Brian Cisneros Alleges Los Angeles Police Department Officers Stomped On His Face During Bike Stop
A man who was reportedly riding his bike to work is recovering from injuries he said he suffered during an encounter with LAPD officers last week.
Brian Cisneros told KCAL9’s Suraya Fadel that he was riding his bike to his job in Marina del Rey, Calif., on Friday night when he claims he was approached by two LAPD Pacific Division officers.
“The doors flew open, and the lights were on me. They drew their guns down, and they just attacked me. And they threw me on the floor, and they started stomping my face in,” Cisneros said, according to CBS Los Angeles
“They choked me out and all that, and then they threw me on their hood,” Cisneros added. “(I thought) I’m gonna die, I’m never going to see my kids again.”
The 34-year-old alleged victim said he never resisted the officers and said that he ended up being cited “for no lights after hours of darkness.”
Cisneros said he went to the hospital the next morning, where he was treated for a dislocated shoulder and a fractured elbow, among other injuries, before filing a complaint. He does have a criminal record, but said he’s been clean for a decade.
“I’m a working man, a family man, I’m just trying to take care of my business,” he said.
Culver City police said that the alleged victim, whose accusations are under investigation, has given them conflicting statements.
LAPD officials said the officers involved with the excessive force allegation logged the incident as a traffic stop.
Source: CBS Los Angeles