Perry Alexander was allegedly assaulted and beaten by the Gardena Police Department in Southern California on March 16, 2011, after he was pulled over for an alleged traffic violation.
Perry suffered a bloodshot black eye and a heavily bruised cheek.
His lawyer contends that his client was a victim and that it is the officers’ “conduct in this case that should be criminally scrutinized, not Perry Alexander’s.”
Witnesses say there is a surveillance video that shows the entire assault.
As Reported By Radar Online:
Perry was subsequently taken to Gardena Memorial Hospital, and Alexander’s attorney, Allison Triessl says in her letter: “As a result of the injuries Mr. Alexander suffered at the hands of several police in this matter, he was transferred to Gardena Memorial Hospital to receive medical care….We have been informed that several nurses observed the severity of Mr. Alexander’s injuries with one in particular informing the parents of Mr. Alexander that, ‘it was wrong what the officers did to their son and they should get a lawyer for him immediately.’
Perry Alexander will be formally arraigned on Wednesday morning at the Torrance Superior Courthouse. If convicted of both charges, Alexander faces up to two years in state prison and $10k in fines.
A peaceful protest is planned at the courthouse to show support for Perry Alexander.
This is a sad situation, especially coming 20 years after the Rodney King beating that resulted in one of the biggest race riots in U.S. history. What do you make of the situation?
Perry Alexander showing his injuries after his assualt.