Monday, November 11, 2019

With Dash Video: Officer Giese sued for using excessive force in 2013

From The Journal

Eric Giese, the Mount Pleasant police sergeant who shot and killed Ty’ Rese West on June 15 in what was deemed to be self-defense, is being sued in federal court for allegedly using excessive force against a suspected drunken driver in September 2013.
Police Chief Matt Soens and the Village of Mount Pleasant are listed as defendants in the case along with Giese.
The man who filed the lawsuit, 31-year-old Michael Kowalczuk of Mount Pleasant, reportedly suffered a broken jaw, dislocated shoulder and orbital fracture, causing one of his eyes to be knocked out of its socket, after being punched in the face and shocked twice with a Taser stun gun by Giese after he was handcuffed.
In dash-camera video obtained by The Journal Times, Kowalczuk is shown getting out of his car right after he was stopped. Giese is then shown leading him to the ground and telling him to put his hands behind his back.
After Kowalczuk is handcuffed, he is shown trying to get up and resisting and Giese is shown punching the handcuffed Kowalczuk.
Approximately 10 minutes later, Giese tells another officer, “I didn’t punch him in the face at all … it’s all on camera.”
In his police report of the incident, filed hours later and after he had watched the dash cam video, Giese admitted: “I did one focused strike to his face.”

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1 comment:

TSE said...

Officer - or State Sponsored Terrorist?

Killing in the name of....