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Twenty-year-old college student Ronald Weekley Jr., a black man, was beaten by the Los Angeles Police Department, allegedly for skateboarding on the wrong side of the road.
Weekley suffered a broken cheek bone, a broken nose, and a concussion. He said that it was terrifying and that he "thought I was going to die". Part of the incident was filmed on a cell phone, and it shows four police officers pinning Weekley on the ground while one punches him in the face. Weekley said while he was handcuffed, he was punched over and over again and grabbed by the hair.
Please tell the Los Angeles Police Department to drop the charges against Weekley and make sure that these officers are held accountable for horrific abuse of power!
Dear Los Angeles Police Department,
Ronald Weekley Jr. was recently beaten by four police officers -- which resulted in a broken nose, broken cheek bone, and a concussion -- allegedly for skateboarding on the wrong side of the road. Some of this incident was captured on film.
This is unacceptable, and is a disgusting case of police brutality. Please investigate what happened, hold the officers accountable, and drop all charges against Weekley.
Thank you for your time.