So for August it was the case of Officer Kevin McGowan. According to news reports, Patrick D’Labik, age 18, admits to running away from the police. He said he ran because he had some marijuana in his pocket and did not want to go to jail. Officer McGowan caught up with D’Labik in a convenience store and the encounter was caught on the store’s surveillance tape (video at the link above). D’Labik has his hands raised in surrender and is in the process of getting on the floor when McGowan kicks him in the face.
When police commanders saw the surveillance tape, they concluded it was unnecessary, excessive force and fired McGowan.
Wait, McGowan is now back on patrol because the city’s Civil Service Board reinstated him.