VIDEO: German police suspended for beating Turkish man
HERFORDA Turkish man, who claimed to have beaten by police during a road check in Germany, has won his legal battle.
According to private broadcaster CNN Türk’s report May 14, the man identified as 39-year-old Hüseyin E. was stopped by police in the northwestern German town of Herford in July 2014. Accusing him of talking on his cellphone and not wearing a safety belt while driving, the police tested Hüseyin E. for alcohol and found he was not drunk.
The argument quickly turned into a physical confrontation, though. Police sued Hüseyin E. and his cousin, who was in the passenger seat, for resisting security forces, while the men responded by filing a complaint against the police for “beating” them.
A German court initially accepted the case filed by police, which had stressed the “Turkish driver’s aggressive attitude,” but refused the lawsuit filed by Hüseyin E.
However, CCTV footage of the police car, which was recently sent to the court, changed the fate of the case.
According to CNNTürk, the German court acquitted the Turkish men in light of the footage, while the German policeman, who was seen using “disproportionate force” including tear gas, was suspended until the investigation is completed.