View video of beating (warning, disturbing content): http://www.10news.com/news/investigations/video-security-officers-beat-man-on-trolley
By Miriam Raftery
August 22, 2014 (La Mesa) – Two security officers for Metropolitan Transit System have been suspended after security video revealed the officers knocking a man across the aisle and then beating him for nearly seven minutes, 10 News reports. 10 News obtained the video through a public records request after receiving a complaint from Lynn Riggs, a passenger who witnessed the beating aboard the trolley in La Mesa on August 18.
“He was not trying to get away, he was just trying to avoid getting further injured,” she said. “I just watched them beat him and beat him and beat him with the baton.” At one point, officers paused, then began violently beating the man again, seemingly without provocation. The witness called the behavior “out of control.”