Police beating in Pomona

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A community Copwatcher reports that the day before yesterday, December 23, at about four o'clock in the afternoon, police severely beat the driver of a white vehicle that had been involved in a traffic stop. The stop, which occurred on Holt Blvd near Indian Hill (in the area where there are numerous businesses operated by members of the Vietnamese community). According to the witness, the driver was a Latino man, likely in his fifties or sixties. He had no visible tattoos or any other visible indication that he might have been involved in gangs or anything of that sort. He was forcibly removed from the vehicle and slammed onto the sidewalk. The officer then punched the man in the face several times. At about this time backup arrived and blocked the lane nearest to the sidewalk, and at least three police vehicles were used to obstruct the view of witnesses. Despite the blockage of the line of sight of the witness, she was able to see the right side of the man's face covered in blood. Eventually, an ambulance arrived and removed the victim from the scene of the incident. The entire incident took approximately 40 minutes.
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