Officer Suspended After Roughing Up Skater

by The Editors on March 30, 2009

Davie, Florida police officer David Rodriguez, 25, has received a two-day suspension and been ordered to attend anger amanagement classes after he reportedly slammed a 10-year-old skateboarder up against his car while the child was skateboarding in front of his own house, according to a story in the Sun Sentinel.

“He threw him like he was a rag doll,” said the boy’s father, Joseph Smith, who witnessed the April 6, 2008 incident and filed a complaint the next day. . . Smith says his son was left with a cut on his knee, a bruise on his chest and a fear of police. . . Rodriguez was facing a battery charge, but Broward prosecutors closed the case on Nov. 17 after both parties agreed to mediation and the boy’s father decided not to press charges.

Reminding us once again that people who want to be police officers should automatically be disqualified from service.

[Link: Sun Sentinel via]

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