windows Live Writer didn’t keep my previous post. While sick that means this post becomes double abbreviated.