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Police severely beat Black college student who was not a suspect in a crime

Joseph-Swin

A Black college student was leaving an internship when police officers beat, arrested and accused him of a crime he didn’t commit.

According to KMOV in St. Louis, Joseph Swink was leaving his internship when he crashed his car while trying to avoid a police chase. But instead of helping Swink, the police officers pulled him out of his vehicle, slammed his face on the pavement and placed handcuffs on his wrists.


Swink attempted to tell the officers he was a college student without a criminal record, but the officers ignored him. He was taken into custody when the officers finally discovered the suspect whom they were looking for was arrested a few miles away.

During the altercation, Swink suffered severe facial bruises and his car was totaled. The officers apologized to Swink, but they will not be reprimanded for their actions.


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