Friday, January 11, 2019
Sweetwater FloriDUH cops beat down innocent brother of registrant, police chief claims no wrongdoing
Police corruption is commonplace in South Florida, but Sweetwater FL might have the taken the cake. Sweetwater already has a long history of police brutality among other coverups. The short story here is that a registered person hit a police cruiser and the police chased that person, presumably to beat the person down. Instead they found the guy's brother and attacked him and the man's mother. Of course, you can rest easy knowing Chief Flaccid-O Dumbass investigated and found no evidence of wrongdoing so far.
Tough takedown by police caught on camera in Sweetwater
Police seen in video punching brother of suspect for whom they'd been searching
By Christian De La Rosa - Reporter
Posted: 6:11 PM, January 10, 2019
SWEETWATER, Fla. - A tough takedown by police was caught on camera Wednesday morning in Sweetwater.
In the video, Sweetwater police officers are seen punching the brother of a suspect for whom they were searching.
The suspect's mother and brother spoke to Local 10 News on Thursday about the incident.
They shared their home surveillance video with Local 10 News reporter Christian De La Rosa and even showed him their bruises.
The video shows one Sweetwater police officer throwing punches and pushing a woman back, while another officer is seen placing a man in a choke hold.
A second man is cuffed on the ground.
"Can you see in the video they punched me and throw me away?" Ana Schaublin asked.
Schaublin showed De La Rosa the bruises she claims she suffered from police.
"They are animals," she said.
Sweetwater police told Local 10 News they arrived at the home on Southwest 20th Terrace looking for a driver who hit an officer and who later bailed along with two other men.
The driver, identified as James Castro, is a registered sex offender and lives at the home with his family.
The man seen punched and violently restrained by officers is Castro's brother, who claims he was not in the vehicle.
"I haven't seen my brother since Dec. 26," he said.
The Sweetwater police chief said the two men arrested at the home were believed to be in the vehicle with the suspect and were charged with resisting officers.
The third suspect is still at large and his family said they have not seen him. They are demanding the officers involved in the incident be investigated for abuse of force.
Surveillance video appears to show officer punching man outside Sweetwater home
SWEETWATER, FLA. (WSVN) - A doorbell security camera captured officers allegedly beating up a man outside a Sweetwater home.
Sweetwater Police arrived at the home located along Southwest 20th Terrace and 129th place, at around 3 a.m., Wednesday.
Officials said the officers were searching for a suspect who rammed an officer with his car.
When officers arrived at the home, they found a man matching the description of James Castro, the wanted suspect. Actually, he was not home at the time.
Instead, officers came across his brother, Christian Castro.
“I heard ruckus. I came outside, and next thing you know, I’m being arrested,” he said. “I’m being bullied. I’m being hit. I’m being harassed.”
In the video, his brother Gary is seen coming out of the home with his hands up.
“Grab these people!” officers are heard shouting. “Start grabbing people!”
Shortly after, both brothers were detained, and Christian was put in a choke hold by one officer.
Another officer is seen running up to him before allegedly throwing punches.
“I got hit right here. I got hit right here,” Christian told 7News while showing the bruises and lumps on his face. “I got hit right back here.”
Their mother was also seen being pushed while trying to help her son.
“I get out over here and say, ‘Please, please, please do not hurt my son,'” Ana Schaublin said.
However, the Sweetwater Police chief said the video does not show all of the facts.
“From the onset, you’re looking at a snapshot in time and not the totality of circumstances,” Placido Diaz said. “I’d like to have time to digest it. Obviously, if somebody committed an error or made a mistake, they will be held accountable. At this point, I have no reason to believe that.”
While police begin their lengthy investigation and the family recovers from the horrifying ordeal, James remains on the run.
His girlfriend is now pleading for him to return home.
“I don’t want anything to happen to him,” Yanet Portales said. “I just want him to come back home to his family. We have a family. The baby misses him. We all miss him.”
Both brothers were arrested and released. They face charges of resisting arrest.
The officers in the video remain on duty as police continue to investigate.