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A Howard University finance major is claiming police brutality at the hands of  DC’s Metro Transit Police. Jeremy Gordon, 27,  says he was pulled over by Metro Police Sunday evening around 5:30 p.m on Suitland Parkway near Anacostia Metro station.  After being pulled over, he says that’s when he was beaten.

“They threw me to the ground, they handcuffed me — this is what I have to show for following the instructions of the law,” he said.

According to Gordon, he didn’t know why he was being pulled over in the first place. But the complaining officer says that he was pulled over for “weaving in and out of traffic,” and that Gordon became combative. The officer also said he appeared intoxicated. The report finishes with: “The defendant was taken to the ground where he sustained lacerations to his left eye and bottom lip.”

“I’m being pulled from my car and thrown to the ground handcuffed and look at my eye, my eye is damaged. I can’t even feel my face right now…the nerves in my face, they’re damaged.”

But according to Gordon’s girlfriend, there was no way he was intoxicated because he had just gotten off from work and was in good spirits. Gordon insists that all he did was change lanes.

“I want justice…everyone needs to apologize to him, he is a good man,” says girlfriend Bernice Victor.

“What did I do to deserve this?” asks Gordon. “I did nothing. If you pull me out of my car, this is almost an entrapment to police brutality. This is not right, I didn’t ask for that.”

Gordon is now being charged with assaulting a police officer, and says:

“It’s not about race, it’s not about white, black — it’s about doing right, doing what you say you supposed to be doing. I never threw a punch, I never cursed, I didn’t have time to do any of that stuff…”

 

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16 Comments

  1. Anthony

    As always, the police charge the victim of their beating to cover their own foul asses!

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  2. ashleydark

    he should tell howard news paper, let them run the story tomorrow on the front page and on their newspaper website then he should go see a lawyer and def tell his parents
    But um “it’s not about race, it’s not about white, black” umm yes it is, you think a white man who got off work would have got his ass beat like that …prob not!

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  3. ALM247

    But the complaining officer says that he was pulled over for “weaving in and out of traffic,” and that Gordon became combative.

    Translation: He changed lanes three times, so I used that as an excuse to target him.

    “The officer also said he appeared intoxicated”.

    He “appeared” intoxicated, yet you don’t “appear” to have breathalyzer results confirming this. If they TRULY thought he was drunk, they would have tested him. He just left work, he was tired.

    “The report finishes with: “The defendant was taken to the ground where he sustained lacerations to his left eye and bottom lip.””

    People don’t sustain lacerations when you “take them to the ground”. If I lay on the asphalt outside my house, all I will have is a little dirt and grass on my face. He sustained lacerations because they BEAT and DRUG him along the street.

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  4. Kenneth Robinson

    Unfortunately if this comes down to credibility, you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know who will be believed.

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