Police Brutality Towanda Pennsylvania -Robert Leone Beating

It is no wonder that United States citizens are demanding accountability in government and government funded institutions.

Robert Leone, New York resident, had gone for a drive to gaze at stars that evening. He was feeling happy that he was getting his life back on track. Although he had previously been charged with a DUI, he had just got his drivers license back and was on a medication for a mood disorder that was making him feel better.

After driving through the small town of Towanda, PA in Bradford, County, Robert Leone, noticed a police car behind him. Because he had not broken any laws, he presumed they were going to pass him. When they didn’t, for some reason, it didn’t occur to him to pull over. Possible reasons are his mood disorder, his medication or just simple confusion. This was the only crime he committed that evening, or at least the only crime there is any evidence of him committing.

After failing to pull over, Robert Leone was surrounded by police cars and his drivers door was blocked from opening. Police ordered him out of the car and ended up dragging him out of his car through he passenger door. One trooper can be seen climbing up on Mr Leone’s car and jumping on Robert after he was placed on the ground. He is repeatedly tazered and struck. One state trooper hits him in the head so hard that it breaks the troopers hand.

I wish I could make this story short, or at least simplify it, but you should really watch the video if you want to know what actually happened.

A very streamlined version of what happened next is that an ambulance was called for Mr Leone, but the trooper with the broken hand went to the hospital in it instead. The police took Mr. Leone in their police cruiser. When he tried to tell a nurse that the police had beaten him, he was overheard by one office who cleared the room excepting Robert Leone, and tazered him more.

He was released from the hospital into the custody of police who further beat and brutalize him and he is taken back to the hospital unconscious with very unstable vital signs, but he is released into the custody of the troopers again.

When he is taken to be arraigned (which happened via a video connection over the internet) he was instructed not to say anything about activities that had happened prior that evening but simply to answer yes or no. He instead tried to tell the judge that he was being beaten. The internet connection was then mysteriously lost and he was further beaten and tazered.

The state charged him with 24 crimes, 20 of which were dismissed because of no evidence. For instance, he was even charged with DUI even though the breathalyzer test taken that night detected no alcohol.

The story goes on, but after the story was over, the victim of the brutal beating, was jailed and the police officers who perpetrated it kept their jobs after and internal investigation cleared them of all charges.

Police Brutality Towanda Pennsylvania -Robert Leone Beating

 

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