Recently released video shows Milton-Freewater, Oregon Police Officer Brian David Scott shove a handcuffed man into a concrete wall in September 2016.
That man, Jeffery Allen Fields, suffered severe injuries to his head and several vertebrae in the assault. It’s quite clear on the video that Fields has no way of stopping himself from slamming into the wall with his hands cuffed behind him.
During the video, Fields never acted in any way physically resistant or combative toward the officers, so there is no justification for Scott’s assault on the defenseless man.
After splitting Fields’ head open, the officers seemed to be in no hurry to help him. Instead, Scott and his partner, Officer Anthony Martinez, just take him into another room and hold paper towels to his head.
Their response actually suggests arrestees being abused is a common thing at the Milton-Freewater Police Department.
Eventually, Fields did make it to the hospital for emergency treatment. As can be seen in the picture above, he needed a lot of staples to keep his wound closed.
In spite of the seriousness of those injuries and the absolutely unjustifiable nature of his attack on Fields, in April of 2017 Officer Scott was allowed to plead down to lesser charges resulting in a sentence of probation, some community service, and a $500 fine.
Watch the video below: