Original at Daily Kos
"Madison police officer Eric Parker today turned himself in to face assault charges, following the severe injuries to an Indian citizen who was walking down the street outside his son's new home.While this response from police to fire and charge the officer with a crime seems so obvious, it's a rare occurrence and certainly supports the push for mandatory cameras on police cars and officers. Without one, in this case, nothing would've ever happened.
"Chief Larry Muncey told a small press conference in Madison that he also recommended that Parker be fired for his use of force against a man who committed no crime, did not speak English and could not understand the commands. Muncey said 'I found that Officer Eric Parker's actions did not meet the high standards and expectations of the Madison City Police Department.'"
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