Victim in High Desert police beating case sentenced

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This is another somewhat older case that was just back in the news when the verdict against the victim was handed down this past November. The cops' version is told below by the corporate media, but the kid knew how to use his own voice, too. In sharp contrast to the official narrative, he tells of the police crashing into him, being brutally beaten without provocation, and being persecuted when he was being victimized. Here's the link to his video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzzes62UtAU&feature=plcp

And the facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForCody/

And the article from the Victor Valley Daily Press, one of the worst media outlets around:

http://www.vvdailypress.com/articles/gets-37418-jail-probation.html

'Balloon man' gets jail time, probation
November 01, 2012 5:08 PM
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Tomoya Shimura, Staff Writer
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VICTORVILLE • A professional balloon artist and unicyclist from Phelan was sentenced Thursday to 244 days in county jail for driving an all-terrain vehicle while drunk and battering the San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy who stopped him.

Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Downey said he spotted Cody Alexander Williams, 23, driving the quad in the middle of Wilson Ranch Road in Phelan in October 2011. Williams was so drunk that he wasn’t driving straight, according to Downey.

Downey turned on the siren and began following the quad for about a half mile when Williams stopped suddenly and veered into the patrol car, the deputy testified. The deputy approached Williams and grabbed him by the shoulder before the defendant began throwing punches at him.

The deputy Tased Williams twice, but when it didn’t work, Downey used his baton and struck him five to six times in the back and ribs, according to a sheriff’s report.

According to the sheriff’s report, Williams told investigators he had broken off engagement with his fiancee. He said he was feeling depressed and drank four shots of rum.

Williams claimed in the trial he was hit by the patrol car and was beaten up by Downey, though he said he wasn’t resisting.

A jury convicted him in September of physically resisting an officer, reckless evading, misdemeanor battery on an officer and two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence. He could have faced up to five years and eight months in prison.

The defendant asked his probation officer to let him live in Arizona where he moved after his arrest because he said he was afraid of all San Bernardino County Sheriff’s deputies.

On Thursday morning, Judge Eric Nakata sentenced him to three-year probation, which includes the eight-month jail term. The defendant, who had been released on bail, got taken into custody.

“(Williams’ family members) are upset about the whole thing,” said Peter Schlueter, Williams’ attorney. “Mr. Williams is a good young man. He’s accepting it and he’ll abide by the court.”

Tomoya Shimura may be reached at (760) 955-5368 or TShimura@VVDailyPress.com. Follow Tomoya on Facebook at facebook.com/ShimuraTomoya.

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