January 27, 2015 9:13 am -

Lonnie Jenkins was beaten by police at a Pittsburgh halfway house. [su_center_ad]

“The use of force, we’re looking at very closely,” Beth Pittinger, director of the Citizens’ Police Review Board, told WTAE. “I mean, at one point, I think an officer used his baton nine times to hit the complainant here, this gentleman that’s the subject of the video, and we’re not quite sure why, what justified that.”

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11 responses to Pittsburgh Police Caught On Video Beating Black Man

  1. Suzanne McFly January 27th, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Deja vu all over again.
    -Yankee great Yogi Berra

  2. OldLefty January 27th, 2015 at 9:43 am

    We had Jordan Miles, don’t forget.

  3. Mike January 27th, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Wow…WTF…Anyone out there not convinced we are moving toward a police state…?

    • fahvel January 27th, 2015 at 12:52 pm

      moving toward???? Open your eyes even wider!

  4. Carla Akins January 27th, 2015 at 9:55 am

    Uh, nothing. Nothing justified this behavior.

  5. Ron Jackson January 27th, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Just another day in the lives of black people here in America. I’m sure he was reaching for a gun we feared for our lives defense will be used.

  6. Foundryman January 27th, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Not sure why??..That’s easy, because they can. What’s needed are laws that bring deep consequences and penalties to police that use violence without regard to peoples civil liberties. Police violence should be rare to almost non existent, what we have now is a force that are trained to believe they are judge, jury and executioner. They seem to forget that people are assumed innocent until proven guilty.

    • fahvel January 27th, 2015 at 12:51 pm

      and the blue bellies are also frightened.

      • whatthe46 January 27th, 2015 at 1:05 pm

        i would like to hear their explaination of what they were in fear of this time. wait nevermind, i know the answer.

  7. whatthe46 January 27th, 2015 at 1:07 pm

    a first year law student should be able to handle this lawsuit quiet easily.

  8. Larry Schmitt January 27th, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    It doesn’t appear that cameras are stopping the excessive beatings by police. Until the videos are used to prosecute and convict some cops, all we will get is outrage. It won’t stop until someone has to pay a price.