Boynton Beach Officer Mike Brown Found Guilty Of Violating Constitutional Rights of Jeffrey Braswell.
It’s a case of severe beating, then changing reports.
It happened on August 20, 2014 after a 20 mile, high speed chase. It does not involve the offender/suspect, but a passenger. Jeffrey Braswell was a passenger in a car that took Boynton Beach police officers on that chase. When the car was eventually stopped, Mike Brown yelled for the driver and passengers to raise their hands and get out of the car. However, Jeffrey Braswell had his seat belt fastened and being afraid of lowering his hands, did not exit the car.
Mike Brown decided to take Jeffrey Braswell from the car. There was nothing wrong with that. However, after doing so, he beat Jeffrey, including using his gun to strike.
Mike Brown was with officers Justin Harris and Ronald Ryan who were federally charged with deprivation of rights. Jeffrey Braswell, then 25-years old, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of obstruction or resisting arrest without violence and in their initial reports, filed shortly after the incident, they made no mention of punching or kicking him. About a week later after they found out that the sheriff’s office turned over video to the Chief of Police, each of the officers made a number of changes to their reports. Read the rest of this entry