LAPD Accused of Mistreating Biker

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Last week, in Marina del Rey, a man was irrationally abused by the Los Angeles Police Department, and is now searching for justice.

Brian Cisneros, 34, was riding his bike to work on Friday night when he was approached by two police officers. This occurred at Ida Avenue and Redwood Avenue.

According to Cisneros, the officers proceeded to attack him without warning and without reason. The lights immediately flashed and the cops pointed their guns at him. Cisneros was thrown to the ground, stomped on his face, choked out, and then tossed onto the police cruiser’s hood.

Cisneros explains that he never resisted the officers in any of their actions, and thought that he was going to die. In the end, he was cited for not having his lights on at night.

He went to the hospital and was treated for a dislocated shoulder, a fractured elbow, and other undisclosed injuries. From there he has filed a complaint against the LAPD.

Cisneros has a record and feels that that may be the reason for the unprovoked assault, but he has been “clean for ten years.”

The incident is under investigation. The two officers have logged the event as a traffic stop and did not make comments about anything further taking place.

It is unclear at this point how this accident will be handled, but it is appalling to think that police officers would attack a man solely for not turning on his lights.