06-23-2016, 12:07 PM
It sounds like they intentionally "over-charged" him to assure the outcome they wanted. And with a bench-trial (no jury) it was a slam-dunk "not guilty. "
I still think that Grey's injuries came from the initial take-down -- either he's a really good actor or there was something wrong with his legs in the video of him being put into the paddy wagon.
And it's a take-down/arrest that shouldn't have even happened -- just seeing someone running away doesn't give the police the right to chase him down and assault him, unless there was probable cause that he had committed or was about to commit a crime.
That's what this case should be focused on, the unlawful arrest/assault/kidnapping committed by the bike cops, but everyone is distracted with the "nickle ride" thing that may not have even happened and can't be proven (of course they have admitted that he was not seat-belted as per their own regulations, so there's certainly some willful negligence involved also, but even that will likely go unpunished).