California skateboarder victim of brutal police beat down
Victim speaks out after attack
- Duration 4:01
- Date Aug 26, 2012
Victim speaks out after attack
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-- in Venice California skateboarding has been part of the culture for years.
But for Ronald Wheatley junior of Venice resident.
His skateboard experience led to a brutal beating by the police who was caught on tape.
Day this line knows.
That -- concussion.
And broken -- -- -- -- Think I -- being raped publicly.
There's nothing -- could do about it the twenty year old college students said his writing down this sidewalk just a few feet from his front door.
Win without warning he was tackled by police.
We re right.
-- -- -- -- -- So the peaceful and forward to stop sign in their sitting -- -- -- kept on writing my house.
I was going for the door.
I got to this first and second step.
When I turned around.
And the cops immediately grabbing -- my hair in my back.
In managed to throw me.
Cops don't generally.
Pull people over.
If for no reason -- you were there any.
Incidence was there any interaction between you and those police officers before this incident took place.
And knowing their actions.
With any police law enforcement at all.
They didn't say a word to.
Being hit twice.
I started screaming yelling.
I knew that was happening was a regular.
And and I thought I was I was -- he killed.
-- frugal and and I think people ran over with video cameras.
And right away police officers.
Stated aristocracy cigarettes.
-- screams alerted neighbors who pulled out cellphones and recorded.
Protesting the police action his father Ron senior a local minister was alerted.
And quickly arrived on scene but was blocked from his leading -- The hardest part for me as when then pleas were that keep me from my son they placed him in the car.
And he screaming day.
Dad dad is my dad dad dad dad.
How did you feel when -- distance training -- I felt helpless I mean you know -- what I didn't know what his condition and knows that we.
But -- do worse Flynn I think apparently ever feel.
Is a feeling of helplessness to see your son or your child.
Suffering and pain.
And not being doing.
LAPD refused our request for an interview claimed Ron weekly junior was obstructing traffic riding is skateboard on the wrong.
Wrong side of the road.
And resisting arrest with force a felony my -- was -- skate board.
On the wrong side of the street and Dennis.
And that's why you stop myself.
The skate -- quickly became a -- live -- civil rights -- but in an emotional appearance the minister's son called for peace and reconciliation.
I'm not walking away from what happened in human hatred in my heart.
The -- -- -- -- -- forgiveness in my heart.
And I'm making a better situation after what happened.
Grateful for the video and protest by neighbors Ron's family now ask.
That the charges against their -- be dropped and for a thorough investigation.
Into the -- that is because.
How he looks as opposed to what needed.
I think yes I do definitely.
I did because he wasn't doing anything so what are the excuses.
In Venice California -- Rivera Fox News.