Monday 25 September 2017

Suspect caught on film punching himself after he blames officers for injuries

Independent.ie News Desk

A man who tried to accuse police in the United States of brutality after he was brought in for questioning has been caught on camera hurting himself.

US investigators in the state of Oregon, said 33-year-old Aleksander Robin Tomaszewski signed an assault complaint against detectives after he was arrested in January for unrelated charges.

Unfortunately for him, a video recorder was running in a holding room where he had been left after questioning.



Footage sees Tomaszewski pacing around the room, punching himself in both eyes. He then sits down and continues to hit himself in the face resulting in two black eyes.

A Sheriff’s Office spokesperson said that after he was confronted about the recording he told detectives that he thought the complaint would get him released.

Instead he was subsequently found guilty of initiating a false report and attempted coercion, which earned him a €440 fine and 20 days in jail.

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