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Fri Jul 27, 2018, 09:06 AM

Officers fired, charged after allegedly beating man and calling him "fake American"

NEW ORLEANS -- Two rookie New Orleans police officers were fired and charged with battery in the beating of a man they allegedly called a "fake American" following a confrontation at a bar. Spencer Sutton and John Galman were booked on one count each of simple battery in connection with the beating of Jorge Alberto "George" Gomez early Tuesday, reports CBS affiliate WWL-TV.

Gomez said the two off-duty officers, who are white, began harassing him inside Mid-City Yacht Club, saying they didn't like his camouflage clothing and asking him whether he had served in the military, reports the New Orleans Advocate. Gomez said he told the men he was born in the U.S. but was raised in Honduras before he returned to live in New Orleans and served in the National Guard, but the men wouldn't accept his answer.

WWL-TV confirmed that Gomez, who is Hispanic, served with the Louisiana National Guard.

Gomez told The New Orleans Advocate that officers asked him whether he was an American.

"They kept telling me I wasn't an American citizen, that I was a fake American," Gomez told the Advocate.

Shortly after the confrontation at South Murat and Baudin streets, Gomez was beaten a few blocks away from the bar. Court records obtained by the Advocate said Galman struck Gomez with "an opened hand and fist," and Sutton also struck Gomez.

He was reportedly treated at a hospital, where he required stitches and was later released. During an interview with WWL-TV, Gomez's face was swollen, scratched and bruised.

Sources told WWL-TV that the officers initially claimed that Gomez was the aggressor and that they were defending themselves, but witness accounts and surveillance video "clearly" showed their version of events was false, police said.

More at link: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/officers-fired-charged-after-allegedly-beating-man-and-calling-him-fake-american/


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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 09:08 AM

1. Stupid stupid stupid...glad there was video to show what really happened.

Hope they go to jail, just like any noncop would in the same instance.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 09:51 AM

2. My son's roommate at Fort Benning was a young man from Honduras.

What a pair of rank assholes.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:13 PM

3. Lock their sorry asses up.

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Response to Daves Not Here Man (Original post)

Fri Jul 27, 2018, 12:43 PM

4. Goddamn morons.

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