Cop Beats Up Young Man with Down Syndrome for Packing…a Colostomy Bag
April 30th, 2014
This is apparently what happens when a 22-year-old with down syndrome attempts to walk half a block home at 9:30 at night by himself in Miami-Dade, Florida:
Gilberto Powell says the police were following him in their cruiser as he was walking home. The police report says the officers decided to stop Gilberto after they noticed a “bulge” in Gilberto’s pants. After an officer tried to conduct a patdown, the report claims Gilberto attempted to flee.
Gilberto denies trying to run away and says he did everything the officer asked him to do. What happened next resulted in the photograph above.