#AceNewsServices – CALIFORNIA – (City of Oakland) – June 05 – Oakland School District released new surveillance video showing a school security guard beating a special-needs Sophomore on May 19.
17-year old Francisco Martinez was allegedly attacked by 23-year-old school resource Officer Marchell Mitchell along with being attacked in the hallway, Martinez says he was beaten and thrown to the ground in an elevator.
The new video shows four school security guards surrounding Martinez.
The student struggles as two men hold him down.
Then, one can be seen pushing him over and kicking him in the head.
The beating persists when they drag him onto the elevator, continuing to attacking him.
The video released last week shows a guard in a white shirt pushing the wheelchair with Francisco Martinez down the hallway, but along the way you see the guard’s right hand smack the student.
Seconds later he hits him again and Martinez is thrown out of his wheelchair onto the floor.
The district immediately fired Marchell Mitchel who they say had been hired as a substitute security officer in November and passed a background check.
#AceWorldNews – California – March 20 – Military veteran who was critically injured by the police during an Occupy Wall Street protest in October 2011 will be awarded $4.5 million by the city of Oakland, California.
Attorneys for the man, 26-year-old Scott Olsen, said on Friday this week that city officials have agreed on a multi-million dollar settlement that will resolve a federal lawsuit filed after the Oct. 25, 2011 incident.
Olsen was with around 1,000 other demonstrators that evening who had decided to protest the local police department’s recent clearing of Occupy activists from an encampment they established in a city park.
During a march through down-town, Olsen was hit in the head with a non-lethal projectile fired by an unknown police officer and quickly admitted to an area hospital in critical condition where he was diagnosed with a fractured skill, broken neck vertebrae and swelling of the brain.
The marine served two tours in Iraq between 2006 and 2010, and then joined the group Iraq Veterans Against the War.
He was employed as a systems administrator in the San Francisco Bay area at the time of the 2011 protest.
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