Camden Police Officer Caught on Video Punching Suspect Won't Face Charges - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Camden Police Officer Caught on Video Punching Suspect Won't Face Charges

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    Man Accuses Camden County Police Officer of Brutality

    A man is speaking out after a video appears to show a Camden County police officer repeatedly punch him in the head while he was on the ground. NBC10's Aaron Baskerville talks to the man as well as a Camden County official.

    (Published Monday, Feb. 26, 2018)

    A New Jersey police officer seen on video punching a man in the head 12 times during an attempted arrest won't face charges.

    Camden County prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not charge the officer because the video showed Edward Minguela pulling his arms away from the officer on Feb. 22.

    Prosecutors will instead pursue charges against Minguela for resisting arrest and obstruction.

    Minguela's attorney, Devon Jacob, says he wasn't surprised by the prosecutor's decision. But Jacobs says he still believes officers used unlawful force against Minguela, adding they plan to file a federal civil rights lawsuit.

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    The attorney for a man who accused Camden County Police officers of brutality made new allegations against the officers who are now on paid administrative leave. NBC10's Aaron Baskerville has the updates and also gets the Camden mayor's reaction to the video of the incident.

    (Published Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018)

    Camden County spokesman Dan Keashen previously said officers were investigating reports of a person with a gun, and Minguela matched the description. Minguela didn't have a weapon on him.